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


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Skywalking Through Neverland is a Star Wars/Disney, fan-focused Podcast. We cover Star Wars, Disney and pop culture fandom. You know, the stuff that surrounds us, penetrates us and binds us all together as instantaneous friends!

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