Original Release Date: August 7, 2012
My idea for this huge contingent of hired goons defending the Viisi compound was to include ground troopers from numerous well known organizations of bad guys from pop culture. You can see a couple of them here: an Imperial Stormtrooper and a Cobra Viper. Also, I'm pretty sure the guy in the tie has a stormtrooper blaster rifle!
This is obviously meant to parody the rebel frontlines from The Empire Strikes Back, right down to the name of the station and the Golan laser battery in the background.
The lead goon's inquisitive mention of trucks starts to pull all the pieces together concerning Stu's cryptic answer on how he would deliver the ninja. Astute readers may be realizing at this point that things are coming full circle as Stu is rebuilding relationships within the ninja world. He's also mopping up some unresolved plot points, while he's at it! If you're a new reader, you'll see what I mean over the next couple of pages.