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The Blockade Runner Star Wars Podcast

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The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 4: "The Gathering Storm" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #207

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Kenobi Finale w/ Brandon and Maggie of Talking Bay 94 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #225
Brandon and Maggie of Talking Bay 94 join John to celebrate the incredible finale to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Talking Bay 94 Links Talking Bay 94 Brandon on Twitter Maggie on Twitter Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:19:48
June 23, 2022
Obi-Wan Kenobi Parts 4 and 5 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #224
Ryan and John break down Obi-Wan Kenobi parts 4 and 5 in anticipation of the upcoming series finale. We look at revelations regarding Reva's past, how processing trauma is at the heart of the show, the thematic through line of protecting children/innocents, potential resolutions to Reva's story, and much more. Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:23:54
June 20, 2022
Upcoming Star Wars Games w/ Alex Kane - The Blockade Runner Podcast #223
Author and journalist Alex Kane joins Ryan and John to discuss upcoming Star Wars video games including the Knights of the Old Republic remake, Jedi: Survivor, and the announced but still mysterious Amy Hennig and Ubisoft Star Wars games. Episode Links Alex's Knights of the Old Republic Book Alex's Twitter Calling on Kenobi: Part 4 SWCA 2022: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Coming to Nintendo Switch SWCA 2022: Respawn’s Stig Asmussen Talks Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Reflects on Its Predecessor Saber Interactive is working on the Star Wars KOTOR remake 7 Things We Learned From the Star Wars: Hunters Panel Amy Hennig and Skydance New Media Creating New Star Wars game Snowdrop - The Star Wars Project Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:11:46
June 12, 2022
Razorblade Suitcase of Secrets (Andor, Mando+, Skeleton Crew) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #222
Ryan and John continue to catch up on Celebration announcements by breaking down the Andor teaser as well as discussing the Mandalorian season three and Ahsoka reveals and footage from the Mando+ panel. Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:53:22
June 07, 2022
Obi-Wan Kenobi Parts 1-3 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #221
Ryan and John catch up on the first three chapters of Obi-Wan Kenobi after returning home from Celebration. We discuss the important players, plot points, and surprises before closing the show by gushing over *that* confrontation at the close of part 3. Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:09:16
June 02, 2022
Celebration Stories - The Blockade Runner Podcast #220
Ryan and John recount their favorite Celebration memories from the Capri Suites Anaheim in this super short episode. We talk about meeting friends new and old, attending Mosh Eisley, our favorite panels, and more.  Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
19:34
May 31, 2022
The Rebellion Will Be Televised - The Blockade Runner Podcast #219
In this final episode before Star Wars Celebration 2022, Ryan and John spend the bulk of this one discussing the future of Star Wars Disney+ shows through the lens of Anthony Breznican's "The Rebellion Will Be Televised" article for Vanity Fair. We close out the show with some Republic Commando impressions and our plans for Celebration. Episode Links The Rebellion Will Be Televised Star Wars Forever: How Kathleen Kennedy Is Expanding the Galaxy Ash - "Clones" Ash - "Jack Names The Planets" Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:09:12
May 23, 2022
Obi-Wan Kenobi Full Trailer Breakdown - The Blockade Runner Podcast #218
This one is all about breaking down every moment of the fantastic new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer. We talk the show's cinematic look, Owen's sick burn, legacy character cameos, and theorize about the most intriguing moments. Episode Links: Obi-Wan Kenobi Full Trailer Diving Into a Tote Full of Star Wars Collectibles Video Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:30:35
May 06, 2022
Wallet Chain Goth and Egging Simon Cowell - The Blockade Runner Podcast #217
This week's episode features our commentary on many smaller developments and news items in the world of Star Wars including Amy Hennig's recently announced Star Wars game, Natalie Holt composing the score for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ewan McGregor, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billie Lourd coming to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Episode Links Amy Hennig Creating New Star Wars Game Andor Plans Go From Five Seasons to Three Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett Coming on May 4th Natalie Holt Confirmed as Composer for Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Hayden Christensen Star Wars Animated Shows to Prepare for Obi-Wan Kenobi Liam Neeson Wants to Return to Star Wars, But Only In A Film New Promotional Banner for Obi-Wan Kenobi Teases Darth Vader Duel Ewan McGregor Headlines Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Guest List Kelly Marie Tran and Billie Lourd Added to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Guest List Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:08:10
April 26, 2022
Disney+ Rumors, Celebration Hopes, and Lego Star Wars - The Blockade Runner Podcast #216
After taking a week off, Ryan and John return to discuss a few recent rumors, our hopes for the big Star Wars Celebration Anaheim panels, and John's impressions of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Episode Links ‘Kingdom Hearts 4’ Fans Might Have Spotted Evidence of a ‘Star Wars’ Crossover in New Trailer Peter Ramsey Tapped as a Director of ‘Ahsoka,’ the Latest ‘Star Wars’ Series  Star Wars: Visions Season 2 on the Way? Obi-Wan Kenobi Will Focus on a Time of Darkness in the Galaxy Join Lucasfilm’s Filmmakers and Special Guests for a Look at What’s Coming Soon to a Galaxy Near You…  Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to Talk The Mandalorian at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Fall In With Star Wars: The Bad Batch at Celebration Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:33:16
April 19, 2022
Incoming Transmissions from The Blockade Runner Podcast - The Blockade Runner Podcast #215
This episode is all about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Celebration hype. We cover the updated Kenobi release date, what it may mean for Celebration, recently announced guests for that event, wrestling pay-per-view and film release strategies, and more! Episode Links Disney Vows to Help Repeal Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill: ‘It Should Never Have Passed’ Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Announces First Celebrity Guests  Shadow of the Sith Excerpt Incoming Transmission from Obi-Wan Kenobi Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:23:23
April 01, 2022
For You It Was Star Wars News, Updates, and Rumors; For Us It Was Tuesday - The Blockade Runner Podcast #214
We start this episode with updates on the Amidala Initiative and Disney employee walkouts before exploring Obi-Wan Kenobi news from EW and recent Darth Maul and Damon Lindelof rumors. We close the show out with our personal Star Wars Celebration plans. Episode Links Amidala Initiative has raised over $10k, extending through April Disney Dissent Looks To Grow Over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ As LGBTQ+ Staff Plan Walkouts Starting Today ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: Darth Maul Scenes Cut, Luke Skywalker Replaced During Creative Overhaul Is Damon Lindelof Lucasfilm's Next Jedi? Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:28:31
March 22, 2022
An Elegant Trailer, But a Less Civilized Age - The Blockade Runner Podcast #213
Ryan and John open the show by discussing our continued frustration with Disney's support for the Florida lawmakers behind the state's "Don't Say Gay" bill before spending the remainder of the episode breaking down the newly-released Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer and Entertainment Weekly coverage. Episode Links Obi-Wan Kenobi Teaser Trailer See Exclusive First Look Photos from Obi-Wank Kenobi Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:17:48
March 10, 2022
No Ethical Vengeance Under Capitalism - The Blockade Runner Podcast #212
On this episode of The Blockade Runner Podcast, Ryan and John pay tribute to Alan Ladd Jr. before discussing the inspiring Star Wars fans that have come together to support Equality in Texas and Disney's uninspired campaign contributions. Stick around after the outro for a bonus segment on The Batman. Episode Links Alan Ladd Jr., Early Champion of Star Wars, Passes Away  The Amidala Initiative for Equality Texas Disney Donates to Sponsors of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Despite Marketing for ‘Inclusion’ Disney’s statement No one wants to work at Quantic Dream Show Link Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:19:19
March 08, 2022
Catching Up w/ Kenobi, Video Games, and Stranger Things in Space - The Blockade Runner Podcast #211
After seven weeks of The Book of Boba Fett, Ryan and John return to discuss the EA/Respawn video game announcements, the Obi-Wan Kenobi poster and release date, and a rumored new Star Wars show for Disney+.  Episode Links Obi-Wan Kenobi Will Debut May 25 on Disney+ John Williams Returns to ‘Star Wars’ Universe with ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Theme Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games Announce New Star Wars Titles in Development from Respawn… Rumor: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Director Jon Watts Might Direct Mystery ‘Star Wars’ Series Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:24:52
February 22, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett, Chapter 7: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - The Blockade Runner Podcast #210
Taking inspiration from The Book of Boba Fett's westerns influence, Ryan and John discuss chapter 7 through a "the good, the bad, and the ugly" framework. We spend the most time on the parts we enjoyed, but also acknowledge some of the episode's weaker points as well as we wrap up our look at each chapter of the show. Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:48:42
February 15, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 6: "From the Desert Comes a Stranger" - The Blocakde Runner Podcast #209
Fett Chapter 6: "From the Desert Comes a Stranger." We discuss the many surprising character appearances, the conflict between attachment and creed, the deep fake of it all, and of course our predictions for next week's finale. Episode Links Listen to Talking Bay 94 Talking Bay 94 on Twitter Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:54:56
February 06, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 5: Just Like That Coach Beard Episode of Ted Lasso (Only So Much Better)
Ryan and John discuss the extremely exciting fifth chapter of The Book of Boba Fett.  Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:20:02
January 28, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 4: "The Gathering Storm" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #207
Ryan and John cover a few quick Star Wars news stories including Dr. Aphra's GLAAD award, the troubling news about the development of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and a new casting reveal for Ahsoka. They devote the rest of the show to discussing The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 4, "The Gathering Storm." Episode Links Doctor Aphra Nominated for a Glaad Award (Again) Alyssa Wong Interview New LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Trailer and Launch Date Revealed Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has led to extensive crunch at TT Games Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Rosario Dawson in ‘Ahsoka’ Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:10:37
January 25, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 3: "The Streets of Mos Espa" (or The Bitcoin Biker Gang) - The Blocakde Runner Podcast #206
We open this week's episode with a quick run down of the Star Wars books and comics Ryan's been reading before spending the rest of the episode breaking down chapter 3 of The Book of Boba Fett. Apologies for John's echoey audio; my mic settings were off and my normally aggressively average audio quality is lower than usual this week. Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:48:06
January 18, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 2: "The Tribes of Tatooine" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #205
We open this week's episode by running through the recent High Republic Phase 2 announcements before spending the rest of the show gushing over how much we loved The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 2. Episode Links 10 Things We Learned From The Star Wars: The High Republic Anniversary Special Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:33:20
January 10, 2022
Book of Boba Fett Chapter 1: "Stranger in a Strange Land" - The Blockade Runner Podcast #204
After sharing a few Star Wars-related holiday highlights, we devote the entirety of this episode to discussing our initial thoughts and impressions of "Stranger in a Strange Land," the debut chapter of The Book of Boba Fett. Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:20:22
December 30, 2021
Life Day Season Comes to a Close (Boba, Please Come Home) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #203
In our final episode before The Book of Boba Fett debuts, Ryan and John discuss the progress of the #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse movement, Book of Boba Fett news (including the revelation that the trailers only show footage from the first half of the first episode), and a new Han and Chewie series from Marvel. We finish up the show proper with John's early impressions of Tales From The Galaxy's Edge. After we sign off, we include a Spider-Man: No Way Home *spoiler-filled* discussion so be sure to avoid that if you haven't yet seen the film. Episode Links The Hollywood Reporter - “How The Book of Boba Fett Will Shake Up Star Wars” MARVEL’S HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA SERIES COMING MARCH 2022 Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:25:48
December 23, 2021
Quantic Nightmare - The Blockade Runner Podcast #202
Much of this week's episode is focused on Star Wars Eclipe, the newly announced High Republic-era game from developer Quantic Dream. As much as we'd like to be excited about a new project bringing together two of our favorite aspects of Star Wars fandom (High Republic and games), we're disgusted by Lucasfilm Games choosing to partner with David Cage and Quantic Dream. Ryan walks us through the long history of accusations and abuse from the studio and we ultimately explain why we won't be buying or playing the game. After that discussion we save what we (kinda, maybe?) love by discussing a Rogue Squadron production update and Crimson Reign #1. Episode Links Quantic Dream sucks Ellen Page Explored Legal Action Against Sony Over Nude … David Cage's Quantic Dream Accused Of Being A Toxic Workplace Report: Quantic Dream Executives Cry, Ask If They Can Lie … Detroit Dev Quantic Dream Wins Lawsuit Without ... - Kotaku Quantic Dream and union at odds over "grotesque" trial French outlet which successfully defended itself from Quantic Dream bosses' lawsuit releases statement Heavy Rain studio Quantic Dream no longer making PlayStation exclusives Detroit: Become Human’s Original Controversial Content Partly Drove Sony Away From Quantic Dream – Report Known Insider Sheds Light on Sony Quantic Dream ... Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:46:55
December 17, 2021
Cinephile Sinners - The Blockade Runner Podcast #201
This week's episode features our discussion of Empire Magazine's Book of Boba Fett feature as well as some speculation about the futures of both Star Wars on Disney+ and IDW comics. Episode Links Book of Boba Fett Season Length Confirmed Kathleen Kennedy Statement on Rangers of the New Republic IDW’s High Republic Adventures #13 Will Be the Final Issue of “The Current Run”... Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:09:32
December 07, 2021
Star Wars Returns to Dark Horse - The Blockade Runner Podcast #200
It's our 200th episode and we celebrated by recording a completely standard episode covering Star Wars comics and games news plus a big casting rumor for the upcoming Ahsoka show on Disney+. Episode Links Dark Horse Comics Returns to the Star Wars Galaxy Ahsoka Tano Disney Plus Series Casts Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren 4 original Xbox Star Wars games added to backwards compatibility: ROTS, Starfighter, Clone Wars, Jedi Knight 2 From a Galaxy Far Far Away, Limited Run Games Brings Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic to the Switch, Premium & Master Editions to Switch/PC Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:27:07
November 25, 2021
Disney Plus Day 2021 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #199
Ryan and John discuss #DPDD, the Kenobi teaser video, our takes on the prospect of Obi-Wan and Vader meeting between trilogies, and the Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett mini-documentary. Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
56:45
November 17, 2021
Fett Around and Find Out - The Blockade Runner Podcast #198
Ryan and John share their tepid (sorry) reactions to the recently released Book of Boba Fett teaser before discussing the likely Rogue Squadron delay and the possibility of an Old Republic film on the horizon. Episode Links Book of Boba Fett Trailer Lucasfilm Developing Old Republic Movie for 2023 as Rogue Squadron Could Move to 2024 Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:10:13
November 10, 2021
Comics, Books, Toys, and a Couple of Youthful-Looking Guys - The Blockade Runner Podcast #197
We catch up on the latest Star Wars publishing announcements including new non-High Republic novels for 2022, the conclusion of The War of the Bounty Hunters series, and Ghosts of Vader's Castle. We also discuss Hasbro's 2021 PulseCon announcements and Hayden Christensen's possible appearance in more Disney+ projects. Episode Links Hayden Christensen Returning to ‘Star Wars’ With ‘Ahsoka’ Series Now Boarding Marvel’s Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy New Books Starring Luke and Lando, Obi-Wan and Anakin, and More Revealed – Exclusive The High Republic Phase 1 End Date Announced HASBRO PULSECON 2021: HASLAB RANCOR, NEW MANDO FIGURES, AND MORE REVEALED Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:24:56
October 31, 2021
Star Wars on the N64 (Part 1) w/ Neal Ronaghan - The Blockade Runner Podcast #196
Nintendo World Report's Neal Ronaghan joins us for part one of our Star Wars on N64 retrospective. We tackle N64 console exclusives Shadows of the Empire and Rogue Squadron as well as the console's launch and LucasArts's relationship with Nintendo. Episode Links Neal on Twitter Force Material Episode 87 - Jon Knoles on Shadows of the Empire Nintendo Gets Video Games Rights to Star Wars Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:01:15
October 13, 2021
Star Wars: Visions w/ Dave Hackerson - The Blockade Runner Podcast #195
Dave Hackerson joins us from Japan to discuss each short film in the Star Wars: Visions anthology series. Dave's knowledge of Japanese culture and history is illuminating and we're looking forward to having him back soon to discuss Visions further as well as the upcoming Star Wars: Ronin novel. Episode Links: Dave Hackerson on Twitter Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:25:54
October 06, 2021
The Citizen Kane of Star Wars Podcasts - The Blockade Runner Podcast #194
We cover this Citizen Kane of video games, the Citizen Kane of anime shorts, and the Citizen Kane of Lego Halloween specials on this, the Citizen Kane of Star Wars podcasts. Episode Links Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake is the legendary tale remade on PlayStation 5 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Strikes Back with New Remake  ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Episodes To Be Between 13 and 22 Minutes Long “Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales” Trailer Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
58:44
September 15, 2021
Triclops/Trioculus, Tomato/Tomaculus - The Blockade Runner Podcast #193
Ryan and John discuss their favorite moments of the new Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian episode covering Luke Skywalker's return as well as Robert Rodriguez's excitement for The Book of Boba Fett and Thandie Newton's dissapointment about Val's death in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Episode Links Robert Rodriguez Teases The Book of Boba Fett Thandie Newton Reveals Why Val Really Died in Solo: A Star Wars Story Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Coming Spring of 2022 Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:25:08
September 04, 2021
Visions Trailer and Ryan's Comics Reviews
This week's episode features a look at the new Star Wars: Visions trailer and Ryan's run down of the last few months' worth of Star Wars comics releases. We close the show with another wildy insightful message on The Bad Batch from Dave Hackerson. Episode Links: Star Wars: Visions Trailer and Voice Cast Exclusive First Details on Star Wars: Crimson Reign - A New Comic Series Focused on Solo's Qi'ra Marvel Life Day One Shot Announced Dave Hackerson on Twitter Episode Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:39:31
August 24, 2021
Return to Kamino, Kamino Lost - The Blockade Runner Podcast #191
This week's episode covers the Galactic Starcruiser pricing details and the final two episodes of The Bad Batch season one. Ryan and John have pretty much opposite positions on both topics, so the resulting conversation is a compelling chat!  Episode Links Blast Points's Tribute to J.W. Rinzler Talking Bay 94's J.W. Rinzler Episode Force Material on J.W. Rinzler Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Details Disney Imagineers Talk Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:13:52
August 18, 2021
Back (Again) From Batuu - The Blockade Runner Podcast #190
Episode 190 features a lengthy discussion of John's trip to Galaxy's Edge, Bad Batch episodes 13 and 14, and some brief discussion of High Republic, Life Day cookbook, and video game news. As always, chapter markers are included if you're only interested in specific topics. Episode Links 10 Highlights and Reveals from the High Republic Panel at Comic-Con At Home The Life Day Cookbook: Official Holiday Recipes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away Announced Star Wars Xbox Game Sale: Classics Just $5 Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
02:10:24
August 02, 2021
Not Enough Wreck Punk Talk - The Blockade Runner Podcast #189
This episode features our full discussion (including spoilers) of Cavan Scott's The Rising Storm, our look at The Bad Batch episode 12 "Rescue on Ryloth," and a few recent news stories. Episode Links: Haslab Rancor Special Episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Explores Luke Skywalker’s Return in Season 2 Finale J.W. Rinzler GoFundMe Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:41:36
July 25, 2021
Visions of Blue Cheeto Lightning - The Blockade Runner Podcast #188
Ryan is back from Batuu so he takes us through his experience at Galaxy's Edge. We also have the same conversation about the toy industry we do everytime Hasbro announces new products, share our excitement for the recently announced Visions: Ronin novel, and of course break down Bad Batch episode 11, "Devil's Deal." Episode Links: Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel Announced Trapper Wolf TBS Figure TVC Emperor’s Throne Room Playset TBS Cantina Showdown Set Ryan's Galaxy's Edge Pictures Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:41:26
July 13, 2021
Star Wars: Visions Revealed - The Blockade Runner Podcast #187
The Star Wars: Visions reveal is here and we're super excited! We also get into the new High Republic book releases from last week and the latest episode of The Bad Batch. Finally Ryan updates us on The War of the Bounty Hunters and his upcoming trip to Batuu. Episode Links: Lompop, the Star Wars Galaxy’s Baddest New Bounty Hunter – Exclusive The Second Wave of Stories from Star Wars: The High Republic Is Here Star Wars: Visions Special Look Video Anime Expo Lite: 20 Things We Learned from the Star Wars: Visions Panel Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:56:40
July 06, 2021
From Downward Dog to Win The War - The Blockade Runner Podcast #186
We're back after a one week break with a look at recent Star Wars news including interviews with Leslye Headland on The Acolyte and Emilia Clarke on further developing Qi'ra, plus the return of IDW's Vader's Castle series. From there we dig into the last two Bad Batch episodes, "Reunion" and "Bounty Lost." Episode Links: Galactic Frights Return This Halloween in IDW's Ghosts of Vader's Castle Leslye Headland’s Favorite Star Wars Is The Star Wars You Make Your Own How Emilia Clarke Paid Homage to Game of Thrones With Her New Comic Book Bad Batch Mid Season Sneak Peak Jennifer Corbett Interview from Star Wars Dot Com Rogue Squadron Movie To Be Written By Love and Monsters Co-Writer Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:48:11
June 28, 2021
Andor Actors, Hasbro Toys, Bad Batches, Pewter Droids - The Blockade Runner Podcast #185
This week's episode features a look at recent Andor casting rumors, new toy reveals from Hasbro, Ryan's impressions of the Jedi: Fallen Order next-gen update, and The Bad Batch episode 7, "Battle Scars." That sounds like a lot, but it's really just a prelude to the triumphant return of precious metal pewter and its grip on the Star Wars collecting community. Episode Links: Andor Reportedly Casts Two More Rogue One Stars New Hasbro Star Wars Mission Fleet Toys Revealed Hasbro Pulse “I Am Your Father’s Day” Livestream Black Series Reveals Hasbro Pulse “I Am Your Father’s Day” Livestream Vintage Collection Reveals Hasbro Pulse “I Am Your Father’s Day” Livestream Black Series Archive Reveals Jedi: Fallen Order Next-Gen Release Details Protocol Droid Pewter Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube
01:24:60
June 16, 2021
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 08, 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 02, 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 06, 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 06, 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 01, 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 08, 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 03, 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 Bo