Episode #45 – Back to School

It’s episode 45 of Children of the Force!

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Anna and Liam were guests on The Boink Show. Check it out!

We finished watching The Freemaker Adventures and loved it.

Liam and I are almost done playing Lego The Force Awakens. All we have left is the long climb to Luke Skywalker!

And this isn’t Star Warsy, but we recently finished a re-watch of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It’s even better when you watch it again. I suggest listening to The Avatar State podcast as you go through the series. Lots of great analysis and it’s pretty hilarious (and 95% kid-friendly). And I don’t even know those people. I just like plugging good podcasts.

Season 3 of Rebels is premiering on September 24th! Check out the new Thrawn-centric teaser:


We talk about the language and sound of Jawas! Our discussion includes mention of Trevor Noah’s appearance on this episode of The Star Wars Show:

NEWS [19:25]

Star Wars Reads Day is approaching! At some point in October!

The Rogue One: Catalyst synopsis is here!

War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine’s top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic’s, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key.

Galen’s energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict. But after Krennic rescues Galen, his wife, Lyra, and their young daughter, Jyn, from Separatist kidnappers, the Erso family is deeply in Krennic’s debt. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. While Galen and Lyra believe that his energy research will be used purely in altruistic ways, Krennic has other plans that will finally make the Death Star a reality. Trapped in their benefactor’s tightening grasp, the Ersos must untangle Krennic’s web of deception to save themselves and the galaxy itself.

Sort of hard to believe how much information is in there and what that information is.

Could this be Jyn’s mom? It seems more likely now, given the information in this synopsis.

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Chapter 1 of Go Rogue showed us a lot of the new Rogue One toys that will be on store shelves soon. Check it out:


Mark Hamill shaved his beard and gave us a great crumb of information with the accompanying tweet.

The legendary Trawn trilogy is getting new covers.

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And this coloring book might just get me into coloring.


CANON NEWS [32:55]

Two words: Therapy Ewoks.

JOKE [35:00]

Two jokes today! The first is from Liam, the second from me.

Q. Who makes the best war notes in the Trade Federation?

Q. How did Sebulba find the buried treasure?

REVIEW [36:15]

We talk a bit about The Freemaker Adventures and give it a rating on a scale of 1 to 10 kyber crystals.

Q&A COUNCIL [41:00]

Will Ezra turn to the dark side in season 3 of Rebels?


Anna asks me the name of the Resistance doctor who tends to Chewie’s wound in The Force Awakens.

OUTRO [47:20]

Thanks for listening! Send us a voicemail or email us at forcechildren@gmail.com if you want to take part in the discussion or just give us some feedback. Thanks!

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