Episode 163 – Explosions are Star Wars, Star Wars is Explosions

EXPLOSIONS!  We’ve done some research and discovered Star Wars is actually all about explosions! There are hundreds explosions in the Star Wars saga and we’re talking our top 3 from each film & discussing their size, sound & feeling.  It’s a totally serious episode about a serious topic and explosions is the word that you heard.‬  What explosions are the ultimate from each film?  Listen and find out!
PLUS : Star Wars Celebration Chicago is just weeks away and we are freaking out.  Episode IX panel! What could happen?  The return of Ahmed Best!  Listener reviews & more!So ask Plo Koon about Young Guns Too and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!  

Episode 162 – The Richard Pryor Show Star Wars Bar deep dive with TOM SPINA

This week Jason & Gabe are joined once again by Regal Robot’s Tom Spina as they take a ridiculously hard core deep dive look at 1977’s Star Wars Bar skit from the Richard Pryor show!  This weird and often overlooked piece of Star Wars history offers a look at a missing piece of Cantina Alien history and gives us the mysterious glory of MUFFTAK IN PANTS!  How did this skit happen?  Why did it happen?  Where the masks go next?  Why has Greedo never worn the same vest twice?  What does the killer baby from It’s Alive have to do with all of this?  PLUS :  Tom offers a sneak peek of what he’s up to at Celebration Chicago!  Panels!!  New products & more!!  So put on your suspenders, listen today and celebrate the love!!  

Watch the skit here:https://youtu.be/0kJkhEcQ44k

Check out Regal Robot!! https://regalrobot.com

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

Episode 161 – The Legend of Rick McCallum

Phantom Menace Year continues as we examine THE LEGEND OF RICK MCCALLUM. He’s the superstar producer of the prequels, one man mega hype machine and we do love him. Join us as we explore the myths, tall tales and facts of the only and only “duuuuude” that is Rick!  How did he get started, how did we first learn of him, does he have a giant blue ox and what are some of his greatest moments?  Tune as we go over all things associated with this living legend that helped usher in the age of digital cinema and pushed to get Lucas’ wildest ideas on screen.  PLUS : listener McCallum stories & the debut of the McCallum folk song that’s taking the world by storm!  So get f*#$ing awesome, celebrate the love & listen today!!

Episode 160 – The Blast Points Star Wars Awards Strikes Back

Join Jason & Gabe as they go through the second annual Blast Points Star Wars Awards! You the listeners voted and we’ve got the results! Who did YOU choose for the best member of Kanjiklub? What’s the best Star Wars kiss? Who is the best new Solo character, who has the best feet, what has the best non John Williams score 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! Who cares about the Oscars, the BLAST POINTS STAR WARS AWARDS is the award show where STAR WARS always wins!!

PLUS : We will never get a title for Episode 9, Obi-Wan on TV and the Phantom Menace 20th anniversary panel at Celebration Chicago may kill us!
So get out those electric whips and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Featuring special guest “Hollywood” announcer : Jeremy Wheeler! 

Episode 159 – The Skytalkers / Blast Points Ultimate Crossover! (Blastalkers) (it’s all about balance & friendship)

This week it’s the most ambitious crossover in all of history as Jason and Gabe are joined by the Charlotte and Caitlin, the hosts of the fantastic Star Wars podcast SKYTALKERS for an epic round of 20 questions!!  Join them as they have an epic, laugh filled conversation that ranges from podcasting, Episode 9 predictions, Master Codebreaker, the saga’s enduring power, The Phantom Menace, animation, the lost 20, Lady Proxima, Celebration Chicago tips, friendship and of course balance.  (because it’s all about balance, tbh).  

So get that pasta ready and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS and SKYTALKERS!

https://skytalkers.com

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/skytalkers/id1197909615?mt=2

Episode 158 – Hey, DJ!: A Celebration of DJ (aka Last Night a DJ Saved My Life)

Want an episode dedicated to the master “codebreaker”, thief, scoundrel and that man with a golden tongue, DJ?  Blast Points can do it!!  Join us as we look at the character, what he was all about, the pre-release controversy and finish it all out with the first ever epic DJ LINE BATTLE!  What DJ line from The Last Jedi reigns supreme?  Listen as we take turns going back and forth with DJ lines trying to figure out which one is the ultimate DJ line!  Is it Katoga?  Big F?  Maybe?  Listen and find out!!! PLUS: Great Moments in Star Wars Fan History, listener reviews and MORE!  So blip bloppity bloop & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!! 

Episode 157 – The Sounds of The Phantom Menace

Phantom Menace Year continues as Jason and Gabe examine the amazing sounds of The Phantom Menace! Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood now have digital technology at their hands and their imagination of what’s possible greatly expands! The Podrace! Lightsabers!  Darth Maul pressing buttons! Watto’s Bell & more!  Join us as we explore the importance of the introduction of digital tools in the sound process and as we examine about 30 classic sounds from the film and talk about how they were created!  
So get that Slurpee from Watts’s junk shop and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

StarWars.com video on the sound of TPM:
https://www.starwars.com/video/episode-i-featurette-sound

Episode 156 : The Sunny Day in the Void Appreciation Society

This week, Jason and Gabe welcome you to the first meeting of The Sunny Day in the Void Appreciation Society!  Join us as we take a look back at George Lucas’ favorite episode of Clone Wars!  How does this odd tale of a tiny frog man and some droids actually contain the essential DNA and thoughts of not only the Star Wars saga, but THX-1138 and just about all of Lucas’ work?  Want to understand the saga on a different level?  Feel, don’t think, trust your instincts and be ready to adapt just like Colonel Gascon! It’s a look back at one of Clone Wars’ most misunderstood episodes that’ll have you watching it again in a whole new way. 

PLUS: Star Wars Celebration Chicago is heating up with guests and we are so not ready!  Will Canady be there?  Would Rick “Dude” McCallum show up?  

So escape the prison of your mind and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!   

This episode’s Lucas clips :https://youtu.be/_DByPy8aEPw
https://youtu.be/WH89ELnfPfQ
Writer Brent Friedman discusses the creative process behind A Sunny Day In The Void:
https://youtu.be/H-3pD4Odqu0

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Episode 155 – The Wookiee Storybook Audio Drama Experience

Jason and Gabe are going where no podcast has gone before with a dramatic reading of the immortal 1979 Star Wars literature classic, The Wookiee Storybook!  They do every voice, every scene and act out every moment in this exciting story of Lumpy trying to be a hero like his father, the mighty Chewbacca!  It’s an epic, hilarious episode that’ll make you want to go out and find some Wasaka Berries of your own!!  Gather around your Wookiee family and learn a little, laugh a little, smoke your storytelling pipe and be the Berry Master!!  
PLUS :  Our Episode 9 madness is getting worse, a fantastic listener email & more!!
So close your eyes, think hard about Chewbacca and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

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Episode 154 – John Barry and the Force of Star Wars Production Design

John Barry is one of the greatest unsung behind the scenes heroes of Star Wars history and Jason & Gabe are here to explore his history and lasting influence!  His set designs & visionary contributions to the saga are a massive part of how we continue to define the look of everything Star Wars!  Where did it all begin?  How did he do it?  Who else was part of that original production design team? And how did an over budget Gene Hackman movie influence almost every aspect of how we now see the saga? PLUS: Episode 9 has us freaking out about black beans & the return of Resistance!  So head to that nacho bar & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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John Barry & Roger Christian interview clips from the fantastic documentary, The Galaxy Britain Built :https://youtu.be/vMJ7vXnyyRA