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.
We kick the show off by breaking down the recent panel lottery and reservations system announcements for Star Wars Celebration before jumping into our discussion of the Resistance two-part finale, “No Escape.”
We kick off the show by covering the recent Episode IX panel announcement for Star Wars Celebration 2019 before jumping into our featured discussion on E.K. Johnston’s Padme novel Queen’s Shadow. If you haven’t read the book yet, we discuss it in broad terms before jumping into spoilers, so you’re save for the first part.
Our recording session this week went too long again, so we’re splitting it up into two episodes, the first of which features our discussion of the Episode IX footage shown at the Disney shareholder’s meeting earlier this week. Shout out to newly minted RESISTANCE HERO @Ladewig for his tweets that made the pain of having to wait until Celebration Chicago to see any footage sting just a little bit less. We wrap this first episode with Ryan’s endorsement of Queen’s Shadow.
Tune in later this week for our discussion of the most recent episodes of Resistance and don’t forget that the audio podcast features chapter markers if you want to skip to a specific section. As always, we welcome feedback at email@example.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun.
We start this week’s episode out by sharing our appreciation for Topher Grace and Jeff Yorke’s Star Wars: Alwaysbefore moving onto breaking down last week’s Galaxy’s Edge impressions and updates (via Anthony Breznican and EW). We wrap up this (long) show by discussing the recent panels and guests announced for Star Wars Celebration Chicago.
Also, John takes a weird heel turn during our discussion of Galaxy’s Edge selling generic Jedi robes. Sorry about that.
We’re back with part two of our discussion of all things Star Wars in 1997. Episode #91 features our look back at the books and toys released in ’97 as well as notable events like the founding of the 501st and the debut of the Star Wars: The Magic of Myth museum exhibit (plus some pretty sweet Taco Bell ads in the audio podcast).
Don’t forget that the audio podcast features chapter markers if you want to skip to a specific section and as always, you can share your favorite Star Wars memories from ’97 or any Star Wars feedback by sending us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @blockaderun.