Episode 85 – John Williams, The Secret Sauce of Star Wars

Jason and Gabe are back and this week they are celebrating the music of the saga and the secret sauce of that Star Wars magic, the one and only John Williams! They go into some interesting John Williams history and dive into a heavy duty conversation on what their personal favorite JW tracks from the seven Star Wars films he’s done so far. What ones do they like? Dislike? What Star Wars music played at Gabe’s wedding? Find out in this music and fun filled episode!!!
PLUS! Last Jedi news, Disco Snoke talk, Han music news and even Episode 9 stuff!!
So put on your black turtleneck, crank the Imperial March & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!!

 

Episode 84 – We Survived the Droids Treasure of the Hidden Planet Commentary

A not so long time ago, Jason & Gabe had the great idea of watching the Ben Burtt penned Droids animated series primetime special, The Great Heep. Having loved it and talked about Master Mungo Baobab in just about every Blast Points episode afterwards, they decided that it would be awesome to go ahead here and do a full commentary for the entire Baobab arc of four Droids animated episodes. Almost ninety minutes later, they are wondering if they made the right decision. Join them this week as they struggle to know what’s going on, figure out just who is talking, how this all makes any sense, do bug man voices and struggle to not drift into the forever sleep. It’s the Treasure of the Hidden Planet and it’s definitely one of Star Wars’ strangest moments ever.

So ride your space horse to the Rune Sea and get Lin-D the comedy droid out & try to to celebrate the love with Blast Points!

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Episode 83 – Random Dice Roll Clone Wars Good Times!

This week Jason & Gabe came up with the great idea of talking about a couple of random Clone Wars episodes and to pick which ones they rolled some dice and.. let fate decide….   Gabe got season 4’s Kidnapped episode and Jason got season 5’s A Test of Strength.  Join them as they get into both great episodes with talk of the best moments, the interesting history they both share and how amazing Clone Wars still is!

Before all that though they go over how Ron Howard is now the king of the Star Wars internet, all the crazy last Last Jedi stuff happening and the info that came out out the massive San Diego Comic Con AND there’s talk and how Rogue One just keeps getting better and better.

So put on your goggles, get on you speeder bike with a rancor head sidecar, celebrate the love and listen to Blast Points today!

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Episode 82 – The Last Jedi Behind The Scenes SIZZLER

The Last Jedi behind the scenes sizzle reel is out and it is SIZZLING! Join Jason & Gabe as they break that thing down scene by scene, minute by minute and second by second!! What are they trying to tell us about the Last Jedi and what the heck are we seeing?! Lobsters! Lima Bean guys! Space Horse! Red Velvet Cakes! Crystal Wolf! Porgs! Lonely Chewbacca! Luke’s belt buckle and more!
Plus a little bit on the upcoming Star Wars Disney theme park Galaxy’s Edge!!
So start the sizzle, put some lobster on the grill, celebrate the love & listen today!!

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Episode 81 – Ben Burtt Day Party!

This week Gabe & Jason are throwing a birthday party for the man who brought the sounds to the saga, the one and only Ben Burtt!! What’s his story? How did he get started? Who else almost did the sounds for Star Wars? All of these burning questions are discussed and more as they take a look at his life and accomplished career in Star Wars and beyond. After that, they keep the party going by each picking their top 5 favorite Star Wars sounds!!
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s Forces of Destiny talk and they ponder why these Star Wars making of books keep getting cancelled. So head to the zoo, record a walrus, listen today & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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Episode 80 – Rebel Assault 2 Wild 2 Outrageous

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a brave rebel named ROOKIE ONE blew up the dreaded DEATH STAR! That’s right, this week Jason & Gabe take a look at the almost forgotten and barely talked about 1995 game, Rebel Assault 2! This Lucasarts game was the first time official live action Star Wars had been seen since Return of the Jedi!! Learn how the game was made straight from conversations with director Hal Barwood and how the game broke new ground and kinda led to the technology of the prequels and beyond! PLUS learn all about your new favorite heroes in Rascal Squadron!
As if that wasn’t enough, they talk about grumpy George Lucas, the promise of more Last Jedi stuff coming soon and how great Forces of Destiny looks!!
So go blow up some invisible ships, kiss a stranger, listen today and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Hal Barwood’s site : www.finitearts.com

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Episode 79 – Star Wars Breakups! Han Solo Drama, Genndy Clone Wars and Ree Yees on a Motorcycle

Any interesting Star Wars stuff happening recently?? YIKES! Star Wars break ups and shake ups are going down & Jason & Gabe from BLAST POINTS are here to break it all down and try to make sense of it all. From the Han Solo movie’s interesting history, last year’s Celebration Europe panel, what movie in Ron Howard’s past may make him perfect for the job & more. Jason & Gabe debate what it all means for the galaxy far far away and why you maybe shouldn’t freak out.
PLUS, Lord & Miller aren’t the first folks whose Star Wars vision got swept away. Jason & Gabe look at the final chapters of Genndy Tartakovsky’s vastly underrated 2005 Clone Wars cartoon. What happened and why are these episodes so good? Join them as they do in depth on the chapters that led directly into Revenge of the Sith!
As if that wasn’t enough, Jason’s daughter Agnes interviews the author & illustrator of the new Jedi Academy kids books, Jarrett J. Krosoczka! From A New Class to the upcoming The Force Oversleeps, his books are amazing and Agnes asks him the hard hitting questions!
So grab bearded snake man, site creative differences, call Ron Howard and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Learn more about Jarrett J. Krosoczka : www.studiojjk.com

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Episode 78 – Star Wars on QVC!

Take a trip back to 1992 as Jason & Gabe take a look at the fascinating world of Star Wars QVC specials! In the early 1990s when Star Wars stuff was as rare as a carded Yak Face, the closest you could get to a Celebration like fan experience was sometimes tuning into Star Wars night on the home shopping channel QVC! There host and super fan Steve Bryant would interview guests like Steve Sansweet and in the episode we look at, Mark Hamill. In between selling Star Wars 15th anniversary sweatshirts and Star Wars film reel suspenders, Mark talks about the prequels, calls from Star Wars fans and he gets a call from a guy named Chip he went to high school with AND says if he’d ever be interested in being in a NEW Star Wars movie!!!
PLUS before all that we talk about Battlefront 2 and those interesting Han Solo movie crew/crue shirts!!! So get out your phone, stay on the line and celebrate the love with Blast Points!!

Watch the full Mark Hamill on QVC episode here

Steve’s blog

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Episode 77 – Empire Strikes Back Super 8 Is Super Great

Did you know there is a version of The Empire Strikes Back out there that is just 33 minutes long? And within this mysterious version are tons of odd alternate takes of dialogue which possibly have not been heard since 1980? It is true and this week Jason and Gabe look at this super fascinating and shortened Ken Films Super 8 version of The Empire Strikes Back!! It’s a weird version of the classic that you never knew existed! Plus Last Jedi talk, Bossk Baby rumors, international listener reviews and a report on Rancho Obi-Wan! Celebrate the love, scream while falling down a giant tube & listen today!

Watch Empire Super 8 here

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Episode 76 – A CommTech Chip Episode Can Mean Only One Thing… Outrageous!

This week, Jason and Gabe are going off the deep end listening to 44 CommTech chips!! What are CommTech chips? They were the talking Episode 1 bases that had an amazing high tech name and made everyone sound like they were talking through Kylo Ren’s mask! Well we haven’t stopped thinking about them and now it’s an episode over a year in the making as Jason and Gabe go through every chip they have and try and guess just who the heck’s voice we are supposed to be listening too! Is it Bibble or is it a Battle Droid? Qui Gon or a Naboo soldier?! We have no clue so join us as we try to figure it all out!
Before that there’s some talk on Pablo’s statements at a con in Chile, leaked Lego photos involving old things in gold robes riding elevators, and the big ILM 40th reunion party which had one very welcome & surprising guest!
So call all up all your Wizards & fire up your CommTech reader and celebrate the love and listen to BLAST POINTS!!

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