Star Wars Blaster Canon Podcast: Master & Apprentice, Vanity Fair, Dooku: Jedi Lost

Our Star Wars podcast hosts critique Claudia Gray's Master & Apprentice and cover the latest Star Wars news.

Each month, the hosts of our Star Wars podcast, Megan, Paul, and Saf, take on the latest topics in the Expanded Universe, on television, and in the theater on Star Wars Blaster Canon.

The latest addition to the Star Wars galaxy brings Den of Geek’s Star Wars experts back to the Prequel Trilogy with the novel Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray. The main topic for this episode is a review of the novel, and the discussion includes a wide variety of opinions as well as a breakdown of what the book tried — successfully or unsuccessfully — to say about the fall of the Old Republic Jedi.

Anakin’s turn to the dark side, Qui-Gon’s belief in the prophecy, and the role of the Republic in interfering in slave-holding planets like Tatooine all connect to the novel, but what exactly is it saying? The hosts also dig into new character Rael Aveross, a contemporary of Qui-Gon, and what he can tell us about Anakin’s Jedi lineage.

Further Reading: The Challenges of Making a Knights of the Old Republic Movie

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The hosts then go on to cover some of the latest Star Wars news, such as the fact that Vanity Fair released its traditional article and photos to accompany the upcoming saga film, The Rise of Skywalker. It reveals space horses, new costumes, and a lot of lighting choices to interpret. Most importantly, space horses!

Director Laeta Kalogridis is rumored to be on board for a Knights of the Old Republic-era film. Could this be the same project David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on? Lastly, our hosts do a quick run through of other tie-in works like the audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost and the ongoing TIE Fighter comic series.

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Megan Crouse writes about Star Wars and pop culture for, Star Wars Insider, and Den of Geek. Read more of her work here. Find her on Twitter @blogfullofwords.