Tags: bootlegs, holiday-special, star wars, video
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.
You can read more about it on StarWarsHolidaySpecial.com.