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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.

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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.

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By SpaceDrunk - Dec 22 2019
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I love listening to this pod after reading the book. It’s great to have a quick synopsis of it and hear other people’s thoughts. Keep up the great work

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By TheronPicard - Jul 01 2018
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Good sound quality, insightful reviews. Good stuff.

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
2
1
1
7

Star Wars Literature

By SpaceDrunk - Dec 22 2019
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I love listening to this pod after reading the book. It’s great to have a quick synopsis of it and hear other people’s thoughts. Keep up the great work

Fun stuff

By TheronPicard - Jul 01 2018
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Good sound quality, insightful reviews. Good stuff.
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Tarkin's Top Shelf

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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.

Rank #1: Episode 5: Bloodline

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*WARNING SPOILERS*** Becca and Mark have returned to analyze the Star Wars novel: Bloodline.

In this episode:

  • The timeline controversy?
  • Canon references
  • Leia's true linage
  • Han and Leia's marriage
  • Thought's on Luke and Ben
  • Ransolm and Lady Carise and much more

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to feedback@thecantinacast.net. Please rate, review and subscribe on iTunes. Thank you for listening.

May 20 2016

52mins

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Rank #2: Episode 3: Lost Stars and Rey's Story

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In this episode Mark and Becca touch on the highlights from Rey's story and how it connects to The Force Awakens, the main topic is Lost Stars. Mark and Becca breakdown and analyze how this novel fits in to the canon as well as the characters comparison to Anakin and Padme's relationship.

Mar 04 2016

52mins

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Rank #3: Episode 59: Star Wars: Queen's Shadow

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In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark, and Becca review the long-awaited novel, Star Wars: Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston. Finally! More Padme' Amidala content and greedily, we want more. That said, Mark, and Becca dive-in and revisit one of Star Wars most beloved and remarkable characters of the entire saga, Padme' Amidala. This novelization takes place after Queen Amidala's two terms as Queen of Naboo are up, and into the depths of Padme's first year in the Republic's Senate. Queen's Shadow is full of political espionage, intrigue, character backstory, romance, and the fight for equality through liberation for all people in the galaxy far, far away.  After all, we are brave, your Highness.

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Mar 05 2019

55mins

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Rank #4: Episode 64: Master & Apprentice' and an Exclusive Interview with Claudia Gray!

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In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark, and Becca are thrilled to finally discuss, Star Wars: Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray. Your Hosts are just getting back from Star Wars Celebration Chicago, but they're ready to get back down to business. Jedi business that is. This review covers the core characters and focuses primarily on character backstory and plot. Also, in addition to the book review, there is an exclusive interview with the author herself, Claudia Gray, on-site from Star Wars Celebration Chicago!

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Apr 19 2019

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Rank #5: Episode 66: Dooku Jedi Lost

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In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark, and Becca review "Dooku: Jedi Lost" an audio drama by Cavan Scott. Unlike their past reviews, this one is the first of its kind. Instead of covering cover to cover or page by page, Mark and Becca are evaluating an all-new format which includes a whole cast of voice actors telling the story through narration and character interaction. But, before they dive into Dooku's past, they take a few moments to go over the latest Star Wars News.

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May 13 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Episode 55: Reflecting on Star Wars: The Last Jedi: One Year later

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Another year means a time for reflection, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one year later. In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark, and Becca discuss the most controversial Star Wars movie of all-time and where their views stand now, one year later. But first, they go over the latest Star Wars news beginning with the announcement of Black Panther's composer, Ludwig Göransson joining the galaxy far, far away to score, The Mandalorian. Following up with the latest comics, Age of the Republic and Fortress Vader. So, hop into your escape pod and ship yourself to the galaxy far, far away, and let the past die. Kill it if you have to. After all, as a wise Jedi once said, "the greatest teacher, failure is," and "we are what they grow beyond."  

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Dec 23 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 42: Star Wars: THRAWN: Alliances

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"Tarkin's Top Shelf" revisits an old friend with Star Wars: THRAWN: Alliances by Timothy Zahn and Del Rey Books. In this episode, Mark and Becca discuss the unlikely duo of General Anakin Skywalker and Commander Mith’raw’nuruodo and then, the fierce rivals of Darth Vader and Admiral Thrawn. It's not just about character dynamics, it's about dark secrets, and plot twists too. And "Tarkin's Top Shelf" is about to uncover, and go over it all!  After all, if one is to face their future, you must first face your past.

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Jul 26 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #8: Episode 43: "It's YOUR Universe" with Ashley Eckstein!

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"Tarkin's Top Shelf" welcomes Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano, the creator of Her Universe, and the author of "It's YOUR Universe" to the show! In this episode, Mark and Becca join Ashley in discussing her journey through dreams and hope by delving into her memoir of positivity preparation. Along their journey-filled discussion, they take a moment to touch on Ahsoka Tano and the revival of Star War: The Clone Wars announcement from San Diego Comic Con.

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Jul 28 2018

51mins

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Rank #9: Episode: 34 The Last Jedi Expanded Edition

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Mark and Becca are back to add Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Tarkin's Top Shelf. In this episode, they discuss and go over their initial reactions to Jason Fry's novel adaptation of The Last Jedi. The good. The not so good. And, yeah, the unexpected too. Yes, the cohesion of film to paper, the characters' motivations, and connective continuity. It's a lot to digest, but hey, it's Star Wars! So, grab a mug of Luke's favorite green-milk and get ready for some Tarkin's Top Shelf!

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Mar 23 2018

55mins

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Rank #10: Episode 72: Star Wars THRAWN: Treason

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In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark, and Becca review Star Wars Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn and Del Rey Publishing. Thrawn Treason is the third installment of Zahn's Thrawn series. Additionally, they go-over the plot, subplots, and characters for a thorough review of what may be the last we see of Thrawn from a literature lens. But first, Mark and Becca discuss some of the recent Star Wars news and announce the name of their winner for the Thrawn Treason Giveaway.

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Aug 01 2019

54mins

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Rank #11: Episode 36: Last Shot

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Mark and Becca are back to talk about Daniel José Older's 'Star Wars: Last Shot!' In this episode, they go over the leading cast and the thrilling adventure that links them throughout the ages. Still, it's hard to decide if 'Last Shot' is Han's or Lando's story, or both! So, buckle up and fly casual with Tarkin's Top Shelf.

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May 02 2018

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Rank #12: Episode 27 The Last Jedi' and 'Canto Bight' Initial Reactions with Idiot's Array!

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Welcome to Tarkin’s Top Shelf! The only Star Wars Literature Podcast on the internet that dissects and analyzes your favorite, and maybe, least favorite canon books. In this episode, Mark, and Becca welcome the entire cast from Idiot's Array Podcast for a spectacular Roundtable event! It's a combo show! Initial reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Del Rey's 'Canto Bight!' It's a No-Holds-Barred discussion, upfront and honest reviews, without the negativity.

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Dec 20 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #13: Episode 37: That Mighty Skywalker Blood!

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Mark and Becca are back to talk about some recent Star Wars News and that 'Mighty Skywalker Blood!' In this episode, they go over a variety of Star Wars literature that focuses on the Skywalker family. In doing so, they tackle that burning question that's circulating the internet: "Were Han and Leia 'Bad Parents?'" So, grab your 'Jedi breathing device' and get ready for a deep discussion on Tarkin's Top Shelf.

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May 16 2018

58mins

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Rank #14: Episode 47 In Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story Expanded Edition

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On this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark, and Becca discuss and analyze the latest literary Star Wars film adaptation, SOLO, the Expanded Edition by Mur Lafferty and Del Rey Books. They go over the characters, the flow of the film as compared to the jive in the book format, and the expanded scenes not seen on screen. And then, when all is said and done, your hosts determine whether or not they feel Solo: A Star Wars Story Expanded Edition should be considered essential reading. So, buckle up baby! Punch it, Chewie!   

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Sep 04 2018

51mins

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Rank #15: Episode 38: SOLO Reactions and Story Spawning!

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is NOW playing in theaters, and Tarkin's Top Shelf is ready to talk about it! Mark and Becca have a lot to say about Solo and so much more. Unlike the other Solo reviews you've listened to on other podcasts, Tarkin's Top Shelf has decided to turn it up a notch. Why? Well, because so much can Spawn from Solo! So, you may want to strap yourselves in and keep an eye out for the Maw. Only a complete idiot would go into a place like that.

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May 30 2018

58mins

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Rank #16: Episode 41: Star Wars: Most Wanted

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Tarkin's Top Shelf gets back to the basics with Star Wars: Most Wanted by Rae Carson and Disney/Lucasfilm Press. In this episode, Mark and Becca break the binding by taking a closer look, through a critical lens at the prequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Most Wanted. Each host takes a turn fleshing out each character and discussing the plot, pace, and flow of the storyline. They even take the time to connect current and past content to this well contained Han and Qi'ra centric adventure. Oh, and that's not all! Mark throws in an extra review as he gives a quick rundown of Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!

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Jul 11 2018

46mins

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Rank #17: Episode 33:The Age of Heroes

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  Welcome to a special episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf! Mark and Becca are joined by Michael Moreci to talk parallels. Yup, that's right! Parallels and the blurred lines between The Last Jedi and the novelization of Revenge of the Sith. It is a story of love and loss.  Brotherhood and betrayal. Courage and sacrifice. And the death of dreams. It is a story of the blurred line between our best and our worst. It is the story of the end of an age.  And you don't want to miss it! So as always, grab a warm mug of Luke's favorite green-milk and join the conversation.

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Mar 02 2018

58mins

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Rank #18: Episode 48 Sacred Jedi Texts: From a Biblical Lens

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In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark, and Becca break-in the binding of those so-called, Sacred Jedi Texts. Well, figuratively speaking, of course. Star Wars is full of many mythical themes and story tropes, and also religion and spirituality too. A lot of these aspects are repetitive, sprinkled throughout the generations of the Star Wars saga. And mostly showcased in the Skywalker line or legacy, starting with Anakin Skywalker. So, without further ado, hit that play button and kick back with some Sacred Jedi Texts exploration, from a Biblical lens. Enjoy "Tarkin's Top Shelf's" journey into the parallels between Star Wars and the Sins of the Father.

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Sep 20 2018

51mins

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Rank #19: Episode 69: Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron

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Alphabet Squadron, suit up! In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark and Becca review the first part of a new trilogy, Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed and Del Rey Publishing. They dive-in on the characters and their backstories, and what makes them tick. Also, they touch on setting the stage for what's to come in the next two parts of this crossover event. But first, Mark and Becca talk about some "Breaking News" that spans from Galaxy's Edge to a fan event in a galaxy not so far, far away.

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Jun 14 2019

55mins

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Rank #20: Episode 57 Timelines Collide: Dark Disciple meets The Clone Wars

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Timelines collide as Dark Disciple meets The Clone Wars. In this episode, Mark, and Becca take a closer look at Christie Golden's Star Wars: Dark Disciple and how certain plot points may align with the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. But first, Mark and Becca go over the latest Star Wars news. Starting with the recently released official key for Star Wars Celebration Chicago by Paul Shipper and then they dive-in on some theoretical thinking regarding the upcoming Alphabet Squadron Trilogy by Alexander Freed. So, strap yourself into the nearest X-Wing and enjoy the takeoff with "Tarkin's Top Shelf!"

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Jan 28 2019

48mins

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Episode 89: Does "Resistance Reborn" Setup Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?

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In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca pose the question: does "Resistance Reborn," setup Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Does it hold up to character characterizations and plot points from book to film? Well, before your hosts answer those questions and more, Mark and Becca tackle the latest in Star Wars News on Kenobi rumors, the Maker meeting the Child, and Ewan and Hayden at Ace Comic Con!

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Jan 22 2020

55mins

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Episode 88: A Spot of Star Wars Tea with Dan Z

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Tarkin's Top Shelf shares a spot of tea or coffee if you will, with the host of Coffee with Kenobi, Mr. Dan Z! That's right, Mark and Becca welcome Dan to the show to talk 42 years, almost 43, of Star Wars. They discuss a variety of Star Wars topics beginning with the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, "The Rise of Skywalker," and filtering through the addition of Disney Plus and finishing with what's to come in Star Wars Literature. 

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Jan 13 2020

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Episode 87: “Secrets and Visuals” of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca explore Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker through "The Visual Dictionary" and "Secrets of the Jedi" books.  They discuss how these books work as companion pieces to the film and add some enhancement to what plays out on screen. Thanks to DK Publishing and Insight Editions for providing Tarkin's Top Shelf with copies of these books for review purposes.

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Jan 13 2020

37mins

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Episode 86: The Rise of Skywalker Roundtable Breakdown

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Tarkin's Top Shelf and Idiot's Array Podcast form a Force Bond via Skype for a Roundtable Breakdown of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! In this episode, Mark, Becca, Alan, and Ryder lightspeed skip through keypoints, mythos, character arcs, and more as they discuss all things Star Wars and The Rise of Skywalker. So, get out your Jedi Compass, and don't get lost in the Rammahgon or you may have to hunt down a Sith Wayfinder to hear this episode.   Help us spread the word about the show

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Dec 24 2019

1hr 12mins

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Episode 85: "I Am C-3PO" - Gearing Up for TROS

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In Review: "I Am C-3PO" by Anthony Daniels and DK Publishing. In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Becca Benjamin welcomes Dennis Keithly from Podcast Stardust to the show to help fill-in while Mark Sutter is under the weather. Becca and Dennis take a close look at Anthony Daniel's memoir as it spans over 42 years of Star Wars and generations of Skywalkers and passionate fans. They also use this review as a gear-up for the final hours before the culmination of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Dec 19 2019

47mins

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Episode 84: Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy with Matthew Reinhart!

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Tarkin's Top Shelf welcomes the mastermind and Pop-Up creative behind Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy, Matthew Reinhart! In this episode, Mark and Becca sit down with Matt and pick his brain on inspirations, dream projects, and the process behind all things Pop-Up in a galaxy far, far away.    Help us spread the word about the show

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Dec 11 2019

38mins

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Episode 83: Star Wars: Force Collector with Kevin Shinick

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In this episode, "Tarkin's Top Shelf" welcomes Emmy Award-Winning author, Kevin Shinick to the show to discuss his latest endeavor, Star Wars: Force Collector! Mark and Becca invite Kevin to talk Star Wars, the concept, plot, settings, and of course, the Force that encompasses the story of Star Wars: Force Collector. So please, pull up a chair and grab hold of your favorite Star Wars possession and enjoy the discussion.

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Dec 03 2019

57mins

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Episode 82 "The Zen of R2-D2" with Matthew Bortolin

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In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark, and Becca welcome Matthew Bortolin, author of "The Zen of R2-D2" to the show! Matthew is also the author of "The Dharma of Star Wars," and has talked about the links between Star Wars and Zen with CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, Good Morning America, and several online magazines and fan websites. Please join your hosts as they welcome Matthew to the show to discuss his book, the links between Star Wars and Zen, and how the fandom can benefit from all of it, and be better like R2-D2. 

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Nov 21 2019

36mins

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Episode 81: Star Wars: Resistance Reborn

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In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca review "Star Wars: Resistance Reborn" by Rebecca Roanhorse and Del Rey Publishing. "Star Wars: Resistance Reborn" is the prequel story to the upcoming film, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," the final chapter to the Skywalker Saga. But first, your hosts introduce a new segment to their show format: The Mando Files—a quick roundup of thoughts from "The Mandalorian," only on Disney +

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Nov 15 2019

53mins

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Episode 80: Part II: Aftermath IN The Rise of Skywalker

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In this episode of “Tarkin's Top Shelf,” Mark and Becca continue their discussion on The Aftermath Trilogy IN Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Your hosts dive deep and tackle some intriguing concepts that may or may not be coincidences. In essence, nothing is off the table as they take a closer look at dreams, Genie scenarios, and old relics. Yes, everything, from books to on-screen, and everything else in-between. So, go ahead, grab a steaming mug of galactic caf or tea and hold on to your butts!

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Nov 08 2019

46mins

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Episode 79: The Aftermath Trilogy IN Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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In this episode of Tarkin's Top Shelf, Mark and Becca go back into the Star Wars Archives and revisit the Star Wars: Aftermath Trilogy by Chuck Wendig. Your hosts take a deep dive into what appears to be the foundations of the sequel trilogy and the catalyst for the closing act of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But first, Mark and Becca go over the latest happenings in Star Wars News.

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Nov 01 2019

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Episode 78:How NOT to Get Eaten by Ewoks

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In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark and Becca are joined by the creative mind behind "Star Wars: How NOT to Eaten Get by Ewoks," and the "Be More" books, Christian Blauvelt! As always, your hosts go-over your favorite (and, maybe, your least favorite) Star Wars books, and this show showcases Christian's handbook on Galactic Survival Skills and how to avoid the dangers of traveling in a galaxy far, far away.

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Oct 26 2019

52mins

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Episode 77: Spark of the Resistance

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In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark, and Becca review Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance by Justina Ireland and Disney Books. This book is the first of the "Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" series and sets the stage for the upcoming final film of the Skywalker Saga. Your hosts cover character growth, plot development, and world-building heading into "The Rise of Skywalker," but first, they recap the latest book announcements from New York City Comic-Con.

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Oct 17 2019

40mins

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Episode 76: Eaten by Ewoks, Smuggler's Guide, and The Skywalker Saga!

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In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark and Becca review "How Not To Get Eaten by Ewoks," "Smuggler's Guide," "Be More Lando and Be More Leia," and then top it off with the finale of all finales, "The Skywalker Saga" by Delilah S. Dawson! But first, your hosts go over the latest in Star Wars Book News, Empire Magazine Cover Reveals, and more. Oh! "Tarkin's Top Shelf" has a little announcement of their own, too. So, get comfy in your favorite lounging chair, pilot seat, or whatever the case might be, and enjoy some Star Wars literature. And try not to get trapped on an exploding Death Star.

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Oct 02 2019

48mins

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Episode 75: Rey and Pals with Jeffrey Brown

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"Tarkin's Top Shelf" welcomes Jeffrey Brown to the show to talk about Star Wars: Rey and Pals. In this episode, Mark and Becca take a break from the seriousness of fandom and get back in touch with their inner-child by chatting with New York Times Best Selling Cartoonist and Author, Jeffrey Brown. As they recount scenarios from Star Wars: Rey and Pals, they unleash the fun side of Star Wars and reconnect with what lured them to the galaxy far, far away in the first place.

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Sep 17 2019

35mins

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Episode 74: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire

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"Tarkin's Top Shelf" heads to Batuu as they review Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson. In this episode, Mark and Becca journey to Galaxy's Edge, figuratively, of course, and delve into Dawson's all-immersive literary adventure located at Black Spire Outpost, and follow General Organa's top Resistance Spy, Vi Moradi on her mission to recruit and build a new base for the recovering Resistance. But first, your hosts go over some recent Star Wars News and upcoming book announcements.

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Sep 08 2019

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Episode #73 A Crash of Fate" and "Myths & Fables

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"Tarkin's Top Shelf" reviews a bit of Batuu with Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate and Star Wars: Myths & Fables by Disney Books and Lucasfilm Press. In this episode, Mark and Becca discuss the fundamentals of writing styles between both books, genre, and pictorial skills as well. But first, your hosts go over the latest in Star Wars News and possible "Negotiations."

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Aug 17 2019

54mins

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Episode 72: Star Wars THRAWN: Treason

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In this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark, and Becca review Star Wars Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn and Del Rey Publishing. Thrawn Treason is the third installment of Zahn's Thrawn series. Additionally, they go-over the plot, subplots, and characters for a thorough review of what may be the last we see of Thrawn from a literature lens. But first, Mark and Becca discuss some of the recent Star Wars news and announce the name of their winner for the Thrawn Treason Giveaway.

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Aug 01 2019

54mins

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Episode 71: A Heart-to-Heart with Padmé Amidala @cattaber

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"Tarkin's Top Shelf" welcomes a special guest to the show. Actually, in a way, you could say she's royalty. Please join Mark and Becca as they welcome the "Heart of the Galaxy" and the first Rebel of the Alliance, the voice of Padmé Amidala from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cat Taber!

In this episode, Cat Taber joins the hosts of "Tarkin's Top Shelf" to talk all things Padme' Amidala, and yes, they even discuss some Star Wars books too. So snuggle up to your favorite Nexu plushie and enjoy this heart-to-heart with Senator Amidala, Cat Taber.

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Jul 11 2019

47mins

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Episode 70 Skywalker Saber: The Elder Wand of Star Wars

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Is the Skywalker Saber equivalent to the Elder Wand?  Well, in this episode of "Tarkin's Top Shelf," Mark and Becca discuss the similarities and possibilities between these two franchises that make this idea plausible. Your hosts will dovetail back between books, comics, and of course, on-screen materials to support their point of view and notions. But first, they go over the latest in Star Wars news, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, and upcoming Thrawn novel, Star Wars Thrawn: Treason.

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Jul 01 2019

51mins

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By SpaceDrunk - Dec 22 2019
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I love listening to this pod after reading the book. It’s great to have a quick synopsis of it and hear other people’s thoughts. Keep up the great work

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By TheronPicard - Jul 01 2018
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Good sound quality, insightful reviews. Good stuff.