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Looking at Lucasfilm - Anaheim​’​s “Resistance” rises

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about this year’s Star Wars Celebration (which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center August 27th – 30th). They then look back at Lucasfilm’s efforts in the late Summer of 1977 to keep “A New Hope” front-of-mind by arranging for the Star Wars characters to appear on NBC’s “Richard Pryor Show” and ABC’s “Donny & Marie”


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

What it’s potentially going to cost to gain admission “Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite” (i.e., that after-hours hard ticket event which is being held at that theme park on the opening night for this year’s Star Wars Celebration)

Why people who attended 2014’s Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center may find that the version of Starfleet Headquarters which appears in “Picard” on CBS All Access looks awfully familiar

What’s different about the way that Disneyland’s annual passholders are dealing with the daily distribution of boarding groups for that theme park’s version of “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance”

Why Lucasfilm opting to delay the start of production of that “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series it’s producing for Disney+ isn’t necessarily a bad thing

Why the voice of Darth Vader (during that character’s appearance on the September 23, 1977 episode of the “Donny & Marie” variety show on ABC) should be familiar to Haunted Mansion fans & Kellogg’s cereal enthusiasts


released January 29, 2020
Hosts: Dan Zehr and Jim Hill
Editor: Dan Zehr


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The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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