Skywalking Through Neverland: A Star Wars / Disney Fan Podcast

Skywalking Through Neverland: A Star Wars / Disney Fan Podcast

Richard and Sarah share their love of Star Wars & Disney through their upbeat, positive podcasts. Get insider info from filmmakers, authors, imagineers and show runners. Join in the journey as we celebrate all forms of Star Wars, Disney, Marvel fandom and beyond!... Show More

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In honor of its 40th Anniversary, this episode is all about publicity on The Empire Strikes Back, with special guest Craig Miller (Lucasfilm Publicity 1970s-1980s). We talk about how the publicity campaign was a pioneer for its time, ushering in a new way of marketing movies that continues to this day. Some of these include a 1-800 number to speak with your favorite Star Wars character, articles in Bantha Tracks, and The Muppet Sho...

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How many life lessons, morals and values have you learned from Star Wars and, more specifically, from The Clone Wars fortune cookies that precede almost every episode? Din from the band F105joins us once again to discuss the most inspiring fortune cookies, and those which have a special impact on each of us. Gems such as:

“A plan is only as good as those who see it through.”

“The first step to correcting a mistake is patience.”

“No...

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May 7, 2020 84 min

May the 4th, 2020 marked the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. What an amazing, galaxy-shattering finale! Discussing the last two episodes “Shattered” and “Victory and Death” is a monumental task, so we brought reinforcements. You know him as the lead singer for the band F105, we know him as our good friend Din! Enough writing, let’s dive in NOW.

Sarah is donating AND selling face masks! For all the details, click here.

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April 30, 2020 128 min

Sheltering in place has allowed many of us to come up with creative ways to spend our time. We talked with Skywalkers to see what creative projects they've been up to since mid-March. Jim Astin does funny toyography (like the Show Picture above). Joey Pittman and Joshua Jordan have been ramping up their podcasting. Joshua and Eric Onkenhouthave been blogging. Kai Charles came up with great ways to maintain sanity and reduce str...

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April 23, 2020 85 min

On April 17, 2020, Disney+ aired the best half hour in television history (so far) with Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode, ‘Old Friends Not Forgotten’ Part 1’! The Siege of Mandalore has begun, alongside the beginning of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith. It was an exciting, emotional episode and we share our thoughts (Richard and Sarah), along with those of you on YouTube who watched our livestream and those of you wh...

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April 16, 2020 84 min

Musician and pianist Tom Ameen just released his latest Disney-inspired album, Old Time Magic, featuring piano versions of Disney favorites like “The Age of Not Believing” from Bedknobs and Broomsticks and “Brazzle Dazzle Day” from Pete’s Dragon. Tom joins us to discuss his composition and recording process, and his inspiration for the album.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Together Again"

In Things We Want To Share, we go over ...

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April 9, 2020 87 min

Skywalking Force member Jess Walz joins us for an emotional discussion of Disney Pixar’s Onward. From older brothers to lost parents to Dungeons and Dragons, this film has a special meaning and a lot of heart. 

Sarah is donating AND selling face masks! Email sarahwoloskidesigns@gmail.comif you're interested. Each mask comes with a pipe cleaner for the nose and pocket for a filter.

In Things We Want To Share, we go over Epis...

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What’s your Empire Strikes Back Story? We gather a group of Skywalkers to answer this and share our first-time experiences in celebration of the Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary. Martin Keeler, Courtney and Kelly Turckel and Eric Walker (Mace in the Ewok Adventure films) saw this film for the first time in 1980, 1995 and 2020, so it’s quite the round-up! 

April 3rd is a huge Disney+day full of new content celebrating Earth ...

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March 26, 2020 75 min

Show of hands - how many of you are listening to this podcast in your pajamas? No judgement here! The Rise of Skywalkeris out on digital, and with it a 2+ hour documentary The Skywalker Legacythat features plenty of rare footage from the original trilogies. The behind-the-scenes footage blew our minds, so we have to share!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Gone with a Trace"

In Things We Want To Share, we go over Episode 705 o...

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March 19, 2020 103 min

We are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with a mini-series of special interviews and episodes! This Part 1 features special guest and "That Yoda Guy" Nick Maley - Special Effects Makeup Artist and one of the key contributors to the fabrication of Yoda for The Empire Strikes Back!Nick tells us so many great stories about the hardship that went into creating Yoda, and gives us his thoughts on all Yo...

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March 12, 2020 78 min

Margaret Kerry, Tinker Bell herself, returns! Margaret was the animator’s reference model for Tinker Bell in Disney’s Peter Pan (1953), and since we started STN she has made several appearances on the podcast and even co-hosted a few episodes of Step In Time. Now she’s back to share the most romantic story - her whirlwind romance and wedding day on Valentine’s Day, 2020 - at 90 years old! 

In Things We Want To Share, we go over Epi...

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March 5, 2020 70 min

Disney+ has changed our lives in the last four months! On this episode we share our Disney+ Watchlist - what we recommend, what we suggest that you skip, hidden gems and what we are looking forward to for the rest of the year. We also want to know what you like! Comment or share on social media.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars "A Distant Echo"

In Things We Want To Share, we go over Episode 702 of The Clone Wars, "A Di...

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We now know that #ProjectLuminous is a huge Star Wars publishing event set in The High Republic, 200 years before the Skywalker Saga. Richard and Sarah share all they learned at the Walt Disney Studios press event, as well as audio from authors Charles Soule, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel Jose Older and Cavan Scott. The authors share juicy details about their books and comics. A musical Jedi! Matthew McConaughey in space! #...

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February 20, 2020 108 min

We are joined by our SkyNet crew to talk all things Star Wars: The Clone Wars leading into its Season 3 release on 2/21/20 on Disney+!! Teresa Delgado (Sabers & Spells / Fangirls Going Rogue) shares her love for all things Maul while Christy Morris (Sabers & Spells / The 602 Club) brings us up to speed on Aurra Singh and the bounty hunters. We all share our favorite episode from each season of the Clone Wars, and how th...

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Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #21 "Shadow of a Dark Lord" features...you guessed it...Darth Vader! This is his first appearance in Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics since Issue #6. "Shadow of a Dark Lord" is the 4th chapter in a 6-issue story arc featuring Luke, Leia, Han, the droids and Chewbacca on The Wheel - a floating casino in space. After being separated for several issues, our heroes are starting to reunite ...

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Emily Swallow - The Armorer from The Mandalorian - joins us on a very special episode! She discusses her role, the costume, that amazing helmet and Mandalorian lore. She is a huge fan of The Mandalorian as well! Big thanks to our STN Bounty Hunter, Shamim Dana - we gave him the puck and the fob for Emily and he completed his mission! 

 

We also have Skywalking Shout-Outs and a NEW Skywalker of the Month announcement. They receive...

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January 30, 2020 81 min

Mike Quinn, Nien Nunb puppeteer in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, joins us to discuss Nien Nunb’s fate in the film. We also talk with him about his involvement in Galaxy’s Edge Rise of the Resistance attraction. 

 

The TV series Star Wars Resistance concluded this past week on the Disney Channel, so we discuss and give it a proper send-off.

 

Star Trek: Picard debuted this week on CBS: All Access! Sarah is still twitterpated...

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January 24, 2020 91 min

Rise of the Resistance has arrived in Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland! We attended the opening day, 1/17/2020, with a group of dedicated Skywalkers. Richard and I also experienced the Rise of the Resistance Media Day, thanks to James Burns (Jedi News) and Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rogue / FanGIRL Blog). We have reactions, a running gag that went terribly wrong, and we were able to get a few minutes with Disney Imagineers, Anisha Desh...

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Our 7th Annual Year in Review! On this episode we look back at the highs, lows and surprises of 2019 with special guests Christy Morris (Sabers and Spells) / The 602 Club on Trek FM) and Patrick Pyne (Skywalking Force member). From Baby Yoda to Captain Marvel, Rise of Skywalker to SWCC, Toy Story 4 to Captain Picard, we cover it all. 

This episode marks the return of “Skywalker of the Week” where one of you lucky listeners will ge...

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January 1, 2020 83 min

The Mandalorian just completed Season 1 on Disney+. With the introduction of The Child/Baby Yoda, it has firmly cemented itself in popular culture. Teresa Delgado (Fangirls Going Rogue / Disney Vault Talk / Sabers and Spells) joins us to review and recap the entire season!  We share our highlights, favorite Easter Eggs, favorite characters, what we want to see in Season 2, and how much we now hate Biker Scouts!

 

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