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Hey Mando! – 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+. BR 130 Cover

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Benioff & Weiss Leaving Star Wars / Ryan Sees Knives Out – The Blockade Runner Podcast #129

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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.

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Revisiting the Final TROS Trailer Plus Kylo and the Knights of Ren – The Blockade Runner Podcast #128

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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.

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The Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer Breakdown – The Blockade Runner Podcast #127

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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!

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Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2019

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“The Old Republic” calls to mind many different feelings for people. For some, it’s modern Star Wars “done right,” with all of its action and original trilogy archetypes. It’s the anti-Prequel, prequel. Despite its roots in comic books and tabletop RPGs, other fans grimace at the mention of the era, with its oftentimes edgy imagery and “(video)gamification” of the Force: reducing the light and dark side to a point meter.

Although most of the stories set in The Old Republic have been folded into the Legends banner, the era lives on in the form of an online role-playing game, simply called Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR). I enjoy massively multiplayer online RPGs (or just ‘MMOs’ if you’re nasty), and played SWTOR when it launched in December of 2011. I enjoyed it for a few months in the same way I’ve enjoyed other Old Republic content, which is “kinda.” 

But recently, like many characters in Star Wars itself, I’ve been interested in the history of the galaxy. The Jedi, The Sith, The Old Republic, and the MMO that released 8 years ago, is still updated today, but seems to be absent from most Star Wars discourse….

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Return to Vader’s Castle, Return to Resistance – The Blockade Runner Podcast #126

BR 126 CoverThis 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.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. – The GOAT?

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Where’s Rose?, NYCC, and Kevin Feige and the Future of Star Wars Films – The Blockade Runner Podcast #125

BR 125 CoverThis 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.

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Where’s Rose?

A Million New Characters in Cardboard Standee Form

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The Future of Star Wars Films

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