How Bad Is the 1978 ‘Star Wars’ Holiday Special?

December 24, 2015 6:02 AM

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With critics and audiences fawning over Star Wars: The Force Awakens it is slowly becoming easier to pretend that the three prequel films that introduced the world to Jar Jar Binks no longer exist. But if that trilogy is destined to become the intentionally forgotten segment of the Star Wars canon, none of those films can rightfully be called the worst Star Wars movie ever made.

No, that distinction belongs to the Star Wars Holiday Special, which aired just once on CBS the night of Friday, November 17, 1978 and now lives in infamy on YouTube.

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