Last updated on November 5th, 2020 at 08:41 am
“Your father? I am your father.”
Darth Vader’s classic line from The Empire Strikes Back has been quoted, misquoted, and referenced every which way since its first utterance in 1980.
But you’ve never seen a take on it quite like this—taking a fatherhood reveal that makes Maury Povich’s look like Page 6 news and turning it into something more… symbolic.
Any Dad who was still young enough to know how to have fun in the ’70s and ’80s grew up knowing how awesome Star Wars is. We used broomsticks as toy lightsabers. We treated the Force as a power we expected to wield in play—not something of imagination alone. And now that we’re Dads ourselves, it’s our turn to pass something down to our kids from our childhoods… and that’s why the folks at Disney and Star Wars want to wish you a Happy “I Am Your Father”‘s Day!
It’s a sentiment we often overlook—that our children want to join in our lives and discover the things that make us who we are. They fight with us and laugh with us—learn with us and cry with us. And the Star Wars universe is a potent example of something we can share with our children—how else do you explain the sheer number of videos of children reacting to Vader’s reveal as Luke’s father?
“I Am Your Father”—Even Star Wars Can Give Us… a Hand in Showing Love to Our Kids! (#DadJoke)
Some great stories start a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Some start once upon a time. Maybe it’s time for the story with your kids, introducing them to the world that’s already captured the hearts of millions.
A very happy I Am Your Father’s Day to all the Dads out there and good luck to those who enter!
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Disney’s Star Wars compensated for this post, but all opinions remain my own.
48 replies on “Star Wars | I Am Your Father’s Day”
I remember watching these movies with my family and having a family movie night with popcorn! These movies are awesome!
I got to visit Skywalker Ranch in July 1988 & saw the technical building where the magic all happens.
Watching episode 1 in the movie theater with my friends without knowing what I’m getting myself into. I had no idea what Star Wars are and I didn’t like it 🙂 And that put me off for a long time. It’s only relatively recently that I watched all 6 in 2 settings and loved it.
Enjoyed watching the movies over the years with my famlly. The Star Wars Rogue One was exciting as we took the grandchildren and they loved it.
I remember going to the theatre to see Return of the Jedi with my older brother. I was so young and didn’t really understand what was going on but I loved R2D2 and C3PO. What I remeber most was I felt so grown up and special becasue my older brother thought I was cool enough to bring to the movies!
I remember watching all of the movies right before Episode 1 came out, and being instantly hooked!
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: to Luke You must learn the ways of the Force, if you’re to come with me to Alderaan. ….. I don’t know what all this trouble is about, but I’m sure it must be your fault. from Star Wars: Episode IV
I dont know how the movie or this saying has impacted my life It is a good series and I enjoyed watching them
I remember watching the first Star Wars when my son was small and I have always loved it ever since…my favorite was R2D2… Sorry to say I never kept up with the other latest episodes but may just have to get with the program!! 🙂
My number one Star Wars memory was when the marriage of Princess Leia and Han fell apart after their son, Ben, fell to the dark side. Leia believes Ben can still be brought back to the light side.
The impact on my life is to never give up.
The idea that good will always overcome evil…loved the original films and the more recent ones are pretty good too!
When I was 8 months pregnant with twins when Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was in theaters and my boys father insisted on watching in the theater so I reluctantly went….I loved it but he slept through the entire movie!!
I remember watching Empire Strikes Back in the the theatre as a little girl and being so upset with the ending . LOL
My favourite memory is still the very first time I saw Star Wars. It was episode IV A New Hope. It was the first movies I ever went to see without my parents and saw it with my older sister.
I remember the excitement of seeing the original Star Wars. it may seem corny now, but then it was so exciting and novel. I loved it.
I remember watching this with my Dad when i was younger we really enjoyed , and i always loved to spend quality time with my Dad 🙂 we will get together from time to time to watch it 🙂
I remember as a child taking a big public transportation voyage across Montreal with my dad and brother to get to this theatre that was playing a double feature of Empire and Return. I don’t remember how long we were sitting in the theatre but I do remember how long it took us to get there and back :). It was worth it, mind you.
I remember as a child going to the movie with my older sister to see Star Wars and her telling my good always outweighs evil and she was right!
I remember watching the movies with my brother when I was little and now with his kids. The Stars Wars movies definitely span generations.
My most vivid memory was when my oldest son used the whole weekend for us all to watch as many of the movies as we possibly could. There was only a break to eat and when he fell asleep. Since his son was an early riser he was pretty much beat after that weekend. 🙂
My favorite memory is taking my kids to see Star Wars and seeing how excited they were as I was when I was a kid.
My favourite star wars memory is going to see it in 1977 with my dad!
I remember the excitement of seeing the original Star Wars in theater with my husband! It was awesome!
In 1999 I went to see Star Wars Episode 1 with my twin brother, uncle and my grandmother who surprised me by telling us she was a fan and wanted to see it. I had no idea. Sadly she started losing her sight, not long after, and she was unable to see Episodes 2-3.
There were not a lot of sci fi movies I liked but I went to this one and liked it and watched all the sequels. I still like the first the best.
The first Star Wars was released the year we got married, now we go and watch the movies with our Grandchildren who are huge fans!
My favourite memory is watching the movies when I was younger with my step dad and now showing them all to my kids and watching them with them
There is just something so sweet about the “I love you – I know” exchange 🙂 One of my fondest, and most romantic, memories. And I am NOT a romantic lol
I remember watching the series with my Dad when I was young – it was a great way to bond over his favourite movies!
Star wars showed me that women can be strong and powerful and I LOVE that!
I remember play acting the scenes with my friends as a kid
I guess I cannot operate as I have never seen any of the movies. Perhaps one day I will.
My best memory is being enthralled at seeing the very first one that ever came out. Since seeing the Star Wars movies I tend to quote Yoda often … “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
My husbands best memory is standing in line with his dad for the very first Star Wars movie. His dad is no longer with us so its definitely a memory that will be cherished forever. I haven’t seen all the star wars movies yet
WOW Star Wars was my first space movie and it ignited my love of space.
Episode 1 was truly entertaining for sure, and then I became a fan from seeing it.
Watching the original Trilogy in the theatre as a kid in the 80s with my parents.
R2d2 he was so funny
Going to see the original movies in theatre and then playing dressed up as princess leia and having light saber battles.
I like yoda and his infamous quote do or do not, there is no try.
Star Wars was the first ‘BIG’ movie I saw and it was HUGE, I was young so I was in awe!
I was about 6 years old when I first had the chance to watch Star Wars (Episode 4); it left me in awe. It made me love movies, cinematic music, the grandiosity of story-telling, the fight of good against evil. It inspired a passion for movie making, cinematography, films, art, etc. As an adult, I love photography now; capturing the world around me. I have immersed myself in learning film-making; surrounded myself with artists and people who work in movies and television. I have even been an extra a bunch of times.
My friends and I went to see the first star wars movie. We got there three hours early to make sure we could get in. We had never seen special effects like that and it was spectacular! It’s still one of my favorite movies.
I was always a SciFi fan…this really made me a lover of special effects as well
Going to see the first Star Wars movie with my Grandma – she was such a good sport about it! 😉
My first memory is pretty simple I was impressed by the skillful use if margarine containers in the making of the ship models used in the original scenes. Star Wars was the first of its kind to bring the special effects used there to the screen and sometimes what works is pretty simple. All films that have come since have the Star Wars franchise to thank for the legacy of FX. Not sure my life was directly affected by these movies, maybe I was staring at Harrison Ford too much lol. I do recycle those containers but so far all I have made is a place to store leftovers. We have 4 light sabers in the closet very handy. When my son was 3 he used his to see his way to the bathroom at grandmas house 🙂
I loved watching StarWars and my favourite memory was sharing the very first StarWars movie with my son and watching his reaction to all my favourite parts.
my star wars memory? THINKING tht the actor for luke was cute back when i was 13
I remember lining up at the mall to get into the first movie with my then-five-year-old son. At 45, he is a super fan of the franchise and loves to challenge others over trivia.