During the summer, we got news of a new Star Wars Holiday Special that was going to air later this year. Well, a Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, to be more accurate. And on Thursday morning, Disney+ released a trailer, giving us our first actual glimpse at the planned Life Day extravaganza.
The original Star Wars Holiday Special aired on American TV in 1978 and was a confusing mix of live action and animation that saw Han and Chewie visit Kashyyyk (the Wookie homeworld, obviously) to celebrate Life Day. By most accounts, it was not a particularly positive experience for the cast and crew, not to mention the audience, who were greeted with the sight of Bea Arthur tending bar in the Mos Eisley Cantina, where she pours someone a drink through a hole in their wig.
The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special looks a little more coherent but no less wacky. It seems that Rey and BB-8 find a Sith holocron, or some other kind of magic crystal, and begin a journey through time, meeting characters from throughout the timeline. But because this is Lego Star Wars, it’s all done firmly tongue in cheek—if that’s possible with an injection-molded plastic head where the features are painted on. So there are jokes about Kylo Ren always being topless, about Han shooting Greedo first, and one of the posters Disney+ made features a new hand, wrapped in a bow, with a note from Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker.
You can watch Lego Star Wars Holiday Special on Disney+ on November 17.
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