Episode 214 – The Phantom Toys (Kenner’s Episode VII – The Epic Continues)

We all know the story of Kenner’s infamous run of Star Wars toys is the stuff of legend but did you know that as the line began to fade away, Kenner almost created their own Star Wars legend?  In 1984, they proposed a new post-ROTJ story where Han, Luke and an alien named Mongo Beefhead battled against the evil Atha Prime, his army of Clone Warriors and a not dead Grand Moff Tarkin!  How was this created?  What would it even have been like?  How could it have changed Star Wars forever?  It’s an epic story that has to be heard to be believed!!  Join us as we explore the truths, the legends and the tall tales of the phantom toy line, THE EPIC CONTINUES!

 
So ride up on your bantha & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

BONUS EPISODE – Quest of the Jedi Commentary

NEW!! We have wondered for years how to do justice to the ultimate Star Wars fan film, David Zaittsky’s early 90s masterpiece QUEST OF THE JEDI. Finally now, the time has come and we are ready to discuss it and celebrate all of it’s glory. Join us as we provide a running and loving commentary for this incredible 90 minute version of Episode X. Sandpeople! Ackbar! Droids! A cantina scene! Boba Fett! Sith Trooper! Ship chases! Death Trooper!! Lightsaber battles! A sneaky Death Trooper and so much more! It’s a epic that has to be seen to be believed! So celebrate the love and watch along with us today!  

WATCH ALONG HERE : https://youtu.be/gN4iwkLChzk

Episode 213 – The Art of The Art of The Rise of Skywalker

The most anticipated Star Wars art book of all time is finally here, Phil Szostak’s magnificent The Art of The Rise of Skywalker!  No matter what you thought of the film, you can’t deny the incredible talent of the artists that helped make it all happen.  Still, what really did happen along the way?  Join us as we look at the incredible and revealing behind the scenes text and discuss some of our personal favorite pieces of art contained in the book!  What were Klaud’s early looks? Where could the story have almost gone?  Listen and find out!!

So go talk to The Oracle, listen today & celebrate the love! 

Use The Forks – Star War Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking
by Kathy Bejma

Good ole Wedge Antilles!


Which Wedge are we referring to? That depends on which scene we’re talking about.Colin Higgins is the first Wedge we meet. He’s the one Luke reassures in the briefing room that hitting the thermal exhaust port won’t be any more difficult than bull’s-eyeing a womp rat. He was fired for not memorizing his lines.The next time we see Wedge, he’s played by Denis Lawson (Ewan McGregor’s uncle). This is trench run Wedge who saves Luke, but then has to bail because he can’t do any more good back there, “Sorry!” In the final film however, David Ankrum was used to overdub all of Wedge’s lines. So that’s 3 different Wedges in the same film- Crazy!

From that point on, things got far less complicated. Denis Lawson played Wedge in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. You can also hear his voice over the loud speaker in Rogue One. And he did all that without any help from anyone else- one Wedge united!!Wedge is the only pilot to attack BOTH Death Stars (successfully), and he seems to enjoy blasting TIE fighters, and then flying right though the explosion of their defeat!

He’s truly an asset to any squadron that will have him.
I’m pretty sure they don’t allow snacking to take place in the cockpits of X-Wings, but I bet (given his seniority) Wedge could get away with munching on these Wedge Potatoes, if he was feeling peckish.

Wedge Potatoes

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Russet potatoes, skins on, sliced into wedges (8 wedges per potato)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt 

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees (F), and line a baking sheet with tin foil. 

2. Place your wedged potatoes into a large bowl.

3. To your potatoes, add the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir with a spatula to coat the potatoes. 

4. Spray your tin foil with non-stick cooking spray, and spread your potatoes out evenly, making sure they’re not touching.

5. Bake for 15 minutes, flip them over, and continue baking for another 15 minutes.

6. Remove your potato wedges from the oven, and sprinkle with salt.

7. Serve immediately with ketchup, mustard, or even guacamole!

8. Enjoy while flying through the explosion of your enemy.

BONUS EPISODE – QVC 1996 Star Wars Collectibles Show COMMENTARY

oin us as we watch the 2 magic Steves, Steve Bryant and Steve Sansweet in a classic Star Wars QVC special!! Does George Lucas watch QVC? What is pewter? Is $400 too much for a life-size Yoda? It’s non stop good times as we travel back to 1996 and hope from the comfort of our own couches! 
Celebrate the love, join the Jedi Club and listen today!

WATCH ALONG HERE: 
youtu.be/Li0P-EAZWOs

Episode 212 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 3 – The Clone Wars Movie and The Rise of Ahsoka Tano

SAGA YEAR continues as Jason and Gabe look back at that interesting chapter in Star Wars cinematic history, 2008’s The Clone Wars movie. How does it hold up?  What works better in it in 2020 then it did in 2008?  What’s it’s legacy?  After that we give a special spotlight to the real star of the film, Ahsoka Tano!  How did a character who many weren’t sure about at first become one of our favorite Star Wars characters EVER?  Always Trust Lucas!  What’s Ahsoka’s future and how do we feel about all that stuff?   
Listen today and celebrate the LOVE!

BONUS EPISODE – STAR WARS WORD ASSOCIATION WITH SKYTALKERS!

It’s an extra special bonus episode as we welcome back our friends from the excellent SKYTALKERS podcast, Charlotte and Caitlin for an action packed, fun filled round of STAR WARS WORD ASSOCIATION!!  Things go from hilarious to straight to dark and then quickly get rather “quirky”in a way that has to be heard to be believed!!  So go find some bones & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS and SKYTALKERS!
Check out everything SKYTALKERS at:https://skytalkers.com

Episode 211 – The Star Wars FEET Discussion With Tom Spina!

We’re putting our best foot forward and talking about the topic we all need right now STAR WARS FEET! And who else could we get to join us for this groundbreaking subject but our friend, Regal Robot’s Tom Spina! Join us as we explore topics like : what’s inside Chewbacca’s feet, what’s under Jawa’s robes and why Max Rebo is only feet. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll watch an hour go by as you celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS (and TOM SPINA!)

Visit Tom’s cool stuff at :
regalrobot.com
tomspinadesigns.com

BONUS EPISODE – The Skywalker Legacy Documentary Experience

It’s a special bonus episode as we’re talking all about The Skywalker Legacy documentary that’s on the new RISE OF SKYWALKER home video release. What’s are feelings on TROS these days and how does that saturate the viewing of this doc? What are some it’s highs and what are some lows? What’s up with 2 Berus and how about that Kluad footage!? Listen today, walk through a giant wave and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!