Episode 297 – Max Rebo Behind the Music

It was the music that defined a generation and shaped popular culture but now join Blast Points as they take you on a journey behind the music of the legendary Max Rebo Band.  From humble beginnings as Red Ball Jett and Monster 21 to surviving against the odds to a hot new gig at The Sanctuary!  Listen along as we explore how Rebo was created, examine every Rebo song, discuss the band’s wild history and answer the burning question of DOES MAX ACTUALLY PLAY WITH HIS LEGS?  So, get out your Palpatones greatest hits double LP, celebrate the love and listen today!  

Thanks to Brandon Wainerdi and Tori Fox for the voices in the intro!  

Max Rebo songs : http://maxreboband.weebly.com/

Classic Creatures Documentary : https://youtu.be/Aqcz7ZAIh7w

Return of the Ewok clip featuring “Fancy Man” : https://youtu.be/Zd4Gwe6EYaU

Pablo’s Star Wars.com article : https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-mysteries-getting-to-the-bottom-of-max-rebo

Episode 296 – AOTC YEAR – The Most Important Star Wars Movie Ever

It’s the kickoff to our year long, once a month tribute to the 20th anniversary of our much loved ATTACK OF THE CLONES and we’re getting the party starting by declaring that AOTC IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STAR WARS MOVIE EVER.   (or at least it’s definitely in the top three)   Join us as we go through 20 ways Episode II has influenced almost all Star Wars that has come after it.   From cook droids to Clone Wars to Dropships to Fetts, it all there in ATTACK OF THE CLONES!  So, shake your shoe in the air, buy an empty box, listen today and celebrate the love!  



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Episode 295 – Reel Star Wars – The Cue Marks of the OT

We’re back with our 6th year and it’s the episode everyone has been waiting for – THE CUE MARKS OF THE ORGINAL TRILOGY!  Join us as we explore these markings on the film that signified the end of a reel and reveal how they actually reveal clues to that very specific Star Wars storytelling structure!   When does each story take a dramatic turn?  When are our heroes in over their heads?  What is it about that unique pace and structure of the Star Wars saga that makes it so special?  AND does it all have to do with pizza rolls?!  So, celebrate the love, don’t mix up reels 4 and 5 in NYC and listen today!  


ANH : https://youtu.be/lZkx8mewZKQ

ESB : https://youtu.be/CXfa75FDKAo

ROTJ : https://youtu.be/gOJCUSEKMPM

Episode 294 – The Book Of Boba Fett First Episode Freakout

The Book of Boba Fett is here, we were up before dawn watching it, we’ve drank a lot of coffee and we’re real excited to talk about all the treats in Chapter 1!  It’s wild, weird and beautiful and that’s just the way we like it.   What happened in the episode that sent us over the top, what have us wondering about the future and why is this one keeping it so real? 

So, drink the life goo out of the worm, listen today & celebrate the love!  

Episode 293 – INDY YEAR – The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Appreciation Society

It’s the final installment of Indy Year and we’re ending it with a nuclear explosion as we hide inside a refrigerator with our look at the underrated INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.   Join us as we look at our personal histories with the film (what’s this about Jason getting really close to be being sued??), the over a decade that KOTCS spent in the idea stage, the various screenplay versions and finally what ended up on screen.  We’re talking what we love about KOTCS and what clouds still hang over this movie,  PLUS – how does everything about KOTCS lead us to Indy 5 and what can we possibly expect in Indy’s next adventure?  

So, get out your 1950s comb, listen today & get that fortune & glory!  

Episode 292 – The Holiday Special That Almost Was

Somehow the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special has gone from the forbidden VHS tape to now fans being able to buy Life Day glowing orbs at Disney Parks.  To celebrate this wild time and in the spirit of giving thanks, this week are talking all about the original five-page outline for the holiday special.  Who wrote it?  That’s a kind of a mystery but we think it’s pretty easy to figure out.   It’s all about family, love, crashing ships, Wookiees, the Starship Musica and an Imperial spy played by Raquel Welch.   Join us as we explore this wild and rare but of Star Wars history and talk about the Holiday Special that almost was!

So vamp your way to favorite podcast player, listen today & celebrate the love!  

Visit the holiday special site for more Life Day magic: 


Episode 291 – The CommTech Chips Strike Back

Our lives were recently dramatically changed when we learned of the existence of over 20 unreleased CommTech chips.   After the initial wave with TPM, originally the plan was for them to keep going with new technologies and “TWICE THE SPEECH”.   While these sadly never reached toy store shelves,  we have presented for you listeners, a comprehensive guide to the forbidden CommTech sounds!   Sabe!  Shmi!  Sickly sounding Tusken Raiders!  Porkins screaming!   It’s the CommTech follow up episode everyone has been waiting for!   PLUS :  we’re talking Disney Plus Day, that Kenobi concept art and the super charming Willow tease!  So, stand behind a camel creature’s tail, listen today and celebrate the love!  

Check out Prototype Archive here: https://www.prototypearchives.com/commtech-guide

Episode 290 – The Rick Famuyiwa Mandalorian Trilogy

This week it’s all about the mighty Rick Famuyiwa trilogy of Mandalorian episodes : The Child, The Prisoner and The Believer.   Join us as we explore the many reasons why each of these episodes continue to resonate with fans so much and we talk all about how their rich themes connect to his earlier work.  So get out your Disney Gallery CommTech chip set, listen today and celebrate the love!  

Episode 288 – INDY YEAR – Last Crusade Love Fest

Indy Year continues and this month we’re finally talking all about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!  It’s the Indy movie that put the heart back in the series and it sure was a wild ride making it happen.   Join us as we discuss the greatness of INDY 3 and the various insane early script drafts that had Indy riding a rhino, an army of gorillas and a small talking monkey.  Yes.  It’s as wild as it sounds BUT it all helped make Last Crusade the beloved character based classic that it is!  PLUS: a visit from a surprise caller to the show!! So eat a magic peach, listen today and celebrate the love!