"I don't want to see Star Wars!" I said back in the summer of 1977. I had my hands full with Planet of the Apes, Batman and Hong Kong Phooey. Then one August night, I gave in and saw THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD - STAR WARS!
That first viewing back in 1977 changed the course of my destiny in so many ways. From working in the creature effects department on features films, to the time I met my Sweetie, Sarah. I was dressed as Anakin Skywalker at a Halloween party and she came over and asked, “Can I dance with a Jedi?” I knew at that moment we would be married. And, just a few years later we were married in Star Wars/Disney style!
Sarah and I have expressed our extreme fandom through all kinds of creative endeavors including the fan film, TPZ, which shows what the tabloid show, TMZ would look like in the Star Wars universe.
Then Sarah and I caught the podcasting bug and in 2013 we created Skywalking Through Neverland. This combined both our passions of Star Wars and Disney into a family-friendly podcast that brings the listener (or Skywalkers as we call them) fun-filled stories from creators and fans! We’ve also created spin-off podcasts like Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics where we look back at each issue of the classic comics from 1977-1986 with artist Randy Martinez. Then we had to satisfy our Disney passion with Step In Time: Remembering Disney’s Matinee Movies. Here, Sarah and I look back at the Disney live-action films of the 1960’s through the 1980’s with guest hosts such as Grand Moff Tarkin voice actor, Stephen Stanton, and Tinker Bell reference model, Margaret Kerry.
Now, I hope you enjoy the fun-filled stories I have here on Jedi News! And always remember, Neverland on Alderaan!