“Star Wars” in HD starts tonight

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Spike TV will begin the HD broadcast of the “Star Wars” tonight with “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The network will be showing the six-part “Star Wars” series in its entirety, in high definition, along with encore presentations usually the following day. The series will end on April 13th with “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi”.

The network will be hosting what Spike TV calls “the world broadcast premiere” of “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”, and “cable premieres” of “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”. Spike TV, currently the exclusive network for the “Star Wars” series, will also be broadcasting footage from LucasFilms that has never been seen before on basic cable.

Here is the full schedule as provided by Spike TV:

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999, PG)

Premieres Friday, April 4 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT;
Encores Saturday, April 5 (5:00 – 8:00 PM, ET/PT)
& Sunday, April 20 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT & 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002, PG)

Premieres Saturday, April 5 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT);
Encores Sunday, April 6 (4:30 – 8:00 PM, ET/PT)
& Sunday, April 27 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT & 11:00 PM,
ET/PT & 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005, PG-V)

Premieres Sunday, April 6 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT);
Encore Monday, April 7 (4:30 – 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977, PG)

Premieres Friday, April 11 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT);
Encore Saturday, April 12 (5:00 – 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, PG)

Premieres Saturday, April 12 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT);
Encore Sunday, April 13 (5:00 – 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983, PG)

Premieres Sunday, April 13 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT);
Encore Monday, April 14 (5:00 – 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

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