Episode 196 -Star Wars Facial Hair 101 With TOM SPINA

We all know there’s a lot of fun stuff going on in Star Wars right now SO that means it’s time to talk about THE FACIAL HAIR OF THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY!  Tune as we we are joined by the great Tom Spina from Regal Robot as we discuss the glorious mustaches, beards and sideburns of the OT!  Who’s got the best look from each film?  And what does it have to do with the Dick Van Dyke show?  Listen and find out!  So get in that time machine with James Hetfield and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  
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Episode 195 – Mandalorian Madness

After getting up at 5am to watch it, join Jason and Gabe as they finally get to talk about the first insane episode of THE MANDALORIAN! Are they still alive? What does it all mean and where could it be going next? And what does it have to do with Crocodile Dundee and Renesmee from Twilight? Listen today & celebrate the love, don’t you agree?!

PLUS: A new Star Wars Special Edition, Maclunkey & Granny Squadron hits Disney +! 

Episode 194 – The Phantom Force

Phantom Menace Year continues as we explore one of the many new things Episode 1 gave us, the deeper look at THE FORCE!  It’s hard to imagine but before May 1999, nobody knew about the now essential Balance of the Force, The Chosen One or the Living and Cosmic Force!  So what do they all mean, how do they change the way we look at the original trilogy and how they continue to influence the sequel trilogy & beyond!  It’s a deep thinking heavy duty episode that’ll make you look at Phantom Menace in a whole new way!
PLUS: Listener voicemail, Herzog imitations, Teek Talk & MORE! So concentrate on the moment and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 193 – The Droid Pageant (Mr. . Ms. Robotica) featuring TOM SPINA and GORDON TARPLEY

We all love R2, 3PO and R5-D4 but what about those forgotten droid heroes CZ-3, R1-G4 or LIN-V8K?  Join us this week for the illustrious Mr & Ms Robotica Pageant!   For this special event we are thrilled to welcome our special guest judges from Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs, TOM SPINA and “The Maker” and galaxy wide Droid expert, GORDON TARPLEY!   Together we talk about each every wonderful background droid from A New Hope!  From U-3PO to the Big Blue Football Head Droid, we go over them all!  Who will be crowned Mr. & Ms. Robotica? Listen and find out!

PLUS : The final SNOKETOBERFEST of the year!

So get out that peanut butter and mustard sandwich and celebrate the love with Blast Points! 

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Episode 191 – The Art of The Art of Revenge of the Sith

By the time of Revenge of the Sith, the digital dream of the prequels finally existed and the movie was able to reach the limits of George Lucas and the art department’s imaginations.   With the manta of “go wild”, the concept team designed what was at the time the final installment of the Skywalker saga’s most ambitious episode yet.  Join us as we take a fun filled, action packed look at JW Rinzler’s genius 2005 art book, the unique look of ROTS, some creative roads not taken, and how the concepts of ROTS continue to echo into all of modern Star Wars!  

PLUS : more more more SNOKETOBERFEST!  

So get on that flying bird & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 190 – Battle Beyond Jizz Rock

MECO WAS JUST THE BEGINNING AND THE JIZZ ROCK SAGA CONTINUES!   Join us as we return to the Battle Beyond Jizz Rock as we listen to over 20 Star Wars inspired songs and determine if they jizz wail or jizz fail!  
WITH : our feelings on Weird Al, Star Wars fancy dinner music, what music does Ben Solo like & is disco music about drugs and much much more! PLUS: more SNOKETOBERFEST! 

So get out the sweet cream butter & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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Episode 189 – The Phantom Costumes

Phantom Menace Year continues as we celebrate the fascintating and amazing costumes of Episode 1!   In a movie filled with bold new directions for the saga, nothing was quite as bold and innovating as Trisha Biggar’s costumes.  Join us as we go over just why those costumes were such a big deal, how they continue to influence today’s Star Wars and just why Biggar’s work was so genius.  PLUS : the return of SNOKETOBERFEST & so much more!So get in your tiny rocket ship & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 188 – The Star Wars Radio Dramas & The Lasting Legacy of Brian Daley

Back at Celebration Chicago, we attended a Star Wars Radio Drama panel hosted by fans and college professors, John & Maria Jose Tenuto.  We were looking forward to the panel but we didn’t know how much it would actually BLOW OUR MINDS.  This week we are thrilled to have John & Maria on the show as they go over the incredible history of the radio dramas, Brian Daley’s story and so so much more.   How did the Star Wars radio drama save NPR?  What was it’s origin?  Why did something as visual was Star Wars feel so at home in strictly audio?  All that and more in this epic & seriously fascinating episode!  

So get out that frozen Ho-Ho, celebrate the love & listen today!

Episode 187 – The Curious Case of Star Wars Detours

As predicted by ancient Mayan calendars, 2012 brought many massive changes (to Star Wars).  Disney purchased Lucasfilm, Episode VII was going to be made, the 3D releases were cancelled and the mysterious “comedy” show, Star Wars Detours was announced and then never seen again.  Listen as we discuss the always curious case of the mysterious Detours and debate on if it should ever be released at all!  Does it deserve a chance?  Is there room for parody in Star Wars?  Should all existing episodes be destroyed with fire?  We have different opinions on the matter!  Are you #TeamJason or #TeamGabe?  Listen and decide for yourself!  PLUS :  Ian + Hayden = BUDDIES and Rise of SkywalkerMania is creeping up on us & it’s all getting TOO HOT! So party like it’s 2012 & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!