Check out these brand new character posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
Check out these brand new character posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
A brand new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just released today! And as you tweet out your excitement about the new sneak peek, you can also use a brand new hashtag: #StarWarsEmojis! Here’s how it works:
Starting today, Twitter users will have even more ways to express their excitement and celebrate their favorite pop-culture phenomenon with exclusive new Twitter #StarWarsEmojis. Twitter users who post hashtags representing key words associated with specific Star Wars character and legacy themes will see a small emoji-like icon embedded in their tweets. Tweet the following character hashtags to unlock the first three #StarWarsEmojis : #C3PO #Stormtrooper #BB8
OMG this was one of the most amazing things that Disney could ever send me. Disney sent our family the best box of Star Wars items they could have ever sent. They sent it in honor of the Digital Release today! (all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.)
We have an entire set of five action figures from each movie so that’s 30 different Star Wars action figures. We did an unboxing and I took video of it. I even turned my phone side ways but for some reason when I flipped the phone it didn’t flip the video so I apologize for the sideways video. But you can still hear all the excitement from the kids.
The kids have been bugging me all day to let them open them up and I said you have to get some school work done first. I have to be honest part of me doesn’t want to share. One of my most prized possessions is my Han Solo edition of Monopoly that my husband made.
This is basically what he did.
He used the movie, the actual movie to capture high quality graphics to create game board. I don’t have the game board anymore or I would show you a picture of it. The board didn’t survive moving and storage, but we do have the digital copies somewhere so my husband can recreate it for me sometime.
He spend hours hunting down the action figures about 7 years ago. It looks like Star Wars action figures are a lot easier to find right now verses 5 years ago. But anyhow, he found about 10 different characters and half of them were all different versions of Han Solo.
He found some acrylic frames and used those as the boards for the action figures to stand on. He hot glued them down.
He printed up chance, and community chest cards and called them Fate of the Galaxy and Pilot’s Maneuver. He used beads as currency, and wooden pieces as houses and really cool carved pieces as the hotels.
He also put a great amount of detail into the Monopoly property cards.
I can not tell you how much my husband and I love to play games together. I’m such a strong supporter of creating a family game night in your family. Then you all force yourselves to stop everything that you are doing and be a family, make happy memories and just have a great time together.
We received samples.
My husband says we are not allowed to watch The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions until we watch all of The Clone Wars we are now watching The Clone Wars on Netflix. The kids I think watched about five episodes in a row on Saturday morning before I even got out of bed. All because we have to watch Star Wars The Clone Wars the Lost Missions as soon as possible. We have to get our celebration on.
About Wars The Clone Wars the Lost Missions
Against a backdrop of ever-shifting loyalties, uneasy alliances and ancient hostilities, the conflict between the Republic and the Separatists ramps up, setting the stage for Darth Sidious’ ultimate act of treachery against the Jedi. In these uncertain times, some of the deepest mysteries of the light and dark sides of the Force are revealed as an intrepid clone trooper uncovers a shocking conspiracy, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits, and Master Yoda makes a discovery that could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy.
Bonus Features: Never Before Seen 16-Minute Documentary Covering All Six Seasons
Four additional story reels from “The Lost Missions” Season (Blu-ray only)
Things you need to get your Wars The Clone Wars the Lost Missions celebration on:
About Star Wars The Clone Wars Series:
Set between Episodes II and III of the iconic “Star Wars” saga, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” explores the untold stories that helped shape the galaxy far, far away. The series chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other “Star Wars” heroes as they struggle to maintain freedom and restore peace against the dark side of the Force. Joined by an army of clone troopers, the noble Jedi fight to protect the Republic against the Separatists and their droid army led by Count Dooku, hias assassin Asajj Ventress and the evil General Grievous. Each week, a new thrilling story is revealed, brought to the screen by supervising director Dave Filoni and executive producer George Lucas.
My son wants to base his entire acting career on being a character in Disney’s Phineas and Ferb Star Wars. I can’t seem to get him to understand it’s already filmed with the characters it has and that he would have to be in a new movie. And yes he has seen the movie. He loved it, which is why he wants to be a character in it. He’s vying for his sister to get a role in it as well.
This is the ultimate intergalactic adventure; when the plans for the Death Star accidentally fall into the hands of Phineas and Ferb who (along with Agent P, of course) become thrust into a crisis to stop the evil Darthenshmirtz. The epic battle to restore balance to the universe includes the full-length adventure, Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars and 5 additional episodes. Plus FREE inside every DVD is a collectible Perry-In-Carbonite keychain! It’s a great story of A New Hope Retold and ReFERBished!
Synopsis: A couple summers ago in a galaxy far, far away, Phineas and Ferb are happily basking in the glow of Tatooine’s twin suns – until plans for the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands, thrusting them (and Agent P) into a galactic rebellion and an epic struggle of good versus evil in Phineas And Ferb: Star WarsTM.
Will Phineas and Ferb be able to resist the Dark Side? Will Stormtrooper Candace finally bust a Rebel? Can Agent P stop Darthenshmirtz from using his Force-powered “Sith-Inator”?
Featuring 5 additional episodes for over 2 hours of action-packed fun, this mind-blowing, intergalactic adventure is a blast for all ages! May the Ferb be with you…always.
Voice Talent: Vincent Martella (TV’s “Everybody Hates Chris”) as Phineas
Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure) as Stormtrooper Candace
Thomas Brodie-Sangster (TV’s "Game of Thrones”) as Ferb
Caroline Rhea (TV’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) as Mom
Dan Povenmire (TV’s “Phineas and Ferb”) as Darthenshmirtz
Richard O’Brien (Perks of Being a Wallflower) as dad
Dee Bradley Baker (TVs “Star Wars Clone Wars”) as Perry the Rebelpus
Alyson Stoner (Step Up 3D, Camp Rock 1 & 2) as pilot Isabella
And of course soon to be listed my son as character 10.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there were…super fun printable activity sheets for your kids! Check out these adorable mazes, puzzles and coloring pages in celebration of Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars coming to DVD! Just click on the embed code above and you’ll be able to download the .zip file of printables. Have fun!
As a family my kids and I have been having Star Wars Rebels family time. We record on Mondays at 9PM EST and then on Saturdays watch Star Wars Rebels Spark of Rebellion together. The kids love it, actually we all love it. It’s so fun to be able to share something that we loved while growing up with our kids and have them love it too. Since I had the opportunity to interview the characters/actors I wanted to share it with all of you.
Q : What drew you guys to the film?
TG : I love it. I think it’s so cool, um, like what, my favorite part about it is all the action. I think that that’s so fun. I think kids are gonna enjoy, um, all the characters and, and their multiple layers and how they run around firing off blasters and taking down troopers. I think, I think it’s all a lot of fun. It’s action along with a lot of, ah, nice dialogue.
SB : I was drawn when I was a kid when I first saw it. I was seventeen. I was fresh out of high school, and I went to the premiere in 1977, and I was one of those kids in the theatre whose head snapped back when the imperial star destroyer comes across the screen and the whole theatre rumbled. So, I get to relive this on a cellular level. It, it activates all of those memories from that time and, and, ah, when I was graduating high school, I was one of those apathetic youth and I didn’t go to my own graduation.
And, ah, to get to go and see something like that that was brand new. It was stuff that we hadn’t seen before. It, it woke up something in me and kind of gave me a new hope [UNINTELLIGIBLE.] But to get to, to work on something like that now where it’s, we’re bringing this to a whole new generation. It’s really exciting for me, and I’m a dad. And so I, I like working on quality programming that’s, ah safe for kids and it’s, um, it’s, it’s really got a great underlying message. It does, ah, offer a notion that there’s something bigger than we are and that we can strive to be better than we are and, and that a small group of people can be just as powerful as a large army against injustice.
TG : And a little bit of the force.
SB : And a little bit of the force, yes.
Q : Were you a Star Wars fan prior to this?
TG : Um, yeah. I hadn’t seen all the Star Wars movies. I had seen, I had seen 4, 5 and 6. It’s a nice joke with us, because we have some people in our cast, Vanessa and Freddy and then Dave as well who know more about Star Wars than anything I’ve ever met. They know things that I think aren’t even in Star Wars that are [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. And Steve and I, ah, Steven knows more than I do as well, but it’s been fun because, um, it’s cool to be a fan. I, I’ve now caught up and understood why everyone loves it so much.
I remember being in school when I was little, and every other kid had either a Star Wars shirt on or a lunch pail or a back pack. And it all makes sense why it’s so appealing, but it’s, it’s really cool. The best part of it is talking to fans of Star Wars and hearing their sentiments and why it’s so special to them, because everyone has their own connection to, ah, the Star Wars story. So it’s been really cool, um, coming up through all of it.
Q : We heard from some of the crew that you’re the funny one. Have you pulled any pranks on the cast?
SB : Not really. I think, what I just demonstrated there… [LAUGHING]. At the end of every effort, some, some of these guys…
TG : And an effort sounded something ridiculous. It’s like when we jump from building to building, or push a crate through planes.
SB : Yeah. I mean, he’s not used to doing that because he’s an on-camera guy and he can do that with his face or his body, but in, in voice over, we have to do everything on the mic, and so we’ll have what we call sound sets and in the sound sets, they’ll say okay, now we need you to, ah, take a punch or take six punches, three soft, three medium, three hard. And you’ll just hear us go [GRUNTING SOUND EFFECTS], and it can sound really filthy or, you know [LAUGHING] you go a lot of different directions. But basically after every sound that he makes… Do a sound.
TG : [GRUNTING SOUND EFFECT]. Every time, though`. Like you think you’ve heard it twice and it’s gonna come again, ah, but it’s always, it’s always so funny, but the king of doing all those sounds is Steve. We, there’s a thing that we do called the, what is it, [SOUNDS LIKE: walla librar–]…
SB : A sound library.
TG : Yes, sound library. And it’s like let’s hear you jump 20 times. Let’s hear you get hit in the face. Let’s hear you get shocked, and this guy can do every sound in the book when I’m like, ah, I’ve done it once. I think that’s the only way I’m ever gonna get a hit, but, um, it’s cool to learn from him. He’s so good at it.
SB : Well, I had to because I grew up doing anime, so in anime it’s a requirement to make every disgusting sound known to man.
Q : When you came in to read for the Wolf role, was anyone keen on what it could have been?
TG : Jungle Book? I thought it was like a, like a, like a discovery, like animal… I had no idea.
SB : Yeah, I do so many military games and, and military type characters that I just figured it was some military guy and some fighting show. I didn’t know what it was. I do a lot of superheroes also, so I really didn’t know until I think I was in the studio just about to record, and I saw storm troopers in the copy and I went, oh, this is something different. This is Star Wars. This is, this is Star Wars! [LAUGHING.] Yeah, so it was that moment of realization. Dave can probably speak to that about, ah….
TG : Yeah, I still didn’t pick up. I was like storm troopers, still probably like Jungle Book. [LAUGHING.]
SB : Yeah, a lot of shows that we auditioned for are coded, they’re very heavily coded. They want to protect that and we sign non-disclosure agreements once we do know, so I wasn’t allowed to talk about it. I had to keep all that inside, and thank God I can finally talk about it. [NON-INTERVIEW DIALOGUE.]
Q : How have you embraced the hardcore Star Wars fans?
TG : I think it’s awesome. I had no clue that there, we went out to, the first little taste of it we got was they sent us this thing called Star Wars Weekends in, ah, in Florida. And I had no idea what to expect. I was like oh, it will be fun to like hang out with a couple people who like Star Wars and go on some rides. There were like 60 thousand people who all had Star Wars shirts or full on, ah, costumes, ah, wardrobe, outfits, everything and, and light sabers. And just seeing that, I realized oh, wow, we’re in something much bigger than I thought.
And it’s, it’s been so much fun and they’re saying there’s so much more to look forward to, and I can’t wait.
SB : Yeah, I, I’ve been doing the convention circuit for the last 10 years for my other work for my other work and, ah, going to that weekend in particular seemed, you know, there was 20, 30 thousand people on the parade route, and they put us in convertibles and we’re waited on. It’s great, and I’m thinking the show hasn’t come out. Nobody’s gonna know who we are, and they’re chanting our names, you know. It’s my name. This guy had researched and knew everything that we did and people were bringing stuff up to me from my whole career. It was, in was amazing, and seeing the families, too.
There was this one family where there was a grandma in a wheelchair in her 90’s, and the way down to like a 2-year-old, and there are like 50 of them and they’re all together cheering for us as we’re coming out of the parade route, and they’re in first position right there, and they’re everywhere in the park that we were [SIMULTANEOUS TALKING,] [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. There’s all the signs and, and they had us take a family photo.
TG : They all had code names. They were, there was Red Leader [LAUGHING]. They, they knew what they were doing. Yeah, and, ah, it’s so fun.
SB : Yes. It’s been awesome. It’s a whole different level of fandom too, and so show-specific. It’s just amazing to me that after all these years, that the fandom is stronger now than it’s ever been. It’s incredible. [SIMULTANEOUS TALKING.]
TG : With all the media, it’s crazy. It’s on Twitter. It’s, it’s unbelievable. I’ve been telling people, I’ve had a Twitter before I’d gotten this, and I felt like half the people I see on Twitter somewhere in their little, ah, description of themself, it’s like coffee enthusiast. I like my hair. I’m a Jedi. [LAUGHING.] I’ve seen Jedi, so I see the word Jedi in more of those biographies than anything and, ah, I understand why. They’re the coolest type of person you could be.
SB : Hey, you’ve got Freddie Prince, Jr. [SIMULTANEOUS TALKING,] [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. Yeah, he’s on Twitter and he’s going crazy about it. It took Star Wars to do that.
Q : Since you didn’t know what you were going in for to read for, was there a point of time where you wondered about turning it down before you knew what it was?
SB : I don’t turn down anything.
TG : Me neither, but there’s a fine, sort of, this, it was actually this one. I, I was doing something else that day, I think and I remember being really late to, I was like an hour, and not normally would we show up late to anything and I was, I was running an hour late and I remember calling my agent, I’m like I’m late. I’m gonna make a fool of myself. I was sweaty. It was, I was working on something else. I had a hat on, and I was like I’m just not gonna go into this. I don’t even know what it is. And he’s like just walk in. I think they’re still there. And I remember walking in like this, so ridiculous. Like I, I can’t believe I’m late. I feel so bad.
And then yeah, it worked out. And now I’m so glad that I did, ’cause that I had, I guess that’s maybe a recurring thing in my life, like if I’m like a couple, I’m like no, I can’t do this, but, um, it sit, my mom’s over there nodding, yes. Yes it is. [LAUGHING.] Um, but yes, so this is, this has been awesome.
SB : Well, yeah, I, I treat every role as though it is the most important thing in the world. And a friend of mine wrote a song called Soldier A, and it’s, it’s about like the, the most innocuous character who, who dies every episode, but you have to invest as a voice actor. Especially on camera, we don’t have the luxury of grabbing a role and carrying it, you know, through a whole series and being able to depend on that for, ah, income. In the case of the show, of course, it’s a little bit different, but, ah, there’s so many shows that I work on where I am literally fired every day.
I go in, I work one day on a show and I’m on to the next thing, and so I treat every character with great reverence and I’m very grateful for the ones that I book. So, ah, to, to have invested that much into something like this and then it fleshes out to something like this, it’s gravy, it’s amazing.
Q : Do you have a favorite Star Wars character?
TG : Um, I hadn’t even seen all those, all those three films, so I had, yeah, then caught up, Anakin. I had, ah, when he was young and racing the pods, um, because I had played like the, ’cause Star Wars has everything. I, I play the video game where you’re racing through the, the deserts…
SB : The pod racing.
TG : Pod racing. [SOUNDS LIKE: Thank you.] I just needed reassurance from somebody. Ah, and, and, ah, I thought Anakin. He was young. He was the hero and, and he was my favorite character, but Darth Sidious, that’s a much cooler character. We met Ray Park when we went out to the, um, weekends and he was, um, Darth Maul. And I thought he was awesome, ’cause I hadn’t seen all those [SOUNDS LIKE: shows], so that is another character that I think is so cool, but I, ah, I hope that kids like the characters from this show as well. And I think it will be a lot of fun.
SB : They probably will.
Q : What was your favorite scene to voice over?
SB : Well, well, pretty much, I don’t know. I–I love, I love all of it for so many different reasons. I, I think one of my very favorite scenes that I’ve seen so far was Ezra’s realization that he was doing something of value. Ah, after our first initial struggle, and then stealing stuff, and he’s sitting there and we’re giving away, ah, food, and that was the whole, ah, purpose of our mission. And we’re risking our lives to do that. And to see that look of, of, ah, realization on his face where he’s just going, well, I didn’t do anything.
It’s like he didn’t deserve the praise and you see a little bit of a transformation in him [SIMULTANEOUS TALKING] and that was, that was a very powerful moment for me.
Q : Another moment is when he realized you came back for him, another strong turning point.
SB : And for me actually not taking care of him and letting him go, that was a really hard thing for me to play as, as a dad. It was really hard for me to, to just say see, you’re on your own, and leaving him with the empire. I mean, that was, that was terrible, but thank God we resolved that. [LAUGHING.] I can sleep now.
Star Wars Rebels began last week with a bang! The pilot movie had my kids cheering with excitement for the new series that starts Monday night October 10th at 9 PM on Disney XD. We will have our DVR set on record because we don’t plan to miss a single episode. TO help you guys get even more excited about the new series I have an interview with two of the female lead characters, Vanessa Marshall and Tiya Sircar.
Question : I’ll ask. Um, so, what was it like auditioning for the role that you had? Did you freak out?
Tiya : We didn’t know what we were auditioning for. So, that helped in that probably you weren’t freaking out and —
Vanessa : I [LAUGHS] — no, I —
Tiya : — if you would’ve been — if you had known.
Vanessa: Yeah, definitely. Yeah.
Tiya : Well, we, uh, we were told — well, I was under the impression I was auditioning for, um, a new animated series on Disney called Wolf. Um, and so it wasn’t until I actually got the phone call that I had gotten the job, which was great. And they said —
Vanessa : Mm-hmm.
Tiya : — and by the way, it’s Star Wars. And I was like, well, you know, it’s like doubly exciting, ’cause I got a job and it’s not — it’s way more exciting than I even realized.
Vanessa : Well, I didn’t know what it was, but I always — everything’s a Star Wars metaphor for me. I’m a huge Star Wars fan. So, I felt that there were elements of Star Wars within the piece of copy that I read.
Tiya : Oh, wow. You and Freddy both, okay.
Vanessa : Yeah, they — well, they said that, um, my character was a, a strong leader against the tyranny and da da da. And I’m like, hmm, well, all right, well, alliance.
So, I actually sort of transposed what I know about Star Wars onto the little copy [CHUCKLES], and, um, and I got a callback. And I thought, oh, cool, I’m gonna be a wolf or [LAUGHS]. And when I, when I got to the callbacks —
Tiya : Oh, you saw a character.
Vanessa : — I saw a, a drawing of the character on the wall, and I know what….
Vanessa : — race that is. I mean that’s not a Trekkie. [CHUCKLES] You know, I know exactly what’s going on here. And it sort of dawned on me in the moment, and I had to pull it together.
Because I’m such a huge fan. I — if I really thought about it, I’d probably have a heart attack. So, but I’m also a professional, so I was able to do my job and I showed up and I did a good job clearly and then I got the call.
Tiya : Enough, yeah.
Vanessa : Then, then I hyperventilated. And — my agent was literally afraid for my life. [LAUGHS] She was like, honey, do I need to call a paramedic?
[LAUGHS] And I mean she probably should have [CHUCKLES], ’cause I couldn’t stop going, oh, my God, oh, my — you know, I was crying. Ohh, anyway.
Tiya : Freddy also says that he figured it out, because Freddy and Vanessa —
Vanessa : Well, I didn’t figure it out. I just — it just lucked out that it was in fact what it
Vanessa: No, no. Well, I — but I even said to a friend of mine who read for another wolf, um, he [CHUCKLES] — I said — do you think this is Star Wars? And he said, you’re such an idiot. [LAUGHS] Everything is — Star Wars, Vanessa.
Vanessa : Yeah, exactly. He was like, yeah, you with your Star Wars. [LAUGHS] Yeah, anyway. But, um, so, it was, um, it was go– probably a good thing that I didn’t know what I was doing. [LAUGHS] ’cause I would’ve been terrified. [CHUCKLES]
Question : How do you feel about being a strong female character ?
Vanessa : Hera is the leader and, and while she is fierce, she’s a great fighter and a great pilot, she’s also very nurturing, and she sort of plays a maternal role, uh, within the crew. And I think she sets a really great example, I think she does a lot of mentoring to — Sabine. Now, I will also say parenthetically as a Star Wars fan, she is a Mandalorian. So I personally bow down to her character.
Right. Getting back to Hera. Um, but, but I do think it’s really wonderful, uh, that Star Wars Rebels embodies two, uh, female characters that we all can aspire to act like them whether we’re adults or children or even little boys or little girls.
I’ve said before that the empire universally oppresses all races and all gender to where it sort of neutralizes elements. These aren’t good women or good female characters. They’re all good people. So that we’re not even thinking in terms of gender or class. Um, we’re, we’re united towards doing the right thing. So, while they are strong, female characters, it’s also kinda cool that there’s this different element that even transcends those distinctions.
Tiya : And not to get too, you know, well, social commentary on you, but — you know, there are, in my own personal opinion, there are,so many female personalities that, well, for better or worse, they may be famous not for a specific skill or talent but just famous for the sake of being famous. And maybe not for the right reasons — if you know what I mean.
So, it’s — such an honor you know, and I, and I — it makes me cringe, you know, I don’t have kids, but it makes me cringe to think like all little girls are like — this is, this is what they have to look up to and to aspire to be, and it’s worrisome for me. So, to me, it’s such an honor to get to play this female character who, you know, Sabine’s a teenager and yet she is so intelligent and so, uh, uh, uh, like not even concerned about the superficial stuff whatsoever. She’s never taken a selfie in her life, you know. [LAUGHS]
And if she knew what that was, she wouldn’t be interested. So I think it’s really — I think it’s amazing to get to play these two smart women. They are right there alongside the guys, beating up the bad guys. I hope that, that young girls and young boys can aspire to be like these characters, because they’re fighting for the greater good. They’re doing the right thing and they’re, just like really smart and savvy about it while they’re doing it. So, I, I hope that’s like, you know, uh — I don’t know.
Vanessa : Yeah. Yeah. And I think also that, that what we’re all driven by is hope. Once again in transcending gender that I hope that kids take that hope, that, that it’s important to have faith, to have morals, to have ethics, um, and, and adults could probably [CHUCKLES] learn from, from that as well. And, um, some of those, those bigger human values that are not often embodied in, say, the people who are famous for things less than, you know, desirable. But, um, it — it’s really cool. There are some very wonderful, delicious ideas, uh, that are also in– inspiring over all, you know. Um, but I agree, definitely. These are really cool women, for younger girls to emulate.
Tiya : And they’re still fun, too. It’s not all about —
Vanessa : Yeah. They’re hilarious.
Tiya : — there’s, there’s, you know, Sabine’s c– can be a little sassy and she has a little attitude, but —
Vanessa : Yeah, it’s cool. Those things are sort of hidden beneath all the, the jokes and, and the high stakes. Yeah. It, it very much feels like the original trilogy. It has the same wit and, you know, get this walking carpet out of my way. You know, we talk to each other like that —
Question : Talk a little bit about how you guys do this script all together.
Vanessa : I love it.
Tiya : — for me, it’s — yeah, it’s, it’s so — such a treat, because —
Vanessa : Well, uh, yeah, oftentimes in animation and animated series, they try to get the entire group together, uh, but, uh, the previous Star Wars video games that I’ve done, I’ve been in a room by myself, uh, on a quote unquote Jedi counsel talking about people — [OVERLAP]
Tiya : [LAUGHS] Me, too. No.
Vanessa : You know, I mean, luckily, I know enough about the different places and things in the Star Wars universe, but it’s so much easier to interact with people, you know. We all love Star Wars, but that collective energy in the room is something that I think viewers will feel. I think it’s a real advantage. And, uh, and like I said, the, the writing of the scripts is so great. It’s really not that hard to do.
Vanessa : I feel like we don’t do much [CHUCKLES], you know.
Tiya: It doesn’t feel like work certainly for me.
Vanessa: No. I mean not that we don’t — yeah, I mean we — obviously, it’s a job and we do work very hard. We research and all that, but, um, I think, uh, working as a group, I think that is a part of why it bristles with so much love and energy. Yeah.
Tiya : And also I think, uh, what’s really, special — makes the experience so special, aside from the fact that you know, we — I think that like getting to act the — actually act these scenes out in a room together — you know, not is it more enjoyable for us, but it infuses the scenes and hopefully makes for a better show. But aside from that, I think we really forge, you know, this, this, this family, uh, you know, this Motley Crew of people. Like we have this Motley Crew of characters.
Vanessa : Exactly.
Tiya : And so, we’ve like created this, this bond, uh, as a, as a crew, you know, the, the five of us and, and also, you know, our guest stars and — but the five of us really have like [STUTTER] kind of, uh, embodied these — the, you know, the same dynamics, familial dynamics as we have on this show. And so — yeah, as, as [CHUCKLES] Vanessa was saying, you know, she kind of is this maternal figure making sure I am not hungry — do I have — need a snack — am I cold; do I need to borrow her cardigan. I mean it’s the it’s just the best.
Freddy is like the big bro and making sure everything’s …..cool and under control. And —
Steve is like the, the clown —
Vanessa : The prankster.
Tiya : — that’s like cracking us up —
Vanessa : He is hilarious.
Tiya : At inappropriate times. So, it’s fun to like get to kind of be part of this, crew that we’re actually getting to, you know it, it — art imitates life, imitates art. Whatever. [CHUCKLES]
Vanessa : Yeah. Yeah. That — that’s, that’s fortunate that we all have, have sort of fallen into a groove that’s very similar to what we need to —
Tiya : To do and embody —
Question : I love your, um — Sabine’s character, because she’s very multidimensional. Like she’s out there shooting and fighting with them, but then she’ll like be gone over doing some technical stuff, like shutting down the field and all of that stuff. But one thing I notice about her character, she’s the only one that wears a cover over a face, like wears the [INAUDIBLE]. Do you know if there’s a significance to that?
Tiya : Well, she’s Mandalorian, so that’s like Mandalorian armor, the full thing. The only difference is that, um, I think she’s probably the only Mandalorian that has armor that’s been graffitied [CHUCKLES], because she designs her own. Yeah, she, actually like sort of, uh, embellishes her armor, but, yeah, that the significance of the helmet is that she’s a Mandalorian and that’s full Mandalorian, like, warrior armor.
Question : Um, who are you guys’ favorite characters in the Star Wars universe? Can you pick one or?
Vanessa : Well, you know we both love Princess Leia, because she’s a strong female character, but I also don’t wanna forget Ahsoka from the because Ashley Eckstein is so wonderful and she’s really a — she’s also a wonderful character that we watched grow from being a young padiwan, you know, towards becoming a Jedi. Um, but I think it’s the same principles.
Uh, women who are strong on so many levels that, uh, they’re really inspiring. So, I would say, overall, probably Princess Leia. Yeah.
Tiya : And I have a soft spot for Han Solo, but who doesn’t? I mean — [LAUGHS]
Vaenssa : Oh, yeah. Yeah.
Tiya : But as inspiration, Leia. [CHUCKLES]
Vaenssa : Yeah, exactly.
Tiya : [OVERLAP] For my own viewing pleasure, Han Solo. [LAUGHS]
Vanessa : You know, it’s really — it’s, it’s hard to choose. I mean —
Tiya : It’s true. There’s so many good ones.
Vanessa : Yeah, ’cause I, I sort of believe that I love Chewie, but I think that’s born on the fact that it was my first action figure that I got. But, you know, in terms of things that have really touched my heart, I would say Leia.
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Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes are an amazing idea! When I worked in kindergarten, getting my students to brush their teeth after lunch for the adequate amount of time was the most difficult task of the day. I don’t know how many times I stood at the door and said, “are you sure you’re all done?” before sheepish little munchkins turned around and went back to brushing. If only I had a set of Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes in my classroom, maintaining after lunch oral health would have been a cinch! Plus- not only are parents and teachers fans of Star Wars, but many kids are, too, which makes Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes all the more fun.
Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes are easy to use for all ages and the blinking lights provide visual stimuli to help children monitor their progress. Using a “traffic light” timer system featuring green, yellow and red lights, children can tell how much longer they have to brush simply by pushing a button on the handle. Each time the button is pushed, a one minute round begins. Green means go, yellow halfway there and red signals finished. Goodbye to the days of the tooth-brushing egg timer that I grew up with. Just press the button, and brush each set of teeth for the dentist recommended brushing time! One minute for the uppers and one minute and for the lowers!
When children are finished brushing, the light will blink red and then voila- just clap the tooth brush down and allow the suction cup to hold the toothbrush to the sink, keeping it clean and ready for its next use. In a cat-filled apartment with little space, these suction cups are a surprising treat. No longer am I finding my toothbrush on the floor amongst cat hair and who-knows-what, rather it is right there where I left it when I wake up in the morning.
Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes come in two colors, The Dark Side, featuring Lord Vader himself and the Light Side, featuring everyone’s favorite Jedi master, Yoda. If your little Jedi (or Sith, if they happen to be…) does not like to brush their teeth, try Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes and take the misery out of brushing teeth.
Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes are ADA approved and the bristles are soft and gentle making it a pleasant brushing experience. This toothbrush will help children to develop proper brushing habits by enjoyably teaching them the proper length of time to brush their teeth.
Next time I’m teaching kindergarten, I will definitely get a set of Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes and let my students take charge of their own oral health. All that is left to do is put on my old Star Wars Episode IV record and let the brushing begin!
Firefly Star Wars Ready Go Brush toothbrushes are available at Wal-Mart, CVS/Pharmacy, Five Below Inc., Kroger, Shopko and Wakefern General Merchandise Stores for the suggested retail price of $3.49 each.
May the 4th (Force) Be With You! Starting now and running through May 10th, Amazon Appstore will be offering some great deals on Star Wars related apps in honor of the Force on May 4th. Find all the best Star Wars titles, as well as deals on:
These titles and 200,000 more can be found in the Amazon Appstore.