Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #45: Balance of the Force

by Starships Sabers and Scoundrels

Dennis, Jay, and Darth Taxus discuss the balance of the force in Luke, Rey, Snoke, and Kylo Ren from The Last Jedi.

In this episode of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels, Dennis, Jay, and Darth Taxus share their first impression of The Last Jedi.

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #45: Balance of the Force


Welcome to episode 45 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Balance of the Force. The Last Jedi provides Star Wars fans with plenty to talk about. In this episode, Dennis, Jay, and Darth Taxus examine the Force and how Rey, Luke, Snoke, and Kylo Ren struggle with the balance. However, there is some Star Wars news to cover first.So, get ready for episode 45: Balance of the Force.

Recent Star Wars News

Star Wars news continues to be slow in the wake of The Last Jedi and the holidays. However, there are a few stories making headlines. First, an actor with a major role in The Last Jedi actually had a second part in the movie. Tune in and find out who it was and what the other role they played. Also, the early box office returns for The Last Jedi are in. Dennis, Jay, and Taxus discuss the numbers.

That’s SO Wizard!

With another month and a new year, it is time for another edition of “That’s SO Wizard!” Jay is back with the latest in Star Wars clothing and lifestyle products. This month, Jay focuses on fitness apparel and gear. Some of the products Jay reviews include:

But, that is not all. Jay also has you covered for your New Year’s workout routine with a roundup of workouts created for and inspired by Star Wars:

Finally, Jay hands out this month’s Wizarding Award to Inked Gaming Playmats.

Balance of the Force

Finally, Dennis, Jay, and Taxus are ready to discuss the balance of the Force in The Last Jedi. This discussion begins with a conversation about both sides of the Force and the balance between the dark side and the light. As Snoke said, “The darkness rises, and the light to meet it.” What exactly does this mean? Was their a balance to the Force in The Last Jedi? Who was the most powerful force-user in Snoke’s throne room? Also, were Kylo and Snoke following a path similar to the Sith even though they are something else? We discuss this and more in our Hyperthetical.

Silence Fools!

Once The Last Jedi discussion is done, the show turns to some listener feedback and community news in “Silence Fools!” In this edition, the Scoundrels discuss listener feedback from Facebook and Twitter.

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Welcome to Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels. This bi-weekly show features two first-generation Star Wars fans. Each episode, RetroZappers Dennis Keithly and Darth Taxus offer their hot space opinions on Star Wars news. Then they engage in Star Wars discussion in the “Hyperthetical” segment. Top ten lists, book reviews, Rebels discussion, and interviews are all on the table. After the Hyperthetical, each episode features listener feedback with Silence Fools.

Social Media, Email, and More

Find the show on Twitter at @SCubedPod. Dennis Keithly can be followed @DJKver2, Darth Taxus is @DarthTaxus, and Jay Krebs is @JoyceKrebs.

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SCubedPod thrives on listener feedback. Therefore, Dennis, Taxus, and Jay would love to read your email on the show. To reach them, email the show at For instance, have an opinion on Star Wars comics, Rebels, or the comics? We want to hear it. Also, have a question about some Star Wars detail? Send it to us! It doesn’t have to be Star Wars.

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Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #45: Balance of the Force

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