Episode 191 – The Art of The Art of Revenge of the Sith

By the time of Revenge of the Sith, the digital dream of the prequels finally existed and the movie was able to reach the limits of George Lucas and the art department’s imaginations.   With the manta of “go wild”, the concept team designed what was at the time the final installment of the Skywalker saga’s most ambitious episode yet.  Join us as we take a fun filled, action packed look at JW Rinzler’s genius 2005 art book, the unique look of ROTS, some creative roads not taken, and how the concepts of ROTS continue to echo into all of modern Star Wars!  

PLUS : more more more SNOKETOBERFEST!  

So get on that flying bird & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 190 – Battle Beyond Jizz Rock

MECO WAS JUST THE BEGINNING AND THE JIZZ ROCK SAGA CONTINUES!   Join us as we return to the Battle Beyond Jizz Rock as we listen to over 20 Star Wars inspired songs and determine if they jizz wail or jizz fail!  
WITH : our feelings on Weird Al, Star Wars fancy dinner music, what music does Ben Solo like & is disco music about drugs and much much more! PLUS: more SNOKETOBERFEST! 

So get out the sweet cream butter & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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Episode 189 – The Phantom Costumes

Phantom Menace Year continues as we celebrate the fascintating and amazing costumes of Episode 1!   In a movie filled with bold new directions for the saga, nothing was quite as bold and innovating as Trisha Biggar’s costumes.  Join us as we go over just why those costumes were such a big deal, how they continue to influence today’s Star Wars and just why Biggar’s work was so genius.  PLUS : the return of SNOKETOBERFEST & so much more!So get in your tiny rocket ship & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 188 – The Star Wars Radio Dramas & The Lasting Legacy of Brian Daley

Back at Celebration Chicago, we attended a Star Wars Radio Drama panel hosted by fans and college professors, John & Maria Jose Tenuto.  We were looking forward to the panel but we didn’t know how much it would actually BLOW OUR MINDS.  This week we are thrilled to have John & Maria on the show as they go over the incredible history of the radio dramas, Brian Daley’s story and so so much more.   How did the Star Wars radio drama save NPR?  What was it’s origin?  Why did something as visual was Star Wars feel so at home in strictly audio?  All that and more in this epic & seriously fascinating episode!  

So get out that frozen Ho-Ho, celebrate the love & listen today!

Episode 187 – The Curious Case of Star Wars Detours

As predicted by ancient Mayan calendars, 2012 brought many massive changes (to Star Wars).  Disney purchased Lucasfilm, Episode VII was going to be made, the 3D releases were cancelled and the mysterious “comedy” show, Star Wars Detours was announced and then never seen again.  Listen as we discuss the always curious case of the mysterious Detours and debate on if it should ever be released at all!  Does it deserve a chance?  Is there room for parody in Star Wars?  Should all existing episodes be destroyed with fire?  We have different opinions on the matter!  Are you #TeamJason or #TeamGabe?  Listen and decide for yourself!  PLUS :  Ian + Hayden = BUDDIES and Rise of SkywalkerMania is creeping up on us & it’s all getting TOO HOT! So party like it’s 2012 & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 186 – The Phantom Hype (featuring MARFALUMP!)

For a couple of months in 1999, the whole world became a Star Wars Celebration as Episode 1 HYPE was everywhere!  From grocery stores to Taco Bell, you couldn’t go anywhere without being reminded that a new Star Wars movie was about to come out. Blast Points Phantom Menace Year continues as we look at all of that crazy hype that surrounded all of the TPM experience! The overwhelming marketing tie ins! Those weird & wonderful commercials! The vital history of Star Wars & merchandising!  Did it all go too far there in 1999 or not far enough?!  And of course we finally shed some light on the one and only MARFALUMP!!‬ 
So go go grease lightning and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 185 – D23 Madness with MANDALORIAN, KENOBI and THE RISE OF SKYKWALKER

The not so far away future of the galaxy far far away was shown at Disney’s giant D23 convention and it hit Star Wars fans like the Death Star laser rocking Jedha. We are barely still alive after all the news but we are here to deliver full breakdowns for the epic Mandalorian trailer, the incredible Obi-Wan Kenobi announcement and of course that special mysterious look at The Rise of Skywalker. What secrets did we find inside it and what does it have to with wind chimes? 
We saved you some seats at our table at Sizzler so celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 184 – Tatooine Ghost featuring Watto the Wedding Crasher

Do you spend everyday wondering if Leia ever learned about her grandmother Shmi? What would Leia think if she watched the Boonta Eve pod race? Did Watto attend Shmi and Cliegg Lars’ wedding? All these questions and more were answered in Troy Denning’s fascinating and underrated 2003 novel, Tatooine Ghost.  It’s an incredible blending of the prequels and the original trilogy that also manages to somehow resonate into the sequels.  Join us as we look at the book, Leia’s journey with the Force, Ben Kenobi, Ben Solo, grown up Kitster, Beru’s sister, Watto wearing a bow tie and so much more in this fun filled, deep thoughts episode!  PLUS: Resistance news! Rain Johnson movies update! AND Kenobi-Mania!  
So stop looking for Killik Twilight & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 183 – Jabbapalooza

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!