Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels #83: Death Stars and Trench Runs

On episode 83, the Scoundrels are inspired by LEGO creations to talk about Death Stars and Trench Runs.

What started as a slow news week turned into a week with one big news item about The Rise of Skywalker. However, the Scoundrels were inspired to talk about the attacks on the Death Stars and the trench run based on an amazing LEGO creation in episode 83: “Death Stars and Trench Runs.”

Welcome to episode 83 of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Death Stars and Trench Runs. On this episode, the Scoundrels dive into a lot of coverage of Daisy Ridley as she promotes Ophelia. Since they are taking about Daisy, they then turn to Rey and her development over the course of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars News – LEGO Creations and Sith Troopers

After some introductory comments, the Scoundrels turn to the news. This week’s topics include:

  • A comment from Daisy Ridley on Rey’s parents,
  • Brie Larson – the Jedi and Star Wars fan,
  • The introduction of the Sith Trooper,
  • Sith Trooper merchandise at San Diego Comic Con,
  • Other Star Wars and Lucasfilm events at San Diego Comic Con, and
  • A giant LEGO creation featuring the trench run on the Death Star.

Death Stars and Trench Runs

In the “Hyperthetical” segment, Dennis, Jay, and Taxus compare and contrast the Rebel attacks on the Death Stars from A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. They discuss:

  • The impact of Luke using the Force during the trench run,
  • Which battle was more impressive,
  • Their favorite moments from each attack on the Death Star,
  • The story elements of the trench run, and
  • The impact of John Williams’s music during each scene.

Silence Fools! – Community Feedback

In the community feedback portion of the show, the Scoundrels highlight messages from Twitter and Discord about past shows and community support. Plus, they propose a new Twitter poll.

The Scoundrels hope you enjoy episode 83: “Death Stars and Trench Runs.” 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!

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

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