Episode 127- The Art Of The Art Of Solo

Join Jason and Gabe this week as they dive into the new book! They go over everything from early design concepts, to the fascinating time table of production history, thematic and cinematic inspirations, visual metaphors in the film and insight into the continually fascinating Star Wars design process! (and dogs singing star wars, lots of guitar solos and they finally talk about CHiPs!!)

PLUS: What’s going on with Celebration selling out? Episode 9 speculation/excitement!

So put on your spandex for Trixie and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Buy the Art of Solo here:

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Solo-Star-Wars-Story/dp/1419727451

Episode 126 – Masters of Tears Kasi, A Star Wars Story

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Jason and Gabe are back and this week they are taking a look at that time in 1997 when everyone was super pumped for a Star Wars fighting game, MASTERS OF TERAS KASI!  It’s game almost nobody loved upon it’s release but continues to pop up over and over across the galaxy.  Qi’ra knows how to do it, but where did it come from?  How did the tech of the game relate to the prequels?  Who came up with Arden Lyn and does she know Snoke?  As most important of all, what’s the story with the Ultimate Tusken Raider, HOAR?

PLUS: our latest thoughts on Solo, the mystery of Han’s father and more!

BLAST POINTS VS. MASTERS OF TERAS KASI…. Ready….. LISTEN!

 

Episode 125 – The Solo Review / Breakdown Freakout!

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The movie about Kylo Ren’s dad is finally here and so is the Blast Points review/breakdown/freakout episode!!  Join us as we go through our initial thoughts on the film (which some might surprise you), and proceed into a heavy duty scene by scene, moment by moment discussion of whole thing!  Lady Proxima! The score!  The deep cut references! Watto! Han! Lando! Singing Frog Man! Sagwa the Wookiee love! How L3-37’s voice was actually first heard in 1984 and so, so much more!

So burn your plaid shirts, join the Cloud Riders Gang and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 123 – Solo-Overload : The Solo A Star Wars Story Pre-Show Freakout

We are just weeks away from the long awaited big release of Solo : A Star Wars Story and Blast Points is wondering if this the movie nobody wanted or actually the movie EVERYONE wanted!  Join them as go over the film’s long history, the state of the “Star Wars Story” films, what they are looking forward to and why folks shouldn’t be so quick to ignore Lord & Miller’s contributions.

PLUS!  The Kenobi movie rumor strikes back and this time Obi-Wan is arm wrestling! George Lucas spotted at the Solo premiere wearing new shoes!  Star Wars TV speculation!  Our idea of what the song “Lando’s Closet” sounds like!  News on TWO upcoming Blast Points road trips and more!

So get on your Nike Monarchs and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 122 – The Star Wars Arcade Game Story

This week Jason and Gabe look at the history of the first great Star Wars video games, 1983’s Atari Star Wars : The Arcade Game.   Made in a time when the arcade market was dwindling and Atari desperately needed a hit, this Star Wars game was one of their only hopes.  Take a trip back into the world of vector graphics as Blast Points explores how the awesome game got made and how it helped usher in a new era of Star Wars games all while home video games crumbled around it.

PLUS :  Star Wars Resistance!  Forces of Destiny featuring The Gorax! YES, THE GORAX!

We are just weeks from Solo  : A Star Wars Story and SoloMania is running wild with clips, giant worms, 360 videos and more!!  Can Blast Points survive SoloMania?!

So join Golden Squadron, deposit 50 cents and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 120 – The Golden Age of Force Awakens Rumors

Join Jason and Gabe as they take a trip back to the simpler time of 2015 when Force Awakens rumors ran free across the land! Is Luke Skywalker an evil CYBORG?!  Is Kylo Ren actually LUKE? Who are the Jedi Killers? Will Chewbacca die?!? And what about that new Jedi hero / ex stormtrooper and his trusty pal Kira? Is Max Von Sydow really playing Boba Fett?!  Listen along as they go over what was true, what was just weird & what could still possibly happen!

PLUS: Solo TV spots, Rio Durant asks about a “Wooookiee”, Kasdan & son talking Enfys Nest & more! Celebrate the love & listen today !

Episode 118 – Solo Trailer FREAKOUT

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Buckle up baby because this week Jason and Gabe are going totally nuts about that Solo trailer!!  They’re talking all about how the movie looks and going over the whole thing scene by scene and line by line.  Space mice, space yaks, Therm Scissorpunch, Vegetable Man, Walnut Head, Chewie shredding guitar, tender Wookiee love and so so much more.

PLUS : Howard the Duck and Radioland Murders even come up!  Imagine that.

So grab that flying V guitar, magnetize your boots, get pumped for SOLO and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 117 – The Star Wars Awards

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Join Jason & Gabe as they go through the first ever Blast Points Academy Star Wars Awards (Star Awards)!  You listeners of the show voted and we’ve got the results!  Who did YOU choose for the best Gungan?  What movie has the best score?  Who is the best new TLJ character, what’s the top animated series, lightsaber form and what won the the important best picture? Listen and find out!  You may laugh a little, you may learn a little, and you’ll definitely love this action packed episode!

PLUS : the start of Solo madness at Denny’s, Rain Johnson’s love of The Young Ones and how a Cliff Richard reference snuck into Last Jedi, a deleted scene we haven’t seen yet and so much more!

So get out those Better Then Erpham records and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 114 : Godspeed, Rebels

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It’s so hard to say goodbye to Star Wars Rebels but Blast Points is here to help get you through it all.  Join Jason & Gabe as they look at the show’s past, it’s strengths, the challenges it faced and where they dream Lucasfilm Animation could go next.  From those mysterious voices in-between worlds, the legacy of Ashoka Tano, giant wolves, to our hero AP-5 singing in space, Blast Points toasts four wild seasons of the Ghost Crew adventures.

PLUS :  Star Wars TV stuff, the Last Jedi deleted scene with Phasma whoop hogging it up, going Solo at Denny’s, listener reviews and The Lucas’ lively, action packed speech at Mark Hamill’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony!

So put on those Duran Duran records, head into the unknown regions with Space Whales and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!