Star Wars Weekends kept us busy for the month of June but we are back with a new episode and some new guests!
- First time guest Paul DePaola (EU Cantina, Fanboys Talking) joined us and talked about his fandom, comics, and his 501st membership.
- Another first time guest, Johnamarie Marcias (Now This is Podcasting, The Wookiee Gunner) gave us a recap of New York Book Con 2014. She also spoke Mando’a which increased her cool points.
- Aaron and Teresa gave their favorite moments from Star Wars Weekends.
- Paul stuck around to help review the comic volumes Dark Times: A Spark Remains and Star Wars: From the Ruins of Alderaan.
Reviews this episode
Purge (comic volume)
Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets (comic volume)
Bookworms is back with your hosts Teresa and Aaron. On this episode they bring in Mark Hurliman of the Star Wars Beyond the Films podcast to talk some comics.
Before they tackled the reviews though, they had some feedback from a listener to share. Listener shazbazzar sent in an email with his thoughts on Crucible, Mortis, the Expanded Universe, and Episode VII which led to some fun discussion on all topics.
Then our hosts jumped right into their review of the Purge comics, covering each of the 4 storylines individually. Aaron, Teresa, and Mark had varying opinions on which stories they enjoyed and which ones didn’t work for them.
And why doesn’t this guy have a mouth?
I imagine Princess Leia got up early every morning.
As I watch A New Hope, I really can’t help but wonder how Princess Leia got where she was, especially once you get to the scene where she is confronting Darth Vader on the Tantive IV. Basically she is standing there telling the evil dark lord, Darth Vader, “…only you could be so bold.” with that trademark, snippy sarcasm. Princess Leia is laying it down, laying down the smack.
So I’ve decided to write another “brief” (we’ll see how brief it is by the time I finish anyway) breakdown of the theme of redemption as shown to us through some of the closing scenes of Return of the Jedi. It’s crazy to think that while Empire is my favorite of the films, after rewatching the old 1980 and 1983 versions of TESB and ROTJ this weekend, I’ve been struck again by something revealed through the great body acting of David Prowse as Darth Vader. Essentially, what I want to talk about is how we can be saved by destroying that which enslaves us. We can never be free or fully ourselves when there is something in our lives which keeps us enslaved. This is precisely what is going on with Darth Vader by the time we get to the end of ROTJ.