Classics Star Wars Holiday Special

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by DeltaVX, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Blackout Force Ghost

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    Oct 7, 2000
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    Was the file you downloaded a .ram file by any chance? You know you need RealPlayer for that, don'tcha? Win Media Player won't (normally) handle it.

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  2. Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 3, 2005
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    Everytime someone watches the Holiday Special, some of their brain cells die.
  3. Maveric Force Ghost

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    Oct 17, 1999
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    You would think with his penchant for making "special editions" Lucas would redo the Holiday Special.

    Make Luke not look like a drag queen

    Make Leia be able to carry a tune

    and make that whole 11 minutes of Wookie talk at the beginning subtitled.
  4. DARTHMORDOR Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2003
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    I've had it on vhs for years, it somehow manages to survive each move I make. have not watched it in years. like 10 or more. but it is notable because it did get all the major actors except alec guinnes to appear in it. including harrison ford and carrie fisher. it is incredibly bad but everybody deserves a chance to see it. I would love it if lucas would put it on the bonus disk of a saga collection, allong with all the original tv special making of shows.
  5. Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 3, 2005
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    Thank the force thats not going to happen.
  6. Cookiesncake Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 5, 2005
    I uh, know someone who has the Holiday Special on DVD. This person got it as an extra when they got the Definitive Collection trilogy off of Ebay. It does extist, but you just need to know where to look.
  7. Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Grand Master

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    Do what must be done. Do not hesitate, show no mercy.
  8. HAILZEON Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 7, 2005
    I'm Surprised no one has talked about this yet..

    Amazons going to sell it...
    On EBAY if u look up the 10 disk collection (4,5,6, ROM, HOLIDAY SPECIAL DISC, When Star Wars Ruled, ect.) you could get it on DVD.

    FROM AMAZON.com

    Availability: NOT YET RELEASED: The studio is currently not producing this title on DVD, but to be notified when it is available, enter your e-mail address at right. You'll also be voting for this release; we'll let the studio know how many customers are waiting for this title.

    Intresting.
  9. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    May 26, 2005
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    I've seen clips of the special and just cant believe that anyone would want it. It was one of the worst things i have ever seen. Mark Hamill was in drag with all that make up of course it was after the car accident but it was awful to see anyway then the horrendous sound of Carrie Fisher singing :eek: not to mention Bea Arthur:confused:it's definitely Lucas's most embarrassing moment.[face_shhh]
  10. LeiaShmiPadme Jedi Knight

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    Jun 15, 2005
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    Hello! [face_peace]

    I downloaded the HS. All I can say is that I feel that a few brain cells did just pass away. [face_laugh]

    The most distressing thing about this is that if it had been done right it might just have been good. The idea of Chewbacca needing to go home to be with his family on a holiday was good. The angle with the Imperial troops in Chewbacca's home is rather scary.

    Now the story went basically nowhere. It just went from one odd thing to another. I really admire Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and the others for coming back to Star Wars. I am sure it was because George Lucas was in control and had such a great story with TESB.

    In short I have no idea who came up with this story but I am glad they never had a chance to touch Star Wars again.
  11. STUBRIS Force Ghost

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    Dec 11, 2001
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    Jefferson Starship steal the show with their illuminating instruments! [face_skull]
  12. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Jun 29, 2003
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    I really feel like a failure of a fan that I haven't seen this yet.

    But I did read the script. Not like it tramatized me or anything... I guess you actually have to see the darn thing to loose those brain cells.
  13. Ellbobin Jedi Master

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    Jan 30, 2004
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    I think the Jefferson Starship are great on the show! Also, I'm sure all Lucas would have to do is take out Carries Song and Subtitle the wookies and he's got a great movie!

    HS Fan!
  14. LeiaShmiPadme Jedi Knight

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    Jun 15, 2005
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    Hello! [face_peace]

    I think that a re-edit of the Holiday Special might just be what it needs. Maybe add some special effects and the Wookie subtitles it just might make it better. Also change the score and take out Carrie's song. It just might be interesting.
  15. RevantheJediMaster Jedi Master

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    Jun 12, 2005
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    I have not seen the Holiday Special and is it really as bad as they say?
  16. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    May 26, 2005
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    Bad enough to make George Lucas cringe and try to erase it from his mind:eek:
  17. RevantheJediMaster Jedi Master

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    Jun 12, 2005
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    I heard GL wasn't really involved.
  18. General_Grievous13 Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 12, 2005
    Well, I seem to recall really loving the Star Wars Holiday Special as a wee child. Of course now that I've read some of the reviews out there for this sucker (Yes, it is available in the bootleg market.) I feel like cringeing in fear.
  19. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    May 26, 2005
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    Precisely[face_shhh]
  20. green-boy Jedi Master

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    Aug 11, 2004
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    Also, I'm sure all Lucas would have to do is take out Carries Song and Subtitle the wookies and he's got a great movie!


    That'd actually be pretty nice. :D
  21. Ellbobin Jedi Master

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    Jan 30, 2004
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    We must start the Holiday Special SE project. Start working on what the wookies are gonna be saying.
  22. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    May 26, 2005
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    The wookies would be singing..."oh wroshyr tree oh wroshyr tree oh how i love you wroshyr tree"=D= :D
  23. AnakinBrego Jedi Master

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    Jul 15, 2004
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    Here's two bittorrent files of the holiday special, enjoy!

    http://www.bogaa.org/details/140827.html
    http://www.mininova.org/tor/84010

  24. green-boy Jedi Master

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    Aug 11, 2004
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    AnakinBrego, those links aren't allowed to be posted here. I'd remove them right away. :)
  25. AnakinBrego Jedi Master

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    Jul 15, 2004
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    How, I don't know how?!! I made that post last night!!!