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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: May, 2020
May 26, 2020

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes back author Michael Kogge to the show to discuss his latest work Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker A Junior Novel. In this episode, Mark and Becca chat with Michael about Star Wars, his Star Wars Hat-Trick, and his contributions to our beloved space-opera.

May 12, 2020

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Junior Novelization by Michael Kogge and Disney Lucasfilm Press. Your hosts go over Michael's perspective of the film and compare his creative take to Rae Carson's point of view from her  "Expanded Edition." They also go over their initial thoughts as a whole and whether or not both books work as essential companion pieces to enjoy and or enrich the film's thematic conclusion of the Skywalker Saga. 

May 4, 2020

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca celebrate Star Wars Day with a special guest, the heart and voice of Hera Syndulla, Vanessa Marshall! Your hosts welcome, Vanessa Marshall to join them for May the 4th and to talk all things Star Wars. Specifically, Star Wars Rebels and season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In addition to Vanessa's contribution to animation, Mark and Becca throw-in some book chatter with Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron. So, celebrate Star Wars Day the right way with Tarkin's Top Shelf and the New Republic General Hera Syndulla!

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