In this final week of Ewok Movie Month, we’re taking back to where it all began with Return of the Jedi and the creation of the Ewoks. With just about everyone telling George Lucas that little teddy bear creatures saving the Rebel Alliance was a bad idea, he never backed down and he DARED TO BE CUTE. But why does cute feel so at home in Star Wars? Like the Ewoks, is there a deeper meaning for the addition of the cute? What would ROTJ be like without Ewoks and why did everyone, including toy makers think they would ruin Star Wars? It’s an Ewok Month / Saga Year crossover event and it’s the epic conclusion to a great month of Ewok madness! So, join that teddy bear picnic, dare to be cute and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
People say the Ewok movies aren’t canon, they never happened, nobody likes them them … but we’re saying maybe that’s not true? Join us as Ewok Movie Month rages on we take a look at some of the many things first seen in the two made for television Ewok films that have spread into other eras of Star Wars! From Nightsisters to video games to Galaxy’s Edge, the Ewok Movies are EVERYWHERE! And listen for an EXCLUSIVE Blast Points Ewok Movie Month report from Talking Bay 94 as Brandon interviews TEEK herself, Niki Botelho! They talk about studying Warwick Davis’ movements as a Wicket stand-in, Wilford Brimley and all the Teek Love in the world today! If that wasn’t enough, there’s tons of amazing messages from listeners on why THEY love the Ewok movies!! It’s an all out Ewok Movie Love Fest so listen today!
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It’s Ewok Month week THREE and it’s time to get deep into the incredible mythology of the Ewok Saga! To help us with this quest, we welcome Marie-Claire Gould from the wonderful What the Force podcast. Join us as she breaks down the hero’s quest in Caravan of Courage, the heroine’s journey in Battle for Endor, a brain exploding Hidden Fortress parallel, the meaning of the Gorax, Teek, Fairy Tales and so much more. It’s an illuminating episode that will make you never look at the Ewok Adventures the same way again! So sing that sweet lullaby to Wilford Brimley, listen today and celebrate the love!
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Ewok Month continues as we look at the dark, bizarre and beautiful second chapter in the Ewok Stand Alone Cinematic Saga, 1985’s The Battle for Endor. It’s the lighthearted Sunday night kids film George Lucas said he wanted to be all about DEATH and it shows! How did this weird one get made? Who made it? How many times do they talk about friends and family dying? Does Wilford Brimley REALLY drop an F-bomb in the movie? What are some of our favorite parts? Tune in as we answer all those crucial questions and more!
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Ewok Month is here and we’re starting it out with the legendary first Star Wars standalone film, 1984’s The Ewok Adventure aka Caravan of Courage. Join us as we take a beyond in depth look at this Ewok filled slice of Star Wars joy. How was it conceived? Who made it? What’s it’s connection to Star Wars history? What are some of our favorite parts? What’s up with those French Ewok songs by Dorothee? Tune in as we cover all that and more in this kick off to a five episode series exploring all things Ewoks! So crash your Star Cruiser and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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This is THE episode you’ve been waiting for. Join us as we perform full audio dramas of THREE classic Ewok children’s books from the 1980s. First it’s the literary staple, The Baby Ewok Picnic Surprise. Do Ewoks make good babysitters? And what about these secret berries Ewok can’t get enough of? That is followed by the darker middle chapter, The Ewok Who Was Afraid. This is a daring tale of cruelty, courage and magic gems that aren’t really magic. Finally we close with the controversial Three Cheers for Kneesaa! A tale of empowerment, archery and the originator of #NotMyWicket. So come along as we travel to that forest moon and celebrate the love!
This week Jason and Gabe tear through the read along records for BOTH of the epic Ewok films! The fun of 1984’s Ewok Adventure aka Caravan of Courage! The weird real life darkness drama of 1985’s Battle for Endor! In all of their vinyl glory! Why would Ben Solo like them, why does Gabe want an Ewok yearbook and lots of Wilford Brimley talk! PLUS : The Lucas microbiotic saga talk, Count Dooku in Star Wars video games and more! Celebrate the love & listen today!