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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CotF Reaction Corps - Rebels: Twin Suns

March 21, 2017

In this Reaction Corps episode, we discuss the 20th episode of season 3 of Rebels, Twin Suns. Spoilers abound! Turn back now if you haven't seen it yet. 

And as always, check out our website for a show guide to this episode which will include images and links: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/21/reaction-corps-rebels-twin-suns/

Rebels Recon is pretty much required viewing for this episode, so check that out: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eIZsJsck7A

That duel from Seven Samurai I refer to on the show can be viewed here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ry9HOmI-Y

And I was pointed to that video by the RetroZap piece, "Twin Suns - A Star Wars Tale of Samurai, Ronin and Bushido." 

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Children of the Force #64 - “How Do You Learn About Jedis?”

March 15, 2017

 

In this episode, we answer a listener question, discuss a new Darth Vader comic, announce our giveaway, and more! As always, check out our website for a show guide that includes links and images to go along with the episode: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/15/episode-64-how-do-you-learn-about-jedis/

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

We watched Double Agent Droid, the most recent Rebels episode. It was very strange. We talk a bit about it in a spoilerish way.

Our listener, Wyatt, sent us a question, wondering how we learn about Jedi. We give him a long-winded answer!

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [9:55]

How did they make that wet flapping noise when Boss Nass shakes his jowls? Check out a visual answer on our website. 

NEWS [13:30]

What the heck is a Bio Hexacrypt? John Boyega knows, but he isn't telling.

Clone Wars is still on Netflix!

There’s a new Darth Vader comic coming out! It picks up immediately after Revenge of the Sith. So exciting!

CANON NEWS [25:30]

Some cool canon news from a cool book, Rebel Dossier by Jason Fry.

JOKE [34:25]

Nick from London sent us jokes this week:
What do you call a Wookiee's feline friend?
What do you call a relieved Wookiee?
What do you call a pair of Wookiees?
What do you call a Wookiee detective?
What do you call a Wookiee who has diarrhea?

Q&A COUNCIL [36:30]

Nick also has a question for the Question and Answer Council: If you had to be any Sith Lord (canon or legends) who would you be?

OUTRO [44:40]

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Children of the Force #63 - Propaganda and the V-Bomb

March 8, 2017

On episode 63, we talk about Pablo Hidalgo's book on Star Wars propaganda. And we overshare. Enjoy! 

And as always, check out the show guide on our website for images, links and more: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/08/episode-63-propaganda-and-the-v-bomb/

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:45]

Chris from Star Wars Kidscast sends us an email to help us pronounce Joonas Suotamo. Here it is:

YOU-nus SWO-ta-mo (SWO rhymes with show and flow)

Nick sends us some more questions/theories about the Inquisitors.

We talk a lot about racism/speciesism and the Empire, a discussion inspired by the most recent Beltway Banthas episode. And we drop a big V-bomb.

NEWS [23:35]

Rebels is getting a fourth season!

Michael K. Williams joins the cast of the Han Solo stand-alone.

CANON NEWS [27:30]

This week’s Canon News is all from the book Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy by Pablo Hidalgo.

JOKE [47:05]

Jokes this week are courtesy of Chris from Star Wars Kidscast!
What do you call a donkey Rebel?
What do you call a really funny rogue Rebel?
What do you call a Rebel leader at Christmastime?
What do you call Rebel cheerleader?
What do you call an old lady who runs a Rebel cell?

OUTRO [49:25]

We talk about some non-Star Warsy stuff. Anna’s excited about a sleepover. Liam and Anna have been listening to Grace VaderWaal. And I talk again about that whole vegan thing. The aforementioned V-bomb.

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Children of the Force #62 - Han Solo, Galactic Atlas, Inquisitors, etc.

March 1, 2017

On episode 62, we talk Han Solo news and do a run-down of some of what we learned from the beautiful Galactic Atlas. And more, of course. Check out our show guide for more links and images: https://childrenoftheforce.com/2017/03/01/episode-62-han-solo-galactic-atlas-inquisitors-etc/

STAR WARSY STUFF [2:05]

Star Wars Day at the Minnesota Science Museum was super fun! Photos are on the blog. 

We briefly discuss the newest Rebels episode, Through Imperial Eyes. It was rather stressful. 

NEWS [12:30]

Han Solo Movie news! Confirmed cast!

Rogue One home video release is on April 4th. Digital on March 24th.

CANON NEWS [20:20]

This week’s canon news is all from Galactic Atlas, which is a gorgeous book you should all go out and buy.  

JOKE [42:30]

Knock Knock-> Who’s There?-> Jabba The->

What do you call a droid at the Renaissance Fair?

Q&A COUNCIL [45:30]

What happened to all the Inquisitors? Let me know over on Twitter!

OUTRO [49:00]

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