Brews and Blasters 160: Branching Out

by Brews and Blasters

Aside from a lot of Star Wars tree puns, we’re branching out into the ephemera of the Star Wars galaxy you need to know about.

Joe’s drinking cider, Chris has soured on Sour Monkey, but that doesn’t stop us from having a Star Wars Party! We are digging into a lot of stories you might have missed and other weird things that crossed our desks at Brews and Blasters HQ, all the while remembering our first conventions, meeting Matthew Wood, an ode to Johnny Williams, the need for Black Series Rebels characters, and a VERY heady discussion on the meaning of fate and destiny in the Star Wars galaxy. Strap in, cause we’re just getting warmed up! We’re branching out in more ways than one!

Whether you’re an extra tree or extraordinary, the Star Wars party starts NOW! It’s time for Brews and Blasters.

Brews and Blasters 160: Branching Out


Also in this Episode

  • Finn and Phasma Deleted Scene—why it should have been included in the film
    • Joe’s love/hate relationship with deleted scenes
    • TLJ Novelization tease for upcoming episodes
  • Congratulations to Daniel Logan on the birth of his child!
    • Will Daniel Logan ever return to the screen as Boba Fett?
    • Props to Taylor Grey’s performance in season 4
    • Black Series Rebels figures are still required!
  • Han Solo poster controversy
    • Star Wars at the Academy Awards 2018
    • Meeting Matthew Wood in 2014
    • Let’s go to a small weird con
    • Remembering how small conventions used to be when we were kids.
    • Predator Action Figures
    • Did Joe just say he once ate Styrofoam?
  • John Williams is done after Episode IX
    • We’re at peace with it.
    • Johnny baby still looks good!
  • Email
  • Voicemail
  • INTENSE discussions on fate and destiny in Star Wars. Deep thoughts. And that’s coming from Two Tree Weird Guys
  • A contest! Look for at the end of the episode.


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Born from the discussions between two friends at a local pub in the historic town of Salem, Massachusetts, Brews and Blasters is your chance to kick back, relax and then enjoy everything about that galaxy far, far away. Your hosts, Chris Salton (founder, The Collectors Hutt) as well as Joe Tavano (founder and editor in chief, RetroZap!) sit down every week to do what would be doing anyway–talk about all things Star Wars, tell some stories, and of course, have a good time.

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Brews and Blasters 160: Branching Out

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