Episode 102 – Christmas With Christmas In The Stars

Join Jason and Gabe as they celebrate the holidays by listening to Meco’s 1980 “classic” Star Wars holiday album Christmas In The Stars! Threepio sings! A lot! How is this album connected to Jon Bon Jovi? Why is the last song 8 minutes long? What does Motley Crue have to do with it and why is Tommy Lee playing in Snoke’s throne room?? And how did Harrison Ford almost end up on the album?!? All these questions and more are talked about as it’s a holiday that’ll always be in your mem-or-ie as you celebrate the season with C-3PO, R2, S. Claws, and BLAST POINTS!!

Get out your bells bells bells and celebrate the love along with Blast Points!!

 

Episode 101 – The One And Only Ric Olie … (and Last Jedi TV Spots!)

Join Jason and Gabe as they celebrate the one and only Ric Olie!!  Some call this hero “Captain Obvious” but we ask the question, was he being obvious or is he just helpful? Tune in as we break it down and explore his every line of dialog to explore the Olie legend!

PLUS: TLJ Fever is reaching a boiling point as we explore every Last Jedi TV spot so far, Star Tours info and much more!

So land on Tatooine, catch on pretty quick and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

If you’re looking for a great warrior, look no further than Yoda.

He trains younglings, he has a stellar relationship with the Wookiees on Kashyyyk, and he conquered not only his own dark side, but death itself by discovering the secrets of immortality.

So if he’s digging through your bag and decides he wants to keep your flashlight thingy, just let him have it!

He also welcomed Luke (when Luke was at his whiniest) into his home and cooked him a nice stew. Maybe it wasn’t exactly up Luke’s alley, taste-wise, but the gesture of kindness was there.

Judging from the various creatures slithering around his hut, Yoda always seemed like he lived in harmony with other, non-Sith beings. So, I’ve decided to make this recipe completely plant-based. It’ll warm you up after you crash-land in a swamp and give you the energy you need to do a handstand and force-lift rocks.

One thing I know for sure about Yoda: When 900 years old I reach, look as good, I will not.

Yoda’s Stew With Crushed Root Leaf

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup green lentils
1/2 cup dry quinoa
5 cups water or vegetable stock
1 box (26.5 oz) of chopped tomatoes
2 cups chopped kale
Dried oregano flakes

 

Directions:

1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery until tender, about 8 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and sauté another minute or so, until fragrant.
4. Add cumin, ginger, turmeric, salt, lentils, quinoa, water, and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
5. Once boiling, lower the heat and cover the pot to let everything simmer until the lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
6. Stir in the kale and cook until it’s wilted, 3 minutes tops.
7. Sprinkle with crushed root leaf (like some dried oregano) and serve warm.
8. Enjoy while learning patience.

Episode 100 – Episode 100 Spectacular!

It’s a 100th episode celebration! Join Jason and Gabe for this giant sized 100th episode spectacular!! Featuring : them watching the six original Star Wars films at once, exciting listener messages and questions, so many impressions, Rusty Miller trivia and much, much more!!! It’s a huge celebration of the Star Wars love so listen today!! ‬

Watch at six at once with us : starwarswars.com

Rebels Review – ”Rebel Assault”

STAR WARS REBELS
”Rebel Assault”

 

 

A few things were made abundantly clear while watching Rebel Assault :

1.  don’t mess with Hera.

2.  X-Wing have been and will forever be cool

3.   I don’t think that Force Wolf is saying “Dume” anymore.  It might actually now be saying “doom” as in Kanan is totally doomed in this thing.

Rebel Assault starts out with some non-stop super  Star Wars action and wastes no time by giving the audience exactly what they want.  Christmas comes early as we are given a fairly awesome X-Wing battle led by the fearless butt kicking space mom Hera. Speaking of Hera and Christmas, where’s a Hera Forces of Destiny figure/doll?!?!? Hasbro you’re missing out with that one. Anyways, while it’s hard to top the still very fresh and dizzying space battles seen in last year’s Rogue One, this opening does its darndest to pump up the show an early shot of adrenaline.   Even the inclusion of former space waffle eating pirate kid now hotshot almost bootleg Wedge Rebel Pilot Mart Mattin didn’t ruin the party!

Thrawn of course is there watching the whole thing almost and letting yet another victory slip from his fingers.  On the ground while all this is happening,  Ezra, Kanan and crew are on exciting Lothal putting bombs on gun turrets and blowing stuff up real good.  

Pretty soon the Rebel fleet gets beat up and Hera crashes in what obviously is the one and only neighborhood in Lothal where everything happens.  She’s captured by Irina “Governor Pryce” Spalko who may think that Hera has the illusive crystal skull of Akator. Once Kanan senses that Hera is in trouble, he turns his speeder bike around to save her and is stopped by that giant Force Wolf.  Is it a warning? A sign that this isn’t going to end well for Kanan?  Is the Wolf hungry and just wants a biscuit?  Is it the world’s biggest She’s All That fan and wants to know what Rachael Leigh Cook is REALLY like? Maybe all of the above but we will have to wait until January to find out as this is the big mid season finale for Rebels.

While Rebel Assault is definitely an improvement on what’s come before and is possibly the best episode of season four so far, the lackluster quality of the season has made it almost difficult to care about what’s going on here.  Yeah it’s pretty clear that Kanan’s days are numbered and a giant sacrifice for Hera and the crew may be happening soon, but this kind of business is how the season should have started.  We’re getting to the real meat and potatoes of season four here and we’ve only got a handful of episodes left to tie this whole thing up.

This is a season that has felt off from the first episode and has relied on nostalgia both new and old to carry episodes.  The X-Wing sequence could have fallen into that “Hey look everyone, X-WINGS!!!” category but it totally works in this one.  The building relationship between Kanan and Hera feels like it’s going somewhere and the selfless decision Kanan makes here will sure lay the groundwork for the series’ impending conclusion.  This may yet be when Rebels season four got it’s groove back.  A few more episodes like this and I’ll forgive the Bossks with electric whips and Ezra smiling as a Bossk gets burned alive.  Maybe.

 

Final grade : B+

Episode 99 – Hardware Wars Raised Us & A New Trilogy Might Kill Us!

This week Jason and Gabe talk all about HARDWARE WARS!  YES, the amazing 1978 short film Star Wars parody from Ernie Fosselius that made them who they are today.  How did it ever get made?  Where is the cast nowadays?  How was Hardware Wars only the beginning of Ernie’s involvement in the galaxy far far away?  All these burning questions & more are answered in this laugh filled, action packed episode!  Join them as they even do a full commentary for the 13 minute long classic!!  Wow!

AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH – before all that, they talk about the BOMBSHELL of news that was the announcement that Rian Johnson is working on an all new Star Wars trilogy!  When could it be set?  What’s going on in it? Will we survive this massive chunk of Star Wars info?  And what about a live action Star Wars TV show?!!  Whew!  It’s a lot of stuff in one hour so head into a bar with Augie Ben-Doggie and celebrate the love with Blast Points!!

Rebels Review – ”Kindred” ”Crawler Commanders”

STAR WARS REBELS
”Kindred”
”Crawler Commanders”

 

First the bad news :  we are still on Lothal and it is still the most boring planet in all of Star Wars.  Not much actually happens in these episodes and Crawler Commanders almost violently put me to sleep about 45 times.  If you’re still reading and you are curious about the good news, Kindred isn’t that bad.  It hints at some interesting stuff that could be coming and there’s just something dang intriguing about those giant Force Wolves.  So in our last back to back, let’s hurry up and get this show over with, two episodes at a time style, we get a very mixed Rebels bag.  There’s decent stuff in especially the first one but man oh man, this show is riding a speeder bike straight to it’s quickly approaching end.

Things get started with Hera and Kanan spending some time together having deep thoughts on what we’re all wondering, just why they are still on Lothal.  Kanan wonders if there’s a deeper purpose that keeps bringing them back there and I honestly hope that’s the case.  Cut to that dastardly villain who can’t get anything done, Thrawn as he unleashes his gorilla mixed with a pencil eraser assassin thing named Ruhk on the Rebels.  Ruhk jumps out of his ship smelling for Zeb, rides a speeder bike, fights Ezra and then he’s pretty much out of the episode.  Maybe and hopefully he’ll turn up again in another episode but for now he was a total waste of time.

Ezra and crew hide out in the cave mountains and the Force Wolves show up and naturally they ask for Kanan.  Next thing you know Ezra’s eyes get crazy and faster then you can say Carlos Castaneda in the desert, they’re on the other side of the planet.  Just like last season’s Bendu, I like the idea of creatures that thrive of the living and cosmic Force but aren’t necessarily Force users.  I’m hoping and sensing that these wolves will actually lead to something at may help bring a satisfying conclusion to some of our main characters.  Or maybe they will talk more and remind Kanan and Ezra that the greatest power in the universe is the strength of family.  We’ll find out!

After that, there’s some stuff about a giant mining crawler, some Trandoshans with electric whips and Ezra grinning when a Seth Green voiced lizard man accidentally falls to his death.   It’s weird and it definitely is not one of Rebels’ best episodes.

The good thing going on with Kindred there’s moments that feel like this thing is going somewhere.  It has a nice forward momentum to it that sometimes Rebels episodes severely lack. Watching it though I can’t help feeling like this first half of season four has been phoning it in.  I think back to episodes like Maul’s flirting with the Ezra and the dark side in Twilight of the Apprentice, the Bendu’s lesson for Ezra and Kanan to learn that they needed each other last season and it makes we wonder what’s going on this season.  We’ve got a handful of episodes left and we are getting Bossk dudes with electric whips.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Bossk with an electric whip and the promise of X-Wings next week but that leads to my weekly gripe that’s still valid, what about the characters?  And not the characters from Star Wars movies or Clone Wars, what about the Rebels characters?  It’s time for this show to address the Bor Gullet in the room and start to lay the foundation that give these Rebels their final act.  Save the Bossks with whips for the next show.   Or my dreams.

 

FINAL GRADE: 
Kindred : B
Crawler Commanders: D