Podcast Stardust #177: Darth Vader 5 & 6 Review

by Podcast Stardust

In the pages of Darth Vader 5 & 6, Vader finishes his rampage through Naboo and then returns to Coruscant to face Emperor Palpatine’s harsh judgment.

Darth Vader pursued the history of Luke Skywalker across the galaxy in an attempt to find and punish those responsible for “making him weak.” Ultimately, his search lead him to Naboo and Polis Massa. Darth Vader has learned a lot, but he doesn’t have all the answers. However, he must now return to Coruscant and face his Sith Master, Emperor Palpatine. He does not receive a warm welcome.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • The conclusion of Darth Vader’s mission to Naboo,
  • What happened on Polis Massa in the past,
  • What Darth Vader learned on Polis Massa,
  • Vader’s return to Coruscant,
  • The charges against Darth Vader read by Mas Amedda,
  • How to handle Vader in the comics as a protagonist that does awful things,
  • Darth Vader’s punishment at the hands of Emperor Palpatine, and
  • Darth Vader’s fate on Mustafar.

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Don’t forget to check out our discussion of Chapter 9 of The Mandalorian in episode 175.

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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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