On this episode of Unmistakably Star Wars, we chat the latest coming out of the Galactic news pool – everything from Stormtroopers shooing Galaxy’s Edge patrons out after a set time limit (say what?!) and whether or not helping Vader is a fun thing to do in Vader Immortal, the VR game debuting from Oculus Quest shortly, to the recently announced film release dates and what they could mean to the overall state of the Star Wars franchise. We also continue our macro series into themes, this week taking a look at Courage.
This special episode was recording live from the Podcast Stage, at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, on April 13, 2019. The team discusses the possibilities of Episode IX, and how the film may impact the entire saga.
Women, obviously. I just finished reading and admiring the artwork in Amy Ratcliffe’s book, Women of the Galaxy. I was very excited to buy this book because as many of you know, I am still learning about all of the different characters in Star Wars. I was especially curious to learn about the common female characters along with the lesser known.
Star Wars Celebration is one week away (as I’m writing this), and one of the most exciting parts of Celebration for me doesn’t have to do with any specific panels, or snagging some limited edition toys or books, or even getting an autograph with one of the many talented actors who will be there. Yes, all this is exciting, and I plan on doing all of it, but what I’m most looking forward to is the people; my people to be exact. We as Star Wars Fans have this unique camaraderie that makes us feel like a community, whether we know each other or not. This shared love of that galaxy far, far away, is bringing us all together, reminding us that we are not alone.
Hey little Tauntauns (sorry Devin, I’m coopting it for now, mwaha), we just wanted to send out a quick update with our info for the SWCC Podstage! Reminder: The limited edition posters are just that – LIMITED, so you don’t want to be late! On top of those, members of Team USW will be hosting mini giveaways on the spot for stickers, patches, pins, etc. – ya gotta be there to win! So come see us chat Episode IX and leave with some sweet swag!
Near the end of Free Solo, the following words appear on-screen: “On June 3 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo El Capitan.” What stood out to me in that statement? I spent hours researching and discovered el capitan is Spanish for captain. Based on this revelation, and using the phonetic sound of the first syllable of Alex’s last name, I decoded the hidden message of the film.
It’s 2017 and I’m in my dorm, my eyes are glued to the laptop humming on my desk. I have two main objectives, catch the 40th Anniversary panel and get any information that I can about The Last Jedi. It was the first time I’d paid attention to Celebration, in fact, it was the first time that I’d heard of it…
That’s what I felt to the very core of my being when I first learned my fiance was sleeping with my best friend in college. Suddenly, the hopes I had stored away, and the plans for the future were nothing close to what I had envisioned. For the better part of two years (two years!) I experienced a myriad of emotions - from shock, to denial, to anger, and more. It’s as if I were on a carousel, experiencing each of the emotions again, and again, and again. In my mind, there was no way to reconcile the circumstances - in one fell swoop, I had lost my fiance, my best friend, and all the hopes involving each of them. Even the ‘good’ memories would now be tainted.