On this weeks episode, Barb, Carl, Gina and Megan sit down and chat all the latest and greatest goings on in the Star Wars news circuit! From Resistance to the news of a brand new novel coming soon, featuring our favorite Chiss Grand Admiral, to the completed construction of the Disneyland Millennium Falcon, it’s been an exciting week! The episode also continues our new mini-series: What’s My Line? Where we take look at pivotal characters and their most impactful lines of dialogue. This week is Han Solo!
On this episode, the USW team broadcasts from Pour Taproom in Santa Cruz, California, as they welcome Eve to the West Coast. We talk about recent announcements concerning The Mandalorian, whether Kylo gets his groove back, and if the latest in Star Wars animation is the gateway drug for lifelong fandom.
We also host several rounds of Star Wars trivia with taproom patrons, and share a good laugh along the way.
More than just quotable lines of dialogue, our favorite characters also have key moments in their story when their words mark pivotable moments that powerfully shape them. This week, we begin a new series: What My Line: A Closer Look at Pivotable Character Moments. And, of course, we rightfully begin this series with Luke Skywalker!
On episode 156 of the Unmistakably Star Wars’ flagship show, I was posed the question of whether or not I’d prefer new characters or more of the ones we’ve spent so much of our lives and energy with. This question, of course, came in regards to the ever-expanding Star Wars universe and its multitude of mediums flooding our content pools (mostly okay with this!).
There’s something to be said for ‘just hanging around’ - being a constant influence in another’s life, and enjoying the company regardless of the circumstances Life sometimes throws our way. Indeed, since the Fall of 2015, our podcast team has weathered many transitions and evolutions, but kept hanging around. Last month, Unmistakably Star Wars was honored and humbled by the folks at Feedspot.com to be recognized among so many other fantastic Star Wars pods.
If you have listened to the Galactic Series, Part One, you would have known that a female character I most related to was Ciena Rae. Like fellow team member, Regina Sanders, we both found Claudia Gray's Lost Stars to be captivating and saw ourselves in Ciena Rae.
There are moments in life that offer reflection. In high school I took the leap to volunteer as a counselor in the Outdoor School program to teach science, and be responsible for a select number of middle schoolers for 5 days (last time I checked the program was cut to three days). As an introvert with a social anxiety problem, I struggled to get through my duties. During my first time as a counselor I did have one of counselor high schooler, and together we did okay at our job. It was a total one head of a snake not talking to the other.
On July 18, 2017 I asked the Fangirls Going Rogue Facebook chat if I should I read Bloodline or Rebel Risingas my first Star Wars book. I was, overwhelmingly, told to read Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. I was hooked after reading the summary on the back page. I remember thinking that it was (and honestly it still is) the best book ever. Romance. Action. Star Wars.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced a new category, Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. The details of qualifying for the award will be spelled out later. Most reaction on the internet seems to be negative and convey this as a way to give awards to big blockbuster “superhero” movies. Many believe the only reason the Academy created the category was to combat declining television ratings.