History WMG / TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial

10th Aug '16 7:35:34 PM RashandFierce
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[[WMG: The announcer in the placeholder commercial is Boba Fett]]
The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6re5fLsELE commercial]] was animated by Nelvana, and the PSA the audio comes from must also be animated by Nelvana. It's random, but it might be plausible. The backwards part is Boba speaking in Mandalorian, and the forwards part is Boba speaking in English. The voiceover sounds nothing like Don Francks, but still...
7th Apr '16 5:56:49 PM Baby_Moondancer
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[[WMG: Mark Hamill crashed his car on purpose to get out of the special.]]
It didn't work (and it necessitated some truly frightening makeup), but it was worth a try.
28th Dec '15 7:12:50 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* It's an Imperial propaganda film that was a botched attempt to discredit the Rebellion in the wake of the Death Star's destruction and how Life Day was portrayed was just typical Imperial racism. Instead, it became a source of SnarkBait in-universe and Vader then gave the director a [[YouHaveFailedMe telekinetic throat hug]].

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* It's an Imperial propaganda film that was a botched attempt to discredit the Rebellion in the wake of the Death Star's destruction and how Life Day was portrayed was just typical Imperial racism. Instead, it became a source of SnarkBait in-universe and Vader then gave the director a slow and excruciating [[YouHaveFailedMe telekinetic throat hug]].
2nd Dec '15 3:47:29 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** It's even more likely it was used too as part of the torture used on Han Solo in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
21st Jun '15 9:14:44 AM TheLyniezian
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** Because there's always one nutter uploading it to YouTube for the sheer heck of it/to satisfy people's curiosity that is the exception that proves the rule, 'tis why.
14th Jun '15 8:20:45 AM twilicorn
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** Television shows were still being distributed via 16mm film in the late 70's. It would not be unlikely if an enterprising Stat Wars fan got a hold of a network print and made copies.

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** Television shows were still being distributed via 16mm film in the late 70's. It would not be unlikely if an enterprising Stat Star Wars fan got a hold of a network print and made copies.



** Well, lets hope he included a clause when he sold LucasFilm to Disney prohibiting the sale of the Holiday Special.


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** * Well, lets hope he included a clause when he sold LucasFilm to Disney prohibiting the sale of the Holiday Special.




{{The Golden Girls}} kept their promise to Rose that when they die they'll be frozen so they can be cured and get back together in the future. Well, it took them a really long time to get thawed, and they found they'd been transported to a galaxy far, far, away. The four opened a cantina on Tattooine; they clearly like hot weather and Blanche just loves bad boys like smugglers and men in uniforms like Stormtroopers.

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{{The Series/{{The Golden Girls}} kept their promise to Rose that when they die they'll be frozen so they can be cured and get back together in the future. Well, it took them a really long time to get thawed, and they found they'd been transported to a galaxy far, far, away. The four opened a cantina on Tattooine; they clearly like hot weather and Blanche just loves bad boys like smugglers and men in uniforms like Stormtroopers.


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[[WMG: Princess Leia really was on drugs, and almost everything in the special takes place from her point of view.]]
Going with the RealLife fact that Carrie was on drugs when they did the special, Leia would have been on some Star Wars drugs at some point before the beginning of the Holiday Special. This would explain why she doesn't remember being at Chewie's planet before during ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' books - she probably never took the drugs again between the first visit and the second. Think about it: when a person is on drugs when they're doing something, they will not remember it when they're sober. For example, when a person is drunk and leaves their keys somewhere, they won't remember where they left them when they're not drunk, and it will come to them when they get drunk again. The drugs aspect might also explain why "Kashyyk" was misinterpreted as "Kazook", why Greedo appears after dying, all the {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}s. All because of some GRatedDrug in the Star Wars universe.
27th Apr '15 12:17:22 PM Patachou
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''StarWars'' as a franchise goes along like it normally would, as does for the most part its fandom and expanded universe...but in the 1990s, rumors start to go about in the more hardcore sects of the fandom about a holiday special that supposedly aired in the late 1970s, how apparently it had Bea Arthur and Art Carney in it, and Wookies talking for 20 minutes. But, sadly, no known copies of the special exist, and the only thing people have to go on is testimonials or maybe some still photos.

Can you ''even imagine'' how much of a legend the special would become, even moreso than it is now? It would surpass ''TheDayTheClownCried'' in reputation as the most horrible film nobody ever saw. Books would be written, documentaries would be made, countless people would spend countless hours of their lives trying to unravel the mystery. Carrie Fisher stating that the drugs blocked out all memory of the production would take on a whole new significance. The cels from the animated segment that were auctioned in our world would go for three times their original price in this world, as would the 45 single pressing for the Jefferson Starship song. People would constantly wait for the day George Lucas either dies, has a change of heart, or slips up on security enough that the original masters of the special get released/leaked, upon which they will pass from hand to hand underground for ludicrous prices.

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''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' as a franchise goes along like it normally would, as does for the most part its fandom and expanded universe...but in the 1990s, rumors start to go about in the more hardcore sects of the fandom about a holiday special that supposedly aired in the late 1970s, how apparently it had Bea Arthur and Art Carney in it, and Wookies talking for 20 minutes. But, sadly, no known copies of the special exist, and the only thing people have to go on is testimonials or maybe some still photos.

Can you ''even imagine'' how much of a legend the special would become, even moreso than it is now? It would surpass ''TheDayTheClownCried'' ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'' in reputation as the most horrible film nobody ever saw. Books would be written, documentaries would be made, countless people would spend countless hours of their lives trying to unravel the mystery. Carrie Fisher stating that the drugs blocked out all memory of the production would take on a whole new significance. The cels from the animated segment that were auctioned in our world would go for three times their original price in this world, as would the 45 single pressing for the Jefferson Starship song. People would constantly wait for the day George Lucas Creator/GeorgeLucas either dies, has a change of heart, or slips up on security enough that the original masters of the special get released/leaked, upon which they will pass from hand to hand underground for ludicrous prices.
6th Aug '14 5:13:59 PM GahmahRaan
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* It's an Imperial propaganda film that was a botched attempt to discredit the Rebellion in the wake of the Death Star's destruction and how Life Day was portrayed was just typical Imperial racism. Instead, it became a source of SnarkBait in-universe and Vader then gave the director a [[YouHaveFailedMe telekinetic throat hug]].
2nd Mar '14 2:00:03 PM falcon2484
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[[WMG: Disney is planning a big-budget remake of this special in order to save its reputation.]]

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[[WMG: Disney is planning a big-budget remake of this special in order to save rehab its reputation.]]
2nd Mar '14 1:59:37 PM falcon2484
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[[WMG: Disney is planning a big-budget remake of this special in order to save its reputation.]]
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