Take a virtual tour of Disneyland Pars or cook up any of seventeen Disney Park recipes to stay in the spirit of Disney parks. We’ll also discuss the challenges facing theme parks such as Disneyland, Disney World and other seasonal parks in the wake of extended Coronavirus closures and what the new “normal” will look like when we can try to start getting back to life as we knew it.
In Star Wars Insights we’ll take a look at some important developments in the character story of Darth Maul, how the latest episodes of Clone Wars sets up some key story points in Solo: A Star Wars Film and some story points in season 2 of The Mandalorian. We’ll also take a look at the recetnly announced eight part docuseries on The Mandalorian set to debut on Star Wars Day of this year and we’ll show you how to spice up your video conferencing options with some unique Star Wars backgrounds.
We’ll talk about the cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con in Entertainment News. But we’ll also offer you a plethora of virtual options to satisfy your convention fix including an alternative to the popular Free Comic Book day and a look at conventions around the world with Worldcon coming in July through August. And we’ll give a quick glimpse of the One World: Together at Home special featuring the Rolling Stones and other popular artists before we pay tribute to the recently departed Brian Dennehy. Then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week.
Disney World is in the news this week doing their part to help through the current crisis by donating foot to a local food bank. Then we’ll give you some ways to pass the time at home with some virtual rides of Disney’s popular parks. We’ll look at Abigail Disney’s reaction to masses of people flocking to Disney parks before their closure to combat the virus. And Disney releases Onward for digital download early to help the folks at home get through these troubled times.
In Star Wars Insights we take a look at the revival of a much beloved character moving from animation to real live action in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian and who has been picked to play the role.
Entertainment news highlights what TV’s fictional hospitals are doing to help combat the spread of the virus. We’ve also got an update on the copyright suit against Katy Perry and Universal Pictures gets into the spirit of giving as it drops some of their content for early on demand streaming for home viewers.
As always we’ll finish up with a few of our Insightful Picks of the Week that will surely help you get through these tough times.
In this holiday themed episode we take a look at the experimental new ride queuing system Disney is using to manage crowds with the new Rise of the Resistance ride at Galaxy’s Edge in Orlando Florida. We also talk about Bob Iger’s olive branch to Martin Scorsese regarding the on going tumult surrounding the famed directors opinion of Disney’s superhero movies. We’ll then look at a heart warming story of a fan’s gift to Olivia Newton-John and we’ll talk a bit about the much anticipated return of season 4 of The Expanse on Amazon Prime Video before winding down with a few holiday themed Insightful Picks of the Week and a very special holiday project our hosts have been working on for a few weeks as a present to all of our loyal audience.
We’ll be back in the New Year after a brief hiatus over the holidays with more great podcasts!
We wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy holiday and a wonderful new year.
Star Wars is in the Disney Detective again this week with a new United Airlines Star Wars themed plan as well as Carrie Fishers daughter Billie Lourd’s thoughts on being the keeper of the Princess Leia legacy and we’ll look at Disney walking back some charges after a backlash and class action lawsuit.
People are stealing Disney rides, the Little Mermaid Live adds a ‘Glee’ Alum and we get some details on the new “Behind the Attraction” Docuseries that will be premiering sometime in the near future on the Disney+ streaming service.
In Entertainment news Samuel L. Jackson has some choice words for Martin Scoresese, the return of the Animaniacs, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is going on a Jungle Cruise, and Mark Hamill is shooting a new movie in the podcasts neck of the woods.
A brief “In Memoriam’ to a fallen Mouseketeer and we finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week for another great podcast.
Galaxy’s Edge launches to crowds and delays in Disney World while the TSA debates whether you can bring home your Star Wars inspired coke cans. Disney drops some play details of Frozen II while Snow White shows us what makes really makes a Disney vacation special. In entertainment news John Travolta leaves us scratching our heads wondering why he’s still allow to present at awards shows, we take a look at the new Amazon Prime show Carnival Row before we take a look at the great SNL contributions Leslie Jones has made in the wake of her departure from the show. We cap our entertainment news with a tribute to recently deceased Valerie Harper and close out with our Insightful Picks of the week.