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Nerd Court: The Star Wars Holiday Edition

Nerd Court at the Overtime Theater strikes back with a contentious holiday-themed debate. Just when you thought the yuletide drama would be limited to sniping from your uptight aunt over the holiday ham, Rob Barron and Scott McDowell have come together to butt heads over the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. Beloved or reviled depending on whom you speak to, even Mark Hamill hasn’t watched the 1978 TV flop all the way through. While undeniably a shameless cash grab for merchandise — marred further by stilted acting and low production values — the show was also the first time fans caught a glimpse of legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett. Attendees will get a chance to judge the special for themselves prior to Barron and McDowell taking the stage, so the grainy images of Chewbacca & Co. will be fresh to mind while the two duke it out.

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