Episode 141 – GoFundThem

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We start the episode off with some bad news about Children of the Force guest Emma’s mom’s stage 4 breast cancer. Thankfully, there’s something you can do to help, please go to the GoFundMe page and donate to help out this family, who are basically our family. For every $20 donated, I’ll send you a 1977 Star Wars trading card of your choice (I have most of them, you’ll get your pick).

Here’s their GoFundMe page: Help our friend Erin fight Stage IV cancer

No amount is too small or too large. And please let me know if you donate.

NEWS [17:40]

We have some The Mandalorian news. Man, do I hate typing that. I wish there was a rule that titles couldn’t start with articles. Anyway, Entertainment Weekly gave us a few photos and some snippets of information.

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CANON NEWS [28:00]

Snoke and Kylo Ren on Dagobah? Kylo Ren in the cave?

JOKE [30:50]

How do you casually say hi to a Jedi Grand Master?

Q&A COUNCIL [31:30]

Anna has a question about how excited we are for The Mandalorian. How excited are you?

OUTRO [35:15]

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Episode 140 – D23 Giveth

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:50]

A couple corrections and clarifications from last episode.

Non-Star Warsy stuff: We’re watching Lord of the Rings, the first time for the kids.

NEWS [7:30]

We talk all the goodness out of D23.

First the teaser poster and the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker:

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Then we discuss the confirmed Obi-Wan show for Disney+.

We also talk about that Mandalorian trailer.

Say hello to Kuiil the Ugnaught:

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The Clone Wars is coming back in February 2020. And then that’s the end of The Clone Wars, according to Dave Filoni.

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OUTRO
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Episode 139 – Obi-What Now?

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:30]

We’re in the thick of Dooku: Jedi Lost and it’s bringing up some complicated ideas surrounding teaching and knowledge and whether or not it’s always better to know than to not know.

Thrawn: Treason doesn’t spark the same level of discussion, but I’m reading that, too. It’s Thrawny.

I publish a correction and illustrate the difference between Lats Razzi and Sugi.


NEWS [13:00]

We have the trailer for season 2 of Resistance, and sadly also the news that it will be the last season.

In sillier news, the Star Wars Kids youtube channel has a new show: Star Wars Roll Out.

Check out the first episode:

Don Williams says that “every theme” will be in The Rise of Skywalker. I can’t wait to see how they utilize Jabba’s theme. More tuba. That’s what Star Wars needs.

The Star Wars Barbies are pretty much as cool as they can be while still being Barbies:

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Allegiance has a new blurb.

And the Obi-Wan movie rumor has now turned into the Obi-Wan Disney+ rumor. And it’s getting legs!

CANON NEWS [32:45]

This week’s Canon News comes from excerpts released from the upcoming book, Secrets of the Jedi.

Q&A COUNCIL [40:20]

Do kids these days like Star Wars? Which Star Wars resonates most with you?

OUTRO [54:20]

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Episode 138 – Darth Yeti

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STAR WARSY STUFF [4:00]

I finished Alphabet Squadron.

We’re super excited for His Dark Materials and all the upcoming Marvel goodness that was revealed at SDCC over the weekend.

NEWS [14:20]

New Vader Immortal posters show us some of the cool stuff happening in that game: https://www.starwars.com/news/ilmxlab-vader-immortal-character-posters

Vader’s Castle from IDW is coming back for Halloween this year.

A new Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren comic series:

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A prequel comic about the Resistance, Allegiance:

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The cover for the TROS visual dictionary was released. The word “vibro” appears on the cover.

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CANON NEWS [39:10]

Someone was recording Jyn’s plea to the Rebel leaders on Vavin 4.

JOKE [42:45]

When does Kylo dream?

OUTRO [44:55]

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Episode 137 – Libaries, Sith Toopers, and Sta Wars

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STAR WARSY STUFF [6:40]

We (sort of) finished our Clone Wars – Domino Squad watch-through and now it’s on to those creepy Nightsisters.

Speaking of creepy, we’re also listening to Dooku: Jedi Lost.

And I’m almost done with the unfortunately titled Alphabet Squadron. It’s pretty good.

Liam’s still making EDM. We play a short song.

We also read an email from Jack from Ottawa.

NEWS [30:35]

What the heck is a Sith Trooper?

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We have theories.

Jon Favreau is already writing the second season of The Mandalorian.

And Daisy Ridley says that The Rise of Skywalker is “a nice full stop on the Skywalker series.”

CANON NEWS [51:05]

Even the characters in Alphabet Squadron think that name is ridiculous.

JOKE [52:45]

I tell a few awful starfighter jokes.

STUMP THE LUMP! [54:40]

What are the names of Savage Opress’ brothers?

OUTRO [56:25]

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Episode 136 – Video (Games) Killed the Podcast Star

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STAR WARSY STUFF [7:40]

We’re watching through all of the Domino Squad episodes of the Clone Wars. Basically, any episode with Fives in it … for now.

I finished Dooku: Jedi Lost and Master and Apprentice.

Liam got a Launchkey and Ableton Live in order to make EDM.

NEWS [16:40]

We’re talking all the details of Jedi: Fallen Order AND the new LEGO Star Wars game coming out in 2020, The Skywalker Saga.

The Fallen Order trailer:

The Fallen Order gameplay preview:

The Skywalker Saga announcement video:

More information about Star Wars LEGO: The Skywalker Saga:

CANON NEWS [42:25]

Which prophecy was Dooku obsessed with and what could it mean?

REVIEW [48:45]

Anna reviews Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray.

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Q&A COUNCIL [52:20]

Liam wants to know what kind of droid you’d make at Galaxy’s Edge.

OUTRO [1:00:05]

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Episode 135 – All is Vanity (Fair)

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STAR WARSY STUFF [2:30]

We’re in the middle of our Clone Wars: Domino Squad rewatch. Man, those clones die fast.

NEWS [7:00]

We’re talking AAAALLLL about those Vanity Fair articles. Head on over there to see the photos, but beware, anything more than three articles puts you on the wrong side of a paywall. The bulk of information and all of the photos can be found in the main article, here: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/star-wars-cover-story

OUTRO [1:03:40]

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