LEGO STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Disney+, 3:00 a.m. ET
SPECIAL PREMIERE: Now this is diving deep into the geek weeds. Star Wars, the original George Lucas film that launched the franchise (now part four in the saga), premiered in 1977. A TV holiday special followed the next year, featuring enough of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to get them in the credits, but mostly focusing on Chewbacca and a trip to his Wookie homeland. I reviewed the show then (yes, I’m that ancient), and not that favorably – and the Star Wars Holiday Special faded quickly into well-earned obscurity, eventually to become revered as a high-camp bootleg VHS. And, eventually, DVD. Well, one of those bootlegs obviously found its way to the Lego movie creators, because today, on Disney+, they’re presenting an entire Lego special playing off, and with, that very first Star Wars TV spinoff.