Episode 68 – Star Wars Holiday Special
The Star Wars Holiday Special. There’s no getting around the fact that this film is widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made in cinematic history. George Lucas often claims he wishes it was never made. Lucasfilm and Disney have actively tried to keep copies of it from seeing the light of day. This has actually been fairly successful. So much so that Sean has never seen today’s movie. So what did he think of it? Is The Star Wars Holiday Special really as awful as everyone claims it is? Does it truly meet the hype? Grab listen with us and find out why Chris would subject himself to watching this movie 3 times. Spoiler, it’s for our flesh brothers!
A Star Wars holiday variety show in which Chewbacca and Han Solo visit Kashyyyk, Chewbacca’s home world and family, to celebrate Life Day. They are pursued by agents of the Galactic Empire, who are searching for members of the Rebel Alliance on the planet.
The Star Wars Holiday Special is a 1978 American musical science fiction television film set in the Star Wars galaxy. It stars the first film‘s main cast while introducing the character Boba Fett, who would appear in later films. It is one of the first official Star Wars spin-offs and was directed by Steve Binder.
In the storyline that ties the special together, Chewbacca and Han Solo visit Kashyyyk, Chewbacca’s home world, to celebrate Life Day. They are pursued by agents of the Galactic Empire, who are searching for members of the Rebel Alliance on the planet. The special introduces three members of Chewbacca’s family: his father Itchy, his wife Malla, and his son Lumpy, though these names were later explained to have been nicknames, their full names being Attichitcuk, Mallatobuck, and Lumpawarrump, respectively.
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Star Wars Wiki: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Star_Wars_Holiday_Special
Full Film High Quality via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJDAmBQ1u2g
Original commercials that aired during its original airing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ21QVLBsAo