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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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Sep 20, 2017

Tarkin's Top Shelf is back and ready to discuss the General of the Resistance. But, before she became the General, she was 'Leia: Princess of Alderaan.' In this episode, Becca and Mark analyze one of the most anticipated Young Adult novels from the 'Journey to The Last Jedi.' Yes, that's right, you guessed it, Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars LEIA: Princess of Alderaan.

 

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  • Star Wars LEIA: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray and Disney Books/Publishing
  • Initial Reactions!
  • Synopsis and timeline of the book
  • Leia’s “Day of Demand”
  • Meet the Organa’s: Senator Bail Organa and Queen Breha
  • The Future of the Rebellion a.k.a. Leia’s allies
  • Padme Amidala Origins
  • Crait and Connections to Star Wars:The Last Jedi
  • Amilyn Holdo: the Star Wars equivalent to Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
  • Moff Tarkin: the Party Crasher
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi stories of the Jedi
  • Relevance of “storms”

 

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Sep 1, 2017

In today's episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Becca, and Mark sit down and chat over a different kind of Star Wars book. Star Wars 'Super Graphic' by Tim Leong. As your hosts flip through these colorful pages of Star Wars fun, they do their best to connect the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars 'Super Graphic!'

 

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  • Target commercial: “Bring your Rey Game” #ForceFriday2

  • Luke comic: Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie go to Jedha City

 

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  • Connecting the saga continuity with Tim Leong’s distractingly fun ‘Super Graphic’ book

  • Force Abilities that connect throughout the saga

  • Lightsaber Lore and Mythology

  • Size Matters when it comes to galaxy far, far away

  • There are other Jedi Councils?

  • From Naboo, with Love

  • Happily Ever After or Tragic Endings?

  • Dis-members Only

  • R2D2 Odyssey

  • Mind Tricks

  • Luke’s dialogue in the films

  • Chronological Clone Wars

  • Breakdown of Rey’s Force Back (Vision)

 

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