Andor: Episodes 1, 2, & 3 Discussion

Caitlin and Charlotte react to and break down the first three episodes of ANDOR — what we loved, what we’re still grappling with, what we’re looking forward to, and much more. Which episode is our favorite? Where do we think Cassian’s character will go? Parallels with Rogue One, brilliant sound design, canaries in coal mines, and more metaphors. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers! (Recorded in August!)

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Andor Reaction from Hollywood & Adria Arjona Interview

Our spoiler-free reaction to the first three (and four) episodes of ANDOR from Hollywood, right after the premiere event at El Capitan! We detail our experience and so much more. Plus, we participated in a roundtable interview with the wonderful Adria Arjona (Bix Caleen) from Andor with some other Star Wars sites: Fangirls Going Rogue, Fantha Tracks, and Skywalking Through Neverland. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers! Click here to download the episode directly!

“The Princess and the Scoundrel” Book Discussion

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!

Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Kyle Soller, & Denise Gough (ANDOR) Roundtable Interviews

Andor is just around the corner! We participated in three roundtable interviews with Diego Luna (Cassian Andor & Executive Producer), Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma), and Kyle Soller (Syril Karn) & Denise Gough (Dedra Meero) where we got to ask them about their roles in the upcoming series. What makes Cassian so compelling? If the Rebellion is built on hope, what is the Empire built on? How does Mon Mothma’s incredible fashion inform Genevieve’s performance? All this and more on this incredible episode of Skytalkers. Thank you SO much to Disney and Lucasfilm for this opportunity! Click here to download the episode directly!

We want to thank our fellow roundtable participants — and honor to be a part of this with you!: Talking Bay 94, Star Wars Explained, Triad of the Force, Jedi News UK, Skywalking Through Neverland, Star Wars Holocron, Father Son Galaxy, Pink Milk, Fangirls Going Rogue, and Coffee with Kenobi.

Lawrence Kasdan, Phil Tippett, Dennis Muren, and Janet Lewin (ILM, Light & Magic) Interviews

We attended a couple of incredible roundtable interviews for LIGHT & MAGIC, Lawrence Kasdan’s 6-part documentary series about Industrial Light & Magic. We couldn’t recommend the series more. We spoke to Lawrence Kasdan (!!!!), the director of LIGHT & MAGIC, writer of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE FORCE AWAKENS, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, and so much more. Then, we talked to special effects masters Phil Tippett and Dennis Muren about the changing industry and their friendship. Finally, we spoke with Janet Lewin, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of ILM today about the Volume, the sequel trilogy and Rogue One, and more.  Click here to download the episode directly!

THANK YOU to Lucasfilm and Disney+ for this incredible opportunity and thanks to our fellow outlets for asking incredible questions, including Fangirls Going Rogue, Coffee with Kenobi, Jedi News, Skywalking Through Neverland, LaughingPlace, Ecron Fantastique, Frogi, CHIPPO, MoviePlayer, and more. 

Essays on Carrie: Part 3 “Harvesting the Celebrity Interface”

In part 3 of our series covering the anthology “Our Blessed Rebel Queen”, we look at Andrew Kemp-Wilcox’s essay, “Harvesting the Celebrity Interface: Carrie Fisher, Virtual Performance, and Software Stars”. The essay covers the topics of digital performance, online persona, the concept of the “software celebrity”, and consumerism. We continue analyzing our relationship to Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher: How we have been consumers of her image and persona and how we have projected ourselves onto her. We talk through these topics and our own ever-changing relationship with constructed images and celebrity. Click here to download the episode directly.

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