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Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode #21: Leia: Princess of Alderaan Full Analysis and Connection Discussion

Welcome back to another episode of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”! Your hosts are ready to discuss one of the most inspiring characters of the Star Wars saga. Leia. In this episode, Becca and Mark analyze one of the most anticipated young adult novels from the Journey to The Last Jedi seriesClaudia Gray’s Leia: Princess of Alderaan.

Becca and Mark begin with Leia’s “Day of Demand” and work their way into an in-depth discussion of continuity connections that lead all the way up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They talk about their initial reactions, the Organa family secrets, and even new revelations surrounding Leia’s origins. Nothing is off limits, making this a conversation not to be missed.





Topic and Discussion:

  • Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray and Disney Books/Publishing
  • Initial Reactions!
  • Synopsis and timeline of the book
  • Leia’s “Day of Demand”
  • Meet the Organa’s: Senator Bail Organa and Queen Breha
  • The Future of the Rebellion a.k.a. Leia’s allies
  • Padme Amidala Origins
  • Crait and Connections to Star Wars:The Last Jedi
  • Amilyn Holdo: the Star Wars equivalent to Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
  • Moff Tarkin: the Party Crasher
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi stories of the Jedi
  • Relevance of “storms”


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I do Star Wars! It's a verb. Former EIC of The Cantina Cast. Host and owner of Kanata's Castle Podcast and Tarkin's Top Shelf. A contributor for: Coffee with Kenobi, Jedi News, and Making Star Wars, and a titlist for Lucasfilm artist Steve Anderson.
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