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Episode 4: Princess, General, Huttslayer

Episode #4: Princess, General, Huttslayer

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Quarter Portion Podcast, the only Star Wars podcast that would just as soon kiss a Wookiee! Join us and our first special guest, Jenn Johnson!

Jenn is a childhood friend of Patrick’s. When we invited her to appear on the show and began brainstorming a topic involving “women in Star Wars,” we realized we couldn’t begin to scratch that particular surface without first discussing Leia Organa. We follow this iconic character’s development through the Original Trilogy, the novel “Bloodline” by Claudia Gray, and The Force Awakens.

Among our discussion points:

– What made her such an exceptional character?

– Does Leia act with agency?

– The creepy romance of The Empire Strikes Back

– How Leia makes Han a better man

– The “Slave Leia” controversy: the outfit’s conception & reception, and why we should call it the “Huttslayer” outfit instead

– George Lucas’ tendency to give female characters flawed arcs

– The recasting dilemma: what to do with Leia in Carrie Fisher’s absence

Princess? General? Huttslayer? Whichever title you prefer, she will always be royalty to us.

(For more information on the concept of a character’s agency, check out the blog of Tricia Barr, a prominent Star Wars writer & podcaster:

http://fangirlblog.com/2013/08/agent-of-my-own-destiny/

http://fangirlblog.com/2017/03/mon-mothma-and-the-agency-of-rebellion/)

Our Facebook page is The Quarter Portion Podcast, and you can find us on Twitter @kyberclub. Episodes are available on SoundCloud and the iTunes Store. If you enjoyed this episode, please Like it, tell your friends, and consider leaving us a review! We are looking for topics and questions to discuss on the show, and are filing away all submissions – so please ask away, and we’ll mention you in upcoming shows! Your opinions and questions are worth sixty portions to us.

The Quarter Portion Podcast is sponsored by Heroes, southwestern Ontario’s largest comic book & collectibles store.

 

Bonus: Revelations & Reactions – Celebration 2017

Welcome to a bonus episode of the Quarter Portion Podcast, the only Star Wars podcast that only knows one truth: it’s time for the Jedi to end. Star Wars Celebration was just held in Orlando and we were bombarded with news on upcoming projects. While we weren’t fortunate enough to attend in person, we were watching livestreams and have a lot to discuss.

Join us as we discuss trailers and panels for:

– the fourth (and final) season of Star Wars Rebels

– Battlefront II, now featuring a (canon) story campaign

– a plethora of newly-announced books and comics

– Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Missed the trailers? They’ve been shared on our official Facebook page.

Hopefully we’ll be in attendance at the next Star Wars Celebration in 2019, but for now, tune in as we respond to all of this news and more.

Our Facebook page is The Quarter Portion Podcast, and you can find us on Twitter @kyberclub. Episodes are available on SoundCloud and the iTunes Store. If you enjoyed this episode, please Like it, tell your friends, and consider leaving us a review! We are looking for topics and questions to discuss on the show, and are filing away all submissions – so please ask away, and we’ll mention you in upcoming shows! Your opinions and questions are worth sixty portions to us.

The Quarter Portion Podcast is sponsored by Heroes, southwestern Ontario’s largest comic book & collectibles store.

Episode 3 – Rogue One With the Force

Welcome to episode 3 of the Quarter Portion Podcast, the only Star Wars podcast that will be there for you – Cassian said we had to. Today we kick off our series of movie reviews with the latest addition to the theatrical canon, Rogue One (now on home video).

Emotions tend to run high after the adrenaline rush of a new Star Wars theatrical experience, so we start with a discussion of how our initial reactions have cooled over the last couple months. Then we dive deep into the cast of new characters, the plot, and the movie’s overall impact on the franchise. Throughout we supplement our opinions with tidbits from supplemental material like the official novelization, the prequel novel Catalyst, and the bonus features. The episode caps off with our first listener questions!

Our next movie review will be Episode IV, “A New Hope,” slated for the movie’s 40th anniversary date, May 25! Join us as we review the films in modified “Machete Order:” Rogue One, 4, 5, 2, 3, 6, 1, and 7, culminating in December with our initial reactions to Episode VIII!

Our Facebook page is The Quarter Portion Podcast, and you can find us on Twitter @kyberclub. Episodes are available on SoundCloud and the iTunes Store. If you enjoyed this episode, please Like it, tell your friends, and consider leaving us a review! We are looking for topics and questions to discuss on the show, and are filing away all submissions – so please ask away, and we’ll mention you in upcoming shows! Your opinions and questions are worth sixty portions to us.

The Quarter Portion Podcast is sponsored by Heroes, southwestern Ontario’s largest comic book & collectibles store.