Star Wars The Clone Wars, Angry Birds, The Old Republic MMO, RPGs, 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 the rest of the Star Wars releases that came out in the year 2013. 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!
Comics, digests, trade paperbacks, omnibuses, 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 all of the Comics that came out in the year 2013. 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!
What all did the Expanded Universe provide this year? Your hosts run the gauntlet of releases that came out in 2013.
Comics that began earlier but ended this year:
Purge: The Tyrant’s Fist
Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets
Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan
Began and ended in 2013:
Dark Times (Fire Carrier, A Spark Remains)
Star Wars Vol. 2 (In the Shadow of Yavin, From the Ruins of Alderaan)
Legacy Vol. 2 (Prisoner of the Floating World, Outcasts of the Broken Ring)
Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin
Began this year and continues into 2014:
Dawn of the Jedi: Force War
The Star Wars
Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows
The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple
The Clone Wars: The Smuggler’s Code
Ewoks: Shadows of Endor
Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead
Omnibus: Wild Space Vol. 1 and 2
Legacy, Book 1 (0 1/2 , 1 – 19)
Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets
Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan
Omnibus: KOTOR Vol. 1 and 2
Star Wars Vol. 2: In the Shadow of Yavin
So how did your hosts measure the 2013 year in review? And what new prizes do they have in store for you this week? That’s right! Their MONTH LONG GIVE-A-WAY contest is full swing folks! To learn more you’ll have to listen to the whole episode!
Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much Expanded Universe Comic 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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The Meaning of Sithmas
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.
Will you be celebrating Sithmas this year?
The “Christmas in the Stars.” collaboration comes to a close. (sad face) It was so awesome to work with so many good friends from around the Star Wars fan-site community. We finish with “Ghosts of Christmas Past?” a story from our very own Aaron Goins.
-Riley Blanton – Founder, Executive Editor - starwarsreport.com
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was Christmas Day. I can still feel the energy. All the kids had received amazing Star Wars gifts and I was no exception. I had gotten a Luke with lightsaber, the new bad guy, and even a Millennium Falcon!
My family had made it kind of a tradition to go see a movie the afternoon after opening our gifts. This year we decided to go see the new Star Wars movie. Of course we did. It had been years since the original Star Wars had come out and this new one was all anyone was talking about.
I had already seen the movie a few times because it had been out for a little while by Christmas, but this day was the perfect day to see it again. My family didn’t mind taking me again because they knew how big of a fan I was. Also I think they really wanted to go because the movie was that fantastic.
I remember sitting in the theater next to my dad with butterflies in my stomach like I was seeing it for the first time. When the opening crawl came up… was that a tear in my eye? No… it was just a movie.
But this was Star Wars! Star Wars was back!
It had everything I loved about the original and more. Some old characters I loved and new characters I was going to love. Even R2-D2 was back! Space battles, aliens, mysterious bad guys, and oh my goodness that final lightsaber battle. And the cliffhanger! I can’t believe they just left us hanging like that!
I walked out of that theater already planning on seeing the movie again and wondering what the next one was going to be like. This was the best Christmas ever and it was a great time to be a Star Wars fan! Star Wars Episode VIII couldn’t come fast enough.
Wait… am I remembering this correctly? Oh… this is the future…