Episode 232 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 8 – Making an Empire. The Once Upon a Galaxy Book

It’s Saga Year and this month is all about Alan Arnold’s legendary, amazing and scandalous Empire Strikes Back making of book, Once Upon A Galaxy.   Notoriously hard to get a hold of and chock full of juicy stories, this book has a reputation for being one of the best movie making of books ever written and has a legacy still felt today.  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, we went through the book and picked 40 of the most fascinating and our favorite moments.  There’s old ladies on skis, Star Wars mythbusting, cast fights, Gary Kurtz’ record collection, lots of Last Jedi connections and so much more!   So, get out your copies of Fitness is Fun and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 224 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 6 : ROGUE ONE (The Art of the Art of Rogue One)

Saga Year continues as this month we take a look at ROGUE ONE and the amazing Art of Rogue One book by Josh Kushins.  Looking through it is like looking through your Rogue One dreams and it’s been often overlooked when discussing the Star Wars creative process and the making of the film.  From John Knoll’s original and fascinating Destroyer of Worlds pitch to the stories that almost were and Gareth Edward’s unique creative process, Rogue One was taking risks from the beginning.  The bold ideas Rogue One created on screen and behind the scenes can still be felt today and we’re examining all of them! Save the rebellion, save the dream and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 220 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 5 : SOLO A STAR WARS STORY (Yes, No or Maybe Solo)

This month’s addition to SAGA YEAR is a driver and a winner!!  Join us as we look back on that rare little diamond in the saga, 2018’s Solo : A Star Wars Story.  How was the newer Star Wars stuff made Solo a different experience in the last couple years?  What still works for us and how could we possibly see these characters again?  After that we tackle listener submitted questions that can be answered YES, NO, OR MAYBE SOLO! Lots of shower & seafood talk!!  AND : no surprise, lots of Dryden Vos, Lady Proxima and naked Wookiee talk.  So go commit a minor crime for Solo 2 and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 216 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 4 – Revenge of the Sith Novelization, Reshoots and Candles in the Dark

In the 15 years since it’s release, Matthew Stover’s Revenge of the Sith novelization has become not just a cult favorite but one of the best pieces of Star Wars literature ever made!  Join us this week as we look at why that is, why Stover’s “internal not external” approach fits ROTS so well, how the novel’s heart changed with the film’s reshoots and so much more!!  What dream Star Wars story did Stover once tell Jason about?  What one scene in the book does Gabe wish was in the movie?  Why is Revenge of the Sith so important now more then ever? It’s SithMania in this action packed episode!  It’s Sith season so celebrate the love & listen today!  

Episode 212 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 3 – The Clone Wars Movie and The Rise of Ahsoka Tano

SAGA YEAR continues as Jason and Gabe look back at that interesting chapter in Star Wars cinematic history, 2008’s The Clone Wars movie. How does it hold up?  What works better in it in 2020 then it did in 2008?  What’s it’s legacy?  After that we give a special spotlight to the real star of the film, Ahsoka Tano!  How did a character who many weren’t sure about at first become one of our favorite Star Wars characters EVER?  Always Trust Lucas!  What’s Ahsoka’s future and how do we feel about all that stuff?   
Listen today and celebrate the LOVE!

Episode 206 – SAGA YEAR month II : Attack of the Clones (AOTC A to Z)

It’s SAGA YEAR MONTH 2 and this time Jason and Gabe are talking about what else but ATTACK OF THE CLONES!  Listen along as they discuss the current climate on Episode II and then dive into AOTC A to Z as they connect each alphabet letter to something Attack of the Clones! If it’s in AOTC, chances are good they talk about it!  It’s an Attack of the Clones Celebration!  So get out your boxes of Triscuits and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 203 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 1 – The Phantom Menace

It’s the first month of our year long SAGA YEAR and we’re once again taking a close look at Episode 1, The Phantom Menace! Ever heard of it? Join us as we look at the heavy duty themes and messages of TPM and how they resonate through all of the saga films.  Compassion, dealing with fear, the role of family… the tasty essential flavor packets of Star Wars that are so front and center in TPM!    Plus: CLONE WARS new trailer madness & so much more!  


So don’t listen to it naked but do celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!