Starships Sabers and Scoundrels #16.5: The Wynkahthu Job

by Starships Sabers and Scoundrels

In this Scoundrels Special Edition, SCubed Pod reviews “The Wynkahthu Job.”

Listen to episode 16.5 to get our breakdown of The Wynkahthu Job!


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Starships Sabers and Scoundrels #16.5: The Wynkahthu Job

Welcome to another episode of Scoundrels Special Edition of Starships Sabers and Scoundrels. This week, SCubedPod focuses on episode seven of season three of Rebels: “The Wynkahthu Job.” Hera reluctantly agrees to allow the crew of the Ghost to assist Hondo salvage an Imperial cargo ship in orbit around Wynkahthu. However, her concerns grow when she discovers Azmorigan, the vile gangster, is involved. When Chopper activates the ship’s power, the ship’s sentries activate. Then things go from bad to worse as the droids attack. This is a somewhat in-depth review that contains spoilers.

First, Dennis and Taxus discuss the sentry droids. Dark Forces fans might recognize these droids. Did the classic video game inspire the droids of this episode? In addition, are these Legends droids worthy representatives in the new canon?

Next, how does Ezra Bridger handle a perceived slight from Hera? In early episodes from this season, Ezra struggled with the influence of the dark side. However, in recent episodes, he appears to have overcome that temptation. Is he resentful that Zeb was put in charge of the salvage operation? Will this cause a rift in the team? Or, is this just a distraction for this episode?

In addition, why are the Rebels pursuing proton bombs? This isn’t the first episode where the Rebels tried to acquire these bombs. Are they part of a larger plan? Will viewers see them again?

After that discussion, Hondo may be a fan favorite, but is he used well in this episode? Has he contributed to Rebels in a meaningful way? What does the future hold for him.

Finally, each of the guys share some of their favorite moments from the episode. Azmorigan is a presence in this episode, and he has at least one comedic line.  Dennis and Taxus discuss this and more.

Thanks for listening to this Scoundrels Special Edition of Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels.

About Starships Sabers and Scoundrels

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Welcome Jedi, Sith, smugglers, nerf herders and moof milkers too! Starships Sabers and Scoundrels is a bi-weekly Star Wars discussion show and a project started by two first-generation Star Wars fans. Inspired by the Star Wars fan community, RetroZappers Dennis Keithly and Darth Taxus share their take on what’s happening in Star Wars! They’ll discuss larger topics in the “Hyperthetical” segment. Then, they’ll delve into listener feedback with the Darth Taxus-hosted segment, “Silence Fools!” Additionally, movies, books, comics, television, and community news are all on the holotable as the Dark Lord of Tax and Dennis share their fandom for everything from that galaxy far, far away.

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Starships Sabers and Scoundrels #16.5: The Wynkahthu Job

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