Forceback Friday

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

Did you know that when Star Wars was first released in 1977, there were three different versions of the movie’s sound mix playing depending how you saw it? Did you know Harry Shearer did voices in the film? Did you know about Strange Beru? Jason & Gabe didn’t either but this week they diving in to the mysteries of the the ANH sound mix! They go over the complicated history of Star Wars audio mixes & play examples to compare just how crazy the differences from the Dolby mix to the mono mix are! 
Before all that though, they welcome back J.J. Abrams as he returns to the Star Wars saga with Episode 9! They talk about how wrong the were last week, discuss some of the common fan complaints on his return and think about how unsolved mysteries are part of the DNA of Star Wars! 
Plus there’s GA-97 talk, questions from kids, a listener email, corn dogs and so much more!! So get real chill on the Death Star and listen to Blast Points today!

Episode 160 – The Blast Points Star Wars Awards Strikes Back

Join Jason & Gabe as they go through the second annual Blast Points Star Wars Awards! You the listeners voted and we’ve got the results! Who did YOU choose for the best member of Kanjiklub? What’s the best Star Wars kiss? Who is the best new Solo character, who has the best feet, what has the best non John Williams score 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! Who cares about the Oscars, the BLAST POINTS STAR WARS AWARDS is the award show where STAR WARS always wins!!

PLUS : We will never get a title for Episode 9, Obi-Wan on TV and the Phantom Menace 20th anniversary panel at Celebration Chicago may kill us!
So get out those electric whips and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Featuring special guest “Hollywood” announcer : Jeremy Wheeler! 

Forceback Friday

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

This week Jason and Gabe discuss the both on and off screen continuing Star Wars influence and mystery of Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand. From his hiring, to who else could have gotten the job, major plot and character decisions he made, filming and his role is post production, Blast Points sheds some light on this often sadly overlooked contributor to Star Wars history! 
PLUS! there’s talk on that Last Jedi world series ad, international poster, Snoke’s Shadow People buddies, more Sammy Hagar and so much more!!! 
So drive your Ferrari to the nearest salad restaurant and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!!

Episode 159 – The Skytalkers / Blast Points Ultimate Crossover! (Blastalkers) (it’s all about balance & friendship)

This week it’s the most ambitious crossover in all of history as Jason and Gabe are joined by the Charlotte and Caitlin, the hosts of the fantastic Star Wars podcast SKYTALKERS for an epic round of 20 questions!!  Join them as they have an epic, laugh filled conversation that ranges from podcasting, Episode 9 predictions, Master Codebreaker, the saga’s enduring power, The Phantom Menace, animation, the lost 20, Lady Proxima, Celebration Chicago tips, friendship and of course balance.  (because it’s all about balance, tbh).  

So get that pasta ready and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS and SKYTALKERS!

https://skytalkers.com

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/skytalkers/id1197909615?mt=2

Forceback Friday

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

Jason and Gabe are celebrating Valentine’s Day the only way anyone should and that’s with a tribute to the most romantic person ever in the Star Wars films, Anakin Skywalker! They talk about his most love filled lines and how his gifted Jedi skills also spread into his velvet like way with words. It’s a loving and laugh filled tribute the Chosen One and his carefully chosen talk! 
Before that, they go over some of the latest news like Judi Dench saying “Reylo”, Han Solo movie casting, upcoming Rebels episodes and the first guest announcements for Star Wars Celebration! Plus, Watto talk and this week’s Bor Gullet mention!! 
So get out your Barry White record, light some candles, make some space fruit float and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 158 – Hey, DJ!: A Celebration of DJ (aka Last Night a DJ Saved My Life)

Want an episode dedicated to the master “codebreaker”, thief, scoundrel and that man with a golden tongue, DJ?  Blast Points can do it!!  Join us as we look at the character, what he was all about, the pre-release controversy and finish it all out with the first ever epic DJ LINE BATTLE!  What DJ line from The Last Jedi reigns supreme?  Listen as we take turns going back and forth with DJ lines trying to figure out which one is the ultimate DJ line!  Is it Katoga?  Big F?  Maybe?  Listen and find out!!! PLUS: Great Moments in Star Wars Fan History, listener reviews and MORE!  So blip bloppity bloop & 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.

Join Jason & Gabe as they go back to the wild world of Star Wars prequel hype and the bizarre marriage of Star Wars and MTV! They’re talking everything from Duel of The Fates being a hot TRL chart topper to the huge Skywalker Ranch mid 2000s star studded parties for AOTC & ROTS! Most important of all, they go over the infamous Star Wars interviews with rapper and No Limit Records founder, Master P. Hear him ask Hayden about a lizard, his relationship with Natalie and the mind blowing George “John” Lucas / Master P conversation. In a world of awkward Lucas moments, this could be the all time champion. 
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s Last Jedi talk, Han Solo movie chatter and excitement over the new series of Forces of Destiny shorts!! 
So get on your lizard, believe in Star Wars and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 157 – The Sounds of The Phantom Menace

Phantom Menace Year continues as Jason and Gabe examine the amazing sounds of The Phantom Menace! Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood now have digital technology at their hands and their imagination of what’s possible greatly expands! The Podrace! Lightsabers!  Darth Maul pressing buttons! Watto’s Bell & more!  Join us as we explore the importance of the introduction of digital tools in the sound process and as we examine about 30 classic sounds from the film and talk about how they were created!  
So get that Slurpee from Watts’s junk shop and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

StarWars.com video on the sound of TPM:
https://www.starwars.com/video/episode-i-featurette-sound

Forceback Friday

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

Episode 101 – The One And Only Ric Olie … (and Last Jedi TV Spots!)

Join Jason and Gabe as they celebrate the one and only Ric Olie!! Some call this hero “Captain Obvious” but we ask the question, was he being obvious or is he just helpful? Tune in as we break it down and explore his every line of dialog to explore the Olie legend! 
PLUS: TLJ Fever is reaching a boiling point as we explore every Last Jedi TV spot so far, Star Tours info and much more! 
So land on Tatooine, catch on pretty quick and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!