In this week’s episode of Tosche Station Radio, Nanci and Brian explore the tales beyond the Star Wars films by diving into the Expanded Universe.
Over in Fixer’s Flash, Nanci lets us know that the latest episode of The Clone Wars left her fending off nightmares. Zombie Nightsisters? Now there’s some nightmare fuel. She even manages to slip in some talk of the Academy Awards before admitting to her newest guilty pleasure TV show. Brian has dived headfirst back into the world of comics. In preparation for Marvel’s newest movie due out in May, he’s familiarizing himself with the Avengers mythos. The hosts talk briefly about a guest spot they did on another podcast (and friend of the show), The Star Wars Book Report.
Deak’s Dirt discusses the announcement of a brand new adult novel by J.K. Rowling. While Brian has some reservations, he’s thrilled to see Rowling return to the world of fiction to pen something entirely new. Tim Zahn also dropped a few details on his new book. Han Solo plus an Ocean’s Eleven style heist caper? Here’s our wallets, Del Rey. Finally, Star Wars Books released an extended previewof Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse, the conclusion of the 9-book series.
This week’s Camie’s Concerns looks into a topic that’s near and dear to both the hosts: the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Going off an article Brian wrote, the hosts provide a roadmap of the post-Return of the Jedi EU. There’s a lot of books to read, but just where does a new reader start? What books are important? Brian and Nanci answer those questions and more. Also discussed are the highlights of the EU in other eras, including the Prequel Trilogy and the Original Trilogy. Comics and even video games are also recommended.
In Wormie’s Works, Nanci highlights a pair of Star Wars novella-length fanfics and Brian gushes about the first non-Star Wars pick on the podcast: an alternate universe Harry Potter fic set during the Marauders era.
Brian’s pick for fanwork of the week: All These Complications by Ria
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