TOM SPINA In Conversation With DAVE CARSON

In this edition of Blast Points Presents we are honored to share this seriously fun chat with our friend Regal Robot’s Tom Spina and ILM FX legend Dave Carson about his work sculpting Nien Nunb for Return of the Jedi and so much more.   From joining ILM during the end of Empire, designing some CLASSIC creatures from Return of the Jedi and the continuing question of what music was playing in the creature creation department! 

And don’t forget, Regal Robot’s insanely cool 40th anniversary edition Nien Nunb maquette is available this THURSDAY 6/25 for only 40 hours! 



Episode 359 – The Human Jabba Controversy With TOM SPINA

This week it’s all about one of the greatest controversies in Star Wars history : HUMAN JABBA!  George Lucas claimed he always intended for Jabba to be a “large, loathsome creature”, but just how true is that?   Listen as we’re joined once again by Tom Spina and we explore all the evidence for and against this idea,   What about that mysterious art in From Star Wars to Jedi?  Who made it?  Was it even possible during the time of the original trilogy?  Who knows the truth, who’s lying and why did Han have fry poor Greedo like that?   We’re peeling back the layers of the mystery in this epic episode!  

So, get in your time machine, listen today and celebrate the love!  



Check out the original article on The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski

Episode 358 – The Sound Evolution of the Detention Block Shootout

Throughout the vast history of the various audio differences in the many versions of 1977’s original Star Wars, no scene has gone under the radar, been more mysterious and had more subtle changes then the infamous Detention Block Shootout scene!  Join us as bravely we listen to 8 incredible different versions of this scene, uncover it’s audio secrets, discuss how it evolved over the decades, what changed and what has stayed the same!  

So get out your bass cannon, celebrate the love and listen today! 

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Episode 357 – Visions Volume 2 For Me and You

Star Wars Visions volume 2 is here and we seriously can’t get enough of it.  From goofy Wedge moments and a space train chased by horses to the deepest deep stuff with a Sith Mother and a Spy Dancer!  Visions is the dream of Lucasfilm made real and we’re talking about each of the shorts for five delirious minutes each!   What ones are our favorites and which ones need another watch?  

So get out your Thumb Wars DVDS and buy all your official Wedge merchandise and listen today! 

Episode 356 – The Return Of The Jedi 40th Anniversary Celebration

It’s a May the 4th spectacular as we celebrate the return of Return of the Jedi back in movie theaters! Listen as we talk about our theater experiences, why we are “return of the jedi people” and why the creatures panel from Celebration 2022 continues to rule our minds! PLUS – hear recordings from over 25 Blast Points listeners on THEIR ROTJ theater experiences and why THEY love this classic Star Wars film! 

So be already on your way out, listen today and celebrate the love!

Episode 355 – Talking Timelines With KRISTIN BAVER and AMY RICHAU

This week we are thrilled to welcome to show 2 of the authors of the incredible new book – Star Wars Timelines, Kristin Baver and Amy Richau!  Join us as we discuss how such a massive book telling the vast history of the galaxy far far away was even created, what surprised them while making it and of course, Max Rebo’s booty.  

Listen today and celebrate the love!

Episode 354 – The Mandalorian Chapter 24 “The Return” Freakout 

It’s the season finale of The Mandalorian season 3 and we are diving in like a naked Gideon clone coming out of a tank! Listen as we go over important topics like : expectations, new beginnings, peace & purpose, Raising Arizona and Jiffy Pop! 

So jump out a flaming window like Axe Woves, listen today and celebrate the love!

Episode 353 – The Mandalorian Chapter 23 – “The Spies” Freakout 

The Mandalorian season 3 is almost over and we’re almost dead from the amount of insane STAR WARS we’ve been getting in the past week!  This episode has it all – Mandos, a giant monster, Praetorian Guards, Gideon with a cape and jetpack, red force field walls, Hux’s dad, serious talk and so much more.  AND – who are “the spies”?!  Listen as we gather the evidence and make some cases in court.   So put the X in Hux, yell “THE MANDALORIAN” and listen today!  

Episode 352 – The Mandalorian Chapter 22 – “Guns for Hire” LIVE freakout 

THIS EPISODE WAS INSANE.   We all know it.   Join us as we attempt to recover with this special LIVE recording with both of us in the same room!  We’re talking droids, droid bars, Lizzo, Jack Black, Count Dooku, Mandalorians playing catch and so much more!   What does it all mean and where is it all going?   Listen today & celebrate the love!!

TOM SPINA In Conversation With JUDY ELKINS

In this edition of Blast Points Presents, we are honored to bring you a conversation with our friend Tom Spina and the incredible Judy Elkins.   Star Wars fans know Judy as the creator of some of our FAVORITE Return of the Jedi creatures like YAK FACE, YUZZUM, THE TOADSTOOL TERROR!!   Tom and Judy also talk about her amazing and inspiring story of getting into work at ILM through studying art and animation, her influences, what music she listened to at ILM and so much more!  Listen today! CHECK OUT THE NEW YAK FACE ARCHIVE COLLECTION BUST AND ALL THE AMAZING STUFF REGAL ROBOT HAS GOING ON & JOIN THE EMAIL LIST here :