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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Episode 75 – The Last Jedi in Vanity Fair & Lima Bean Aliens in Lederhosen

Last week we were all just minding our own business when out of nowhere The Last Jedi Vanity Fair photos & article dropped and made us all completely freak out. Have no fear as your trusted Blast Points hosts, Jason & Gabe are here this week to break it all down and do what they can to make sense of it all. Aliens wearing lederhosen, why Kylo may not need a mask anymore, Hux’s hairdo, the real reason Phasma has a spear, will Luke & Leia be reunited and more. Plus! before that there’s talk of some very interesting faster, more intense spy photos from the set of the upcoming Han Solo film! And if that wasn’t enough there’s a Phantom Menace question from kids, an amazing Star Wars song sent from a fan, listener reviews and so much other fun stuff! So grab your tap dancing cane and your lima bean buddy and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

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Episode 74 – The Great Heep Great Audio Commentary!

This week Jason and Gabe are going where no other Star Wars podcast has gone before and diving head first into The Great Heep! Join them as they give some Droids cartoon history and then do the first ever live podcast commentary for the weird and wild Ben Burtt written 1986 Droids TV movie! ‬ R2 falls in love! A giant droid that eats astromechs! A cyborg Imperial admiral! The magnificent Mungo Baobob! And so much more!
Grab your favorite droid that wears sunglasses or painting of you with an octopus & celebrate the love by listening today!

Watch The Great Heep here : youtu.be/neyJB_0DsYY

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Episode 73 – Good Old New Hope (Star Wars Episode 4ever)

The original classic Star Wars is 40 years old so Jason & Gabe are celebrating with this look at almost every moment of this still doozy of a movie. From the fact that it was the first Star Wars movie they both saw, to just how weird it actually is, to what George Lucas wanted to sit on and what music Chewbacca listens to, this episode covers EVERYTHING you want to know about A New Hope! Jawas! A weird droid they never spotted before! How it feels after Rogue One! And tons more!!
It’s a jam packed episode so get on your sandcrawler, celebrate the love and listen today!!

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Episode 72 – The Star Wars That Almost Were Star Wars

Jason and Gabe are kicking off their birthday party for the original STAR WARS with a look at weird and wild early drafts of the 1977 classic. With vastly different outlines and scripts that spanned from 1973 to just months before filming began, the story of how they evolved and the stories inside them are equally insane. Who is Captain Kayos & what about Luke Starkiller with his twin brothers Biggs and Windy? It’s all in there and Jason & Gabe may still be confused about it all!
Before that, they share how they spent their May the 4th, how they both failed at Star Wars trivia, discuss some interesting Last Jedi stuff and there’s listener reviews!!
So get your space ostrich, grab your lazersword and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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Episode 71 – Rebels Season 4, Panels We Didn’t Go To & Even More Celebration Talk!

Yes, Jason & Gabe are still talking about Celebration! There was so much to do and see that naturally they couldn’t do EVERYTHING and this week’s episode has a lot of what they were not able to be at. They run through Dave Filoni’s announcement about ending Rebels, the preview for season four, Filoni’s animation panel, the droids panel, the heroines of Star Wars panel and how excited they are for the upcoming Forces of Destiny. Plus there’s talk of some of the panels they did make it to like the Secrets of the Cantina and the amazing Star Wars Vegetable Carving. ALSO – they go over what was curiously absent from the big contention in Orlando….
So get on your Space Wolf, call up Jira for the weather & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

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Episode 70 – We Only Know One Truth, We Love The Last Jedi Teaser

Even though Star Wars Celebration is done, the Star Wars Party keeps on going! Jason and Gabe are back and are still kind of mentally and physically recovering from an action packed time in Orlando. They start out this one spending a little bit of time recapping some of the insanity that went on there. Overnight lines, pool floats & Papa John’s Pizza! After that they talk about the 40th Anniversary Panel and it’s mega surprises and then it’s right into everything The Last Jedi. The Panel! The teaser! The Whispers! The Harlem Globetrotters!
Join Blast Points as they break it all down, mention buts you may have missed and discuss why Luke might really want the Jedi to end.
You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll want to head to the galaxy’s nearest Crate & Barrel & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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Episode 69 – LIVE from Celebration Orlando!

Live from Star Wars Celebration Orlando, it’s Jason and Gabe cruising the floor and talking to the fans and folks that help make that Star Wars magic happen!! Listen in as they chat with former senior events lead for Lucasfilm and current global events director for ReedPOP, superstar Mary Franklin, droid builder supreme Andy Dorizas, friend of the show Star Wars artist Joe Corroney and the legendary Star Wars vegetable carving Jedi Master Okitsugu Kato! They even share the story of what happened when they bumped into Pablo Hidalgo and asked him a very important Star Wars question! As if that wasn’t enough, eavesdrop in as Jason briefly talks with Rancho Obi-Wan’s Steve Sansweet! Be thrilled as they find the one and only Star Wars Holiday Special cosplayer there! Plus, fantastic visits from Skuldren from Roqoo Depot, Charlie Ashby from the Imperial Senate Podcast and Allen Voivod from the always amazing podcast Star Wars 7×7! WOW!
You don’t need an overnight line and a wristband for this one so let’s travel back to Orlando, Florida and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

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Droid Building:
astromech.net

Joe Corroney:
www.joecorroney.com

Okitsugu Kado:
sushichefjapan.blogspot.com

Jedi Order Japan:
www.facebook.com/JediOrderJapan/

Imperial Senate Podcast:
@theimperialsenatepod

Rancho Obi-Wan:
www.ranchoobiwan.org

Roqoo Depot:
roqoodepot.com

Star Wars 7×7:
sw7x7.com

Episode 68 – The Star Wars Celebration Celebration

It’s the week of Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando, Florida and Jason & Gabe are totally freaking out in this jam packed episode. First they run through the fascinating detailed history of Star Wars conventions in the U.S. and then they dive into what to expect this weekend in Florida. What panels are they looking forward to? What tips to they have for newcomers and Celebration veterans? What homemade t-shirts have they made in the past? What guest announcement surprised them and how did they fit in a Battlefield Earth reference? Find out by putting in your soft shoe inserts, charging up that external battery and celebrating the love with BLAST POINTS!!

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Episode 67 – The Making Of Star Wars – As Watched by Blast Points Podcast

Join Jason and Gabe as they take a look at the very first Star Wars documentary, 1977’s The Making Of Star Wars. They talk all about it’s history, the long and weird time on home video it has had, and the many, many highlights that are in it. Lucas’ office & his apparent love of gum balls, Gary Kurtz’s beard, the disco scene, Harrison Ford on a boat & much, much more.
So begin where it all began with Mr. Lucas, celebrate the love & listen today!!s

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