Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Ep. 55 - Comics and News Catch Up

Today on Talkin’ Tauntauns we’re catching up on a pile of exciting Star Wars announcements, news pieces, listener feedback, book club updates, and oh so many comic books.

Hot off the presses! Disney+ has announced the production start date and revealed the full cast for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi live-action series. We’ve got brand new LEGO sets, action figures, and highly collectible Star Wars toys to fawn over and feverishly discuss. And remember that part about comics? Well there’s seven Star Wars comic book series with new issues that have been patiently waiting for us and their time has finally come.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Ep. 54 - Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising

Today we’re discussing the first book in the new trilogy from fan-favorite Star Wars author Timothy Zahn, Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising. The latest entry into the life of the legendary Chiss warrior turns back the clocks to a time long before Thrawn was a member of the Imperial Navy, and shines a light on his adventures protecting his own people, the Chiss Ascendancy, hidden deep within the mysterious Unknown Regions.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Ep. 53 - Attack of the Clones

AIPT alumni and writer extraordinaire Gregory Paul Silber joins us today to examine Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones! Our journey through the Skywalker Saga and films from a galaxy far, far away continues with the film that delivered our first ever look at The Clone Wars and Master Yoda wielding a lightsaber.

Find Greg on Twitter.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ep. 52 - Daniel José Older

Today we’re joined by the individual Twitter has proclaimed as the King of TikTok, Daniel José Older, best-selling author of Star Wars: Last Shot and the IDW comic book series Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures. Daniel gives us a peek behind the curtain at his creative process and what inspires him as a creator, shares how he went from writing a short story for the From a Certain Point of View anthology to his own Star Wars novel, and provides an in-depth look at his work on the newest publishing initiative from a galaxy far, far away – The High Republic.

Find Daniel José Older online:

Website

Twitter

TikTok

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Ep. 51 - The Parodies of Star Wars

This week on Talkin’ Tauntauns we’re discussing Star Wars parodies, including the very first parody inspired by a galaxy far, far away — Hardware Wars. You may recognize some of the other TV shows and films we deep dive: Family Guy, Robot Chicken, Phineas and Ferb, and Fanboys. In revisiting some of this material for the first time in many years we discover that some parodies are better left alone, while others can still make us laugh.

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