Star Wars Bits: The Book Of Boba Fett, Tales Of The Jedi, Podcast & YouTube Round-Up, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • "The Book of Boba Fett" Has Arrived
  • An Unannounced "Tales of the Jedi" Project?
  • Marvel's Upcoming "Star Wars" Comics
  • "Star Wars" Podcast & YouTube Round-Up
  • And More!

The Book of Boba Fett Has Arrived

The Disney+ Original Series "The Book of Boba Fett" has arrived. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Jon Favreau, the premiere episode "Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land" is now streaming, with subsequent installments of the seven-episode season premiering every Wednesday. After you watch the episode, be sure to check out /Film Daily for a spoiler-filled discussion with /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta, /Film editor Brad Oman and "Star Wars" nerd Bryan Young.

In related news, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson announced on Instagram that, while he composed the main theme, Joseph Shirley composed the rest of the series' original soundtrack. Shirley has been a frequent collaborator of Göransson's since "Creed" (2015). He was the score programmer in the first season of "The Mandalorian" and was in charge of additional music for the second season. Walt Disney Records has released the main theme on YouTube and several other platforms, including Spotify.

If you need a refresher on the character of Boba Fett, the new 20-minute documentary "Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett" is now available on Disney+. The special features new interviews with Lucasfilm legends like George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Joe Johnston, Dave Filoni, and Steve Sansweet and features lots of remastered behind-the-scenes footage.

An Unannounced Tales of the Jedi Project?

Lucasfilm's holiday gift for employees may have revealed a new "Star Wars" series called "Tales of the Jedi," as seen in a set of photos that have been posted on Reddit (check the images out here). The Holiday gift features the logos of upcoming movies and series coming from Lucasfilm, including "Andor," "Obi-Wan Kenobi," and the upcoming "Willow" series. A logo for "Tales of the Jedi" appears in between logos for "The Bad Batch" and "Star Wars: Visions," leading to speculation that the new project could also be animated.

If "Tales of the Jedi" sounds familiar, it's because it was the title of a Dark Horse Comics series set in the Old Republic that ran from 1993 through 1998. In November 2021, it was announced that Dark Horse would be "producing a brand-new line of all-ages comic books and graphic novels" set in the galaxy far, far away in addition to a reprinting of the "Tales of the Jedi" series next year.

The original comic was set 5,000 years before the events of "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" and focused on the Jedi Knight-turned-Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma (pictured above). It's possible Lucasfilm wants to repurpose the title for a new animated series set during the Old Republic or High Republic era. The title also suggests that it could be an anthology series — imagine if there's a wrap-around structure with Rey and Finn, after the events of "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker," delving into the sacred Jedi texts as Finn studies to become a Jedi. That would be pretty amazing, right? 

Marvel's Upcoming Star Wars Comics

In "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra" #17, written by Alyssa Wong and illustrated by Minkyu Jung with a cover by Sara Pichelli, "the rogue archeologist and Sana Starros meet Aphra's old nemesis on Coruscant — in the midst of an arcane ritual, of course." has an exclusive first look at the upcoming issue, which arrives January 5 and is available for pre-order now on ComiXology. There's also a preview of "Star Wars: Bounty Hunters" #19, from writer Ethan Sacks and artist Ramón F. Bachs, with a cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

You can also check out all the Marvel "Star Wars" titles coming January 2022, including "Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy" #1, "Star Wars: The High Republic — Trail of Shadows" #4, "Star Wars: The High Republic" #13, "Star Wars: Crimson Reign" #2, "Star Wars" #20, "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra" #18, "Star Wars: Bounty Hunters" #20, and "Star Wars: Darth Vader" #21.

Star Wars Podcast Round-Up

In addition to the Indy Year series, a year-long monthly tribute to the 40th anniversary of Indiana Jones, Blast Points Podcast has a "first episode freakout" all about "The Book of Boba Fett."

"'The Book of Boba Fett' is here, we were up before dawn watching it, we've drank a lot of coffee and we're real excited to talk about all the treats in Chapter 1! It's wild, weird and beautiful and that's just the way we like it. What happened in the episode that sent us over the top, what have us wondering about the future, and why is this one keeping it so real? So, drink the life goo out of the worm, listen today & celebrate the love!" Listen here.

On Talking Bay 94, host Brandon Wainerdi interviews Julius LeFlore!

"Julius LeFlore is an incredibly proficient stuntman and stunt coordinator, who will be best known to Star Wars fans for his wide-reaching working on 'Return of the Jedi.' Bringing to life Weequay, Biker Scouts, Stormtroopers, as well as stunt double for Billy Dee Williams / Lando Calrissian, Mr. LeFlore has incredible stories from Yuma and the forests of Endor." Listen here.

On Skytalkers, Charlotte and Caitlin discuss George Lucas and the Northern California town of San Anselmo. 

"In the early 1970s, George and Marcia Lucas purchased a home in San Anselmo, in Northern California. He's lived in the town of San Anselmo for nearly 50 years. In this episode, a bit of a passion project for architectural historian Caitlin, we look at some of the places and buildings associated with the filmmaker in this part of Northern California." Listen here.

Pink Milk is a podcast where hosts (and husbands) Bryan and Tom talk "Star Wars," through a queer lens. I'd recommend their recent episode about "Star Wars Eclipse," the upcoming video game developed by Quantic Dream, and the #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse movement.

"'Star Wars Eclipse' developed by Quantic Dream was announced and soon comments from the developers founder, David Cage were shared on Twitter. Em, Chase and Bryan have a great conversation on why we will not be supporting this game. We talk about how homophobia is normalized by mainstream society and how it affects us as queer people." Listen here.

The Resistance Broadcast is the official "Star Wars" podcast of Check out their latest episode, in which they speculate about the upcoming "Tales of the Jedi" project. 

"Boba Fett and Fennec Shand have teamed up, but with 'The Book of Boba Fett' being heavily influenced by crime/gangster movies, just how long with that relationship last? We discuss that and give our takes on all the latest 'Star Wars' news, including this mysterious 'Tales of the Jedi' project, the potential reveal of more 'Star Wars: Visions,' the latest on 'Obi-Wan Kenobi,' and more! " Listen here.

Around the Galaxy is a one-hour "Star Wars" fan talk show. Every week, Pete Fletzer brings you conversations with authors, personalities, actors, creators, and super-fans talking about their "Star Wars" journey. In the latest episode, Pete speaks with Jordan, an administrator for Wookieepedia!

"Jordan is an administrator for Wookieepedia, the largest collection of information about the 'Star Wars' galaxy. Wookieepedia is an online encyclopedia that contains detailed information about the Star Wars movies and the spin-offs from those, including books and video games. In this episode we answer your burning questions about this unofficial resource for all things Star Wars, referenced by fans and creators alike." Listen here.

Hosted by Gerry Cable and Scotty Jayro, The Bombadcast is all about positivity in the fandom and creating a connected community. Their latest episode delves into the cultural impact of 1999's "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace." Listen here.

Podcast of the Whills treats "Star Wars" like a sacred text. In the latest episode, host Nick Mielke is joined by Pete Fletzer of Around the Galaxy for a holiday special where they discuss some of their favorite "Star Wars" moments of the year. Listen here.

On Scavenger's Hoard, Rachael and Kirsty discuss Matthew Stover's novelization of "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith."

"In this episode, Rachael and Kirsty cover Amandla Stenberg as the lead of 'The Acolyte,' Kari Skogland replacing Patty Jenkins as director of 'Cleopatra,' and the untimely demise of 'Rangers of the New Republic' before a detailed spotlight discussion on Stover's highly regarded novelization." Listen here.

Sistas with Sabers is a podcast made for and by Black female fans of "Star Wars." It's a safe space for Black female fans to connect, support each other and share their experience with the world. For their latest episode, listen here.

On Steele Wars, host and comedian Steele Saunders offers up top-shelf 'Star Wars' discussion with plenty of laughs. Listen here.

Join Silver and Cat on Into the Garbage Chute where they dumpster dive into every corner of the galaxy far, far away and the fandom it attracts. Check out their episode all about "Christmas in the Stars."

If you thought 'The Star Wars Holiday Special' was a lot to take in, allow Silver and Cat to introduce you to Meco's 'Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album'! On this week's episode, we break down the infamous Star Wars Christmas album song. by. song. You do not want to miss this! We'll also discuss what Bon Jovi has to do with 'Christmas in the Stars,' why Threepio is the definition of 'gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss,' and how a song about getting a Wookiee a Christmas gift made music history. Listen here.

YouTube Round-Up

Above, Star Wars Explained has an excellent look at Easter eggs, references, and other connections found in Chapter 1 of "The Book of Boba Fett." You can also check out The Book Report — a full review of the episode — with Alex, Mollie, and Mr. Sunday Movies!

Have you checked out Silver's Star Wars Thrifting channel? A true scavenger girl, Silver visits flea markets and thrift stores in search of Star Wars treasures.

On Live Action Star Wars, Ralph and James look back at "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi." 

On the Holochronicles Holiday Special, collectors Andy and Josh chat about new "Star Wars" toys, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and so much more!

The Mando Fando Show reviews the first episode of "The Book of Boba Fett"

Justin's Collection has an unboxing and review of the Fennec Shand sixth scale figure by Hot Toys.

HelloGreedo presents the "Ultimate Guide to Star Wars – Star Wars Canon Deep Dive – Part 1"

Star Wars Kids has a new short titled "New Year's Hothin' Eve."