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Old 09-05-07, 05:43 PM
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The Star Wars Holiday Special

...in just five minutes. Staring Mark Hamil's Android Replicant, Chewbacca's Family, Bea Arthur and Jefferson Starship (no, really).

I had never seen this before, and it is absolutely craptastical.

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Happy LifeDay everyone!!
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Ohhhhhhhhh Myyyyyy Goddddddddd
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Yeah this has been a huge collector's item for years. I've got it on video, sadly.
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Also the first appearance of Boba Fett.
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lucas must be proud.
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2:58 seconds to go.

So not Right.
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Here I was hoping for news about a theatrical release of this in a newly digitally enhanced print. How disappointing to find that this direct to TV thing is brought up in a movie forum with no movie news!

Bah!
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You guys are being too hard on this film. With a little CGI, it will be as good as EMPIRE.

Actually, the worst part about this movie is the song Leia sings at the end, and the dance number.
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aww, they left off the part where chewie's dad watches the music video as if he's watching porn
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Ah, the joys of watching Bea Arthur sing.
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If anyone is interested, you can download the whole thing from Google Video.
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Originally Posted by DieselsDen
You guys are being too hard on this film. With a little CGI, it will be as good as EMPIRE.

Actually, the worst part about this movie is the song Leia sings at the end, and the dance number.
The *worst* part? There is no worst.
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thanks dvd josh.... you drove me back to drinking
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Holy crap!!! That was awful.
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My wife got me this on DVD for Christmas last year. It was almost impossible to sit thru, but has a special place in the collection nonetheless!
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Fighting the frizzies...
at eleven.
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Originally Posted by DieselsDen
Actually, the worst part about this movie is the song Leia sings at the end, and the dance number.
Two words: Wookie. Porn. *shudders*
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Two words: Wookie. Porn. *shudders*
Well, I'd sooner kiss a Wookie than watch Ron Jeremy.
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Mark Hamil looks like a total chick! Is that really him?
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Originally Posted by mike7162
Mark Hamil looks like a total chick! Is that really him?
yeah... although if I recall, he was in a very serious, almost fatal car accident right after Star Wars filmed... which messed up his face a bit...
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
yeah... although if I recall, he was in a very serious, almost fatal car accident right after Star Wars filmed... which messed up his face a bit...
if it wasn't for that car accident, there wouldn't be a wampa

the only reason for the wampa attack scenes was to explain mark's scars

otherwise, that stuff really has nothing else to do with the rest of the movie
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I remember watching this when it aired originally. Even at that young age, I was struck dumb by how totally hilariously terrible it was and knew I was watching history. Thirty years later and its godawfulness has made it a cult item, that's when you know something is bad.

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When even Lucas wants to disown something Star Wars for being awful, than you know it's really really awful.

Could he target Episode 1 next?
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A couple of things interesting as of late with the holiday special.

1. At Comic Con Sansweet showed clips of TV programs that spoofed Star Wars over the years. A clip was shown of the special both live action and of the cartoon (huh?!)

2. There is an action figure now of the animated Fett from the Special as well as a statue.

And did anyone else notice Carrie Fisher was stumbing drunk in the Special?
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Originally Posted by DieselsDen
Actually, the worst part about this movie is the song Leia sings at the end, and the dance number.
I beg to differ. This is the only source we have that provides the actual lyrics to the opening Star Wars theme!

But seriously, the one bright spot in this whole travesty was the Boba Fett cartoon. It wasn't painful to sit through, and it provided some back story on everyone's first encounter with the bounty hunter.

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