Headcanon with Liam and Marie-Claire

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), co-host Liam Rathgeber (@Liamrathgeber), with our first annual Headcanon Show! Come join in the fun!

PLEASE NOTE: since recording this one of the other headcanons has become canonized.

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

Meta Music: What The Force Theme

Join Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) as we explore the Music of Star Wars in our new segment Meta Music with Christy Carew (@Christy_Carew). We will explore everything from how it’s done to perhaps what it means.

Christy is a composer working in Hollywood and is a huge John Williams fan. She has been chosen as a composer fellow for the 2018 Sundance Institute Film Music Lab taking place this summer up at Skywalker Sound. She is also composing the music for the upcoming six-part documentary series about women in the Star Wars fandom, Looking for Leia. She is also an amazing Keyboard warrior on Tumblr. Check out her music and Meta’s at http://www.christycarew.com

In this episode we talk through the Force Theme and it’s meaning, generally gush about music, and talk about Christy’s first memories of Star Wars. 

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

Intro and Exit music is from Phedre’s Theme, Orchestral Music by Christy Carew with full permission for use by Christy Carew (http://www.christycarew.com).

What the Fandom: Darths & Droids (Webcomic)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and our guests David Morgan-Mar (@dmmaus) and Andrew Shellshear (@shellshear) and in our segment ‘What the Fandom’ as we discuss the unparalleled Webcomic Darths and Droids which has been running for the last 11 years. This amazing comic is the parent venn diagram between Star Wars, Roleplaying games and headcanon. Come in, get your pre-rolled dice ready! Come listen to Marie-Claire Fangirl!

What is Darths & Droids?
Darths & Droids is an “RPG screencap comic”.

RPG – The characters in our comic are roleplaying game (RPG) players. The Game-Master (GM) guides the players as they take the roles of characters on a quest in a science-fiction universe.
Screencap – Our visuals come from screencaps (still frames) of Star Wars movies.
Comic – This means it’s funny. We hope.
(More: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/faq.html)

Awesome Links:
Website: http://www.darthsanddroids.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarthsAndDroids

All of DMM’s amazing Stuff: http://www.dangermouse.net/

Eavesdropper: http://www.mezzacotta.net/eavesdropper/

What the Force Twitter: @WTForceshow

What the Force Website: Whattheforce.ca

What the Force Email: wtforcepodcast@gmail.com

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

What the Fandom: Safe Spaces with Joanna Wallace

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) with special guest Joanna Wallace (@MissUpsetter ‏). Today we will be talking about Safe Space, with one such advocate and conservationist Joanna Wallace the creator of the Galactic Fempire and Holocron Salon. Joanna is also a fellow podcaster at The Star Wars Hour by Channel Star Wars. Joanna Wallace is creator and admin for the facebook groups Galactic Fempire and Holocron Salon. Galactic Fempire is a fangirl only group. Holocron Salon is a speculation/theory/deep discussion group. Both groups are safe, positive places for fans to gather and discuss Star Wars.

Joanna`s Awesome Links:

http://www.starwars.com/news/most-impressive-fans-youngling-ahsoka

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGalacticFempire/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HolocronSalon/

Another positive group from Marie-Claire:

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsCantina/

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

What the Fandom: Fan Art with Troy David Millhoupt

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and our guest Troy David Millhoupt (@troydavidmill)in our segment ‘What the Fandom’ as we discuss Fan Art.

In Troy’s Own Words:

Hi, I’m Troy, an award-winning Creative. Over the last 10+ years I’ve developed unique and innovative solutions, thought-provoking visuals, strategized large campaigns and managed teams of designers for some of the most widely known brands in the world. My ability to work across a broad range of media has made me a creative problem-solver, able to combine amazing designs & marketing strategies. I obsess over details that will only haunt my dreams and go unnoticed by the general public. My background includes directing project life cycles from initial conceptualization to implementation on projects both large and small in scope, for both print and interactive platforms.

Awesome Links:

Troy David Designs Site

Star Wars IX – A New Order Fan Poster

NOTE: For the A New Order art piece, The Knights of Ren characters were referenced from custom action figures by the talented @accustomfigures @jinsaotome .

Balance Fan Poster – Which appeared on the red carpet for Star Wars The Last Jedi.

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

What the Fandom: Never Tell Me The Odds Star Wars RPG Actual Play

David Crennan (@NTMTOpodcast) joins our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), for our the segment ‘What the Fandom’ as we discuss the Twitch/Podcast Star Wars RPG – “Never tell me the Odds”. David, holds the hotly contested title of America’s DM, as the long time DM of the podcast and streaming show CritJuice ‘where they take 2d4 damage to the liver’, and he is also the creator of the “Dungeon in a Box” a monthly subscription Dungeons and Dragons adventure.

David’s Other Links:
http://www.starwarsrpgpodcast.com/
@DungeonInABox
https://dungeoninabox.com/
@CritJuice

Our Links:
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

What the Fandom: Fan Fiction with author Jade_Max

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and our guest Jade Max (FanFiction.net) in our segment ‘What the Fandom’ as we discuss Fan Fiction. Jade_Max has been writing Fan Fiction for over 25 years. We discuss what it’s all about, why it’s awesome and how to get started if you are interested in it. We also talk through some of the controversial in the Star Wars Fandom, and generally how to navigate it.

Bio: Jade_Max has been writing and posting online for over two decades in the fanfiction community. She’s particularly partial to writing Star Wars The Clone Wars Fanfiction, with her favorite characters being Rex, Ahsoka, The Clones of Torrent Company, Anakin and Padmé. In addition to Star Wars, she writes Might Morphin Power Ranger, Sailor Moon and various other Star Wars categories with the odd one off foray into something different.

***SHIPing Warning… because Fan fiction Duh.

The Stories Discussed:

You’ll like me when I’m dead.

Captain and Commander

When Night Falls

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

What The Fandom: 501st Legion

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 the 501st Legion – “Bad Guys Doing Good”. James is second in charge of the local Badlands Garrison and has been making costumes with them for 5 years including such kits as Clone and Scariff Troopers. He has also outfit his wife and son as Jawas. We cover the fandom, the community and the brother/sisterhood. Ladies are fully welcome as well! We talk about some of the neat costumes that have been created.

AWESOME LINKS:

Photos posted to the Blog

501st legion Official Site

Badlands Garrison

Running of the Hoods

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