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Looking at Lucasfilm - Looking back at Star Wars Weekends

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up “The Star Wars Book: Expand your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away” (which a certain podcaster co-wrote for DK with Pablo Hidalgo & Cole Horton). Then Jim talks about the role that the “Special Editions” of “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” & “Return of the Jedi” played in the creation of one of the more popular seasonal events ever to be staged at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


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

What Walt Disney Home Entertainment just did to help out parents who are dealing with cranky kids who are now stuck at home thanks to COVD-19

Which stars from “Star Trek” & “Lost in Space” took part in Contact ’96, the first-ever sci-fi convention to be held at Walt Disney World

What’s special about that brief shot of Banthas that you see in Chapter 5 of “The Mandalorian”

Which highly secretive Lucasfilm project did the Imagineers learn about while they were working on the “Temple of the Forbidden Eye” ride for Disneyland Park

What’s hidden under Emperor Palpatine’s black cloak in that character’s introductory scene in “Star Wars -- Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker”


released March 19, 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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