Episode 164 – Steve Sansweet and the Amazing Story of Celebration 1

It’s Phantom Menace Year meets Celebration Month as Jason and Gabe are joined by Star Wars royalty, Rancho Obi-Wan’s STEVE SANSWEET as they discuss just how Star Wars Celebration began!  How was it conceived, what was it almost called, how did 1999’s Celebration almost not happen at all, what was it like to be part of the crew running in, and how did what started in muddy tents in Denver lead to what we know it as today?  Listen as Steve tells all the secrets of Celebration’s creation and rich legacy!  PLUS : What is in store for fans at Chicago’s Rancho Obi-Wan Experience?  Do Jason and Gabe mention the Sansweet QVC specials?  Listen & find out!!So enter the lottery where everyone is a winner & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Visit Rancho Obi-Wan : https://www.ranchoobiwan.org

Episode 163 – Explosions are Star Wars, Star Wars is Explosions

EXPLOSIONS!  We’ve done some research and discovered Star Wars is actually all about explosions! There are hundreds explosions in the Star Wars saga and we’re talking our top 3 from each film & discussing their size, sound & feeling.  It’s a totally serious episode about a serious topic and explosions is the word that you heard.‬  What explosions are the ultimate from each film?  Listen and find out!
PLUS : Star Wars Celebration Chicago is just weeks away and we are freaking out.  Episode IX panel! What could happen?  The return of Ahmed Best!  Listener reviews & more!So ask Plo Koon about Young Guns Too and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!  

Forceback Friday

Welcome to Blast Points Forceback Fridays where we spotlight some of our favorite episodes from the past.

He may just be a Captain on Naboo, but he’s the Grand King of Grumpy! That’s right, this week Jason and Gabe look at the one and only Captain Panaka. From actor Hugh Quarshie, to why he wasn’t back in Attack of the Clones, to a LINE BY LINE breakdown of everything Panaka said in The Phantom Menace. They even take it all the way by rating almost every line 1 to 5 on the grumpy scale. 
Before all that there’s some talk about 2-1B’s feet, Celebration stuff, more Bio-Hexacrypt theories and deep talk about that Last Jedi footage that was shown! 
So jam the doors, celebrate the love & listen to BLAST POINTS!

Episode 162 – The Richard Pryor Show Star Wars Bar deep dive with TOM SPINA

This week Jason & Gabe are joined once again by Regal Robot’s Tom Spina as they take a ridiculously hard core deep dive look at 1977’s Star Wars Bar skit from the Richard Pryor show!  This weird and often overlooked piece of Star Wars history offers a look at a missing piece of Cantina Alien history and gives us the mysterious glory of MUFFTAK IN PANTS!  How did this skit happen?  Why did it happen?  Where the masks go next?  Why has Greedo never worn the same vest twice?  What does the killer baby from It’s Alive have to do with all of this?  PLUS :  Tom offers a sneak peek of what he’s up to at Celebration Chicago!  Panels!!  New products & more!!  So put on your suspenders, listen today and celebrate the love!!  

Watch the skit here:https://youtu.be/0kJkhEcQ44k

Check out Regal Robot!! https://regalrobot.com

and Tom Spina Designs! http://www.tomspinadesigns.com

Forceback Friday

Welcome to Blast Points Forceback Fridays where we spotlight some of our favorite episodes from the past.

Jason and Gabe are back and are absolutely freaking out about all that Entertainment Weekly Last Jedi stuff from Anthony Breznican. From Luke & Rey to Porgs and the beautiful space nuns, The Caretakers, your trusted Blast Points hosts can barely handle it all. 
After about 24 minutes of stone cold Last Jedi madness and some off the rails speculation, they get down to the greatest battle of the century…. THE RUSTY MILLER JEDI MASTER QUIZBOOK CHALLENGE! Join them as they go through dozens of random listener generated random questions to test each other with some 1982 Star Wars trivia written by the then 11 year wizard known as Rusty Miller. What questions do they get right? When are they a little “rusty”? It’s a rapid fire, laugh filled strain on all known Star Wars knowledge!! Plus a listener review and so much more!! 
So fire up your type writer, put some snow on your head and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!!

Episode 161 – The Legend of Rick McCallum

Phantom Menace Year continues as we examine THE LEGEND OF RICK MCCALLUM. He’s the superstar producer of the prequels, one man mega hype machine and we do love him. Join us as we explore the myths, tall tales and facts of the only and only “duuuuude” that is Rick!  How did he get started, how did we first learn of him, does he have a giant blue ox and what are some of his greatest moments?  Tune as we go over all things associated with this living legend that helped usher in the age of digital cinema and pushed to get Lucas’ wildest ideas on screen.  PLUS : listener McCallum stories & the debut of the McCallum folk song that’s taking the world by storm!  So get f*#$ing awesome, celebrate the love & listen today!!