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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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Aug 7, 2018

Leia and Luke and The Clone Wars, Oh My! Yup, Kanata's Castle has a full house for this episode, but Becca and Devon love the hustle and bustle of having company. Well, figuratively speaking, of course. In other words, it is a potluck episode, of sorts. Your hosts go over the latest Star Wars news and announcements, plus delve into The Clone Wars trailer from San Diego Comic Con! So come on, sidle up to the bar, grab a glass of green-milk, and enjoy the extraness that is Kanata's Castle.

Leia and Luke and The Clone Wars, Oh My Force! Make no mistake about it, that's no moon, it's a whole bunch of Star Wars Goodness! That's right! Episode IX cast announcements, Carrie Fisher footage, Billy Dee is back as Lando and Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back for twelve episodes! Holy Mother of Moons, what's Not to be excited? Guess it goes without saying, Kanata's Castle is full of extraness in this potluck episode of Star Wars treats.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars the official website
  • JJ Abrams
  • San Deigo Comic-Con
  • MakingStarWars.net
  • Star Wars: Ahsoka novel

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: 

Jul 25, 2018

Kanata's Castle is back with Rey's Reflections. In this episode, Becca and Devon take a closer look at Rey and how her character mirrors and parallels those that have come before her. When all is said and done, what is Rey's role in the story? Well, be sure to sidle up to the bar and get comfy. That said, hang on to your drinks and enjoy the acquired taste that is, Kanata's Castle.

A mirror reflects light. It reflects an image. A mirror produces an accurate representation of something else. A replica. Rey’s Reflections, in other words, Rey is a reminder of those that have come before: Han, Luke, Leia, and possibly, deeper down the line. She's a Reality Check for the Big 3, without her none of them would be able to connect again (not literally, but figuratively speaking) and come full-circle in their story.

 

Current News:

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story comes home on digital September 14th and BluRay September 25th!
  • SDCC going on Right Now! The Clone Wars Panel!
  • Padme' in Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances is doing Aggressive Negotiations.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Junior Edition Novel by Michael Kogge

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Jul 10, 2018

Ever ask yourself, "is Kylo Ren worthy of redemption?" Ahem, better yet, RENdemption? Well, in this episode of Kanata's Castle, Becca, and Devon get back into the heavy as they discuss whether or not young Solo is redeemable. So, come on! Grab a frothy mug of Luke's favorite green-milk and hit that play button.

Redemption is a continuous theme in Star Wars. But, is that trope getting old? Is it time for something new? After all, the Star Wars stories have evolved with the sequel trilogy, so maybe Kylo Ren is right? It's time to let old things die. Kill the past. To redeem or not to redeem, that is the question.

Current News:

  • Keri Russell joins the cast of Episode IX
  • SDCC reveals a special edition book cover for Star Wars THRAWN: Alliances
  • David Prowse celebrates his 83rd birthday!

Mentions:

Sources:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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Jun 28, 2018

Ever wonder what Fathers, the Force, and Unca Wando all have in common? Well, find out in this next episode of Kanata's Castle. Becca and Devon are back for a Forceful chat on all things Star Wars. Including a bit of cape envy and some First Order enlisted pants too. Ok, maybe that's a bit extra, but the girls are back in full Force, and they're ready to dig deep into some Star Wars Lore!

Ok, kids, it's no secret that Star Wars is full of Daddy issues and it seems to be a continuous pattern or theme throughout the saga. It's time to have some Real Talk on this topic and see what the underlying issue is all about. Speaking of Real Talk, what's up with these so-called Whills of the Force? That's right, the "Whills," you read that correctly. Better hang on to your butts, these ladies are about to unleash the heavy.

Current News:

  • Fanthatracks.com Exclusive Rumor: Billy Dee Williams to reprise his role as Lando in Episode IX?
  • Jon Favreau's "Live Action SW show" may begin filming fall/winter 2018.
  • James Cameron and George Lucas talk about George's ideas for the sequel trilogy had he finished them.

Mentions:

Sources:

  • James Cameron AMC TV and James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
  • George Lucas and Star Wars
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Most Wanted by Rae Carson
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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
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