Brews and Blasters: The Star Wars Party

Brews and Blasters: The Star Wars Party

Welcome to the Star Wars party! Brews and Blasters is your chance to kick back and enjoy everything about that galaxy far, far away. From the prequels to the original trilogy to The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Solo, hosts Chris Salton and Joe Tavano sit down every week to do what would be doing anyway–talk about all things Star Wars, tell some stories, and have a good time. Join them as they share their love for Star Wars, the most obscure Star Wars characters, Boston’s North Shore, 1980s pop culture and delicious food, and occasionally talk to fascinating people–and friends, like an anthropomorphic packet of crystallized lime.... Show More

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On this episode of Brews and Blasters, Chris and Joe kick off the climactic finale of the groundbreaking series The Clone Wars with the Siege of Mandalore arc! In this episode, we're taking a deep dive into "Old Friends Not Forgotten" and "The Phantom Apprentice." Let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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On this episode of Brews and Blasters, we finish our look at the penultimate story in the Clone Wars, informally known as the Ahsoka Arc. This episode covers Clone Wars season seven episodes "Dangerous Debt" and "Together Again." Let's Go, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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    On this episode of Brews and Blasters, we begin our look at the penultimate story in the Clone Wars, informally known as the Ahsoka Arc. This episode covers Clone Wars season seven episodes "Gone Without a Trace" and "Deal No Deal." Let's Go, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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    You asked for it, you got it! Chris and Joe are joined by Star Wars superfan Mike Conte as we hang out and watch the classic 1987 film Spaceballs! It's time to go to plaid! No matter who you're surrounded by, get the film queued up and have some laughs with us! Let’s GO, Warheads! The Star Wars Party Starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

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    We continue our look at the Bad Batch arc of the final season of The Clone Wars with "On the Wings of Keeradaks" and "Unfinished Business." We also continue our deep dive into sweatpants and socks made by...Tesla? Be on the lookout for a rare Dark City reference, too. Let’s GO, Warheads! The Star Wars Party Starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

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    It’s Brewsday, live from the Apocalypse! Chris and Joe are comin’ at cha from separate Beatlabs to dig into the first arc from The Clone Wars final season, The Bad Batch arc! This episode looks at the first two episodes, “The Bad Batch,” and “A Distant Echo.” So grab your vintage collectors’ item porcelain knobs and let’s GO, Warheads! The Star Wars Party Starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

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    This is our last recorded episode before social distancing went into effect, so enjoy the echoes of a time before. We ask the hard-hitting questions in this episode, like, "Is the Ewok death scene the best acting in Star Wars?" and "Do the Knights of Ren smell bad?" The answer to both is probably yes. There's also talk of breakfast at Wendy's, James Spader, and the proper way to start a Sunday morning.

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    Hey everyone it's BREWSDAY and that means the Star Wars party rolls on no matter what! We're talking The Rise of Skywalker Novelization, Joe's birthday dinner fit for a king, Wilfred Brimley autographs, a certain 5-year old prediction coming true(ish), 16-bit reenactments and a little band called The Hu. Take an hour to forget your troubles, Warheards. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters...

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    March 18, 2020

    On this, our milestone 250th show, Chris and Joe celebrate the increasing wackiness of the original Star Wars party, Joe's 40th birthday as it occurs live on the show, and of course, the amazing announcement of Star Wars: The High Republic. Recorded 2/27/2020, just before the coronavirus emergency hit the US. Take a break from these weird times and party with us! The Star Wars Party starts now! It's time for Brews and Blas...

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    Jay Krebsbach, Yakface.com, aka the action-figure Master Codebreaker, returns to Brews and Blasters, to discuss what is going with Star Wars action figures in the wake of New York Toy Fair 2020! Meanwhile, Joe discovers 21st century technology: food delivery, and Chris is drinking Mike’s Hard Apricot, but it might be pure garbage, can’t confirm. If you love Star Wars collecting, this episode is for you. If you have been less than i...

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    You guys have left voicemails, emails, zmails and all other forms of communication, so we're handing over the mics to you! Well, that's not entirely true. We still have to talk about some sick General Grievous cosplay, a timeshare in hyperspace, Norm MacDonald in The Mandalorian, and of course, That documentary Ewan MacMregor did with Polar Bears. Let's GO, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Bre...

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    February 23, 2020

    Chris and Joe are back and it's time to take account a great many things, starting with action figures and moving straight into our strategy for Star Wars: Galactic Cruiser. It may not look like much, but this episode's got it where it counts! Let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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    After a brief discussion about the 1998 movie of the year, Dark City, Chris and Joe complete their initial review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and lament the lack of Lobot. Plus, some thoughts on the working conditions of the Knights of Ren, and confirmation of some ideas Joe had years ago. Let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It's time for Brews and Blasters.

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    So, there's a new Clone Wars trailer out--which we review, and there's talk of Fanboys 2, which we discuss, yadda yadda yadda, but let's get to why you're partying with us: we're drafting prototype action figures for The Last Starfighter. We're hanging out with Tor Vallum and his baby head. We're laying out our dream interview with George Lucas and it has nothing to do with Star Wars, AND we got somethin...

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    We continue our deep, deep dive into The Rise of Skywalker, going places no one would dare to. This episode features Chewie’s death, John Williams’ acting role, Ochi the creep, Zorri Bliss and the Pub Cheese room. Plus, we got a BIG surprise for the future of Brews and Blasters and it’s all about more recorders. The Star Wars Party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

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    Season one of The Mandalorian wraps up with a bang, a weird-legged droid and a very special weapon. Who wins the "Determination, Perseverance" award this week? And, if you don't show your face, why grow only a moustache? The hard-hitting Star Wars analysis you can only fine here is about to smash into your ears on an all new episode of Blurrgs and Blasters. Your favorite scum and villainy, aka Chris and Joe, explore it ...

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    We've been playing Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order and boy do we love it! Here's a spoiler-free review of the game, plus a semi-deep dive into a Topps TROS card set. Then a more-than-semi deep dive into foods that can fit into black series boxes. Then it's time for NeedEm GotEm, but we're so hungry, all we want to do is eat hot dogs that have been smashed into Black Series boxes. Let's go, Warheads! The Star Wars ...

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    This episode should have just been called "Sadness," and if you've been listening to Brews and Blasters for a while, you know why. What an exciting chapter of this story that is screaming towards an epic season finale! The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

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    The episode was fantastic, but for some reason we keep on coming back to the ouvre of Mark Boone Junior. What do a Mandalorian, a Baldwin and James Woods all have in common? Listen to this special episode and find out! The Star Wars live-action series party starts NOW! It’s time for Blurrgs and Blasters.

     

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    The final chapter of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has arrived, and all we can think of is pub cheese and muppets.This is it! The Skywalker Saga has come to an end but over at the Brews and Blasters beat lab, we're just getting warmed up! Our first review episode discusses our initial reactions, surprising moments, general critiques, teary moments and of course, pub cheese. The Star Wars party starts NOW...

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