Skywalking Through Neverland: A Star Wars / Disney Podcast
137: The Great ROGUE ONE Composer Debate

Film music. It binds us, surrounds us and draws us all together as fans. So when composers get switched up on a film as high-profile as ROGUE ONE, we must discuss. On this episode we delve into the film music of both Alexandre Desplat and Michael Giacchino to determine which would make the better composer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. We couldn’t do it alone, so Anthony Fox of MousePire joins us to offer some extra insight.

With STAR WARS REBELS, Season 3 premiering on September 24th, it’s time to look back at Kevin Kiner’s score for the incredible Season 2 finale, “Twilight of the Apprentice.” The chills, the thrills, the final 2 minutes - I NEED this soundtrack now! We also take you to the Season 2 Finale Q&A and play the relevant clips from Dave Filoni and Kevin Kiner talking about the music. If you want to hear more of that Q&A, head to Episode 115.

Also on this episode:

  • Monkees Day! It was the 50th Anniversary of the Monkees TV Series last week, and Richard and Sarah celebrated with some film location scouting, wedding crashing and a Monkees concert.
  • Long Beach Comic-Con Recap and an interview with artist Jeff Victor.
  • Skywalker Moment by Matt Clifton
  • 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. Details coming soon.

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise!

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Wait, what?? Yes, you read that correctly. On this episode we are going to share OUR Skywalker Story that took place at Disneyland for our engagement photo shoot in 2009. Now if you had a 4-hour photo shoot at Disneyland, which attractions and places would you want to hit for pics? We chose the castle, Star Tours, Jedi Training Academy and more! You can view the best pictures here.

Also on this episode:

  • Skywalker Story - Original Skywalker Joey Pittman shares his special moment with us.
  • HalloweenTime at Disneyland - We review the seasonal offerings and the much-coveted Hitchiking Ghost Tiki Mugs that sold out by 10pm the first day they were available.
  • Meet-Ups! - Rancho Obi-Wan’s annual Gala and the Walt Disney Family Museum. See below for dates and details.

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.

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!

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135:

The delightful Margaret Kerry, Tinker Bell Animation Model for PETER PAN (1959) graces this podcast with her presence once again. Richard and Sarah sat down in person with the bubbly storyteller and Fairy Podmother as she imparted 80 years of wisdom and pixie dust on us. Margaret Kerry has written a book: “Tinker Bell Talks! Tales of a Pixie Dusted Life” so listen in as she tells us all about it. It will be coming out very soon, so stay tuned for the link.

This past weekend was topped off by the Disneyland Half Marathon AND John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl. Sarah recaps the Disney run, including costumes, Skywalkers she met, and a chance encounter with Star Wars Land. Then we bring back clips from John Williams imparting his wisdom and music at The Hollywood Bowl to share with all of our Skywalkers. We met several Skywalkers at the Bowl as well, including the LiningUp.net crew. Thanks for saying HI!

We hope you enjoy this pixie-dusted, music-filled episode!

Also on this show:

  • Skywalker Shout-Outs
  • 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 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!

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

134: Skywalkers Sing!

Skywalkers Sing - and we have a Podcast Soundtrack! For almost 3 years, Rob Dehlinger has been writing jingles, musical intros and interludes for our show. It’s time to show them off in our first-ever podcast soundtrack: Awesome Jingle Mix, Vol. 1 by Rob Dehlinger. It is available now on CDBaby.com, with a full digital release coming the week of September 7, 2016. Skywalkers Sing, and we celebrate!

Skywalkers Cruise - We learn more details about our September 2017 Disney Wonder Podcast Cruise from Randy Crane (Stories of the Magic). Could it possibly turn into a HALLOWEEN CRUISE?? If this doesn’t get you excited, we don’t know what will.

Skywalkers for Charity - James Floyd (ClubJade.net / StarWars.com / BigShinyRobot.com) is featured in our Point 5 Past Lightspeed segment where he goes in-depth about his ‘Wear Star Wars Every Day 2016’ charity campaign. Learn how you can help.

Skywalker Story - David Aicher shares a Skywalker Story featuring an arm wrestling match with Temuera Morrison. Just who was brave enough to arm wrestle Jango Fett? Listen to find out!

Plus we have Skywalker Shout-Outs, a Skywalker of the Week and Things We Want To Share. Whew! As usual, it’s a packed episode, and we hope you all enjoy. Thanks for being a part of our Skywalker Family.

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 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_134final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

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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Direct download: Classic_Marvel_SWC_10final.mp3
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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.

Direct download: episode133final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

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.

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

Direct download: episode131final.mp3
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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.

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: episode130final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

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.

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.

 

Direct download: episode129final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT