LoathedVermin72 wrote:The Battle for Endor Caravan of Courage Holiday Special
I’ll look for all three today. Been a long time.
The Holiday Specisl is just brutal. It has some solitary scenes that are interesting, when you see the original cast acting. But as a story and a production, it is easily the worst eligible in this thread.
The other two can more easily be defended, and work as kids movies. I’m sorry I never got to see them as a kid (that I can recall).
The Special is a ton of fun and such a wonderfully strange moment in time. And more and more of it is leaking back into official canon. You can hate it all you want. Totally your call. But, I'm telling you, it's so weird and fun and strange and lovely and campy and awesome. It's totally worth your time. Especially if you crack open a brew or two first.
But, hey, you do you. Taking away enjoyment from others is shitty though. I can't support you or Lucas in that.
I think there’s a section on it in Rinzlers making of empire strikes back book. Must look that up. Seem to remember it being Lucas not being around or involved and tv execs calling the shots and getting their way.
Weirdly this is the kind of variety show format that the Brits did so well around that time and was actually entertaining. The muppet show a good example.
The special though. No. Train wreck
I don’t hate it at all! I haven’t seen it! I just don’t want to tarnish my Star Wars is all. Tastes and mileage may vary. I’m afraid I’d find myself loving it and then obsessing over it and it Becoming my favourite, if I’m honest.