Star Wars is fast becoming a holiday tradition here at Fiction Unbound. Two years ago, J.J. Abrams brightened the Christmas season and saved the franchise with The Force Awakens, a fresh if sometimes overly self-conscious reboot that, despite its flaws, went a long way toward undoing the damage done by Episodes I-III and the “Special Edition” releases of Episodes IV-VI.
Last year, Rogue One showed us how an original, compelling new storyline could change our appreciation of the Star Wars canon for the better. We even selected an appropriately themed Yule log to commemorate the new tradition.
This year, as we take a break to spend time with friends and family (and to see The Last Jedi, of course!), we’ve decided to share an ancient relic from the Star Wars universe, one that reminds us the Force must always be in balance: light and darkness, good and evil, life and death, good filmmaking and the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Happy holidays, and happy Life Day! And don't forget to check back January 5, 2o18 for our review of The Last Jedi.
Read Similar Stories
The Last Jedi turns expectations upside down and fans inside out.
Some holiday traditions are better than others.
"Luminous beings are we," says Yoda. Star Wars and the Power of Costume at the Denver Art Museum celebrates the creative process that brought to life a modern myth.
The Unbound Writers read a lot of speculative fiction, but listening to it sometimes adds another layer of satisfaction. Here are some of our faves.
The Force Awakens is both a loving tribute to the first Star Wars movie and a nod to how the world has progressed since the ‘70’s. The heroine, Rey, is a tough, young woman whose sidekick is Finn, a black ex-stormtrooper. There are also a conflicted villain, Kylo Ren; a cute droid, BB-8; a dusty desert planet; a hero’s call to action…The Unbound Writers have plenty to say about it.