This week we are taking a look at the fascinating first ten years of Star Wars video games! From 1977 to 1987 Star Wars and games had a symbiotic and unique relationship and we’re looking at how this was born, who made them and how the spirit of those pioneering games continues to influence SW gaming today! From homemade games to Atari 2600 classics to Luke fighting Scorpion Vader in Japan, all the wild secrets are there in those first games! And what does it have to do with the Disney scavenger hunt classic film, MIDNIGHT MADNESS? listen and find out! PLUS : SNOKETOBERFEST continues as we wonder if Snoke just needed a vacation?! So fire up the Commodore 64 tape drive and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
This week we’re taking an up close and personal look at one of those essential ingredients of Star Wars, PEOPLE YELLING NOOOOOO! Just like mythology, themes of good vs evil, mysticism and giant explosions, people yelling NOOOOO! is just something that makes Star Wars be Star Wars. Join us as we listen to and rate 31 NOOOOOs from across the 11 cinematic films. Which NOOOOOs are the ones to know? Which NOOOOOs weren’t always NOOOOOs and when have NOOOOs repeated in the Force? PLUS : the epic SNOKETOBERFEST party continues! What’s this week’s SNOKETOBER line of the week? Will we ever see Snoke eat? Don’t say no to this one, celebrate the love and listen today!
It’s a dream come true as the one and only STEVE SANSWEET from Rancho Obi-Wan joins us to talk about one of our favorite topics, the 90s Star Wars QVC specials! It was like a Star Wars Celebration at home in the 90s as Steve Sansweet and QVC’s Steve Bryant would show us some of wildest and weirdest Star Wars collectibles ever known in the galaxy! Join us as Steve looks back on how he became involved, how his mother would order items for him, some of his favorite things sold on the show, listener calls and so much more! It’s an episode light years in the making and it’s finally here! PLUS : the long awaited and pickled return of SNOKETOBERFEST! So, get on your film strip tie and suspenders and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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In this final week of Ewok Movie Month, we’re taking back to where it all began with Return of the Jedi and the creation of the Ewoks. With just about everyone telling George Lucas that little teddy bear creatures saving the Rebel Alliance was a bad idea, he never backed down and he DARED TO BE CUTE. But why does cute feel so at home in Star Wars? Like the Ewoks, is there a deeper meaning for the addition of the cute? What would ROTJ be like without Ewoks and why did everyone, including toy makers think they would ruin Star Wars? It’s an Ewok Month / Saga Year crossover event and it’s the epic conclusion to a great month of Ewok madness! So, join that teddy bear picnic, dare to be cute and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
People say the Ewok movies aren’t canon, they never happened, nobody likes them them … but we’re saying maybe that’s not true? Join us as Ewok Movie Month rages on we take a look at some of the many things first seen in the two made for television Ewok films that have spread into other eras of Star Wars! From Nightsisters to video games to Galaxy’s Edge, the Ewok Movies are EVERYWHERE! And listen for an EXCLUSIVE Blast Points Ewok Movie Month report from Talking Bay 94 as Brandon interviews TEEK herself, Niki Botelho! They talk about studying Warwick Davis’ movements as a Wicket stand-in, Wilford Brimley and all the Teek Love in the world today! If that wasn’t enough, there’s tons of amazing messages from listeners on why THEY love the Ewok movies!! It’s an all out Ewok Movie Love Fest so listen today!
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The trailer for The Mandalorian season 2 is finally here and we are pretty darn excited by all the wildness going down in this little ditty. The Graffiti Planet, Space Boats, fishing Quarrens in overalls, X-Wings, fighting Gamorreans and so much more. Join us as we go shot by shot and break it all down in that special super freakout style.
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It’s Ewok Month week THREE and it’s time to get deep into the incredible mythology of the Ewok Saga! To help us with this quest, we welcome Marie-Claire Gould from the wonderful What the Force podcast. Join us as she breaks down the hero’s quest in Caravan of Courage, the heroine’s journey in Battle for Endor, a brain exploding Hidden Fortress parallel, the meaning of the Gorax, Teek, Fairy Tales and so much more. It’s an illuminating episode that will make you never look at the Ewok Adventures the same way again! So sing that sweet lullaby to Wilford Brimley, listen today and celebrate the love!
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Ewok Month continues as we look at the dark, bizarre and beautiful second chapter in the Ewok Stand Alone Cinematic Saga, 1985’s The Battle for Endor. It’s the lighthearted Sunday night kids film George Lucas said he wanted to be all about DEATH and it shows! How did this weird one get made? Who made it? How many times do they talk about friends and family dying? Does Wilford Brimley REALLY drop an F-bomb in the movie? What are some of our favorite parts? Tune in as we answer all those crucial questions and more!
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Ewok Month is here and we’re starting it out with the legendary first Star Wars standalone film, 1984’s The Ewok Adventure aka Caravan of Courage. Join us as we take a beyond in depth look at this Ewok filled slice of Star Wars joy. How was it conceived? Who made it? What’s it’s connection to Star Wars history? What are some of our favorite parts? What’s up with those French Ewok songs by Dorothee? Tune in as we cover all that and more in this kick off to a five episode series exploring all things Ewoks! So crash your Star Cruiser and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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It’s Saga Year and this month is all about Alan Arnold’s legendary, amazing and scandalous Empire Strikes Back making of book, Once Upon A Galaxy. Notoriously hard to get a hold of and chock full of juicy stories, this book has a reputation for being one of the best movie making of books ever written and has a legacy still felt today. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, we went through the book and picked 40 of the most fascinating and our favorite moments. There’s old ladies on skis, Star Wars mythbusting, cast fights, Gary Kurtz’ record collection, lots of Last Jedi connections and so much more! So, get out your copies of Fitness is Fun and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!