This week Nathan Butler and Mark Hurliman of Star Wars Beyond The Films, enter the casino to discuss the latest out of the Marvel Star Wars comics as well as the upcoming mobile game Star Wars: Uprising.
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Since 2009 I have been celebrating Sithmas. At least that’s how long I’ve been calling it that. I have probably been doing it for far longer, but I know that’s the first time I started calling it Sithmas. Many people get caught up in words like Christmas, and Happy Holidays, and what is considered politically correct to use and say during this time of year.
I for one have never been that hung up on it, I say do what feels right to you. And for me, I have always celebrated Christmas with a bit of Star Wars mixed in. So for me, I have started to say Merry Sithmas instead. It’s just an expression of my Fandom during the Holiday season. I have always shared my love for Star Wars through the Holidays, well year round really, ever since the first time I was given a Han Solo figure, the wonder of what Star Wars goodie might I get this year, or give when it comes to my Children, has been a part of Christmas that I look forward to. But this time of year even Star Wars meme’s take on a festive feel, so why not Christmas. Each year my family pulls out the Ornament box, and along with all the keepsake ornaments like baby’s first Christmas and so on and so forth are my Star Wars ones that I bought from Hallmark over the years. And a few from other places. But these always go up. Every year. Even before I started saying Merry Sithmas, we had a Sithmas Tree and I never even realized it.
Another aspect of Sithmas is wearing something Star Wars. Or at least I like to always have a Star Wars T-shirt on under whatever I’m wearing. ‘Star Wars to the core’ as I like to call it. With my gear on and usually a marathon of Star Wars playing on one of the TVs in the house the stage is set. For me Sithmas is all about sharing my love for Star Wars with my loved ones, family, and friends. Discussing the films, the tv shows, and their impact on the books, the many possible outcomes that could spin from the new additions to the franchise are some of my favorite things to discuss with my Father. He and I both enjoy reading the novels, but he doesn’t read as much comics, so he always has questions about what fits where. And this tends to get others in the room involved, next thing we know we’re explaining what happened during the New Jedi Order with some friend or family member who isn’t as into Star Wars as we are. But Christmas is a time of gathering and what better place to share our love for Star Wars!
And Sithmas will only continue to get better as me move towards 2015 and Star Wars Episode VII. While the future of the Star Wars Expanded Universe might be shaky, the fact that Sithmas 2015 will be one of the best to come in a Century fills me with a warm glow that I can only image a Jedi must feel when walking in the caves of Ilum.
Welcome to this, the debut episode of Star Wars Beyond the Films, the official Star Wars expanded universe podcast for the Star Wars Report!
On this episode, your hosts, Nathan P. Butler and Mark Hurliman, introduce the show, and tell us a bit about themselves. They also tell you more about what to expect in the future of Star Wars Beyond the Films!
Will you like Star Wars Beyond the Films? Well, do you love Star Wars? Do you love discussing Star Wars? Do you like good quality podcasts? Do you love the Star Wars expanded universe? The Clone Wars? The comics, the books and more? If the answer is yes, than this is the show for you!
Expect a weekly show on varying topics, that should last under an hour, to an hour and a half.
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