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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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Oct 19, 2017

Welcome back to another episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf. The only Star Wars Literature Podcast on the internet that dissects and analyzes your favorite (and maybe least favorite) Canon books. In this episode, Mark, and Becca give their perspectives on Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View. Of course, the book contains 40 stories to commemorate the 40th year of Star Wars. But, your hosts will be looking at the stories in groups of 10 per episode. So, sit back and keep warm by the fire, and allow Tarkin's Top Shelf to shed some light on Star Wars literature.

 

News:
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer
  • The Official Theatrical Poster for The Last Jedi
Main Topic:
  • Breakdown: the 1st 10 stories of Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View:
  • Raymus by Gary Whitta
  • The Bucket by Christie Golden
  • The Sith of Datawork by Ken Liu
  • Stories in the Sand by Griffin McElroy
  • Reirin by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Red One by Rae Carson
  • Rites by John Jackson Miller
  • Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray
  • Beru Whitesun Lars by Meg Cabot
  • The Luckless Rodian by Renee Ahdieh

 

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Oct 4, 2017

Welcome back to another episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf. In today's show, Becca, and Mark go over the latest Star Wars novel from Del Rey Publishing: PHASMA! They dissect and analyze her mystique and origins. Phasma Fact 101: if Phasma knows you know her secrets, you will die. So, BEWARE and listen at your own risk.

Star Wars: PHASMA is written by Delilah S. Dawson and is part of "The Journey to The Last Jedi" series.

 

News:

  • Ron Howard is tweeting pictures again using the #UntitledHanSoloMovie hashtag. Was that Kessel?
  • Should we see Kessel on the big screen in the Han Solo movie?
  • Coming soon! Del Rey's Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View on October 3rd, 2017.

 

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Topic and Discussion:

  • Star Wars: Phasma--Full Analysis of her Mystique an Origins.
  • Essential Characters and their importance.
  • Con Star Mining Corporation
  • Mad Max "Thunder Dome" scenario and parallels.
  • The (Churrk) Oracle and the Rite of Passage.
  • Similarities and possible symbolism from "The Never Ending Story"
  • Continuity, Connections, and Possibilities for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Will Phasma's backstory be essential going forward?
  • Where is Captain Cardinal now?

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