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Starvengers! – SWR #45

Welcome back to the Star Wars Report!

On this episode, Mark, Riley and Bethany are joined by Andrew Halliday of EUCantina for his report on Star Wars Identities! He tells us about the exhibit, and recommends that anyone who can should visit it!

We mentioned the new “As You Wish” project, which is all about Fett’s helmet this Celebration!

We announced a number of Star Wars guests who will attend Celebration VI!

We talked about the recent trademark LFL filed called Star Wars 1313. And, Bonnie Burton was laid off from Lucasfilm. Farewell Bonnie, everyone’s enjoyed your bright spark in the Star Wars fan community, and we hope to continue to follow your wit and adventurous nature on Twitter and other places!

We talked about The Clone Wars season five trailer! What are you most looking forward to in season five?

Star Wars: The Old Republic has lost a relatively large portion of it’s subscribers.

And in the post show, we talked about the Avengers, Marvel, The Dark Knight Rises, and Star Wars!

We hope you enjoy this episode of the Star Wars Report, leave your comments below, or send us an email!

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Big Three? Or Not Big Three? – SWBTF #16

Welcome back to Star Wars Beyond the Films, your weekly look at the Star Wars expanded universe!

On this episode the guys talk about what’s new, including Blue Rebels?!

Baby Jaina is all cuteness with dad’s saber.

Both hosts will have to rearrange or purchase new book shelves in order to hold their whole Star Wars media collection! Here’s Mark’s shelf.

Images of Nathan’s EU collection can be found here, though he has yet to finish purchasing and arranging his collection.

Move over Garibaldi, Star Wars will be taking over your space on the wall!

Is Star Wars viable with EU only characters? And can the Saga use non film characters and thrive? Or even survive?
Should new characters get more page time, or less? Corran Horn finds some page love in Apocalypse.

The Old Republic is a prime example of new characters. Jaden Korr, and other game characters have been featured prominently in single novels.

Wedge Antilles was a minor film character who’s character was featured greatly in the EU.
Can Del Rey play off the younger generation?
Nathan mentions Scourge and talks about how the publisher entices readers.

Mark has a man crush on Corran Horn, and he’s not a film character, or even a main character in the EU, like Jacen or Jaina Solo.

The potential for great stories is ever present in the ever expanding Star Wars universe.

Red Harvest was a great stand alone that did just that: stood completely alone. No known character was used, and it was set in its own timeframe.
They pause and talk about TOR, the comic and it’s book and how that factors into the over all saga.
Nathan says the 5 words that kill Mark “I don’t care about K’kruhk”
This sets Mark off in a rant about K’kruhk being back in the Order since the end of the New Jedi Order.

Dawn of the Jedi – could this be your reboot series?

Do most stand alone books cover game characters vs newly invented ones? For instance Jaden Korr and Revan vs Corran Horn and Ganner Rhysode.
Is it time for Yoda’s force ghost to make an appearance?

Also, is Jaina on equal footing with the big three? How will they phase the big three out? Eventually they’ll be too old to continue to realistically use… And, what does a post Apocalypse EU look like?
From what readers DO KNOW from the Legacy comic series, readers know some of the direction.
Have characters been killed off for ratings? Was Jacen’s character prematurely killed off?
At some point the big three will have to bow out, period. And wouldn’t that scenario be very hard to market?

Is Darth Vader shoehorned into the EU between Episode three and four? The Clone Wars seems to be having a hard time with cramming in the story-line as well. Settings in the eras farthest from that bright center (the films) seem to be the best place to use non film characters.
Nathan and Mark also discuss the cancelation of Blood Oath and fan reactions to that.

Ahsoka is comes very close to being a canon main character, and she came fairly late to Star Wars, publishing wise.

Your hosts also talk about Maul as a recurring character….

And Nathan starts the doomsday clock of the Saga…..

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an EU tv series? Something like: X-Wing: Wraith Squadron coming to television soon! Ahh Mark really gets onto the loving of Wedge Antilles bandwagon.

Should we have more book trailers?

Mark looks at the New Jedi Order and how it was a series made up of standalones and doulogies and trilogies, not just one big series even though that was how it was marketed.

Should the line up of authors from the Legacy of the Force series to the Fate of the Jedi series have been rotated? When books/authors don’t line up it sometimes brings the reader out of the story, and it translates to series as well.

They guys finish by reminding themselves that they love the saga, and that some times concern and passion can be seen as being negative. Sometimes it just shows you care.

After all, the hosts want their children and their children’s children to be having fun with old and new Star Wars adventures to read and watch.

We hope you enjoy this episode, and may the Force be you, always!

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Rock Buddies! – SWR #31

Greetings exalted ones!

On this episode of the Star Wars Report, Mark, Riley and Bethany are joined by special guest host Teresa Delgado! Teresa is a friend Bethany and Riley met at Fan Days, and has her own blog, and podcast.

Star Wars rock buddies made it into the show this time….

The Old Republic cost nearly $200 million dollars! Cool authors announce they’ll be attending Celebration Six. Dave Filoni tells us of a charity auction of a poster he designed that’s been signed by him, Daniel Logan, George Lucas and others. There’s still a chance to bid on that auction if you’re interested!

The war is on! William Shatner promises no peace in response George Takei’s Star Peace proposal. Also, we really can’t wait ’till we see Darth Maul in The Clone Wars.

This episode of the Star Wars Report was made possible by Toy Hutt! Toy Hutt is a  great source for Star Wars toys and action figures, games and more!

Since we can’t seem to stop talking about Darth Maul, we picked two cool Maul figures for you guys to look at this time!

We also talked about Oprah’s interview with George Lucas and our excitement approaching the release of The Phantom Menace in 3D. We ended with a very interesting email from Andrew Halliday that sparked quite the conversation towards the end of the show!

Hope you guys enjoy!

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De Jabba No SOPA, Slimo! – SWR #28

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Star Wars Report!

On this episode of the Star Wars Report, special guest Pete Morrison joins us to talk all things Star Wars!

We discussed dancing in The Old Republic, (Yes, it really happened!) and Timothy Zahn’s upcoming Han Solo novel!

Our thanks go to Toy Hutt for sponsoring this episode! The guys over there are on vacation right now, and I hope they enjoy themselves as much as this trooper is!

Also, an interesting George Lucas interview, and the possibility of The Old Republic coming to Macintosh computers!

Nathan Butler joins us partway through the show to talk about the ebook release of Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter!

And also, the Death of the Internet! (Ok, rather melodramatic, but it’s partly true!) SOPA!


Be sure and join us for our weekly live show on Middle-earth Network Radio! We often have exclusive, live only content over there; this week, we discussed Red Letter Media’s The Phantom Menace Rebuttal, along with other topics, with all the people in the  chat!

Thanks for tuning in!

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If Han Solo Died… – SWR #24

Welcome back to The Star Wars Report!

Guess what! WE HAD NO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES!!! I’M SO HAPPY! WOOT!

During this episode of The Star Wars Report, Riley, Bethany and Mark discuss a number of news stories.

Will The Old Republic threaten the revenue of World of Warcraft?

Also, George Lucas gives his autograph to help little Princess Leah, the baby girl we’ve spoken of before.

Thank you Toy Hutt for sponsoring this episode! Check out their site, and their awesome collectibles! This week, we admired a holographic Princess Leia, and talked about some of their new toys!

And, take a look at some recently unearthed story board art for The Empire Strikes Back!

Hah, Obi-Wan looks like Gandalf!

Geek is Awesome posted an old interview with some of the original trilogy actors, and it reveals a very different set of plans for how Star Wars prequels/sequels could have gone….

We welcomed special guest Nathan Butler on the show to talk about a new podcast he’ll be doing for the Star Wars Report! It’s called Star Wars Beyond the Films, stay tuned for more updates, and we’ll let you know when the show airs for the first time!

 

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