Episode 158 – Hey, DJ!: A Celebration of DJ (aka Last Night a DJ Saved My Life)

Want an episode dedicated to the master “codebreaker”, thief, scoundrel and that man with a golden tongue, DJ?  Blast Points can do it!!  Join us as we look at the character, what he was all about, the pre-release controversy and finish it all out with the first ever epic DJ LINE BATTLE!  What DJ line from The Last Jedi reigns supreme?  Listen as we take turns going back and forth with DJ lines trying to figure out which one is the ultimate DJ line!  Is it Katoga?  Big F?  Maybe?  Listen and find out!!! PLUS: Great Moments in Star Wars Fan History, listener reviews and MORE!  So blip bloppity bloop & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!! 

Episode 157 – The Sounds of The Phantom Menace

Phantom Menace Year continues as Jason and Gabe examine the amazing sounds of The Phantom Menace! Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood now have digital technology at their hands and their imagination of what’s possible greatly expands! The Podrace! Lightsabers!  Darth Maul pressing buttons! Watto’s Bell & more!  Join us as we explore the importance of the introduction of digital tools in the sound process and as we examine about 30 classic sounds from the film and talk about how they were created!  
So get that Slurpee from Watts’s junk shop and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

StarWars.com video on the sound of TPM:
https://www.starwars.com/video/episode-i-featurette-sound

Episode 156 : The Sunny Day in the Void Appreciation Society

This week, Jason and Gabe welcome you to the first meeting of The Sunny Day in the Void Appreciation Society!  Join us as we take a look back at George Lucas’ favorite episode of Clone Wars!  How does this odd tale of a tiny frog man and some droids actually contain the essential DNA and thoughts of not only the Star Wars saga, but THX-1138 and just about all of Lucas’ work?  Want to understand the saga on a different level?  Feel, don’t think, trust your instincts and be ready to adapt just like Colonel Gascon! It’s a look back at one of Clone Wars’ most misunderstood episodes that’ll have you watching it again in a whole new way. 

PLUS: Star Wars Celebration Chicago is heating up with guests and we are so not ready!  Will Canady be there?  Would Rick “Dude” McCallum show up?  

So escape the prison of your mind and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!   

This episode’s Lucas clips :https://youtu.be/_DByPy8aEPw
https://youtu.be/WH89ELnfPfQ
Writer Brent Friedman discusses the creative process behind A Sunny Day In The Void:
https://youtu.be/H-3pD4Odqu0

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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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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

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!!

 

 

Episode 149 – Captain EO is here to change the world

Jason and Gabe are back and this week they’re examining the most important movie George Lucas was ever involved in, CAPTAIN EO!  What is this Captain EO?  It was a strange and fascinating Francis Ford Coppola directed Disney Parks exclusive 17 minute super 3D short movie that starred Michael Jackson as a space pilot with a crew of musician aliens and robots.  How did this ever happen?  How did Lucas get involved?  How close was Lucas to being much more involved in Disney back in 1984?  What changes had to made to EO before it actually played in the parks?

All that and more as we go over almost every detail and do a brief commentary for the film itself!

So shoot a rainbow beam of joy and dance out of your hand and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Watch Captain EO here!

Watch the rough cut here!