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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Episode 258 – Star Wars End Scene Magic

Star Wars movies contain many rich traditions like operatic storytelling, faster and more intense action, explosions, and gorgeous dialogue free end scenes that soar with music and end the film with an epic exclamation point!  Join us as we look at these scenes and rank our own personal top 12 Star Wars cinematic ending scenes!  What do we agree on?  Where do our opinions split? What’s our different number one picks?  Will a Star Wars movie ever end with a blooper reel? So, dance around, give an Ewok an hug and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 226 – The Star Wars Educational Filmstrip Experience

It’s Star Wars summer school as we take a look at the incredible Star Wars Educational film strip that was sent to schools in 1978!  YES!  Before George Lucas donated all of the Disney sale money to educational charities, there was this powerful representation of The Force in classrooms around America. Join us as we examine the film strip that tells a 20 minute version of Star Wars!  Be amazed as we go over the quiz sheets that accompanied the strip!  Be shocked as we reveal the connection to HARDWARE WARS!  It’s a laugh filled episode where you might just learn a little bit along the way too!  Go with your feelings, celebrate the love and listen today!  

WATCH THE FILMSTRIP VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/MFt6BoAlteo

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WATCH HARDWARE WARS :https://youtu.be/WYOSZwe8Ibk

Episode 219 – Star Wars HATS with TOM SPINA

We heard what the people want and the people want STAR WARS HATS!  When things get serious like this, there is only person we can call and you know it’s our friend and Regal Robot’s own TOM SPINA!  Together we all dive head first into the legendary hats of the original trilogy.  We’re talking Rebel Blockade Trooper hats, Hoth hats, cantina hats, pointy hats, floppy hats and everything in-between!  PLUS :  We dive into ancient Star Wars mysteries like Cloud Car Pilots, their hats and the ongoing riddle of Weeba Weeba!  It’s an epic episode that’s ahead of all the rest!!  So put on your best hat, climb on a Dewback and celebrate the love!

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regalrobot.com
www.tomspinadesigns.com

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Episode 215 – Time And Star Wars (does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?)

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been wondering everyday HOW MUCH TIME TAKES PLACE DURING THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY!?  Join us as we go through Episodes 4-6 and count the days and attempt to solve this ancient mystery. Is it weeks? Days?! Months?!?!?  When do they nap?  Sunrises?  Sunsets?  WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!   Listen today and we can all figure it out together! ‬ So sleep wherever you can & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 188 – The Star Wars Radio Dramas & The Lasting Legacy of Brian Daley

Back at Celebration Chicago, we attended a Star Wars Radio Drama panel hosted by fans and college professors, John & Maria Jose Tenuto.  We were looking forward to the panel but we didn’t know how much it would actually BLOW OUR MINDS.  This week we are thrilled to have John & Maria on the show as they go over the incredible history of the radio dramas, Brian Daley’s story and so so much more.   How did the Star Wars radio drama save NPR?  What was it’s origin?  Why did something as visual was Star Wars feel so at home in strictly audio?  All that and more in this epic & seriously fascinating episode!  

So get out that frozen Ho-Ho, celebrate the love & listen today!

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!!