In the summer of 1999, there were a series of ads for The Phantom Menace known as the “tone poems”. These ads which mostly featured some of the main characters of the film giving fairly abstract poetry-esque lines about their arcs in the film quickly became legendary. Join us as we explore each of the unique tone poem ads and reveal some fascinating information on their creation! Who made them, why are they so Star Wars and what was going on with the marketing of Episode 1? PLUS : how do they connect to Lucas’ student films at USC and why didn’t Watto get a tone poem?
So don’t look back before you go, listen today and celebrate the love!
Tales of the Jedi is here and first we are talking all about the three incredible COUNT DOOKU stories! We love The Count quite a bit and these bite size bits of Dooku have us going off the deep end with heavy Star Wars thoughts. Good Dooku, master and apprentices, Yaddle, Mundi’s giant hood and so much more!
PLUS – the shocking final SNOKETOBERFEST of the year!
So, erase Kamino from the archives, celebrate the love and listen today!
This week we are tackling an extremely important Star Wars topic – what happens at the 100 minute mark of the Star Wars films? Just like the films themselves, they’re all a little different but they all that thar certain type of galaxy far far away magic. What happens in them, how are they alike and what is our ranking of them? It’s a Star Wars topic that’ll have you viewing the films and counting numbers in a whole new way!
PLUS : the dramatic return of everyone’s favorite pickled celebration, SNOKETOBERFEST!
So get out that wax paper, celebrate the love and listen today!
Star Wars movies contain many rich traditions like operatic storytelling, faster and more intense action, explosions, and gorgeous dialogue free end scenes that soar with music and end the film with an epic exclamation point! Join us as we look at these scenes and rank our own personal top 12 Star Wars cinematic ending scenes! What do we agree on? Where do our opinions split? What’s our different number one picks? Will a Star Wars movie ever end with a blooper reel? So, dance around, give an Ewok an hug and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
It’s our 5-year anniversary and this week we our pledging our undying love to Star Wars by renewing our vows and taking the JEDI OATH with the 1999 masterpiece known as The Junior Jedi Training Manual. This amazing CD / book combo was released for kids with The Phantom Meance and it seriously almost made us explode. Join us as we freak out a little, wonder if we are getting high from sounds, discuss robots in trench coats and meet exotic new Adult Aliens. It’s the ultimate experience in Star Wars madness and we are thrilled to be back! So, take the Jedi Oath with us and celebrate the love!
It’s the first month of our year long SAGA YEAR and we’re once again taking a close look at Episode 1, The Phantom Menace! Ever heard of it? Join us as we look at the heavy duty themes and messages of TPM and how they resonate through all of the saga films. Compassion, dealing with fear, the role of family… the tasty essential flavor packets of Star Wars that are so front and center in TPM! Plus: CLONE WARS new trailer madness & so much more!
So don’t listen to it naked but do celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
With this 12th and final episode of Phantom Menace Year, we are looking inward and wondering why we really, REALLY love TPM as much as we do. Is it the story, the creatures, the wizardry or it something found elsewhere, elusive…? Join us as we ask the deep questions and then go through some our favorite Phantom Menace things we just didn’t have time to talk about in the past year! Sio Bibble! Gragra the Gorgmonger! Obi-Wan’s hair and more! PLUS : Listeners share what TPM means the THEM! It’s an Episode 1 love fest so join in and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Phantom Menace Year continues as we explore one of the many new things Episode 1 gave us, the deeper look at THE FORCE! It’s hard to imagine but before May 1999, nobody knew about the now essential Balance of the Force, The Chosen One or the Living and Cosmic Force! So what do they all mean, how do they change the way we look at the original trilogy and how they continue to influence the sequel trilogy & beyond! It’s a deep thinking heavy duty episode that’ll make you look at Phantom Menace in a whole new way! PLUS: Listener voicemail, Herzog imitations, Teek Talk & MORE! So concentrate on the moment and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Phantom Menace Year continues as we celebrate the fascintating and amazing costumes of Episode 1! In a movie filled with bold new directions for the saga, nothing was quite as bold and innovating as Trisha Biggar’s costumes. Join us as we go over just why those costumes were such a big deal, how they continue to influence today’s Star Wars and just why Biggar’s work was so genius. PLUS : the return of SNOKETOBERFEST & so much more!So get in your tiny rocket ship & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
For a couple of months in 1999, the whole world became a Star Wars Celebration as Episode 1 HYPE was everywhere! From grocery stores to Taco Bell, you couldn’t go anywhere without being reminded that a new Star Wars movie was about to come out. Blast Points Phantom Menace Year continues as we look at all of that crazy hype that surrounded all of the TPM experience! The overwhelming marketing tie ins! Those weird & wonderful commercials! The vital history of Star Wars & merchandising! Did it all go too far there in 1999 or not far enough?! And of course we finally shed some light on the one and only MARFALUMP!! So go go grease lightning and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!