The Bad Batch: “Replacements” Discussion

Charlotte and Caitlin return to discuss episode 3 of The Bad Batch, “Replacements”! This was such a great episode and we had so much to discuss, from the shifting tone to the potential character journeys. This episode was edited by Danny Pirtle.

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The Bad Batch: “Cut and Run” Discussion

Episode 2 of The Bad Batch is here! We break down the latest episode, our favorite parts, more thoughts on Omega and Hunter, and more. 

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Further reading:
We recorded this before we became aware of a serious issue raised by fans, which is whitewashing in animation and specifically with the clones here. As white women, whatever we say is just paraphrasing fans of color who have rightfully called attention to this. Check out these links for more information: carrd.co with collected fanworks and info; this thoughtful io9 article.

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The Bad Batch: “Aftermath” Discussion

We got early access to watch the first episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch! Spoilers ahead for “Aftermath.” Here are Caitlin and Charlotte’s reactions (without any online influence since it was recorded before the fourth). What do we think of the show? Who is our favorite character? Omega? All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers.

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The Ewok Adventure Films ft. Blast Points

Caitlin and Charlotte continue to dive into the Star Wars Vintage collection and watch the two Ewok Adventure films, Caravan of Courage and The Battle for Endor! They’re joined by two Ewok film experts, Jason and Gabe from the incredible podcast, Blast Points. Caitlin and Charlotte present Jason and Gabe with questions they were left with after watching, including: What was George Lucas’ mindset when creating the story for these films? How shocked were you by the first 10 minutes of Battle for Endor? Where are these incredible matte paintings today? How did these films eventually influence the slate of Star Wars stories we are receiving today? All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers.

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More links:

Visit Blast Points’ website.
Check out their incredible episode series: Ewok Month, where they deep dive into all aspects of the Ewok films for 5 episodes. Here’s Caravan of Courage’s and here’s The Battle for Endor.

Discussing Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars

Caitlin and Charlotte revisit Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars Microseries from the Star Wars Vintage collection on Disney Plus. They discuss the history of the series, how it compares to The Clone Wars now that both series are complete, and reminisce on watching this for the first time in middle school. They discuss each volume and analyze characterization, the metaphor of the cave, and much more.

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DIY Frozen Blue and Green Milk Recipe from Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

For basically the entire month of March, Caitlin and I decided to join each other’s pods and quarantine together after a lot of loneliness. Missing Disney Parks and trying to live life like we’re on vacation, we decided to make a couple of variations of at-home versions of everyone’s favorite Batuu drinks: Blue and Green Milk.  We were so excited to find these spacey glasses at a local thrift store – they remind us of Dryden’s yacht in Solo!

Some notes: Both of these are delicious (even without the alcohol), but both are not a one-to-one recreation of the Galaxy’s Edge version – if you have a favorite recipe that comes close to the Parks version, let us know! The green milk version is an adaptation of this version a listener sent us. We decided to use oat milk since, one, we love oat milk and, two, the Batuu version is a vegan and used rice milk; oat milk allows it to be creamy. 

Let us know if you make these Galaxy’s Edge-inspired drinks!

Frozen Blue Milk

Serves 2

2 cups oat milk
2 cups ice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons creme de coconut
4 oz rum (optional)
2 cups frozen pineapple and mango 
8-10 drops of bright blue food coloring 

Blend oat milk, ice, lime juice, creme de coco, frozen pineapple and mango, rum, and blue food coloring together. Serve in your favorite glass.

Frozen Green Milk

Serves 2

2 cups oat milk
3 cups ice
1 banana
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons creme de coconut
4 oz tequila (optional)
5-8 drops of light green food coloring 

Blue oat milk, ice, banana, honey, lime juice, creme de coco, tequila, and green food coloring. Serve in your favorite glass.