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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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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 6, 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 4, 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 2, 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 6, 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 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!
21:00
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