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Episode 175: Grinding to a Halt


You really have to wonder why else, in the middle of a space battle, the Trade Federation would allow an enemy fighter to simply fly straight into the main hangar on their headquarters ship. Clearly it's being stationed with conscripts or reluctant recruits who never knew what they were signing up for.

[ Note added: There's been some confusion over the "fact" that the droids have been conscripted or recruited. Please be aware that what we say in these annotations is not canonical information within the comic itself. Watch:

Mace Windu is obviously Qui-Gon's long-lost twin brother.

See? Not true in our comic!*

Yes, we think the idea of droids being conscripted or recruited into an army is silly too. That's why we mentioned the idea in the annotation to this strip - to poke a bit more fun at the movie. But if the idea is that silly, you can rest assured that it is not the canonical explanation within our comic. How the droids actually came to work for the Trade Federation remains unexplained within the comic for now.

* Hmmmm. <scribble scribble> ]


[SFX]: Kabooom! {R2 destroying an enemy fighter}
R2-D2: Take that, sucker!
Anakin: There's the headquarters ship. Fly into the hangar.
GM: It's protected by a force field.
Anakin: That'd be one of those ones that keeps air in and lets ships through, right?
GM: ... Yeeess. Of course.
{they land in the hangar}
R2-D2: So... The Trade Federation didn't buy the force field enhancement either, huh?
Anakin: Right. Let's get out and find the Orb.
R2-D2: Wait, there are droids out there. Let me kill them first.
Combat Droid 1: Some cushy post this turned out to be.
[SFX]: Kabooom!
[SFX]: Kabooom!
Combat Droid 2: Join the Trade Federation, they said. See the Galaxy, they said.
[SFX]: Kabooom!

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