Revisiting Star Wars Rebels: Season 2

Caitlin and Charlotte return to in their rewatch of Star Wars Rebels with the 22 episode season 2. First, we contextualize the era of season 2: Where were we when this aired? Has our opinion of this season changed? What were some reviews of season 2 like? Then, we talk about the themes of trust, identity, and collectivism. Finally, we talk through some episodes individually and their impact on the story overall. *Please note, this episode considers all Rebels episodes fair game for spoilers (season 4 is mentioned!). All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers! Click here to download the episode directly.

Revisiting Star Wars Rebels: Season 1

Caitlin and Charlotte are rewatching Star Wars Rebels, starting with season 1! We revisit the Ghost crew and analyze the season as a whole. In part 1, we contextualize this season and take us back to 2014 — fandom, new Disney acquisition, the nostalgia in the first episode, and more. In part 2, we discuss the key themes, some more obvious and some less than others, throughout season 1. Plus, we talk parallels with season 4 that blew our minds. In part 3, we talk about our favorite episodes of the season, highlights, and lowlights. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers! Click here to download the episode directly.

George Lucas & Steven Spielberg: Best Friends and Filmmakers Forever

In this episode, podcasting BFF’s Charlotte and Caitlin take a look at the relationship between filmmaker BFFs: George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. They dive into George and Steven’s friendship and partnership as creatives who have come to define the film industry for the past 50 years. The episode covers Steven’s early thoughts on Star Wars, the creation of Indiana Jones, their shared love of American artist Norman Rockwell, and much more. Click here to download the episode directly.

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Further reading:

George Lucas: The Creative Impulse
George Lucas (Masters of Cinema) by Karina Longworth
George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones
The Making of Revenge of the Sith by J.W. Rinzler
1999’s 60 Minutes Special on George Lucas
Steven on the “sandcastle” tradition
“Telling Stories” Norman Rockwell Exhibit Podcast
Norman Rockwell / George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Exhibit Book
Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Return of the Jedi: 40 Things We Love

Caitlin and Charlotte celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi with 40 things we love about 1983’s classic. From Luke Skywalker’s Chanel boots to revelations about Leia’s parallels to Anakin to love for Jabba’s palace and personal anecdotes along the way, we go through a bunch of parts of the ROTJ experience we love. Happy birthday to Return of the Jedi! All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers. Click here to download the episode directly.

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 Creator Interview: Rodrigo Blaas (Director of “SITH”) Roundtable Discussion

On this episode of Skytalkers, we join other Star Wars creators to talk to the director behind El Guiri’s short in Star Wars Visions, “Sith,” Rodrigo Blaas. Charlotte asks Rodrigo about the droid design in “Sith” — plus she asks Rodrigo if he has any thoughts about how Lola’s story continues after the short. Huge thanks to Lucasfilm for the opportunity, and to the other Star Wars fan creators for their great questions: Triad of the Force, Talking Bay 94, The Resistance Broadcast, Ahch-To Radio, Fantha Tracks, and Full of Sith.  Click here to download the episode directly.