So bad its good?
July 29, 2001 8:02 PM   Subscribe

So bad its good? Or just a crime against humanity? Its the Star Wars Holiday Special, starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Beatrice Arthur(!!). Also starring Chewbacca's father Itchy and his son Lumpy.
posted by BoatMeme (12 comments total)
Whew! I was worried this would just fade away.
posted by NortonDC at 8:05 PM on July 29, 2001

We'll see how long this mirror lasts.
posted by BoatMeme at 8:16 PM on July 29, 2001

Not very long. Its not there now...
posted by anastasiav at 9:24 PM on July 29, 2001

yes it is
posted by Mick at 9:37 PM on July 29, 2001

FYI: If you click the link and it starts downloading rather than streaming, just put the URL directly into your RealPlayer's location field.
posted by jragon at 10:37 PM on July 29, 2001

oh god. and now posters are named 'meme'?
posted by jcterminal at 10:59 PM on July 29, 2001

Is this is self link?
posted by riffola at 11:15 PM on July 29, 2001

Oops, I mean't "Is this a self link?" I guess it's not but I was wondering because of the mirror site.
posted by riffola at 11:43 PM on July 29, 2001

You know, this thing disappeared so completely after its one and only television broadcast that for years I thought maybe I had just imagined the whole thing.

The quality of the RealVideo is atrocious (and it's a huge file, to boot), so don't click it if you're not prepared for a challenge.

The Boba Fett cartoon was way cool.
posted by briank at 7:52 AM on July 30, 2001

I started downloading, then I noticed it was 18megs and was going to take 4 hours.. alas.. I'm not going to find out what it's like till I get broadband sometime in the far future.
posted by Apoch at 8:30 AM on July 30, 2001

Wait a second, briank.

It's one and a half hours, meaning (according to streaming calculator) if it were encoded at a nice, crisp quality, it'd be 300 meg.

Even if you wanted to make the quality pretty good or decent, it'd still be 100 meg or 30 meg, respectively.

And if you insisted on having a moderate quality MPEG, it'd probably fill a CD-ROM.

The quality *is* atrocious, but the file size is tiny, all things considered.
posted by jragon at 11:07 AM on July 30, 2001

Want high quality? Try eBay.
posted by dandot at 11:52 AM on July 30, 2001

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