The Star Wars Holiday Special Special

This Holiday Season is Special, we celebrate The Star Wars Holiday Special with a Special of our own. Join Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and co-hosts Liam Rathgeber (@Liamrathgeber), Ty Black (@Black_tym) and James Dalton (@skullflare) as we watch the Star Wars Holiday Special and enjoy it in our own way. This episode is the intro to the watch and the reaction/conversation after an EPIC amount of bevies had been consumed by Ty. We reflect on the year and what is coming in the new year!

LINK TO YOUTUBE REACTION VIDEO:

HERE!!!

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: The Composer’s Director

Join Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) as we explore the Music of Star Wars in our 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 was a chosen as a composer fellow for the 2018 Sundance Institute Film Music Lab that took 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

Clips All rights reserved by listed owner – used for comparative purposes. 

60 Minutes Clip: CBS

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/john-williams-and-j-j-abrams-discuss-star-wars-the-force-awakens/

ALIAS: ABC

Felicity: WB

Nightbeast: Troma 

https://youtu.be/RFSaQYeWd7E

AWESOME LINKS:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

Youtube:
https://bit.ly/2NX1ut4

iTunes:
https://apple.co/2Nx3Cuk

Stitcher:
https://bit.ly/2LjDH8m

Radio Public:
https://bit.ly/2morJMy

Google Play:
https://bit.ly/2NX1ut4

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).

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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