Episode 183 – Jabbapalooza

It’s the new Huttness that all the kids are talking about, JABBAPALOOZA!   Jabba the Hutt is a mean, vicious & nasty slug but we do we still love him so much?  How was that massive puppet created and just who was inside it? And what’s the deal with the 1997 Special Edition Jabba, TPM Jabba and all those Hutts in Clone Wars?  All these questions and more are answered in this rocking episode! So go backwards and forwards and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 175 : Beru’s Clues

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!

Episode 174 – Star Wars Fanzines And The Secret Dawn Of SW Fandom

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!


LOOKING FOR LEIA: https://www.lookingforleia.com

University of Iowa Library Special Collections: https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/

List of OT Star Wars zines: https://fanlore.org/wiki/List_of_Original_Trilogy_Star_Wars_Zines

Episode 163 – Explosions are Star Wars, Star Wars is Explosions

EXPLOSIONS!  We’ve done some research and discovered Star Wars is actually all about explosions! There are hundreds explosions in the Star Wars saga and we’re talking our top 3 from each film & discussing their size, sound & feeling.  It’s a totally serious episode about a serious topic and explosions is the word that you heard.‬  What explosions are the ultimate from each film?  Listen and find out!
PLUS : Star Wars Celebration Chicago is just weeks away and we are freaking out.  Episode IX panel! What could happen?  The return of Ahmed Best!  Listener reviews & more!So ask Plo Koon about Young Guns Too and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!  

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 183 – Raiders of the Star Wars Lost Cut

Is there a version of Star Wars out there that is not Star Wars?  What makes Star Wars what it is and just why is the film’s unique editing style so vital to it’s success?  Jason and Gabe examine the mystery and legend of the mythical “lost cut” of Star Wars!  What is this “lost cut”?  It is the very different early black and white rough edit version of ANH that was neither faster or more intense!  Who’s seen it?  How did it happen?  Where is it?  What bits of it are already out there? Tune in as we go over what’s been released, what only a few people have seen and wonder what other mysteries the original 1977 film could still have.

‪PLUS : We completely loose our minds over The Mandalorian! wonder about where Resistance could go! and the return of SNOKETOBERFEST!!

So go find Desmond in the hatch and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!

 

Episode 95 : From A Certain Point of View Is A Great Book (from a certain point of view)

This week, Jason and Gabe are talking all about the brand new Star Wars anthology book, From A Certain Point of View.   Celebrating 40 years of the original 1977 film, the book features 40 stories by 40 authors.  From Muftak to where was Mon Mothma and almost everything in-between, this book tells the stories of just about everyone you ever looked at in A New Hope and wondered, “what’s up with that person!?”  So naturally, Blast Points is going through each any every one of the stories and sharing their thoughts!  Which stories did they love?  Which ones drove them nuts?  And which ones almost made them both pass out?

As if that wasn’t enough, before all that is even MORE thoughts on that Last Jedi trailer.   What are their thoughts on it one week later?  Are they still even able to think?  Listen and find out!!

So ride the storm with a crystal fox, call up Fake Wedge and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/7864/

https://www.amazon.com/Certain-Point-View-Star-Wars/dp/0345511476/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508188731&sr=8-1&keywords=from+a+certain+point+of+view

 

Episode 91 – The Phantom Star Wars Mono Mix & Return of the J.J.

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 86 – The Rusty Miller Jedi Master Quiz Book Challenge!

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!!!

Game Show host announcer : The Real Jeremy Wheeler

Episode 73 – Good Old New Hope (Star Wars Episode 4ever)

The original classic Star Wars is 40 years old so Jason & Gabe are celebrating with this look at almost every moment of this still doozy of a movie. From the fact that it was the first Star Wars movie they both saw, to just how weird it actually is, to what George Lucas wanted to sit on and what music Chewbacca listens to, this episode covers EVERYTHING you want to know about A New Hope! Jawas! A weird droid they never spotted before! How it feels after Rogue One! And tons more!!
It’s a jam packed episode so get on your sandcrawler, celebrate the love and listen today!!

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