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.

Thanks for listening and I hope we didn’t give you any nightmares! 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 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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Episode 112 – Return of the Children of the Force

It’s episode 112 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [3:40]

I’m wearing these sweet Inkkas shoes nowadays at school.

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Liam and I finished Jason Fry’s Servants of the Empire series and strongly recommend it. And now we’re reading Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear, which is significantly sillier.

And as I write this, we just picked up Solo at Target. Looking forward to diving into the special features … and eventually watching the movie again!

NEWS[8:15]

Gary Kurtz, one of the fathers of the Force, has passed away.

Matt Smith and Dominic Monaghan have been added to the cast of Episode IX.

A new Resistance video: Meet the Aces. I mistakenly said this was the Team Fireball video in the podcast. Anyway, looks cool!

Check out Smuggler’s Guide by Dan Brooks:
http://www.jedinews.co.uk/literature/articles/new-star-wars-smugglers-guide-coming-october-30/

We talk about what Bob Iger said about Solo and the future rate of Star Wars movies in a Hollywood Reporter interview (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-iger-disneys-streaming-service-james-gunn-star-wars-slowdown-1145493):

I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven’t been specific about. And we are just at the point where we’re gonna start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.’s. But I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.”

CANON NEWS [26:00]

What’s the name of that Wookiee on Kessel?
On what planet did Lando lose the Falcon to Han?
What are those weapons Dryden Vos uses?

OUTRO [37:00]

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Episode 111 – Kelly Marie Tran, Resistance, Origami Yoda

It’s episode 111 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:35]

Liam (and Anna) has been loving Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series. Liam tells us ALL ABOUT IT.

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We had ice cream with listener and Patreon supporter, Michal Schik.

We’ve been watching Rebels with friends.

NEWS [10:20]

First off, we read and discuss that remarkable Kelly Marie Tran piece in the New York Times. Give it a read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/movies/kelly-marie-tran.html

Then we discuss the new Resistance promo. Give it a watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_Ws7sA468

We also discuss the enormous price tag on Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars television series.

CANON NEWS [44:25]

What did Vader know about Palpatine’s pre-Order 66 machinations and when did he know it? We find out a bit in Thrawn: Alliances.

JOKE [49:20]

We got some pretty bad Thrawn jokes for ya.

OUTRO [52:55]

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Episode 110 – Clone Wars Returns, Episode IX Cast, Oscar Isaac Singing

It’s episode 110 of Children of the Force!

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First, Oscar Isaac serenades us with a Star Wars song.

STAR WARSY STUFF [3:40]

I finished Most Wanted and started on Thrawn: Alliances.

NEWS [10:40]

We dissect the Episode IX cast announcement.

…and the new season of Clone Wars!

We also discuss the new books that are on their way, including Queen’s Shadow and Master and Apprentice!


CANON NEWS [45:00]

Han and Qi’ra had been off Corellia before.
Vader and the Emperor are aware of the Bendu, via Thrawn.
Stormtroopers have rank designations, but they’re white on white.
Black Squadron were out trying to find allies during the events of The Last Jedi. |

Q&A COUNCIL [49:30]

What do you want to see in the 12-episode season of The Clone Wars? Let us know via any of the ways below!

OUTRO [55:00]

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