A Disturbance in the Force: How The Star Wars Holiday Special Happened - Trailer


Star Wars has had its fair share of good and bad, but the worst thing that ever happened was The Holiday Special. It's so bad that George Lucas barely admits it exists. Released at the peak of rabid Star Wars fandom between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, the holiday show was broadcast just once on November 17th, 1978. The only good thing to come out of the debacle was the introduction of Boba Fett prior to 1980's release of ESB. It's so bad that Lucasfilm has never released it for home video consumption. It is available via bootleg channels and can be found on some streaming outlets. Back in the '80s and '90s it would make its rounds at conventions on videotapes with home printed sleeves. 

Now, 42 years after the special first hit the television waves, a new documentary looks to reveal exactly how the special got made. Watch the trailer here at The Movie Sleuth!