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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #44: A Clone Wars Chat with JAT @JATactor

Welcome to a Clone Wars chat with JAT! Today we are humbled and honored to welcome James Arnold Taylor (JAT), the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon from The Clone Wars as well as Ratchet, Tidus, Johnny Test, Fred Flintstone, Flash, Spidey, Fox Sunday and the author of JAT 365: 365 Inspirations for the Pursuit of your Dreams to our show! In this episode, Mark and Becca sit down with the man of many voices to talk about The Clone Wars and everything in between.

Sources:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 

James Arnold Taylor-IMDb

JAT@actor on Twitter

James Arnold Taylor Official Site 

Clone Wars Conversations

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #43: It’s YOUR Universe with Ashley Eckstein @HerUniverse

“Tarkin’s Top Shelf” welcomes Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano, the creator of Her Universe, and the author of It’s YOUR Universe to the show! In this episode, Mark and Becca join Ashley in discussing her journey through dreams and hope by delving into her memoir of positivity preparation. Along their journey-filled discussion, they take a moment to touch on Ahsoka Tano and the revival of Star War: The Clone Wars announcement from San Diego Comic-Con.

Sources:

It’s YOUR Universe by Ashley Eckstein and Disney Books

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #41: Star Wars: Most Wanted by @raecarson

“Tarkin’s Top Shelf” gets back to the basics with Star Wars: Most Wanted by Rae Carson and Disney/Lucasfilm Press. In this episode, Mark and Becca break the binding by taking a closer look, through a critical lens, at the prequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Most Wanted. Each host takes a turn fleshing out each character and discussing the plot, pace, and flow of the storyline. They even take the time to connect current and past content to this well contained Han and Qi’ra centric adventure. Oh, and that’s not all! Mark throws in an extra review as he gives a quick rundown of Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!

Sources:
Star Wars: Most Wanted
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #40: Star Wars: The Rebel Files with @danwallace88

Tarkin’s Top Shelf welcomes Dan Wallace to the show to talk about Star Wars: The Rebel Files. Dan Wallace is the author of Jedi Path, Book of Sith, Imperial Handbook, The Bounty Hunter Code, and the soon-to-be-released, The Rebel Files. In this episode, Mark and Becca sitdown with Dan Wallace to discuss Star Wars and The Rebel Files. This interview takes on a personal perspective by Dan Wallace as he delves into his love for Star Wars and his vision on the galaxy far, far away. It’s an interview you don’t want to miss!

Sources:
Star Wars: The Rebel Files by Daniel Wallace
Dark Empire by Tom Veitch
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno 
Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #39: The Whills of the Force!

Mark and Becca are back to talk about the Force and the Whills. In this episode of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”, your hosts get into some real controversial territory as they discuss the recent conversation between George Lucas and James Cameron. Each host takes a turn shedding light and connecting current continuity to Lucas’ ideas for the final Star Wars trilogy. So give it a listen and you be the judge on should’ve, could’ve, would’ve?

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #37: That Mighty Skywalker Blood!

Mark and Becca are back to talk about some recent Star Wars News and that ‘Mighty Skywalker Blood!’ In this episode, they go over a variety of Star Wars literature that focuses on the Skywalker family. In doing so, they tackle that burning question that’s circulating the internet: “Were Han and Leia ‘Bad Parents?'” So, grab your ‘Jedi breathing device’ and get ready for a deep discussion on Tarkin’s Top Shelf.

Sources:
Star Wars: Last Shot
Star Wars: The Last Jedi ‘Expanded Edition’
Star Wars: The Last Jedi ‘Junior Novel’
Star Wars: Bloodline
Star Wars: Leia ‘Princess of Alderaan’

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #34: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Expanded Edition by @jasoncfry

Mark and Becca are back to add Star Wars: The Last Jedi to “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”. In this episode, they discuss and go over their initial reactions to Jason Fry’s novel adaptation of The Last Jedi. The good. The not so good. And, yeah, the unexpected, too. Yes, the cohesion of film to paper, the characters’ motivations, and connective continuity. It’s a lot to digest, but hey, it’s Star Wars! So, grab a mug of Luke’s favorite green milk and get ready for some “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”!

Sources for discussion:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Expanded Edition by Jason Fry

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #33: The Age of Heroes

Welcome to a special episode of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”! Mark and Becca are joined by Michael Moreci to talk parallels. Yup, that’s right! Parallels and the blurred lines between The Last Jedi and the novelization of Revenge of the Sith. It is a story of love and loss.  Brotherhood and betrayal. Courage and sacrifice. And the death of dreams. It is a story of the blurred line between our best and our worst. It is the story of the end of an age.  And you don’t want to miss it! So as always, grab a warm mug of Luke’s favorite green milk and join the conversation.

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #31: Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser overview!

It’s a Special Edition of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf“! Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser overview. In this episode, Mark and Becca discuss the official teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story. They also go over some plausible scenarios for literary adaptations for the future film. So get ready to fly low with “Tarkin’s Top Shelf” as they talk all about everyone’s favorite flyboy, Solo!

You can find “Tarkin’s Top Shelf” on the Making Star Wars Podcasting Network and listen on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Player FM, Libsyn, and Stitcher. If you like the show and want to get in touch with the hosts, send an e-mail to TTSPodFeelback@gmail.com.

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #28 Star Wars: Cobalt Squadron @EWein2412

Welcome back to another episode of “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”! Mark and Becca are so excited to talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron

Disney Books and Lucasfilm Press give us another fantastic character-driven Young Adult novel with Cobalt Squadron. Mark and Becca do their very best to go over every bit of detail they can to connect to Star Wars: The Last Jedi! 

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron
  2. Rose and Paige Tico
  3. General Organa and Fossil
  4. Finch, Casca, and Reeve Panzoro
  5. Solar Flare and the disturbance in the Force
  6. Haysian Smelt and the Tico necklace
  7. Holdo and the Ninka

You can find Tarkin’s Top Shelf on the Making Star Wars Podcasting Network and listen to them on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Player FM, Libsyn, and Stitcher. If you like the show and want to get in touch with the hosts, send an email to TTSPodFeelback@gmail.com.

 

 

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Tarkin’s Top Shelf #27: Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Canto Bight initial reactions with Idiot’s Array!

Welcome to “Tarkin’s Top Shelf”! The only Star Wars literature podcast on the internet that dissects and analyzes your favorite–and maybe, least favorite–canon books. In this episode, Mark, and Becca welcome the entire cast from “Idiot’s Array” podcast for a spectacular roundtable event! It’s a combo show! Initial reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Del Rey’s Canto Bight! It’s a no-holds-barred discussion. Upfront and honest reviews. Without the negativity.

You can find “Tarkin’s Top Shelf” on the Making Star Wars Podcasting Network and listen on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Player FM, Libyan, and Stitcher. If you like the show and want to get in touch with the hosts, send e-mail to TTSPodFeelback@gmail.com.