Our Coverage of the New Star Wars Canon

(Please note: With more than 2,500 episodes, even this page itself is a work in progress! – Allen)

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…). The links will go to the “Briefing” episodes or first review episodes, which sometimes (but not always) contain spoilers.

Live Action Series:

Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Animation:

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

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

Star Wars: Resistance

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
2: A Quick Salvage Run
3: Live Fire
4: Hunt on Celsor 3
5: The Engineer
6: From Beneath
7: The Relic Raiders
8: Rendezvous Point
9: The Voxx Vortex 5000
10: Kaz’s Curse
11: Station to Station
12: The Missing Agent
13: Breakout
14: The Mutiny
15: The New World
16: No Place Safe
17: Rebuilding the Resistance
18: The Escape, Part 1
19: The Escape, Part 2

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)

The High Republic

Phase I, Wave I
Light of the Jedi
A Test of Courage
Into the Dark
Marvel’s The High Republic, Issues 1-5 – “There Is No Fear”
IDW’s The High Republic Adventures – Issues 1-5
Starlight: Go Together
Starlight: First Duty

Phase I, Wave II
The Rising Storm
Race to Crashpoint Tower
Out of the Shadows
Tempest Runner
The Edge of Balance
Showdown at the Fair
Marvel’s The High Republic – Issues 6-?
IDW’s The High Republic Adventures – Issues 6-?
Starlight: Hidden Danger

Novels:

Aftermath
Aftermath: Empire’s End
Aftermath: Life Debt
Ahsoka
Alphabet Squadron
Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
Battlefront: Twilight Company
Bloodline
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
A Crash of Fate
Dark Disciple
Force Collector
Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire
Heir to the Jedi
Last Shot
Leia, Princess of Alderaan
Lords of the Sith
Lost Stars
Master & Apprentice
Most Wanted
A New Dawn
Phasma
Poe Dameron: Free Fall
Queen’s Peril
Queen’s Shadow
Rebel Rising
Resistance Reborn
Shadow Fall
Tarkin
Thrawn
Thrawn: Alliances
Thrawn: Treason

Audio Dramas:

Dooku: Jedi Lost
Doctor Aphra

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
Kanan
Princess Leia

Chewbacca
Star Wars

Darth Vader
Lando
Shattered Empire
C-3PO

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 – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6
Annual #2

Allegiance (Journey to The Rise of Skywalker)
Issue 1; Issue 2; Issue 3; Issue 4

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

Video Games:

Star Wars: Battlefront II
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6 (“Resurrection” DLC)

Virtual Reality:

Jakku Spy
Vader Immortal – Episode I