Caitlin and Charlotte talk Beth Revis’ new Star Wars book, “The Princess and the Scoundrel,” all about Han and Leia’s wedding and honeymoon. Before diving in, we discuss some future plans and Caitlin shares a story about introducing her nieces to Star Wars. First, we discuss our initial impressions of the book and what really resonated with us. Did the Halcyon inclusion work? Then, we dive into the deeper themes of the novel. Finally, we give each other quotes to react. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers. Click here to download the episode directly.
We mention Kelly’s amazing service for booking Disney vacations on the show. Here’s a link to her free services!
We’re back to discuss Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part IV! Caitlin and Charlotte give their reactions on this episode and speculate on the future of the next two episodes. Click here to download the episode directly!
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Caitlin and Charlotte continue their multi-part series discussing essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia from “Our Blessed Rebel Queen: Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia,” edited by Linda Mizejewski and Tanya D. Zuk. This episode covers the essay “Gatekeeping the Past: Fandom and the Gendered Cultural Memory of Star Wars” by Philipp Dominik Keidl. On the episode: More talk of commodification, “participatory historical culture,” cultural memory and fandom, traditional gatekeepers, Star Wars as “a boy’s thing,” the “fake geek girl” trope, personal reflections of our own fandom experience, and much more. Click here to download the episode directly.
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Caitlin and Charlotte begin a multi-part series discussing essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia from “Our Blessed Rebel Queen: Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia,” edited by Linda Mizejewski and Tanya D. Zuk. In this episode, we discuss “Who Owns Carrie Fisher? A complicated embodiment of manufactured commodity and avatar of resistance.” by Jennifer M. Fogel. Topics include commodification, identity, gender, parasocial relationships, body image, feminism, the golden bikini outfit, and much more. Please take care as this episode handles some heavy topics referenced above. Click here to download the episode directly.
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To us, she’ll always be royalty. On this episode, the girls chat with Annalise Ophelian of “Looking For Leia,” an upcoming documentary on Star Wars fangirls. She tells us about how the project came to be, and how you can support it. Then, Charlotte and Caitlin tackle the hard-to-talk about subject about Leia Organa’s presence in future Star Wars films. Should Leia be recast from Carrie Fisher? Part 3 dives into how Leia is represented across canon: they talk comics, books, and her spot on Rebels. As always, join us for an in-depth discussion on our favorite space saga.
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