Episode 361 – The Indiana Jones Celebration

If adventure has a name, it must be INDY MONTH!  It’s the kickoff to our month long celebration of all things Indiana Jones and we’re barely keeping it together.   Listen as we slowly lose our minds about the IndyMania going on right now as we get closer and closer to The Dial of Destiny!  Then we ask the ultimate question that is so simple and yet so complicated – WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDIANA JONES MOVIE? We answer the question ourselves and then we turn it over to so many of our friends to hear what they think!  What of the original four got the most votes?   You have to listen and find out!  

So, read up on your Michaelson chapters 4 & 5 and listen today!  

Episode 360 – Catching Up with David W. Collins and the Sound of Star Wars

This week we are thrilled to welcome back to Blast Points, Skywalker Sound’s David W. Collins!  Since we last talked a couple of years ago, David was nominated for an Emmy for his sound work on The Book of Boba Fett, led the way with Tales of the Jedi and The Bad Batch season 2 and was the sound designer for that little thing called The Mandalorian season 3.  Join us as we go over all of that and more as we explore what went into creating sounds for so much of the recent stuff we’ve loved.  What’s the secret sound in Gorian Shard’s voice, what was the inspiration for Gideon’s mech suit and where can you hear the sound of Jon Favreau’s dog?  

So, listen today & celebrate the love!    

check out The Soundtrack Show here :

TOM SPINA In Conversation With DAVE CARSON

In this edition of Blast Points Presents we are honored to share this seriously fun chat with our friend Regal Robot’s Tom Spina and ILM FX legend Dave Carson about his work sculpting Nien Nunb for Return of the Jedi and so much more.   From joining ILM during the end of Empire, designing some CLASSIC creatures from Return of the Jedi and the continuing question of what music was playing in the creature creation department! 

And don’t forget, Regal Robot’s insanely cool 40th anniversary edition Nien Nunb maquette is available this THURSDAY 6/25 for only 40 hours! 





Episode 359 – The Human Jabba Controversy With TOM SPINA

This week it’s all about one of the greatest controversies in Star Wars history : HUMAN JABBA!  George Lucas claimed he always intended for Jabba to be a “large, loathsome creature”, but just how true is that?   Listen as we’re joined once again by Tom Spina and we explore all the evidence for and against this idea,   What about that mysterious art in From Star Wars to Jedi?  Who made it?  Was it even possible during the time of the original trilogy?  Who knows the truth, who’s lying and why did Han have fry poor Greedo like that?   We’re peeling back the layers of the mystery in this epic episode!  

So, get in your time machine, listen today and celebrate the love!  


EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE: www.tomspinadesigns.com

Check out the original article on The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski


Episode 358 – The Sound Evolution of the Detention Block Shootout

Throughout the vast history of the various audio differences in the many versions of 1977’s original Star Wars, no scene has gone under the radar, been more mysterious and had more subtle changes then the infamous Detention Block Shootout scene!  Join us as bravely we listen to 8 incredible different versions of this scene, uncover it’s audio secrets, discuss how it evolved over the decades, what changed and what has stayed the same!  

So get out your bass cannon, celebrate the love and listen today! 

watch the original SpaceHunterM video here : https://youtu.be/uurb4by_Ckk

Episode 357 – Visions Volume 2 For Me and You

Star Wars Visions volume 2 is here and we seriously can’t get enough of it.  From goofy Wedge moments and a space train chased by horses to the deepest deep stuff with a Sith Mother and a Spy Dancer!  Visions is the dream of Lucasfilm made real and we’re talking about each of the shorts for five delirious minutes each!   What ones are our favorites and which ones need another watch?  

So get out your Thumb Wars DVDS and buy all your official Wedge merchandise and listen today! 

Episode 356 – The Return Of The Jedi 40th Anniversary Celebration

It’s a May the 4th spectacular as we celebrate the return of Return of the Jedi back in movie theaters! Listen as we talk about our theater experiences, why we are “return of the jedi people” and why the creatures panel from Celebration 2022 continues to rule our minds! PLUS – hear recordings from over 25 Blast Points listeners on THEIR ROTJ theater experiences and why THEY love this classic Star Wars film! 

So be already on your way out, listen today and celebrate the love!

Episode 355 – Talking Timelines With KRISTIN BAVER and AMY RICHAU

This week we are thrilled to welcome to show 2 of the authors of the incredible new book – Star Wars Timelines, Kristin Baver and Amy Richau!  Join us as we discuss how such a massive book telling the vast history of the galaxy far far away was even created, what surprised them while making it and of course, Max Rebo’s booty.  

Listen today and celebrate the love!

Episode 354 – The Mandalorian Chapter 24 “The Return” Freakout 

It’s the season finale of The Mandalorian season 3 and we are diving in like a naked Gideon clone coming out of a tank! Listen as we go over important topics like : expectations, new beginnings, peace & purpose, Raising Arizona and Jiffy Pop! 

So jump out a flaming window like Axe Woves, listen today and celebrate the love!

Episode 353 – The Mandalorian Chapter 23 – “The Spies” Freakout 

The Mandalorian season 3 is almost over and we’re almost dead from the amount of insane STAR WARS we’ve been getting in the past week!  This episode has it all – Mandos, a giant monster, Praetorian Guards, Gideon with a cape and jetpack, red force field walls, Hux’s dad, serious talk and so much more.  AND – who are “the spies”?!  Listen as we gather the evidence and make some cases in court.   So put the X in Hux, yell “THE MANDALORIAN” and listen today!