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The Blockade Runner Star Wars Podcast

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The Blockade Runner is a podcast, blog, and YouTube channel featuring Star Wars discussion and news from enthusiastic fans and friends.
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Mando Books and Star Wars Video Games - The Blockade Runner Podcast #148

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Returning Characters, Future Films, and Bad Batches - The Blockade Runner Podcast #184
This week's episode features our takes on the upcoming Kevin Fiege/Michael Waldron Star Wars film and that big character return in the comics, a discussion of which Star Wars film to start with with someone who's never seen a Star War, and our look at Bad Batch episode 5, "Decomissioned." Episode Links: Michael Waldron Comments on Kevin Fiege SW Film Emilia Clarke Shares Reaction to Qi’ra’s Return Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:41:40
June 8, 2021
J.J. Abrams Reflects on the Sequel Trilogy - The Blockade Runner Podcast #183
This week's show kicks off with some chat about our recent Star Wars purchases and the latest High Republic announcements before we dig into J.J. Abrams's reflection on the process of writing the sequel trilogy and our look at Bad Batch episode #5, "Rampage." Episode Links: Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail Of Shadows Headed to Marvel Comics First Look at Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail Of Shadows and More from Star Wars: The High Republic Show J.J. Abrams Reflects on Star Wars and When It’s Critical to Have a Plan John Boyega Talks Star Wars Return John Boyega Open To Star Wars Return If Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams Are Involved The Mid-90s Fandom Vibes of Star Wars Galaxy Magazine The Shadow of Shadows of the Empire Looms Large in Star Wars Galaxy Issue 9 In Defense of… Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:14:48
June 2, 2021
Binks 182 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #182
We spend the first 15 minutes of the show discussing the nebulous connections between Blink 182 (a band we love) and Star Wars before discussing Dave Filoni's (not) new role at LFL, the status of Rangers of the New Republic, and the fourth episode of The Bad Batch. Episode Links Dave Filoni’s New Job Isn’t Actually New Rangers of the New Republic No Longer In Active Development Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:07:01
May 25, 2021
Bad Batch Episodes 2 and 3 w/ Dave Hackerson - The Blockade Runner Podcast #181
Friend of the show Dave Hackerson (@NorskAkiruno) joins us from Japan to discuss Bad Batch episodes 2 and 3, "Cut and Run" and "Replacements." Episode Links: Dave's Twitter Dave's Blog Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:56:43
May 17, 2021
I Didn't Think I Wanted This...But That Was Pretty Cool - The Blockade Runner Podcast #180
Big episode this week touching on Hasbro news, Galaxy's Edge updates, and new Star Wars Day content on Disney+. We conclude the show with first reactions to The Bad Batch. Episode Links: Hasbro Toys to Get More Expensive as Costs Surge How Disney Cruise Line’s “Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge” Will Take Fans Around the Galaxy “You Are Truly On Board a Ship”: Inside Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Disney+ to Celebrate Star Wars Day with Fan Art Takeover Fan First Tuesday – Star Wars Day Recap Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:18:22
May 6, 2021
A Star Wars Podcast, But With Some Blue S**t - The Blockade Runner Podcast #179
This episode we tackle all of the recent Star Wars toys, comics, and *stamps* news before responding to a message about the Gendy Clone Wars from friend of the show @NorskAkiruno. Episode Links Clone Wars Black Series Figures Announced for Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Line Hasbro Fan Fest Star Wars Reveals New Bad Batch Poster and Emoji Droid-Themed Star Wars Stamps Releasing for May the 4th War of the Bounty Hunters kicks off May 5th Connecting Covers Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:08:52
April 25, 2021
The Fisto Triplets Tackle The Clone Wars Micro-Series - The Blockade Runner Podcast #178
Brandon from the excellent Talking Bay 94 podcast joins us to celebrate the Clone Wars Micro-Series's arrival on Disney+. We talk about the history of the show, our appreciation for the vision and aesthetic of the series, and favorite moments from both volumes. Plus we hatch a plan to develop Himbo Kit Fisto cosplay for Celebration 2022. Episode Links: Talking Bay 94 Star Wars - Clone Wars - Bridging the Saga Jedi Business Tartakovsky Clone Wars Toys Page Gentle Giant Scout Trooper (Ewok Attack) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:58:11
April 14, 2021
Kenobi Cast Revealed + Bad Batch, Books, and Games News - The Blockade Runner Podcast #177
After taking a week off, we catch up on all of the recent Star Wars news including the Kenobi cast announcement, Bad Batch trailer, Vintage Star Wars on Disney+, and books and games announcements. Episode Links: Obi-Wan Series to Begin Production in April, Cast Revealed Bad Batch Trailer Released The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem Revealed The Star Wars Vintage Collection Has Arrived on Disney+! The Ultimate Lego Star Wars Game Has Been Delayed Again, Indefinitely, And That’s Ok Republic Commando is getting a physical release from Limited Run Games Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:06:12
April 6, 2021
Open Wounds: Lost Tartakovsky DVDs and AOTC Deleted Scenes - The Blockade Runner Podcast #176
This week's episode opens with a look at the recently announced legacy content coming to Disney+, new Black Series figures, and Marvel's contributions to Pride Month. We then spend the rest of the episode discussing Attack of the Clone's deleted scenes and reveal our lack of Sifo Dyas expertise. Episode Links: Ewoks TV Movies, Boba Fett Holiday Special Debut Finally Coming to Disney+ Fan Favorites from Classic Star Wars Stories Come to Hasbro’s Black Series Marvel Celebrates Sana Starros and More in Star Wars Pride Month Comics Covers this June Marvel Comics to Release LGBTQ+ Anthology, Variant Covers for Pride Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:36:10
March 23, 2021
Due To Our Ever Expanding Need To Run Blockades - The Blockade Runner Podcast #175
We return after a week off to catch up on Disney+ news, Mandalorian books being canceled, a few insights into the process of making the sequel trilogy, and a quick High Republic comics update. Episode Links: Disney+ Tops 100 Million Subscribers, Targeting 100+ New Titles Per Year Disney’s CEO Addresses Gina Carano Firing and Offers Confidence in Kathleen Kennedy Adam Christopher Del Rey Mandalorian Novel Canceled DK Mandalorian Ultimate Visual Guide Canceled Rian Johnson On If Ben’s Outcome Was Decided While Making TLJ Joonas Suotamo on TROS Chewbacca Torture Scene Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:29:60
March 14, 2021
New Droid Army Same As The Old Droid Army - The Blockade Runner Podcast #174
Much Star Wars video game talk on this episode as we cover the Republic Commando and Star Wars Pinball VR announcements as well as Ryan's decision to buy a $5 copy of The New Droid Army for Game Boy Advance. We also talk the Bad Batch and respond to a great listener message on the tempation of the dark side in The High Republic. Episode Links: The Bad Batch Will Come To Disney+ on May the 4th The Classic Republic Commando Blasts onto Playstation and Nintendo Switch Star Wars Pinball VR Coming April 29th Star Wars Pinball Trailer Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:38:05
March 1, 2021
Not Telling You What To Do With Your Toys - The Blockade Runner Podcast #173
Ryan and John discuss the Star Wars Hunters announcement, an update on Rian Johnson's future Star Wars films, LFL's clarification that Cara Dune will not be recast, and E.K. Johnston's upcoming Padme book Queen's Hope. Episode Links: Star Wars Hunters Announced for Switch, iOS, and Android Craig Derrick Tweet Rian Johnson’s Trilogy “Still On” LFL Not Planning to Recast Cara Dune Queen’s Hope from EK Johnston Announced Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:04:32
February 22, 2021
Done With Cara Dune - The Blockade Runner Podcast #172
Ryan and John spend the first chunk of this week's episode addressing the Gina Carano situation before talking Star Wars Insider, a rumored Nintendo Switch Republic Commando release, and finally some spoiler-free discussion of last week's High Republic comics releases. Episode Links: 'The Mandalorian' Star Gina Carano Fired Amid Social Media Controversy As Star Wars Insider Hits 200, A Look Back at Some of the Legendary Magazine’s Most Memorable Issues Star Wars: Republic Commando Appears To Be On The Way To Switch Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:45:39
February 16, 2021
The Days of Our Lives in Star Wars - The Blockade Runner Podcast #171
This week's episode is a little shorter (at least for us). We cover The Mandalorian's Golden Globes nomination before chatting about some recent toy acquistions, the Star Wars Rebels premier episode, and a quick preview of the new YA High Republic novel Into the Dark. Episode Links: The Mandalorian Receives Golden Globe Nominations For Best TV Drama Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:04:35
February 8, 2021
(Night)Sisters of Mercy - The Blockade Runner Podcast #170
This week's show features a look at the debut episode of The High Republic Show and Hasbro's recent Fan Friday announcements. We also couldn't help getting into our thoughts re: Hasbro pricing, distribution, and whether or not toys will ever be big with kids again. Episode Links: Episode 1 of The High Republic Show A New Jedi Revealed and More from Star Wars: The High Republic Show Krystina Arielle’s Journey from the Red Carpet to the Star Wars: The High Republic Show RUMOR? The Mandalorian Season 3 Will Begin Shooting on April 5, 2021 HASBRO PULSE REVEALS LUCASFILM 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTS AND MORE BFI Classics - The Empire Strikes Back on Bookshop.org Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:36:09
January 31, 2021
A Test of Decency - The Blockade Runner Podcast #169
We open episode #169 with an assessment and denunciation of the harassment Krystina Arielle faced online last week before spending the rest of the show covering a few small news stories, our (spoiler-filled) thoughts on Light of the Jedi and A Test of Courage, and some listener feedback on the state of the High Republic in Japan from @norskakurino. Episode Links: LFL stands with Krystina Arielle after right wing losers attack her on Twitter Cheeky analysis of Krystina’s Tweets in question Skywalker: A Family At War, A New Star Wars Biography, Is Revealed Disney Insider Episode 7 Features High Republic Segment Learn More About the Characters of Star Wars: The High Republic In New Series of Digital Shorts Evangelion and Demon Slayer: Two Works Selected by Their Eras Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:01:57
January 26, 2021
Lucasfilm Games Reborn - The Blockade Runner Podcast #168
Lucasfilm Games was reborn this week and Ryan and John discuss that news as well as the Indiana Jones and Star Wars games they've just revealed. We then spend some time discussing the genres and studios we'd like to see them work with as well as Star Wars games we'd love to see rereleased on modern platforms. Episode Links: Lucasfilm Games Bethesda Softworks and MachineGames announce Indiana Jones game Indiana Jones fans spot clues to new game's location and setting Star Wars - Jedi: Fallen Order Next-Gen Optimization Update Wired - “Lucasfilm Games’ New Partnerships Mean the Galaxy’s the Limit” Factor 5 President Details Canceled Star Wars Projects Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:01:32
January 17, 2021
First Impressions of The High Republic - The Blockade Runner Podcast #167
Ryan and John discuss the new announcements coming out of the High Republic live stream and the sales successes from the initiative's launch before sharing our spoiler-free, then (lightly) spoiler-full impressions of The Great Jedi Rescue and the first third of Light of the Jedi. Episode Notes: Star Wars: The High Republic: New Trailer Revealed and More  Marvel's Star Wars: The High Republic #1 Will Cost You Plenty of Credits on eBay Show Notes: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:59:28
January 11, 2021
Previewing The High Republic - The Blockade Runner Podcast #166
We're just days away from the launch of a new era in Star Wars publishing, The High Republic. Ryan and John preview the first wave of books and comics releasing this week as well as look forward to what's to follow for this new period in the Star Wars timeline. Episode Links: EVERY STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC BOOK AND COMIC SERIES (SO FAR) STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC LIVESTREAM EVENT COMING JANUARY 4, 2021 INSIDE STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC: MEET THE SHIPS AND VEHICLES High Republic Digital Sampler Star Wars: The High Republic's Team on The Acolyte's Reveal CAVAN SCOTT AND DANIEL JOSÉ OLDER Interview CHARLES SOULE Interview JUSTINA IRELAND Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:54:43
January 3, 2021
Mando Season 2 Wrap Up Show - The Blockade Runner Podcast #165
This episode is devoted to wrapping up our coverage of all things Mandalorian (for the time being) including the Book of Boba Fett announcement, Phil Szostak's The Art of The Mandalorian book, the season two Disney Gallery installment, our favorite "leaked" episode titles and Mando Mondays t-shirts, and great message from D. Hackerson re: Bo Katan, Din, and the dark saber. Episode Links: The Book of Boba Fett, A New Series, Coming December 2021 on Disney+ Buy The Art of The Mandalorian on Bookshop.org Best Mando Fifth Sun Shirts Miggs Boba Fett Lives A Jedi and a Mando… MYTHROL MYTHROL 2 This Is More Than I Signed Up For This Is The Way Don’t Eat That Little Womp Rat The Child Girls Rule The Galaxy Unstoppable Forces Dave Hackerson (@NorskAkiruno) Twitter Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:17:01
December 28, 2020
Mando Ch. 16: "The Rescue" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #164
Original Blockade Runners Kevin and Dan join Ryan and John for this huge episode covering the mind-blowing season (series?) finale of The Mandalorian. This episode felt like a hugely important moment for the show and for Star Wars in general and we spend close to three hours covering every aspect of its triumphant surprises and implications for the future of the Star Wars galaxy.  Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:51:33
December 20, 2020
Mando Ch. 15: "The Believer" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #163
We're back for the second time in like 36 hours to discuss Mandalorian Ch. 15 "The Believer." We discuss Rick Famiyuwa's brilliant writing and direction, Bill Burr's fantastic performance, Din's resolute willingness to do whatever it takes to find Grogu, and what may be on the horizon for the show's characters, including Boba Fett. Episode Links: Ian Thompson on Twitter (@iantDC) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:47:18
December 12, 2020
(So Many) Future Star Wars Projects Announced - The Blockade Runner Podcast #162
So, so many Star Wars projects announced today and, per usual, we couldn't help but talk about them for a very long time. We're excited. Episode Links: https://www.starwars.com/news/future-lucasfilm-projects-revealed Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:37:45
December 11, 2020
Mando Ch. 14: "The Tragedy" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #161
Ryan and John dive deep into "The Tragedy" and discuss the episode's returning characters, intense action, and those darktroopers! We conclude the episode with @NorskAkiruno 's insightful take on Mando Ch. 13. Episode Links: Dave Hackerson (@NorskAkiruno) Twitter Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:15:00
December 5, 2020
Mando Ch. 13: "The Jedi" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #160
Mando Ch. 13, "The Jedi," is a massively important episode for the series and for the larger Star Wars galaxy. We dig into its implications for the Mando and the Child, Ahsoka, the future of the series, and the future of Star Wars storytelling going forward. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:14:55
November 27, 2020
Mando Ch. 12: The Siege - The Blockade Runner Podcast #159
Ryan and John somehow again spend two hours discussing a 40 minute episode of television...but it's a pretty good conversation! We discuss the impossible cuteness of The Child, the contrast between the not great real life Gina Carrano and the actually great on screen Cara Dune, what exactly is "the way," and even strand-casts (whatever those are).  Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:03:38
November 21, 2020
Mando Ch. 11: "The Heiress" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #158
Ryan and John discuss Mandalorian Chapter 11's best moments and biggest reveals plus the eventual destination for The Child.  Episode Links: Fantastic Franky's Interview w/ Leslye Headland The Cinema Cartography's "Seven Samurai - Drama Through Action" Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:53:40
November 15, 2020
Mando Ch. 10: "The Passenger" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #157
This episode featuers a detailed look at The Mandalorian Chapter 10 - "The Passenger" before wrapping up with short segments on Mando Mondays #2, the full trailer for the Lego Star Wars Holiday special, and Celebration 2020 merchandise. Episode Links: Mandalorian Mondays Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Full Trailer Star Wars Celebration Shop Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:34:04
November 8, 2020
Mando Ch. 9 "The Marshall" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #156
The Mandalorian season two is here and we dig into its premiere episode, "The Marshall," in today's episode. We celebrate our favorite elements, speculate about where the story will head from here, and consider the pros and cons of returning to characters from the past. Episode Links: Mandalorian Mondays Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:06:29
November 1, 2020
Monday Night Mando - The Blockade Runner Podcast #155
Ryan and John share their immediate reactions to the Monday Night Football Mandalorian Season 2 "Special Look" trailer before highlighting a few of their favorite reveals from Pablo Hidalgo's new Star Wars: Fascinating Facts book. Episode Links: The Mandalorian Season 2 Monday Night Football "Special Look" Trailer Star Wars: Fascinating Facts New Galaxy of Adventures Wave 6 Toys via Entertainment Earth Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:35:60
October 20, 2020
Squadrons Impressions and Holiday Porgs - The Blockade Runner Podcast #154
Both Ryan and John have been playing Star Wars: Squadrons. We spend the first half of the show sharing initial impressions before reviewing Hasbro's recent PulseCon announcements including the HasLab, Black Series, and Vintage Collection reveals. Oh yeah, and outrageous candy cane colorway stormtroopers and holiday porgs. Episode Links: Haslab Vintage Collection Razor Crest Hasbro PulseCon Announcements Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:56:09
October 5, 2020
Ryan and Lindsey Journey to Virtual Batuu - The Blockade Runner Podcast #153
Ryan and Lindsey walk through their virtual life in The Sims 4: Journey to Batuu. They provide an overview of the Sims series history and gameplay before detailing the unique Star Wars experiences in store in this expansion game pack. Listen: Anchor/Other Platforms Apple Podcasts Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
48:16
September 26, 2020
Space Boats, Enemy Sorcerers, and a Legit Boss - The Blockade Runner Podcast #152
The Mandalorian season two is officially almost here as Lucasfilm begins their promotional efforts in earnest. We devote this episode to the announcements, interviews, weird off-screen promo photos, and yes, finally, the trailer. Episode Links: The Mandalorian Season Two Begins October 30 on Disney+ The Mandalorian Exclusive: First look inside season 2 Trans Rights are Human Rights: This is the Way More Mando S2 offscreen images Season 2 Trailer Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:38:12
September 17, 2020
Owls and Stuff Would've Gone a Long Way - The Blockade Runner Podcast #151
Episode #151 features a look at the latest Star Wars video game announcements and updates, some headscratching re: no Mandalorian season two trailer yet, Ryan's highlights from the recent Force Fest, and more.  Quick disclaimer: John did that thing where he chose the wrong microphone setting and recorded the whole episode from his webcam mic, so the audio quality isn't quite up to our normal aggressively average standards. That being said, it sounds ok and shouldn't be a big deal unless pro audio is important to your podcast listening. Episode Links: Blockade Runner Recommended Texts! Target’s Trading Outpost Collection, Inspired by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Lands August 30 Get Ready to Journey to Batuu in The Sims 4 Opening Night Live: 5 Highlights From the New Star Wars: Squadrons Video Preview The LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition…Unmasked Force Fest "Rose Tico Deserved Better" Panel Skytalkers Episode: E. ANNE CONVERY ON THE CLONE WARS, MYTH, & FAIRY TALES Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:30:22
September 3, 2020
Lenticular Dooku! – The Blockade Runner Podcast #150
Ryan and John discuss the next Star Wars film being pushed to 2023, the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, and the wonders of stumbling across a ton of TPM and AOTC merch at an amazing Denver comic book store. Episode Links: Next Star Wars Film Pushed Back to 2023 Mandalorian S1 Soundtrack LP Box Set On The Way From Mondo ‘Star Wars: Doctor Aphra’ Wins GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special to Premiere on Disney+ Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:45:59
August 17, 2020
Dr. Aphra's Adventure Hour (featuring The Bad Batch, Solo Speculation, and Hasbro Toy Reveals) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #149
Ryan and John discuss The Bad Batch announcement, some light speculation regarding what we'd like to see in future Solo-related projects, the latest Hasbro toy reveals, and Ryan's initial impressions of the Dr. Aphra audio drama. Episode Links: Star Wars: The Bad Batch, An All-New Animated Series, To Debut on Disney+ in 2021 Alden Ehrenreich on the Happy Sad Confused podcast SWTOR is now on Steam Ludwig Göransson - “Scoring The Mandalorian” music video Hasbro Reveal 6” Black Series Wampa TVC 501st ARC Trooper Special Action Figure Set Revealed Rumor Confirmed: 6″ TBS Heroes Of Endor Set Revealed Walmart Exclusive Black Series Clone Wars Links Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge-Inspired Toys, Clothing, and More Landing at Target and Target.com Doctor Aphra Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:42:46
July 24, 2020
Mando Books and Star Wars Video Games - The Blockade Runner Podcast #148
Ryan and John return after a small hiatus and discuss some of the news released during our break from recording including the upcoming Mandalorian publishing program, the Star Wars: Squadrons announcement, and more info on Doctor Aphra: An Audibook Original. We close the show with a chat about the last few episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Episode Links: Mandalorian Publishing Program Revealed Star Wars: Squadrons Official Site Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay Trailer Sarah Kuhn Talks Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original Star Wars: Racer Seeing a Physical Release from Limited Run Games Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:17:40
July 7, 2020
The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Celebration - The Blockade Runner Podcast #147
Friend of the show Mike Harris joins Ryan and John to discuss our favorite qualities, characters, lines, and more from The Empire Strikes Back in celebration of its 40th anniversary before closing the show by considering its legacy and impact on Star Wars overall. Episode Links: Mike's Twitter Blast Points #218 - Directed by Irivin Kershner Talking Bay 94 - Empire Strikes Back Anniversary Celebration Force Material - The ESB We'll Never See Force Material - The Art of TROS with Author Phil Szostak Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:30:44
May 26, 2020
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars Concludes - The Blockade Runner Podcast #146
Ryan and John finally find the opportunity to discuss the final episode of Clone Wars as well as the first three episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. We take a look at our favorite moments from both (including a bit of a detour in response to Dave Filoni's monologue re: the importance of the conclusions of TPM and RotJ) before closing the show with even more Mandalorian season two casting rumors. Episode Links: Timothy Olyphant Joining Mando Season 2 Katee Sackhoff Playing Bo Katan in Mando Season 2 Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:45:60
May 19, 2020
You're Not Dead In Star Wars Unless We See Your Bones Or Your Organs Are On Fire - The Blockade Runner Podcast #145
This episode features a look at the many Star Wars announcements and updates that happened this past week in celebration of Star Wars Day. We devote the most time to looking at the rumor of Temura Morrison returning to Star Wars and the question of whether or not Lucasfilm is creating a troubling trend of reviving once dead characters, but also tackle the Taika Waititi and Leslye Headland announcements as well as video game, book, and Mandalorian season two news. Episode Links: Taika Waititi Set To Direct A New Star Wars Film Temura Morrison Rumored To Be Returning to Star Wars Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection Read the exclusive first excerpt of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark VADER IMMORTAL WILL BRING THE DARK SIDE TO PLAYSTATION VR “WE WERE ALWAYS GOING TO GO BIG!”: INSIDE LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA Battlefront II is now content-complete Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez directing episodes of Mando? Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:57:52
May 11, 2020
Chatting On Star Wars Day Eve - The Blockade Runner Podcast #144
Ryan and John celebrate fabled holiday Star Wars Day Eve by catching up on a few  updates on Dr. Aphra, Cassian Andor, and a new show for Disney Plus before discussing the first three episodes of The Siege of Mandalore arc of The Clone Wars. Episode Links: Dr. Aphra: An Audiobook Original Revealed New Casting Announced for Cassian Andor Live-Action Series Announced Star Wars Series from Russian Doll Co-Creator Leslye Headland in the Works at Disney Plus Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:28:43
May 4, 2020
The Art of TROS w/ Brandon from Talking Bay 94 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #143
Brandon from Talking Bay 94 joins John to take an in-depth look at Phil Szostak's The Art of the Rise of Skywalker. We discuss our favorite concepts, costumes, creatures, and designs chapter by chapter while also breaking down some of the insights the book provides into the production of the entire sequel trilogy. Listen: Anchor/Other Platforms Apple Podcasts Episode Links: Talking Bay 94 Site Talking Bay 94 on Apple Podcasts Talking Bay 94 #59 - Roger Guyett Talking Bay 94 #56 - Jake Lunt Davies Purchase The Art of the Rise of Skywalker on Bookshop Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:44:18
April 18, 2020
Celebrating SWCC - The Blockade Runner Podcast #142
Ryan, Dan, and John get together to relive our favorite memories from Star Wars Celebration Chicago, one year later. We revisit our favorite panels, cosplayers, merchandise, events, and lament "the app" we all struggled with all weekend long. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:25:40
April 12, 2020
Always In Motion The Future Is - The Blockade Runner Podcast #141
Ryan is back after taking a bit of a hiatus from both Star Wars and the podcast. We catch up on where he's at with Star Wars overall before jumping into Clone Wars season 7, recent comics, and both the TROS digital release and novelization. In the second half of the show we discuss the impact COVID-19 may have on the High Republic, Celebration, Galaxy's Edge, and upcoming Disney+ shows. Episode Links: Elsa Charretier Volume 1 on Etsy Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:59:02
March 30, 2020
Duel of the Fates Concept Art - The Blockade Runner Podcast #140
This episode features a look at over 25 leaked concept art images from Colin Trevorrow's Duel of the Fates script including sequences, planets, vehicles, and characters not seen in The Rise of Skywalker. I hadn't actually read the leaked script at the time this episode was recorded, so it's mostly a reaction to the images themselves and a brief synopsis of the story I'd come across. The art itself is embedded in the podcast chapters or in the video version available on YouTube; if you're driving or doing the dishes or something while listening, you can check them out on Imgur here. Episode Links: Duel of the Fates Concept Art Images Imgur Source Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
51:18
February 19, 2020
Goodbye Team Colossus - The Blockade Runner Podcast #139
Star Wars Resistance ended on a high note last week with the excellent two-part episode "The Escape." Friend of the show Caleb joins John to show some love to the often overlooked Resistance, take a quick look back at season two, and break down this final episode's best moments. We also look forward to Clone Wars season 7 and the future of Star Wars animation to round out the episode. Episode Links: "The Escape: Part One" Episode Guide "The Escape: Part Two" Episode Guide Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:13:10
February 4, 2020
The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary - The Blockade Runner Podcast #138
This week's show is a brief look at some of the most compelling portions of the recently released Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary. It opens with a  few minutes on the history and purpose of Star Wars visual dictionaries before focusing on the book's info on Exegol, the Sith Eternal, Lando and Jannah, Ochi of Bestoon, and more.  Episode Links: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary on Amazon Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
36:54
January 23, 2020
Trivial Pursuit & TROS w/ Chris - The Blockade Runner Podcast #137
This week's episode is a recording of a Trivial Pursuit game John and Chris played at a kitchen table outside of St. Paul, Minnesota a few hours after catching a screening of The Rise of Skywalker. As a result it features lots of chatter about Episode 9, the prequels, sequels, and original trilogy, but also pretty rough audio. We think it's a fun episode if you're ok with (far) less than great production quality, but we'll be back soon with another standard episode if not. Episode Links: May the 4th Bonus Show - Finishing 2nd Place in Pub Trivia Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:31:29
January 12, 2020
Diverse Characters & Legacy Characters in the Sequel Trilogy - The Blockade Runner Podcast #136
Ryan returns in this second post-TROS episode to weigh in on diverse characters and representation in the sequel trilogy. We spend the second half of the show deciding whether or not we believe Han, Luke, and Leia's stories were more satisfying at the conclusion of the OT or the ST. Plus we throw in a little holiday cheer at the start of the show by chatting about how Star Wars made its way into our Christmas gatherings. Episode Links: EW: "J.J. Abrams Hints TROS Could Reveal an LGBTQ Character" NY Times: "Disney Removes Same-Sex Kiss From ‘Star Wars’ Film in Singapore" Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:02:21
December 27, 2019
For The Last First Time: The Blockade Runner Podcast #135
TROS Spoilers abound as we continue our tradition of putting out an immediate reactions episode with terrible audio quality and terrible blues music pumped your way from a recording done at a local bar. John, Jeremy, Dan, Kevin, and Bart bring you an informal, loose discussion of our first thoughts on the movie. We'll be back later in the weekend with a higher audio quality, more organized look at the movie (featuring Ryan who's absent from this recording).  Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:59:20
December 20, 2019
Final Rise of Skywalker Preview and Predictions - The Blockade Runner Podcast #134
There's only a few days left until the release of The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga and this episode features our final predictions about what the movie will be. We start with a brief look at The Mandalorian Chapter 6 but after that it's all TROS. Highlights include predictions about Rey, Kylo, Rey and Kylo, Bendemption, the balance of the force, chosen ones, stormtrooper rebellions, and so much more. We discuss everything that's been released by LFL, so if you've been avoiding tv spots or trailers, tread lightly. Episode Links: Force Material Episode LXXIV: The Mandalorian Chapter 5 Spoiler Discussion w/ The Blockade Runner Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:32:56
December 16, 2019
Rise of Skywalker Promos, Star Wars Kabuki, and The Mandalorian Chapter 4 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #133
Lucasfilm continued to release TROS tv spots and promo videos this week, so we share our favorite moments as well as debate the merits of nostalgia in these recent marketing efforts. We then discuss the recently streamed Star Wars kabuki performance (with help from friend of the show Dave Hackerson) before wrapping up the show with our reactions to The Mandalorian Chapter 4. Episode Links: TROS Interviews, Promos, and Clips JJ Brings a Film from TROS to GMA TROS: Special Look TROS Behind the Scenes Featurette “Duel” TV Spot “Celebrate” TV Spot John Boyega Makes a Crazy Insta Video Featuring a Feather Quill Inviting Oscar Isaac to Be His “Plus 1” to the TROS Premiere Dying Star Wars Fan Gets Special Advanced Screening of The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars Kabuki Performance Star Wars Kabuki Live Stream Archive akiruno-life's blog @NorskAkiruno on Twitter Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:21:50
December 3, 2019
The Rise of Skywalker Press Tour Kicks Off - The Blockade Runner Podcast #132
The Rise of Skywalker press tour is kicking into full gear with new tv spots, talk show appearances, and magazine features dropping seemingly every day, so we're digging in and pulling our favorite shots, moments, and quotes as we enjoy these last few pre-TROS weeks of anticipation. We also look at The Mandalorian Chapter 3, the current state of Star Wars merchandise availability, and wrap the show with a response to a listener question re: our personal spoiler policies leading into the TROS release. Episode Links: TROS TV Spots “The End” TV Spot “Fate” TV Spot Magazines/Interviews EW - Inside The Rise of Skywalker JJ Rolling Stone Interview Colin Trevorrow Talks TROS Contributions w/ Empire  Deborah Chow Talks The Mandalorian Chapter 3 w/ Variety Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:26:19
November 26, 2019
The Mandalorian Chapter 2 and Jedi: Fallen Order - The Blockade Runner Podcast #131
This week's show is basically just two big segments covering The Mandalorian chapter two and Jedi: Fallen Order. We start the show by discussing favorite moments from The Mandalorian as well as some potential symbolism in the episode and the cruelty of the post-Empire galaxy. The second half of the show features our early experiences playing Jedi: Fallen Order and a discussion of its influences and gameplay systems. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:47:40
November 20, 2019
Hey Mando! (SPOILER-FILLED Reactions to The Mandalorian Chapter 1)- The Blockade Runner Podcast #130
Happy Mando Day, Happy Disney+ Day! This episode features our fresh, raw, SPOILER-FILLED reactions to The Mandalorian Chapter 1 as well as some quick impressions of Disney+.  Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:07:48
November 13, 2019
Benioff & Weiss Leaving Star Wars / Ryan Sees Knives Out - The Blockade Runner Podcast #129
The bulk of this week's show is focused on discussing what Benioff & Weiss's leaving Star Wars could mean for the franchise's future as well as what might've led to their departure. Ryan shares his experience seeing Knives Out (but says absolutely nothing about the plot, so don't worry about that) and we also spend a few minutes discussing the most recent Mandalorian trailer. Episode Links: ‘Star Wars’ Setback: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Trilogy Hollywood Reporter - “Why the ‘Game of Thrones’ Duo Bailed on ‘Star Wars’” New Mandalorian Trailer Rian Johnson Says He’s Still In Talks For More ‘Star Wars’, And That Angry ‘Last Jedi’ Tweets Helped Inspire ‘Knives Out’ Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:06:32
November 5, 2019
Revisiting the Final TROS Trailer Plus Kylo and the Knights of Ren - The Blockade Runner Podcast #128
This week's episode features some lingering questions re: the final TROS trailer. We also ponder the soliciation for Marvel's Kylo Ren #2 and how it may require us to reconsider what we thought we knew about Ben Solo's fall and the birth of Kylo Ren. We conclude the show with a few minutes on the toy reveals coming out of Comic Con Paris and the upcoming Doctor Aphra #1 and Darth Vader #1. Episode Links: Kylo Ren #2 Solicitations MCM Comic Con Figure Reveals New Reveals from Comic-Con Paris Marvel Comics Announces New Doctor Aphra #1 by Alyssa Wong and Marika Cresta at MCM London Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:48:11
October 30, 2019
The Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer Breakdown - The Blockade Runner Podcast #127
Episode #127 features our *immediate* reactions to the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker. No chapter marks or major editing this week, just our initial reactions to this wildly cool trailer! Trailer YouTube Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:48:04
October 22, 2019
Return to Vader's Castle, Return to Resistance - The Blockade Runner Podcast #126
This week's show is all about comics and cartoons! For the comics side of things, we run down the Marvel Star Wars news coming out of NYCC 2019, take a look at some recently announced Star Wars manga, and share our thoughts on the first two Return to Vader's Castle issues from IDW as well as Star Wars: Allegiances #1 from Marvel. The second half of the show is devoted to discussing the first two episodes of Star Wars Resistance's final season before we wrap with a few minutes on Freddie Prinze Jr.'s recent (brilliant) viral monologue. Episode Links: Comics Star Wars: The Legends Of Luke Skywalker - The Manga Coming Early 2020 Kōdansha To Publish ‘Tribute To Star Wars’ スター・ウォーズ トリビュート画集 TRIBUTE TO STAR WARS Marvel’s Star Wars Comic to Relaunch with Writer Charles Soule Freddie Prinze Jr. - The GOAT? Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:56:24
October 17, 2019
Where's Rose?, NYCC, and Kevin Feige and the Future of Star Wars Films - The Blockade Runner Podcast #125
This episode features the second half of our conversation last week (too big to be contained in just one show!). We begin by discussing the lack of Rose Tico in TROS products and promotion before looking at the publishing announcements from NYCC 2019. We wrap the show up with some talk of the Kevin Feige news and what it may mean for the future of the Star Wars films. Episode Links: Where's Rose? #Where'sRose? Brian Rood Response (at least re: his art w/out Rose) Celebrating What We Love: Rose Tico & Kelly Marie Tran (with Special Guest Laura Sirikul) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #69 A Million New Characters in Cardboard Standee Form Cardboard Standees Are the New LEGO Leaks NYCC 2019 Publishing Panel 'Star Wars': Lucasfilm Shares More Details About Mysterious 'Project Luminous' Rae Carson To Write Novelization of The Rise of Skywalker, Coming Spring 2020 The Future of Star Wars Films Somehow We Forgot to Mention Last Week That Kevin Feige Is Doing a Star Wars Movie Rian Johnson “I’m Still Talking to Disney About It Re: His Future Star Wars Films” Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:17:46
October 11, 2019
Triple Force Friday Recap Special - The Blockade Runner Podcast #124
This episode features the first portion of a lengthy discussion we recorded this week that got a little bit away from us in terms of length, so we're splitting it into two episodes. This first one features our Triple Force Friday recap including our experiences going out looking for product, our impression of the merchandise we found, and some of the problems we see with quality, promotion, and distribution. We'll be back later in the week with the rest of our chat covering #Where'sRose, Kevin Feige's announced Star Warsmovie, and the Star Wars book announcements from NYCC 2019. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:06:34
October 8, 2019
All the News That's Fit to Babu Frick - The Blockade Runner Podcast #123
This week's episode is news heavy again as we discuss Deborah Chow directing the Obi-Wan show, the TROS issue of Empire Magazine, and the (official this time) Triple Force Friday reveals and livestream. We also talk a little bit about Babu Frick, but somehow we forgot to bring up the week's biggest story: Kevin Fiege producing a future Star Wars film. Whoops. Episode Links: Deborah Chow to Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Exclusively on Disney+ Deborah Chow IMDB Hossein Amini IMDB (Some) Triple Force Friday Products Finally Revealed Article Video TROS  4 inch line stealth-announced from Hasbro Empire Magazine Covers Abrams quote (thanks to Florian @germanjedi) Knights of Ren pic Return to Vader’s Castle  #1 comes out this week! Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:53:34
October 1, 2019
Two Hours on Toys Too Hot to Announce (That Come Out in Two Weeks) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #122
Triple Force Friday is less than two weeks away, and even though we haven't really had any official announcements about what's being released for the event, we spend two hours talking about all of the toys that have leaked so far (pretty much all of them). We're sorry. Episode Links: End of Marvel’s Star Wars book Triple Force Friday Announcement Triple Force Friday Vintage Collection Toys More TVC Leaks Black Series Leaked GRAY JAWAS Nice close up pics of Rey Black Series 5” Galaxy of Adventures Line More Pics And Some More Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube Also, John's score on the Force Awakens table on Star Wars Pinball is higher than Ryan's. Just sayin'.
02:06:24
September 24, 2019
Zen Studios' Star Wars Pinball - The Blockade Runner Podcast #121
This week's episode is all about Star Wars video games. We kick off the episode by disucssing the recently announced Jedi Knight and Jedi Academy console ports before devoting the rest of the show to taking a look at the recently released and completely excellent Star Wars Pinball package for Switch. We originally planned on discussing the many Rise of Skywalker toy leaks that have been happening lately, but there was just too much pinball to talk this week so we're saving that discussion for episode 122. Episode Links: Disney + beta available in Netherlands? Jedi Knight and Jedi Academy Coming to Switch and PS4! Star Wars Pinball for Nintendo Switch Flip Grip for Nintendo Switch Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:42:18
September 18, 2019
The Star Wars Saga Teaser Trailers - The Blockade Runner Podcast #120
Inspired by the recent D23 Rise of Skywalker trailer, this week we're taking a look back at each of the saga films' teasers. We discuss the evolving art form of movie trailers, which teasers most accurately reflect the films they're advertising, and why watching the Attack of the Clones and Force Awakens teasers is such a transcendent experience. Teaser Trailer Links: Star Wars Teaser The Empire Strikes Back Teaser Revenge of the Jedi Teaser The Phantom Menace Trailer #1 Attack of the Clones Teaser Revenge of the Sith Teaser The Force Awakens Teaser Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:11:06
September 10, 2019
I'm Going to the Darkside with You! - The Rise of Skywalker D23 Teaser
In this episode we talk all things The Rise of Skywalker from D23 2019, including the poster, Zori Bliss updates, cast interviews, and of course the incredible new teaser trailer and *that* reveal at the end. Episode Links: Official Site TROS at D23 Blog Post TROS D23 Teaser Trailer Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:43:15
August 29, 2019
D23 2019 Day One: Disney+ Panel
Ryan and John discuss all things Disney+ revealed at D23 including the Madalorian, The Clone Wars, Cassian Andor, and The Obi-Wan Kenobi show. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor
02:00:18
August 24, 2019
Hello There Resistance Trailer, Obi-Wan Rumors - The Blockade Runner Podcast #117
After what has felt like a considerable draught in major Star Wars news this summer, this week's show is packed with rumors and speculation about The Rise of Skywalker, Rian Johnson's upcoming Star Wars film series, a possible (likely?) return to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Ewan McGregor in a Disney + series, and our reactions to the Star Wars Resistance season two trailer. So much to cover and quite a lot to say about each topic in this extra-large episode of the Blockade Runner Podcast. Ryan's audio this week is coming from Skype as his local recording malfunctioned, so if you notice that it sounds a little off, that's why and we're working on it and will hopefully have things back to normal next week. Episode Links: Sith Trooper Merchandise Arriving September 1, Interesting Detail About Them Revealed Rian Johnson on the Freedom of His ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy & ‘Knives Out 'Star Wars': Ewan McGregor in Talks for an Obi-Wan Kenobi Series for Disney+ (Hollywood Reporter) Ewan McGregor May Return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Disney + Series (Deadline) Resistance Season 2 Trailer Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram YouTube
02:19:32
August 19, 2019
The Phantom Menace's Deleted Scenes - The Blockade Runner Podcast #116
News for this week's show includes the launch of Star Wars Roll Out, John's thoughts on the recently released Star Wars: Myths and Fables, Ryan's review of the Age of Resistance special, and a rumored rerelease of all 10 saga films on blu ray this fall. We discuss all of The Phantom Menace's deleted scenes for our primary topic this week in the back half of the episode. Unfortunately we have some sound quality issues on this episode that we're not able to correct in post-production. It's listenable, but not representative of the usual sound quality level of the show. Next week should be back to normal. Episode Links: STAR WARS ROLL OUT, AN ADORABLE NEW SERIES OF ANIMATED SHORTS, BOUNCES TO THE SCREEN All Ten Star Wars Movies Being Re-Released on Blu-Ray In September The Phantom Menace DVD Deleted Scenes Intro Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:48:28
August 15, 2019
A Look Back at the Inaugural Issue of Star Wars Insider - The Blockade Runner Podcast #115
This week's episode features a look back at the first issue of Star Wars Insider magazine published in fall of 1994. We discuss the early years of the magazine and its transition from the Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine, some of our favorite merch in the Jawa Trader, and the qualities of the rare metal known as "pewter."  Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:17:16
August 2, 2019
Star Wars at SDCC 2019 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #114
This year's San Diego Comic Con didn't feature a Rise of Skywalker panel, but there still ended up being quite a few fun Star Wars panels and announcements coming out of the show. We open up the show with some discussion of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts panel and Kevin Smith's story about a mysterious Episode IX set before spending the remainder of the episode breaking down the Hasbro and publishing panels. Not gonna lie, this episode ended up being a nightmare to finish and publish due to some unfortunate technology mishaps and as a result the sound had to be pulled straight from the Skype recording. The quality if noticeably lower than usual, but also still fine (in my opinion). Next week's episode should be back to our normal sound quality. Oh, and video is back too if you prefer to watch/listen through YouTube. Episode Links: Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts Updates 5 Things We Learned From The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Panel (Star Wars Official Site) Kevin Smith's Comments on the Final Shot of TROS (via IGN) Hasbro Panel Rundown (via YakFace) SDCC 2019: MARVEL’S THE RISE OF KYLO RENREVEALED AND MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LUCASFILM PUBLISHING PANEL Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:39:32
July 25, 2019
Sith Troopers! - The Blockade Runner Podcast #113
We kick this week's show off with some follow up on our Galaxy's Edge episode via some comments from our friend Jake and a look at Abigail Disney's criticism of the company's treatment of its park employees. The rest of the show is all about the recently-unveiled Sith troopers! We discuss the look, but more importantly, the name of these crimson villains and speculate about how they might fit into The Rise of Skywalker and exactly which Sith they may be working for...  For those who watch the show on YouTube, we're experimenting with Google Hangouts alternatives (because Google is killing that platform at the end of this month) and unfortunately our first try didn't work out. We'll still post the audio to YouTube, but it'll just be a static image for this week. Hopefully we'll get the video side of things worked out for episode 114. Episode Links: Our Friend Jake's Comments On His Trip to Galaxy's Edge 'I was so livid': Disney heiress visits theme park to see worker conditions SEE THE NEW SITH TROOPER FROM STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER AT SDCC 2019 Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:05:29
July 19, 2019
Galaxy's Edge Updates - The Blockade Runner Podcast #112
This week's episode focuses entirely on Galaxy's Edge (which is kind of weird since neither of us have been there), including what the numbers are saying about how popular the park and its merchandise are and how some bogus visitors are ripping stuff off and trying to sell it online. The second half of the show features a look at the first three issues of Marvel's Galaxy's Edge tie-in book and our thoughts on what we'd like to see from future tie-in material. Episode Links: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Visitors Auctioning Stolen Disneyland Items Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Crowds Smaller Than Anticipated Who Would Pay $25,000 for a Droid at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? More People Than You Might Expect Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Is Running Out of Lightsabers, Kyber Crystals and Droid Parts, but There’s Still Plenty of Souvenirs to Bring Home from Batuu Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:02:24
July 11, 2019
Star Wars Racing Games - The Blockade Runner Podcast #111
In continued celebration of The Phantom Menace, this episode features a look back at Star Wars racing games. We spend the bulk of the episode on Episode 1: Racer in its various forms before spending some time with Racer Revenge, Super Bombad Racing, and Resistance Racer. Episode Links: We Asked Daisy Ridley to Describe Adam Driver’s Big-ness, and Other Questions Star Wars Racer Arcadeon the International Arcade Museum Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:37:54
July 1, 2019
Age of Rebellion, Age of Resistance, Age of Celebration - The Blockade Runner Podcast #110
This week's episode opens with updates on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagaand Star Wars Celebration ticket sales as well our thoughts on Michelle Rejwan being named SVP of Live Action Development and Production at Lucasfilm. The second half of the show features a discussion of Marvel's Age of Rebellionseries and the upcoming Age of Resistance. Episode Links: Kotaku: "The New Lego Star Wars Is Impressive and Surprisingly Different" Lucasfilm Names ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Producer Michelle Rejwan As SVP Live Action Development & Production SNOKE, KYLO REN, REY, AND ROSE TO STAR IN MARVEL’S AGE OF RESISTANCE – FIRST LOOK Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:22:11
June 25, 2019
Star Wars at E3 2019 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #109
Ryan and John discuss upcoming Star Wars games detailed at E3 this week (Jedi: Fallen Order and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga) as well Limited Run Games's upcoming rereleases of classic Star Wars games and Arcade1up's just-announced Atari Star Wars cabinet. Episode Links: Celebration 2020 Dates Announced, Tickets on Sale Next Week Jedi: Fallen OrderTrailer Jedi: Fallen OrderGameplay Demo Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaTrailer Limited Run Games/LucasArts Partnership Details, Releases, Release Dates Arcade1up Announces Star WarsAtari Games Cabinet! Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:35:14
June 19, 2019
They Call Me Sheev (Part 2) The Original & Sequel Trilogies - The Blockade Runner Podcast #108
After looking back at Palpatine's origins in episode #103, we dedicate this episode to exploring Star Wars's villainous mastermind as he appears in the original trilogy and to guessing at how he may be manipulating Kylo Ren, Snoke, and the events of the sequel trilogy. Episode Links: Palpatine's Contingency Plan (Wookieepedia) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:58:12
June 11, 2019
Vanity Fair's The Rise of Skywalker Coverage - The Blockade Runner Podcast #107
This week's episode features our break down of Vanity Fair's photos and behind the scenes look at The Rise of Skywalker. As we wrap up the show we touch briefly on the recent rumors and news about future Star Wars films. Episode Links: Variety's The Rise of SkywalkerCoverage Blast Points Figures Out That Rey and Kylo Are Likely Battling *ON TOP OF* the Death Star Remnants Force Material Thread on the History of Death Star Lightsaber Battles Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:47:38
May 28, 2019
Celebrating 20 Years of The Phantom Menace - The Blockade Runner Podcast #106
We love The Phantom Menaceand couldn't pass up the opportunity to celebrate its 20th birthday. This episode is all TPM, so join us as we look back at the movie's marketing and merchandise, our favorite TPM moments, and the film's legacy.  Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:53:59
May 21, 2019
Ryan Went to the Mall on Star Wars Day and Other Important News - The Blockade Runner Podcast #105
Ryan went to the mall on Star Wars Day and he tells us all about the exclusives, deals, and mall-walkers he encountered. After that we jump into the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker publishing campaign and the updated release schedule for future Star Wars films. Episode Links: Brands: Waffle House Green Peace Busch Beer Durex India Integrity Global Solutions! Canibismo Announcements: Star Wars Official Site Star Wars Day Celebrations Hear the New John Williams Suit from Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Journey to The Rise of Skywalker Publishing Program Announced The Force.Net: The Next Three Star Wars Films Get Release Dates Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:46:58
May 13, 2019
In Memory of Loyal Friend and Star Wars Co-Pilot, Peter Mayhew - The Blockade Runner Podcast #104
This episode is dedicated entirely to remembering Peter Mayhew's immeasurable contributions to the Star Wars films and their fans. We start out by looking back at Peter's life and career before recalling some of our favorite Chewbacca moments. We conclude the show by looking at some of the many tributes to Peter that came in last week from his castmates, fans, and friends. Episode Links: The Peter Mayhew Foundation "Peter Mayhew Remembered: How He Said Goodbye to Playing Chewbacca" High-risk patient gets life-saving transplant when UCLA team accepts her case Star Wars: Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew hosted Daniel Fleetwood's widow at the holidays Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:33:46
May 7, 2019
They Call Me Sheev (Part One): The Prequels - The Blockade Runner Podcast #103
We planned on doing one show covering Palpatine's machinations, but in typical us fashion we recorded for almost two hours and only made it through the prequels. Whoops. We'll be back next week with a second chapter in our look at Palpatine's orchestration of the events of the original and sequel trilogies, but for now enjoy our rundown of the quintessential Sith Lord's evil plans, mystical powers, and tyrannical control over the lives of his unsuspecting victims during the prequel era. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:54:49
May 1, 2019
Author Alex Kane Returns to Talk KOTOR, Celebration, and His Top 10 Star Wars Games - The Blockade Runner Podcast #102
Author Alex Kane returns to the show to talk to Ryan about his Celebration 2019 coverage for StarWars.com, his top 10 Star Wars games article for Variety, the Jedi Fallen Order reveal, and some more KOTOR. Episode Links: Alex's Celebration Coverage for the Official Star Wars Site Ranking the All-Time Best ‘Star Wars’ Video Games Episode Art Photo Courtesy of Michelle Paul (@Keyaroscuro) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:20:15
April 22, 2019
Celebration Chicago Saturday & Sunday Rundown - The Blockade Runner Podcast #101
John, Chris, Ryan, and Dan once again convene in our spacious Air BNB studio to discuss highlights from Saturday and Sunday at Celebration 2019. We talk books, comics, Star Wars Archives, and most importantly, the incredible Mandalorian panel. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
59:29
April 18, 2019
Rise of Skywalker Trailer Breakdown or Maybe Ian McDiarmid Playing Darth Maul In the Prequels Was The Friends We Made Along the Way - The Blockade Runner Podcast #100
We celebrate 100 episodes at Celebration by breaking down the Rise of Skywalkertrailer! Highlights include Ryan being obsessed with Palpatine cloning himself on Kamino, Ian McDiarmid playing Darth Maul in the prequels or something, and whether or not Rey is trying to slice Kylo's TIE in half or take it for a ride.  Having done 100 episodes over the past almost four years has been a lot of fun and if you've followed us at all or ever listened, thank you so much! Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:42:00
April 13, 2019
Celebration 2019 Day 1 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #99
In this brief episode, Dan, Kevin, and John discuss their experiences at Star Wars Celebration Chicago day one.  Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
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April 12, 2019
SWCC Preview Show - The Blockade Runner Podcast #98
Dan and Chris join Ryan and John to preview Star Wars Celebration Chicago. We share our picks for panels we hope to attend day by day (use chapter links to jump to specific days) and a few favorite memories from Celebrations past. Episode Links: Blast Points Episode 164 – Steve Sansweet and the Amazing Story of Celebration 1 The Forcecast Special Report: 20 Years Of Celebration Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:34:08
April 9, 2019
Author Alex Kane Talks Upcoming KOTOR Book - The Blockade Runner Podcast #97
This week's episode features an interview with Alex Kane, author of the upcoming book Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Ryan talks to Alex about KOTOR, the book, and Alex's other writing on games in the show's first segment. John joins for the second half of the show to talk with Ryan about how much he enjoyed the book (even though he's never played the game), the impact of KOTOR on Star Wars culture, and the potential influence of the game on rumored upcoming films or other media set in the Old Republic era. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republicreleases on April 9th and you can pre-order your copy here.  Episode Links: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republicby Alex Kane Alex Kane on Twitter RUMOR: BENIOFF AND WEISS’ FIRST STAR WARS FILM SET WELL BEFORE THE SKYWALKERS TO BEGIN FILMING THIS FALL Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs!
01:30:28
March 31, 2019
Resistance: No Escape - The Blockade Runner Podcast #96
We kick the show off by breaking down the recent panel lottery and reservations system announcements for Star Wars Celebration before jumping into our discussion of the Resistance two-part finale, "No Escape." Let us know what you think about Resistance or the show in general at blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun. Episode Links: Full Details on New Panel Reservation and Lottery System for Star Wars Celebration Chicago Hayden Christensen to Join Fans at Star WarsCelebration Chicago Get a First Look at ILMXLAB'S Vader Immortalat Star WarsCelebration Vi Moradi, Leia's Top Spy, Heads to Batuu in Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire Kevin Yost Tweets About The MandalorianPanel Jon Favreau Posts Pic of Taika Watiti Doing Extremely Agile ADR? New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs! Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:45:11
March 25, 2019
The Queen's Shadow - The Blockade Runner Podcast #95
We kick off the show by covering the recent Episode IX panel announcement for Star Wars Celebration 2019 before jumping into our featured discussion on E.K. Johnston's Padme novel Queen's Shadow. If you haven't read the book yet, we discuss it in broad terms before jumping into spoilers, so you're save for the first part.  Let us know what you think about Queen's Shadow or the show in general at blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun. Episode Links: Episode IXPanel Announced for Star Wars Celebration Chris Avellone Worked as Narrative Designer and Writer on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Queen's ShadowSite E.K. Johnston on Queen's Shadowand the Power of Padme Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Gay Planet, and the Problem of the Straight Male Gaze Skytalkers Queen's ShadowDiscussion The Forcecast: In the Queen's Shadow Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:56:25
March 18, 2019
A Look Back at the Back Half of Star Wars Resistance Season One - The Blockade Runner Podcast #94
Ryan and John look back at episodes 14 through 19 of Star Wars Resistance season one and share a few predictions for season two. Also, more Sad Kylo Ren talk. Don’t forget that the audio podcast features chapter markers if you want to skip to a specific section. As always, we welcome feedback at blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun. Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:33:41
March 15, 2019
Resistance Hero Scott Saw Episode IX Footage and Lived to Tweet About It! - The Blockade Runner Podcast #93
Our recording session this week went too long again, so we're splitting it up into two episodes, the first of which features our discussion of the Episode IX footage shown at the Disney shareholder's meeting earlier this week. Shout out to newly minted RESISTANCE HERO @Ladewig for his tweets that made the pain of having to wait until Celebration Chicago to see any footage sting just a little bit less. We wrap this first episode with Ryan's endorsement of Queen's Shadow.  Tune in later this week for our discussion of the most recent episodes of Resistanceand don’t forget that the audio podcast features chapter markers if you want to skip to a specific section. As always, we welcome feedback at blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun. Episode Links: Scott Ladewig on Twitter Steele WarsEpisode #199 Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
45:41
March 11, 2019
Star Wars: Always and Galaxy's Edge, Celebration Chicago Updates - The Blockade Runner Podcast #92
We start this week's episode out by sharing our appreciation for Topher Grace and Jeff Yorke's Star Wars: Always before moving onto breaking down last week's Galaxy's Edge impressions and updates (via Anthony Breznicanand EW). We wrap up this (long) show by discussing the recent panels and guests announced for Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Also, John takes a weird heel turn during our discussion of Galaxy's Edge selling generic Jedi robes. Sorry about that. Don’t forget that the audio podcast features chapter markers if you want to skip to a specific section and as always, we welcome feedback at blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun. Episode Links: Star Wars: Always The Return of The Return of the Jedi Take EW’s Epic Tour of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edgeat Disney Theme Parks The Phantom Menace PanelAnnounced! Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Leads A Galaxy of Games Coming to Celebration Chicago Official Star Wars Celebration Art Revealed Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:16:14
March 5, 2019
The Power of the 90s: 1997 Part Two - The Blockade Runner Podcast #91
We're back with part two of our discussion of all things Star Wars in 1997. Episode #91 features our look back at the books and toys released in '97 as well as notable events like the founding of the 501st and the debut of the Star Wars: The Magic of Mythmuseum exhibit (plus some pretty sweet Taco Bell ads in the audio podcast). Don't forget that the audio podcast features chapter markers if you want to skip to a specific section and as always, you can share your favorite Star Wars memories from '97 or any Star Wars feedback by sending us a message at blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun. Episode Links: Albin Johnson on Our Star Wars Stories Star Wars Exhibit Lands at Field Museum Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:14:48
March 1, 2019
The Power of the 90s: 1997 Part One - The Blockade Runner Podcast #90
1997 was a HUGE year in Star Wars; so huge in fact that we've ended up breaking our Power of the 90s episode for '97 into two parts. Episode 90 features our discussion of the Special Editions' theatrical and home video releases, The Phantom Menace beginning filming, and the video games and comics released that year as well. Also, we're using chapters in our audio files now, so you can jump around to the segments you're most interested in if your podcast app supports them. Episode Links: Special Editions Theatrical Trailer Headline News Video Covering the Star Wars Special Edition Premiere Star Wars Monopoly Star Wars: Master of Teras Kasi Manual Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:10:28
February 25, 2019
Episode IX Filming Wrapped Plus NY Toy Fair 2019 Announcements - The Blockade Runner Podcast #89
It's not a title, but the news that Episode IXhas wrapped filming is super-exciting nonetheless. We spend the first half of the show discussing J.J.'s tweet and photo before looking at the many Star Wars announcements coming out of NY Toy Fair 2019. Episode Links: Episode IX and The Mandalorian Are Wrapped J.J. Abrams's Tweet Announcing Episode IXis wrapped! John Boyega's Tweet Vic Mahoney's Tweet The MandalorianIs Wrapped Too! Star Wars Toy Announcements Hasbro Studio Images of Upcoming Products (via Fantha Tracks) Triple Force Friday Announced for October 4th Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:24:58
February 19, 2019
Looking Back at Phantom Menace Documentary The Beginning - The Blockade Runner Podcast #88
This week we kick off our Power of the 90s shows covering 1999 (weirdly before we've done 1997 and 1998...whoops) by taking a look back at the incredible Phantom Menace documentary The Beginning. Join us for Jar Jar puppets in the back of Toyota pickups, Rick McCallum's charismatic cursing, heavy Jake Lloyd and George Lucas appreciation, and a whole lot of discussion of the podrace sequence.  Episode Links: The Beginningon YouTube EW: Inside The Phantom MenaceDocumentary Blast Points #153 - The Beginning: The Phantom MenaceThat Could Have Happened Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:45:28
February 11, 2019
EA's Exclusive Star Wars Deal: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly- The Blockade Runner Podcast #87
We start this week's show off with some chat about recent tweets signaling an end to Episode IX's filming, a discussion of the just-announced Galaxy's Edge books coming later this year, and a voicemail from The Rural Farmboy (@aRuralFarmboy). The rest of the show is devoted to an in-depth look at Electronic Arts's exclusive deal for publishing Star Wars games. We run through the history of EA's Star Wars releases (and cancellations) and lament the unreleased games and missed opportunities (seriously, no Nintendo Switch games?) that are part of the EA-era. Episode Links: Episode IX Updates John Boyega's Recent Episode IX Tweet Anthony Daniels Done On Episode IX Brian Herring Done On Episode IX Galaxy's Edge Step Into Star Wars:Galaxy's Edge With New Books, Comics, and Fables The EA Star Wars Saga EA's Exclusive Deal Announcement (2013) The Future of EA Star Wars Games (2016) An Update on the Visceral Star Wars Project (2017) The Collapse of Visceral's Ambitious Star Wars Game (2017) Star Wars Battlefront 2Ditches Real-Money Currency Hours Before Launch (2017) EA Is Putting Microtransactions Back Into Star Wars Battlefront II, But They'll Be Cosmetic-Only (2018) EA Cancels Its Star Wars Open-World Game (2019) https://youtu.be/yrIEW7woFFo?t=135 Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
02:02:58
February 3, 2019
Resistance Recap & Look Ahead (Buff Salacious Crumb) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #86
Resistance is back from it's mid-season hiatus and Ryan is all caught up after taking a bit of a break from the show himself, so we've dedicated this episode to reviewing and discussing the show from episode #5 ("The High Tower") all the way through the most recent episode, #13 ("Dangerous Business"). We also chat about the mid-season trailer, "Buff Salacious Crumb," Resistance toys and our frustration with the difficulty of tracking down 3.75" figures lately, and DIY movie poster light boxes.  Episode Links: ResistanceMid-Season Trailer DIY Movie Poster Light Box Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:09:35
January 23, 2019
Back On Our Batuu Stuff - The Blockade Runner Podcast # 85
Ryan is back from Japan and we open this week's episode with a bit of chat about the Japanese Star Wars collectibles scene. From there we turn to some comics, Galaxy's Edge, and Episode IXnews before jumping into our break down of the recently released Age of Republicseries from Marvel. We wrap up the show with Ryan's endorsement of the Flight of the Falconbook series and our Episode IXReturn of the Jedi 2 title predictions. Episode Links: MARVEL’S NEW STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER SERIES AND ALPHABET SQUADRON NOVEL COVERS This was the other comic Wendig was working on ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’ Ride Rumored To Be 28 Minute Experience; New Details Emerge John Boyega's Episode IX Instagram Post Star Wars By The Numbers Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
01:49:24
January 20, 2019
Early TFA Concept Art & Episode IX
John does a brief solo show covering possible links between TFA's early concept art and Episode IX for our final episode of 2018. We're mostly just using Peter Sciretta's Twitter comments from a few days ago as an excuse to pull down and pour over Phil Szostak's incredible Art Of books for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Follow along if you have the books (or check out the images in the video version), and if you don't, definitely pick them up if you can - they are must have resources for sequel trilogy fans, no doubt.  Thanks for watching or listening in 2018 and here's to what will undoubtedly be an unbelievable 2019 for Star Wars fans! Episode Links: Peter Sciretta's Thread About TFA Concept Art & Episode IX The Art of The Force Awakens on Amazon The Art of The Last Jed on Amazon Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Twitter Instagram YouTube
32:33
December 31, 2018
The Power of the 90s : 1996 (Shadows of the Empire) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #83
Ryan and John are joined by Jeff "The Metal Mando" Kelts to celebrate all things Shadows of the Empire. Join us for two hours of talk about the Shadows book, comic, game, toys, soundtrack, trading cards, and more! Episode Links: Shadows Of The Empire – Remembering Star Wars’ Most Audacious Video Game Adaptation - https://bit.ly/2NocwpH RebelScum Shadows Page - https://bit.ly/2QAZbkh 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
02:01:41
December 17, 2018
The Power of the 90s : 1996 (Everything But Shadows) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #82
Join us for our latest Power of the 90s episode devoted to discussing all of the Star Wars books, comics, toys, and content released in 1996. Well, everything besides one notable giant multimedia project spanning all of those mediums that we'll cover on our next episode (yes, it features Prince Xizor, Dash Rendar, IG-88, and a whole lot of pheromones). Episode Links: Wookieepedia Entry for 1996 - https://goo.gl/VCdZjj Rebel Scum - Power of the Force II Basic Figures - https://goo.gl/yHvioV Star Wars: The Interactive Video Board Game Footage - https://youtu.be/_JPSDn0e75Y 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
01:36:10
December 3, 2018
Galaxy's Edge, Cassian Andor, & More - The Blockade Runner Podcast #81
It's been a few week's since our most recent episode, so episode #81 finds us catching up on recent Star Wars news stories and releases. We first discuss John Williams's Galaxy's Edge themes and other park updates as well as the recently announced Cassian Andor series coming to Disney +. We tackle Women of the Galaxy and Tales from Darth Vader's Castle #5 in the second half of the show. Episode Links: JOHN WILLIAMS CREATING NEW MUSIC, ATTRACTION NAMES REVEALED FOR STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE (https://goo.gl/vEBTRq) CASSIAN ANDOR LIVE-ACTION SERIES ANNOUNCED (https://goo.gl/KSsPX3) Women of the Galaxy (https://goo.gl/gkQrd9) 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
01:10:48
November 20, 2018
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
01:15:05
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
01:07:37
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
01:41:23
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
01:29:02
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
01:48:13
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
01:24:42
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
01:15:06
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
01:38:32
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
01:33:57
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
01:38:38
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
01:16:57
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
01:43:49
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
01:55:30
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
01:37:23
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
01:08:23
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
01:03:15
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
01:14:24
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!
01:29:18
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
01:31:03
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
01:21:09
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
01:12:14
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
01:23:56
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