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December 6, 2003
Wars Galaxies celebrates Life Day
According to the latest Star Wars Galaxies newsletter:
"In December the Events Team will be celebrating Wookiee
Life Day by sporadically distributing goodies such as the ornamental
Wookiee Life Day Robe."
For those who may not know, Star Wars Galaxies is an online massive
multiplayer game, where you are able to create your own character
and become immersed in the world of Star Wars, interacting with
other characters both non-player and player-controlled. You can
even visit a number of different planets. So far Kashyyyk is not
one of the options, although Wookiees are one of the character
races you can choose!
November 18th, 2003
FOX News airs footage of the Holiday Special
Just a few minutes before 8:00 Eastern time November 17th, the
FOX News channel broadcast some footage from The Star Wars Holiday
Special during the G Block portion of The FOX Report with Shepard
Smith, mentioning that the show aired on CBS 25 years ago, one
time only. This is likely the first time footage of the Special
has been broadcast on commercial TV since its original air date!
Download this clip in DivX .avi format here.
You may need the
codec to play this video.
November 17th, 2003
25 Years of The Star Wars Holiday Special
date marks the 25th anniversary of The Star Wars Holiday Special.
We don't expect this to be a widely recognized event! However,
this site has opened in time to celebrate that one-time-only airing
25 years ago, as well as the memories of all who saw it back then.
We expect all of you to sit back at 8:00 Eastern Time tonight
(right after the Clone Wars), get out the Wookie-ookies, put on
a copy of the Holiday Special, and watch it along with your friends
or loved ones (hoping they will still be your friends or loved
ones afterwards, of course!).
Happy Life Day everyone, and May The Force Be With You!
November 11, 2003
Carney dies at 85
We are saddened to learn that actor Art Carney (known to many
as Ed Norton on The Honeymooners, but also to many Star Wars fans
as Trader Saun Dann on The Star Wars Holiday Special) died Sunday
at his home at the age of 85, and was buried today in a private
ceremony in Chester, Connecticut. He had been ill for some time.
This sad news comes on the brink of the 25-year anniversary of
the Holiday Special, which he played a large part in. We would
like to dedicate our thoughts to Art, who will be missed.
October 1, 2003
www.starwarsholidayspecial.com has opened to the public - the
definitive site on The Star Wars Holiday Special, that much-maligned
but undeniable missing piece of the Star Wars universe!