Face-Off: Most Embarrassing 'Star Wars' TV Movie

by urbanemovies | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

In April 2021, Disney quietly made its long banished made-for-television 'Star Wars' movies available for streaming on Disney+. While, the two Ewok-themed broadcast TV movie installments are available to stream unedited; subscribers are only able to stream the animated short, “The Story of the Faithful Wookiee” portion of 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'. No official statement been made about whether the reprieve is temporary or permanent with questions regarding their ongoing future availability still unanswered. Star Wars fans are advised to watch them while they can, as their availability may be short-lived.

Disney's LucasFilm for decades has heard calls to make the 'Star Wars' TV movies available. More recently, they have faced mounting pressure to stream the titles via an online petition. The noteworthy policy reversal was buried in a monthly press release among the list of other newly added Disney+ streaming titles. Since, the three titles are the lowest IMDb rated movies of the entire 'Star Wars' movie franchise; one hardly could be surprised by Disney's failure to trumpet the move or their attempt to hide it in plain sight. In 2004, one of these titles proved particularly humiliating, when it was named "The Worst Two Hours of Television, Ever" in the book, "What Were They Thinking: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History".

In your opinion, which 'Star Wars' made-for-television movie is the most embarrassing installment of the previously banished LucasFilm TV broadcast movies?

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1. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 8,880

2. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 10,368

3. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Paul Gale, Mark Hamill

Votes: 14,161



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