Star Wars Holiday Special Disaster

Star Wars Holiday Special Disaster

On November 17th, 1978, the Star Wars Holiday Special aired only once. For most, it was one time too many. However, an Easter Egg from The Mandalorian on Disney+ opened the doors once again to the ill fated special just in time for Christmas…

Photo: Rifftrax

Photo: Rifftrax

According to the LA Times, “…on the Friday before Thanksgiving, something very strange happened. A special television event that had been billed as “a dazzling lineup of stars, animation, adventure, music and visual effects” turned out to be two hours (including commercials) of “The Star Wars Holiday Special.”

“It all started with the merchandise, or lack of it. When “Star Wars” premiered, no toys had even been developed. Christmas 1977 came and went without the fans getting to play Jedi and Stormtroopers at home, a situation Fox wanted to correct by Christmas 1978. But if the studio was going to sell toys, it needed something to remind kids how much they loved their heroes from a galaxy far, far away.”

Check out the Star Wars Holiday Special at your own risk…