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.
I think I just loaded it up on my computer (Dialup plus an overloaded early StarWars.com… Took forever) because even then I couldn’t muster enough interest in the prequels to see Meet Joe Black or that Adam Sandler flick. The more things change…
The Paley Center is looking to screen five classic holiday specials in New York and Los Angeles, and they’re giving the internet thirty to chose from. One of them? The infamous, much-reviled Star Wars Holiday Special (even George despises it!) I think you know what to do. (via)
People: Emmy-winning comedic actor Harvey Korman, who died on Thursday, is probably best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show… But he also had a role in The Star Wars Holiday Special as the four-armed chef Gormaanda. Over at StarWars.com, Bonnie Burton pays tribute.
It’s not the holidays without various television show holiday specials, and here’s a very special list of sci-fi / space western holiday specials. Whether it’s the Star Wars holiday special or Quark getting a visit from the Bajoran Prophet of Christmas Past or Jewel Staite as a Sugar Plum Fairy, there’s something for everyone on your list.
I’ll give the guy credit – he takes a mostly even-handed approach to the saga (even the Holiday Special – we all know it’s exactly that wretched, though he pans the Ewoks more than I think is necessary.) But, overall – a good read.