Since Lizzy derailed the episode so hard last week (we love you Lizzy), Ben and Ash take the time THIS week to delve a little bit further into the TROS teaser released at D23 last week. But because Ash is on the podcast, they spend WAY too much time discussing Han Solo first.
This week on the show, Ash and Ben are joined by Ash’s Why Am I Watching This? cohost Lizzy to talk about all of the news out of D23! Mando! Kenobi! THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. So many big things are happening!!!
For Obroa-skai Walkers, Byn is reading Shatterpoint. This means he’s thinking a lot about the Dark Side. So that’s what he and Ash are talking about this week! Of course, there’s plenty of talk about Kylo Ren and Palpatine in TROS as well.
This week, Ash isn’t here and it sucks. The literal pits. But, to save the podcast at the last possible minute, Danny from Rogue Podron swoops in to fill the cohost role this week! It’s no secret that we love Rogue Podron over here at the Skyhoppers Podcast, and we’re super happy to have Danny on finally. However, we’re gonna have to do it again when Ash is actually here so we can have a proper episode. Danny brings lots of lovely talk about Resistance, favorite critters in Star Wars, and the Star Wars Creature Madness Bracket, which is a HUGE deal for a lot of Star Wars Twitter.
We’re going back to our character episode roots and fighting through multiple Technical Difficulties segments to talk about Bail Organa, who is far and away the best space dad. This discussion also leads into some talk about the Rebellion as a whole, and what the Cassian Andor TV series might look like!
Thrawn: Treason is out today as this very episode is being recorded! But it actually came out a few days ago for all y’all. More Skyhoppers time travel. BUT. In honor of that novel, Ben and Ash revisit Thrawn as a character and talk about what his future might hold. It gets pretty wild.
Ben and Ash are FINALLY continuing their trek through The Clone Wars this week and talk about “Rookies”, “Downfall of a Droid”, “Duel of the Droids”, and last but certainly not least… “Bombad Jedi”.
In the inaugural epsiode of The Palpacast, Adrian Ash, Ben, and Swara come together to talk about why they love this diabolical and malicious baddy in a Galaxy Far, Far Away. We each talk about when we first encountered Palpatine, what we made of him then and what we make of him today, discuss why we love villains so much, and speculate on how Palps returns in The Rise of Skywalker!
Listeners! This week’s episode is one based pretty much entirely on wishing and speculation. That basically means that Ben and Ash basically just spend an hour talking about things that feel are missing from Star Wars. Not in a negative way, but rather things that they would just like to see! It’s pretty unfocused, in classic Skyhoppers style.