December 25th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Cyriaque Lamar’s True Life (Day) Story: I Held Chewbacca’s Christmas Party is an inspiration to us all… And a sterling example of how Star Wars fans love to turn pure crap into gold, even as they’re dragged screaming from their denial. Happy Life Day, and I hope everyone has managed to avoid the killer robot.
Filed: fandom · geek life · star wars
Tagged: holiday special · holidays
November 18th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Oh, it’s on now, sparkles. Fandango’s advance ticket sales for New Moon, the second Twilight movie, have surpassed Revenge of the Sith’s record. I am resisting so many choking vs. c-section jokes right now, but mostly just thankful it wasn’t Transformers.
Oh honey, no. Someone decided that yesterday was World Wide Wookiee Life Day. Here concludes my obligatory mention of the Holiday Special for the season. Call me when Santa Maul wakes up, okay? (via)
Phone stuffs. A Trench Run game is now available in the iTunes store priced at $4.99 for those with compatible devices. (The lightsaber app is still free.) Meanwhile, those who possess
a lesser device an LG Arena KM900 can get some custom Star Wars stuff, including a ringtone.
List. Star Wars is the indisputable champion of Geekdad’s top ten bad messages from good movies, at least if you don’t count Disney as a single entity.
At random. Yoda in the form of the new Twitter default icon.
Filed: fandom · film · gaming · space & science
Tagged: fan art · holiday special · records · revenge of the sith · technology · twilight · yoda
October 28th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
This list by Pablo is actually from a few years back, but it got a bit of a spiff-up for the new format, and what the hell — it is Halloween, and the internet has the collective memory of a goldfish for stuff like this. (Not you, Wookieepedia.) Have at it, kids.
Filed: expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: clone wars (2D) · comics · halloween · holiday special · lists · new jedi order · pablo hidalgo
April 25th, 2009 by Dunc · 6 Comments
A family spokesman has announced that Bea Arthur died at home early this morning. The actress had been suffering from cancer.
Arthur may be best known as one of the stars of the classic 80′s sitcom Golden Girls, but to those of us entrenched in the GFFA she will always be Ackmena, night shift bartender of the Cantina in the Holiday Special.
Tagged: deaths · holiday special
December 23rd, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
First The Force Unleashed, now The Holiday Special? How many fans does Vanity Fair have over there? (It is by the same writer, contributing editor Frank DiGiacomo. He even mentioned the Wookieepedia back in May.) That said, the article is a pretty interesting look at the special’s development and production.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: behind the scenes · holiday special · vanity fair
December 6th, 2008 by Dunc · 15 Comments
It’s funny because it’s true. Dear George, it’s all true, except I think that whole theory about Boba Fett improving anything got thrown out circa Attack of the Clones.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: canon · darth vader · epic win · holiday special · jedi prince series · kja · mockery · spoofs · video
December 5th, 2008 by Dunc · 5 Comments
It won the Paley Center’s holiday special poll with 59% of the vote, beating out better but less infamous specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Which are going to be played on TV ad nauseam anyway.) But the Holiday Special will be screened in New York and Los Angeles! Inflict it on your friends! (Thanks, Mike!)
Filed: star wars
Tagged: holiday special · polls
November 23rd, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Holiday Special week fallout: Han Solo’s little-known furry roots glommed on by internets, many bad jokes (and debate?!?) ensue.
Better a Wookiee than a Selonian, I guess. (We’ll leave them to Corran.)
Tagged: artoo · fan fiction · han solo · holiday special · lego star wars · lists · padme amidala · simon pegg · wookiees
November 21st, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The StarWars.com crew did some digging and unearthed several Holiday Special props and other detris – even an animatic reel of the cartoon. There’s also a handful of old articles – one on the art directors and concept art, kicking off with Ralph McQuarrie and an interview with Patty Maloney, who played Lumpawarrump, and Stan Winston on Wookiee makeup/costuming. And finally, learn to draw Chewie’s family.
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Tagged: art · holiday special · interviews · props · ralph mcquarrie · retro · stan winston · wookiees
November 19th, 2008 by Dunc · 3 Comments
The fact that there is anything that can be qualified as Holiday Special collectibles is chilling at best. But in a month that has brought us the Darth Vader toaster, it’s impossible to be surprised – except perhaps by the lack of a Ackmena Cantina playset.
Those desiring words over pictures can head over to interviews with the special’s scriptwriter and directors.
Filed: star wars · star wars on tv
Tagged: holiday special · holidays · merchandise · retro