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Happy 37th Birthday “Star Wars Christmas Special”

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bill-swift - November 19, 2015

I'm a big Star Wars fan which means that I have suffered a lot over the years. It's sort of like being a Mets fan. That's because I am convinced that George Lucas is completely out of his mind. This week marks the 37th anniversary of a Star Wars special so bad that it was aired only once and never seen again. I am writing, of course, of the disastrous Star Wars Christmas Special. Someone, (Lucas), thought this abomination was a good idea. The "plot" involves the Star Wars gang and some inexplicable guest stars, (Bea Arthur?), going to Chewbacca's home planet of Kashyyyk for "Life Day". We celebrate with Chewie's family, who BTW speak only in Wookie and are not subtitled, in his tree house. It is bad, like, unwatchable bad even for a Star Wars fan. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, C-3Po, and R2-D2 also appear because contracts are a bitch.

Still, many Star Wars fans, myself included have a lot of affection for this travesty. Not because it is good, far from it. But because it is soooo darn bad. 

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