2023 Star Wars Year in Review
Join hosts Matthew Fox and Erin McGowan, plus regular guest Danielle (Written in the Star Wars), as they recap an exciting year in the Star Wars galaxy! The trio of fans reflects on standout moments from new shows, books, comics and more in 2023.
Disney+ series like Ahsoka and The Mandalorian deliver compelling new characters and long-awaited live action appearances. The subtle bonds between Ahsoka and Sabine resonate, while shifty new villain Shin leaves an impression. Seeing legendary strategist Thrawn rendered in live action is a landmark for many devotees of the expanded universe.
The group also sings the praises of The Bad Batch‘s second season and its exploration of the Mandalorian diaspora. The appearance of charismatic clone trooper Mayday is a particular delight. Over in publishing, the Doctor Aphra audio book helps bring that fan-favorite comic character to life in a new medium.
It isn’t all perfect – some disappointing franchise tie-in books and the continued overlooking of pivotal characters like Satine Kryze leave them wanting. But the hosts find the year marked by diversity of perspective in stories like Rise of the Red Blade.
While a few letdowns stick out, overall 2023 offers Star Wars fans new avenues into the galaxy far, far away. Matthew, Erin and Danielle can’t wait to see what adventures and revelations 2024 will bring! May the Force be with you!
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