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Dec 29, 2017

To kick off the Skytalkers three-part breakdown of The Last Jedi, Caitlin and Charlotte start with story and dive into themes, motifs, and structure of the film. First, the talk about their continuously evolving opinion of The Last Jedi. Then, they talk structure. Caitlin presents a spreadsheet of transitions, Charlotte compares Anakin’s arc with Kylo’s. They also determine Plot A vs. B vs. C. Finally, they share a list of themes they identified from the film. 

 

Check out of website, skytalkers.com, to see Caitlin’s transition spreadsheet in a PDF.

 

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Dec 20, 2017

So far, Charlotte and Caitlin have seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi four times. If you haven't seen the film yet, stop listening: spoilers ahead! First, they talk about where their opinion on the film stands as of now. In part one, they talk about the resistant plotline. In part two, they discuss the Luke Skywalker section + what we've learned about his journey for the past 30 years. What does Caitlin think of her favorite character now? In part three, we talk about Rey and Kylo Ren/Ben Solo and discuss whether we still think Ren-demption is possible.

 

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Dec 15, 2017

SPOILERS AHEAD! We saw The Last Jedi. We recorded our immediate reactions. 

We'll have more The Last Jedi podcasts throughout December! Thank you for accompanying us on this journey -- we'll never be the same after this movie!

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Dec 6, 2017

Is it every fan's dream to discuss Star Wars formally, at school? On this episode of Skytalkers, Caitlin and Charlotte talk to Michael and Hannah, who teach a theology class on Star Wars. They discuss what the class explores, what they've learned from students, and much more. Then, Charlotte and Caitlin come up with their own dream paper topics for writing about Star Wars. Should Caitlin write her masters thesis on Star Wars? Finally, they talk about what their "dream" Star Wars class would consist of. What would a Skytalkers class look like? 

We're one week out from The Last Jedi, people. No spoilers here. 

Find Michael Miller and Hannah Tatar on Twitter, @My_ComicRelief and @HannahLTatar.

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Nov 15, 2017

Charlotte and Caitlin take on discussing the edge-of-your-seat good midseason finale of Star Wars: Rebels, “Rebel Assault.” First, they start off with Charlotte’s rushed 20-second recap. Then, they discuss 2 highs and 1 low of the episode. Next, they discuss story, where they are in the Rebellion, and what they think is next for the second half of the season. Then, they discuss characters: Charlotte gives her newest Kanan theory and they discuss how it builds off Caitlin’s own theories. How does Ezra play into everything? What’s endgame for Hera and Kanan? All this, and more, on this episode of Skytalkers’ Fulcrum Files.

 

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Nov 11, 2017

The Last Jedi is almost here! Before the film’s release, Caitlin and Charlotte sit down to discuss their theories, what they think will happen, and why they’re banking on a Kylo Ren redemption (Ren-demption) arc. In part one, they discuss the newest TV spot, “Awake.” In part two, they talk about the marketing, the international poster, and make some comparison about the message Lucasfilm PR is trying to send. Finally, in part three, they unearth their old 2014-era Google Doc on theories for The Force Awakens. The conclusion of the show is them giving their plot expectations for The Last Jedi. 

 

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Nov 10, 2017

The Skytalkers Star Wars: Rebels discussion show continues for this week's set of episodes, "Kindred" and "Crawler Commanders." After a quick 20 second recap of the two episodes from Caitlin, they dive into their 2 highs and 1 low of the pair. Then, they discuss story: they dive into lothwolf lore, where the Rebellion is, and what this means for Kanan. Finally, they talk characters, and get really excited about Kanera. All this and more on this episodes of Skytalkers' Fulcrum Files!

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Nov 4, 2017

Caitlin and Charlotte are back to discuss the two Star Wars: Rebels episodes from October 30th, "The Occupation" and "Flight of the Defender." First, Charlotte gives a very rushed 20 second recap. Then, the two swap their 2 pros and 1 con of the episodes. Next, they discuss story: they're finally back on Lothal, so what is it all for? What's the state of the Rebellion now and what the heck is up with the wolves? And the closed-caption ending? Finally, they talk characters: what does it mean to Ezra to return here? Is Sabine's hair metaphorical? Kanera feels galore. All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers' Fulcrum Files!

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Oct 28, 2017

This is it! Caitlin and Charlotte discuss the final installment in the Skytalkers Machete watching series. In part one, they discuss story: how does it feel going from Return of the Jedi to here? How is this story set up? Is it successful? In part two, they discuss characters: loving Finn's journey, Charlotte gets emotional about Rey, and they of course discuss Kylo. In part three, they answer a ton of Twitter questions and continue their final thoughts on this watch order. Can you compare The Force Awakens to The Phantom Menace? Is it a jarring transition? Find out their answers to these questions and more on the latest episode of Skytalkers.

 

#skytalkersmachete is COMPLETE!

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Oct 26, 2017

Charlotte and Caitlin's series where they discuss the latest episode of Star Wars: Rebels returns with a discussion on "In the Name of the Rebellion," a two-part episode. Caitlin is pretty impressive with her 20-second recap, and both Caitlin and Charlotte give their 2 highs and 1 low of the episode. Then, they discuss story: where are we in the Rebellion? What themes prevailed and why was this episode such a success? What do we make of choosing certain episodes to be one hour? Next, they discuss characters: Ezra, Ezra + Sabine, Saw, and Kanan. This and so much more on the latest episode of Fulcrum Files!

 

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Oct 20, 2017

Our new Rebels discussion show kicks off with a 20 second recap of the latest Star Wars: Rebels episode "Heroes of Mandalore." In part one, Caitlin and Charlotte give their 2 highlights and 1 pitfall of the episode. In part 2, they discuss story and where the Rebellion stands, the choice to open with Sabine's story, and more. In part 3, they discuss characters... including whether or not they think Sabine/Ezra could be a thing? What's next for Kanan and Hera? What is next for the entire ghost crew? All this and more Star Wars: Rebels discussions on this episode of Skytalkers' Fulcrum Files.

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Oct 14, 2017

Charlotte and Caitlin continue their Skytalkers Machete watch series with Return of the Jedi. They discuss elements of the story and answer: is it believable that this is the conclusion to this trilogy? Special edition ending celebration ending or yub nub? In part two, they dive deep into the character study with each main character. What is Luke dealing with in this film and how is it presented? What are our theories on how Leia “remembers” Padmé? Finally, they answer many questions from Twitter, like what do you think of Force Ghost Hayden Christensen and much more. 

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Oct 10, 2017

Charlotte and Caitlin fangirl over the newest full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi by giving their near-immediate reactions and commentary in a one-shot format. They discuss fandom pandemonium, whether That Scene is a flashback, Kylo's choices, Rey's decisions, and Finn's epic fight. The try to answer: what's up with Luke? Are these scenes really just mashed together? What is Lucasfilm preparing us for? All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers.

Thanks to our awesome patrons: Kyle, Brandon, Chuck, Amy, Emma, Dean, Ryan, BJ, Swara, Jim, and Neil. You are all awesome and we cannot thank you enough!

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Sep 30, 2017

Caitlin and Charlotte return to their Machete watch series to cover Revenge of the Sith, a movie that holds a particular place in each of their hearts. In part one, they discuss story and how it’s so segmented. In part two, they get deep into the characters, their motivations, and what they think of the argument that Padmé gets “fridged.” In part three, they answer a bunch of Twitter questions, talk deleted scenes, and share some embarrassing teenaged stories. Charlotte has blinders with some key Star Wars facts.

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Sep 16, 2017

Charlotte and Caitlin are joined by their good friend Sarah Dempster (@SarahDemp, @GalacticFlair) to discuss Claudia Gray's newest Star Wars novel, "Leia, Princess of Alderaan." They first talk about the recent JJ Abrams news and share their complicated thoughts, the newest Rebels trailer, and their time at Dragon*Con. In part one, they talk initial reactions about the book. Then, they deep dive into some standout moments and discuss their implications. Finally, they take your Twitter questions regarding the book. 

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Sep 2, 2017

Charlotte and Caitlin are back for the next addition into the #skytalkersmachete series: Attack of the Clones. First, they discuss story and what really worked for them this round of watching, and how this particular order enhances our viewing. Then, we get into the characters: Charlotte talks about why she responds to Anakin and Padmé, and Caitlin brings up points about how intriguing Count Dooku’s character is. In the last section, they talk about deleted scenes and answer some burning questions from Twitter. All this, plus much more on this episode!

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Aug 19, 2017

Our #skytalkersmachete series returns with the classic sequel, The Empire Strikes Back! We look at a listener email about Anakin’s virgin birth, and then get right into things. First, we discuss the story of the film; then, we talk character journeys. We ask: why is Luke so angry on Dagobah, as per Yoda? What do we think of the Han/Leia relationship as it is here? And finally, we talk about how this fits into the machete order since putting The Phantom Menace in front of it. We answer a ton of Twitter questions: we get into deleted scenes and the film’s initial reception. All this and more on this episode!

Correction: Charlotte means Boba Fett, not Doctor Aphra, when discussing Vader learning about Luke. Also, we forgot to mention our dear Patron, Emma! We love you, Emma!  

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Aug 16, 2017

Surprise! Charlotte and Caitlin are here mid-week to break down our favorite aspects of Anthony Breznican's Entertainment Weekly coverage of The Last Jedi. We cover Luke Skywalker, Rey and what her parentage means (yes, our theories emerge once again!), and Kylo Ren’s struggle and—how we see it—his redemption. Also, we ask: should we #waitforVIII? All this and more The Last Jedi speculation on this episode!

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Aug 5, 2017

Jennifer Muro, the sole writer for Star Wars’ Forces of Destiny, joins Caitlin and Charlotte on the show! We talk craft, her favorite episodes, and she shares her Star Wars dinner picks. Then, we discuss your Twitter questions regarding Forces of Destiny—we talk what we hope for the future, our dream episodes, and more. Finally, we respond to criticism of Forces of Destiny. 

Check out Forces of Destiny on the Disney YouTube channel and Jennifer Muro on Twitter @jennifermuro and www.jenmuro.com. Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!

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Jul 22, 2017

This edition of #skytalkersmachete is all about 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. We spend some time responding to a listener email, then move into part 1, which is all about the film's story. Part 2 really gets into the characters. We ask questions like: are these characters well developed? Why do we respond so much to these core characters? In part 3, we evaluate where this fits in in our updated Machete Order, which puts The Phantom Menace in the front. All this Star Wars discussion and more on this episode of Skytalkers: This Galactic Life!

 
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Jul 19, 2017

Caitlin and Charlotte return for a special episode breaking down what we got from the D23 Expo in Anaheim! First, we go shot-for-shot looking at the behind the scenes sizzle reel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Then, we talk the new red-themed posters. What do they mean? Why are Rey and Kylo turned away from Luke? Finally, we get really excited over Walt Disney World’s and Disneyland’s upcoming Star Wars themed land: Galaxy’s Edge. All that and more on this special edition of Skytalkers: This Galactic Life!

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Jul 8, 2017

Rev up your podracer because Caitlin and Charlotte are here to talk story, characters, and watching order of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace on this episode of Skytalkers: This Galactic Life. We briefly discuss what we thought of Dark Disciple and the ongoing uploads of Disney's Forces of Destiny, then we jump right into discussion elements of the Phantom Menace is the first installation of our Machete Series. #skytalkersmachete

In part one, we talk story. In part two, we get into the characters. In part 3, we discuss thoughts on the machete order, initial impressions, and the behind the scenes documentary of The Phantom Menace. All this and more on this episode!

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Jun 24, 2017

This week's episode is all about different visions of Star Wars. Charlotte and Caitlin sit down with Jim and Alex from the very awesome, super beautiful fan comic “A Star Wars Comic” to talk process, the state of comics, and their newest issue “Wild Space.” Then, we talk the resurfaced Padmé concept art from Revenge of the Sith, which depicts her with the knife. And, finally, we’d be remised if we didn’t freak out a bit about the latest news of the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story anthology film. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are OUT and Ron Howard is in. What does it all mean? We flesh out some initial thoughts. As always, join us here for an in-depth discussion of all things a galaxy far, far away.

Follow us on @skytalkerspod for more fun and individually @crerrity and @caitlinplesher. To learn more about A Star Wars Comic, check them out at astarwarscomic.com, @astarwarscomic on Twitter, and see their comics every month new on the 25th. Their current issue “Wild Space” should not be missed!

Jun 10, 2017

Caitlin and Charlotte are back for another episode of Star Wars interviews and discussion. 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? The question isn't as simple as one may initially think. 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.

To learn more about “Looking for Leia,” visit their website lookingforleia.com, @leiafangirlfilm on Twitter, and their kickstarter page! 

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Thanks for listening! May the Force be with you! skytalkers.com

May 27, 2017

Caitlin and Charlotte are joined by Sarah Dempster, Star Wars blogger and super fan, to discuss Rogue One's Jyn Erso and Beth Revis’s new Star Wars novel, “Rebel Rising.” They discuss pros, cons, and our thoughts on Jyn as a character. They also touch upon the question of whether the Star Wars films should be dependent on the new books as a character story source. All this and more on the newest Skytalkers episode!

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