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The Star Wars Holiday Special

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Richland123, Dec 4, 2017.


  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Star Wars Holiday Special

    I have never watched this before and now I know I was not missing anything.

    Hey, Jefferson Starship is even in it.

     
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  2. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maryland
    I watched it for the first time recently. "Awesomely bad" doesn't even begin to describe it.

    There's a great podcast called "That's What We're Tarkin About" that talks about each ep in detail. The hosts are funny, and it made watching the special almost worth it.
     
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  3. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    And I thought the prequel trilogy was bad!
     
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  4. It was so bad you were compelled to post about it?
     
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  5. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I don't blame him. It is epically bad. Like other worldly bad. Is worth talking about to me.
     
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  6. Oddly

    Oddly Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Ahhh...the Holiday Special.
    Y'know I personally believe the CIA hired Lucas to make that so they'd have something to use in interrogations when everything else failed.
     
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  7. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
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  8. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    I actually watched it during the first broadcast. I remember thinking it wasn't all that great. I watched it again recently, and I was utterly jaw droppingly amazed at the sheer horror of it. I must have been a very forgiving teenager to think it "wasn't all that great." It may be the worst thing ever aired on television. EVER.
     
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  9. farace

    farace

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    You should have asked first. You'd have been warned away.

    But you'd have watched it anyway, right? :D

    It was so bad that Lucas tried to find every copy and have it destroyed.

    My son is planning on having a bunch of his friends over to watch it, because he's like that. I'll try once more to have him reconsider, because he's got good friends and I'd hate to see him lose them.
     
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  10. Picton

    Picton Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    Possibly the worst piece of filmed media ever, in any format. I know that’s a bold statement, but it might even be true.

    Makes Howard the Duck look like a masterpiece.
     
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  11. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maryland
    Yeah, he might lose some friends over that. If any of them can make it through the first 10 minutes (the section with only Wookie dialog), they deserve a prize.
     
  12. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Yep! I just wanted to see what others thought about it since I had never seen it but heard it existed. o_O
     
  13. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    I watched it when it first aired as a teen, and I remember distinctly thinking "Wow, that was pretty bad." I didn't click Rich's link because I can only imagine what I would think of it today.
     
  14. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    IIRC it first came out when I was a kid. I remember sitting in the den of a friend's house, probably eight years old or so and a huge Star Wars fan, and thinking, THIS IS SO COOL STAR WARS IS ON TV and, at the same time, I DON'T GET IT WHAT IS GOING ON?
     
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  15. Picton

    Picton Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    The last ten, where Princess Leia sings the Wookiee Song, are even worse.
     
  16. farace

    farace

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    Art Carney may be the best thing about the show. "Best" being a relative term here.
     
  17. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Then, there is Jefferson Starship on the show for some odd reason playing a song called "Light The Sky On Fire"

     

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