The Star Wars: Anthology audio drama series project began in May 2003 and launched with its first episode in July 2003 as a means
of continuing to produce original Star Wars fan audio dramas, by series creator Nathan P. Butler and other interested creators, under
one unified imprint. As they say, safety and notoriety often come in numbers.
The series began with five original tales by series
creator Nathan P. Butler, including Dreamscape (winner of the 2002 TFN Fan Films Scriptwriting Contest), Doubts Cast, The Mob, Addiction,
and Responsibility. For former two scripts were based on film concepts by Butler and Pete Dixon, while the latter episode was intended
as a prequel story to Second Strike.
The sixth and seventh tales comprised a second era for the series, with new episodes written
by guest writers Sean Koury (No Way Out) and Christopher Walker (To Overcome) and mixed by Steve Fluharty.
Now, a third era has
begun, as new writers enter the series, mixing their own tales to hone their skills. These new writers that you'll see in the coming
year include Gregory Harbin, Ian Bowie, and poss
While all of Anthology's tales are a part of the Rayzur's Edge Audio canon,
and several stories tie into other audio tales, such as Second Strike and Nothing Changes, the tales within the Anthology collection
do not connect to one another directly.
July 1, 2003 (I)
August 1, 2003 (II)
September 1, 2003 (III)
October 1, 2003 (IV)
November 1, 2003 (V)
January 6, 2004 (VI)
Nathan P. Butler
Sound Engineer (I-V)
Nathan P. Butler
Zirik "Quintas" Pahl
Holdenus Flight Control
Doubts Cast is an audio drama presentation of an original fan film script that Nathan P. Butler wrote back
in 2001 for Pete Dixon as part of an intended series entitled Force Tales. When the project never came to pass, Nathan took the opportunity
to turn the script into an episode for the Anthology series.
This story explores the concept of
how to best "preserve the peace," from the perspective of one character, Malchik Raine, looking back on the day he learned that particular
Dreamscape is also an audio drama presentation of an original fan film script written by Nathan P. Butler for Pete Dixon
in 2001 as part of an intended series entitled Force Tales. While the film was never created, the script was entered into the first
TFN (TheForce.Net) Fan Films Scriptwriting Contest and won, making it a logical step in the Anthology series.
The Mob explores
the concept of the "mob mentality" and the accountability (or lack thereof) in such situations. This is in direct response to the
concept of "socially-triggered" riots in American culture, such as the Watts Riots in 1968 or the riots in the wake of the Rodney
Addiction is the story of an X-Wing pilot struggling with one of our greatest social ills, drug abuse. The story
is set in the context of an official inquiry.
Responsibility is a story cast amid a backdrop that should be very familiar to
those living in the Post-9/11 world.
No Way Out involves a hunter seeking dangerous prey on Holdenus and facing deadly obstacles
in the form of, among other things, a certain Jedi Master last found (in the Anthology series) on Angeelsk. Can even Jedi Master Prevoda
Vatil face up to the infamous Lawg Skrak? And what of his prey?
To Overcome, written by Christopher Walker, is a journey through
the mind of one young man as he struggles with many of the deeper things of life: service to country; family; death. This is not a
piece about the horrors of war, and makes no anti-war or pro-war statements except within the context of philosophy. Rather, this
tale is about the personal journey of one young man.