Episode 266 – The Bad Batch is The Dad Batch

That group of lovable misfit clones, The Bad Batch has finally arrived and this week we are talking all about the first two episodes, Aftermath & Cut and Run!  Join us as we discuss why we love the mysterious Omega, why the clones are The Dad Batch, Tarkin on Kamino, Saw’s birthday party, THX-1138 deep thoughts, where the show could be going & more!!  We are loving this show so fat and it’s an all-out poncho waring party of an episode!!  So, grab your friends, go play ball, get a cookie cake and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 265 – The 1997 Special Edition News Call In Show Spectacular

It’s our May the 4th Super Spectacular as we are so excited to talk about a video of an incredible live call-in show from Sacramento that happened in January 1997 all about the beloved Star Wars Special Edition!  TV news hosts Walt and Mark take some mind warping, insane calls ranging from Star Wars fans dropping trivia and asking about toys and we’re going over every glorious second of it!  Along the way there’s special appearances from Blast Points friends like The George Lucas, Rick McCallum and yes, even wild man Ben Burtt.   Join us as we relive the magical Special Edition fever and learn just why Star Wars will always be THE BOMB.  

So go meet up with David Prowse on Valentine’s Day, start your rent a tape video library and celebrate the love with Blast Points!

Watch the amazing video here: https://youtu.be/Tje2BUkdh0c

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Episode 264 – Holo-Chess Monster Mania with Tom Spina!

The Dejarik or Holo-Chess game scene is classic Star Wars.  It’s a hologram of a tiny little monster fight strategy game played between a giant hairy creature and a gold robot.   Classic Star Wars.   The scene has lived in the hearts and imagination of fans for years but we need to know what it’s all about, how it happened and who each monster is.   There’s only one person who could join us on this quest and that’s our friend from Regal Robot’s TOM SPINA.   Join us as Tom explains it all and tells us all about Regal Robot’s new and amazing replicas of the original monsters.  This is an episode that will tell you absolutely EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about the amazing Dejarik monsters and so much more.   Who is Hunk and what about the mysterious duo of Scrimp and Bulbous!!  Listen and find out!!  

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Episode 263 – INDY YEAR – The Further Comic Book Adventures of Indiana Jones

Indy Year continues and this month we’re talking the weird and wonderful Marvel comic book series, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES.  It ran for 34 issues and featured amazing talent like John Byrne, Steve Ditko and David Michelinie all contributing to the weird and wild Indy adventures found in its pages.  Why did Marvel not want anything to do with Indiana Jones and how come after the Raiders adaptation did Lucasfilm not want Marvel to continue with Indy?  What are some our favorite issues and which ones are too weird even for us?  And most importantly, what about CAPTAIN KATANGA coming back?!So, ride that secret dragon over the ocean, listen today and get that fortune & glory with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 262 – The Sound of Attack of the Clones

Our long running Sounds of Star Wars series continues with our look at one of the most underrated sound experiences in the galaxy far far away, ATTACK OF THE CLONES!   As the legendary Ben Burtt’s role in the production of the film grows, somehow the sounds become even more insane.  Long planned wild Burtt dreams come true while secret seismic charges fail to impress Lucas.   From Poggle’s poetry, a shocking Stallone connection, electric guitars and Zam’s speeder, this one has IT ALL!  PLUS :  what about the info in the Sounds of Star Wars book that Order 66 was originally going to happen in Episode II??? So, fight over a banana, record yourself talking backwards, call up the ghost of Eddie Van Halen and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS! 

Episode 261 – The Ewok Cartoon Challenge Strikes Back

5 years ago, we took the Ewok Cartoon Challenge where we bravely attempted to find out how many episodes of the animated adventure of those furry defenders of the Endor forest we could watch in a week.  Now, with the Ewok cartoon making it’s Disney Plus debut, we figured it was time to revisit the challenge and see how many episodes of season 2 we could watch in ONE NIGHT.  How many did we get through?  What happens in them?  Did the Leaf Queen turn us into piles of leaves?  WHO is LARRY?!  Will we ever watch another Ewok cartoon again?? All these questions and more are answered in this magic filled episode!  

Episode 260 – INDY YEAR – The Women of Indiana Jones with AMY RICHAU

Indy Year continues as this month we are joined by Star Wars author and all-around cool person, Amy Richau as she takes a look at the complicated and fascinating history of women in the Indiana Jones saga!  From Marion, Willie, Elsa and Spalko to all the women behind the scenes and everything in-between.  The highs, the lows, the cringe, the comics, the books, video games and so much more!  Amy comes at us with the incredible knowledge like the giant boulder chasing Indiana Jones in Raiders and we’re here for every second of it!  So call up Margaret Grace O’Malley and get that fortune and glory with BLAST POINTS!  

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Episode 259 – Mellody and George – A Love Story in a Zoom Call to Kids (featuring Whills)

There has been a wild Lucas spotting … have you felt it?  A recently discovered video features the great Mellody Hobson and her husband in a call to an elementary school in New York. Things start normal enough with Mellody answering kids’ excellent questions but once GL drifts in things take some interesting twists.  There is GL talking about the end of the world, Anakin’s fall to the dark side, the Whills and his secret name his sisters gave him… and we’re covering it all.   It’s hilarious, it’s thoughtful, it’s topical, it’s weird and it’s all very charming.  So, hurry up,  move to another solar system and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  
watch the amazing interview here : https://youtu.be/V7LhwO0EGi4

Episode 258 – Star Wars End Scene Magic

Star Wars movies contain many rich traditions like operatic storytelling, faster and more intense action, explosions, and gorgeous dialogue free end scenes that soar with music and end the film with an epic exclamation point!  Join us as we look at these scenes and rank our own personal top 12 Star Wars cinematic ending scenes!  What do we agree on?  Where do our opinions split? What’s our different number one picks?  Will a Star Wars movie ever end with a blooper reel? So, dance around, give an Ewok an hug and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 257 – The AOTC IMAX Mystery

Join us as we explore one of the greatest mysteries in Star Wars history, the shortened down IMAX verson of AOTC!  In November 2002, Attack of the Clones was released in around 50 IMAX theaters across the country with a little over 20 minutes of the film cut out so it could play on the giant IMAX projectors.  What was cut out?  What stayed in the movie?  What new information do we have on just WHO did the edit?  Why was there never IMAX versions of ROTS or TPM?  Did the floating space pear show up?  All these questions are answered and more in this shocking, mysterious, hilarious and revealing mystery filled episode!  
So meet up with those Dorme and Bibble fans in the lobby and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!