It’s episode 23 of Children of the Force!
STAR WARSY STUFF [0:30]
Maz Kanata has small eyes.
Liam beat me in Battlefront for the first time. I, of course, have excuses for my defeat, but I’m also just really happy that he likes playing video games with me and that he stuck with it even though it was pretty hard for him at first. Total proud papa moment.
Anna made a Star Wars fortune teller last week. I love how she just comes up with this stuff on her own.
We talk about Stormtropper FN-2199, affectionately known at TR-8R.
There’s a petition to bring George Lucas back for Episode IX. It’s a nice thought, but it ain’t going to happen. But this leads to a discussion of whether or not The Force Awakens and Rebels are missing anything since they’re missing The Maker.
Hasbro keeps putting the “bro” in Hasbro. The kids’ righteous indignation is right on target. Hasbro needs to do better. Disney needs to demand better. J.J. Abrams agrees:
“I will say that it seems preposterous and wrong that the main character of the movie is not well represented in what is clearly a huge piece of the Star Wars world in terms of merchandizing. […] I read that she wasn’t in the Monopoly game and was quickly making phone calls about this because if it were true — and it is true, and now Hasbro, of course, has said they’re going to put Rey in — it doesn’t quite make sense why she wouldn’t be there. She’s somewhat important in the story.”
CANON NEWS [25:15]
Let’s talk about Jakku and Hosnian Prime. And let’s talk about Starkiller Base, chosen by the First Order for it’s unique energy-transmitting crystalline deposits.
What kind of instrument does Kylo Ren play in his band?
QUESTION & ANSWER COUNCIL [34:15]
What do you think is the funniest line from The Force Awakens?
What’s your favorite planet in The Force Awakens?
Who is your favorite character in The Force Awakens? (Hint, the title of this podcast is our three answers to that one.)
STUMP THE LUMP [40:10]
The kids ask me, what’s the name of the blaster that Han gave Rey. I fail miserably.
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