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poppasketti said:

This may stray beyond preservation into fan-edit territory, so I apologize in advance, but would it be possible to insert Duel of the Fates when the hologram circus comes out? I also felt that scene could be more impactful with better music.

Seriously, though, this is a great project and I’d love to see a high resolution version of the Holiday Special!

Well, I think that once I get the original version to the highest quality possible, I can do a separate version of that scene with TPM music and give you an unlisted YouTube link of the scene.

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poppasketti said:

This may stray beyond preservation into fan-edit territory, so I apologize in advance, but would it be possible to insert Duel of the Fates when the hologram circus comes out? I also felt that scene could be more impactful with better music.

I have no idea why you think out of all scenes that the Hologram Circus one was needing to be more impactful or that Duel of the Fates was the track of choice. But I made it for some reason and boy howdy does Duel of the Fates not fit at all.
Maybe we should add Binary Sunset to the cooking show sequence so that it really resonates with audiences. Or perhaps The Asteroid Field over the Mini-transmitter Instructional Video to increase the tension. The possibilities are endless!

https://vimeo.com/281128244

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Bobson Dugnutt said:

I have no idea why you think out of all scenes that the Hologram Circus one was needing to be more impactful or that Duel of the Fates was the track of choice. But I made it for some reason and boy howdy does Duel of the Fates not fit at all.
Maybe we should add Binary Sunset to the cooking show sequence so that it really resonates with audiences. Or perhaps The Asteroid Field over the Mini-transmitter Instructional Video to increase the tension. The possibilities are endless!

https://vimeo.com/281128244

A masterwork! Thank you thank you thank you!

People rag on the Holiday Special, but I’ve always felt with the right music choices, it really can be an epic. And I love your other ideas, Mr. Dugnutt. Perhaps Battle of the Heroes in place of the Jefferson Starship? Or is that scene untouchable? Either way, I look forward to seeing your edit!

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Bobson Dugnutt said:

poppasketti said:

This may stray beyond preservation into fan-edit territory, so I apologize in advance, but would it be possible to insert Duel of the Fates when the hologram circus comes out? I also felt that scene could be more impactful with better music.

I have no idea why you think out of all scenes that the Hologram Circus one was needing to be more impactful or that Duel of the Fates was the track of choice. But I made it for some reason and boy howdy does Duel of the Fates not fit at all.
Maybe we should add Binary Sunset to the cooking show sequence so that it really resonates with audiences. Or perhaps The Asteroid Field over the Mini-transmitter Instructional Video to increase the tension. The possibilities are endless!

https://vimeo.com/281128244

You are a boss, my good sir.

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Hey everyone, I would like to inform you guys that I have posted another update to the update log. It basically says where I am in finishing this project, and what I have left to do. I am planning on releasing the HD edit on November 17th to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Holiday Spacial. I would also like to thank everyone who stayed with me during all the shit life was throwing at me, and I hope that now most of my real world issues have been clearing up, I can get this project done soon.

Keep you posted - Sid

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Sishyo512 said:

Fans of Star Wars know of the low budget flop known as The Star Wars Holiday Special and recognize it for it’s heavy impact on Star Wars culture. There exists many low resolution captures of the TV film, but at this point there exist no film reels, upscales, cleanups, or any format that is fit for average flatscreen TV viewing- if you are willing to indulge into the film, that is.

Well, like many avid Original Trilogy members, I’m going to attempt a restoration of The Holiday Special into 720p.

At the moment, I only have the Blu-Ray Boba Fett animation, and one crusty copy of the dreaded film itself. Any sources and pieces of media would help me with this time consuming project, and I shall keep you all updated.

Happy Life Day - Sishyo512

Update March 31

I have found several sources that I have in mind for using in my upscale.

1 - The 2011 Blu-Ray Star Wars Saga set - I shall take the Boba Fett upscaled animation & space shots taken from A New Hope.

2 - Tasjo 2013 WHIO - The highest quality tape without over edge & base for editing

3 - Zion Hybrid - The absolute highest quality I could find, with heavy edge

4 - Angrysun 2005 KCCI - Has the most genuine coloring that I have found so far

It would help if someone could help me find the Broadcast Master as I am having a few issues finding it. But for now those will be the sources I can use. I’ll manually cleanup all the tapes and keep the project as a Work In Progress.

Keep you all updated soon - Sishyo

Updates in the month of April

April 5th: I have received information about the actual Broadcast Master, along with HD versions of the trailers during the program. I have also started playing around with AviSynth which should come in handy when I get into editing.

April 27th: I have successfully combined HD elements of ANH with the Special. I successfully made the color pallet significantly better using the color bar screen in Avisynth, and I am now looking for programs to use for my editing. I am always open to any suggestions you may have, and this will most likely be the last post in the month of April.

Updates in the months of May and June

June 20th: The first few minutes have been significantly improved with color correction and as mentioned before, HD elements from the Blu Ray release of ANH throughout the month of May. I went through a few crisis’s in real life regarding family and education, but for now I got my life back on track. I’m probably going to do the same ol dissapearance for a few weeks, however progress should start to get gud during the summer.

June 26th: I got a new program to do some framing and editing of the Holiday Special called HitFillm express. I also got a new computer to do editing on, as my old on was being unresponsive and very slow. Below will be a comparison of some components I will now be using, and what their purpose is.


Below is The WHIO 1st Generation, and I use it for its color pallet


Below is the NTSC Broadcast Master, and I use it for frame timing and filling in empty frames


Below is the Blu Ray release of Star Wars: A New Hope, and I use this for whatever HD bits I can take from it since some scenes were reused in the Holiday Special.

Sorry if the the framing isn’t accurate, however these images should give you a sense of what these components serve. If I have any massive breakthrough with my progress I will certainly let you all know, but for now I’ll see you guys later

Thank you - Sid

Updates in the month of August

August 26: Hello everyone, quick update for today. I have finalized a lot of the framing of the Blu Ray segments into the Holiday Special. The deinterlace into 1080p60pfs was rough, so I may have to redo that. I have tried my best to color correct the Special, but that will take a lot more time. The only major thing left that I haven’t touched on is the score, and I have found a man who specializes in that department, so that shouldn’t be a problem. I will try to post my progress on November 17th if everything keeps progressing like it is right now.

Thanks everyone - Sishyo

Even though I’m not sure a blu ray version is required i have the upmost respect for what you’re doing. You must have a strong constitution to put yourself through having to keep watching it.

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Jedi Ttalp said:

Sishyo512 said:

Fans of Star Wars know of the low budget flop known as The Star Wars Holiday Special and recognize it for it’s heavy impact on Star Wars culture. There exists many low resolution captures of the TV film, but at this point there exist no film reels, upscales, cleanups, or any format that is fit for average flatscreen TV viewing- if you are willing to indulge into the film, that is.

Well, like many avid Original Trilogy members, I’m going to attempt a restoration of The Holiday Special into 720p.

At the moment, I only have the Blu-Ray Boba Fett animation, and one crusty copy of the dreaded film itself. Any sources and pieces of media would help me with this time consuming project, and I shall keep you all updated.

Happy Life Day - Sishyo512

Update March 31

I have found several sources that I have in mind for using in my upscale.

1 - The 2011 Blu-Ray Star Wars Saga set - I shall take the Boba Fett upscaled animation & space shots taken from A New Hope.

2 - Tasjo 2013 WHIO - The highest quality tape without over edge & base for editing

3 - Zion Hybrid - The absolute highest quality I could find, with heavy edge

4 - Angrysun 2005 KCCI - Has the most genuine coloring that I have found so far

It would help if someone could help me find the Broadcast Master as I am having a few issues finding it. But for now those will be the sources I can use. I’ll manually cleanup all the tapes and keep the project as a Work In Progress.

Keep you all updated soon - Sishyo

Updates in the month of April

April 5th: I have received information about the actual Broadcast Master, along with HD versions of the trailers during the program. I have also started playing around with AviSynth which should come in handy when I get into editing.

April 27th: I have successfully combined HD elements of ANH with the Special. I successfully made the color pallet significantly better using the color bar screen in Avisynth, and I am now looking for programs to use for my editing. I am always open to any suggestions you may have, and this will most likely be the last post in the month of April.

Updates in the months of May and June

June 20th: The first few minutes have been significantly improved with color correction and as mentioned before, HD elements from the Blu Ray release of ANH throughout the month of May. I went through a few crisis’s in real life regarding family and education, but for now I got my life back on track. I’m probably going to do the same ol dissapearance for a few weeks, however progress should start to get gud during the summer.

June 26th: I got a new program to do some framing and editing of the Holiday Special called HitFillm express. I also got a new computer to do editing on, as my old on was being unresponsive and very slow. Below will be a comparison of some components I will now be using, and what their purpose is.


Below is The WHIO 1st Generation, and I use it for its color pallet


Below is the NTSC Broadcast Master, and I use it for frame timing and filling in empty frames


Below is the Blu Ray release of Star Wars: A New Hope, and I use this for whatever HD bits I can take from it since some scenes were reused in the Holiday Special.

Sorry if the the framing isn’t accurate, however these images should give you a sense of what these components serve. If I have any massive breakthrough with my progress I will certainly let you all know, but for now I’ll see you guys later

Thank you - Sid

Updates in the month of August

August 26: Hello everyone, quick update for today. I have finalized a lot of the framing of the Blu Ray segments into the Holiday Special. The deinterlace into 1080p60pfs was rough, so I may have to redo that. I have tried my best to color correct the Special, but that will take a lot more time. The only major thing left that I haven’t touched on is the score, and I have found a man who specializes in that department, so that shouldn’t be a problem. I will try to post my progress on November 17th if everything keeps progressing like it is right now.

Thanks everyone - Sishyo

Even though I’m not sure a blu ray version is required i have the upmost respect for what you’re doing. You must have a strong constitution to put yourself through having to keep watching it.

Thank you very much Ttalp, I appreciate your kind words!

I’ve gone batshit several times over for the sake of historical preservation…

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What version does this include besides the special? Like the commercials and other stuff

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will this come without commercials?
did you make yourself a release goal?christmas? 😉
i like your efforts and can´t wait to see it.
thanks

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benduwan said:

will this come without commercials?
did you make yourself a release goal?christmas? 😉
i like your efforts and can´t wait to see it.
thanks

Moiisty said:

What version does this include besides the special? Like the commercials and other stuff

All my work sadly does not include the commercials. I might be able to pull some HD versions of the aired commercials from the internet, so right now the chance of the commercials being in the Special are slim.

To answer your question Benduwan, my release goal is for November 17th, to mark the 40th anniversary of the original airing.

Moiisty, I’m not sure what you mean by what version does this include besides the special, but as I said, I doubt I will be including the commercials unless a lot of people think it would be good to include.

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Sishyo512 said:

benduwan said:

will this come without commercials?
did you make yourself a release goal?christmas? 😉
i like your efforts and can´t wait to see it.
thanks

Moiisty said:

What version does this include besides the special? Like the commercials and other stuff

All my work sadly does not include the commercials.

that´s ok 😃

To answer your question Benduwan, my release goal is for November 17th, to mark the 40th anniversary of the original airing.

great.thanks.

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I wonder if there will be any official acknowledgement of the anniversary this year? 😉

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SilverWook said:

I wonder if there will be any official acknowledgement of the anniversary this year? 😉

One can hope.

BTW, big fan of yours man. I’ve been seeing your posts ever since I found this site, so I’m honored to see that I’ve been noticed by you

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Who? Me? Wookiees can’t blush! 😉

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Possessed said:

Can they sneeze?

Pretty sure Chewbacca’s dad made a sneezing gesture in the Special, but it could have also been an involuntary action when he was watching that VR porn.

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Chewie made a snuffling sound in Jabba’s dungeon that sounded like he was going to sneeze to me.

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timdiggerm said:

Possessed said:

benduwan said:

any news of this?
thanks

No I still haven’t heard a wookiee sneeze

Can we start petitioning JJ to work that into EP9 as a gag?

We must take this matter to Twitter immediately

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Can’t wait for this to come out! Is this version going to be sourced from Editroid, Zion Hybrid v2, or WHIO?

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Morphzero said:

Can’t wait for this to come out! Is this version going to be sourced from Editroid, Zion Hybrid v2, or WHIO?

I believe Sishyo mentioned somewhere in an earlier post that it’s the EditDroid broadcast master that will be the source.

One thing I like about the Star Wars saga are the planets, especially the ones wet with rain, hahaha! Kamino, Eadu, and Ach-To - all three of them have enormous amounts of rain, it seems. 😃

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Morphzero said:

Can’t wait for this to come out! Is this version going to be sourced from Editroid, Zion Hybrid v2, or WHIO?

Most of my edits were from the WHIO, and then I found the Editroid BM so it’s going to be a bit of a mix. I am also sourcing from 4k77 and the despecialized edition for some of the space shots. And finally, I am going to be sourcing some promotional prints of Boba Fett to color correct that good animation segment.

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Found this page guys: http://www.starwarsholidayspecial.com
It has a lot of documentation on the Holiday Special, so I thought you guys might like it.

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