Monthly Archives: April 2013

Birth of a New Republic — EU Primer #4 – SWBTF Bonus Content

What is this EU Primer of Nathans that we speak of?  Well let’s take a minute and talk about the accessibility of the Star Wars saga, or Expanded Universe (EU) as many are fond of calling it. As Nathan likes to say; “the Star Wars Saga is a vast space fantasy that spans the rise and fall of powers and principalities over the course of over 36,000 years.

Catch that folks? 36,000+ years… …of Star Wars lore…. yeah no wonder some say the EU is inaccessible.

So even though we totally understand why some would say the EU feels inaccessible. That is not the same as saying it IS so. Nathan’s EU Primer is a resource for fans new and old. Again as Nathan puts it; “Luckily, newcomers to the saga’s Official Continuity do not need to know every aspect of this long and varied history. Instead, general knowledge of a series of key events can help a new reader get off on the right foot without being too confused by the scope of it all.”  So one no longer has to feel overwhelmed by the vastness of the many great EU stories out there. Many new fans ask “where should I start?” And with the EU Primer you can get caught up on the need to know events of key series without committing to the many books it would take to be caught up 100%.

Example- Say you want to read Legacy of the Force and learn about Jacen Solo’s fate. You could read the entire 19 book New Jedi Order series, and the Dark Nest Trilogy that follows, or just listen to the relevant EU Primer, and jump in.

As the EU continues to grow Nathan periodically updates the primers- when he does we will post the newest versions in the feeds, as well as keep a permanent link on the home page of The Star Wars Report, under the “Timeline” tab.

So for fans new to the Star Wars Saga, or those who’ve been around since the birth of the Galaxy Far, Far Away; simply put: these ARE the resources you’re looking for. So enjoy, and as always; May the Force be with you.


The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order Revealed

UPDATED – 6-5-13
Since the beginning of The Clone Wars many fans have been asking “What is the chronological order of this show?” Who knew we would have to wait until after George Lucas sold the franchise to find out? (No don’t answer that; I was only playing!)
But still- 5 seasons in and they bounced us around so often that it made it near impossible to watch in order unless you bought the show on DVD or Blu-Ray. And even then you would still have to do some work- or some hunting to find a list that has the episodes placed correctly. Well no more. Here is your CHRONOLOGICAL Order of The Clone Wars. Enjoy.
  • Cat and Mouse
  • The Hidden Enemy
  • The Clone Wars (film)
  • Clone Cadets
  • Supply Lines
  • Ambush
  • Rising Malevolence 
  • Shadow of Malevolence
  • Destroy Malevolence
  • Rookies 
  • Downfall of a Droid 
  • Duel of the Droids
  • Bombad Jedi
  • Cloak of Darkness 
  • Lair of Grievous
  • Dooku Captured
  • The Gungan General 
  • Jedi Crash
  • Defenders of Peace
  • Trespass
  • Blue Shadow Virus
  • Mystery of a Thousand Moons
  • Storm Over Ryloth
  • Innocents of Ryloth
  • Liberty on Ryloth
  • Holocron Heist
  • Cargo of Doom
  • Children of the Force
  • Bounty Hunters
  • The Zillo Beast 
  • The Zillo Beast Strikes Back
  • Senate Spy
  • Landing at Point Rain
  • Weapons Factory
  • Legacy of Terror 
  • Brain Invaders
  • Grievous Intrigue
  • The Deserter 
  • Lightsaber Lost
  • The Mandalore Plot
  • Voyage of Temptation
  • Duchess of Mandalore
  • Death Trap
  • R2 Come Home
  • Lethal Trackdown
  • Corruption
  • The Academy
  • Assassin
  • ARC Troopers
  • Sphere of Influence
  • Evil Plans
  • Hostage Crisis
  • Hunt for Ziro

(Time Jump of a 1 – 2 Years)

  • Heroes on Both Sides
  • Pursuit of Peace
  • Senate Murders
  • Nightsisters
  • Monster 
  • Witches of the Mist
  • Overlords 
  • Altar of Mortis
  • Ghosts of Mortis 
  • The Citadel
  • Counterattack
  • Citadel Rescue 
  • Padawan Lost
  • Wookiee Hunt
  • Water War 
  • Gungan Attack
  • Prisoners 
  • Shadow Warrior 
  • Mercy Mission
  • Nomad Droids 
  • Darkness on Umbara
  • The General
  • Plan of Dissent
  • Carnage of Krell
  • Kidnapped
  • Slaves of the Republic
  • Escape from Kadavo
  • A Friend in Need 
  • Deception 
  • Friends and Enemies 
  • The Box
  • Crisis on Naboo 
  • Massacre
  • Bounty 
  • Brothers
  • Revenge 
  • A War on Two Fronts
  • Front Runners
  • The Soft War 
  • Tipping Points
  • The Gathering
  • A Test of Strength
  • Bound for Rescue
  • A Necessary Bond
  • Secret Weapons
  • A Sunny Day in the Void
  • Missing in Action 
  • Point of No Return 
  • Revival
  • Eminence 
  • Shades of Reason 
  • The Lawless 
  • Sabotage 
  • The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
  • To Catch a Jedi
  • The Wrong Jedi

Who knows; maybe someday we will learn how the Genndy Clone Wars and the Dark Horse Clone Wars stories line up as well. Or not. Some have said The Clone Wars should be chocked up to a Saturday morning kids show in-universe. And ya know what? I’d be ok with that too.

Please note: This is all definite now, thanks to The Clone Wars Episode Guide by Jason Fry, as pointed out to us by our own, Nathan P. Butler.

Legacy of a Broken Jedi – SWBTF #69

The Sith return, the Skywalker’s shattered, Luke’s Force Ghost, Oh, and EMPEROR Fel and his IMPERIAL KNIGHTS, need we say more? All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU: Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru: The Count of Continuity; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to Ponder Star Wars: Legacy. So strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away! Continue reading

Defenders of the Last Jedi – SWBW #4

Sadly Teresa had to sit this episode out but Aaron was happy to be joined by guest Eric Geller, writer at and host of the popular Forcecast podcast.

The discussion topic this month was the newly announced The Star Wars comics series. Aaron and Eric talk about their thoughts on the Dark Horse comic series which will adapt George Lucas’ early draft for Star Wars. Han Solo was a lizard!?

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