Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and Luke, only not at all how you know them! A New Emperor, Starkiller, Darth Vader, and 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 2 Continuities; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to read Dark Horse Comic’s The Star Wars based on George Lucas’s original rough draft screenplay. 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!
We are totally spoiling you guys. Last episode we had Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera Syndulla, to help us review a book. This episode we bring you an interview with one of the executive producers from Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels, Greg Weisman!
Greg talked to us about his childhood memories of Star Wars, his time working on Rebels, and the upcoming Kanan comics. We also discussed other projects he’s worked on like Young Justice, Gargoyles, and his planned 9-novel series.
The first two books in the series have already been released and you should definitely check them out. Click the links below to find them on Amazon.
Our own Nathan P. Butler joins with John Jackson Miller to create a custom X-wing scenario!
Every once in a while, opportunity knocks to do something unexpected and just plain fun. Just such an opportunity came to Nathan P. Butler of Star Wars Beyond the Films and The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable back in early September. On the suggestion of fellow Star Wars fan (and Fantasy Flight Games writer) Keith Kappel, prolific Star Wars author John Jackson Miller reached out to Nathan with an idea in mind. He wanted to create a special, unofficial X-wing Miniatures Game scenario that would recreate much of the atmosphere of a space chase over Cynda in his recently-released novel A New Dawn.
After a quick-but-intense session of brainstorming, the scenario’s general concept was determined, and Nathan put together the scenario. After a few tweaks from John, it was ready for play. The scenario, Dying is Never a Plan, debuted at Galaxy Comics & Games in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on October 18, 2014, unintentionally making it a nice way for Nathan to celebrate his birthday and the 17th anniversary of his Star Wars Timeline Project that both arrived a day earlier.
Now that the scenario has been played in public, we wanted to share it with you, our readers and listeners, so that you can give it a try the next time you are in the mood for a “mission” style game of X-wing to break up the usual straight-up dogfighting.
The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtabletakes on Rise of the Old Masters.
The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable returns this week to check out the Season 1 episode Rise of the Old Masters, the third “regular” episode in the series’ run.
(Anyone not in their teens is required to cross their arms and scowl when watching the news.)
Join Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and special guest (Republic Forces Radio Network panelist) Jerry as they discuss the episode. Was this episode’s premise a bit of “bait and switch?” Did the Inquisitor live up to the hype? Just how proficient is Kanan at Force use (or is it just “whatever the current scene requires”)? All this and more in this episode of Rebels Roundtable.
Download the MP3 of this episode HERE (right click, save as).