Star Wars Blaster Canon Podcast: SDCC, The Clone Wars, Prequel Novels

The hosts of our Star Wars podcast discuss Episode IX set photos, address live-action series rumors, and critique the latest prequel novels.

After San Diego Comic Con, our Star Wars panelists have had the chance to think about the many book and television announcements from the galaxy far, far away. The biggest news was the return of The Clone Wars, which Paul thinks might be just the beginning of a renaissance for the popular animated show. Since the time we recorded this episode we’ve also seen a new trailer for Star Wars Resistance, the Sequel Trilogy-era animated series coming this October.

Shooting has started on Episode IX, and we peer into the first of director J.J. Abrams’ typically cryptic set photos. In other live-action news, what might Jon Favreau’s live action Star Wars series be about? Rumor has it the show might focus on Boba Fett’s masked kin the Mandalorians. We discuss how it could connect to other Star Wars stories and why Mandalorians might be a great choice.

In the world of Star Wars books, SDCC brought an unexpected bounty of Prequel-era novel announcements. Master and Apprentice brings us back to the days of Qui-Gon Jinn, while Queen’s Shadow tells a long-awaited story of Padmé Amidala and her handmaidens. We discuss how these measure up to other canon stories focused on the politics of the galaxy. Lastly, we touch on Thrawn Alliances and how the book connects to Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars expansion coming to Disney parks.

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Timestamps:Episode IX Cast Announcements and Set Photo- 00:00The Clone Wars returns – 22:30Live action TV show rumors – 34:35Book announcements: Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray – 43:00Book announcements: Queen’s Shadow by E. K. Johnston – 48: 45Thrawn Alliances Review – 54:00 

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