Heroes of the Galaxy
A podcast celebration of the women of Star Wars
Looking For Leia: Annalise Ophelian51:30Welcome back to Heroes Of The Galaxy! In this final episode of our first season, Millicent is joined by filmmaker Annalise Ophelain, director of the docu-series Looking for Leia. In this episode we talk about Annalise's approach to the series, her relationship to Star Wars, and how marginalised voices are carving out their own spaces within fandom.This is the final episode of Heroes Of The Galaxy in its current form, as we're getting a little bit of a makeover in 2021 and we can't wait to share it with you – make sure to follow us on Twitter and keep you eyes peeled! Thank you for listening and supporting this year.Follow @HeroesOfGalaxy and your host @MillicentGames on TwitterFind Alani on Twitter here
The Women of Jedi: Fallen Order (With Alani Vargas)54:41Welcome back to Heroes of the Galaxy! This time I am joined by Alani Vargas to discuss the women of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.Alani is a writer and critic for Showbiz Cheat Sheet, The AV Club, and more. In this episode, we explore Trilla, Merrin, Cere, a Jedi's relationship to the force, and our thoughts on the direction of the game.Follow @GalaxyHeroesPod and your host @MillicentGames on TwitterFind Alani on Twitter here
Admiral Holdo: What Makes a Leader (With Alyssa Mercante)49:36Welcome back to Heroes of the Galaxy! This time I am joined by Alyssa Mercante to discuss Admiral Holdo.Alyssa is a writer and critic for GamesRadar and has written extensively on Star Wars including episode reviews of the recent Clone Wars finale. On this episode, we explore Admiral Holdo, The Last Jedi, and what makes a leader in Star Wars.Follow @GalaxyHeroesPod and your host @MillicentOnFilm on TwitterFind Alyssa on Twitter here
Jyn Erso: How Rebellions are Built (With Becca Harrison)01:06:47Welcome back to Heroes of the Galaxy! This time I am joined by Becca Harrison to discuss Jyn Erso.Becca is a film historian and author of two Star Wars-related books, including the upcoming BFI Classics: The Empire Strikes Back, She has also written extensively on Star Wars and its relationship with class, race, and gender. On this episode, we explore Rogue One, Jyn Erso, and different ways of reading Star Wars with film theory.Follow @GalaxyHeroesPod and your host @MillicentOnFilm on TwitterFind Becca on Twitter herePreorder BFI Classics: The Empire Strikes Back here!
Your Focus Determines Your Reality (With Amy Ratcliffe)49:21Welcome back to Heroes of the Galaxy! This time I am joined by the wonderful Amy Ratcliffe.Amy is a journalist, writer, and Managing Editor at Nerdist. Alongside contributions to StarWars.com and hosting panels at Star Wars Celebration among others, Amy also wrote Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy; making her the perfect guest for this bonus episode! Listen as she and your host, Millicent, talk candidly about being a woman in fandom, feeling connected to characters through personal trials, and Amy's favourite Star Wars novels.Follow @GalaxyHeroesPod and your host @MillicentOnFilm on TwitterFind Amy at @Amy_GeekBuy Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy here
Rose Tico: Saving What We Love (With Kaila Spencer)37:49Welcome back to Heroes of the Galaxy! This time I am joined by Kaila Spencer to discuss Rose Tico.Kaila is a writer at DisInsider and co-creator and host of the podcast She–3PO. On this episode, she talks candidly about her experience as a young Asian woman looking for representation onscreen, her relationship with fandom and shipping, and what makes Rose a fearless leader.Follow @GalaxyHeroesPod and your host @MillicentOnFilm on TwitterFind Kaila at @kaila_ren
Rey Skywalker: Destiny on Purpose (With Kesha Debickii)27:07Welcome back to Heroes of the Galaxy! This time I am joined by Kesha Debickii to discuss Rey Nobody / Skywalker / Palpatine.. whatever you like to call her! Kesha wrote her college thesis on Rey, The Last Jedi, and existentialism and has some brilliant thoughts when it comes to the young scavenger at the centre of the sequel trilogy.Follow @GalaxyHeroesPod and your host @MillicentOnFilm on TwitterFind Kesha at @adamdriverse
Leia Organa: A Beacon of Hope (with Clarisse Loughrey)37:48Happy Star Wars Day and May the 4th be with you! In our very first episode, I am joined by Clarisse Loughrey to talk all things Leia Organa. Clarisse is Chief Film Critic at The Independent and has written for Little White Lies and BAFTA among others.Follow @GalaxyHeroesPod and your host @MillicentOnFilm on TwitterFind Clarisse at @ClarisseLouRead Clarisse's interview with LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy here.
An Introduction01:08Just saying hello and giving you an idea of what to expect! This short episode also allows us to add the podcast to Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc.Be sure to tune in next week for our very first episode and follow us on Twitter @GalaxyHeroesPod