Monthly Archives: April 2013

How to (and Why You Should) Listen to Star Wars Podcasts

EUCantina did a fantastic article a while ago about what Star Wars Podcasts are out there.

However, one thing I’ve noticed in the Star Wars online community is that not nearly enough people listen to Star Wars podcasts.

I think the greatest obstacle is a perceived difficulty of how to find, download then listen to them. It’s not nearly as tricky as it used to be, but before we get into the best ways to subscribe and listen to podcasts we must ask the question: Continue reading

Betray Revan, Betray Fandom? – SWBTF #66

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Revan’s Fate, The Emperor’s past revealed, Mandalore’s Mask found, the Exile named, 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 continue their in-depth discussion of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, this time focusing on Part 2 of the novel. 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 Prequel Era — EU Primer #2 – SWBTF Bonus Content

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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.

 

Wipe Them Out, All of Them – SWR #85

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It’s the end of Lucasarts.

In this latest episode of the Star Wars Report Podcast we talk about how Disney has been treating the Franchise, and we also continue our reports of watching the Star Wars films with Jamie (who’s never seen them before) What did she think of the big reveal at the end of ESB? Take a listen and find out… Continue reading

Layoffs Beginning – Lucasarts Closing Down

Saw this pop upon the Rebel Force Radio Facebook Page first. Then it seems to be confirmed by Geoff Keighley 

I have to say, I’m not surprised. However, I am severely disappointed. I really enjoy games like TFU and Battlefront, and I was looking forward to the (now likely canceled) 1313.

These are sad days for Star Wars fans. There. I said it. Continue reading