Episode 67 – Celebration! The Last Jedi teaser! Books!

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!

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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. Here. Watch it again.

Anna and Liam also come to some profound realizations about this poster:

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And look! It’s Kelly Marie Tran as Rose!

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And there’s Crait!

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And Finn in his … bio-hexacrypt?

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“Home run. Left field,” said Kylo Ren.

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Then we talk briefly about some new books (and one comic) that were announced (and yes, I already know I was mistaken about when that Leia book takes place)!


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Episode 66 – We’re Not at Celebration

It’s episode 66 of Children of the Force!

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We draw a name out of a bag and announce the tentative winner of our Black Series Rey give-away (assuming I can find the person who wrote the review and assuming they want it).

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. Be sure to catch the livestream starting on Thursday the 13th on starwars.com.

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!

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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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Episode 65 – Thermal Denominator

It’s episode 65 of Children of the Force!

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This episode is full of tangents. But also Star Wars goodness. It’s about 20/80.

STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

Our podcast got an awesome recommendation and review over at Hypable: http://www.hypable.com/trypod-best-podcast-recommendations-itunes-2017/

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:

https://youtu.be/MWJcvW_FFM0?t=1m3s

CANON NEWS [38:00]

Lumpy is canon!

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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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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:

Get to Know a Children of the Force Listener – Laura

It’s another installment of…

Get to Know a Children of the Force Listener… a way to say thanks to those who support Children of the Force on Patreon.

Children of the Force: Hi Laura! Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and thank you so much for contributing to Children of the Force. What’s your story?

Laura: I was five years old when A New Hope was released in the theaters. I grew up playing Star Wars with the neighborhood boys. I dressed as Leia every year for Halloween. This was my first costume:

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Reaction Corps: Rebels – Twin Suns

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.

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

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

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

Here’s that Annie Leibovitz photo of Obi-Wan and Maul dueling on Tatooine, which appeared in Vanity Fair:

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What do you think? Does Obi-Wan really believe that Luke is the Chosen One?

If so, then George Lucas is legends. But we already knew that:

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Episode 64 – “How Do You Learn About Jedis?”

It’s episode 64 of Children of the Force!

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In this episode, we answer a listener question, discuss a new Darth Vader comic, announce our giveaway, and more!

Enter the giveaway by leaving a review of our show on iTunes! You could win this black series Rey!


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? Here’s a visual answer:

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NEWS [13:30]

What the heck is a Bio Hexacrypt? John Boyega knows.

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. Info on Jedha City and a letter from Mon Mothma to General Draven.

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? Nick chose Darth Nihilus…

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…or as I will always think of him from now on: Darth No-Face.

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OUTRO [44:40]

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Episode 63 – Propaganda and the V-Bomb

It’s episode 63 of Children of the Force!

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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.

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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.

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Among other things, we talk about the Jedi-Sith war that concluded 1000 years before the prequel era, Jaynor of Bith, the Declaration of Rebellion, High Galactic, and New Alderaan.

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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