Author Archives: Aaron Goins

Maul of Sith – SWBW #22

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Maul: Lockdown (novel)

This episode we welcome another awesome guest, Bryan Young from the Full of Sith podcast.

  • Our very own fangirl. Teresa was named Fan Girl of the Day by Her Universe. Congrats Teresa!
  • The first month of our book club went great! We had over 50 people join and lots of discussion on our Goodreads page. Let us know which book you want to read next.
  • We are going to Disney World! Join us and a bunch of other podcasters from Rebel Force Radio, Geek Out Loud, Fan Girls Going Rogue, and Star Wars Report as we attend Star Wars Weekends the weekend of May 23rd.
  • We talk to Bryan about how much he likes the Prequels, Return of the Jedi, and the Legacy of the Force novels. Also how his kids got such cool names.
  • Chewbacca Lives! We discuss the unconfirmed news that Chewbacca will be in Episode VII and how Expanded Universe fans feel about that.
  • Book review. Finally we discuss and review the novel Maul: Lockdown

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Prisoner of the Ninth Assassin – SWBW #21

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Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin (comic volume)
Legacy: Prisoner of the Floating World (comic volume)

Back to reviews! Our last couple episodes were an interview and discussing Rebels, but now we are back to our old ways and reviewing some comics. Mark Newbold (Jedi News, StarWars.com, Radio 1138) joins us this episode to talk some Star Wars Expanded Universe.

  • Star Wars fandom has lost one of its favorite authors. We share some stories of our memories of Aaron Allston
  • We talk to Mark about his favorite movie, character, book, and his hopes for the future of the Expanded Universe
  • Who really shot first? Aaron makes the case for his unpopular opinion
  • Another Anakin prophecy? Mark helps us review Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin
  • Is Ania Solo a better character than Cade Skywalker? Our hosts review Prisoner of the Floating World
  • Stick around after the credits for an old interview with Aaron Allston that Teresa got at Star Wars Reads Day 2012

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Reporting on Rebels – SWBW #20

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This episode is the second part of our one-year anniversary celebration! We invited the guys from the Rebels Report podcast (Pete Morrison and Andy Ury) to talk about the Rebels characters revealed so far and Star Wars Expanded Universe characters they remind us of.

Also don’t forget about our book giveaway!

  • Finally an episode not about Ewoks!
  • We talk in detail about all 6 Rebels and the Inquisitor
  • Teresa kind of has a crush on Twi’leks
  • Did Pete really compare Zeb to Jar Jar Binks and Thrawn?
  • Find out what two characters Aaron is not as excited for. It may surprise you
  • Andy has some great insight on Inquisitors in the Expanded Universe

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Zack Giallongo Interview – SWBW #19

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It’s the one year anniversary of our podcast, and we want to celebrate! For our celebration we are not only giving away free books (learn more here) but we also have two new episodes of Bookworms this week.

Last episode we reviewed the comic digest Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. This episode we interview the writer/artist of the comic, Zack Giallongo.

  • Are Ewoks cool again? We talk about why Ewoks aren’t just for kids anymore.
  • Originals or Special Editions? It may surprise you what we all picked.
  • Is magic the same as the Force in the Star Wars universe? Hear what Zack had to say.
  • Zack gives us some behind the scenes info on different aspects of the comic and a teaser for the future.
  • Of course we had to ask him what his hopes for the Sequel Trilogy are.
  • Did we really spend the last 10 minutes talking about Tiny Death Star!?

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Star Wars Rebels: Our 6 Heroes Revealed

In an interview with IGN executive producer Greg Weisman said about the cast of Star Wars Rebels, “We have a character who’s our focus character, and then five other characters that make up this group of six rebels. Even within the first season, that cast expands, and there are more people, but the focus is still on this small group of rebels..”

Although more characters may be added to the cast as the season goes on, it looks like our main cast of heroes will number six. Thanks to information coming out of this past weekend’s New York Toy Fair we now know the names and faces of all six. If you haven’t been like me and obsessively following Twitter to keep up with all the info that has been flowing, here is a rundown of what we know about this team of Rebels.

Chopper (C1-10P)

Chopper

Back on January 28th Lucasfilm gave us the first official reveal of one of the good guys in the show. Chopper is the astromech droid of the team. But don’t expect him just to be another R2-D2. Dave Filoni described the character as grumpy yet loyal. “If R2 is your favorite dog then Chopper’s a cat.”

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