Episode 78 – Ewoks, Rex, Dot, Dot, Dot

It’s episode 78 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:45]
I finally finished Rebel Rising. It’s a nice companion to Inferno Squad.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? [2:35]

How did they make the Ewok language and Ewok war cries? Ben Burtt was a busy guy.

We also get into a discussion of whether or not it’s responsible to use languages from our world when constructing languages for characters like the Ewoks. What do you think?

NEWS [13:40]

John Powell is the composer for the still-untitled Han Solo movie. We listen to a bit of the How to Train Your Dragon score, which he composed.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Episode IX is getting a re-write by Jack Thorne. Yay!

Kieron Gillen is going to be writing the Star Wars comic now, instead of Jason Aaron. His first story arc will take place on Jedha. Look at Luke in the Jedha City crater:

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RON HOWARD SHARES STUFF ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM [25:25]

It’s a new segment! With a new song!

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Look at that alien!

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New immersive VR experience coming to Disney.

I WANT.

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Finally, is Rex the old guy on Endor? We explore arguments for and against it, both from a pro-representation standpoint.

CANON NEWS [41:50]

Saw Gerrera’s Partisans became the Dreamers post-Yavin.

JOKE [44:45]

How do you unlock Maz Kanata’s heart?

Q&A COUNCIL [46:25]

Um, Anna has a question for the council. It’s an odd one. Um … which dot on my bedroom ceiling is your favorite?

The ceiling in question:

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Anna’s favorite:

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Liam’s favorite:

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Al’s favorite:

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It’s the one in the middle. I’ve named it Bendu.

OUTRO [49:20]

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Episode 77 – May the Porgs Be With You

It’s episode 77 of Children of the Force!

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We start off the podcast by reading the first bit of Nick’s “Certain Point of View” story about Garindan. Check out that story on our website! Click this!

STAR WARSY STUFF [7:15]

Liam’s playing The Force Unleashed these days.

I need to stop trying to read physical books. All e-books from here on out.

Non-Star Warsy: We’re all really happy that Princeless has been optioned for movie rights! Here’s hoping the movie is as awesome as the comic series!

NEWS [15:20]

We recap revisit some things from the TLJ BTS video. Nick from London sent us some questions and theories, too!

This looks like a classic movie shot.

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There’s a feather on Chewie’s lip. We cannot un-see this. We cannot put this back in the box. We are so, so sorry.

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Kylo has a new ship. The TIE Silencer:

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There is a ton of book news. Not the least of which is Cobalt Squadron!

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This kids’ book has an image of a person riding a horse-like creature! So… there’s that.

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Check out this Battlefront II video about Iden Versio and the other main characters of the game. So cool.

More background on Iden Versio from the Battlefront II site: https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/news/meet-iden

And check out that Christie Golden interview on The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/23/16015266/star-wars-battlefront-2-inferno-squad-christie-golden-sdcc-2017

CANON NEWS [1:11:10]

Porgs!

OUTRO [1:12:30]

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THE MISADVENTURES OF GARINDAN OF THE KUBAZ

This is the first in what may or may not be an ongoing series of Certain Point of View-inspired fan-fiction by Children of the Force listeners. We’re honored to present this story by Nick from London, a long-time listener and contributor to Children of the Force. Enjoy!

THE MISADVENTURES OF GARINDAN OF THE KUBAZ
from the certain point of view of Nicholas D.C.

Date: 0 BBY.

Garindan knew from the moment that he’d sold out those droids to the Empire that he was pretty much dead.
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Reaction Corps – Behind the Scenes of The Last Jedi

It’s our reaction to the behind the scenes video from The Last Jedi!

Here, watch it again:

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Here’s a side-by-side of Grievous’s Ship and that speeder that appears to have Hux driving it.

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I’m seeing a similarity there.

Anyway, we talk about a lot more than just sweet rides. We also talk about these adorable little bundles of adorableness. It’s almost not fair how adorable they are.


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Episode 76 – Children of the Forces of Destiny

It’s episode 76 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:50]

We met our listeners/patrons/friends, Amy and her kids, on the way back from our big trip to Colorado! So fun to meet them. Super cool kids and a super cool woman.

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We’re pretty sure we’re going to Star Wars Celebration in 2019, wherever that may be. So hopefully we’ll get to meet more listeners there!

And a non-Star Warsy thing, check out Liam’s #Ham4All video:

FORCES OF DESTINY RECAP AND REVIEW [6:45]

We talk all about the first 8 episodes of Forces of Destiny. Check them out here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgNnBNvLB2Y&list=PLpSnlSGciSWNBXSxZZrsvWdnoGsLCr6WL

And here’s that deleted scene from The Empire Strikes Back that Beasts of Echo Base references:

Also:

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And don’t forget to check out that cool coloring book over at The Wookie Gunner: https://thewookieegunner.com/2017/07/10/star-wars-forces-of-destiny-fan-made-coloring-book/

NEWS [46:00]

Who’s closet is it, anyway? Ron Howard wants us to guess.

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Ahsoka isn’t the wolf, but does that mean she’s the owl?

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Also, was she ever a Jedi Knight? Maybe. According to the Bendu (according to Filoni). Maybe she was a Knight in spirit, and that’s what he senses?

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Also, Pablo Hidalgo has thoughts on canon: https://twitter.com/pablohidalgo/status/882067402841665536

OUTRO [58:10]
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Episode 75 – When They Go Solo, We Go High

It’s episode 75 of Children of the Force!

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We recap some of the stuff we’ve been up to this summer.

STAR WARSY STUFF [7:30]

Anna’s still working through those Vader comics. She’s savoring them.

Liam’s been re-reading all of the Star Wars comics.

Nick from London sent us a stellar “Tell that to Kanjiklub”

…aaaaand Hamilton.

NEWS [17:45]

A bit of info came out about those new IDW comics.

And some story details came out about a few short stories in From a Certain Point of View.

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And of course, we talk about that Han Solo stand-alone director shake-up. Fun stuff.

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Rogue One is coming to Netflix!

Also, Inferno Squad excerpt!

CANON NEWS [36:20]

What happened right after Saw brought Jyn up from that hatch?

JOKE [38:15]

A story about Tammy, Tina and Han Solo.

Q&A COUNCIL [41:05]

If you wrote a story for From a Certain Point of View, who would it be about?

Fun project, send us your short Star Wars stories and I’ll publish them in some form. Probably right here on the website.

OUTRO [52:20]

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Episode 74 – Wonder Women

It’s episode 74 of Children of the Force!

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First, thanks to Nick from London and ElvenPadawan for leaving the new reviews of the show on iTunes! You’re both winners, in our book.

By the way, the ElvenPadawan has a brand new podcast! Check it out here: https://elvenpadawan.wordpress.com/

STAR WARSY STUFF [11:00]

We’re giving Adventures in Wild Space another try, maybe.

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Non Star-Warsy: We saw both Wonder Woman and Beauty and the Beast on Saturday. Two thumbs up to both!

NEWS [22:50]

Battlefront II! Check out the game-play trailer and the extended gameplay video.



Check out this overview video of the gameplay at Polygon:

https://www.polygon.com/e3/2017/6/10/15776192/e3-2017-star-wars-battlefront-2-multiplayer-footage

CELEBRATION NEWS [24:55]

We wrap up our Celebration re-cap talking about some of the awesomely feminist things said in a couple different panels.

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[photo by IGN]


Dave Filoni talks about how he changed Ahsoka’s costume design and why:

https://youtu.be/ZqY1Zo5QTcM?t=1h35m49s

The whole “Heroines of Star Wars” panel is worth watching:

https://youtu.be/xgxO6mQI9k0?t=3h38m21s

Dave Filoni and Henry Gilroy told George Lucas that Ahsoka should be a girl:

https://youtu.be/xgxO6mQI9k0?t=3h44m25s

Tia Syrcar and Ashley Eckstein talk about inclusivity and representation in Star Wars:

https://youtu.be/xgxO6mQI9k0?t=4h22m30s

Also, funny and interesting things of note…

The Running of the Willrow Hoods:

https://youtu.be/xgxO6mQI9k0?t=4h35m34s

Battlefront II panel:

The Last Jedi Panel:

CANON NEWS [39:45]

There are creatures that live between the seams of space and time!

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JOKE [41:15]

How did Han die?

Q&A COUNCIL [42:35]

If you could have one Force ability, what would it be?

STUMP THE LUMP! [49:25]

What’s the name of the race Han Solo flew in in that Han Solo comic miniseries?

OUTRO [51:40]

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