Visions for Han Solo & Star Wars

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On a jammed pack episode, Charlotte and Caitlin sit down with Jim Mello and Alex Ray from the very awesome, super beautiful fan comic “A Star Wars Comic” to talk process and their newest issue “Wild Space.” They also give us their Star Wars dinner lists. Then, we talk the resurfaced Padmé concept art from Revenge of the Sith, which depicts her with the knife. And, finally, we’d be remised if we didn’t freak out a bit about the latest news of the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story anthology film. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are OUT and Ron Howard is in. What does it all mean? We flesh out some initial thoughts. As always, join us here for an in-depth discussion of all things a galaxy far, far away.

Please note: we know Ron Howard was announced as the new director! We recorded this the night before that was announced.

Follow us on @skytalkerspod for more fun and individually @crerrity and @caitlinplesher. To learn more about A Star Wars Comic, check them out at, @astarwarscomic on Twitter, and see their comics every month new on the 25th. Their current issue “Wild Space” should not be missed!

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Looking for Leia

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To us, she’ll always be royalty. On this episode, the girls chat with Annalise Ophelian of “Looking For Leia,” an upcoming documentary on Star Wars fangirls. She tells us about how the project came to be, and how you can support it. Then, Charlotte and Caitlin tackle the hard-to-talk about subject about Leia Organa’s presence in future Star Wars films. Should Leia be recast from Carrie Fisher? Part 3 dives into how Leia is represented across canon: they talk comics, books, and her spot on Rebels. As always, join us for an in-depth discussion on our favorite space saga.

Follow us on @skytalkerspod for more fun and individually @crerrity and @caitlinplesher. To learn more about “Looking for Leia,” visit their website, @lookingforleia on Twitter, and their kickstarter page

Thanks for listening! May the Force be with you!

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Weekly Transmission 6/9/17

Hope you’ve all had a fantastic week! New podcast drops tomorrow here. Here’s a roundup of our favorite things on the internet this week.

  1. This thread on Twitter by user Glendon Mellow about the merits of the Star Wars prequels. Our listeners know we love the prequels, and this is an amazing visual look at what makes the prequels great.
  2. If you’re a lover of all things Disney Parks, be sure to check out Amy Ratcliffe and Aaron Fairbanks’ new podcast The Disney Diet. Their newest episode discusses the future of franchise lands, which has some serious relevance to the upcoming Star Wars Land addition.
  3. Bobby Roberts cut the original John Williams track for when Rey grabs the lightsaber into The Force Awakens. Here’s what he had to say about that:
    When Rey grabs the lightsaber in the climax of The Force Awakens, John Williams’ *original* score for the moment (it can be heard on the official soundtrack in the track “The Ways of the Force”) was replaced in the final edit with tracked-in music from Star Wars (“Burning Homestead” on the Special Edition soundtrack, “The Return Home” on the original soundtrack LP). The music as scored doesn’t fit exactly with the final edit (hence the tiny silence before Rey’s saber ignites) possibly suggesting that the tracked music was chosen as much for its length as it was its emotional power, or that the scene was lengthened to accomodate the emotion of the tracked music. This is what it would have sounded like in the film had Williams’ score been (more or less) left alone.” Watch the video below to see it cut together. What do you think?
  4. New Battlefront II image shows Theed and it’s cool:3244118-screen+shot+2017-06-07+at+1.51.06+pm.png
  5. Dave Filoni had a birthday and squashed our dreams of Ahsoka being the giant wolf in Rebels:

Photo Report: Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular in Walt Disney World

Friend of Skytalkers Brittany Barnim returns to to generously let us share her beautiful photos from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! She is a super talented photographer and we love seeing her photos. Below is her report from Walt Disney World.

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Fireworks are one of those little things in life that make you truly believe in magic and when visiting any one of the Disney Parks. They tend to represent a goodbye of sorts: sometimes to a long-awaited vacation or simply the closing chapter of a long day. In any case, I firmly believe there is no better way to end a sweltering day plagued by humidity and long lines than with the most gorgeous fireworks display I’ve ever witnessed, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. Of course, I am a tiny bit biased in this assertion…

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