John Barry is one of the greatest unsung behind the scenes heroes of Star Wars history and Jason & Gabe are here to explore his history and lasting influence! His set designs & visionary contributions to the saga are a massive part of how we continue to define the look of everything Star Wars! Where did it all begin? How did he do it? Who else was part of that original production design team? And how did an over budget Gene Hackman movie influence almost every aspect of how we now see the saga? PLUS: Episode 9 has us freaking out about black beans & the return of Resistance! So head to that nacho bar & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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Is there a version of Star Wars out there that is not Star Wars? What makes Star Wars what it is and just why is the film’s unique editing style so vital to it’s success? Jason and Gabe examine the mystery and legend of the mythical “lost cut” of Star Wars! What is this “lost cut”? It is the very different early black and white rough edit version of ANH that was neither faster or more intense! Who’s seen it? How did it happen? Where is it? What bits of it are already out there? Tune in as we go over what’s been released, what only a few people have seen and wonder what other mysteries the original 1977 film could still have.
PLUS : We completely loose our minds over The Mandalorian! wonder about where Resistance could go! and the return of SNOKETOBERFEST!!
So go find Desmond in the hatch and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!!
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
This is story of Jason & Gabe listening to the Star Wars Read Along books from the 70s and 80s. You will know it is time to turn the page when you hear R2-D2 beep like this – beep-boop-waa-weeo!
Let’s begin now….
That’s right, join Blast Points this week as they take a close up listen to the the weird, awesome and mysterious Read Along books for the original trilogy! Did they tell the future? Is there a Clone Wars voice connection? How are they connected to Tom Cruise?!! Find out in this laugh filled episode!!
Before that there the weekly news with info on our first look at at the main characters in The Last Jedi, Celebration Orlando’s big panel and the latest on your next favorite movie, STAR WORLDS!
Get out your record player, listen to BLAST POINTS & celebrate the love!!
Take a trip back to 1997 as Jason and Gabe remember all the hype, insanity and good times that was the Star Wars Special Edition. How many times did Jason see it in two days? Did Gabe discover anything new while watching the old VHS tape again? Just how much Taco Bell did they eat to get all those awesome little Star Wars kids meal toys?
Before that there’s Gabe’s thoughts on the Disney Star Wars Land & his one on one with E.T. after his recent trip to Orlando AND they both discuss the many, many possibilities of the Episode 8 title, THE LAST JEDI!
So get comfy, grab your Ronto action figure and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!