Episode 119 – The Yoda Puppet Is Still Working

119.jpgNEW!  This week Jason and Gabe are talking about the greatest gamble of The Empire Strikes Back, the Yoda puppet!!  With the sequel to the most successful movie ever made going way over schedule and over budget, the extremely important Yoda was not figured until the very last minute.  The fate of the entire future of Star Wars rested on the little green shoulders of that puppet!  We go into Yoda’s creation, filming and how the puppet changed with ROTJ, TPM and TLJ!

PLUS : some news with Therm Scissorpunch love and general SOLO madness!

So head to the Bog Planet and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 118 – Solo Trailer FREAKOUT

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Buckle up baby because this week Jason and Gabe are going totally nuts about that Solo trailer!!  They’re talking all about how the movie looks and going over the whole thing scene by scene and line by line.  Space mice, space yaks, Therm Scissorpunch, Vegetable Man, Walnut Head, Chewie shredding guitar, tender Wookiee love and so so much more.

PLUS : Howard the Duck and Radioland Murders even come up!  Imagine that.

So grab that flying V guitar, magnetize your boots, get pumped for SOLO and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

There’s not a whole lot to say about Dewbacks (other than they’re pretty cool), so I’ll just leave you with this beautiful poem written by stormtrooperpoet

Dewback

Dewback in the desert

Twin suns of Tatooine scorch the sand

Sandtrooper rides atop

 

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Here’s to all the Dewbacks we’ve known and loved.

Mountain Dewback Cupcakes
Makes 24
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Mountain Dew
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
For the frosting:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Mountain Dew
  • Juice and zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • Juice and zest from 1/2 a lime
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Green sanding sugar
Directions:
1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with baking cups, and set aside.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Add lemon and lime zest, and continue to beat.
5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with Mountain Dew.
7. Add lemon and lime juice, as well as the lemon extract, and continue to mix until everything is well combined.
8. Fill baking cups about 2/3 full.
9. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one cupcake, comes out clean.
10. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
11. To make the frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until it’s light and creamy, about 3 minutes.
12. Add the Mountain Dew, lemon zest, lime zest, lemon juice, lime juice, and lemon extract, and continue to beat.
13. Add powdered sugar and beat well.
14. Add drops of green food coloring until desired shade is reached.
15. Frost completely cooled cupcakes, and sprinkle with green sanding sugar.
16. Enjoy while searching the deserts of Tattooine for a jettisoned escape pod.

Episode 117 – The Star Wars Awards

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Join Jason & Gabe as they go through the first ever Blast Points Academy Star Wars Awards (Star Awards)!  You listeners of the show voted and we’ve got the results!  Who did YOU choose for the best Gungan?  What movie has the best score?  Who is the best new TLJ character, what’s the top animated series, lightsaber form and what won the the important best picture? Listen and find out!  You may laugh a little, you may learn a little, and you’ll definitely love this action packed episode!

PLUS : the start of Solo madness at Denny’s, Rain Johnson’s love of The Young Ones and how a Cliff Richard reference snuck into Last Jedi, a deleted scene we haven’t seen yet and so much more!

So get out those Better Then Erpham records and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 116 – The Director And The Jedi And The Last Jedi Blu Ray

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The Last Jedi blu ray is here and Blast Points is going all out with an in-depth look at just about everything it has to offer!  The Director and The Jedi documentary is everything we’ve hoped for in a Star Wars look behind the scenes in a while and we are breaking it all down!  We are talking everything from space cows, Mark Hamill’s fundamental disagreements, Yoda puppets, the beauty of Ram Bergman’s hair to why we still can’t stop loving TLJ!  And if that wasn’t enough, we go through all the Last Jedi deleted scenes!  Silly stormtroopers & rocking’ Caretaker parties all night long!

So put those action figures back on the shelf, look for Old Man Snoke and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

 

Episode 115 : Of George and Men – The Amazing History of Star Tours

This we are talking about all about the fascinating history of STAR TOURS!  It’s the Disneyland ride that was not only set new trends for the park, it started Star Wars on it’s eventual future!  How the marriage of Lucasfilm and Disney possibly begin?  Just how much of a Disney fan is Lucas?  What planets were considered for the 2011 version? How did Star Tours influence a young Rian Johnson and directly inspire The Last Jedi? It’s an action packed episode headed to beautiful forest moon of Endor and beyond!

PLUS: What’s going to be in the gift shop and on the menus at the Lucas Museum? What’s going on with an oozing Master Codebreaker in the Last Jedi novel & so much more!

So fill in every seat,  pull your safety restraint from the right to left & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 114 : Godspeed, Rebels

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It’s so hard to say goodbye to Star Wars Rebels but Blast Points is here to help get you through it all.  Join Jason & Gabe as they look at the show’s past, it’s strengths, the challenges it faced and where they dream Lucasfilm Animation could go next.  From those mysterious voices in-between worlds, the legacy of Ashoka Tano, giant wolves, to our hero AP-5 singing in space, Blast Points toasts four wild seasons of the Ghost Crew adventures.

PLUS :  Star Wars TV stuff, the Last Jedi deleted scene with Phasma whoop hogging it up, going Solo at Denny’s, listener reviews and The Lucas’ lively, action packed speech at Mark Hamill’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony!

So put on those Duran Duran records, head into the unknown regions with Space Whales and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!