What the Fandom: Rebel Scale

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and our guest Jonathan Campbell ( http://www.rebelscale.com/) in our segment ‘What the Fandom’ as we discuss scale modeling and what goes into creating these tiny wonders!

Amazing work:

 

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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.

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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. 

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Kids Review Star Wars: Solo Movie Review (TWEEN REVIEW)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and Robin (10) as we get the TWEEN perspective of Solo: A Star Wars Story review. Without Wil we explore what the movie meant to her all from her perspective.

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The Power of Myth & Symbolism: Prequels = Tragedy

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 speak of Tragedy and especially how the prequel trilogy successfully delivers on that style and why that style is so important.

Greek Tragedy Links:

EXAMPLE: The Orestia Agamemnon
Part 1: https://youtu.be/O7sdZQ1BDs0
Part 2: https://youtu.be/ZZyQNOkLfNE

Intro to Greek Tragedy: https://youtu.be/aSRLK7SogvE

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Interview: Ken Liu Author of The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and Ken Liu (@Kyliu99) the author of the Legends of Luke Skywalker as we discuss the book, the fandom and collective storytelling.

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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Discussion: Eastern Religions & Star Wars

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and special guest Dr. Sarah Gallant (@sarah_gallant) for the first of many discussions about Religion and Star Wars. We start with a focus on eastern Religious elements we see in Star Wars across the Saga.

Sarah was so kind to include the Academic source for this Podcast HERE

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Academic Sources on Religion and Star Wars

Bortolin, Matthew. The Dharma of Star Wars. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2005, 2015.

 

Eberl, Jason T. and Kevin S. Decker, eds. The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned. The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.  Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2016.

 

Gordon, Andrew. “Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time.”  In Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth, and Ideology in Popular American Film. Edited by New York: Routledge, 1995.

 

Lyden, John C. “Whose Film Is It, Anyway? Canonicity and Authority in ‘Star Wars’ Fandom.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion Vol. 80, No. 3 (SEPTEMBER 2012): 775-786.

 

_____. (2000). “The Apocalyptic Cosmology of Star Wars,” Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 4: Issue 1, Article 2. Accessed from https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol4/iss1/2/

 

McDowell, John C. The Gospel According to Star Wars, Second Edition: Faith, Hope, and the Force.  Louisville, KY:  Westminster John Knox Press, 2017.

 

_____. “‘Unlearn what you have learned’ (yoda): The critical study of the myth of Star Wars.”  In Understanding Religion and Popular Culture: Theories, Themes, Products, and Practices.  Edited by Terry Ray Clark and Dan W. Clanton Jr., 104-117.  New York: Routledge, 2012.

 

Schultes, John S. (2003).  “Any Gods Out There? Perceptions of Religion from Star Wars and Star Trek,” Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 7: Issue 2, Article 3. Accessed from https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol7/iss2/3/

 

Stone, Bryan. (1999). “Religion and Violence in Popular Film,” Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 3: Issue 1, Article 5. https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol3/iss1/5/

 

Wetmore, Kevin J. The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films. McFarlane, 2005.

Discussion: Solo Movie Part 2 **Spoilers**

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and co-hosts Liam Rathgeber (@Liamrathgeber), Ty Black (@Black_tym) and James Dalton (@skullflare) for part 2 of our spoiler discussion and review of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Part 1: http://whattheforce.ca/discussion-solo-movie-p1/

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Discussion: Solo movie PART 1 **spoilers**

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and co-hosts Liam Rathgeber (@Liamrathgeber), Ty Black (@Black_tym) and James Dalton (@skullflare) for part 1 of our spoiler discussion and review of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Website: Whattheforce.ca

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