Episode 51 – Catalyst

Hey Stackers!

Here is book review episode 51 wherein we discuss the Rogue One tie-in novel, Catalyst by James Luceno. Just Chris and Joe this time around, Jen couldn’t make it.

If you’d like to get a copy for yourself: https://www.amazon.com/Catalyst-Star-Wars-Rogue-Novel/dp/0345511492

Before we get to the crux of the show, we talk a bit about the holidays, the recent loss of Carrie Fisher, a few more thoughts about Rogue One and the big news, Chris and Joe will be at Celebration Orlando in April!

Next time, we’ll be jumping back a bit to review Ashoka, a YA novel by E.K. Johnston.

Thanks to Rick Moyer for our intro music and the Samurai Guitarist for our outtro!

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Episode 50 – Rogue One

Hello all!

It’s big episode 50! We get together with our good friends and fellow podcasters Rico from the Treks in Sci Fi podcast and Angela of the Anomaly podcast and we talk ROGUE ONE!

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So yes, Rogue One came out, we all saw it and we sit down and have a very lively and spirited discussion about this inaugural “Star Wars Story” movie. It goes without saying this is a SPOILER cast, so if you haven’t seen it and don’t want to know what happens, hold off!

Check out Rico’s long-running Treks in Sci Fi podcast at http://treksinscifi.com/

Check out Angela (and Jen) over at http://www.anomalypodcast.com/

Next time, we’re still discussing Rogue One, but in book form with James Luceno’s tie in novel, Catalyst!

Thanks to Rick Moyer for our intro music and the Samurai Guitarist for our outtro!

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Episode 49 – Rebel Dawn

Here is episode 49 in which we conclude A.C. Crispin’s Han Solo trilogy, Rebel Dawn!

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If you’d like to get your hands on the books, grab it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Dawn-Star-Wars-Trilogy/dp/0553574175/

News:

No Opening Crawl in Rogue One:
https://variety.com/2016/film/features/star-wars-rogue-one-lucasfilm-jj-abrams-kathleen-kennedy-1201923806/

Emilia Clarke Han Solo movie:
http://www.starwars.com/news/emilia-clarke-joins-the-han-solo-stand-alone-film

Star Trek Discovery casting: 
http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-discovery-beams-up-three-cast-members

Next time, we’ll most likely be doing our Rogue One reaction show and then shortly after that, our review of Rogue One: Catalyst by James Luceno! So send us your emails and reactions!

Thanks to Rick Moyer for our intro music and the Samurai Guitarist for our outtro!

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Episode 48 – October Nothing

Hey folks!

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In episode 48, Chris & Jen talk about this & that, including the last Rogue One trailer and our thoughts and hopes for it based on what we’ve seen and heard so far. We also discuss a few other things including rumours and Lando casting & book news.

Next time, we’ll be covering the final book in A.C. Crispin’s Han Solo Trilogy, Rebel Dawn.

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Episode 47 – Aftermath: Life Debt

Time for our long-awaited review of the second book in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series, Life Debt!

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If you’d like to get your hands on the books, grab it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Debt-Aftermath-Star-Trilogy/dp/1101966939

Next time, we’re going back to the Legends/EU timeline with the third and final book in A.C. Crispin’s Han Solo trilogy, Rebel Dawn.

Thanks to Rick Moyer for our intro music and the Samurai Guitarist for our outtro!

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Episode 46 – John Jackson Miller Returns!

Hi Stackers!

We know you were expecting our next book review show, but we could not turn down an opportunity for another conversation with friend of the show and Star Wars author John Jackson Miller!

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Being that today is the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, Chris and John sit down and discuss Trek movies and novels, including John’s upcoming Star Trek trilogy, Prey.

Aside from Trek, the guys discuss all things Star Wars and touch on John’s other works including upcoming work in the Halo and Planet of the Apes universes.

All in all a wonderful talk with a lot of great insights into John’s work writing for licensed properties.

Buy Hell’s Heart, book one of the Prey trilogy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Prey-Book-Hells-Heart-Star/dp/1501115790/

Check out John’s site at http://www.farawaypress.com/

Follow John on Twitter at @jjmfaraway

Next time, we’ll finally get to our long-awaited review of Aftermath book 2, Life Debt.

See you soon!

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Episode 45 – Roguishly Late

After a busy summer, the three of us are back to discuss news from Celebration Europe, the second Rogue One trailer, summer movies and more!

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Links:

Ahsoka Tano secrets, book cover revealed at Star Wars Celebration Europe
http://nerdvanamedia.com/television/ahsoka-book-star-wars-celebration-europe/112987/

Rebels Season 3 Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmXp802sFgQ

New Timothy Zahn Thrawn novel:
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/07/16/star-wars-celebration-2016-grand-admiral-thrawn-is-now-canon

Timothy Zahn Q&A:
http://www.starwars.com/news/qa-with-timothy-zahn

Rogue One celebration reel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXEMO_Zv_gQ

Rogue One trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY

Rogue One tie in novel — Catalyst: 
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Catalyst

Battlefront Rogue One Scarif DLC:
http://www.pcgamer.com/star-wars-battlefront-offline-mode-the-death-star-and-battlefront-2/

Next time, we’ll be reviewing the second book in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series, Life Debt!

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Episode 44 – Bloodline

Hey all!

Time for episode 44 and our second Claudia Gray book, Bloodline, released May 3, 2016.

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But first, a bit of news:

We’ve Finally Got Some Solid Details on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: http://io9.gizmodo.com/weve-finally-got-some-solid-details-on-rogue-one-a-sta-1782419027

‘Rogue One’: 16 New Photos from the ‘Star Wars’ Film: http://www.ew.com/gallery/rogue-one-first-look-photos

Rogue One creators address reshoot concerns: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/23/star-wars-rogue-one-reshoot-concerns

Disney CEO Suggests Indiana Jones Will Be Rebooted After Part 5: http://io9.gizmodo.com/disney-ceo-suggests-indiana-jones-will-be-rebooted-afte-1782424442

Star Trek Star Anton Yelchin has Passed Away at 27: http://nerdist.com/star-trek-star-anton-yelchin-has-passed-away-at-27/

Star Trek fan film guidelines: http://www.startrek.com/fan-films

After all that, we go over the the novel in our special way, disucssing it in overview without spoilers and then diving deep into this somewhat complex story.

If you’d like to read the book for yourself, buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bloodline-Star-Wars-Claudia-Gray/dp/0345511360/

Next time, we’ll be heading back to Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series with Life Debt (https://www.amazon.com/Life-Debt-Aftermath-Star-Trilogy/dp/1101966939/)

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Episode 43 – Stan Lee and the Holonet Blues

Time for episode 36! Just Chris and Joe this time around as Jen had something come up.

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We chat about quite a few things including the recent announcement of episode 8 filming, casting, Chris’ recent travels, movies and TV and a whole lot more!

Next time we’ll be back in the Legends timeline with The Hutt Gambit, the second book in A.C. Crispin’s Han Solo trilogy.

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Episode 42 – Smuggler’s Run – A Han Solo Adventure

Here we go with another Journey to the Force Awakens book review. This time around, we’re discussing Smuggler’s Run – A Han Solo Adventure by Greg Rucka.

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Before that though, we discuss a few news stories, including:

Why Alden Ehrenreich Is An Inspired Choice For The ‘Han Solo’ Spin-off – http://moviepilot.com/posts/3904453

Celebration Orlando – http://www.starwarscelebration.com/Orlando/Home/

One Man Star Wars Trilogy – http://www.onemanstarwars.com/ 

Then we get to the book and do our reguar run through. If you’d like to read the book yourself, grab it off of Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Star-Wars-Smugglers-Adventure/dp/148472495X/ 

Next time, we’ll be covering a big one, Claudia Gray’s Bloodline (http://www.amazon.com/Bloodline-Star-Wars-Claudia-Gray/dp/0345511360/)

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