The Star Wars Stacks (general)

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

After all the hoopla of The Force Awakens, we get back to what we do best, talk about novels! This time, Chris and Jen (Joe's busy, sadly) discuss a double header: the novelization of The Force Awakens (http://www.amazon.com/The-Force-Awakens-Star-Wars/dp/1101965495/) by Alan Dean Foster and Before the Awakening (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens/dp/148472822X) by Greg Rucka.

We discuss and spoil the books just as always.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

Here's episode 34 where the three of us get together and shoot the breeze about some stuff!

Warning: We're still talking about Force Awakens, so there are still spoilers! Beware!

We talk about our additional viewings of the movie and another entry in our ongoing series about cinema etiquette.

George Lucas and his "white slavers" comment: http://www.projectcasting.com/news/george-lucas-white-slavers/

25 "unanswered" Force Awakens questions: http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-the-force-awakens-questions/

Emails, voicemails and more!

Next time, we'll be doing a book double header, covering both the novelization of the movie by Alan Dean Foster (http://www.amazon.com/The-Force-Awakens-Star-Wars/dp/1101965495) and Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka and Phil Noto (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Force-Awakens-Awakening/dp/148472822X)

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

The time has come! Episode VII is here!

*** SPOILER WARNING *** SPOILER WARNING *** SPOILER WARNING ***

This is our fresh and spoiler filled review of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

We give our general thoughts on the movie and then discuss the crap out of it before we read a bunch of your emails!

Next time, we'll likely be covering the novelization of the movie by Alan Dean Foster. 

The wait is over! Star Wars is back!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

It's time for another book review! This time we're tackling the new game tie-in novel Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed. 

First, we chat a little bit about our thoughts, hopes and fears for The Force Awakens, which opens in less then 5 days!

Then we get into it, first with a spoiler free synopsis and our spoiler free opinions.

Then we get into it beat by beat and discuss our thoughts of the book.

If you'd like to read the book yourself, get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Battlefront-Twilight-Company-Star-Wars/dp/0345511212

Next time, we'll be recording our reactions to The Force Awakens!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

In episode 31, Chris and Joe talk about a whole bunch of stuff including:

  • Renfest/Medieval Faire preparations.
  • Battlefront
  • The recent flood of Episode 7 TV spots.
  • The first five episodes of Rebels season 2

and finally, another top 5 list! This time, we talk about our top five non-Star Wars sci-fi novels of series.

Next time, we'll be covering the game tie-in novel, Battlefront: Twilight Company

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

This time around, we dive deep into the recently released young adult novel, Lost Stars by Claudia Gray.

We do a little bit of news and then we get to it!

First we get into a quick spoiler-free summary and discussion. Then we make our way through the story, point by point.

If you'd like to read the book, you can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Star-Wars-Force-Awakens/dp/1484724984

Next time, we'll be covering the game tie in novel, Battlefront: Twilight Company.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT

We've been patient and now we've got it! 

The three of us are together along with Angela of the Anomaly podcast (http://www.anomalypodcast.com/) to say everything we have to say about the newly released Force Awakens theatrical trailer! 

We discuss football, ticket pre-sales and then we go through the trailer scene by scene. 

Next time, we'll likely be a trailer reaction, our next book review is Lost Stars by Claudia Gray: http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Star-Wars-Force-Awakens/dp/1484724984/ 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Chris and Joe get together and chat about book news, NYCC, Rebels and a very strong rumour of a trailer coming October 19th!

NEW STAR WARS BOOKS AND COMICS REVEALED: http://makingstarwars.net/2015/10/new-star-wars-books-and-comics-revealed/

NYCC: ‘Star Wars’ publishing steps closer to ‘The Force Awakens’ with new books: http://thecelebritycafe.com/2015/10/nycc-star-wars-publishing-steps-closer-to-the-force-awakens-with-new-books/

Rebels NYCC Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfeWNZqVYsE

Trailer rumours: http://makingstarwars.net/2015/10/star-wars-the-force-awakens-trailer-and-logo-coming-this-monday/

Ticket pre-sales & trailer news: http://screencrush.com/star-wars-force-awakens-trailer-tickets-pre-sales/

Next time, we'll likely be a trailer reaction, our next book review is Lost Stars by Claudia Gray: http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Star-Wars-Force-Awakens/dp/1484724984/ 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

This time we're taking a deep dive into the first novel on the journey to the Force Awakens, Aftermath by Chuck Wendig.

Before we get to the book, we have a bit of a chat about some additional figure acquisitions and Chris' recent re-watch of episode 3 with his son.

Then we get to the core of the matter, Aftrmath. As always, we get into a back of the book synopsis and our spoiler-free thoughts before we sound the alarm and dive into a spoileriffic review from start to finish. 

Finally, we roll through some listener feedback including a great voicemail from our buddy Bryan.

If you'd like to read the book yourself, grab it from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Aftermath-Star-Journey-Force-Awakens/dp/034551162X

Next time, we'll continue on the Journey to the Force Awakens with the young adult novel Lost Stars by Claudia Gray: http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Star-Wars-Force-Awakens/dp/1484724984/ 

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Direct download: SWStacks-Episode-27-Aftermath.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EDT