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Episode 1733: Moonlight Shadow

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Sometimes The Cavalry just can't help because they're too concerned with avoiding being slaughtered themselves. If it looks like the heroes are having too easy a way out by calling in help, have the help run into problems of their own.

Even better if those problems becomes the heroes' problems after The Cavalry decides to take off.

[Reminder: Our guest commentators have not seen Rogue One. Part of the fun is seeing how their untainted impressions re-interpret the movie through the lens of our comic.]

So for this, I went back and rechecked the old comics. 771, and 772 made it clear that it was not a test firing when they destroyed Naboo.

We've seen a test firing without the Lost Orb of Phanastacoria.

We know that there is a serious security leak here, we know that it is critical that the transmitter be destroyed before it has a chance to transmit the data, and we know there are people on the planet that need to be destroyed. Clearly, this is where the big weapon of the Death Star gets tested.

Sorry, Peace Moon. Peace Moon.

Hold on a moment. The plans have been fully transmitted now? But they were just 30% a moment ago. Clearly, the speed of this datalink is the speed of plot.

— Keybounce

Transcript

Cassian: Let's get out of here.
Bria: What about blowing up the data centre?
Cassian: We can do both. Admiral Raddus, are you there?
Admiral Raddus: Cassian! We have the Peace Moon plans! What's your status?
Bria: We're fine but we need two ships down here right away.
Admiral Raddus: Two?
Bria: One for us and one for the tower.
Admiral Raddus: Wait... we're picking up something...
Admiral Raddus: HOLY TRAP!!
Admiral Raddus: It's the Peace Moon! Prepare hyperspace vectors! Reticulate splines!
Admiral Raddus: Cassian, Bria, you're on your own. Good luck.
[SFX]: klik.
Bria: Well, Radish sure left us in a pickle.


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Published: Tuesday, 20 November, 2018; 02:11:01 PST.
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