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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #60 on: November 17, 2009, 09:56:16 PM »
Ive seen it twice and thats enough for me
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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2009, 11:08:57 PM »
I've never really finishing watching it 1 time yet. I need to but oh well.
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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2009, 01:37:45 PM »
WELL yeah if anyone thinks the new CW series blows, you just have to ask if they've ever seen that.  :-\ :D ;)
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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2009, 01:41:52 PM »
WELL yeah if anyone thinks the new CW series blows, you just have to ask if they've ever seen that.  :-\ :D ;)

I think this applies to almost any show or movie compared to the special  :puke:
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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2009, 03:24:09 AM »
WELL yeah if anyone thinks the new CW series blows, you just have to ask if they've ever seen that.  :-\ :D ;)

I think this applies to almost any show or movie compared to the special  :puke:

Agreed. I am glad I finally got to see it though.
Lucas sure learned a lesson about who he lets touch his franchise from now on I bet.
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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2009, 02:45:34 AM »
Buddy and I used to try to watch it every year, figured eventually if we got enough alcohol in us and we built a tolerance to it we might be able to make it thorough...Never did pull it off, when Bea Arthurs singing is a high point you know its painful.


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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2009, 03:18:23 AM »
Sad to say, I have a copy of this. I keep it just for the Boba Fett cartoon. And to watch Carrie Fisher's drug-crazed eyes.

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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2009, 09:19:33 PM »
I think the only and I say only saving grace is the Nelvana (the anamition studio that made that and the Droid and Ewok carttons)animated short introducing Boba Fett.As far as the The live action stuff,ugh.

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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #68 on: November 22, 2009, 07:27:16 PM »
OH kaman guys, it was the 70's for crying out loud! There wasn't anything wrong with doing drugs.  :D ;D
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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #69 on: November 23, 2009, 01:55:48 PM »
I saw the anaimated clip on Youtube.The cool thing was that Luke and 3PO are in a 2 seater y-wing and when it crashes on the planet the cockpit detached from the rest of the ship.I never saw the live action part of the Holiday special sense I was only like 3 years old back in 1978.The only thing I remember getting Star Wars for christams was the Vader TIE Fighter in 1979.I loved that thing.

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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2010, 02:24:04 PM »
I have actually heard that this was sanctioned by Lucasfilm to be released on DVD...in limited quantities and at a hefty price...any credence to this?

And yes, it's a bad show....Chewie apparently has a son named Lumpy and a dad named Itchy....which hopefully is some indication of, as Gen. Kurtz would say, the horror...the horror...  It is laughably bad, though, so it may be worth checking out (certainly not worth spending money on).

All I can say is, apparently, Jefferson Starship were really big a long time ago in a galaxy far, far way.

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I've heard that Lucas isn't/or going to release this.
I still watch my bootleg DVD with my son and he enjoys the heck out of it.
Personally I still enjoy it myself. Come on. It introduced us to Boba Fett. And having the stars in was a plus. Having them to agree to take part in this was amazing in itself 

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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2010, 03:48:34 PM »
I have actually heard that this was sanctioned by Lucasfilm to be released on DVD...in limited quantities and at a hefty price...any credence to this?

And yes, it's a bad show....Chewie apparently has a son named Lumpy and a dad named Itchy....which hopefully is some indication of, as Gen. Kurtz would say, the horror...the horror...  It is laughably bad, though, so it may be worth checking out (certainly not worth spending money on).

All I can say is, apparently, Jefferson Starship were really big a long time ago in a galaxy far, far way.

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I've heard that Lucas isn't/or going to release this.
I still watch my bootleg DVD with my son and he enjoys the heck out of it.
Personally I still enjoy it myself. Come on. It introduced us to Boba Fett. And having the stars in was a plus. Having them to agree to take part in this was amazing in itself 

From what I have heard Lucas wishes he could destroy every copy of the thing so I would say its chances of making it to legal DVD are about 0
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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2010, 05:05:51 PM »
 Just watched it again. Not bad, but believe it or not. It actually helped fund the making of "Empire". That's why Lucas made it.

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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #73 on: December 16, 2010, 10:59:07 PM »
Well seeing as they're hell bent for making a buck on ANYTHING these days, I wonder why ol' George hasn't got his creative juices flowing for a part II!  :D
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Re: Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special
« Reply #74 on: May 15, 2013, 07:54:02 PM »
Well, I could not help but chime in.
Most of you are correct.
It is not very good, but it depends on your point of view.

First, the cartoon w/Boba Fett.  Still the best.  I wish the series had this look.
Second, it included delete footage not seen until the Blu Ray release.
Third, McQuarrie paintings of the Wookie planet.  This is how Chewy's home was introduced.  So, it is official in a sort of way.
Fourth, Fisher had a screening at her home with friends/family.  She has a tradition of watching bad movies/programs.  Not sure if she does this today.
Fifth, you are really a fan to want to view it.
Sixth, there is even a website devoted ONLY to this special. Some up and comers were involved esp.  Stan Winston.  It is pretty interesting.
Seventh, Kenner almost had  a line on this special which is mentioned on the website.
Eighth, only other time when the entire cast was involved than the films.

I have a DVD which my friend made a excellent copy of it.  Great quality since it may not be released.  However, with Disney, it does make you wonder.
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