It was the music that defined a generation and shaped popular culture but now join Blast Points as they take you on a journey behind the music of the legendary Max Rebo Band. From humble beginnings as Red Ball Jett and Monster 21 to surviving against the odds to a hot new gig at The Sanctuary! Listen along as we explore how Rebo was created, examine every Rebo song, discuss the band’s wild history and answer the burning question of DOES MAX ACTUALLY PLAY WITH HIS LEGS? So, get out your Palpatones greatest hits double LP, celebrate the love and listen today!
Thanks to Brandon Wainerdi and Tori Fox for the voices in the intro!
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!
It’s DAY 3 of the epic podcast event of the century, 7 DAYS OF DENGAR and today we’re talking about Dengar’s “many” appearances on screen. After barely being in Empire and making a shocking cameo in ROTJ, Dengar really got to shine in Clone Wars. What was like that like and how is his armor differnet? And what about the Aftermath books, the comics and seriously what about ROTHGAR DENG? Is Dengar a hero of the Battle of Jakku or is he a plastic sugery nightmare? Listen and find out!!
Sometimes you just have to tell Return of the Jedi how much you love it and this week we’re sending the mighty ROTJ a dozen roses AND a box of chocolate!! Join us as we examine just how much the influence of the deep thematic elements of the throne room ending of ROTJ has spread across all of Star Wars. Redemption, forgivess, family, mask… all the vital Star Wars herbs and spices are there in that that 1983 masterpiece and we’re talking about them all!
So don’t text ROTJ on it’s birthday, send it card, listen today and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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!
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!
We heard what the people want and the people want STAR WARS HATS! When things get serious like this, there is only person we can call and you know it’s our friend and Regal Robot’s own TOM SPINA! Together we all dive head first into the legendary hats of the original trilogy. We’re talking Rebel Blockade Trooper hats, Hoth hats, cantina hats, pointy hats, floppy hats and everything in-between! PLUS : We dive into ancient Star Wars mysteries like Cloud Car Pilots, their hats and the ongoing riddle of Weeba Weeba! It’s an epic episode that’s ahead of all the rest!! So put on your best hat, climb on a Dewback and celebrate the love!
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been wondering everyday HOW MUCH TIME TAKES PLACE DURING THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY!? Join us as we go through Episodes 4-6 and count the days and attempt to solve this ancient mystery. Is it weeks? Days?! Months?!?!? When do they nap? Sunrises? Sunsets? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?! Listen today and we can all figure it out together! So sleep wherever you can & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
It’s the new Huttness that all the kids are talking about, JABBAPALOOZA! Jabba the Hutt is a mean, vicious & nasty slug but we do we still love him so much? How was that massive puppet created and just who was inside it? And what’s the deal with the 1997 Special Edition Jabba, TPM Jabba and all those Hutts in Clone Wars? All these questions and more are answered in this rocking episode! So go backwards and forwards and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
Long before there were Star Wars podcasts, there were Star Wars fanzines. Thousands and thousands of Star Wars fanzines. These fanzines helped unite and create a Star Wars fandom and everything that comes with it. Join us as we explore the surprising history of this fan created, woman driven dawn of Star Wars fan culture! What were some of the first ones? What was in them? What did Lucasfilm think of them? What were the fan theories for Revenge of the Jedi that were driving fandom insane? Where are many of these zines kept today? Join us for a fascinating look at a little known yet vital piece of Star Wars fan history! So warm up the blue ink in the Ditto machine & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!