CotF Special Edition – The One From a Sauna

So… we recorded in a sauna because the kids liked the acoustics. It’s under five minutes long. Give me a break, it’s a December without a Star Wars movie.

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SAUNA-Y STUFF [0:01]

Here’s a gif I made:

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OUT OF THE SAUNA [3:40]

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CotF Special Edition – The “Star Wars Holiday Special” Special!

Join us, and together we will cringe our way through the Star Wars Holiday Special as father and son and daughter and listener….

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Our complete episode has a pre-game and post-game that you don’t want to miss. But if you just wanted to do the commentary track for now, you can watch this video right here.


As I say in the intro, the video we watched on YouTube got pulled for some reason. I’m hoping this one doesn’t, too.

May the Force be with you and happy Life Day!

Episode 117 – Life Day is Coming

It’s episode 117 of Children of the Force! We’re talking casting for The Mandalorian, The Phantom Menace, Hutts, lightsabers, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:30]

We’ve started our annual chronological Star Wars movie watch-through, starting with The Phantom Menace, of course.

Liam and I have started reading the Han and Chewie choose-your-own-adventure book by Cavan Scott. You can buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Choose-Destiny-Adventure/dp/1368016243

NEWS [4:45]

A couple (probably) cast members have been revealed for The Mandalorian. Pedro Pascal is set to lead the show…

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…and Gina Carano is hopefully going to play a large supporting role.

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Check out this patent for a new lightsaber design!

https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/disney-designs-new-lightsaber-that-extends-and-retracts-just-like-the-film-versions/

Billie Lourd has great things to say about Episode IX!

R.I.P: Vader’s Shadow.

Second City is coming to Celebration! And authors!

CANON NEWS [20:30]

Some Chiss kids were Force sensitive. They had a special name. Would could it mean?

STUMP THE LUMP! [27:50]

What’s the name of Jabba’s sister in The Phantom Menace?

Q&A COUNCIL[29:30]

How much will the kids enjoy watching the Star Wars Holiday Special?

OUTRO [35:00]

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Episode 116 – Cassian! Disney+! More Collegiate Questions!

It’s episode 116 of Children of the Force! We’re talking this week about that new Cassian Andor television show, Disney+, and answering more questions from college students!

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We start the episode off remembering Stan Lee.

NEWS [7:25]

There’s a new Cassian Andor TV series coming our way: https://www.starwars.com/news/cassian-andor-live-action-series-announced. We get excited about it and about the possibilities of who else could end up in the show.

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The Cassian series will be on … Disney+! Check out their temporary website here to get excited: https://preview.disneyplus.com

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ILM is opening a new division, ILM TV (which is great news for Star Wars TV!): https://www.ilm.com/hatsrabbits/industrial-light-magic-launches-ilm-tv/

Q&A COUNCIL[19:25]

We answer the second batch of questions from Susan Walker’s Families and Technology class at the University of Minnesota.

Also, Liam plays us another song. This one is about dabbing on dem haters.

OUTRO [49:50]

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Episode 115 – The College Years

It’s episode 115 of Children of the Force! This week, we answer a bunch of questions from college students and Liam serenades us with a guitar and a song about Star Wars (and maybe how it’s better than Star Trek).

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:50]

We bought The Night of the Gorax comic. Liam and I have both read it since recording and it’s pretty darn creepy. The art is phenomenal.

NEWS [3:30]

George Lucas visited the set of the Mandalorian.

And the Boba Fett movie is dead, I guess.

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Q&A COUNCIL[8:40]

We visited Susan Walker’s Families and Technology class at the University of Minnesota again a couple weeks ago. The college students had a bunch of questions for us, but we didn’t get to most of them during class. So we’re taking the opportunity this week (and possibly next week) to answer those questions!

Of course, most of the questions are about us as a family and also how our use of technology affects our relationships with each other and the world at large.

One of the questions serves as a Stump the Lump question.

We also take a break from answering questions to hear Liam sing and play a Star Wars song on guitar. Good times.

OUTRO [47:50]

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Episode 114 – Star Wars Podcast of Horror!

It’s our third annual Halloween special! We get all spooky for episode 114 of Children of the Force!

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This Halloween, we take a page out of the Simpsons’ playbook and bring you three spine-tingling tales of horror! Sort of. Pretty much.

Oh, hey, check out this comic cover. Spooky, right?

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First, Anna brings us the introduction to a story she’s been working hard on.

A Twi’lek is in the woods alone…
…wracked with guilt over ruining her family’s life… 
…in her agony she gets lost… 
…then something comes out of the bushes…

Next, Kylo Ren reads us The Convor, in which a stately bird of the Jedi days of yore flies into his chamber and torments him over his lost Rey.

I put that one on YouTube too, if you want to listen to it in isolation:

And finally, Liam brings us a story that chills to the bone.

 

A member of the Imperial remnant steals from the First Order…
…she’s chased through the woods by a Knight of Ren…
…a kindly old man helps her out…
…and then helps himself.

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Episode 113 – “A” is for A-wing

It’s episode 113 of Children of the Force!

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NEWS [3:20]

We discuss news of The Mandalorian and talk about these photos Jon Favreau posted on Instagram:

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The blaster from the Holiday Special (above) sure looks like whatever the Mandalorian is using (below).

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And dare we hope for Willow Hood?

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We do. We dare.

We also talk about Alphabet Squadron. The name is ridiculous, but the concept sounds cool.

And we touch on the Chuck Wendig firing from Marvel. It’s not a good thing. We don’t like it. We don’t agree with it. We don’t accept it. Chuck deserves better and Marvel Star Wars readers deserve better.

In better news, Kathleen Kennedy will be heading up Lucasfilm for another three years!

And we talk the beginning of Star Wars: Resistance. Verdict: We like it quite a bit!

CANON NEWS [40:10]

Whose idea was it to hire someone to rob the Conveyex?

Also, those animals in the glass cases in Dryden’s office? They’re … alive?

Lando mispronounces Han the same way Han mispronounces Sabbac.

JOKE [44:50]

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Dryden.

Q&A COUNCIL [46:25]

Who do you want to see in Resistance?

STUMP THE LUMP [50:30]

What food does Dryden Vos offer Beckett’s crew?

OUTRO [53:05]

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