Podcast Stardust #253: The Bad Batch – Aftermath – 0101

by Podcast Stardust

Hunter, Tech, Crosshair, Wrecker, and Echo are back for the premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch. We dive into the first episode as the Republic becomes the Empire.

From the ashes of The Clone Wars a new Star Wars animated series arises: The Bad Batch. Also known as Clone Force 99, Hunter, Tech, Crosshair, Wrecker, and Echo are genetically enhanced or altered clones that do not fit in with their “regulation” brethren in the regular clone army. So, they form their own unit and tackle jobs the average clone doesn’t. In this premiere episode, they assist in a battle on the planet Kaller in the final days of the Clone Wars. However, things rapidly change, and the galaxy the Bad Batch knew is forever altered.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • The surprise appearance of Depa Billaba and her Padawan,
  • Emperor Palpatine’s issuance of Order 66,
  • How Order 66 affected Crosshair and the other members of Clone Force 99,
  • Tarkin’s arrival on Kamino and his opposition to the Bad Batch,
  • The Bad Batch’s meeting with an infamous personality from the Clone Wars,
  • The child Omega, what makes her special, and her role in the series, and
  • How the Bad Batch escapes Kamino and what comes next for them.

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 discussion of The High Republic #3 and 4 in episode 252.

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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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