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Are you looking for a hilarious Star Wars podcast that talks about obscure and fascinating subjects related to that galaxy far, far away? Do you want one that includes wild impressions of George Lucas & Kylo Ren? Are YOU searching for a show that keeps you up to date on all things Watto and does a year long tribute to The Phantom Menace? Then you should be listening to Blast Points Podcast! Join Jason and Gabe as they dive into some of the strange mysterious corners and slightly goofier mome ...
 
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Somehow the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special has gone from a forbidden VHS tape to now fans being able to buy Life Day glowing orbs at Disney Parks! To celebrate this wild time and in the spirit of giving thanks, this week we are talking all about the secret original five-page outline for the holiday special! Who wrote it? That's still kind of a …
 
Our lives were recently dramatically changed when we learned of the existence of over 20 unreleased CommTech chips. After the initial wave with TPM, originally the plan was for them to keep going with new technologies and "TWICE THE SPEECH". While these sadly never reached toy store shelves, we have presented for you listeners, a comprehensive guid…
 
This week it's all about the mighty Rick Famuyiwa trilogy of Mandalorian episodes : The Child, The Prisoner and The Believer. Join us as we explore the many reasons why each of these episodes continue to resonate with fans so much and we talk all about how their rich themes connect to his earlier work. So get out your Disney Gallery CommTech chip s…
 
The Book of Boba Fett trailer is here and it has us excited as a shirtless Gamorrean! Join us as we barely keep it together and go over every detail of this minute and a half slice of madness!! JOIN THE BLAST POINTS ARMY and SUPPORT BLAST POINTS ON PATREON! BAD BATCH REVIEW EPISODES! MANDO SEASON 1 & 2 REVIEW EPISODES!! BLAST POINTS Q&A EPISODES! T…
 
Indy Year continues and this month we're finally talking all about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! It's the Indy movie that put the heart back in the series and it sure was a wild ride making it happen. Join us as we discuss the greatness of INDY 3 and the various insane early script drafts that had Indy riding a rhino, an army of gorillas and …
 
This week we are thrilled to welcome back sound designer / mixer for Skywalker Sound and friend of the show, David W. Collins! Join us as we get caught up and learn all about what went into creating the world of sounds for The Bad Batch, the bold audio choices of Star Wars Visions and the fascinating stories behind our favorites, Biomes and Galaxy …
 
If there's one thing we love as much as Star Wars movies & shows, it's insane Star Wars documentaries! So this week we're thrilled to finally be talking the legendary ANATOMY OF A DEWBACK! This documentary not only offered a look into the momentous creation of the CG Dewback BUT broke new ground on how films were advertised online! Join us as we ta…
 
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 top…
 
Here's the short of it : Star Wars Visions is here and we liked it a lot. Actually, we loved it and in this episode we are looking at just what makes it so special, why we connected with it, which shorts sent us over the top and which ones benefit from a second viewing? Join us as we celebrate the joys of No Rules Star Wars and compare Visions to t…
 
Indy Year continues and it's about time we talked about the magical wizard Ben Burtt and his contributions to the sound of Indiana Jones! How is the sound of Indy like Star Wars? What sets it apart? How were some of the most iconic Indy sounds created? Join us as we listen to sounds from all 4 Indy films and share how they were created and why it's…
 
We're going back to The Bad Batch! It's been just about a month since we've seen our Bad Batcher buddies and because we miss them we're looking back at at all the greatness that was in season one. Join us as we discuss the themes of the season, the wonderful Omega, our favorite episodes and much much more.So call up Soda Fett, celebrate the love an…
 
This is it - the final day of the podcast series that has given hope to those who have none - 7 DAYS OF DENGAR! After a week of asking WHO IS DENGAR, what have we learned? Who is that mysterious man in bandages and what has learn shown us about ourselves? What is the message of Dengar and how do we go forward after this momentous week? All that and…
 
It's finally here, day 6 of the podcast series that has changed the world, 7 DAYS OF DENGAR! Today we welcome our friends Charlote and Caitlin from Skytalkers!! Beacause we have the hosts of one of our favorite shows on, we're asking only the most serious Dengar questions. Who is Dengar? Does he have hair and yes, is it wet? This is an insanely fun…
 
It's day number 5 in the explosive week long series that has taken over the world, 7 DAYS OF DENGAR! Today we are talking about Dengar's wild wild wild backstory from the old EU. Swoop bike accidents, lost love, found love and a wedding, it's all there. There's a lot of crazy character biographies from the EU, but Dengar's may be one of the most ep…
 
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 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 …
 
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 j…
 
It's the kickoff to 7 DAYS OF DENGAR, the explosive week long series that only BLAST POINTS is ridiculous enough to give you! It's a week of episodes where we are going over everything about our favorite bounty hunter who is wrapped up in toilet paper, DENGAR! In this first installment, we are asking WHY DENGAR and introducing WHO IS DENGAR? These …
 
Join us as this week we take a close up look at all the greatness the Disney Gallery episode on the making of the Mando Season 2 finale gave! It's a trip behind the scenes that left us shook and wondering how much Luke is Luke, is Luke Luke and what about Luuke? From real world issues to secret chili recipes, computer Luke voice and a hot John Knol…
 
Indy Year continues as this month we welcome the legendary Dr. David West Reynolds. In addition to finding the actual shooting locations from Star Wars back in the mid 1990s, creating the visual dictionaries and building Star Wars.com, Dr. Reynolds has for decades been doing archaeology on Raiders of the Lost Ark! He has been an actual Indiana Jone…
 
In the summer of 1971, film scholar and media theorist Gene Youngblood sat down in the grass under the Hollywood sign with some 27 year old kid named George Lucas for a local public access show on young filmmakers. What came out of it is an endlessly fascinating conversation between two forward thinking and brilliant minds. Lucas shares his frustra…
 
Back in the 90s, the seeds of Blast Points were planted as we would watch Boba Fett hologram watches and Yoda head mugs be sold on the legendary Star Wars QVC specials hosted by the engergetic and hilarious Steve Bryant. It's a dream come true as this week we proudly welcome Steve Bryant on to our show. Join us as we talk to Steve about the time QV…
 
Hey everyone, just thought we'd put together a little something as a tribute to the incredible author of so many of our favorite Star Wars non fiction books and friend of the show, the late Jonathan Rinzler. He was always so kind and supportive of us, even when we teased him and the weird sounds his cat made. Jonathan passed away at the age of 58 o…
 
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, forgiveness, family, masks... all…
 
Indy Year continues as we get totally serious and talk about the hottest topic there is - the Indiana Jones kids read along books and records! Join us as we listen to the read along records for Raiders, Temple of Doom and Last Crusade. They're a weird and exciting world of outrageous cuts to the story and even more outrageous accents! What characte…
 
It's summertime, it's hot out and that can mean only one thing - HOT WAMPA SUMMER! When the ice caves melt, the Wampas come out to get down! We're celebrating in the only way possible and that's by listing off our top GREAT MOMENTS IN WAMPA HISTORY! Join us as we talk about puppet Wampas, Wampa deleted scenes, toy commercials, kids yelling Wampa, W…
 
Our year long tribute to Indina Jones continues with a look at the wild history and unique legacy of the always unique INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM! The highs, the lows, the controversy and anything goes! It’s a tale of birthday cakes, broken backs, dirty t-shirts from JC Penny and terrified children! How was this movie conceived, how will …
 
It's no secret that we are huge supporters of the Droids animated series but with it recently coming on Disney +, our love has gone into hyperspace! Join us this week as we examine the vastly underrated Droids series, it's wild history and the show's rich legacy that continues to this day. How did the show begin, what about that bopping theme music…
 
We all know Han Solo had a run in with a bounty hunter on Ord Mantell but did you know that the legendary Brian Daley wrote a standalone story about it that came out the same year as the Star Wars radio drama? This odd, wonderful and long of out print piece of SW history stands alone as the one thing that combines the voice cast of the Beuna Vista …
 
This week is all about the amazing THE ART OF FORCE AWAKENS! 2013 was a magical time as Star Wars was just getting ready to strike back in a major way. The Yoda like production designer, living legend and hero of ours, Rick Carter led this quest with a period of guided imagery from the best artists in the world where the blue sky was the limit and …
 
The Krayt Dragon. One of the greatest mysteries in the Star Wars universe. Where did it come from? When did the word KRAYT first appear? Why was Kenobi's call changing so much? What's with the "missing" DVD version? What is its shocking connection to a Disney Haunted Mansion kids record? Join us while we explore these mind bending questions and mor…
 
Indy Year rages on as this month we are talking all about the incredible INDIANA JONES presence at the Disney Parks around the globe. We couldn't do this one alone and we are thrilled to be joined by one and only SAVANNA OUDIT from The Dorky Diva Show! Savanna guides us through the fascinating history of Indy in the parks, the stunt show in Florida…
 
In honor of the 44th anniversary of the original George Lucas masterpiece, STAR WARS, this week we are talking all about the fascinating 2004 DVD commentary that featured Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt & Dennis Muren! Lucas talks about influences and parsecs, we're missing Carrie and Ben Burtt is just being Ben Burtt. Along the way are minds are b…
 
That group of lovable misfit clones, The Bad Batch has finally arrived and this week we are talking all about the first two episodes, Aftermath & Cut and Run! Join us as we discuss why we love the mysterious Omega, why the clones are The Dad Batch, Tarkin on Kamino, Saw's birthday party, THX-1138 deep thoughts, where the show could be going & more!…
 
It's our May the 4th Super Spectacular as we are so excited to talk about a video of an incredible live call-in show from Sacramento that happened in January 1997 all about the beloved Star Wars Special Edition! TV news hosts Walt and Mark take some mind warping, insane calls ranging from Star Wars fans dropping trivia and asking about toys and we'…
 
The Dejarik or Holo-Chess game scene is classic Star Wars. It's a hologram of a tiny little monster fight strategy game played between a giant hairy creature and a gold robot. Classic Star Wars. The scene has lived in the hearts and imagination of fans for years but we need to know what it's all about, how it happened and who each monster is. There…
 
Indy Year continues and this month we're talking the weird and wonderful Marvel comic book series, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES. It ran for 34 issues and featured amazing talent like John Byrne, Steve Ditko and David Michelinie all contributing to the weird and wild Indy adventures found in its pages. Why did Marvel not want anything to …
 
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…
 
5 years ago, we took the Ewok Cartoon Challenge where we bravely attempted to find out how many episodes of the animated adventure of those furry defenders of the Endor forest we could watch in a week. Now, with the Ewok cartoon making it's Disney Plus debut, we figured it was time to revisit the challenge and see how many episodes of season 2 we c…
 
Indy Year continues as this month we are joined by Star Wars author and all-around cool person, Amy Richau as she takes a look at the complicated and fascinating history of women in the Indiana Jones saga! From Marion, Willie, Elsa and Spalko to all the women behind the scenes and everything in-between. The highs, the lows, the cringe, the comics, …
 
There has been a wild Lucas spotting ... have you felt it? A recently discovered video features the great Mellody Hobson and her husband in a call to an elementary school in New York. Things start normal enough with Mellody answering kids' excellent questions but once GL drifts in things take some interesting twists. There is GL talking about the e…
 
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? …
 
Join us as we explore one of the greatest mysteries in Star Wars history, the shortened down IMAX verson of AOTC! In November 2002, Attack of the Clones was released in around 50 IMAX theaters across the country with a little over 20 minutes of the film cut out so it could play on the giant IMAX projectors. What was cut out? What stayed in the movi…
 
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 thier 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…
 
Indy Year continues as we look at a little secret gem in Indiana Jones history, 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark : The Movie on Record. This wild artifact from the past is basically the entire movie, cut down to about 45 minutes and presented in a purely audio format. It has no narration and is just audio from the film with some extra sounds mixed in…
 
BOBA FETT! have you heard of him? We’re finally doing an episode all about the one and only Boba Fett because we finally feel like we have our loving feelings straightened out on him. Join us as we look why this masked figure on a pink dinosaur gained so much mystery and popularity early on and how the cult of Boba has really only just begun! PLUS:…
 
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and that can mean only one thing ... 2-1B! Join us as we talk everything 2-1B including his legendary scene in ESB, deleted scenes, his beautiful voice, the many appearances in other Star Wars things, 2-1B in the EU and more!! If all that wasn't enough to make you fall in love, we close things out with our…
 
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…
 
Our year long monthly tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars' cousin, Indiana Jones is finally here! In this first installment, we are looking at the creation of Indy and how so many of the same ingredients that went into the creation of the galaxy far far away also went into making the great adventure. How did Lucas and Spielberg meet? Who i…
 
It's our 5-year anniversary and this week we are 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…
 
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