On Nov. 17, 1978, something unthinkable happened. That something was The Star Wars Holiday Special. Indeed, the cast of Star Wars hit television screens that day with a two-hour CBS holiday special that has been almost universally panned by pretty much everyone ever since it aired. In fact, it was so poorly received, it’s never once been officially released in any format ever since. That’s right, it literally aired one time, and every trace of it was promptly buried by creator George Lucas afterwards.
But with a fandom as insanely dedicated as Star Wars fans… there’s always a way!