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Star Wars at San Diego Comic Con 2017 – The Blockade Runner Podcast – July 22nd, 2017

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Ryan and John discuss the toy and book announcements coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2017. We weren’t planning on recording this show ahead of time, but the news from Hasbro and Lucasfilm publishing was too exciting not to talk about! Highlights and links below:

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The Blockade Runner Plays: Star Wars Demolition (PS1)

Ryan plays a few rounds of Star Wars Demolition, a Twisted Metal-style vehicular combat game released on the Playstation and Dreamcast in November of 2000, in our latest Blockade Runner Plays video. This genre was all the rage at the time and (as Ryan discusses in the video) Demolition looks pretty good even if its gameplay is just so-so. Check out the video for the crazy story featuring Jabba’s new, even more dangerous podracing replacement, cool character cameos, and a chance to see some wild Star Wars death race mayhem.


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Star Wars at D23 2017 – The Blockade Runner Podcast – July 15th, 2017

Join us as we discuss all of the news coming out of D23 2017 including The Last Jedi behind the scenes footage, new Battlefront 2 story info, and the reveal of the Galaxy’s Edge parks!

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Star Wars 8 Post-Credit Scene to Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher?

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Behind the Story video

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

StarWars.com story

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The Power of the 90s – The Blockade Runner Plays Attack on the Death Star (Sharp X68000, 1991)

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Check out some video footage we put together of Attack on the Death Star for the Sharp X68000 as part of our Power of the 90s series. The game was released in Japan in December of 1991 and features an incredible wire-frame style look and some cutting edge (for the time) audio. It’s a super cool game that not many Star Wars fans in the west seem to have experienced, but it’s totally worth checking out either through this video or with your own play-through if you can track it down!


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The Power of the 90s #1 – 1990/91 – The Blockade Runner Podcast – July 5th, 2017

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Ryan and John discuss the Star Wars books, comics, toys, and games from 1990 and 1991 in our new monthly Star Wars: The Power of the 90s series! We take a look back at Heir to the Empire, Star Wars on the NES and Sharp x68000, and the West End Games Star Wars releases from 1990. Subscribe on YouTube and stay tuned to blockaderunnerpodcast.com for more videos and podcasts devoted to all things Star Wars in the 90s!

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Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters

The Game Chambers of Questal

Rebel Alliance Sourcebook

Escape from the Death Star Adventure Board Game

More on the Death Star Adventure Game

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Heir to the Empire

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Star Wars (NES)

Sharp X68000: Star Wars Attack On The Death Star

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Dark Empire (Issue 1: December)

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Emergency Han Solo Standalone News Show – The Blockade Runner Podcast – June 20th, 2017

Han Solo Emergency ArtJoin John and Ryan as they discuss the shocking news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are leaving the Han Solo standalone as well as the apparent difficulty in finding the right creative leadership and vibe for Star Wars movies that aren’t quite Star Wars movies.

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The Blockade Runner Podcast – June 16th, 2017 – Chris and John Argue the Merits of Rogue One

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Blockade Runner Chris is NOT a fan of Rogue One, and he’s about the only huge Star Wars fan I know that feels that way, so we devoted this episode to digging into why he doesn’t love the movie. We argue quite a bit, and listening back I realized that at times I fell into the trap of trying to convince someone to like something they just don’t (not usually the best idea), but we also spend a lot of time analyzing the choices made by the Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm and I think it’s a pretty compelling discussion. Plus, Chris and I have been having arguments like this for 20 years and we’re going to keep having them for a long, long time to come. Enjoy (regardless of which side of the argument you come down on)!

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