Podcast Stardust #126: The Empire Strikes Back, Part 7 – There Is No Try

by Podcast Stardust

Darth Vader briefs the bounty hunters, the X-Wing sinks, and Yoda utters: “Do, or do not. There is no try,” as we continue our look at The Empire Strikes Back.

On part seven of our year-long series covering the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, we focus on Yoda’s lesson to Luke in the swamps of the Dagobah. What does “do, or do not. There is no try” really mean anyway? How can one “do” if they don’t “try?” We also look at Han’s daring plan to escape from the Imperial pursuit when the Millennium Falcon‘s hyperdrive fails again.

The Dork Lair’s Bill Drewnowski joins us to discuss The Empire Strikes Back. On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • Bill’s favorite moments, characters, and collectibles from The Empire Strikes Back,
  • Boba Fett’s first appearance and line with the rest of the bounty hunters on the bridge of Vader’s Stardestroyer, Executor,
  • Han’s clever escape from the Empire,
  • Captain Needa’s unfortunate apology to Darth Vder,
  • Luke’s training with Yoda,
  • Interpreting “Do, or do not. There is no try,”
  • Yoda pulling the X-Wing out of the swamp, and
  • Boba Fett trailing the Millennium Falcon.

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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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