Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 12 “Punch It Chewie”

This week we look at the 30th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and take a look back at how the park has evolved in that time. We provide you our spoiler filled review of Avengers and a look at the impressively increasing compensation for our super heroic actors and actresses. We follow up on Adele and how her split from her husband is going as well as where Skylar Astin is after his divorce. We’ll take a look at some legal issues that Rick Schroder is going through before our touching and emotional tribute to the late great Peter Mayhew then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week.

Insights into Entertainment

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Insightful pocket by informative, a podcast network.:
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Come to insights into entertainment, a podcast series, taking a deeper look into entertainment and media. Your hosts, Joseph and Michelle Wayland, a husband and wife, team of pop culture, phonetics are exploring all things from music and movies to television and fandom.:
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Come to insights into entertainment. This is episode 12, punch it. Chewie. I am your host Joseph Waylon with my lovely and talented cohost Michelle Waylon. Hi everyone. How are you doing today Michelle? I am fantabulous how are you? I’m fantastic. So we are both decked out today and our special, uh, Star Wars themed shirts. And why is that? Because as of our recording, it is may the fourth also known as Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you and also with you communion wafers will be later. So we do have a good show for you today in our Disney detective segment. We have some information on Hollywood studios, uh, anniversary. We have our spoiler filled review of Avengers and game, which we can do. Spoiler filled since you, we won’t officially be airing the podcast until Monday when the Russell brothers have released everyone from their cone of silence. That’s funny. Uh, we’ll have, uh, some information on how well it pays to be a superhero. And then our entertainment news. We’ll talk a little bit about Adele and some more on her split from her husband, some news on Skylar Aston and dating challenges. And then we’ll talk about a Rick Schroeder and some legal issues. And then we will pay a touching tribute to the late great Peter Mayhew, who we lost this week. And then we’ll finish up with our own stifled picks of the week. Sounds good. So let’s get right into it.:
Speaker 4:
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So Michelle, go for Disney detectives. So earlier this week, Hollywood studios kicked off it’s 30th anniversary. Um, the park was originally Disney MGM studios. Uh, when it originally opened back on May 1st, uh, in 1989, they had a:
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partnership with MGM at the time. They were allowed to use, um, different movies from their catalog. Obviously one of the, the original rides, which is no longer there. Now as the great movie ride. And for those who had never been on it, it was kind of a boat ish type ride where you would ride through various movie scenes and 98% of the movies were MGM movies from John Wayne Classics, uh, leading up to a big finale of the wizard of Oz. Um, and basically would take you through the hay day of the, you know, of Hollywood sizzle reel to yes, Hollywood was a star wars, Wa was in that, uh, as well. Um, so when the park originally opened, it was meant to be a working studio, uh, kind of what universal was. So the idea was that they were going to have the animation department than they were doing live action.:
Speaker 3:
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Certain movies, we’re gonna be shot there or at least part of it. And honestly, as time went on, they kind of switched gears. Um, and it wasn’t until, uh, 2008 when they actually changed the name over to Disney Hollywood studios. So it was a working studio at one point. It was there, they were doing some production, um, one of the original rides where attractions was a back lot tour and they would actually show you how they did special effects. Uh, they had, uh, an area that was residential row where it was the facades of various houses, um, that they had used, like golden girls. The golden girls house was there. And that was actually where they had filmed the front facades of the television show. Um, yeah, so there were certain things that were there, um, back when the 90s version of the Mickey Mouse Club House, uh, was, was on, it was filmed.:
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Uh, they’re so guests sometimes could actually go sit and watch, um, shows being done with a live studio audience. Yeah. Some of them were. Yeah. Um, and then you also had the animation department that was there. Uh, I don’t remember if there were any enemy, uh, animated movies that were completely done down in Florida, but a number of them had parts of the movie that were done. Certain parts we’re, we’re done. Um, and that was another tour that when you were walking through, you could actually look and see the animators, you know, working on different things. And then again, over time they kind of switched gears. They decided to bring in more rides. So you had a twilight zone, tower of terror, um, rock and roller coaster that came in and obviously now it’s switched gears. So you have, you know, the whole Pixar area, obviously galaxy’s edge, that’s, you know, this little part, the, you know, they’re just kind of adding a couple of little things.:
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Um, so, you know, they, they did this big anniversary event. It was actually live streamed. Um, and the biggest thing that really came out of it was the new logo of the park, as you can see. Um, so they changed it up a bit. Um, and one of the other things that was kind of cool was that they, um, actually did a preview of the cast member costumes of, uh, for galaxy’s edge. Um, so they had various different cast members, um, indifferent, uh, attire that you’ll be able to see. Uh, the cast members were, um, but they did a whole cavalcade with different characters as you can see. And then they had the galaxy’s edge cast members come out and showing, you know, showing that. So when the park first opened wasn’t designed to capture a very specific error, it was kind of like the 1930s, uh, it was the, you know, kind of the beginning of when Walt, you know, got into Hollywood and, and you know, and was producing, you know, the Disney shorts, the Mickey mouse shorts.:
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Um, you know, so the idea was that, you know, you were kind of, the idea of the theme park was that you were either in 1930s Hollywood or you were, you know, backstage. So where the magic kingdom is very particular about cast members from different lands never cross crossing into, you know, if you’re in a tomorrow land costume, you’re never going to be an adventure land. But the idea with Hollywood studio was that on a working production site, you’d see a cowboy and a space ranger passing each other. It wouldn’t be uncommon. So they kind of, you know, you know, when you go on star tours and you’re walking up to it, you see the ad that you see the walk village and then if you happen to walk through the queue and you look, you’re actually seeing the backside of it where it’s not complete the superstructure and the whole idea, right.:
Speaker 3:
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The whole idea of the whole park was to be able to see the back, the back lot stuff that you would normally, you know, not see. So unfortunately, you know, they kind of got away from a lot of that cause that was really more, there were original ideas. Um, but they have, you know, some of them correct that were in the park were throwbacks to over. They not like the Brown Derby for instance. They had the Brown Derby restaurant, which was, you know, a takeoff of the original Brown Derby, you know, out in, in Hollywood, California. You know, the buildings were, have that look to it. Um, they had, uh, character actors that would walk up and down the street and interact with you who were, you know, from the 1930s type type thing. So it definitely had a different feel for it. You know, the park originally and now it’s kind of shifted gears again.:
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You have the whole toy story. Arie have, you know, the Star Wars area, then a playhouse. Disney kind of has their own area now. Um, you know, and they used to have, you know, a bunch of different stunt shows or the things that showed you how they do stunts. Now they just have the Indiana Jones stunt show, which is still a good show. It’s just, they’ve never changed it in, you know, the 20 something years that, that they’ve had it. So I, you know, 30 years in a park, things or things are going to change it. Oh, absolutely. And, and they realize that they needed to change that it wasn’t, you know, the right fit and attendance obviously went up once, you know, they made the change. So yeah. So it’ll be interesting to see, you know, where the next 30 years ago. Well hopefully with galaxies edge and a lot of future. Yeah, sure do.:
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What could that be?:
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Could we be talking about next? So what did we do last weekend? Um Hm. What did we do last weekend? I don’t know. Did we go see a movie?:
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Did indeed, yes. We dig it out on a premiere weekend. They go see a Avengers end game. Um, everyone has been under a bit of a gag order. I guess we could say. True. There’ve been, there have been some folks who have not abided by it, but it was actually put out by the Russo brothers who directed the movie and basically ask people not to spoil that. That’s kind of funny. Um, and they actually came out on um, uh, good morning America boarding America and basically said, all right, two weeks in we can lift the ban. You can finally talk about it now. It’s okay.:
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Okay. Right. If you weren’t a die hard fan, you, you’re the ones that are, you know, finally getting around to seeing it, you know, after the fact where if you were a die hard, you needed to know, you would’ve made time to go.:
Speaker 4:
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Yeah. I’m not going to tell you a Monday morning was tough for me because only one person in my company that I’ve talked to frequently went to see it. So I had to keep my mouth shut the whole week.:
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Right? Yeah. I had a four people that had, had gone to see it and, and you know, we had little side conversations and I was actually being very, um, uh, cautious in what I said to other people around because I didn’t know who else around wanted to go see it. So I, I was actually being trying to be nice and not saying too much too loudly for those, you know, those around. Um, but I think by now everybody that you know, that I work with has, has seen it or, um, relating care, you know, it was like a whole, just tell me, I might not see it for a couple of months. So, so that was kind of cool.:
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So we have seen it and I, we should know what your impression is, but for the sake of our audience, give us your impression of the movie.:
Speaker 5:
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Wow. It was a rollercoaster. Yeah. Um, from beginning to end, you know, it, it didn’t let up. Um, you know, the slow parts weren’t really slow. They were very emotional and you know, there was something to be taken away, you know, from it. The action scenes were, were fantastic. Um, just the, the way that, you know, they, they coupled up certain characters and you know, almost like those characters that were coupled should have their own television series:
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Kinda. SORTA. Yeah. Maybe. Maybe.:
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Um, but yeah, it, it honestly, it didn’t seem like a three hour movie. Um,:
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it’s a good thing though, that we went in and did it:
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not for freshmans or drinks. Um, our daughter was not very happy about that. You got the, you got the evil eyes, you’ve got the evil eye the entire time. But the funny thing was even a slope:
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parts, you couldn’t get up and use the restroom. I’ll, because there was too much information and emotion.:
Speaker 5:
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Right. That was conveyed during the slow part. And I believe that the APP that a lot of people use for when they go to the movies to be able to go on ps run pay. Um, they actually didn’t even have, from what a friend of mine told me, they didn’t even have it up until a Sunday or Monday. Um, you know, but basically now I’ve never used the APP, but from what he told me, not only does it tell you when you can get up and go to the bathroom, but it’ll actually give you a synopsis of what you’re really saying is if your friend was telling you. Right. So that, you know, but yeah, low, you know, like I said, I’m like you said it really, even in the slow parts, it wasn’t slow. It was, there was something to be taken from that, you know, that scene. Yeah. You know? Yeah. And I’m, you know, it, it:
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progressed quickly at the beginning. You know, you, you see heroes are rescued, villains are decapitated. Um, and then you sort of hit a brick wall.:
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Yeah. And now what do we do? Like, okay.:
Speaker 4:
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And from there on, it was from that there’s a five year jump in the movie if you haven’t seen it yet from that five year jump, it’s a fan fest at that point. Yeah. It really is. You get flashbacks to behind the scenes look at previous movies, Thor and previous Avengers, right. You sort of see what happened in the shadows that you didn’t see in the movie and it was very well done. Uh, you see certain consequences have happened that didn’t develop there, but you’ll see later on that were great setups for later on. Um, and throughout the movie they dotted. Yeah.:
Speaker 5:
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The I’s and cross the t’s summed up everything that needed to be summed up. Yeah. It almost seemed like there were very few things that you needed to have explanations for. Exactly. You know, and, and there have been obviously many sites, um, that have come out afterwards, you know, giving a little bit more explanation, but in a lot of cases, I don’t think you needed it for the movie. Now again, a friend of mine from work, originally, he was kind of disappointed. He, you know, he said it was a good movie, but it could have been better. But then he showed me this, this one website that basically w questions were answered by the Russo brothers. Like, you know, well, what happened with this and what happened with this? And after reading the explanations, he felt a little bit better. So for him, the movie went up, you know, he was probably at like a seven or eight. It went up to a 9.25 in his mind. And for him, if they would have explained some of that stuff in the movie, then you know,:
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well, and that’s the thing as stingy as the Russo brothers were with information prior to the movie, they’ve been incredibly:
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generous. Oh, absolutely. Like in the blanks, filling in all the blanks, just enhance the movie even more. Absolutely. And I, and I could almost see them doing a director’s cut. Yeah. You know, when it comes out on, on DVD where, you know, like, here’s, you know, here’s the explanation of, you know, at the end of this scene, this is what we, you know, this is what we wanted to convey. Or, you know, this is where you need to think, oh, where did this person ended up going? He took this. Hmm. Did he really die? Did he not really die? Or, you know, and it was an emotional roller:
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coaster on many levels. It wasn’t just, you know, a death of a person, right. Or Reunion. I mean, they ran the gambit of emotions, you know, and they tweaked all the right chords, right. To get all the right emotions out of you:
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and you know, the characters that needed to finally say a goodbye. Yeah. You know,:
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you’re rolling up.:
Speaker 5:
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I’m just thinking of the scene, the scene, because it was that damn good with that damn good. You know, the fact that you, you saw in an iron man, um, you know, he always wished he could go back and talk to his dad. Yeah. And, and have that last moment with him and here he did and he took advantage of it and you know, everybody was like, wow. Yeah, that was rough.:
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Very well done. Yeah. You know, I give it a 9.5 out of 10. Uh, and the 0.5 is just sort of some of the solutions that they th they didn’t tie up, they use kind of a cheat and write in your, and that sheet is exploitable and they haven’t really explained to why, how they’re not going to take advantage of it again. Right. You know, anytime you throw that and if you’ve seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about. Right, right. Oh, I don’t want to spoil it for everybody. But if you, anytime, even though you’ve already spoiled, but anytime a Saifai or pop culture thing uses that particular cheat, um, it’s a convenient way to handle plot.:
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Right. How do you undo right and never use it again,:
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right. Yeah. There should have been consequences to the way that it was used. Right,:
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right. I could totally see that. You know, and, and maybe that’s something they will explain, you know, that, you know something, you know, somebody did something in the past that, you know, now that no longer exists going forward, so you don’t have, you know, that option to do it. Yeah.:
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But a tremendous amount of character development in history, our film. Yeah. That was the culmination of 21 movies and 10 years of character. Yeah. Yeah. Just very, very well done. Hats off to the cast and the crew for really putting together the movie that everyone deserved an exceeding expectations. Yeah. Um, but you know, it doesn’t come without its own rewards, right?:
Speaker 5:
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Nope. Not at all.:
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So that brings us to our next segment, our next article.:
Speaker 5:
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So it definitely pays to be a superhero. So, uh, coming out of obviously end game, it was kind of interesting to see some interesting facts, um, of how much money some of the uh, lead stars made, not only for this movie, but what they originally had made in, in some of the movies versus now. So scarlet Johansen as you can see, um, for her first appearance, she made $400,000.:
Speaker 4:
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No, that was in iron man two, right?:
Speaker 5:
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I believe so in iron man two, right. And for this, well actually for her solo movie, which will be coming out, she’ll be taking home $15 million. So not a bad a pay increase. Um, let’s talk about Thor. Uh, he took home for the original Thor, he took home $150,000 and now he’s making $15 million as well. That’s a nice chunk of change. And it was interesting, he came in at one of the lowest in, in, in his solo film because he was such a fresh face and didn’t have prior experience coming in. Right. And now, I mean, you figure you’re highlighting a marvel cinematic movie and you’re only making 150,000 before bonuses, obviously. Right. And that’s the other thing too, is now you have, you know, so many of the different bonuses and things like that. Um, yeah. And Chris Evans now, he actually started off a little bit higher.:
Speaker 5:
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It’s just awesome. Um, he scored $1 million for the original captain America. And of course now he’s also at 15, you know, millions. So with the most people are making out of this is 15 now. Absolutely not. So our final one would be obviously iron man himself, Robert Downey Jr. So for the original iron man, he actually was making half a million dollars, $75 million. Now that’s impressive. And you know, a lot has to be said for Robert Downey jr because when he came in and took on the role as iron man, he was resurrected his career from, Oh, absolutely. When you, when you look back at, and there’ve been many means, you know, he, he went to jail, he did jail time, he was in Rehab. You know, a lot of people didn’t even expect him to survive, to be alive and you know, to, to see what a success he’s made for himself.:
Speaker 5:
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Um, and honestly, I can’t imagine anybody else playing Tony Stark, you know, history that he had is what made it to exactly. And that, and that’s, you know, so, and the one thing I have to say, yeah, he’s pulling a lot of money that’s 75 million base before, before bonuses. He, not only did he embrace this character, I think he credits this character for saving his life. Oh, absolutely. And has become an entirely different person. He is. He’s eaten up the persona of Ironman, not necessarily Tony Stark. Right. That’s who he was. He’s eaten up the presence of Ironman, the charitable events, the charities that he does. When you see him ads with the kids at the children’s hospitals, you know that, that’s, you know, he’s taken on the role of a superhero. Yeah, absolutely. Kids up to him. He appreciates:
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that. He embraces it and he uses that notoriety and that started them to really make a difference. And I credit him totally for that. Yeah, absolutely. The other interesting thing to note about, um, the salaries is that, um, the marvel cinematic universe has actually set the bar for bonuses, right. In movies prior to the success of these movies. Bonus just started kicking it around a half a million dollars revenue for a movie. Now it’s up to 1.5 billion before bonuses start kicking in because that’s how much money these movies actually are pulling in on a regular basis. Right, right. They’ve redefined what it is to pick a blockbuster movie. Yeah. Yeah. So that was, that’s some pretty cool stuff there. Yeah. So I think that’s what we had for Disney detective. Yup. That is it. Move on to entertainment news. Okay.:
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Okay.:
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And I will defer to you for this one dear.:
Speaker 5:
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Okay. So there were a couple of little updates, uh, to, uh, some stories we had talked about a couple of weeks ago with a celebrity divorces. Uh, the one was actually kind of, kind of funny, kind of cute, a Adele who obviously has split from her husband, shared a funny meme of herself, uh, post breakup. She hadn’t been on Instagram in a while. Um, and so she posted, uh, this me magic can see, uh, when you catch yourself, uh, in your feelings, when you remember who you are. Um, and the one picture was from a couple of years ago, you know, very emotional. And then the other one was a more recent of her, uh, in a much better place. Um, so it had been about two weeks, um, after, uh, US weekly had confirmed the divorce that she finally returned to Instagram. They actually broke up about nine months ago. Um, but you know, they’re, you know, still raising, decided to raise their son together.:
Speaker 5:
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Um, but it was just kind of kind of cute that, um, you know, that she was able to poke fun at herself. Uh, uh, an insider had said that they realized that there wasn’t any romantic love anymore. They’re disappointed that it just didn’t work out, but again, you know, he or she, she’s poking fun at herself. So that was, that was kind of cute. Um, and then also in our updates of celebrities getting divorced. Uh, we had talked also around that same time, Skyler Aston, um, and his, uh, wife and a camp had filed for divorce. And now it seems according to us weekly that he has now joined a dating site. Um, it’s kind of funny cause is a dating site that actually you have to get approval from to join. Um, and it seems that it’s an anonymous committee, um, that is based on part of what your Instagram activity is.:
Speaker 5:
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Uh, it seems to be very highly celebrity based or people in the industry. So I guess I can’t join. No, I guess she can’t. Joy, uh, some previous members had been, uh, Jeremy Pivot and Matthew Perry and Chelsea handler have, have used this app before. So it was kind of interesting to see, you know, about two weeks or so after their divorce, you know, became public or already on the dating sites. Growing your hat back in their arena there. Yeah, I guess. Yeah, I guess so. Um, so in other news, uh, this was kind of kind of sad. Uh, Ricky Schroder was arrested for domestic violence and it seems not only for one incident, but within 30 days. This was actually his second incident of domestic violence. Uh, it seems that, uh, there was an incident that took place on April 2nd at his home with an unnamed woman, and then again, the same woman, another incident had occurred.:
Speaker 5:
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Um, it’s not yet clear what charges he could face. Um, but again, this was the second, uh, second events in just 30 days. Um, he’s kind of been out of the spotlight for aloe, I guess not too long in 2016 was the last time he had been in anything, obviously for anybody. Uh, that’s been around. Uh, he was obviously very popular in the 80s in silver spoons. Uh, he actually has, his first film was actually the champ in 1979, which he actually won a golden globe, uh, for that performance. And he’s done, you know, a couple of different things here, here and there. Um, in 2016, he and his wife actually filed for divorce after being married for 24 years. So again, kind of, you know, hasn’t been doing, you know too much, but kind of unfortunate, you know, that he’s making headlines, you know, for this so long way to go from a silver spoons. Right? Yeah, absolutely. And the last thing that we have today in our entertainment news is the sad news of Peter Mayhew. I can’t talk either in your welling up. Um, yeah, this, this definitely came to a shock. Um, they actually announced it a couple of days:
Speaker 3:
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he had passed, but according to his agent Peter Mia, who had passed away on April 30th, he was 74 years old. Uh, he is survived by his wife, Angie and their three children. He played Chewbacca in the original trilogy as well as episode three of the prequels, uh, and the force of weekends and also, uh, was consulting on the last Jedi to help teach his successor. Um, as of right now, or memorial service will be held for the fans on June 29th and in early December, I’m guessing right before the new movie comes out, um, a memorial will be held in Los Angeles for fans and tributes. Obviously we’re pouring out all over the place, um, from fans and colleagues. Um, Mark Hamill obviously posted he was the gentlest of giants, a big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile. A loyal friend who I love dearly.:
Speaker 3:
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I’m grateful for the memories we shared and I’m a better man for just have knowing him. Thanks Pete. Um, Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, said Peter was larger than life in so many ways. A gentle giant playing a gentle giant rest in peace. And Kathleen Kennedy, who is the president of Lucasfilm, said when I first met Peter during the force awakens, I was immediately impressed by, is kind and gentle nature. Peter was brilliantly able to express his personality through his skillful use of a gesture, posture and eyes. We all love Chewie and have Peter to thank for that enduring memory.:
Speaker 2:
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Okay.:
Speaker 3:
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The one thing and that I can say about Peter May you, is, he was always very gracious to the fan and it’s a shame. He was, he was a great guy.:
Speaker 2:
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And uh, we will be missed.:
Speaker 3:
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Yeah, I know. This weekend, he was actually supposed to be at a Dallas based convention. Um, and somebody had posted a couple of pictures because his table was set up. He still had his name plate set up on the backdrop and they actually ended up turning it into a memorial. And so they had flowers and pictures and various fans had had left stuff there for them. So I thought that was very, very sweet.:
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Yeah,:
Speaker 3:
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never miss an opportunity to interact with the fans. Yeah. Punch of joy:
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didn’t work:
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anyway.:
Speaker 5:
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Yes, we can put it after that. It just, yeah, we really should have just stayed there with that. But anyway, we will, it will go are, we will go on, you will end with our stifled pics and as always my dear, I will defer to you. Okay. So my insightful pic of this week, uh, is actually a CW show. Ah, Netflix would, you are boycotting Netflix, aren’t you? Yeah. Maybe that. Maybe next week I’ll, I’ll, I’ll batch on the raise the rates. Yeah, exactly. Um, so this happens to be one of my favorite shows on the CW. Um, fortunately or unfortunately it’s also in its final season. I’m originally, actually, it wasn’t supposed to have one more season. Season four was actually supposed to be the last season. I guess I should actually say the name of the show. It’s eyes on MB. Um, uh, it’s kind of funny because it came out right around the time that other various Zombie type shows came out. You know, walking dead kind of started the Zombie trend. W you know, on television and all these other, you know, shows kind of came out. So why did we think it’s in his last season? It is, but why do you mean why? Because I started watching it.:
Speaker 5:
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Right? So we’re asking you to watch your show you like, right. Joe Joe is kind of known, uh, for starting to watch a show after I’ve already watched it liking it. And then couple months later finding out that it gets him Joe the show killer. Right? So I normally try and watch a show and not have him watch it. So, um, let’s see. Santa Clarita Diet, he started wanting to get killed. That one in record time. Did the, the season, you know, on Netflix had just started and literally a month after it, it premiered its, its third season. Don. Um, so yeah. So Joe started watching eyes on the last season. Um, and then a couple months into it they announced that they was going to get, can you know that they were stopping it after season four, but then they decided no, let’s do one more season, kind of tie up the loose ends.:
Speaker 5:
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So I’m kind of, you know, happy and sad. Um, so the new season actually just started on May 2nd again on the CW. It’s actually loosely, uh, uh, it’s a loose adaptation of the comic I Zombie. Um, so they took some liberties obviously with it. Oh did you read the comic? No, I never did. I never actually knew that it was a comic. But it’s kind of interesting cause when they show, uh, the, uh, the series, they actually have, you know, yes. Graphics and backgrounds and things like that. Like uh, the opening credits are done based off of a comic as well chapter, each segment of the show. Right. And they have, yeah. So, so it is kind of cool. Um, so the story is that there’s a medical resident, Olivia, who is turned into a Zombie after going to a party. Um, couple of other people are turned into zombies, but everybody doesn’t know about it.:
Speaker 5:
36:10
They’re all kind of in hiding. So she decides to abandoned her career of becoming a doctor. She breaks up with her fiance, nobody understands why. And she ends up working for, uh, the medical examiners basically working in the morgue, realizing that she needs to eat brains to survive. Um, and then, uh, uh, throughout the series, certain people start finding out about her and helping her. And then you find out that there are more people that were infected. Um, and it just kind of keeps growing. And now in the last season, it basically became worldwide that everybody knew that zombies existed and they basically had to quarantine the town. Um, the city, Seattle’s really a city, right? More Starbucks, no more Starbuck. Um, so you have, you know, half of the population are zombies. Half the population are still humans. Our food, uh, you know, trying to, to incorporate, you know, but it was kind of interesting in the first couple of seasons because you didn’t know who was, you know, a Zombie and who wasn’t.:
Speaker 5:
37:22
Um, and you know, various different things. One of the things that has always been hysterical is that anytime, um, the zombies eat brains, you take on the personality of that person’s brain. Um, so there, you know, there were times when, um, the character live, she ate the, you know, the brains of an airhead. So she, you know, totally became this like ditsy girl. And then it was a drill instructor. So she was, you know, very forceful in her way. Um, or, you know, so she takes on this other persona and for the whole episode of, of the show, she’s this other, you know, this other person. Um, in this last weeks, uh, in the series a premiere, the medical examiner who’s kind of a Zombie, but not, um, he ate a brains of somebody that was, um, uh, a mobster who was a lot for sure, and enforcer, and that was his total persona. You know, the entire show where if you watch it, you see that he’s totally not that he’s totally a pussy. So, you know, having him, you know, get all upset and mad and wanting to rough somebody up who it was Kinda, it was kinda funny to see, you know, the interaction and you know, because the character is never the same, you know, each week because obviously whoever, you know, whenever brain they consume crimson:
Speaker 4:
38:53
is that she was eating the brains to solve the crimes are the people that were murdered.:
Speaker 5:
38:57
Right, right. That was how it first started out and it was kind of like, you know, she was using a psychic ability. That’s how she could kind of explain herself without anybody knowing what she originally, you know, what she was in the original, uh, first couple of seasons.:
Speaker 4:
39:15
Okay, good. Well, it was:
Speaker 5:
39:18
still is.:
Speaker 7:
39:27
Okay.:
Speaker 4:
39:27
So my pick this week, I go back to podcast. This one is a professionally produced podcast presented by red hat, who’s now owned by IBM, I believe. Uh, the podcast is called command lined heroes. And again, caveat, my idea of entertainment is different than many other people. So for me to have her own thing exactly for me, watching a, an original podcast about people who transform technology for the command line up is entertaining. Uh, the podcast tells the epic true tales of how developers, programmers, hackers, geeks and open source rebels are revolutionizing technology landscape. You rebel scum. It is hosted by sharing at barrack a developer herself and founder of Code Newbie. Uh, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. They currently have two seasons. Each season is about eight episodes a season one starts out with an in depth look at the operating system wars from Microsoft and apple to the rise of Linux, uh, goes into great details on contain errors, agile development, Dev ops and cloud computing.:
Speaker 4:
40:44
Uh, Csun two picks up with the early game development over arpanet back in the seventies and eighties, and it goes into the history of programming languages and continues on to the advocacy for the open source development. Since it’s presented by red hat, it really is designed to showcase their open source community and their open source, uh, agenda and philosophy. But there’s a lot of things to learn there between the very well researched presentations, the insightful interviews with industry insiders and a knowledgeable and friendly host. The show takes on some very complex technical concepts and ideas, mixes in a solid history of, of uh, information technology and spits it all out and really easy follow, uh, entertainment style, um, question and answer type session. Um, a novice it or programming individual could benefit from a lot of the information is presented here. Um, but some of it gets pretty deep and to read. So folks who aren’t technology oriented might not find it as useful, although there’s, there’s certainly historical background if you’re interested in getting into that field. Uh, it’s very well researched and presented a, and I personally find it a very enjoyable, that’s a command line here as presented by red hat. It’s available on all major podcast, including apple, Google, Spotify, and others. Awesome. And I think that, uh, does it for us for this week. That was a emotional ride. Shore was. And uh, we’ll be back next week with another great podcast. Bye Bye:

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