Podcast Stardust #320: The High Republic 8 & 9

by Podcast Stardust

The Jedi travel to Wild Space to confront the Great Progenitor of the Drengir. Then Keeve Trennis infiltrates the Nihil.

We return to Cavan Scott’s The High Republic with a discussion of issues eight and nine. One story ends in issue eight, and another begins in issue nine. The crusade against the Drengir comes to a head when the Jedi and the Hutts arrive on Mulita to find and capture the Great Progenitor. Can the Jedi maintain their alliance with the Hutts long enough to get the job done? Next, Avar Kriss and Stellan Gios disagree about how the campaign against the Nihil should proceed. Therefore, Avar secretly decides to send Keeve Trennis undercover to the Nihil to attempt to figure out where they are and who is in command. Keeve will be tested like never before. Join us as we discuss the latest two issues from Marvel.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • The Jedi and the Hutts confronting the Drengir on Mulita,
  • The relationship teased between Orla Jareni and Sskeer,
  • Avar Kriss in the clutches of the Great Progenitor and the implications,
  • The Jedi decision to defend the Drengir from the Hutts,
  • Avar Kriss and Stellan Gios’s disagreement on how to pursue the Nihil,
  • How the Jedi prepare Keeve Trennis to infiltrate the Nihil,
  • The art of the Jedi cruiser and the Nihil ships, and
  • What is in store for Keeve Trennis next.

Find more discussion of Star Wars: The High Republic comics in episodes 225 (1 and 2), 252 (3 and 4), and 302 (issues 5-7).

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Don’t forget to check out our discussion of Star Wars news in episode 319.

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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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