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Star Wars Broadsaber: The Defense

(First of all: sorry.)

You may have heard, but there was this teaser trailer that came out a short while ago. It’s for The Force Awakens. Have you … okay I was going to say ‘have you felt it?’ but that would probably be too over done, not to mention it wouldn’t make any real sense as a question. How could you ‘feel’ a trailer? Unless you sensed through your ears the masses of Star Wars fans squeeing? (For my part, I do apologise to my dog.) I guess this side-track marks the end of my nonchalant opening. Anyhoo, have you seen it? Did you see the dude* with the lightsaber?

*No, not ‘The Dude’. As we now know, his name is Kylo Ren; though to me he will always be Mr. Kitty.

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Zombies in the EU – SWBTF #44

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Zombies, Reanimated Dead, Sith Alchemy, and Magic, 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, your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, and The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, sit down to discuss Zombies in the Expanded Universe, as well as the novels Red Harvest, and Death Troopers. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!

Starting things off the guys lay out where their Geekdom lies in the Zombie genre. Both hosts have read a majority of the Walking Dead comics and are huge fans of The Walking Dead tv show. Mark has also read a couple zombie novels like The Rising, and World War Z.

They discuss the premise of Death Troopers, the tapping of Joe Schreiber to pen the first adult aimed SW horror novel.

They discuss the Han and Chewie factor in Death Troopers, and whether it was a mistake, or part of the strategy.

Mark also discovers some interesting things regarding Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided and the Star Wars Galaxies: Witches of Dathomir. The Blackwing Crystal

They ask: “Do we need an answer to why there are zombies? Does it need to be significant
Are Zombies in the SWEU a gimmick?”

Mark and Nathan both felt Red Harvest worked very well. Much better, even that Death Troopers. The setting worked, the story worked, the concept worked.

They also discussed concepts like, Force vs Magic.

Mark would love a third Zombie story by Schreiber, one that bridges the gap between Red Harvest and Death Troopers. As well as discussing free excerpts, and how Red Harvest had a lot of them given before the books release.

Nathan ponders Star Wars Zombie down loadable content for the games. Yes please!

 

Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much Zombie action in their ONE hour, but don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU 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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Like Wraith’s In The Night – SWBTF #38

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Wraith Squadron! Aaron Allston! X-Wings! Wedge, Wes, and Face! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films, YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Fanboys, Fangirls, and respected aliens around the galaxy, your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler and The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman recruit you once again. This time to discuss Aaron Allston’s part of the X-Wing series, all part of the trail that is their Hunt for Mercy Kill. Strap in and tighten the crash webbing, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on a trip to adventure!

Focusing this time on Aaron Allston’s installments of the X-Wing series, this week’s episode touches on those timeless EU novels;

  • Star Wars: X-Wing- Wraith Squadron
  • Star Wars: X-Wing- Iron Fist
  • Star Wars: X-Wing- Solo Command
  • Star Wars: X-Wing- Starfighters of Adumar

Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much X-Wing goodness in their ONE hour, but don’t worry, give it ago; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU 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 once again, sit back, hang on, enjoy the show and may the Force be with you!

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Crosscurrent & Riptide – SWBTF #31

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Greetings Fanboys, Fangirls, EU Fans, and returning Beyonders!
And welcome to Star Wars Beyond the Films!

This week, true believers, The Defender of the EU Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru Nathan P. Butler, take you on an adventure unlike any other, as they explore Paul S. Kemp’s Jaden Korr novels; Crosscurent, and Riptide. Spoilers ahead.

One Sith- the hosts both agree they want more! Which quickly leads them to ponder were these two books meant to be a duology? They sure work like one. And work well together.

Clones- such a staple of Star Wars and yet there is still so much about the process that isn’t set in stone. Story potential could be lurking on the horizon.

The guys discuss Force Lightning, and the Jedi’s use of it. Intentions and all that.

Speaking of Force Lightning- was this one of the many doors that lead to the Great Schism between the films and the EU? Which leads to the ponder of torturing a person by keeping them alive…. All these dark activities.

While talking dark Mark discusses how the end of Crosscurent started to take on a Deathtroopers flavor. Which leads him to gushing about Jedi of Old meeting up with Luke’s Order Jedi- which brings him back to dreams of K’kruhk showing up in a book someday.

Did anyone else catch the Faal/ Fel connection? Was there one?

Should there ever be a Jedi Punisher? Or would that by default cause said Jedi to no longer be a Jedi?

The hosts discuss the character dynamics of the relationships of the main characters, but forget to touch on the running joke of Caf & Chew Stims!

Marr: Jedi Rainman

Moving into Riptide, they discuss the clones more, Mara, Lessin, Lumiya, and Solusar clones and followed by clones of Kyle Katarn, and Jaden Korr, so much still left open for more story potential.

Nyss… if ever a creepy character that flies in the face of what we thought we knew.

Is Jaden the modern version of Jacen’s vision in the New Jedi Order? Does fate have more to tell?

The use of Rakatan technology was interesting. It’s use was just plain mind boggling….

Could Jaden be the star of a larger series? What do the One Sith have planned? What are the ramifications of the end of Riptide?

Mark relates the identity crisis of the cloning to Spider-man’s Clone Saga with Peter Parker and his clone Ben Reilly as they each thought the other was the original and later the clone. Which leads the hosts to explore identity crisis with clones in the Star Wars Saga. Nathan compares it to The Force Unleashed’s story with Galen Starkiller. A lot of deep thoughts!

Another must listen episode with your dynamic duo. Enjoy and may the Force be with you!

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SWBTF Feedback – May/July 2012

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Hey everyone and welcome back to Star Wars Beyond the Films!

On this special episode, your hosts the Defender of the EU (Mark), and the EU Guru (Nathan) answer your questions and read your feedback!

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