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]

 

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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!

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Children of the Force #56 - A Parent’s Guide to Grief, Rogue One, and Bad Jokes

December 31, 2016

We start off episode 56 memorializing Carrie Fischer by reading some tributes to her and then adding a bit of our own thoughts and feelings. Then it's on with the show and talking about kids and Rogue One, telling some jokes and remembering our favorite Leia scenes! 

As always, check out our website for our show guides that include more links, images and video: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/12/31/episode-56-a-parents-guide-to-grief-rogue-one-and-bad-jokes/


STAR WARSY STUFF
[12:20]

First, we talk about how much we appreciate our new patrons Alethea and Nick from London and his family. Impossible to state how much we appreciate all of the support from all of our patrons.

Second, I apologize for an unintentionally sexist comment that I made in the last episode that made it sound like only men play football. My mistake. Sorry. And I’ll try to do better.

Then we talk about some of the cool Star Wars stuff we got for Christmas. It’s the most Star Warsy time of the year!

Then we launch into this great piece on the Entertainment Weekly website about kids and Rogue One. Give it a read. The kids really liked this article, too:

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/12/15/rogue-one-parents-guide-should-you-take-kids

We listen to Riz Ahmed talk about the #10for10 campaign to help out Syria and Syrian refugees.

Then we discuss some Rogue One bits and bobs.

CANON NEWS [48:20]

Two words: Bor Gullet.

JOKE [49:45]

How did Bodi know that Bor Gullet was going to wrap those tentacles around him? ok
Why did Bodi think Bor Gullet was a Rathtar?
What did Bodi do after Bor Gullet looked into his mind?
Which rebel is really great at chess?


Q&A COUNCIL
[51:50]

 

What’s your favorite Princess Leia moment? We’d love to hear answers from our listeners. Go to speakpipe.com/childrenoftheforce to leave us a voicemail.

OUTRO [58:50]

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Children of the Force #55 - Rogue One: Our Star Wars Story

December 17, 2016

---SPOILER ALERT---

It’s episode 55 of Children of the Force, where we discuss Rogue One in all its glory. Abandon hope, all ye spoilerphobes who enter here. For here there be SPOILERS.

That’s right….

---SPOILERS---

Before discussing Rogue One, we do some pre-game warm-ups and talk right before the movie about a few things we’re expecting to see. And then immediately after the credits stop rolling we start recording our reactions. Then again in the car. Then again the next day at home. We had a lot to say! 

Oh, and head on over to our website to see a few photos from opening night: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/12/18/episode-55-rogue-one-our-star-wars-story/

ROGUE ONE REACTIONS [14:15]

Because I don’t want to spoil the movie here in the show notes, I’m not going to give a breakdown of what we talk about. But trust me, it's good stuff. 

CANON NEWS [1:20:45]

Really, it’s all canon news at this point. But for the segment this week, we identify a couple colorful leaders who we’ve seen before.

JOKE [1:24:20]

What’s the one thing you really need in order to have a Bounty Hunter party?

Q&A COUNCIL [1:25:05]

Funniest moment in Rogue One?

Shout-out to new patron Laura. Thanks for supporting the show!

OUTRO [1:31:55]

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

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