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 !

Episode 119 – The Yoda Puppet Is Still Working

119.jpgNEW!  This week Jason and Gabe are talking about the greatest gamble of The Empire Strikes Back, the Yoda puppet!!  With the sequel to the most successful movie ever made going way over schedule and over budget, the extremely important Yoda was not figured until the very last minute.  The fate of the entire future of Star Wars rested on the little green shoulders of that puppet!  We go into Yoda’s creation, filming and how the puppet changed with ROTJ, TPM and TLJ!

PLUS : some news with Therm Scissorpunch love and general SOLO madness!

So head to the Bog Planet and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 118 – Solo Trailer FREAKOUT

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Buckle up baby because this week Jason and Gabe are going totally nuts about that Solo trailer!!  They’re talking all about how the movie looks and going over the whole thing scene by scene and line by line.  Space mice, space yaks, Therm Scissorpunch, Vegetable Man, Walnut Head, Chewie shredding guitar, tender Wookiee love and so so much more.

PLUS : Howard the Duck and Radioland Murders even come up!  Imagine that.

So grab that flying V guitar, magnetize your boots, get pumped for SOLO and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 117 – The Star Wars Awards

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Join Jason & Gabe as they go through the first ever Blast Points Academy Star Wars Awards (Star Awards)!  You listeners of the show voted and we’ve got the results!  Who did YOU choose for the best Gungan?  What movie has the best score?  Who is the best new TLJ character, what’s the top animated series, lightsaber form 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!

PLUS : the start of Solo madness at Denny’s, Rain Johnson’s love of The Young Ones and how a Cliff Richard reference snuck into Last Jedi, a deleted scene we haven’t seen yet and so much more!

So get out those Better Then Erpham records and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 116 – The Director And The Jedi And The Last Jedi Blu Ray

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The Last Jedi blu ray is here and Blast Points is going all out with an in-depth look at just about everything it has to offer!  The Director and The Jedi documentary is everything we’ve hoped for in a Star Wars look behind the scenes in a while and we are breaking it all down!  We are talking everything from space cows, Mark Hamill’s fundamental disagreements, Yoda puppets, the beauty of Ram Bergman’s hair to why we still can’t stop loving TLJ!  And if that wasn’t enough, we go through all the Last Jedi deleted scenes!  Silly stormtroopers & rocking’ Caretaker parties all night long!

So put those action figures back on the shelf, look for Old Man Snoke and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

 

Episode 115 : Of George and Men – The Amazing History of Star Tours

This we are talking about all about the fascinating history of STAR TOURS!  It’s the Disneyland ride that was not only set new trends for the park, it started Star Wars on it’s eventual future!  How the marriage of Lucasfilm and Disney possibly begin?  Just how much of a Disney fan is Lucas?  What planets were considered for the 2011 version? How did Star Tours influence a young Rian Johnson and directly inspire The Last Jedi? It’s an action packed episode headed to beautiful forest moon of Endor and beyond!

PLUS: What’s going to be in the gift shop and on the menus at the Lucas Museum? What’s going on with an oozing Master Codebreaker in the Last Jedi novel & so much more!

So fill in every seat,  pull your safety restraint from the right to left & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 114 : Godspeed, Rebels

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It’s so hard to say goodbye to Star Wars Rebels but Blast Points is here to help get you through it all.  Join Jason & Gabe as they look at the show’s past, it’s strengths, the challenges it faced and where they dream Lucasfilm Animation could go next.  From those mysterious voices in-between worlds, the legacy of Ashoka Tano, giant wolves, to our hero AP-5 singing in space, Blast Points toasts four wild seasons of the Ghost Crew adventures.

PLUS :  Star Wars TV stuff, the Last Jedi deleted scene with Phasma whoop hogging it up, going Solo at Denny’s, listener reviews and The Lucas’ lively, action packed speech at Mark Hamill’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony!

So put on those Duran Duran records, head into the unknown regions with Space Whales and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!