Kanata’s Castle #75: From General to Jedi Master Leia

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In this episode of Kanata’s Castle, Becca and Devon take a closer look at Leia’s arc in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They go over her transition from General of the Resistance to Master Leia, the mentor for the last remaining Jedi, Rey. But first, your hosts discuss some of the recent Star Wars News: Baby Yoda coming to Build-A-Bear, The Rise of Skywalker Novel postponement, and Star Wars Resistance!

Leia is the keeper of Hope in Star Wars, and now, her legacy continues with Rey Skywalker. Yup, you read that correctly, and no, nobody is dipping into Poe’s secret stash of spice. So, move along, move along, and click the play button.

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Devon Meyers is an Oppo-Award-winning podcast listener now turned podcaster. She first saw Star Wars in 1977 at the age of 16 and vowed she would one day marry Luke Skywalker. After The Force Awakens teaser in 2014 and then attending Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015, her fandom had an awakening. Devon started writing and became involved in fandom social media. She started a YouTube channel where she shares her gaming highlights from Star Wars Battlefront, trailer reactions, one of which was featured on “The Star Wars Show,” videos about “Cooking Star Wars,” and shares her fandom in “Show & Tell with Red5Mom,” Devon’s Star Wars Story can be heard on Scott Ryfun’s podcast “My Star Wars Story.”

She is also an award-winning cosplay artist and member of the Rebel Legion as a formal Jocasta Nu. At age 55, she considers herself to be a vintage Star Wars fan. She is retired from youth sports photography and preschool teaching and resides in Virginia with her husband, mother in law, and two of her four kids. Follow her on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook @Red5Mom.

Becca Benjamin is the former editor-in-chief of the Cantina Cast website and current co-host of Tarkin’s Top Shelf. She also prepares titles and captions for Lucasfilm artist Steve Anderson and contributes to Coffee with Kenobi and Makingstarwars.net. In her words, “I do Star Wars! Yes, it’s a verb and my escape from the mundane ways of life. In other words, I’m just a simple girl trying to make my way in the universe.” Connect with Becca on Twitter @urangelb.

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