This year saw me, Teresa, Riley, and Aaron all together at Dragon Con! While the convention is over, we are still releasing coverage of it including audio, photos, event coverage, and panel recaps like this one. Dragon Con has so much wonderful content from Marvel panels to parties, from Doctor Who to My Little Pony, and of course the Star Wars track, which had panels, parties, a costume contest, a trivia contest, and more. This Saturday panel was moderated by Teresa Delgado and Aaron Goins, who also have some audio of the panel on their podcast Star Wars Bookworms. The guests were Christie Golden and Timothy Zahn, both well know authors. The discussion revolved around tropes, with the authors talking about overdone story-lines in fiction, as well as classic themes that aid in the effort of telling a story well.
Reviews this episode:
The Clone Wars: The Smuggler’s Code (comic digest)
Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral (comic volume)
In this July episode our hosts welcome guest Adam Farmer. Unlike other guests they have had in the past, Adam is not a Star Wars blogger or podcast host. He is a fan of the show and a casual Star Wars fan who is somewhat new to the Star Wars Expanded Universe. He brought a nice fresh perspective.
At the top of the show Aaron, Teresa, and Adam talked about the lack of SWEU news coming out of San Diego Comic Con and how they wished they were at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Aaron and Teresa also talked about how they were excited to attend Dragon Con in August. The conversation also drifted into Star Wars Episode VII casting rumors which of course led to a little bit of fan casting.
Before we release our regular May episode we are happy to bring you a special interview episode. We were thrilled to be able to interview prolific Star Wars writer John Jackson Miller! He is the writer of various Star Wars books and comics including Knights of the Old Republic, Lost Tribe of the Sith, Knight Errant, and the upcoming novel Kenobi.
At the top of the interview we discussed his personal Star Wars fandom and how it lead to a career in comics. He also shared his thoughts on the upcoming Rebels animated series and why he is excited for it. Other subjects that came up in the conversation were new and old Star Trek and Doctor Who.
Tribal Sith, Dark Jedi, Sith Lords, Leviathans, and more, 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, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss Dark Horse Comic’s latest foray into the Star Wars Expanded Universe; Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral. 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!
Jumping in Nathan has more details about the Heir to the Empire Contest, and announces our winner, as well as announces a NEW CONTEST.
How does Spiral tie into the events of Fate of the Jedi? Stay tuned to find out!
Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much Keshiri 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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Greetings Fanboys, Fangirls, EU Fans, and returning Beyonders!
And welcome to Star Wars Beyond the Films!
This week true believers, your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, and The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, take you on an adventure unlike any other, as they discuss John Jackson Miller’s Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories.
The stage is set, the hosts explore the characters and themes of the first four ebooks.
Premium Trade- will it fit on the bookshelf? Is it worth it’s price? The hosts explain why they feel it is.
Mark gets a little tongue tied over Kesh. It’s not Kresh Mark…
Mark focuses on the map at the beginning of the book, and how Del Rey should bring maps back to every SWEU novel. He also found the book for $7.14
The hosts talk brotherly love Korsin style.
The Korsin arc has a very Hamlet feel to it, with Seelah being one evil Sith bad-girl…
Sith just can’t get over themselves. A reoccurring theme in the Sith. John Jackson Miller explores the Sith dynamic in a way that is refreshing to read, and it works even better as a collected stories. It has a trilogy feel overall. The first four stories, then the next four, and wraps up with Pandemonium which is sixteen chapters as well.
Nathan points out that Seelah isn’t the only plotting lady in the story, Adari herself has a few hidden plots herself.
You also have until Celebration VI to like our Facebook page for a chance to win Mark’s (once-read) hardcover of Star Wars: Fatal Alliance. On the first day of Celebration VI, one of our “Facebook friends” will be chosen at random to win!
Another must listen episode with your dynamic duo, way too much to cover in one set of shownotes, nay show itself. So the guys will be spreading this great book over three whole episodes! Enjoy and may the Force be with you!