Skywalking Through Neverland: A Star Wars / Disney Podcast
146: The State of STAR WARS Podcasting

In our Countdown to ROGUE ONE, we discuss the current State of Star Wars Podcasting with special guests Bobby Roberts (former host on Full Of Sith) and Tyler Westhause (Star Wars Podcast Alliance FB Group Creator/Admin, formerly of RebelForce Radio). Both have great insights to recent shake-ups in the podcasting world. What do you want to hear in a Star Wars podcast? Why is there always drama with groups of people? How has podcasting influenced you in a positive way? So many thought-provoking questions. It's always good to take a step back and look at this outlaw medium of podcasting, the “wild west” of media still in its infancy.

Ric Peralta (LiningUp.net) is back to give us more breaking details on the ROGUE ONE line at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Hollywood. Star Wars fans are flying in from all over the globe to see this film at the birthplace of Star Wars. Join us, contribute to charity, and be a part of the family.

Also on this episode:

  • Michael Talon’s incredibly creative poem, “‘Twas the Night Before Rogue One Tix.” You DON’T want to miss this!!!
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS 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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145: Skywalking to 1976 with Craig Miller

Craig Miller, former head of fan relations at Lucasfilm and ancillary producer, is back to give more insider info on The Star Wars Holiday Special. He tells us about how the small production kept growing to promote the stars of CBS and other fun-facts. We also talk about the 1976 MidAmeriCon WorldCon where Star Wars had its first panel and exhibit featuring the first actual props and costumes from STAR WARS. Cut to: 40 years later and the staff that organized that presentation is back to replicate that same panel.

MOANA is Walt Disney Animation’s next film releasing on 11/23. Now just what is Moana’s pet rooster’s name?? Hei Hei!!! Let’s dive into a review with Mark Oguschewitz (Talking Apes TV) about this gorgeous film.

Also on this episode:

  • Sarah’s Parents (Peter and Norma Heitman) try their hand at Star Wars Trivia
  • Star Wars on TV - Carrie Fisher
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS 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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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:04am EST

144: Star Wars Holiday Special Director Steve Binder

For this Super-sized Star Wars Holiday Special episode, we talk with the director, Steve Binder! We are so excited to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the day we met Chewbacca’s family, Boba Fett and adult Wookiee entertainment with Steve. He has many behind-the-scenes stories of working with the “Chewbaccas” and is also the author of “Fade Up: 26 - The Movers and Shakers of Variety Television”. Steve’s passion for his profession is palpable and he was a joy to interview. (38:37)

The Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon was just last weekend and we recap the Doctor Strange 10k and the Kid’s Races with Christopher Marino and Randy Crane (Stories of the Magic).  (13:06)

Also on this episode:

  • Beauty and the Beast (2017) Trailer breakdown (25:07)
  • Star Wars Holiday Special Fun Facts (1:41:55)
  • Princess Leia’s Song: A Tribute (by Rob Dehlinger and Eliza “Secret Keeper” Peralta)
  • Skywalker Moment by Matt Clifton
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS 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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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:28am EST

143: Rancho Obi-Wan Strikes Back

Come with us on an adventure to Rancho Obi-Wan’s fundraising Gala Event: The Gala Strikes Back! Skywalker Vineyards wine-tasting, Holocron Keeper and Richard discover they’re twins, Dave Filoni tap-dances around Ahsoka questions; so much happened! Our Skywalkers recap the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The fun continued as Skywalkers met up the next day to tour the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio in San Francisco, less than a mile away from where Gareth Edwards is finishing up Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Learn some fun facts on Walt Disney’s family history, the early animated shorts and films, and the theme parks.

Skywalking Roundtable Participants: 
Marcus Dohring
Tesh Ewing
Jeff Long
Margaret Mays
Brian Sims
Donald Wicks
Roxanne Wicks

You have questions, she has answers. Margaret Kerry is back with her Ask Tink segment. The Tinker Bell animator’s model is never shy about giving her opinion and advice, as well as delighting all of us with her stories.

Also on this episode:

  • WINNER ANNOUNCED from Episode 142's Funko Pop Contest
  • NEW CONTEST - win a swag bag from Rancho Obi-Wan. Enter to win with any amount of monetary donation to Joe Mignano.
  • Things We Want To Share - Help Joe Mignano - podcaster, Star Wars and Disney fan
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS 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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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:22am EST

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comic #11

"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 #11: ’Star Search’ or, “the search for Luke Skywalker.” Sound familiar? The Force Awakens already happened in 1978!! Listen as we check out the similarities. This issue also features our favorite things: Crimson Jack, Han and Leia getting it on, a Star Wars Holiday Special crossover and...Peter Pan?

Wow. Let’s take a listen.

Title: "Star Search"

Release Date: February 7, 1978

Writer: Archie Goodwin

Consulting Editor: Roy Thomas

Penciller: Carmine Infantino

Synopsis: This issue picks up as Han and Chewie blast away from Aduba-3. Everything is smooth sailing until they run into an old friend, the man that rocks a unitard like no other - Crimson Jack. Jack and his band of space pirates apprehend Han and Chewie, however they aren’t the only ones Jack has captured. He has managed to also kidnap Princess Leia as she was out looking for Luke Skywalker and holds her for ransom. How will our heroes get out of this one?

Meanwhile Luke and the droids have crashed in an ocean on a planet in the Drexel system. And if that wasn’t bad enough, now he has to battle a sea beast if he wants to make it to the next issue.

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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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

142: DOCTOR STRANGE goes Trick-Or-Treating with the Skywalkers

Trick or Treat! Our Strange Halloween episode begins with a crash-course on Doctor Strange, from the original 1963 comic to the brand new Marvel film out November 4th. Prepare to be enlightened in the mystic arts as we take you to a special press conference that included Benedict Cumberbatch, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, producer Kevin Feige and director Scott Derrickson. We’ll also give you our spoiler-free review of the film and a “Doctor Strange Name Primer” to help you better enjoy the film from the get-go. This episode will prepare you to see this film as it is meant to be seen: in IMAX 3D! (30:13)

Ric Peralta of LiningUp.net is back to give us some NEW details and late-breaking news about lining up for Rogue One at the premiere party site - the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood. Prices are announced and excitement mounts! (1:49:12)

It’s almost Halloween night when we all spend the better part of the evening knocking on neighbors doors asking for candy. We want to make sure everyone is safe this holiday season so C-3PO is back to give some safety tips on trick or treating. In fact, some Skywalkers may just be trick-or-treating early on this episode! Tweet at them, if you dare.

Also on this episode:

  • Things We Want To Share - Our Star Wars / Disney Masquerade Ball Wedding, October 25, 2009.
  • Journal Of The Rich
  • Guess the Costume
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

November 5, 2016: Rancho Obi-Wan THE GALA STRIKES BACK Meet-up at 3pm, followed by the Gala itself that evening.

November 6, 2016: Disney Family Museum at 11am.

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS 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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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:57am EST

141: Skywalking Through MYSTIC MANOR

On this Super-Sized HALLOWEEN Episode we dive into Hong Kong Disneyland’s Mystic Manor. Our Ghost Host Dave Skale is back to tell us about this “version” of the Haunted Mansion and why it’s not haunted. Professor Kate Lingley joins us to give us some background on Chinese art history and just why Mystic Manor is so different from The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. (30:45)

Are you near SoCal? Well, get excited because “The Science Behind PIXAR” Exhibit just opened at the California Science Center in downtown LA and runs through April 9, 2017. This is a hands-on exhibit that showcases the science, technology, engineering and math behind PIXAR films. We share with you interviews with members of the Pixar team. They told us some fascinating things we can’t wait to share with you. (1:43:20)

We continue our Inspirations: The Music of Star Wars Rebels segment with “Thrawn’s Web” from “Hera’s Heroes”. We explore how Kevin Kiner is developing Thrawn’s theme, just as Thrawn’s character is developing on the show. There is much to explore. (1:18:56)

Also on this episode:

  • C-3PO’s Halloween Safety Tips continued (1:15:46)
  • A Skywalker Halloween Story from Russell Flores (1:32:14)
  • Thing We Want To Share (6:46)
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week (1:07:39)

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

November 5, 2016: Rancho Obi-Wan THE GALA STRIKES BACK Meet-up at 3pm, followed by the Gala itself that evening. November 6, 2016: Disney Family Museum at 11am. Details coming soon.

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS 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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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:32am EST

Episode 140: So THAT'S what happened to AHSOKA!

Ahsoka has arrived!! The novel by E.K. Johnston and audio version voiced by Ashley Eckstein has been making huge waves in the Star Wars fan community. Such a beloved character deserves our undivided attention. Let’s dive into this novel in a spoiler-free fashion, with our resident book reviewer Jocasta Drew (Kaplan)! (25:22)

Amy Ratcliffe (Full Of Sith / Nerdist / StarWars) gives us behind-the-scenes details about her NYCC 2016 experience. And if you’re a Gilmore Girls fan, listen all the way through to the end of this episode... (50:37)

Halloween approaches... Have you ever been to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland? Want to go? Friend and Skywalker Louella Laureola takes us with her and her son as they tell us what’s new this year. A NEW parade with Haunted Mansion elements?? Yes, please! (1:15:15)

Also on this episode:

  • Star Wars Land - more rumored details about the rides (5:04)
  • Tangled: The Series gets a Trailer! (11:08)
  • Scum & Villainy Galactic Pop-Up Cantina in Hollywood - tickets available now. (16:36)
  • Journal of the Rich (42:11)
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week (43:37)

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

November 5, 2016: Rancho Obi-Wan THE GALA STRIKES BACK Meet-up at 3pm, followed by the Gala itself that evening.

November 6, 2016: Disney Family Museum at 11am. Details coming soon.

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS 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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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:23am EST

139: DON POST JR. the Son of the Godfather of Halloween

Don Post. Does that name bring back memories for some of you? Let’s go Skywalking through October with the man that put Halloween on the map - Don Post Jr! Don’s father, nick-named the Godfather of Halloween, started up Don Post Studios and together he and his son built up the company. They eventually acquired the license to make full head Star Wars masks and helmets back in 1977 and the rest is Halloween history. We could not BE more excited to share this interview with you, and Don Post, Jr. himself was just as excited. The memories he has to share bring tears to your eyes.

Inspiration: The Music of Star Wars Rebels is quickly becoming our most popular segment. This week we look at Kevin Kiner’s “Combining the Holocrons” track from Star Wars Rebels S3 E2: “The Holocrons of Fate”. Maul’s theme, a Holocron theme (?!) and the Devil’s tone!!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just around the corner which means it’s almost time to get in line. But where? And When? Luckily Ric Peralta from LiningUp.net is here to give us some information!

Also on this episode:

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

November 5, 2016: Rancho Obi-Wan THE GALA STRIKES BACK Meet-up at 3pm, followed by the Gala itself that evening.

November 6, 2016: Disney Family Museum at 11am. Details coming soon.

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS 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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Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

138: Happy Rogue Friday with Duncan Jenkins

Rogue Friday is upon us! Let’s get into Star Wars collecting history and Rogue Friday discussion with our special guest, Duncan Jenkins. He is on the Board of Directors at Rancho Obi-Wan, as well as co-author of several Comprehensive Guides to Star Wars collecting.

Margaret Kerry, Tinker Bell animator’s reference model, is back to ease you through your problems and concerns as she gives advice through her segment Ask Tink.

The first episode of Star Wars: Rebels Season 3 premiered on September 24th, so we’re bringing back our segment, Inspirations: The Music of Star Wars Rebels to talk about our initial thoughts and go into the music of the episode, “Steps Into Shadow”.

Jocasta Drew is here to tell us about the new and beautiful books Star Wars Complete Locations and Star Wars: Year By Year by DK Publishing. Are they worth the purchase? What age range are they intended for? Which pages blew you away? And when you’re ready, you can buy these books now from Amazon.com.

Also on this episode:

  • Cliff’s Notes Count Down
  • Things We Want To Share - STN's 3rd Anniversary!
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs
  • Skywalker Of The Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

November 5, 2016: Rancho Obi-Wan THE GALA STRIKES BACK Meet-up at 3pm, followed by the Gala itself that evening.

November 6, 2016: Disney Family Museum at 11am. Details coming soon.

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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Direct download: Episode_138final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:58am EST