40 years Star Wars Holiday Special. At least every Star Wars fan has heard of it. George Lucas himself has mentioned several times that he would break every copy of it with his own hands with a hammer if he had the chance. Robert Vogel says that anyone who has seen this work has the insatiable need to persuade others to look at it as well, so that they experience the same torments as himself.
Over time, the Star Wars Holiday Special has even gained a kind of cult status of its own. But can you do anything wrong with a TV special that was the most expensive of its kind in its day, with Star Wars in the title and broadcast at the height of the hype? Robert Vogel has researched and explained what went wrong during production and what happens when too many cooks are at work.