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Mar 1, 2018

The penultimate episodes of Star Wars: Rebels are here and Caitlin and Charlotte break "Wolves and a Door" and "A World Between Worlds" down. Spoilers ahead! SO MUCH TO UNPACK HERE. First, they give their highs and lows. Then, they dive into the story with questions like: What are the implications for the Star Wars saga overall? What about those voices? What does it all mean? What is the state of the Empire? In the character section, they discuss Ezra, Hera, Sabine, Ahsoka, sacrifice, and even the Emperor. 

See this post for the full list of quotes.

One episode remains! Are you ready? 

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Feb 21, 2018

Star Wars: Rebels is in the home stretch... Skytalkers' Fulcrum Files returns to discuss the two emotional episodes, Jedi Night and DUME. Spoilers ahead! First, Caitlin gives her 20 second recap of the episodes. Then, they give their 2 highs and 1 low. They discuss story next: How did we feel about the pacing of these episodes individually and as a two-part arc? Do we think the episode was balanced in giving our characters time to grieve while moving the plot forward towards the next step? In part three, they go through each character and their journeys, and they speculate on the future of the season.

 

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Feb 17, 2018

Caitlin finally read the Revenge of the Sith novelization! In part one, we discuss the merits of novelizations and how this one stacks up comparatively. In part two, they go through the characterizations of Padmé, Anakin, and Obi-Wan. In part three, they practice "lectio divina" and choose passages for each other to analyze immediately. 

 

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Feb 6, 2018

It's REAL! We watched the Super Bowl spot and the official teaser of Solo: A Star Wars Story and have our reactions and thoughts! What do we think about Alden Ehrenreich as Han? Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra? We give our thoughts on the visual language, time period, and potential story elements. Inevitably, we ask: What does this story mean for the future of "anthology" films in Star Wars? Is Star Wars abandoning the different-genre exploration that was promised years ago? This, and of course, what we think of it all, on this special one-take episode of Skytalkers!

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Feb 3, 2018

Caitlin and Charlotte finish up their Star Wars: The Last Jedi recap podcasts with the final section, the "catch all." In part one, they answer plot-based questions, including: What’s something you would personally add or change? Can you define the force bond? What does "tied on a string" mean? In part two, they answer character based questions. They talk about Reylo. They get emotional. They talk about Carrie Fisher and Leia and redemption arcs. They get emotional. In part three, they speculate about the future of the saga. 

In the episode, Caitlin reads from two books: "Postcards from the Edge" by Carrie Fisher and "The Theater of War" by Bryan Doerries (narrated by Adam Driver). 

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Jan 27, 2018

The Star Wars Escape Pods Network (Devin and Eve from Unmistakably Star Wars and Johnamarie Macias from Rebels Chat & The Wookiee Gunner) join Caitlin and Charlotte for a discussion of all things Star Wars! In part one, they ask: What keeps you coming back to Star Wars time after time? What is the core theme of Star Wars, after all these years? 

In part two, they discuss the new Star Wars: Rebels trailer. One final lesson? Is Ahsoka the convor? What's the future look like for Ezra and Kanan? What are our wants and needs for the end of the series?

In part three, the gang talks The Last Jedi: redemption, themes, and some quick shots (who is better: shirtless Kylo or shirtless Anakin? Throne Room or Kylo vs. Luke?). 

Finally, the group gives their Star Wars dinner picks.

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Jan 20, 2018

Emo Kylo Ren makes an appearance on Skytalkers! In this special interview episode, Caitlin and Charlotte talk to the writer and voice behind the extremely popular Twitter account, @KyloR3n -- Emo Kylo Ren. What are Alexandra's creative inspirations? Her favorite tweets? What is her opinion of Kylo Ren and where his character is going to go? What are her opinions on the Rey and Kylo dynamic? All this and more on this special episode of Skytalkers!

 

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Jan 15, 2018

Part two of the Skytalkers in-depth breakdown of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here with our character section. First, Charlotte and Caitlin dive into the connections that characters have with each other in the film. In TLJ, characters rarely spend time "alone" -- how do these relationships build up (or break down) our characters? Can we compare Force bonds throughout the saga with Kylo Ren and Rey's bond? What does their Force bond mean for the saga and the balance of the Force? Next, they dig deep into the Skywalker family and legacy. Is this the end of the Skywalker line? Finally, they talk about Failure and make some character predictions for episode 9. 

 

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If you have things you want us to talk about in our next episode, don't hesitate to reach out to us via Twitter or by emailing us: skytalkerspodcast@gmail.com.

Jan 10, 2018

Guess what? We’ve been podcasting for ONE WHOLE YEAR! To celebrate, Caitlin and Charlotte are revising their “Star Wars Dinner” picks from their first episode. Then, we take your questions on all things Star Wars opinions, including how we relate to Kylo Ren, what the best thing about starting a podcast is, what figurative “hill” we would have died on last year, and our year in podcasting. Next, we answer some personal questions: What do we want out of 2018? What’s Caitlin’s most embarrassing moment? Finally, we thank so many people who have made this past year the best ever. This episode is very reflective and personal on all things fandom and friendship.

 

Thank you ALL for supporting this show for the past year. If this is your first episode, THANK YOU for clicking download. It means the world. May the Force be with you all!

 

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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.

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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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