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Tarkin's Top Shelf

A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.
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Nov 2, 2016
Mark and Becca are back to discus one of the most anticipated novels since Disney announced it. Join Mark and Becca in analyzing Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston.

In this episode:

  • Ahsoka's new life after order 66
  • The Battle on Mandalore and Ahsok's last moments with Anakin and Obi-Wan
  • Parting ways with Rex
  • The significance of the interludes 
  • Ahsoka's new friends
  • R2-D2
  • Bail Organa and the start of Fulcrum
  • The 6th brother
  • the purification of the crystals
  • The Grand Inquisitor
  • And much, much more

If you have any questions or comments for the show, please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. thank you for listening. 

Sep 15, 2016

Mark and Becca have been getting a lot of feedback since the launch of podcast and a few weeks back they asked their listeners to supply them with questions, topics and to give their thoughts on all things Star Wars. Their listeners provided them with some thought-provoking star wars questions.

In this Episode:
  • Lost Stars Feedback
  • Bloodline Feedback
  • A New Dawn (Kanan and Hera's interaction)
  • Favorite novelized characters so far
  • What has stood out the most so far among the novels
  • and much, much more

If you have any questions or comments for the show, please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening

 
Aug 18, 2016

Mark and Becca welcome Adam Bray, one of the authors of Star War: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know!  Adam gives an inside look on the making of this latest DK book, as well as some interesting adventures he's had in his lifeSo join Mark, Becca, and Adam on this fun and casual conversation about Star Wars.

You can fine Adam Bray on twitter @athoradanbray and on his  web site www.adambray.com

Jul 28, 2016
Mark and Becca are back to analyze the latest Star Wars Novels.

In this episode:

  • Star Wars Rebels Trailer from Celebration Europe
  • The Grand Admiral Thrawn to appear in Rebels 
  • Grand Admiral Thrawn get his own novel
  • Rogue One Catalyst
  • Analysis of Life Debt

If you have any questions or comments for the show please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.com. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening.

May 20, 2016
 
*****WARNING SPOILERS*****
Becca and Mark have returned to analyze the Star Wars novel: Bloodline.

In this episode:

  • The timeline controversy?
  • Canon references
  • Leia's true linage
  • Han and Leia's marriage
  • Thought's on Luke and Ben
  • Ransolm and Lady Carise
    and much more

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.net. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening.

Apr 8, 2016

 

Mark and Becca are back to dissect the novel Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp.

 

In this Episode

  • Fall out from the Clone Wars
  • Cham Syndulla & Isval defending Ryloth
  • Palpatine taking matters
  • How has Cham Syndulla evolved from the Clone Wars, Lords of the Sith and Rebels
  • Comparing Cham to Hera Syndulla
  • Darth Sidious and Darth Vader's relationship at this point in time
  • Do we see hints of Anakin in Lords of the Sith?

If you have any questions or comments please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.net. Please rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes. Thanks for listening

Mar 4, 2016

In this episode Mark and Becca touch on the highlights from Rey's story and how it connects to The Force Awakens, the main topic is Lost Stars. Mark and Becca breakdown and analyze how this novel fits in to the canon as well as the characters comparison to Anakin and Padme's relationship.

Feb 9, 2016

Mark and Becca return to analyze Star Wars: Aftermath.

In this episode:

  • Was Vader's lightsaber sold?
  • The Dark Acolytes
  • Boba Fett's armor
  • Temmin Wexley AKA Snap Wexley
  •  The nameless man at the young academy
  • Rea Sloane
  • The mysterious Admiral and who he could be, Snoke? Thrawn?
  • and much more

If you have questions or comments please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.net. please rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes.

Jan 11, 2016

This is the 1st episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf. Join Rebecca and Mark as the explore the Star Wars novelization of The Force Awakens.

 

in this episode:

  • How does the Novel compare to the movie
  • Does the Novel revel anything the movie does not?
  • The conflicts between the movie and the novel
  • Before the Awakening young adult book and much, much more.

if you have comments or question for the podcast please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.net

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