Skywalking Through Neverland #184: Colin Cantwell, Star Wars Model-Maker

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This episode may not contain Porgs, but it DOES contain an interview with the legendary Colin Cantwell, original designer and model-maker of ships on Star Wars (1977).

How did Colin Cantwell come up with the X-Wing design? Why is there a Death Star Trench? What was it like to work for NASA during the moon landings? This is one fantastic interview.

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Skywalking Through Neverland #184: Colin Cantwell, Star Wars Model-Maker

This episode features Colin Cantwell, original designer and model maker on Star Wars 1975-1977! How did he come up with the X-Wing design? What did the original Millennium Falcon look like? Why is there a Death Star trench? He answers these questions, plus tells us about his time at NASA during the moon landings and so much more. In a word: Incredible.

BB-8 On The Run is a beautifully illustrated book released by Disney-Lucasfilm Press on Force Friday. Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Matt Myers, it is a perfect bedtime story. Jocasta Drew Kaplan and his 2 daughters drop by to review the tale with us.

Also on this episode:

  • Pump Up the Fandom – Donald Wicks shares his fandom moment
  • Hurricane Irma Thoughts and Prayers
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week
  • Star Wars: Episode IX – J.J. Abrams announced as the new Director / Release Date pushed to 12/20/19 – we share our thoughts and the thoughts of our fellow Skywalkers.
  • In Memoriam: Disney Legend and Imagineer X Atencio


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