Tag Archives: Darth Vader

Dealing With Darth Vader Fears

Dealing With Darth Vader Fears

Seeing Star Wars on the big screen didn’t traumatize four year old Rebecca Angel. Playing through it helped make Darth Vader ok. Read More

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Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 025: ‘Return of the Jedi’

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 025: ‘Return of the Jedi’

Today we talk about some of Captain Owen’s ‘Star Wars’ toys including a Darth Vader/Ahsoka two-pack we grabbed at Disneyland and a bunch of his Galactic Heroes figures. We then do a sort of re-telling of the Tatooine portion of ‘Return of the Jedi.’ We talk a little bit about the RunDisney Kid’s Races from both this year and last. Read More

The Force Is Strong With My Pets

The Force Is Strong With My Pets

We’ve all seen the plethora of Star Wars related merchandise flood the market several months before The Force Awakens hit theaters, and I was the first to throw up my hands and say, “Enough already!” Sorry but oranges have nothing to do with BB-8! However, the Petco line of Star Wars goods for pets is actually a perfect use of the license. Read More

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 024: 'Another Disneyland Adventure'

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 024: 'Another Disneyland Adventure'

Another Disneyland trip under our belts. We traveled to Anaheim for the second annual runDisney ‘Star Wars’ race weekend. We spent the Friday before our races in both Disney parks, and this episode contains two segments. First we chat for a few minutes about what rides we are going to go on before getting ready to head to the park (three of Owen’s favorite rides–Autopia, the railroad, and Jungle Cruise all ended up being closed for the day), and then the morning after we talk about what we did at the parks before heading to Owen’s Kids’ Race. Read More

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 022: ‘The Force Awakens’

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 022: ‘The Force Awakens’

After braving the ‘Star Wars’ marathon on Thursday, we took Captain Owen to see ‘The Force Awakens’ on Friday morning. WARNING: This episode contains major spoilers for ‘The Force Awakens.’ DO NOT listen yet if you haven’t seen the movie and do not want to hear spoilers. However, if you do want to hear about a two-year-old discussing seeing his first ever ‘Star Wars’ movie in a theater, please listen! Read More

At Conventions, Skywalkers, Bagginses, Batmans and Lannisters Provide Back-to-School Lessons in Tolerance

At Conventions, Skywalkers, Bagginses, Batmans and Lannisters Provide Back-to-School Lessons in Tolerance

Whether they were born on Tatooine or Krypton, play Grand Theft Auto V or Cloudberry Kingdom, or watch Walking Dead or True Blood, factions from these diverse but often opposing universes, posing with their fake laser blasters and purple-tinted wigs at conventions, manage to get along, at least for one weekend. Why can’t the rest of us? Read More

The Force Is Strong… With These Shoes

The Force Is Strong… With These Shoes

I don’t get an opportunity to surprise my son much these days when it comes to Star Wars. He’s seen all of the LEGO Star Wars kits and there’s just not a lot of new products floating around that make his eyes spark. That’s why I was so happy to completely surprise him a few weeks ago when he came home from camp. Sitting on top of the dining table was a green Star Wars shoebox with Yoda’s image on it. “Is that for me?” he asked. Read More