Episode 128 – The Ewok Movies Listen Along Records Read Along Experience

This week Jason and Gabe tear through the read along records for BOTH of the epic Ewok films! The fun of 1984’s Ewok Adventure aka Caravan of Courage! The weird real life darkness drama of 1985’s Battle for Endor! In all of their vinyl glory!  Why would Ben Solo like them, why does Gabe want an Ewok yearbook and lots of Wilford Brimley talk!  PLUS : The  Lucas microbiotic saga talk, Count Dooku in Star Wars video games and more!  Celebrate the love & listen today!

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

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

Episode 123 – Solo-Overload : The Solo A Star Wars Story Pre-Show Freakout

We are just weeks away from the long awaited big release of Solo : A Star Wars Story and Blast Points is wondering if this the movie nobody wanted or actually the movie EVERYONE wanted!  Join them as go over the film’s long history, the state of the “Star Wars Story” films, what they are looking forward to and why folks shouldn’t be so quick to ignore Lord & Miller’s contributions.

PLUS!  The Kenobi movie rumor strikes back and this time Obi-Wan is arm wrestling! George Lucas spotted at the Solo premiere wearing new shoes!  Star Wars TV speculation!  Our idea of what the song “Lando’s Closet” sounds like!  News on TWO upcoming Blast Points road trips and more!

So get on your Nike Monarchs and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 122 – The Star Wars Arcade Game Story

This week Jason and Gabe look at the history of the first great Star Wars video games, 1983’s Atari Star Wars : The Arcade Game.   Made in a time when the arcade market was dwindling and Atari desperately needed a hit, this Star Wars game was one of their only hopes.  Take a trip back into the world of vector graphics as Blast Points explores how the awesome game got made and how it helped usher in a new era of Star Wars games all while home video games crumbled around it.

PLUS :  Star Wars Resistance!  Forces of Destiny featuring The Gorax! YES, THE GORAX!

We are just weeks from Solo  : A Star Wars Story and SoloMania is running wild with clips, giant worms, 360 videos and more!!  Can Blast Points survive SoloMania?!

So join Golden Squadron, deposit 50 cents and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 121 – Tom Spina and The Epic Interview Where We Discuss Mufftak’s Pants

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This week Jason & Gabe are joined by a very special guest, the one & only mastermind of Regal Robot, Tom Spina Designs and the Keeper of The Cantina Aliens, TOM SPINA!  Together they have an epic laughter filled talk about all the exciting stuff that’s new with Tom and share an EXCLUSIVE REGAL ROBOT COUPON CODE FOR MAY THE 4th!  After that, they go over some of the finer details of the Cantina, the UK Uglies, Little Aunt Beru, the mysterious humans of Jabba’s Palace, how to keep it together in the Lucasfilm Archives, and yes, MUFFTAK IN PANTS!

PLUS : there is a wild round of rapid fire questions that delves into talk of the first two Motley Crue albums and naturally the “backwards and forwards” guy in Jabba’s tail!!

So go get your magic fountain, put on KISS makeup and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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

Regal Robot :  http://www.regalrobot.com

Episode 120 – The Golden Age of Force Awakens Rumors

Join Jason and Gabe as they take a trip back to the simpler time of 2015 when Force Awakens rumors ran free across the land! Is Luke Skywalker an evil CYBORG?!  Is Kylo Ren actually LUKE? Who are the Jedi Killers? Will Chewbacca die?!? And what about that new Jedi hero / ex stormtrooper and his trusty pal Kira? Is Max Von Sydow really playing Boba Fett?!  Listen along as they go over what was true, what was just weird & what could still possibly happen!

PLUS: Solo TV spots, Rio Durant asks about a “Wooookiee”, Kasdan & son talking Enfys Nest & more! Celebrate the love & listen today !