Archive for the ‘Jedi Trial’ Category
Episode 18 “A Clone Wars Cartoon…That’s Novel” or “More Faithful Than You Might Think” of your Star Wars Book Report
In today’s episode, Wayne and I discuss Clone Wars: The Animated Series and how the cartoon and the novels accent and help develop one another. We discuss our thoughts on the cartoon dropping Ahsoka Tano into the timeline, and how certain novels and the cartoon follow similar models: from Anakin’s leadership style in the Clone War Novels to the twisted Rule of Two followed by the Emperor that allows for other Dark Side Jedi such as Mara Jade from the Novels and Asaj Ventress from the Animated Series, and more.
We then break down the amazing Night Sister Trilogy from the Animated Series that borrows heavily from earlier novels, our thoughts on Savage, whose name looks more manly in print than when spoken, and what are our thoughts on Darth Maul coming back if that was Maul in that orb.
Today’s show is full of fun Star Wars talk, but that does not stop us from chasing rabbits, as I ask Wayne his thoughts on the recent NHL All Star Game and we make a Super Bowl bet where the loser will pay up in the next episode.
Join us for our usual shenanigans and explore with us the galaxy one page and one episode at a time.
Thanks for listening, Jesse
Episode 6 “War and Love with Dan Cragg” or “Behind the Scenes of War with David Sherman” of your Star Wars Book Report
In this episode, we have the priviledge of interviewing the co-authors of Jedi Trial Dan Cragg and David Sherman. They answers questions about: what is it like to write in a partnership, what Star Wars story were they asked to share, why Nejaa Halcyon, what kind and how much research did they do to write a war novel and a Star Wars novel, how dark is Anakin Skywalker at this time, what are Yoda and Mace Windu’s attitude toward knighting Anakin and much, much more.
You will also learn about: changes that had to be made to their ending, what real life military battle influenced their battle of Praesitlyn, Sherman and Cragg’s writing style, and they reveal the existence of an object that I would love to get my hands on.
Come along as we explore the galaxy one page at a time.
You can find my review of Jedi Trial here.
Thanks for listening, and this is your Star Wars Book Report.
Exploring the galaxy one page at a time, Jesse
Novels or Series Mentioned
The Approaching Strom
The Clone War Cartroon Tie In Novels
Luke Skywalker so often discusses how there was not much to do on an out of the way world like Tatooine, but I do not see how that could be possible. The powers that be love to take out of the way desert planets you would never think were important and give them galactic significance, making them the center of come huge event. Tatooine had a multi-system crime lord and syndicate…Luke could have become a wise guy if he would have stayed on Tatooine. Then, there are other out of the way desert planets that to become all of a sudden extremely important like: Ord Cestus, Rhommamool, Geonosis, Klatooine, Apatros, Korriban, and many others. Star Wars loves elevating out of the way desert planets to extreme importance, and Jedi Trial follows in this rich Star Wars tradition elevating the desert world of Praesitlyn to the center of a huge battle between the Republic and the Separatists.