170: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars with Gary Kurtz


Interview with Gary Kurtz – Play Now:

We are honored to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars with film producer Gary Kurtz – the man that produced some of the most influential films of all time including American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Dark Crystal. Mr. Kurtz shares stories from the set, as well as giving his own opinion on the new generation of Star Wars films under the Disney umbrella. This producer is still producing, and he shares with us some hints about his next 3 projects. (29:29)

LiningUp.net Update! Our good friend Ric Peralta (LiningUp.net) shares some breaking news about the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX line for Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi. If you want to see this movie in Hollywood at this historic theater with a bunch of amazing Star Wars fans, you need to hear this info! (1:32:55)

Also on this episode:

  • All of you Skywalkers! Sprinkled throughout this episode are your greatest memories from seeing Star Wars and what it has meant to you.
  • Richard and Sarah share their greatest memories in Things We Want To Share
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

Skywalker Memories:

  • Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud)
  • Erich Schoeneweiss (Pass The Corn)
  • Adam Bray (Star Wars author)
  • Alan R. Ryan (Ausfans Radio)
  • Jim Pruy
  • Martin Keeler (#Cantina)
  • Lance Dobersek
  • Missy Davis
  • Jeff Fischbach
  • Chris Alexander ( Star Wars Origami)
  • Bryn MacKinnon (Window To The Magic)
  • Joey Pittman (The Disney Universe Podcast)
  • Craig Haasis (LiningUp.net)
  • Devon Meyers (Red5Mom, Kanata’s Castle)
  • The Weitbrock Family


9/1/17: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl! Join us from 5:30-7:00 for a picnic before the concert at Picnic Area 14.

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