Episode 127- The Art Of The Art Of Solo

Join Jason and Gabe this week as they dive into the new book! They go over everything from early design concepts, to the fascinating time table of production history, thematic and cinematic inspirations, visual metaphors in the film and insight into the continually fascinating Star Wars design process! (and dogs singing star wars, lots of guitar solos and they finally talk about CHiPs!!)

PLUS: What’s going on with Celebration selling out? Episode 9 speculation/excitement!

So put on your spandex for Trixie and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Buy the Art of Solo here:

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Solo-Star-Wars-Story/dp/1419727451

BONUS EPISODE – Interview With the Solo Premiere’s L3 – 37, Darren Moser

If you watched any of the SOLO : A STAR WARS STORY red carpet premiere, chances are you caught a glimpse of the amazing L3-37 cosplay going on in the crowd. If you were wondering who was in there, then we have the interview for you!! Join us as Jason talks with Darren Moser, the person inside the L3 about attending the premiere, building the suit and his K-2SO puppet, his future droid plans and so much more!
PLUS! more Solo lister reviews!
Listen today & celebrate the love!

 

Episode 126 – Masters of Tears Kasi, A Star Wars Story

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Jason and Gabe are back and this week they are taking a look at that time in 1997 when everyone was super pumped for a Star Wars fighting game, MASTERS OF TERAS KASI!  It’s game almost nobody loved upon it’s release but continues to pop up over and over across the galaxy.  Qi’ra knows how to do it, but where did it come from?  How did the tech of the game relate to the prequels?  Who came up with Arden Lyn and does she know Snoke?  As most important of all, what’s the story with the Ultimate Tusken Raider, HOAR?

PLUS: our latest thoughts on Solo, the mystery of Han’s father and more!

BLAST POINTS VS. MASTERS OF TERAS KASI…. Ready….. LISTEN!

 

Episode 125 – The Solo Review / Breakdown Freakout!

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The movie about Kylo Ren’s dad is finally here and so is the Blast Points review/breakdown/freakout episode!!  Join us as we go through our initial thoughts on the film (which some might surprise you), and proceed into a heavy duty scene by scene, moment by moment discussion of whole thing!  Lady Proxima! The score!  The deep cut references! Watto! Han! Lando! Singing Frog Man! Sagwa the Wookiee love! How L3-37’s voice was actually first heard in 1984 and so, so much more!

So burn your plaid shirts, join the Cloud Riders Gang and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 124 – LIVE from The Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit at The Detroit Institute of Arts

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Join Blast Points for this LIVE recording from the Detroit Institute of Arts as they see a preview of the amazing Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit!  This spectacular exhibit showcases a wide range of star wars costumes and a surprising amount of original concept art.  Hear Jason and Gabe lose their minds as they freak out over the fan favorites and dig into the deep cuts the exhibit had to offer.

The fun begins some fascinating opening remarks from Myriam Springuel, director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services and Elliot Wilhelm, curator of film programs and exhibitions for the DIA.

After that, join Blast Points along with their DIA guide Jordan Szaroletta as they take you on their audio tour of the entire exhibit!  From BB-8 to Bail Organa, they barely make it past Watto’s chance cubes and try to keep it together as they take in everything The Power of Costume has to offer!

So hum along to Across The Stars and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

https://www.dia.org/starwars

http://www.powerofcostume.si.edu/index.html

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Blast Points was at the Detroit Institute of Arts this week to see a preview of the Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume exhibit.

It was a spectacular exhibit showcasing a wide range of star wars costumes and a surprising amount of original concept art.  Look out for this weeks episode to hear Jason and Gabe lose their minds as they freak out over the fan favorites and dig into the deep cuts the exhibit had to offer.

If you are in the Detroit area or willing to make the drive we highly recommend you come and check it out.

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

This exhibition goes beyond the chronological, literary, or filmic order often used to chronicle Star Wars™. It focuses instead on the creative process, encompassing the essence of George Lucas’ vision and the exciting challenge of translating his iconic characters into a dynamic reality.

For more information: Detroit Institute of Art

 

Queen Jamillia Concept Art, 1999, Iain McCaig, ink, graphite pencil, and paint on paper. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Padmé Amidala, Lake Retreat Dining Gown with Feathered Cape. Star Wars™: Attack of the Clones. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Darth Vader Concept Art, 1976, John Mollo, graphite pencil, colored pencil and ink on paper. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Mas Amedda, Senate Robes. Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

R2-D2 Concept Art, About 1975, Ralph McQuarrie, graphite pencil on paper. © & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

 

Use The Forks – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking

 

I happen to like nice men, and Han Solo is a nice man… occasionally, when he’s not acting like a scoundrel. But at least he’s a scoundrel for the good guys!

With the new Solo movie coming out really soon, I thought I’d take a moment to honor all the different versions of Han. There’s reluctant hero Han from A New Hope; noble, fluffy-haired Han from The Empire Strikes Back; troop commanding, jealous of Luke (when it comes to Leia) Han from Return of the Jedi; and grumpy old man, back to his old tricks Han from The Force Awakens.

But one of my very favorite versions of Han, isn’t even called Han at all! It’s Ham Salad from Hardware Wars.

In another part of the galaxy, later that same day, Ham Salad along with a brown Cookie Monster named Chewchilla, Fluke Starbucker, and Augie “Ben” Doggie, pilot their flying iron through light speed to save Princess Anne-Droid from Darph Nader. You bet your asteroid Ham is the same ace mercenary pilot, and intergalactic wise-guy, he’s always been. But this time he’s much more willing to follow Anne-Droid’s lead. The whole thing is perfectly 70’s (awful special effects), and still really hilarious to this day. Ham Salad has all the best lines (“Take it easy kid, it’s only a movie!”) and I especially like his weapon of choice: a laser-shooting electric drill!

As much as I love the many different versions of Han SoIo, I’m really look forward to seeing young, ambitious Han (and super smooth Lando) on May 25th!

Serves 4

Ingredients:
• 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
• 2 cups cubed ham or 4 veggie hot dogs
• 1 cup diced celery
• 1/4 cup diced onion
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1/4 cup relish
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:
1. Hard boil your eggs first by placing them in a small pot, covering them with water, and bringing the water to a rolling boil.
2. Once the water is boiling, remove the pan from the heat, cover with a lid, and allow the eggs to sit for 10-12 minutes, before removing to an ice bath to cool completely.
3. While your eggs are cooling, process the ham cubes or veggie hot dogs in a food processor until spreadable but still kinda chunky.
4. Add to a bowl along with celery, onion, mustard, chopped eggs, relish, and mayonnaise.
5. Fold together with a spatula until everything is evenly distributed.
6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7. Spread onto slices of white bread, or scoop with crackers.
8. I’ve got a GOOD feeling about this!