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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #22: Star Wars: Phasma–Full Analysis of her Mystique and Origins

Tarkin’s Top Shelf continues the Journey to The Last Jedi with the latest edition by Delilah S. Dawson, Star Wars: Phasma. In this episode, Mark and Becca hold nothing back. It’s a no-holds-barred discussion! They leave no stone unturned as they dissect Phasma’s mystique and secret origin. So, listeners beware. If Phasma knows you know her secrets, you will die.


  • Ron Howard is tweeting pictures again using the #UntitledHanSoloMovie hashtag. Was that Kessel?
  • Should we see Kessel on the big screen in the Han Solo movie?
  • Del Rey’s Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View on October 3rd, 2017.


Topic and Discussion:

  • Star Wars: Phasma–full analysis of her mystique and origins
  • Essential characters and their importance
  • Con Star Mining Corporation
  • Mad Max “Thunder Dome” scenario and parallels
  • The (Churrk) Oracle and the Rite of Passage
  • Similarities and possible symbolism from “The Neverending Story”
  • Continuity, connections, and possibilities for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Will Phasma’s backstory be essential going forward?
  • Where is Captain Cardinal now?


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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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