Signed “It’s Your Universe” Giveaway!

Hello! And welcome to this special Children of the Force giveaway! As announced on the 105th episode of our podcast, we’re giving away a signed copy of Ashley Eckstein’s new book, “It’s Your Universe!”

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“It’s Your Universe” is a great mix of memoir and inspiration; a kick in the pants to reach for the stars and follow your dreams.

Here’s how you can enter to win a signed copy of the book.

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5 CONTEST ENTRIES:
-Every NEW Patreon patron (https://www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce)
-Every NEW iTunes/Apple Podcasts review

1 CONTEST ENTRY:
-All pre-existing Patreon patrons
-All pre-existing writers of iTunes reviews
-Each retweet of the contest post on Twitter
-Each share of the contest on Facebook

All entries will be placed into a hat (or possibly a C-3PO mask) and one will be drawn at random. Unfortunately, we have to limit this contest to United States addresses only. Contest ends on June 9th.

Good luck! And may the Force be with you!

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Episode 105 – It’s Your Universe

It’s episode 105 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [3:00]

Let us regale you with our tale of meeting Ashley Eckstein!


She was super nice, and her books is great, according to Anna, who has read most of it already.

9:10 – Anna reviews “It’s Your Universe”

So we’re doing a giveaway of a signed copy of It’s Your Universe. Here’s how you can enter:

1 Entry:
All pre-existing Patreon patrons
All pre-existing writers of iTunes reviews
Each retweet of the contest post on Twitter
Each share of the contest on Facebook.

5 Entries:
Every NEW Patreon patron (https://www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforce)
Every NEW iTunes/Apple Podcasts review

All entries will be placed into a hat (or possibly a C-3PO mask) and one will be drawn at random. Unfortunately, we have to keep this contest to United States only, for shipping reasons.

Good luck!

NEWS [18:40]

Star Wars Celebration: Chicago had not been announced yet, at the time of this recording. But you can bet that we are THRILLED that it’s going to be a quick 6-hour drive away for us!

We also talk about the Solo red carpet premiere. Sounds like the movie is good!

Jon Favreau drips a little info on his upcoming live-action series.

CANON NEWS [26:25]

Confirmation of a Legends-era curse word. And there are LEGO in Star Wars!

Q&A COUNCIL [37:30]

Our question this week comes from Nick from London: Does Solo feel like a proper Star Wars movie to you?

STUMP THE LUMP! [44:10]

What language do Wookiees speak?
What is mined on Cloud City?

SHOUTOUTS [45:45]

Shoutout to Roqoo Depot (https://roqoodepot.com) for their review of our podcast on iTunes. Thanks!

OUTRO [47:50]

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!

Episode 104 – Resistance of Infinity: A Solo Story

It’s episode 104 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:10]

Donald Glover gave us a tour of the Falcon before we saw Infinity War. And now you can watch it here!

May the 4th was fun.

NEWS [3:55]

Star Wars: Resistance is coming in the fall!

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A bunch of new Solo ads and scenes have come out. Go find them if you want! The Star Wars YouTube page is a great place to start.

Check out this 360 video for sure:

The book series “Flight of the Falcon” is coming in the fall, too!

https://www.starwars.com/news/exclusive-new-flight-of-the-falcon-book-series-to-debut-this-fall

CANON NEWS [20:00]

A certain insect-like bounty hunter turns out to be Force sensitive.

JOKE [21:30]

Nick from London sent us jokes!

Which Jedi Master stores files?
Which Jedi Master plays in the NBA?
Which Jedi Master has visited a lot of countries?
Which Jedi Master has very big ears?

REVIEW [23:30]

We talk all about those Forces of Destiny episodes that dropped last week:

Start here and keep watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBs-8hDi-Nc&t=0s&index=9&list=PLpSnlSGciSWMuLRTSOYBjknaKeEffVlKU

[35:25] Infinity War review.

OUTRO [49:55]

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!

Episode 103 – Droid Rights

It’s episode 103 of Children of the Force!

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We’re recording from our backyard today, so you’ll get to hear cars and birds and airplanes and me taking drinks of beer and all sorts of outside noises. Here was the recording setup:

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NEWS [2:00]

There’s another new Solo commercial/trailer. Check it out:

We talk about new stuff from it.

We also cover the new character posters: https://www.starwars.com/news/meet-the-crew-in-these-new-solo-a-star-wars-story-character-posters

Of note, this guy:

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And new entries in the starwars.com databank: https://www.starwars.com/films/solo

We also cover the great news that Victoria Mahoney is going to be the second unit director on Episode IX!

RON HOWARD SHARES STUFF ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM [23:35]

Solo is in the can!

Also, that’s probably not Dr. Evazan that L3 is assaulting in that one trailer, after all. Chances are, he has something to do with droid fighting. Which L3 hates. Which brings us to our canon news…

CANON NEWS [26:30]

L3-37 is a proponent of droid rights. So we talk about rights quite a bit. So … let me know if you have any questions.

JOKE [40:45]

Who was Lando Calrissian’s favorite smuggler after that whole carbonite ordeal on Cloud City?

STUMP THE LUMP! [41:55]

Who says, “He’s quite clever you know … for a human being.”

Who is that character saying that about?

OUTRO [44:50]

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!

Episode 102 – All Aboard the Solo Train

It’s episode 102 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:50]

We’ve been catching up on season 2 of The Freemaker Adventures.

Liam and I are into the third book of the Servants of the Empire quadrilogy.

And we’re almost all caught op on our Marvel Cinematic Universe watch-through!

NEWS [7:05]

We do a quick watch-through of the a new Solo commercial:

Solo is going to run 2 hours and 15 minutes.

We take a look at a lot of Solo toys (as seen here: https://www.starwars.com/news/solo-a-star-wars-story-products-revealed) and what they might tell us about the movie.

Looks like there will be droid fights in Solo.

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So… like this?

Han and Chewie in chains!

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And there’s a whole bunch more. Way more than we talked about. Click on over there and check them out.

Here’s that shot of Dryden Vos we were talking about from the EMPIRE magazine (https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/paul-bettany-solo-star-wars-story-villain-dryden-vos-exclusive-look/)

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And those Topps Digital trading cards we mentioned.

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Finally, Rian Johnson talked with the LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-star-wars-the-last-jedi-rian-johnson-20180403-story.html) about what makes Star Wars Star Wars. And about diversity behind the camera.

CANON NEWS [47:05]

What’s the deal with Chewie’s life debt? Is he a pet? All this and more, from Aftermath: Life Debt.

OUTRO [55:00]

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!

Reaction Corps – Solo Trailer

You’re after something. Is it revenge? Money? Or is it this podcast episode? It’s probably this episode, where we break down the newest Solo trailer!

First things first, watch the trailer (again)!

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Punch (push?) it!

After talking at length about the trailer, we touch on just a few more Solo tidbits.

Check out that Mashable article which contains Liam’s quote about Malla: https://mashable.com/2018/04/08/malla-solo-chewie-wife/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#nYRgA5mMCiq2

You can find that Pyramid International Solo poster here: https://www.pyramidinternational.com/product/19158-solo-a-star-wars-story-millennium-falcon-montage

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And check out all of those Denny’s/Topps trading cards over at YakFace: http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2018/04/03/dennys-exclusive-topps-trading-cards/

OUTRO [55:50]

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Episode 101 – Lost Vulptex

It’s episode 101 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:50]

We’ve been reading up on some new Star Wars comics, including the first trade paperback of the new Darth Vader run. It’s pretty great.

A lost dog walks by outside and we go on a tangent.

We saw this awesome Solo display at the theater when we went to go see The Greatest Show.

I played it cool.
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Liam played it cool.
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Anna … did not play it cool.
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Liam, doing his best smug Solo.
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Boop.
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Are those practical forehead wrinkles? If so, I’m impressed.
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Then we have the youngest guest we’ve ever had on the show. Introducing, two year old Emma!

NEWS [13:40]

Holdo was Force sensitive? According to this Entertainment Weekly story, yes. I am, however, dubious. http://ew.com/movies/2018/03/27/laura-dern-admiral-holdo-last-jedi-force-sensitive/

Check out this Denny’s ad, which has a ton of new Solo aliens in it!

 

I love this throat-singing musician.

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And I think I’m wrong about Dud Bolt. But it’s … sort of close?

 

 


RON HOWARD SHARES STUFF ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM [23:40]

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CANON NEWS [27:15]

In what way was Leia able to use the Force?

Q&A COUNCIL [29:20]

If you could add one deleted scene to The Last Jedi, which would it be?

STUMP THE LUMP! [36:55]

What was the name of the Rebel base on Hoth?
What, according to Han, did Mynocks probably chew on?

OUTRO [40:40]

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!