The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Miracle

Stolendroids Podcast Episode 421

In 1978, hot on the heels of Star Wars, fans received their first spin-off. Set between the events of the original film and The Empire Strikes Back, the Star Wars Holiday Special somehow managed to reunite the main cast for a television special. But since the year was 1978 and TV variety shows were all the rage, they were joined by the likes of Bea Arthur, Art Carney, Diahann Carroll, and Harvey Korman. 

The plot of the special was simple: Han Solo and Chewbacca are on their way to Kashyyk to celebrate Life Day with Chewbacca’s family. While en route, they encounter the Empire, and misfortune ensues. Also, songs are sung, we learn that Chewie’s dad has a thing for Diahann Carroll, Boba Fett makes his first appearance, and other stuff happens. Just go watch it if you have never seen it. You will regret it, but you really should if you’re a Star Wars fan. 

Anyway, the original Star Wars Holiday Special is such a hot mess that it’s been buried in the dustbin of history for more than four decades. Enter The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

It’s possible that the only reason that The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special was made is to erase the Star Wars Holiday Special from the memories of anyone who may have seen it. But here’s the kicker, that may actually happen. Will it become a Life Day classic? Does it surpass the original? Listen as our panelists discuss their thoughts on this new iteration, then share your thoughts with us via social media or in the comments below. 

Jeremiah Zohner

Founder & Executive Producer After developing a love of Star Wars and comic books as a child, Zohner was destined to be a geek. With interests touching on computers, video games, technology, books, TV and movies, and toys and collectibles, he is the epitome of a well-rounded geek. Zohner is one of the founding members of Stolendroids. After stepping away for a time to work on other endeavors, the time was right for him to make his triumphant return to the one project that he truly loves. When he’s not writing articles or podcasting, Zohner can be found spending time with his family, managing projects for a software company, or hanging out in the gym knowing that it won’t do a bit of good.

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