Episode 120 – It’s not true. Any of it.

It’s episode 120 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:55]

Missed connection: Pizza delivery guy. BB-8 button. Going to celebration?

We also listen to a voicemail from the most elusive guest ever: Jen!

NEWS [9:15]

We cover all of the tangentially related Oscar news, and Solo’s VFX nod.

What’s going on with John Boyega’s hands?

We discuss the upcoming Alphabet Squadron trilogy (and snicker yet again about that title) and the accompanying comic mini-series, Shadow Wing.


And who could forget about the upcoming comic series about Dok-Ondar?

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We round out the news by talking about more Celebration guest announcements, including Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca!), Sam Witwer (Maul!), and more!

And here’s the official key art for SWCC:

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CANON NEWS [31:50]

Qui’ra was NOT involved with all of that tongue-removing business on Savareen! Whew!

JOKE [35:00]

How did Grand Moff Tarkin become fossilized?

Q&A COUNCIL [38:00]

If you could snap your fingers and make the Force be a real thing, would you?

STUMP THE LUMP! [43:35]

How many Praetorian Guards were there?

OUTRO [45:30]

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Episode 119 – Palpateenybopper

It’s episode 119 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [1:20]

Liam and I finished reading the Choose Your Destiny: A Han and Chewie Adventure by Cavan Scott.

We’re pausing our chronological watch-through of the Star Wars movies. We’ll pick up in time for hyping up for Celebration.

We watched Bibo, the first episode of the second half of the first season of the third animated Star Wars series, Resistance.

NEWS [7:20]

We discuss the announcement of voice actors coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Looking forward to seeing all of them, especially Janina Gavankar.

Farewell, Force Arena.

CANON NEWS [19:00]

We read some of Claudia Gray’s short story, Master and Apprentice, which appears in From a Certain Point of View.

JOKE [31:35]

Why did the Emperor’s voice crack?

Q&A COUNCIL [32:45]

What non-Star Warsy stuff are we excited about for 2019?

OUTRO [49:40]

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Episode 118 – Hello There, 2019

It’s episode 118 of Children of the Force!

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STAR WARSY STUFF [5:50]

The kids got the Jedi Challenges augmented reality set for Christmas. It’s awesome.

Anna read the Attack of the Clones novelization and loved it.

NEWS[14:55]

Some Mandalorian news out there, including the announcement of composer Ludwig Göransson, confirmation of Pedro Pascal and a bunch of other actors, and a photo of a familiar-looking bounty-hunting droid.

Here are the images we compared, the top from Favreau’s Instagram, the bottom from The Empire Strikes Back.

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We then talk about all the goodness coming up in 2019. So … much … goodness.

CANON NEWS [59:05]

Ackmena is canon, folks.

JOKE [1:01:00]

Our listener Rufus sent us this joke:

Where is the best place to shop form lightsabers?

Hint: It’s not actually Target.

Q&A COUNCIL [1:02:25]

What was your favorite Star Wars thing of 2018?

OUTRO [1:06:05]

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CotF Special Edition – The One From a Sauna

So… we recorded in a sauna because the kids liked the acoustics. It’s under five minutes long. Give me a break, it’s a December without a Star Wars movie.

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SAUNA-Y STUFF [0:01]

Here’s a gif I made:

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OUT OF THE SAUNA [3:40]

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CotF Special Edition – The “Star Wars Holiday Special” Special!

Join us, and together we will cringe our way through the Star Wars Holiday Special as father and son and daughter and listener….

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Our complete episode has a pre-game and post-game that you don’t want to miss. But if you just wanted to do the commentary track for now, you can watch this video right here.


As I say in the intro, the video we watched on YouTube got pulled for some reason. I’m hoping this one doesn’t, too.

May the Force be with you and happy Life Day!

Episode 117 – Life Day is Coming

It’s episode 117 of Children of the Force! We’re talking casting for The Mandalorian, The Phantom Menace, Hutts, lightsabers, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

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STAR WARSY STUFF [0:30]

We’ve started our annual chronological Star Wars movie watch-through, starting with The Phantom Menace, of course.

Liam and I have started reading the Han and Chewie choose-your-own-adventure book by Cavan Scott. You can buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Choose-Destiny-Adventure/dp/1368016243

NEWS [4:45]

A couple (probably) cast members have been revealed for The Mandalorian. Pedro Pascal is set to lead the show…

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…and Gina Carano is hopefully going to play a large supporting role.

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Check out this patent for a new lightsaber design!

https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/disney-designs-new-lightsaber-that-extends-and-retracts-just-like-the-film-versions/

Billie Lourd has great things to say about Episode IX!

R.I.P: Vader’s Shadow.

Second City is coming to Celebration! And authors!

CANON NEWS [20:30]

Some Chiss kids were Force sensitive. They had a special name. Would could it mean?

STUMP THE LUMP! [27:50]

What’s the name of Jabba’s sister in The Phantom Menace?

Q&A COUNCIL[29:30]

How much will the kids enjoy watching the Star Wars Holiday Special?

OUTRO [35:00]

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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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