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The complete Star Wars Holiday Special (with authentic 1978 ads)

Few things have gone down in notoriety like the Star Wars Holiday Special. Almost unanimously revered as the worst thing ever brought out of the Star Wars canon it was, I think, a sincere attempt to bring Star Wars to Christmas.

Dodging any religious incorrectness, Wookees celebrate Life Day on Kashyyk. watch Harrison Ford struggle manfully to maintain cheer, hope that Uncle Itchy doesn’t beat little cousin Lumpy in front of the cameras. In between the ludicrous schmaltz there is some decent action sequences and if you like the idea of seeing extra Han Solo / Chewbacca footage, Carrie Fisher singing and some season friendly chop socky against Imperial humbuggers then take a look. There’s even a bit of Jefferson Starship. Through the fact that it’s essentially a day in the life of a Wookee family (including a geriatric Wookee getting his jollies watching dancing girls in a hair dryer). Brilliant!

We here at Beyond the Bunker wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Finally!!: C-3P0 and R2D2 swimsuits

Finally, the discerning gentleman or female Star Wars fan can get a swimsuit designed like a bucket on wheels and effeminate translation droid from a popular science fiction franchise. These are cool. While I wonder exactly how many women have got their hands on a pair I know I’d be briefly proud to be seen at a pool with any lady in these. I’m not joking. I should be but I’m not. It’d mean not only that she’s a girl unafraid of getting into her skimpy’s but also proud of her love of Star Wars. Or that she’s been so massively indoctrinated by my love of Star Wars that she’s prepared to wear it. Either way…