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The Star Wars Christmas Special we all REALLY wanted...
December 21, 2010 4:05 PM   Subscribe

"The Star Wars Christmas Special" by Gamervision finally rights the wrong that was "The Star Wars Holiday Special" (which is available on YouTube, should you want to go there: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3).
posted by SkylitDrawl (24 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Happy Life Day!
posted by Artw at 4:10 PM on December 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


I have nothing going on, I think I'll watch this.
posted by hellojed at 4:12 PM on December 21, 2010


Nice use of the Vince Guaraldi trio.
posted by Artw at 4:15 PM on December 21, 2010


So anyway, yeah, that was funny in parts, but really fails to surpass the original due to the lack of the "dear god what in the hell am I watching, am I on drugs? Because Carrie Fisher sure is oh god baby wookie! the singing! argh!" factor.
posted by Artw at 4:22 PM on December 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Really wanted to like this, and for the most part did, but the dubbing could've used more work. The "Christmas Story" reference was nice, though.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 4:28 PM on December 21, 2010


Oh god the pain.
posted by hellojed at 4:43 PM on December 21, 2010


Couldn't make it past the 1 minute mark. Did it ever get good?
posted by mrnutty at 4:52 PM on December 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Whole thing is on Google Video uninterrupted.
posted by pashdown at 4:53 PM on December 21, 2010


Did it ever get good?

Jefferson Starship shows up with glowing instruments, if that's your thing.
posted by hellojed at 4:56 PM on December 21, 2010


Stop with the whole mining my childhood!
posted by cjorgensen at 5:19 PM on December 21, 2010


Obligatory accompaniment to pashdown's link -- they even riff the commercials!
posted by dhens at 5:39 PM on December 21, 2010


In the spirit of the original, The Sci Fi Janitors (Bob and Carl) celebrate Wookiee Life Day.
posted by grabbingsand at 6:20 PM on December 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've always wondered why the MST3K guys have never tackled this one. Perhaps a stone left best unturned...
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 7:14 PM on December 21, 2010


I've always wondered why the MST3K guys have never tackled this one.
RiffTrax, featuring a number of the old MST3K crew did. Enjoy.
posted by noyb42 at 7:32 PM on December 21, 2010


This is great, but...

I know this is one of the many ways George Lucas and I have parted ways over the year, but "The Star Wars Christmas Special" is the one I really want.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:05 PM on December 21, 2010


And now, as traditionally shown after the Star Wars Christmas Special in our house: William Shatner sings Rocketman.
posted by Artw at 9:02 PM on December 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know... I know Lucas always tried to distance himself from the Holiday Special, claiming it was all a mistake, but now that I've seen the prequels, I'm not so sure. A part of me thinks that the Holiday Special is exactly what he intended.
posted by CarlRossi at 11:44 PM on December 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


mrnutty: "Did it ever get good?"

When Episode 1 was released, it got marginally better by comparison.
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:08 AM on December 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


"Luke, we're gonna have company! For Christmas!"
posted by steef at 5:55 AM on December 22, 2010


We would be remiss if we did not include a link to xkcd's Star Wars Holiday Special cartoon in these comments.
posted by JMOZ at 7:05 AM on December 22, 2010


DON'T GO THERE.
posted by rusty at 8:08 AM on December 22, 2010


By the way, in 1999 I held a bad movie holiday party that proceeded exactly according the xkcd's little inset dramatic recreation. It was... grim. And not in a good way. Lives were ruined that night.
posted by rusty at 8:10 AM on December 22, 2010


Oh wow, that's weird...the same thing happened with me and some friends. One of them had it on DVD and insisted we get ripped up and watch it to make fun of it and that worked for maybe ten minutes but the thing just saps the life out of you. It's not so bad it's good. It's not even so bad it's really, really bad. It's so bad it's incalculably depressing.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:22 AM on December 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


When I was 9 years old, I was watching this show, all the way up to about part 14, when my parents turned off the TV, and I had to go to sleep. I wondered all these years how it turned out, and I finally just now saw the ending. 30 some years later. Talk about closure.
posted by paladin at 6:57 PM on December 24, 2010


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