Episode 273 – INDY YEAR – Temple of Doom and the Temple of Death

Our year long tribute to Indina Jones continues with a look at the wild history and unique legacy of the always unique INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM!  The highs, the lows, the controversy and anything goes!  It’s a tale of birthday cakes, broken backs, dirty t-shirts from JC Penny and terrified children!  How was this movie conceived, how will it reflect on future Indy projects and why is the mine cart chase sequence so incredible!  

So, track down that fortune and glory and listen today with BLAST POINTS!  

listen to our Temple of Doom commentary here :

https://www.patreon.com/posts/27658868

Episode 272 – The Droids Animated Series Blast Points Adventure Hour

It’s no secret that we are huge supporters of the Droids animated series but with it recently coming on Disney +, our love has gone into hyperspace!  Join us this week as we examine the vastly underrated Droids series, it’s wild history and the show’s rich legacy that continues to this day.   How did the show begin, what about that bopping theme music, why is Ben Burtt actually Mungo Baobab AND what does Tony Danza have to do with it all?!?  All that and much more in this episode where we are in trouble again! 

So, step softly into the danger zone and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

GET FUN & FIT HERE :  https://youtu.be/-oF2sXOQvfI

LOS ANDROIDES theme:   https://youtu.be/0n8whdUgA6E

Episode 271 – Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell Mania

We all know Han Solo had a run in with a bounty hunter on Ord Mantell but did you know that the legendary Brian Daley wrote a standalone story about it that came out the same year as the Star Wars radio drama?  This odd, wonderful and long of out print piece of SW history stands alone as the one thing that combines the voice cast of the Beuna Vista read along records and the spirit of the NPR radio shows!   How did it come about and what is its connections to Two Tubes, Cad Bane and how did it almost end up being the plot for an episode of the Droids animated series?!  

So don’t hate the bug people, listen today and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS! 

LISTEN TO REBEL MISSION TO ORD MANTELL HERE:

SIDE 1 – https://youtu.be/lHWpWFhMDhk

SIDE 2 – https://youtu.be/mXrzpNjzemw

Episode 268 – INDY YEAR – Indiana Jones and the Disney Parks with SAVANNA OUDIT

Indy Year rages on as this month we are talking all about the incredible INDIANA JONES presence at the Disney Parks around the globe.  We couldn’t do this one alone and we are thrilled to be joined by one and only SAVANNA OUDIT from The Dorky Diva Show!  Savanna guides us through the fascinating history of Indy in the parks, the stunt show in Florida, the sad gift shops, the wonderful Indy Adventure in California and tells us all about her experience with the Indy rollercoaster in Paris!  PLUS, what is going on with the bizarre Indiana Jones wandering around the park at Tokyo DisneySea?!?  Get your ninja costume ready, listen today and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

 
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VIDEOS WE TALKED ABOUT:

Raiders of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom:  https://youtu.be/biJLNXBsjk8

Indiana Jones Adventure Opening : https://youtu.be/6gUcKp20LQs

Disney Channel Special with Sallah and Marion : https://youtu.be/ae0abv1MhkM

The Adventures of Tokyo Indy :  https://youtu.be/SD2VBR8pv4A

Episode 267 – The Star Wars DVD Commentary Commentary

In honor of the 44th anniversary of the original George Lucas masterpiece, STAR WARS, this week we are talking all about the fascinating 2004 DVD commentary that featured Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt & Dennis Muren!  Lucas talks about influences and parsecs, we’re missing Carrie and Ben Burtt is just being Ben Burtt.   Along the way are minds are blown thinking about Luke and Leia (that’s right) and we wonder how it all could have been like Leonard Part 6.  Plus, of course, Beru is brought up. It’s an informative and “romantic” episode you won’t want to miss!!

So, call up that little bald human you know and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 266 – The Bad Batch is The Dad Batch

That group of lovable misfit clones, The Bad Batch has finally arrived and this week we are talking all about the first two episodes, Aftermath & Cut and Run!  Join us as we discuss why we love the mysterious Omega, why the clones are The Dad Batch, Tarkin on Kamino, Saw’s birthday party, THX-1138 deep thoughts, where the show could be going & more!!  We are loving this show so fat and it’s an all-out poncho waring party of an episode!!  So, grab your friends, go play ball, get a cookie cake and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 265 – The 1997 Special Edition News Call In Show Spectacular

It’s our May the 4th Super Spectacular as we are so excited to talk about a video of an incredible live call-in show from Sacramento that happened in January 1997 all about the beloved Star Wars Special Edition!  TV news hosts Walt and Mark take some mind warping, insane calls ranging from Star Wars fans dropping trivia and asking about toys and we’re going over every glorious second of it!  Along the way there’s special appearances from Blast Points friends like The George Lucas, Rick McCallum and yes, even wild man Ben Burtt.   Join us as we relive the magical Special Edition fever and learn just why Star Wars will always be THE BOMB.  

So go meet up with David Prowse on Valentine’s Day, start your rent a tape video library and celebrate the love with Blast Points!

Watch the amazing video here: https://youtu.be/Tje2BUkdh0c

Check out Brandon Bird’s amazing artwork : http://brandonbird.com

Episode 264 – Holo-Chess Monster Mania with Tom Spina!

The Dejarik or Holo-Chess game scene is classic Star Wars.  It’s a hologram of a tiny little monster fight strategy game played between a giant hairy creature and a gold robot.   Classic Star Wars.   The scene has lived in the hearts and imagination of fans for years but we need to know what it’s all about, how it happened and who each monster is.   There’s only one person who could join us on this quest and that’s our friend from Regal Robot’s TOM SPINA.   Join us as Tom explains it all and tells us all about Regal Robot’s new and amazing replicas of the original monsters.  This is an episode that will tell you absolutely EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about the amazing Dejarik monsters and so much more.   Who is Hunk and what about the mysterious duo of Scrimp and Bulbous!!  Listen and find out!!  

So, get Phil Tippet’s lizard and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

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www.regalrobot.com

www.tomspinadesigns.com

Episode 263 – INDY YEAR – The Further Comic Book Adventures of Indiana Jones

Indy Year continues and this month we’re talking the weird and wonderful Marvel comic book series, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES.  It ran for 34 issues and featured amazing talent like John Byrne, Steve Ditko and David Michelinie all contributing to the weird and wild Indy adventures found in its pages.  Why did Marvel not want anything to do with Indiana Jones and how come after the Raiders adaptation did Lucasfilm not want Marvel to continue with Indy?  What are some our favorite issues and which ones are too weird even for us?  And most importantly, what about CAPTAIN KATANGA coming back?!So, ride that secret dragon over the ocean, listen today and get that fortune & glory with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 262 – The Sound of Attack of the Clones

Our long running Sounds of Star Wars series continues with our look at one of the most underrated sound experiences in the galaxy far far away, ATTACK OF THE CLONES!   As the legendary Ben Burtt’s role in the production of the film grows, somehow the sounds become even more insane.  Long planned wild Burtt dreams come true while secret seismic charges fail to impress Lucas.   From Poggle’s poetry, a shocking Stallone connection, electric guitars and Zam’s speeder, this one has IT ALL!  PLUS :  what about the info in the Sounds of Star Wars book that Order 66 was originally going to happen in Episode II??? So, fight over a banana, record yourself talking backwards, call up the ghost of Eddie Van Halen and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!