Podcast Stardust #289: The Bad Batch – Infested – 0113

by Podcast Stardust

The Bad Batch assist Cid in recovering her parlor from an ambitious Devaronian looking to make a name for himself with the Pyke Syndicate.

When the Bad Batch returns to Ord Mantell from their latest mission, they find someone else in charge at Cid’s parlor. Right as they are making their plans to pack up and leave, Cid shows up on their ship with a plan to reclaim her establishment, and she won’t take no for an answer from the Bad Batch. After Omega persuades Hunter to help, they get to work on a heist that will sour relations between Roland Duran and the Pyke Syndicate. However, things go wrong in a bug infested tunnel, and plans are forced to change. Join the discussion of the latest episode of The Bad Batch here on Podcast Stardust.

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

  • The introduction of Roland Duran,
  • The role of spice in this episode,
  • How Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings may have influenced the story,
  • The return of the Pyke syndicate,
  • Whether Cid would have followed through on her threat to the Bad Batch,
  • Omega’s willingness to assist Roland Duran,
  • Cid’s insistence on putting herself in danger to rescue Omega, and
  • The bug-like creatures called the Irling that infest the tunnels.

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Don’t forget to check out our discussion of Star Wars fashion and lifestyle products in episode 288.

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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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