Monthly Archives: May 2013

John Jackson Miller Interview – SWBW #5

Before we release our regular May episode we are happy to bring you a special interview episode. We were thrilled to be able to interview prolific Star Wars writer John Jackson Miller! He is the writer of various Star Wars books and comics including Knights of the Old Republic, Lost Tribe of the Sith, Knight Errant, and the upcoming novel Kenobi.

At the top of the interview we discussed his personal Star Wars fandom and how it lead to a career in comics. He also shared his thoughts on the upcoming Rebels animated series and why he is excited for it. Other subjects that came up in the conversation were new and old Star Trek and Doctor Who.

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New Star Wars Animated Series ‘Rebels’ Announced

Today Lucasfilm announced on the official Star Wars website details of the new animated series they have been teasing us with. The show will be titled Star Wars Rebels and will be set sometime between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen.Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.

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From the Star Wars Library: Episodes 0 – 10

NOTE: We are currently having problems with the YouTube embedded videos loading correctly. Those will be visible in this post in the near future. Until then, the YouTube Channel link can be found below.

Fans of Star Wars Beyond the Films have, from time to time, heard about From the Star Wars Library, my YouTube video series that explores the Star Wars publishing line (novels, comics, etc.) in publication order. The goals are simple: to explore how the Star Wars Expanded Universe developed, while also highlighting my giant EU collection for fellow collectors.

A short while ago, Riley and Mark suggested that I bring this series to the Star Wars Report website to make it easier for interested fans to check out, one big ol’ chunk at a time.

So, continue down below to check out the first episodes in the series, beginning with the series introduction (#0) and onward into the Star Wars EU publications released between the end of 1976 and the beginning of January 1979.

From the Star Wars Library #0: Series Introduction

From the Star Wars Library: Supplement #1: Nate’s Library

From the Star Wars Library #1: A New Hope Novelization

From the Star Wars Library #2: A New Hope Comic Adaptation (Marvel Star Wars #1 – 6)

From the Star Wars Library #3: Marvel Star Wars #7 – 10

From the Star Wars Library #4: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

From the Star Wars Library #5: Marvel Star Wars #11 – 15

From the Star Wars Library #6: The Keeper’s World

From the Star Wars Library #7: The Kingdom of Ice

From the Star Wars Library #8: Marvel Star Wars #16

From the Star Wars Library #9: Marvel Star Wars #17

From the Star Wars Library #10: Marvel Star Wars #18 – 23

You can check our more episodes of From the Star Wars Library and other video productions on my YouTube channel.

Prelude to Rebellion – SWBTF #72

Ki-Ada-Mundi, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, Ephant Mon, 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 and discuss Star Wars: Republic Prelude to Rebellion. 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