See all the old EU characters as we discuss them and have a look at just what is going on with those Shadows of the Empire Topps cards, in this enhanced version of the Book Month 2021 round-up show.
Join Stu, Craig and Jez as they look back on all the highlights of Book Month 2021, which this year featured Becca Benjamin, Brian Cameron, Mark Mulcaster and Stephane Faucourt.
Has a month of shows focused on Star Wars literature influenced the team? What has Stu been buying? What has Jez got on his reading list? Just how much sex and violence is portrayed on Craig’s new Shadows of the Empire trading cards?
The answers are all here, plus there’s a blow-by-blow recap of our Eulogising Legends knockout competition, exploring which Legends characters you think are worth bringing back into future Star Wars movies, TV shows, books and comics.
Things get tense and friendships are tested as Craig reveals the ultimate winner of the nail-biting final.
Yeah, we had to look-up some of these obscure book and comic figures too!
Don't worry though, they are all collated here in this enhanced podcast so you can watch along.
This edition of The Modern Way celebrates the crossover of modern Star Wars toys and literature.
The boys get together to count down a top ten of figures inspired by the books and comics from the Star Wars galaxy, including a nostalgic look back at the Shadows of the Empire line from the 90s.
From Mouse and Princess Leia in her areobics wear, to the heavy metal stylings of Nom Anor, it's a fun look at some of the more obscure toys from the modern era. Join in and see exactly which figures got the team all excited and straight onto eBay.
Have a peek inside the pages of Stephane's new book 'The Legendary Advertisements 1978-1985' in this enhanced video version of Show 053.
Stephane joins Generation Skywalker during Book Month to discuss his stunningly beautiful new book, 'The Legendary Advertisements 1978-1985' which looks at Star Wars advertisements during the vintage era, and covers everything from toys through to Milky Way chocolate bars.
Stephane gives us an insight into where the idea from the book came from, through to its completion and we also also discuss his previous books and working relationship with co-author Yann Leroux.
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but if you watch this enhanced version of our Aftermath chat, you can at least see all the images we reference.
It's worth a watch for the beautiful Brazilian covers alone.
The Aftermath books tell the 'official' story of what happened after Return of the Jedi. And for Book Month 2021, we've invited Mark Mulcaster and Brian Cameron from Fantha Tracks to join Stuart and Craig to take a closer look at the trilogy.
From the general story arc and key characters, to the cover designs and the initial reaction of fans and detractors – it’s a series of books that divided opinion at the time, but how do they stand up six years and three sequel films later?
The unused Force Awakens Anakin's ghost concept? The Agents of Destruction print? Helmet Off, Heart Gone?
They are all here in the enhanced version of our Becca Benjamin interview.
Stuart and Jez chat with Becca Benjamin – host of 'Tarkin's Top Shelf' and 'Kanata's Castle' podcasts.
Becca is one of the busiest people in the community – whether it's podcasting, writing reviews, penning articles or titling artwork, Becca has always got a project on the go.
Her passion for Star Wars and especially the books and literature really comes across in this interview as we discuss her background and the areas that inspire her the most.
2021's Book Month Prologue show enhanced with lots of specially shot video and imagery of the books and characters we explore.
Book Month is back! And here's your primer for the next few weeks of shows, videos and blog posts. Join Stu, Jez, Dan and Craig for a quick look back on what went down last year and a run down of what's in store for October.
To get us in the mood, the team discuss what they have been reading over the past year, each bring one of their all-time favourite Star Wars books to the table and Craig launches our new Legends Expanded Universe knock-out competition.
The autumn is here and it's time to curl up with some good Star Wars book chat.
Want to judge the Confronting Covers, as we discuss their relative merits in minute detail?
Of course you do!
Click the link below to see and hear how the tournament unfolded, along with other highlights from the last month.
The movie of the podcast, based on the original As a busy book month for the Generation Skywalker team draws to a close, the lads get together to discuss the highlights from an action-packed few weeks.
Craig also takes us through the Confronting Covers competition, which has been running over our social media during the entire month of September. Hear how the shortlist was drawn up, who championed which cover and why each member of the team made the choices they did.
Not only is the winning cover announced, but also which listener will be receiving our big prize bundle of books.
Is it you?
The movie of the podcast, based on the original books.
Want to see all the covers and some inside pages of all the books discussed in our show dedicated to collecting guides?
You're in the right place.
The team continues their look at books, with a deep dive into collecting guides.
There are so many collecting books out there – from outdated price guides and encyclopedias, through to volumes on some very niche areas of the hobby – there really is something for every collector.
The boys look at what makes a good collecting guide and discuss some of the standout authors, while each bringing three books to the table.
Discover the guides that had an impact on them through the years, along with the ones that are just among their favourites.
Without execption, Stephen J Sansweet's collecting books have all been visual guides, so what better way to celebrate his work than with a visual podcast?
We've lovingly grafted a wealth of imagery onto what was already a great interview, to make this special chat even more special.
Extra special guest, Stephen J Sansweet, joins Stuart and Dan to delve into the many books he has written.
Head of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm for 15 years, Stephen was author or co-author of 18 books, 16 of which were Star Wars books.
From Concept To Screen To Collectible was the catalyst book for the Star Wars collecting hobby and impacted everyone who purchased it back in 1992. Since then, he has released action figure guides, poster books, encyclopedias, vaults, price guides, scrapbooks and quote books. And take it from us, every one of them is a must in any Star Wars library.
We discuss the impact of both From Concept To Screen To Collectible and The Tomart's Guide in depth, as well as looking at Steve's other literary works. This is a fascinating insight into a much loved pioneer of our hobby and an essential listen for any collector.
A fun zip through some of some highlights from 35 year's worth of Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, with one of the fandom's most well respected figures.
All brought to life in this enhanced version with tonnes of cover images, character illustrations and much more.
Joining Craig and Stuart as part of Generation Skywalker's book month, is Star Wars fanatic, blogger and podcaster Richard Hutchinson.
Rich is a huge Expanded Universe fan and chooses his five favourite EU books and why they mean the most to him, as well as explaining why he is so invested in the literature of Star Wars.
The chat covers a wide cross section of novels and is ideal for anyone looking to dip their toe in Star Wars Legends, as well as those wanting to revisit these stories.
See exactly what we are discussing on this lively, one-off roundtable about the original Thrawn novels.
Packed with covers and character art, this enhanced podcast is ideal if you are unfamiliar with the books and are keen to learn more.
It's five years after Return of the Jedi: the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.
In 1991, Star Wars burst back into fans' lives with the release of the Timothy Zahn novel, Heir To The Empire, which began the start of a trilogy of books, affectionately known as 'The Thrawn Trilogy'.
Stuart and Craig are joined by Mark Mulcaster and Mark Newbold to discuss this books and the impact they had on the Star Wars Universe. Join us as we reminisce about characters old and new, a plot which perhaps should have been the sequel trilogy on screen and just how much these books changed the Star Wars landscape.
While this shorter, intro to our book month, might not cover as many items as our regular roundtables, we know people still like to watch along on YouTube.
So with added pics and video, here's a rich media alternative to the straight audio for your viewing pleasure.
We invite you to embrace the written word this September, as we bring you Generation Skywalker's 'book month'.
On this prologue show Jez, Craig, Dan and Stuart introduce what's to come and how we plan to celebrate the vast array of books in the Star Wars universe. And to kick off a busy month of podcasting, each host has brought in their favourite book to discuss with the rest of the class.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin...