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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 24, 2018

The hosts of "Tarkin's Top Shelf" sit-down to talk about worldbuilding in Star Wars. Mark and Becca discuss the growing galaxy of Star Wars between the books and on screen. In other words, the future of Star Wars is bright! In fact, so bright that the galaxy far, far away is extending well beyond the unknown regions. Well, from a certain point of view, of course.

Star Wars is worldbuilding with additions like The Mandalorian and the Cassian Andor series and the animation shows of Star Wars Resistance, and the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. No to mention, more books like The Queen's Shadow and Master and Apprentice, and The Alphabet Squadron. Oh, and let's not forget the new Vader's Castle comics series. Yes, it would appear that there is no end in sight for Star Wars and that's a good thing, right? After all, these new extensions will only enhance the stories from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. That said, don't miss out on this thought-provoking episode on Star Wars Worldbuilding: Between Books and On Screen.

 

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Nov 12, 2018

"Tarkin's Top Shelf" welcomes the author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, Amy Ratcliffe to the show! In this episode, Mark, and Becca sit-down with Amy Ratcliffe and talk Star Wars. They discuss the early concept of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, the beginning stages of "setting the stage," matching the illustration artistry with literary depiction, and the tone behind the womanly facts of the galaxy far, far away. All-in-all, this is one book review you don't want to miss!

 

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Nov 6, 2018

"Tarkin's Top Shelf" discusses the symbolism of fire and its relevance in Star Wars Lore. Mark and Becca welcome Michael Moreci, a Star Wars comics writer, and novelist to the show to join them on their journey through fire walking and innocent until proven guilty in Star Wars. During their discussion, they not only dissect specific scenes across the saga films but other mediums as well. Namely, Ken Liu's Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker. So, get ready for a mind-blowing conversation that will forever change the way you watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

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