Back at Celebration Chicago, we attended a Star Wars Radio Drama panel hosted by fans and college professors, John & Maria Jose Tenuto. We were looking forward to the panel but we didn’t know how much it would actually BLOW OUR MINDS. This week we are thrilled to have John & Maria on the show as they go over the incredible history of the radio dramas, Brian Daley’s story and so so much more. How did the Star Wars radio drama save NPR? What was it’s origin? Why did something as visual was Star Wars feel so at home in strictly audio? All that and more in this epic & seriously fascinating episode!
So get out that frozen Ho-Ho, celebrate the love & listen today!
As predicted by ancient Mayan calendars, 2012 brought many massive changes (to Star Wars). Disney purchased Lucasfilm, Episode VII was going to be made, the 3D releases were cancelled and the mysterious “comedy” show, Star Wars Detours was announced and then never seen again. Listen as we discuss the always curious case of the mysterious Detours and debate on if it should ever be released at all! Does it deserve a chance? Is there room for parody in Star Wars? Should all existing episodes be destroyed with fire? We have different opinions on the matter! Are you #TeamJason or #TeamGabe? Listen and decide for yourself! PLUS : Ian + Hayden = BUDDIES and Rise of SkywalkerMania is creeping up on us & it’s all getting TOO HOT! So party like it’s 2012 & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
For a couple of months in 1999, the whole world became a Star Wars Celebration as Episode 1 HYPE was everywhere! From grocery stores to Taco Bell, you couldn’t go anywhere without being reminded that a new Star Wars movie was about to come out. Blast Points Phantom Menace Year continues as we look at all of that crazy hype that surrounded all of the TPM experience! The overwhelming marketing tie ins! Those weird & wonderful commercials! The vital history of Star Wars & merchandising! Did it all go too far there in 1999 or not far enough?! And of course we finally shed some light on the one and only MARFALUMP!! So go go grease lightning and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
The not so far away future of the galaxy far far away was shown at Disney’s giant D23 convention and it hit Star Wars fans like the Death Star laser rocking Jedha. We are barely still alive after all the news but we are here to deliver full breakdowns for the epic Mandalorian trailer, the incredible Obi-Wan Kenobi announcement and of course that special mysterious look at The Rise of Skywalker. What secrets did we find inside it and what does it have to with wind chimes? We saved you some seats at our table at Sizzler so celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Do you spend everyday wondering if Leia ever learned about her grandmother Shmi? What would Leia think if she watched the Boonta Eve pod race? Did Watto attend Shmi and Cliegg Lars’ wedding? All these questions and more were answered in Troy Denning’s fascinating and underrated 2003 novel, Tatooine Ghost. It’s an incredible blending of the prequels and the original trilogy that also manages to somehow resonate into the sequels. Join us as we look at the book, Leia’s journey with the Force, Ben Kenobi, Ben Solo, grown up Kitster, Beru’s sister, Watto wearing a bow tie and so much more in this fun filled, deep thoughts episode! PLUS: Resistance news! Rain Johnson movies update! AND Kenobi-Mania! So stop looking for Killik Twilight & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
It’s the new Huttness that all the kids are talking about, JABBAPALOOZA! Jabba the Hutt is a mean, vicious & nasty slug but we do we still love him so much? How was that massive puppet created and just who was inside it? And what’s the deal with the 1997 Special Edition Jabba, TPM Jabba and all those Hutts in Clone Wars? All these questions and more are answered in this rocking episode! So go backwards and forwards and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Phantom Menace Year continues as we are thrilled to welcome from The Soundtrack Show podcast and Star Wars Celebration stage host, David W. Collins! Tune in as we discuss just about every singe aspect of John Williams’ brilliant Episode 1 score!! We’re talking everything from the use of Duel of the Fates in TPM & beyond, the hidden mysteries of Anakin’s Theme, the smaller wonderful themes in the film, TPM anticipation, the Palpatine parade and a thrilling lightspeed round of questions that goes into some the deepest, weirdest corners of Star Wars music mania! That’s right, this is a really good one. So put that Otoh Gunga music on an all night loop & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Have you read the classic Star Wars newspaper comic strips? You know, the ones where Luke and Leia go to Casino Planet, Takrin’s wife shows up and Dodonna’s Charles Bronson lookalike son VRAD joins the crew? If you haven’t you’re not alone as these amazing comics are often overlooked in the rich history of Star Wars and comics. But where did this history begin and how does it connect to Lucas’ love of art and a little comic book store in New York City? Join as we explore the stories and history of the many incredible Star Wars newspaper comics, who made them and journey that begins with some old Flash Gordon comics and ends with the soon to be opened Lucas Museum of Narrative Art! So get rid of that space actor Ben Kenobi & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Where were you in the summer of 85? If you’re anything like Tom Spina, you were reading the mind warping STAR WARS IV article in Starblazer magazine! Join Jason, Gabe and Tom as they look at this bizarre piece of wild Star Wars speculation as it could have only been done in 1985! For every weird bit of info like “Mark Hamill IS playing Anakin”, there’s oddly perfect predictions for the prequels and even the sequels! Why did Tom keep it, keep thinking of it and why did funky magazines like this mean so much back then? Join them as they look back, look at today and shed light on that special Star Wars love that is FOREVER! So join the EVIL SIDE with Sybil Danning and celebrate the love!
Because YOU demanded it, the Blast Points Kids Star Wars Storybook Radio Drama Series is BACK! This time we are taking on those immortal EU classics, The Maverick Moon and The Mystery of the Rebellious Robot! Join us as we act out the thrilling further adventures of Luke Skywalker who has almost forgotten about The Force and is in pilot school! And what about that action packed yarn where C-3P0 gets carried around on a hand cart? They’re all weird and fantastic and were are giving them all the full radio drama treatment! PLUS: Who wrote these? Are they connected to the Wookiee Storybook? Will they ever be reissued? All that and more in this alarming and hilarious episode!So get out your mad of medals and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!