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 259 – Mellody and George – A Love Story in a Zoom Call to Kids (featuring Whills)

There has been a wild Lucas spotting … have you felt it?  A recently discovered video features the great Mellody Hobson and her husband in a call to an elementary school in New York. Things start normal enough with Mellody answering kids’ excellent questions but once GL drifts in things take some interesting twists.  There is GL talking about the end of the world, Anakin’s fall to the dark side, the Whills and his secret name his sisters gave him… and we’re covering it all.   It’s hilarious, it’s thoughtful, it’s topical, it’s weird and it’s all very charming.  So, hurry up,  move to another solar system and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  
watch the amazing interview here : https://youtu.be/V7LhwO0EGi4

Episode 237 – Ewok Month / Saga Year – Dare To Be Cute – Return of the Jedi, Ewoks and The Power of Cute

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!  

BONUS EPISODE – George Lucas Super Live Adventure Super Live Commentary

NEW BONUS EPISODE! in 1993, audiences across Japan got to see a (super) live stage show tribute to the cinema of George Lucas. Willow, Tucker, Indiana Jones, American Graffiti and Star Wars all live featuring singing, dancing and a live tiger. Now, thanks to the magic of the internet YOU TOO can watch this bizarre and beautiful moment in history. Join us for a live commentary of the only known camcorder footage of the entire historic show. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll hand jive. Watch along with us today!


WATCH IT HERE : youtu.be/xiNY6NuGx4A

Episode 210 – The Best Ahmed Best On Location AOTC Videos

You wanted the Best, you’ve got the Best! It’s the Ahmed Best AOTC On Location videos!!  Long thought lost, these videos showed up online last year (thanks to listener Matthew after hearing our Jar Jar episode) and suddenly all was right in the galaxy again! Listen along as we go over all 30 of the amazing videos with Ahmed talking to legends like George Lucas, John Knoll, Hayden Christensen drinking juice, RICK MCCALLUM and more!!  It’s all sunshine and autographs!  So listen today and celebrate the love of the Star Wars super cult phenomenon !   

Watch all the Ahmed Best On Location videos here : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ7bptPq74BeH1XXp7Uy_bXTEaBUabq5i

Episode 173 – The Jar Jar Renaissance

It’s month six of Phantom Menace Year and what would a year long tribute to Episode 1 be without an episode all about our favorite Gungan, the one and only mister Jar Jar Binks.  Jar Jar & TPM are forever connected and as the film has begun to be looked at in a whole new way, so has Jar Jar finally.  Tune is as we take an epic look at our personal journey with Jar Jar, his design history, inspiration, his time on screen in films & Clone Wars, and his current very welcome renaissance.  AND listeners share their Jar Jar stories with emails and voice messages.  Jar Jar poetry?  Oke-day!  So crash into your boss’ heyblibber and celebrate the love with Blast Points! 

The Jar Jar song is “Cousin Jar Jar” by Meco

Episode 170 – Carrie On Lucas (the greatest George Lucas interview ever)

In January 2002, Carrie Fisher met with George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch for her TV interview show Conversations From The Edge.  The result is the single greatest George Lucas interview ever made.  This week Jason & Gabe are guiding you through this amazing moment in history as we examine every gripping topic Carrie brings up.  What’s Lucas’ flirting technique?  What bands did he see in the 60’s?  What high school sports did he play?  And has he ever been to a make out party?  Carrie wanted to know and so do we.  Tune in & find out!PLUS:  Untitled Star Wars movies have release dates!?  What’s happening with that?  Did the cover to The Art of The Rise of Skywalker almost kill us?  YES!  Are we still alive to talk about it?  Maybe!Celebrate the silly kind of love & listen today!


Watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/H84DLtS5ANg

Episode 156 : The Sunny Day in the Void Appreciation Society

This week, Jason and Gabe welcome you to the first meeting of The Sunny Day in the Void Appreciation Society!  Join us as we take a look back at George Lucas’ favorite episode of Clone Wars!  How does this odd tale of a tiny frog man and some droids actually contain the essential DNA and thoughts of not only the Star Wars saga, but THX-1138 and just about all of Lucas’ work?  Want to understand the saga on a different level?  Feel, don’t think, trust your instincts and be ready to adapt just like Colonel Gascon! It’s a look back at one of Clone Wars’ most misunderstood episodes that’ll have you watching it again in a whole new way. 

PLUS: Star Wars Celebration Chicago is heating up with guests and we are so not ready!  Will Canady be there?  Would Rick “Dude” McCallum show up?  

So escape the prison of your mind and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!!   

This episode’s Lucas clips :https://youtu.be/_DByPy8aEPw
https://youtu.be/WH89ELnfPfQ
Writer Brent Friedman discusses the creative process behind A Sunny Day In The Void:
https://youtu.be/H-3pD4Odqu0

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EPISODE 138 – The Force Of THX – 1138

It’s episode 138 so that can only mean this week Jason and Gabe are talking all about George Lucas’ first feature film, the fantastic THX-1138!  How did the film even happen and what are it’s themes and visual cues that are present in Star Wars’ past & present?  How did the basic DNA of THX-1138 show up in Clone Wars?  The Last Jedi?  Tune in as Blast Points goes into the void prison and discovers there is even more THX-1138 in the galaxy, far, far away then we first thought!

PLUS:  We catch up on the news with Episode 9 casting!  Resistance!  The live action TV show!  Jean Claude Van Damme!  and more!

So buy more, be happy & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 115 : Of George and Men – The Amazing History of Star Tours

This we are talking about all about the fascinating history of STAR TOURS!  It’s the Disneyland ride that was not only set new trends for the park, it started Star Wars on it’s eventual future!  How the marriage of Lucasfilm and Disney possibly begin?  Just how much of a Disney fan is Lucas?  What planets were considered for the 2011 version? How did Star Tours influence a young Rian Johnson and directly inspire The Last Jedi? It’s an action packed episode headed to beautiful forest moon of Endor and beyond!

PLUS: What’s going to be in the gift shop and on the menus at the Lucas Museum? What’s going on with an oozing Master Codebreaker in the Last Jedi novel & so much more!

So fill in every seat,  pull your safety restraint from the right to left & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!