“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” was born one of the most profitable sagas in the history of cinema.
“Star Wars” began in 1977, and to date will have raised more than 50 billion dollars, adding all avenues of exploitation.
Disney’s acquisition of the franchise could have cost more than 8 billion dollars, a safe bet that has already paid off in a very short time.
George Lucas currently has a wealth of 5.1 billion dollars, which places him at number 372 on the Forbes list of billionaires.
But very few know that this wonderful saga has a black sheep among the first trilogy.
The Star Wars Christmas Special, the title by which the program was known in America, is a 1978 telefilm set in the Star Wars Galaxy, which was broadcast only once and was never released as an offical copy for sale.
It featured cameos from all of the main cast from that same movie, and introduced the character of Boba Fett.
This film is one of the “100 Dumbest Events in the History of Television”, this Christmas special was also positioned as number one of “the worst two hours of television of all time”.
George Lucas commented that he would be happy if every copy could be tracked down and burned…
Conclusion: even the brightest people are capable of making mistakes.
This fact has not been repeated until today, and it has a multitude of official films, spin-offs or series, so we can be calm, that there is “Force for a while”.