Blabba The Hutt - Just Another Star Wars Podcast.

Welcome to Blabba The Hutt! A new podcast about all things Star Wars! This show will be comitted to talking anything and eveything from a Galaxy Far Far Away. Broadcast from Dublin, Ireland, We are the ONLY Dedicated Irish Star Wars Podcast (to the best of our knowledge!) If you like the show please make sure to subscribe! You can also follow along on twitter @BlabbaTheHutt
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Mar 25, 2016

On this episode of Blabba the Hutt, Jamie leaves Kate at the helm while he enjoys St. Patrick's Day in Boston!

In this episode you'll hear about some of the awesome work Team Blabba's been doing, Kate discusses what's been going down in Dubrovnik, Jamie's interview with Ana-Maria Leonte who played Dasha Promenti in The Force Awakens and Kate's interview with internet sensation “David After Dentist”!

So what happen's when Jamie hands over entire control to BBK8? Hit play and enjoy zany antics in this Kate Solo extravaganza!


Mar 10, 2016

On Episode 17 of Blabba The Hutt, we join forces with Scott Adair from Forbidden Planet Dublin to talk about the entire Vader Down Arc.

We also have a great interview with the 'Princess of Lothal' Julie Dolan who plays Princess Leia in Disney's Star Wars Rebels.

Feb 19, 2016

Welcome to Episode 16 of Blabba The Hutt!

What a week we have had in Star Wars! We have had lots of news break over the last week! Everything from Rogue One, to Episode VIII, Rebels, Toys and loads more! In this episode, Jamie and Kate discuss all the latest happenings from the Stat Wars galaxy, so Sit back, relax, and enjoy a half hour of discussion about your favourite galaxy!


In This Episode:

We thanks and read some of your amazing  iTunes Reviews
The Blabba The Hutt Facebook is open for business! Go Like it!
There has been an expansion! Learn who the newest Motherhutters are!

We dive intot the latest News from Episode 8, Rogue One , New York Toy fair and more. 

We also help a Stormtrooper out - Laurie Goode is the original Stormtrooper who banged his head, and has written a song about it! - Download on iTunes 

Jamie managed to weasel his way on to Irish radio station Radio Nova!



Feb 13, 2016

With less than a year to go we should probably get talking about Rogue one!

Welcome back to another episode of Blabba The Hutt! We have some great stuff lined up for this episode including:
  • Win an Official Star Wars The Force Awakens Poster by leaving us an iTunes review! Thanks to the sexy folks in Forbidden Planet Dublin for giving us the posters
  • Kate @ Disney, All the new Star Wars Stuff there and her triumph at the Star Wars 10K!
  • Battlefront news
  • Our first cast interview from The Force Awakens with Jakku Villager and #GirlWithRifle Gloria Garcia!
  • We bring Everyone up to speed with what we know about Star Wars Rogue one
    • Returning Characters?
    • What cast do we know?
    • Han Solo Casting?
    • Music
  • Smugglers Bounty Box 2
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Jan 19, 2016

Episode 14: 

Jedi Health, Safety & logistic on Skellig Michael (Ahch-to)

Leave an iTunes Review before Feb 29th to be in with a chance to with a Star Wars The Force Awakens Official poster! Thanks to Forbidden Planet Dublinn!

We have a very interesting show lined up for Blabba The Hutt listeners today!

Main points in todays show!

- Kate's Star Wars 10K experience

Kate has completed the Star Wars 10k in Anaheim! And whilst she was off running marathons, Jamie was left holding up shop! Kate does check in and give us a quick update on how it all went!

- Interview with head of health and Safety for the Shoot on Skellig Michael - Mike O'Shea

We also talk to Mike O Shea, The man tasked with Safety & logistics on the shoot on Skellig Michael, He has some really great stories and insight to the Irish leg of the shoot, and his interactions with the Cast members! He is also raffleing his personal Crew hat from Star Wars The Force Awakens! All proceeds go to the ISPCC

Win a Star Wars Episode Vii Crew Hat! 


Jan 8, 2016

Blabba The Hutt

Episode 13:

Re-Reactions to The Force Awakens, and WHO IS REY?


Force awakens is out. its smashing records and we have another episode to discuss it!


Covered in this episode

- Re-Reactions to The Force Awakens

- What We got right


- The Return to Skellig Michael

- Abandoned TFA, What could have been and more!

So strap in and get ready for light speed!

Punch it Chewie!

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Jan 7, 2016

Posted by: Jamie Hickey

Yesterday we Reported that the production team for Star Wars Episode VIII will be coming back to Ireland! The detail is all over here in case you missed it! It was a great scoop by the folks at Kerry's Eye! 


Today we got a little more information! 


Studio Build

It is true that a 'Skellig' set will be built in Pinewood, in fact, it would seem that it is pretty much already built. So far that we definitely know that the world famous Clochán or more commonly known as the 'Beehive Huts' are being reconstructed. 

Coming from a film production background, my suggestion is that these replicas are being built in order to facilitate internal shots - maybe a hut reminiscent of Yoda's on Dagobah?. The restrictions in place to shoot on Skellig also make it a much more practical decision to rebuild the huts, and cheat the location elsewhere (read on, we get to that bit). Then the obvious reason is so they don't disturb the historical importance of the original Clochán.


Beehive HutsThe Clochán (or Beehive Huts) seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens are being reconstructed in Pinewood studios.


Location, Location, Location! 

We also got a tip as to where the 'Cheat' location for Skellig Michael will be! Our sources have told us that 'Ceann Sibeal' (Irish for Sibil Head) in West Kerry will provide the back drop for Ahch-To (the planet we find Luke Skywalker). Production crew are expected to roll into town as early as April 2016!

Ceann Sibeal is on the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry


More as we get it! 


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Jan 5, 2016

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You must unlearn what you have learned....

Last week, a report was published stating that Skellig Island was too much of a hassle to film on, and as a result would not be used for Episode VIII (and IX if required). It was also reported that the whole scene would be rebuilt in Pinewood Studios outside of London, where majority of the film will be shot.

As Han Solo says in the Force awakens,

“Its True, All of it.”…. Kinda.


Skellig Micheal is a tough place to shoot a movie, firstly because it is a dangerous, remote island 11.6 km (7 miles for you members of the Imperial army) off the coast of Kerry. Aside from geographic complications, there are historical and wildlife conservation efforts on the island. As a result, there are daily limits on footfall, boating trips, helicopter trips, pretty much anything that may put added stress on the island, and unfortunately, things required for Hollywood Blockbusters!

Star Wars Producer Kathleen Kennedy spoke to Expose Last week saying

"We'll continue to use Skellig. Skellig is absolutely beautiful and you know the extraordinary thing which just shows you the force was working in Ireland is that it was sunny and beautiful both times we shot there,"

They will 'Use Skellig', but may not shoot on Skellig, instead it looks as if the  Dingle Peninsula is going to be used as a ‘Cheat’ location for the eighth instalment in the Star Wars saga.

The Dingle Peninsula will be used as a 'Cheat Location' for Skellig Michael in Star Wars Episode VIII


As you can see from the two images above, The Dingle peninsula and Skellig Michael share similar geographical features, and it has always been a Star Wars preference to – when possible, shoot in a physical location – (lets forget the Green Screen Prequels). 

So, with that now hopefully settled, the people of Dingle can look forward to welcoming our favourite characters from a ‘Galaxy far far away’ as early as April 2016 cast members likely to be papped are Mark Hamill & Daisy Ridley at least.


Star Wars Episode VIII, written and directed by Rian Johnston, is the second in the sequel trilogy and is slated for release on May 26th 2017.

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Dec 21, 2015

There has been an Awakening! And WHAT and Awakening!

Eposide 12: The Force Awakens Reactions and Review Episode

In Episode 12 - The Blabba The Hutt crew dive into their thoughts on the latest film in the Star Wars Franchise, Episode VII: The Force Awakens! 

We talk Characters, Music, themes, theories, The future of the franchise and more! Jump in and have some fun with us! 

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Dec 7, 2015

Blabba The Hutt
Episode 11: Blabbafront


On Episode 11, Kate and Jamie talk in depth about the brand new game Star Wars Battlefront! Talking about what we like, and dislike about the game, the maps, the different game modes and more!

We also look at Perfect weapon, and Kate heads to Phoenix Comic Con Fan Fest! where she wrangles a hutt load of BB-8's!


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Dec 2, 2015

Red Leader needs our help.

7 Years Ago, Dirk dressed his 1 year old, Thomas, up as Yoda, for his first Halloween. Now they have the opportunity to experience a new Star Wars film together. One problem, Dirk is terminally ill and is in hospice care. 

They had tickets booked for the pre premiere in Belgium, on December 16th, but has just found out, Dirk does not have that much time left.

Im calling on the entire international Star Wars Family. Dirk, our brother in the force needs our help.

Please help Dirk's wife Leen to make the case to Disney, Bad Robot and Lucasfilm to allow Dirk and Thomas share their first, & last father/son Star Wars Experience.

Please sign this petition and lets try to make this happen. 


Dirk. May the force be with you.

Nov 24, 2015

Blabba The Hutt

Episode 10: Preparation for The Force Awakens!


How are you getting ready for the Force Awakens?


In Episode 10, Jamie and Kate speak about what they are doing to get ready for the December release.


We also have the FULL Invasion Dublin Q&A session with Chewie himself, Peter Meyhew.


Kate Catches up with the Marketing Maestro's from Pheonix Comic Con Fan Fest AND has some tickets to give away!


We reveal the winner of our Star Wars #3 Sketch Variant Competition!



Welcome to 'The Listeners Hutt' We invite YOU the Blabba community to record a piece of content which we will put into this segment as often as possible! Send us a review, a theory, your Star Wars Story! Send the files to


Sit back, grab a glass of blue milk, ad enjoy Blabba The Hutt Episode 10!

Please Subscribe, rate, tell your friends, your mom, your dog and your granny to get listening to Blabba! And make sure you are following us @blabbathehutt

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Nov 6, 2015

Episode 9 of Blabba The Hutt
brought to you by Forbidden Planet (@FPDublin).


Want to win a framed sketch variant of Marvel Star Wars #3? Details are in the episode!

 In Episode 9, Jamie and Kate take up where Episode 8 left off! We break down the poster for The Force Awakens, Kate finally gets the opportunity to ask questions about Invasion Dublin and we spend AGES talking about all the latests in Star Wars Litterature, including Shattered Empire, Chewbacca, Weapon of a Jedi, Moving Target, Aftermath and Lost Stars.

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Oct 21, 2015

Episode 8: Trailer invasion

We have a trailer! A full Trailer!!!


Join Jamie and Kate as they break down the new trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens. We speculate and take stabs at what JJ and his buddies are trying to tell us!


Invasion Dublin was also this week! And Jamie went armed with his recorder(and no pop shield – Sorry) and got some great interviews with con attendees, including Tim Dry(J’Quille) and Shawn Crawford(Yak Face) from Return of the Jedi.

Oct 13, 2015

Episode 7.5 

Invasion Dublin Special

Ahead of Invasion Dublin, we take a look at everything you can expect from Ireland biggest Star Wars event!

Guests include:
Peter Meyhew(Chewbacca), Kenny Baker(R2D2), Time Dry(J'quille) & more 

We talk to Michael Pierce about the show, and what punters can expect, We hear from Steve Sansweet, Peter Meyhew and we even have 'Fake Kate' on the show!


Michael Pierce as Jedi Master Plo Koon

Invasion Details:

Buy Tickets | Website | @Invasion_ie

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Oct 2, 2015
Episode 7: The Irish Connection

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Episode 7: The Irish Connection

In this episode of Blabba the Hutt, we discuss some of the latest rumours from the Star Wars  galaxy!

We talk a little Aftermath(spoiler free), Comics, Kate(@Kamiduu) Unboxes her brand new Sphere BB8, whilst Jamie(@Jaimeehickey) explores the recent Irish connection to the galaxy far far away, by heading straigh to the sarlacc's mouth to talk to reporters from Portmagee & Skellig Michael!

Including Colm Flynn(left) who was in the pub with Mark Hamill in Portmagee and took THAT photo

And Sinead Kelleher a reporter with Kerry's eye who has been following the Star Wars story since early 2013.

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Sep 18, 2015

Welcome to Episode 6 of @BabbaTheHutt!


MEET KATE! Blabba now has 2 hosts! Jamie welcomes Kate to Team Blabba and we hear a little about Kates Star Wars Story, then together we digest the latest Star Wars News, Filming in Ireland, A Roge one Trailer after The Force Awakens? What is the Kylo action figure really saying...

We talk to Rob Maigret COO for the Sphero Company, Force Friday in Pheonix, and we talk to Jason Flood of Dublin City Comics about Star Wars Shattered Empire!

Bumper bumper Episode! 

Sep 4, 2015


Blabba The Hutt
Episode 5:


Jamie packed up his handy recording equipment and headed into Dublin City to check out what Disney had planned for Star Wars fans at the midnight madness event for Force Friday!


The Event took place in the Disney Store on Grafton Stree, Dublin's main shopping street. Star wars fans turned out in the droves to welcome The Force Awakens to Ireland.

My Haul


Sep 4, 2015

Force Friday in Ireland was a raging success thanks to Disney Ireland, the 501st Ireland Garrison and you guys, the Star Wars fans! 

I will have my own audio recap up later, but for now, enjoy this recap video shot by Jim BB8


Aug 29, 2015

Here is a visual guide, courtesy of Visit Dublin and Illustrator Steve McCarthy! 


Aug 27, 2015


For weeks I have been annoying retailers to see what their plans for Force Friday were! Well, Force Friday’ is now only one week away, and guess who has all the details!

The global launch of merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens film will officially hit shelves at Disney Stores and other retailers on Friday, Sept. 4 at 12:01 a.m.


By attending a launch party on Friday September 4th, you will be first to see all the new toys collectibles gadgets apparel and more! A select number of Irish retailers will be opening their doors for a special 12:01am event to unveil the new range!


List of retailers with Force Friday events:


Disney Store, Grafton Street, Dublin


Smyths Toy Superstore

Supposedly SEVEN Smyths stores will open across Ireland (4 Confirmed below)

Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway

Even Better! The first 50 fans in line at smythswill receive a free poster and other activities

The Finer Details 

The flagship event for Ireland will be held at Disney Store on Grafton Street, where fans- Hopefully - in fancy dress can start lining up from 20:30, There will be plenty of fun and games to entertain fans including exclusive giveaways leading up to the midnight launch. At 12:01 a.m., the Disney Store will open its doors for fans to experience the brand new line-up of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise – with an exclusive theme pin and EVEN MORE in store giveaways, as well as an in-store competition and product demos.


YouTube Live Stream

Disney have also announced that a very special preview show will be broadcast on the official Star Wars YouTube channel where viewers will get exclusive sneak peek at the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line! The broadcast will go live on September 2nd beginning at 9:45pm (GMT) and will broadcast for over 18 hours, taking in 15 cities and 12 countries with the UK and Ireland penned for a live slot at 10:30am on September 3rd.


The entire range of new products will be available online at, starting 12:01 a.m. on 4th September.

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Aug 23, 2015

You are lucky! Bumper Blabba The hutt Episode!

Welcome to Episode 4 of Blabba The Hutt! This bumper episode has so much in it! Firstly, as an Irish person, I felt that I should set the record straight on how Domhnall Gleeson pronouces his name! Us Irish love popping a few extra letters into our names!Just for the lolz.

I talk D23, George lucas becoming a Disney Legend, his love for a certain Gungan and how a disney character inspired some of Jar Jars traits.

I disect this piece of art.

drew Struzan poster

I atroduce you to an Irish band called Fight Like Apes, who have a song - 'Pop itch' - which references Jabba the hutt - Listen on Spotify here

I talk to Jim Gorman of the Emerald Garrison, Ireland's longest established Star Wars costuming club, about all the charity work they do in Ireland, and a little about a Star Wars convention coming to Dublin in October! 

Jamie and Jim Gorman

Emerald Garrison |

So sit back and pop your headphones on and enjoy Blabba the Hutt episode 4! As always please make sure you're following us on twitter @BlabbatheHutt



Aug 14, 2015

In Episode 3:

Blabba gets to go to Dublin Comic Con! We talk to some amazing people and get to hear some great stories from those who were in attendance! We also got to catch up with Lemo Lali, a Irish Cosplay Artist. and we ended up in Forbidden Planet, Dublins longest established comic store! 


Links relevant to stuff i mention/people I talk to in episode 3

Forbidden Planet

Facebook | Twitter


I got this bargain in Forbidden Plant Dublin! 


Slave Leia Black Series Figure


LemonLali Cosplay

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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Aug 3, 2015
#2 - Special Guest Darren Malins, Star Wars Customisable Card Game!

In Episode 2 I have the absolute pleasure of talking to avid Star Wars card collector Sarren 'Daz' Malins.

Daz takes me through the world of Card playing and collecting, as well as giving me a great insight into his Star Wars story, we also talk a little anthology!

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Jul 29, 2015

Jonathan Aris, Best known as 'Anderson' on hit BBC show “Sherlock”, has reportedly joined the cast of the first Star Wars Anthology film 'Rogue One'.

Ace Showbiz report that Aris will play a charchter named 'Senator Jebel' in the upcoming movie 'Rogue One', penned for a December 2016 release. 

Producers are yet to confirm speculation, but the Aris included it on his Spotlight page, (the official online CV used by actors and agents) -

“2015, Feature Film Senator Jebel, STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY: ROGUE ONE, Disney/Lucasfilm, Gareth Edwards,”

The only cast member officially confirmed is Felicity Jones.


More as we get it. 


- Blabba out.

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