What Happens After Rise of Skywalker

When it was announced that there would be a new Star Wars Holiday Special, everyone scratched their heads and said, “Well, this is sort of cool, I guess.” The original Star Wars Holiday Special, released in 1978 and aired only once because of how utterly awful it was, has lived on in bootlegs and become something of an ironic favorite. If you can sit through the two hours of it, you’ll be treated to some really cool animated Star Wars segments and some of the most bizarre skits ever put to film. 

However, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (currently streaming on Disney+) takes a more modern and straightforward approach, crossing space adventure with silly comedy and a Dickensian tale of ghosts showing someone filled with doubt the possibility of their future.

The new Holiday Special revolves around the Wookiee holiday of Life Day, just as the original did. But instead of just random asides to show us Itchybacca watching VR porn and an Imperial Officer jamming out to the holographic tunes of Jefferson Starship (yes, that is what happens in the original, if you’ve never seen it), we’re given two parallel stories, both of which aren’t exactly canon but do suggest a future beyond the polarizing The Rise of Skywalker

The first is Poe Dameron’s desire to create the best Life Day celebration he can for his friends, with all the tip yip they can eat. The other story is Rey’s quest to train Finn, and how inadequate she feels as a teacher. She embarks on a journey through time to learn what it will take for her to be a good teacher, a mentor, and a friend. Naturally, she gets a little help from the ghost of master Yoda on the way.

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The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

The Star Wars Holiday Special is so infamous that George Lucas has not only disavowed it entirely, but it has been said that he would gladly smash every copy with a sledgehammer. However, Disney is hoping to give fans a better way to celebrate Life Day with The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. The animated special is coming to Disney+ next month, and it will bring all three of the Star Wars trilogies together in a cross-timeline adventure that will have character meetings that would otherwise be impossible, including Rey fighting Darth Vader. Read More »

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

The Star Wars Holiday Special is a stain on the legacy of the sci-fi saga, but it’s also beloved by fans for being such a weird piece of the franchise’s history. Now a new Star Wars holiday special will be coming to Disney+ this fall, but this time it will be in the style of LEGO animation.

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special will take place after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and follow Rey and BB-8 as they head off on a quest to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. But something goes terribly wrong, leaving them stuck spiraling through time and space and putting them in danger of missing their Life Day celebration with Chewbacca back on his homeworld of Kashyyk. Yes, Life Day is back! Read More »