Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #79: The Mandalorian Recap

Dennis and Jay pay tribute to Peter Mayhew, cover the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker, and discuss The Mandalorian and other events from Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

While Taxus is battling tax returns, Dennis and Jay say farewell to the man behind Chewbacca, discuss the announcement of the dates for future Star Wars movies, and finish their discussion of Star Wars Celebration Chicago with an emphasis on The Mandalorian.

Welcome to episode 79 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: The Mandalorian Recap. On this episode, Jay and Dennis make up for the absence of Darth Taxus with their tribute to Peter Mayhew, a discussion of recent Star Wars news, and the conclusion of their Star Wars Celebration Recap. This is a big episode with a lot to discuss!

Remembering Peter Mayhew

The Star Wars community received the unfortunate news that Peter Mayhew, the man behind Chewbacca, passed away on April 30. Dennis and Jay take a moment to share their own memories of Mr. Mayhew. They also share tributes from other prominent actors from Star Wars. So long, Peter. May the Force be with you!

Star Wars News

Two items dominated Star Wars news this week, and Dennis and Jay are prepared to discuss them both:

  • The announcement of The Journey to The Rise of Skywalker publishing initiative, and
  • The announcement of the release dates of the next three Star Wars movies after The Rise of Skywalker.

We have a lot of thoughts, so join us for the discussion.

The Mandalorian and Other Star Wars Celebration Chicago Events

Star Wars Celebration Chicago may have concluded a month ago, but the Scoundrels can’t stop talking about it. For this episode’s “Hyperthetical,” Dennis and Jay cover:

  • The Rebels Remembered Panel,
  • Jay meeting Hayden Christensen,
  • Meeting James Arnold Taylor, Tiya Sircar, and Dee Bradley Baker,
  • The Clone Wars panel,
  • The Phantom Menace panel,
  • The Mandalorian panel and The Mandalorian footage, and more.

There is still plenty to discuss from Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and we finish up the discussion on episode 79.

Silence Fools

Naturally, episode 79 wraps up with “Silence Fools!” Dennis and Jay discuss the results of the Scoundrel Twitter poll that asked what was the best Chewbacca moment from the original trilogy.

The Scoundrels hope you enjoy episode 79: “The Mandalorian Recap” We hope you will consider subscribing to Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels wherever you get your podcasts.

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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!

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