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).

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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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

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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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: 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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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

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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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

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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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

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.

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: 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/

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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

Interview with Vanessa Marshall (Hera from Star Wars Rebels)

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould), and co-host James Dalton (Skull’s Armory and @skullflare) as we are joined by the amazing Vanessa Marshall (@vanmarshall) Hera from Star Wars Rebels.

We talk about her Fandom, the lessons Star Wars has taught her, all about her experiences with the Star Wars RPG, and the newest Forces of Destiny episode “Chopper and Friends”. **Rebels Spoilers**

Vanessa Marshall’s amazing links:

Vanessa Marshall’s site

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0551223/

 

Good Evening and Good Night Twitchstream of Sam Witwer’s Star Wars RPG Game:

Episode 1: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/218036023

Epsidoe 2: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/226649933

Episode 3: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/241432434

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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