Children of the Force - a Star Wars podcast

Children of the Force #58 - Nick and Sylvia and Woody and Lumpy and a Soggy Rebel

January 18, 2017

In this episode we discuss the newest casting news for the Han Solo movie and talk a bit of Episode VIII. The best part of this episode, though, is that we got to talk to Nick from London again! And this time his sister Sylvia joined us for a bit, too! 

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We start the episode off singing various happy birthday songs to Liam. He’ll be 8 before our next episode!


Liam and his friend Toby (who was a guest on episode 14 of Children of the Force!) had a sleepover and watched The Empire Strikes Back. Liam had Two observations and a question.

Observation: There are no women pilots in Rogue Group on Hoth. Bummer.

Observation: The Wampa scenes in the cave looked fake.

Question: Did Wedge survive the original trilogy and does that mean he’s around during the sequel trilogy? We know he survived the OT, but we don’t know yet if he’s still kickin’ in the ST. I have a feeling we’ll get a definitive answer this February in Aftermath: Empire’s End.

We revisit whether or not Saw laughed a lot in Rogue One. What do you think? Did he? Let us know at

We give a shout out to Martin Luther King Jr., since we recorded this episode on the holiday that honors him.

NEWS [8:45]

Woody Harrelson is coming to the Han Solo stand-alone film!

We discuss that Yahoo story about John Knoll naming Jyn after some females in his life. 

We got some Episode VIII tidbits from Rian Johnson via USA Today.

“It’s not Star Wars without violence.” -Anna



Before Nick talks with us about his experience at the Star Wars Identities Exhibition, we talk with his sister, Sylvia, about female representation in Star Wars. We also sing her a birthday song! 

After talking all about the Star Wars Identities exhibit, we talk with Nick about Rogue One and he brings up that deleted Unkar Plutt scene, the Rebels’ Darksaber reveal, and that small press release from Lucasfilm about not using a CGI Carrie Fischer in Episode IX.

JOKE [38:40]


Nick has a joke: What’s the popular music style on Dagobah?
And I have a joke: What did Kanan say when Saw threw water on Hera?


Q&A COUNCIL [41:00]


Al asks: What was the most surprising thing about Rogue One for you? (By the way, you can let us know your answer via any of the methods listed at the end of these show notes.)




Name one Zabrak Jedi.

OUTRO [1:03:00]


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