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John Williams Tribute

John Williams Tribute
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Welcome back to another episode of Echo Station! We are finally back from hiatus guys!! And in honor of us coming back we are doing a tribute to the master of music himself, Mr. John Williams! Kris and Ian have picked their top 6 or 7 John Williams themes throughout all 8 films and discuss why the picked them and put them on their lists. They also talk huge Star Wars news regarding new Disney+ shows, D23, Star Wars Barbies and much more. So strap in and sync up those soundtracks!

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John Williams Tribute

Padme’s Closet: Tatooine Disguise

Welcome back to an all new Padme’s Closet! Kris and Ian got lost in all of Padme’s massive wardrobe so we are very sorry we haven’t gotten a new episode out in a while, but never fear they are back and traveling to Tatooine! Today we discuss an outfit that Kris has cosplayed in the past, and the one Ian has teased about being his least favorite of them all…the Tatooine Disguise outfit. (Why would they put her in wool on a desert planet?!) So come dust off those sewing machines and lets talk some Star Wars fashion!

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Peter Mayhew Tribute

Today on Echo Station we mourn the passing of Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. Mayhew was of course known for his portrayal of the lovable Wookiee Chewbacca in the original trilogy, Revenge of the Sith, parts of The Force Awakens, and consulted on episodes 8 and 9 with Joonas Suotamo (The new Chewbacca) taking over the role due to Peters advanced age. Kris and Ian share personal stories about meeting Peter, we discuss a bit of Star Wars news, and we fondly remember the big walking carpet who is now watching over our Princess in the sky.

If you’d like to make a donation the the charity that Peter started follow the link: http://petermayhewfoundation.org

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Peter Mayhew Tribute

Padme’s Closet: Sabe

Welcome back all of you fashionable force users to Padme’s Closet! This week Ian and Kris discuss not Padme per say…but her Handmaiden Sabe. For those who don’t remember, Sabe was the one who was disguised as Padme during their escape from Naboo and during the battle to retake Theed. Sabe wore the famous black dress with a feather headdress along with a black and red battle outfit. While we know this technically isn’t Padme we are talking about, Sabe still wore her clothes so she gets her own episode.

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Padme’s Closet: Sabe

Men’s Fashion in Star Wars

Grab the most expensive fabrics you can find because we are traveling the galaxy and talking mens fashion in the universe! Kris and Ian discuss some of the most fashionable men in the Galaxy from Bail Organa to Kylo Ren and yes even Jar-Jar Binks. They also discuss hot news topics such as new playable characters in BattlefrontII, the new Star Wars theme park coming to both Disney World and Disney Land Galaxies Edge, Star Wars Celebration news, and their upcoming panel at Planet Comicon! So strap in and lets talk fun fashion and some really cool Star Wars news!

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Men’s Fashion in Star Wars

Padme’s Closet: Enter Mini Series

Hello all you fashionable force users! Welcome to Echo Station’s first mini series titled Padme’s Closet. In this mini series Ian and Kris are going to cover all of your favorite Queen/Senators outfits from the prequels. Each of Padme’s outfits is going to get its very own episode dedicated to it, starting with her red throne room gown in The Phantom Menace to her funeral attire in Revenge of the Sith. We are spanning three movies and well over 30 costumes. We will be dissecting each outfit from head to toe, talking about what we like and don’t like, and finally our first impressions of them. So grab your sewing machines because we are diving in deep with this first episode.

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Bullying and Star Wars

In this weeks episode Kris and Ian talk about the controversial  subject of bullying in the Star Wars community and how it effects the fans, the actors, and the overall feel of Star Wars. They sit down and talk about actor Ahmed Best (Jar-Jar Binks) and the recent video he released about his struggles after The Phantom Menace came out and what he went through, actress Kelly Marie Tran, Daisy Ridley, their own experiences with bullying and so much more. Warning! There is mention and talk of not only bullying but suicide as well in this episode. So if you are uncomfortable with talking or hearing about said subject we recommend you listen to the news section and then turn it off after. We realize that it is a heavy subject to speak about and not everyone is comfortable with talking and or listening about it.

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Tribute to Carrie Fisher

It’s the winter finale here at Echo Station, and what better way to end the year with a tribute to our favorite Princess and General, Carrie Fisher. Come join Kris, Ian, and special guest star Lydia Heartwell from Another Castle Creations as they talk all things Leia and Carrie. Ian surprises Kris with her Christmas gift from artist Hannah Payne Art, and so much more. So come join us for our final episode for 2018 and we will be back with new episodes come mid-January!

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The Mandalorian

Join us this week as Ian and Kris explore and talk about the new live action T.V. show currently in production, The Mandalorian! They talk what its going to be about, the list of announced directors so far, characters they would love to see appear and so much more! Grab your thermal detonators and set your blasters for stun as we dive into The Madalorian.

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Costume Couture: Padme Amidala Spotlight

A guest joins us for a trip to a galaxy far, far away as we take a look at the mother of Luke and Leia, Padme Amidala. Luna Flare from Another Castle Creations joins us in full Padme cosplay to discuss the best costume looks for the Natalie Portman character. We discuss Padme Amidala’s looks from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

What is your favorite Padme Amidala look? Did we pick one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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SH S5E07: Ranking Star Wars at Planet Comicon

It’s our big Planet Comicon live episode! This past weekend, we were at Kansas City’s largest comic convention, Planet Comicon and we put on a live episode during a panel. In this episode, we, along with the audience, rank the live action Star Wars movies. Our list only includes live action and theatrically released films.

What is your favorite Star Wars movies? Which do you think is the worst? Was our list totally off?

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Carrie Fisher, Our Princess, Passes

Like many of you, I am in mourning today.  The world lost an idol and seems a little dimmer for it.  Carrie Fisher was royalty.  Her iconic role of Princess Leia carried over into our reality, acting as a beacon of hope when, at times, there wasn’t any. Her sheer honesty and courage could shine through any amounts of darkness, uplifting those lucky enough to witness it. But I don’t have to tell you all what she meant to the world. I want to tell you what she meant to me.

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I was not a Star Wars fan until I was an adult. It was the recent additions of Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that really pushed me into the fandom. They featured remarkable stories of courageous women caught in the fray of epic wartime. It took me awhile to realize that the original trilogy, as well as the prequels, also accomplished that.  But I digress.

I was, however, always a Princess Leia fan. She was a freaking warrior princess. How could you not love her? She had sass and charm and went after what she wanted but always did the right thing. That’s insane. Women don’t do that! I mean, seriously, we still have films today, almost 40 years later, that can’t properly convey women being as multi-faceted as Leia.

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Carrie Fisher was intense behind the scenes of Star Wars as well.  She has been quoted as standing up to Hollywood sexism that still plagues films today.  One of my favorite quotes came from 2008’s Wishful Drinking, her one-woman show she later adapted into a book, discussing with George Lucas why there’s no underwear in space.

George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, “You can’t wear a bra under that dress.”

So, I say, “Okay, I’ll bite. Why?”

And he says, “Because. . . there’s no underwear in space.”

What happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t—so you get strangled by your own bra.

Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit—so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.

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If that’s not the cheesiest explanation to see boobs, I don’t know what is.

As an adult who is both a writer and a mentally depressed person, I have been able to appreciate and sympathize with Fisher on a deeper level than I ever thought possible. She has been bravely public about her struggles with addiction and depression, something that I, too, try to do.  When you have a disease where your mind wants to live, but your body wants to die, it’s comforting to see others overcome their struggles. Watching Carrie in anything always gave me hope.

I feel I need to talk just a little more about Star Wars, because it wasn’t until recently I recognized just how pivotal Fisher’s character was to the entire franchise. It may go without saying, but Leia is by far the overshadowed hero of Star Wars. She begins the story as an adopted princess given a life jeopardizing mission that she takes without hesitation. She loses her adopted parents and her planet, yet takes charge during her own rescue and saves herself.  She gets taken captive and made a slave by what can only be described as the most disgusting allegory for sexism ever and KILLS HER CAPTOR BY CHOKING HIM WITH THE SAME CHAINS THAT BOUND HER. She rises through the ranks of the rebellion, becoming a trusted strategist and ally until she is their leader. She is looked upon as hope for the galaxy. She stays with the fight while both Luke and Han had abandoned it (this may or may not be true later, but as far as Episode VII goes, it sure looks like it to me). From princess to rebel to general, Leia is the reason the fight is alive. I will be ever grateful for her portrayal of this woman who could do it all.

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Carrie Fisher and her embodiment of Leia are the symbols of survival that we so often need. She struggled and persevered. She offered humor during times of sadness. Her talent changed the world of both fiction and non-fiction as we know it. She made 44 movies, appeared in 46 TV shows, authored 7 books, wrote and starred in 4 stage productions, doctored numerous scripts including Sister Act and Last Action Hero, and dedicated much of her time to educating masses on mental health. While the stunning Carrie Fisher may be gone from this world, she’ll always be regarded as a pioneer across many platforms.

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May the Force be with you, Carrie Fisher. Yours will always be with me.

Carrie Fisher, Our Princess, Passes