Tosche Station Radio #154: Politics, the Prequels, and a Force Ghost

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This week on Tosche Station Radio, we recap the goings on at Dragon Con 2016. Later we’re joined by a Force ghost and defy all logic by discussing the things you should never bring up at Thanksgiving dinner: politics and the prequels. 

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Western Reaches #13

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This episode we tackle Blade Runner and its layers of meaning with guest Paul Hermann. We also discuss shooters, dating sims, and the influence of Firefly on The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.
 
Games:
 
Overwatch
Halo 5
Destiny
Mystic Messenger
 
Books:
 
The Raven King – Ray Bradbury
Now & Forever – Maggie Stiefvater
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers
Ancillary Mercy – Ann Leckie
You can find Megan on Twitter with the handle @blogfullofwords and you can find Saf with @Wanderlustin. Be sure to subscribe to Western Reaches on iTunes/Google Play and subscribe to the Tosche Station Radio Mega Feed for more great shows, discussion, and commentary.

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ThrawnCast 1.1: Start With a Star Destroyer

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This week on the ThrawnCast, we talk about how Tim Zahn found out Thrawn was coming to Rebels and discuss the first four chapters of Heir to the Empire.

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Review: Poe Dameron #6

Look, I know that I’m riding off a BB-8 high in the wake of Dragon Con and that AMAZING panel with his puppeteers but this is TOTALLY BB-8’s issue. I mean yeah fine; the pilots help win too but they definitely would have failed without BB-8 and the other astromechs.

Poe and the rest of Black Squadron are still stuck down on the surface of the prison planet and the odds aren’t looking good… or at least they wouldn’t be looking good if they didn’t have a plan and some very capable astromechs up in the sky. This, by the way, is what really helps capture the spirit of Star Wars. One of my favorite parts of the saga (in the Prequels more so than in the Original Trilogy) was how Artoo would so often go off on his own and save the day. BB-8 is definitely his spiritual successor. How can you not love an awesome little droid like that especially when it emotes so beautifully?

The humans are all right too, I guess. No but actually: Terex is one of my new favorite villains and I’m falling more and more in love with the pilots of Black Squadron. They’re smart, they have a plan, and they seem to genuinely care about each other. Hopefully none of them end up going out in a blaze of glory. I love how Soule and Noto are being given the opportunity to really flesh out these characters we don’t know very much about and how they’re sparingly yet effectively using characters like Phasma and Leia. It’s all just so artistically done.

The Poe Dameron arcs are short but sweet and I am digging this book. Are you reading it yet? You should be because next issue is Poe Dameron’s Day Off!

Poe Dameron #6: Charles Soule/Writer, Phil Noto/Artist, Joe Caramagna/Letterer, Jordan White/Editor, Heather Antos/Assistant Editor

Tosche Station on Location: Dragon Con 2016 – Star Wars Rebels with Henry Gilroy and Timothy Zahn

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From Dragon Con day one is the Star Wars Rebels panel featuring the show’s head writer Henry Gilroy. Additional panelists include Bria LaVorgna, Bethany Blanton, and Nanci Schwartz. Bruce Gibson moderates.

Towards the end of the recording, Timothy Zahn crashes the panel to discuss how he found out Grand Admiral Thrawn was going to be returning to canon.