Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by DLINE, Dec 5, 2013.
What was your thoughts on this film? I going to wacht it straight though with out stoping!
One of the worst things to air on TV ever.
Not memorable, other than Life Day and Leia singing.
Utterly audacious, embarrassing, brilliant, mesmerizing, and god-awful all at the same time. Harvey Korman is completely brilliant, Art Carney is wasted, and Bea Arthur basically plays Maude in space. The music video porn scene between Itchy and Diane Carroll is incredibly disturbing, and Fisher's rousing number at the end of the special is cringe worthy. Unfortunately the whole production is weighed down by a story that goes nowhere... it's just boring.
Make sure if you subject yourself to the Holiday Special that you watch the Rifftrax version.
I've only seen parts of it. I can never get through the whole thing.
Have never been able to watch the whole thing...
I've watched the whole thing three times: first by itself, second with Nostalgia Critic, and third with RiffTrax.
I'll say this- despite it's utter 70/80-ness, it is kinda enjoyably at times. And though the canon is way off, the Boba Fett cartoon is pretty good, even though Han looks like more of an alien than Chewie does.
And speaking of canon, one good thing to come out of the HS was the establishment of Chewie's family, which has had a few good appearances throughout the EU.
Never seen it, never will.
Horrible. The animated Boba Fett segment isn't half bad, though--not even Lucas thought so, considering it's included as an easter egg on the saga Blu-ray.
Agreed regarding about Chewie's family. Wish we could've seen more of them in the EU. We rarely see Lowbacca no and Mallatobuck and Lumpy where only featured in a few books.
With Lowie it was due to Lucas deciding between the Young Jedi Knights books and when the NJO and books set in the prequel era started that he did not want Wookie Jedi. That lasted till season 5 of TCW with Gungi. The droid played buy David Tennant in those episodes states Wookie Jedi are extremely rare.
Boba Fett segment is worthwhile. Seeing Ford wince his way through the live action segments is kinda compelling.