Podcast Stardust #120: Queen’s Peril

by Podcast Stardust

E.K. Johnston’s Queen’s Peril seeks to expand on the relationship between Queen Amidala and her handmaidens before and during Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.

Queen’s Peril sheds light on the process by which Queen Amidala’s team of handmaidens were assembled and how they worked as a unit to protect the Queen. In addition, they were instrumental in the liberation of Naboo from the Trade Federation after the planet was invaded. Podcast Stardust takes a look at E.K. Johnston’s latest book in the Star Wars galaxy and how it defines Naboo politics, expands on the causation of the invasion, and how the planet was ultimately liberated.

On this fully armed and operational episode of Podcast Stardust, we discuss:

  • The portrayal of the Battle of Naboo during The Phantom Menace,
  • The manner in which Naboo politics work in electing a Queen,
  • How Queen Amidala’s team was assembled,
  • The skills of the handmaidens, how they are all prodigies, and how they assisted Padmé,
  • Sabé’s relationship with Padmé,
  • The Queen’s summit,
  • How debate in the Senate leads to the invasion of Naboo, and more.

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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from ResistanceRebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.

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