Episode 392 – PODRACE MONTH – The Sound of the Podrace

We’re kicking off a month long series of episodes all about the Boonta Eve Classic aka The Podrace and what better way to kick things off then talking about the incredible sound of the podrace!  JW Rinzler’s Sounds of Star Wars book calls the podrace Ben Burtt’s greatest achievement in sound and we couldn’t agree more.  Listen as we analyze the mind blowing soundscape Burtt and his crew at Skywalker Sound made for the film lap by lap and highlight some standout moments and reveal what continues to surprise us 25 years later.   

So get on your cigarette boat, celebrate the love and listen today!  

Episode 308 – The Special Luke Scream Mystery

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!

Episode 262 – The Sound of Attack of the Clones

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!