Episode 387 – The 70mm EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Experience

This week we’re unleashing something that we have been obsessed with lately, the original EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 70mm version!  Sure we all know how this version opened in May 1980 and Lucas had ILM change the ending adding new effects for the 35mm version that came out 3 weeks later … but what ELSE changed?  And what do people think was in the 70mm version that actually wasn’t?   Join us as we listen to and examine over 80 examples of Empire madness!  What surprised us and what changed scene made us reexamine our lives?  It’s a super sized Empire extravaganza episode so celebrate the love and listen today!  

Forum Discussion on the various changes

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Empire-Strikes-Back-Two-1980-Theatrical-Cuts/id/79148

Star Wars.com article on Empire 70mm

https://www.starwars.com/news/empire-at-40-star-wars-the-empire-strikes-back-ending-changes

Digital Bits article on Empire 70mm

https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/history-legacy-showmanship/empire-at-40-remembering-the-early-70mm-cut

Version of the 70mm Empire ending

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 285 – The 100 Minute Marks of Star Wars

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! 

7 DAYS OF DENGAR – DAY 4 – TALKING BAY 94

It’s Day 4 of the podcast series that literally everyone is talking about, 7 DAYS OF DENGAR! Today, we welcome our friend Brandon from Talking Bay 94 as he fills us in on evrything about the man who was Dengar, the late great Morris Bush.  Who was he, why was he Dengar, how did he know Ringo Starr and what about him on screen in the Darth Vader suit?!?  It’s a revealing and action packed episode like only the combined stregth of BLAST POINTS and TALKING BAY 94 can deliver!  So go call Harry Nilsson, listen today and celebrate the love! 


Listen to the fantastic Talking Bay 94 anywhere podcasts are and check out the website:https://www.talkingbay94.com

7 DAYS OF DENGAR – DAY 3 – DENGAR ON SCREEN

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!!   

7 DAYS OF DENGAR – DAY 2 – TOM SPINA And NICK MALEY – TOUCHED BY DENGAR

It’s DAY 2 of our week long 7 Days of Dengar series and you all know we’ve been touched by Dengar, but what about someone who actually touched Dengar?  That’s right, today we welcome back our friends, Regal Robot’s Tom Spina and the man who put the scar on Dengar, Nick Maley!  Hear Tom identify every single piece of Dengar armor and learn from Nick just what it was like to place that infamous wound on Dengar! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll stock up on your toilet paper supply!  It’s day 2 of 7 Days of Dengar!  celebrate the love and listen today!  

FOLLOW NICK’S STARNET EVENTS:
www.facebook.com/groups/iNetEvents/
THAT YODA GUY MUSEUM:
www.facebook.com/The-Yoda-Guy-Mov…295303327163046/
NICK’S BOOK:
www.amazon.com/Do-Not-Outlook-Ac…ams/dp/1949177076

CHECK OUT TOM’S AMAZING STUFF:
regalrobot.com
www.tomspinadesigns.com

Episode 258 – Star Wars End Scene Magic

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!  

Episode 256 – Muppets and Star Wars and Henson and Lucas

We all know Muppets and Star Wars go together like a bowl of peanut butter and M&M’s but how did this all come about?  How did the wizardry of George Lucas and the magic of Jim Henson combine and change both of their creations?  Join us as we explore the long and connected history of Star Wars and The Muppets and we take a very close look at the time Luke Skywalker and the droids traveled to a “Comedy Variety Show Planet” known as The Muppet Show in search of Chewbacca!  PLUS: what does Tony Danza have to do with it and was there ever a George Lucas muppet?
It’s time to play the music and it’s time to light the lights! Listen today and celebrate the love with the sensational inspirational celebrational BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 244 – From A Certain Point of View – Empire Strikes Back Super Review Adventure

The new From A Certain Point of View short story anthology for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back is here and we’re celebrating the only way we know how with a giant-sized episode where we review ALL 40 STORIES! Join us as we discuss each one and rate them in our scientifically proven scale of WIZARD, POSSIBLY or POODOO. Where do we wildly disagree? What stories made us want to run down the street naked? What stories answered Empire secrets we’ve wondered about for 40 years? Does Veers say “maximum power” or “maximum firepower”? All these burning secrets and more are discussed in this fun filled, action packed episode! So do the Triple Lindy, listen today & celebrate the love!!

Episode 232 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 8 – Making an Empire. The Once Upon a Galaxy Book

It’s Saga Year and this month is all about Alan Arnold’s legendary, amazing and scandalous Empire Strikes Back making of book, Once Upon A Galaxy.   Notoriously hard to get a hold of and chock full of juicy stories, this book has a reputation for being one of the best movie making of books ever written and has a legacy still felt today.  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, we went through the book and picked 40 of the most fascinating and our favorite moments.  There’s old ladies on skis, Star Wars mythbusting, cast fights, Gary Kurtz’ record collection, lots of Last Jedi connections and so much more!   So, get out your copies of Fitness is Fun and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!