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Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy Hour

Author: Alyce and Laura Love Star Wars

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Two Star Wars-obsessed Chicagoans discuss everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away in this bi-weekly happy hour podcast. From the films to the novels and everything in between, hosts Alyce and Laura get you up to date on the latest Star Wars news, complete with some minor wine-induced garbling. Grab your favorite beverage and get toasted with Alyce and Laura. Email us at forcetoastpod@gmail.com
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Q: What’s better than one bonus? A: A second bonus! Too bad we’re not talking about money. Just Force Toast content for your eager ears. In this Double Shot Bonus episode, hosts Alyce and Laura sit down with Mat from the Blue Bantha Milk Co. YouTube channel to discuss* the series, The Road to IX! Then we’ve got an audio version of the video we did with Blue Bantha Milk Co. in Summer 2019 when we discussed Maul’s character arch in Star Wars Rebels. If you’d rather skip over our mad interview skills and get to the good stuff in video form, you can find that here.Maul has been a fan favorite ever since his debut in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in Summer 1999. Twenty years later, we still can’t stop talking about him. You could say that, perhaps, we are #MoistForMaul? Thanks to the YouTuber who left that comment on the video. Such a delicious hashtag…Anyway, Maul’s reappearance in Star Wars Rebels presented us with an older Maul, but was he any wiser? Tune in and let us know what you think. Helpful links referenced in this episodeThe video version of the audio heard in this episode from A Force Toast to Maul in Star Wars Rebels - The Road to Episode IX, Part 8 on YouTubeThe playlist for Blue Bantha Milk Co.'s The Road to IX series on YouTube  Blue Bantha Milk Co.Twitter: @BlueBanthaMilk | @FedoraJedi | @FirstToLastPodInstagram: @BlueBanthaMilkCoYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlueBanthaMilkCo Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy HourTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
OK FIRST THING: We use the planet names Parnassus and Passanna interchangeably in this episode. Not because it’s right, but because we’re dumb. And by we, of course we mean Alyce and Laura. Pete and Josh are smart. Sorry about that. As far as we know, Parnassus isn't in this movie.AnywayWhat an adventure it will be to go back and listen to this after “The Rise of Skywalker” comes out, right? If you’re listening to this in the future, remind us to come back and re-listen to this. We hope the future is cool.HighlightsWe all play Guess That Planet with the tree planet and we will ALL be wrongJosh does his Alan Rickman, I mean, Adam Driver impressionPete does a Jar Jar impression that’s so spot on, we’re pretty sure he could do it professionallyStar Wars Rebels Twitter is back from the dead and here to partyImportant questions to be addressedDoes the Resistance care about the environment?Is Babu Frick actually important or is he just the Polly Pocket of Star Wars?Did you bring some singles with you? Cuz C-3PO is an exotic dancer now.Is Kylo Ren a mouth breather?How many sand planets is too many sand planets?Helpful links referenced in this episodeTweet thread by AdmiralNick22 about the Resistance fleetSlashFilm article on Nick’s thread  Jammed TransmissionsTwitter: @JTcomlink | @joshuarowe24 | @PeteSkeet2Instagram: @jammedtransmissionsEmail: comlink@jammedtransmissions.comWebsite: http://jammedtransmissions.com  Force Toast: A Star Wars Happy HourTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Shimmy on down, Skywalkers!We’re cutting the bullsh!t because we have A LOT to get to this week! You may have heard us preparing for a trivia competition called [insert Kristian Harloff voice here] The Movie Trivia Schmoedown! If you haven’t watched it yet, GET OUT!Seriously! GTFO because hosts Alyce and Laura are going to spoil* it all in your earholes right now! We can’t give you timestamps to avoid because there’s really no avoiding it in this episode. Go watch the match HERE before you listen so you don’t get spoiled.There’s Star Wars news pouring out of the Austin Film Festival’s orifices and it’s like our friend Maria always says: “I’ve got time for that!” Except it’s the opposite. Benioff and Weiss don’t have time for Star Wars. As if that’s a real thing. On the other end of that, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan sounds like he  does have time for it, but he’s giving Star Wars the boot.Naomi Ackie, who plays Jannah in The Rise of Skywalker, continues to be the greatest person on the planet, as proven by her recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, as well as everything about her.Alyce’s future ex-husband Ewan McGregor did an interview with Men’s Journal and every Star Wars news outlet is confused apparently. But don’t worry, we actually read the article so we’ll set the record straight.Finally, we’ve got a voicemail from our friend Maria and a special guest and special props for a speed round of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit (btw sorry for the some of the audio issues in trivia - Alyce and our guest tried to share a mic/stand and there was a pretty severe height discrepancy). Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 21: Pump Pump Done

Ep 21: Pump Pump Done

2019-10-2201:44:49

Ew, what’s this? A Star Wars podcast? Um, actually we just got back from Los Angeles so this is a podcast about acai bowls now.In Episode 21, hosts Alyce and Laura get everyone up to speed* on what happened in LA without actually saying anything about what happened in LA. Then it’s back to the regularly scheduled program of what’s new with The Rise of Skywalker (no spoilers), Admiral Ackbar’s son 1) exists and 2) appeared in a comic, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo is living his best life on twitter and Freddie Prinze Jr. is here to punch us all in the face with Star Wars Knowledge. Star Wars Resistance is back and, with it, Alyce’s signature Resistance Recaps! Buckle up, baby, because she’s got 2 episodes to cover. Resistance episode recaps include spoilers, so if you want to avoid this discussion, skip 55:45-1:11:29.Listener Colten has a question about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series and Listener Andy wants to know which canon material outside of the films/animation we believe has had the biggest impact on the Star Wars canon.Finally, Force Toast returns to its standard, albeit lazy, trivia format and discovers a unicorn in the haystack! Helpful links referenced in this episode:Star Wars Spelt Out guest spotOur friend Star Wars Dextrous on twitter edited a dope ass picture of usFreddie Prinze Jr.’s epic Star Wars rant Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 20: All You Need is Log

Ep 20: All You Need is Log

2019-10-0801:36:24

We pledge allegiance to the Toast! We are 20 episodes old! That’s crazy. We honestly thought all of us would be dead by now.But since we’re all still here, hosts Alyce and Laura get one last word* in before they go all Hollywood on your asses. There’s a fashion show. Alyce’s birthday shows that Star Wars Twitter™ is Good Sometimes. Disney finally decides to start telling people know there’s a Star Wars movie coming out in December. Before there was Triple Force Friday, there was a livestream that should have been named “Adults Try to Get Excited About Toys.” Somehow this leads us to Alyce’s techniques for dealing with bad dates.Lucasfilm hosted a publishing panel at #NYCC last weekend and, thanks to our buddy Brad at the Friends of the Force podcast, we have the deets! Laura recaps the Resistance Reborn previews that dropped last week. If you are avoiding spoilers for the new novel, skip 30:20-38:05.Lesson learned from the Kylo Ren issue of Age of Resistance: keep expectations for all comics super low. Even when the preview looks awesome. Speaking of awesome, Alyce does a brief recap of The Legends of Luke Skywalker and some of the comics she’s caught up on that weren’t a huge boner shrinker.In this episode’s listener questions and emails, a tongue-twister from Timothy on Force ghosts takes us on a very strange tangent and Maria gets distracted in the best way while leaving us a voicemail. And there are PRESENTS!Last on the docket, friends and listeners put Laura through the Star Wars Trivia ringer one last time before Force Toast heads to the west coast! Thank you again SO MUCH to everyone who submitted trivia these past few weeks! Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Force Toast: your source for important topics like, What Cats: The Musical and Kylo Ren Have in Common, and Is Star Wars Actually Catholic As F-ck?Both of those are real things discussed in this episode. We hope you grabbed some holy water on your way in.In Episode 19, hosts Alyce and Laura talk* about comics for once. First up is the Age of Resistance Snoke comic, which is really a Kylo Ren comic is disguise. You’re not fooling anyone, Marvel. Then it’s on to the starwars.com preview of the Age of Resistance Kylo Ren comic (out Sept 25) featuring Imperial Trooper Scarface (probably not his real name)! Yes, “Imperial” as in the Empire. Sh^t is getting WEIRD and we’re here for it.We sneak in one final, itty bitty discussion (no spoilers) on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire and then it’s all about the Friends of Force Toast, who sent us some amazing questions to contemplate this week:Six Sequel Trilogy Characters walk into a bar. What do they order?What Star Wars stories do we want to see make the jump to live-action?The Hero’s Journey in Alphabet Squadron - who will survive?A voicemail from @aRuralfarmboy on the state of Star Wars TriviaSpeaking of, we check in on Laura’s progress on Star Wars Trivia! Special thanks to everyone who sent Alyce trivia questions to help Laura practice! And huge shout out to Lauren Romo of the GALactic Podcast, who generously sent Alyce a novel’s worth of Star Wars trivia questions. We request the highest of air-fives!Want to submit some trivia questions for Laura to practice? Send them to Alyce and we’ll test Laura on October 5! DM Alyce on twitter OR email them to alyce@forcetoastpod.com. Bonus points for questions on behind-the-scenes, famous cameos, filming locations, and The Clone Wars film (2008).Helpful links referenced in this episode:StarWars.com preview of Star Wars Age of Resistance: Kylo RenListener Joey’s Chicago Marathon Fundraising page for the Ronald McDonald HouseEmail your best Star Wars trivia to Alyce!Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Bright Suns, nerds!Hosts Alyce and Laura have to correct* literally everything they said in Episode 17, but then it’s onward and up the Spire to what’s in the news and what we’re reading! First up, some final thoughts on the D23 coverage of The Rise of Skywalker, what Coca-cola and sporks have in common, and what we learned from Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of The Mandalorian.Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate is making Alyce feel a little squirmy, but that might be because she’s old balls now. Honestly, it’s probably time that we tell her stop driving at night and put her in a home.Anyway, no spoiler warnings this week for A Crash of Fate or Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire. Given that neither of us had finished Black Spire at the time of recording, we won’t ruin anything for you. But if you haven’t read it, you should. And if you’re going to go to Galaxy’s Edge, you REALLY should read this book first.Finally, this week’s listener question is brought to us by our friend Timothy (@toastedzen): How did Obi-Wan’s relationship with Anakin affect whether Obi-Wan believes Anakin/Vader is redeemable or not? This served as a sort of jumping off point that led to a What-If discussion about the notorious master and padawan.Josh Hartnett? Shaun White? Are you listening? Alyce is desperate.Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ask and you shall receive! After weeks of nothing new (besides books), D23 certainly delivered. Hosts Alyce and Laura are diving into* the Kenobi series announcement, The Mandalorian trailer, the timeline revealed at D23 and The Rise of Skywalker footage(1) that we didn’t actually see until after we recorded.Obviously the Obi-Wan Disney+ series announcement has consumed every living fiber of Alyce’s being since Friday night. So naturally we have to break that down to a degree that’s going to make your dog horny AF.Other topics we touch on include Star Wars Resistance (RIP) season 2, Star Wars barbies, the Cassian Andor series, Thrawn: Treason(2), Crash of Fate(3) and Myths and Fables. See below for SPOILER warning timestamps.We tackle some questions from our friends about making a profit in a galaxy far, far away, the First Order’s perception of Supreme Leader F*ck Up Kylo Ren and our predictions for the finally-confirmed Kenobi series. Last but not least, a little trivia from the worlds of A New Hope and Solo: A Star Wars Story.Now that we’ve seen the D23 Expo Special Look at The Rise of Skywalker, what part of the footage are you most excited to see on the big screen in December? Join the conversation on twitter or email us!To avoid spoilers for the following topics:The Rise of Skywalker footage shown at D23 - skip 40:38-51:50Thrawn: Treason - skip 59:10-1:13:40Crash of Fate - skip 1:13:50-1:18:50 (discussion is only mildly spoilery)Helpful links referenced in this episode:A Toast to Maul: our video with Blue Bantha Milk Co on Maul, Star Wars Rebels and how they might influence TROSOur recent guest appearance on Friends of the ForceHello There (The Democracy On The High Ground Song) by Isaac 2187 on YouTube used in our introHello There Remix, Ft. Obi-Wan Kenobi by Justin Todd on YouTube used in our drink break at 25:44Thanks to Bespin Bulletin for their detailed breakdown of the D23 Expo TROS footageTwitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
Ep 16:  The Trooper Tuck

Ep 16: The Trooper Tuck

2019-08-1301:17:32

O’DOYLE RULES!Have you heard? Force Toast is re-branding. This is now a Billy Madison/Cats on Broadway podcast. And we’re renaming our show “And Others: A ‘Just Search Star Wars’ Podcast.”None of that is true. Except that last part. It’s still under consideration.Anyway, O’Doyle rules! There’s still not a ton of Star Wars news but as they say in Cats, the show must go on! Fortunately a lack of news and never stopped hosts Alyce and Laura from talking* at you for an hour+. Episode 16 highlights new book Secrets of the Jedi, the Star Wars day at San Diego Comic Con and more D23 Expo speculation. We also introduce a new segment: Reddit Roulette.Lastly, we tackle a question from listener Rik about redemption in Star Wars, specifically, is there any validity to redemption if there are no witnesses? What does that mean for the possibility of #Bendemption? Join the conversation and let us know what you think!We’re talking about Thrawn: Treason in our next episode! Catch up on your reading and send us your thoughts on how you think it may tie into future of the Star Wars canon (if at all).Helpful links referenced in this episode:Our guest appearance on The Living Force PodcastCheck out Youtini, a great source for Star Wars readingFor a full list of our Guest Appearances with some awesome podcasts, check out our site!Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
It’s “Top Gun” in Space! There’s even a thirsty beach volleyball scene for all of you Tom Cruise stans.Not really. Tom Cruise isn’t in this book.But you know what? That shouldn’t stop you from removing your shirt and reenacting the “Top Gun” volleyball scene anytime you want. It’s summer. You do you.In Episode 15, which was recorded on June 22, hosts Alyce and Laura are talking* all things Alphabet Squadron. You all have done your assigned reading, right? Because this episode is nothing but spoilers for the novel. Seriously, there’s no time stamp this time - the whole episode is one big spoiler for Alphabet Squadron. So now onto the important questions:On a scale from 1 to 10, how badly do you want to get Hera-shamed?Is Kairos a Tusken Raider?If Wyl Lark was a character in The Hunger Games, who would he be and why is the only acceptable answer Peeta Mellark?Oh yes, friends. It’s also The Hunger Games in Space. And this is the Capitol. Let’s get weird.One last thing: if you’re here to get a really thorough, well-thought-out recap and analysis of Book 1 of Alphabet Squadron, this must be your first time listening to Force Toast (welcome to the party!). We mostly do a decent job of that until we get to the end of the book, which neither of us fully understood.Twitter: @forcetoastpod | @sLeiaAllDay | @ShutUp_LauraInstagram: @forcetoastpodEmail: forcetoastpod@gmail.comWebsite: forcetoastpod.com*This podcast contains a sh!t ton of profanity and boozin. You can find a bleeped version of this podcast absolutely nowhere. Cheers!
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