Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Django's 8 Days of Christmas, part six

If you think Episode One: The Phantom Menace is the crappiest Star Wars creation, well, think again:

I was very young when the Star Wars Holiday Special made its one and only appearance on TV, but I remember being very, very disappointed after watching it. I mean, even I understood it was a stretch to include Harvey Korman and Bea Arthur as characters in the Star Wars universe. That said, I have to imagine that a pre-Christmas DVD release of the Holiday Special would sell like candy canes (its camp value is enormous). I'd certainly buy a copy.

Here's a quick synopsis from Wikipedia:

The Star Wars Holiday Special is important for being the first film-length Star Wars story after the original theatrical film, and for showing an expanded look at parts of that universe. The main focus of the holiday special is the Blockade of Kashyyyk [Chewbacca's home planet]. But for the most part, the plot serves as little more than a means to string together a series of musical numbers, celebrity cameos, and other variety-show acts. These include songs and comedy routines by such 1970s talents as Jefferson Starship, Diahann Carroll, Art Carney, Harvey Korman, and Bea Arthur. Easily the most notable segment is an animated cartoon featuring the pre-Empire Strikes Back debut of Boba Fett.

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