Episode 95 : From A Certain Point of View Is A Great Book (from a certain point of view)

This week, Jason and Gabe are talking all about the brand new Star Wars anthology book, From A Certain Point of View.   Celebrating 40 years of the original 1977 film, the book features 40 stories by 40 authors.  From Muftak to where was Mon Mothma and almost everything in-between, this book tells the stories of just about everyone you ever looked at in A New Hope and wondered, “what’s up with that person!?”  So naturally, Blast Points is going through each any every one of the stories and sharing their thoughts!  Which stories did they love?  Which ones drove them nuts?  And which ones almost made them both pass out?

As if that wasn’t enough, before all that is even MORE thoughts on that Last Jedi trailer.   What are their thoughts on it one week later?  Are they still even able to think?  Listen and find out!!

So ride the storm with a crystal fox, call up Fake Wedge and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/7864/

https://www.amazon.com/Certain-Point-View-Star-Wars/dp/0345511476/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508188731&sr=8-1&keywords=from+a+certain+point+of+view

 

Episode 94 – The Last Jedi Trailer Freakout

The trailer for The Last Jedi is finally here and Jason & Gabe can seriously barely handle it. Join them as they go through it scene by scene trying to make sense of it all and pull their heads together. Along the way they wonder about pie eating contests, who is zooming who and discuss how we all really know so very little still about the next chapter in the Star Wars saga!
So meditate, crack a rock, smash your helmet and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 93 – I Want My MTV Star Wars

Join Jason & Gabe as they go back to the wild world of Star Wars prequel hype and the bizarre marriage of Star Wars and MTV!  They’re talking everything from Duel of The Fates being a hot TRL chart topper to the huge Skywalker Ranch  mid 2000s star studded parties for AOTC & ROTS!  Most important of all, they go over the infamous Star Wars interviews with rapper and No Limit Records founder, Master P. Hear him ask Hayden about a lizard, his relationship with Natalie and the mind blowing George “John”  Lucas / Master P conversation.   In a world of awkward Lucas moments, this could be the all time champion.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s Last Jedi talk, Han Solo movie chatter and excitement over the new series of Forces of Destiny shorts!!

So get on your lizard, believe in Star Wars and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

 

Episode 92 – The Pirates and The Prince and Another Droids Commentary

Because you demanded it, Jason and Gabe are back with another entry in their continuing mission to dissect the fascinating and bizarre Droids animated series!! This time they are watching the Ben Burtt edited epic known as The Pirates and The Prince. 3-PO and R2 meet a new master who looks like he’s from a Broadway production of The Warriors, a giant prince alien guy with a magic staff thing, and a space pirate who calls himself KYBO REN! No Mungo Baobab this time, but you can’t always have it all.
So watch along or just listen along & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Watch The Pirates and The Prince here:
youtu.be/Km_8krRZyDw

Episode 91 – The Phantom Star Wars Mono Mix & Return of the J.J.

Did you know that when Star Wars was first released in 1977, there were three different versions of the movie’s sound mix playing depending how you saw it?  Did you know Harry Shearer did voices in the film?  Did you know about Strange Beru?  Jason & Gabe didn’t either but this week they diving in to the mysteries of the the ANH sound mix!  They go over the complicated history of Star Wars audio mixes & play examples to compare just how crazy the differences from the Dolby mix to the mono mix are!

Before all that though, they welcome back J.J. Abrams as he returns to the Star Wars saga with Episode 9!  They talk about how wrong the were last week, discuss some of the common fan complaints on his return and think about how unsolved mysteries are part of the DNA of Star Wars!

Plus there’s GA-97 talk, questions from kids, a listener email, corn dogs and so much more!!  So get real chill on the Death Star and listen to Blast Points today!

 

Episode 90 – Back to School with Star Wars Adventures in Colors and Shapes!

It’s the back to school special as Jason and Gabe join 3-PO, R2, Zilnor and a very grumpy Han Solo and learn all about colors and shapes with the weird and mostly forgotten 1984 Read Along Book, Star Wars Adventures in Colors and Shapes!  Han needs Fulstar plates to make the Falcon go on a supply run and 3-PO has the most frustrating day ever and he tries to help Han.  When does this book take place in the timeline?  Is it in Pablo’s book collection?  It’s possibly the greatest Star Wars adventure ever told and Blast Points is here to help you through it.  And it has special appearances from GREEDO! and a HOOJIB!?!

Plus there is Episode 9 director talk, who WE think will be behind the camera on that one, Rebels season 4 trailer stuff, inappropriate Chewbacca & so much more! ‬Look for it tomorrow!

So pull that Fulstar plate off your back and listen to Blast Points today!!

Check out the book here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV7BbUDtdMY

Episode 89 : Force Friday 2 = T.G.I.F.F. 2 (Thank George it’s Force Friday 2)

FORCE FRIDAY 2017!  Join Jason & Gabe as they tell the stories of their Force Friday 2 experiences!  The highs, the lows, the interviews with people in line & more!  What did they pick up & why is Jason considering just getting a Klondike Bar next year?  And just what do those new CommTech “Force Link” things say and what super secrets to they reveal?  As you could guess, we listen to almost ALL of them!  As if that wasn’t enough, there’s Force Friday voice message stories sent in by listeners all over the world!!  It’s a full force Force Friday Celebration as they tell you all about their stories in this yearly Star Wars ritual!  (Force Friday stuff starts at about the 14:40 point)

AND before all that, there’s some Last Jedi stuff with talk on how bad we want a new trailer, Snoke’s giant ship and a new ship’s rad name that makes Jason & Gabe really, really happy, some surprise messages from a couple very familiar voices and so much more!

So stare at a Jango figure, make some lasagna & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

More Force Friday Interviews:

Interview 1

Interview 2

Interview 3

Interview 4

 

Episode IG-88

What else could there be to talk about on Episode 88 but the one and only droid of doom, IG-88!? But is it IG-88A, B, C or is it D? If you have no clue what that means, you are not alone and Jason and Gabe are here to help the best they can. Join them as they go over the IG droid’s many appearances in Star Wars movies, animation and video games, the weird and convoluted backstory of this skinny droid that once tried to take over the Death Star and a little bit of behind the scenes IG-info. It’s IG-REAT! (IG-88 talk starts at around the 19 minute point)
PLUS! There’s talk on the Han Solo movie losing a cast member, info on a character’s name, new First Order vehicles in The Last Jedi and a possible code name for the still not official Obi-Wan movie!
So grab your Ball playing frying pan, open some door with Palpatine and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

 

Episode 87 – The Tales of Star Wars Tales

Jason and Gabe are talking about one of their favorite Star Wars things ever, Dark Horse Comics’ amazing and vastly underrated Star Wars Tales comic series. It was an anthology series that would feature everything from stories about the main heroes to thrilling tales of Yaddle or George R. Binks, Jar Jar’s sea captain father. They go over which stories and issues have some of their favorites and why the carefree spirit of the Tales comics is for them missed in today’s strictly controlled Star Wars universe. (Tales talk starts at about the 16 minute mark)
AND! They go over the latest news with talk on a possible Obi-Wan spin off movie, singing Obi-Wan, whispering George Lucas’ late night phone calls, the nonstop Last Jedi toy leaks & more!
So grab short round, go looking for fortune & glory & bigfoot and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 86 – The Rusty Miller Jedi Master Quiz Book Challenge!

Jason and Gabe are back and are absolutely freaking out about all that Entertainment Weekly Last Jedi stuff from Anthony Breznican. From Luke & Rey to Porgs and the beautiful space nuns, The Caretakers, your trusted Blast Points hosts can barely handle it all.
After about 24 minutes of stone cold Last Jedi madness and some off the rails speculation, they get down to the greatest battle of the century…. THE RUSTY MILLER JEDI MASTER QUIZBOOK CHALLENGE! Join them as they go through dozens of random listener generated random questions to test each other with some 1982 Star Wars trivia written by the then 11 year wizard known as Rusty Miller. What questions do they get right? When are they a little “rusty”? It’s a rapid fire, laugh filled strain on all known Star Wars knowledge!! Plus a listener review and so much more!!
So fire up your type writer, put some snow on your head and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!!

Game Show host announcer : The Real Jeremy Wheeler