When the High Republic publishing initiative was announced, we couldn’t help but be reminded of the classic Dark Horse Star Wars comic series TALES OF THE JEDI! Also taking place many years before the films and telling the stories of ancient Jedi, the comics went to some wild places that we’re still trying to figure out! How were they created? What input did Lucas have and how did they inspire the prequels? What happened as Gabe read many of them for the first time? Do they make any sense?
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From the Kenner Movie Viewer to laserdiscs to streaming 4K Macklunkey on Disney +, as long as there’s a way to watch movies at home, Star Wars has been there! Join Jason and Gabe as they take a look back at the fascinating history of Star Wars movies on home video! Just about every major release is covered as the saga moves from super 8 to VHS to DVD, Blu Ray and beyond! It’s a long strange trip into the ever evolving way we want our Star Wars at home!
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We don’t know if you’ve heard yet but THE CLONE WARS IS BACK! The legendary show has returned for a final season on Disney + and it’s like we’ve traveled back in time and it never left, Join us as we look at this joyful return to the prequel era, the legacy of The Clone Wars, discuss the first episode of season seven, The Bad Batch and blow some kisses at our favorite beautiful cyborg spider, Admiral Trench. So put on those comfy Clone Wars slippers and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
It’s SAGA YEAR MONTH 2 and this time Jason and Gabe are talking about what else but ATTACK OF THE CLONES! Listen along as they discuss the current climate on Episode II and then dive into AOTC A to Z as they connect each alphabet letter to something Attack of the Clones! If it’s in AOTC, chances are good they talk about it! It’s an Attack of the Clones Celebration! So get out your boxes of Triscuits and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Sure he’s the ILM chief creative head honcho, real life wizard, a Naboo Pilot and co-creator of Photoshop but the real question is will John Knoll be our valentine?! Listen and we are joined by Brandon from Talking Bay 94 as we explore the legends of John Knoll and reveal our shocking real life awkward encounters with him! Will he love us as much as we love him? Will he accept our final rose? So turn down the lights, get romantic and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
General Hux! You know him, you love him. But did he love YOU? Did he love ANYONE? Was he a cold hearted military leader of The First Order or was he just looking for love? Join Jason and Gabe as they examine his life and his most memorable moments on screen and ask was he being mean or just kinda flirty? Has anyone ever held his hand? Can they when he’s always wearing black gloves? These are the important questions that need to be answered and we are here to help you understand the complicated man that was and is GENERAL “HUGS” HUX!
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It’s the first month of our year long SAGA YEAR and we’re once again taking a close look at Episode 1, The Phantom Menace! Ever heard of it? Join us as we look at the heavy duty themes and messages of TPM and how they resonate through all of the saga films. Compassion, dealing with fear, the role of family… the tasty essential flavor packets of Star Wars that are so front and center in TPM! Plus: CLONE WARS new trailer madness & so much more!
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I think the reason why I love Qui-Gon so much is that he’s such a rebel – A rebel with a pony tail! He’s a powerful, wise Jedi master, but he turned down a seat on the Jedi council to pursue his own path. He has no interest in power, and he’s always helpful to the lesser beings in need. Sounds pretty punk rock if you ask me. He discovered Anakin Skywalker, and knew he would bring balance to the force… eventually. He was Dooku’s padawan, which seems crazy to me- they’re so different! He was also one of the first Jedis to retain his consciousness after death, and he even taught master Yoda how to become a force ghost. Frankly, I don’t blame Shmi for having a bit of a thing for him. *wink wink knudge knudge*
Without Qui-Gon, we wouldn’t have Obi-Wan, Anakin, Luke, Leia, and possibly no Jedi force ghosts. I’d like to think that when Rey was on Ahch-to, and she was learning about the history of the Jedi, she wore her hair down as a tribute to Qui-Gon. It’s what I would have done!
Our time with Qui-Gon was short, but sweet, and I hope these Jinn-Gerbread cookies are an honorable tribute to one of the coolest Jedis of all time.
Qui-Gon Jinn-Gerbread Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1. In a small saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter.
2. Stir in the brown sugar, molasses, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves.
3. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer, and allow it to cool to just about room temperature.
4. While your mixture is cooling, in a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the baking powder baking soda, and flour.
5. Once the butter mixture as cooled, beat in the egg.
6. Add the flour mixture, and mix thoroughly.
7. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disc, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about an hour.
8. Just before your dough is done chilling, pre-heat your oven to 350 ° F.
9. Once your dough has been chilled, roll each portion out between two pieces of parchment paper (or onto a floured surface) until it’s about 1/8″ – 1/4″ thick.
10. Using your floured Qui-Gon cookie cutter, cut out as many rebellious masters as you can, and place them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
11. Bake until the edges of each cookie are slightly browned, about 8-12 minutes.
12. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
There was a collective GASP when Moff Gideon showed up with the one and only DARKSABER! Much like the history of the Mandalorians in Star Wars, the Darksaber goes way back to the source, weaves through ancient times, the Clone Wars and has massive implications for the future! But what’s it’s story, how was it created, why does Gideon have it and why does he want The Child so bad? And seriously, what’s up with the whole Mandalorian thing overall? Why do people love this helmeted bounty hunter so much anyways? Join Blast Points as we ask these important questions, examine the history and look into what could be in store for the Darksaber in the future!
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