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A Star Wars literary podcast that strives to deliver an educational and yet, entertaining analysis and outlook, pertaining to the new canonical novels/YA books from the galaxy far, far away. In other words, Becca and Mark are your guardians to the Whills and your librarians to the long-lost Jedi Archives.
 
Join our heroes (SYFY WIRE’s Brian Silliman, Caitlin Busch, and Matt Romano) for a celebratory visit to the world of Star Wars each and every week, where they’ll cover everything going on in the galaxy far, far away. Celebrating the films in the saga? Of course. Exploring new movies and shows? On it. Big news? They’ll have it. New episode breakdowns for The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars, and more? Bet on it. From interviews, new canon reveals, intensely spirited discussions and more, JABBA THE ...
 
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Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes author Cole Horton to the show! In this episode, your hosts' review "The Star Wars Book" by DK Publishing and co-authored by Cole Horton, Dan Zehr, and Pablo Hidalgo. Mark, Becca, and their special guest Cole Horton discuss the writing process, concept planning, and all the makings that went into crafting this wonderous …
 
He has a name! Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian did not play around, and our heroes are still recovering! The Child has a name! A certain special someone has returned! Another name got dropped out of nowhere! HK droids! Brian, Caitlin, and Matt discuss all of this, plus more sniping about the Bridger Pamphlet and for whatever reason, more Williams Son…
 
Celebrate Life Day properly! Our heroes are recording at night, so welcome back to Spotckha Nights. Brian, Caitlin, and Matt discuss The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, then go for some Hug Watch, Captain's Corner, and Trade Negotiations. MmmBop is cooking a Nuna, it's a Life Day miracle!
 
Tarkin's Top Shelf is back with Part 2 of their review of Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View: The Empire Strikes Back. In this episode, Mark and Becca discuss chapters 15 through 27 and talk about how each one changes and uniquely enhances the film. But first, your hosts go over the latest chapter of Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Siege on Di…
 
Hurry up, goldenrod! Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) joins our heroes (briefly) to discuss the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, The Mandalorian, and his Star Wars legacy. Brian, Caitlin, and Matt then proceed to have a merry festival of love for everyone's favorite protocol droid. Sorry Wires, but it's true. Dear oh dear!…
 
In this Episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca sit down to discuss the first fourteen of forty stories from Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back. Your hosts take a close look at each of the first fourteen short stories and talk about how each one changes and uniquely enhances the film. But first, they go over the …
 
Where do we even start with this one? Chapter 11 of The Mandalorian was kriffing insane, how's that? Our heroes can barely handle all of the big reveals and rumor confirmations let alone talk coherently about them, but here goes nothing! Join Brian, Caitlin, and Matt as they celebrate, scream, and ignore the constant warnings of Wires.…
 
Do you speak frog? Chapter 10 of The Mandalorian was an enormous festival of weird, and our heroes are going through all of it. From Dr. Mandible, to Yoda Baby's possible murder spree, to Frog Lady, this was one for the books. Brian, Caitlin, and Matt revel in it as well as the new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special trailer and so much more. Capes for …
 
Tarkin's Top Shelf reviews Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 Poster Book by Disney Books and Lucasfilm Press. Mark and Becca sit down to discuss Episode 1: The Marshal from Season 2 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, Cobb Vanth's character crossover debut from Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy, and the Poster Book of Season 2. Help us sprea…
 
Darth Synergy hard at work! Our heroes were excited for Season 2 of The Mandalorian, but were they prepared for a dragon-sized load of canon connections? They were not, yet here we are. Join Caitlin, Matt, and Brian for a western shuffle into Chapter 9 of The Mandalorian, as well as Yoda Baby merch news, The High Republic, Brian's Olyphant resentme…
 
Tarkin's Top Shelf jumps on The High Republic Hype Train! In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca sit down and take a closer look at the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic series coming out this January. They discuss possible continuity connections, Jedi Lore through the lens of the Knights of the Roundtable, and lightsabers in com…
 
Join our heroes (SYFY WIRE’s Brian Silliman, Caitlin Busch, and Matt Romano) for a celebratory visit to the world of Star Wars each and every week, where they’ll cover anything and everything going on in the galaxy far, far away. If you’re seeking the astonishingly positive twin suns of the Star Wars fandom, then the force is with you. You’re in fo…
 
Tarkin's Top Shelf apologizes in advance for the audio interference found within this episode. Unfortunately, there are some inconsistencies with the recording, resulting in the form of an echo. Your hosts' hope that you'll still find the interview worthwhile and enjoyable despite the audio hiccup. In this episode, Mark and Becca welcome Amy Ratcli…
 
The rewatch of Star Wars Rebels comes to an end! Our heroes discuss the final episodes as well as the series as a whole. Join Brian, Caitlin, and Matt as the Rebels journey ends and new possibilities begin. There's also talk about Star Wars: Squadrons, From a Certain Point of View News, Brian falling for the bait once again in Captain's Corner, and…
 
In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, your hosts' review, "A Jedi, You Will Be," by Preeti Chhibber and Disney Publishing. But that's not all! No. They sit down for a deep-dive discussion on The Mandalorian and realize this conversation could be a "bridger" too far. As in, Ezra Bridger. Shoutout to Rahul Kohli for the fun tweets on twitter! Help u…
 
The return of Mortis, Ahsoka, and possibly the craziest force experience you've ever had, all in two classic episodes of Star Wars Rebels! Our heroes discuss and celebrate Season 4's "Wolves and a Door" and "A World Between Worlds." Join Brian, Caitlin, and Matt as they delve into so many force mysteries, as well as talk of a trending Ezra, A Jedi …
 
Kanan Jarrus, Jedi Knight! The journey of Caleb Dume comes full circle as the grand rewatch of Star Wars Rebels ramps up to it's conclusion. Our heroes discuss and celebrate "Jedi Night" and "DUME" while also pondering the practices of Doctor Ball and how to pronounce "depot." Join Brian, Caitlin, and Matt for all of this plus Mando Emmy news, Cass…
 
Many boats! Our heroes are in it now. Not only is Rukh on the loose in Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels, there's still more to discuss about the Season 2 trailer for The Mandalorian and a gorgeous short for Star Wars: Squadrons. Brian, Caitlin, and Matt get into all of this, plus comics news, and... just a lot of boat talk. It slaps, it bangs, who know…
 
Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes E. Anne Convery, The Clone Wars Anthology Author of the short-story "Bug," to the show! Your hosts' had the honor to sit-down with the delightful and talented author of the only original short-story from Star Wars: The Clone Wars - stories of the light and dark, E. Anne Convery, and discuss "Bug," Star Wars, and fairytal…
 
Boats! Hooded mystery women! Space boxing! The trailer for season 2 of The Mandalorian is here, and our heroes are giving their first reactions. Matt is obsessed with a boat, Brian is happy there is so little actually shown, and Caitlin screamed about Yoda Baby covering up the pram. We all did, really. Join us! This is the way.…
 
Mandos everywhere! Not only do our heroes have new photos and quotes about Season 2 of The Mandalorian to discuss, they also have arrived at the "Heroes of Mandalore" Star Wars Rebels two-parter! Join Brian, Caitlin, and Matt for talk of beskar, darksabers, baby carts that could potentially have whistling birds, Ezra's jetpack incompetence, and the…
 
Tarkin's Top Shelf reviews Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Chaos Rising) by Timothy Zahn and Del Rey Publishing. In this episode, your hosts discuss the first story of a new Thrawn trilogy as they journey back to the wars among the stars, to a time long ago "Beyond" a galaxy far, far away. But first, Mark and Becca take the time to go over the latest…
 
Our heroes bid farewell to Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels by focusing on the legendary episodes Twin Suns, and Zero Hour. Brian, Caitlin, and Matt talk Obi-Wan and Maul, Ezra being in the wrong storyline, Bendu storms, Hannibal Thrawn, and so much more. There's lots of news to cover too, both good and not so good. It's a long way to Alderaan.…
 
Tarkin's Top Shelf is LIVE from Force Fest Celebration! In this episode, your hosts bring their discussion to the Force Fest virtual stage as they talk about character crossovers and the evolution of literary characters from storybook to on-screen, and to live-action in their very own theme park, Star Wars: Galaxy Edge! Headlining their conversatio…
 
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