In this final week of Ewok Movie Month, we’re taking back to where it all began with Return of the Jedi and the creation of the Ewoks. With just about everyone telling George Lucas that little teddy bear creatures saving the Rebel Alliance was a bad idea, he never backed down and he DARED TO BE CUTE. But why does cute feel so at home in Star Wars? Like the Ewoks, is there a deeper meaning for the addition of the cute? What would ROTJ be like without Ewoks and why did everyone, including toy makers think they would ruin Star Wars? It’s an Ewok Month / Saga Year crossover event and it’s the epic conclusion to a great month of Ewok madness! So, join that teddy bear picnic, dare to be cute and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
We heard what the people want and the people want STAR WARS HATS! When things get serious like this, there is only person we can call and you know it’s our friend and Regal Robot’s own TOM SPINA! Together we all dive head first into the legendary hats of the original trilogy. We’re talking Rebel Blockade Trooper hats, Hoth hats, cantina hats, pointy hats, floppy hats and everything in-between! PLUS : We dive into ancient Star Wars mysteries like Cloud Car Pilots, their hats and the ongoing riddle of Weeba Weeba! It’s an epic episode that’s ahead of all the rest!! So put on your best hat, climb on a Dewback and celebrate the love!
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If you’re anything like us, you’ve been wondering everyday HOW MUCH TIME TAKES PLACE DURING THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY!? Join us as we go through Episodes 4-6 and count the days and attempt to solve this ancient mystery. Is it weeks? Days?! Months?!?!? When do they nap? Sunrises? Sunsets? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?! Listen today and we can all figure it out together! So sleep wherever you can & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
It’s the new Huttness that all the kids are talking about, JABBAPALOOZA! Jabba the Hutt is a mean, vicious & nasty slug but we do we still love him so much? How was that massive puppet created and just who was inside it? And what’s the deal with the 1997 Special Edition Jabba, TPM Jabba and all those Hutts in Clone Wars? All these questions and more are answered in this rocking episode! So go backwards and forwards and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Long before there were Star Wars podcasts, there were Star Wars fanzines. Thousands and thousands of Star Wars fanzines. These fanzines helped unite and create a Star Wars fandom and everything that comes with it. Join us as we explore the surprising history of this fan created, woman driven dawn of Star Wars fan culture! What were some of the first ones? What was in them? What did Lucasfilm think of them? What were the fan theories for Revenge of the Jedi that were driving fandom insane? Where are many of these zines kept today? Join us for a fascinating look at a little known yet vital piece of Star Wars fan history! So warm up the blue ink in the Ditto machine & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
LOOKING FOR LEIA: https://www.lookingforleia.com
University of Iowa Library Special Collections: https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/
List of OT Star Wars zines: https://fanlore.org/wiki/List_of_Original_Trilogy_Star_Wars_Zines
EXPLOSIONS! We’ve done some research and discovered Star Wars is actually all about explosions! There are hundreds explosions in the Star Wars saga and we’re talking our top 3 from each film & discussing their size, sound & feeling. It’s a totally serious episode about a serious topic and explosions is the word that you heard. What explosions are the ultimate from each film? Listen and find out!
PLUS : Star Wars Celebration Chicago is just weeks away and we are freaking out. Episode IX panel! What could happen? The return of Ahmed Best! Listener reviews & more!So ask Plo Koon about Young Guns Too and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!
It’s the end of the epic RETURN OF THE JEDI month and now it’s time to hear from YOU on why you love Return of the Jedi!! Things get started with an awesome interview with Oola herself, Femi Taylor and the fun messages from listeners just keep going from there!
So get down to the cool sounds of Jedi Rocks and celebrate the love with some BONUS POINTS!
Return of the Jedi month rages on and this week Jason and Gabe are talking about the early ROTJ screenplay drafts with the none other than the author of The Making of Return of the Jedi and so much more, J.W. Rinzler! Together they all dive into red hot juicy subjects like : how did the drafts fit Jedi evolve? What was Leia originally going to be doing during the film’s opening? What kind of influence did the conerpt art have? Who was a mysterious Imperial character who got cut? How did the relationship between Vader and Palpatine change? What was added during the epic ROTJ story conferences?
PLUS : When did Alec Guinness almost quit Star Wars? What doesn’t Lucas get enough credit for & just how many Star Wars movies were originally planned?
So put on that Vader helmet, declare yourself Emperor and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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Return of the Jedi month continues as we examine the amazing and fascinating SOUNDS of ROTJ! With this third movie, Lucasfilm sound maniac Ben Burtt began to take on a much larger role in not only design the film’s rich soundscape but being more hands on in every aspect of what you hear. Join us as we explore that rich history and go way in-depth on 37 of ROTJ’s most classic sounds! From burps to Frankenstein to an unborn child’s heartbeat… we go over it all!!
PLUS : Awesome listener voice messages on why YOU love RETURN OF THE JEDI!
So call up Grandma Vodka and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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Return of the Jedi month continues as Tom Spina joins Jason and Gabe to talk to the legendary Kirk Thatcher about his days in the ROTJ creature department! The free wheeling, epic conversation ranges from starting at ILM at age 19, painting the Sarlacc, George Lucas’ favorite restaurant, watching dailies, going to the bar with Ewoks, hanging out with Carrie Fisher, and hazy memories from the epic ROTJ wrap party! Kirk has an endless amount of hilarious behind the scenes stories and this is a crazy fun one you won’t want to miss!
PLUS : Tom talks about his amazing experience with Magic Wheeler at San Diego Comic Con!
So keep painting that puppet movie’s hole in the sand and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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