137: The Great ROGUE ONE Composer Debate

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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! 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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Episode 90: Skywalking Through D23 Expo (part 2)



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Our D23 Expo 2015 Recap, Part 2!! This one is chock full of all the interviews we teased in Part 1. While wandering around the Expo, we happened upon some amazing discussions with amazing people, and this episode is all about sharing those moments with you.

  1. Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano on STAR WARS: REBELS)
    • All about her NEW HerUniverse THE FORCE AWAKENS clothing line and a possible HisUniverse? (14:20)
  2. Kevin Kiner (composer, STAR WARS: REBELS)
    • His best D23 Expo experience, his favorite John Williams theme and some great music theory discussion on different composer’s approach to film scoring. I’m gonna add a #fangirlflail here 🙂 (24:22)
  3. Randy Thornton (Disney Music Historian)
    • Hunt for Hoojibs! Randy worked on the re-release of the Star Wars Read-Alongs! He’s also a HUGE Star Wars fan and he told us what it was like to work with the voice of Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones. (39:54)
  4. Joey Caporaso (Disney Imagineer)
    • Shanghai Disneyland – the castle! the culture! How they approached creating a Disney Park in a different country. Fascinating. (1:01:50)

Also on this episode:

  • Things We Want To Share
    • runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon – DARK SIDE at Walt Disney World!! Skywalker Meet-up, anyone?? (4:33)
    • Star Trek Symphony – It was a dream come true to watch J.J. Abrams’ STAR TREK (2009) while a symphony played Michael Giacchino’s amazing score. Here’s our report! (9:11)
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs (1:13:08)
  • Skywalker of the Week (1:13:08)

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

9/3/15: Moderating DK Publishing’s FORCE FRIDAY Book Tour Kick-off with Star Wars authors! San Diego, CA Event Details

1/16/16: Star Wars Half Marathon Birthday Meet-Up at the Disneyland Resort! Anaheim, CA Event Details

12/26-12/30/2015: Let’s watch THE FORCE AWAKENS together at Downtown Disney in Anaheim!

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

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Episode 39: Where Have All The Film Scores Gone?



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We are so excited to have David Collins, cohost of Star Wars Oxygen and former LucasArts Sound Designer, join us in our TikiCantina. Star Wars, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Jurassic Park – you can probably hum those melodies right now. But can you hum the theme to The Amazing Spiderman? How about Inception? Were HAVE all the Film Scores gone?

Star Wars Uncut. Has anyone seen this amazing shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars: A New Hope that used fan-made clips to make up the entire movie? Nearly one thousand fans participated, and Star Wars UnCut won a 2010 Primetime Emmy for outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Fiction. Well Casey Pugh, the mastermind behind this has started Empire UnCut and we are giving everyone an update on the progress.

We also have some Vintage Videos: A Tribute to John Williams and a Star Wars reference on Breaking Bad.

Film Scores featured:

  • Back To The Future – Alan Silvestri
  • Batman (1989) – Danny Elfman
  • Dark Knight – Hans Zimmer
  • Forrest Gump – Alan Silvestri
  • Ghostbusters – Elmer Bernstein
  • Inception –  Hans Zimmer
  • Jurassic Park – John Williams
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – Jerry Goldsmith
  • Star Trek (2009) – Michael Giacchino
  • Superman – John Williams
  • Titanic – James Horner
  • Tron Legacy – Daft Punk
  • Up – Michael Giacchino

And remember, #NeverLandOnAlderaan!

Podcast Guests

David W. Collins – CoHost of Star Wars Oxygen (AMAZING Podcast – go check it out). You can follow David Collins on Twitter

Thank you Rob Dehlinger for some awesome musical compositions sprinkled throughout this Episode. Check him out on his website.

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