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Jun 12, 2020

What role does nostalgia play in Star Wars story creation? In this two-part series, we examine the notion of nostalgia through a historical and contextual lens and talk about the pros, cons, our own bias, and more. [Part One of Two]

 

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Lindsey Ellis’ video on nostalgia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Radg-Kn0jLs

“Ends of Evangelion” (podcast on fan-service) from Imaginary Worlds: https://www.imaginaryworldspodcast.org/ends-of-evangelion.html

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https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/09/science/what-is-nostalgia-good-for-quite-a-bit-research-shows.html

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May 17, 2020

In this episode, we bring you an interview with the voice of Hera Syndulla in Star Wars Rebels herself, Vanessa Marshall, where we talk Rebels, The Clone Wars finale and her experience voicing Rook Kast, the importance of found family within the text of Star Wars and in the community, and how we’re all coping with the recent events together through Star Wars. 

 

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May 5, 2020

The Clone Wars finale is finally here and Dave Filoni is able to give the series the ending he always intended. Caitlin and Charlotte discuss our emotions with the pivotal end of a 12 year journey, what we thought, implications, and much more on this episode in season 7, episode 12 "Victory & Death."

 

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May 2, 2020

The end is near and Order 66 is upon us. Caitlin and Charlotte discuss the penultimate episode of The Clone Wars, “Shattered”.

 

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Apr 30, 2020

Caitlin and Charlotte deep dive into the storytelling elements of Solo and try to decipher: Is Solo: A Star Wars Story a heist film? We use Charles Kunken’s excellent “Anatomy of a Heist” conventions to decide. Plus, they reflect on how Solo as a film almost two years after its release.

 

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Apr 26, 2020

“The Phantom Apprentice” (S7 E10) is here and it broke our brains! Caitlin and Charlotte discuss everything from timeline reveals, Ahsoka’s motivations, her and Obi-Wan’s conversation, everything to do with Maul, The Last Jedi connections, and so, so much more. 

 

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Apr 22, 2020

Caitlin, Charlotte, and special guest Katie (@PoeHotDameron, the biggest Maul fan we know) sit down to discuss Maul’s origins, fandom, the excellent Son of Dathomir comic, and speculate about the future of Maul from Clone Wars and beyond. Don’t miss this deep dive into Maul’s character!

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Apr 19, 2020

It’s here! The beginning of the end: Caitlin and Charlotte discuss Part I in the Siege of Mandalore arc, the series finale of the Clone Wars, “Old Friends Not Forgotten.” Emotions are high and Star Wars has never been better. We deep dive into character emotions, story implications, and so much more.

 

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Apr 16, 2020

Ahsoka’s walkabout arc concludes with “Together Again,” S7E8 of The Clone Wars. Charlotte and Caitlin discuss themes of the arc, Ahsoka’s journey, and where she’s heading — plus so much more. 

 

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Apr 6, 2020

Caitlin and Charlotte discuss episodes 6 & 7 or season 7 of the Clone Wars, part of Ahsoka’s journey with the Martez sisters. 

 

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Mar 23, 2020

Ahsoka returns in the latest episode of The Clone Wars! Charlotte and Caitlin discuss the “Ahsoka’s Walkabout” journey by talking about the themes, metaphors, what’s to come, and more.

 

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Mar 19, 2020

We all need a bit of a break, so for an hour, we decided to talk about some wild and weird foods in Star Wars. Hope you enjoy this special release episode.

 

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Mar 15, 2020

Charlotte and Caitlin break down the last episode in the Bad Batch arc, “Unfinished Business" in season 7 of The Clone Wars. We react to the ending, rank the arc’s episodes, talk about the theme of trust, Anakin & Echo & Rex parallels, and much more.

 

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Mar 9, 2020

Caitlin and Charlotte discuss episode 3 of season 7 of The Clone Wars, “On the Wings of Keeradaks.” Echo, some Easter eggs, clone feels, the cost of war, and more.

 

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Mar 7, 2020

Caitlin and Charlotte tackle the theme of sacrifice throughout the whole saga, from Rogue One to Rebels to The Rise of Skywalker. 

 

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Mar 5, 2020

Caitlin and Charlotte discuss the latest episode of season 7 of The Clone Wars, “A Distant Echo,” after watching it together (the first time since high school!). That Anakin/Padmé moment, Rex, the Bad Batch, Caitlin’s obsession with Skako Minor, and much more.

 

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Feb 26, 2020

Caitlin and Charlotte finally sit down to discuss the final (excellent) two episodes of season one of The Mandalorian: Chapter 7 “The Reckoning” and Chapter 8 “Redemption.” Themes, chapter titles, tone, character arcs, that cliffhanger, Mandalorian history, the Hero's Journey, theories for next season, and much more.

 

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Feb 23, 2020

The Clone Wars is back! Caitlin and Charlotte discuss the first episode in season 7, “The Bad Batch.” First, we quiz each other on some delightful Clone Wars trivia. Then, we discuss the story: the tone, animation style, the conflict with the clones, the “fortune cookie”; then we discuss the characters. Who is our favorite member of the Bad Batch? All this and more on this episode of Skytalkers.

 

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Feb 15, 2020

Clone Wars Month continues! Caitlin and Charlotte are joined by Savanna Oudit (@thedorkydiva) to count down our favorite Clone Wars episodes & arcs (with an honorable mention)! 

 

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Feb 8, 2020

Caitlin and Charlotte kick off Clone Wars Month (!!!) with a discussion in three parts on the wonderful Clone Wars movie (2008). 

 

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Feb 2, 2020

Charlotte and Caitlin say goodbye to Star Wars: Resistance and discuss the finale “The Escape,” as well as reflect on the season as a whole. We loved this show and are so sad to see it go. What an incredibly lovable addition to the Star Wars canon. 

 

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Jan 23, 2020

The Clone Wars is coming back so soon! Caitlin and Charlotte react to the trailer (the last Clone Wars trailer EVER?) and give their favorite moments, expectations, and more. 

 

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Jan 21, 2020

Caitlin and Charlotte analyze the full movie in this two-part episode, going through their disappointments and analytical read of the ninth chapter in the Skywalker saga. A forewarning and a disclaimer, this is a largely negative review. 

 

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Jan 21, 2020

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Jan 11, 2020

It’s our third birthday! Celebrate with us as we update our Star Wars Dinner Party answers, reflect on years past, and answer your questions.

 

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