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]

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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]

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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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Children of the Force #70 - Celebration of Forces of Freemaker … and Books (and a Joke)

May 10, 2017

Aphra, Freemaker Adventures, Forces of Destiny and a whole lot of books. It's another episode packed with Celebration information and plenty of silliness from the kids. As always, check out the show guide on our website here: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/05/10/episode-70-celebration-of-forces-of-freemaker-and-books-and-a-joke/

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:30]

We did Free Comic Book day over at Paradox in Fargo with some friends this year.

We picked up the TFA comic adaptation at the comic shop. 

NEWS [7:05]

Aphra wins a contest

Rian Johnson had a hand in the ending of The Force Awakens because of what he wanted to do in The Last Jedi. 

CELEBRATION RECAP [13:35]

We pick up where we left off with our Celebration recap and get Amy and Emily’s final day at Celebration Orlando. Sounds like they had a whole lot of fun! 

We’re looking forward to The Freemaker Adventures, season 2. 

Forces of Destiny is coming in July!

We cover a lot of the new books that were announced at Celebration.


JOKE 
[50:55]

Our joke this week comes from Amy (@AmyWishman)! 

What does the Jedi temple use for protection? 

OUTRO [52:45]

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Children of the Force #69 - Patron Guests Alethea and Nolan!

May 3, 2017

On episode 69 we have a super fun talk with patrons Alethea and her son Nolan.

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

I finished reading Thrawn. I liked it, but did not love it.

NEWS [9:35]

Episode IX is coming out on May 24th 2019! We’re super happy about this.

Guardians of the Whills and Rebel Rising came out on May 2nd.

INTERVIEW WITH ALETHEA AND NOLAN [16:30]

STUMP THE LUMP!
[49:30]

Alethea and Nolan have a question for us. Which animal did the effects crew study when they were designing the AT-AT walker?

OUTRO [1:01:30]

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Children of the Force #68 - More Celebration! Amy and Emily! Rebels trailer!

April 26, 2017

It’s episode 68 of Children of the Force!

In addition to a voicemail from Ian, we also have day 2 and 3 reports from Star Wars Celebration courtesy of our special correspondents, Amy and Emily! 

VOICEMAIL! [0:50]

Ian asks if the end of the Jedi could mean a more neutral peace-keeping force in the galaxy. We discuss for eight minutes. 

STAR WARSY STUFF [9:10]

We still haven’t watched all of Rogue One since getting it on blu-ray. We’re busy! 

I’m about 2/3 of the way through Thrawn. 

Liam has started playing Force Arena. May the Force have mercy on us all. 

HEAD CANON NEWS [15:35] 

Just how did Kylo’s scar move to a different place on his face? 

AMY AND EMILY AT CELEBRATION [22:40]

The 501st, Rancho Obi-Wan, an ear infection, BB-8, Rebels, Anthony Daniels and more! 

REBELS PANEL/TRAILER REACTION [38:30]

Season 4 of Rebels is the last season. We discuss that and the season four trailer.

OUTRO [56:25]

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Children of the Force #67 - Celebration! The Last Jedi teaser! Books!

April 19, 2017

Welcome to the first of at least three episodes where we defenestrate the format in order to recap all of the goodness that came out of Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Big thanks to Amy and Emily for their reporting from Celebration. We'll be hearing more from them on the next episode, too! 

Most of this episode consists of us frame-by-framing through The Last Jedi teaser and obsessing over every last word and detail. Then we talk briefly about some new books that were announced (and yes, I already know I was mistaken about when that Leia book takes place)! 

We hope you enjoy the show. And just for giggles, connect with us in one of the follwing ways to let us know which Star Wars autograph you covet the most.

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Children of the Force #66 - We’re Not at Celebration

April 12, 2017

 

...but we're still having fun! And hey, you can listen to us while you're waiting in line for all those awesome Star Wars panels this weekend. If you're at Celebration, that is.

In this episode we draw a name out of a bag and announce the winner of our Rey give-away (assuming I can find the person who wrote the review and assuming they want it). We also speculate about the contents of Celebration, hit up some news, talk about other galaxies and a whole bunch more.

STAR WARSY STUFF [5:25]

Rogue One on Blu-ray!

NEWS [11:50]

Haden Christiansen is going to be at Star Wars Celebration this weekend. We’re looking forward to what that might mean, if anything. Either way, it’s cool.

And we speculate about all the things we’re going to see at Celebration.

The 40th Anniversary of Star Wars is being celebrated by a new book, From a Certain Point of View. Forty short stories by forty authors!

And it sounds like Leia is going to be in Episode IX.


CANON NEWS
[31:10]

 

What was the Emperor’s plan for a post-Palpatine galaxy and what does it have to do with other galaxies, Thrawn, and the First Order?

 

JOKE [37:15]

 

What did Rey call the storyline she was working on about a scavenger boss who decided he’d never drive a car again?

What’s a scout trooper’s favorite kind of instant tea?

Q&A COUNCIL [39:00]

 

A question from Nick from London this week: If you could bring anything from legends into canon, what or who would it be?

 

STUMP THE LUMP! [43:25]

 

I quiz the kids:

What’s the name of the planet at the beginning of Rogue One?
Who dropped the Ersos off on that planet?

OUTRO [47:20]

 

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Children of the Force #65 - Thermal Denominator

March 29, 2017

Han Solo, The Last Jedi, tangents, detonators, jokes and more tangents. Hey, it's another episode of Children of the Force! 

As always, you can check out the show guide on our website: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/30/episode-65-thermal-denominator/

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

We got an awesome recommendation and review over at Hypable: http://www.hypable.com/trypod-best-podcast-recommendations-itunes-2017/ 

Also, be sure to check out the newest edition of Get to Know a Children of the Force Listener, all about Laura.

Liam and I joined a couple friends at the Guillermo Del Toro exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It was creepily awesome. 

And then we go on a very long tangent about the limits of virtual reality, among other things.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [18:00]

How did they make the thermal detonator sound? Jabba can see how. 

NEWS [20:45]

We discuss that news about The Last Jedi and the Han Solo movie that Bob Iger (of all people) dropped as some conference. Via The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline

Woody Harrelson revealed his character’s name on Jimmy Fallon!

CANON NEWS [38:00]

Lumpy is canon!

JOKE [41:20]

Two more jokes from Evan!

What are the first three months of a Star Wars calendar?

Shmi Skywalker had other children. One of her sons became a model. His name was ________.

STUMP THE LUMP! [43:45]

Liam asks me a question about a certain weapon in The Force Awakens, testing the limits of my memory.

OUTRO [46:00]

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SPOILERS!

REBELS: ZERO HOUR discussion [48:40]

Our quick and dirty discussion about the Rebels season 3 finale, Zero Hour. Oh, and check out the Rebels Recon for the episode: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyUY7LnE4ls

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