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30th Anniversary of The Star Wars Holiday Special

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by RedSeven, Nov 17, 2008.

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  1. RedSeven

    RedSeven Jedi Youngling star 1

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    So, tonight is the 30th anniversary of "The Star Wars Holiday Special". Any thoughts? I personally think that while it was pretty corny, it was pretty funny and entertaining as well. So, what do you guys think?
     
  2. GuNgAnFaN3090

    GuNgAnFaN3090 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I have never seen it, but I hear it's really bad...
     
  3. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    The high point is Bea Arthur singing and dancing with Walrusman.

    Just so you know.
     
  4. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Boba Fett cartoon is the best part, the rest is torture.

    The version I watched included a few SW toys commericals, including ones for the carboard cutout action figures.

    happy 30th birthday you infamous piece of SW fandom you!

    Stir beat stir beat beat beat stir whip mash!
     
  5. ILuvJarJar

    ILuvJarJar Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oct 19, 2008
    Watched it, hated it.
     
  6. Redfivee

    Redfivee Jedi Master star 2

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    I remember watching it about 10 years ago for the first and only time and the best part is defantly The Boba Fett Cartoon and the first Commercial for the the toys.
     
  7. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  8. Darthbane2007

    Darthbane2007 Jedi Master star 4

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    George Lucas shoul have mae a second Holiday Special with the PT.
     
  9. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Force Ghost star 6

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    Mar 6, 2002
    It reminds me of when they open the ark of the covenant in Raiders.

    I felt like my eyes were going to melt. Could not finish it. Agreed though that the Boba Fett cartoon is the best part.
     
  10. GH-7

    GH-7 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Nov 7, 2008
    You know what they say, you haven't lived 'till you've seen twenty minutes of a wookie watching a cooking show hosted by a transexual with four arms making a bantha steak.
     
  11. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Nov 8, 2004
    I agree with Yodaminch. I've tried watching it on Youtube one or two occaisions. Lets just say that its not on DVD for a reason and leave it at that.
     
  12. Master_Starwalker

    Master_Starwalker Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yep. The best part is Boba Fett riding a dinosaur with a tuning fork which shoots lasers. I couldn't watch any other part of it.
     
  13. Darth_Neznarf

    Darth_Neznarf Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I own a great quality copy on DVD. Although it is very bad, there are some cool parts to it that should be seen by the fans eyes... several deleted scenes from ANH are used in it including a few raw ones of Mos Eisley. The one that I like the best is Stormtroopers stalking the streets and people hiding in the corners afraid (it was to go right before or after the spy in ANH informs the stormtroopers which docking bay the Falcon is in) and several more. Sadly new audio was put over these scenes so they would seem to be made for the special but they're still cool to see.

    And there is some funny things to see as well, Harrison Ford looks totally embaraced in all his scenes, Mark Hammil looks ODD, and Carrie Fisher singing TERRIBLY at the end with wookies while the rest of the cast looks like they are trying not to laugh is a MUST SEE! I make my family watch this every X-mas. Its become a tradition (of pain LOL)
     
  14. STUBRIS

    STUBRIS Jedi Master star 4

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    Ain't that the truth [face_laugh]

    I had a spell where every time I had a few too many beers I'd end up putting this on and passing out...For that reason alone I find it hard not to feel a little love for this piece of supercrap. And the Jefferson Starship song rocks...no, seriously.
     
  15. swcolts157

    swcolts157 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jun 15, 2008
    Yea this is pretty bad, almost unwatchable. The only good part is the Boba Fett cartoon, it's the only part that feels like Star Wars, the rest feels likes a cheesy 70's musical variety show crapfest, and of course, that's what it is. The worst part is the full ten minutes of Wookiees saying "Rrwwwrw" and the Wookiee porn and...eh it all sucks except the Boba Fett cartoon.
     
  16. Pretendman

    Pretendman Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 19, 2008
    I don't see how anyone could watch it. It just doesn't seem true to the actual saga.

    Everyone looks better in a [link=http://www.hullabaloocostumes.com]Halloween Costume[/link]
     
  17. DarthLassic007

    DarthLassic007 Jedi Master star 6

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    Nov 25, 2002
    I saw it once just to see it. It wasn't that good. But if it ever officially came out on DVD, I'd get it. :p
     
  18. STUBRIS

    STUBRIS Jedi Master star 4

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    Spoken like a true SW Nerd.....(Me too! :D )
     
  19. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon

    Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'd rather watch the Holiday Special than all but the best parts of the prequels.
     
  20. ardavenport

    ardavenport Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    I'm dating myself by admitting that I watched it when it came out. I've forgotten most of it thankfully and seeing it once was more than enough.

    What made it soooooooooo horrible was that it came out at a time when everyone was desperate for any more Star Wars. Hideous, horrible, mutant Star Wars was not what anyone needed. Almost more than we could stand.

    It's not so bad that it's good.........it's so bad that it's putrifyingly awful.

    Except for the Boba Fett cartoon.
     
  21. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I loved when the Wookiees walked into the sun :p Chef Gormuunda was actually a lot of fun and exists in "official" Star Wars canon thanks to I believe a hyperspace article?

    And the Black Fleet Crisis novel series actually touches on a few of the aspects of the Holiday Special, mainly Chewie's family and a lot of Wookiee conversation. Re-reading those books a few months back I was giggling at how much I was envisioning the Holiday Special everytime the Wookiees were [talking]:)

    As someone pointed out earlier, the many deleted scenes are fun to see. I think its a must for the hard core Star Wars fan.:-B
     
  22. superstardestroyer-1

    superstardestroyer-1 Jedi Master star 1

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    the most frightening thing about the holiday special to me is Mark Hammill's makeup. I don't quite know how to explain it, but it is truly frightening. Whoever was doing his makeup for that show seemed to actually want to make him look female.
     
  23. GH-7

    GH-7 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Nov 7, 2008
    There's an explanation for that. Mark Hamill was in a terrible motorcycle accident, I believe. His face was kind of busted up, so that's why he wore an excessive amount of make-up. You'll also notice that his facial features are slightly different in Empire compared to how he looked in ANH.
     
  24. superstardestroyer-1

    superstardestroyer-1 Jedi Master star 1

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    I forgot about the motorcycle accident. Still, you'd think they could have made him look less freakish.
     
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