History Fridge / TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial

27th Feb '17 1:36:14 PM Pinokio
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* While an imperial officer is going through Saun Dann's store, Saun Dann has a wallscreen conversation with Malla. Saun explains the shaggy carpet Malla ordered was made by a woman living four planets away, and that she made it all by herself. She made it by hand, solo. Why would Saun Dann make such an inane pun in the first place? Is he aware he's making a pun? Is it for the audience's benefit? Or does he just happen to say something that refers to a notorious smuggler? Notice his voice. He's not making light of this. It's not funny to him. He is dead serious, but what he says informs Malla of something. "Han Solo is coming, and he will help get you out of this situation, but I can't talk right now because there is an Imperial officer right behind me." The looming threat of imperial occupation runs deeply throughout the story, as it does in Ackmena's scene -- No one is having fun here.
19th Nov '16 5:32:18 AM TheGreatUnknown
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*** This is later more or less confirmed when, after Boba's apparent "death", someone impersonates him using one of the few remaining other sets of Mandalorian armor. (That might not be canon anymore, but neither is this.)
1st Jan '16 4:24:52 PM SpukiKitty
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*** That whole scene is weird. Do they grab magic balls and end up in space and walk into a star and....The folks who wrote this must've been even more stoned than Carrie Fisher!
23rd Oct '15 9:13:01 AM Drakkenmensch
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*** Carrie Fisher herself has [[WordOfGod confirmed she was high on coke during the filming.]] It's not a high leap of logic to conclude that this holiday special is the reason she started.
3rd Jul '15 4:35:21 PM Allronix
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** FridgeBrilliance: Anyone that's ''seen'' Mr Fett in full armor probably isn't going to live long enough to give a detailed description later. Secondly, his armor is iconic to us, and probably incredibly unique to any ''Mando'ad'' who sees him. Non-Mandalorians, however, probably wouldn't be able to tell one suit from another without extensive experience.
26th Dec '13 8:38:31 PM GrantMK2
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*** That doesn't explain the flimsiness. If they have a railing, presumably they ''need'' it.
26th Dec '13 3:28:21 AM falcon2484
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* Seems strange that Han doesn't recognize Boba Fett, seeing as how Fett is supposedly the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter (according to Wookieepedia).
10th Oct '13 6:22:02 PM stitch99
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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB! One could even argue that, since that event had to take place before the rest of the special, Vader's mission is, at this point, to draw out Luke. This is the beginning of his obsession which will completely consume him by the opening of ESB.

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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual (the one who destroyed the Death Star) was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB! One could even argue that, since Since that event had to take place before the rest of the special, Vader's mission is, at this point, on Kashyyyk is to draw out Luke. This is the beginning And that sets into motion all of his obsession which will completely consume him by the opening of ESB.
ESB!
8th Oct '13 11:25:04 PM stitch99
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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB!
** Additionally, one could make the argument (though it's not that strong) that there could be a connection between Boba Fett's appearance in this special and the encounter with a bounty hunter mentioned in ESB, which of course was what motivated Han to almost leave the Rebels. This falls apart when you realize that the two incidents are said to happen on different planets, though. It's a shame, because I'd love for that to be real.

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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB!
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ESB! One could make the argument (though it's not even argue that, since that strong) that there could be a connection between Boba Fett's appearance in event had to take place before the rest of the special, Vader's mission is, at this special and point, to draw out Luke. This is the encounter with a bounty hunter mentioned in ESB, beginning of his obsession which of course was what motivated Han to almost leave will completely consume him by the Rebels. This falls apart when you realize that the two incidents are said to happen on different planets, though. It's a shame, because I'd love for that to be real.
opening of ESB.
26th Sep '13 5:28:13 PM stitch99
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* For a long time, I thought absolutely nothing was accomplished by this special in terms of progressing the story. Then I thought about Boba Fett's role in it. He is working directly with Darth Vader and pretends to be allies with Luke for a while. It is not unreasonable to suppose that he was specifically dispatched to find the one responsible for destroying the Death Star (indeed, this would make sense of why he attacks the Millenium Falcon first; it was a recognizable ship from that battle which they could possibly use to draw out the pilot in the X-wing). When he hears Luke's name and then reports it to Darth Vader later, the latter would then realize that this individual was his long-lost son! And, yes, this sets into motion the entirety of ESB!
** Additionally, one could make the argument (though it's not that strong) that there could be a connection between Boba Fett's appearance in this special and the encounter with a bounty hunter mentioned in ESB, which of course was what motivated Han to almost leave the Rebels. This falls apart when you realize that the two incidents are said to happen on different planets, though. It's a shame, because I'd love for that to be real.
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