We were incredibly lucky to be invited down to Ballyferriter for Feile Star Wars, a local, community-run Star Wars festival. The village of Ballyferriter is peppered with amazing people, who have incredible stories about Star Wars coming to Ballyferriter.
We sat down in the Ceann Sibéal Hotel and coaxed a whole cast of locals to tell us about their experience of Star Wars filming in the South East of Ireland.
This episode of Blabba the Hutt was recorded in front of a live audience and is hosted by the entire Blabba the Hutt team - Jamie Hickey, Kate Dubinko & Gary o'Toole.
FÓRSA AN FHEIRTÉARAIGH LINN!
Join #TeamBlabba on the eve of the premiere of The Last Jedi as they record all in the same room for the first time ever!
On this episode, we discuss our thoughts on what to expect from The Last Jedi, what we would like to see.
We also talk about the newest Star Wars festival in the galaxy, Feile Star Wars which takes place in the shadow of Ceann Sibeal, one fo the filming locations for The Last Jedi.
This episode has everything from misbehaving kittens, to giant porgs!
The Last Jedi Merchandise is here! Listen in as Jamie and Kate give their reaction to the merch that was made available on September 1st, otherwise known as Force Friday!
Welcome to Blabba the Hutt Episode 34.
Today Jamie gets to combine his love for Star Wars, and his love for Markets as we talk to Ex-Lucasfilm consultant on Marketing, Publicity and Licensing for Lucasfilm from 1977 - 1980, including the marketing for Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977 and The Empire Strikes Back in 1980.
How did Craig help build the profile of a film that should have been a complete failure? How did the Lucasfilm marketing team capture the imagination of film lovers in 1977?
Join us for an trip back in time with one of Lucasfilm's hero's Craig Miller.
Join Team Blabba live from their Dublin Comic Con 2017 panel - Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars. A show that had a script very quickly became just a huge discussion between a room jam packed full of fans.
This show was brought to you entirely by Forbidden Planet Dublin as well as Star Wars Books UK.
Welcome to Blabba the Hutt Episode 33!
In This Episode:
Queen of Droids, Kate Dubinko recounts the incredible weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, which included the apprehension of an armed and dangerous con goer..
Alan Dean foster
Kevin James Anderson
You also have the chance to WIN a copy of catalyst: A Rogue One Story, and a copy of the Rogue One Novelisation!
Sit back and enjoy another jam packed episode of Blabba the Hutt
Jamie, Kate and Gary recap all the fun from Star Wars Celebration Orlando
Finally! We have our first look at Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi!
Star Wars Celebration Orlando brought us many surprises. Thankfully one major expectation was met, and we got the first trailer for The Last Jedi. Join Jamie and Kate as they give their initial thoughts.
Celebration is only hours away! Our boy Gary, better known as Mr. Plo_Kool is on the ground and will be in attendance at Star Wars Celebration Orlando!
This episode was recorded just before Gary left on his journey across the pond, so buckle up and listen to the final preparations of a fanboy, on the adventure of a lifetime.
Welcome to another special Star Wars Celebration Orlando mini episode of Blabba the Hutt.
This time Kate and Gary chat about the official art that will be available to purchase at Celebration. We encourage you to open this article and follow along as we talk about some awesome Star Wars art!
Excitement is in the air as Star Wars Celebration Orlando draws ever closer! Join Kate and Gary and they discuss some helpful tips and tricks for Celebration Orlando in the first of a special Star Wars Celebration Orlando series.
Welcome along to Blabba the Hutt Episode 31!
We are very excited to finally get the chance to have a full spoiler filled discussion of Rogue One!
Covered in this Episode
- Story & Pace
- Connection to the wider Star Wars Universe
- Easter Eggs in Rogue One
- Rogue One vs The Force Awakens
- Overall impression and
Sit back and listen as Jamie and Kate discuss the first of many Rogue One discussions. We recorded this a little before Christmas, but unfortunately we got delayed in releasing this episode!
Welcome to Blabba the Hutt episode 30!
Join us on a journey to Dublin Ireland for the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Recorded live at the event on December 14th 2017.
The Episode is Rogue One SPOILER FREE!
Sit back and enjoy the ride!
One of our favourite things to do here at Blabba is cover cons! And with all the con coverage we've done this year the interviews really started to amass. So in this Kate Solo episode you'll hear our favourite interviews with amazing Star Wars folks from cons we've attended over the past few months.
Adam Bray - Ultimate star Wars
Jason Fry - Weapon of a Jedi
James tyler Christopher - Comic Artist
Arti Shah - Mo-Cap double for Maz Kanata
We hope you enjoy this action packed, fun filled episode of Blabba the Hutt!
Be sure to check out blabbathehutt.net for more Star Wars fun!
Welcome to Episode 28 of Blabba The Hutt!
Kate has finally finished Life Debt, so we take the opportunity to chat about the second installment of the Aftermath series.
Star Wars Rebels is back! and there has been a change in Dave Filoni's involvement, but what does that mean for the series? What does it mean for Filoni? We break down the official Lucasfilm statement regarding Dave Filoni, and cast aspersions on where Dave might be headed, and whether there is more animation story telling in the pipeline!
Sit back relax, and enjoy the ramblings of 2 Star Wars super fans!
Welcome Motherhutters to Episode 27 of Blabba The Hutt!
This will be a very interesting episode of Blabba The Hutt! On Episode 27, Kate and Jamie talk Ireland. Though its not going to be Jamie leading the conversation! In this episode we find all about Ireland, its connection with Star Wars, and the time, that our resident Queen of Droids Kate Dubinko spent here in July.
In this episode you will hear all about Kate's trip to the hallowed ground that is Skellig Michael, you will hear from the residents of Portmagee, the town where Lucasfilm set up base in order to sail 13km out to sea to shoot The Force Awakens on the most remote part of Ireland possible.
You will also learn how to say 'May the Force be with You' in Irish!
Sit back, relax and enjoy Kate's Irish Adventure!
Join Blabba the Hutt as the team sit down to talk at length about everything we saw in the latest Rogue One Trailer.
In this episode Blabba the Hutt's Jamie and Kate are joined by Matthew, Gary and newcomer Chris to discuss the trailer under the following points: Look and Feel, Characters, Plot, Ships and Planets.
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Welcome Motherhutters to Episode 25 of Blabba the Hutt! This episode was recording live in the South hall of theExcel Centre in London, at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016!
In this episode you will hear from Not only Blabba thr Hutt hosts Jamie Hickey and Kate Dubinko, but we are joined by our buddy Marc from FollowingTheNerd.com. As for special guests we were lucky to be joined by a host of amazing Irish people. First up is Mark Hamilton, one third of the band ASH, Mark and Ash are synonymous with the Star Wars world, on a personal level MArk is a avid fan and collector of all things star war, but on a professional level, Mark, along with Ash, have been lucky enough to contribute to the Star wars world, Their song 'Clones' was the title track for the game Star Wars: Republic Commando.
We are also joined by Vincent of Keefe from the Moorings guesthouse Portmagee, Where Luke Skywalker pulled his Pint of Guinness and John O'Sullivan from the Skellig Experience Centre in Kerry. Both have great experience of the production in Ireland and both are able to recount amazing stories, about the island itself,its rich and interesting history, but also how Star Wars has change the direction in which Ireland Markets this spectacular destination.
We had such a great time at Celebration, and we were delighted to see so many faces in the audience for our panel at Celebration! We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came along to the show, and especially to the Emerald Garrison who have always been so supportive of what we do here at Blabba the Hutt. Another massive thank you has to go to Mark Newbold and all the crew at Jedi News for putting together a solid line up of podcasts on the ONE FORCE stage throught the weekend at Celebration Europe.
The queueing system at Celebration Europe is a hot topic this week. We decided to sit down and have a think about what exactly the Celebration team want us to do...
We talk about how to give yourself the best chance of getting to the the important panels you want to go to. As well as the options if you don't get a wristband.
Outside of the individual panels we also let you know how to obtain the Star Wars Celebration Europe Exclusives Black Series Kylo Ren. Where to queue to make sure you get a ticket so you can nab one!
We also talk about Blabba Live! our very first panel and Live show, happening on July 15th on the One Force Stage! One panel you won't have to queue for!
Have a great time at Celebration!
Welcome to Episode 24 of Blabba the Hutt, The episode you nearly didn't get. This one has been by far the most trying Episode to get live. Jamie and Kate had multiple calls drop during the recording of this episode, and the issues didn't stop there. Every possible barrier between you and this episode were put in place! Alas, the show must go on! Though some of the Content is now slightly out of date, join us for the usual cross atlantic banter you have come to expect from Blabba the Hutt! In This Show: Maz Kate-Nata is about to make her way to Europe! PHXCC Jamie and his Sci Fi Flea Market Comics Chat: Han Solo and TFA comic adaptation Rebels Season 2 Release on Blu Ray E3 news – PSVR and EA news & Lego Star Wars Kates report from the floor of Phoenix Comic Con Celebration Europe Updates! #Cantina - Who can we expect to see at the show?
Hello Motherhutters and welcome to Episode 23 of Blabba The Hutt!
Jamie is back from illness/holiday/gallivanting and in this episode you will find out exactly what kept him so busy! WE also talk a little about Phoenix Comic Con and what Kate's plan for it is. On Episode 22 you heard Jamie talk to Jay Benedict and Mike Edmuds at Belfast Film and Comic Con, we hear a little more about the event.
Jame and Kate then talk a little bit about the biggest news in recent times for Blabba the Hutt, the LIVE show planned for Star Wars Celebration Europe!
Our Featured interview for Episode 23 is with Animation and FX Supervisor Mark Austin, better known to us as Boba Fett from the Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hope.
So sit back and enjoy just under 2 hours of Star Wars discussion!
Welcome to Episode 22 or Blabba The Hutt!
Today we have another Kate Solo episode for you to enjoy! Unfortunately due to illness and schedule constraints, Jamie was not able to make it on to co-host, however you are in safe hands, as the resident 'Queen of Droids' takes the to helm.
First up Jamie talks to Degobabe, who was recently in Malin Head to catch a glimpse of the Star Wars Episode 8 filming in Ireland. Then Kate talks to Truck Torrence about the adorable Star Wars emojis he designed. (Find all of them here at the Star Wars App & watch the cute The Force Awakens as told by Emojis here.) Lastly Jamie talks to actors Mike Edmunds and Jay Benedict at Showmasters Film and Comic Con in Belfast.
Welcome to Episode 21 of Blabba The Hutt. It has been a busy week at BlabbaHQ.
We talk about the happenings that led to this crazy week we that resulted in a link from Mark Hamill to The Blabba The Hutt Site.
We talk #REYOFHOPE, a campaign to help one young girl Alice Barker reach her hero Daisy Ridley, She was called an inspiration to Mark Hamill. Hear the story from both Blabba the Hutt’s angle and from Alice herself!
Celebration is only around the corner, and 2 UK boys are setting up the best Pre Celebration party around. Listen to us as we catch up with Jed Shepherd and Martin Keeler to talk about #Cantina!
So buckle up and enjoy Blabba the Hutt Episode 21!
Welcome to Blabba the Hutt episode 20!
In this show:
- Dark Side of the .. Thats no Moon! Kate watches The Force Awakens along with Pink Flyods Iconic album as a Backdrop.
- #TFADay! We chat and give our new thoughts about the Blu-Ray release of The Force Awakens
Star Wars Eoisode VIII Irish news review
-Rogue One Trailer chat
- Star Wars Comics review - C3Po one shot, and Poe Dameron #1
Punch it Chewie!
Wasn't the Season 2 Finale of Star Wars Rebels absolutely outrageous in every way possible? Who would have expected 40 minutes of delight, fear, sadness and laughter all at the one time? People are suggesting that ‘The Twilight of the Apprentice’ is up there amongst the best Star Wars you’ll see… and they aren't wrong.
A Star Wars event this big demands a Blabba The Hutt to match it, so we called in the mercenaries… Jamie and Kate are joined in Blabba The Hutt Episode 19 by Gary(@SealTeam_Shels) Matt (@Matthew_O_Brien) and Rod (@OconorRoderick) to digest everything we see in ‘Twilight of the Apprentice’ including:
Sit back and enjoy the next 1 and 40 minutes as Blabba The Hutt and friends look back at the some of the best animated storytelling we’ve seen in this Galaxy.