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Star Wars Holiday Special
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Posted: 2004-12-02 10:43 am   Permalink

It's very bad. It's actually boring through long stretches (It's about 2 hours long).

But yes, Bea Arthur's song (to one of the Cantina themes iirc) was a high-point.

Keep your finger on the FF for long sequences of inane Wookie barking. They actually thought that the first half-hour should be free of any dialogue, and you'd just understand the wookie family barking at each other without subtitles. I'm not making this up or exaggerating for humor. I'm dead serious, the first half-hour has no dialogue.

Watch for a stoned-out-of-her-mind Carrie Fisher stumble and walk right into her desk.

Then she sings a song to "Life Day" as the wookies call their faux christmas holiday. She sings it to the Star Wars theme. Yep. Life dayyyyy! Talking bout LIFE DAYYYY!!!


But I actually can't see how Lucas hates it. He's the man who gave us Jar-Jar and all that other crap. I actually think that the SWHS is probably closer to his current "vision" than stuff like The Empire Strikes Back.

It has all the earmarks of the current trilogy. Kid versions of the original series characters (Baby Boba Fett, Baby Darth, this one has a Wookie kid), skull-boringly endless dialogue scenes, a crappy faux-spiritual subtext, attempts at humor that are terribly lame, acting that stretches the very meaning of the word, and special musical guest Jefferson Starship.

It's like he was making the prequels all along.

[ This Message was edited by: BarkerBird on 2004-12-02 10:45 ]

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