Age of Rebellion (5 BBY - 4 ABY)
Watch contemporaneously with the entries below. Each entry will detail when it should be watched in relation to Rebels.
The majority of this book takes place in 3 ABY. However, there are four Flashback Chapters involving the main character, Namir (NOTE: he goes by different names before he joins the rebellion). For now, just read Chapter 1, which is the first flashback. We'll pick back up with this one soon. Listen to contemporaneously with Season 1 of Rebels.
6 - 4 BBY
We left off with the Prologue so now we'll pick up with Chapters 1-6, which can be listened to concurrently with the 1st Season of Rebels.
We covered Chapters 1-10 earlier so now we pick up at Chapter 11 and continue through the end of Chapter 23. Listen to concurrently with Rebels Season 1.
This book can also be listened to concurrently with Rebels Season 1 as well as the beginning of Season 2. You just want to make sure you finish before you get to Season 2, Episode 12: A Princess on Lothal.
Forces of Destiny
S2E15: A Disarming Lesson
Watch this episode of Forces of Destiny between Season 1 and 2 of Rebels by clicking the link above.
The majority of this book takes place in 3 ABY. However, there are four Flashback Chapters involving the main character, Namir (NOTE: he goes by different names before he joins the rebellion). For right now, just listen to Chapter 7, which is a flashback that occurs in 4 BBY.
We covered Chapters 1-19 earlier so now we'll pick up at Chapter 20 and finish the book concurrently with Rebels Season 2. Be sure to finish before you get to Rebels Season 3.
Forces of Destiny
S1E8: Bounty of Trouble
S2E1: Hasty Departure
Watch Bounty of Trouble after "A Princess on Lothal" which is Season 2, Episode 12 of Rebels. The other three episodes should be watched in the order they are listed above in between Seasons 2 and 3 of Rebels. You can watch these episodes by clicking the blue links above.
We left off at the end of Chapter 23 so now we'll pick up with Chapter 24 and continue through the end of Chapter 42. Remember to skip over "Month #4" as we'll do all the month chapters just before Rogue One.
Listen to this section concurrently with Seasons 3 of Rebels. For continuity purposes, make sure you get through Chapter 34 before you watch Season 3, Episodes 12 and 13: Ghosts of Geonosis Parts 1 & 2.
Art history can be watched anytime after Rebels Season 3, Episode 16: Legacy of Mandalore. Once you reach the end of Chapter 42 in Rebel Rising you can go ahead and watch The Stranger, Accidental Allies and Jyn's Trade by clicking the blue links above.
We covered the Clone Wars Era of this book earlier in the marathon. So now we only have to focus on the other half, which is good because you want to try to squeeze this one in by starting it after the end of Rebels Season 3 and finish before Season 4, Episode 6: Flight of the Defender.
To stick with just the Empire Era of this book, listen to the First Prologue and then Chapters 1, 3, 8-9, 12-13, 16-17, 20 and then the Second Epilogue.
Rebels Season 4, Episode 10: Jedi Night is so emotional that you may need to step away from your TV for a while after watching it. Fortunately, that is exactly where Thrawn Treason picks up (technically the novel begins mid-way through Jedi Night, after Thrawn speaks with Tarkin, but you can't stop watching that episode). You'll need to finish the book before Thrawn's appearance in the Rebels Series Finale, Episode 15: Family Reunion and Farewell.
Chapter 7 & Chapter 8 (5:23)
Here we'll do Chapter 7 and up to minute 5:23 in Chapter 8 of Lost Stars after you finish Treason & Rebels but before you move on to Rebel Rising. Note that our next Lost Stars entry will be within the From A Certain Point of View entry.
The majority of this book takes place in 3 ABY. However, there are four Flashback Chapters involving the main character, Namir (NOTE: he goes by different names before he joins the rebellion). For right now, just listen to Chapter 21, which is a flashback that occurs in 0 BBY.
Chapter 43 - End of Book
Here we pick up Rebel Rising at the beginning of Chapter 43, listen through the end of Chapter 46, then go back and do all the "Month" chapters (1-6).
The Epilogue is an alternative take on Jyn's meeting with Mon Mothma and Rebel Command at the beginning of Rogue One. So if you want, you can watch up until that part of the movie, pause it, listen to the epilogue, and then continue on with...
Watch contemporaneously with Battlefront II (see below).
Under the Instant Action Mode of Battlefront II, there are various maps you can play that line up with various moments throughout the Saga. You can play them contemporaneously with their respective battles to feel even more immersed in the action. Play the Scariff map contemporaneously with Rogue One.
0 BBY - 0 ABY
I've selected 11 short stories from From a Certain Point of View and incorporated them, along with some Chapters from Lost Stars and Battlefront: Twilight Company, into an Episode IV mashup which goes as follows:
Listen to FCPOV: Raymus after finishing Rogue One and before you start A New Hope.
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 8 minutes 5:23 - 15:21.
Watch A New Hope until Ben yells "No Luke. Its too dangerous!" (40:04)
Listen to FCPOV: Master & Apprentice
Watch A New Hope through Han & Jabba's meeting (54:11)
Listen to FCPOV: Added Muscle
Watch A New Hope through Alderaan's destruction (59:11)
Listen to FCPOV: Eclipse
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 8, 15:21 - Chapter 9, 15:22
Listen to FCPOV: Verge of Greatness
Listen to Twilight Company flashback Chapter 32.
Listen to FCPOV: The Trigger
Watch A New Hope through Tarkin says "This had better work" (1:36:39)
Listen to FCPOV: Time of Death
Listen to FCPOV: There is Another
Listen to FCPOV: Palpatine
Watch A New Hope through the End of the Movie.
Listen to FCPOV: Contingency Plan
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 9, minute 15:22 - End of Chapter.
Listen to FCPOV: The Angle
Under the Instant Action Mode of Battlefront II, there are various maps you can play that line up with various moments throughout the Saga. You can play them contemporaneously with their respective battles to feel even more immersed in the action. Play the Yavin 4 and Tatooine maps after A New Hope.
Listen to Chapters 10-12 of Lost Stars concurrently with the Solo comic below.
This is the first of a few comics taking place shortly after A New Hope. This one should be read concurrently with Heir to the Jedi.
Listen to this concurrent with the Han Solo comic. To stay true to chronological order, you should finish both before you move on to the comics below.
These two comics are grouped together because they overlap each other so much chronologically. Here is the starting order to follow going by their issue number:
Star Wars 1-3
Darth Vader 1
Star Wars 4
Darth Vader 2-4
Star Wars 5
Darth Vader 5
Star Wars 6
Darth Vader 6
Star Wars 8 - 12
Darth Vader 7-13
Star Wars 13
Darth Vader 14
Star Wars 14
Darth Vader 15
Star Wars 16 - 19
Darth Vader 16 - 25
Star Wars 1-25
Read concurrent with Lost Stars and the Battlefront novels listed below. See Wookieepedia for the remaining chronological order of these comics. This much at least gets you to our next entry...
I had the Dr. Aphra comics on here until the audiobook came out. Admittedly, this site is geared more toward audiobooks than comics (for now). You can't go wrong either way though. If you do the audiobook, listen to concurrently with the comics above. If you do the comics, start this series after you finish Star Wars #25 and read concurrently with the Lost Stars and Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad entries below.
This is a companion novel to 2017's Battlefront II campaign mode, which will be featured later in our marathon. The first chapter in this book takes us back to the Battle of Yavin, so you could argue this should come earlier on our list. But Heir to the Jedi has to come first to time up with the comics. So just consider the first chapter to be an introductory flashback.
This TV show may be geared towards the little ones, but it has plenty of humor for the adults (e.g., Graballa the Hutt is played by the same guy who does Master Shake's voice in Aqua Teen Hunger Force and they are basically the same character... which is a good thing). While I doubt it is considered Canon, its story ties in heavily to some of the most important events in Empire and Return of the Jedi. For now, watch episodes 1-3 prior to watching The Empire Strikes Back.
Listen to Chapters 13 and 14 here.
6 BBY - 3 ABY
Skip over the flashbacks we did previously (Chapters 1 and 7) and listen to Chapters 2 - 6 and 8 - 12, up until minute 31:18 of Chapter 12. Once there, stop and watch the FOD episode below. Then we're ready to start watching The Empire Strikes Back.
Forces of Destiny
S1 E5: Beast of Echo Base
Watch this anytime during, but before the end of, Chapter 12 of Battlefront: Twilight Company by clicking the blue link above. You should watch this before watching Empire.
Similar to the original From a Certain Point of View that we incorporated into A New Hope, we are incorporating select stories from its sequel into Empire Strikes Back as well as the applicable portions of Lost Stars and Battlefront: Twilight Company. Here is how it goes:
Watch Empire until Luke and Han are rescued (16:23)
Listen to FCPOV: Rogue 2
Watch Empire until "Start the evacuation" (19:45)
Listen to Twilight Company, Chapter 12, 31:18 - End of the Chapter
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 15, 0:00 - 14:17
Watch Empire until the shield generator's destruction (33:36)
Listen to FCPOV: The Truest Duty
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 15, 14:17 - End of the Chapter
Listen to Twilight Company, Chapters 13 - 18
*Play Battlefront 2 Instant Action: Hoth Battle (concurrent with chapters above)
Watch Empire through Luke & Yoda's first introduction (50:11)
Listen to FCPOV: The First Lesson
Listen to FCPOV: Disturbance
Watch Empire until Falcon escapes Space Slug (1:00:56)
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 16
Listen to FCPOV: Rendezvous Point
Watch Forces of Destiny: The Path Ahead
Watch Empire until the end of the cave scene (1:05:46)
Listen to FCPOV: Vergence
Listen to FCPOV: Lord Vader Will See You Now
Listen to FCPOV: Wait For It
Watch Empire through "There is Another"
Listen to FCPOV: There is Always Another
Watch Empire through Falcon's jump to lightspeed (1:59:45)
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 17
Listen to FCPOV: Faith in an Old Friend
Listen to FCPOV: Right Hand Man
Watch Empire through the end of the movie.
We pick back up with this show at Season 1, Episode 4 which can be watched immediately after The Empire Strikes Back. Watch the rest of Season 1 concurrently with Battlefront: Twilight Company and Season 2 with Lost Stars as detailed below. Just be sure to stop after watching Season 2, Episode 12 to begin Return of the Jedi.
Chapters 19 through the end of the book can be listened to concurrently with the Freemaker Adventures, Season 1.
Chapters 19 - 23 can be listened to concurrently with The Freemaker Adventures, Season 2. Make sure you listen to Chapters 22-23 after watching Season 2, Episode 6, Return of the Wheel. Again, make sure you stop watching the Freemakers after watching Season 2, Episode 12, Free Fall. Then you may proceed to watch the FOD episode below...
Forces of Destiny
S2E6: Bounty Hunted
Watch this just before starting Return of the Jedi by clicking the link above.
I anticipate editing this section to add about 10 stories from the Return of the Certain Point of View once that comes out in 2023. In the meantime, here are the current ROTJ binge notes:
Watch ROTJ through the Emperor's arrival on the Death Star (39:31)
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 24, 0:00 - 13:09
Watch ROTJ through Rebel Briefing (53:31)
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 24, 13:09 - End of Chapter
Play Battlefront 2 Main Story: The Cleaner
Watch ROTJ through Vader sent to Endor (1:07:45)
*AFTERMATH: EMPIRE'S END INTERLUDE: Listen to Prelude: The Second Death Star Over Endor
FORCES OF DESTINY INTERLUDE: Watch Ewok Escape (click link)
Watch Freemaker Adventures: Season 2, Episode 13 through escape from detention center (0:00 - 12:37)
Watch ROTJ through the shield is down (1:55:06)
Listen to Lost Stars, Chapter 25, 0:00 - 16:14
Watch ROTJ through Death Star Explosion (2:04:47)
Play Battlefront 2 Main Story: The Battle of Endor
Watch Freemaker Adventures: Season 2, Episode 13 through Death Star explosion (12:37 - 20:02)
Watch ROTJ through end of movie
Watch Freemaker Adventures Season 2, Episode 13, 20:02 through end of episode
Listen to Lost Stars Chapter 25, 16:14 - End of Chapter; and Chapter 26, 0:00 - 5:42.
S2 E14: Traps and Tribulations
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