INTERVIEW – Joe Corroney and Brian Miller – Star Wars Art, Star Wars Celebration and Beyond!

 

In this special bonus interview special, Jason & Gabe get together with Star Wars artists Joe Corroney & Brian Miller to talk about their pieces in the upcoming Orlando Star Wars Celebration Art Show! They talk about how they created their awesome artwork, the process they used, the special breed of awesome that is Star Wars Celebration and so much more! PLUS – they close things up with a fun filled round of random rapid fire Star Wars questions!
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Preorder the prints here
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Joe’s site
www.joecorroney.com

Brian’s site
oktopolis.com

Star Wars Celebration Art Show
www.starwarscelebration.com/Events/Even…H/Art-Show/

Episode 65 – Fun In The Twin Suns

This week, Jason & Gabe are talking about the only thing they can think about, the Star Wars Rebels episode, Twin Suns. They had a whole episode planned, but that all went out the window as soon as they saw Obi-Wan take that Qui Gon stance against Maul. Join them as they talk about the whole episode including Chosen One talk, the duel, the future of the show, how the episode connects to the saga’s past and if it speaks to what we may see in the future. And there’s a lot of talk about Obi-Wan listening to KISS.
So get on your Mountain Dewback, celebrate the love & listen to BLAST POINTS!

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Use The Forks! – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking
by Kathy Bejma

Crash landing in a slimy mud hole, can sure make a rebel hungry.

When you need something portable, nutritious and delicious (R2 is lucky he doesn’t taste very good), open your tackle box, and look no further than a space food stick. They can survive all the way from the tundra’s of Hoth to the swamps of Dagobah.

It’s hard to tell what these sticks are really made of, so I decided to make them kind of like a chocolate-coated energy bar. They’ll serve you well while you’re camping out for Force Friday or waiting in line for an autograph at Star Wars Celebration.

Even though they’re not Yoda approved, they taste like something out of a dream… Or maybe I’m just going crazy.

 

Space Food Sticks

 

Makes 6 sticks

Ingredients:

·         1 cup old fashioned oats

·         1/3 cup Rice Krispies

·         1/2 cup peanut butter

·         1/2 cup ground flax seeds, or flax seed meal

·         1/3 cup honey

·         1 teaspoon cinnamon

·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·         1 cup chocolate chips

 

Directions:

1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the oats, Rice Krispies, peanut butter, flax seed meal, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla.

2. Cover and place the mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

3. Once the oat mixture is chilled, take a handful and roll into little logs or stick shapes and place them on a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet.

4. Just before your pat mixture is done cooling, place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl or glass.

5. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until chocolate is completely melted.

6. Using the back of a spoon, paint each space food stick with melted chocolate, making sure to coat each side.

7. Place the baking sheet into the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden for about an hour.

8. Enjoy while looking for a great warrior.

 

Episode 64 – Happy St. Panaka Day Party!

He may just be a Captain on Naboo, but he’s the Grand King of Grumpy! That’s right, this week Jason and Gabe look at the one and only Captain Panaka. From actor Hugh Quarshie, to why he wasn’t back in Attack of the Clones, to a LINE BY LINE breakdown of everything Panaka said in The Phantom Menace. They even take it all the way by rating almost every line 1 to 5 on the grumpy scale, because that’s how you gotta do it on St. Panaka’s Day!!
Before all that there’s some talk about 2-1B’s feet, Celebration stuff, more Bio-Hexacrypt theories and deep talk about that Last Jedi footage that was shown!
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Rebels Review – Double Agent Droid

STAR WARS REBELS
“Double Agent Droid”
By Jason Gibner

NEWS FLASH: Star Wars is weird.  If you’re not sure about that, try and imagine explaining the basic plot of the eight movies to someone who has never even heard of this wacky story of magical space wizards.  Sometimes, Star Wars animation head honcho Dave Filoni and his crew like to tap into a pure, unfiltered raw version of this unique brand of Star Wars weirdness.  We saw it in Clone Wars with the infamous Sunny Day in the Void episodes which featured a tiny frog and group of droids trekking across a never ending barren desert.  Last season in Rebels, we saw a whole episode about Ezra befriending a group of hyperspace traveling space whales and it was glorious.  Sometimes these random side trips to Goofytown work and are fun pauses from some of the more heavy episodes and sometimes they fumble out the gate and are quickly dismissed by the fan community as “filler”.


Double Agent Droid exists somewhere in between with half the episode playing like a traitor in the midst kind of thing and the other half is AP-5 doing an odd one droid comedy show.  The episode begins with Hera leading a top secret mission to get some Lothal clearance codes.  Jointing Syndulla on the trip are the droids, Wedge “All Time Champion” Antilles and because he has to do everything and go everywhere on this show, Ezra. Upon sneaking onto an Imperial ship, an Imperial listening ship guy who looks a lot like Pablo Hidalgo dressed as Lobot for Halloween identifies Chopper and AP-5.  Once Chopper plugs into the main computer, Lobot Hidalgo reprograms Chopper to spy on the crew and tell the Imperials where the secret Rebel base is located.


I gotta say, the whole concept of an evil Chopper rolling around the ship and maybe trying to poison Wedge was possibly the most terrifying thing Rebels has ever done.  The whole thing just made me feel kinda gross and I had to brush my teeth after watching this one. For some reason we have zero problems seeing Ezra flop around with a Sith Holocron and murder people and be fine a week later but Chopper giving Wedge a mystery thing of space water???!!  Now that’s just going too far.


Naturally it all gets wrapped up in the end but not before we realize that AP-5 has been left floating alone in space after an outside the ship tussle with Chopper.  Seems that AP-5 enjoys this little moment of peace and tranquility so much that he bursts into a song out there.  I’m not joking. And then some little space birds come out and fly around him.  It’s a moment that’ll have fans either smiling or rolling their eyes but hey, like I was saying … Star Wars is weird.   Lucas thought of a bunch of weird stuff and when Star Wars isn’t weird enough then it’s not Star Wars anymore.


So Rebels, before we get to Maul screaming in the desert and Thrawn attacking the Bendu or something, go ahead, put up your feet and go to Goofytown this week.  You’ve earned it.


FINAL GRADE: B

Rebels Review – Secret Cargo

STAR WARS REBELS
“Secret Cargo”
By Jason Gibner

Way back when Star Wars Rebels was first announced in May 2013, it came with the lofty promise that it would present the roots of the Rebel Alliance and the birth of the Galactic Civil War.  That was enough to make fans like me stare at themselves in a mirror for a few hours wondering how we be able to handle that level of outrageousness.  That also led some to believe that the first episode of Rebels should feature Wedge Antilles and a squadron of X-Wings shooting proton torpedoes at The Emperor as he woke up from his afternoon nap.  As fantastic as that way of thinking may have have been at the time, it wasn’t quite what Dave Filoni and his talented team had in mind.  The series has been a slow build that has had its own distinct voice while it wrapped up threads from Clone Wars and brought us closer to the period in Star Wars history we saw in Rogue One and A New Hope.  The line to that momentous era got a little straighter with Secret Cargo as Rebels soared like a U-Wing over Scarif with yet another standout episode.


Maintaining that tricky balance between storytelling and fan service has sometimes been tricky for Star Wars and has caused a few Rebels episodes to be stopped right in their tracks.  Secret Cargo walks that tightrope with it’s eyes closed and with a freaking hula hoop around it’s waist.  Rattling off all the awesomeness in this episode is enough to make a Star Wars fan’s nose bleed and pass out.  There’s Y-Wings bombing stuff,  the wonderful Genevieve O’Reilly back as the voice of Mon (Hey Mon!) Mothma, Jon “Gold Leader” Vandor, Rebel Pilots in the classic orange jumpsuits!  Seriously.  Just even typing that makes me sweat.


Even with all that Old Country Buffet style embarrassment of Star Wars riches, the real highlight comes at the episode’s end as Mothma tells Palpatine where to stick it with a defiant speech that cements the formation of an alliance to bring that old Sith Lord down.  As Mothma delivers her speech, we see all the different sects of the still mostly unformed Alliance watch and get inspired to take that next step.  Good thing they didn’t show Raddus and Ackbar watching her on Mon Cal as I now would be writing this review from heaven.


Though I loved this episode almost as much as pumpkin pie, the fact that Ezra was able to just jump into a Y-Wing, fly it like a champion and start bossing everyone around kind of bugged me.  I like ya, Ezra but you’re no Luke Skywalker.  I get in the end the show is for kids but why does Ezra always have to be the one who does EVERYTHING in every episode?  We have GOLD FRIGGIN LEADER here!  Let that guy who is a legit living legend, get busy on those TIEs.


As we come into the home stretch here with season three of Rebels we are getting to that era of a base of Dantooine and the Mon Cals joining the fight.  With a first look at Rebels season four and beyond at Star Wars Celebration in a matter of weeks, the future looks brighter than a pair of twin suns for the show and the Ghost Crew.

FINAL GRADE : A-

Episode 63 – The Aftermath of Empire’s End

Gabe & Jason are back and this week they’re taking a look at the final book in the Star Wars Aftermath trilogy by Chuck Wendig, EMPIRE’S END!   What did they think?  What did they love?  What were they not super pumped about?  What about the controversial interlude about one of their best friends?  Why does Jason think it’s all a big clue about The Last Jedi?  Find out in this episode!

PLUS! Hear all about the Bio-Hexacrypt, people with Star Wars tattoos at grocery stores. the latest Star Wars Celebration news and some fantastic  LISTENER QUESTIONS!

So get back to Jakku, listen to this episode & celebrate the love!!

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