Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 127 “To Boldly Go…”

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Today in our Disney Detective, How a villain avoids breaking character plus, 50 years after opening and these workers never left

In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, the Galactic Starcruiser is getting its own comics, and just how dangerous would Dark Side Luke actually be?

And for our Entertainment News, William Shatner is finally reaching for the final frontier then a touching moment between Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga during his final performance.

And as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….and some afterthoughts

Show Notes

[INTRO THEME]

[INTRODUCTIONS] (2-3 minutes)
Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 127 “To Boldly Go…”
My creative and colorful co-host Michelle Whalen

[SHOW SUMMARY] (2-3 minutes)
Today in our Disney Detective, How a villain avoids breaking character plus, 50 years after opening and these workers never left
In our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, the Galactic Starcruiser is getting its own comics, and just how dangerous would Dark Side Luke actually be?
And for our Entertainment News, William Shatner is finally reaching for the final frontier then a touching moment between Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga during his final performance.
And as always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….and some afterthoughts

[Show Plugs] (2-3 minutes)
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[SEGMENT 1: Disney Detective] (8-12 minutes)

Maleficent tested by a tiny doppelganger
https://www.intheknow.com/post/maleficent-toddler-disney-world/
https://bit.ly/2YqtezP
As many of you know Disney refers to their employees as cast members, even if you aren’t playing a popularly known character
But for those who do play a “face” character, there are significant challenges to the role other than just learning the lines.
For one such dedicated Disney cast member possibly the biggest challenge of their acting career may have been facing off against a pint sized version of themselves.
Posted by the TikTok account @badparentingmoments, Maleficent’s hilarious exchange with her tiny doppelgänger garnered over 20 million views and nearly 10,000 comments.
In the video, a very in-character Maleficent is put to the test when a villainous toddler approaches her.
“It’s awfully small,” the evil queen sneers at the tiny tot — who promptly blows her a sweet kiss.
“Is it blowing me a kiss…?” Maleficent asks the toddler’s mom, who smiles and stands watch close by.
The true test of Maleficent’s acting skills comes when the toddler touches the villainess’ gloved hand, forcing the queen to turn a stony face into the crowd.
While the evildoer never officially breaks character, many TikTokers feel like the actress’ face betrays just how desperately she wanted to hug the toddler!
Thousands of TikTokers shared their reactions to the sweet moment in the comments.
“I love how they don’t break character! I would have totally broken character! She is too cute!!!” one user wrote.
“Her face really said, ‘Omg it’s so precious,’” another user commented.
“You can see she tried so hard not to break character because she’s so cute,” observed another user.
“At the end she was trying so hard not to smile and hug her,” another user wrote.
“I would have melted like ice on a summer day!” laughed one user.
“Love that she’s trying to stay in her character, but all the while she’s holding back from hugging the little cutie,” another user commented.
“Trying to keep character but this little bean said ‘Imaa bout to ruin their whole acting career,’ one user joked.
Thanks to dedicated performers like this talented Maleficent, Disney World continues to be a place of magic and joy for kids everywhere — and kids-at-heart too!

Disney World opened 50 years ago; and these workers never left
https://apnews.com/article/business-lifestyle-entertainment-travel-arts-and-entertainment-071c80ae6c0dabe6e1afbc3b59240131?fbclid=IwAR0tRaLHlSdjVYzdeqdNkFaXQMzAqPOMOuT2kFq84WBGSayCWIATt1cll6I
https://bit.ly/3iEVg1T
Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired.
Chuck Milam got a tip about a job opening from a transplanted Disney executive whose new house he was landscaping.
Earliene Anderson jumped at the chance to take a job at the new Disney theme park in Florida, having fallen in love with the beauty of Disneyland in California during a trip two years earlier.
At the time, the three were among the 6,000 employees who opened the Magic Kingdom at Disney World to the public for the first time on Oct. 1, 1971.
Now, they are among two dozen from that first day still employed at the theme park resort as it celebrates its 50th anniversary on October 1st.
Over those decades, Disney World added three more theme parks, two dozen additional hotels and grew to have a workforce of 77,000 employees as it helped Orlando become the most visited place in the U.S. before the pandemic.
What never changed was the original employees’ devotion to the pixie dust, the dream machine created by Walt Disney and his Imagineers.
“Disney has been my love, and it still is,” Earliene said recently before starting her shift in merchandising at a Magic Kingdom hotel.
“I love Disney.”
The employees who make up the 50-year club say the theme park resort has allowed them to grow their careers and try on new hats.
George worked his way up to be president of Walt Disney World and Disneyland in California.
Chuck went from a warehouse worker to a buyer of spare parts for rides and shows.
Forrest Bahruth joined the workforce at Disney World in January 1971 as a show director, responsible for staging and choreographing parades and shows.
He was also given the opportunity to help open other Disney theme parks around the world over the past five decades.
“There are people all over the world who get up to go work.
They’re unhappy about it.
They don’t really like their jobs,” Forrest said.
“As you can tell from us, there’s an enthusiasm.
We are privileged to be at a place where we love what we do.”
There was no guarantee that Disney World was going to be a success 50 years ago.
Walt Disney, the pioneering animator and entrepreneur whose name graces the Florida resort, had died in 1966, just a year after announcing plans for “the East Coast Disneyland.”
The company had quietly acquired 27,000 acres (11,000 hectares) of scrub land outside Orlando for around $5 million via secret land purchases using fake names and shell companies.
The job of shepherding the project to Opening Day fell to his brother, Roy Disney, who with other company officials convinced the Florida Legislature to create a quasi-governmental agency that would allow Disney to self-govern when it came to matters of infrastructure and planning.
Roy died almost three months after Disney World opened.
Just weeks before opening, construction at the Magic Kingdom was controlled chaos, and it seemed impossible that it would all come together in time.
“It was like an army of ants.
Everything was under construction.
Interiors were still being put in.
Roofing was still being put on top,” Forrest said.
“There was painting, landscaping.
Things were arriving by the moment.
It was like trucks going everywhere.”
Forrest rehearsed performers through parade choreography down Main Street, which cut through the center of the Magic Kingdom and resembled a turn-of-the-century small town from Walt Disney’s childhood.
Even though he was a busser, George was drafted into laying down sod outside the hotel he was working in, hours before Disney World’s grand opening.
Two things have stuck in the memories of the longtime employees from that opening day.
The first was the photo.
It was an image of thousands of Disney World Cast Members standing in front of the iconic Cinderella Castle with Mickey Mouse and other costumed characters holding hands in front.
Two weeks later, it was featured on the cover of Life magazine.
“They brought all the characters up, staged them first, and then they tried to keep all the different workers together based on the color of their costumes,” Chuck said.
The second was the parade.
It featured a 1,076-member marching band conducted by Meredith Willson, the composer of the Broadway show, “The Music Man.”
There were 4,000 Disney entertainers marching through the theme park, a mass choir and trumpeters from the United States Army Band.
Hundreds of white doves were released into the air, and less environmentally friendly, so were thousands of multi-colored balloons.
“It was the biggest thing I had ever seen,” Forrest said.
Only around 10,000 visitors showed up on that first day — which at today’s much larger Walt Disney World would represent about 90 minutes’ worth of visitors entering.
It wouldn’t be until Thanksgiving 1971, almost three months later, when Disney executives had an answer about whether their new resort would be a success; that’s when cars trying to get into the Magic Kingdom stretched for miles down the interstate.
“It was very clear after that first Thanksgiving, that the public definitely liked what we were doing,” George said.
“That first Thanksgiving, that was the moment.”

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[SEGMENT 2: Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy] (8-12 minutes)

Disney’s Galactic Star Cruiser Gets The Marvel Treatment
https://www.starwars.com/news/marvel-star-wars-halcyon-legacy-exclusive-reveal
https://bit.ly/3lCKQC3
THE VOYAGES OF THE GREATEST OF ALL-STAR CRUISERS!
As the legendary HALCYON embarks on a momentous…cruise, the ship heads toward a confrontation with THE FIRST ORDER!
But what secret from THE HIGH REPUBLIC ERA can help the passengers and crew all these years later?
And how did JEDI NIBS and BURRY fend off a NIHIL attack on one of the ship’s first ever voyages?

The Star Wars Galactic Star Cruiser Halcyon is ready to launch and you’re invited along for the ride.
Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy, is a new 5-issue comic book miniseries from Marvel, debuting next year.
Written by Ethan Sacks, who penned the recent Star Wars: Bounty Hunters run, with art by Will Sliney, whose work includes Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren and others
The series reunites the creative team behind the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comic miniseries for a new adventure that ties in to the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience opening at Walt Disney World Resort in March 2022.
In a recent interview with StarWars.com Sacks recounts “In the summer of 1977, my life was forever changed as a four-year-old by two experiences that have seared themselves in my brain for all these years:
Seeing Star Wars in the movie theater and visiting [Walt] Disney World for the first time,”
“The chance to contribute to the lore of both with Halcyon Legacy, the tale of the ship that will be an integral memory for so many fellow fans, is an incredible honor.
And to re-team with my Galaxy’s Edge co-pilot, artist extraordinaire Will Sliney, makes it extra-special.
I promise we’ll bake that joy into every page of every issue as we take you on a journey across 275 years of epic adventures, from the High Republic through the time of the First Order.
You’re going to enjoy this ride.”

With a story that spans centuries, readers can revisit the iconic ship at different points in the Star Wars timeline, reunite with familiar faces like the ultimate scoundrel pairing of Lando and Hondo teaming up for the first time
Travel the stars with a featured tale that leads into the events of the Walt Disney World Resort experience, taking place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski adds “As a life-long Star Wars fan, I’m thrilled to be a part of the team helping bring Halcyon Legacy to life,”
“We’ve all been able to experience Star Wars in so many ways over the years, from watching the films to playing with the toys to reading the comics to even visiting Batuu and drinking at the cantina, but now Walt Disney World is taking things to the next level with this immersive, interactive experience.
Our series will get you up to speed on this important part of the galaxy far, far away as you prepare to put on your cloak, pick up your lightsaber and blast off in Orlando.”

Star Wars Reveals How Dangerous Dark Side Luke Skywalker Would Be
https://screenrant.com/star-wars-luke-skywalker-dark-side-sith-dangerous/?fbclid=IwAR1r_zHTAFZObC-CUjuVwvkvr4cwljrbjk4Ila9fxS4ewBmfXfmSuBRxHPg
https://bit.ly/3FkEajD
Finally, Star Wars has revealed just how dangerous a dark side Luke Skywalker would be.
The Tatooine farmboy with a thirst for adventure who learned he was the son of a Jedi Knight, Luke would prove that one man can change the history of an entire galaxy when he shot down the Death Star, and again when he successfully redeemed Darth Vader, leading the Sith Apprentice to turn on his Master.
Luke is a legendary figure, renowned for his strength in the Force and his unshakeable belief in the possibility of redemption.
Naturally, Star Wars fans have always wondered just what would happen if Luke Skywalker ever turned to the dark side.
The old Expanded Universe toyed with that idea in the Dark Empire comics, in which Luke bent the knee before a resurrected Emperor, but even then it didn’t last long – with Luke himself redeemed by the love of his friends and family.
That story isn’t even canon any more, with Disney declaring the Expanded Universe “Legends” when they acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.
The question still feels relatively unresolved.
Amusingly, the Star Wars special LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales actually provides an answer, albeit a non-canon one.
It features an account of the Death Star’s destruction by Darth Vader’s twisted servant Vaneé, who turns the original Star Wars story on its head by telling a tale in which Luke Skywalker joined the Empire instead of the Rebellion.
Power-hungry and eager for fame and celebrity, this version of Luke proved himself a skilled pilot, and even earned the attention of Darth Vader himself.
He became Darth Vader’s apprentice, trained in the ways of the Force, and it was clear he had even more power than the man he did not know was his father.
Ironically, Luke’s story ended in the same way when he fired a stray shot during the battle over the Death Star, and accidentally obliterated it. No doubt in Vaneé’s version, Luke joined the Rebellion in order to claim he’d intended to fire that shot all along.
Of course, this is just a tall tale told in a Halloween special, but the really striking thing about the account by Darth Vader’s servant Vaneé is how easily it could have happened.
Viewers tend to forget that Luke Skywalker’s dreams of seeing the galaxy were originally leading him to join the Empire, and in fact in the first film he fought with his uncle over whether it was time for him to enlist. Luke’s heroic journey really began when Imperial stormtroopers gunned down his aunt and uncle, giving him a personal reason to oppose the Empire.
Things could have easily turned out differently.
Lucasfilm is increasingly diving into non-canon Star Wars stories, most notably with the Star Wars: Visions animated series, and it’s possible these can give viewers a better glimpse of a dark side Luke Skywalker.
For now, though, LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales suggests he would be a force to be reckoned with.

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[SEGMENT 3: Entertainment News] (8-12 minutes)

William Shatner gets emotional after historic Blue Origin flight: ‘I hope I never recover’
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/10/13/william-shatner-blue-origin-launch-star-trek-actor-oldest-space/8434551002/
https://bit.ly/3BFGFuG
William Shatner can now say he’s gone boldly where no man (his age) has gone before.
He’s certainly not the first person to visit space, but as of Wednesday, the “Star Trek” veteran is the oldest. At 90, the actor joined Blue Origin, founded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2000, for its second human spaceflight. Shatner and three others were launched in a New Shepard rocket from the aerospace company’s West Texas launch site just before 11 a.m. EDT.
The crew safely landed back on Earth several minutes later, when Shatner could be heard saying the experience was “unlike anything they described.” All four passengers on board gave a thumbs up to the recovery crew upon landing to indicate they were OK.
Bezos greeted the passengers with a double thumbs-up outside the landing capsule, followed by the passengers’ family and friends, who cheered and applauded.
“In a way it’s indescribable,” Shatner told Bezos. “Not only is it different than what you thought, it happened so quickly. The impression I had that I never expected to have is the shooting up: There’s blue sky –” he paused as Bezos sprayed a bottle of champagne.
“Everybody in the world needs to do this. Everybody in the world needs to see it,” Shatner continued. “It was unbelievable. The little things – the weightless – but to see the blue color (of the sky) whip by you and now you’re staring into blackness. … And then it’s gone. It was so moving. This experience did something unbelievable. “
“What you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine,” he told Bezos. “I hope I never recover from this.”
Shatner, best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” franchise, said in a press release on Oct. 4 that he had “heard about space for a long time now” and was “taking the opportunity to see it for myself.”
But Shatner also admitted to being nervous to go to space.
“I’m terrified!” he said during New York Comic Con last Thursday, according to Space.com. “I know!…I’m Captain bloody Kirk and I’m terrified!”
The launch had been scheduled for Tuesday but forecasted high winds prompted a delay to the following day. Blue Origin announced prior to the launch that it would last just 10 minutes, with the fully automated capsule reaching a maximum altitude of about 66 miles before parachuting back into the desert.
Along with Shatner, the spaceflight passengers in Blue Origin’s second human spaceflight included Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers, a former NASA engineer and tech entrepreneur Chris Boshuizenm(BOSH Wise En) and the founder of a clinical trials software company Glen de Vries. The latter two passengers paid for tickets for the flight – Blue Origin has not publicly disclosed the price of tickets, though Bezos has previously said totals of tickets sold were nearing $100 million.

Tony Bennett Recognizes Lady Gaga During His Final Performance Despite Alzheimer’s Battle
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tony-bennett-recognizes-lady-gaga-163100788.html
https://yhoo.it/3mtHcJV
Lady Gaga was thrilled that Tony Bennett recognized her during the pair’s final performance together at Radio City Music Hall in August, according to a 60 Minutes interview on CBS.
The 95-year-old singer has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease since 2016. Both Bennett’s family and Lady Gaga shared details of his battle with the debilitating disease during a CBS special, which aired the other week. The special included one-on-one interviews and clips from Bennett’s final performance.
Lady Gaga revealed that during the first few weeks the two had spent time together since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Bennett referred to her as “sweetheart,” and she was unsure if he knew who she was. But when she walked on stage during their final show together, it was heartwarming to see he recognized the singer.
When Gaga walked on stage, she greeted him with, “Hey Tony.” As the crowd cheered, Bennett exclaimed “Woah, Lady Gaga!” She appeared incredibly delighted by his response, bending over in laughter before twirling around on stage in her golden dress. After which he added, “I like that! Do it again!” Gaga continued to twirl before approaching Bennett for their duet.
“That’s the first time that Tony said my name in a long time,” she said during the CBS interview.
Unfortunately, memory loss is one of the key aspects of dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia and affects an estimated 60 to 80% of all people with dementia.
Despite his diagnosis, Bennett continued to perform and sing—and remembered Gaga for his final show.
“I had to keep it together, because we had a sold-out show and I have a job to do. But I’ll tell you, when I walked on that stage and he said, ‘it’s Lady Gaga,’ my friend saw me. And it was very special,” she said.
Bennett doesn’t let his disease get in the way of performing and making music that everyone loves.
“When that music comes on, something happens to him. He knows exactly what he’s doing. And what’s important for me, actually, is just to make sure that I don’t get in the way of that,” Lady Gaga told CBS.
The two have a strong relationship, and first collaborated on Bennett’s album Duets II and then on their co-album in 2014 Cheek to Cheek. They recently joined forces on what will be Bennett’s last album Love For Sale, according to People.
Bennett’s wife, Susan, also opened up about her husband’s Alzheimer’s battle during the CBS special. “He recognizes me, thank goodness, his children you know, we are blessed in a lot of ways,” she said. “He’s very sweet. He doesn’t know he has it.”
Backstage during the Radio City event, Susan was seen watching Lady Gaga’s set with Bennett, reminding him that he was going out to perform that evening as well. But as soon as the curtain rose to reveal Bennett on stage, he seemed just like his old self again.
“Once he saw the audience, and you know, and he raises his hands, I knew we were alright,” Susan said on the CBS special. “Because he became himself. He just turned on. It was like a light switch.”
To close out the night, Lady Gaga asked Bennett if she could have the honor of escorting him off stage for his final show. “Just simply being the woman that got to walk him off stage, that’s enough for me,” she said in the interview.
Viewers then watched as Lady Gaga, fighting through tears, told Bennet he was “so amazing” and “spectacular” during his final performance.

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[SEGMENT 4: Insightful Picks of the Week] (8-12 minutes)

Michelle
Muppets Haunted Mansion
https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/muppets-haunted-mansion
https://bit.ly/3lBgiAw
The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion. Inspired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience. This marks the Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special and features three new original songs, “Rest In Peace,” “Life Hereafter” and “Tie The Knot Tango”, a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, and spooky fun for families to enjoy together.

Joe
How to become a Tyrant
Netflix
https://www.netflix.com/title/80989772
https://bit.ly/3Dj2n84
Ruling with an iron fist requires an aspiring dictator to know the playbook for absolute power, as history’s despots prove in this sardonic docuseries
A six episode political documentary series narrated and produced by award winning actor Peter Dinklage explores what’s need to be a tyrannical leader based on history’s best examples of tyrants
Each episode explores a specific aspect associated with successful dictators and cites specific examples from Hitler to Stalin.
Interested in becoming a tyrant?
There are rules, and the playbook for a rise to dictatorship starts with one of history’s most brutal: Adolf Hitler.
Once you’ve secured your place at the top now the challenge is maintaining power, which means watching your back.
Nobody did that better or more ruthlessly than Saddam Hussein.
But dictatorships are about controlling the population.
When keeping your population under control, is it better to be loved or feared?
Idi Amin certainly thought he knew the right answer to that question.
The truth can often get in the way of a tyrant as well.
Which is why controlling the truth and any information supporting that truth is key.
This series explores that aspect of tyrants.
Through public relations spin, revisionist history and censorship, Soviet autocrat Joseph Stalin found a certain flexibility with the truth useful.
Civil liberties are another impediment to petty dictators.
Free speech?
Right to assembly?
Rebel-turned-dictator Muammar Gaddafi realized that civil liberties had to go when reshaping society.
But he got soft.
The ultimate goal is to rule forever, or at least to have your dynasty rule for ever.
Seizing power is hard, but keeping it is harder.
In North Korea, the Kim dynasty unlocked the secret to ruling forever:
They declared themselves gods.
The show is really the ultimate in dark humor applied to politics
Much of the lessons are tongue in cheek looks at history’s worst leaders and how they were able to muster and maintain control of their countries.
The most disturbing thing of the documentation was the similarity in tactics exposed by so many other monsters in history and what we saw in our own country with the political rise of Donald Trump.
By the end of the first episode it’s clear that this series is cautionary tale of modern times and today’s questionable political leadership told through the eyes of a historical retrospective.
It doesn’t take a university professor to see the point the show is driving home, that the United States lived through our own brush with a tyrant who exhibited most if not all of the traits associated with history’s worst tyrants.
It’s an entertaining and educational look at all the warning signs to avoid another Trump presidency and should be shown in every classroom in the country.
The sad thing is, as dramatic and realistic a call for help that it is there is still a segment of the population that will still blindly fall in line behind the next wannabe tyrant just like so many other countries did with the subjects of this documentary series.

[TRANSITION]

After Thoughts

MonsterMania Con
https://monstermania.net/
https://bit.ly/3xwXu8O
MONSTER-MANIA 48 OCTOBER 22 -24, 2021 OAKS, PA

Baltimore Comic Con
https://baltimorecomiccon.com/?fbclid=IwAR1x9__YUMeNEkLlI4EAVytoDFhO6ukqz_CEbNRn7C5aUaiUsiCxNC8W-hY
https://bit.ly/2Yej1ai
October 22-24, 2021

Ocean City Comic Con
http://oceancitycomiccon.com/
https://bit.ly/3xsWz99
Sat. December 11th 2021, 10am-5pm
Roland E. Powell Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842

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a husband and wife team of pop culture

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fanatics are exploring all things from

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music and movies to television and

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fandom

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[Music]

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welcome to insights into entertainment

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this is episode 127

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to boldly go

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i am your host joseph whalen and my

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creative and colorful co-host michelle

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whalen hi everyone how you doing today

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dear i’m good how are you i am doing

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well

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so we skipped a week last week

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we had a very busy schedule

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uh we had a lot of marching band stuff

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happening last week

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more of it to come oh yes we we had a

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lot of very fatigued people around the

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house thanks to marching band yup

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and uh we just didn’t have the energy to

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do the podcast last week yeah but in the

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meantime we did get a new camera

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so yeah

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we’re running with a new wide shot here

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on our camera three so it’s for you uh

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viewing audience out there there you go

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so this weekend we do have a busy busy

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weekend ahead of us as well so hopefully

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we’ll have the energy to throw a podcast

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together next week

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we shall see

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we’re we’re coming up on the uh

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the apex i guess of marching yeah this

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is probably the busiest uh week coming

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up weekend coming

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up we may not be going to an every other

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week arrangement probably until november

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when marching band events are over yeah

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and then we can pick things back up but

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we’ll see we’re trying to get them out

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there but it’s it’s a rough schedule

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right we you know we need downtime you

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know as well exactly yeah exactly well

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plus we’re um you know we’re producing

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true for band now as well right broke

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into

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you’ve been voluntol i’ve been

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volunteered

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to use my video resources to now to help

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out

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video and audio for the band and we’re

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putting directors cuts videos together

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and stuff like that so that’s

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even more time consuming for me at this

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point

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but anyway moving right along we are

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talking entertainment today so today in

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our disney detective

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how a villain avoids breaking character

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plus 50 years after opening and these

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workers never left

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then in our tales from the edge of the

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galaxy

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the galactic star cruiser is getting its

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own comics and just how dangerous would

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a dark side luke actually be

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and in our entertainment news william

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shatner is finally reaching for the

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final frontier

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then a touching moment between tony

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bennett and lady gaga during his final

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performance

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and as always we’ll finish up with our

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insightful picks of the week and a few

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remaining afterthoughts they’re dropping

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off rapidly as we reign on through the

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year

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but there are a few left to still talk

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about

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let’s do it all right

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go for disney detective so as many

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people know disney refers to their

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employees as cast members even if you

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aren’t playing

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a popular known character but for those

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who do face characters there are

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significant challenges to the role that

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other than just learning the lines so

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for one dedicated disney cast member

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possibly the biggest challenge of their

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acting career may have been when they

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were facing off against a pipe sized

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version

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of themselves

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posted by tiktok account bad parenting

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moments maleficent’s hilarious exchange

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with her tiny doppelganger

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garnered over 20 million views and

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nearly 10 000 comments so in the video a

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very in character maleficent is put to

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the test when a villainous

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toddler approaches her

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it’s awfully small the evil queen sneers

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at the tiny tot who

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then promptly blows her a sweet kiss

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maleficent asked the tyler’s mom is it

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blowing me a kiss

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who smiles standing uh while watching

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close by

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and the true test of maleficent’s acting

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skills comes when the toddler touches

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the villainess’s gloved hand forcing the

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queen to turn a stoney face

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and then look off into the crowd

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so while the evil evil doer never

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officially broke character

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many tick tockers feel that the

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actress’s face betrays just how

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desperately she just wanted to hug the

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toddler

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thousands of tick tocks

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tick-tockers shared their reaction to

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the sweet moment in the comments one

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said i love how they just don’t break

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character i would have totally broken

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character she was just way too cute

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another one had said oh my god her face

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it’s so precious

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another person had said you can just see

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how tr hard it is that she’s not

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breaking character because she’s just so

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cute and then of course at the end she’s

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trying so hard not to smile it and just

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hug her

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and

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another person said i would have melted

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like ice on a summer day

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so thanks to dedicated performers like

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this talented maleficent disney world

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continues to be a place of magic and joy

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for kids everywhere and obviously the

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kids at heart too so let me guess this

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is your attempt to fight my bashing of

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disney to find every cute little kid

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story at disney to put out there now

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yeah nice that’s it this was cute

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unfortunately when i pulled up the

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article um the the link wasn’t in there

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right right um

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to uh to view it because it is a really

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uh cute video tag yeah and it’s really

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it’s really short it’s not very long but

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you can tell

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you know at one point maleficent kind of

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turns her head because if she had any

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more interaction with the toddler she

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would have completely lost it and wanted

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to

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to just love on her and that’s what i

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think is so great

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about the disney characters especially

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the villains

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how they

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work almost extra hard yeah to be bad to

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be mean you know so from the evil

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stepsisters to even on there there was

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an article uh you know from a couple of

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months ago where this

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you know

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20 year old woman was like flirting with

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him and he was just kind of like

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well whatever we did the one character

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uh meal

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um

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where was it

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did the one character meal and we it was

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the grand floridian that one yeah so it

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was the step sisters yeah the

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cinderella’s uh steps and the one step

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sister came around and she was hilarious

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but she was hilarious in character right

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and she did it in such a way as to

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be entertaining for the adults

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but also entertaining for the kids at

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the same time so it wasn’t like adult

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humor but it was

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the sarcasm it was the the the dark

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humor type right where kids probably

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wouldn’t have understood what she was

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insinuating but the parents did yeah

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yeah yeah so they do they do do a

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fantastic job with it yeah and then of

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course we always have the one famous

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incident where we had the camera break

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on us right and the cat they weren’t

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face characters they were they were

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costume characters

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and they were running around like crazy

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playing hide and seek and duck goose and

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everything else just to keep one little

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girl occupied yep when they could have

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very easily walked us outside and put us

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back in the line and told us to wait

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till they got a new camera right

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so kudos to them for that

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and they’ve been doing it there for 50

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years 50 years 50 years and some people

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have never even left so they’ve been

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trapped there for 50 years right they

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get they get put in tupperware at the

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end of the night and they they don’t get

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let out tell us about the veterans that

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have been there for that long so

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applying to be one of the first workers

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at walt disney world high school

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graduate george

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uh calagridis made a split-second

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decision that set the course of his life

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he picked a room where prospective hotel

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workers were being hired

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chuck milan got a tip about a job

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opening from a transplanted disney

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executive whose new house he was

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landscaping

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arlene anderson jumped at the chance to

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take a job at the new disney themed park

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in florida having fallen in love with

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the beauty of disneyland in california

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during a trip she had taken two years

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earlier

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at the time the three were among the

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first 6 000 employees who opened the

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magic kingdom at disney world to the

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public for the first time on october 1st

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1971.

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now they are among about two dozen from

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that first day who are still employed at

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the theme park resort as it celebrated

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its 50th anniversary the beginning of

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this month

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over those decades disney added three

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more theme parks two dozen additional

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hotels and grew to have a workforce of

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77 000 employees as it helped orlando

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become the most visited place in the u.s

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before the pandemic

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what never changed was the original

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employee’s devotion to the pixie dust

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the dream machine created by walt disney

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and his imagineers

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disney has been my love and it still is

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arlene had said recently before starting

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her shift in merchandising at the magic

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king at a magic kingdom hotel she said i

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love disney the employees who make up

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the 50-year club say the theme park

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resort has allowed them to grow their

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careers and try on new hats

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george worked his way up to become the

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president of walt disney world and

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disneyland in california

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chuck went from a warehouse worker

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to a buyer of spare parts for rides and

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shows

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forest um

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beruth

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joined the workforce at walt disney

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world in january of 1971

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as a show director responsible for

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staging and choreographing parades and

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shows he was given the opportunity to

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help open other disney theme parks

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around the world over the past five

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decades

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he said there are people all over the

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world who

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get to go to work they’re unhappy about

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it and they don’t really like their jobs

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but as you can tell from us there’s an

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enthusiasm we are privileged to be at a

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place where we love what we do

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there were no guarantees that disney

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world was going to be a success a

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success 50 years ago walt disney the

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pioneering animator and entrepreneur

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entrepreneur

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whose name graces the florida resort had

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actually died in 1966

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just a year after announcing plans for

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the east coast disneyland

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the company had quietly

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acquired 27 000 acres of scrub land

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outside of orlando for about five

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million dollars via secret land

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purchases using fake names and shell

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companies

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the job of shepherding the project to

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opening day fell on his brother roy

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disney who with other company officials

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convinced the florida legislature to

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create a quasi-governmental agency that

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would allow disney to self-govern when

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it came to masters uh sorry matters of

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infrastructure and planning

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roy

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uh died almost three months after disney

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world opened

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just weeks before opening construction

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on the magic kingdom was controlled

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chaos

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and it seemed impossible that it would

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all come together in time

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it was like an army of ants everything

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was under construction interiors were

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still being put up roofing was still

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getting put on top forrest had said

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things were uh there was painting and

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landscaping things were arriving by the

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moment it was like trucks going

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everywhere

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forest had uh rehearsed performers

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throughout the parade choreography down

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main street which cuts through the

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center of the magic kingdom and

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resembles the turn of the century small

0:13:38.320,0:13:43.279
town from walt disney’s childhood even

0:13:41.199,0:13:46.000
though he was a buster george was

0:13:43.279,0:13:48.399
drafted to lay down sod outside the

0:13:46.000,0:13:51.199
hotel that he was working in hours

0:13:48.399,0:13:53.040
before disney world’s grand opening

0:13:51.199,0:13:54.959
two things have stuck in the memories of

0:13:53.040,0:13:58.079
the long time employees from that

0:13:54.959,0:14:00.399
opening day the first was the photo it

0:13:58.079,0:14:02.160
was an image of thousands of disney

0:14:00.399,0:14:05.360
world cast member standing in front of

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the iconic cinderella castle with

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mickey mouse and other costumed

0:14:07.120,0:14:11.839
characters holding hands in front

0:14:09.519,0:14:14.320
two weeks later it was featured on the

0:14:11.839,0:14:16.639
cover of life magazine they brought all

0:14:14.320,0:14:18.000
the characters up staged them first and

0:14:16.639,0:14:19.839
then they tried to keep all of the

0:14:18.000,0:14:22.480
different workers together based on the

0:14:19.839,0:14:24.639
color of their costumes chuck had said

0:14:22.480,0:14:26.760
the second was the parade

0:14:24.639,0:14:29.839
it featured a hun

0:14:26.760,0:14:32.320
1076 member marching band conducted by

0:14:29.839,0:14:34.480
meredith wilson who was the composer of

0:14:32.320,0:14:36.560
the broadway show the music man there

0:14:34.480,0:14:38.880
were four thousand disney entertainers

0:14:36.560,0:14:41.360
marching through the theme park a mass

0:14:38.880,0:14:44.240
choir and trumpeters from the united

0:14:41.360,0:14:46.639
states army band hundreds of white doves

0:14:44.240,0:14:48.560
were released in the air and less

0:14:46.639,0:14:49.519
environmentally friendly

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uh

0:14:49.519,0:14:54.240
were thousands of multi-colored balloons

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it was the biggest thing i’d ever seen

0:14:54.240,0:14:59.040
forrest had said

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but only around 10 000 visitors actually

0:14:59.040,0:15:03.920
showed up that day which at today’s much

0:15:01.839,0:15:06.399
larger walt disney world would represent

0:15:03.920,0:15:07.680
about 90 minutes worth of visitors

0:15:06.399,0:15:08.639
entering

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um

0:15:08.639,0:15:13.760
they had said it wouldn’t be until

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thanksgiving of 1971 almost three months

0:15:13.760,0:15:16.880
later

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when disney executives had an answer

0:15:16.880,0:15:22.079
about whether their new resort would be

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a success that’s when cars trying to get

0:15:22.079,0:15:26.880
to the magic kingdom stretched for miles

0:15:24.560,0:15:28.639
down the interstate it was very clear

0:15:26.880,0:15:30.800
after that first thanksgiving that the

0:15:28.639,0:15:31.839
public definitely liked where they were

0:15:30.800,0:15:34.079
going

0:15:31.839,0:15:35.199
that first thanksgiving that was the

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moment

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that’s pretty impressive i mean just to

0:15:37.199,0:15:41.360
think of being

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anywhere for

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that long

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is astonishing oh absolutely um i can’t

0:15:46.000,0:15:50.000
picture myself being at any company for

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50 years

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uh you know i’m at 22. you’re getting

0:15:52.399,0:15:56.399
there

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i usually i get to around uh what do i

0:15:56.399,0:16:01.600
get two seven days eight years something

0:15:58.639,0:16:03.120
like that right and then i’m kind of

0:16:01.600,0:16:06.800
lost at that point

0:16:03.120,0:16:08.639
and speaking of the life magazine

0:16:06.800,0:16:10.800
one of my

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disney possessions happens to be it’s

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not a very good

0:16:12.639,0:16:17.120
copy there’s some tears and stains on it

0:16:15.120,0:16:19.839
but this is

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the the photo that they they talk about

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that they took on opening day and right

0:16:22.639,0:16:25.440
ended up getting

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published so

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yeah very cool when you you know all

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right let’s take a picture

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everybody get together hurry up get

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together for a picture right okay

0:16:33.279,0:16:37.440
everybody color code what costume are

0:16:35.440,0:16:39.600
you wearing okay you go over here you go

0:16:37.440,0:16:41.120
over here yeah that’s that’s pretty cool

0:16:39.600,0:16:43.600
yeah that’s pretty cool

0:16:41.120,0:16:44.959
so anyway 50 years do they get to retire

0:16:43.600,0:16:47.279
at some point in time

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i don’t know some of them might

0:16:47.279,0:16:52.079
want to some of them you know they’re

0:16:50.160,0:16:53.680
still pretty young looking for you know

0:16:52.079,0:16:56.320
yeah well you figure you know if you

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were in high school you know you were

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not even 20 yeah you know so maybe it’s

0:16:59.680,0:17:03.519
one of those or you know you just kind

0:17:01.440,0:17:05.600
of work part-time or

0:17:03.519,0:17:06.559
not a bad job if you can get it no not

0:17:05.600,0:17:08.640
at all

0:17:06.559,0:17:11.280
so that was it for our uh disney

0:17:08.640,0:17:13.280
detective we’ll be back in a minute

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after our quick break with our tales

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so this week in our tales from the edge

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of the galaxy

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uh disney’s galactic star tr star

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cruiser gets the marvel treatment

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starwars.com writes that the voyages are

0:18:42.799,0:18:48.799
the greatest of all star cruisers as the

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legendary halcyon embarks on a momentous

0:18:48.799,0:18:54.400
cruise the ship heads towards a

0:18:51.280,0:18:55.440
confrontation with the first order

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but with

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uh but what secret from the high

0:18:57.440,0:19:00.559
republic era can help the passengers and

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crew

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all these years later

0:19:02.720,0:19:08.000
and how did jedi nibs and bury

0:19:05.520,0:19:10.880
fend off in the heel attack on one of

0:19:08.000,0:19:12.799
the ship’s first ever voyages

0:19:10.880,0:19:15.120
the star wars galactic star cruiser

0:19:12.799,0:19:17.600
halcyon is ready to launch and you’re

0:19:15.120,0:19:20.720
invited along for the ride

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star wars halcyon legacy is a new

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five-issue comic book mini-series from

0:19:23.280,0:19:28.880
marvel debuting later this year later

0:19:26.400,0:19:30.000
debuting next year sorry

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i should just read it the way it’s

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written right

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written by ethan sax who penned the

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recent star wars bounty hunters run with

0:19:36.880,0:19:41.840
art by will slinny whose work includes

0:19:39.760,0:19:44.080
star wars the rise of kylo ren and

0:19:41.840,0:19:46.880
others the series reunites the creative

0:19:44.080,0:19:48.240
team behind the star wars galaxy’s edge

0:19:46.880,0:19:50.240
comic series

0:19:48.240,0:19:52.320
for a new adventure that ties into the

0:19:50.240,0:19:54.720
star wars galactic star cruiser

0:19:52.320,0:19:58.799
experience opening at walt disney world

0:19:54.720,0:20:01.039
resort in march 2022

0:19:58.799,0:20:02.559
in a recent interview with starwars.com

0:20:01.039,0:20:05.840
saks recounts

0:20:02.559,0:20:07.600
in the summer of 1977 my life was

0:20:05.840,0:20:09.360
forever changed

0:20:07.600,0:20:11.600
as a four-year-old boy by two

0:20:09.360,0:20:14.720
experiences that have seared themselves

0:20:11.600,0:20:17.120
into my brain for all these years

0:20:14.720,0:20:19.440
seeing star wars in the movie theater

0:20:17.120,0:20:20.960
and visiting disney world for the first

0:20:19.440,0:20:23.200
time

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the chance to contribute to the lure of

0:20:23.200,0:20:28.559
both with halcyon legacy the tale of the

0:20:26.640,0:20:31.120
ship that will be an integral memory for

0:20:28.559,0:20:33.120
so many fellow fans is an incredible

0:20:31.120,0:20:35.520
honor

0:20:33.120,0:20:36.880
and to re-team with my galaxy’s edge

0:20:35.520,0:20:39.440
co-pilot

0:20:36.880,0:20:42.559
artist extraordinaire extraordinaire

0:20:39.440,0:20:45.280
will slinny makes it extra special

0:20:42.559,0:20:47.200
i promise we’ll bake that joy into every

0:20:45.280,0:20:50.400
page of every issue

0:20:47.200,0:20:52.640
as we take you on a journey across 275

0:20:50.400,0:20:54.880
years of epic adventures

0:20:52.640,0:20:56.559
from the high republic through the time

0:20:54.880,0:20:59.520
of the first order

0:20:56.559,0:21:02.000
you’re going to enjoy this ride

0:20:59.520,0:21:04.400
with a story that spanned centuries

0:21:02.000,0:21:06.240
readers can revisit the iconic ship at

0:21:04.400,0:21:07.600
different points in the star wars

0:21:06.240,0:21:10.080
timeline

0:21:07.600,0:21:12.159
reunite with familiar faces

0:21:10.080,0:21:14.840
like the ultimate scoundrel pairing of

0:21:12.159,0:21:17.840
lando and hondo teaming up for the first

0:21:14.840,0:21:20.320
time travel the stars with a featured

0:21:17.840,0:21:23.120
tale that leads into the events

0:21:20.320,0:21:25.840
of the walt disney world experience

0:21:23.120,0:21:29.760
taking place between star wars the last

0:21:25.840,0:21:32.240
jedi and star wars the rise of skywalker

0:21:29.760,0:21:33.919
marvel comics editor-in-chief cb

0:21:32.240,0:21:36.960
sabolsky adds

0:21:33.919,0:21:38.559
as a lifelong star wars fan i’m thrilled

0:21:36.960,0:21:41.600
to be a part of the team helping to

0:21:38.559,0:21:43.520
bring halcyon legacy to life

0:21:41.600,0:21:46.559
we’ve all been able to experience star

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wars in so many ways over the years

0:21:46.559,0:21:51.039
from watching the films to playing with

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the toys to reading the comics to even

0:21:51.039,0:21:54.240
visiting batu and drinking in the

0:21:52.720,0:21:56.400
cantina

0:21:54.240,0:21:58.400
but now walt disney world is taking

0:21:56.400,0:22:01.600
things to the next level with this

0:21:58.400,0:22:03.840
immersive interactive experience

0:22:01.600,0:22:06.000
our series will get you up to speed on

0:22:03.840,0:22:07.280
this important part of the galaxy far

0:22:06.000,0:22:09.760
far away

0:22:07.280,0:22:12.559
as you prepare to put on your cloak pick

0:22:09.760,0:22:14.799
up your lightsaber and blast off in

0:22:12.559,0:22:16.720
orlando

0:22:14.799,0:22:19.280
and spend five thousand dollars for two

0:22:16.720,0:22:20.720
nights so

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yeah

0:22:20.720,0:22:23.360
since this

0:22:22.240,0:22:25.600
uh

0:22:23.360,0:22:27.200
article came out we also got

0:22:25.600,0:22:28.799
the pre-orders

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available for

0:22:28.799,0:22:32.159
dvc members which

0:22:31.039,0:22:35.360
in

0:22:32.159,0:22:36.400
less than a day and a half had sold out

0:22:35.360,0:22:37.840
which

0:22:36.400,0:22:41.280
is

0:22:37.840,0:22:42.960
painfully encouraging for disney

0:22:41.280,0:22:44.799
because it tells disney that no matter

0:22:42.960,0:22:47.120
what they charge people are going to pay

0:22:44.799,0:22:50.320
the rates right now this preview it

0:22:47.120,0:22:53.600
wasn’t just for dvc it was also

0:22:50.320,0:22:54.480
uh annual pass holders as well were were

0:22:53.600,0:22:57.679
part of

0:22:54.480,0:22:59.679
that as well so yes so how many points

0:22:57.679,0:23:01.679
was it for

0:22:59.679,0:23:05.679
the two nights day uh i think it was

0:23:01.679,0:23:07.120
going to be around 600 or so per person

0:23:05.679,0:23:08.799
that’s reasonable right how much is a

0:23:07.120,0:23:12.159
cruise

0:23:08.799,0:23:14.000
uh less than 600 persons yeah a five

0:23:12.159,0:23:16.000
night cruise

0:23:14.000,0:23:18.720
five night cruise maybe it’s about four

0:23:16.000,0:23:20.559
or five maybe six depending on the the

0:23:18.720,0:23:22.080
state room you have yeah yeah maybe i

0:23:20.559,0:23:24.000
don’t know we’ve never actually priced

0:23:22.080,0:23:25.600
out a cruise and this this is bottom

0:23:24.000,0:23:27.440
line prices

0:23:25.600,0:23:31.919
right this was like

0:23:27.440,0:23:34.080
the cheap room that fit sleeps uh five

0:23:31.919,0:23:36.320
so yeah so

0:23:34.080,0:23:38.400
still still very disappointed that day

0:23:36.320,0:23:41.600
yeah but you left me feeling too good

0:23:38.400,0:23:42.480
with our our we had to put a dick yeah

0:23:41.600,0:23:44.799
so

0:23:42.480,0:23:46.960
so hey read all this story and get

0:23:44.799,0:23:48.000
really hyped up about a

0:23:46.960,0:23:50.000
real

0:23:48.000,0:23:51.679
shift that you can go on that you’re

0:23:50.000,0:23:53.679
never gonna have enough money to make

0:23:51.679,0:23:56.700
sure you get a deal in the comic so you

0:23:53.679,0:24:03.120
can save your money for the actual trip

0:23:56.700,0:24:04.960
[Laughter]

0:24:03.120,0:24:06.960
moving right along

0:24:04.960,0:24:10.720
so what other happy star wars news do

0:24:06.960,0:24:13.600
you have so we also are talking about

0:24:10.720,0:24:15.360
uh how dangerous a dark side luke would

0:24:13.600,0:24:16.880
be this one comes from our friends at

0:24:15.360,0:24:19.679
screen rant

0:24:16.880,0:24:22.080
finally star wars has revealed just how

0:24:19.679,0:24:23.440
dangerous a dark side luke skywalker

0:24:22.080,0:24:25.840
would be

0:24:23.440,0:24:28.159
the tatooine farm boy with a thirst for

0:24:25.840,0:24:29.520
adventure who learned he was the son of

0:24:28.159,0:24:32.080
a jedi knight

0:24:29.520,0:24:34.880
luke would prove that one man can change

0:24:32.080,0:24:37.520
the history of an entire galaxy when he

0:24:34.880,0:24:40.240
shot down the death star and again when

0:24:37.520,0:24:42.080
he successfully redeemed darth vader

0:24:40.240,0:24:44.080
leaving the sith apprentice to turn on

0:24:42.080,0:24:46.720
his master

0:24:44.080,0:24:48.720
luke is a legendary figure renowned for

0:24:46.720,0:24:51.279
his strength in the force and his

0:24:48.720,0:24:52.880
unshakeable belief in the possibility of

0:24:51.279,0:24:55.039
redemption

0:24:52.880,0:24:57.120
naturally star wars fans have always

0:24:55.039,0:25:00.320
wondered just what would happen if luke

0:24:57.120,0:25:02.080
skywalker ever turned to the dark side

0:25:00.320,0:25:04.880
the old expanded universe toyed with

0:25:02.080,0:25:06.720
that idea in the dark empire comics in

0:25:04.880,0:25:09.200
which luke bent knee

0:25:06.720,0:25:11.440
before a resurrected emperor

0:25:09.200,0:25:13.919
but even then it didn’t last long with

0:25:11.440,0:25:15.840
luke himself redeemed by the love of his

0:25:13.919,0:25:18.559
friends and family

0:25:15.840,0:25:20.640
that story isn’t even canon anymore with

0:25:18.559,0:25:22.960
disney declaring the expanded universe

0:25:20.640,0:25:25.279
quote legends when they acquired

0:25:22.960,0:25:27.600
lucasfilm in 2012.

0:25:25.279,0:25:30.000
the question still feels

0:25:27.600,0:25:31.279
relatively unresolved though

0:25:30.000,0:25:34.080
amusingly

0:25:31.279,0:25:35.840
the star wars special lego star wars

0:25:34.080,0:25:38.640
terrifying tales

0:25:35.840,0:25:40.720
actually provides an answer albeit a

0:25:38.640,0:25:42.400
non-canon one

0:25:40.720,0:25:44.400
it features an account of the death

0:25:42.400,0:25:46.559
star’s destruction by darth vader’s

0:25:44.400,0:25:48.880
twisted servant vinay

0:25:46.559,0:25:51.360
who turns the original star wars story

0:25:48.880,0:25:53.200
on its head by telling a tale in which

0:25:51.360,0:25:56.080
star star

0:25:53.200,0:25:57.760
star-lord frank in which luke skywalker

0:25:56.080,0:25:59.200
joined the empire instead of the

0:25:57.760,0:26:01.600
rebellion

0:25:59.200,0:26:04.159
power hungry and eager for fame and

0:26:01.600,0:26:06.240
celebrity this version of luke proved

0:26:04.159,0:26:08.880
himself a skilled pilot

0:26:06.240,0:26:10.799
and even earned the attention of darth

0:26:08.880,0:26:13.279
vader himself

0:26:10.799,0:26:15.679
he became darth vader’s apprentice

0:26:13.279,0:26:18.159
training in the ways of the force

0:26:15.679,0:26:20.480
and it was clear he had even more power

0:26:18.159,0:26:22.000
than the man he did not know was his

0:26:20.480,0:26:24.480
father

0:26:22.000,0:26:26.880
ironically luke’s story ended in the

0:26:24.480,0:26:29.360
same way when he fired a stray shot

0:26:26.880,0:26:32.559
during the battle over the death star

0:26:29.360,0:26:35.120
and accidentally obliterated it

0:26:32.559,0:26:37.440
no doubt in vinay’s version luke joined

0:26:35.120,0:26:40.880
the rebellion in order to claim he’d

0:26:37.440,0:26:43.840
intended to fire that shot all along

0:26:40.880,0:26:45.840
of course this is just a tall towel told

0:26:43.840,0:26:47.760
in a halloween special

0:26:45.840,0:26:49.919
but the really striking thing about the

0:26:47.760,0:26:53.120
account of darth vader’s servant vinay

0:26:49.919,0:26:54.640
is how easily it could have happened

0:26:53.120,0:26:57.919
viewers tend to forget that luke

0:26:54.640,0:27:00.159
skywalker’s dreams of seeing the galaxy

0:26:57.919,0:27:03.520
were originally leading him to join the

0:27:00.159,0:27:05.520
empire and in fact in the first film

0:27:03.520,0:27:08.320
he fought with his uncle over whether it

0:27:05.520,0:27:10.559
was time for him to enlist

0:27:08.320,0:27:12.720
luke’s heroic journey really began when

0:27:10.559,0:27:14.400
imperial stormtroopers gunned down his

0:27:12.720,0:27:17.360
aunt and uncle

0:27:14.400,0:27:19.600
giving him a personal reason to oppose

0:27:17.360,0:27:22.000
oppose the empire

0:27:19.600,0:27:23.760
things could have easily turned out

0:27:22.000,0:27:26.080
differently

0:27:23.760,0:27:28.480
lucasfilm is increasingly diving into

0:27:26.080,0:27:30.720
non-canon star wars stories

0:27:28.480,0:27:32.399
most notably with the star wars visions

0:27:30.720,0:27:34.960
animated series

0:27:32.399,0:27:37.039
and it’s possible these can give viewers

0:27:34.960,0:27:38.640
a better glimpse of a dark side luke

0:27:37.039,0:27:40.240
skywalker

0:27:38.640,0:27:43.679
for now though

0:27:40.240,0:27:46.320
lego star wars terrifying tales suggest

0:27:43.679,0:27:48.159
he would be a force to reckon with

0:27:46.320,0:27:50.080
and and we haven’t you know full

0:27:48.159,0:27:52.240
disclosure we haven’t seen it yet right

0:27:50.080,0:27:54.720
we were going to watch it this weekend

0:27:52.240,0:27:57.760
but we just never got our we had so much

0:27:54.720,0:28:00.720
other stuff to watch in our sloth-like

0:27:57.760,0:28:02.159
states this weekend yeah yeah so much so

0:28:00.720,0:28:04.399
we even missed one of the toy shows you

0:28:02.159,0:28:06.320
wanted to go yeah exactly not that we

0:28:04.399,0:28:07.840
weren’t talking about it for like two

0:28:06.320,0:28:09.600
months i know we plugged it all this

0:28:07.840,0:28:12.320
time and never even

0:28:09.600,0:28:15.600
went oh crud we missed that

0:28:12.320,0:28:17.200
but yeah i remember reading the dark

0:28:15.600,0:28:18.559
empire comics and they were really good

0:28:17.200,0:28:20.480
in fact they have put out a limited

0:28:18.559,0:28:23.039
edition series of figures which i have

0:28:20.480,0:28:24.799
all the figures from it as well

0:28:23.039,0:28:26.480
and the artwork is gorgeous in it so if

0:28:24.799,0:28:28.320
you get a chance go back and read it

0:28:26.480,0:28:29.440
even if you get the digital versions of

0:28:28.320,0:28:32.720
it

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it made for a very

0:28:32.720,0:28:36.399
um

0:28:34.240,0:28:38.240
interesting take on

0:28:36.399,0:28:40.000
what an alternate

0:28:38.240,0:28:42.559
version of darth vader’s story could

0:28:40.000,0:28:44.399
have been too which was really good

0:28:42.559,0:28:46.480
and it also lends a little bit of

0:28:44.399,0:28:49.760
credence to

0:28:46.480,0:28:51.760
the rise of skywalker and the

0:28:49.760,0:28:54.000
resurrection of the emperor and you can

0:28:51.760,0:28:57.200
kind of see where

0:28:54.000,0:29:00.320
elements of that storyline for the movie

0:28:57.200,0:29:02.880
came from the expanded universe okay um

0:29:00.320,0:29:05.279
it was executed in probably the worst

0:29:02.880,0:29:07.120
possible way imaginable

0:29:05.279,0:29:09.520
had they just stuck with the story from

0:29:07.120,0:29:11.760
the comics it would have been awesome

0:29:09.520,0:29:14.640
but they didn’t so anyway

0:29:11.760,0:29:16.480
dark side luke skywalker okay

0:29:14.640,0:29:18.240
and that’s it for our tales from the

0:29:16.480,0:29:22.600
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go for entertainment news so william

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shatner can now say that he’s gone

0:30:38.720,0:30:43.279
boldly where no man his age has gone

0:30:42.240,0:30:45.120
before

0:30:43.279,0:30:47.919
he’s certainly not the first person to

0:30:45.120,0:30:51.520
visit space but as of today wednesday

0:30:47.919,0:30:55.039
the star trek veteran is now the oldest

0:30:51.520,0:30:58.320
at 90 the actor joined blue origin

0:30:55.039,0:31:02.080
founded by amazon founder jeff bezos in

0:30:58.320,0:31:04.640
2000 for its second human space flight

0:31:02.080,0:31:07.039
shatner and three others were launched

0:31:04.640,0:31:10.080
in a new shepherd rocket from the

0:31:07.039,0:31:13.600
aerospace company’s west texas launch

0:31:10.080,0:31:15.919
site just before 11am today

0:31:13.600,0:31:18.159
the crew safely landed back on earth

0:31:15.919,0:31:20.320
several minutes later when shatner could

0:31:18.159,0:31:23.600
be heard saying that the experience was

0:31:20.320,0:31:26.000
unlike anything they had described all

0:31:23.600,0:31:28.880
four passengers on board gave a thumbs

0:31:26.000,0:31:31.120
up to the recovery crew upon landing to

0:31:28.880,0:31:33.279
indicate that they were okay

0:31:31.120,0:31:35.360
bezos greeted the passengers with a

0:31:33.279,0:31:38.080
double thumbs up outside the landing

0:31:35.360,0:31:40.880
capsule following followed by the

0:31:38.080,0:31:43.120
passengers family and family and friends

0:31:40.880,0:31:46.000
who cheered and applauded

0:31:43.120,0:31:48.799
shatner told bezos in a way it’s

0:31:46.000,0:31:50.720
indescribable not only is it different

0:31:48.799,0:31:53.200
than what you thought it happened so

0:31:50.720,0:31:55.679
quickly the impression i had that i

0:31:53.200,0:31:57.760
never expected to have is the shooting

0:31:55.679,0:31:59.840
up and there’s the blue sky

0:31:57.760,0:32:01.600
and then bezos sprayed him with a bottle

0:31:59.840,0:32:03.840
of champagne

0:32:01.600,0:32:05.919
everybody in the world needs to do this

0:32:03.840,0:32:08.880
everybody in the world needs to see it

0:32:05.919,0:32:11.039
shatner continued it was unbelievable

0:32:08.880,0:32:13.360
the little things the weightlessness but

0:32:11.039,0:32:16.640
the just to see the blue color of the

0:32:13.360,0:32:18.720
sky whip up you know whip you up and now

0:32:16.640,0:32:21.279
you’re you’re staring into blackness and

0:32:18.720,0:32:24.399
then it’s gone it was also moving this

0:32:21.279,0:32:27.279
experience did something unbelievable

0:32:24.399,0:32:29.279
bezos uh he had told also said to bezos

0:32:27.279,0:32:32.080
what you had given me is the most

0:32:29.279,0:32:34.320
profound experience i can imagine i hope

0:32:32.080,0:32:36.320
i never recover from this

0:32:34.320,0:32:38.720
shatner is obviously best known as

0:32:36.320,0:32:40.640
playing captain james t kirk in the star

0:32:38.720,0:32:43.279
trek franchise

0:32:40.640,0:32:46.720
and he had said in a press release on

0:32:43.279,0:32:49.120
october 4th they had heard about space

0:32:46.720,0:32:51.120
you know for a long time now and he was

0:32:49.120,0:32:53.679
taking the opportunity to see it for

0:32:51.120,0:32:56.480
himself but chattner also admitted to

0:32:53.679,0:32:59.200
being very nervous to go up into space

0:32:56.480,0:33:01.760
he said i’m terrified during new york’s

0:32:59.200,0:33:04.640
comic con last thursday according to

0:33:01.760,0:33:07.679
space.com he said i know i’m captain

0:33:04.640,0:33:09.360
bloody kirk and i’m terrified

0:33:07.679,0:33:12.080
the lunch had actually been scheduled

0:33:09.360,0:33:15.039
for tuesday but forecasting high winds

0:33:12.080,0:33:17.120
prompted to delay to the following day

0:33:15.039,0:33:18.399
blue origin announced prior to the

0:33:17.120,0:33:20.240
launch that it

0:33:18.399,0:33:21.360
that it would only last just about 10

0:33:20.240,0:33:23.440
minutes

0:33:21.360,0:33:26.399
with the fully automated capsule

0:33:23.440,0:33:29.519
reaching a maximum altitude of about 66

0:33:26.399,0:33:32.240
miles before parachuting back into the

0:33:29.519,0:33:35.200
desert along with shatner the space

0:33:32.240,0:33:36.480
flight passengers in blue origin’s

0:33:35.200,0:33:39.679
second human

0:33:36.480,0:33:41.600
space flight included blue origins vice

0:33:39.679,0:33:45.039
president of mission and flight

0:33:41.600,0:33:48.080
operations audrey powers a former nasa

0:33:45.039,0:33:49.440
engineer and tech entrepreneur chris

0:33:48.080,0:33:51.760
bowisen

0:33:49.440,0:33:54.720
and the founder of a clinical trier

0:33:51.760,0:33:57.120
software company glenn devries the

0:33:54.720,0:33:59.279
latter two passengers paid for tickets

0:33:57.120,0:34:01.120
on the flight blue origin has not

0:33:59.279,0:34:04.159
publicly disclosed the price of the

0:34:01.120,0:34:06.880
tickets though bezos has previously said

0:34:04.159,0:34:09.040
the total of tickets sold were nearing a

0:34:06.880,0:34:10.000
hundred million dollars

0:34:09.040,0:34:12.639
so

0:34:10.000,0:34:14.399
this is cool okay i’m not gonna take

0:34:12.639,0:34:17.919
anything away from shatner for this i

0:34:14.399,0:34:20.879
mean the man’s 90 years old and he just

0:34:17.919,0:34:21.839
got shot in the space on a rocket yeah

0:34:20.879,0:34:23.919
now

0:34:21.839,0:34:26.399
it’s important to point out

0:34:23.919,0:34:28.480
this wasn’t an orbital shot

0:34:26.399,0:34:30.159
this was a ballistic trajectory up and

0:34:28.480,0:34:32.560
down right

0:34:30.159,0:34:35.040
which in and of itself is

0:34:32.560,0:34:37.919
impressive that we can do this with

0:34:35.040,0:34:39.359
common regularity now right you think at

0:34:37.919,0:34:41.520
the beginning of the space race we

0:34:39.359,0:34:44.159
couldn’t even manage something to get

0:34:41.520,0:34:46.079
anything up right let alone come back

0:34:44.159,0:34:47.760
down right yeah it’s funny you use that

0:34:46.079,0:34:48.270
terminology given what the rocket looks

0:34:47.760,0:34:51.679
like

0:34:48.270,0:34:54.000
[Laughter]

0:34:51.679,0:34:55.599
and i’m sure everybody that’s listening

0:34:54.000,0:34:57.440
knows what it looks like yeah we didn’t

0:34:55.599,0:34:59.760
show a picture she didn’t need to show

0:34:57.440,0:35:01.359
pictures um but

0:34:59.760,0:35:04.160
this is a gimmick

0:35:01.359,0:35:05.359
this is doing absolutely nothing

0:35:04.160,0:35:07.920
for

0:35:05.359,0:35:10.320
space tourism it’s doing nothing for

0:35:07.920,0:35:12.960
space exploration or technology

0:35:10.320,0:35:16.560
advancements nothing we’ve been able to

0:35:12.960,0:35:19.599
do this for quite some time now and

0:35:16.560,0:35:22.160
these little jaunts up and down

0:35:19.599,0:35:22.160
are are

0:35:22.400,0:35:27.040
there attention grabbers that’s it oh

0:35:24.480,0:35:29.680
absolutely what was impressive

0:35:27.040,0:35:31.280
was when spacex put its first tourist up

0:35:29.680,0:35:33.040
into space

0:35:31.280,0:35:35.359
in orbit

0:35:33.040,0:35:37.359
at an orbit higher than the

0:35:35.359,0:35:40.480
international space station for three

0:35:37.359,0:35:42.480
days yeah it was the furthest humans had

0:35:40.480,0:35:45.359
been away from earth since we went to

0:35:42.480,0:35:47.359
the moon right that is significant

0:35:45.359,0:35:50.079
absolutely this was

0:35:47.359,0:35:51.599
this was kind of just the

0:35:50.079,0:35:52.480
you know this was like

0:35:51.599,0:35:55.920
the

0:35:52.480,0:35:59.359
disneyland ver you know version of

0:35:55.920,0:36:02.320
mission to mars like oh i can

0:35:59.359,0:36:03.680
i’ve been on a centrifuge now so i can

0:36:02.320,0:36:05.119
go into this

0:36:03.680,0:36:07.119
[Music]

0:36:05.119,0:36:10.240
because they don’t have to achieve

0:36:07.119,0:36:12.560
orbital velocity which is 16 14 500

0:36:10.240,0:36:16.240
miles an hour i think it is the

0:36:12.560,0:36:19.119
acceleration is much more team you hit

0:36:16.240,0:36:21.119
maybe 2g two and a half g right

0:36:19.119,0:36:22.720
going up which is roughly what you get

0:36:21.119,0:36:23.839
on an amusement park

0:36:22.720,0:36:25.040
right so

0:36:23.839,0:36:28.320
the

0:36:25.040,0:36:30.079
rigors on the body are not nearly as as

0:36:28.320,0:36:32.800
right the fact that significantly you

0:36:30.079,0:36:33.760
don’t have a specialized suit you don’t

0:36:32.800,0:36:36.320
have to

0:36:33.760,0:36:38.720
wear any sort of helmet you’re basically

0:36:36.320,0:36:43.599
just you know the whole thing literally

0:36:38.720,0:36:46.079
took 10 minutes from the closest thing

0:36:43.599,0:36:48.240
is you have the plane the vomit comment

0:36:46.079,0:36:51.520
yes where the plane itself flies

0:36:48.240,0:36:54.400
ballistic arcs up and down and during

0:36:51.520,0:36:56.079
the down arc you are weightless

0:36:54.400,0:36:57.359
that is essentially the same thing as

0:36:56.079,0:37:00.240
what they did they just didn’t

0:36:57.359,0:37:01.599
accelerate to the top of the arc as fast

0:37:00.240,0:37:03.440
and they didn’t go as high they don’t go

0:37:01.599,0:37:07.119
with high in the plane right

0:37:03.440,0:37:10.240
um so yes this is cool captain kirk

0:37:07.119,0:37:12.240
finally made it to space right um

0:37:10.240,0:37:14.960
i really wish we would stop giving so

0:37:12.240,0:37:19.520
much attention to this stuff though

0:37:14.960,0:37:20.800
and at least force bezos and virgin

0:37:19.520,0:37:23.839
galactic

0:37:20.800,0:37:26.000
to do something more with this right you

0:37:23.839,0:37:29.119
know to do something more creative

0:37:26.000,0:37:32.000
something that betters humanity

0:37:29.119,0:37:34.240
this is essentially a balloon ride right

0:37:32.000,0:37:36.079
and it’s doing absolutely nothing it’s a

0:37:34.240,0:37:38.800
hundred million dollars in tickets for

0:37:36.079,0:37:42.560
what to shoot a bunch of rockets up

0:37:38.800,0:37:43.440
right now i will say it was very cool to

0:37:42.560,0:37:44.800
see

0:37:43.440,0:37:46.640
it go up

0:37:44.800,0:37:48.560
because basically you know they they

0:37:46.640,0:37:50.480
didn’t have much training because

0:37:48.560,0:37:51.520
there’s nothing for them to do because

0:37:50.480,0:37:53.440
it’s all

0:37:51.520,0:37:56.000
you know automated

0:37:53.440,0:37:59.280
but that’s what’s part of i think that’s

0:37:56.000,0:38:00.320
what was fascinating more to me the fact

0:37:59.280,0:38:03.599
that

0:38:00.320,0:38:05.599
it went up and then when

0:38:03.599,0:38:07.359
the capsule split

0:38:05.599,0:38:10.560
the main body

0:38:07.359,0:38:12.400
came back down it it okay i’m done with

0:38:10.560,0:38:14.400
what i had to do i’m gonna come to end

0:38:12.400,0:38:16.640
like had this perfect

0:38:14.400,0:38:18.480
landing right that

0:38:16.640,0:38:21.200
to me was like wow

0:38:18.480,0:38:22.640
that’s pretty freaking cool

0:38:21.200,0:38:25.839
that’s where

0:38:22.640,0:38:28.480
i would love to see them advance it more

0:38:25.839,0:38:30.880
like okay now that you can get people up

0:38:28.480,0:38:32.880
and this park can come back now you need

0:38:30.880,0:38:35.839
to do other stuff

0:38:32.880,0:38:38.160
out in space like go beyond the whole

0:38:35.839,0:38:40.720
okay cool you’ve been in space now and

0:38:38.160,0:38:42.800
i’m totally with you there you know yeah

0:38:40.720,0:38:43.920
great this is something everybody should

0:38:42.800,0:38:45.680
see

0:38:43.920,0:38:47.359
okay when it’s

0:38:45.680,0:38:50.720
not

0:38:47.359,0:38:52.560
millions of dollars right and people i

0:38:50.720,0:38:54.880
don’t think i would ever want to do it

0:38:52.560,0:38:57.440
because i’m not a fan of

0:38:54.880,0:38:58.720
flying in jail right

0:38:57.440,0:39:00.160
so

0:38:58.720,0:39:02.560
so like part of me is going okay well

0:39:00.160,0:39:04.400
it’s only 10 minutes you know you figure

0:39:02.560,0:39:06.880
when you take off in a plane it takes

0:39:04.400,0:39:08.880
about you know three or four minutes to

0:39:06.880,0:39:10.240
to get to the altitude you know and then

0:39:08.880,0:39:12.240
by the time you’re you’re coming back

0:39:10.240,0:39:13.280
down i don’t know that landing was kind

0:39:12.240,0:39:16.480
of

0:39:13.280,0:39:18.079
that was a little jarring

0:39:16.480,0:39:20.960
no i’m totally with you on that yeah

0:39:18.079,0:39:23.520
yeah so um but yeah i mean i think it

0:39:20.960,0:39:24.880
was cool and uh i i’d like to see more

0:39:23.520,0:39:26.640
of it but i like to see it be a little

0:39:24.880,0:39:29.440
bit more advanced

0:39:26.640,0:39:30.470
so moving on with our geriatric portion

0:39:29.440,0:39:34.720
of the show here

0:39:30.470,0:39:37.280
[Laughter]

0:39:34.720,0:39:39.280
so lady gaga was thrilled that tony

0:39:37.280,0:39:41.440
bennett had recognized her during the

0:39:39.280,0:39:43.760
pair’s final performance together at

0:39:41.440,0:39:45.839
radio city music hall in august

0:39:43.760,0:39:47.040
according to a 60 minutes interview on

0:39:45.839,0:39:49.760
cbs

0:39:47.040,0:39:53.119
the 95 year old singer has been battling

0:39:49.760,0:39:55.440
alzheimer’s disease since 2016

0:39:53.119,0:39:57.760
both bennett’s family and lady gaga had

0:39:55.440,0:40:00.800
shared details of his battle

0:39:57.760,0:40:03.760
with the debilitating the debilitating

0:40:00.800,0:40:06.079
disease during a cbs special which aired

0:40:03.760,0:40:08.560
the other week on 60

0:40:06.079,0:40:10.960
on 60 minutes the special included a

0:40:08.560,0:40:13.200
one-on-one interviews and clips from

0:40:10.960,0:40:15.440
bennett’s final performance

0:40:13.200,0:40:17.280
lady gaga revealed that during the first

0:40:15.440,0:40:20.640
few weeks the two had spent time

0:40:17.280,0:40:22.000
together since covid 19 pandemic had

0:40:20.640,0:40:24.560
begun

0:40:22.000,0:40:27.200
bennett referred to her as sweetheart

0:40:24.560,0:40:28.720
and she was unsure if he actually knew

0:40:27.200,0:40:31.040
who she was

0:40:28.720,0:40:33.280
but then she walked out on stage during

0:40:31.040,0:40:35.599
their final show together and it was

0:40:33.280,0:40:39.200
heartwarming to see that he recognized

0:40:35.599,0:40:42.000
the singer when gaga walked on stage she

0:40:39.200,0:40:44.880
greeted him with hey tony as the crowd

0:40:42.000,0:40:48.000
cheered and bennett exclaimed whoa lady

0:40:44.880,0:40:50.800
gaga she and peer appeared incredibly

0:40:48.000,0:40:53.839
delighted by his response bent over in

0:40:50.800,0:40:55.599
laughter before twirling around on stage

0:40:53.839,0:40:57.599
in a golden dress

0:40:55.599,0:41:00.400
after which he added i’d like that i

0:40:57.599,0:41:03.280
like that do it again so lady gaga

0:41:00.400,0:41:05.200
continued to twirl before approaching

0:41:03.280,0:41:07.119
bennett for their duet

0:41:05.200,0:41:10.400
she said that was the first time that

0:41:07.119,0:41:11.760
tony had said my name in a long time

0:41:10.400,0:41:14.480
unfortunately

0:41:11.760,0:41:16.880
memory loss is a key aspect of dementia

0:41:14.480,0:41:19.839
and alzheimer’s is the most common cause

0:41:16.880,0:41:22.400
of dementia and affects an estimated 60

0:41:19.839,0:41:23.599
to 80 percent of all people with

0:41:22.400,0:41:25.760
dementia

0:41:23.599,0:41:28.480
despite his diagnosis bennett continued

0:41:25.760,0:41:30.319
to perform and sing and remembered gaga

0:41:28.480,0:41:32.240
for his final show

0:41:30.319,0:41:34.800
i had to keep it together because we had

0:41:32.240,0:41:36.480
a sold out show and i have a job to do

0:41:34.800,0:41:39.520
but i’ll tell you when i walked out on

0:41:36.480,0:41:41.839
stage and he said it’s lady gaga my

0:41:39.520,0:41:43.280
friend saw me and it was very special to

0:41:41.839,0:41:45.280
me she had said

0:41:43.280,0:41:47.200
bennett doesn’t let his disease get in

0:41:45.280,0:41:48.880
the way of performing and making music

0:41:47.200,0:41:50.880
that everybody loves

0:41:48.880,0:41:53.040
when that music comes on something

0:41:50.880,0:41:56.319
happens to him he knows exactly what

0:41:53.040,0:41:58.400
he’s doing and what’s important for me

0:41:56.319,0:42:01.119
actually is just to make sure that i

0:41:58.400,0:42:03.040
don’t get in the way of that lady gaga

0:42:01.119,0:42:04.720
had told cbs

0:42:03.040,0:42:07.359
the two have a strong

0:42:04.720,0:42:10.880
uh relationship and first collaborated

0:42:07.359,0:42:12.560
on bennett’s album duets 2 when

0:42:10.880,0:42:16.000
and then on their

0:42:12.560,0:42:18.400
co-album in 2014 cheek to cheek they

0:42:16.000,0:42:20.640
recently joined forces on what will be

0:42:18.400,0:42:22.960
bennett’s last album

0:42:20.640,0:42:25.040
love for sale according to people

0:42:22.960,0:42:27.200
bennett’s wife susan also opened up

0:42:25.040,0:42:29.359
about her husband’s alzheimer’s battle

0:42:27.200,0:42:31.200
during the special she says he

0:42:29.359,0:42:33.040
recognizes me thank goodness his

0:42:31.200,0:42:35.440
children you know

0:42:33.040,0:42:38.720
and we’re blessed in a lot of ways he’s

0:42:35.440,0:42:41.119
very sweet he doesn’t know what he has

0:42:38.720,0:42:44.160
backstage during the show

0:42:41.119,0:42:47.599
susan was seen watching lady gaga set

0:42:44.160,0:42:50.079
with bennett and reminded uh that he was

0:42:47.599,0:42:52.560
going out to perform that evening as

0:42:50.079,0:42:54.560
well but as soon as the curtain rose to

0:42:52.560,0:42:56.960
reveal bennett on stage he seemed like

0:42:54.560,0:42:59.839
his old self again once he saw the

0:42:56.960,0:43:02.079
audience and you know and he raises his

0:42:59.839,0:43:04.480
hands we knew everything was going to be

0:43:02.079,0:43:06.800
okay because he became himself and it

0:43:04.480,0:43:08.800
just turned on like a light switch to

0:43:06.800,0:43:10.480
close out the night lady gaga asked

0:43:08.800,0:43:12.800
bennett if she could have the honor of

0:43:10.480,0:43:15.040
escorting him off the stage

0:43:12.800,0:43:17.200
just simply being the woman that got to

0:43:15.040,0:43:19.680
walk him off stage was enough for me

0:43:17.200,0:43:22.000
viewers then watched as lady gaga was

0:43:19.680,0:43:24.400
fighting through tears told bennett that

0:43:22.000,0:43:28.319
she uh that he was so amazing and

0:43:24.400,0:43:30.720
spectacular during the final performance

0:43:28.319,0:43:32.880
and it is amazing that that given the

0:43:30.720,0:43:36.000
condition that he has that he can

0:43:32.880,0:43:39.200
continue to perform the way yeah and and

0:43:36.000,0:43:41.359
when the original airing of the show of

0:43:39.200,0:43:43.119
the 60 minutes piece aired i actually

0:43:41.359,0:43:44.720
had missed it i knew it was coming up

0:43:43.119,0:43:47.280
and i ended up missing it so i found it

0:43:44.720,0:43:49.359
online and when i saw the the article

0:43:47.280,0:43:51.119
talking about i wanted to watch it and

0:43:49.359,0:43:54.480
it was just

0:43:51.119,0:43:56.800
it was so sad in a way because you saw

0:43:54.480,0:43:58.319
him just sitting there like kind of in a

0:43:56.800,0:43:59.680
trance because he didn’t know what was

0:43:58.319,0:44:00.960
going on

0:43:59.680,0:44:03.280
and then

0:44:00.960,0:44:05.520
in the next room

0:44:03.280,0:44:07.200
his his musical arranger is sitting

0:44:05.520,0:44:10.000
there playing at the piano and he just

0:44:07.200,0:44:12.800
like it’s like a light switch literally

0:44:10.000,0:44:15.040
came on and he just walked in

0:44:12.800,0:44:16.480
and didn’t have anything in front of him

0:44:15.040,0:44:18.000
didn’t have any music in front of him

0:44:16.480,0:44:20.480
and he starts playing and they played

0:44:18.000,0:44:22.640
for an hour and a half

0:44:20.480,0:44:24.800
straight of all these different so and

0:44:22.640,0:44:26.640
he didn’t like every now and then might

0:44:24.800,0:44:28.319
might have missed a beat or something

0:44:26.640,0:44:31.760
but for the most part you would have not

0:44:28.319,0:44:33.680
known that he was as sick as he was

0:44:31.760,0:44:35.440
and like other people might look at that

0:44:33.680,0:44:38.240
and say my god why are you making this

0:44:35.440,0:44:40.000
man continue to perform

0:44:38.240,0:44:42.240
until you realize that it’s that

0:44:40.000,0:44:44.480
performing that brings the man back

0:44:42.240,0:44:47.599
that’s that’s exactly what they were

0:44:44.480,0:44:49.680
saying is that you know at the time

0:44:47.599,0:44:52.400
when they had talked about do and i

0:44:49.680,0:44:54.720
guess the um they were they were doing

0:44:52.400,0:44:56.960
two nights for this concert and they’re

0:44:54.720,0:44:59.280
actually uh they had taped it so the

0:44:56.960,0:45:02.160
concert is actually going to be played

0:44:59.280,0:45:05.200
uh i think later this year on cbs as a

0:45:02.160,0:45:06.960
special um and when they had booked it

0:45:05.200,0:45:08.319
they had actually booked it before the

0:45:06.960,0:45:09.200
pandemic

0:45:08.319,0:45:11.680
and

0:45:09.200,0:45:14.240
he you know wasn’t as sick and of course

0:45:11.680,0:45:16.960
as time went on it was like well do we

0:45:14.240,0:45:19.280
cancel it do we not what what do we do

0:45:16.960,0:45:21.119
you know but they kept rehearsing with

0:45:19.280,0:45:23.599
him and he seemed to be okay and that’s

0:45:21.119,0:45:25.520
when lady gaga was talking about how

0:45:23.599,0:45:27.920
they got together and he would call her

0:45:25.520,0:45:30.000
sweetheart he never called her right by

0:45:27.920,0:45:32.240
name where he always knew

0:45:30.000,0:45:33.599
her name beforehand

0:45:32.240,0:45:35.280
and

0:45:33.599,0:45:37.280
you know they kept rehearsing they

0:45:35.280,0:45:40.240
finally got the dates they were very

0:45:37.280,0:45:44.079
very nervous hi kitty

0:45:40.240,0:45:46.240
they were very nervous about it and as

0:45:44.079,0:45:48.000
you know and his wife you know was

0:45:46.240,0:45:49.680
talking about she’s walking him on stage

0:45:48.000,0:45:52.400
you know where you’re going right and

0:45:49.680,0:45:54.800
and he he didn’t really know but as soon

0:45:52.400,0:45:57.599
as the music came up and the curtains

0:45:54.800,0:46:00.800
open again it was that that light switch

0:45:57.599,0:46:02.720
came on where like his brain was just so

0:46:00.800,0:46:04.240
hardwired over so many years of

0:46:02.720,0:46:06.160
performance right

0:46:04.240,0:46:09.359
that’s the pattern that he falls into

0:46:06.160,0:46:11.359
absolutely absolutely and and you almost

0:46:09.359,0:46:12.800
hate to see that taken away from him by

0:46:11.359,0:46:14.800
not performing anything and that’s what

0:46:12.800,0:46:16.880
you kind of see with

0:46:14.800,0:46:19.119
with some alzheimer’s patients or

0:46:16.880,0:46:21.760
patients with dementia

0:46:19.119,0:46:23.200
there’s that thing that like there’s

0:46:21.760,0:46:25.440
almost like there’s a groove in the

0:46:23.200,0:46:28.240
brain that you fall right you know you

0:46:25.440,0:46:30.800
you find music happens to be a big

0:46:28.240,0:46:33.280
trigger for for some of them where you

0:46:30.800,0:46:34.960
know a favorite song or something or if

0:46:33.280,0:46:37.520
they were an artist you know you give

0:46:34.960,0:46:39.839
them a paintbrush and they kind of you

0:46:37.520,0:46:42.240
know that part of their brain still

0:46:39.839,0:46:43.760
function it’s just that everything else

0:46:42.240,0:46:45.520
is just so

0:46:43.760,0:46:48.560
clouded you know

0:46:45.520,0:46:51.359
around it you know the disease and i saw

0:46:48.560,0:46:53.599
the clip where you know tony says

0:46:51.359,0:46:54.720
there’s my friend lady gaga and she you

0:46:53.599,0:46:55.680
can tell

0:46:54.720,0:46:57.520
she

0:46:55.680,0:46:59.200
was ready to just burst into tears

0:46:57.520,0:47:02.160
because it was like oh my god he

0:46:59.200,0:47:04.319
actually knows you know who i am so

0:47:02.160,0:47:07.040
i’m i’m looking forward to

0:47:04.319,0:47:08.240
you know to seeing the specials yeah

0:47:07.040,0:47:10.160
good story

0:47:08.240,0:47:11.599
that’s it for entertainment news this

0:47:10.160,0:47:13.680
week which is good because it got a

0:47:11.599,0:47:15.119
little too emotional there let’s move

0:47:13.680,0:47:17.200
right along

0:47:15.119,0:47:18.720
uh we still have a show to finish up

0:47:17.200,0:47:20.240
here ourselves

0:47:18.720,0:47:22.160
uh we’re gonna take a quick break and

0:47:20.240,0:47:25.839
we’ll come back with our insightful

0:47:22.160,0:47:25.839
picks of the week

0:47:26.730,0:47:31.440
[Applause]

0:47:29.040,0:47:34.000
go for your insightful pick so my

0:47:31.440,0:47:36.240
insightful pick happens to be the new

0:47:34.000,0:47:39.920
muppets haunted mansion

0:47:36.240,0:47:43.280
special that is on disney plus so the

0:47:39.920,0:47:46.400
great gonzo world famous daredevil

0:47:43.280,0:47:49.280
artist has done it all seen it all

0:47:46.400,0:47:51.839
survived it all but on halloween night

0:47:49.280,0:47:54.559
the fearless gonzo takes on the greatest

0:47:51.839,0:47:57.680
challenge of his life by spending one

0:47:54.559,0:48:00.160
very daring night in the most grim

0:47:57.680,0:48:02.720
grinning place on earth

0:48:00.160,0:48:05.119
the haunted mansion

0:48:02.720,0:48:08.400
i can’t do it as well as you uh inspired

0:48:05.119,0:48:11.599
by all four of the iconic disney haunted

0:48:08.400,0:48:14.160
mansion attractions located across the

0:48:11.599,0:48:16.400
globe at various disney parks the

0:48:14.160,0:48:19.359
muppets haunted mansion includes many

0:48:16.400,0:48:21.280
hidden easter eggs for disney fans and

0:48:19.359,0:48:24.240
muppet-sized sets

0:48:21.280,0:48:26.880
and props that help immerse viewers in

0:48:24.240,0:48:29.680
the storytelling experience this marks

0:48:26.880,0:48:32.640
the muppets first ever halloween special

0:48:29.680,0:48:36.559
and features three original songs rest

0:48:32.640,0:48:39.280
in peace life hereafter and tie the knot

0:48:36.559,0:48:42.319
tango a star-studded muppet cast

0:48:39.280,0:48:44.880
celebrity cameos and spooky fun for

0:48:42.319,0:48:46.880
families to enjoy together

0:48:44.880,0:48:49.599
now this was something i was looking

0:48:46.880,0:48:50.880
forward to for months when they had

0:48:49.599,0:48:52.400
announced it

0:48:50.880,0:48:55.520
you were kind of like

0:48:52.400,0:48:58.160
all right we’ll watch it so this was

0:48:55.520,0:48:59.760
definitely on our watch list because it

0:48:58.160,0:49:02.079
dropped on

0:48:59.760,0:49:03.760
friday i was like we are watching this

0:49:02.079,0:49:07.680
on saturday

0:49:03.760,0:49:11.040
come on let’s all be happy and we all

0:49:07.680,0:49:13.520
enjoyed it um you not being really a

0:49:11.040,0:49:16.480
muppet fan

0:49:13.520,0:49:19.920
were very entertained by it i was a

0:49:16.480,0:49:22.400
muppet fan as a kid so i grew up with it

0:49:19.920,0:49:25.040
um and obviously being a haunted mansion

0:49:22.400,0:49:28.160
fan on top of it this was like my two

0:49:25.040,0:49:30.960
worlds my my childhood kind of

0:49:28.160,0:49:32.880
coming coming together so it had a lot

0:49:30.960,0:49:34.640
of very classic

0:49:32.880,0:49:35.839
muppet show

0:49:34.640,0:49:39.119
tributes

0:49:35.839,0:49:40.240
as well as a lot of haunted mansion

0:49:39.119,0:49:41.920
tributes

0:49:40.240,0:49:43.200
as well

0:49:41.920,0:49:46.240
excuse me

0:49:43.200,0:49:47.839
getting all choked up um

0:49:46.240,0:49:51.440
just a lot of

0:49:47.839,0:49:53.520
inside jokes um you know if you’re a

0:49:51.440,0:49:55.280
fan of the haunted mansion you you

0:49:53.520,0:49:57.119
probably got all of them the first time

0:49:55.280,0:49:59.599
around and

0:49:57.119,0:50:01.280
who doesn’t love a a screaming goat so

0:49:59.599,0:50:03.680
you didn’t bring it up no i didn’t i

0:50:01.280,0:50:03.680
should have

0:50:05.040,0:50:09.200
anyway good pick

0:50:06.720,0:50:12.680
i did like it it was very good thank you

0:50:09.200,0:50:12.680
we’ll be right back

0:50:13.150,0:50:18.720
[Applause]

0:50:15.440,0:50:21.839
so so my pick this week is

0:50:18.720,0:50:25.200
an interesting documentary

0:50:21.839,0:50:28.000
how to become a tyrant on netflix i was

0:50:25.200,0:50:30.240
inspired by recent political things

0:50:28.000,0:50:32.880
ruling with an iron fist requires an

0:50:30.240,0:50:35.520
aspiring dictator to know the playbook

0:50:32.880,0:50:38.800
for absolute power as history’s

0:50:35.520,0:50:40.640
desperate despots prove in this sardonic

0:50:38.800,0:50:43.200
docu-series

0:50:40.640,0:50:45.359
a six-episode political documentary

0:50:43.200,0:50:47.680
series narrated and produced by

0:50:45.359,0:50:50.240
award-winning actor

0:50:47.680,0:50:53.040
peter drake dinklage explores what’s

0:50:50.240,0:50:56.480
needed to be a tyrannical leader based

0:50:53.040,0:50:59.440
on history’s best examples of tyrants

0:50:56.480,0:51:02.960
each episode explores a specific aspect

0:50:59.440,0:51:05.520
associated with successful dictators and

0:51:02.960,0:51:06.640
cites specific examples from hitler to

0:51:05.520,0:51:08.800
stalin

0:51:06.640,0:51:11.920
interested in becoming a tyrant

0:51:08.800,0:51:14.160
there are rules and the playbook for

0:51:11.920,0:51:16.960
a rice dictatorship

0:51:14.160,0:51:18.800
starts with one of history’s most brutal

0:51:16.960,0:51:20.559
with adolf hitler

0:51:18.800,0:51:22.960
once you’ve secured your place at the

0:51:20.559,0:51:25.440
top now the challenge is maintaining

0:51:22.960,0:51:27.440
power which means watching your back

0:51:25.440,0:51:30.079
nobody did that better or more

0:51:27.440,0:51:32.640
ruthlessly than saddam hussein

0:51:30.079,0:51:34.400
but dictatorships are about controlling

0:51:32.640,0:51:36.079
the population

0:51:34.400,0:51:38.000
when keeping your population under

0:51:36.079,0:51:40.000
control it’s bet is it better to be

0:51:38.000,0:51:42.400
loved or feared

0:51:40.000,0:51:44.720
idia means certainly thought he knew the

0:51:42.400,0:51:47.040
right answer to that question

0:51:44.720,0:51:48.480
the truth can often get in the way of a

0:51:47.040,0:51:50.400
tyrant which we learned under our

0:51:48.480,0:51:52.559
previous administration

0:51:50.400,0:51:55.040
which is why controlling the truth and

0:51:52.559,0:51:55.920
any information supporting that truth is

0:51:55.040,0:51:58.559
key

0:51:55.920,0:51:59.599
series explores that aspect of tyrants

0:51:58.559,0:52:01.119
as well

0:51:59.599,0:52:03.119
through public relations spin

0:52:01.119,0:52:06.559
revisionist history and censorship

0:52:03.119,0:52:08.400
soviet autocrat joseph stalin found a

0:52:06.559,0:52:10.160
certain flexibility with the truth

0:52:08.400,0:52:12.319
useful

0:52:10.160,0:52:14.319
civil liberties are another impediment

0:52:12.319,0:52:16.079
to dictators something else we saw in

0:52:14.319,0:52:17.280
the last four years

0:52:16.079,0:52:19.119
free speech

0:52:17.280,0:52:21.760
right to assembly

0:52:19.119,0:52:24.319
rebel-turned dictator moammar qaddafi

0:52:21.760,0:52:28.480
realized that civil liberties had to go

0:52:24.319,0:52:30.559
when reshaping society but he got soft

0:52:28.480,0:52:33.040
the ultimate goal though is to rule

0:52:30.559,0:52:35.839
forever or at least to have your dynasty

0:52:33.040,0:52:38.079
rule forever which we saw in the last

0:52:35.839,0:52:40.720
administration too

0:52:38.079,0:52:43.599
seizing power is hard but keeping it is

0:52:40.720,0:52:46.640
harder in north korea the kim dynasty

0:52:43.599,0:52:48.960
unlocked the secret to ruling forever

0:52:46.640,0:52:51.920
they just declare themselves gods

0:52:48.960,0:52:54.480
which we almost saw in the last

0:52:51.920,0:52:56.400
administration

0:52:54.480,0:52:59.280
so the show is really the ultimate in

0:52:56.400,0:53:01.200
dark humor applied to politics much of

0:52:59.280,0:53:03.119
the lessons are tongue-in-cheek looks at

0:53:01.200,0:53:05.760
history’s worst leaders and how they

0:53:03.119,0:53:07.200
were able to muster and maintain control

0:53:05.760,0:53:08.720
of their countries

0:53:07.200,0:53:10.800
the most disturbing thing of the

0:53:08.720,0:53:12.880
document document

0:53:10.800,0:53:14.400
the most disturbing thing of the

0:53:12.880,0:53:17.599
documentary

0:53:14.400,0:53:20.160
was the similarity in tactics exposed by

0:53:17.599,0:53:22.559
so many other monsters in history

0:53:20.160,0:53:25.280
and what we saw in our own country with

0:53:22.559,0:53:27.119
the political rise of donald trump

0:53:25.280,0:53:29.359
by the end of the first episode it’s

0:53:27.119,0:53:32.079
clear that this series is a cautionary

0:53:29.359,0:53:34.319
tale of modern times and today’s

0:53:32.079,0:53:36.240
questionable political leadership told

0:53:34.319,0:53:38.000
through the eyes of a historical

0:53:36.240,0:53:40.000
retrospective

0:53:38.000,0:53:41.920
it doesn’t take a university professor

0:53:40.000,0:53:44.160
to see the point the show is driving

0:53:41.920,0:53:46.480
home that the united states lived

0:53:44.160,0:53:49.200
through our own brush with a tyrant who

0:53:46.480,0:53:52.880
exhibited most if not all of the traits

0:53:49.200,0:53:54.720
associated with history’s worst tyrants

0:53:52.880,0:53:57.040
it’s an entertaining and educational

0:53:54.720,0:53:58.880
look at all the warning signs to avoid

0:53:57.040,0:54:01.040
another trump presidency

0:53:58.880,0:54:02.319
and should be shown to every classroom

0:54:01.040,0:54:04.400
in the country

0:54:02.319,0:54:07.599
the sad thing is as dramatic and

0:54:04.400,0:54:08.800
realistic a call for help that it is

0:54:07.599,0:54:10.880
there’s still a segment of the

0:54:08.800,0:54:13.760
population that will still blindly fall

0:54:10.880,0:54:15.520
in line behind the next wannabe tyrant

0:54:13.760,0:54:17.440
just like so many other countries did

0:54:15.520,0:54:19.119
with the subjects of this documentary

0:54:17.440,0:54:20.720
series

0:54:19.119,0:54:24.400
i didn’t get too political there did i

0:54:20.720,0:54:25.920
no no not at all i i didn’t think at all

0:54:24.400,0:54:28.640
i thought i was pretty neutral no i

0:54:25.920,0:54:31.200
think you are totally so that is my pick

0:54:28.640,0:54:35.880
for this week how to become a tyrant on

0:54:31.200,0:54:35.880
netflix and we’ll be right back

0:54:37.620,0:54:41.839
[Applause]

0:54:38.850,0:54:43.920
[Music]

0:54:41.839,0:54:45.200
oh you’re going to have to explain that

0:54:43.920,0:54:47.520
because it sounds like i’m torturing

0:54:45.200,0:54:47.520
someone

0:54:49.119,0:54:54.400
so what is that so this is our our

0:54:51.760,0:54:56.880
screaming goat okay so why is the

0:54:54.400,0:54:58.559
screaming goat so significant give us a

0:54:56.880,0:55:00.640
walk through you’re gonna have to watch

0:54:58.559,0:55:02.480
the haunted mansion muppets haunted

0:55:00.640,0:55:06.480
mansion

0:55:02.480,0:55:09.280
no spoilers so once you you know

0:55:06.480,0:55:09.280
hold up for the mic

0:55:09.839,0:55:14.880
so obviously this isn’t the

0:55:12.799,0:55:16.480
goat from it it just happens to be

0:55:14.880,0:55:18.799
something that we picked up at dave

0:55:16.480,0:55:20.880
buster’s and we had a good laugh with it

0:55:18.799,0:55:22.880
because we knew you know the

0:55:20.880,0:55:25.440
significance of maybe next week we’ll

0:55:22.880,0:55:28.000
come back and we can explain the joke

0:55:25.440,0:55:29.440
maybe we’ll see maybe we’ll see we’ll

0:55:28.000,0:55:32.960
see

0:55:29.440,0:55:34.559
anyway so uh what do we got now we got

0:55:32.960,0:55:36.240
the closing thoughts because we’re done

0:55:34.559,0:55:37.359
learning how to be a dictator right

0:55:36.240,0:55:38.240
right

0:55:37.359,0:55:41.760
so

0:55:38.240,0:55:44.799
uh october 22nd through the 24th in oaks

0:55:41.760,0:55:46.400
pennsylvania will be i guess the last

0:55:44.799,0:55:49.200
monster mania

0:55:46.400,0:55:51.839
for the year um the year’s almost over

0:55:49.200,0:55:53.760
so it’s true yeah so it’s okay um this

0:55:51.839,0:55:57.200
is the first time they’ve ever been to

0:55:53.760,0:56:00.400
this location unfortunately we won’t be

0:55:57.200,0:56:03.599
able to to go that weekend so if anybody

0:56:00.400,0:56:05.200
that’s listening uh does go

0:56:03.599,0:56:07.359
you know the marching band thing is

0:56:05.200,0:56:10.319
really starting to cramp our style when

0:56:07.359,0:56:11.440
it comes to conventions sorry um so let

0:56:10.319,0:56:13.599
us know

0:56:11.440,0:56:16.079
how it is uh you know what it what it’s

0:56:13.599,0:56:18.240
like because obviously we’ve been to

0:56:16.079,0:56:22.160
numerous things at

0:56:18.240,0:56:24.240
that location but never monster mania

0:56:22.160,0:56:27.680
also that weekend if you are in the

0:56:24.240,0:56:30.559
baltimore area baltimore comic-con is

0:56:27.680,0:56:33.599
back and it is october 22nd through the

0:56:30.559,0:56:35.440
24th as well located excuse me not too

0:56:33.599,0:56:38.240
far from the inner harbor

0:56:35.440,0:56:40.720
area beautiful area yeah beautiful area

0:56:38.240,0:56:41.920
definitely a much more

0:56:40.720,0:56:44.880
comic

0:56:41.920,0:56:47.440
centric right um whereas like monster

0:56:44.880,0:56:49.440
mania there’s monster stuff but there’s

0:56:47.440,0:56:51.760
lots of vendors and things like this

0:56:49.440,0:56:54.079
with baltimore when we went of course

0:56:51.760,0:56:57.200
it’s been many years

0:56:54.079,0:57:01.119
it was definitely much more artist uh

0:56:57.200,0:57:03.280
centric yes and then um in december will

0:57:01.119,0:57:06.000
be ocean city comic con so we got

0:57:03.280,0:57:09.359
multiple states here um and that’ll be

0:57:06.000,0:57:12.480
uh it’s a one day it’s december 11th

0:57:09.359,0:57:14.480
from 10 to 5 and that is in ocean city

0:57:12.480,0:57:16.079
maryland so technically

0:57:14.480,0:57:18.799
ocean city and baltimore are in the same

0:57:16.079,0:57:23.119
state oh yeah that’s true yeah yeah

0:57:18.799,0:57:23.910
forgot geography not our strong point

0:57:23.119,0:57:25.119
whatever

0:57:23.910,0:57:27.599
[Laughter]

0:57:25.119,0:57:30.079
it’s been a long week

0:57:27.599,0:57:32.960
uh i think that’s all we had right yep

0:57:30.079,0:57:35.119
that’s it for now before we do go i do

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0:59:15.599,0:59:21.480
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0:59:22.440,0:59:49.209
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