New Star Wars Holiday Special

Even though the Star Wars prequels received their fair amount of criticism from longtime fans of the sci-fi saga, nothing has ever received as much scorn as the totally weird Star Wars Holiday Special. Aired in 1978, the program took place after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and followed Han Solo and Chewbacca as they tried to evade the Empire and get to the Wookiee home world of Kashyyyk in order to celebrate “Life Day” with Chewie’s father Itchy, his wife Malla, and his son Lumpy. Yeah, the Star Wars Holiday Special is quite a trip, and if Jon Favreau has his way, he’d like to create a new Star Wars Holiday Special for Disney+ someday. Read More »

star wars holiday special canon

I haven’t read the new book Star Wars: Aftermath – Empire’s End, but the internet has done a fine job of picking its bones clean over the past few days, discovering every Easter egg and tiny reference it has to offer. The third and final novel in author Chuck Wendig‘s Aftermath trilogy is mostly about the last stand of the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance’s final victory in the time after Return of the Jedi, but it also finds time to explore the fringes of the galaxy…and expertly troll Star Wars fans.

The latest example of Jedi-level trolling: a chapter that suggests that the much-maligned Star Wars Holiday Special may be canon.

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