Welcome to the final FF recording of 2017. Fillmore is jet setting across the world and could not join us this time. Please join Shawn, John, Derek and Wayne as they discuss the box office of Justice League which is considered a failure, The Mouse’s plan for world domination and the panning of The Last Jedi.
Ah, the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL. It is something that stirs angry feelings of resentment and revulsion in diehard Star Wars fans while to others it is just a reminder of how the TV landscape in the 1970s was a truly kooky time where anyone and everything seemed to be ripe to be given a variety show. And while I certainly do admit that the special was a horror show with some truly terrible parts (like the fact that the Life Day ceremony looked like a Glamour Shots photo), I also have some pretty fond memories of certain things that I actually enjoyed (for any number of reasons from thinking it was unintentionally hilarious to my own innate love of kitsch and camp). And it is with the holiday spirit in mind and a desire to be nice and not naughty that I compiled this little list of the 5 things I love about the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL.
An admission, I am a much bigger Star Trek fan than I am a Star Wars one…I love Star Wars but not as much as I love Trek. However, I am extremely excited to see what someone besides George Lucas will do with Star Wars and I have confidence that JJ Abrams will give us something fun and interesting especially based off of this latest trailer that just knocked my socks off.
Granted suave S.O.B. Billy Dee Williams is a bit long in the tooth nowadays but he made former DWTS contestant Jerry Springer look like Fred Astaire in the dancing department. Take a look at Billy Dee’s valiant attempt to cut a rug on latest season of ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS (complete with Ewok cheering section!) after the cut.
Some guy is selling the custom made Star Wars action figure that all the Lucasphiles have been clamoring for since 1977: “The Force”! What exactly are ya supposed to do with “The Force” anyway? It has zero points of articulation and nary a king-fu grip in sight.