In 2008, Star Wars fans were introduced to a brand new character that no one expected, Anakin Skywalker’s padawan, Ahsoka. She immediately polarized the fan community and it took years for some people to warm up to her. Fast forward to March 7th, 2014 where she walked away from the Jedi order in the last broadcast episode of The Clone Wars, breaking fans hearts but also relieving them as they knew Ahsoka lived. Now, with her fate in the balance once again, fans can’t get enough Ahsoka and they’ve got a new book to keep us satiated.
In this supplemental episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by fellow Jedi Masters Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about the new Star Wars book, Ahsoka. We first discuss the Lando casting, our expectations coming into the book, the end of Ahsoka’s world, interludes, becoming something else, the Imperial way, stormtroopers of clones, kyber crystals, Inquisitors, a failing order and our ratings.
A New Lando (00:03:26)
Ahsoka Expectations (00:06:59)
The End of the Galaxy as She Knew it (00:11:34)
Had to be Told (00:25:11)
Becoming Something Else (00:33:45)
The Imperial Way (00:37:50)
Stormtroopers or Clones (00:47:39)
Kyber Crystals (00:50:06)
A Misstep? (00:58:39)
The Inquisitors (01:02:13)
The Failing Order (01:10:06)
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)
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