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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 16 September 2017 at 9:42pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Originally aired on ABC TV, narrated by William Conrad:


I have vague memories of seeing this when I was 5... I'm sure I was thrilled beyond belief, since (this being the late '70s) it was nigh impossible to see any footage of STAR WARS outside of a theater.  And to see any of it on TV was a real treat.

An intriguing little time capsule, when the film was merely "huge," and right before it (and future films) became a merchandising behemoth for years & decades to come...


 


Edited by Shaun Barry on 16 September 2017 at 9:48pm
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 6:37am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Cool.

I'm sure I was all over this at the time, but don't recall it.

Enjoyed hearing "Cannon's" voice again.
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Warren Scott
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Posted: 21 September 2017 at 12:04pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I've told this story before, but in case you missed it-
the special starts with the opening of "Star Wars," with Vader and company boarding the Rebel ship and goes on to include his strangling the Rebel commander. I tuned in a little late and being 10 years old at the time, thought they were airing the movie!
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Warren Scott
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Posted: 21 September 2017 at 12:07pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Oops! Looking at it again, it doesn't include the famous choking scene, but it does include his confrontation with Leia.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 21 September 2017 at 1:02pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

...the famous choking scene...

Which I started swiping immediately!

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