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Zhavric
February 8th, 2006, 06:23 AM
Did you cringe through Episode I? Did Jar Jar make you want punch George Lucas in the mouth? You haven't seen anything yet...


The star wars holiday special. (http://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com/)

The story:


The Millennium Falcon was in trouble. Chewbacca's family was waiting for Chewie's arrival for their Life Day celebration, but Chewie and Han had run into two Imperial Star Destroyers on the way, and the Empire was not feeling very friendly that day. After deciding that turning back was not an option, Han set the coordinates for a quick hyperspace jump to outrun their unpleasant friends. The stars streaked forward, and the Falcon escaped once again.

Meanwhile, in Chewbacca's treehouse home on Kashyyyk, Chewie's wife Malla was working in the kitchen while his father Itchy carved an X-Wing Fighter toy for little Lumpy. Lumpy came downstairs, flying another X-Wing toy around and around his grandfather's head and making noises as he went. Finally Itchy became annoyed and barked sharply at Lumpy, causing him to stop in his tracks.

But right then Malla had other plans for Lumpy...

And it just gets worse from there. She makes him take out the trash. Apparently they got the entire original cast to come do this atrocity.

http://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com/images/photos/life_day/life_day_2.jpg

From what I've heard it was AWEFUL. Sooooo horrible... The dialogue makes Episode I look like SHAKESPEARE. Mark Hammill overacts. Fisher looks like a dear caught in headlights and Harrison Ford sounds like he's on drugs.

Was this a sign of what was to come? Should the studio have tried to wrestle control away from Lucas?

Is this the worst piece of cinema ever? I'd say no, but not many things are worse...

Zhavric
February 8th, 2006, 11:40 AM
*listens to sound of crickets*

Yeah... well... Obiwan's a jerk (http://obiwanisadick.ytmnd.com/) and Vader has to make tough choices (http://vaderfastfood.ytmnd.com/).

KevinBrowning
February 8th, 2006, 11:48 AM
I liked Episodes I and III. II was trash. The holiday special just sounds funny, not a serious entry into the Star Wars canon. I doubt there's a way to see it now, except possibly on the Internet.

Dionysus
February 9th, 2006, 07:37 AM
Dude. I WATCHED that show when I was a kid. They'd advertised it forever and I couldn't WAIT for it. I thought it was great (I was only seven) but I was pissed that there was no Luke, Solo , Obi-Wan etc. Only the costumed guys were in it. I remember thinking that the special effects were just awful and that the story itself just didn't seem to fit in the Star Wars universe except for the familiar faces.

fatuitous
April 13th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Sounds funny to me.

P.S.Did you perchance get that from "Bathroom Reader: Slightly Irregular" Zhav because I remember reading that.

Montalban
April 14th, 2006, 12:44 AM
Dude. I WATCHED that show when I was a kid. They'd advertised it forever and I couldn't WAIT for it. I thought it was great (I was only seven) but I was pissed that there was no Luke, Solo , Obi-Wan etc. Only the costumed guys were in it. I remember thinking that the special effects were just awful and that the story itself just didn't seem to fit in the Star Wars universe except for the familiar faces.
I recall a holiday special too, when I was a kid, and a special set on Chewy's homeworld.

And who can forget Ewoks: Caravan of Courage?
(aka The Ewok Adventure
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087225/ )
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089110/
"Ewoks" (1985) [TV-Series 1985-1987]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088515/

I think Geo. Lucas' philosophy is screwy. In Episode III Yoda says "Only the Sith deal in absolutes" which means Yoda is a Sith, by his own logic; having made an absolute statement.