The Star Wars Holiday Special

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

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Podcast Release Date:
Dec 29, 2015

Star Wars Series Episode 11

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

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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Movie Details

Series
Star Wars
Original Title
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Title
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Director
Steve Binder, David Acomba
Author
Producer
Joe Layton, Mitzie Welch, Ken Welch, Jeff Starsh
Writer
Pat Proft, Bruce Vilanch, Leonard Ripps, Rod Warren, Mitzie Welch
Actors
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Bea Arthur, James Earl Jones, Art Carney, Harvey Korman, Kenny Baker, Diahann Carroll, Marty Balin, Craig Chaquico, David Freiberg, Paul Kantner, Mickey Morton, Paul Gale, Patty Maloney, Jack Rader, Stephanie Stromer, Michael Potter, Wazzan Troupe, Yûichi Sugiyama, Claude Woolman, Lev Mailer, David Prowse, Don Francks, Alec Guinness, Mary Ann Hay, Linda Hoxit
Runtime
1 h 37 min
Release Date
1 December 1978
Genres
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction, TV Movie
Overview
Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of the year!

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