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Fanbase Feature: 40th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘The Muppets Take Manhattan’ (1984)

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.



In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Barbra Dillon and special guests Craig Miller (marketing consultant on The Muppets Take Manhattan, original Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm, writer – Star Wars Memories), Paul Pakler (co-host – Paul and Corey Cross the Streams, Quality Time with Family Ties), and Norm Harper (writer – Fanbase Press’ The Sequels, Haphaven / LEGO blogger) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) in light of its 40th anniversary, with topics including the tonal shift of the Muppets under the direction of Frank Oz, the depiction of life in 1980s New York City and its role in the film, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Muppets Take Manhattan abound in this panel discussion!)



Cast members
: Craig Miller (marketing consultant on The Muppets Take Manhattan, original Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm, writer – Star Wars Memories), Paul Pakler (co-host – Paul and Corey Cross the Streams, Quality Time with Family Ties), Norm Harper (writer – Fanbase Press’ The Sequels, Haphaven / LEGO blogger), and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief)

This month’s sponsor: In Treksperts Briefing Room, join co-hosts Lisa Klink, a writer for Star Trek: Voyager, and Peter Holmstrom, author of The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek, as they discuss episodes of Trek along with the creators, expert guests and die hard fans of the show. Learn more on Twitter at TrekspertsBR or on Instagram at trekspertsbriefingroom.







The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Barbra Dillon


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