Episode 261 – The Ewok Cartoon Challenge Strikes Back

5 years ago, we took the Ewok Cartoon Challenge where we bravely attempted to find out how many episodes of the animated adventure of those furry defenders of the Endor forest we could watch in a week.  Now, with the Ewok cartoon making it’s Disney Plus debut, we figured it was time to revisit the challenge and see how many episodes of season 2 we could watch in ONE NIGHT.  How many did we get through?  What happens in them?  Did the Leaf Queen turn us into piles of leaves?  WHO is LARRY?!  Will we ever watch another Ewok cartoon again?? All these questions and more are answered in this magic filled episode!  

Episode 260 – INDY YEAR – The Women of Indiana Jones with AMY RICHAU

Indy Year continues as this month we are joined by Star Wars author and all-around cool person, Amy Richau as she takes a look at the complicated and fascinating history of women in the Indiana Jones saga!  From Marion, Willie, Elsa and Spalko to all the women behind the scenes and everything in-between.  The highs, the lows, the cringe, the comics, the books, video games and so much more!  Amy comes at us with the incredible knowledge like the giant boulder chasing Indiana Jones in Raiders and we’re here for every second of it!  So call up Margaret Grace O’Malley and get that fortune and glory with BLAST POINTS!  

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Episode 259 – Mellody and George – A Love Story in a Zoom Call to Kids (featuring Whills)

There has been a wild Lucas spotting … have you felt it?  A recently discovered video features the great Mellody Hobson and her husband in a call to an elementary school in New York. Things start normal enough with Mellody answering kids’ excellent questions but once GL drifts in things take some interesting twists.  There is GL talking about the end of the world, Anakin’s fall to the dark side, the Whills and his secret name his sisters gave him… and we’re covering it all.   It’s hilarious, it’s thoughtful, it’s topical, it’s weird and it’s all very charming.  So, hurry up,  move to another solar system and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  
watch the amazing interview here : https://youtu.be/V7LhwO0EGi4

Episode 258 – Star Wars End Scene Magic

Star Wars movies contain many rich traditions like operatic storytelling, faster and more intense action, explosions, and gorgeous dialogue free end scenes that soar with music and end the film with an epic exclamation point!  Join us as we look at these scenes and rank our own personal top 12 Star Wars cinematic ending scenes!  What do we agree on?  Where do our opinions split? What’s our different number one picks?  Will a Star Wars movie ever end with a blooper reel? So, dance around, give an Ewok an hug and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 257 – The AOTC IMAX Mystery

Join us as we explore one of the greatest mysteries in Star Wars history, the shortened down IMAX verson of AOTC!  In November 2002, Attack of the Clones was released in around 50 IMAX theaters across the country with a little over 20 minutes of the film cut out so it could play on the giant IMAX projectors.  What was cut out?  What stayed in the movie?  What new information do we have on just WHO did the edit?  Why was there never IMAX versions of ROTS or TPM?  Did the floating space pear show up?  All these questions are answered and more in this shocking, mysterious, hilarious and revealing mystery filled episode!  
So meet up with those Dorme and Bibble fans in the lobby and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 256 – Muppets and Star Wars and Henson and Lucas

We all know Muppets and Star Wars go together like a bowl of peanut butter and M&M’s but how did this all come about?  How did the wizardry of George Lucas and the magic of Jim Henson combine and change both of their creations?  Join us as we explore the long and connected history of Star Wars and The Muppets and we take a very close look at the time Luke Skywalker and the droids traveled to a “Comedy Variety Show Planet” known as The Muppet Show in search of Chewbacca!  PLUS: what does Tony Danza have to do with it and was there ever a George Lucas muppet?
It’s time to play the music and it’s time to light the lights! Listen today and celebrate the love with the sensational inspirational celebrational BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 255 – INDY YEAR – Raiders on Record – interview with TOM VOEGELI

Indy Year continues as we look at a little secret gem in Indiana Jones history, 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark : The Movie on Record.  This wild artifact from the past is basically the entire movie, cut down to about 45 minutes and presented in a purely audio format.  It has no narration and is just audio from the film with some extra sounds mixed in along the way. Join us as we talk to the record’s Grammy winning producer and engineer, TOM VOEGELI about just how all this all happened.   How did Tom’s work on the Star Wars Radio Dramas lead to the record?  What involvement did sound wizard Ben Burtt have on it all?  Why is the audio format so perfect for the world of Indiana Jones? It’s a fascinating interview and we are so happy to shine some Staff of Ra light on this amazing record! So, trust us and listen today for some fortune and glory

Listen to the record here:

Episode 254 – The Boba Fett Renaissance

BOBA FETT!  have you heard of him?  We’re finally doing an episode all about the one and only Boba Fett because we finally feel like we have our loving feelings straightened out on him.  Join us as we look why this masked figure on a pink dinosaur gained so much mystery and popularity early on and how the cult of Boba has really only just begun! PLUS: we discover an old early reader novel that may hold a clue to the meaning of the Book of Boba Fett title.  So get out that hologram watch and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS! 

Episode 253 – 2-1B MY VALENTINE

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that can mean only one thing … 2-1B!  Join us as we talk everything 2-1B including his legendary scene in ESB, deleted scenes, his beautiful voice, the many appearances in other Star Wars things, 2-1B in the EU and more!!  If all that wasn’t enough to make you fall in love, we close things out with our (and a special guest) descriptions of fantasy romantic dream dates with 2-1B!  Don’t tell FX-7 because it’s a 2-1B love fest like nobody has ever done before!! 

So, take care sir and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 252 – Mando Over Again – Season 2 thoughts and Season 3 speculation

It’s been a little while since it ended but we are still not done thinking about The Mandalorian season 2!  Between Bo Katan, the evolution of Din, the rescue and separation and the themes presented in the series, we still have a lot to discuss!  Join us as we look back at each episode in the last season and wildly speculate on what it could all mean for season 3 and beyond!!  So put on some Slayer, rate each Dorito in that bag and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!