“Out of the Shadows” (The High Republic) Discussion

Caitlin and Charlotte are back for a spoiler discussion of Justina Ireland’s High Republic novel, Out of the Shadows. So much happens in this book and we have a lot — a LOT — to talk about it. Is it Caitlin’s newest fave HR novel? Who is the most intriguing character for us? What does it all mean and what are we heading towards? All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers. Click here to download the episode directly!

This episode was edited by Danny Pirtle. 

Knowing Kenobi: The Hanged Man

Part 3 of 3. Our summer series on Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to a close with our finale episode all about Obi-Wan embodying the tarot card figure of “The Hanged Man.” What does that mean and how can we consider Obi-Wan as this figure? Caitlin and Charlotte discuss Kenobi as a spiritual figure, his personal tragedies, how he stands between the living and spiritual world, Obi-Wan as a sacrificial figure, comparisons to Ben Solo, and much more. Click here to download the episode directly!

Knowing Kenobi series artwork by Kara DJ, author and artist behind “Into a Larger World” fanzine. Follow her on Instagram and subscribe to her zine!

Works Cited:
The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler
The Making of Revenge of the Sith by JW Rinzler
Star Wars Archives 1 & 2 by Paul Duncan
Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover
The Clone Wars
Star Wars Rebels
Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno 
Labyrinthos Tarot Card Meanings
A.E. Waite’s Pictorial Key to the Tarot

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Knowing Kenobi: The Hermit

Part 2 of 3. Our summer series focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi continues! Charlotte and Caitlin continue to examine the character through the archetype of “the hermit.” How does is Obi-Wan a guide to characters such as Anakin and Luke and even Ezra? In what ways is he a work in progress? How does Obi-Wan embody that figure? In which ways does he defer? We discuss how Obi-Wan is introspective and whether or not he is even allowed to be so. All this and more on this episode. Click here to download the episode directly!

Knowing Kenobi series artwork by Kara DJ, author and artist behind “Into a Larger World” fanzine. Follow her on Instagram and subscribe to her zine!

Works Cited:
The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by JW Rinzler
Star Wars Archives 1 & 2 by Paul Duncan
Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover
The Clone Wars
Star Wars Rebels
Labyrinthos Tarot Card Meanings
A.E. Waite’s Pictorial Key to the Tarot
The Hermit Archetype

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The Bad Batch: “Kamino Lost” Discussion

The finale of season one of The Bad Batch is here and boy is it a winner. Caitlin and Charlotte break down the emotions, heartbreak, breathtaking visuals, metaphors, and so much more. Thank you for listening to our recaps all season long! Here’s to season 2. <3 

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Knowing Kenobi: The King of Swords

Happy summer series! In our first episode of our three-part analysis of Obi-Wan Kenobi, we first begin by aligning Obi-Wan with the tarot card, The King of Swords. We discuss what that means and why Obi-Wan fits that phrasing. Then, we explore the development of the character and trace the origins from the early 70s to now, with anecdotes about Alec Guinness and Carlos Castaneda. Then, we discuss what moments we see as the defining character moments. All this and more.

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Knowing Kenobi series artwork by Kara DJ, author and artist behind “Into a Larger World” fanzine. Follow her on Instagram and subscribe to her zine!

Works Cited:
The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by JW Rinzler
Star Wars Archives 1 & 2 by Paul Duncan
The Teachings of Don Juan & Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda
Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover
Interview in British Magazine, Loaded, in 1998
Labyrinthos “The King of Swords” and The Tarot Guide

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The Bad Batch: “Return to Kamino” Discussion

Caitlin and Charlotte discussion part 1 of the finale, “Return to Kamino”, episode 15 of The Bad Batch! Emotions run high during this episode where we were on the edge of our seats the entire time. Topics include: Redemption, music, comparing TLJ/ESB/ROTS and The Clone Wars, “the bet,” and so much more.

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