Star Wars Holiday Special

December 14th, 2006 at 4:07 pm by Mark
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     I can remember back on November 18th, 1978, sitting in the living room floor watching the Star Wars Holiday Special on WBIR Channel 10, then Knoxville’s CBS affiliate (they’re NBC now).  I was already a serious Star Wars fan, having seen it at the drive-in the year before, in the theaters a few times that summer, and having spent a year’s worth of allowance on bubble-gum cards and comic books.
     I also remember how boring the show was to me, how horrible all of the familiar cameos were (“Maude is a bartender?”).
     With good reason, the show was never aired again, surviving only as a multi-generation VHS dub… but, hardcore fans will pay good money to get a copy, regardless.

     Still, there’s some nostalgia there.  Remembering that old TV with the rabbit-ear antenna, sitting on the rug in the middle of the living room floor.

     Kudos to Johnny Dollar for throwing up some screen caps

     You can read more about it on StarWarsHolidaySpecial.com.

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