You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but if you watch the 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?
Click on this watch-along version of our second trailer show and see all the trailers as we discuss them, in real time, all in one place.
The audio version is there for you to enjoy too, but with a show like this, the video version comes into its own.
If there was a shortcut to a Star Wars master's degree, this episode could be the primary dissertation and a really enlightening and enjoyable one at that.
Take your seats with the Generation Skywalker crew as they conduct a deep dive analysis of the Prequel trailers from the very first teaser for The Phantom Menace, to the hidden ‘mystery’ trailer for Attack Of The Clones and the arguably show-all spoiler trailer for Revenge Of The Sith.
Add in a selection of fan-made trailers and you have the full set. Jez is joined by Grant, Craig, Stu and Dan to dissect the trailers and give everyone a new hope for the prequels. This will make you want to rewatch them all! Seriously.
If you want to see all the beer can designs as we discuss them, plus clips from all the sketches and ads mentioned and images of all the toys we talk about... watch this.
If that doesn't tempt you, there are a few behind the scenes photos from the live recording too.
It's time for another beer show, and our drinks expert Kimberley is back from the bar with another round for us all to try.
Featuring Star Wars-themed beers from S43, Full Circle, Fallen Acorn, Northern Monk, J Wakefield and new offerings from Brew York and Original Stormtrooper Beer, there’s plenty for the team to sniff, taste and appraise as they collectively discuss the Mos Eisley Cantina and its various appearances in toys and other media through the years.
It's a big old Generation Skywalker extended family get together, with the regular team joined by Lee Bullock, Marc Hockley, Emma Burgess and Stu’s son Toby.
Recorded live in Stuart’s garden, what the recording occasionally lacks in clarity, it makes up for in good vibes.
There's an audio version of this show available, but to really get the best out of this discussion we recommend you give the video a watch.
Every trailer referenced is collated here, along with a few bonus extras.
Jez guides the team through a look-back at the cinema trailers of the Original Trilogy, in the first of a three-part series exploring how the promotion of the Star Wars saga has changed through the years.
From the cheese fests of the 70s, through to the current trailers on Disney+ – we start our journey with a palette-cleansing sample of big movie trailers from 1977, before moving on to the very first Star Wars teaser.
Join us as we discuss how the art of the trailer has grown from editing a few clips with some stand-in music and a voiceover, to the kind of thing that has halls full of people crying real tears at Star Wars Celebration.
What's better than an audio guide to Star Wars beer?
How about a guide where you can watch along and see all the cool can and bottle designs as we discuss them? Give this a whirl on YouTube and discover some great tasting (and great looking) beers.
Beer and Star Wars – they are more connected than you might think. Welcome to the first ever Generation Skywalker Beer Show.
Stuart, Craig, Jez, Dan and Mark are joined by beer expert Kimberley Owen, who takes us through a tasting of five Star Wars themed beers from Moor Beer, Tiny Rebel, Brew York and Original Stormtrooper breweries. She really knows her stuff and takes the boys out of their comfort zones, as she teaches them how to appreciate what they are drinking. We learned a lot, you might too.
Between drinks, Craig takes us through his latest blog post, which looks at drinking culture as portayed in the movies, TV shows and expanded universe, as well as a tour of Star Wars-themed beers from around the world, while the team suggests suitable ways of storing, serving and enjoying your beers.
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.
One of our most comprehensive and detailed enhanced podcasts to date.
Honestly, this is like 'Everything you wanted to know about the Micro Collection but were afraid to ask.'
Buckle up for a couple of hours of indepth diecast goodness.
The second part of the six-part diecast series sees Stuart joined by Josh Blake to discuss the Micro Collection from 1982.
Josh's knowledge on the subject makes for a fascinating listen as he takes us through a whole host of topics, from his love for preproduction items to production pieces and unproduced items, as well as customs and scandals.
Check out Josh's Micro Collection Facebook page and join in the conversation.
A special, enhanced video presentation of show 006 featuring a wealth of imagery and video content, including all the work that went into creating the range and the ideas behind the promotional campaign.
The show is available in our usual audio formats, but this really brings the story to life with never-seen-before concepts and visuals.
In 2017 Helix released a 40th Anniversary Star Wars range to celebrate their line from back in 1977 – and Craig, Mark and Grant Criddle played a big part.
This podcast takes you through the journey of how the 40th Anniversary range came to be – from connecting with Helix through a Twitter post, to the release and promotion of the line.
But that is only half the story. Join Mark and Craig as they relive this great story of fan passion and where it can lead.
Generation Skywalker welcomes you to join us for the first of a six-part series on the world of diecast toys over the years.
In this first episode, Stuart is joined by Andrew Norton – a diecast focus collector and owner/editor of www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk. Together they look at the first range of diecast vehicles, judging each one on its merits, as well as discussing the packaging, licenses, mailers and everything in between.
Join us for a fun ride through the land of die cast metal and all its wonders.
(Unavailable as an enhanced video version.)
Generation Skywalker welcomes its first ever guest, as Christopher James Leddy – one of the nicest guys in the universe – joins Stuart to discuss collecting Hot Toys. (A discussion which has since prompted Stuart to order a couple himself!)
Chris tells us what Hot Toys mean to him and why he collects the line. We discuss his own podcast channel – Sixth Scale Scavengers – and delve into his favourite items and what he's looking forward to from the upcoming releases later this year.
(Unavailable as an enhanced video version.)