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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Use the Forks! – Star Wars Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking
There are few mysteries in the Star Wars universe bigger than the identity of Rey’s parents. Personally, I’m a fan of the Qui-Gon + Shmi = Rey’s Mom or Dad theory. Mostly because I love Qui-Gon, and “Shmi” is fun to say. Plus that would make Rey a Skywalker, explaining how strong she is with the force. It also explains her Qui-Gon hair in the Last Jedi previews. But if she turns out to be a Kenobi, that would be pretty great too… Is it December 15th yet?!
Back before Rey was piloting the Millennium Falcon, and delivering light sabers to bearded recluses, she spent her days on Jakku living in an abandoned AT-AT Walker. She scavenged for parts, and traded them for portions of spongy Polystarch bread. But don’t worry BB-8, there aren’t enough portions in the entire galaxy to make Rey betray your friendship (even if she did consider it momentarily).
Since we don’t live in a galaxy far, far away, you’ll need the help of your microwave to help this bread rise. It’s more of a sweet bread, than a crusty roll, but it will still provide you with the energy you need to bypass any compressor.
 
Rey’s Portion Bread
Makes 1 portion
Ingredients:
  • 4 Tablespoons cake flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Machine Naked Juice
Directions:
1. Spray a ramekin or ceramic mug with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Add cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to the ramekin or mug, and stir until well combined.
3. Stir in Green Machine juice.
4. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
5. Allow to cool before serving.
6. Enjoy while waiting for your family to return.

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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