Episode 286 – Anatomy of Anatomy of a Dewback

If there’s one thing we love as much as Star Wars movies & shows, it’s insane Star Wars documentaries!  So this week we’re thrilled to finally be talking the legendary ANATOMY OF A DEWBACK!  This documentary not only offered a look into the momentous creation of the CG Dewback BUT broke new ground on how films were advertised online! Join us as we talk Lucas’ sweet dewback dreams, pantyhose filters, and ask the immortal question if Stormtroopers are LAME-Os.  PLUS : THE SHOCKING WEEK 2 OF SNOKETOBERFEST! Listen today and celebrate the love! 

Episode 285 – The 100 Minute Marks of Star Wars

This week we are tackling an extremely important Star Wars topic – what happens at the 100 minute mark of the Star Wars films?  Just like the films themselves, they’re all a little different but they all that thar certain type of galaxy far far away magic. What happens in them, how are they alike and what is our ranking of them?  It’s a Star Wars topic that’ll have you viewing the films and counting numbers in a whole new way!  

PLUS :  the dramatic return of everyone’s favorite pickled celebration, SNOKETOBERFEST!   

So get out that wax paper, celebrate the love and listen today! 

Episode 269 – The Great Krayt Dragon Call Celebration

The Krayt Dragon.  One of the greatest mysteries in the Star Wars universe.  Where did it come from? When did the word KRAYT first appear?  Why was Kenobi’s call changing so much?  What’s with the “missing” DVD version?  What is its shocking connection to a Disney Haunted Mansion kids record?  Join us while we explore these mind bending questions and more in this extremely important and “Kraytly” fascinating episode!! You’ll never hear that Krayt dragon call the same way again!!  

PLUS : a bunch of INCREDIBLE Krayt dragon calls from listeners like YOU!

So call up Jim Gillette, go scream in a parking lot and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

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 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!  

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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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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!