Skywalking Through Neverland: A Star Wars / Disney Podcast
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.

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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_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

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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

148: Skywalking Through ROGUE ONE, part 1

Senior Writer at Entertainment Weekly, Anthony Breznican, joins us for ROGUE ONE release week! He gives us some behind-the-scenes details on more ROGUE ONE coverage coming out in the next week. We also discuss whether or not the film is appropriate for kids and some thoughts on discussion points with your family after the film. And if you're asking ‘does he give us an exclusive in our discussion?’ Well listen in for details!

If you were watching starwars.com’s ROGUE ONE World Premiere live-stream, you probably saw some familiar faces like Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk and Donald Wicks. That’s right! Donald Wicks (Rebel Legion & STN Admin) was able to attend the ROGUE ONE World Premiere Red Carpet, Screening and After Party at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on 12/10/16 as Jek Porkins. What an experience! He tells us all about it.

Also on this episode:

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED of 4 $25 Fandango Gift Cards
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs, including a lovely poem by @lifestoydept

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_148Afinal.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:51am EST

Bonus Gift Show: Christmas In The Stars!

Happy Holidays, Skywalkers! We have a gift for you: Rob Dehlinger (Our Podcast Composer & Musician) joins us as we delve into the 1980 Star Wars Christmas Album: “Christmas In The Stars!” by Meco. Whether you had this as a kid or if this is your first exposure, we promise a great time.

We check out each musical piece, from “Bells, Bells Bells” to “What Can You Get A Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb?)” Then we dig into the history of the album and Fun Facts. Jon Bon Jovi, anyone?

All we can say is “You’re Welcome” ;) and... NeverLand on Alderaan!  

SUPPORT THE SHOW

Buy your ROGUE ONE Tickets through our Fandango Link and enter to WIN $25 Fandango Gift Cards!

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: ChristmasintheStars_final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

147: ROGUE ONE More Week!

Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm in San Francisco hosted the ROGUE ONE Global Press Event, and Tricia Barr (FANgirl Blog Fangirls Going Rogue) joins us to share stories about her fantastic experience. The footage, the stars, the swag, the teasing! She also clears up some naysayers on Kathleen Kennedy’s recent comments on female filmmakers. 

Did everyone see Spaceship Earth at Epcot transform before our eyes into the Death Star? In case you didn’t we will give  you the rundown of what Star Wars attractions are coming to the Disney Parks in Florida this year and next!   

Also on this episode:

  • 2017 Grammy nominees are IN and John Williams with THE FORCE AWAKENS soundtrack album are among them!
  • The Monkee’s Riu Chi
  • CONTEST WINNER announced! Who won all that Rancho Obi-Wan swag?
  • Star Wars on TV - Felicity Jones on Ellen delivers a few unexpectedly funny ROGUE ONE lines
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

Stay tuned within the week for a SPECIAL EPISODE of STN celebrating the only STAR WARS holiday album: Christmas In The Stars. This extra show is our gift to YOU.

NeverLand on Alderaan!

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_147_final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:40am EST

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.

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_146final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:24am EST

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.

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_145final.mp3
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.

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_144final.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:28am EST