Archive for the ‘Mon Mothma’ Category
Wayne and I break down Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. We discuss Zahn’s ability to write great characters. Some you love, and others you love to hate. We also break down plot and how Zahn truly captures the spirit of Star Wars and is faithful to George Lucas’ vision.
Later we share with you and interview with Paul Kemp author of multiple Forgotten Realms and Star Wars novels, short stories, and more. Mr. Kemp shares with us his favorite characters he has written, if any of his Forgotten Realms characters come from his RPG days, how he would describe his own writting, and I couldn’t resist asking who is crazier Star Wars or Forgotten Realms fans, and much, much more.
One note – early in the podcast I mistakenly say that Crosscurrent by Paul Kemp was connected to the Legacy of the Jedi series, and that is incorrect. As you all know, and I do too, I just misspoke, it is connected to the Fate of the Jedi series.
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Exploring the galaxy one page at a time, Jesse
Welcome to your Star Wars and Sci-Fi Book Report: the Podcast episode 14, and in this episode Wayne and I discuss The Force Unleashed and The Force Unleashed II. Wayne being a professional video game reviewer gives us the gaming review. He discusses gameplay, game engines, and gives us his thoughts on how these stories are revealed in the games and the overall gaming experience.
I on the other hand give the perspective of the novles. Where I break down my thoughts on both of these novles…I also tell you the greatest video game ever.
This podcast gets interesting in discovering the differences between the novels and the games, and Wayne and I just have a blast discussing how all of the unbelievable acts in these two stores fit into the canon. It may be a short episode, but it is full of laughs and insights. We have never given you a more fun podcast, so come along and explore the galaxy with us one page and today one button at a time.
Thank you so much for listening, Jesse
Episode 13 “More Fun Than Sleeping In A Tauntaun” or “Chris Smith Unleashed” of your Star Wars Book Report
Welcome to our Thanksgiving speical. Where we give thanks for books esspecially The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams. Chris Hothiceplanet Smith stops by from The Sarlacc Pit the official podcast of www.galacticbinder.com to join the discussion. We discuss all the things we like and dislike about this novel, and how it fits within the canon. We also discuss the challenges of novelizing a video game. It is a fun break down of everyone’s favorite video game and now novel.
Also, Chris Hothiceplanet shares some very cool Christmas news going on at www.galacticbinder.com where they will be giving Star Wars toys, collectables, and merchandise to three needy families this Christmas, and they need your help. All of us that has been blessed this year can share and help out. There are two ways for you to help out. First, www.galacticbinder.com need Star Wars stuff to give away, so you can mail any donations to:
Holiday Star Wars Gift Packs
4955 Byron Road
Memphis TN. 38122
Send those gifts in, and also you can share your story of need or if you know a family in need, you can share the story of some other family. You can send in these stories of families in need to firstname.lastname@example.org, and then three families will be chosen. You can find more information at www.galacticbinder.com/pgiveaways.html. Also, at the previous link, there is a tab to donate through paypal to save you a trip to the store. I hope you all will participate. If you have much, send in a gift. If you have little, share your story with them, and if you know a family in need, share their story. Submissions must be sent in by December 10th, 2010. Join in this great Christmas ministry as your Star Wars Book Report has.
Thanks for listening, Jesse
The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams
I have completed this novel, and I have to admit this novel bothered me on so many levels…pun totally intended. If you have read my Daily Reading Update part 2 on The Force Unleashed there will be some repetition here. This novel is just so over the top, filled with galaxy altering events that will shape the Expanded Universe, that there was not enough space to adequately cover these topics. In my Daily Reading Update part 2, I mentioned how Starkiller faces 3 post purge Jedi in just 92 pages. That is 3 monumental events in the Expanded Universe to learn of 3 post purge Jedi and one padawan. Since those 92 pages, Starkiller learned that there was another Jedi who survived the initial purge in his father. We learn of a total of 5 new Jedi that survived the initial purge. Words cannot adequately describe how huge this is, but this just scratches the surface of the Universe altering events that were in this novel.
We are also introduced to some serious Rebel Alliance leadership like Bail Organa, Leia Organa, Mon Mothma, and Garm Bel Ibis, and they are secondary characters. This is a pre-rebel alliance look into these characters, which is another huge event.
In the last third of this book, we have Starkiller who breaks Bail Organa out of prison and then takes down a Star Destroyer construction facility, and through these two acts becomes trusted enough to observe and actually become the founder of the Rebel Alliance as the rebel leaders give their allegiance to him. Not only do we have 5 new post purge Jedi, we have the actual founding of the Rebel Alliance, and that founding is a side story…how can something this huge be a side story?