CWK Show #98: “One Month Away”, with Cory Clubb (192)

Dan Z is joined by Coffee With Kenobi’s co-creator, Cory Clubb. They start the show with some major CWK announcements and catch up with Cory. Jason Brame updates us on canon, and Tom brings us up to date on the news.  For the Coffee Chat, Dan discusses Phasma, chapters 12-18. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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Veterans Day Honors

This is an updated version of a blog I wrote in 2014. 

I really enjoy learning about history and especially World War II history. With today being Veterans Day I wish I could somehow respectfully relate Star Wars to all that our veterans have done for us and all that our current military men and women still do for us today. Yes, the Empire and First Order can be compared to Nazi Germany and Emperor Palpatine to Adolf Hitler, both being bent on complete domination and destruction of their enemies. The Rebel Alliance can be compared to the Allied forces, because both were fighting for something greater than themselves. But our veterans do and have done so much more that is never talked about or known. So the best way for me to incorporate Star Wars is to say that without these veterans we would not have the freedoms and opportunities that make it possible to enjoy our favorite saga.

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Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens – Point/Counterpoint

In which two fans — or possibly two sides of my own brain — debate which of the new crop of movies is better: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens

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Some of Luke Skywalker’s Most Memorable Moments in ‘Star Wars’

Throughout the generations, Star Wars has captured the imaginations of fans and creators alike. Forty years have passed, and yet, Star Wars’ themes still ring true today. Hope, family, love, heroism, and redemption are as relatable now as they were in 1977 and one of the many reasons why Star Wars has remained timeless, becoming a cultural phenomenon.

A recurring theme is the Hero’s Journey and Luke Skywalker is one of the most iconic examples of this monomyth. Even if you have never watched a Star Wars film, most likely, you know the name Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker, the farm boy who became a Jedi like his father before him.

So, in honor of the fortieth year of Star Wars and to gear-up for the upcoming film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ I thought it would be fitting to go back and recap some of Luke’s most memorable moments from Star Wars.

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Porg Psychology 101

Jay’s Galactic Espressions

Whether you love them or hate them, porgs have become a very popular – albeit peculiar – new character in the Star Wars saga. We were introduced to these little penguin-puffin-birdlike creatures in the behind-the-scenes footage reel for The Last Jedi, revealed at the D23 Expo in July of 2017. Avid fans of the saga have had porgs on the brain since this initial introduction, but the debut of the official trailer for The Last Jedi, which aired during halftime of Monday Night Football on October 9, caused the general public to catch porg fever in a big way! Instantly, the Internet was packed with porgs, including this Photoshop challenge, posted by gizmodo.com.

But, why are these little feather bags such a draw for fans, myself included? I’m not usually one to fall prey to overwhelming feelings of “gotta have that,” but these porgs have certainly won me over! So, I decided to take a look at the psychology of porgs – what underlying reasons could there be for this fanatic attraction? What is the possible connection between avian mythology, bird/human personality traits, and the design choices of the porg character itself?

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Marvel Star Wars Comics January Solicits

 

January’s Star Wars comics offer a peek into the life of Star Wars: The Last Jedi character DJ, the mystery man played by Benicio Del Toro.

There’s a conclusion, too, in the showdown between Darth Vader and Jocasta Nu.

While in not one, but two, issues of Star Wars, the ashes of Jedha are stoked as the fire burns within Luke Skywalker.

Doctor Aphra finds herself neck deep in trouble, again, as a familiar face may lend a helping hand or, perhaps, a swift kick.

While in the pages of Poe Dameron, Gen. Leia Organa and Black Squadron find themselves stymied in their crucial search for Lor San Tekka on a covert and dangerous mission to Cato Neimoidia.

Read on to find out more about January’s six Marvel Star Wars comics, including creative teams and more.

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CWK Show #92: “Why does a vacuum cleaner need Wi-Fi?”, with Marcus Dohring and Kristin Baver (187)

Dan Z is joined by 501st member and 501st Cast co-host, Marcus Dohring, and StarWars.com, Star Wars Insider, and Coffee With Kenobi blogger, Kristin Baver. They start the show with a brief discussion on the trailer for The Last Jedi. Nick Dico shares his experiences on the Beta for Star Wars Battlefront II, and Tom brings us up to date on news.  For the Coffee Chat, CWK co-founder, Cory Clubb joins Dan Z to discuss The Last Jedi movie poster. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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CWK Show #91: The Last Jedi Trailer Analysis (186)

Coffee With Kenobi takes a detailed look at the all-new trailer for The Last Jedi, with host Dan Z and the Co-creator of CWK, Cory Clubb. They give their top moments, things that didn’t resonate as strongly, and much more. Have a cup of coffee with the founders of Coffee With Kenobi as they break things down, CWK style. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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CWK Show #89: “Yoda, or yogurt”, with Sarah Woloski and Jared Cantor (184)

Dan Z is joined by Skywalking Through Neverland’s Sarah Woloski, and Star Wars fan Jared Cantor. They start the show discussing Jyn and Cassian’s relationship at the end of Rogue OneThen, the hosts discuss the newest episodes of Forces of Destiny, and Tom brings us up to date on the news.  For the Coffee Chat, Tom and his daughter, Kayleigh, review the book Star Wars Coding ProjectsThis the podcast you’re looking for!

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Hasbro’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Force Friday II Product Line

HASBRO’S TOY LINE FROM STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI HITS STORE SHELVES AT LIGHTSPEED ON “FORCE FRIDAY II”, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017

Innovations, Interactive Role-Play and Fan-Favorite Characters Delight Fans of All Ages in Hasbro’s Latest Collection

PAWTUCKET, RI (AUGUST 31, 2017) – Find the Force at the nearest retailer when Hasbro unveils its highly-anticipated new toy line for Star Wars: The Last Jedi on this year’s Force Friday II! The global celebration kicks off with Disney’s Find the Force Augmented Reality (AR) experience, key midnight events at retailers around the world, and the mass unveiling of the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi products. This epic celebration features Hasbro’s highly anticipated new toy line and expansive collection of figures, role play, vehicles, and more celebrating the debut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, hitting theaters on December 15.

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