This week’s Disney Detective segment takes a look at a new animation school Disney will be embarking on that builds upon Walt Disney’s legacy with the hope of producing the talented animators of tomorrow at the Promise Youth Animation Academy. Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy introduces us to a new Star Wars Holiday Special, this one done in the style of Lego’s that draws on some of the concepts of the original cult classic 1977 Star Wars Holiday Special.
In Entertainment news we learn that Flash Gordon’s Brian Blessed discovered a fan of his 1980 campy sci-fi film in an unexpected person. Quentin Tarantino has thoughts on what the next Star Trek movie should be and the original series episode it draws inspiration from. We’ll also look at how New York Comic Con will continue it’s story legacy in a similar way to other popular comic book conventions during the COVID-19 lock down.
Finally we’ll finish off with two great Insightful Picks of the week. One a second season recommendation that’s already appeared on the show and the other a pop-culture documentary that no geek should miss.
Disney announces it’s keeping it’s parks close indefinitely during the Coronovirus outbreak, but continuing to pay it’s park workers. In a sea of disturbing news we get a nice feel good story as Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomes a new as yet to be named Zebra foal to the park.
Details start to emerge on Season 2 of The Mandalorian as folks in the UK can finally stream the new Star Wars series with the debut of Disney’s streaming service in that country. We have some rumors and details of the Rogue One Prequel slated for Disney+. And Mark Hamill celebrates the anniversary of his first day of shooting a New Hope.
In Entertainment news Patrick Stewart shares a special message and a treat from CBS All Access. Doctor Who celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary return to network television. And current Doctor Who Jody Whittaker shares an in character message of hope and encouragement for everyone trying to get through the COVID-19 situation.
We’ll finish up with two great Insightful Picks of the Week, a new television show and a book review from another popular Sci-Fi franchise.
In our first event special we take a look at the flood of news that emerged from the 50th annual San Diego Comic Con. Marvel and Disney dominated with the roll out of long awaited details on Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We see how closely tied some of what we’ll be seeing in the cinema will be tied to Disney’s new subscription service Disney+. Then we look at the winners and losers to emerge from the mega-pop culture phenomenon of SDCC. We also steer you in the right directly to find information on things that even this special edition podcast couldn’t cover.