Interview: Brian Kesinger (Lil’ Kylo)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) for an interview with Brian Kesinger (@briankesinger) Disney animator, creator of Lil’ Kylo and illustrator for the upcoming Droid Tales book “C3P0 doesn’t like sand”.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Brians love of star wars (and his career)
  • Lil Kylo (and commission by Justin Trudeau)
  • Droid Tales: C3P0 doesn’t like sand
  • Creation and the power of inspiration
  • ETC!

LINKS

WHAT THE FORCE is this all about?

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/whattheforce

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What the Fandom: Droid builders with James Dalton

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host James Dalton (Skull’s Armory and @skullflare) in our new segment ‘What the Fandom’ as we discuss Droid builders including:

  • What goes into it
  • What is special about it
  • R2KT
  • And much much more!

AWESOME LINKS:

http://astromech.com/

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/whattheforce

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.

AWESOME LINKS:

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

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

Defragmenting Droids: C3P0 with Amy Wishman Nalan

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 Amy Wishman Nalan (@amywishman) to talk about C3P0 (See-Threepio) the history, creation, and metaphoric meaning he has.

AWESOME LINKS:

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

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

Interview with Marc Sumerak (Droidography)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) for an in-depth conversation on Droid with the author of the Droidography, Marc Sumerak (@msumerak).

On Marc:

Sumerak continues to write comics, informational guides, promotional material, video games, and more for some of pop culture’s most recognizable franchises — including STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER, FIREFLY and more! He also provides script critiques and serves as a mentor for Comics Experience

On Droidography:

Droidography is the ultimate in-universe guide to these lovable characters with insider info on their function and role in the Star Wars universe.

Covering every known model of droid, including free-rolling astromechs, protocol units, KX-series security models, and even bounty hunter droids, the book is filled with fascinating facts and insights that show just how crucial droids are to every faction in the galaxy, from the Rebellion to the First Order.

With thrilling original illustrations and amazing special features including lift-the-flaps, textures, and more, Star Wars: Droidography is guaranteed to thrill the saga’s legions of young fans.

Marc’s:

Webpage: http://sumerak.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sumerakfanpage/

Twitter: @WTForceshow

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

 

Announcement & The Droid Rules of Star Wars

Special Announcement for the Month of November 2018. After the Announcement is the audio version of a Special Visual Podcast Available here: https://youtu.be/7NVW12pgxAU

November is Dedicated to Droids at “What the Force?”!

Nov 5: On Droidography w/ @msumerak

Nov 12: C3P0 Deep Dive w/ @AmyWishman

Nov 19: Droid Rights w/ @swarzseawalker

Nov 26: Droid Builders w/ @skullflare

Music used under Creative Commons, Copyright: Lobo Loco 2017-11-18 http://freemusicarchive.org/

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/DREAM_OF_LIGHTNING/Steady_Leave_ID_741

Discussion: Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel **Spoilers**

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and her guest Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) to discuss (Star Wars) Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel, written by Daniel Jose Older (@djolder) published by Del Rey. We discuss the themes, characters, and narrative. **Spoiler Warning**

Twitter: @WTForceshow

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: R2D2

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), in our new segment “Defragmenting Droids” our look at the wonder Droids of the Star Wars Universe. Today we will explore the best and most adventurous R2D2, his narrative has iterated over time producing a richer understanding to his story. We go deep into who he is and what is he all about.

AWESOME LINKS:

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

Mockumentary: Beneath the Dome

Building R2: A Documentary

R2 Builders

Ben Burtt video interview on Sound Design of R2

Rogue One Manumitted Droid: KOHN

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