Coffee With Kenobi Show # 4: The Role of Women in the Star Wars Universe, featuring Tricia Barr (5)


In today’s show we are happy to introduce our very first guests to Coffee With Kenobi, Tricia Barr, writer and journalist for Del Rey’s Suvudu Blog, Star Wars Insider magazine, and her excellent Fangirl Blog.  Tricia will join us for a cup of coffee as we discuss our topic for Show # 4, the role of women in the Star Wars universe.  It is a conversation not to be missed!

We will also have a cup of coffee with Mark Newbold, who is here to let everyone know about the Caravan of the Force.  Mark is the co-news Editor of Jedi News UK, writer for the Star Wars Blog, Star Wars Insider, and  Very impressive resumes for our first two guests!  We are unbelievably fortunate to have them on the show

We will also look at news regarding the D23 Expo and Hollywood Insider speculation, George Lucas receiving a major award, how to join the Star Wars Action Team, announce the winner of our very first contest, and we will introduce our topic for Show # 5.  This is the Podcast You’re Looking For!

Show Notes


Click here to donate to Caravan of the Force

Theme Park Rumblings courtesy of Jedi News UK

D23 Expo Star Wars Plans

D23 Expo Hollywood Insider Speculation

Lucas receives National Medal of Honor

Collectors Segment

NPR Star Wars books article

Star Wars Action Team

The Star Wars You’ve Never Seen

Tricia Barr Interview

Tricia Barr’s post with link to Listener emails!

Tricia Barr’s Article on Princess Leia as discussed in Discussion Segment


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Jedi News UK presents Caravan of the Force



Mark Newbold of Jedi News UK has an a amazing opportunity available during Celebration Europe II to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation and share your love of Star Wars at the same time; the Caravan of the Force! From the press release: and Star Wars Celebration Europe are delighted to announce Caravan of the Force in association with Toys ‘R’ Us. Caravan of the Force is a two vehicle convoy with six people on-board, all with the common goal of raising money for Make-A-Wish Foundation®. The Caravan will be travelling from the UK to France, Belgium, Holland and Germany arriving in time for Star Wars Celebration Europe that takes place 26-28th July in Messe Essen, and then all the way back to London again! As we reach each country we’ll be welcomed by the local 501st Garrison in order to raise awareness of our trip and raise funds for Make-A-Wish.

The trip has been organized and will be led by James Burns and Mark Newbold who co-own/run Jedi News, the UK’s #1 Star Wars fan site and the largest English speaking Star Wars fan site in Europe. James and Mark also write for the Official Star Wars magazine, Star Wars Insider, as well as the Official Star Wars Blog at where you’ll be able to track their progress with daily updates. Lucasfilm worked with James and Mark to put the Caravan together and help turn their wacky idea into reality.
Joining James and Mark is fan favorite actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars films as well as a cameo part in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. In addition to his Star Wars roles he’s acted in several other films including Summer Holiday and the James Bond film Octopussy, which like Return on the Jedi also celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as well as numerous roles for television too. Jeremy’s wife Maureen is also coming along to keep us all in check!
The final two people joining the Caravan are Jedi News team members Matt Booker (Automattic Comics) and Dave Tree (All the Cool Stuff and Palitoy Archive) who bring their driving skills and almost eighty years of combined Star Wars knowledge on-board.
A journey like this is a great way to spread the word, explain what Make-A-Wish do and raise money for them, at the same time continuing to promote the great charitable efforts the Star Wars community provides worldwide each and every day. Our aim is to raise a total of £5,000 for Make-A-Wish to help make a difference to children who won’t necessarily ever get the chance to travel on exciting journeys like this or enjoy the magic of Star Wars at a Celebration event. We invite friends, family, strangers and Star Wars fans alike to dig deep and contribute to the Caravan of the Force at ( which accepts all major currencies. It doesn’t matter how big or little the contribution, it all goes to Make-A-Wish and hopefully together we can help bring smiles to the faces of many terminally ill children by turning their wishes and dreams into reality.
The Caravan would not be possible without our generous sponsors that include Toys ‘R’ Us, Holiday Inn that supplied our accommodation in the UK, Hyundai who supplied our vehicles, P&O Ferries that enabled us to cross the channel and Vodafone that are powering our communications across the whole trip.

You can join in the fun too at one of our first stops on July 19th when we’ll be visiting Toys ‘R’ Us in Brent Cross, London for the launch of Hasbro’s new Star Wars series of 3.75” and 6” figures called The Black Series. The event will start at 7:30pm and Jeremy Bulloch will be signing autographs on a special Black Series backing card and you’ll have the first opportunity in Europe to buy the figures too. The 501st UK Garrison, Rebel Legion and R2 Builders Club will be on hand to keep the crowds under control and have the opportunity to pose for fun photos.

There will be more chances to catch up with the Caravan of the Force at various locations across the UK, France, Belgium and Germany – more details to follow.
Monitor the progress of the Caravan of the Force at,, Facebook ‘Caravan of the Force’ and on Twitter #CaravanOfTheForce.

Be sure to support this important cause, by clicking on any of the links,  and thanks to Mark and Jedi News UK for allowing us to help them spread the word!


Coffee With Kenobi Show # 3 : Attachments and the Jedi Order (4)


In today’s show we look at news regarding J.J. Abrams and news on filming Episode VII, E3, a Blog from collector extraordinaire Steve Sansweet, and discuss our opinion on rumors regarding all things Star Wars. Finally, we will address our topic for today’s discussion, your opinions on Attachments and the Jedi Order. This is the Podcast You’re Looking for!  

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Show Notes 


J.J. Abrams and Episode VII hints

New Star Wars Battlefront Game

Steve Sansweet Blog Post

Collectors Segment

Tauntaun Plush!

Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner Action Figures

SDCC Yak Face Exclusive

Lego Ewok Playset

Rebel  Alliance Backpack

Dan Z’s First Blog Post for The Cantina Crew

Check out the excellent The Cantina Crew website for Co-Host Dan Z’s first Blog Post on Coffee With Kenobi.  The Cantina Crew is full of excellent news and information from fans of the Star Wars saga.  From their webpage:

A kind of long time ago… (well not really) in a galaxy that uh… well our galaxy (this isn’t starting off so well) it is a dark time for the refugees. Although The OS was destroyed, social media has driven the rebel forces (aka the nerds who couldn’t let go) from their hidden bases across the internet and forced them to interact with the public. Evading the dreaded Imperial… you know what? Screw this, you want to know what happened? Once upon a time there was a site, an official site that shall not be named (also known as The OS) which decided that forums were no longer cool. No biggie right? Not when you’re talking about a bunch of geeks that practically lived, breathed and learned how to tie their shoes on The OS. The withdrawal was too much for some to handle, so a Facebook group was created to keep us all together as one big dysfunctional family. Eventually another public page was created, it grew, and grew even more, yadda yadda we needed more room so here we are. Basically this is a site for the refugees of The OS and our new found friends. Yeah it’s a Star Wars fan site when you get down to nitty gritty, but the part of The OS where we all originate from was actually the off-topic section known as “The Cantina” (hence the name of this site). So we’ll be a little more diverse here than our Facebook page, we might not share as many funny pictures, but we’ll make it worth your while, so stick around and enjoy the insanity.

Be sure to check out the post, as well as their full web site here.

Special Edition: Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams, and Episode VII (3)

Welcome to our first Coffee With Kenobi Special Edition Podcast!  Today we discuss Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams, and Episode VII.  We go into detail on the latest Star Trek film, J.J. Abrams as a filmmaker, and what we can expect from Episode VII with J.J. Abrams at the helm.   We thought it might be fun to do a special episode on this topic, while making sure people know we aren’t turning into a Star Trek Podcast.  This is the Podcast You’re Looking for!

Coffee With Kenobi Special Edition Podcast: Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams, and Episode VII


Coffee With Kenobi Show # 2 : The Disney/Lucasfilm Merger (2)


Coffee With Kenobi Show # 2

In today’s show we look at news regarding a brand new Star Wars Animated Series,  Kathleen Kennedy and Celebration Europe, Brad Bird and Episode VII, and talk about the line up for Star Wars Weekends 2013.  We will also discuss the Hasbro Black Series San Diego Comic-Con exclusive.  Finally, we will address our topic for today’s discussion, your opinions on the Disney/Lucasfilm merger.  This is the Podcast You’re Looking For!

Show Notes

Star Wars Rebels

Kathleen Kennedy at Celebration Europe II

Brad Bird and Episode VII

Star Wars Weekends 2013

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive

Ryan Cook’s email You Tube Suggestion




The Bearded Trio Features Coffee With Kenobi!

Our friends over at The Bearded Trio have featured us on their web page!  Check out their article here, and feel free to follow their advice, and subscribe to us, as well as write a review for us at iTunes.  Check out their site for all the latest news on our three favorite bearded friends, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and John Williams!  They feature a lot of great information, and be sure to “Like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.  Thanks guys!!

Coffee With Kenobi Show #1: The Thesis of CWK (1)

Welcome to Show # 1 of Coffee With Kenobi! This is the Podcast You’re Looking For!

In Show # 1 we introduce the “thesis” of our Podcast, what it is all about, and how we came up with the concept. We will also introduce ourselves and how the Podcast came together. And finally, we will discuss some recent news that has been heading our way, and we will introduce our very first topic for discussion on show # 2.

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This IS the podcast you’re looking for!

Hello Star Wars fans!

We are a brand new, bi-weekly Star Wars Podcast hosted by Dan Zehr and Cory Clubb that analyzes our favorite Saga in a whole new way! Coffee With Kenobi relies heavily on our listeners; we want to know your opinions on higher level Star Wars topics. If you want your voice on all things Star Wars heard, this is the Podcast you’re looking for!

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