Monday, December 17, 2012

About That Star Wars Holiday Special...

Around this time of year Star Wars fans always look forward to viewing this gem of a television show. As this site is geared toward educating Star Wars fans in the ways of Disney and vice versa I have taken it upon myself to introduce this footage of the Star Wars Holiday Special to our Disney fan community. It was only  aired once in the US and Canada November 17, 1978 and for many people involved in the making of this event, the actors and Lucas himself, pretty much wince at the thought of them ever producing it.

As the story goes, Chewbacca and Han Solo visit Chewie's home world of Kashyyyk, to celebrate Life Day. Tailing the duo are agents of the Empire on their quest to extinguish the Rebel Alliance. You then get introduced to Chewbacca's family including his son!

Gee. I get to wear this festive orange flight suit!
You also get to see the legendary Millennium Falcon, Imperial Star Destroyer and travel to Tatooine and a ocean planet known as Panna. What's 70's Wars without the characters from the film. Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2, Darth Vader and Princess Leia Organa (who sings the film's "theme song", set to the music of John Williams' Star Wars theme, near the end) all show up. There is even animated footage introducing  Boba Fett!

I get to sing!
In the process of making this post I have found that several segments of the special have been removed by FOX on YouTube due to copyright violations. After doing some searching I found that this footage has been removed from YouTube across the board. If anyone can find the missing footage please reply to this post.

Life Day. Meh.

For more details on the Star Wars Holiday Special please check out this informative link:

Posing for the annual Life Day card.

HAPPY LIFE DAY EVERY ONE! May The Force be with you!

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