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Star Wars Releasing Documentary Mark Hamill Won't be Thrilled About

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The Star Wars universe has given fans top-notch content since its inception 45 years ago but that's not to say that the beloved franchise hasn't had its fair share of misses. Of course, the sequel trilogy instantaneously comes to mind but during Star Wars' early years, there was one specific project that nearly turned fans away from the franchise.

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We're talking about the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, a television special that originally aired on November 17, 1978, on CBS. Over the years, there has been serious discourse within the fandom about whether or not it's canon to the movies but it's safe to say that even the actors who participated in it would rather leave its memory behind.

Well, good luck with that because a documentary centered on the creation of the Holiday Special will finally see the light of day after years of development. Titled A Disturbance in the Force, the documentary will premiere at the upcoming South by Southwest Film Festival which kicks off on March 10 (via ComicBook).

It remains unclear if the documentary will be exclusive to the event or if there's a chance it'll be shown on a much grander scale after SXSW. Now, we're wondering how Mark Hamill feels about this latest Star Wars project, considering he's been overly critical of the special for years. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Say what you will about it but the documentary is considered essential viewing for diehard fans of the franchise, especially considering the Holiday Special itself is hard to find.

Meanwhile, you can get your Star Wars fix — from films to shows exclusively on Disney+.

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