Children of the Force #79 - The Last Jedi EW reveals

August 17, 2017

This week we talk all about those sweet EW reveals, read a Rebel Rising excerpt, welcome a new listener, talk Porgs, and more! Join us, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener. And as always, check out our website for a show guide with links and images: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/08/17/episode-79-the-last-jedi-ew-reveals/

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:25]

Anna and I read an excerpt from Rebel Rising. Saw talks to Jyn about his sister, Steela. It’s pretty heavy.

We welcome a new listener, Kat. Check out the awesome image she sent us on our website. 

Kat also picked out her favorite dot from our ceiling! It’s the porg-shaped dot in the upper right corner.

And we thank Roqoo Depot for all the reviews they’ve written of episodes of ours.

NEWS [15:50]

We talk all about the Star Wars coverage from Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview. Click on through to see all the images and articles: http://ew.com/movies/2017/08/12/star-wars-last-jedi-ew-cover-stories-list/

JOKE [45:20]

Kat has a joke for us!

Q&A COUNCIL [47:15]

What new character are you most excited for in The Last Jedi?

OUTRO [49:45]

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Children of the Force #78 - Ewoks, Rex, Dot, Dot, Dot

August 9, 2017

In this episode we talk Ewok language, movie news, Rex, and more! As always, check out the show guide on our website for images, links and what-not. Special treat this episode, we post images of our ceiling. It's riveting stuff. Check it out: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/08/09/episode-78-ewoks-rex-dot-dot-dot/

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:45]

I finally finished Rebel Rising. It's a nice companion to Inferno Squad. 

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [2:35]

How did they make the Ewok language and Ewok war cries? Ben Burtt was a busy guy.

We also get into a discussion of whether or not it’s responsible to use languages from our world when constructing languages for characters like the Ewoks. What do you think?

NEWS [13:40]

John Powell is the composer for the still-untitled Han Solo movie. We listen to a bit of the How to Train Your Dragon score, which he composed.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Episode IX is getting a re-write by Jack Thorne. Yay!

Kieron Gillen is going to be writing the Star Wars comic now, instead of Jason Aaron. His first story arc will take place on Jedha.

RON HOWARD SHARES STUFF ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM [25:25]

It's a new segment! With a new song! 

More news...

New immersive VR experience coming to Disney.

Finally, is Rex the old guy on Endor? We explore arguments for and against it, both from a pro-representation standpoint.

CANON NEWS [41:50]

Saw Gerrera’s Partisans became the Dreamers post-Yavin.

JOKE [44:45]

How do you unlock Maz Kanata’s heart?

Q&A COUNCIL [46:25]

Um, Anna has a question for the council. It’s an odd one. Um … which dot on my bedroom ceiling is your favorite? You can... um... see photos of my ceiling on our website. 

OUTRO [49:20]

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Children of the Force #77 - May the Porgs Be With You

July 26, 2017

 

We talk about some awesome fan fiction, The Last Jedi BTS video, upcoming books, Battlefront II and more! As always, be sure to check out the show guide on our website, which has images, videos and links that all relate to this episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/07/26/episode-77-may-the-porgs-be-with-you/

We start off the podcast by reading the first bit of Nick’s “Certain Point of View” story about Garindan. Check out that story on our website (https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/07/26/the-misadventures-of-garindan-of-the-kubaz/)!

STAR WARSY STUFF [7:15]

Liam’s playing The Force Unleashed these days.

I need to stop trying to read physical books. All e-books from here on out.

Non-Star Warsy: We’re all really happy that Princeless has been optioned for movie rights! Here’s hoping the movie is as awesome as the comic series!

NEWS [15:20]

We recap revisit some things from the TLJ BTS video. Nick from London sent us some questions and theories, too!

We also talk about new books. 

And Battlefront II


CANON NEWS
[1:11:10]

Porgs!

OUTRO [1:12:30]

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CotF Reaction Corps - Behind the Scenes of The Last Jedi

July 17, 2017

It's our reaction to the behind the scenes video from The Last Jedi! 

Here, watch the video again... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye6GCY_vqYk

...and then listen to us react to and analyze what we see.

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Children of the Force #76 - Children of the Forces of Destiny

July 14, 2017

 

On this episode, we're talking all about Forces of Destiny and some news scraps. Recorded on 6/12/17.  As always, be sure to check out the show guide on our website for companion videos, images and more: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/07/14/episode-76-children-of-the-forces-of-destiny/


STAR WARSY STUFF
[0:50]

We met our listeners/patrons/friends, Amy and her kids, on the way back from our big trip to Colorado! So fun to meet them. Super cool kids and a super cool woman.

We’re pretty sure we’re going to Star Wars Celebration in 2019, wherever that may be.

And non-Star Warsy, check out Liam’s #Ham4All video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9ApqzjENWQ

FORCES OF DESTINY RECAP AND REVIEW [6:45]

We talk all about the first 8 episodes of Forces of Destiny. Check them out here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgNnBNvLB2Y&list=PLpSnlSGciSWNBXSxZZrsvWdnoGsLCr6WL
 

NEWS [46:00]

Various news via twitter. 
 
OUTRO [58:10]

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Children of the Force #75 - When They Go Solo, We Go High

June 29, 2017

Yes, we talk about the Han Solo movie director shake-up in this episode. Making movies ain't like dusting crops, kid. We also tell an awful joke, pitch a couple of our own "From a Certain Point of View" stories, and more! 

STAR WARSY STUFF [7:30]

Anna’s still working through those Vader comics. She’s savoring them.

Liam’s been re-reading all of the Star Wars comics.

Nick from London sent us a stellar “Tell that to Kanjiklub”

…aaaaand Hamilton.

NEWS [17:45]

A bit of info came out about those new IDW comics.

And some story details came out about a few short stories in From a Certain Point of View. 

And of course, we talk about that Han Solo stand-alone director shake-up. Fun stuff.

Rogue One is coming to Netflix!

Also, Inferno Squad excerpt

CANON NEWS [36:20]

What happened right after Saw brought Jyn up from that hatch?

JOKE [38:15]

A story about Tammy, Tina and Han Solo.

Q&A COUNCIL [41:05]

If you wrote a story for From a Certain Point of View, who would it be about?

Fun project: Send us your short Star Wars stories and I'll publish them in some form!

OUTRO [52:20]

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Children of the Force #74 - Wonder Women

June 15, 2017

In this episode, we put the final touches on our Celebration re-cap, talking about some awesomely feminist things that were said at a couple different panels. We also gush over Wonder Woman and Beauty and the Beast. Add some Canon News, a joke and a question for the Question and Answer Council, and you got yourself an episode of Children of the Force! As always, check out the show guide on our website for links, videos and images that go along with this episode. 

Thanks to Nick from London and ElvenPadawan for leaving the new reviews of the show on iTunes! You’re both winners, in our book.

By the way, the ElvenPadawan has a brand new podcast! Check it out here: https://elvenpadawan.wordpress.com/

STAR WARSY STUFF [11:00]

We’re giving Adventures in Wild Space another try, maybe.

Non Star-Warsy: We saw both Wonder Woman and Beauty and the Beast on Saturday. Two thumbs up to both!

NEWS [22:50]

Battlefront II! Check out the game-play trailer and the extended gameplay video were released last weekend.

CELEBRATION NEWS [24:55]
 

CANON NEWS [39:45]
 

There are creatures that live between the seams of space and time!

 

JOKE [41:15]

How did Han die?

 

Q&A COUNCIL [42:35]

 

If you could have one Force ability, what would it be?

 

STUMP THE LUMP! [49:25]

 

What’s the name of the race Han Solo flew in in that Han Solo comic miniseries?

OUTRO [51:40]

Thanks for listening! 

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Children of the Force #73 - The Dameron Fool That Shot Him

June 7, 2017

 

Join us for a Dameron fine episode this week. We discuss what Vanity Fair tells us about The Last Jedi, whether or not Poe says thugs or dogs in The Force Awakens, and more! There's singing! 

As always, check out our website for more thorough show notes: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/06/07/episode-73-the-dameron-fool-who-shot-him/

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:10]

Check out the playlist I made of the complete first season of The Freemaker Adventures!

https://youtu.be/XByxuGPoprw?list=PLtupQGhdHq6dQUlXhkZEzqxOsZwiPYu6x

We got an email from Joseph!

I revise my answer on that whole “are Baze and Chirrut gay” question.

I read The Force Awakens comic adaptation and realized I got a free digital copy along with it. You know what that means?

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!

First one to leave a new iTunes review of the show will win the free digital comic!

NEWS [13:20]

We further discuss all the goodies in that Vanity Fair article.

We listen to some Tom Waits and watch some To Catch a Thief.

We also bleep out a word (for the first time ever), Anna plays the part of Kathleen Kennedy, and I sing some Star Warsified Hamilton.

CANON NEWS [45:15]

 

Thugs or dogs?

 

JOKE [54:15]

 

What did Poe say when he took off his shoes and all his fellow pilots saw how large his feet were?

 

STUMP THE LUMP! [54:55]

Which Rogue One character had, at one point, gone by the name of Fulcrum?

OUTRO [59:05]

Thanks for listening! 

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Children of the Force #72 - May the Force Arena be with You

May 31, 2017

 

On this episode we’re joined by Nick from London to talk about Force Arena (and other Star Wars things). (And things not related to Star Wars at all.) 

As always, check out our website for the episode guide, which includes images and links and more: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/05/31/episode-72-may-the-force-arena-be-with-you/

STAR WARSY STUFF [4:00]

Nick read Death Troopers. Liam watched some Star Wars rap battles. Nick’s been playing the Galaxy of Heroes app.

Nick and Al exchange The Last Jedi teaser stories.

Nick has a theory about DJ and Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.

NEWS [22:20]

We talk more about that Vanity Fair article and photos.

CANON NEWS [33:40]

What was Krennic thinking in his final moment?

FORCE ARENA DISCUSSION [39:15]

Nick, Liam and I geek out about Force Arena for the rest of the episode. In addition to giving an overview of the game, talking strategy and more, Nick also came up with his own new additions to the game.

OUTRO [1:31:00]

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Children of the Force #71 - Birrut and Chaze

May 24, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the images from that Vanity Fair article, talk a lot about Chirrut and Baze, gush over Battlefront II, talk about how far movies have to go toward gender parity... and more! As always, check out the show guide over on our website for images, videos and more: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/05/24/episode-71-birrut-and-chaze/

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:25]

I correct my previous statement about the Bechdel Test. The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are, of the original 6 movies, the only ones that pass. Which isn’t to say that they’re feminist movies by any stretch of the imagination. But they pass the test. Barely. 

Speaking of gender parity in films, check out The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender on The Pudding: https://pudding.cool/2017/03/film-dialogue/

Liam and I are still in the clutches of Force Arena. Check out the app… if you dare. 

Liam is re-reading the Vader comics. Anna started reading them, too, since we recorded this. The kids get off on a tangent about how much they like the graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier.

NEWS [11:10]

Before getting into the regular news, we interject with some breaking news and talk about the images that were included with that great Vanity Fair article on Wednesday morning. We’ll be discussing the content of the article in an upcoming episode. But for now, check out the article here to see the photos: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/05/star-wars-the-last-jedi-cover-portfolio

We also talk about the new Cassian and K-2SO one-shot comic and the new Mace Windu (is Snoke) comic mini-series!

CANON NEWS 
[29:40]

Ian asks via voicemail: Are Baze and Chirrut gay? We explore the Rogue One novelization to see what it has to say.

CELEBRATION RECAP: VIDEO GAMES [39:30]

We round out our Celebration news recap talking about Battlefront II. 

Check out the website here: https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2

We didn't get any big video game news other than the new Battlefront, which is surprising, given this year-old video about upcoming EA Star Wars games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrIEW7woFFo

JOKE [59:10]

Jokes this week are courtesy of Chris from Star Wars Kidscast: 

What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked at a pharmacy?
What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked as accountants?
What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked as fishermen?
What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked at a haunted house?
What were Baze & Chirrut called when they worked at a pickle factory?

OUTRO [1:01:05]

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