Podcast Stardust #78: The Empire Strikes Back 3 – The Battle of Hoth

by Podcast Stardust

On this fully armed and operational episode, Allen Voivod from Star Wars 7×7 joins us to discuss the Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Our monthly segment celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back continues with a discussion of  the first part of the Battle of Hoth. Joining Podcast Stardust this week is Allen Voivod, the host of Star Wars 7×7. We discuss the details of the moments leading up to this battle and our reaction to one of the most iconic battles in all of Star Wars.

On this episode, we discuss:

  • Allen’s favorite moments and characters from The Empire Strikes Back,
  • The Imperial fleet assembling with Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer,
  • The introduction of The Imperial March,
  • The roles of General Veers, Admiral Ozzel, and Captain Piett,
  • Luke’s farewell to Chewbacca and Han Solo,
  • How the AT-ATs were teased and then revealed as the Battle of Hoth starts,
  • The assault of the snowspeeders on the AT-ATs, and
  • The harpoon and tow cable maneuver.

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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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