The long-standing tradition of Star Wars art books and our long-standing tradition of talking about them continues with author Phil Szostak’s latest masterpiece, The Art of The Mandalorian season 2! With Mando’s second season, we find the Lucasfilm Art Department working at the height of the strength with the look of the show really coming together. But how does it all connect to the greater Star Wars aesthetic and what are the greatest lessons of designing for this bold, new era of SW storytelling? Join us as we ask these questions, discuss the amazing art from each episode and pick our personal favorite pieces along the way! So, head to Freetown, celebrate the love and listen today!
It’s been a little while since it ended but we are still not done thinking about The Mandalorian season 2! Between Bo Katan, the evolution of Din, the rescue and separation and the themes presented in the series, we still have a lot to discuss! Join us as we look back at each episode in the last season and wildly speculate on what it could all mean for season 3 and beyond!! So put on some Slayer, rate each Dorito in that bag and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
The book we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, Phil Szostak’s amazing The Art of The Mandalorian Season 1! Join Jason and Gabe as they dive into the book’s fascinating details like how the show got started, the wild history of live action Star Wars on TV and how the unique nature of the show led to a slightly different and more streamlined design process. If that wasn’t enough excitement, they pick thier personal favorite pieces of art from the book!
PLUS – BURNING QUESTIONS LIKE: How did one rainy day in 2005 predict the future of Star Wars? How many times is Ewoks The Battle for Endor mentioned in the book? Will Dave Filoni ever write a children’s book & more!!
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The trailer for The Mandalorian season 2 is finally here and we are pretty darn excited by all the wildness going down in this little ditty. The Graffiti Planet, Space Boats, fishing Quarrens in overalls, X-Wings, fighting Gamorreans and so much more. Join us as we go shot by shot and break it all down in that special super freakout style.
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It was an epic May the 4th with not only the final Clone Wars and some big announcements but the start of the wonderful Disney Gallery The Mandalorian show!! It’s what we’ve been waiting for as it takes us behind the scenes on the first Star Wars live action TV show which is possibly the greatest thing ever! Join us as we look at that Star Wars news that dropped, this first episode and get to know the awesome directors that made it all happen! PLUS : Star Wars pudding, Spy Kids 2 love & so much more! So send out that birthday card & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
There was a collective GASP when Moff Gideon showed up with the one and only DARKSABER! Much like the history of the Mandalorians in Star Wars, the Darksaber goes way back to the source, weaves through ancient times, the Clone Wars and has massive implications for the future! But what’s it’s story, how was it created, why does Gideon have it and why does he want The Child so bad? And seriously, what’s up with the whole Mandalorian thing overall? Why do people love this helmeted bounty hunter so much anyways? Join Blast Points as we ask these important questions, examine the history and look into what could be in store for the Darksaber in the future!
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The not so far away future of the galaxy far far away was shown at Disney’s giant D23 convention and it hit Star Wars fans like the Death Star laser rocking Jedha. We are barely still alive after all the news but we are here to deliver full breakdowns for the epic Mandalorian trailer, the incredible Obi-Wan Kenobi announcement and of course that special mysterious look at The Rise of Skywalker. What secrets did we find inside it and what does it have to with wind chimes?
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With it being one year since the release of The Last Jedi and one year away from Episode 9, Jason and Gabe are taking a look back and forward at the same time! Join them as they go through each of the returning characters and look at how they changed in 8 and how that may inform where they could go next. Will Hux do stand up comedy? What’s happening with Luke and Leia? What about the big, giant question of Rey & Kylo? And what about PZ-4CO? Will she find true love? Listen today and find out!!
PLUS : The Nick Nolte Freakout & the secrets within Kevin Smith’s tears!
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This week it’s all about Mandalore as Jason and Gabe dive into everything from Sabine, Satine & brave nephew Korkie! From the history of the super commandos in Star Wars to the season four premier of Star Wars Rebels, Blast Points is looking at all of it!!
PLUS! There’s reactions to the “Solo : A Star Wars Story title, Last Jedi talk, Rebels reactions and more!!
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STAR WARS REBELS
“Legacy of Mandalore”
By Jason Gibner
Alright Rebels, you earned it. That’s right, you get the intercontinental championship belt with this one. Legacy of Mandalore is yet another blue ribbon brilliant episode that somehow not only captures that elusive brand of Star Wars magic but show that the galaxy far, far away can thrive on the small screen. This is an episode to show to anyone who ever questions not just this show but if it was possible for Star Wars Rebels to ever match the quality of Clone Wars. This is an episode that makes the entire series better while it echoes some the best qualities of its older sibling series. Here we have a story that is not afraid to take the time it needs to properly convey real deal emotion, have a dash of saber fueled fist pumping action and manage in 22 minutes to take viewers somewhere they’ve never been before. This is just good Star Wars.
Opening up right where Trials of the Darksaber left off, we see Sabine, Ezra, Kanan and Fenn Rau headed to the snowy planet Krownest so Sabine can bring the mythical Darksaber to her mother and hopefully convince her to have Clan Wren join the fledgling Alliance. Things do go as planned as when they enter the atmosphere, they are attacked by a group of totally cool looking rocket jetpack flying Mando warriors. Once on the ground, the saber is handed off and some old family wounds are opened up before a seriously fun action climax takes place. To say that the last couple episodes of Rebels have finally given the criminally underused Sabine Wren some brilliant material is a bit of a parsec of an understatement. By deepening her relationship with her Mandalorian past, her family, the built in connection with Star Wars history, and her exciting future in the saga, the show has finally shown the character the respect she’s been due for quite a while now.
This episode’s bittersweet ending could start some Twitter wars about how it goes down and what it means for the future, but show head honcho Dave Filoni promises the obvious fact that more Mando action is on the way. Mandalorian history and culture is something that’s existed in the minds of fans since 1980 and for Clone Wars to begin to tell that story and for it to continue so surprisingly and in such a compelling way in Rebels is just plain awesome. I for one can not wait to see what happens next with this Mandalorian epic they’ve created here and if this is any indication on how the rest of season three is gonna go then we are in for some fun.
Final grade: A