“I’m sort of amused by it, because it is so bizarre. It’s definitely avant-garde television. It’s definitely bad enough to be a classic.”
“If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every bootlegged copy of that program and smash it.”
That Force, alas, is not with him!
This show was shown once on national TV on November 17, 1978…and only once…for good reason. It was bad…really bad… almost Paul Lynde Halloween Special bad. Why George Lucas agreed to this I don’t know but he wanted every copy destroyed…copies are still out there and I have one. Now anyone can watch it because it is on Youtube.
I do like watching this show and the Paul Lynde Halloween Special…they are so bad they are good. George Lucas’s original intentions was a sentimental look at Chewbacca’s family during a galactic holiday celebration.
The uh…plot per IMDB was: It is Life Day, a holiday that is celebrated on Chewbacca’s home planet of Kashyyyk. Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get to the planet where Chewie’s family is waiting for him, but the Empire is out searching for the rebels, giving everyone a hard time. While we are waiting, we get a look at the everyday life of a Wookiee family. We meet all the familiar characters from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and we are introduced to Boba Fett during a short cartoon. We also pay a visit to the Cantina and meet all the monsters again.
Only in the 70s could this show happen…a few of the guest stars were Bea Arthur, Art Carney, Harvey Korman…and to top it off…Jefferson Starship!
The entire special