In this latest chapter of our long running series based on JW Rinzler’s incredible SOUNDS OF STAR WARS book, we are going over the unique and exciting sound of REVENGE OF THE SITH! It’s a film where madman genius Ben Burtt took the sound highway to the crazy zone while simultaneously knowing exactly where to hold back. Join us as we go over it all from giggling Buzz Droids to exploding volcano sounds!
PLUS : a special spotlight on the unsung heroes of the film sound : the foley artists! Who did the foley on the prequels and how was it done? Listen and find out!
So, call your Boga on the phone, celebrate the love and listen today!
For 25 years, Star Wars fans have asked one question : why did Luke scream like the Emperor in just the 1997 Special Edition and then it disappeared forever?! In this very important episode of Blast Points, we have the answer to that question and the person responsible is not who you think it is! Join us as we unravel this mystery and discuss some of the other strange audio changes in the Empire Strikes Back Special Edition. PLUS : listener Luke screams AND the big news for our upcoming panel we will a part of at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! So, fall into a bottomless pit, listen today and celebrate the love!
Indy Year continues and it’s about time we talked about the magical wizard Ben Burtt and his contributions to the sound of Indiana Jones! How is the sound of Indy like Star Wars? What sets it apart? How were some of the most iconic Indy sounds created? Join us as we listen to sounds from all 4 Indy films and share how they were created and why it’s all about toilet bowl covers, irritated chickens and cheese casserole. So grab your fuzzy microphone, get on Big Thunder Mountain, celebrate the love and listen today!
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!
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!
Saga Year continues and this month is all about the original, groundbreaking, spectacular SOUNDS OF A NEW HOPE! Join us as we listen to and discuss 92 classic sounds! That’s right – 92!! Lightsabers, Beru’s food processor, Falcon sounds, Cheez Balls, dogs in closets, John Wayne voices, Lucas & Ben making “oink” sounds and more! PLUS: what is “worldizing”, the “water tank effect” and how can the roots of Star Wars sound be heard in THX-1138 and America Graffiti? It’s a biggie sized fun filled episode so close your eyes, listen to the sounds and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Phantom Menace Year continues as Jason and Gabe examine the amazing sounds of The Phantom Menace! Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood now have digital technology at their hands and their imagination of what’s possible greatly expands! The Podrace! Lightsabers! Darth Maul pressing buttons! Watto’s Bell & more! Join us as we explore the importance of the introduction of digital tools in the sound process and as we examine about 30 classic sounds from the film and talk about how they were created! So get that Slurpee from Watts’s junk shop and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
This week Jason and Gabe are doing a deep dive into Ben Burtt’s amazing sounds of The Empire Strikes Back! We listen to almost 40 ESB sounds & share the wild stories on how they were created! Raccoons in bathtubs & Shakespearean Probe Droids! What sounds were shared with Raiders of the Lost Ark and what came from The Holiday Special sessions? Listen to this BurttTastic episode and find out!!
PLUS: We lost our minds over Cassian Andor The TV Show! Will he find his gloves?!
So smell bad on the outside and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Return of the Jedi month continues as we examine the amazing and fascinating SOUNDS of ROTJ! With this third movie, Lucasfilm sound maniac Ben Burtt began to take on a much larger role in not only design the film’s rich soundscape but being more hands on in every aspect of what you hear. Join us as we explore that rich history and go way in-depth on 37 of ROTJ’s most classic sounds! From burps to Frankenstein to an unborn child’s heartbeat… we go over it all!!
PLUS : Awesome listener voice messages on why YOU love RETURN OF THE JEDI!
So call up Grandma Vodka and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
This week Gabe & Jason are throwing a birthday party for the man who brought the sounds to the saga, the one and only Ben Burtt!! What’s his story? How did he get started? Who else almost did the sounds for Star Wars? All of these burning questions are discussed and more as they take a look at his life and accomplished career in Star Wars and beyond. After that, they keep the party going by each picking their top 5 favorite Star Wars sounds!!
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s Forces of Destiny talk and they ponder why these Star Wars making of books keep getting cancelled. So head to the zoo, record a walrus, listen today & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!