Forceback Friday

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

He may just be a Captain on Naboo, but he’s the Grand King of Grumpy! That’s right, this week Jason and Gabe look at the one and only Captain Panaka. From actor Hugh Quarshie, to why he wasn’t back in Attack of the Clones, to a LINE BY LINE breakdown of everything Panaka said in The Phantom Menace. They even take it all the way by rating almost every line 1 to 5 on the grumpy scale. 
Before all that there’s some talk about 2-1B’s feet, Celebration stuff, more Bio-Hexacrypt theories and deep talk about that Last Jedi footage that was shown! 
So jam the doors, celebrate the love & listen to BLAST POINTS!

Episode 162 – The Richard Pryor Show Star Wars Bar deep dive with TOM SPINA

This week Jason & Gabe are joined once again by Regal Robot’s Tom Spina as they take a ridiculously hard core deep dive look at 1977’s Star Wars Bar skit from the Richard Pryor show!  This weird and often overlooked piece of Star Wars history offers a look at a missing piece of Cantina Alien history and gives us the mysterious glory of MUFFTAK IN PANTS!  How did this skit happen?  Why did it happen?  Where the masks go next?  Why has Greedo never worn the same vest twice?  What does the killer baby from It’s Alive have to do with all of this?  PLUS :  Tom offers a sneak peek of what he’s up to at Celebration Chicago!  Panels!!  New products & more!!  So put on your suspenders, listen today and celebrate the love!!  

Watch the skit here:https://youtu.be/0kJkhEcQ44k

Check out Regal Robot!! https://regalrobot.com

and Tom Spina Designs! http://www.tomspinadesigns.com

Forceback Friday

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

Jason and Gabe are back and are absolutely freaking out about all that Entertainment Weekly Last Jedi stuff from Anthony Breznican. From Luke & Rey to Porgs and the beautiful space nuns, The Caretakers, your trusted Blast Points hosts can barely handle it all. 
After about 24 minutes of stone cold Last Jedi madness and some off the rails speculation, they get down to the greatest battle of the century…. THE RUSTY MILLER JEDI MASTER QUIZBOOK CHALLENGE! Join them as they go through dozens of random listener generated random questions to test each other with some 1982 Star Wars trivia written by the then 11 year wizard known as Rusty Miller. What questions do they get right? When are they a little “rusty”? It’s a rapid fire, laugh filled strain on all known Star Wars knowledge!! Plus a listener review and so much more!! 
So fire up your type writer, put some snow on your head and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!!

Episode 161 – The Legend of Rick McCallum

Phantom Menace Year continues as we examine THE LEGEND OF RICK MCCALLUM. He’s the superstar producer of the prequels, one man mega hype machine and we do love him. Join us as we explore the myths, tall tales and facts of the only and only “duuuuude” that is Rick!  How did he get started, how did we first learn of him, does he have a giant blue ox and what are some of his greatest moments?  Tune as we go over all things associated with this living legend that helped usher in the age of digital cinema and pushed to get Lucas’ wildest ideas on screen.  PLUS : listener McCallum stories & the debut of the McCallum folk song that’s taking the world by storm!  So get f*#$ing awesome, celebrate the love & listen today!!

Forceback Friday

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

Did you know that when Star Wars was first released in 1977, there were three different versions of the movie’s sound mix playing depending how you saw it? Did you know Harry Shearer did voices in the film? Did you know about Strange Beru? Jason & Gabe didn’t either but this week they diving in to the mysteries of the the ANH sound mix! They go over the complicated history of Star Wars audio mixes & play examples to compare just how crazy the differences from the Dolby mix to the mono mix are! 
Before all that though, they welcome back J.J. Abrams as he returns to the Star Wars saga with Episode 9! They talk about how wrong the were last week, discuss some of the common fan complaints on his return and think about how unsolved mysteries are part of the DNA of Star Wars! 
Plus there’s GA-97 talk, questions from kids, a listener email, corn dogs and so much more!! So get real chill on the Death Star and listen to Blast Points today!

Episode 160 – The Blast Points Star Wars Awards Strikes Back

Join Jason & Gabe as they go through the second annual Blast Points Star Wars Awards! You the listeners voted and we’ve got the results! Who did YOU choose for the best member of Kanjiklub? What’s the best Star Wars kiss? Who is the best new Solo character, who has the best feet, what has the best non John Williams score and what won the the important best picture? Listen and find out! You may laugh a little, you may learn a little, and you’ll definitely love this action packed episode! Who cares about the Oscars, the BLAST POINTS STAR WARS AWARDS is the award show where STAR WARS always wins!!

PLUS : We will never get a title for Episode 9, Obi-Wan on TV and the Phantom Menace 20th anniversary panel at Celebration Chicago may kill us!
So get out those electric whips and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Featuring special guest “Hollywood” announcer : Jeremy Wheeler! 

Forceback Friday

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

This week Jason and Gabe discuss the both on and off screen continuing Star Wars influence and mystery of Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand. From his hiring, to who else could have gotten the job, major plot and character decisions he made, filming and his role is post production, Blast Points sheds some light on this often sadly overlooked contributor to Star Wars history! 
PLUS! there’s talk on that Last Jedi world series ad, international poster, Snoke’s Shadow People buddies, more Sammy Hagar and so much more!!! 
So drive your Ferrari to the nearest salad restaurant and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!!

Episode 159 – The Skytalkers / Blast Points Ultimate Crossover! (Blastalkers) (it’s all about balance & friendship)

This week it’s the most ambitious crossover in all of history as Jason and Gabe are joined by the Charlotte and Caitlin, the hosts of the fantastic Star Wars podcast SKYTALKERS for an epic round of 20 questions!!  Join them as they have an epic, laugh filled conversation that ranges from podcasting, Episode 9 predictions, Master Codebreaker, the saga’s enduring power, The Phantom Menace, animation, the lost 20, Lady Proxima, Celebration Chicago tips, friendship and of course balance.  (because it’s all about balance, tbh).  

So get that pasta ready and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS and SKYTALKERS!

https://skytalkers.com

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/skytalkers/id1197909615?mt=2