In this week’s edition of Tosche Station Radio, Brian and Nanci get a bit ranty with the news and discuss what they would love to see in the post Fate of the Jedi Expanded Universe.
Starting off the show in Fixer’s Flash, Nanci is re-reading Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor and gives Brian a hard time for not having read it. She’s also looking for help naming her new car, but apparently Lady Luck is out of the question. How about the Wild Karrde? Brian is still trapped in the Marvel universe, having read through the House of M and diving into the Young Jedi Knights of the Marvel-verse, the Young Avengers. He also has a bit of trouble containing his excitement for Tuesday’s release of Mass Effect 3.
Over in Deak’s Dirt, the hosts take a few minutes to reflect on the career of Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 82. New Expanded Universe news is covered, including Drew Karpyshyn’s newest The Old Republic novel and a release window for Timothy Zahn’s upcoming Han Solo book. Brian then dives into the latest controversy in the Star Wars fandom, Simon Pegg’s guest role as Dengar. Suffice to say, he’s disappointed with the way fans reacted to the news. Nanci is also feeling fiery over the cancellation of the Nomi Sunrider novel and the underuse of female characters in the Expanded Universe.
In Camie’s Concerns, the hosts follow up last week’s discussion by talking about what kind of books they would like to see in the post-Fate of the Jedi era. Rogues! Fels! New characters! A focus on non-Jedi characters! With the megaseries concept coming to an end, Brian and Nanci think that now is the perfect time to branch out and explore new parts of the universe.
Finally in Wormie’s Works, Nanci highlights an alternate universe Star Wars EU vignette and Brian talks about the Obscure Character Cosplay Tumblr.
Nanci’s choice for fanwork of the week: A Thin Veil by ginchy_amanda
Brian’s choice for fanwork of the week: The Obscure Character Cosplay Tumblr
And a special announcement! We have in our possession a copy of Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse that has been signed by Troy Denning, Christie Golden, and Aaron Allston. We’re giving it away! But there’s a catch. You’ve got to link us to some sort of interesting Star Wars fanwork that you’ve done. It can be fanfiction, fanart, costumes, or props. Anything that shows off your creativity! One lucky winner will be featured on next week’s episode during Wormie’s Works and will receive our signed copy of Apocalypse. Thanks to Roqoo Depot for providing the prize.
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