The trailer for The Mandalorian season 2 is finally here and we are pretty darn excited by all the wildness going down in this little ditty. The Graffiti Planet, Space Boats, fishing Quarrens in overalls, X-Wings, fighting Gamorreans and so much more. Join us as we go shot by shot and break it all down in that special super freakout style. So grab your buddy and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
It’s Ewok Month week THREE and it’s time to get deep into the incredible mythology of the Ewok Saga! To help us with this quest, we welcome Marie-Claire Gould from the wonderful What the Force podcast. Join us as she breaks down the hero’s quest in Caravan of Courage, the heroine’s journey in Battle for Endor, a brain exploding Hidden Fortress parallel, the meaning of the Gorax, Teek, Fairy Tales and so much more. It’s an illuminating episode that will make you never look at the Ewok Adventures the same way again! So sing that sweet lullaby to Wilford Brimley, listen today and celebrate the love!
Ewok Month continues as we look at the dark, bizarre and beautiful second chapter in the Ewok Stand Alone Cinematic Saga, 1985’s The Battle for Endor. It’s the lighthearted Sunday night kids film George Lucas said he wanted to be all about DEATH and it shows! How did this weird one get made? Who made it? How many times do they talk about friends and family dying? Does Wilford Brimley REALLY drop an F-bomb in the movie? What are some of our favorite parts? Tune in as we answer all those crucial questions and more!
So fly away like the little bird Father Towani told you about and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Ewok Month is here and we’re starting it out with the legendary first Star Wars standalone film, 1984’s The Ewok Adventure aka Caravan of Courage. Join us as we take a beyond in depth look at this Ewok filled slice of Star Wars joy. How was it conceived? Who made it? What’s it’s connection to Star Wars history? What are some of our favorite parts? What’s up with those French Ewok songs by Dorothee? Tune in as we cover all that and more in this kick off to a five episode series exploring all things Ewoks! So crash your Star Cruiser and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY & SHOW HOW YOU ARE CELEBRATING EWOK MONTH! are you creating Ewok art? Poetry about Cindel? A clay sculpture of Mace? Are you baking Teek cupckes? Take a photo and post it on Twitter and / or Instagram with the hashtag #EwokMonth A winner will be picked every week and you will get an amazing Ewok Adventure prize pack from our friends at Nerdmatters!
It’s Saga Year and this month is all about Alan Arnold’s legendary, amazing and scandalous Empire Strikes Back making of book, Once Upon A Galaxy. Notoriously hard to get a hold of and chock full of juicy stories, this book has a reputation for being one of the best movie making of books ever written and has a legacy still felt today. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, we went through the book and picked 40 of the most fascinating and our favorite moments. There’s old ladies on skis, Star Wars mythbusting, cast fights, Gary Kurtz’ record collection, lots of Last Jedi connections and so much more! So, get out your copies of Fitness is Fun and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Because we all can’t be at Star Wars Celebration this year, we’re bringing one of our favorite things from Celebration to YOU, our friend and Regal Robot head wizard, Tom Spina’s amazing SECRETS OF THE CANTINA panel! Join as Tom delights us with hot breaking news topics like : Mos Eisley bar taxidermy, “Is That a Fish?”, The Rick Baker influence, George Lucas sitting on things, lost Greedo footage, who made what masks and so much more!! Plus, Tom shares memories from his Celebration history and he has some very exciting Regal Robot news on upcoming products that sound just right! So talk about your feelings, listen today and celebrate the love!
Ki-Adi-Mundi. We all know he was a superstar, a Jedi Leader, a comic book hero and a Cone Head Guy, but was he also a jerk? Join us as we explore all things Mundi and strip away the myths and look at the deeds of this memorable and confusing Jedi Master. How many wives did he have? Does he ride an ostrich? How was he created? Why does everyone know Mundi? When did he go too far being rude? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in this action packed, fun filled MundiCentric episode. So, put on your KISS makeup and get on your stolen swoop bike and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
This week we are taking it way back to 1995 and the figures that lit the spark that burned many wallets, The Power of the Force line. These muscular, buff versions of the characters are often mocked and laughed at but they hold a very unique place in not just Star Wars toy history, but fandom history as well. How did these so important toys come about? What’s their story and how is their unique legacy still felt today?
PLUS : Amazing Power of the Force figure stories from YOU, the listeners!
So eat those Fruit Loops, send in your proofs of purchase and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Saga Year continues and this month is all about the original, groundbreaking, spectacular SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE! Join us as we listen to and discuss 92 classic sounds! That’s right – 92!! Lightsabers, Beru’s food processor, Falcon sounds, Cheez Balls, dogs in closets, John Wayne voices, Lucas & Ben making “oink” sounds and more! PLUS: what is “worldizing”, the “water tank effect” and how can the roots of Star Wars sound be heard in THX-1138 and America Graffiti? It’s a biggie sized fun filled episode so close your eyes, listen to the sounds and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Jedi Padawans, Utapau, Planetary blockades, invasion armies… this was all stuff that Lucas came up with just for the prequels, right? NO! All of these things are more can be found in the various drafts of his “space movie” he was dreaming up as early as 1973! Join us as we look at the phantom origins of the prequels that can be found in the early story treatments and versions of The Star Wars. From the Emperor to tombstone pledges, there’s a lot of prequel gold in those over 40 year old wild, handwritten notes. PLUS : just when exactly did that little detail of Vader actually being Luke’s father come into play? What could the saga have been if that was never the case? So don’t throw out those leftovers, listen today & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!