Episode 134 – Barrels o’ Star Wars

It’s episode 134 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:00]

We read an email from Jack from Ottawa and talk books and comic books.

Non-Starwarsy, we’re watching She-Ra now, and loving that His Dark Materials trailer that came out last weekend.

NEWS [21:25]

We talk the post-TROS break in movies and how three years is nothing when you look at all the awesome content we’re going to get between now and then.

CANON NEWS [32:10]

Thanks to the Beckett comic, we know what the valachord looks like now.

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Q&A COUNCIL [37:30]

Jack asks: How does Luke understand R2-D2 when he’s not in his X-Wing? Which leads us to discuss this ridiculous deleted scene where Anakin speaks astromech:

OUTRO [41:40]

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Episode 133 – Peter Mayhew, Star Wars Day, Book News

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We start off the episode remembering Peter Mayhew.

STAR WARSY STUFF [10:30]

We talk about Queen’s Shadow again, now that I’ve finished it.

We go over our Star Wars Day doings.

Anna’s started to read Master and Apprentice and likes it so far.

She also got into an argument with her teacher about The Phantom Menace. Which leads into the “20 things I love about The Phantom Menace” I’m doing over on twitter.

NEWS [27:40]

The Journey to the Rise of Skywalker books have been announced. Not a lot of big books coming out, but there’s enough to chew on.

Including this one by Rebecca Roanhorse, which has a glorious cover:

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We cover some Disney+ news that came out during Celebration.

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We also listen to a bit of the Galaxy’s Edge Suite by John Williams.

JOKE [53:10]

What do you call a smuggler who’s glued to the ceiling, missing one side of his brain, hasn’t shaved in a week, and loves to move a bunch of spongy balls all around at once?

OUTRO [55:00]

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Episode 132 – Star Wars TV and Some Email

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STAR WARSY STUFF [3:15]

We talk a bit about Queen’s Shadow and how different of a book it is.

We give a quick spoiler-free review of Endgame.

And we talk about that theory video I posted about Rey Skywalker and Force transportation. You can watch it here:

NEWS [19:15]

We cover all of the TV stuff revealed at Celebration.

The Mandalorian:

We recap the panel we were there in person for. Hopefully they’ll release all of the behind-the-scene videos and the scene from the first episode online soon. Until then, you can always find cellphone videos on YouTube!

The Clone Wars:

Watch the panel here:

If you want to skip to the excerpts, I’ve got you covered. Here’s the Bad Batch excerpt:

The Ahsoka Alone excerpt:

The Siege of Mandalore excerpt:

And the trailer:

Resistance:

We didn’t get to go to this panel, but we heard about it and it’s worth mentioning.

MAILBAG [47:50]

Bart from Belgium sent us a few emails that we respond to. And Ryan from Me and My Padawan responded to something we said on ep. 131.

OUTRO [1:06:15]

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Reaction Corps – The Rise of Skywalker SWCC teaser

It’s our full breakdown and reaction to The Rise of Skywalker teaser!

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Why isn’t Kylo shooting Rey?

Why is he flying left? By the way, I made a video showing what it would look like if the movement went from left to right. Here it is:

Who’s fixing Kylo’s mask?

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Is that the Death Star I or Death Star II?

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Who is rising, exactly?

Will Rey be a Skywalker? And what could that even mean?

We answer (with informed speculation) all of these questions and more!

Then we listen to what J.J., K.K., and the actors have to say about the teaser and the movie.

Join us, and together we will figure this all out as father and son and daughter and listener…

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Episode 131 – Days 3, 4, and 5 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

It’s episode 131 of Children of the Force!

We’re wrapping up our main coverage of Star Wars Celebration. Hear all about our days 3, 4, and 5. We crammed a lot in there and now we’re happy to spew all of our memories into your ears!

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After some opening thoughts about Celebration and some news of how we’re acclimating back into our regular lives, we get into it…

SATURDAY [7:40]

The Rebels Remembered panel was great, emotional and hilarious.

The cosplay was next level.


We stopped by the Star Wars Show stage and Cameron took our picture, as you can see here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwNZbZqAnv1/

Then we witnessed The Running of the Hoods, which is delightfully bizarre. Check out the videos on our Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/ForceChildren/status/1117291095543701505

Then we went to the Sisters of the Force panel on the Celebration stage, which was a great conversation full of appreciation and tears. The energy in that stadium was so amazing.

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And we ended the day with A Star Wars Let’s Play, the video game panel. Which was so funny my face was sore at the end of it. I wish I would have taken video of this panel. Alas…

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But actually, we ended the day with the Podcast Meetup at the hotel bar. It was a blast. So fun to meet some of our fellow podcasters.

SUNDAY [34:50]

We went to the Mandalorian panel on the Celebration stage. It was awesome and we’ll talk more about it on an upcoming show! (It’s hard to see, but there are ton of Mandalorian Mercs right in the middle of that photo holding up their helmets.)

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EK Johnston signed a couple books and we had a great conversation with her about Crokinole.

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Then we met Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni and Scott Bromley!
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I got Anthony Daniels autograph on my 1977 trading card of 3PO! And he held the action figure I’ve owned nearly my entire life!

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Then we went to the Clone Wars panel, which was awesome! You can watch it here (including the clips from upcoming episodes and the trailer for the new season!):

We ended the day with laughter again at the Anthony Daniels one-man show. Which included us all singing along to this video of 3PO on Sesame Street:

MONDAY [54:00]

We went to the Celebration Store, which was pretty cool. The kids got this photo with a Loth Wolf:

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We saw the awe-inspiring completed diorama.

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Met Ryan and Dillon from the Me and My Padawan podcast.

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We ran into the Geeky Bubble crew!

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And we got Peter Mayhew’s autograph on my 1977 trading card of Chewbacca!

FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT CELEBRATION [1:16:35]

OUTRO [1:20:10]

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Episode 130 – Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

It’s episode 130 of Children of the Force, coming to you from day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago!

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We give our initial reaction to that amazing Episode IX panel and trailer and talk all about the other awesome stuff we did on day 2 of Celebration.

We saw a ton of amazing cosplay, droids, and other stuff!


On the Star Wars Show stage, we saw a ton of stars up close!


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Episode 129 – Day 1 of Star Wars Celebration Chicago

It’s episode 129 of Children of the Force, coming to you from Star Wars Celebration Chicago!

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Here’s Janina Gavankar’s twitch video of her signing the autograph for us. The link will take you to right before meet her:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/409664481?t=01h28m20s

Here are a bunch of the things we talked about on the show!


And here’s us interviewing Frank from http://dioramaworkshop.com

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