Episode #7: Star Wars Yub Nub Orlando Recap

We weren’t lucky enough to make it to Orlando for Star Wars Celebration this year, but that’s not stopping us from discussing what we learned about the upcoming year in novels and games.

Intro music: “Across the Stars” by Daria Semikina (originally composed by John Williams)

Outro music: “The Imperial March” by NESMETAL (originally composed by John Williams)

Artwork: Sean Connolly

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Episode #6: Like My Mother Before Me

After stopping by C2E2, Chris sits down to chat with a special guest. If you’ve listened to any of our episodes, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with him/her…

Intro music: “Across the Stars” by Daria Semikina (originally composed by John Williams)

Outro music: “The Imperial March” by NESMETAL (originally composed by John Williams)

Artwork: Sean Connolly

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Episode #5: The Last Jedi Trailer Discussion

After a month of inactivity, we’re back with a vengeance! Well, sort of. This week, we decided to discuss the new trailer for The Last Jedi, along with a contest we are running! However, you’ll need to listen to figure out what’s going on…

Intro music: “Across the Stars” by Daria Semikina (originally composed by John Williams)

Outro music: “The Imperial March” by NESMETAL (originally composed by John Williams)

Artwork: Sean Connolly

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Episode #4: We Forgot to Discuss Anime!

David started his new job, which means starting later and less energy/more exhaustion! Things are starting to wrap up regarding our Aftermath discussion, we get into more fan questions, and it’s looking like everyone’s favorite segment might be recurring from now on…

Intro music: “Across the Stars” by Daria Semikina (originally composed by John Williams)

Outro music: “The Imperial March” by NESMETAL (originally composed by John Williams)

Artwork: Sean Connolly

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Rogue One Novelization Review (MakingStarWars.net)

The last time I read a novelization of a movie, it was nearly two decades ago. My dad had taken me out of school early to see the newest Godzilla movie, and to say I was excited is an understatement. Shortly after, I picked up the paperback novelization. While I’m sure I enjoyed it as a kid, it didn’t leave a lasting mark on me, especially not enough to convince me to pick up any others.

I bring this up because when the Rogue One novelization was announced, I wasn’t excited. Even a few weeks before the release of the movie, I still was on the fence regarding the purchase. It’s not that I’m against reading—my office will prove otherwise. Rather, I simply was not aware of what the experience could offer. After seeing the movie, I made the decision to give it a chance, to see what the commotion was about.

Read the full review here!

Episode #3: Tilda Swinton, Jedi Master

It’s been a long week for us. Our schedules are changing a bit, so we went live tonight for minimal editing. The results are……………..interesting, at best. We discuss what characters we relate to the most and answer some great fan questions! Oh, and we also discuss Ron (@cpthrio)’s favorite actress, Tilda Swinton!

Intro music: “Across the Stars” by Daria Semikina (originally composed by John Williams)

Outro music: “The Imperial March” by NESMETAL (originally composed by John Williams)

Artwork: Sean Connolly

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Afterthoughts: “Empire’s End” by Chuck Wendig

Back in the day, I never read much of the original Expanded Universe. I get grief about this from some of my friends (in jest, of course). But my passion for Star Wars was nothing then compared to now. Which is why when a new novel or comic series is announced, I get excited and end up buying them. Knowing they will have some kind of connection to the movies at large? I can’t help but be excited! So with the announcement of Empire’s End, I immediately pre-ordered it so I could round out the series.

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Alliance vs. Empire: Changing the Way We Play the Game

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, this would signal the beginning of the end for the stories now considered “Legends.” A large number of novels and comics, once viewed as integral by some to the extended universe, were relegated to a non-canonical position. For some, this came as a relief. As for others, it felt like a slap in the face.

What this means for Star Wars as a whole, however, is when the new novels started coming out, this began the laying of groundwork for what the new universe would look like. Tarkin helped flesh out one of the more revered antagonists in Star Wars history. Whereas A New Dawn introduced several Star Wars Rebels characters many of us now know and love. Not necessarily earth shattering changes, but changes nonetheless.

Fast-forward to 2017, and not only do we have a handful of stellar novels, but we now have two new movies that are welcome additions to the universe. However, instead of focusing on all of the changes, there is one particular topic I want to address: how we perceive the Rebellion and the Empire.

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