Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #65.1: The Recruit

by Starships Sabers and Scoundrels

On episode 65.1, A Scoundrels Special Edition, Dennis and Jay take a look at the premiere of Star Wars Resistance with a discussion of “The Recruit.”

In this episode of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels, the Scoundrels commence their coverage of the latest Star Wars animated series: Resistance. Find out what they liked and where they think the show has room to grow.

Welcome to episode 65.1 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: The Novel Bracket Part II. On this Scoundrels Special Edition, Dennis and Jay shake off the absence of Darth Taxus, who is neck deep with real life responsibilities, and begin the Scoundrels’ coverage of the latest Star Wars animated series from Lucasfilm.

“The Recruit”

Episode one of The Resistance begins with pilot for the Republic Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono and his wingmates pursued by a First Order TIE Fighter as they attempt a delivery of top secret intel to Poe Dameron of the Resistance. Before long, Kaz finds himself a new recruit in the fight against the dangerous First Order. Poe assigns him his first mission as a spy on Colossus Station on the ocean world of Castilon. Soon thereafter, Kaz is caught up in a community of racers on this haven for smugglers as he looks for First Order operatives.

Dennis and Jay dive into “The Recruit” and discuss Kaz and his new allies Yeager, Torra Doza, Tam Ryvora, and Neeku. Does Resistance hold up compared to The Clone Wars and Rebels? How does the action come across on the screen? Is this show truly aimed at 8 year olds, or is it appealing to all audiences? The Scoundrels discuss these questions as they work through the first episode of the series.

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Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels is a bi-weekly show that features three first-generation Star Wars fans. Each episode, RetroZappers Dennis Keithly, Jay Krebs, 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!

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Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #65.1: The Recruit

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