For a few years now the Sparks family has been ringing in the New Year by viewing Star Wars, Episode IV, in such a way that the Death Star blows up precisely a the stroke of midnight. It’s not really that hard. Just go to this post by the Rebel Force Radio and note the designated start time for your version of Star Wars. Then start the move at that time. For my money, it really beats all the other inane New Year’s coverage. As an aside, does anybody really enjoy fireworks on TV? Usually there is a place you go for that sort of thing.