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David Fullam
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Life is good. tackles the Star Wars Holiday Special. And to anyone who is wondering about the Mark Hamill makeup, Hamill was involved in a bad crash (I don't remember if it was motorcycle or car) that did some serious damage to his face. The makeup was to cover the still fresh scars.

And phooey on that LucasFilm guy who had you tossed!
Party Pat
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

When I finnally found this video I was so excited to finnally see the mythic Star Wars Christmas speciel. Now I would give anything to have that day wiped from my memory. I still have nightmares of Bea Arthur singing and Chewbacca's family doing anything. If you are a fan of Star Wars I suggest not watching it because you will never see the characters in the same way again. If you are a fan of not being in horrendous amounts of mental and physical pain, I suggest also not seeing it becuase it does suck that much. If your not a fan of either watch away.
Arm Commander
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

From this day forward, I, the Arm Commander, hereby banish this lame excuse for a Star Wars special into the factory of the Inferno, where it will be melted to slag by the machines. SO speaks he the Arm!
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I have this on gray-market DVD.  I've had it for about two or three years now.  AND I STILL can't bring myself to watch it.

Yes, Cloudsong, "Fight the Frizzies" came from Parker and Stone's bootleg tape of this...event.
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Listen, some images just should not appear in nature - wookie porn, Princess Leia singing, Bea Arthur, Art Carney, Harvey Korman - I mean it hurts one's brain to even try to imagine those things. The only thing I can think of that's more ludicrous is trying to visualize Mr. Spock eating an ice cream cone...
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

I saw this when it was broadcast. I kept waiting, and waiting for it to get good, it was STAR WARS, STAR WARS in the name of God!
A piece of me died that day, and has made the man I am today, the bitter, bitter man.
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

As bad as it was (and it was BAD), I believe that it was also the death ot what was once refered to as "Variety Shows" (most of which starred Tim Conway, Bea Arthur and Harvey Corman).  "If" anyone is interested in seeing this "montrosity", I actually have it on DVD (converted from a half decent VHS copy).  Email me if you'ld like to see it.
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

Thankfully I have only seen a short clip of this catastophe (Carrie Fisher singing) and that stopped any desire to see the whole version.

This wookie porn sounds terrible!
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

You neglected to mention the holographic Cirque de Soliel that Lumpy watches for "entertainment", or the Star Wars cartoon that evidently is broadcast throughout the galaxy far, far away.  (Evidently the Empire doesn't have cable, so they aren't aware who the characters are...)
I love this awful piece of drek, because it shows, more than SPLINTER OF THE MIND'S EYE even, that there was no master story arc developed well-ahead of time by Senor Lucas, as so many SW-fans still believe.  I give it to them for Christmas (wishing them Happy Life Day!) just so I can see them crushed and embarassed after watching it.
Okay, I'm evil, I realize that.  But when George said that THE HIDDEN FORTRESS wasn't the influence for Star Wars, I lost all respect.
Happy Life Day!  
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2006, 11:16:17 AM »

Well, I think when I watched this movie I felt my life shorten just a bit. This was so terrible it gave me a tooth ahce! Lol. If you love bad movies then get this movie. In it Mark Hamill is wearing so much make-up that he looks like a Ken doll!
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Earlier this week, Harrison Ford was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Conan asked him about the Holiday Special. Harrison rolled his eyes, and tried to say that he'd never seen it. But, Conan was ready; "Really? Well, great then, here's a clip!" They showed the part when Han finally shows up for Life Day, and tells the Wookiees, in deadly seriousness, that they're "like family to me", and the littlest one looks at him with, as Conan described it, " in his eyes! That lil' Wookiee is in LOVE!" Harrison reached across the desk and started vigorously (play) choking him!
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

Yes Mr. Ford:

No matter how many serious films or how many awards you get, the Star Wars Holiday Special will forever remain a hideous stain on your career that you will never wash off!!  MUHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
Hadrian Wolff
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I just can't believe my fellow Marine let himself be escorted
away by a convention toadie. Just Kidding! They can't treat their fans this way. At every Dragon Com and Star Wars convention. We must put out Life Day fliers.
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

It's a true statement of the suckness of a project when the official Lucasfilm ambassadors turn all icy Nazi on your ass at its mention. The only redeeming thing was the brief appearance of Boba Fett. Holiday special "fans" rejoice, you can find it by scouring the internet. I downloaded it through Bearshare. Oy, the pain !!!
John Dashwood
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Lucus had made a string of bad movies since Star Wars came out. Howard the Duck just being one of them. Twice upon a Time, American Graffiti (Though I think that came out first.), Willow, and shoot let me think. I had a list in a magazine. It will be forth coming. I have noticed that he seems to do his best to make sure that many of his crappy movies get forgotten. In truth. I recall Dune being written before Star Wars. I heard that is wife did most of the story lines for the Star Wars movies. At least the first three
made. When it came to character development and inter-personal relationships. By most accounts,he has a real hard time dealing with his fellow humans. Being so shy. Most of his ideas come from other sources. Very little of his own creation. Thus Dune inspiring a hunk of Star Wars. European Folklore and such. Most movies he has done on his own suck. It's like him and Spielberg are stuck in the seventies. Spielberg's movies are always corny, politically correct to the point that his motivations are suspect, (Like him being pro gun control while owning the largest assault rifle collection in North America.) and just downright intelligence insulting. Congo being the most blatant example. With it's laughable black Great White Hunter. But anyhow. I have come to view Star Wars more as a fluke than the work of a creative mind. When I find that list I'll post them. Quite the sad sorry procession of Idiotchildren.
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