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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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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 27, 2020
In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca review The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Phil Szostak and Abrams Books. Your hosts go over their initial thoughts of the book and then go into what stood out to them the most, overall. They also take a closer look at the layout and outline of the book, in comparison to its predecessors, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
 
 
Apr 14, 2020

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca review "I Am A Padawan" by Ashley Eckstein, and discuss how integral Ahsoka Tano is to the continuation of Star Wars stories. Your hosts cover Ahsoka's introduction in The Clone Wars, her standalone novel, Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, and her continuation in the animated series, Rebels. Ahsoka's message is clear: you can change who you are, but you cannot run from yourself.

 

Apr 1, 2020

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca discuss the controversial topic of Rey Skywalker. Your hosts go over everything and anything, from books to on-screen, and everything in-between, about the scavenger from Jakku. After all, no one is from nowhere, and no one is a nobody, everybody is somebody. And Rey from nowhere is now, Rey Skywalker. 

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