145: Skywalking to 1976 with Craig Miller

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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. 

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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

 

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