Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #23.5: Secret Cargo

In the latest Scoundrels Special Edition, Dennis and Taxus discuss “Secret Cargo.”

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels continues their Rebels coverage with their review of “Secret Cargo.”

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Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #23.5: Secret Cargo

Welcome to episode 23.5, a Scoundrels Special Edition. On this episode of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels, Dennis and Taxus discuss  the latest episode of Rebels, “Secret Cargo.” However, Dennis has a little surprise in store for Taxus first.


So, what is the big surprise? Regular listeners to the Scoundrel Special Editions will no doubt recall that these have featured trivia lately. Therefore, this episode carries on the tradition. Dennis has a few questions in store for Taxus related to Mon Mothma, Y-Wings, TIE Defenders, and other characters related to “Secret Cargo.” How does Taxus do? Also, can you answer these questions?

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels - episode 23 - secret cargo - ChopperGold Squadron

After the trivia, the guys get into “Secret Cargo.” While waiting to rendezvous with another Rebel cell, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper wait aboard the Ghost in a debris field. An infiltrator droid unexpectedly arrives, and before they can destroy it, the other Rebels, including Gold Squadron, show up. Gold Squadron was featured in both Rogue One and A New Hope. Therefore, Star Wars fans might expect a certain captain to show up. They won’t be disappointed.

starships, sabers, and scoundrels - episode 23- secret cargo - heraThe Archeron Nebula and TIE Defenders

Although the infiltrator was destroyed, it managed to alert the Empire, which attacks and disables Gold Squadron’s freighter forcing them to transfer their “secret cargo” to the Ghost, which just happens to be Senator Mon Mothma. Although some of Gold Squadron and the Ghost escape, Thrawn correctly deduces the Rebels choice of an old smuggler’s route through a nebula. He then dispatches a TIE Defender after them.

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels - episode 23 - secret cargo - the Ghost

Not an Easy Escape

Despite a few additional casualties, Hera and Gold Squadron successfully evade the Imperial pursuers, but are intercepted by Imperial Star Destroyers on the other side of the nebula. Using an old smuggler’s trick, Gold Squadron causes part of the nebula to explode and disable the Imperial ships, allowing the Rebels to escape. Once the arrive at their destination safely, Mon Mothma transmits a speech that summons various Rebel ships together, thereby forming a Rebel fleet.

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels - show 23 - Mon Mothma on the Ghost - secret cargo

There is plenty to discuss in this episode. So, join Dennis and Taxus analyze “Secret Cargo.” Thanks for listening to episode 23.5 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Secret Cargo.

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Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #23.5: Secret Cargo

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