Tag Archive for Star Wars

Star Wars: Ascension

Star Wars – Fate of the Jedi: Ascension by Christie Golden; audiobook read by Marc Thompson (Books on Tape, 2011) After a slow start, Ascension builds into the classic Star Wars sweep of political intrigue and Jedi action, undermined by Golden’s obligation to keep the story unfinished and — at least in the audiobook — an often laughably melodramatic delivery,…

Star Wars: Thrawn

Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (Century, 2017) Grand Admiral Thrawn must rank as one of the all-time favourite Star Wars characters (including those from the films). Redacted by Disney to accommodate Episode VII, the Chiss strategist has been reinstated in this much-welcomed origin story charting his rise to prominence.    

Star Wars: Conviction

Star Wars – Fate of the Jedi: Conviction by Aaron Allston (Random House, 2011) Allston makes little allowance for the passing of time, allowing (grandparentally) old favourites Han, Leia and Luke to nimble about the Star Wars Expanded Universe, having adventures just like they did back in the day. As non-demanding escapism goes, it’s not bad.  

Star Wars Downunder

Star Wars Downunder dir. Michael Cox (2013) [http://swdufanfilm.com/] This 30-minute fan film is a parody, conflating Star Wars, beer commercials and cringeworthy Australian stereotypes. Given the excellent production values, it seems a shame that Cox and company didn’t stick with just the first two, omitting the slang and silly voices.