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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Visions Trailer and Ryan’s Comics Reviews – The Blockade Runner Podcast #192

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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My Trip to Galaxy’s Edge (the pictures)

I had originally planned to visit Galaxy’s Edge in March 2020, but, well, March 2020 happened. I finally made it to Batuu this week and naturally, I took some pictures.

It’s weird to think of theme park photos as “spoilers,” but in this case they may be. To me, the best part of Galaxy’s Edge was the feeling of discovery, that *you* are exploring an authentic Star Wars locale. If you feel like my photos could potentially take away some of that magic for you, feel free to peace out. Thanks for reading this far! But if that’s not an issue for you, here are a bunch of pictures I took.

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