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.

Star Wars Marathon: Nesting Viewing Order

Caitlin and Charlotte try a different viewing order for the Skywalker Saga, the Nesting or Matryoshka Viewing Order (as we’ve named it). Here’s the order: Start with The Force Awakens, then The Last Jedi, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi, and, finally, The Rise of Skywalker. We go through each important transition and discuss why we loved this order and what interesting things we noticed. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers!

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Further reading:
– “…the matryoshka is more likely to be seen as a metaphor for something nesting inside something else.” (Macalester University)
– “The Meaning and Symbolism of Matryoshka Nesting Dolls
– “It can also be used to represent the personality, where the outer layer displays the public self while the inner layers express the private self.” (“Matryoshka Dolls – An Object-Within-Object Symbol“) (see also: “Meaning of Russian Wooden Stacking Dolls“)

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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.

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“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.

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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.