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The infamous Holiday Special....

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Ayezur, Nov 5, 2003.

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  1. Ayezur

    Ayezur Jedi Youngling

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    What happens in it? Why do you all hate it? Where can I find a copy? Did they really deny that it ever happened? What was the point?

    I'm all confused and that makes me sad... it's like some massive in-joke I know nothing of...:(
     
  2. Old_Wizard

    Old_Wizard Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Oct 28, 2003
    check out blueharves.net


    I think its there. Not much to it, but the Boba Fett cartoon is good.


    :)


    Welcome to the boards!



    Old_Wizard
     
  3. Latorski

    Latorski Jedi Master star 4

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    You can find copies on ebay. It's about the OT characters going to Chewbacca's home world to celebrate "Life Day" with Chewie's family. There's cameos from some 70s celebrities. Most of it is boring and embarassing crap (the Boba Fett cartoon is alright). Believe me, this show has earned its reputation.
     
  4. JediKnightOB1

    JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master star 5

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    Jan 26, 2003
    You betcha, Latorski, earned its reputation as a piece of Star Wars junk.

    GL has mentioned time-after-time that he wished that he had a hammer so that he could destroy every copy that is in existance.
     
  5. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The only place I've seen the Holiday Special officially mentioned is on Hyperspace. They've even shown a few stills from the show.

    As for where you can get it, the legal answer is "nowhere".
     
  6. Ayezur

    Ayezur Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 4, 2003
    *blinks*
    Whyzat?
     
  7. Old_Wizard

    Old_Wizard Jedi Youngling star 2

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    [link=http://www.blueharvest.net/video/original.shtml]


    That is the page its on. You can download a copy here. :)


    Old_Wizard
     
  8. JediMasterGuff

    JediMasterGuff Jedi Master star 5

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    Jun 18, 2002
    *blinks*
    Whyzat?


    Because LFL haven't released an official copy. All other copies are bootlegs, therefore illegal.
     
  9. DarthShona

    DarthShona Jedi Master star 5

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    Jul 29, 2003
    Fortunately I haven't seen it but I've read the script and trust me, that was bad enough!
     
  10. JediKnightOB1

    JediKnightOB1 Jedi Master star 5

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    If you happen to watch it you will understand why the 70's and drug usage is a bad combo. Not that drug usage is a good thing. Anyway...

    Someone must have been high on "spice" when they proposed the whole concept.

    What amazes me is that GL went along with it and gave it his blessing. Yikes!!!
     
  11. zenji needle

    zenji needle Jedi Youngling

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    One interesting aspect of that obtrusively dated but maybe a bit self-conscious film is the way it characterizes Chewbacca's family. I've read from the EU on occasion, and the Kashyykk scenes from Hutt Gambit and Rebel Dawn, and from Heir to the Empire, and from a Black Fleet Crisis book...and the only way I could imagine domestic wookiee life was to think of Lumpy toolin' around in the wookiees' home and watching the flatscreen up in the wroshyr trees for the Star Wars Holiday Special...
     
  12. DarthShona

    DarthShona Jedi Master star 5

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    Jul 29, 2003
    What amazes me is that GL went along with it and gave it his blessing. Yikes!!!

    Same goes for the AOTC fireplace love scene! ;)
     
  13. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 10, 2001
    In his scene in the special, Mark Hamill is wearing soooo much make up, I swear he looks like a girl... :(
     
  14. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    [link=http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/star-wars-holiday-special.html]Holiday special info[/link]

    Did you se in the new Icons? LUMPY IS THERE!!!
     
  15. Obi-Dawn Kenobi

    Obi-Dawn Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jan 27, 2000
    To me, the Holiday Special is one of those things which is so bad that it's almost good.

    Although, the musical scenes...are highly disturbing. [face_laugh]
     
  16. Ozzel

    Ozzel TF.N Foreign Book Covers Staff star 5 VIP

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