Sunday, April 25, 2010

Watched Star Wars Holiday Special last night

With the Rifftrax, which I think is the ONLY way one could get through it. Still so, so painful.

And the craziest thing of all is that I watched this as a kid and despite not enjoying much of it, was *thrilled* to be seeing the guys from Star Wars again, the ships, the guns, the robots.

Cause in the 70's, I had to wait for Star Wars to come to theaters again. Ah, life before the VCR.

1 comment:

Darth ObiWan said...

Ah, memories.

I've not seen it with the Rifftrax, but there surely would have been ample material for one.

It's hard to believe that CBS/20th Century Fox even greenlighted the thing.

Variety was already a dying genre then, and shows like this were a big reason why.

I remember watching it at age 14. I was excited for anything Star Wars after spending a good chunk of my lawn mowing money watching A New Hope over and over and picking up a good chunk of the EU stuff that came out then (Splinter of the Minds Eye, the Brian Daley Han Solo series, etc.), but I watched it and yeah, the thrill was seeing Han, Luke, Leia, and Chewbacca. The not thrill was pretty much...everything else.

I found it on YouTube, and watched about as much as I could stand a couple of years ago when it's 30th Anniversary went by...that amounted to less than 10 minutes.

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