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!!

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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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Episode 59 – Living and Rocking in these Star Warz with The Rebel Force Band

This week, Jason and Gabe take a look at one of the greatest, grooviest and rarely heard musical moments in Star Wars history, Dan Whitley’s Rebel Force Band!  Released in 1977, the album Living in These Star Warz features amazing songs like “Ballad of Obi-Wan”, “Chewie The Rookie Wookiee” and “Respirator for Darth Vader”.  This album is everything we want in groovy Star Wars tunes and more.  We go through each song and give a little bit of history on how we discovered this gem and how it ever happened.

Before all that rocking out, there’s the latest news with talk about Wedge in Rogue One, the Han Solo movie starting filming, the future of Lando and some interesting theories on The Last Jedi.

So listen today, don’t fall in love with an android, put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Check out Dan Whitley at : http://www.danwhitleymusic.com

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Episode 57 – The Episode Of The Whills

This week, Jason & Gabe take a deep look at one of the greatest mysteries of Star Wars, The Whills. Though they have been almost in Star Wars since George Lucas’ first drafts, the name Whills been spoken about on screen until Rogue One. Blast Points goes in depth with their history, possible meanings and theories on what they may have to do with the saga’s future….
Before that there’s some news on if Woody Harrelson is playing a certain character, a blurry look at Episode 8 Christmas ornaments, an emergency broadcast on breaking news, and the story group talking Rogue One secrets!
So learn the great gift, celebrate the love and listen today!

May the Force be with you, always.

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Chirrut and Baze art by Darren Tan

Episode 56 – The Big, Blazing Star Wars Power of the Force Toy Commercials

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This week Jason and Gabe take a look at the weird and wonderful Star Wars toy commercials of the 1990s!  It was a time when Luke and Han had giant muscles and everything was BIG & BLAZING!!   Hear them talk about being fans in that era, how Star Wars toy crazy they were then and just how much Jason paid for a Lando figure and a French Speeder Bike back then!  Before all that there is the news with Donnie Yen playing piano, Han Solo stuff, Rian Johnson talking Episode 8 and news on Blast Points going to Disney World!   So celebrate the love and listen today!

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