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A Blockade Runner Halloween 2018 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #80
We get into the spooky spirit of Halloween this week by taking a look at the first four issues of IDW's Tales From Vader's Castle series in the first portion of this Halloween-themed episode. The back half of the show features a discussion of the similarities between The Force Awakens and this year's new Halloween film, both of which walk the line between sequel, reboot, and reimagining (and are both really, really great). Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:15:05
October 29, 2018
Wendig Wednesday - The Blockade Runner Podcast #79
This week's episode is all about Star Wars novel and comic author Chuck Wendig, his work, and Marvel's choice to fire him last week. We spend at least the first half of the episode discussing Marvel's call to remove Chuck from the Star Wars books he was working on "for having a mind of his own," and we're not happy about it. We felt it was important to address and we wanted to voice our support for Chuck who we believe is responsible not only for some excellent Star Wars stories, but for speaking up against injustice and being unafraid to take a stand on important issues regardless of the fallout. The final portion of the show features a discussion of Chuck's Star Wars work and the contributions he's made to the property. Episode Links: Star Wars author Chuck Wendig says Marvel Comics fired him over political tweets - https://goo.gl/m3ktAY Marvel Pulls Fired Writer Chuck Wendig's 'Shadow of Vader' Series From Schedule - https://goo.gl/n3vnya Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig Just Wrote Horror Movie Gold on Twitter - https://goo.gl/eBgYcw Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:07:36
October 20, 2018
Resistance Premieres! - The Blockade Runner Podcast #78
This week's episode is all about the premiere episode(s) of Star Wars Resistance. Ryan and John discuss "The Recruit," "Triple Dark," and "Fuel for the Fire," all of which are live on the Disney Now app. Our discussion primarily focuses on the characters, visuals, and tone of the show, so the "spoilers" are minimal (though you may still want to wait to listen until you've seen all three episodes). We also talk about the show's potential, what we'd like to see from it going forward, blue snaggletooths, and why Resistance would make is the perfect property for new Star Wars video games! Episode Links: "The Recruit" Episode Guide - www.goo.gl/ybaHB9 Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:41:22
October 13, 2018
The Mandalorian + NYCC 2018 News - The Blockade Runner Podcast #77
This week we're catching up on recent Star Wars news, including Lucasfilm's The Mandalorian reveal and the toys and publishing announcements coming out of NYCC 2018. Other highlights include the debut of Our Star Wars Stories and the wrestlers that hail from the same parts as Ryan. Also, we find out out *while recording* that Resistance is live on the Disney Now app, but somehow push through and finish the show.  Episode Links: - THE MANDALORIAN FIRST IMAGE, DIRECTORS REVEALED (https://goo.gl/oqY5Cf) NYCC 2018: HASBRO JOINS THE RESISTANCE (https://goo.gl/2yqzS2) NYCC 2018: ALPHABET SQUADRON REVEALED AND MORE FROM THE LUCASFILM PUBLISHING PANEL (https://goo.gl/XEJBXC) Our Star Wars Stories Digital Series Debuts (https://goo.gl/35G2P5) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = https://goo.gl/qHSBML
1:29:02
October 8, 2018
The Power of the 90s: 1995 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #76
Ryan and John are joined by Jeff (The Metal Mando) to discuss all of the Star Wars books, comics, games, and toys released in 1995. We focus the most time on the two monumental events that made a huge impact on Star Wars fans in 1995, the Power of the Force toy line and the THX home video releases. Other highlights include The Illustrated Star Wars Universe, The Star Wars Technical Journal, Dark Forces, and Rebel Assault II. Episode Links: - Blast Points #80 - Rebel Assault 2 Wild 2 Outrageous (https://goo.gl/1xUHCF) - Leonard Maltin Interviews George Lucas (https://goo.gl/EJQ1ZM) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast
1:48:12
October 1, 2018
The Academy Recognizes Kathleen Kennedy (and We Do Too!)
We think Kathleen Kennedy being awarded an Irving G. Thalberg Oscar this year is worthy of a celebration so we're devoting the entirety of this episode to looking at her illustrious career in film and her stewardship of Lucasfilm. Join Ryan and John as we break down Ms. Kennedy's many accomplishments as well as recognize the ways in which we think she's changed LFL for the better. Kathleen Kennedy to receive the Irving G. Thalberg award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (https://goo.gl/zmPjX7) How the Star Wars Producer Went from Secretary to Studio Boss (https://goo.gl/Zk8uyE) Steele Wars Ep 185 : Bethany Lacina – The Washington Post breaks down Star Wars twitter (https://goo.gl/64t3H5) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:24:42
September 18, 2018
Resistance Reveals - The Blockade Runner Podcast #74
Star Wars Resistance debuts in just under a month and Ryan and John discuss the upcoming animated series in-depth for the first time on this episode. We share our thoughts on the trailer, premise, look, and characters for the show this week after chatting about a few Episode IX updates and Rian Johnson's upcoming non-Star Wars movie Knives Out. Episode Links: Making Star Wars's Episode IX set photo leaks - https://goo.gl/W3T6B7 Bill Dee boxing! - https://goo.gl/29pPWc Rian Johnson's Knives Out announced - https://goo.gl/5vDxXK Star Wars Resistance Trailer - https://goo.gl/iizFa1 Meat Team Fireball - https://goo.gl/NhrPwY Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:15:06
September 10, 2018
What About Ben? - The Blockade Runner Podcast #73
Ryan and John devote this episode to exploring Kylo Ren and the possibilities for his character in Episode IX. We look at: - Who Is Kylo Ren? - The Case for Kylo's Redemption - The Case Against Kylo's Redemption Episode Links: Kylo Ren vs. Rey: In The Last Jedi, the danger is becoming allies instead of enemies (https://goo.gl/gbKaAZ) Adam Driver and J. J. Abrams Explain How Kylo Ren Got So Emo (https://goo.gl/ZEeH9Z) J.J. Abrams on How Kylo Ren Almost Left the Dark Side in The Force Awakens (https://goo.gl/k873ih) Jeremy's Comments (https://goo.gl/Jqmfn3) Kevin's Comments (https://goo.gl/xoMhwB) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:38:31
August 25, 2018
Episode IX Cast Announced! - The Blockade Runner Podcast #72
We celebrate Episode IX's first day of shooting (today!) by breaking down last week's wonderful cast announcement press release. We share our thoughts on the returning cast, the newly announced actors joining the fold, and J.J. and Lucasfilm's beautiful statement and plan for including Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia in the final installment of the Skywalker Saga. Episode Links: Episode IX Cast Announced Press Release from Star Wars Official Site (https://goo.gl/b7QqTR) Brilliant Prediction from @renpublic on Twitter (https://goo.gl/eiySqK) Rumor: Episode IX to Film in Jordan (https://goo.gl/U95T2b) Albert and Tiffany Chang - "Princess Leia's Theme - Violin Tribute" (https://goo.gl/SWht8L) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
47:12
August 1, 2018
Star Wars at SDCC 2018 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #71
Ryan and John break down all of the Star Wars news coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018. Join us as we look at: TV: The return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service! Novels: Queen's Shadow, Master & Apprentice, and the Solo novelization Youth Publishing: Lando's Luck, Pirate's Price, Star Wars Choose Your Destiny: A Luke and Leia Adventure, and Star Wars: Search Your Feelings Comics: Tales from Vader's Castle, Age of Republic/Rebellion/Resistance macro-series,  and the Solo adaptation Toys: Vintage Collection, Black Series, and Solo Force Link 2.0 figures and playsets Episode Links: Clone Wars 10th Anniversary Panel (via the Steele Wars YouTube page): https://goo.gl/1gfcrG SDCC 2018: QUEEN’S SHADOW REVEALED AND MORE FROM THE LUCASFILM PUBLISHING PANEL: https://goo.gl/W833Gz SDCC 2018: Detailed images from the Hasbro panel reveals: https://goo.gl/QnY644
1:33:57
July 23, 2018
Star Wars: The Power of the 90s (1994) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #70
Ryan and John return to the 90s to discuss all of the Star Wars books, comics, games, and merchandise releases from 1994. Join us as we look at: Books: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, The Courtship of Princess Leia, The Crystal Star, A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (2nd Edition), The Art of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, and West End Games's The Last Command Sourcebook and Star Wars Adventure Journals #1 Comics: Droids, Classic Star Wars, Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures, and Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith Games: Super Return of the Jedi and Tie Fighter Plus: The inaugural issue of Star Wars Insider and the start of The Phantom Menace pre-production! Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:38:37
July 10, 2018
Celebrating What We Love: Rose & Kelly Marie Tran
In this episode we're joined by Rose super-fan Laura Sirikul and devote the entire show to Kelly Marie Tran and Rose Tico. We address the harassment faced by Kelly and others before celebrating our favorite qualities of both the actor and the character. Episode Links: Laura's Twitter: www.twitter.com/lsirikul Laura's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lsirik/ The Black Series Rebels: "A Message to Kelly Marie Tran" : https://youtu.be/_SMupKzxI7I Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5
1:16:56
June 22, 2018
Lucas's Microbiotic Sequels, Rebels, & Star Wars Canon
First up, Ryan and John discuss some recent Star Wars news including the Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order games news from E3 and recent George Lucas comments that are reminding us why we love him so much (even if his comments are sometimes a little wild!). In the second half of Blockade Runner Podcast #68, Ryan discusses his reactions to the Rebels series finale (he just caught up). We end up spending a significant amount of time debating the importance and meaning of the concept of canon to Star Wars and how that influences our feelings regarding Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars storytelling outside of the films in general. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast
1:43:49
June 20, 2018
More Solo Reactions/Solo Official Guide - Blockade Runner #67
John and Ryan discuss their evolving opinions of Solo after each saw it for a third time this weekend. Then share our favorite parts of Pablo Hidalgo's Solo: A Star Wars Story - The Official Guide book. Episode Links: Solo: A Star Wars Story - The Official Guide = https://www.dk.com/us/book/9780241301746-solo-a-star-wars-story-the-official-guide Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:55:30
June 3, 2018
Blockade Runner Ep. 66: Highs and Lows: Solo Reactions #2
Ryan joins John to discuss his feelings about Solo after two viewings. We go through Ryan's highs and lows and find some common ground between our two pretty different takes on the movie. Ryan also shares his Alamo Drafthouse screening of Solo and his run through the Millennium Falcon Experience. Episode Links: Jon Kasdan on *THAT* cameo: http://comicbook.com/starwars/2018/05/25/darth-maul-solo-star-wars-story-cameo-explained-kasdan/ & https://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-solos-most-shocking-star-wars-cameo-happened/1100-6459200/ Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:37:22
May 29, 2018
Solo: Immediate First Reactions - May 24th, 2018
Kevin, Dan, Jeremy, and John discuss our first reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story as soon as we get out of a local viewing. This conversation is SPOILER-FILLED! Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:08:23
May 25, 2018
Solo TV Clips & Spots Plus Poe Dameron #26 - May 14th, 2018
This episode features two separate conversations with a few different members of the Blockade Runner crew. First up, Kevin and John discuss the recently released Solo TV spots as well as two short scenes from the film shown on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ryan and John follow that up with some discussion of Poe Dameron #26 which features the first post-TLJ storytelling we're aware of from Lucasfilm. We also briefly touch on Star Wars Adventures and some other Star Wars publishing as we ride out the last couple of week's waiting for Solo: A Star Wars Story to release. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:03:14
May 15, 2018
May the 4th Bonus Show - Finishing 2nd Place in Pub Trivia!
John and Chris recently lost Star Wars pub trivia to a group of adolescent contestants across the room from us and we brought our microphones to record it. This probably isn't the Star Wars podcast anyone truly needed in their life, but it was a great time for us and if you want to experience the highs and lows of hanging out with one of your best friends and trying to remember whether it was Anakin's right or left arm Dooku dismembered, join us for this bonus episode of The Blockade Runner Podcast. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast YouTube = https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCORFocQsgx9jejmFZtaq5ZA
1:14:23
May 4, 2018
New Animated Series Resistance Announced!
The official Star Wars site announced the upcoming Resistance animated series this week and all signs are pointing to the show being colorful, fun, and something significantly different from The Clone Wars and Rebels. This mini-episode features John's reactions to the announcement and hopes for the show. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner Anchor = www.anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast
12:25
April 30, 2018
Solo TV Spots & Toys - The Blockade Runner Podcast - April 23rd, 2018
Ryan and John discuss our favorite moments from the "Crew" and "Risk" Solo tv spots. After that, we chronicle our slow-to-start but strong-to-finish #WookieWeekend and the Solo 3.75" toys we were able to grab. Finally, we chat a bit about Denny's and Last Shot. Join us if you're stoked for Solo!
1:29:18
April 23, 2018
Solo Solo Trailer Breakdown - The Blockade Runner Podcast - April 9th, 2018
This episode features John making a solo journey through the newley released Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer.   Episode Links: Solo Trailer: https://youtu.be/jPEYpryMp2s Show Links: Site = www.blockaderunnerpodcast.com Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner  
26:27
April 10, 2018
The Last Jedi’s Bonus Features - The Blockade Runner Podcast - March 29th, 2018
Ryan and John discuss the bonus features on The Last Jedi home video release on this episode of The Blockade Runner podcast. We take a look at the feature length documentary The Director and the Jedi, our favorite deleted scenes, and touch a bit on the commentary too. Episode Links: Polygon: "I've seen Star Wars in 4K HDR, and I can't go back." = https://www.polygon.com/2018/3/27/17170416/star-wars-the-last-jedi-4k-blu-ray-review-score-only-version The Digital Theater Last Jedi Trailers: https://thedigitaltheater.com/index.php/star-wars-episode-viii-the-last-jedi-2017/ Blockade Runner Shirts! = https://blockaderunnerpodcast.threadless.com/ Show Links: Site = www.blockaderunnerpodcast.com Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner
1:31:03
March 29, 2018
Goodbye, Ghost Crew: The Final Run of Rebels Episodes - The Blockade Runner Podcast - March 10th, 2018
In this latest episode of the Blockade Runner Podcast, John and Dan bid farewell to Star Wars Rebels as the show's four season run comes to a close. We look specifically at Rebels's final three weeks (in a detailed, SPOILER FILLED discussion) and weigh in on some of the more controversial choices made by Dave Filoni and the rest of the creatives at Lucasfilm. Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
1:21:09
March 10, 2018
Star Wars: The Power of the 90s (1993) - The Blockade Runner Podcast - February 11th, 2018
Ryan and John return to the 90s to discuss all of the Star Wars books, comics, games, and merchandise releases from 1993. Join us as we look at Books: The Last Command, The Truce at Bakura, Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas, and the West End Games sourcebooks from 1993 Comics: The Dark Empiretrade paperback and Tales of the Jedi: The Knights of the Old Republic #1-#3 Games: X-Wing, Rebel Assault, Super The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Chess Plus: The George Lucas Super Live Adventure, The Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology, and more! Show Links: Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series(https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Galaxy-Original-Trading/dp/1419719130) Bla
1:12:14
February 12, 2018
First Reactions to the Solo Teasers - The Blockade Runner Podcast - February 5th, 2018
Our two-part Soloteaser reactions episode features an initial discussion of the trailers with Kevin and John before Ryan and John jump into a lengthier moment-by-moment look at the footage. Join us as we get into the look, tone, and feel of the first Solo footage (and repeatedly swoon over Donald Glover's incredible transformation into Lando!). Show Links: Site=www.blockaderunnerpodcast.com Twitter Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
1:23:56
February 6, 2018
A Canto Bight Conversation - The Blockade Runner Podcast - January 24th, 2018
In this week's Blockade Runner episode Ryan and John discuss the hotly debated Canto Bight sequence from The Last Jedi. Only we both really, really like it, so we're not so much debating as we are high-fiving each other about how punk rock it is! This conversation was actually part of last week's episode, but we split it out into it's own thing because we think the Canto Bight sequence deserves a little more love than it's getting.   Blockade Runner Links: Site = www.blockaderunnerpodcast.com Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderunTwitter=@blockaderun Instagram = www.instagram.com/theblockaderunner
41:40
January 24, 2018
Sacred Jedi Texts: The Last Jedi Art Of and Visual Dictionary Books - The Blockade Runner Podcast - January 15th, 2018
Join Ryan and John as we dive into The Art of The Last Jedi and The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary books on this latest episode of The Blockade Runner. We both love reading the Art Of and Visual Dictionary releases that accompany each new Star Wars movie so much, so we're excited to dedicate an entire episode to them. The Art Of discussion leans pretty far into analysis and gleaning what we can about The Last Jedi's production process from the book while the Visual Dictionary portion of the show is more focused on fun little details and lore. Authors Phil Szostak and Pablo Hidalgo have written two incredible Last Jedi resources that we think are essential to any Star Wars fan's own library of sacred texts, so whether you join us for this discussion or not, be sure to pick up and dig in to copies of both.  Show Links:
1:20:55
January 17, 2018
Chris’s Critical Take on The Last Jedi - The Blockade Runner Podcast - December 27th, 2017
A couple of Blockade Runners made an early morning trip to a Last Jedi screening just before the holidays and we took the opportunity to check in with Chris to hear about why he unfortunately didn't love the movie (unlike pretty much everyone else involved with The Blockade Runner). This episode is brief as we recorded it in the car on the way to and from the movie, but if you didn't love Rian Johnson's first contribution to the Star Wars series you may enjoy hearing a similar perspective from Chris. Or, if you loved it like the rest of us on the show did, Chris provides an alternate take without resorting to insults and hyperbole.   Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner
36:42
December 27, 2017
The Last Jedi After Three Viewings - The Blockade Runner Podcast - December 19th, 2017
Ryan and John discuss their evolving feelings about #TheLastJedi after multiple viewings as well as dig in to the character arcs for Luke Skywalker and Vice Admiral Holdo. Show Links: Mark Hamill Discusses the Secrets of Luke Skywalker's Return  Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
1:22:55
December 20, 2017
Lindsey and Ryan’s TLJ reactions
Ryan and Lindsey, hot off their second viewing, share their impressions of The Last Jedi. Music: Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown AFI - Still a Stranger Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
1:02:25
December 17, 2017
The Last Jedi IMMEDIATE Reactions - The Blockade Runner Podcast - December 14th, 2017
Show Notes: This episode features Kevin, Jake, Jeremey, and John's RAW and IMMEDIATE reactions to the totally crazy new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi (don't listen until you've seen the film!). We drove straight to a nearby restaurant as soon as the movie was over and just recorded our initial thoughts, so while there's a bit of background noise and restaurant chatter, we think it's worth it! We'll be back with a more formal reaction show soon. Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
1:32:00
December 15, 2017
The Last One Before The Last Jedi - The Blockade Runner Podcast - December 3rd, 2017
Show Notes: Ryan and John get together one last time before the release of The Last Jedi to speculate about the movie, where the characters are headed, and the potential twists and turns we may encounter along the way. We also discuss some of the most compelling comments from last week's TLJ media tour and discuss our plans for avoiding spoilers on social media in the days preceding the film's release. And we kick it all off with a discussion of Star Wars and the holidays and some of our favorite Star Wars holiday merch and traditions! Show Links: Star Wars Holiday Links Blue Harvest Holiday Special Kessel Toy Run The Bl
1:43:40
December 4, 2017
Rian Johnson’s New Star Wars Trilogy & Live Action Star Wars TV Show Announced Plus Battlefront II! - The Blockade Runner Podcast - November 18th, 2017
Ryan and John discuss Rian Johnson's new Star Wars Trilogy, Lucasfilm's live action Star Wars tv show, and our time so far with Battlefront 2! We consider what's most likely for the trilogy and tv shows before jumping into what we'd actually like to see. Plus Ryan shares his impressions of the Battlefront 2 campaign and we share our take on the EA/Battlefront 2 micro transactions controversy. Show Links: StarWars.com: Rian Johnson To Create All-New Star Wars Trilogy MarketWatch: Disney to Charge "Substantially" Less Than Netflix for Streaming, Plans New Star Wars Content Blockade Runner Links: Email=blo
1:23:50
November 19, 2017
World Series Trailers, Interviews, Animation, and Comics - The Blockade Runner Podcast - November 4th, 2017
Join Dan and John as they discuss the recent World Series Last Jedi trailer, Kathleen Kennedy's recent Star Wars Show interview, and how we'd like to see IDW's new Star Wars Adventures comic series pave the way for future Lucasfilm animation projects. Show Links: The Star Wars Show w/ Kathleen Kennedy Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
1:14:36
November 6, 2017
The Last Jedi Trailer - The Blockade Runner Podcast Reacts! - October 9th, 2017
Join Kevin and John as we breakdown the trailer for The Last Jedi frame by frame. We discuss our favorite images, plot implications, and our hopes for Episode VIII. This discussion took place just minutes after The Last Jedi trailer went live, so our impressions are immediate and, as Snoke would say, "RAW!"  Show Links: The Last Jedi Trailer Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
1:06:54
October 10, 2017
Recent Books and Star Wars News
Ryan and John discuss the latest Star Wars books releases as well as touch on our feelings toward J.J. Abrams directing Episode IX and speculate about the now confirmed Last Jedi trailer release on Monday night. Show Links: MoviePass Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
55:50
October 8, 2017
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta - The Blockade Runner Podcast - October 7th, 2017
Ryan and John discuss the Battlefront 2 beta in the latest episode of The Blockade Runner. We chat about all of the content in this week's beta release, including the playable maps, modes, classes, and characters. We also lament how terrible we are at the game but share our hopes for improving through the experience of playing the single player mode. Show Links: MoviePass Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner YouTube
50:45
October 8, 2017
Colin Trevorrow Leaves Episode IX - The Blockade Runner Podcast - September 10th, 2017
Ryan and John discuss our reactions to Colin Trevorrow leaving Star Wars: Episode IX, our thoughts on who should replace him, and what this may mean for the movie itself. The Hollywood Reporter: Colin Tervorrow Out as Episode IX Director Vulture: Colin Trevorrow’s Firing From Star Wars Is Another Reminder That No Director Will Ever Be Bigger Than the Franchise Steele Wars Patreon Blockade Runner Links: Email=blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com
1:08:00
September 10, 2017
Force Friday II: Toys, Books, Porgs - The Blockade Runner Podcast - September 2nd, 2017
Ryan and John discuss a bounty of Star Wars toys, books, porgs, and more on Saturday, August 2nd (otherwise forever known as the day following Force Friday II!). Join us as we breakdown our pre-Force Friday II expectations, share a bit of footage from the line at our local Toys 'R Us (video version only), recount our favorite purchases, and even take a quick look at a few interesting pages from some Journey to the Last Jedi books! Blockade Runner Links: Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Stitcher YouTube Instagram=theblockaderunner
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September 3, 2017
The Power of the 90s - 1992 - The Blockade Runner Podcast
Join Ryan and John as they discuss all things Star Wars from 1992. We cover the Star Wars books, comics, games, toys, and home video releases from 1992 in this episode, including Dark Empire Rising, The Glove of Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back on NES, Super Star Wars on SNES, the letterbox release of the original trilogy, and much, much more! Find more Blockade Runner Power of the 90s coverage by subscribing to our YouTube page or our podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Show Links: Collectibles from the Outer Rim: Star Wars VHS Releases! =http://www.starwars.com/news/collectibles-from-the-outer-rim-star-wars-vhs-releases Blockade Runner Links: Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.comTwitter=@blockaderunInstagram=theblockaderunner
1:29:30
August 21, 2017
Discussing Entertainment Weekly’s The Last Jedi Coverage - The Blockade Runner Podcast - August 12th, 2017
Ryan, John, Dan, and Kevin get together to discuss Anthony Breznican's incredible coverage this week of The Last Jedi for Entertainment Weekly. We share our reactions, theories, and favorite moments from each of this week's stories with a heavy emphasis on Luke, Rey, Leia, Chewie, Snoke, Kylo, Caretakers, and PORGS! Ryan and John warm up for the show by discussing a few Last Jedi toy leaks too. Join us for an in-depth discussion with plenty of analysis, insights, and laughs shared between friends! Show Links: The Last Jedi: A Complete List of Entertainment Weekly's Stories Rebel Scum Toy Run Podcast Blockade Runner Links:
2:01:49
August 14, 2017
Star Wars at Comic Con 2017 - The Blockade Runner Podcast - July 22nd, 2017
Ryan and John discuss the toy and book announcements coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2017. We weren't planning on recording this show ahead of time, but the news from Hasbro and Lucasfilm publishing was too exciting not to talk about! Highlights and links below: Show Links: Toys: Jedi Business: What Did We Learn From the Hasbro Panel? Bleeding Cool Photo Gallery Rebel Scum Hasbro Panel Story Rebel Scum Hasbro Gallery Books:
1:12:55
July 23, 2017
Star Wars at D23 2017 - The Blockade Runner Podcast - July 15th, 2017
Join us as we discuss all of the news coming out of D23 2017 including The Last Jedi behind the scenes footage, new Battlefront 2 story info, and the reveal of the Galaxy's Edge parks! Episode Links: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes Video Star Wars 8 Post-Credit Scene to Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher? Battlefront II Behind the Story video Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge StarWars.com story
1:52:42
July 16, 2017
Star Wars: The Power of the 90s (1990/91) - The Blockade Runner Podcast - July 5th, 2017
Ryan and John discuss the Star Wars books, comics, toys, and games from 1990 and 1991 in our new monthly Star Wars: The Power of the 90s series! We take a look back at Heir to the Empire, Star Wars on the NES and Sharp x68000, and the West End Games Star Wars releases from 1990. Subscribe on YouTube and stay tuned to blockaderunnerpodcast.com for more videos and podcasts devoted to all things Star Wars in the 90s! Star Wars in 1990/91: West End Games: Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters The Game Chambers of Questal Rebel Alliance Sourcebook
1:45:12
July 7, 2017
Emergency Han Solo Standalone News Show – The Blockade Runner Podcast – June 20th, 2017
Join John and Ryan as they discuss the shocking news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are leaving the Han Solo standalone as well as the apparent difficulty in finding the right creative leadership and vibe for Star Wars movies that aren’t quite Star Wars movies. Show-Specific Links:   Lucasfilm Press Release Variety Article Blockade Runner Links: Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Stitcher YouTube
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June 21, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast - June 16th, 2017 - Chris and John Argue the Merits of Rogue One
Show Notes: Blockade Runner Chris is NOT a fan of Rogue One, and he's about the only huge Star Wars fan I know that feels that way, so we devoted this episode to digging into why he doesn't love the movie. We argue quite a bit, and listening back I realized that at times I fell into the trap of trying to convince someone to like something they just don't (not usually the best idea), but we also spend a lot of time analyzing the choices made by the Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm and I think it's a pretty compelling discussion. Plus, Chris and I have been having arguments like this for 20 years and we're going to keep having them for a long, long time to come. Enjoy (regardless of which side of the argument you come down on)! Blockade Runner Links: Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun
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June 16, 2017
The Last Jedi in Vanity Fair - The Blockade Runner Podcast - May 26th, 2017
Ryan and John discuss the most interesting revelations, quotes, and photographs from this week's Vanity Fair magazine coverage of #TheLastJedi.  Vanity Fair Links: Cover Story Inside the Troubled Past and Exciting Future of Rey's Lightsaber Star Wars The Last Jedi: Which Secrets Are Revealed Blockade Runner Links: Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Stitcher
1:34:50
May 27, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast - May 12th, 2017 - The Future for Luke Skywalker
Show Notes: Kevin, Chris, Dan, and John get together to discuss Luke Skywalker's future in The Last Jedi and beyond. We consider a compelling Dave Filoni quote from the Rebels season four panel from Star Wars Celebration Orlando (courtesy of the fantastic Steele Wars podcast) as well as an excerpt from Brian Jay Jones's George Lucas: A Life book for some support while exploring just who Luke could and should be in the sequel trilogy. Will he truly end the Jedi order? Is there any possibility of a dark side turn? Join us as we dig into anticipating the return of Star Wars's greatest hero! Links: Steele Wars Episode 138.1 - SWCO Day 3
1:34:02
May 18, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast - April 27th, 2017 - Battlefront II Rundown
Ryan and John discuss the news coming out of Star Wars Celebration Orlando for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2. We dive into the single-player campaign, updates to the multiplayer modes (and more) before taking a quick look at Rey's just-announced Last Jedi dlc outfit. Links: Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Stitcher YouTube Instagram=theblockaderunner
1:17:56
April 28, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017
John, Chris, and BCD spent four glorious days at Star Wars Celebration Orlando last week and this episode features our thoughts about the show as well as an in-depth analysis of the Last Jedi trailer. Recorded from the show floor and/or our hotel room on the 6th floor of the Fairfield Inn! Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Stitcher YouTube Instagram=theblockaderunner
1:23:05
April 20, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast - April 8th, 2017 - Celebration Orlando Preview and Schedule Planning
John and Chris are joined by Adam from The Nerfherder Council to chat all things Star Wars Celebration Orlando. We compare our tentative schedules and must-attend panels as well as share a few stories from Celebrations past. Not long now! #SWCO Links: The Nerfherder Council Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Stitcher YouTube Instagram=theblockaderunner
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April 8, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast - March 29th, 2017 - Rogue One Bonus Features and Deleted Scenes
Ryan, Dan, and John discuss Rogue One's home video bonus features as well as some of the revisions and deleted scenes first covered in Anthony Breznican's EW.com stories. Watch or listen using the link’s below!   EW.com links: Rogue One Revisions Alternate Ending Revealed Bonus Vader Scene Jyn Erso's Mother Was A Slain Jedi Riz Ahmed Almost Played a Madman Engineer Named Bokan Blockade Runner Links:
1:25:45
March 31, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast - March 21st, 2017 - “Twin Suns”
John and Dan break down Star Wars Rebels episode "Twin Suns." We chat about Ezra's involvement in the episode, Maul's fate, and Ben Kenobi's lightsaber skills before sharing some brief predictions for the upcoming season three finale. Watch or listen using the link's below ! Links: Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Stitcher YouTube Instagram=theblockaderunner
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March 22, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast - Our Hopes for the 4oth Anniversary of Star Wars
Show Notes: John, Chris, and Dan get together to discuss our hopes for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars including what we'd like to see at the Celebration Orlando panel and a potential rerelease of the A New Hope in theaters. We gave Google Hangouts on Air a try for this episode and it was a lot of fun for us. We'll keep working on this as a possible method of recording shows; incorporating chat and scheduling recordings ahead of time so listeners can watch live are nice perks, plus we get to see each other's dumb faces while we record. Audio quality leaves a bit to be desired though, so I'll be looking to improve that going forward. Let us know what you think about the Hangouts thing using any of the social media links below! Links: YouTube (this episode) Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com
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March 3, 2017
Blockade Runner Podcast - Matt Mickelson Han Solo Fan Film Interview
Show Notes: This episode features an interview I did with Han Solo fan filmmaker Matt Mickelson back in September of 2016. Matt has been working on a Han Solo movie with his daughters and posting episodes online over the past few years, and he's preparing to release an updated, complete cut soon. We talked a bit about making Star Wars fan films, sharing Star Wars with his daughters, Han Solo in The Force Awakens, and a few other Star Wars-related topics. Unfortunately we thought the audio for the interview was lost due to a technical malfunction, but Matt recently sent me a salvaged file. I sound pretty rough (but listenable), but Matt sounds great and he's the one with interesting commentary this time around anyway. The interview isn't exactly current (we're looking forward to Rouge One, for instance), but most of the topics aren't super time-sensitive and now's a great time to check out our discussion since Matt's Han Solo film is set to release online soon.
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February 12, 2017
Episode VIII Title The Last Jedi Revealed!
Show Notes:  The title for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was revealed today and we couldn't wait to share our thoughts here on The Blockade Runner. We wanted to record an episode as soon as possible discussing the news, so rather than wait until we could all record together, John spoke to Kevin, Ryan, Dan, and Chris individually. Each of us had something a bit different to share and speculate on regarding Episode VIII's new title, but we're all so, so excited to learn more about the film. We'd love to hear what you think, so send us an email or use of the social media links in the show notes below to reach out! *Disclaimer* Sound quality varies a bit in this one, but it's totally listenable; we just rushed to get this episode out and weren't always able to record under ideal conditions. We think our excitement makes up for it! Links: Email=theblockaderunn
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January 24, 2017
Remembering Carrie Fisher and Refined Reactions to Rogue One
Ryan, Lindsey, and John get together to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher and further discuss Rogue One. Check out the links below, particularly the one for the Steele Wars call in show devoted to Carrie's life - it's the best tribute to her we've seen thus far.  Music: Han Solo and The Princess Albert and Tiffany Chang - "Princess Leia's Theme - Violin Tribute" Elliott Smith - "Everything Reminds Me of Her (Live)" Links: Steele Wars Live Call In Show Episode 16 - Carrie Forever "Carrie Fisher: Princess - General - Force of Nature" art by Phil Noto Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com T
1:33:57
January 5, 2017
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 19 - Rogue One Reactions, Round One
Show Notes: Kevin, Dan, Ryan, and John discuss our initial reactions to Rogue One on this first Blockade Runner show covering the film since it's release. We get into our favorite characters, sequences, and effects, as well as our feelings regarding the film's conclusion and its most memorable moments. This episode features 2 hours of Rogue One talk but we'll definitely be discussing the movie further in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to The Blockade Runner for more coverage coming your way soon. Music: Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash. "The Imperial Suite" from the Rogue One Offic
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December 18, 2016
Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 18 - Catching Up With Chris on Rogue One and Rebels
Show Notes: Chris joins John to discuss his recent viewing of Rebels season 2 and 3 before we chat about his skepticism regarding Rogue One and Star Wars stand-alones in general. This may not be our most evergreen podcast as Rogue One releases in less than 24 hours here in the States, but if you need something to help you pass the time before it does, give this one a listen. Most of us are SUPER EXCITED for Rogue One, but Chris's concerns are thoughtful, interesting, and also hopefully SUPER WRONG! Fair warning, there are a few minor issues w/ sound quality on this one, but nothing major. The 2 or 3 minute intro was recorded on an iPhone and is kinda too loud (sorry) and there's a bit of echo on some of the main track. I cleaned it up a bit, but I figured this one doesn't have too long of a shelf-life, so I'd better get it out asap! Links: Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com
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December 15, 2016
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 16 - Christmas in the Stars and Holiday Memories
Show Notes: Join John and Kevin from The Blockade Runner as we play clips from and discuss Christmas in the Stars, the phenomenal 1980 Star Wars Christmas album from Meco! We also share some of our favorite Star Wars-related holiday memories from years past. Links: TheForce.net interview w/ Meco Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun YouTube Instagram=theblockaderunner
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December 4, 2016
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 16 - Rogue One Trailer #3
The final Rogue One trailer is here and we're just two months from the film's release! In the first section of the episode, Kevin and John breakdown the trailer shot by shot. Ryan and John chat about the trailer in the second half of the show too, though our discussion is less centered on the individual shots from the trailer and more on the tone, music, and themes of Rogue One. Links:
1:19:55
October 14, 2016
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 15.5 - Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
In episode 15.5 of The Blockade Runner podcast, we revisit a recording Ryan and John did last year discussing the Nintendo Gamecube game Rogue Squadron III. If you're a listener of our other podcast, Nintendo Fun Club, you may have heard this conversation there, but if not, we spend about 30 minutes discussing one of our favorite Star Wars games (with a brief Blockade Runner update beforehand). Links:
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October 3, 2016
Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 15 - The Rogue One Olympics Trailer
Dan, Ryan, and John discuss the newest Rogue One trailer just a few minutes after it launches. We share our initial reactions to the trailer, our favorite shots, and how best to handle marketing Vader until the movie releases. This one is a bit shorter than our usual output, but we're laser-focused on Rogue One all the way through (though I somehow neglected to lament the lack of Bistan in this newest preview of the movie). Links:
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August 12, 2016
Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 14 - Rogue One, Rebels, and Episode VIII at Star Wars Celebration Europe
Kevin and John tackle the big announcements on Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels Season 3, and Episode VIII coming out of Star Wars Celebration Europe.  Links:Slashfilm's Rogue One Panel Live Blog
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July 19, 2016
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 13 - Entertainment Weekly’s Rogue One Reveals
Ryan, Dan, and John spend this episode analyzing the character reveals and images from Anthony Breznican's newest Rogue One story for Entertainment Weekly. The issue is full of compelling photographs and information straight from Kathleen Kennedy and Gareth Edwards, so we had a lot of fun digging into it.  Entertainment Weekly Posts "Rogue One: Exc
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June 30, 2016
The Blockade Runner Episode 12 - The Rogue One Reshoots Saga
Ryan and John chronicle the Rogue One reshoots saga before discussing The Star Wars Show, those insanely cool but super expensive Ultimate Studio Edition Collectibles, The Force Awakens soundtrack, and why John is happy for "Chewbacca Mom" and Ryan "feels nothing."  Rogue One Reshoot Article LinksThe Hollywood Reporter: " Di
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June 8, 2016
The Blockade Runner Episode 11 - The Phantom Menace 17th Anniversary Celebration!
The Phantom Menace turns 17 this month and we took the opportunity to discuss our favorite things about the movie (there's lots) in this episode of The Blockade Runner! We start with the promotional tie-ins and marketing leading up to TPM's release before jumping into the film itself. Join us to remember why you loved The Phantom Menace in 1999 even if you've forgotten along the way why you did! Links:
1:48:47
May 24, 2016
The Blockade Runner Episode 10 - #TheHapAThings
This Blockade Runner Podcast episode features Ryan and John catching up on the Star Wars news from the past few weeks. We cover Celebration Orlando 2017, Respawn's upcoming Star Wars game, the George Lucas Museum debacle, the upcoming Making of The Force Awakens book, and more. Links:Celebration Orlando 2017#Bui
1:34:49
May 12, 2016
The Blockade Runner Episode 9.5 - Revenge of the Sith GBA DS
This week's episode features a discussion Ryan and John recorded last year for their Nintendo podcast (Nintendo Fun Club) about the Nintendo DS/Game Boy Advance game based on Revenge of the Sith. It's a shorter episode and covers just that one topic, but we think the game is fun and worth revisiting. We'll be back soon with a new episode of The Blockade Runner podcast, but we hope you'll enjoy this .5 episode in the meantime.  Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is 
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April 24, 2016
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 9 - Rogue One Teaser Reactions
The Blockade Runner shares our reactions to this morning's Rogue One teaser trailer in episode 9 of the podcast. The first segment features Kevin and John sharing initial reactions and favorite moments of the teaser. Ryan joins John in the second segment to tackle the teaser in a more chronological, shot by shot approach.  Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is 
1:15:28
April 8, 2016
The Blockade Runner Episode 8 - Rebels Finale Reactions
Kevin, Dan, and John devote this entire episode to discussing the Star Wars Rebels season two finale, "Twilight of the Apprentice." We share our favorite elements as well as some criticisms of this very special episode of Rebels, and we definitely delve deep into the major events from the show, so please don't listen until you've watched at least once (though as we get into in the show, an episode this big probably requires at least two viewings). Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is 
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April 3, 2016
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 7 - C2E2 2016
Lindsey and Ryan report on all the Star Wars happenings from last weekend's C2E2 2016. We discuss the big announcements from the show, the Star Wars merch and autographs they grabbed, and one very compelling Poe Dameron cosplayer. Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash.
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March 26, 2016
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 6 - Headspace
Ryan and John catch up on recent Star War news including the Episode VIII delay, new Lego Star Wars games and shows, the Star Wars Headspace album, a newly announced BB-8 toy, and the unfortunate passing of Jocasta Nu actress Alena McGrath. In the second half of the show Ryan discusses his history with Star Wars.Clips from GTA's "Help Me!" and Rick Rubin's "NR-G7" from the Star Wars Headspace album are featured in this episode.
1:18:32
February 14, 2016
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 5 - Rebels Trailer Reaction and TFA Editing Theories
Ryan, Dan, John, and first time Blockade Runner Lindsey get together to discuss the new Rebels trailer, Rey's heritage and how much was originally set to be revealed about her in TFA, and more. Check out the links below for links to articles discussed on the show.Links:Did The Force Awakens Originally Reveal Rey's Heritage?
1:48:29
January 17, 2016
The Blockade Runner Episode 4.5 - More on The Force Awakens and the Future of Star Wars Films
In this episode of The Blockade Runner, Dan, Kevin, Chris, and John share more thoughts on The Force Awakens. We begin by checking in with Chris and his initial reactions to TFA since he wasn't available for our last show. We also talk about our conflicted feelings regarding Star Wars movies without George Lucas's involvement, our thoughts (and fears) about the anthology films, and just more general TFA discussion. We'll be back soon with an episode about our TFA theories soon!Intro and outro music in The Blockade Runner is 
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January 4, 2016
The Blockade Runner Episode 4 - Reactions to The Force Awakens
Show Notes:In this episode of The Blockade Runner, Ryan, Dan, Kevin, and John discuss our thoughts on The Force Awakens. We've all seen the film and we go into spoiler-heavy detail, so please be sure to see the film before listening. We chat about our reactions, criticism, theories, and favorite moments for over two hours, but there's much more to discuss going forward so be sure to stay tuned for more podcasts, blog posts, and videos from The Blockade Runner!
2:30:55
December 21, 2015
Blockade Runner Episode 3
Show Notes:In this episode of The Blockade Runner, Ryan and John have one last discussion the weekend before The Force Awakens is finally released! We talk new revelations regarding the scripting process for TFA, George Lucas's reactions to seeing the film, the Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away series of short e-books, and our plans and feelings in the final days before Episode 7 is upon us.Look for the next Blockade Runner podcast late next week when we'll discu
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December 13, 2015
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 2 - International Trailer Reactions, New Posters, and More!
Show Notes:In this episode of The Blockade Runner, Dan, Kevin, Ryan, and John discuss the new international trailer for The Force Awakens, the new TFA character posters, Darth Jar Jar theories, Harrison Ford and Kevin Smith interviews, the successful #ForceForDaniel campaign, and more. We'll be back in early December for at least one more pre-TFA episode! Intro and outro music in The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash. Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner
1:18:32
November 8, 2015
Episode 1.5 - TFA Trailer Reactions
Show Notes: The final Force Awakens trailer is here and Ryan and John got together to discuss it just an hour or so after it was released. We pick the trailer apart shot by shot as we process our excitement about this incredible new trailer and also briefly share our ticket pre-sales experiences.  Intro and outro music in The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash. Email=theblockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter=@blockaderun Instagram=theblockaderunner
1:05:53
October 20, 2015
Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 1
Welcome to The Blockade Runner, a monthly podcast about all things Star Wars produced and hosted by a core crew of longtime fans and friends. On our first episode we discuss some of our personal history with Star Wars, the new novel Lost Stars, some of our favorite under-publicized TFA merchandise, and more. Intro and outro music in The Blockade Runner is "Hedonism" by Ash.Visit us online at blockaderunnerpodcast.com. Twitter=@blockaderun
1:47:02
October 11, 2015
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