Reply: The Star Wars Vacation Particular (TV)
For many followers, the primary recollection they’ve of Boba Fett, the robust silent Bounty Hunter, was in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Again. That was not, nonetheless, the primary time Boba Fett made an look in a Star Wars franchise property.
In reality, Boba Fett debuted to viewers throughout the U.S. not on the silver display screen, however on the TV display screen. In November of 1978, CBS viewers had been handled to the now notorious two hour Star Wars Vacation Particular. The particular, a group of quick segments, options weird content material like Chewie visiting his Wookie household and talking solely of their native language with none subtitles, Bea Arthur working the Mos Eisley Cantina, and a go to to the intergalactic Tree of Life to rejoice a kind of area Christmas (however, , in a galaxy far, distant and way back the place they’d do not know what Christmas was).
Whereas a lot of the particular is the form of content material each George Lucas and followers want to overlook, there’s one notable factor in regards to the broadcast (apart from the oddity of all of it): in an animated quick inside the particular, we’re handled to the primary on-screen look of Boba Fett—seen within the nonetheless right here.
The animated sequence Boba Fett seems in revolves across the bounty hunter assembly Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and their robotic companions when the Millennium Falcon crashes on a water planet generally known as Panna. Initially, Boba Fett wins their belief by saving Luke from an enormous monster, however then later, once they head to the principle metropolis on the planet in quest of assist, he contacts Darth Vader and betrays Luke, revealing his true intentions. Everybody escapes the encounter, together with Boba Fett (by jetpack, naturally) and the tone is ready for Boba Fett’s position in future Star Wars tales.
Picture courtesy of CBS/20th Century Fox.