Children of the Force #90 - The Last Episode (Before The Last Jedi)

December 5, 2017

 

It's the last episode before The Last Jedi! We talk expectations, hype-levels, plans for opening night. It gets a little silly. We would be honored if you would join us. 

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:45]

We’re on track to finish watching the Skywalker saga before we go to The Last Jedi next Thursday!

I’m almost done with Leia: Princess of Alderaan.

We talk about what Carrie Fischer would probably want us to do about watching The Last Jedi.

Kat sent us an email answering our question from last episode about what we’re looking forward to (or aren’t looking forward to) in The Last Jedi.

And the kids are almost done with Battlefront II’s story mode. I’m honestly sort of worried about how the end will affect them.

NEWS [24:30]

Rian Johnson doesn’t even know what his new trilogy is going to be about.

Also, the first word of The Last Jedi is “We’re.” So, we’re looking forward to that.

CANON NEWS [29:40]

 

Chewie got a medal.

Loth-wolves used to be the cause of people carrying blasters for protections.

 

Q&A COUNCIL [34:30]

 

What do you think will be your favorite part of The Last Jedi?

 

STUMP THE LUMP! [45:30]

 

What’t the name of Kylo Ren’s TIE?

OUTRO [49:00]

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Children of the Force #89 - “For Kids”

November 28, 2017

 

This week, we revisit what it means for something to be "for kids," talk about representaiton in The Last Jedi and beyond, touch on some news, and a grab bag of other stuff. Join us, and together we will rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener....
 

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:55]

We’ve been playing quite a bit of Battlefront II.

Nick from London sent us an email, telling us about a connection he made between Steve from Stranger Things and Han.

Then I we go off on a long tangent about what is “for kids” and what that even means and how it means different things for different families.

Liam and I finished Ahsoka and started reading Servants of the Empire.

And we’re still watching through all the Star Wars movies in anticipation of The Last Jedi. We really like these movies.

Non-Star Warsy thing: We saw Coco and loved it. Go see it. Tonight. Or tomorrow.

NEWS [18:20]

We take a moment to appreciate how awesome The Last Jedi casting is, specifically talking about Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico).

Check out this article on time.com: http://time.com/5027043/new-last-jedi-characters-help-the-star-wars-galaxy-look-more-like-our-own/

And check out the Buzzfeed profile of Kelly Marie Tran: https://www.buzzfeed.com/keelyflaherty/the-rise-of-rose?utm_term=.vg7gpXe0A#.vlXzQnjb8

I’ve been lazily avoiding new information about The Last Jedi, but we talk about a bit of stuff that I don’t think it too spoilery.

CANON NEWS [32:50]


We’re talking Grav Ball.

 

JOKE [40:15]

 

What do you call a nerf-hot dog in a desert?

 

Q&A COUNCIL [41:25]

What are you most looking forward to/would be most disappointed to not see in The Last Jedi?

OUTRO [45:20]

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Children of the Force #88 - TV, Trilogies, Battlefront, NEW!

November 14, 2017

This week, we talk all about the NEW trilogy that was announced, the NEW tv show coming in 2019(?), Battlefront II ... and a whole galaxy of other stuff. Join us, and together we will explore the unknown regions as father and son and daughter and listener...

As always, check out the show guide on our website that will give you video and images and links to a bunch of what we talk about on this here podcast: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/11/14/episode-88-tv-trilogies-battlefront-new/

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:10]

We’ve started our watch-through of all Star Wars movies in the lead up to The Last Jedi.

Battlefront II is, as you’re reading this, out for all of those who pre-ordered!

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [14:05]

What do STAPs, AATs and Gungan shields all have in common? Their sounds all come from the same technique.

NEWS [17:15]

We’re getting a new live action television show in 2019 (or later). And a new trilogy!

We, of course, talk about some things we’d like to see.

We’re getting a Battlefront II DLC in less than a month. Finn, Phasma and new levels!

The first images from the Thrawn comic were released.

Q&A COUNCIL [40:35]

We revisit Kat’s question about Forces of Destiny from last week. What would you like to see Forces of Destiny do? I have another idea. The kids are still doing their homework.

And we talk a bit about another of Kat’s emails I forgot to get to. 

JOKE [48:10]

Kat sent us a joke! What would Finn say to Rey if she ignored the Force?

OUTRO [49:30]

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Children of the Force #87 - Celebrate the Love

November 7, 2017

This week, we're talking about things we love, play spot the difference with the domestic and international The Last Jedi posters, check in on listener emails, and more! Join us, and together we will rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener...

And be sure to check out the show guide on our website for images, links, videos and more stuff that goes along with this episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/11/07/episode-87-celebrate-the-love/

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:25]

We watched the most recent episodes of Rebels and DON’T SPOIL THEM in this episode.

We’re also catching up on (and re-reading) a bunch of comics.

How has Disney been doing in the 5 years since they bought Lucasfilm? We think they're making a good product, regardless of what you think of Disney as a company.

CELEBRATE THE LOVE [5:00]

This episode, I take time to talk about things I’ve been loving. One podcast about Padme and two new podcasts that have kids! Here are links to the shows we talk about:

Comics with Kenobi – Young Padawans Edition

Podme

Me and My Padawan


We also got a some great emails from our listeners Nick and Kat. 

NEWS [31:35]

The international trailer was released.

The international poster also was released, and we play a game of Spot the Difference with this poster and the original one.

And we also got a commercial with new footage. 

We got a new image of Rose in Entertainment Weekly’s story about her.

And Thandie Newton thinks Solo is going to be great.

CANON NEWS [42:00]

Which Star Wars character ran naked into a formal diplomatic dinner?

Q&A COUNCIL [42:40]

Kat has a question: What do you think would be a great Forces of Destiny episode?

OUTRO [50:00]

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Children of the Force #86 - Scary Stuff

October 30, 2017

It’s our Halloween episode! Check out the show guide on our website for links, videos, and images that we talk about on the show: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/10/31/episode-86-scary-stuff/

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:05]

The kids and I are loving Rebels so far this season. Some hard questions are being asked about what’s right and wrong when it comes to fighting.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [5:15]

You’ll never guess where the sound for the Rancor’s growl comes from.

NEWS [8:45]

Legends of Luke Skywalker is out October 31st!

We got a new behind-the-scenes video on the USA Today website (and then later on the Star Wars Youtube site). 

And hey, it’s a new international trailer for The Last Jedi. I love that this one barely gives us anything new. But also, LOOK AT THE TWO NEW SECONDS!!!

JOKE [17:25]

Who is the scariest Sith?
Who is the scariest droid?

And then we take a Star Wars quiz and talk about all the scary stuff that it brings up: http://www.starwars.com/news/quiz-star-wars-halloween-trivia

QUESTION & ANSWER COUNCIL [32:20]

What’s the scariest thing in Star Wars for you?

OUTRO [46:45]

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Children of the Force #85 - Heroes of Podcastalore

October 25, 2017

 

This week we talk Solo, Holdo, Mandos and more! Join us, and together we will rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener. Also, check out the show guide on our website for links, images and more: childrenoftheforce.com/2017/10/25/episode-85-heroes-of-podcastalore/

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:55]

We recently watched Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore. We do a review of those two episodes in the second half of this episode.

Not Star Warsy, but we started reading Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust, Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage. It’s amazing, and if you liked the His Dark Materials trilogy, read this book.

We also love the new Battlefront II trailer. Watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNUTWw17rkM

NEWS [5:35]

Visceral Games has shut down. Which means that single-player game we were going to get next year is in limbo.

Thrawn is getting a sequel. This time, it’s a Darth Vader team-up.

The Han Solo movie is called Solo.

Laura Dern was on The Ellen Show. We got a new image!

DJ’s getting a stand-alone comic.

RON HOWARD SHARES STUFF ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM [16:15]

Check out that weird ink-blot thing that Ron Howard put up on Instagram. What the heck is that? https://www.instagram.com/p/BaH9dtnlnqg/?taken-by=realronhoward

Also, Tag and Bink, the title reveal, and that’s a wrap!

CANON NEWS [20:45]

Leia had a nanny droid. That’s a thing in Star Wars.

JOKE [26:40]

Why didn’t Anakin cross the road?

REVIEW [30:05]

From here on out, we talk about the two-part premiere of season 4 of Rebels.

OUTRO [58:50]

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Children of the Force #84 - With Special Guest, Genevieve!

October 17, 2017

In this episode, which was recorded on Monday, Oct. 9th, we’re joined by listener and Patreon supporter, Genevieve. She joins us during the news and then stays on throughout the episode. We loved having her on and thank her profusely for the support.

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:10]

Anna finished Leia: Princess of Alderaan. She reads the book review that she wrote for school. Spoiler alert: She loved it.

We scored Clone Wars Head-to-Head at a book sale.

We played the heck out of the Battlefront II beta.

NEWS [8:30]

At the time of this recording, The Last Jedi trailer hadn’t come out yet. But now it has. So watch it again!

https://youtu.be/Q0CbN8sfihY

GENEVIEVE, OUR PATRON AND SPECIAL GUEST, JOINS US! [9:40]

We talk about the new extended Looking for Leia trailer, which you can watch right here: 

https://vimeo.com/236955754

We also cover the new Ron Howard Twitter and Instagram sharings.

And then we talk with Genevieve all about her and her love of Star Wars! It’s great.

STUMP THE LUMP! [47:05]

Genevieve asks us the origin of FN-2187’s name.

JOKE [49:30]

Can Maz speak Toydarian as good as Watto can?

And then Genevieve has questions and we have questions and we talk for a whole bunch about fun stuff.

OUTRO [58:40]

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CotF Reaction Corps - The Last Jedi Trailer

October 11, 2017

It's our reaction to the glorious The Last Jedi trailer. We talk all about misdirection, redemption, porgs, crystal foxes, Leia, and MORE. 

Watch it again! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY

And here’s the full dialogue text of The Last Jedi trailer:

Snoke: When I found you, I saw raw, untamed power. And beyond that, something truly special.

Rey: Something inside me has always been there. But now it’s awake. And I need help.

Luke: I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.

Kylo: Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That’s the only way to become what you were meant to be.

Chewie: Raawwwarr’arrrrr!

Porg: Aieee! Aieee!

Poe: We are the spark that’ll light the fire that’ll burn the First Order down.

Finn: Come on!

BB-8: Bewow.

Luke: This is not going to go the way you think.

Snoke: Fulfill your destiny.

Rey: I need someone to show me my place in all this.

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Children of the Force #83 - Aurra Sing is Snoke

October 3, 2017

This week we talk about Rebels, Battlefront, Forces of Destiny and how it's pretty much confirmed that Aurra Sing is Snoke. As always, check out the show guide on our website for videos and photos of all the stuff we're talking about on the show. Here: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/10/03/episode-83-aurra-sing-is-snoke/

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:45]

Chewie and porgs! 

We also talk about roqoodepot.com’s Porg Count

NEWS [4:25]

Rebels season 4 poster!

Liam wows us all with his Aurra Sing is Snoke theory.

We got new Forces of Destiny episodes!

We also got a new cut-scene from Battlefront II.

Disney is giving us a new pre-trailer show that will play in movie theaters called Noovie. Which means we’ll see some behind-the-scene Star Wars stuff in the theater!

We got an excerpt from the From a Certain Point of View audiobook. Specifically, the Boba story, Added Muscle. Give it a listen here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2017/09/28/exclusive-excerpt-boba-fett-rides-again-star-wars-short-story/702239001/

RON HOWARD SHARES STUFF ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM [23:15]

CANON NEWS [26:55]

Breha Organa apparently has some artificial innards. This, according to Anna who is reading Leia: Princess of Alderaan.

JOKE [29:10]

Our listener Urša sent us a joke. Is BB hungry?

STUMP THE LUMP! [33:40]

I didn’t plan any questions this week, so I make some up on the spot. The kids get most of them right!

OUTRO [36:45]

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Children of the Force #82 - The One Where Anna’s On The Star Wars Show

September 26, 2017

This week, we talk about Anna's fame, Liam's principal, Snoke's nasty face, Kessel and more! Join us, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son and daughter and listener. Oh, and check out the blog post for this episode over here: http://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/09/27/episode-82-the-one-where-annas-on-the-star-wars-show/

STAR WARSY STUFF [0:55]

Anna was on the Star Wars Show! Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewg2ZpaLsL0&feature=youtu.be&t=8m53s

We saw Spiderman: Homecoming over the weekend. LEGO Death Star and Donald Glover are Star Wars connections.

It was Mark Hamill’s birthday! 

NEWS [15:05]

We a too-close-for-comfort image of Snoke. 

 

RON HOWARD SHARES STUFF ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM [20:00]

Check out (and check back on) this compilation of all the goodies that Ron Howard shares on Twitter and Instagram: http://www.starwars.com/news/here-are-all-of-ron-howards-twitter-and-instagram-updates-on-the-untitled-han-solo-film

CANON NEWS [24:50]

 

We get some specifics in the Phasma book about how First Order stormtroopers are indoctrinated as children.

 

JOKE [29:30]

 

What did Luke say when he accidentally hit his foot on a rock in the dark cave on the island?

 

Q&A COUNCIL [30:30]

If you could own one Star Wars vehicle, what would it be?

What do you want to see in the fourth and final season of Rebels?

SHOUTOUTS [42:20]

 

Thanks to our newest patron Michal Schick!

OUTRO [44:10]

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