Star Wars: Catalyst

Star Wars Catalyst book cover

Finished Star Wars Catalyst by James Luceno on April 19th of this year.

As a lead up to Rogue One I appreciated learning more about where the characters were before the events of the movie went down.

Bonus Fact: This was the first book I read on my Kindle product and I enjoyed the experience.

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Shadows of the Empire

On May 24, 2016 I listened to the Star Wars Shadows of the Empire soundtrack while at work.

shadows of the empire soundtrack artwork

A few thoughts:

  • Feels like the original trilogy, and I do feel like I’m following a story as I follow the song titles
  • Reminds me Indiana Jones music as well, especially the beginning of “Xizor’s theme”
  • Made me think of the video game, Dash Rendar and the different worlds of that game, etc.
  • The chorus singing was a surprise, but I loved it
  • “Imperial March” during “Night Skies” was great, and the choral around it, then the Force theme as well towards the end of the same track. Great stuff
  • Joel McNeely also does several of the Tinkerbell soundtracks. Small world!