"It's time to starting probing that blog." - Admiral Raddus, probably.
Welcome to the start of something fun.
When Joseph Scrimshaw, Jennifer Landa, and myself (I'm the Ken guy) teamed up in 2015 to start the ForceCenter podcast, the idea was simple and, if we're being honest, small: One main show every OTHER week, some individually helmed shows, and then we'd see what happens from there.
Humble beginnings. Like the podcast itself was a Farm Boy from Tatooine. (I'm not saying we're the Chosen One, just that things took off from there!) The first episodes were released in the months and weeks prior to a little film called Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The grand return of the franchise had been building for awhile, but no one was quite ready for the explosion of new stories, characters, books, shows, comics, and toys that would add new fire to an already passionate fanbase. Talking about Star Wars was no longer a casual thing. It was a full-time obsession.
ForceCenter grew. First main shows every Tuesday. More Databank Brawls. Jennifer launched Jedi Beat, a show so good even a talented Star Wars voice like her can only make so many at a time! We began ranking Star Wars and counseling our fellow fans. A Patreon page was launched in 2017 with an eye of building the brand and the community around it. We added new ways to listen to the show and have expanded to YouTube. And, now, this... a website and blog.
All of these wonderful things have only happened because of YOU... the listeners and supporters of ForceCenter. You have taken to our brand of celebrating Star Wars, digging deep into the themes and meanings, and, more often than not, having silly fun with the greatest saga ever told.
With the addition of this blog we will be able to communicate with you in a new format. You'll be able to curl up with our words as we explore even more things in this galaxy so far, far away yet so close to our hearts. There is currently no firm plan with this blog. Joseph, Jennifer, and myself will jump in here when we have something to say and we'll see where it goes from here...
... which seemed like the right idea back in 2015.
May That Force Thing Kinda Sorta Always Stay Around You.