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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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Jun 12, 2018

Becca and Devon are back in the Castle to discuss the Pros and Conventions of Star Wars. Yup, you read that correctly. Your hosts will be open and honest about everything and anything going on in Star Wars to Solo: A Star Wars Story moviegoers or lack thereof. In other words, these two moms get down to the nitty-gritty of it all. After all, when in doubt, brazen it out!

Ok, Kids! So, all of the "5 day passes" for Star Wars Celebration Chicago have SOLD OUT! And that's only the half of it. Both Friday and Saturday passes have sold out at as well. Geez, Louise! Well, Kanata's Castle might have to turn to the streets of Chicago instead of inside the convention center. Either way, we'll be talking Star Wars! So, buckle up kids, it may be a bit bumpy.

May 29, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now showing in theaters! And guess what? Kanata's Castle is ready to share their EXTRA Reactions to this fun-filled Star Wars Adventure. So, take your Mynock roast off the barbie, get settled, and enjoy the Extraness of Devon and Becca. Oh, and one more thing, better buckle up, baby.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Wait. Read? More like, listen all about it. WOW! Get ready, kids. You're in for a real treat. Devon and Becca are about to unleash some Solo Extraness. That said, have you seen Solo's driving? Ok. Good. Better fill-up your listening tanks with some quality Hyperfuel and strap yourselves in because Kanata's Castle is kicking it into Hyperdrive!

Current News:

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story NOW in theaters!

Mentions:

 

Sources:

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Solo A Star Wars Story soundtrack - John Powell and John Williams
May 15, 2018

Becca and Devon are back in the Castle! This time, your hosts are going to tackle that burning question that every Star Wars fan is yearning to know: Were Han and Leia "Bad Parents?"
Yup, they dive-in and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of parenthood. So, probably a good idea to find a Jedi Knight and borrow their 'breather.' Kanata's Castle is about to go deep!

Every situation is different. Every family dynamic is different. In turn, every family is different, yes, but yet we are the same. Parents. Parenting. Parenthood. None of it is easy. It doesn't matter what color your skin is. It doesn't matter what your orientation is. As parents, we all go through the trials and tribulations of raising our younglings as best as we can.

Current News:

  • Ron Howard Q & A: Chewie gets his own theme song
  • New Books: Flight of the Falcon
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars debut trailer Celebrates 10 Years!
  • Star Wars Resistance

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
  • Devon hosted on Neil Lowlery's Podcast!
  • Cover Art or little Ben Solo with Han and Leia by Jen http://lazy-afternooner.tumblr.com/
    Affinities and reveries
    jaberinjohnson@gmail.com
  • Audio and written words read by Devon Meyers are from YouTube video https://youtu.be/OvxW2QR0KOs By Wemlix.  Please visit and subscribe to this channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaUMKigiPvTxAUaczafB2Tw

Sources:

  • Last Shot
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Jason Fry's novel adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Michael Kogge's Young Adult novel of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 

Apr 24, 2018

Kanata's Castle is "doing talking" with Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels! Today, Devon and Becca have opened up the castle gates and did a little housecleaning. After all, it's not every day a war hero stops by to visit Maz's Castle. Not just any hero either. We're talking an expert pilot, an expert in combat, and an expert markswoman too. Captain of the Ghost and a general from the Galactic Civil War. Captain Hera Syndulla!

In this episode, Becca, and Devon welcome special guest Vanessa Marshall to the castle. The hosts find themselves in Rose's situation, "doing talking" with "The Hera." Yeah, it's a bit surreal, but Maz's hosts fly casual and talk their way through it just like Han. Yes, they do! Every time!

Current News:

  • Victoria Mahoney is announced as Second Unit Director for Star Wars Episode IX!

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Dave Filoni
  • A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 

Apr 10, 2018

Buckle up, baby! It's here! Solo: A Star Wars Story has an official, full-length theatrical trailer and Kanata's Castle is so ready to fly casual and dive right in! But, here's some advice: assume everyone will betray you and you'll never be disappointed. Still, Becca and Devon have a good feeling about this. So, what do you think? GRRRNNHNHHHNNNN! Well, what do you know?

Here, at Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon do their best to stay on target. And right now, that target is SOLO! Solo: A Star Wars Story finally has a full-length, theatrical trailer! And, it looks good. A little rough around the edges, but good. So don't hesitate, join the hosts of Kanata's Castle as they fly casual with Han and Maz's favorite Wookiee. Punch it, Chewie!

Current News:

  • SOLO: A Star Wars Story full-length trailer
  • Twitter with Frank Oz aka "Yoda"

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars the official site and Twitter
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story full-length trailer
  • Star Wars: Aftermath Trilogy
  • Background music = New Han and Leia Theme - 2018 arrangement - Star Wars Orchestra https://youtu.be/KboCO09N7A4
Apr 4, 2018

The Balance. Powerful light. Powerful darkness. But, what is it exactly? How does it work? Well, Becca and Devon are going to tackle these questions head-on. Join them in Kanata's Castle as they do their best to read between the lines of the Jedi hubris and explore even more of the Force lore.

On the last episode, Becca and Devon explored the Force. Now, they get right back on the Force train and explore the meaning of "balance." Luke says it's a powerful light and a powerful darkness, but what does that mean? Good question, so let's listen to Kanata's Castle and find out.

Current News:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi BluRay DVD is here!
  • Bonus Content: The Director and the Jedi
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story UPDATES!

Mentions:

Sources:

  • The Clone Wars: Mortis Arc
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Jason Fry's novel adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Michael Kogge's Young Adult novel of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 

Mar 27, 2018

What do you know about the Force? Well, come on in and make yourself comfortable at Kanata's Castle to find out. Becca and Devon sit down and discuss Star Wars and the Force. They explore the new lore surrounding the Force and realize how much more there is still to learn.

In this episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca and Devon explore the new lore behind the Force from Star Wars Rebels. What do you know about the Force? Apparently, there's still a lot to learn. Ahsoka said it best, "just when you think you understand the force, you find out how little you actually know".

Current News:

  • Star Wars Forces of Destiny is BACK!
  • Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars Series!
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available on Digital release!
  • The Last Jedi novel is now available.
  • Star Wars REBELS comes to a close.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars REBELS: Season Finale (4)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Jason Fry's novel adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Outtro Music - Star Wars - The Force Theme (Far Out Remix),︎ https://hypeddit.com/track/sc/igikdn
  • Topic Audio Intro Mix -Balance in the Force, by agameofantasy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYI6c5Zws5M

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 

Family Reunion - and Farewell

Mar 6, 2018

It's time for another episode of Kanata's Castle! After all, time is but a pathway. So, Becca and Devon are ready to dive in and explore a whole new world between worlds. Yes, you guessed it! Star Wars Rebels has pushed the envelope. In doing so, it has unleashed a new puzzle piece to the Force. Time knows no bounds and apparently, neither does the Force!

Star Wars REBELS has pushed the envelope! Both, 'Wolves and Door' and 'World between Worlds' have unleashed a new puzzle piece to the Force. Time is not to be measured, but to be remembered. To be learned not taken for granted. Time, like the Force, is a pathway. It knows no bounds. Or, as a wise Jedi Master once said, "only what you take with you."

Current News:

  • SOLO: A Star Wars Story has a Timeline!
  • Mark Hamill gets his Star!
  • The Last Jedi novel is almost here!
  • Star Wars REBELS comes to an end.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars REBELS: Wolves and a Door
  • Star Wars REBELS: World Between Worlds

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Feb 20, 2018

So, what happens after Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Tune in to the latest episode of Kanata's Castle and find out! Yep, that's right. Becca and Devon explore the galaxy of possibilities that lay in-store for Star Wars. It's not just about laser swords and blasters, kids. Nope, Star Wars is so much bigger.

It's the end of an era. So, what happens after Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Well, Becca and Devon are back in the Castle to talk all about it. What will become of General Organa? Who will guide Rey on her pathway to becoming a Jedi? Will Kylo Ren bring back the Knights of Ren? So many questions have been left unanswered. Do we need answers? Or is ambiguity still the way to go when it comes to the galaxy far, far away?

Current News:

  • Rian Johnson still explaining Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • George Lucas lends a hand on the Solo set.
  • Game of Thrones creators sigh-on with Star Wars.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (novel)

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 

 

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

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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

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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

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  • 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

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