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Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode: 20 Star Wars Super Graphic

 

In today’s episode of Tarkin’s Top Shelf, Becca, and Mark sit down and chat over a different kind of Star Wars book. Star Wars ‘Super Graphic’ by Tim Leong. As your hosts flip through these colorful pages of Star Wars fun, they do their best to connect the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars ‘Super Graphic!’

News:

  • Target commercial: “Bring your Rey Game” #ForceFriday2

  • Luke comic: Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie go to Jedha City

 

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Topic:

  • Connecting the saga continuity with Tim Leong’s distractingly fun ‘Super Graphic’ book

  • Force Abilities that connect throughout the saga

  • Lightsaber Lore and Mythology

  • Size Matters when it comes to galaxy far, far away

  • There are other Jedi Councils?

  • From Naboo, with Love

  • Happily Ever After or Tragic Endings?

  • Dis-members Only

  • R2D2 Odyssey

  • Mind Tricks

  • Luke’s dialogue in the films

  • Chronological Clone Wars

  • Breakdown of Rey’s Force Back (Vision)

 

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode 19: Inferno Squad

 

The Rebellion has hope, but the Empire has Inferno Squad! In this episode, Mark and Becca go over the literary prequel to the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II video game, Inferno Squad. From story analysis to character breakdown, this discussion covers more than the book itself. In fact, Mark and Becca go beyond the pages of Inferno Squad and connect the dots to other aspects of the continuity.
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  • Analysis and Discussion:
    • Synopsis of the novel
    • ​Mark and Becca go into a character breakdown as they assess the storyline, and how it connects to other aspects of the continuity. ​
    • ​Other than continuity connections, Mark and Becca discuss possible plot lines and book connections to the upcoming video game, Star Wars Battlefront II.
 

 

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode #17 Kybers: The Living Crystals

Welcome back to another edition of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”! Mark and Becca switch things up a bit as they dive into one of the hottest topics of discussion right now: Kyber crystals.  In this episode, Mark and Becca take a look at the continuity surrounding Kybers through Star Wars literature, both novels and comics, and how they align with the films.

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Topic:

  • The continuity of the Kyber crystal and the mythology of the lightsaber through literature and film of the Star Wars saga

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf Episode16 Star Wars: Rebel Rising

Welcome back to another edition of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”! Mark and Becca discuss the Disney Young Adult novel Rebel Rising by Beth Revis. They go over the detailed backstory of Jyn Erso’s childhood and upbringing, and how she became a leader and ultimately, the hero the “Rebel Alliance” didn’t know it needed. http://traffic.libsyn.com/tarkinstopshelf/TTS_Rebel_Rising.mp3

 

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  • Starlight Foundation – Fun Centers
  • iTunes reviews – Please subscribe today!
  • Vader comic coming this June – The origins of Vader’s lightsaber

 

Topic:

  • Rebel Rising by Beth Revis and Disney Hyperion Books (released on May 2nd, 2017)
  • Continuity–how Rebel Rising ties in with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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“Tarkin’s Top Shelf” Episode 14: Thrawn

Welcome back to another edition of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf!” Yes, the “embargo” has lifted, and now, Mark and Becca are ready to tackle the long-awaited Thrawn. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy their “detective work” as they assess one of the most captivating Star Wars characters of all time.

 

Episode highlights:

  • Disney’s Rogue One combo: Rebel Rising and Guardians of the Whills due out May 2nd
  • Inferno Squad – July 25th
  • Phasma – Part of  Journey to The Last Jedi – due out this September
  • New Leia and Luke books – sometime in October also part of Journey to The Last Jedi.

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“Tarkin’s Top Shelf” Episode 13: Star Wars Celebration Podcast Stage

 

Rebecca is joined by fellow Star Wars podcaster and friend Ryder from “Idiot’s Array.” Rebecca and Ryder take the podcast stage at Celebration Orlando to discuss the why the new literary canon is relevant and important to the galaxy far, far away. Not just in the episodic films of the Skywalker Saga, but to the entire Star Wars universe as a whole. How it connects, expounds, and enhances what we see on screen.

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“Tarkin’s Top Shelf” Episode 12: Empire’s End

Mark and Becca have read the final conclusion to Chuck Wendig’s literary trilogy, Aftermath: Empire’s End ― the most anticipated novel to date! In this episode, your librarians of the Whills go into full detail during their analysis, and nothing is off limits. So, if you intend to listen before you’ve read Empire’s End, consider yourself warned because you will be spoiled.

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“Tarkin’s Top Shelf” Episode 8: Listener feedback

Mark and Becca have been getting a lot of feedback since the launch of podcast and a few weeks back they asked their listeners to supply them with questions, topics, and thoughts on all things Star Wars. Their listeners provided them with some thought-provoking Star Wars questions.

In this episode:

  • Lost Stars feedback
  • Bloodline feedback
  • A New Dawn (Kanan and Hera’s interaction)
  • Favorite novelized characters so far
  • What has stood out the most so far among the novels
  • and much, much more

If you have any questions or comments for the show, please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.com. Please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening.