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WATCH: Trailer and poster drops for A Disturbance in the Force, a new documentary all about The Star Wars Holiday Special

March 18th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Are you ready for a documentary breaking down how the legendary Star Wars Holiday Special was made? Damn right you are!

Premiering last week at SXSW, A Disturbance in the Force was written and directed by Jeremy Coon and Steve Kozak and tells the story of 1978’s insane installment in the Star Wars saga.

Featuring interviews with, among others, Kevin smith, Seth Green, Weird Al Yankovic, Paul Scheer, Taran Killam, Donny Osmond, Gilbert Gottfried, Bonnie Burton, Bruce Vilanch, and Steve Binder this is definitely one to keep an eye out for because, as a massive Star Wars fan, this is one of the franchise’s craziest and most intriguing chapters.

Check out the trailer below and admit it… you’re in, aren’t you?

There’s no word on where or when the documentary with be screening or be available but the official site allows you to sign up for any upcoming details

In 1977, “Star Wars” became a cultural phenomenon that single-handedly revitalized a stagnant film industry, and forever changed how films were sold, made, and marketed. Movies would never be the same again.

A year later, neither would television.

In 1978, CBS aired the two-hour “Star Wars Holiday Special” during the week of Thanksgiving and was watched by 13 million people. It never re-aired.

While some fans of the franchise are aware of this dark secret, this bizarre two hours of television still remains relatively unknown among the general public. Simply put, we will answer how and why did the “Holiday Special” get made.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….