Claudia Gray on The High Republic

On the 200th episode of Skytalkers, Caitlin and Charlotte welcome fan-favorite Star Wars author, Claudia Gray, on the show to discuss The High Republic, the Force, “Into the Dark”, prophecies, Geode, and so much more. Plus, Claudia gives her Star Wars dinner picks. Spoiler warning for The High Republic era & “Into the Dark” specifically. 

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This episode was edited by Danny Pirtle.

“Into the Dark” (The High Republic) Discussion

Caitlin and Charlotte break down the new High Republic novel, “Into the Dark” from our favorite Star Wars author, Claudia Gray. First impressions, the natural world vs. industry, favorite characters, Geode, wayseekers, theorizing of where the High Republic is going, and so much more. 

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This episode was edited by Danny Pirtle.

Charmaine Chan, ILM’s Lead Compositor (“The Mandalorian,” “The Last Jedi”)

Charmaine Chan, the Lead Compositor for Industrial Light and Magic, joins Caitlin and Charlotte to discuss her work on The Mandalorian, working and controlling the Volume (StageCraft), her awesome project Women in VFX, her start in the industry, and so much more. Charmaine also answers our Star Wars Dinner question.

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Further reading:

Visit Charmaine’s website and follow her on Twitter.

Charmaine’s YouTube project, Women in VFX.

How Seven Samurai Inspired A Shot in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Interview on 365 Star Wars.

Amy Richau (“I Love You. I Know.”) on Writing, Star Wars Relationships, & Skywalker Ranch

Amy Richau, author of the new book “I Love You. I Know. Lessons in Love & Friendship,” comes back on the show to talk about the writing process, her 365 Star Wars Project, and her time long ago working at Skywalker Ranch as a film archivist. Plus, Amy revisits her 2018 Star Wars dinner and gives a new answer! All this and more on this episode.

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Related links:

Click here to buy “I Love You. I Know. Lessons in Love & Friendship”!
Check out Amy’s 365 Star Wars website.

This episode was edited by Danny Pirtle.

“Light of the Jedi” (The High Republic) Discussion

It’s the start of the High Republic era! Caitlin and Charlotte dive into “Light of the Jedi” by Charles Soule, the first novel in the High Republic initiative. They talk about their impressions of the book and what they’re excited about for this new era, then they talk about deeper themes: Who are the Jedi now? Why this period? Can we draw upon Camelot & Arthurian myth as inspiration? They also give each other quotes from the novel to analyze and discuss further. All this and more on this episode!

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Four Year Anniversary Special

We’re celebrating FOUR years podcasting with this special episode! First, Caitlin and Charlotte give their 2021 Star Wars Dinner Party answers, reflect on stats from the past year, and discuss their favorite episode. Then, they answer your questions all about Star Wars, their friendship, travels, what they’re looking forward to in 2021, podcasting tips, and much more. Thank you for sticking with us for four whole years of podcasting — we can’t wait for four more!

PS: Caitlin’s audio is kinda funky in the beginning of the episode, but gets way better by the 11 minute mark. Sorry about that!

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Click here for a list of our past Star Wars dinners!

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