Episode 196 -Star Wars Facial Hair 101 With TOM SPINA

We all know there’s a lot of fun stuff going on in Star Wars right now SO that means it’s time to talk about THE FACIAL HAIR OF THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY!  Tune as we we are joined by the great Tom Spina from Regal Robot as we discuss the glorious mustaches, beards and sideburns of the OT!  Who’s got the best look from each film?  And what does it have to do with the Dick Van Dyke show?  Listen and find out!  So get in that time machine with James Hetfield and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  
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Episode 193 – The Droid Pageant (Mr. . Ms. Robotica) featuring TOM SPINA and GORDON TARPLEY

We all love R2, 3PO and R5-D4 but what about those forgotten droid heroes CZ-3, R1-G4 or LIN-V8K?  Join us this week for the illustrious Mr & Ms Robotica Pageant!   For this special event we are thrilled to welcome our special guest judges from Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs, TOM SPINA and “The Maker” and galaxy wide Droid expert, GORDON TARPLEY!   Together we talk about each every wonderful background droid from A New Hope!  From U-3PO to the Big Blue Football Head Droid, we go over them all!  Who will be crowned Mr. & Ms. Robotica? Listen and find out!

PLUS : The final SNOKETOBERFEST of the year!

So get out that peanut butter and mustard sandwich and celebrate the love with Blast Points! 

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Episode 180 – Starblazer Magazine is the 1985 Nostradamus of Star Wars

Where were you in the summer of 85?  If you’re anything like Tom Spina, you were reading the mind warping STAR WARS IV article in Starblazer magazine!  Join Jason, Gabe and Tom as they look at this bizarre piece of wild Star Wars speculation as it could have only been done in 1985!  For every weird bit of info like “Mark Hamill IS playing Anakin”, there’s oddly perfect predictions for the prequels and even the sequels! Why did Tom keep it, keep thinking of it and why did funky magazines like this mean so much back then?  Join them as they look back,  look at today and shed light on that special Star Wars love that is FOREVER!  So join the EVIL SIDE with Sybil Danning and celebrate the love!

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Episode 176 – The Humans Of The Cantina (the ugly truth with Tom Spina)

Sure we all love the aliens of the Mos Eisley Cantina but what we all want to know more about is WHAT ABOUT THE “HUMANS” of the Cantina?  Who played Wuher?  Why is Little Aunt Beru not actually Little Aunt Beru? What about Pointy Hat Guy?  What is the deal with Terminal Man?   For questions like this, there is only one person to bring in and we are happy to joined by our friend, Cantina holocron of knowledge and Regal Robot mastermind, Tom Spina!  

Join us as we explore the dark corners of the cantina examining so many of those beautiful “uglies” who weren’t wearing masks! It’s an insane, epic, hardcore episode that’s not for the faint of heart!  AND : mysteries about the Human Jabba scene, Oliver Stone lookalikes in the cantina and so much more!

PLUS :  the never ending fascinating connections between Star Wars and Top Secret! continues!! So straighten the rug & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

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Episode 162 – The Richard Pryor Show Star Wars Bar deep dive with TOM SPINA

This week Jason & Gabe are joined once again by Regal Robot’s Tom Spina as they take a ridiculously hard core deep dive look at 1977’s Star Wars Bar skit from the Richard Pryor show!  This weird and often overlooked piece of Star Wars history offers a look at a missing piece of Cantina Alien history and gives us the mysterious glory of MUFFTAK IN PANTS!  How did this skit happen?  Why did it happen?  Where the masks go next?  Why has Greedo never worn the same vest twice?  What does the killer baby from It’s Alive have to do with all of this?  PLUS :  Tom offers a sneak peek of what he’s up to at Celebration Chicago!  Panels!!  New products & more!!  So put on your suspenders, listen today and celebrate the love!!  

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Episode 135 – Kirk Thatcher’s Adventures In Return Of The Jedi (Featuring Tom Spina!)

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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Episode 121 – Tom Spina and The Epic Interview Where We Discuss Mufftak’s Pants

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This week Jason & Gabe are joined by a very special guest, the one & only mastermind of Regal Robot, Tom Spina Designs and the Keeper of The Cantina Aliens, TOM SPINA!  Together they have an epic laughter filled talk about all the exciting stuff that’s new with Tom and share an EXCLUSIVE REGAL ROBOT COUPON CODE FOR MAY THE 4th!  After that, they go over some of the finer details of the Cantina, the UK Uglies, Little Aunt Beru, the mysterious humans of Jabba’s Palace, how to keep it together in the Lucasfilm Archives, and yes, MUFFTAK IN PANTS!

PLUS : there is a wild round of rapid fire questions that delves into talk of the first two Motley Crue albums and naturally the “backwards and forwards” guy in Jabba’s tail!!

So go get your magic fountain, put on KISS makeup and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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