• magisterrex Retro Games


    I've been gaming since the days of Pong and still own a working Atari 2600. I tend to ramble on about retro games, whether they be board games, video games or PC games. Sometimes I digress. Decades after earning it, I'm finally putting the skills I learned while completing my history degree from the University of Victoria to good use. Or so I think. If you're into classic old school gaming, this blog is for you!

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Christmas Classics: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Introducing Chewbacca’s family…his wife, Malla…his son, Lumpy…and his father, Itchy…”  Let’s just stop and reflect for a moment.  If anyone had any illusions that the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special was going to be forever remembered as a classic of American television after hearing that line, they should immediately surrender their drivers licences and any firearms they might possess.  Clearly, their decision-making and situational awareness skillsets are suspect.  Yes, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and the rest of the cast were involved, so there was the potential of fun…but with the inclusion of Bea Arthur, Art Carney, and Harvey Korman you knew that this would not end well.

Still, nobody’s life is complete without sitting back and watching some of the pure schlock that was the Star Wars Holiday Special.  Enjoy!

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