The Star Wars Stacks (general)

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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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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Special Edition time! This time around the three of us made it and we have quite the chat.

Topics covered:

Some stories from Force Friday

Episode VIII and Rogue One filming progress

The new Star Wars: Uprising mobile game and some random Battlefront news.

and a whole bunch of other stuff including a great email and our thoughts on bringing babies to movies!

Next time, we'll have our review of the first Journey to the Force Awakens novel, Aftermath (http://www.amazon.com/Aftermath-Star-Journey-Force-Awakens/dp/034551162X). 

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In episode 25, we discuss the newly released Assaj Ventress-focused novel Dark Disciple by Christie Golden.

But first we talk about some recent news:

The new Instagram TFA trailer: https://instagram.com/p/65PhxOs_RH/

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Set to Take Over Imax for a Month: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/star-wars-force-awakens-set-817709

Force Friday - Sept 4th: http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-force-awakens-products-to-arrive-on-force-friday-september-4

The Star Wars Facebook Page Responded Perfectly to a Sexist Comment: http://www.eonline.com/news/690991/the-star-wars-facebook-page-responded-perfectly-to-a-sexist-comment

Then, we get to the book. As always, we begin with a spoiler-free reading of the publisher's summary and our initial impressions of the story. Then we sound the alarm and get into our plot summary and detailed spoiler filled opinions.

If you'd like to read the book yourself, you can get it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Disciple-Christie-Golden/dp/0345511530

Next time, we're going to cover the first Star Wars novel set after Return of the Jedi, Aftermath by Chuck Wendig: http://www.amazon.com/Aftermath-Star-Journey-Force-Awakens/dp/034551162X/

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Time for another special edition episode! Just Chris and Joe this time around (sorry Jen fans). We discuss some recent Force Awakens news and more!

International Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-VTdsCKLgg 

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': 12 exclusive EW looks at the new galaxy: http://www.ew.com/gallery/star-wars-force-awakens-first-look-gallery

15 Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75″ Figures Revealed: http://makingstarwars.net/2015/08/15-star-wars-the-force-awakens-3-75-figures-revealed/ 

Leaked shot of Luke Skywalker: http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2015/08/rumor-first-look-at-luke-skywalker-in.html 

Next time, we're going to cover the newest Star Wars novel, Dark Disciple by Christie Golden: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Disciple-Christie-Golden/dp/0345511530

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Time for episode 23, where we get back to basics and cover the first book in the Han Solo trilogy, The Paradise Snare by A.C. Crispin which was published back in 1997.

In the news:

Sneak peak of the journey to the force awakens books: http://www.starwars.com/news/coming-soon-to-your-personal-jedi-archives-journey-to-star-wars-the-force-awakens-sneak-peek 

Excerpt from Aftermath released: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/7846/aftermath-star-wars-by-chuck-wendig/ 

Aftermath will be a trilogy: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/10/chuck-wendigs-star-wars-book-aftermath-gets-trilogy-treatment 

Then, we get to the book. As always, we begin with a spoiler-free reading of the publisher's summary and our initial impressions of the book. Then we sound the alarm and get into our plot summary and detailed spoiler filled opinions.

If you'd like to read the book yourself, you can get it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Snare-Star-Wars-Trilogy/dp/0553574159

Next time, we're going to cover the newest Star Wars novel, Dark Disciple by Christie Golden: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Disciple-Christie-Golden/dp/0345511530

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

It's time for episode 22! Jen and Joe had some stuff come up so our good friend Rico from the Treks in Sci-Fi podcast joins Chris this week. 

They chat about some news stories, including:

The passing of Christoper Lee: http://www.starwars.com/news/sir-christopher-lee-passes-away

Ewan McGregor is interested in playing Obi Wan again: http://screenrant.com/star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-ewan-mcgregor-movie/

James Horner dies in plane crash: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/james-horner-dead-titanic-composer-804365

Gaming news from E3:

Battlefront: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXU5k4U8x20

The Old Republic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGHW4sn5J-Y

The guys then get onto talking about the first episode of Rebels season 2 (SPOILER WARNING!), summer movies and more.

To end off, another top 5 list. This time it's Chris and Rico's top 5 sci fi themes.

Closing music: Battle Beyond the Stars by James Horner.

Next  time, we'll be discussing our next book, The Paradise Snare by A.C Crispin. 

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Welcome to Star Wars Stacks episode 21, where we discuss Paul S. Kemp's new novel Lords of the Sith. 

As with all our book review shows, we first cover some news:

Annie Leibovitz interview: http://www.starwars.com/news/capturing-a-galaxy-an-interview-with-annie-leibovitz-exclusive

John Williams to begin scoring sessions soon: http://makingstarwars.net/2015/05/john-williams-to-record-some-of-the-star-wars-the-force-awakens-score-next-month/

Then, we get to the book. As always, we begin with a spoiler-free reading of the publisher's summary and our initial impressions of the book. Then we sound the alarm and get into our plot summary and detailed spoiler filled opinions.

If you'd like to read the book yourself, you can get it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lords-Sith-Paul-S-Kemp/dp/0345511441

Next time, we're heading back to the Legends era with the first book in the Han Solo trilogy, The Paradise Snare (http://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Snare-Star-Wars-Trilogy/dp/0553574159)

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT

Welcome to episode 20, our general discussion show for May. Just Chirs and Joe this week, apologies to all the Jen fans!

News-wise, we discuss the recent Vanity Fair interview of Lawrence Kasdan: 

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/05/lawrence-kasdan-star-wars-force-awakens

In addition, we tlak about this great video celebrating the 40th anniversary of ILM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gSTPHBp9cA

Then, we run down our top 5 genre sequels and disucss each one. We cover a lot of ground, some Star Wars-related, some not. As usual, we had a great time chatting. 

Enjoy!

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This week, we FINALLY get around to a review of the first season of the new animated series, Star Wars Rebels which aired on DisneyXD.

After some small news discussion about the episode 7 Vanity Fair spread, we get into it.

We discuss the characters and each episode of the first season of Rebels and have agreat time doing it.

Next time, we'll be chatting about more general Star Wars news and topics, after that we'll get to our next book, Paul S. Kemp's Lords of the Sith.

 

Direct download: SWStacks-Episode-19-Star-Wars-Rebels-Season-One.mp3
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