Children of the Force #54 - Catalyst Cliffs Notes

December 7, 2016

In this episode, we devote the whole show to an overview and discussion of the Rogue One prequel novel, Catalyst! 

Maybe you’ve already read Catalyst and want a refresher before seeing the movie. Maybe you haven’t read it and don’t intend to, but want to understand how it relates to Rogue One. Maybe you’ve read it and want your kids to know what happens in it but don’t feel like sitting around for one hour, twenty-one minutes and eleven seconds discussing it with them. 

Well, that’s what we’re here for! 

From Jyn’s mom and dad to the Imperial baddie, Orson Krennic; from Tarkin to Saw; from Vader to Has; our overview includes everything you need to know (and undoubtedly some stuff you don’t) before seeing Rogue one.

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Children of the Force #53 - Star Wars Lines, Redux

November 30, 2016

On episode 53 of Children of the Force, we talk about Rogue One's impending release, re-listen to our Star Wars Lines special, talk about whosa we thinkin' gonna die in Rogue One, and more! As always, check out the show guide on our website for links and images and videos: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/11/30/episode-53-star-wars-lines-redux/


STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

We’re reading the His Dark Materials trilogy as a family. 

We saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them last weekend.

Oops, I bought Destiny for the PS4. 

And I was in the Verizon store and got view a Rogue One X-Wing video on a VR headset. You can see it here in non-vr on the Verizon Facebook page (only works on some browsers though): https://www.facebook.com/verizon/videos/10157670495815123/

We got our Rogue One tickets! We’ll be seeing it at 7:00 pm on December 15th!

NEWS [10:10]

Michael Giacchino spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the score to Rogue One, which will be 95% original. 

Also from EW, we almost had a Boba Fett movie as the first stand-alone! 

STAR WARS LINES STORY TIME, REDUX [20:45]

We listen back to my recounting of the various Star Wars lines I’ve stood in, focusing mainly on The Phantom Menace. Then afterwards we talk about our experience not standing in a line for The Force Awakens, but waiting in the theater instead. 

Q&A COUNCIL [52:15]

I ask the kids: Who do you think will survive Rogue One?

OUTRO [57:30]

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Children of the Force #52 - Change the Protocol

November 23, 2016

On episode 52 we discuss various Rogue One goings on, Death Star doors, white actors, windy Jedi and more! 

As always, check out the show guide on our website for a show guide that includes photos and links to go along with the show: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/11/24/episode-52-change-the-protocol/

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:55]

After talking about our plans for seeing Rogue One, we discuss the last couple episodes of Rebels. The kids explain the plot of Iron Squadron, because I wasn’t all that sure what it was.

Liam drew some homemade Target ads last week. 

We talk about what the kids are talking about in school re: Rogue One. Liam said his classmates are quoting the trailers, which is awesome.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [7:50]

In honor of Rogue One, we discover how they made the sounds of the Death Star doors closing and opening.

NEWS [10:40]

Tickets for Rogue One have gone on sale in the UK. Hopefully that means we can buy them soon in the US?

The female lead of the Han Solo stand-alone has been announced. Emilia Clarke. We complain about the lack of diverse female leads in Star Wars, of course. 

There’s a newish Star Wars Rogue One featurette that gives a great overview of what the movie’s about. It confirms that Rogue One is PG-13.

CANON NEWS [20:15]

From Catalyst, our canon news today is about enhanced overseer droids.

JOKE [26:50]

 

Which Jedi do blows things over?

 

Q&A COUNCIL [27:45]

 

Liam asks: What do you think is the funniest moment in all of Star Wars?
Anna asks: What’s your favorite jump-scare in all of Star Wars?

 

STUMP THE LUMP! [34:40]

 

I quiz Anna and Liam:
What species is Greedo?
Which Jedi is a Nautolan?

OUTRO [37:55]

 

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Children of the Force #51 - Carbonite

November 15, 2016

In episode 51 we talk about Darth Maul, Ahsoka, Kyber Crystals, and the prospect of freezing yourself in carbonite for four years! As always, check out the show guide on our website for images and links to stories we talk about in the show: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/11/16/episode-51-carbonite/

Yes, we talk politics for a while before we start talking about…

STAR WARSY STUFF [6:00]

Liam played Dungeons & Dragons for the first time and he loved it. 

Chris from Star Wars Kidscast sent us an awesome 50th Episode gift in the mail.

NEWS [12:10]

A new Darth Maul prequel comic is on its way. It sounds pretty great. 

There have been a bunch of new Rogue One trailers and TV spots.

A new IMAX poster was released for Rogue One. 

CANON NEWS 
[20:30]

We do a dramatic reading of a passage from the Ahsoka novel, which reveals something about her white lightsabers' kyber crystals. Spoilers within!

JOKE [24:45]

How many Sith does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Q&A COUNCIL [25:20]

How could carbonite be used in future Star Wars storytelling? The possibilities are surprising.

STUMP THE LUMP! [35:45]

Liam asks me: What name did the Emperor call Luke just before deciding to destroy him?

OUTRO [38:00]

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Children of the Force #50 - 50!

November 9, 2016

 

Coming to you from simpler times (the Monday before the election), it's episode 50 of Children of the Force! As always, please check out our show guide for links and photos and all that good stuff: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/11/09/episode-50-50/

First we take a trip down memory lane and talk about some of the stuff we did on our very first episode. Then…

STAR WARSY STUFF [7:00]

Amy’s kids and Nick both answer our question about their scariest moment in Star Wars.

Liam is working on his Star Wars Stickman comic. He’s finished issue 1 and is working on issue 2.

I saw Doctor Strange in IMAX 3D over the weekend, which means I got to also see the Rogue One trailer in IMAX 3D. It was epic.

The kids’ grandma knows what’s up with Rogue One.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [15:15]

How did they make the sound of Han slicing the Tauntaun open?

NEWS [17:30]

Donald Glover is the young Lando in the Han Solo standalone. Which means Lando is going to be in the Han Solo standalone!

Daisy Ridley sort of said that we’ll find out about Rey’s parents in Episode VIII.

Gary Whitta on Twitter showed us the Mexican poster for Rogue One, which gives us a good view of Yavin IV.

CANON NEWS [23:15]

They play Crokinole in Star Wars! This game has some deep personal meaning to me and I’m so happy to read all about Ahsoka playing it with friends in the new Ahsoka novel.

JOKE [30:50]

An oldie, but a goodie knock knock joke:

“Knock Knock”
“Who’s there?”
“Art.”
“Art who?”
“R2-D2”

Q&A COUNCIL [31:50]

We rank all Star Wars movies from favorite to least favorite. We also revisit our rankings from the past. Liam thinks that when Rogue One comes out, it will be at the top of our lists. “It is going to be great. It’s going to be awesome.”

STUMP THE LUMP! [49:30]

Liam tries and succeeds in stumping me by asking a nearly impossible question about the name of the blaster on the top of the snow speeder we pretty much never see in The Force Awakens.

SHOUTOUTS [53:50]

Shout out to all who’ve been there with us so far and all who will be there with us in the future!

OUTRO [57:35]

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CotF Special Edition: Fear

October 31, 2016

It's our super-spooky Halloween special! We gush all about the scariest moments in Star Wars, tell some spooooooky jokes, and have a goofily grotesque time.

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CotF Reaction Corps - Rebels: The Last Battle

October 25, 2016

What’s that clanking I hear?

It’s a Rebels episode that sounds like aClone Wars episode. Today we take part in The Final Battle!

As always, check out the show guide onour website for more links and images: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/10/26/reaction-corps-rebels-the-last-battle/

We briefly discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in this episode, which I amby no means an expert in. But I think it’s an important thing to know about, soif you want to learn more about PTSD, here’s some good information: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

But mostly we just gush about how this episode gave us all the Clone Warsfeels in addition to some new feels we didn't even know we had. 

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Children of the Force #49 - The Pow-ah! of Rogue One

October 19, 2016

It's episode 49 of Children of the Force! Join us, and together we will react to that new Rogue One trailer, do more ridiculous impressions, and rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener. 

As always, head on over to our website for the show guide for this episode, which includes video and photos of all the stuff we're talking about: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/10/19/episode-49-the-pow-ah-of-rogue-one/

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:35]

We played a game of D&D with some friends for the first time at Fantasy Flight Games Center.

We’ve been keeping up with Rebels season 3 and loving it. Anna still thinks Thrawn is too smart.

NEWS [6:30]

A new Rogue One trailer! Watch it again:

https://youtu.be/frdj1zb9sMY

And the kids’ reaction to watching it for the first time:

https://youtu.be/xzcN_O1jBbo

We talk about all the hits from the trailer, including young Jyn, big ol’ Jedi statue, the absence of snarky Jyn, Tarkin?, sadness on Jedha, water on Krennic, etc.

We also got the poster for Rogue One. It’s glorious. And, in my opinion, it's waaaaaaay better than the poster announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe. We also got all of those new character posters.

We talk about the new trading images that were posted on Entertainment Weekly.

We watch this new Duracell commercial that nearly made me cry.

https://youtu.be/iA7xYeiWg54

CANON NEWS [1:01:00]

Ahsoka’s pseudonym in the new book about her is pretty darn awesome and makes us think about Daughter and Bendu.

JOKE [1:03:55]

Why doesn’t Rey live in an apartment on Starkiller base?

Q&A COUNCIL [1:05:10]

If you could put one Rebels character in Rogue One, who would it be

If you could put one Rogue One character in Rebels, who would it be?

OUTRO [1:11:00]

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Children of the Force #48 - Gratitude

October 12, 2016

Episode 48 is the one where we thank people, read an email, and do ridiculous Bendol Hux impersonations (which is even more ridiculous when you realize we've never heard the the man speak). 

Join us, and together we will rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener...

And as always, be sure to check out the show guide on our website: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/10/13/episode-48-gratitude/


SHOUTOUTS [1:30]

Our first shout-out is to Amy Wishman Nalan, who we just interviewed on our site. Amy is the first person to support us on Patreon and we thank her profusely. 

We also give a shout-out to Amy’s daughter, who also listens to the show. 

Our third shout-out is to Kate from the Nerd of Paradise podcast who had us on her one-year anniversary show. Go here to listen to the whole thing: http://nerdofparadise.net/2016/09/30/episode-20-podcasting/

We also read an email from Nick, which is his answer to our Q&A Council question from our 5 year old listener, Isaac: Who was Yoda’s master? 


STAR WARSY STUFF [11:55]

Lego: The Force Awakens!

Battlefront: Death star DLC!

Force Friday!

Liam’s working on a Star Wars play at school. It sounds really cool. 

CANON NEWS [19:15]

Brendol Hux reveals the name of his son, that weak willed boy who will become General Hux, in Aftermath: Life Debt.

JOKE [25:25]

Why was Rey so bored with the story on Jakku?

STUMP THE LUMP! [27:20]

What was Luke Skywalker’s rank in the Rebel Alliance during The Empire Strikes Back?

OUTRO [29:20]

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CotF Reaction Corps - Rebels: Steps Into Shadow

September 28, 2016

It's getting dark in here. 


That's because we're talking about the foreboding season 3 opener of Rebels - Steps Into Shadow!

As always, check out the show guide on our website for more links and images: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/09/28/reaction-corps-rebels-steps-into-shadow/

We discuss what Bendu's "middle path" could mean. We recoil at Ezra's dark side abilities. We talk about how Thrawn talks. Anna complains that Thrawn's too smart. And we put another tick mark in the "Defecting Kallus" column.

And we play and respond to the audio of a super cool video from Stephen Kent's daughter. Check out that video here: https://twitter.com/Stephen_Kent89/status/779846689838493696

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