Podcast Stardust #308: Tempest Runner

by Podcast Stardust

We follow Lourna Dee’s journey through Cavan Scott’s Star Wars: The High Republic – Tempest Runner audio drama.

The High Republic publishing initiative has brought a new era of Star Wars storytelling to fans of the saga. The story primarily has been told through novels, young adult novels, middle grade books, and comics. However, that all changed with the release of Cavan Scott’s The High Republic – Tempest Runner. In Tempest Runner, Scott weaves a story of how Lourna Dee escaped from her home, slavery, and service to the Republic to take charge of her own destiny as a Nihil Tempest Runner. That is all threatened when she is captured by the Jedi and the Republic on a raid. Now she is at a crossroads. Will she return to the life she knew before or find redemption? Join us on episode 308 as we analyze Cavan Scott’s amazing audio drama and the future and fate of Lourna Dee.

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

  • The quality of the performances of the voice cast of the audio drama,
  • How well Cavan Scott wrote this story,
  • Lourna Dee’s complicated past that lead her to join the Nihil,
  • Lourna’s imprisonment on the Restitution,
  • Whether Lourna Dee might have actually found redemption if events had gone differently, and
  • How this audio drama explains other stories in Star Wars: The High Republic.

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Don’t forget to check out our discussion of recent Star Wars news in episode 307.

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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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