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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For so many years we all thought the sequel trilogy was a myth and now it’s hard to believe it is already done! Its the science experiment that gave us a new look at the story and amazing characters like Rey, Kylo, Finn, Poe, Tallie, Master Codebreaker, Klaud and so many other treasures that we now can’t imagine living without! Join us as we look back at it’s history, it’s legacy, what we loved in it, what lessons can be learned from it and wonder just what could be next for big screen Star Wars! Celebrate the love & listen today!
The Rise of Skywalker is here, the Skywalker Saga is complete, we have seen it multiple times and oh wow is there ever a lot to talk about! Opinions are split as we discuss what we loved, what was weird and what lingering questions we still have!! it’s a super mega extreme 200th episode that’s just perfect for a movie like this!! So take a ride to the wild side, go to the Palpatine concert and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
The Rise of Skywalker is almost here as well are all the feelings that come with it. Excitement, fear, “the sweats”, anticipation, nervousness… Star Wars fans are feeling it all right now! How did we get here? How did Episode 9 happen and why are we totally losing our minds with this one? Join Jason and Gabe as they break it all down and offer some advice on how to not flip out and really concentrate on the moment in these trying times!
Plus: Listener reviews, KLAUD talk & so much more!!
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With this 12th and final episode of Phantom Menace Year, we are looking inward and wondering why we really, REALLY love TPM as much as we do. Is it the story, the creatures, the wizardry or it something found elsewhere, elusive…? Join us as we ask the deep questions and then go through some our favorite Phantom Menace things we just didn’t have time to talk about in the past year! Sio Bibble! Gragra the Gorgmonger! Obi-Wan’s hair and more! PLUS : Listeners share what TPM means the THEM! It’s an Episode 1 love fest so join in and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
We all know there’s a lot of fun stuff going on in Star Wars right now SO that means it’s time to talk about THE FACIAL HAIR OF THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY! Tune as we we are joined by the great Tom Spina from Regal Robot as we discuss the glorious mustaches, beards and sideburns of the OT! Who’s got the best look from each film? And what does it have to do with the Dick Van Dyke show? Listen and find out! So get in that time machine with James Hetfield and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS! get your shopping done at Regal Robot:https://regalrobot.com