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Episode 11: Star Wars Holiday Special
December 29, 2015

The more Lucas tightened his grip, the more copies of the Holiday Special slipped through his fingers...

Title: Star Wars Holiday Special
Rating: NR
Running Time: 97 mins
Release Date: November 17, 1978
Director: Steve Binder
Writer(s): Pat Proft, Leonard Ripps, Bruce Vilanch, Rod Warren, Mitzie Welch
Starring: Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Art Carney, Kenny Baker, Bea Arthur, Don Francks, Harvey Korman, James Earl Jones
Company: Smith-Dwight Hemion Productions

"If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it."  So said Star Wars creator George Lucas regarding the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. The two hour CBS special reunited Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, alongside most of the original Star Wars cast.  It also gave fans their first glimpse at the bounty hunter Boba Fett! So how can it be so hated, shunned, and disavowed? Join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob to find out!


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