Episode 351 – The Mandalorian Chapter 21 – “The Pirate” Freakout

This week we’re all part of the Pirate Nation as we set sail with The Mandalorian Chapter 21, The Pirate!  This is one delirious episode of Mando and it’s got us talking about how it’s possibly the most George Lucas episode yet and somehow it thematically connects to both The Phantom Menace and Death Wish 3.  AND the return of our King Gorian Shard, an ughnaught in a sweater, deep thoughts and so much more.   So take off your helmet, listen today and celebrate the love!

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Episode 350 – The Mandalorian Chapter 20 “The Foundling” Freakout

Grab your helmet, that bottle of sunscreen and some Dragon Hawk repellent as this week it’s a Mandalorian Beach Party! Join us as we discuss this wild episode, the incredible Ahmed Best Jedi moment and how it made our prequel loving hearts soar, the deep stuff, baby dragons, Naboo blaster sounds and so much more. We are loving this season of The Mandalorian and we’re not afraid to the even tell the Armorer about it. So spit up a little Mando kid, listen today and celebrate the love!

Episode 349 – The Mandalorian Chapter 19 – “The Convert” Freakout

This week we’re going to the Coruscant Opera House to hear all about the tragedy of Doctor Pershing! It’s a wild and wonderful episode of The Mandalorian that has a lot to say and we have a lot to say about it! Join us as we discuss the continuing themes of change and belief, the thematic comparisons with the two stories being told, cloning confusion, the Terry Gilliam-ness of it all, and so much more. Plus, we observe a moment of silence for Bo Katan’s late great droid. So grab that 27B-6 form, listen today and celebrate the love!

Episode 348 – The Mandalorian Chapter 18 “The Mines of Mandalore” Freakout 

This week Mando is not messing around with getting to the Mines of Mandalore and neither are we as we talk all about this wild episode of The Mandalorian season 3!  Join us as we go other some of the themes that seem to be presenting themselves so far in the season like the major Star Wars food groups that are change, choice, understanding and belief.   Then listen along as we break down the entire episode including the Phil Tippett nightmare droid, Bo Katan’s friendly droid, Grogu’s desire to go to Batuu and more!  

So score some Nuke, listen today and celebrate the love!  

Episode 347 – The Mandalorian Chapter 17 “The Apostate” Freakout

The Mandalorian is BACK and we are kicking off eight weeks of non stop Mandelirious Madness here on Blast Points!  This week we’re talking about THE APOSTATE and how this episode messed us up like a big space dinosaur turtle throwing Mandalorians around on a beach.  Join us as we go into every detail of the episode and somehow relate it back to HOT TO TROT and OLD COUNTRY BUFFET.   And … we’re losing our minds over PIRATE KING GORIAN SHARD in a major way.  A major way.  So get some chocolate milk ready, listen today and celebrate the love!  

Episode 346 – Defending Star Wars with Siskel and Ebert

In May of 1983, as the Rebels battled the evil Empire on movie screens, film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert battled the Palpatine of critics, John Simon on TV screens!  Join us as we examine this epic showdown about Return of the Jedi and discover that the debate they have is nothing new and has never left us!  PLUS : we explore the amazing history of Siskel and Ebert reviewing Star Wars and how they learned to not only love the saga but champion all of it’s unique qualities! 

So take the kids to Tender Mercies, celebrate the love and listen today!  

WATCH THE SISKEL AND EBERT STAR WARS REVIEWS HERE: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnkOCZDl_Isv8EeBdp60Ss3X6nURvf9ZG

Episode 345 – The Tone Poems of The Phantom Menace

In the summer of 1999, there were a series of ads for The Phantom Menace known as the “tone poems”.  These ads which mostly featured some of the main characters of the film giving fairly abstract poetry-esque lines about their arcs in the film quickly became legendary.   Join us as we explore each of the unique tone poem ads and reveal some fascinating information on their creation!  Who made them, why are they so Star Wars and what was going on with the marketing of Episode 1?  PLUS : how do they connect to Lucas’ student films at USC and why didn’t Watto get a tone poem?

So don’t look back before you go, listen today and celebrate the love! 

WATCH ALL THE TONE POEMS HERE : https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw8ep6cYzDhoQfQavCbfLMa-oyambJX_X

Tom Spina In Conversation With ROGER CHRISTIAN

In this edition of Blast Points Presents, we are honored to bring you a conversation with our friend TOM SPINA and ROGER CHRISTIAN! You may know Roger’s massive contribution to Star Wars for creating the lightsaber hilt and being a key figure in designing the “used universe” look that’s become just part of the galaxy far far away. Tom and Roger talk about life, work, design and everything in-between in this incredible chat!

Episode 344 – The Tragedy Of The Clones – The Bad Batch Season 2 Episodes 7 And 8

It’s the halfway point for The Bad Batch season 2 and we are more then halfway freaking out about these epic two episodes!  Listen as we talk all thing Clones and we explore the roots of Clones in Star Wars, how the Clone Wars changed everything and how the story of the Clone brothers continues to be one of Star Wars’ best and most tragic stories!   AND – join us as we break down episodes 7 and 8, THE CLONE CONSPIRACY and TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES.  If you’ve watched them you know there’s a lot to talk about so get ready!  

Sound that party alarm, celebrate the love and listen today! 

Episode 343 – The Creature Creators of Jabba’s Palace with TOM SPINA

We’ve talked about the creatures of Return of the Jedi but now the time has come to talk about the creators of the creatures!  They’re the aliens of Jabba’s Palace that we’ve loved for 40 years but who designed them?  Listen as we are joined once again by Regal Robot and Tom Spina Design’s Tom Spina to uncover the facts on who made who and what were they thinking?  Which ones are Phil Tippett monsters and which ones are Chris Walas?  Who made Yakface and how do you say Boushh? 

Listen today & celebrate the love!