Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Anomaly Of The Star Wars Holiday Special

Angela and I subjected ourselves and our friends Kasey (aka KC on the Treks In Sci-Fi forums) and Gerald, to torture this month for the sake of comedy. Thank you KC and Gearld for suffering through this steaming pile of Life Day Poodoo with us. The Star Wars Holiday Special proved to be worse than a natural child birth, according to Angela. And she delivered baby Russel sans the epideral. That should tell you just how absolutely painful this hour and a half film is. It aired November 17, 1978 on CBS-TV in the States. I was four years old at the time and my parents spared me the trauma by putting me to bed at an early hour...THANK THE MAKER! December 14, 2008 was the first time I watched this thing in it's entirety. I will never look at Jar Jar Binks the same way ever again. The Phantam Menece is a master piece by comparison to the Holiday Special. Watch the compilation of scenes that we cover in our episode, for an introduction, if you've never seen the special.

Would you believe there is a web site devoted to the Holiday Special??? Check it out!

If you're hungry for more Holiday Special cheap shots, check out Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy & Bill Corbett, of Mystery Science Theater 3000, are creating comedic commentaries in audio file formats that can be synced to movies you already own. They have not neglected to slam the Holiday Special. At $3.99 this file is worth the download.

In this episode of Anomaly we also covered the first Battle Star Galactica Webisode for the last season of BSG as well as The Big Bang Theory and Robot Chicken.

Remember, Anomaly is a monthly podcast. For some reason our husbands actually like us and enjoy spending time with us. And for some reason we like them, so Anomaly comes second. Oh and then there's the fact that Angela has a baby. It's a wonder we produce any shows at all! LOL...but rest assured Anomaly will maintain it's monthly status.

What can you expect from the Anomaly Podcast in January? We have decided to dedicate a podcast to Majel Barret, a great Anomaly who passed away yesterday (December 19, 2008). We admired her spirit and wish to honor her by featuring the characters she played in our next episode. Check the blog frequently for updates and additional information.

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Anonymous said...

This was a great episode! Jen and Angela, great commentary, it was nice to hear from Russell as well. Gerald and KC were very fun, and the interview that Meds did with the first time Star Wars watcher from England was simply wonderful! I love your show. Put out more please!

Please by all means, if you haven't listened yet, do so! You will smile!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful show! I watched the Holiday Special the first time it aired and my then-six-year-old-self took it *very* seriously.... But I watched it again a few years ago and had the same kind of "laugh it up, fuzzball" good time you and your guests were having. Thanks for the fun!

Jen said...

Thank you both for your comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the episode. Stay in touch! - Jen