Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #73: Lightsaber Duels – Part 1

by Starships Sabers and Scoundrels

On episode 73, the Scoundrels begin their journey to naming the best lightsaber duel from the Star Wars movies.

From Obi-Wan’s showdown with Darth Vader on the Death Star in A New Hope to Luke’s confrontation with Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi, the Star Wars movies have brought the Force with several amazing lightsaber duels. On episode 73, Dennis, Jay, and Darth Taxus start a new bracket to determine the best duel of them all.

Welcome to episode 73 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Lightsaber Duels Part 1. On this episode, Dennis, Jay, and Darth Taxus are geeking out about lightsaber duels. More specifically, they want to figure out which is the best one. Don’t worry, they have a plan. On episode 73, they begin a new bracket to determine which fight stands above the rest and is the best of the lightsaber duels in Star Wars.

Recent News

Before the Scoundrels get into their lightsaber discussion, they discuss recent news. Topics include:

  • New additions to the guest list for Star Wars Celebration Chicago,
  • The poster art for Star Wars Celebration Chicago,
  • The artists appearing in Artist Alley at Star Wars Celebration Chicago,
  • A new comic series from Marvel exploring Batuu and Blackspire Outpost at Galaxy’s Edge,
  • The Alphabet Squadron trilogy and a tie-in comic series, and
  • A new image from The Mandalorian.

Lightsaber Duels – Part 1

This episode’s hyperthetical begins a new bracket challenge. The bracket is set and the Scoundrels are picking their favorite lightsaber duels. Episode 73 takes the bracket through the first round and includes such match-ups as:

  • Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader from A New Hope against Luke vs. Darth Vader from The Empire Strikes Back, and
  • Darth Maul vs. Qui-Gon from The Phantom Menace against Darth Maul vs. Qui-Gon AND Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace.

Silence Fools!

The show concludes with Silence Fools! This segment begins with a review of episode 72’s Twitter poll and its completely unsurprising result. Afterwards, the Scoundrels unveil a new poll.

The Scoundrels enjoyed this episode and have a lot to say about it. Thanks for tuning into episode 73 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Lightsaber Duels Part 1. The Scoundrels hope you enjoyed the beginning of the lightsaber duel discussion.

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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 thoughts and reactions on Star Wars news. Then, they engage in Star Wars discussion in the “Hyperthetical” segment. Top ten lists, book reviews, Resistance and television discussion, and interviews are all on the table. After the Hyperthetical, each episode features listener feedback with Silence Fools!

The Scoundrels on Twitter: Dennis Keithly can be followed @DJKver2, Darth Taxus is @DarthTaxus, and Jay Krebs is @JoyceKrebs.

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