Episode 78 – Star Wars on QVC!

Take a trip back to 1992 as Jason & Gabe take a look at the fascinating world of Star Wars QVC specials! In the early 1990s when Star Wars stuff was as rare as a carded Yak Face, the closest you could get to a Celebration like fan experience was sometimes tuning into Star Wars night on the home shopping channel QVC! There host and super fan Steve Bryant would interview guests like Steve Sansweet and in the episode we look at, Mark Hamill. In between selling Star Wars 15th anniversary sweatshirts and Star Wars film reel suspenders, Mark talks about the prequels, calls from Star Wars fans and he gets a call from a guy named Chip he went to high school with AND says if he’d ever be interested in being in a NEW Star Wars movie!!!
PLUS before all that we talk about Battlefront 2 and those interesting Han Solo movie crew/crue shirts!!! So get out your phone, stay on the line and celebrate the love with Blast Points!!

Watch the full Mark Hamill on QVC episode here

Steve’s blog

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Episode 77 – Empire Strikes Back Super 8 Is Super Great

Did you know there is a version of The Empire Strikes Back out there that is just 33 minutes long? And within this mysterious version are tons of odd alternate takes of dialogue which possibly have not been heard since 1980? It is true and this week Jason and Gabe look at this super fascinating and shortened Ken Films Super 8 version of The Empire Strikes Back!! It’s a weird version of the classic that you never knew existed! Plus Last Jedi talk, Bossk Baby rumors, international listener reviews and a report on Rancho Obi-Wan! Celebrate the love, scream while falling down a giant tube & listen today!

Watch Empire Super 8 here

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Episode 76 – A CommTech Chip Episode Can Mean Only One Thing… Outrageous!

This week, Jason and Gabe are going off the deep end listening to 44 CommTech chips!! What are CommTech chips? They were the talking Episode 1 bases that had an amazing high tech name and made everyone sound like they were talking through Kylo Ren’s mask! Well we haven’t stopped thinking about them and now it’s an episode over a year in the making as Jason and Gabe go through every chip they have and try and guess just who the heck’s voice we are supposed to be listening too! Is it Bibble or is it a Battle Droid? Qui Gon or a Naboo soldier?! We have no clue so join us as we try to figure it all out!
Before that there’s some talk on Pablo’s statements at a con in Chile, leaked Lego photos involving old things in gold robes riding elevators, and the big ILM 40th reunion party which had one very welcome & surprising guest!
So call all up all your Wizards & fire up your CommTech reader and celebrate the love and listen to BLAST POINTS!!

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Episode 75 – The Last Jedi in Vanity Fair & Lima Bean Aliens in Lederhosen

Last week we were all just minding our own business when out of nowhere The Last Jedi Vanity Fair photos & article dropped and made us all completely freak out. Have no fear as your trusted Blast Points hosts, Jason & Gabe are here this week to break it all down and do what they can to make sense of it all. Aliens wearing lederhosen, why Kylo may not need a mask anymore, Hux’s hairdo, the real reason Phasma has a spear, will Luke & Leia be reunited and more. Plus! before that there’s talk of some very interesting faster, more intense spy photos from the set of the upcoming Han Solo film! And if that wasn’t enough there’s a Phantom Menace question from kids, an amazing Star Wars song sent from a fan, listener reviews and so much other fun stuff! So grab your tap dancing cane and your lima bean buddy and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

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Episode 74 – The Great Heep Great Audio Commentary!

This week Jason and Gabe are going where no other Star Wars podcast has gone before and diving head first into The Great Heep! Join them as they give some Droids cartoon history and then do the first ever live podcast commentary for the weird and wild Ben Burtt written 1986 Droids TV movie! ‬ R2 falls in love! A giant droid that eats astromechs! A cyborg Imperial admiral! The magnificent Mungo Baobob! And so much more!
Grab your favorite droid that wears sunglasses or painting of you with an octopus & celebrate the love by listening today!

Watch The Great Heep here : youtu.be/neyJB_0DsYY

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Episode 73 – Good Old New Hope (Star Wars Episode 4ever)

The original classic Star Wars is 40 years old so Jason & Gabe are celebrating with this look at almost every moment of this still doozy of a movie. From the fact that it was the first Star Wars movie they both saw, to just how weird it actually is, to what George Lucas wanted to sit on and what music Chewbacca listens to, this episode covers EVERYTHING you want to know about A New Hope! Jawas! A weird droid they never spotted before! How it feels after Rogue One! And tons more!!
It’s a jam packed episode so get on your sandcrawler, celebrate the love and listen today!!

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Episode 72 – The Star Wars That Almost Were Star Wars

Jason and Gabe are kicking off their birthday party for the original STAR WARS with a look at weird and wild early drafts of the 1977 classic. With vastly different outlines and scripts that spanned from 1973 to just months before filming began, the story of how they evolved and the stories inside them are equally insane. Who is Captain Kayos & what about Luke Starkiller with his twin brothers Biggs and Windy? It’s all in there and Jason & Gabe may still be confused about it all!
Before that, they share how they spent their May the 4th, how they both failed at Star Wars trivia, discuss some interesting Last Jedi stuff and there’s listener reviews!!
So get your space ostrich, grab your lazersword and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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Episode 71 – Rebels Season 4, Panels We Didn’t Go To & Even More Celebration Talk!

Yes, Jason & Gabe are still talking about Celebration! There was so much to do and see that naturally they couldn’t do EVERYTHING and this week’s episode has a lot of what they were not able to be at. They run through Dave Filoni’s announcement about ending Rebels, the preview for season four, Filoni’s animation panel, the droids panel, the heroines of Star Wars panel and how excited they are for the upcoming Forces of Destiny. Plus there’s talk of some of the panels they did make it to like the Secrets of the Cantina and the amazing Star Wars Vegetable Carving. ALSO – they go over what was curiously absent from the big contention in Orlando….
So get on your Space Wolf, call up Jira for the weather & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

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Episode 70 – We Only Know One Truth, We Love The Last Jedi Teaser

Even though Star Wars Celebration is done, the Star Wars Party keeps on going! Jason and Gabe are back and are still kind of mentally and physically recovering from an action packed time in Orlando. They start out this one spending a little bit of time recapping some of the insanity that went on there. Overnight lines, pool floats & Papa John’s Pizza! After that they talk about the 40th Anniversary Panel and it’s mega surprises and then it’s right into everything The Last Jedi. The Panel! The teaser! The Whispers! The Harlem Globetrotters!
Join Blast Points as they break it all down, mention buts you may have missed and discuss why Luke might really want the Jedi to end.
You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll want to head to the galaxy’s nearest Crate & Barrel & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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Episode 69 – LIVE from Celebration Orlando!

Live from Star Wars Celebration Orlando, it’s Jason and Gabe cruising the floor and talking to the fans and folks that help make that Star Wars magic happen!! Listen in as they chat with former senior events lead for Lucasfilm and current global events director for ReedPOP, superstar Mary Franklin, droid builder supreme Andy Dorizas, friend of the show Star Wars artist Joe Corroney and the legendary Star Wars vegetable carving Jedi Master Okitsugu Kato! They even share the story of what happened when they bumped into Pablo Hidalgo and asked him a very important Star Wars question! As if that wasn’t enough, eavesdrop in as Jason briefly talks with Rancho Obi-Wan’s Steve Sansweet! Be thrilled as they find the one and only Star Wars Holiday Special cosplayer there! Plus, fantastic visits from Skuldren from Roqoo Depot, Charlie Ashby from the Imperial Senate Podcast and Allen Voivod from the always amazing podcast Star Wars 7×7! WOW!
You don’t need an overnight line and a wristband for this one so let’s travel back to Orlando, Florida and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

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Droid Building:
astromech.net

Joe Corroney:
www.joecorroney.com

Okitsugu Kado:
sushichefjapan.blogspot.com

Jedi Order Japan:
www.facebook.com/JediOrderJapan/

Imperial Senate Podcast:
@theimperialsenatepod

Rancho Obi-Wan:
www.ranchoobiwan.org

Roqoo Depot:
roqoodepot.com

Star Wars 7×7:
sw7x7.com