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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, 2022
May 31, 2022

Live from the Fan Stage at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, the hosts from Tarkin's Top Shelf (Becca Benjamin and Mark Sutter) join Ryder Waldron and E. Anne Convery in a discussion about Ahsoka Tano!

Ahsoka Tano has become a beloved Star Wars character. Her story has spanned The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, the Ahsoka novel by E.K. Johnston, comics, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and the upcoming Ahsoka series on Disney Plus. But why has she become such an inspirational fan favorite? Should she have walked away from the Jedi Order? And how did leaving the Jedi Order affect her future? What are some of the best Ahsoka moments and fan-favorite aspects of her character growth, and did she become the purest example of a Jedi only after leaving the Order?

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May 22, 2022

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Sci-Fi/Fantasy author and Star Wars Veteran Podcaster Tricia Barr to the show! In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, your hosts sit down with Tricia Barr of Fan Girls Going Rogue Podcast to talk Star Wars. They discuss her favorite Star Wars book, Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey, and her favorite Star Wars character Jaina Solo Fel.

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May 22, 2022

Tarkin's Top Shelf Reviews Star Wars: OBI-WAN issue #1 from Marvel Comics. In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca go over some Star Wars Celebration news, panels, lotteries, and upcoming book releases. Then your hosts get right down to business. Jedi business, as they discuss the very first issue of Star Wars: OBI-WAN: Youngling's Challenge.

 

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May 15, 2022

Tarkin's Top Shelf Reviews Star Wars: Brotherhood by Mike Chen and Del Rey Publishing. This review is a No-Holds-Barred analysis, so if you do not wish to be spoiled, your hosts recommend that you read the book before listening to the show. Mark and Becca talk about the synopsis of Star Wars: Brotherhood, the "feel" of the characters, continuity, and the expansive world-building surrounding Cato Neimoidia. 

 

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May 10, 2022

Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes Star Wars: Brotherhood author Mike Chen to the show! In this episode, your hosts sit down with Mr. Chen to talk about all things Anakin and Kenobi and a whole lot of Star Wars. It's a helluva lot of Prequelness and The Clone Wars, too. Mike Chen even takes us behind the scenes from idea conception to the final product of new characters, character building, and the world-building of Cato Neimoida.

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May 4, 2022

Tarkin's Top Shelf celebrates Star Wars Day by taking a closer look at the new Official Trailer that dropped today, May the 4th, for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus. Mark and Becca wish you a Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you and Obi-Wan Kenobi, too.

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May 2, 2022

In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, your hosts take a closer look at the recent Kenobi images released via Total Film! And then, Mark and Becca review the latest in Marvel Star Wars comics, Crimson Reign issue #4. But first, they go over some Star Wars Celebration news!

 

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