“Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill absolutely roasted the first presidential debates, comparing it to a “Star Wars” event that hasn’t really been liked by fans.
- Hamill said: “That debate was the worst thing I’ve ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.”
That debate was the worst thing I've ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 30, 2020
What is ‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’ exactly?
For those unaware, “Star Wars Holiday Special” was a special short-film released in 1978 in which “Star Wars” characters joined together to celebrate Life Day — the Christmas-like holiday in the “Star Wars” universe.
It isn’t something that’s been liked by fans since it’s so ... out there.
- “It’s been more than three decades, but, even now, its legacy lingers, much like the stench of something hard-boiled that was overlooked in an Easter Egg hunt and not discovered until July,” wrote Jim Bennett for the Deseret News back in 2012.
Bennett further explains the slow drip of a sow:
Sure, it started out fine — Han and Chewie were on the Millennium Falcon, with Han promising to fly Chewie home to celebrate the Christmas-like Life Day, even if they had to make their way past the entire Imperial Fleet to do it. Wow! Action, adventure and derring-do! All of which the audience never got to see, because the story then cuts to Chewbacca’s home planet, where his father Itchy — probably short for Itchbacca — his mom Malla and his baby brother Lumpy — Lumpbacca? — are all waiting for him. And that constitutes the entirety of the special. We get to watch the Wookiees wait.
A new holiday special?
“Star Wars” will have a new “The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special” in 2020. It will debut on Disney Plus.
- “Star Wars” legends Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron will return to celebrate Life Day. It will take place after “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Rey and BB-8 will visit a Jedi Temple in the special. The temple will send the character through time to interact with previous characters from the “Star Wars” universe, including Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and more, Disney Plus said in a release.