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!
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!
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!
Jason and Gabe are kicking off Return of the Jedi month with a look at the classic 1983 documentary, Classic Creatures! It’s a mind blowing look at the good, the bad, the cute and the cuddly of ROTJ! Our documentary hosts Carrie Fisher & Billy Dee Williams talk about Wiebba Wiebba, let Ackbar sing & show us just how the creatures of ROTJ were made! If that wasn’t enough there’s Lucas with his shirt unbuttoned dangerously low, Mick Jagger lips, sleepy Phil Tippett, and the word “penetrate”.
PLUS: the JJ Episode 9 photo, an exciting Beardwatch & so much more!
So dare to be cute, celebrate the love and listen to BLAST POINTS!
This week Jason and Gabe discuss the both on and off screen continuing Star Wars influence and mystery of Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand. From his hiring, to who else could have gotten the job, major plot and character decisions he made, filming and his role is post production, Blast Points sheds some light on this often sadly overlooked contributor to Star Wars history!
PLUS! there’s talk on that Last Jedi world series ad, international poster, Snoke’s Shadow People buddies, more Sammy Hagar and so much more!!!
So drive your Ferrari to the nearest salad restaurant and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!!
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!!