Dan Z is joined by Coffee With Kenobi Media Specialist, Lisa Dullard and the owner of Zeke’s Comics and Games, Zak Kalina. They start the show discussing the official title for the Han Solo film and the first two episodes of Star Wars Rebels Season Four. Jason Brame returns to talk Forces of Destiny and upcoming Star Wars comics, and Tom brings us up to date on the news. For the Coffee Chat, Dan Z continues the CWK Book Study on Leia: Princess of Alderaan. This the podcast you’re looking for!
Dark Disciple is based on an unproduced story arc that was originally slated for Star Wars: The Clones Wars. It was adapted into this novelization by Christie Golden, and features a forward by Katie Lucas. This review contains some minor spoilers.
I’ve always been drawn to the character of Asajj Ventress. From her first introduction in The Clone Wars micro series (2003-2005), she has been an intriguing entity. Villains don’t typically interest me – I’m all about the heroes. However, there was always something that unsettled me about Ventress — a nebulous quality I couldn’t quite define. However, through her characterization on The Clone Wars (2008-2014), I came to realize she wasn’t truly a villain, and I had done her a disservice. She’s always been more complex than that oversimplified label would imply. In light of that history, I was thrilled with the announcement that Dark Disciple would feature a deeper exploration of her character, and my excitement crescendoed as I eagerly devoured the book.
I was not disappointed. Christie Golden has written my favorite Star Wars novel.
Anyone who has enjoyed our site over the last few years knows that our Media Specialist, Lisa Dullard, is invaluable, as well as awesome. She is the rock for both Coffee With Kenobi, and for Rob Wainfur’s The Bearded Trio. Be sure to check out her answers to Rob’s Quick Fire Questions, and don’t forget to thank her for making both our sites better than we deserve!
This a review of Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp. It contains mild spoilers.
(Timeline: Lords of the Sith takes place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Rebels)
In Lords of the Sith, Twi’lek Freedom Fighters Cham Syndulla, Isval, and the Free Ryloth movement are handed a golden opportunity to deal a fatal blow to the Empire. The Emperor and his apprentice, Darth Vader, are making their way to Ryloth, ostensibly to deal with Moff Delian Mors, who has grown lax in her duties. Cham and company devise a plan to assassinate the Sith Lords – with help from an Imperial officer, Colonel Belkor Dray, who has lofty ambitions of his own.
This review is for Star Wars Costumes by Brandon Alinger.
I’m not a cosplayer, designer, filmmaker, or artist, but I am able to appreciate the work that goes into the art of costume design. Star Wars Costumes is a celebration of that art – Every page a tribute to those responsible, in large part, for the look of the original Star Wars trilogy.