Monthly Archives: April 2013

Double Cross, and Mate – SWBTF #67


Jahan Cross, his Parents, the Isards, Darth Vader, James Bond, the Emperor’s Plague revealed, and 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: Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets. 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

The Empire: Rising and Striking Back — EU Primer #3 – 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.


Steve’s Star Wars Minute – SWR #86


Jaime saw the Phantom Menace.

On this episode of the Star Wars Report Podcast Mark and Riley discuss:

  • How being a presence in the online community effects our everyday lives
  • And how that’s changing
  • Jamie saw TPM. What did she think?
  • Riley getting nervous about it for no reason
  • Similarities between TPM and Ben-Hur
  • A brand new segment- Steve’s Star Wars Minute
All this and much more…

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