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Rick Rothschild on Captain EO and the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter
Dan Heaton


On this episode, Rick [Rothschild] describes the process of pitching ideas to Michael [Jackson] and George [Lucas] and producing Captain EO. He also worked on Honey, I Shrunk the Audience! and describes that follow-up project. It was common for Rick to replace attractions that he helped create, and that also occurred with the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter. Rick talks about the cult attraction, which remains popular despite operating for only eight years.

Rick also worked on Star Tours: The Adventure Continues, which included 3D technology that went well beyond the early films. On a related topic, [they] conclude the episode by discussing technology changes and how they have impacted theme parks. Rick has been involved in too many attractions to cover in two episodes, and it was great to dig further into his career.


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Source type Podcast
Volume 142
Language en
Document type Interview
Media type audio


Id 6139
Availability Free
Inserted 2021-06-15