As always, for a more detailed guide, complete with photos and video, check out our show guide for this episode over on our website: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2016/06/17/episode-40-nick-from-london/
STAR WARSY STUFF [4:30]
We downloaded the new demo level of The Force Awakens Lego game for PS4. It was fun. Anna really liked it. I did too, but I think the claims of new and improved gameplay might be a little bit overblown. But it was just one round, so I’m fully willing to be proven wrong.
Anna and I read Rey’s Story. We both liked it a lot.
INTERVIEW WITH NICK! [11:00]
We sit down via Skype with Nick (11) from London and talk about his upcoming pilgrimage to Star Wars Celebration Europe. He has volunteered to be our UK Correspondent for Celebration, and we couldn’t be happier. We also talk about a ton of other Star Wars stuff.
Nick came prepared with a joke (what a guest!): What do you call someone who wants to be a Jedi?
WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [36:30]
How did they make the sounds of C-3PO and R2-D2’s movements? Once you know, you’ll never be able to unhear it.
We discuss a few new crumbs of Star Wars video game information that came out of E3.
John Williams expects to compose music for Episode VIII! Hooray!
Rian Johnson posted a couple more Episode VIII-related images online.
John Boyega is going to star in Pacific Rim 2!
Steven Spielberg will spare Indy fans.
CANON NEWS [50:45]
Our canon news this episode is all about Rey and her life on Jakku.
Q&A COUNCIL [55:30]
If you could spare one character from death in Episode VIII, who would it be?
Related to this question, Liam wants Luke to die in VIII, which reminded me of this piece by Tricia Barr. http://fangirlblog.com/2011/05/luke-skywalker-must-die/
STUMP THE LUMP! [1:00:45]
I try to stump the kids:
What is the name of the massacre Finn refers to in regard to the Rathtars?
What’s species is Unkar Plut?
Anna and Liam have a special way of announcing that they’re the Lumps this week. It’s, as I like to call it, a “Chewbacca Mom Mask!”