Our Coverage of the New Star Wars Canon

With more than 1,800 episodes, this is a work in progress!)

Since April 25, 2014, it’s been a brand-new galaxy.

Now, I can’t say I was deeply ensconced in the old Expanded Universe, which was declared “non-canon” about a year and a half after Disney acquired Lucasfilm. I’d read all the original Marvel comics, the 10 books that had been released prior to 1990 (the three movie novelizations, Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, Brian Daley’s Han Solo Trilogy, and L. Neil Smith’s Lando trilogy), and maybe the first dozen or so of the new wave that began with Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn trilogy.

Once it got past there, it became too much to keep up with. Which was crushing, because the secret I never told anyone was, I wanted to be the walking Holocron. I wanted to know the whole canon story, and there was just getting to be too much of it. Wookieepedia, the next best thing to the Holy-Grail-secret-database that Leland Chee kept at Lucasfilm, was still a twinkle in its creators’ eyes.

Now, with a rebooted canon and my own website, I can hold so much more of overarching story in my head (or have it available at a click or three in a way that it isn’t on the very detail-oriented and outlandishly incredible Wookieepedia).

Although … here’s what Pablo Hidalgo of Lucasfilm says about “canon”:

When you ask ‘is it canon?’ The answer means ‘do other storytellers need to take it into account?’ That’s all the answer means.

Which is, of course, different from what we as fans think “canon” is, on first blush. But when you really think about it, it’s actually the same thing. Does a moviemaking storyteller, for example, have to take into account some crazy thing that happened in LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles? I think not. (In fact, we did a whole episode on “LEGO Canon.”)

Though the Lucasfilm Story Group says the review process for them is the same regardless of the age of the audience, I’m drawing a line in the sand and suggesting that all that *really* matters is anything written for middle school and up. As far as I can tell, that’s the age range in which we actually learn new and substantial things about characters, groups, and events in the Star Wars galaxy.

Thus, the following list, which will be updated as new works are released, and links to our coverage of them (aside from the movies, which get coverage over many, many episodes…).

Movies:

Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Episode IV – A New Hope
Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
Episode IX – Title TBA

Television:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (movie and TV series)

Here, according to Leland Chee – @HolocronKeeper and part of the fabled Lucasfilm Story Group – is the chronological story order of The Clone Wars episodes (the first digit represents the season, and the remaining digits represent the episode number, in the order they aired – “T” = theatrical release and “S4” = all of Season 4):

216 116 T 301 303 101-115 117-121 201-203 217-219 204-214 220-222 305-307 302 304 308 122 309-311 215 312-322 S4 502-513 501 514-520 601-613

Season 1:
01: Ambush
02: Rising Malevolence
03: Shadow of Malevolence
04: Destroy Malevolence
05: Rookies
06: Downfall of a Droid
07: Duel of the Droids
08: Bombad Jedi
09: Cloak of Darkness
10: Lair of Grievous
11: Dooku Captured
12: The Gungan General
13: Jedi Crash
14: Defenders of Peace
15: Trespass
16: The Hidden Enemy
17: Blue Shadow Virus
18: Mystery of a Thousand Moons
19: Storm Over Ryloth
20: Innocents of Ryloth
21: Liberty on Ryloth
22: Hostage Crisis

Season 2 (Rise of the Bounty Hunters):
01: Holocron Heist
02: Cargo of Doom
03: Children of the Force
04: Senate Spy
05: Landing at Point Rain
06: Weapons Factory
07: Legacy of Terror
08: Brain Invaders
09: Grievous Intrigue
10: The Deserter
11: Lightsaber Lost
12: The Mandalore Plot
13: Voyage of Temptation
14: Duchess of Mandalore
15: Senate Murders
16: Cat and Mouse
17: Bounty Hunters
18: The Zillo Beast
19: The Zillo Beast Strikes Back
20: Death Trap
21: R2 Come Home
22: Lethal Trackdown

Season 3:
1: Clone Cadets
2: ARC Troopers
3: Supply Lines
4: Sphere of Influence
5: Corruption
6: The Academy
7: Assassin
8: Evil Plans
9: Hunt for Ziro
10: Heroes on Both Sides
11: Pursuit of Peace
12: Nightsisters
13: Monster
14: Witches of the Mist
15: Overlords
16: Altar of Mortis
17: Ghosts of Mortis
18: The Citadel
19: Counterattack
20: Citadel Rescue
21: Padawan Lost
22: Wookiee Hunt

Season 4:
1: Water War
2: Gungan Attack
3: Prisoners
4: Shadow Warrior
5: Mercy Mission
6: Nomad Droids
7: Darkness on Umbara
8: The General
9: Plan of Dissent
10: Carnage of Krell
11: Kidnapped
12: Slaves of the Republic
13: Escape from Kadavo
14: A Friend in Need
15: Deception
16: Friends and Enemies
17: The Box
18: Crisis on Naboo
19: Massacre
20: Bounty
21: Brothers
22: Revenge

Season 5:
1: Revival
2: A War on Two Fronts
3: Front Runners
4: The Soft War
5: Tipping Points
6: The Gathering
7: A Test of Strength
8: Bound for Rescue
9: A Necessary Bond
10: Secret Weapons
11: A Sunny Day in the Void
12: Missing in Action
13: Point of No Return
14: Eminence
15: Shades of Reason
16: The Lawless
17: Sabotage
18: The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
19: To Catch a Jedi
20: The Wrong Jedi

Season 6:
1: The Unknown
2: Conspiracy
3: Fugitive
4: Orders
5: An Old Friend
6: The Rise of Clovis
7: Crisis at the Heart
8: The Disappeared, Part I
9: The Disappeared, Part II
10: The Lost One
11: Voices
12: Destiny
13: Sacrifice

Star Wars: Rebels

The episode release order of Rebels is in chronological order in-universe. This is different from The Clone Wars (in which – for example – Season 2/Episode 16 takes place in-universe before all of Season 1).

Season 1:
1-2: Spark of Rebellion
3: Droids in Distress
4: Fighter Flight
5: Rise of the Old Masters
6: Breaking Ranks
7: Out of Darkness
8: Empire Day
9: Gathering Forces
10: Path of the Jedi
11: Idiot’s Array
12: Vision of Hope
13: Call to Action
14: Rebel Resolve
15: Fire Across the Galaxy

Season 2:
1-2: The Siege of Lothal
3: The Lost Commanders
4: Relics of the Old Republic
5: Always Two There Are
6: Brothers of the Broken Horn
7: Wings of the Master
8: Blood Sisters
9: Stealth Strike
10: The Future of the Force
11: Legacy
12: A Princess on Lothal
13: The Protector of Concord Dawn
14: Legends of the Lasat
15: The Call
16: Homecoming
17: The Honorable Ones
18: Shroud of Darkness
19: The Forgotten Droid
20: The Mystery of Chopper Base
21-22: Twilight of the Apprentice

Season 3:
1-2: Steps Into Shadow
3: The Holocrons of Fate
4: The Antilles Extraction
5: Hera’s Heroes
6: The Last Battle
7: Imperial Super Commandos
8: Iron Squadron
9: The Wynkahthu Job
10: An Inside Man
11: Visions and Voices
12-13: Ghosts of Geonosis
14: Warhead (episode)
15: Trials of the Darksaber
16: Legacy of Mandalore
17: Through Imperial Eyes
18: Secret Cargo
19: Double Agent Droid
20: Twin Suns
21-22: Zero Hour

Season 4:
1-2: Heroes of Mandalore
3-4: In the Name of the Rebellion
5: The Occupation
6: Flight of the Defender
7: Kindred
8: Crawler Commandeers
9: Rebel Assault
10: Jedi Night
11: DUME
12: A World Between Worlds
13: Wolves and a Door
14: A Fool’s Hope
15-16: Family Reunion – and Farewell

Star Wars: Resistance

So far, the episode release order of Resistance is in chronological order in-universe.

Season 1:
01: The Recruit (Part 1)
02: The Recruit (Part 2)
03: The Triple Dark
04: Fuel for the Fire
05: The High Tower
06: The Children from Tehar
07: Signal from Sector Six
08: Synara’s Score
09: The Platform Classic
10: Secrets and Holograms
11: Station Theta Black
12: Bibo
13: Dangerous Business
14: The Doza Dilemma
15: The First Order Occupation
16: The New Trooper
17: The Core Problem
18: The Disappeared
19: Descent
20: No Escape, Part 1
21: No Escape, Part 2

Season 2:
1: Into the Unknown

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

The episodes of Forces of Destiny take place all over the in-universe timeline.

Season 1:
Sands of Jakku (1) and BB-8 Bandits (2)
Ewok Escape (3) and The Padawan Path (4)
Beasts of Echo Base (5) and The Imposter Inside (6)
The Stranger (7) and Bounty of Trouble (8)
Newest Recruit (9), Tracker Trouble (10), Teach You, I Will (11), The Starfighter Stunt (12)
Accidental Allies (13), The Happabore Hazard (15), Crash Course (16)
An Imperial Feast (14)

Novels:

Dark Disciple
Lords of the Sith

Tarkin

Ahsoka
A New Dawn (novel)
Catalyst (novel)
Heir to the Jedi (novel)
Battlefront: Twilight Company (novel – 1st half)

Battlefront: Twilight Company (novel – 2nd half)
Aftermath (novel)

Aftermath: Life Debt (novel)

Aftermath: Empire’s End (novel, forthcoming)

Bloodline (novel)

Junior Novels:

Weapon of a Jedi (novel)

Smuggler’s Run (novel)
Moving Target (novel)

Short Stories:

Kindred Spirits (short story)
Orientation (short story)
Mercy Mission (short story)

Bottleneck (short story)
The End of History (short story)
Rebel Bluff (short story)
One Thousand Levels Down (short story)

Last Call at the Zero Angle (short story)
“Blade Squadron” Parts 1&2 (short story, takes place during ROTJ)

The Levers of Power (short story)
The Perfect Weapon (ebook original)
Before the Awakening (short stories)

Comics:

Obi-Wan and Anakin (comic book series)
Kanan (comic series – the Order-66-era portion)
Princess Leia (comic book limited series)

Chewbacca (comic book limited series)
Star Wars (comic book series)

Darth Vader (comic book series)
Lando (comic book limited series)
Shattered Empire (comic book limited series)
C-3PO (comic book one-shot)

Poe Dameron
Book 1: Black Squadron
Book 2: Lockdown
Book 3: The Gathering Storm
Book 4: Legend Lost
Book 5: War Stories
Book 6: Legend Found
Book 7: The Awakening

One-Shots
Beckett
Cassian and K-2SO
DJ – Most Wanted
The Storms of Crait

Video Games:

Star Wars: Battlefront II