CotF Special Edition - The “Star Wars Holiday Special” Special!

November 29, 2018

That's a whole lotta special. Join us, as we cringe our way through the Star Wars Holiday Special!

If you just wanted to do just the commentary track for now, you can watch this video right here (it contains the Special AND the commentary track!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pBOSXdVECY

As I say in the intro, the video we watched on YouTube got pulled for some reason. I'm hoping this one doesn't, too.

May the Force be with you and happy Life Day!

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Children of the Force #117 - Life Day Is Coming

November 20, 2018

On episode 117 we're talking casting for The Mandalorian, The Phantom Menace, Hutts, lightsabers, and a whole bunch of other stuff. 

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:30]

We’ve started our annual chronological Star Wars movie watch-through, starting with The Phantom Menace, of course.

Liam and I have started reading the Han and Chewie choose-your-own-adventure book by Cavan Scott. You can buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Choose-Destiny-Adventure/dp/1368016243

NEWS [4:45]

A couple (probably) cast members have been revealed for The Mandalorian. Pedro Pascal is set to lead the show and Gina Carano is hopefully going to play a large supporting role.

Check out this patent for a new lightsaber design!

https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/disney-designs-new-lightsaber-that-extends-and-retracts-just-like-the-film-versions/

Billie Lourd has great things to say about Episode IX!

R.I.P: Vader’s Shadow.

Second City is coming to Celebration! And authors!

CANON NEWS [20:30]

Some Chiss kids were Force sensitive. They had a special name. Would could it mean?

STUMP THE LUMP! [27:50]

What’s the name of Jabba’s sister in The Phantom Menace?

Q&A COUNCIL[29:30]

How much will the kids enjoy watching the Star Wars Holiday Special?

OUTRO [35:00]

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Children of the Force #116 - Cassian! Disney+! More Collegiate Questions!

November 13, 2018

It’s episode 116 of Children of the Force! We’re talking this week about that new Cassian Andor television show, Disney+, and answering more questions from college students!

We start the episode off remembering Stan Lee.

NEWS [7:25]

There’s a new Cassian Andor TV series coming our way: https://www.starwars.com/news/cassian-andor-live-action-series-announced. We get excited about it and about the possibilities of who else could end up in the show.

The Cassian series will be on … Disney+! Check out their temporary website here to get excited: https://preview.disneyplus.com

ILM is opening a new division, ILM TV (which is great news for Star Wars TV!): https://www.ilm.com/hatsrabbits/industrial-light-magic-launches-ilm-tv/

Q&A COUNCIL[19:25]

We answer the second batch of questions from Susan Walker’s Families and Technology class at the University of Minnesota.

Also, Liam plays us another song. This one is about dabbing on dem haters.

OUTRO [49:50]

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Children of the Force #115 - The College Years

November 7, 2018

It’s episode 115 of Children of the Force! This week, we answer a bunch of questions from college students and Liam serenades us with a guitar and a song about Star Wars (and maybe how it’s better than Star Trek).
 

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:50]

We bought The Night of the Gorax comic. Liam and I have both read it since recording and it’s pretty darn creepy. The art is phenomenal.

NEWS [3:30]

George Lucas visited the set of the Mandalorian.

And the Boba Fett movie is dead, I guess?

Q&A COUNCIL[8:40]

 

We visited Susan Walker’s Families and Technology class at the University of Minnesota again a couple weeks ago. The college students had a bunch of questions for us, but we didn’t get to most of them during class. So we’re taking the opportunity this week (and possibly next week) to answer those questions!

Of course, most of the questions are about us as a family and also how our use of technology affects our relationships with each other and the world at large.

One of the questions serves as a Stump the Lump question.

We also take a break from answering questions to hear Liam sing and play a Star Wars song on guitar. Good times.

 

OUTRO [47:50]

 

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Children of the Force #114 - Star Wars Podcast of Horror!

October 27, 2018

It's our third annual Halloween special! 

This Halloween, we take a page out of the Simpsons' playbook and bring you three spine-tingling tales of horror! Sort of. Pretty much.

First, Anna brings us the introduction to a story she’s been working hard on.

A Twi’lek is in the woods alone…
…wracked with guilt over ruining her family’s life... 
…in her agony she gets lost… 
…then something comes out of the bushes…

Next, Kylo Ren reads us The Convor, in which a stately bird of the Jedi days of yore flies into his chamber and torments him over his lost Rey.

I put that one on YouTube too, if you want to listen to it in isolation:

https://youtu.be/zJorcSul4bQ

And finally, Liam brings us a story that chills to the bone.

A member of the Imperial remnant steals from the First Order…
…she’s chased through the woods by a Knight of Ren…
…a kindly old man helps her out…
…and then helps himself.

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Children of the Force #113 - “A” is for A-wing

October 17, 2018

In this episode, we talk about THE Mandalorian, Alphabet Squadron, Chuck Wendig's really unfortunate firing from Marvel, and a whole lot more. As always, check out the show guide on our website for accompanying images and links: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2018/10/18/episode-113-a-is-for-a-wing/

NEWS [3:20]

We discuss news of The Mandalorian.

We also talk about Alphabet Squadron. The name is ridiculous, but the concept sounds cool.

And we touch on the Chuck Wendig firing from Marvel. It’s not a good thing. We don’t like it. Chuck deserves better and Marvel Star Wars readers deserve better.

In better news, Kathleen Kennedy will be heading Lucasfilm for another three years!

And we talk the beginning of Star Wars: Resistance. Verdict: We like it quite a bit!

CANON NEWS [40:10]

Whose idea was it to hire someone to rob the Conveyex?

Also, those animals in the glass cases in Dryden’s office? They’re … alive?

Lando mispronounces Han the same way Han mispronounces Sabbac.

JOKE [44:50]

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Dryden.

Q&A COUNCIL [46:25]

Who do you want to see in Resistance?

STUMP THE LUMP [50:30]

What food does Dryden Vos offer Beckett’s crew?

OUTRO [53:05]

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Children of the Force #112 - Return of the Children of the Force

September 26, 2018

It's been a month! But we're finally back. This week, we're talking new additions to Episode IX, Bob Iger's statment on future Star Wars movies, the passing of Gary Kurtz, and a whole lot more. For images, videos and other stuff, check out the show guide on our website: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2018/09/26/3305/

STAR WARSY STUFF [3:40]

Liam and I finished Jason Fry’s Servants of the Empire series and strongly recommend it. And now we’re reading Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear, which is significantly sillier.

And as I write this, we just picked up Solo at Target. Looking forward to diving into the special features … and eventually watching the movie again!

NEWS [8:15]

Gary Kurtz, one of the fathers of the Force, has passed away.

Matt Smith and Dominic Monaghan have been added to the cast of Episode IX.

A new Resistance video: Meet the Aces. Looks cool!

https://youtu.be/dlucTaqVVcs

Check out Smuggler’s Guide by Dan Brooks:
http://www.jedinews.co.uk/literature/articles/new-star-wars-smugglers-guide-coming-october-30/

We talk about what Bob Iger said about Solo and the future rate of Star Wars movies in a Hollywood Reporter interview (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-iger-disneys-streaming-service-james-gunn-star-wars-slowdown-1145493):

CANON NEWS [26:00]

What’s the name of that Wookiee on Kessel?
On what planet did Lando lose the Falcon to Han?
What are those weapons Dryden Vos uses?

OUTRO [37:00]

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Children of the Force #111 - Kelly Marie Tran, Resistance, Origami Yoda

August 22, 2018

This week, we're talking about that Kelly Marie Tran piece in the NYT, Resistance, Origami Yoda, and a bunch more. As always, head on over to our site for links, images and videos that go alone with this episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2018/08/23/episode-111-kelly-marie-tran-resistance-origami-yoda/

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:35]

Liam (and Anna) has been loving Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yodaseries. Liam tells us ALL ABOUT IT.

We had ice cream with listener and Patreon supporter, Michal Schik. 

We’ve been watching Rebels with friends.

NEWS[10:20]

First off, we read and discuss that remarkable Kelly Marie Tran piece in the New York Times. Give it a read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/movies/kelly-marie-tran.html

Then we discuss the new Resistance promo. Give it a watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_Ws7sA468

We also discuss the enormous price tag on Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars television series.

CANON NEWS [44:25]

 

What did Vader know about Palpatine’s pre-Order 66 machinations and when did he know it? We find out a bit in Thrawn: Alliances.

 

JOKE [49:20]

We got some pretty bad Thrawn jokes for ya.

OUTRO [52:55]

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Children of the Force #110 - Clone Wars Returns, Episode IX Cast, Oscar Isaac Singing

August 1, 2018

This episode begins with Oscar Isaac serenading us with a Star Wars song. Then we discuss the return of The Clone Wars, Episode IX casting news and a whole bunch more. Join us, and together we will rule the galaxy as father ans son and daughter and listener....

And as always, check out the show guide on our website for links and images that go along with this episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2018/08/02/episode-110-clone-wars-returns-episode-ix-cast-oscar-isaac-singing/

STAR WARSY STUFF [3:40]

I finished Most Wanted and started on Thrawn: Alliances.

NEWS [10:40]

We dissect the Episode IX cast announcement.

…and the new season of Clone Wars!

We also discuss the new books that are on their way, including Queen’s Shadow and Master and Apprentice!

CANON NEWS [45:00]

Han and Qi’ra had been off Corellia before.
Vader and the Emperor are aware of the Bendu, via Thrawn.
Stormtroopers have rank designations, but they’re white on white.
Black Squadron were out trying to find allies during the events of The Last Jedi. |

Q&A COUNCIL [49:30]

What do you want to see in the 12-episode season of The Clone Wars? Let us know via any of the ways below!

OUTRO [55:00]

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Children of the Force #109 - VR, Lando, Empathy, Etc.

July 18, 2018

 

In #109 we talk about all the VR goodness we've experienced recently (and WILL experience), catch up on other Star Warsy stuff we've been up to, talk Lando, horrible fans (again), and how even the worst people have problems of their own. Join us, and together we will rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener....


STAR WARSY STUFF
[1:30]

We listen to Nick from London’s review of Solo and talk about the Star Wars VR things we’ve done and will do in the near future!

NEWS [29:00]

Is a certain someone coming back to Star Wars in Episode IX?

CANON NEWS [35:15]

 

We find out that a couple horrible people in Solo have problems of their own.

 

Q&A COUNCIL [45:00]

If you could bring any living character into Episode IX, who would it be?

 

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