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Children of the Force #134 - Barrels o’ Star Wars

Children of the Force #134 - Barrels o’ Star Wars

May 20, 2019

This week, we read an email from Jack, talk book recommendations, upcoming Star Wars movies and other projects, what the valachord looks like, how to speak astromech, and more! Join us and together we will rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener....

Check the blog post for this episode over at our website, it has images and links and all that good stuff: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2019/05/21/episode-134-barrels-o-star-wars/

STAR WARSY STUFF
[1:00]
We read an email from Jack from Ottawa and talk books and comic books.
Non-Starwarsy, we’re watching She-Ra now, and loving that His Dark Materials trailer that came out last weekend.
NEWS [21:25]
We talk the post-TROS break in movies and how three years is nothing when you look at all the awesome content we’re going to get between now and then.
CANON NEWS [32:10]
Thanks to the Beckett comic, we know what the valachord looks like now. 
Q&A COUNCIL [37:30]
Jack asks: How does Luke understand R2-D2 when he’s not in his X-Wing? Which leads us to discuss that ridiculous deleted scene where Anakin speaks astromech.
OUTRO [41:40]
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Children of the Force #133 - Peter Mayhew, Star Wars Day, Book News

Children of the Force #133 - Peter Mayhew, Star Wars Day, Book News

May 8, 2019

This week, we're remembering Peter Mayhew, then talking books, The Phantom Menace, Star Wars day and more.

STAR WARSY STUFF [10:30]

We talk about Queen’s Shadow again, now that I’ve finished it.  

We go over our Star Wars Day doings.

Anna started Master and Apprentice and likes it so far.

She also got into an argument with her teacher about The Phantom Menace. Which leads into the “20 things I love about The Phantom Menace” I’m doing over on twitter: https://twitter.com/ForceChildren/status/1123801546687426562

NEWS [27:40]

The Journey to the Rise of Skywalker books have been announced. Not a lot of big books coming out, but there’s enough to chew on.

We cover some Disney+ news that came out during Celebration.

John Williams' Galaxy’s Edge Suite is now available on Spotify and elsewhere. 

JOKE [53:10]

What do you call a smuggler who’s glued to the ceiling, missing one side of his brain, hasn’t shaved in a week, and loves to move a bunch of spongy balls all around at once?

OUTRO [55:00]

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Children of the Force #132 - Star Wars TV and Some Emails

Children of the Force #132 - Star Wars TV and Some Emails

May 1, 2019

This week, we're talking Star Wars TV and getting to some listener emails. And having a lot of fun. Too much fun, probably. 

STAR WARSY STUFF [3:15]

We talk a bit about Queen’s Shadow and how different of a book it is.

We give a quick spoiler-free review of Endgame. 

Oh, and we talk about that theory video I posted about Rey Skywalker and Force transportation. You can watch it here:

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

NEWS [19:15]

We cover all of the TV stuff revealed at Celebration.

The Mandalorian:

We recap the panel we were there in person for. Hopefully they’ll release all of the behind-the-scene videos and the scene from the first episode online soon. Until then, you can always find cellphone videos on YouTube!

The Clone Wars:

Watch the panel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0XlB2EJZuA

If you want to skip to the excerpts, I’ve got you covered. Here’s the Bad Batch excerpt:

https://youtu.be/I0XlB2EJZuA?t=1336

The Ahsoka Alone excerpt:

https://youtu.be/I0XlB2EJZuA?t=1837

The Siege of Mandalore excerpt:

https://youtu.be/I0XlB2EJZuA?t=2448

And the trailer:

https://youtu.be/I0XlB2EJZuA?t=3144

Resistance:

We didn’t get to go to this panel, but we heard about it and it’s worth mentioning.

MAILBAG [47:50]

Bart from Belgium sent us a few emails that we respond to. And Ryan from Me and My Padawan responded to something we said on ep. 131. 

OUTRO [1:06:15]

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Reaction Corps - The Rise of Skywalker SWCC teaser

Reaction Corps - The Rise of Skywalker SWCC teaser

April 23, 2019

It's our full breakdown and reaction to The Rise of Skywalker teaser! We're going to take this Skywalker theory further than it's ever gone before! 

We'll also discuss questions like: 
Why isn't Kylo shooting Rey? 
Why is he flying left?
(By the way, I made a video showing what it would look like if the movement went from left to right. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YsH4D0yE-g"

Who's fixing Kylo's mask? 

Is that the Death Star I or Death Star II? 

Who is rising, exactly? 

Will Rey be a Skywalker? And what could that even mean? 

Then we listen to what J.J., K.K., and the actors have to say about the teaser and the movie. 

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Children of the Force #131 - Days 3, 4, and 5 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Children of the Force #131 - Days 3, 4, and 5 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

April 20, 2019

Join us for days 3, 4, and 5 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Be sure to check out the post on our website for photos and links and all of the good stuff that goes along with this episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2019/04/21/episode-131-days-3-4-and-5-of-star-wars-celebration-chicago/

After some opening thoughts about Celebration and some news of how we’re acclimating back into our regular lives, we get into it…

SATURDAY [7:40]

The Rebels Remembered panel was great, emotional and hilarious.

We stopped by the Star Wars Show stage and Cameron took our picture, as you can see here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwNZbZqAnv1/

Then we witnessed The Running of the Hoods, which is delightfully bizarre. Check out the videos on our Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/ForceChildren/status/1117291095543701505

Then we went to the Sisters of the Force panel on the Celebration stage, which was a great conversation full of appreciation and tears. The energy in that stadium was so amazing.

And we ended the day with A Star Wars Let’s Play, the video game panel. Which was so funny my face was sore at the end of it. I wish I would have taken video of this panel. Alas...

But actually, we ended the day with the Podcast Meetup at the hotel bar. It was a blast. So fun to meet some of our fellow podcasters.

SUNDAY [34:50]

We went to the Mandalorian panel on the Celebration stage. It was awesome and we’ll talk more about it on an upcoming show! (It's hard to see, but there are ton of Mandalorian Mercs right in the middle of that photo holding up their helmets.)

EK Johnston signed a couple books and we had a great conversation with her about Crokinole.

Then we met Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni and Scott Bromley!

 

I got Anthony Daniels autograph on my 1977 trading card of 3PO! And he held the action figure I’ve owned nearly my entire life!

Then we went to the Clone Wars panel, which was awesome! You can watch it here (including the clips from upcoming episodes and the trailer for the new season!):

https://youtu.be/I0XlB2EJZuA?t=10

We ended the day with laughter again at the Anthony Daniels one-man show. Which included us all singing along to this video of 3PO on Sesame Street:

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

MONDAY [54:00]

We went to the Celebration Store, which was pretty cool. The kids got this photo with a Loth Wolf:

We saw the awe-inspiring completed diorama.

Met Ryan and Dillon from the Me and My Padawan podcast. 

We ran into the Geeky Bubble crew!

And we got Peter Mayhew’s autograph on my 1977 trading card of Chewbacca!

FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT CELEBRATION [1:16:35]

OUTRO [1:20:10]

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Children of the Force #130 - Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Children of the Force #130 - Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

April 13, 2019

Coming to you from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Hear all about our second day, the trailer reveal, seeing all the stars live, and more! 

I'll be adding a ton of photos and links for this episode to our website at a later date, but for now have a good listen!

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Children of the Force #129 - Day 1 of Celebration

Children of the Force #129 - Day 1 of Celebration

April 12, 2019

Coming to you from Star Wars Celebration Chicago! Hear all about our first day, an interview with Frank from Diorama Builders, Janina Gavankar plugging our podcast, and a whole bunch more!

I'll be adding a ton of photos and links to our website at a later date, but for now at least, here's Janina Gavankar's twitch video of her signing the autograph for us. The link will take you to right before meet her: 

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/409664481?t=01h28m05s

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The Road to Celebration ABCs … literally

The Road to Celebration ABCs … literally

April 10, 2019

We are in ... well, Schaumberg. Which is a suburb of Chicago. But by the time you listen to this, we'll probably be in Chicago at our hotel across the street from STAR WARS CELEBRATION!!!

In this episode, we reveal that we got into the Mandalorian panel at the Celebration stage and the overflow stage for Episode IX!

There's going to be so much to talk about these next few days, we thought we'd do a quick fun little episode from the hotel room tonight. Enjoy! 

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Children of the Force #128 - Celebration Anticipation

Children of the Force #128 - Celebration Anticipation

March 28, 2019

This week, we're talking all about Celebration and a whole bunch more! 

STAR WARSY STUFF [9:10]

We’re hopping back on the Star Wars watch-through train! ROTJ, TFA, and TLJ are on the list for sure. And maybe Battlefront II cut-scenes?

Anna and Al have started reading Queen’s Shadow. It’s great.

NEWS [12:25]

Black Spire has a cover!

Is Taika Waititi playing an assassin droid? Maybe.

Master and Apprentice and Queen’s Shadow Celebration exclusive covers have been revealed! 

CANON NEWS [21:50]

Our mild spoiler canon news comes from Queen’s Shadow. 

JOKE [26:40]

What did Anakin say when he found his lost Naboo credit chip with an image of Padmé  on it. 

Q&A COUNCIL [28:35]

Now that we have more info about Celebration, what are we looking forward to most?
Who would we want to run into the most?

CELEBRATION NEWS [41:10]

Hayden!

We’ve decided on our autographs: Peter Mayhew, Joonas Suotamo, and Janina Gavankar!

I run down how the lottery and reservation system works. We’re super happy about it.

SHOUTOUTS [1:05:00]

Liam shouts out to Fred and Blaine, friends of his who recently started listening to the show at episode #0.

OUTRO [1:07:50]

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Children of the Force #127 - Full-Sized Mediocrity

Children of the Force #127 - Full-Sized Mediocrity

March 20, 2019

We're back with a full(er)-sized episode! From Resistance to Galaxy's Edge to Celebration and a bunch of places in between ... it's no moon, it's a big ol' episode of Children of the Force! 

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:00]

I started reading the great Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston.

Isaiah left us a voicemail!

A Neimoidian correction.

We watched the season finale of Resistance. No spoilers here, but it was pretty darn good!

We also talk about Star Wars Creature Madness!

NEWS[12:20]

We don’t have a title. And that’s OK.

Galaxy’s Edge looks amazing! Check out Nerdist and Entertainment Weekly for photos and more!

Q&A COUNCIL[33:45]

Michal sends the response to her question about what story change we could make if we could. Her thoughts dwell on Padmé, as well. And we read her fantastic email all about Padmé surviving.

Then we talk about Amy’s great fan ficlet about Padmé. Check it out here: https://twitter.com/AmyWishman/status/1101616417391165441

CELEBRATION NEWS [45:00]

We cover all of the panels and guests that have been announced in the last few weeks.

STUMP THE LUMP [1:03:35]

From Evan: What’s the name of the species who built Jabba’s palace?

OUTRO [1:09:20]

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