So a friend (fellow member Nathan Ryan) and I were having a conversation offline about dreams.... One thing lead to another, and somehow the topic of the Star Wars Holiday Special came up (More of a nightmare, as far as Mr. Lucas would be concerned). We began to speculate what a sequel might look like.
One idea that was kicked around was doing things like "A Christmas Carol" with George as Scrooge and the Ghosts played by: Yoda (Past), the Emperor (Future)... and JarJar (Present). The story line would have George, returning home after the recent sale to Disney, encountering the ghost of Vader warning him against further rewrites!"
Perhaps, interposing George Lucas with fictional character George Bailey might bring an interesting version of "It's a Wonderful Life" Seeing what the world would be like, if he had decided not to write the original trilogy.
So what ideas can you think of for a sequel? Would "the Maker" approve?
I've never actually seen the special myself. Don't think it was ever aired here in the UK and by the time we had ways of finding it, it's been so thoroughly trashed that I've stayed clear of it!
Is it actually worth seeing?
I guess that would depend on your definition of worth. :0)
As a fan of Star Wars, it is well worth seeing simply for the cultural history of the real-life Star Wars saga. The bootleg copy I've seen includes commercials aired during the special. Being in the UK, some of those references mightbe lost on the viewer (emphasis on might because some of the products being advertised are US regional while others are international brands).
Is it good? No. Well... good for a laugh. And that's about it. No disrespect intended for the performers that ventured out onto that limb. Again, referring to the real-life historical aspect, the special does include the first appearance of the fan favo(u)rite Mandalorian Boba Fett, which culture (Mandalorian) Karen Traviss expounded on and fleshed out drastically in her all-too brief foray into the Star Wars canon. That brief appearance (in the form of a cartoon) is my favo(u)rite part of the entire special.
If you're interested in the behind-the-scenes, or really anything about the special, I recommend this site: http://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com Unfortunately, they do not have links to where you can find the video (YouTube usually has it in parts...), but they are chock full of information, and a great resource for anyone wanting to find out more about the red-headed stepchild of the Star Wars films!
If you choose to seek out a copy, happy hunting! If not, well... you're not missing much.
thanks Nathan, that link will be useful