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 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 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 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 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 66 – Get Your Kicks on Order 66

The time has come and Jason and Gabe are executing Episode 66! Join them as they try to figure out the hows and whys of this major moment in Star Wars history. Sifo Dyas! Palpatine! The Bio Chip! Dooku! The Emperor’s secret passion for dancing! All the important subjects are covered as they attempt to get to the bottom of this matter.
Before all that there’s the news with hot talk of Bor Gullet, Ahmed Best, the Han Solo movie, and Rogue One revelations.
So order 66 pizzas, celebrate the love & listen to Blast Points!

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Episode 62 – Star Wars Audition Footage (The Stars Who Could Have Been in Star Wars)

STAR WARS! Starring William Katt, Terri Nunn & Kurt Russell! It sounds wild but it almost happened and this week Jason & Gabe play some of their audition footage audio and talk about who could have almost starred in Star Wars! And what does it have to with Charles Bronson, country music and Jackie Chan?
Before all that, there’s a recap of the week’s news with the Han Solo cast photo, Rogue One on home video, Celebration stuff and the rumor that just will never go away.
It’s a laugh filled hour where we celebrate the love so listen today!!

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Episode 61 – We love the Star Wars Read Along books & records. Let’s begin now!

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!!

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Episode 60 – The Romantic Love Talk of Anakin Skywalker (Smoothtalker)

Jason and Gabe and celebrating Valentine’s Day the only way anyone should and that’s with a tribute to the most romantic person ever in the Star Wars films, Anakin Skywalker! They talk about his most love filled lines and how his gifted Jedi skills also spread into his velvet like way with words. It’s a loving and laugh filled tribute the Chosen One and his carefully chosen talk!
Before that, they go over some of the latest news like Judi Dench saying “Reylo”, Han Solo movie casting, upcoming Rebels episodes and the first guest announcements for Star Wars Celebration! Plus, Watto talk and this week’s Bor Gullet mention!!
So get out your Barry White record, light some candles, make some space fruit float and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

May the Force be with you, always.

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