A few months ago, I had an idea for a new podcast in which I (and a few of my friends) would read through the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. I was inspired by Rogue Podron, the show on the Far Far Away Radio network that’s reading through all the X-wing novels. (Check them out if you haven’t; it’s a great show.) It’s no secret I love the Thrawn Trilogy. They’re some of my favorite books of all time. I wanted to read them again, and I wanted to share them with my fellow Star Wars fans.
Then Celebration London happened, and as previously rumored, the Rebels Season 3 trailer introduced Grand Admiral Thrawn as the show’s new villain. Not only that, but it was announced that TImothy Zahn was already working on a new book, Thrawn, to be released in April. The stars were aligning, the signs were clear: it was time to start this podcast.
Thus the ThrawnCast was born.
Over the next several months, we’ll be reading through the Thrawn Trilogy – Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command – and ending just in time for Thrawn‘s release. Along the way we’ll compare and contrast Legends and the new canon, discuss the history of the Legends timeline, and the legacy of Grand Admiral Thrawn as a character. And of course we’ll discuss his appearances on Rebels.
I’ll be joined by four hosts on this journey: Brian, Matthew, Amanda, and Tyler. Some of us have revisited this trilogy recently, some haven’t read it in years, and one of us is a complete newbie! It’s going to be a great ride, and I hope you’ll join us. We’ll be recording our introductory episode on August 29, and regular episodes will begin the week of September 12.