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Project To Collect All Star Wars Documentaries
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16-Jun-2005, 7:57 PM
okay, here's an example of what I mean...this is just a rough list that encompasses (very much incompletely!) 1975-1980. i'd envision it divided into pages maybe by Pre-1977, 1977, 1978-1979, 1980, and so on.

the only part I haven't added yet is the list of releases each special is included on, or basically, places you can find it. i'm thinking that might be the last step...once a master list is created, I can go back (hopefully with the help of others) and list exactly which available releases each item is on, if any.

i hope to get the pre-prequel era version of this done pretty fast so that it's done, and then it'd be great to find someplace to host it, or someone to design a website around I said, that is NOT my strong suit! once it's up, it'll also be easier to revise and add to since everyone will be able to see it and can e-mail in changes that can be incorporated.

anyway, lemme know what you think, and if anyone already has stuff to add to this early list from 1975-1980, let me know. thanks!

Star Wars : The 1975 Casting Auditions
XXXXX, 1975
Never aired – bootleg release
XX minutes
Original audition tapes in black and white from Star Wars. Features the leading cast of the original film along with actors who were not cast in the film's leads, including Kurt Russell, Amy Irving, and more.

Making of Star Wars as told by C-3PO & R2-D2
September 16, 1977
60 minutes
C-3PO and R2-D2 "host" a documentary chronicling the production of the first Star Wars film.

The Donny & Marie Show
Guest stars: C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Darth Vader (also Kris Kristofferson, Paul Lynde, and Redd Foxx)
September 23, 1977
15 min (approx)
A sketch on the Donny & Marie musical variety show that lampoons Star Wars in the most kitschy and seventies way imaginable.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Guest star: Mark Hamill
November 29, 1977
60 minutes
Mark Hamill was a guest on this talk show.

The Bob Hope All-Star Christmas Comedy Special
Guest stars: Mark Hamill
December 19, 1977
60 minutes
Features a parody sketch of Star Wars.

Star Wars Holiday Special
November 17, 1978
2 hours
An original television movie featuring the entire cast of the original Star Wars, as well as guest stars Art Carney, Bea Arthur, and Harvey Korman. Must be seen to be believed. The Nelvana cartoon in the special is the first appearance of Boba Fett.

The Muppet Show
Guest stars: Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and R2-D2
January 16, 1980, Syndicated
30 minutes
A guest appearance by the "stars of Star Wars" on The Muppet Show.

Sesame Street
February 14, 15 & 18, 1980
60 minutes
C-3PO and R2-D2 featured in segments on three episodes of Sesame Street from 1980.

Sesame Street Workprints
Never aired – bootleg release
XX minutes
Raw footage from the C-3PO and R2-D2 appearance on Sesame Street.

Classic Kenner Commercials
Various networks & dates
Bootleg release
A compilation of commercials promoting the Kenner Star Wars toys.