Roach Poach
Season 1, Episode 8
Roach poach
Air date October 9, 2012
Episode guide
Roach Approach
Scouting Factor

Roach Poach is the eighth episode in the first season of StarCrafts.

Plot Edit

The episode continues where "Roach Approach" left off, with the roaches tunneling toward the terran main base. They encounter a supply depot wall. A roach knocks on the depot wall. A marine lowers the wall. The roaches sneak in through the lowered supply depot. The marine finds nobody outside, not knowing that he let the roaches go inside. When the supply depot raises up, there are large holes in it where the roaches have tunneled through. They resurface among the SCVs at the orbital command and entraps one of them, slowly drooling a drop of acid saliva on its face. The SCV is saved when a marauder intervenes with a blast at the torturing roach, and its second shot roasts it. Another roach retreats through burrowing but is revealed by the orbital command's satellite dish. The marauder and a marine chase it. The roach tunnels through a cliff face and falls off the cliff.

Characters Edit

Trivia Edit

  • When the orbital command's satellite dish points toward the running burrowed roach to detect, it doesn't use scanner sweep ability yet.
  • Unit quotations from Starcraft II used:
    • Marauder: "KABOOM, Baby!"

Cultural References Edit

  • The orbital command's satellite dish pointing towards the roach is a reference to its ability to detect burrowed units with scanner sweeps.
  • The scene where a roach tries to drool acid on SCV's face from its mouth may be a reference to Space Quest V: The Next Mutation where a mutant tries to infect Roger Wilco with a salivary mutagen.
  • The scene where a burrowing roach falls down the cliff is a reference to the ending of Tremors.

In-game Refrences Edit

  • StarCraft II players sometimes ask why units or structures are not damaged when burrowed roaches go under them.

Video Edit

StarCrafts Episode 8 Roach Poach

StarCrafts Episode 8 Roach Poach

StarCrafts Episode list
Season 1 ProbelemSupply BlockMicro MarineZerg BMChoked UpA Hellion of a HarassRoach ApproachRoach PoachScouting FactorOnslaughtHalloween Special 2012Shes the BombSpore LoserThe BWC 2012Attention SeekerShadow of a ColossusNASL 4 Grand FinalsMarine TrainingThe True Meaning of StarCraftEpic Mule TimeThe BanePhoenix DownI SpyUneggspectedThree For AllHeart of the Swarm Opening
Season 2 Season 2 Episode 0GL HFGot 99 ProbelemsReaping the BenefitsCore ValuesMine for the TakingSpawning Pool PartyPest ControlHellraiserFog of WarUndermine the OvermindNuclearedPower OverwhelmingMutalatedThunder and LightningDeathBallUnstoppableA Swarm WelcomeUnaVOIDableWin of the CenturyTrust the Nidas TouchThat So RavenHalloween Special 2013It's Nerfing TimeCrude BroodOracle OraKILLThe Twelve Days of StarCraftsBurning TideValentine's Day Special
Season 3 Season 3 Episode 0Not Enough MineralsCheeselingBase to BaseProxologistHatch MatchA Miner Probelem (alternate)You FiredNexus HoldemTvTZvZPvPAll for OneBustedCarrier CareerHalloween Special 2014NimbusA StarCrafts CarolDoomDropBeat by CreepTeam WorkArchon ModeGroup HugOverlord OverloadProtoss PartyAlliance
Season 4 Season 4 Episode 0BroodWar in a NutshellBroodWar Ep 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) • WCS Season 3 FinalsHotS & WoL in a NutshellLegacy of the Void OpeningKerrigan & Karax
Season 5 Season 5 Episode 0Game of DronesReaping RewardsAdeptationNova Covert OopsSplashRavager RavengerFreedom FightersSpineless DefenceAbathur & VorazunJimmity & AlarakStarCrafts Mod OpeningHalloween Special 2016CyclOWNEDColossal MistakeNova & StukovHome AloneNation Wars 2017 Grand FinalsArchOnslaughtThe Magic BoxInChargeMineral Line UpLurking AboutOrders are OrdersExecutive DecisionsThe DuelFenix & ZagaraDehaka & SwannThe Fall
Season 6 Season 6 Episode 0The New TerranThe New ZergThe New ProtossBuild OrdersDeep FeelingsMira & ArtanisDeep ImpactNation Wars 2018StarCraft 20th AnniversaryEvolution CompleteHellfireLabotossDo You Even Lift?"Care Again" ft. Kyle OkalyAn Arm and a LegSpineless CowardA Worm WelcomeTychus & SwannDeep Trouble