“The Star Wars Holiday Special” Dir. Steve Binder & David Acomba (1978) CBS. The infamous Star Wars Holiday Special aired 40 years ago today, and was never seen again...legally. Thank god for bootleg VHS recordings of it, or it would be lost forever, and George Lucas would certainly prefer it that way. From long, unsubtitled Wookie conversations to cheesy musical numbers, it’s frankly hilarious to watch (find a bootleg copy online). And of course, it gave us the 1st appearance of Boba Fett, so it’s not all bad.