Episode 145 – The Anthony Daniels Incredibly Improved Wonder Column Survival Experience

Did you know Anthony Daniels recorded a CD in 1999 of him telling stories about the filming of the original trilogy?  Did you know this chart topping CD also featured an odd side story about R2 and 3PO lost in space?   We didn’t either!  Now you can join in as we attempt to listen to the whole 60 plus minute thing!!   How much Anthony Daniels telling non stop stories can we take before we give up?  Tune in and find out!!

PLUS :  Mandalorian Madness!  Corn Dogs at Galaxy’s Edge and SNOKETOBERFEST!!

So fire up those Jawa eyes, take it to the limit and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Listen to the whole thing here :

http://podcasts.radiovalencia.fm/krob/krob.2015-05-25.0700.mp3

 

Episode 144 – Unfinished Clone Wars business & the Bad Batch that’s so good

Saved, The Clone Wars are and Jason and Gabe are joining the Clone Army in the fight!!  This week is all about unfinished Clone Wars, what stories have been hinted at, what came out in books or comics, what was almost done and may be yet to come when Anakin, Obi-Wan  and Ahsoka Tano return next year!  They also take an in depth look at the incredible almost finished Bad Batch arc of episodes and wonder why they’ve never watched them before and discuss how that may hint at the future of Clone Wars!!

‪PLUS: The Mandalorian is still freaking us out, Episode 9 filming location speculation and SNOKETOBERFEST

So pray to a tree & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!!

Watch Bad Batch on StarWars.com or YouTube

 

Episode 183 – Raiders of the Star Wars Lost Cut

Is there a version of Star Wars out there that is not Star Wars?  What makes Star Wars what it is and just why is the film’s unique editing style so vital to it’s success?  Jason and Gabe examine the mystery and legend of the mythical “lost cut” of Star Wars!  What is this “lost cut”?  It is the very different early black and white rough edit version of ANH that was neither faster or more intense!  Who’s seen it?  How did it happen?  Where is it?  What bits of it are already out there? Tune in as we go over what’s been released, what only a few people have seen and wonder what other mysteries the original 1977 film could still have.

‪PLUS : We completely loose our minds over The Mandalorian! wonder about where Resistance could go! and the return of SNOKETOBERFEST!!

So go find Desmond in the hatch and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

 

Episode 142 – Where’s the Solo Blu Ray I Met At The Beach?

We are finally able to watch Solo : A Star Wars at home and this week Jason & Gabe are digging into all the bonus features it has to offer!  Weird deleted scenes! Roundtable discussions!  Little documentaries!  What’s the deal with Solo at home and how does it all compare to past Star Wars releases?  What’s great, what’s missing and why is Solo the Star Wars movie that can just never catch a break?  Tune in & find out!

PLUS : a hairy BeardWatch update! Resistance stuff!  The start of the epic SnokeToberFest, listener reviews, Obi-Wan Beatle impressions & lots and lots of Grease talk.

So get kicked out of the Imperial Academy & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

 

Episode 141 – Beyond Jizz Rock

Meco was just the beginning! This week Jason and Gabe go into the deep and crazy corners of that genre of music known as JIZZ ROCK! What’s Jizz Rock? Wookieepedia defines it as: a genre of music. Jizz-wailers were musicians who specialized in the genre. Max Rebo and his band were popular Jizz-wailers. Got that?
Tune in as we listen to 20 Star Wars inspired Jizz classics and determine if they wail or fail! From Bar Wars to Lando Jazz, we listen to it all!
So kick in some car doors and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Check out Yacht Rock’s fantastic podcast Beyond Yacht Rock!
www.yachtrock.com

Star Wars Rocks art by Hugh Fleming

 

Episode 140 – Dark Empire, Dark Luke, Dark Horse & Dark Expectations

This week Jason and Gabe are jumping into the Force Storm and talking all about the epic 1991 Star Wars comic, DARK EMPIRE!  It was the best selling Star Wars comic of the time, it came out just months after Heir to the Empire, it launched SW at Dark Horse and it was a major game changer.  These books first gave us Battle Droids, Holocrons, Dark Side Luke Skywalker and possibly lead to some lofty expectations on what the post ROTJ galaxy was like.  We go into how it happened, it’s odd story and how it’s rich legacy is still felt today!

PLUS :  Episode 9 location speculation, Solo at home, the Escape from L.A. connection & so much more!!

So join the naked Palpatine boy band & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 139 – Adventures In ABCs With Star Wars And Poetry! (BACK TO SCHOOL)

It’s back to school time and Blast Points is here to help with our look at 1984’s thought provoking & bizarre read along book & record, Star Wars Adventures in ABCs!  Read by William Woodson and of course Anthony Daniels, it’s a strange trip through Star Wars, the alphabet and experimental poetry.  What Star Wars thing relates to what letter?  Is Greedo’s theme music revealed?  And what does it have to do with 1989 thrash metal kings Gothic Slam?  Listen & find out!!

PLUS : The return of Episode 9 BeardWatch and terrifying Galaxy’s Edge news!

So get out your bongos & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Experience the art of Adventures in ABCs here: https://youtu.be/_GtW6Zo60Dg

 

EPISODE 138 – The Force Of THX – 1138

It’s episode 138 so that can only mean this week Jason and Gabe are talking all about George Lucas’ first feature film, the fantastic THX-1138!  How did the film even happen and what are it’s themes and visual cues that are present in Star Wars’ past & present?  How did the basic DNA of THX-1138 show up in Clone Wars?  The Last Jedi?  Tune in as Blast Points goes into the void prison and discovers there is even more THX-1138 in the galaxy, far, far away then we first thought!

PLUS:  We catch up on the news with Episode 9 casting!  Resistance!  The live action TV show!  Jean Claude Van Damme!  and more!

So buy more, be happy & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

BONUS EPISODE – Why YOU love Return of the Jedi

It’s the end of the epic RETURN OF THE JEDI month and now it’s time to hear from YOU on why you love Return of the Jedi!! Things get started with an awesome interview with Oola herself, Femi Taylor and the fun messages from listeners just keep going from there!
So get down to the cool sounds of Jedi Rocks and celebrate the love with some BONUS POINTS!

Episode 137 – J.W. Rinzler And The Early Drafts Of Return Of The Jedi

 

Return of the Jedi month rages on and this week Jason and Gabe are talking about the early ROTJ screenplay drafts with the none other than the author of The Making of Return of the Jedi and so much more, J.W. Rinzler!   Together they all dive into red hot juicy subjects like : how did the drafts fit Jedi evolve?  What was Leia originally going to be doing during the film’s opening?  What kind of influence did the conerpt art have?  Who was a mysterious Imperial character who got cut?  How did the relationship between Vader and Palpatine change?  What was added during the epic ROTJ story conferences?

PLUS : When did Alec Guinness almost quit Star Wars?  What doesn’t Lucas get enough credit for & just how many Star Wars movies were originally planned?

So put on that Vader helmet, declare yourself Emperor and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Visit J.W. Rinzler’s site for info on All Up, his Star Wars books and more:

http://www.jwrinzler.com

 

J.W. Rinzler on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/jwrinzler