146: The State of STAR WARS Podcasting

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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.

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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

 

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.

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144: Star Wars Holiday Special Director STEVE BINDER

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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.

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143: Rancho Obi-Wan Strikes Back

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Come with us on an adventure to Rancho Obi-Wan’s fundraising Gala Event: The Gala Strikes Back! Skywalker Vineyards wine-tasting, Holocron Keeper and Richard discover they’re twins, Dave Filoni tap-dances around Ahsoka questions; so much happened! Our Skywalkers recap the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The fun continued as Skywalkers met up the next day to tour the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio in San Francisco, less than a mile away from where Gareth Edwards is finishing up Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Learn some fun facts on Walt Disney’s family history, the early animated shorts and films, and the theme parks.

Skywalking Roundtable Participants: 
Marcus Dohring
Tesh Ewing
Jeff Long
Margaret Mays
Brian Sims
Donald Wicks
Roxanne Wicks

You have questions, she has answers. Margaret Kerry is back with her Ask Tink segment. The Tinker Bell animator’s model is never shy about giving her opinion and advice, as well as delighting all of us with her stories.

Also on this episode:

  • WINNER ANNOUNCED from Episode 142’s Funko Pop Contest
  • NEW CONTEST – win a swag bag from Rancho Obi-Wan. Enter to win with any amount of monetary donation to Joe Mignano.
  • Things We Want To Share – Help Joe Mignano – podcaster, Star Wars and Disney fan
  • 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.

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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.

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140: So THAT’S what happened to AHSOKA!

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Ahsoka has arrived!! The novel by E.K. Johnston and audio version voiced by Ashley Eckstein has been making huge waves in the Star Wars fan community. Such a beloved character deserves our undivided attention. Let’s dive into this novel in a spoiler-free fashion, with our resident book reviewer Jocasta Drew (Kaplan)! (25:22)

Amy Ratcliffe (Full Of Sith / Nerdist / StarWars) gives us behind-the-scenes details about her NYCC 2016 experience. And if you’re a Gilmore Girls fan, listen all the way through to the end of this episode… (50:37)

Halloween approaches… Have you ever been to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland? Want to go? Friend and Skywalker Louella Laureola takes us with her and her son as they tell us what’s new this year. A NEW parade with Haunted Mansion elements?? Yes, please! (1:15:15)

Also on this episode:

  • Star Wars Land – more rumored details about the rides (5:04)
  • Tangled: The Series gets a Trailer! (11:08)
  • Scum & Villainy Galactic Pop-Up Cantina in Hollywood – tickets available now. (16:36)
  • Journal of the Rich (42:11)
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week (43:37)

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 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.

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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.

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114: Tangled and Trials of the Temple



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What do Tangled and Trials of the Temple have in common? Turns out Kylo Ren and Rapunzel are best friends!

That’s not true. All of it.

But it IS true that the Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic has a NEW Tangled: The Musical show! Chickaphant’s parents tell us all about it. New music composed by Alan Menken! Ruffians! Thugs! And a light-up Pascal with Snuggly Duckling mug? Sign me up!

March 10th was Sarah’s birthday! She made it an excuse to do a Disney day and FINALLY complete a Disneyland Easter Egg Hunt 3 years in the making. Richard and Sarah were able to ride the NEW Luigi’s Rollicking Roadsters and we also saw a NEW chilling addition to Jedi Training: Trials Of The Temple. Now where does this fit in the new Star Wars Canon? At dinner we got into a heavy debate with friends and Skywalkers Anthony Fox, Rebecca Goodman, Georgia Peach & Jeff Peterson. If you want to weigh in, please tweet at us @SkywalkingPod!

Also on this episode:

  • Things We Want To Share – Sarah’s Zootopia Disney Infinity Figure Review. Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps have hopped right into our hearts.
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week.

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14-4/17/2016: Star Wars Half Marathon Meet-up at Walt Disney World! Event Details

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113: Skywalking Behind-The-Scenes of ZOOTOPIA



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With the imminent release of Disney’s ZOOTOPIA on March 4th, it’s the perfect time to bring you Behind-The-Scenes stories from the Press Day Sarah attended at Walt Disney Animation Studios. We had press roundtables with the Directors, Writers, Production Designers and Character Designers/Animators of ZOOTOPIA. She’ll go into some amazing stories, fun facts and we’ll hear audio from the filmmakers themselves.

Sarah was able to see ZOOTOPIA at a special #DisneyInfinityNEXT early screening, so she will give her Spoiler-Free review. She also got to meet Allison Petreck of Disney Infinity Toy Box TV. And then let’s get into NEW Disney Infinity characters, Marvel Battlegrounds Playset and more!

Richard takes on the farce that was the Oscars. No awards for The Force Awakens?? What is this world coming to? Host Chris Rock had to tap-dance around #OscarsSoWhite and he really did a quick step. As always we have enlightening clips from The Oscars as well as media surrounding the event.

We also have shout outs, and the Skywalker of the Week!

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14-4/17/2016: Star Wars Half Marathon Meet-up at Walt Disney World! Event Details

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112: The ALL-TIME AWARDS



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Welcome to Skywalking Through Neverland’s 1st Annual ALL-TIME AWARDS Show! You nominated, you voted, and now it’s time to reveal the WINNERS of Disney, Star Wars and Marvel All-Time Awards. These are not just any categories, and we have some very distinguished Presenters to reveal your winners.

Joining us in studio are:

Star Wars OxygenDavid Collins
TechnoRetro DadsJediShua and Shazbazzar
Brews and BlastersJoe Tavano and Chris Salton
Fangirls Going Rogue / Hyperspace Theories Tricia Barr
Disney Vault TalkTeresa Delgado and Steve Glosson
Once Upon A Time Fan PodcastJeff and Colleen Roney
Star Wars Artist / Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics – Randy Martinez
JediNews NetworkMark Newbold and James Burns
Author and Comic Book CreatorMichael Kogge
The Deucecast Movie ShowDavid Dollar and Michael Nipp
Talking Apes TVMark Oguschewitz

They will reveal your chosen WINNERS of these categories:

Best Kiss
Best Bromance
Best Musical Moment
Best Battle
Favorite Climactic Moment
Best Catch-Phrase
Favorite Character with the Worst Temper
Favorite Guilty Pleasure TV or Film
Favorite Furry Character
Best Villain Death
Best ALL-TIME TV Show
Best ALL-TIME Movie

We haven’t forgotten about Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary TV Special, as well as HARRISON FORD revealing a bit more about the Disney Parks’ Star Wars Experience! David Collins joins us to analyze all the details. And in case you missed it, here’s the quote that came from Harrison Ford’s lips that blew my mind:

Harrison Ford: “Star Wars is, for lack of a better word, awesome.”

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14-4/17/2016: Star Wars Half Marathon Meet-up at Walt Disney World! Event Details

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111: Watching Star Wars in a Whole New Way



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Have you gone back to watch the 6 films of the Star Wars Saga after seeing The Force Awakens? What did you think? What did you feel? With all the new movies, comics, novels and TV shows that fill in gaps or show a different POV, it can change the way we look at the films. Richard and Sarah explore those changes with special guests Bryan Young (Full of Sith, Starwars.com) and Chris Salton (Brews and BlastersThe Collector’s Hutt). You’ll never watch Han and Leia’s love scene the same way again! (30:37)

Next up, Impressions: The Music of Star Wars Rebels, where we analyze Kevin Kiner’s score. On this episode we analyze “Legends of the Lasat” with our special guest, Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going RogueFANgirl Blog). This was the episode where our Ghost crew encountered an anomaly on the edge of known space, and had to use Zeb’s leadership to get through. The music was so unusual and engaging, with those bare strings, we HAD to talk about it. (1:37:15)

Also on this episode:

  • The ALL-TIME AWARDS! It’s time to get voting! Head here to vote: http://bit.ly/AllTimeAwards (5:02)
  • Richard’s DEADPOOL Spoiler-Free Review (17:38)
  • We’re on a Star Wars Podcasts App in the Google Play Store! (25:52)
  • DCA’s Food & Wine Festival is BACK!! Sarah is happy. (25:52)
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker Of The Week (1:27:10)

And remember…NeverLand On Alderaan!

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

4/14-4/17/2016: Star Wars Half Marathon Meet-up at Walt Disney World! Event Details

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Episode 99: To PIXAR And Beyond!



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Ever wanted to take a VIP trip to PIXAR Animation Studios? We take you on the journey! Dave Parfitt of AdventuresByDaddy.com journeyed to San Francisco on a special blogger trip for INSIDE OUT and THE GOOD DINOSAUR and shares some fantastic moments with us, including audio interviews with:

  • Phyllis Smith (SADNESS) and Richard Kind (BING BONG)
  • Kyle MacLachlan (DAD) and Kaitlyn Dias (RILEY)
  • Pete Docter (Director, INSIDE OUT)
  • Jonas Rivera (Producer, INSIDE OUT) (23:54)

Margaret Kerry, our Fairy Podmother and original Tinker Bell animator’s model, is back with her ASK TINK segment! What advice and wisdom will she dole out to you? (1:54:07)

Also on this episode:

  • Cliff’s Notes CountDown (11:07)
  • Things We Want To Share
    • The Force Awakens at Build-A-Bear! (17:45)
    • The PEANUTS Movie (19:45)
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs & Skywalker Of The Week (1:44:21)
  • Hollywood BabbleOn – The Force Awakens (1:49:30)

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

11/13/15: Avengers Half Marathon Weekend Meet-Up at Downtown Disney. Anaheim, CA Event Details

11/16/15: Season Of The Force – Waiting In Line For Hyperspace Mountain Meet-Up. Anaheim, CA

12/30/15: Let’s watch THE FORCE AWAKENS together at Downtown Disney in Anaheim! Event Details

1/16/16: Star Wars Half Marathon Birthday Meet-Up at Downtown Disney! Anaheim, CA Event Details

4/14-4/17/2016: Star Wars Half Marathon Meet-up at Walt Disney World!

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