Skywalking Through Neverland: A Star Wars / Disney Podcast

Heading to Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017? Wondering what to expect or need a refresher? We have Part 1 of your complete Survival Guide to SWCO on this week’s episode. We have Part 1 of your complete Survival Guide to SWCO on this week’s episode. List-Master Matt Clifton (Fandom Podcast Network) has tons of tips. What to pack, your plan of attack, what to buy, what not to buy and how to prepare. Between the three of us we have decades of Con experience, advice and tips to share with you.

We also have Celebration newbies! Michael Moriarty (Home One Hangout) and Stephen Stanton contest winner John Liang (DeeperBlue.com) are here to tell us how they are feeling going to their very first Celebration convention.

Also on this episode:

  • Beauty and the Beast Limited Time Experiences arriving at Disneyland on 2/24/17. A French Taverne overlay, merchandise, special food and...GASTON.
  • Skywalking Through Neverland is now available on iHeartRadio!
  • Ask Alexa on your Amazon Echo to play Skywalking Through Neverland. Hear what happens.
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14/17: GALACTIC NIGHTS at Disney's Hollywood Studios. A one-night Star Wars celebration during Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details Here

4/16/17: Hoojib Hop and Skywalker Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details TBD

4/17/17: Skywalker Meet-up at Magic Kingdom. Details TBD

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com 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

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CONTACT US

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Join us every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. 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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Never Land on Alderaan! 

Direct download: Episode_157final.mp3
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Imagine trekking to Tatooine - visiting those same sand dunes used for Jabba’s Sail Barge and Sarlacc Battle in Return Of The Jedi. Then hunkering down under the stars that evening to watch Return Of The Jedi surrounded by those same dunes. Would you say you’re in Star Wars heaven? Well, we thought so!

Last week we headed to the Imperial Sand Dunes in Buttercup Valley, CA for their now-annual “Discover the Desert Star Wars Event.” We recap the day with Jawa James (Starwars.com / ClubJade) and Margaret Mays. There’s also a great interview with the three organizers of the event: Kris Haugh (501st, Rebel Legion, Mando Mercs), Carla Teeters (Imperial Valley Film Commission / United Desert Gateway), Michelle Puckett (Bureau of Land Management). They tell us about what it takes to put this on and give us a sneak peek to what they have planned next year.

Jocasta Drew Kaplan (Star Wars Maven) and Sarah take on Catalyst to tell how the book enhances and rounds out characters and situations in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Also on this episode:

  • Winner Revealed of the Foreign Dub Contest
  • John Williams wins his 24th Grammy Award for The Force Awakens soundtrack
  • John Williams is conducting and recording the score for The Last Jedi!!
  • Margaret Kerry releases her book, Tinker Bell Talks: Tales of a Pixie-Dusted Life on 2/19/17!
  • Skywalker Moment - Kevin Raidernerd Reitzel
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14/17: GALACTIC NIGHTS at Disney's Hollywood Studios. A one-night Star Wars celebration during Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details Here

4/16/17: Hoojib Hop and Skywalker Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details TBD

4/17/17: Skywalker Meet-up at Magic Kingdom. Details TBD

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com 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

CONTACT US

tweet! tweet! @SkywalkingPod.

We have a Facebook Group.

Follow Skywalkingpod on SnapChat.

Join us every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. 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_156_final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:36am EST

155: Jennifer Landa & Mark Newbold - Getting Involved in the Fan Community

Mark Newbold (JediNews UK / Radio 1138 / starwars.com) and Jennifer Landa (YouTube / ForceCenter Podcast) join Richard and Sarah this week to give their expert opinions on how to get involved in the Star Wars Fan Community. We’ve been asked several times about this, so we asked on these great guests since they have such a rich, varied history between them.

It’s Harry Potter wands vs. Star Wars lightsabers!! Teresa Delgado (Fangirls Going Rogue / Star Wars Bookworms / Disney Vault Talk) helps us delve into the similarities and differences of wand-lore vs. lightsaber kyber crystals, the origin story of the Darksaber vs. the Elder Wand, and so much more. If, for some reason, you are not familiar with the Harry Potter-verse you may want to com back to this one since there will be spoilers.

Also on this episode:

  • TANGLED: THE SERIES - update on release date and the NEW Disney Channel Original Movie, TANGLED BEFORE EVER AFTER, releasing on March 10th - Sarah’s birthday! Head here for more info.
  • STAR WARS Special Editions were released 20 years ago. Richard waxes nostalgic about 1997. Read his article all about it on JediNews.
  • Sarah recounts her experience at the actual Disney Vault (Walt Disney Animation Research Library). Can you imagine being a foot away from original Mary Poppins background animation? For more details and pictures, head here.
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week
  • Foreign Dub Contest

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14/17: GALACTIC NIGHTS at Disney's Hollywood Studios. A one-night Star Wars celebration during Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details Here

4/16/17: Hoojib Hop and Skywalker Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details TBD

4/17/17: Skywalker Meet-up at Magic Kingdom. Details TBD

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com 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 every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. 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_155_final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:29pm EST

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #12: DOOMWORLD!

"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 #12: ’DOOMWORLD!’ Well, this comic MUST be good because the title is in all caps! There’s also a ROGUE ONE reference, and you will have to help us settle a big debate on just which Star Destroyer appears in this comic.

Title: "DOOMWORLD!"

Release Date: March 14, 1978

Writer: Archie Goodwin

Consulting Editor: Jim Shooter

Penciller: Carmine Infantino, Terry Austin

Synopsis: Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2 are still stranded on the water world Drexel. However they are caught in the middle of a battle between the sea-dragons, one ridden by a Dragon Lord; and hydra craft piloted by Governor Quarg's scavengers. The combatants are battling for the prize of Luke's wrecked ship, as anything mechanical is a rare commodity on this ocean-covered planet. Luke and the droids are captured and brought back to their base where Luke tries to convince Quarg that the droids would be more useful to them intact instead of being stripped down for parts. Meanwhile, Han Solo is leading Crimson Jack and his gang of pirates to the Drexel system under the pretense that there is treasure to be found.

Join us as we review the story and get an artistic analysis from Randy Martinez. Learn more about the Penciler vs. Inker vs. Colorist. 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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CONTACT US

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Direct download: CMSWC_12_DoomWorlddraftfinal.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

154: Darksaber and The Last Jedi

The Darksaber. Star Wars Rebels “Trials of the Darksaber” focused on the origin story to this one-of-a-kind lightsaber and Sabine’s connection. Jocasta Drew Kaplan joins us to remind us all of the history of the Darksaber from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS to Comic Books and on up through the latest STAR WARS REBELS episode. Along the way we talk about the events in “Trials of the Darksaber”.

Pianist Tom Ameen is back with us to talk about his new Disney inspired album, “Dreams Come True”. With songs from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Candle on the Water” and even “Seize The Day” from Newsies, what’s not to love!?

Ladies and Gentleman, we have a title!!! Star Wars: Episode VIII THE LAST JEDI. But what does it mean?? Tyler Westhause (starwars.com / Star Wars Podcast Alliance) joins us to weigh in on the implications of this new development.

Also on this episode:

  • HerUniverse has a brand new website, some new clothing designs and a NEW announcement. Could a “HisUniverse” be coming in 2017? Listen to find out.
  • 2017 Oscar Nominations: The good, the bad and the ugly
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

1/15/17: Star Wars Half Marathon Birthday Meet-Up. Details Here

4/14/17: GALACTIC NIGHTS at Disney's Hollywood Studios. A one-night Star Wars celebration during Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details Here

4/16/17: Hoojib Hop and Skywalker Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details TBD

4/17/17: Skywalker Meet-up at Magic Kingdom. Details TBD

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com 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

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Dug this episode? Click over to iTunes | Stitcher | YouTube and leave us a review!

Never Land on Alderaan!

Direct download: episode_154final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:11am EST

153: STAR WARS Props & Costumes with GUS LOPEZ

How many times have you watched a Star Wars films and thought, “I wonder where that prop or costume piece ended up?” The answer is most likely Gus Lopez’s amazing STAR WARS Collection. Each day, he posts a “Daily Grail” on Facebook, showing off one piece of his collection at a time. We were fascinated to learn the stories behind the original Death Star, Emperor Palpatine’s yellow contact lenses, costume notes and size measurements for the Hutt-slayer Leia costume and SO MUCH MORE. Photos of his entire collection here.

The Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland (1/13-1/15/17) was good for getting together with Skywalkers, but bad for our muscles! We recap the weekend with Russell Flores (author of Seen, Unseen Disneyland book series). The Rebel Challenge may have kicked our butts, but we had an awesome Skywalker meet-up to celebrate the weekend and Richard’s birthday.

Also on this episode:

  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14/17: GALACTIC NIGHTS at Disney's Hollywood Studios. A one-night Star Wars celebration during Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details Here

4/16/17: Hoojib Hop and Skywalker Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details TBD

4/17/17: Skywalker Meet-up at Magic Kingdom. Details TBD

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com 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 every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. 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_153final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

152: Lightspeed to Endor - Star Tours 30th Anniversary!

Former Imagineer Mark Eades joins us to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of STAR TOURS. He was the media producer and casting director for this attraction when it was first designed for Disneyland back in the 1980’s. Because Mark was there from the very start, he has lots of great stories about Anthony Daniels, Pee-Wee Herman, a famous backstage bathroom and a unique perspective of the upcoming Star Wars Land!

Our fairy-podmother, Margaret Kerry (Original Tinker-Bell animator’s model) is back in her Ask Tink segment, doling out advice and wisdom for all of our Skywalkers.

We reveal more details about our Skywalking Podcast Disney cruise this September. Join us for a Halloween On The High Seas cruise! Email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com for questions and info.

Also on this episode:

  • ROGUE ONE: The Ultimate Visual Guide - we review and reveal some fun facts in this amazing coffee table book written by Pablo Hidalgo and illustrated by Kemp Remillard. Shop here.
  • Donald Wicks shares a Skywalker story.
  • Skywalker Shout outs and Skywalker of the week.

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

1/15/17: Star Wars Half Marathon Birthday Meet-Up. Details Here

4/14/17: GALACTIC NIGHTS at Disney's Hollywood Studios. A one-night Star Wars celebration during Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details Here

4/16/17: Hoojib Hop and Skywalker Roundtable at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Details TBD

4/17/17: Skywalker Meet-up at Magic Kingdom. Details TBD

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com 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 every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. 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_152final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

151: Skywalking Through 2016 And Beyond

Happy New Year Skywalkers! We welcome 2017 by taking a step back and revisiting our high points and low points of 2016 fandom with a few podcast friends. What surprised us in 2016? What was a personal highlight? What was the most controversial moment in fandom? First up, Bryan Young (Full Of Sith / Big Shiny Robot) joins us and we get into a discussion on Star Wars podcasters playing nice.

Then Mark Daniel (Star Wars Celebration and Disney Parks stage host) brings some laughs and life to the show, discussing highs and lows at the Disney Parks and his own extraordinary experiences hosting Star Wars Celebration Europe and Disney Parks Blog Live Videos.

Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rogue / FANGirl Blog) must now be called a regular! She has been a staple at every one of our year-end retrospectives and this one is no exception. She brings a great fangirl perspective into the mix.

Then Tyler Westhause (Star Wars Podcast Alliance) rounds out our quartet with a millenial’s perspective on Star Wars fandom. He even tries really hard to talk sports on our show! Of course, Richard and Sarah give their opinions, too. It’s been an interesting year with a bittersweet ending. Onward to 2017!

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, email Randy Crane at cruise@storiesofthemegic.com 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 every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. 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_151final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:42am EST

150: Carrie Fisher Celebrated / Rogue One’s David Collins

To Us, She’s Royalty.

Please join us as we celebrate the life of the princess, the author, and the woman who paved the way for little girls everywhere to become their own heroes: Carrie Fisher. Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rogue / FANGirl Blog) joins us in one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to record. However, in talking through her life and sharing memories and clips, we found solace. We hope you do too.

Then, we get into an amazing discussion behind-the-scenes of ROGUE ONE with David Collins (Star Wars Oxygen / Star Wars Celebration Host / Additional voices on The Force Awakens & Rogue One). Whether he is hosting red carpet events, voicing imperials, co-hosting Star Wars Oxygen or adding to his own family, he always makes time to stop by. We put out the word to our Facebook group asking if our Skywalkers had questions for David, and they had so many that we decided to turn it over to them! Enjoy a lively chat recorded before December 27th.

Also on this episode:

  • Skywalker Shout-Outs
  • A very special 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.

SUPPORT THE SHOW

Skywalking Through Neverland T-Shirts at TeePublic! Check them out HERE

CONTACT US

tweet! tweet! @SkywalkingPod.

We have a Facebook Group

Follow Skywalkingpod on SnapChat.

Join us every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. 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_150final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

149: Skywalking Through ROGUE ONE, part 2

Our ROGUE ONE coverage continues LIVE from the place where Star Wars began: The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX (formerly known as Mann’s Chinese Theatre). Immediately after our screening on 12/15, we sat down with an amazing roundtable of Skywalkers, including our friends from The Star Wars Underworld Podcast. We found a spot on the patio outside of the theater that was secret squirrel free! Skywalkers included:

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.

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 every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. 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_149final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:14am EST