CotF Reaction Corps - Rebels: Twin Suns

March 21, 2017

In this Reaction Corps episode, we discuss the 20th episode of season 3 of Rebels, Twin Suns. Spoilers abound! Turn back now if you haven't seen it yet. 

And as always, check out our website for a show guide to this episode which will include images and links: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/21/reaction-corps-rebels-twin-suns/

Rebels Recon is pretty much required viewing for this episode, so check that out: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eIZsJsck7A

That duel from Seven Samurai I refer to on the show can be viewed here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ry9HOmI-Y

And I was pointed to that video by the RetroZap piece, "Twin Suns - A Star Wars Tale of Samurai, Ronin and Bushido." 

Does Obi-Wan really believe that Luke is the Chosen One? Let us know what you think via one of the following ways: 

Leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/ChildrenoftheForce
Twitter: @forcechildren
Facebook: Children of theForce
Email: forcechildren@gmail.com
Website: www.childrenoftheforce.com
Throw us a buck: www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce

And thanks for listening! 

00:0000:00

Children of the Force #64 - “How Do You Learn About Jedis?”

March 15, 2017

 

In this episode, we answer a listener question, discuss a new Darth Vader comic, announce our giveaway, and more! As always, check out our website for a show guide that includes links and images to go along with the episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/15/episode-64-how-do-you-learn-about-jedis/

Leave a review on iTunes to be entered in our giveaway! Win a Rey action figure! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/children-of-the-force/id966950375#

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

We watched Double Agent Droid, the most recent Rebels episode. It was very strange. We talk a bit about it in a spoilerish way.

Our listener, Wyatt, sent us a question, wondering how we learn about Jedi. We give him a long-winded answer!

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [9:55]

How did they make that wet flapping noise when Boss Nass shakes his jowls? Check out a visual answer on our website. 

NEWS [13:30]

What the heck is a Bio Hexacrypt? John Boyega knows, but he isn't telling.

Clone Wars is still on Netflix!

There’s a new Darth Vader comic coming out! It picks up immediately after Revenge of the Sith. So exciting!

CANON NEWS [25:30]

Some cool canon news from a cool book, Rebel Dossier by Jason Fry.

JOKE [34:25]

Nick from London sent us jokes this week:
What do you call a Wookiee's feline friend?
What do you call a relieved Wookiee?
What do you call a pair of Wookiees?
What do you call a Wookiee detective?
What do you call a Wookiee who has diarrhea?

Q&A COUNCIL [36:30]

Nick also has a question for the Question and Answer Council: If you had to be any Sith Lord (canon or legends) who would you be?

OUTRO [44:40]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

00:0000:00

Children of the Force #63 - Propaganda and the V-Bomb

March 8, 2017

On episode 63, we talk about Pablo Hidalgo's book on Star Wars propaganda. And we overshare. Enjoy! 

And as always, check out the show guide on our website for images, links and more: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/08/episode-63-propaganda-and-the-v-bomb/

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:45]

Chris from Star Wars Kidscast sends us an email to help us pronounce Joonas Suotamo. Here it is:

YOU-nus SWO-ta-mo (SWO rhymes with show and flow)

Nick sends us some more questions/theories about the Inquisitors.

We talk a lot about racism/speciesism and the Empire, a discussion inspired by the most recent Beltway Banthas episode. And we drop a big V-bomb.

NEWS [23:35]

Rebels is getting a fourth season!

Michael K. Williams joins the cast of the Han Solo stand-alone.

CANON NEWS [27:30]

This week’s Canon News is all from the book Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy by Pablo Hidalgo.

JOKE [47:05]

Jokes this week are courtesy of Chris from Star Wars Kidscast!
What do you call a donkey Rebel?
What do you call a really funny rogue Rebel?
What do you call a Rebel leader at Christmastime?
What do you call Rebel cheerleader?
What do you call an old lady who runs a Rebel cell?

OUTRO [49:25]

We talk about some non-Star Warsy stuff. Anna’s excited about a sleepover. Liam and Anna have been listening to Grace VaderWaal. And I talk again about that whole vegan thing. The aforementioned V-bomb.

Please connect with us in any of the following ways: 

Leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/ChildrenoftheForce

Twitter: @forcechildren
Website: www.childrenoftheforce.com

Throw us some cash on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce

Thanks for listening, and may the Force be with you!

00:0000:00

Children of the Force #62 - Han Solo, Galactic Atlas, Inquisitors, etc.

March 1, 2017

On episode 62, we talk Han Solo news and do a run-down of some of what we learned from the beautiful Galactic Atlas. And more, of course. Check out our show guide for more links and images: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/01/episode-62-han-solo-galactic-atlas-inquisitors-etc/

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:05]

Star Wars Day at the Minnesota Science Museum was super fun! Photos are on the blog. 

We briefly discuss the newest Rebels episode, Through Imperial Eyes. It was rather stressful. 

NEWS [12:30]

Han Solo Movie news! Confirmed cast!

Rogue One home video release is on April 4th. Digital on March 24th.

CANON NEWS [20:20]

This week’s canon news is all from Galactic Atlas, which is a gorgeous book you should all go out and buy.  

JOKE [42:30]

Knock Knock-> Who’s There?-> Jabba The->

What do you call a droid at the Renaissance Fair?

Q&A COUNCIL [45:30]

What happened to all the Inquisitors? Let me know over on Twitter!

OUTRO [49:00]

Please connect with us in any of the following ways: 

Leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/ChildrenoftheForce

Twitter: @forcechildren
Website: www.childrenoftheforce.com

Throw us some cash on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce

Thanks for listening, and may the Force be with you!

00:0000:00

Children of the Force #61 - A Plurality of Jedi

February 22, 2017

 

In this episode, we talk Mandalore, diversity and death, !!!INFERNO SQUAD!!!, the new R2, jokes, questions and a bunch of other stuff. Join us, and together we will level up in Force Arena as father and son and daughter and listener....

And as always, check out or website for a more thorough show guide with links and images and all that good stuff: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/02/22/episode-61-a-plurality-of-jedi/

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:25]

We’re watching Clone Wars episodes and crossing our fingers that they aren’t taking it off Netflix. Looking forward to watching those Death Watch Mandalorian episodes especially after watching…

Rebels: Legacy of Mandalore, which we talk about a bit, hopefully without spoiling too much for people who haven’t seen it yet. We loved the episode and are all curious to see where it goes from here.

Force Arena has been supplying me with a ton of fun (maybe too much fun).

The awesomely diverse Rogue One characters all end in death. Is that problematic?

NEWS [19:30]

It’s the attack of Force Friday II! And our first image of the big three from The Last Jedi.

There’s a new book coming out. It’s called… Inferno Squad! Much like the cover image, my opinion of this book is not final.

Jimmy Vee is the new R2-D2!

(This episode was recorded before the Han Solo casting news dropped, but we still talked about how a new generation of actors are starting to take over, but that it’s great that they have had a chance to work with the original actors.)

Jedi is plural in The Last Jedi?

Aftermath: Empire’s End is out! I’ve started reading it and it gets off to a crackling start.

CANON NEWS [39:45]

Liam brings us some canon news today when he tells us the ages of the Rogue One crew. And I bring bonus canon news with the fact that Phasma was actually thrown down into a trash compactor in The Force Awakens, according to the comic adaptation.

JOKE [45:40]

What do you call a robot in a hole?

What do you call the first robot to ever fall into a hole?

Q&A COUNCIL [48:00]

Liam asks: Of the planets Scarif, Jedha, Lah’mu, Yavin IV and Eadu, which place would you like to live if you could live where they were shot?

Al asks: Why is Maul seeking Obi Wan?

STUMP THE LUMP! [55:15]

Liam quizzes us on the ages of the Rogue One crew.

OUTRO [57:50]

Please connect with us in any of the following ways: 
Twitter: @forcechildren
Website: www.childrenoftheforce.com

Throw us some cash on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce

Thanks for listening, and may the Force be with you!

00:0000:00

Children of the Force #60 - Becoming the Masters

February 14, 2017

The kids take over for our 60th episode, since my voice was especially froggy. They do an amazing job! As always, check out the show guide on our website for more links and images of things we talk about in the episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/02/14/episode-60-becoming-the-masters/

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:35]

We get an awesome package from Nick from London! (Seriously, go check out these figurines on our website: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/02/14/episode-60-becoming-the-masters/)

Liam and I recently finished the Darth Vader comic series. Liam thought the ending was hilarious. 

NEWS [2:55]

Thandie Newton is rumored to be the next addition to the Han Solo stand-alone cast.

Clone Wars appears to be ending its run on Netflix. Booooo!

CANON NEWS [6:00]

How did Shaak Ti die? We find out in the fabulous book, Galactic Maps!

JOKE [8:05]

It’s an Anna original today. Where do you put your gas in Rogue One?

Q&A COUNCIL [10:40]

It’s a Valentine’s Day Q&A council! 

Question 1: What’s your favorite romantic moment in Star Wars? 

Question 2: Do you think there will be a great romance in the sequel trilogy? If so, who do you think it will be between?

STUMP THE LUMP! [13:30]

Continuing the theme of Valentine’s Day, I quiz the kids from beyond the microphone: Name one Star Wars alien species that has more than one heart.

OUTRO [15:10]

Please connect with us in any of the following ways: 
Twitter: @forcechildren
Website: www.childrenoftheforce.com

Throw us some cash on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce

Thanks for listening, and may the Force be with you!

00:0000:00

Children of the Force #59 - Two Years!

February 1, 2017

On Episode 59 we celebrate two years of podcasting, talk about some heavy issues, tell a couple jokes, and just have an all-around fun and energetic time. Maybe a little too energetic. 

As always, be sure to check out the show guide on our website for images and links to all the things we talk about on the show: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/02/02/episode-59-two-years/

We start the episode off talking about how it’s been two whole years since we started recording this podcast! We celebrate by listening to the original Children of the Force song, sung by an 8 year old Anna. 

Then I get all serious and talk about the state of the United States these days and how Children of the Force will always be a safe place for people who want to be kind to each other and for people whose lives are being devalued by our government.

STAR WARSY STUFF [10:00]

We watched Moana over the weekend, which isn’t Rogue One. 

NEWS [13:15]

The Han Solo movie started filming. 

The Last Jedi!

That Death Star trench isn’t where you thought it was! Check out this blog post: http://fxrant.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-death-star-and-final-trench-run.html

We talk aobut the covers and official titles for two new books due out May 2nd

CANON NEWS [26:25]

This episode’s canon news is all about the religions on Jedha.

JOKE [38:20]

Two jokes today from a couple of our favorite Twitter followers. 

The first one is from @StarWarsNerdMN and the second is from @EvanNelsonMN. [[[link]]]

How many Sith does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 
When is a door door not a door door?

STUMP THE LUMP! [40:30]

What are the names of the Two-Tubes brothers? 

OUTRO [44:25]

FLASHBACK TO OUR FIRST EPISODE [46:30]

We sounded so young! 

00:0000:00

CotF Reaction Corps - Rebels: Trials of the Darksaber

January 25, 2017

I'm not crying! YOU'RE crying! 

OK, I'm totally crying. 

This time on Reaction Corps we're talking all about the Rebels episode, Trials of the Darksaber. In addition to adding to Jedi lore and Mandalore (get it, MandaLORE?), this episode gives Sabine the character explosion we've all been waiting for! 

Before we discuss the episode though, we quickly talk about that Episode VIII title, The Last Jedi, and what it might mean. 

At 6 minutes in, we start discussing Trials of the Darksaber. Symbols of power. Parents struggling with giving kids responsibility. Political disagreements breaking up families. It's a heavy, emotional episode. And we loved it.

Thanks for listening! Please contact us!

Leave us a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/ChildrenoftheForce
Twitter: @forcechildren
Facebook: Children of theForce
Email: forcechildren@gmail.com
Website: www.childrenoftheforce.com
Throw us a buck: www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce

00:0000:00

Children of the Force #58 - Nick and Sylvia and Woody and Lumpy and a Soggy Rebel

January 18, 2017

In this episode we discuss the newest casting news for the Han Solo movie and talk a bit of Episode VIII. The best part of this episode, though, is that we got to talk to Nick from London again! And this time his sister Sylvia joined us for a bit, too! 

As always, be sure to check our website for a more complete show guide. Leave us a comment there while you're at it! https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/01/19/episode-58-nick-and-sylvia-and-woody-and-lumpy-and-a-soggy-rebel/

We start the episode off singing various happy birthday songs to Liam. He’ll be 8 before our next episode!

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:15]

Liam and his friend Toby (who was a guest on episode 14 of Children of the Force!) had a sleepover and watched The Empire Strikes Back. Liam had Two observations and a question.

Observation: There are no women pilots in Rogue Group on Hoth. Bummer.

Observation: The Wampa scenes in the cave looked fake.

Question: Did Wedge survive the original trilogy and does that mean he’s around during the sequel trilogy? We know he survived the OT, but we don’t know yet if he’s still kickin’ in the ST. I have a feeling we’ll get a definitive answer this February in Aftermath: Empire’s End.

We revisit whether or not Saw laughed a lot in Rogue One. What do you think? Did he? Let us know at forcechildren@gmail.com

We give a shout out to Martin Luther King Jr., since we recorded this episode on the holiday that honors him.

NEWS [8:45]

Woody Harrelson is coming to the Han Solo stand-alone film!

We discuss that Yahoo story about John Knoll naming Jyn after some females in his life. 

We got some Episode VIII tidbits from Rian Johnson via USA Today.

“It’s not Star Wars without violence.” -Anna

A CONVERSATION WITH NICK (and Sylvia) FROM LONDON [18:00]

 

Before Nick talks with us about his experience at the Star Wars Identities Exhibition, we talk with his sister, Sylvia, about female representation in Star Wars. We also sing her a birthday song! 

After talking all about the Star Wars Identities exhibit, we talk with Nick about Rogue One and he brings up that deleted Unkar Plutt scene, the Rebels’ Darksaber reveal, and that small press release from Lucasfilm about not using a CGI Carrie Fischer in Episode IX.
 

JOKE [38:40]

 

Nick has a joke: What’s the popular music style on Dagobah?
And I have a joke: What did Kanan say when Saw threw water on Hera?

 

Q&A COUNCIL [41:00]

 

Al asks: What was the most surprising thing about Rogue One for you? (By the way, you can let us know your answer via any of the methods listed at the end of these show notes.)

 

STUMP THE LUMP! [55:05]

 

Name one Zabrak Jedi.

OUTRO [1:03:00]

 

Please connect with us in any of the following ways: 
Twitter: @forcechildren
Website: www.childrenoftheforce.com

Throw us some cash on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce

Thanks for listening, and may the Force be with you!

00:0000:00

Children of the Force #57 - Identities and Ghosts

January 11, 2017

In episode 57 of Children of the Force, we get a special report from our London correspondent, Nick, about his journey to the Star Wars Identities exhibit! We also review the two-part Rebels episode, Ghosts of Geonosis. As always, check out the show guide on our website for more information, photos, video and all that good stuff: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/01/11/episode-57-identities-and-ghosts/

We met our goal on Patreon! Special thanks to our patrons: Amy, Laura, Alethia, Nick, and Evan!

STAR WARSY STUFF [3:30]

Our yearly watch-through of all the Star Wars films is now complete! I surprise the kids by telling them that the floodgates are now open, and that they can watch them whenever they want.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [8:15]

The word, “Hope,” at the end of that one movie is taken from that other movie. 

SPECIAL REPORT [13:00]

Nick from London sends us a special report from the Star Wars Identities exhibit. Make sure you check out our website for Nick’s photos and the Identities biography of his character, Teekay!

NEWS/CANON NEWS [31:20]

A bit of information that slipped through the cracks until now, there’s going to be a Jyn Erso young adult novel coming out on May 2nd, along with the middle-grade novel about Baze and Chirrut.

And in canon news, we talk about how some Separatists became members of the Rebel Alliance.

REVIEW [38:30]

For the rest of the episode, we review Ghosts of Geonosis part 1 and part 2. From Saw to Klik Klak, from Sabine to Brunson, and some of the things in between (including that grey area in between fighting toward a goal and fighting against better judgment).

We also briefly discuss some highlights from that second-half-of-season-3-of-Rebels trailer.  
 

OUTRO [1:02:45]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

00:0000:00