Friday, 28 October 2016

The Star Wars Holiday Special: The 10 Most Excruciating Moments – Part 1

An ad for The Star Wars Holiday Special

It’s time we talked about something painful. Today, Episode Nothing begins to look at the single most bizarre moment in the history of Star Wars – the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.

Friday, 21 October 2016

The cast of Star Wars on TV: the Donny & Marie show, 1977

The bizarre finale of the Donny & Marie Star Wars skit

The Star Wars Holiday Special was not the first time the blockbuster of the century crossed paths with television’s light entertainment industry. Today, Episode Nothing goes back to September 23, 1977, when characters from Star Wars appeared on Donny & Marie.

Friday, 14 October 2016

The story of a boy, a girl and a universe: the original Star Wars teaser trailer from 1976

The 1976 teaser trailer for Star Wars, before the final logo was produced

Almost forty years after cinema audiences saw the first trailer for Star Wars, Episode Nothing considers what people would have made of this strange new movie.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Who was the storm-trooper who bumped his head in Star Wars?

A stormtrooper bumps is head in Star Wars' most famous blooper

At least two actors thought they might have been the stormtrooper who bumps his head in Star Wars' most famous blooper. Episode Nothing considers each one’s case – and reflects on what the interest in this gaffe tells us about the film.