Happy Star Wars day! May the 4th be with you.
Poster courtesy Wikipedia
Thirty years ago for the upcoming Empire Strikes Back release, Lucasfilm created a telephone hotline so fans could dial in and hear a short message from a Star Wars character. Each month, fans could dial the hotline and hear a new message, each recorded by the actors from the films. The audio was lost until two years ago, when Lucasfim’s first head of fan relations found an old cassette tape with the recordings on it.
At the time, we created a copy of the telephone hotline, and since we’re big Star Wars fans around here (I have a lifesize Yoda and dozens of vintage posters in my office), we’ve updated it for Star Wars day, complete with a vanity phone number.
Call (630) 92-FORCE ((630) 923-6723) to hear one of the original messages from the Empire Strikes Back hotline. Want to hear more? You don’t need to wait a month for the next one. Just call back. Each time you call, we’ll play a randomly-selected recording. There are five in all.
Outside the US? Call in via SIP at email@example.com or Skype at +990009369991443239. Or call one of the 36 local access numbers listed below.