Myth & Myth Making in Star Wars with Ken Liu

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and Ken Liu (@Kyliu99) for a fascinating discussion on myth and myth making in Star Wars. We cover Myth in our world and how that applies to Star Wars as a mythopoeia.

Ken Liu Website

Ken’s Publications:

The Grace of Kings (2015) and The Wall of Storms (2016) — a silkpunk epic fantasy series

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016) — my debut collection

The Three-Body Problem and Deaths End (2016) — English translations of vols 1 & 3 of Liu Cixin’s hard SF trilogy

Invisible Planets (2016) — an anthology of contemporary Chinese SF in translation

The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017) — part of the Star Wars: Journey to The Last Jedi project

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Our Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com).

History of Star Wars Animation

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and the amazing Alex Leonis (@alexleonis) as we discuss the history of Star Wars Animation. Alex has done an amazing amount of research!

Key Links:

12 Principles of Animation

PRE-DISNEY ERA

Star Wars Holiday Special: The Story of the Faithful Wookiee

The Empire Strikes Back/Star Tours:

Ewoks & Droids:

Clone Wars 2003:

The Clone Wars:

Detours:

DISNEY ERA

Strange Magic: 

Rebels:

Freemaker Adventures:

Forces of Destiny:

Resistance:

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Our Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com).

Film Noir in Attack of the Clones & the Prequel Era

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and Marck (@nevernotmarck) as they discuss the Film Noir elements in Attack of the Clones and the Prequels Era. You Obi-Wan stans this one is for you, he is the Hard-boiled detective!

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Our Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com).

Star Wars & Hinduism Parallels with Susan Bailey

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and Susan Bailey (@NightsistrAshla) as they discuss the parallels between Hinduism and Star Wars Specifically the Sacred stories of Shiva / Sati / Parvati.

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Our Intro and Exit music is the What the Force Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com).

Bonus Episode: Ty and MC In-person Chat – Fangirling & Personal Stories

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube)

We met and recorded. We hope you like this.

Discussion: Redemption in Star Wars

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) for a discussion with Nedi (@nedi_nerfherder) host of the Balance Podcast and Women of the Whills.

We deep dive into Redemption stories in Star Wars including:

  • Kallus from Rebels
  • Asajj Ventress
  • Quinln Vos
  • Anakin/Vader

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Our Intro and Exit Music is Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst 1914-1916 (Public Domain). Performed by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Recorded 1998. This file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. http://www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil/recordings/frontiers.asp

Power of Myth & Symbolism: The Female Gaze & the Heroine’s Journey

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) in our segment “The Power of Myth & Symbolism” in Star Wars. Today we delve into the Female Gaze and Heroine’s Journey.

Here is a Transcript of the Episode:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NAjkrwGAjAQKXG93w3YnFJFUuYK0EuEmR1Xyh_Ar5bc/edit?usp=sharing

Articles: The Heroine’s Journey

Wit & Folly Mentioned Videos:

Rey’s Heroine’s Journey in The Last Jedi: https://youtu.be/iH4BFO9U9E8

The Quest for Wholeness | Why Femininity is Imperative in Star Wars: https://youtu.be/Oj7ZvmKh2nI

This episode is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/L5KBnyUv-Gk

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Website: Whattheforce.ca

Our Intro and Exit Music is Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst 1914-1916 (Public Domain). Performed by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Recorded 1998. This file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. http://www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil/recordings/frontiers.asp

Defragmenting Droids: Droid Rights & Manumission With Swara Salih

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), in our segment “Defragmenting Droids” our look at the wonder Droids of the Star Wars Universe. This month we are covering Droids! Today we have Swara Salih (@swarzseawalker) of the Beltway Banthas Podcast (@beltwaybanthas) to talk about Droid Rights and Manumission in Star Wars. We talk about where it is going in Canon and what it means. Excuse us while we gush about Star Wars Resistance for a while.

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The droid noises in this episode are the property of Lucasfilm/Skywalker Sound and Disney, and are being used under Fair Use for comparative purposes. Thank you Lucasfilm/Skywalker Sound and Disney for creating such wonderful IP that we can talk about it forever.

Our Intro and Exit Music is Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst 1914-1916 (Public Domain). Performed by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Recorded 1998. This file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. http://www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil/recordings/frontiers.asp

Bonus! Mythic Review with Rachel from Scavenger’s Hoard

Rachel from Scavenger’s Hoard (@ScavengersHoard) and I went to see the fabulous Musical Mythic, and it turned a little Star Wars for us.

We hope you enjoy our mini review episode and our Star Wars thoughts: https://charingcrosstheatre.co.uk/theatre/mythic

Power of Myth & Symbolism: Legends of Luke Skywalker Revisited

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) in our segment “The Power of Myth & Symbolism” in Star Wars. Today we revisit the amazing Legends of Luke Skywalker novel by Ken Liu (@kyliu99). We dig into the symbolism and metaphor we see especially the redemption themes and what we think it means for the larger canon. This is a Full Spoilers conversation.

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Website: Whattheforce.ca

Our Intro and Exit Music is Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst 1914-1916 (Public Domain). Performed by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Recorded 1998. This file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. http://www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil/recordings/frontiers.asp