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1313 A Look At The Star Wars Game That Never Was- CCC Ep. 055

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This week it’s an extra long episode as Michael and Nathan dig deep into the creation one of Lucasarts most anticipated games of all time…

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Sadly it was also a game never to be. Join us as we start at the beggining and chronicle the game from its original inception all the way to its untimely demise.

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Boring Conversation Anyway- TWL #190

WampasLair_SquareKarl and Jason discuss their Top 5 Moments from Episode IV: A New Hope! From the climatic Trench Run to the opening battle, lots of great moments are discussed!

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Operation SWCE Commencing! All Wings Report In! – SWR 230

In the days leading up to Star Wars Celebration Europe, the Star Wars Report is in full preparation for Operation Celebration (Europe). What fun and exciting things will they have planned? What will they cover? What will they be reporting?  All this, and their listener giveaway, plus so much more, on this week’s episode of the STAR WARS REPORT!

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Fun In The Lair- TWL #189

WampasLair_SquareKarl and Jason take turns asking fun in-universe questions like: who would be your co-pilot? who would be your nemesis? where would you take your date?! Then stick around for a discussion about whether Star Wars itself is out of balance…

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Star Wars: ABC-3PO – A Beyond the Films Review

Star Wars Beyond the Films‘ Nathan P. Butler is now posting short, non-spoiler reviews for many new releases. Spoiler-filled discussion will often follow in the weeks or months thereafter on the podcast. 


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ABC-3PO by Calliope Glass and Catilin Kennedy (hardcover, 2016)

With all of the small brushfires out in fandom these days, it is easy to sometimes forget that Star Wars is a saga for all ages, including children still so young that they are only now learning their alphabet and/or to read. Every so often, a creative children’s book comes along to smack us across the back of the head and remind us of this fact. Such it is with the charming ABC-3PO by Calliope Glass and Caitlin Kennedy.

Billed as the “Galactic Basic Edition” (since, y’know, it is meant to teach our alphabet, not Aurebesh), ABC-3PO is a return to the format of older Star Wars children’s books like Buena Vista’s Adventures in ABC (1984). Each page, as epxected, presents a letter of the alphabet and a Star Wars character or concept to match, but whereas a Star Wars ABC books could get away with just a short description of the character or concept, ABC-3PO, like Adventures in ABC before it, brings a lyrical, poetic feel to its musings with rhyming, somewhat tongue-in-cheek descriptions. (Boba Fett’s page, for instance, ends with “He never, ever fails . . . unless there’s a sarlacc. Oh, shoot.”)

The book’s art by Katie Cook is her usual, solid work, with a cuteness that will appeal to kids and a stylized feel that will also bring a smile to the face of lighthearted adults.

The Verdict

 

ABC-3PO is essentially a “what you see is what you get” proposition. It is a Star Wars alphabet book. In that, though, it succeeds quite strongly with quirky rhymes and adorable art. Most collectors and story purists will skip this one, but those looking for a nice children’s book will find this a nice addition to their own collections.

Recommended for: Those looking for a strong Star Wars ABC book.

Not recommended for: Those looking for stories or who already know their ABCs.

A review copy was received from Disney Lucasfilm Press.