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.
It's horrible...but for anyone that loves retro shows it's worth watching and the fact that it's Star Wars makes it even better.
I watched it for the first time with my sister awhile back, and I have to say the wookie porn apparition lady is one of the weirdest things I've ever seen.
But is it at horrible as it's built up to be? Certainly not. It's not unwatchable thanks to how easy it is to laugh at how bad most of the segments are. Fortunately it falls into the "so bad it's good" category rather than the "not to be viewed by sentient creatures" filing (reserved for "Rubber" and "Jack and Jill").
I would watch it if I knew where I could find it.
The cartoon about Boba Fett is great, the rest is crap.
When I first saw it I was totally unaware of its reputation and had looked at it for years as a lost Holy Grail of Star Wars (I knew about it from the first edition of the Essential Guide to Characters book). Words cannot convey how profoundly disappointed I was when I actually watched it.
I found it very difficult to watch in one piece - eye cancer alert!
And while it's unbelievably terrible (compared to 'The Holiday Special', 'Metalstorm - the Destruction of Jared Syn' and 'Shockwaves' are Acedemy Award candidates)', it's also hilarious.
And CANON, of course. Disney-level canon I mean!
Cartoon was ok, but finally I kept hearing of a live action version just last year or so (been a fan a long time, never heard anyone mention it). Now I see why after Youtube'n it last winter. Wife even checked it out and we both think someone was high when they made it. To have all those costumes and the actors back, you would've thought someone better would have been of it.
If I'm not mistaken, The Holiday Special is where the name Kashyyyk was first mentioned, then sure enough nearly 27ish years later it ended up as canon in ROTS. Now that's what you call leaving a legacy.
I also wondered why they never marketed the soft toy bantha Lumpy has, that thing would've made a killin in the shops ... especially if had a removable head
It's not on youtube sadly where can I see it?
It's on youtube in parts. Search star wars holiday special part 1 and it should be the first video.
Is it bad that I couldn't even get through the first two parts?
I just tried watched the first part, i couldn't get through the first 5 minutes.
Well, the important thing is that you tried. But seriously, I'm curious as to how anyone managed to make it through that.
I saw parts of it yesterday with that nostalgia critic video. It was so bad it was funny. And what the hell is wrong with that wookie getting a hard on by that virtual reality chick?