Podcast Stardust #242: Rebels – The Call – 0215

by Podcast Stardust

Ezra uses his ability to make connections through the Force with a wandering pod of space whales known as the purrgil as the Rebels attempt to capture fuel from the Empire.

When the Rebels go looking for an Imperial fuel refinery, things don’t go as planned. Things seemingly get worse when they are low on power and they encounter a pod of space whales known as the purrgil. However, the purrgil prove to be allies when the attempt to secure fuel from the Imperial refinery goes from bad to worse. Ezra makes another connection through the Force and Hera learns how to see an old nuisance as a potential source of wonder on this episode of Rebels.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • Why we like the purrgils,
  • Also, why Hera doesn’t like the purrgils and what that says about her,
  • Ezra’s ability to make connections with creatures in Star Wars,
  • The modified TIE fighters that appeared in this episode,
  • How this episode was influenced by Ralph McQuarrie’s work,
  • How this episode then influenced later The Clone Wars content, and
  • What this episode says about the history of hyperspace.

Thanks for joining us for another episode. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and spread the word to all of your Star Wars friends. May the Force be with you!

Don’t forget to check out our attempt to cast the Jedi of The High Republic in episode 241.

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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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