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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.

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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars Concludes – The Blockade Runner Podcast #146

BR 146 CoverRyan 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.

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You’re Not Dead In Star Wars Unless We See Your Bones Or Your Organs Are On Fire – The Blockade Runner Podcast #145

BR 145 CoverThis 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.

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Chatting On Star Wars Day Eve – The Blockade Runner Podcast #144

BR 144 CoverRyan 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.

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The Art of TROS w/ Brandon from Talking Bay 94 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #143

BR 143 CoverBrandon 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.

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Celebrating SWCC – The Blockade Runner Podcast #142

BR 142 CoverRyan, 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.

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Always In Motion The Future Is – The Blockade Runner Podcast #141

BR 141 CoverRyan 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.

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Duel of the Fates Concept Art – The Blockade Runner Podcast #140

BR 140 CoverThis 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.

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Goodbye Team Colossus – The Blockade Runner Podcast #139

BR 139 CoverStar 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.

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The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary – The Blockade Runner Podcast #138

BR 138 CoverThis 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.

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