In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark, and Becca welcome Matthew Bortolin, author of "The Zen of R2-D2" to the show! Matthew is also the author of "The Dharma of Star Wars," and has talked about the links between Star Wars and Zen with CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, Good Morning America, and several online magazines and fan websites. Please join your hosts as they welcome Matthew to the show to discuss his book, the links between Star Wars and Zen, and how the fandom can benefit from all of it, and be better like R2-D2.
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In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca review "Star Wars: Resistance Reborn" by Rebecca Roanhorse and Del Rey Publishing. "Star Wars: Resistance Reborn" is the prequel story to the upcoming film, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," the final chapter to the Skywalker Saga. But first, your hosts introduce a new segment to their show format: The Mando Files—a quick roundup of thoughts from "The Mandalorian," only on Disney +.
In this episode of “Tarkin's Top Shelf,” Mark and Becca continue their discussion on The Aftermath Trilogy IN Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Your hosts dive deep and tackle some intriguing concepts that may or may not be coincidences. In essence, nothing is off the table as they take a closer look at dreams, Genie scenarios, and old relics. Yes, everything, from books to on-screen, and everything else in-between. So, go ahead, grab a steaming mug of galactic caf or tea and hold on to your butts!
In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca go back into the Star Wars Archives and revisit the Star Wars: Aftermath Trilogy by Chuck Wendig. Your hosts take a deep dive into what appears to be the foundations of the sequel trilogy and the catalyst for the closing act of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But first, Mark and Becca go over the latest happenings in Star Wars News.