Episode 155 – The Wookiee Storybook Audio Drama Experience

Jason and Gabe are going where no podcast has gone before with a dramatic reading of the immortal 1979 Star Wars literature classic, The Wookiee Storybook!  They do every voice, every scene and act out every moment in this exciting story of Lumpy trying to be a hero like his father, the mighty Chewbacca!  It’s an epic, hilarious episode that’ll make you want to go out and find some Wasaka Berries of your own!!  Gather around your Wookiee family and learn a little, laugh a little, smoke your storytelling pipe and be the Berry Master!!  
PLUS :  Our Episode 9 madness is getting worse, a fantastic listener email & more!!
So close your eyes, think hard about Chewbacca and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

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Forceback Friday

Welcome to Blast Points Forceback Fridays where we spotlight some of our favorite episodes from the past.

In honor of Star Tours 32nd birthday celebrate with our episode about all things Star Tours.

This week we are talking about all about the fascinating history of STAR TOURS! It’s the Disneyland ride that was not only set new trends for the park, it started Star Wars on it’s eventual future! How the marriage of Lucasfilm and Disney possibly begin? Just how much of a Disney fan is Lucas? What planets were considered for the 2011 version? How did Star Tours influence a young Rian Johnson and directly inspire The Last Jedi? It’s an action packed episode headed to beautiful forest moon of Endor and beyond!

PLUS: What’s going to be in the gift shop and on the menus at the Lucas Museum? What’s going on with an oozing Master Codebreaker in the Last Jedi novel & so much more!

So fill in every seat, pull your safety restraint from the right to left & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 154 – John Barry and the Force of Star Wars Production Design

John Barry is one of the greatest unsung behind the scenes heroes of Star Wars history and Jason & Gabe are here to explore his history and lasting influence!  His set designs & visionary contributions to the saga are a massive part of how we continue to define the look of everything Star Wars!  Where did it all begin?  How did he do it?  Who else was part of that original production design team? And how did an over budget Gene Hackman movie influence almost every aspect of how we now see the saga? PLUS: Episode 9 has us freaking out about black beans & the return of Resistance!  So head to that nacho bar & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

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John Barry & Roger Christian interview clips from the fantastic documentary, The Galaxy Britain Built :https://youtu.be/vMJ7vXnyyRA

Forceback Friday

Welcome to the first annual Blast Points Forceback Friday where we spotlight some of our favorite episodes from the past.

In honor of John Favreau’s mysterious picture of an IG droid check out our in depth dive into the life of the one and only IG-88.

Episode IG-88

What else could there be to talk about on Episode 88 but the one and only droid of doom, IG-88!? But is it IG-88A, B, C or is it D? If you have no clue what that means, you are not alone and Jason and Gabe are here to help the best they can. Join them as they go over the IG droid’s many appearances in Star Wars movies, animation and video games, the weird and convoluted backstory of this skinny droid that once tried to take over the Death Star and a little bit of behind the scenes IG-info. It’s IG-REAT! (IG-88 talk starts at around the 19 minute point) 
PLUS! There’s talk on the Han Solo movie losing a cast member, info on a character’s name, new First Order vehicles in The Last Jedi and a possible code name for the still not official Obi-Wan movie! 
So grab your Ball playing frying pan, open some door with Palpatine and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 153 – The Beginning – The Phantom Menace That Could Have Happened

Blast Points Phantom Menace Year Begins with us taking a look at the strange and fascinating early screenplay draft of TPM, The Beginning!  The saga of the “Warka” family begins, there’s almost no Qui Gon, and an original trilogy character shockingly “dies” in the end.  From a certain point of view….  It’s a real wild ride that could have resulted in a vastly different Episode 1!  Tune in as we look at the characters, plots and weird decisions that almost happened!  Have aspects from this draft have appeared in the sequel trilogy? It sure seems like it!!  So win the race in The First Order Olympics, celebrate the love & listen today!  

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Lucas YouTube clips:

https://youtu.be/8FRZtFPDxi4
https://youtu.be/kUn3nohOtVQ

Secret History of Star Wars: http://fd.noneinc.com/secrethistoryofstarwarscom/secrethistoryofstarwars.com/thebeginning.html


Episode 152 – Rogue 100 (The Rogue One Two Year Anniversary Celebration!)

Rogue One just turned two years old and Blast Points is starting the birthday party with the giant ROGUE 100!  It’s 100 things we love about the best Star Wars standalone movie since Ewoks Battle for Endor!   We talk almost every aspect of Rogue One with Bor Gullet, Krennic’s cape, Cassian’s Gloves, Giacchino’s score, the film’s messages and how it stands up today!

PLUS : Wener Herzog is in The Mandalorian.  ‘Nuff said.

So pull that death star lever, get the balloons for Saw’s birthday and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 151 – One Year From 8, One Year Until 9

With it being one year since the release of The Last Jedi and one year away from Episode 9, Jason and Gabe are taking a look back and forward at the same time!  Join them as they go through each of the returning characters and look at how they changed in 8 and how that may inform where they could go next.  Will Hux do stand up comedy? What’s happening with Luke and Leia?  What about the big, giant question of Rey & Kylo?  And what about PZ-4CO?  Will she find true love?  Listen today and find out!!

PLUS : The Nick Nolte Freakout & the secrets within Kevin Smith’s tears!

So turn on that giant chest hologram and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

Episode 150 : The Blast Points Holiday Special!

It’s the BLAST POINTS HOLIDAY SPECIAL!  Jason and Gabe made it home for Life Day and are joined by tons of awesome SURPRISE GUESTS as they all share their Star Wars holiday traditions and look back at past winter memories connected to that galaxy far far away!

PLUS : Obi-Wan reads Twas The Night Before Xmas AND some of your all time favorite Star Wars characters visit with the real SANTA CLAUS!

So hang those stocking whole they’re tied on a string and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!