Episode 132 – Love Me Dooku (and Clone Wars Saved!)

Join Jason & Gabe as they unravel the mystery of the one and only COUNT DOOKU! Who was Dooku? Why was Dooku?  Where was Dooku?  What’s up with the Lost 20? How is he the Steven Seagal of Jedi?  Tune in as we dig deep into the enigmatic distinguished gentleman Sith Lord!  We look at the scene where interrogates Kenobi in AOTC as a perfect example of Sith lies/truth, riddles and wonder just what Dooku’s deal was!

PLUS: Clone Wars Saved!!! Solo blu ray bonus features, Lady Proxima at home & so much more! ‬

So shoot out some Sith lightning, tell someone the truth about Sidious and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 131 – The Spielberg Connection

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Ever wish Spielberg would get the chance to direct a Star Wars movie?  Well he’s gotten pretty close & has had a ton of creative connections to the saga’s past, present and future!  This week Jason and Gabe explore the long and surprising influence George’s buddy Steven Spielberg has had on all of the Star Wars. From the music, to the casting, to creative visions and all the way to Mustafar, Spielberg has had his fingers in the galaxy far far away more then you may know!  PLUS: juicy Episode 9 maybe casting news, serious BeardWatch stuff & much more!!

So put down your Grievous animatics & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 130 : Canady Day! (A Captain Canady Celebration)

Jason and Gabe are back with an all episode where they celebrate the fallen hero of The First Order, the one and only Captain Canady!  Which maybe they should have done five bloody minutes ago!   Join them as they discuss his backstory, his motivation, how it is not the actor’s first role in the Star Wars universe, and dissect EVERY single Canady line in the film and wonder about his very sensitive anger level.

PLUS : the latest Episode 9 rumor talk and discussion of some Star Wars rumors that are too insane to ever believe!

So what are you waiting for?  Charge the auto-cannons, fire on the base, celebrate the Canady and listen today!

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

 

In my humble opinion, Padmé Amidala isn’t recognized for how important she really is. She’s a huge part of the Star Wars saga! She was a clever and compassionate elected queen at age 14, she worked closely with, and then against Palpatine once she figured out he was up to no good (sparking the Rebel Alliance)she married Anakin (his fear of losing her is what drove him to the dark side), and she’s the mother of Luke and Leia. Without Padmé, the Star Wars universe would be a lot more boring.

She’s also the most fashionable senator of all time. Sure at one point in Attack of the Clones, right after she survives an assassination attempt, she’s wearing a wicker garbage can from Pier 1 on her head, but that just shows she wasn’t afraid to take chances and improvise with what’s laying around in her room! My favorite Padmé outfit is the one she wears to the droid factory on Geonosis. That fleece cape is really great, too bad it gets lost before the battle (that she was on top of). Poggle the Lesser probably kept it for himself. A close second would be the first outfit we see her in, because it has glowing orange fire balls around bottom of her skirt. So awesome!

In The Clone Wars cartoons we get to see how cool and smart Padmé really is. She was a fearless public servant, and really dedicated her life to the greater good. Remember when she defended Ahsoka against murder charges? She’s a powerful ally!

She also has one of the best deleted scenes from Attack of the Clones. That picture in her bedroom where she’s swaying back and forth with “Sweetheart,” the orphan alien that died? *chef finger kiss* LOVE IT

My point is that Padmé is an important, strong, inspirational character that deserves more than to just die of a broken heart and be forgotten. Luke does ask Leia about their mother in Return of the Jedi, but not nearly as much as he asks Uncle Owen, Obi Wan and Yoda about his father. And if you look at Luke and Leia, they both take after Padmé much more than Anakin. Fighting for the greater good is in their DNA!

Padmé is a relatable example of someone who can make a real difference in the universe, even if they’re not a force sensitive, laser-sword carrier. Let’s honor her with a delicious dish, shall we?

Pad-Thai-Mé 

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz dried stir-fry rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 package (14oz) tofu, drained, patted dry, cut into thin small squares
  • 2 carrots, peeled & shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 scallions, thinly sliced, greens & whites separated
  • 2 Tablespoons peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, and add the noodles.
2. Remove the pot from the heat, cover, and allow the noodles to soak for 8 minutes.
3. Drain and set aside.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, Sriracha and brown sugar. Set aside.
5. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
6. Add beaten eggs, and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
7. Cook eggs until they’re set, about 1 minute or so, then transfer to a cutting board.
8. Roll eggs into a loose log (careful, they’re hot!) and slice into thin strips. Set aside.
9. Add 4 teaspoons of vegetable oil to the pan, and heat.
10. Add tofu slices in a single layer, and cook until browned on each side, about 7 minutes all together, flipping halfway through. Set aside.
10. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil to the skillet, and heat.
11. Add carrots, garlic, and scallion whites to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
12. Add lime juice mixture, and bring to a simmer.
13. Add noodles and cook, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute or so.
14.  Add eggs & tofu, and gently toss to combine
15. Divide between 4 dishes, and sprinkle with scallion greens, peanuts and cilantro to serve.
16. Enjoy while fighting for liberty in a fashionable outfit.

 

Episode 129 – BLAST POINTS ALIVE! Ace Comic Con Seattle Panels

Jason & Gabe did TWO live shows in front of an audience in Seattle Washington at Ace Comic Con and now YOU can listen to both of them!  Hear Saturday’s “Best of the Weird” panel as they go through highlights from 40 years of the weirdest Star Wars stuff that ever happened.  We were flown across the country to show people George Lucas Japanese commercials and clips from Turkish Star Wars and here is the audio proof!  AND you can hear Sunday’s LIVE Rusty Miller Jedi Master Trivia Challenge with the Guess The CommTech Chip bonus round!  Can anyone remember Captain Tarpals’ name?  Listen and find out!!!

PLUS : what movie they watched on the flight, where they had mind blowing pizza in Seattle and MORE!

So call up Donny Osmond, celebrate the love & listen today!

Episode 128 – The Ewok Movies Listen Along Records Read Along Experience

This week Jason and Gabe tear through the read along records for BOTH of the epic Ewok films! The fun of 1984’s Ewok Adventure aka Caravan of Courage! The weird real life darkness drama of 1985’s Battle for Endor! In all of their vinyl glory!  Why would Ben Solo like them, why does Gabe want an Ewok yearbook and lots of Wilford Brimley talk!  PLUS : The  Lucas microbiotic saga talk, Count Dooku in Star Wars video games and more!  Celebrate the love & listen today!

Episode 127- The Art Of The Art Of Solo

Join Jason and Gabe this week as they dive into the new book! They go over everything from early design concepts, to the fascinating time table of production history, thematic and cinematic inspirations, visual metaphors in the film and insight into the continually fascinating Star Wars design process! (and dogs singing star wars, lots of guitar solos and they finally talk about CHiPs!!)

PLUS: What’s going on with Celebration selling out? Episode 9 speculation/excitement!

So put on your spandex for Trixie and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Buy the Art of Solo here:

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Solo-Star-Wars-Story/dp/1419727451