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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2007, 09:17:36 AM »
It's right up there with Quest for Fire isn't it?


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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2007, 09:23:18 AM »
Wait, 2 hours? Holy crap!


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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2007, 09:36:42 AM »
I have the entire special on DVD. I watch it every year. It is a tradition on PAIN.

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Rob Bottin is a semi-famous make-up and special effects artist. Among his credits includes all the creature effects in John Carpenter's The Thing, making the devil costume that Tim Curry wore in Legend, the werewolf makeup in The Howling, and winning an Academy Award for making Arnold Schwarzenegger's eyes bug out and giving a woman three breasts in Total Recall.

The Star Wars Christmas Special was one of his first jobs.


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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2007, 10:42:37 AM »
Dear god it's more horrible than I've ever thought it could be :o

They were really counting on an overdose of Tryptophan in the viewing public weren't they?
Actually, this aired the day after Thanksgiving. So maybe they were just hoping that parents nationwide had left their liquor cabinets unlocked...

I know but there's usually a bunch of Turkey left and the Tryptophan's had time to really get potent :)
Ah. Liquor cabinet theory withdrawn.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And Rob Bottin, huh? Odd that one of the foremost creature designers around worked on this, since I've always imagined that that the designs for Itchy, Marla, and Lumpy were drawn up in 30 seconds by Bruce Vilanch on the back of a script page.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2007, 11:20:44 AM »
Ah. Liquor cabinet theory withdrawn.

Oh,. I'd keep it, nothing goes better with Turkey sandwiches than a few shots of Stoli :)


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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2007, 11:23:27 AM »
Ah. Liquor cabinet theory withdrawn.

Oh,. I'd keep it, nothing goes better with Turkey sandwiches than a few shots of Stoli :)
I Need to try that for This Year's Thanksgiving festivities!! :clap:
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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2007, 11:28:04 AM »
Now I'm really craving a turkey sandwich.


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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2007, 03:23:11 PM »
LITTLE-KNOWN FACT:

Rob Bottin is a semi-famous make-up and special effects artist. Among his credits includes.....making the devil costume that Tim Curry wore in Legend....

He should have gotten an Oscar for that.  That was beautiful.


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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2007, 01:21:26 PM »
This is quite a remarkable piece of Star Wars history -- in that it's about the only part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe that George Lucas has actually tried to distance himself from.  If the man who invented Jar Jar Binks thinks something is bad, you know it must be pretty bad.

The Boba Fett cartoon is pretty decent, though.  At least by the standards of the time.  And it's probably the only time Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have portrayed their Star Wars characters in any form besides live action.  And come to think of it, have either of them provided voices for animation since then? 
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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2007, 10:02:11 AM »
This is one of those things that even being reeeeally high wouldn't help you get through watching, I've attempted to watch this a few times since I got it on DVD and could never get all the way through it. I did however make copies of it for friends that had pissed me off and  it was sweet revenge. I enjoy "Turkish Star Wars" so much more than this.


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Re: The Entire Star Wars Holiday Special (Shhh! Don't tell George!)
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2007, 10:57:26 AM »
The first bit with the Wookies is almost Teletubbyish. :^)