- A decent amount of care is given to explaining the galactic cartography of the Eiram/E’ronoh system and how it relates to the known areas around it, giving explanations for why the war between the two planets would logically disrupt everything around them. The war is specifically called out as affecting the trade routes in the Koradin sector (first mentioned in Galaxy Guide 11, placed in grids I-18 and J-18 by The Essential Atlas) and the Lipsec Run (first mentioned in Lords of the Expanse, shown to end in the Koradin sector by the Atlas). The recent Timelines map did show Eiram to lie on a new downwards branch of the Lipsec in grid I-19. Continue reading The High Republic: Convergence Continuity Breakdown
- Though the name was never said in the show, the name Akkani for Obi-Wan’s eopie was developed for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Ben’s journals were a plot point introduced in Jason Aaron’s run on the Star Wars comic, which shows Luke discovering them after A New Hope.
It’s been a few months since the book was released now, but I decided to finally edit my notes on Shadow of the Sith into a post (if there’s enough interest, I can do this for The Princess and the Scoundrel as well). The novel does an impressive job of working with the other works set around the era to help define a time period that hasn’t been very thoroughly explored, as well as also depicting important events and places that have been referenced but never explored first hand until now.
Andor has quickly shown itself to be one of the most ambitious Star Wars shows so far, and while its overall story stands mostly on its own, it also has many small details littered throughout. I thought I would do one post to cover the first four of Andor‘s twelve episode run instead of one unreasonably long post by the end of the season.
First and most importantly, the book reveals that Ram is responsible for coining “wizard,” having tricked the other Jedi kids into thinking it was a common Valo saying. Aside from its usage in The Phantom Menace, it was used by Jedi kids in The Clone Wars and maybe somewhere else recently. Pretty wizard of him if you ask me.
Claudia Gray’s The Fallen Star and Justina Ireland’s Mission to Disaster were both released recently to kick off the third wave of The High Republic, so I thought it would be fun to combine a continuity breakdown for the two.
Life Day’s reemergence in Star Wars publishing has been ongoing for a while now and The Life Day Cookbook continues that trend by going over dozens of in-universe recipes you can prepare to celebrate the season in real life. I enjoyed doing one of these for the last cookbook so I knew from the start that I’d want to do one for this too.
Battles that Changed the Galaxy is out now, with four authors building upon dozens of battles seen across all of the Star Wars timeline in films, shows, and the Expanded Universe. It’s a pretty rich book, and I really enjoyed digging into it. It’s definitely worth picking up!
Marvel’s The High Republic comic is full of references and nods like the rest of Cavan Scott’s projects, and while I don’t always do these for comics I enjoyed writing one for the first arc so I think I’m going to do them for this series regularly. The trades are divided into every five issues so I thought that would be a good way to split them up, even though the current arc doesn’t feel quite over yet. I decided to also include Ghosts of Vader’s Castle and Star Wars Adventures #11 as a bonus since those are other recent Cavan comics with some cool stuff to go over.
The Odyssey of Star Wars was released recently, retelling the original trilogy with epic poetry, and I almost missed it entirely. I picked it up spontaneously and was surprised by what a great read it was. Beyond the conceit of the book being well-executed and a blast to read, the level of detail really impressed me. There’s way more to go over than I would’ve expected, and a lot of it is really fun stuff. I doubt I got everything too, so feel free to tell me anything I missed.