Skywalking Through Neverland: A Star Wars / Disney Podcast
Classic Marvel STAR WARS Comics #10

"At last! Beyond The Movie! Beyond the Galaxy!” reads the cover of each issue of the Marvel Star Wars comics from 1977 and beyond. Richard, Sarah and Star Wars artist Randy Martinez dive into these classic Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970’s and 1980’s.

In this episode we look at Star Wars #10: ’Behemoth From The World Below!’ A Behemoth ravages the town, characters die rather gruesomely, Jaxxon has a moment, and we get to see something miraculous happen before it really happens in The Empire Strikes Back. What could it be??

But first, Randy Martinez remembers Kenny Baker (R2-D2) with a great story about that time he spent an evening over at Kenny Baker's house. It's true. All of it. 

Now let’s dive in to this issue!

Title: "Behemoth From The World Below"

Release Date: January 10, 1978

Writer: Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin

Script Writer: Don Glut

Illustrator: Howard Chaykin

Synopsis: The giant reptilian Behemoth has been summoned! Serji-X Arrogantus, the leader of the Cloud-Riders, knows that he and his men have no chance against the beast, and he also realizes that the behemoth is being controlled by the village’s old shaman. The situation gets out of control causing the monster to run amok.

Meanwhile, Leia Organa searches the Drexel system for Luke Skywalker who hasn't been heard from since his last transmission was interrupted.

Join us as we review the story and get an artistic analysis from Randy Martinez. We then go over our favorite panel, favorite line and most un-Star Wars moment from this issue. We asked for your opinions on the cover art and you came through with some great feedback.

Have fun with us and may the classic comics be with you...

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133: Skywalking Through STRANGER THINGS / Goodbye Kenny Baker

The biggest TV hit this summer has definitely been the Netflix horror-suspense series, STRANGER THINGS. Joining us this week is actress Glennellen Anderson, who plays mean-girl Nicole with Steve’s gang. She gives us all kinds of awesome details about working on set, the Duffer Brothers, Winona Rider and the miracle that is Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven). There are spoilers ahead in this interview, so if you haven’t seen STRANGER THINGS yet, what are you doing? Watch, then listen! (1:07:48)

James Arnold Taylor in the house! Our beloved voice of Obi-Wan from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels joins us to talk about one of his other 200 voices: Ratchett from Ratchett and Clank The Movie! This film will be released on home video August 23rd, so be on the lookout. JAT really is the sweetest guy, and even does a little “JAT Theater” for all of our Skywalkers. (53:30)

Also on this episode:

  • Kenny Baker: A Tribute - Kenny Baker, the man who brought R2-D2 to life, passed away on August 13th. As the entertainer that he was who always wanted to make people laugh we have a fun time as we look back at his career, play some exclusive audio from the Men Behind The Masks Convention from 1994 that Richard personally shot and we will be joined by the STN Rebel Spy, Dave Skale, who reveals information that has been kept under wraps for over fifty years! (8:45)
  • Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

As usual, it’s a packed episode, and we hope you all enjoy. Thanks for being a part of our Skywalker Family.

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132: The MARVELous DRAGONtastic Episode of Rogue One

BREAKING: ROGUE ONE Olympics Trailer Reaction! We love the Olympics, and we love Star Wars even more. Let’s discuss the NEW trailer which debuted during Olympics coverage on 8/11.

Friend of the show Adam Bray (Author: Ultimate Star Wars, Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know) joins us to discuss his new book, Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know with some fun stories and just what it takes to write what you love. He is on a book tour, so head here to check out where you can meet him.

PETE’S DRAGON (2016) releases on 8/12. In a special Things We Want To Share, Richard and Sarah are joined by Mark Oguschewitz (Talking Apes TV) to give their review of the film and discuss just how awesome dragons really are. This review is Spoiler-Light, which means we may talk about some plot points that occur in the first 10 minutes of the film, but we leave you to discover the important surprises that occur later in the film. Magic is preserved!

Also on this episode:

  • Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

We want to give a big Thank You to our family of Skywalkers who help us out on each show whether it’s listening, posting comments and suggestions on our FB group or just spreading and sharing the positivity about our adventure through fandom! And remember...Never Land On Alderaan!

Where We Will Be (In Real Life)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise! For more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote. Then, click on the orange "Get a Quote" button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You're not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention "Skywalking Through Neverland" so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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The TechnoRetro Dads team up with Skywalking Through Neverland to celebrate HOWARD THE DUCK’S 30th Anniversary! This film had a rockin’ theme song, Lea Thompson in her skivvies and a man in a duck suit. We talk about the highpoints, lowpoint, and the possible future for Howard. In the summer of 1986, Star Wars fans looked forward to anything bearing the LucasFilm Logo. Richard, Shazbazzar and Jedishua reminisce, while Sarah shares her thoughts on seeing the film for the first time.

We go from Ducks to Sharks as Richard and his Talking Apes TV co-host Mark Oguschewitz review SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS! With plenty of references to STAR WARS, other classic films and even BAYWATCH, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity. Just how much of a parody was it? Well, listen and find out.

Also on this episode:

  • HOWARD THE DUCK Fun Facts
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

We want to give a big Thank You to our family of Skywalkers who help us out on each show whether it’s listening, posting comments and suggestions on our FB group or just spreading and sharing the positivity about our adventure through fandom!

And remember...Never Land On Alderaan!

Where We Will Be (In Real Life)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise! For more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote. Then, click on the orange "Get a Quote" button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You're not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention "Skywalking Through Neverland" so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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Episode 130: Hamill, Hoojibs and HerUniverse

On this episode, we continue our coverage of Star Wars Celebration Europe, then dive into SDCC 2016.

If you watched the Mark Hamill panel from SWCE, our good friend Kevin Raidernerd Reitzel (Fandom Podcast Network) was the first one up to ask Mark a question. He was wearing a #TeamHoojib shirt! Well, Kevin comes on the show to talk Hamill, hoojibs and Running of the Wilrow Hoods.

STN roving reporter Kai Charles (Fiction State of Mind) is back from San Diego Comic-Con 2016 and she has some great stories about the Star Wars panels and the 3rd Annual HerUniverse Fashion Show. Disney Lucasfilm Press is taking over the world! Also on this episode:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, “Mission: BREAKOUT” ride is announced for DCA. We go through our reactions and several other reactions. Just how split is the population?
  • Richard is finally watching FIREFLY!! What does he think of it?
  • Skywalker Story: Roon Marchant
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

We want to give a big Thank You to our family of Skywalkers who help us out on each show whether it’s listening, posting comments and suggestions on our FB group or just spreading and sharing the positivity about our adventure through fandom!

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise! To get more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote and click on the orange "Get a Quote" button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You're not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention "Skywalking Through Neverland" so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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Never Land on Alderaan!

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129: Skywalking Through Star Wars Celebration Europe with TRICIA BARR

This week Richard and Sarah welcome Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rogue Star Wars Insider Magazine & Book Author) to talk first-hand about her Star Wars Celebration Europe adventures. She was there at the big Rogue One panel, had her own big panels, talked with Star Wars Rebels cast and crew Dave Filoni, Tiya Sircar and Sam Witwer and then adopted a few Loth Cats along the way. Let’s talk Star Wars!!

Also on this episode:

  • WINNER ANNOUNCED - Who won a copy of Chuck Wendig’s new book, Star Wars: Life Debt? All you had to do was pick out the question Richard asked at Star Wars Celebration 0 almost 30 years ago in the audio on Episode 128. And the winner is...!
  • LEGO Cinderella Castle playset - it’s brand new on September 1st, 2016, and is amazing! Tinker Bell mini-fig included!
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

We want to give a big Thank You to our family of Skywalkers who help us out on each show whether it’s listening, posting comments and suggestions on our FB group or just spreading and sharing the positivity about our adventure through fandom!

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise! To get more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote and click on the orange "Get a Quote" button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You're not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention "Skywalking Through Neverland" so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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CONTACT US

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Join us on Periscope each week for a Pre-Show Chat. We also bring you to Disneyland, Red Carpet Events and Theme Park Openings.

Send emails to share@skywalkingthroughneverland.com and follow us on Facebook.

 

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128: Star Wars Celebration 0 Flashback & Star Wars Land Concept Art

STAR WARS CELEBRATION FLASHBACK - In honor of Star Wars Celebration Europe starting July 15th, we flashback to the very first Star Wars convention held 29 years ago. It was officially titled, “Starlog Salutes Star Wars–A 10th Anniversary Tribute to George Lucas and the Galaxy Far, Far Away Which He Created!” or as we are now calling it, Celebration 0! Thinking ahead, an 18-year old Richard traveled to Los Angeles to get the audio from this first-ever George Lucas panel for something called Skywalking Through Neverland (remember this was 1987). Here now for the first time is the whole Q&A panel with a special live introduction by R2-D2, C-3PO and Darth Vader who shows an unexpected sense of humor. Hear the first announcement for the prequel trilogy, plans to work again with the Disney theme parks and future plans of a 7-part Howard the Duck franchise* (*joke due to jet-lag). So much fun to hear almost 3 decades later and see what story elements made it into the prequels and the films after the original trilogy!

It’s still a few years away but we’re getting information and concept art for Star Wars Land every few months! In this episode we analyze the new artwork that was just posted on Disney Parks Blog that gave a birds-eye view of the 14-acre expansion. What is it that we are looking at? Of course you noticed the Millennium Falcon, but did you notice the Lamda-class shuttle? Or what could be a Blockade Runner? Is that beast of burden animatronic or will or will it roam this new unseen planet? There’s plenty of opportunity for lots of gift shops and themed restaurants in this marketplace setting. So many places to separate you from your hard-earned cash.  

Also on this episode:

  • Contest winner revealed and a chance to win Chuck Wendig’s new book, Star Wars: Life Debt, the follow-up to Aftermath!
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

We want to give a big Thank you to our family of Skywalkers who help us out on each show whether it’s listening, posting comments and suggestions on our FB group or just spreading and sharing the positivity about our adventure through fandom!

 

 

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127: Finally, WRECK-IT RALPH 2
WRECK-IT RALPH 2 is ggglitching its way into theaters on March 9, 2018. We can’t wait! John C. Reilly (Ralph) and Sarah Silverman (Vanellope Von Schweetz) are both set to reprise their roles. All we know about the plot so far is that Ralph is wrecking the internet. Richard and Sarah take a deep dive into what the plot could contain. We even called on some help from our Skywalkers via our Facebook Group Page. From memes to apps to gaming, how could Ralph and Vanellope break the internet? And what gaming cameos would you want to see?
 
Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World is now open past sunset, with a whole slew of new nighttime activities. Teresa Delgado (Fangirls Going Rogue / Disney Vault Talk) was able to visit and tells us about the new fun additions, the best way to see them and what caused her to roll up in a little ball of fear!
 
Also on this episode:
  • Skywalker Story - Derek Spier will let it go in a story about his family of fangirls
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week 
We want to give a big Thank you to our family of Skywalkers who help us out on each show whether it’s listening, posting comments and suggestions on our FB group or just spreading and sharing the positivity about our adventure through fandom!

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise! To get more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote and click on the orange "Get a Quote" button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You're not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention "Skywalking Through Neverland" so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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CONTACT US

tweet! tweet! @SkywalkingPod.

We have a Facebook Group. Follow Skywalkingpod on SnapChat.

Join us on Periscope each week for a Pre-Show Chat. We also bring you to Disneyland, Red Carpet Events and Theme Park Openings.

Send emails to share@skywalkingthroughneverland.com and follow us on Facebook.

If you dug this episode, click over to iTunes | Stitcher | YouTube and leave us a review! Never Land on Alderaan!

Direct download: Episode_127_final.mp3
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126: Skywalking Through Rogue One with EW's Anthony Breznican
Anthony Breznican, Senior Writer at Entertainment Weekly, is now the go-to guy for breaking Star Wars news, so we had to have him on as a special guest. You may have seen Anthony (@Breznican) moderating The Force Awakens panel at SWCA in 2015. Just last week he wrote several articles surrounding Rogue One characters and plot, plus 22 exclusive photos released by Lucasfilm. Our discussion spans Rogue One, Kathleen Kennedy, a tram tour with Steven Spielberg, Anthony's book Brutal Youth and the art of journalism. Come take a deep dive with us! (20:13)

Our book analyst, Drew Kaplan (Jocasta Drew) is back to give a spoiler-free review the latest from Disney-Lucasfilm press - ABC-3PO! He even brought along a special guest, his 7-year-old daughter Sophie to give us her insight. Be warned there will be controversy! (1:47:05)

Also on this episode:

  • Movie Review - THE BFG. With a Spielberg/Williams/Mathison pedigree, does the film itself hold up? (7:33)
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

We Want YOU! We are getting so many Skywalker Stories but need more… What story from your fandom gets you really excited or emotional as you tell it? What is the story you would love to share with the family of Skywalkers out there? We want to hear about the smaller moments too! Ever just want to share a random moment? Switch on voice memo and record it for us, then email in to share@skywalkingthroughneverland.com.

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise! To get more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote and click on the orange "Get a Quote" button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You're not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention "Skywalking Through Neverland" so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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CONTACT US

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Join us on Periscope each week for a Pre-Show Chat. We also bring you to Disneyland, Red Carpet Events and Theme Park Openings.

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Never Land on Alderaan!

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125: My Saga UPDATE with Adam Harris

Adam Harris, director and producer of My Saga: A Star Wars Fan Documentary, decided to fulfill his destiny of making a Star Wars film after hearing from doctors that he had a brain tumor. Adam joins us to give us a behind-the-scenes look at his film.

Star Wars Artist Jason Christman joins us to discuss his Exclusive Print for Star Wars Celebration Europe, “Escaping The Death Star”. We always love talking with artists on our show. How does he get his ideas? What medium does he use? And if you’re attending SWCE, you can pre-order his print here.

We Want YOU! We are getting so many Skywalker Stories but need more… What story from your fandom gets you really excited or emotional as you tell it? What is the story you would love to share with the family of Skywalkers out there? We want to hear about the smaller moments too! Ever just want to share a random moment? Switch on voice memo and record it for us, then email in to share@skywalkingthroughneverland.com.

Also on this episode:

  • Skywalker Story - Patty Hammond (The Everyday Fangirl) talks about that one time, at Walt Disney World...
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise! To get more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote and click on the orange "Get a Quote" button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You're not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention "Skywalking Through Neverland" so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

SUPPORT THE SHOW

Skywalking Through Neverland T-Shirts at TeePublic! Check them out HERE. Shopping HerUniverse? Click here!

CONTACT US

tweet! tweet! @SkywalkingPod. We have a Facebook Group.

Follow Skywalkingpod on SnapChat.

Join us on Periscope each week for a Pre-Show Chat. We also bring you to Disneyland, Red Carpet Events and Theme Park Openings.

Send emails to share@skywalkingthroughneverland.com and follow us on Facebook.

If you dug this episode, click over to iTunes | Stitcher | YouTube and leave us a review!

Never Land on Alderaan!

 

Direct download: Episode_125final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT