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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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Jun 22, 2017

Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin's Top Shelf! Mark and Becca switch things up a bit as they dive into one of the hottest topics of discussion right now, the Kyber Crystal.  In this episode, Mark and Becca take a look at the continuity surrounding the Kyber through Star Wars literature, both novels and comics, and how they align with the films.

News:

  • Starlight Foundation - Fun Centers https://www.crowdrise.com/tarkinstopshelf
  • iTunes Reviews - Please subscribe today!

Topic:

  • The continuity of the Kyber Crystal and the Mythology of the Lightsaber through literature and film of the Star Wars saga.

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Jun 8, 2017

Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin's Top Shelf! Mark and Becca discuss the Disney Young Adult novel, "Rebel Rising" by Beth Revis. They go over the detailed backstory of Jyn Erso's childhood and upbringing, and how she became a leader and ultimately, the hero the "Rebel Alliance" didn't know they needed.

 

News:

  • Starlight Foundation - Fun Centers
  • iTunes Reviews - Please subscribe today!
  • Vader Comic coming this June - The Origins of Vader’s lightsaber

 

Topic:

  • “Rebel Rising” by Beth Revis and Disney Hyperion Books - released on May 2nd, 2017
  • Continuity - How “Rebel Rising” ties in with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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May 18, 2017

Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin’s Top Shelf! Mark and Becca go over the Young Adult novel “Guardians of the Whills,” a tie-in story to the film “Rogue One.” They discuss the character relationship between Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe, and the exciting new scriptures of Force lore that act as an introduction to each chapter throughout the book.

Quick News Recap:

  • Partnering with Starlight Foundation: Fun Centers (All info on our twitter & Facebook pages)
  • Book Release Timeline: Coming October 2017, “From a Certain Point of View” will bring together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each story is written from the perspective of background characters in A New Hope — “from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for,” they say.-Del Rey Books
  • Battlefront II: Inferno Squad-July-Del Rey Books
  • Phasma- September- Del Rey Books
  • September 1 – Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray.-Disney
  • October 31 – The Legends of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu.-Disney Books
  • Star Wars: the power of the Force - Reference Book - September 1st 2017

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May 1, 2017

This is a special presentation of the entire Making Star Wars Podcasting Network! Live from Orlando, Steele Saunders from ‘Steele Wars’ hosted the entire event from Marlow's Tavern. Steele made his rounds by asking each podcaster their initial thoughts and highlights of Star Wars Celebration.

 

  • *On a side note: there was a little audio trouble so we apologize in advance for that.

  • This is:
    Segment 1 : Tarkin's Top Shelf / Idiot's Array / Force Cult

To hear the remaining segments of this special presentation go to the respective pods:

 

  • Segment 2 : features Rebel Grrrl

  • Segment 3 : features Rogue Won


  • MSW & Erotic Fan Fiction : You can find this special edition on: Now This Is Podcasting or Steele Wars Patreon feeds.

We hope you enjoy and thanks for supporting the MSW podcast network!

Apr 27, 2017
Welcome back to another edition of Tarkin’s Top Shelf! Yes, the “embargo” has lifted, and now, Mark and Becca are ready to tackle the long-awaited THRAWN. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy their “detective work” as they assess one of the most captivating Star Wars characters of all-time.

Episode highlights:

  • Disney’s Rogue One combo: Rebel Rising and Guardians of the Whills due out May 2nd
  • Inferno Squad - July 25th
  • Phasma - Part of the journey to The Last Jedi - due out this September
  • New Leia and Luke books - sometime in October also part of the journey to The Last Jedi.

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Apr 15, 2017

Rebecca is joined by fellow Star Wars podcaster and friend Ryder from Idiot's Array. Rebecca and Ryder take the podcast stage at Celebration Orlando to discus the why the new literary canon is relevant & important to the Galaxy far, far away. Not just in the episodic films of the Skywalker Saga, but to the entire Star Wars universe as a whole. How it connects, expounds, and enhances what we see on screen.


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Mar 2, 2017

Mark and Becca have read the final conclusion to Chuck Wendig’s literary trilogy, AFTERMATH: Empire's End ― the most anticipated novel to date! In this episode, your librarians of the Whills go into full detail during their analysis, and nothing is off limits. So, if you intend to listen before you've read Empire's End, consider yourself warned because you will be spoiled.

 

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Jan 19, 2017

Mark and Becca have digested all that they can from Rogue One, now they take on the task of bridging the novels Rogue One: Catalyst and Rogue One's novel to the movie Rogue One: a Star Wars Story. In fact it's such a big task, they invited friend and host of Idiot's Array, Alan Zaugg. So sit back relax and enjoy the friendly analysis.

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