Published almost a full month before the movie’s release, Terry Brooks’ novelization of The Phantom Menace still holds up and blows minds 20 years later! Join us for month seven of Phantom Menace Year as we look back at this underrated bit of Star Wars literature! We discuss how it’s unique and fascinating perspective on the story echoes not only through Episode 1 and the prequel trilogy but beyond! What’s the deal with Jedi and dreams? How did it introduce now standard thoughts about the history of the Sith? And why was Terry Brooks so into Ric Olie? Gather up your great globs of Bantha poodoo and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Sure we all love the aliens of the Mos Eisley Cantina but what we all want to know more about is WHAT ABOUT THE “HUMANS” of the Cantina? Who played Wuher? Why is Little Aunt Beru not actually Little Aunt Beru? What about Pointy Hat Guy? What is the deal with Terminal Man? For questions like this, there is only one person to bring in and we are happy to joined by our friend, Cantina holocron of knowledge and Regal Robot mastermind, Tom Spina!
Join us as we explore the dark corners of the cantina examining so many of those beautiful “uglies” who weren’t wearing masks! It’s an insane, epic, hardcore episode that’s not for the faint of heart! AND : mysteries about the Human Jabba scene, Oliver Stone lookalikes in the cantina and so much more!
PLUS : the never ending fascinating connections between Star Wars and Top Secret! continues!! So straighten the rug & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
For over 40 years, people have asked “Who is Aunt Beru?” Was she just a blue milk pouring aunt on an Outer Rim desert planet or was she more then that? How did she influence the new hope of the galaxy and just what is Beru’s legacy? Join us as we explore the facts, myths and clues that make Beru Whitesun Lars so much more then just a snazzy dresser with the gift of gab. We explore her life on screen and off and dive into her ever changing voice and take a Beru Cruise around the world. AND : we read so so many of your listener provided BERU HAIKU poetry!PLUS: Celebration Anaheim!! What’s happening? Will we be there? Will there be a Battle for Endor panel? All that and more in this fun filled episode that has too much of it’s father in it. Listen today & celebrate the love!
Long before there were Star Wars podcasts, there were Star Wars fanzines. Thousands and thousands of Star Wars fanzines. These fanzines helped unite and create a Star Wars fandom and everything that comes with it. Join us as we explore the surprising history of this fan created, woman driven dawn of Star Wars fan culture! What were some of the first ones? What was in them? What did Lucasfilm think of them? What were the fan theories for Revenge of the Jedi that were driving fandom insane? Where are many of these zines kept today? Join us for a fascinating look at a little known yet vital piece of Star Wars fan history! So warm up the blue ink in the Ditto machine & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
It’s month six of Phantom Menace Year and what would a year long tribute to Episode 1 be without an episode all about our favorite Gungan, the one and only mister Jar Jar Binks. Jar Jar & TPM are forever connected and as the film has begun to be looked at in a whole new way, so has Jar Jar finally. Tune is as we take an epic look at our personal journey with Jar Jar, his design history, inspiration, his time on screen in films & Clone Wars, and his current very welcome renaissance. AND listeners share their Jar Jar stories with emails and voice messages. Jar Jar poetry? Oke-day! So crash into your boss’ heyblibber and celebrate the love with Blast Points!
You can’t stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting and you can’t stop the RISE OF SKYWALKER hype machine that is coming our way. Join Jason and Gabe as they examine the article and every photo from the TROS Vanity Fair article and discuss what we could be seeing and how we all could or could not survive. Is Zorii Bliss causing us bliss? Are Hux and Pryde starting a synth pop band? Is the Luke photo actually from TLJ? All that and more in this super freakout charged episode!!
So get on your Law & Order horses and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Solo has now been out for a year and this week Jason and Gabe are looking back at what we still love about the film, it’s unique legacy and the lessons learned from the whole Solo experience. Will we ever see another Star Wars film released in May? Could we ever see more adventures of young Han & Chewie? Can we please have more stories about Enfys Nest? All these burning questions and more in this introspective, fun filled, Kevin Bacon fueled episode!!
PLUS : We all learned who’s making the first post-TROS Star Wars movie and we’re separating the facts from crazy rumor!
So remain calm, remember the silo & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!
In January 2002, Carrie Fisher met with George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch for her TV interview show Conversations From The Edge. The result is the single greatest George Lucas interview ever made. This week Jason & Gabe are guiding you through this amazing moment in history as we examine every gripping topic Carrie brings up. What’s Lucas’ flirting technique? What bands did he see in the 60’s? What high school sports did he play? And has he ever been to a make out party? Carrie wanted to know and so do we. Tune in & find out!PLUS: Untitled Star Wars movies have release dates!? What’s happening with that? Did the cover to The Art of The Rise of Skywalker almost kill us? YES! Are we still alive to talk about it? Maybe!Celebrate the silly kind of love & listen today!
Phantom Menace Year continues as Jason & Gabe examine the hidden genius of the model and miniature work in Episode 1! It’s the Star Wars movie that contained more model shop work then all of the original trilogy combined BUT so much of that work is still totally invisible to most viewers! Join them as they try to solve this 20 year old mystery by playing an exciting, action packed game of “What’s The Model?!” where they go through all the major scenes in TPM and attempt to figure out just what they’re seeing! Do they succeed? Do they get confused? Is Sio Bibble’s beard actually a miniature? Listen and find out!!
So put on your Burger King crown & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
What time is it? It’s Palpatime! Tune in as Jason and Gabe explore every single aspect of The Sith Master on & off the screen! Has this phantom menace been playing us like he did the whole galaxy? What clues have been out there that he could return? When did he first appear in Star Wars history and what could his “return” mean for how we view the entire saga? Is he a ghost, a robot, a robot ghost, does he ride a unicycle? How can we possibly wait until December to find out?! It’s a wild, speculation filled episode that’s 2 legit 2 quit! PLUS: #KLAUDWATCH!!