141: Skywalking Through MYSTIC MANOR

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On this Super-Sized HALLOWEEN Episode we dive into Hong Kong Disneyland’s Mystic Manor. Our Ghost Host Dave Skale is back to tell us about this “version” of the Haunted Mansion and why it’s not haunted. Professor Kate Lingley joins us to give us some background on Chinese art history and just why Mystic Manor is so different from The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. (30:45)

Are you near SoCal? Well, get excited because “The Science Behind PIXAR” Exhibit just opened at the California Science Center in downtown LA and runs through April 9, 2017. This is a hands-on exhibit that showcases the science, technology, engineering and math behind PIXAR films. We share with you interviews with members of the Pixar team. They told us some fascinating things we can’t wait to share with you. (1:43:20)

We continue our Inspirations: The Music of Star Wars Rebels segment with “Thrawn’s Web” from “Hera’s Heroes”. We explore how Kevin Kiner is developing Thrawn’s theme, just as Thrawn’s character is developing on the show. There is much to explore. (1:18:56)

Also on this episode:

  • C-3PO’s Halloween Safety Tips continued (1:15:46)
  • A Skywalker Halloween Story from Russell Flores (1:32:14)
  • Thing We Want To Share (6:46)
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week (1:07:39)

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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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.

SUPPORT THE SHOW

Skywalking Through Neverland T-Shirts at TeePublic! Check them out HERE. Shopping HerUniverse? Click here!

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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Never Land on Alderaan!

128: Star Wars Celebration 0 Flashback & Star Wars Land Concept Art

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STAR WARS CELEBRATION FLASHBACK In honor of Star Wars Celebration Europe starting July 15th, we flashback to the very first Star Wars convention held 29 years ago. It was officially titled, “Starlog Salutes Star Wars–A 10th Anniversary Tribute to George Lucas and the Galaxy Far, Far Away Which He Created!” or as we are now calling it, Celebration 0! Thinking ahead, an 18-year old Richard traveled to Los Angeles to get the audio from this first-ever George Lucas panel for something called Skywalking Through Neverland (remember this was 1987). Here now for the first time is the whole Q&A panel with a special live introduction by R2-D2, C-3PO and Darth Vader who shows an unexpected sense of humor. Hear the first announcement for the prequel trilogy, plans to work again with the Disney theme parks and future plans of a 7-part Howard the Duck franchise* (*joke due to jet-lag). So much fun to hear almost 3 decades later and see what story elements made it into the prequels and the films after the original trilogy!

Its still a few years away but were getting information and concept art for Star Wars Land every few months! In this episode we analyze the new artwork that was just posted on Disney Parks Blog that gave a birds-eye view of the 14-acre expansion. What is it that we are looking at? Of course you noticed the Millennium Falcon, but did you notice the Lamda-class shuttle? Or what could be a Blockade Runner? Is that beast of burden animatronic or will or will it roam this new unseen planet? Thereplenty of opportunity for lots of gift shops and themed restaurants in this marketplace setting. So many places to separate you from your hard-earned cash. 

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Also on this episode:

  • Contest winner revealed and a chance to win Chuck Wendig’s new book, Star Wars: Life Debt, the follow-up to Aftermath!
  • Skywalker Shout-outs and Skywalker of the Week

We want to give a big Thank You to our family of Skywalkers who help us out on each show whether it’s listening, posting comments and suggestions on our FB group or just spreading and sharing the positivity about our adventure through fandom!

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

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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Join us on Periscope each week for a Pre-Show Chat. We also bring you to Disneyland, Red Carpet Events and Theme Park Openings.

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Never Land on Alderaan!

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BEAUTIFUL Full-Size Star Wars Land concept images for your wallpaper and computer-screen backgrounds. Click on the photo(s) of your choice to open up the larger-size photo and then right-click (on a Mac) to download the full-size image.

These images were provided by the Walt Disney Company and all credit goes to them.

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks Ð Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at D23 EXPO 2015 that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and DisneyÕs Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., creating DisneyÕs largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.  These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks)

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MEET-UPS

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

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Episode 89: Skywalking Through D23 Expo (Part 1)



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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls – our D23 Expo 2015 Recap!! SUPERSIZE, Part 1. You’ve been waiting patiently…and it’s here! Just like Star Wars Celebration, we gathered together a group of Skywalkers on Sunday, right after the close of the Expo for an immediate debriefing of the weekend. Randy Crane from Stories Of The Magic podcast, Josh Kelley and Lauren Correia happily joined in.  Kevin Liell of Norse Legion had some amazing stories to share about his GREEN ROOM experience hobnobbing with George Lucas, Johnny Depp and Dick Van Dyke!

We also have another popular Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics segment with Star Wars Artist Randy Martinez, and perhaps Comedian and Star Wars Artist Denise Vasquez will share her opinion on the (interesting? disturbing?) Star Wars Pin-Up Special by Howard Chaykin seen at the back of 1977’s Issue #3. Check it out:

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We still have sooooo many more interviews to share with you from D23 Expo, so stay tuned for our D23 Recap, Part 2. We interviewed Disney Imagineers, Kevin Kiner, Ashley Eckstein, and Randy Thornton (Disney Music Historian!).

MEET-UPS

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

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Episode 38: Star Wars Land



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“STAR WARS LAND” at Disney Parks! We called on our friends JediShua and Shazbazzar from TECHNO RETRO DADS to brainstorm just what kind of rides and experiences Star Wars Land would have. A proper Cantina! Ewok village! Jabba’s palace! We also discuss the differences between practical rides like roller coasters vs. 3D hi-def simulators most commonly seen at Universal Studios theme parks. Journey into our imagination…

Bald Solo is back to discuss clips from the Star Wars 10th Anniversary convention where GEORGE LUCAS did a Q&A with fans in the audience. It’s a fun listen, knowing how things really played out now.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is coming! For those who aren’t familiar with the comics, Steve Houston, owner of Torpedo Comics gives us a crash course.

Plus two new actors are announced for Star Wars Episode VII, we countdown to MAJOR Star Wars/Disney Events, and so much more.

And remember, #NeverLandOnAlderaan!

Podcast Guests

TechnoRetro DadsJediShua and Shazbazzar. You can also follow TechnoRetro Dads on Facebook and Twitter.

Robert Bapst of the Bald Solo Podcast

Steve Houston of Torpedo Comics

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