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Kanata's Castle Podcast

Welcome to Kanata’s Castle! The Podcast rated “E”for Everyone! We are two moms that have an acquired taste: talking about Star Wars! We welcome Everyone to our show and oh, NO fighting. Also, don’t stare. At any of it!
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Feb 8, 2018

What time is it, kids? Special Edition time! That's right! Becca and Devon are back in the castle to discuss the Official Teaser for SOLO: A Star Wars Story. Not just the teaser, but the Teaser to the Official Teaser too. So, come on, get your frothy mug of green-milk and get ready to fly casual.

 Here, at Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon do their best to stay on target. That said, A New Star Wars Teaser has just dropped! So, yeah, your hosts need to put everything else on the backburner and get down to business. Smuggler Business. No worries, Kanata's Castle will pick up where they left off next week. Until then, enjoy their Initial Reactions to SOLO: A Star Wars Story Teaser!

Kanata's Castle Presents: Special Edition! SOLO: A Star Wars Story Teaser Breakdown!

Current News:

  • SOLO: A Star Wars Story Official Teaser!
  • Good Morning America releases the Teaser to the "pre-teaser"

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars the official site and Twitter
  • Good Morning America
  • Superbowl
  • Outtro music = XBox Kinect Star Wars -  "I'm Han Solo"
Feb 6, 2018

Kanata's Castle presents: "We have everything we need" in The Last Jedi. In this episode, Becca, and Devon continue expounding upon Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They pick-up where they left off by exploring the themes, tropes, and mythos that make up the foundations of Star Wars.

 We have everything we need in Star Wars: The Last Jedi! As your hosts continue to look closer at the themes, mythos and character arcs, they've come to realize that Leia was right. We DO have everything we need. Hope, because seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing.

Kanata's Castle #24: We Have Everything We Need in 'The Last Jedi'

Current News:

  • Rian Johnson still explaining Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Ashley Eckstein has a book coming out!
  • Carrie Fisher wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word!

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Visual Guide

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 

Jan 23, 2018

Welcome back to the castle! Becca and Devon continue to look closer at the cyclical themes and foundations from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this episode, they tackle relatable challenges such as loss, temptation, and redemption. So don't miss out! Grab a cool-glass of green-milk and settle in for another fun-filled adventure at Kanata's Castle.

In this episode, they tackle relatable challenges such as loss, temptation, and redemption. Becca and Devon continue looking closer at The Last Jedi as they delve into the characters and the emotional obstacles that lay ahead.

Kanata's Castle #23: Continue to Look Closer at 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Current News:

  • Marvel Comics: Darth Vader issues 8-10.
  • Where's Han Solo? It's like looking for Waldo.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 

Jan 9, 2018

So, the dust has settled on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The initial reactions, both good, bad, and somewhere in between have somewhat simmered down. Well, to a degree. And so, Kanata's Castle is ready to look closer at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In this episode, Becca, and Devon put their best foot forward and look closer at Rian Johnson's imprint on the Star Wars franchise. Like Rose, they look closer at the themes and tropes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Kanata's Castle #22: The Dust has Settled on 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Current News:

  • Han's theme for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story will be composed by John Williams
  • Han Solo: A Star Wars Story soundtrack will be composed by John Powell

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Dec 22, 2017

It's a Special Edition of Kanata's Castle! Becca and Devon have seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi and have permission to blow something up! In other words, this is their Initial Reactions to Rian Johnson's debut into that galaxy far, far away. Star Wars! So, as always, pull up a seat and grab an ice-cold glass of green milk and get ready for Initial Reactions and much, much more!

It's here! Yes, it's finally here! Star Wars: The Last Jedi has landed in theaters everywhere! Fans can't seem to consume it fast enough or get enough of it! That said, neither can Becca and Devon from Kanata's Castle. So, tune in and check out what they've got to say about it.

Current News:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi is NOW in theaters!

Mentions:

Dec 12, 2017

Kanata's Castle is back with a Potluck Episode! In other words, everything goes! So, in this episode, Becca, and Devon discuss how All Paths Come Together. From character connections to plot points, it's all part of the Pathways to The Last Jedi series. So, pull up a chair and join us for our Potluck show full of Star Wars pathways that may or may not connect to The Last Jedi.

Kanata's Castle Podcast presents the Pathways to The Last Jedi series.

It's a Potluck Show! Meaning, everything goes! Yes, characters, plot points, books, films, comics, gaming, and animated series. Every single aspect counts and Kanata's Castle is going to explore every avenue they can. After all, Star Wars is for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Current News:

  • Mark Hamill appears on Ellen!
  • More Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV Spots!
  • Empire Magazine Covers.
  • Rolling Stones covers The Last Jedi.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Star Wars: Inferno Squad
  • Star Wars: Bloodline

 

Nov 28, 2017

Kanata's Castle is back with another installment of their Pathways to the Last Jedi series. In this episode, Becca and Devon discuss Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Negotiator. Ben. Yes, that crazy old hermit. So get comfy, it's going to be one heck of a journey. A journey into Kenobi's pathway to The Last Jedi.

Kanata's Castle Podcast presents the Pathways to The Last Jedi series.“It's something... elsewhere. Elusive.” Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Negotiator. Ben. A crazy old wizard. A hermit. And yet, he was so much more.

A friend, a father figure, a brother, a mentor, and most importantly, a guardian. A great protector from afar and still, he followed through until the end. Never giving up on the Force and trusting it fully that eventually, all will be set right.

Current News:

  • Star Wars Battlefront II break down of the storyline and campaign.
  • More Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV Spots!
  • Rian Johnson to helm an all-new Star Wars Trilogy!
  • Bob Iger announces a Star Wars Live Action Series coming to the Disney streaming site in 2019!
  • Laura Dern speaks out about women in Star Wars in an interview on Elle.com.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View novel
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Series
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

It's Something...Elsewhere...Elusive

Nov 14, 2017

Kanata's Castle continues their Pathway to The Last Jedi series with the famous foes from The Force Awakens, Finn and Phasma. Finn and Phasma were raised to do one thing, but how are they a pathway to The Last Jedi? Will their actions in The Last Jedi affect the outcome of the Resistance and the First Order? Listen and find out as Becca and Devon continue their journey to the last Jedi.

Kanta's Castle Podcast Presents, The Pathway to The Last Jedi series.

Finn and Phasma, both were raised to do one thing.

Finn or FN-2187 was trained from birth to serve the First Order as a Stormtrooper. To follow direct orders and never to ask questions. But, the moment he went from simulation drills to the Real Deal on Jakku, something inside him awoke. Humane conscience.

Phasma, like Finn, serves the First Order, but not from birth. But from a deep drive to do the one thing that makes her the ultimate Stormtrooper of the First Order, Survive! In her mind, a real Stormtrooper has no room for sentiment. A real Stormtrooper is the extension of the First Order and nothing less.

Finn and Phasma were raised to do one thing, but how are they a pathway to The Last Jedi? Will their actions in The Last Jedi affect the outcome of the Resistance and the First Order?

Current News:

  • Adam Driver rocks-the-boat with his interview in GQ magazine.
  • The Last Jedi TV spot featuring Luke Skywalker aboard the Millennium Falcon.
  • Mark Hamill trolls us about the possibility of Luke crossing over to the dark side.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Guide
  • Star Wars Official Site: The Databanks
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer
  • Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka
  • The Force Awakens Novelization
  • Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson
  • Phasma Comics

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Nov 7, 2017

Kanata's Castle welcomes 'Looking For Leia' creator and director, Annalise Ophelian! Becca and Devon do some housekeeping and open up the Castle to their very first guest. In this episode, they discuss the positive movement behind the 'Looking For Leia' campaign—from all generations, cultures, and all across-the-board.

'Looking For Leia' is a documentary film that explores the Star Wars Phenomenon from the perspective of women and girls who connect to the galaxy, far, far away. Creator and director, Annalise Ophelian, is on a film adventure, scouring the country for personal experiences from all generations of women, cultures, and all across-the-board. In other words, her campaign isn't just important to today's generation of Star Wars fans, but even more so inspiring to tomorrow's Leia.

Current News:

  • Star Wars releases a 2 minute and 15 second video with Rian Johnson behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Star Wars Rebels is back for their Final Season.

Mentions:

Oct 31, 2017

Kanata's Castle continues their 'Pathway to The Last Jedi' series and this time they turn to the dark side. Who is Supreme Leader Snoke? How does he know the Skywalkers? Well, join Becca and Devon on this next episode and find out. So grab your favorite beverage and get ready to fulfill your destiny!

Snoke, the man behind the curtain. The Hologram. Who is he? He's a mystery, an enigma. And he prides himself on being Kylo Ren's sculptor. Snoke is indeed powerful. So powerful in the dark side of the Force that he managed to seduce the heir to the Jedi, Ben Solo, now known as Kylo Ren into leaving his Jedi path behind and becoming his apprentice.

But why Ben, Leia's son? What is it that Snoke knows? And, how well does he know the Skywalker legacy? The Force is strong in their family, each of them has equal potential for good or evil. But how did he know this? Who was he before he took on the alias of Snoke? Is it even an alias?

Leia knew that Snoke could have a strong influence on her son, and so, it was her responsibility to keep Ben away from the darkness. Unfortunately, the shadow doused the light and Ben became Kylo Ren.

Kanata's Castle #18: Snoke: "Fulfill Your Destiny!"

Current News:

  • Star Wars releases a 2 minute and 15 second video with Rian Johnson behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Star Wars Rebels is back for their Final Season.

Mentions:

  • Follow our own Bala Tik sounding voice artist, Liam Howie @LunaticGrung
  • Give a hospitalized child a Starlight Brave Gown — and a huge smile — TODAY
  • Shoutout to Neil Lowery who is always supportive and positive and eager to share and comment on our podcast.
  • Crowdrise donation Mando name podcast listener Cas Hollingsworth gave a generous donation and she now has a Mando name and clan.  Cas's Mandalorian name is: Chase of The Clan Holling
  • Who Are You - The Who cover - Eddie 629 on YouTube at https://youtu.be/sWAmJq-2eMI

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Guide
  • Star Wars Official Site: The Databanks
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer
  • The Aftermath Trilogy by Chuck Wendig
  • Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Oct 19, 2017

Welcome back to our regularly scheduled program of Kanata's Castle! In this episode, Becca and Devon continue on their 'Pathway to The Last Jedi' by discussing the one, and the only character responsible for this podcast. Maz Kanata!

Maz Kanata is more than a thousand years old. As wise as she is old, but don't judge her by her size. Her experience and knowledge make up for her pint-size crude matter. Said experience is what has helped her survive the underworld and as long as she has.

Throughout the generations, she has seen galactic powers rise and fall and felt the Force come and go in her continuous search to find the balance between the dark and the light side of the Force.

From her castle on Takodana, she has given more than her fair share in ways of opportunities to weary and even, the illicit travelers. She has also helped an old friend or two find their way, guiding them down the right path.

Yes, Maz Kanata will help lead us down the pathway to 'The Last Jedi.'

Current News:

  • Star Wars Battlefront II Beta: exploring Maz's castle.
  • The Official Theatrical Poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Brief chitchat on the Trailer

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Guide
  • Star Wars Official Site: The Databanks

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Oct 11, 2017

What time is it? It's Special Edition time here at the castle! Yes, that's right, a New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer was released, and Becca and Devon are here to talk about it. So, as always, pull up a seat and grab an ice-cold glass of blue milk and get ready for Initial Reactions and much, much more!

Here, at Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon do their best to stay on target. That said, A New Star Wars Trailer has just dropped! So, yeah, your hosts need to put the 'Pathway to The Last Jedi' series on hold and get down to business. Jedi Business. No worries, Kanata's Castle will pick up where they left off next week. Until then, enjoy their Initial Reactions to Porgs. Ok, Rey and Luke, and much, much more.

Kanata's Castle Presents - Special Edition: Star Wars 'The Last Jedi' Trailer RAW!

Current News:

  • Star Wars official Twitter releases an eleven-second teaser
  • Good Morning America releases a different teaser

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars the official site and Twitter
  • Good Morning America
  • MNF ESPN Disney
Oct 3, 2017

Kanata's Castle continues their "Pathway to The Last Jedi" with Padmé Amidala: 'The Paths we Choose Pave our Destiny." In this episode, Becca, and Devon pick up where they left off, the Skywalker family. Only this time, it's all about origins. A bloodline of courage, selflessness, and hope. Padmé Amidala.

Sometimes, love isn't enough.

Anakin and Padmé were star-crossed lovers. Doomed from the start. And yet, their love created something that the galaxy needed. It's ironic. The galaxy that made their love impossible to be out in the open needed their love more than they knew.

Hope.

The Force chose Anakin, but it also chose Padmé.

The Force knows courage, selflessness and it knows hope.

And Padmé's most endearing act was giving her life for her children's safety.

Padmé Amidala Skywalker.

A symbol of Hope.

A Force of Destiny that will lead us on the 'Pathway to the Last Jedi.'

Kanata's Castle #16: Padmé Amidala: 'The Paths we Choose Pave our Destiny'

Current News:

  • New 'Poe' comic will feature Lor San Tekka and General Organa
  • Ron Howard tweeting pictures from the Untitled Han Solo film. Was that Kessel?
  • Rian Johnson confirms "The Last Jedi" is ALL done.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • The Prequel Trilogy Facebook and Twitter page
  • Concept and storyboard idea of Padmé Amidala by Ian McCaig
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith novelization
  • The prequel trilogy
  • Deleted scenes from Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith
  • Twilight Saga for parallels and similarities

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Sep 19, 2017

Kanata's Castle is back with another edition to their 'Pathway to The Last Jedi' series! In this episode, Becca and Devon explore the connections between Luke and Leia in: 'Twin Telepathy: A true-joining through the Force!'

Throughout the generations, the Skywalker name has become iconic and legendary. Besides Darth Vader, the former Jedi Knight known as Anakin Skywalker, Luke and Leia have become household names. Whether you're a Star Wars fan or not, you know who they are. You know the name Skywalker and of the iconic twins that carry on that name. Iconic, legendary, and yet, mythical. The Skywalker twins are the best parts of something that went wrong. But when together, they make the wrong right again. After all, Master Yoda once said:

"Hidden, safe, the children must be kept. Foundation of the new Jedi Order, they will be. When right is the time for skills to be taught, to us the living Force will bring them. Until then, wait we will, and watch, and learn."

Kanata's Castle #15: 'Twin Telepathy: A True-Joining through the Force!'

Current News:

  • Trevorrow is out! J.J. Abrams is in for Star Wars Episode IX!
  • According to E.W. interview with Rian Johnson, Luke is 'The Last Jedi'
  • 'The Last Jedi' novelization is set to release in March of 2018

Mentions:

Sources:

  • All 7 of the episodic Star Wars films
  • Star Wars Super Graphic by Tim Leong
  • The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary
  • Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray and Disney Books

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Sep 5, 2017

In today's episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon continue their 'Pathway to The Last Jedi' by discussing the infamous Kylo Ren. Is he the rightful heir? Does the Skywalker lightsaber belong to him? Is he just simply misunderstood? Well, sit back with an ice-cold glass of blue milk and find out!

Throughout each trilogy, we see the same family undergo the inevitable cost of changes and choice. In each trilogy, it is someone new, but yet the name remains the same. Skywalker.

Change, choice, and cost seem to follow them throughout the generations. So much so, that the "cost" is theirs to bear. It's like the shadow that sticks to the soles of your shoe. It's an extension of who they are. After all, Luke once told Leia, "We all have that. The brightest light casts the darkest shadow."

Kanata's Castle #14: Kylo Ren: The Rightful Heir and Legacy of the Lightsaber

Current News:

Mentions:

Sources:

  • EW
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
  • Chuck Wendig's Aftermath Series
  • Claudia Gray's Bloodline novel
  • King Arthur mythology
  • King Arthur: The Legacy of the Sword

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

 

Aug 22, 2017

Welcome back to Kanata's Castle! The hiatus is over! Becca and Devon are back to chat about everything Star Wars. And boy, do they have something special prepared for all of you. Episode 13 is the prelude to their Pathway to Star Wars: The Last Jedi series! So, sit back with an ice-cold glass of blue milk and enjoy the journey.

In Star Wars, characters come and go. But some, some leave a lasting impression on us. And those few are the ones that not only enhance the characters around them but the story as well. Characters like Ahsoka Tano, the padawan that lived.

Who she is and what she believes and then add that with her unorthodox training by her former master, Anakin Skywalker, makes her into one powerful Force user. And though she is no Jedi, the Force flows through her. Powerful. Spiritually pure, matching the white beams of light that illuminate her lightsabers. Brave and compassionate and a Force to be reckoned with, Ahsoka Tano has inspired us all.

Kanata's Castle #13: 'Pathway to The Last Jedi' Ahsoka Tano: The Padawan that Lived

Current News:

Mentions:

Sources:

  • EW
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie (2008)
  • Star Wars Rebels animated series
  • Star Wars: Ahsoka novel
  • Star Wars Marvel comic series: Vader: Origins of the Lightsaber

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Jul 25, 2017

What time is it? Time for another entertaining episode of Kanata's Castle! Yes, that's right, Becca and Devon are back, and they're ready to talk Star Wars. So, grab some blue milk and hold on to your butts! It's time for Leia and Poe to go head-to-toe. Uh huh, you heard that right. Will there be a "Huttslayer Smackdown" in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Listen now and find out!

Vanity Fair covered a lot of photo shoots and stories regarding the upcoming Star Wars film, The Last Jedi. One, in particular, really caught our attention. General Leia, the former Huttslayer is going to give Poe, the pilot, a royal smackdown.

Kanata's Castle #12: Leia and Poe: Huttslayer to Smackdown?

Current News:

  • Forces of Destiny
  • New leaked photos from the untitled Han Solo film via MakingStarWars.net
  • Star Wars is for everyone!

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Vanity Fair
  • Poe Dameron comic series via Marvel
  • 'Before the Awakening' YA novel by Greg Rucka

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

 

Jul 17, 2017

Welcome to a special edition of Kanata's Castle! Becca and Devon put aside the mom duties to go over their initial reactions to the 'Behind the Scenes' Reel of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. So, sit back and enjoy their enthusiasm for this sizzle reel.

 

From action packed scenes to fantastic imagery, Becca and Devon discuss it all. They even take the time to go over the new Teaser Poster Reveals too! It's Star Wars, Star Wars, and yes, even more, Star Wars.

Kanata's Castle: 'Special Edition!' Initial Reactions to 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Behind the Scenes Reel!

Current News:

  • D23 Expo: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' behind the scenes reel
  • D23 Expo: Teaser Poster Reveal for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Mentions:

  • Follow our own Bala Tik sounding voice artist, Liam Howie @LunaticGrung
Jul 4, 2017

Welcome back to Kanata's Castle! Becca and Devon are back in the 'swing of things' as they sit down and discuss, the mythology of the lightsaber. So, sit back and listen to the call of the living crystal. The Kyber.

We know that both, the Jedi and the Sith have shared the same weapon for years. The lightsaber. It is an elegant weapon, powered by a living crystal. The Kyber. Like the Jedi and the Sith, the lightsaber has a mythology all its own.

Kanata's Castle #11: The Call of the Kyber: Lightsaber Mythology

Current News:

  • We are partnering with Starlight Foundation and our Crowdrise Fundraiser information
  • https://www.crowdrise.com/kanatas-castle-cares
  • untitled Han Solo film directors and Lucasfilm part ways due to creative differences and Ron Howard takes on the director's role
  • LFL unhappy with Alden's performance?
  • Star Wars.com releases a Father’s Day video and fans on Twitter are questioning: why no Mother’s day video?
  • Twitter was all atwitter yesterday. Lucasfilm fired the directors of the Han Solo solo film.
  • https://www.instagram.com/p/BVkb5K7gnbX/

Mentions:

  • A Huge shoutout and thank you to all of those that have pledged to our Starlight/Crowdrise campaign! Enjoy your Mando names and clan.
  • "Looking for Leia" by Dr. Annalise Ophelian @LeiaFangirlFilm. A documentary about Star Wars fangirls.
  • Pablo Hidalgo
  • Huge thanks to Mike MacDonald @MikeTarkin for our intro clip for "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words"
  • Follow our own Bala Tik sounding voice artist, Liam Howie @LunaticGrung

 

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Jun 13, 2017

It's a moment of a Zen here at Kanata's Castle as Becca and Devon are back with Episode Ten! Giving it their all as they tackle one of the most controversial topics since "Twin Suns" debuted on Star Wars Rebels; the prophecy of "The Chosen One."

"The Chosen One" is the one chosen by a higher power to save us all. A Hero: the one that must undergo a series of risks, forced into unfavourable choices, and faced with enormous stakes.

As a child, he made a choice to leave the only family and life he had ever known because he was simply too afraid to stay a slave in the only life he ever knew. Every choice has its price, a cost. Loss. Perhaps the Force understood this. After all, the Force chose him to choose. Well, from a certain point of view, of course.

Kanata's Castle #10: Anakin Skywalker: "The Chosen One?"

Current News:

  • We are partnering with Starlight Foundation and our Crowdrise Fundraiser information
  • https://www.crowdrise.com/kanatas-castle-cares
  • Star Wars Battlefront II Gameplay trailer and Live gameplay presentation on EA!
  • The untitled Han Solo movie adds new actress to their roster: Thandie Newton from HBO's Westworld.
  • Marvel's Vader Comic issue #1 of the origins of Vader's Lightsaber
  • Steve Sansweet reports "Rancho Obi-Wan" has been a victim of theft!
  • Jedi-Bibliothek and Prequel Trilogy Page by Andy Peachy share intel on the upcoming book: Star Wars: On the Front Lines

Mentions:

  • A Huge shoutout and thank you to all of those that have pledged to our Starlight/Crowdrise campaign! Enjoy your Mando names and clan.
  • Audio from a Star Wars fan made Video by Heroes Fan Productions: "The Chosen One" via YouTube is included in this podcast episode.  We highly recommend it.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Mentions:

  • Follow our own Bala Tik sounding voice artist, Liam Howie @LunaticGrung
May 31, 2017

Becca and Devon are back, and this time they're going to be discussing the "other Skywalker." Yes, search your feelings. You know it to be true. So, sit back and enjoy the discussion on our beloved Princess, now General of the Resistance, Leia Organa.

In "The Empire Strikes Back," Yoda says to Kenobi, “No. There is another.” This brief moment has always resonated because it shows that all along, Yoda has always had a "B Plan" in place in case Luke followed in Daddy's footsteps. There is another Skywalker. Leia.

Remember, according to Yoda, Luke was reckless. Always daydreaming; looking away to the future and never had his mind on what he was doing or where he was. So, I wonder, was Yoda watching Leia all this time too? Watching her become a strong leader. Smart with the ability to strategize and make tough choices during a crisis.

Thinking of the tie-in with "Rogue One" to "A New Hope," Leia succeeded in bringing Hope (the Death Star plans to the Alliance). Perhaps Yoda was thinking: Leia should've been Plan A? Or, was he saving the best for last?

 

Kanata's Castle #9: Leia Organa: "There Is Another Skywalker"

Current News:

Mentions:

  • Follow our own Bala Tik sounding voice artist, Liam Howie @LunaticGrunge
  • Connor meets #LAUNCHguy and gets Red5Mom his autograph.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

There is Another Skywalker

May 16, 2017

What has Star Wars taught me? That's a loaded question. Perhaps, the better question is: what hasn't Star Wars taught me?

Teacher's Appreciation Month is an invitation for everyone to tell a story about a teacher or mentor in their lives who helped the Force awaken within them.  We encourage everyone to participate in whatever way you wish.  Have you learned something from someone that has impacted your life?  Take some time this week to share your gratitude and show your appreciation for their inspiration. #TeachMeYouDid

Kanata's Castle #8: Teach Me You Did: Life Lessons From Star Wars

Current News:

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Becca and Devon are back for a special episode in honor of Teacher's Appreciation Month and an exploration of Life Lessons from the galaxy far, far away.

Mentions:

    • iTunes Review from Ra3457  - I love Maz Kanata, and I love these ladies’ same type of wise and nuanced discussion in their podcast.  Highly recommended.
    • A fellow fan and podcast listener broke the ice on or fundraiser.  Shout out and huge thank you to Neil Lowery for giving generously.
    • Bryan Young and Full of Sith #TeachMeYouDid
  • Follow our own Bala Tik sounding voice artist, Liam Howie @LunaticGrunge
May 3, 2017

As the sun sets, there is something so captivating it's almost theatrical. Symbolically, this splashy array of vibrant coloration displays a state of vulnerability. It’s a moment of significant contrast between light and darkness, between consciousness and unconsciousness; the hour of Twilight

Whether it be a sunset or a sunrise, it is a moment of transition. A personal reflection...

Kanata's Castle #7: Star Wars Sunsets: Transition and Reflection

Current News:

  • Star Wars Land Panel from SWCO
  • MakingStarWars.net and Luke's necklace in "The Last Jedi"

Sources:

  • Star Wars Celebration Orlando
  • MakingStarWars.net
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Clone Wars
  • Rebels

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Apr 23, 2017

A long time ago in a swampy land not so far, far away …

Fans came from far and near to enjoy a little something called:

Star Wars Celebration Orlando!

          And yes, Red5Mom and Becca Benjamin were among those 70,000 diehard fans that braved those massive lines. Yes, lines. Endless and endless lines, but they survived! So, gather around your device of choice and tune in to hear their thoughts on everything Star Wars!

 

Kanata's Castle #6: Star Wars Celebration: The Aftermath

Current News:

  • Rian Johnson on singular vs. plural regarding "The Last Jedi Trailer"
  • Battle Front Trailer
  • Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Trailer
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Sources:

  • Star Wars Celebration Orlando
  • Jedi News at JediNews.com

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

 

Mentions:

  • Follow our own Bala Tik sounding voice artist, Liam Howie @LunaticGrunge
  • Vanessa Marshall
  • Mark Hamill
  • Ian McDiarmid
  • Hayden Christensen
Apr 4, 2017

Welcome back to Kanata’s Castle! The podcast that’s rated “E” for everyone! Becca and Devon (Red5Mom) are back to tackle the most talked about topic since The Force Awakens: Rey and where does she come from?  From plausible origins and character associations, the possibilities seem almost endless. Who is she? And why was she on Jakku? Tune in and find out on episode “Five,”  Rey Strikes Back!

 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

A lonely scavenger, “She calls herself, Rey”

           A lost little droid, and an adventure of a lifetime…

A desolate world of sand and ruin, Jakku is the perfect place to hide. The sandy dunes are home to a starship graveyard and to many scavengers, who make a meager living by salvaging the craft burial grounds, but one particular scavenger has a story to tell -- a story that has yet to begin…

So you see, the podcast you seek is not behind you -- it is ahead!

Kanata's Castle is pleased to present, Episode V: Rey Strikes Back!

 

Kanata's Castle #4: Star Wars Moms: "From a Certain Point of View"

Current News:

  • Rogue One: Alternate Endings via Entertainment Weekly
  • An alternate Vader scene that was cut from the film via Entertainment Weekly
  • The REASON why Rogue One (Blu-ray) has not been available to preorder via Amazon
  • Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” the final showdown between Maul and Kenobi/Rebels Recon
  • Star Wars Rebels Season Finale: Zero Hour (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Rogue One Digital HD version & Special Features
  • Scarif was influenced by coffee?
  • Luke's first words via Disney Screening of The Last Jedi trailer

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Rey's Story: The Force Awakens by Elizabeth Schaefer
  • Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka
  • The Force Awakens novel adaptation
  • Rey's Journal

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:

Twin Suns

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