This week marks the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars, and The Star Wars Show is getting everyone into the celebratory mood with the latest on The Last Jedi, and interview with author Timothy Zahn, the cast of Hamilton, and much more!
This review of Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn will contain minor spoilers.
Imagine you created an iconic character, beloved by fans everywhere. Imagine that character was then set aside as newer and more relevant characters took to the fore. Then imagine you were tapped to reintroduce that iconic character. How often does that happen? Well, it happened to Timothy Zahn as his creation, Grand Admiral Thrawn, was recovered from the Expanded Universe (Legends) and welcomed into the embrace of the new Star Wars canon.
Well, Mr. Zahn, welcome to the new canon!!! We have been waiting for you. This week the grass is a little greener and the sky is a little bluer, as our Legends/Expanded Universe writing hero, Timothy Zahn has taken his place at the Canon table. What better way to enter the new timeline than to bring an old iconic friend with you! Mith’rawn’urruodo, otherwise known as, Thrawn. It seems that with all the new material that has been published recently and as more time has passed since the last Zahn story, my appreciation for his talent had gone a bit dormant. Well it’s alive and well once again. I can’t wait to tell you why.
Timothy Zahn’s upcoming novel Star Wars: Thrawn will be available in three distinct editions when it is released April 11. The publisher notes that the story content will be the same across all editions, but each one will have something that sets it apart from the others.
Join Randy and guest co-host Samantha Eklund as they discuss this month’s book, Choices of One by Timothy Zahn. Randy interviews Samantha and gets a unique perspective from a new Star Wars book reader. This is the final Zahn novel that Legends Library has left to review, so enjoy it while it lasts. Randy also gives an update on next month’s suggested reading and announces another special guest host. With many plot threads and twists, this episode is guaranteed to take everyone for a ride. And remember: the Choices of one shapes the future of many!
Tune in this month as Luke and Randy are joined by, special guest and author, Samantha Eklund. Samantha shares her experience as a first time Star Wars book reader and brings a unique perspective to the show breaking down the book, Allegiance by Timothy Zahn. The back story of Mara Jade is presented by Mr. Zahn, as well as the mysterious Hand of Judgement stormtrooper squad. Luke also gives us an update on his little Mara Jade. They also discuss Rogue One as the premiere is upon us!
At the Star Wars Writer’s Roundtable at NYCC, Star Warsauthor Chuck Wendig said that a small group of people are capable of changing the entire galaxy.
This is true of our favorite heroes from a galaxy far, far away, but also of the select group of authors who are documenting the history of an expansive galaxy through their latest Star Wars novels. These authors’ work impacts a whole world ofStar Wars stories each time they pen the tales of fallen Jedi, harrowing battles, and intergalactic leaders.
Star Wars authors Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire, Thrawn), Chuck Wendig (Aftermath, Life Debt), Jim Luceno (Tarkin, Catalyst), E.K. Johnston (Ahsoka), Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin, Poe Dameron) and Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) came together for aStar WarsWriters Roundtable to chat about a galaxy far, far away…
Movies. Books. TV shows. Web shows. Comics. Podcasts. Blogs. There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. However, watching, reading, and listening to all the content is quite difficult to do, especially if one has other interests (like work, family, school, other hobbies – crazy, I know!). I admittedly cannot keep up with it all. Here’s a quick look at some of the amazing offerings that we fans have available to us. Hopefully you don’t pop your top like poor R5-D4!
If you love to read all things Star Wars, but weren’t lucky enough to make it to New York Comic-Con this year, don’t fret — we have the full-length video of the Star Wars Writers Panel straight from NYCC! Featuring discussion between authors Timothy Zahn (Heir to the Empire, Thrawn), Chuck Wendig (Aftermath, Life Debt), James Luceno (Tarkin, Catalyst), E.K. Johnston (Ahsoka), Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin, Poe Dameron) and Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader), the panel is moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain and Star Wars books editor Jennifer Heddle.