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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Carrie Fisher: October 21 1956-December 27 2016

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, unfazed by
Darth Vader in Star Wars 


Today, like every Star Wars fan in the world, Episode Nothing tries to process the news of Carrie Fisher's death – with a particular focus on how Princess Leia changed things for women in cinema.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Harrison Ford-Carrie Fisher affair: Does it tell us anything new about Star Wars?

Carrie Fisher at around the time of
the affair with Harrison Ford
on the set of Star Wars


After Carrie Fisher revealed details of the affair she had with Harrison Ford during the shooting of Star Wars, Episode Nothing considers whether there are some things about Star Wars that we’d be just as happy not to know.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Some final Life Day thoughts on the Star Wars Holiday Special


Happy Life Day: The Star Wars Holiday Special


As another Life Day comes and goes, Episode Nothing offers some final thoughts on why The Star Wars Holiday Special still inspires macabre fascination.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Everything that's good in The Star Wars Holiday Special





We could go on mocking The Star Wars Holiday Special for a very long time. It is the most bizarrely misconceived product ever to bear the name of the franchise. But is it all bad? Today, Episode Nothing combs the special for good points.


Friday, 4 November 2016

The Star Wars Holiday Special: The 10 Most Excruciating Moments – Part 2

The cast are reunited at the end of
The Star Wars Holiday Special


We’ve had holographic acrobats, a spoof of cookery shows and Luke Skywalker sporting Joanna Lumley’s hair and make-up from The New Avengers. Surely The Star Wars Holiday Special couldn’t get any more bizarre … could it?

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.