Truly A Shattered Hope – SWBTF Ep 166


Brian Wood’s torture of Star Wars comes to an end? Or was the plug pulled too soon? Or was Star Wars Vol 2. another Dark Horse “satisfactory conclusion?” opinions vary.  …and much, much more! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of Continuities; Nathan P. Butler sit down to finally put Brian Wood’s Star Wars Vol 2 to rest. This Episode they cover the final 2 issues of the series; issues 19 and 20 collected in Vol 4 A Shattered Hope. 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! AShatteredHope

Your hosts stay SPOILER-FREE for the first 20 minutes this week, just be sure to jump out at their spoiler-warning: Tarkin’s Arrogance!

This episode your hosts discuss things like:

  • SW Vol 2 rounds out like Rebellion, of Invasion as SATISFACTORY CONCLUSIONS that weren’t
  • Did it suffer the Marvel shift? Were characters being seeded for more plots to come?
  • Is Seren Song REALLY on the run…
  • But WHO is Seren Song?
  • Who is Brian Wood? According to marketing he sure seemed to be the savior of Star Wars for a short while…
  • Seren knows more about Leia’s involvement in the Rebellion than Leia knows about Seren?
  • How did the story work with the rest of Legends? And with itself?
  • In nutshell: Leia MUST save Seren!
  • lots of FACE-PALMING
  • IG-88, and his multiple personalities.
  • Would it have worked better as a New Canon story?
  • Was it too Generic?
  • Oh, and PeppersnortsHan and Leiaaaaaa
  • And more; like the covers! (see below)

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Once more your hosts cover entirely too much Rebel action this episode. But don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on Star Wars while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!

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