In this episode we talk all things The Rise of Skywalker from D23 2019, including the poster, Zori Bliss updates, cast interviews, and of course the incredible new teaser trailer and *that* reveal at the end.
Day 1 at D23 2019 was absolutely packed with exciting Star Wars content and announcements! We discuss it all in detail including Clone Wars season 7, the Cassian/K2 show, The Mandalorian trailer, and of course the Kenobi announcement we’ve been theorizing about for years.
After what has felt like a considerable draught in major Star Wars news this summer, this week’s show is packed with rumors and speculation about The Rise of Skywalker, Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars film series, a possible (likely?) return to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Ewan McGregor in a Disney + series, and our reactions to the Star Wars Resistance season two trailer. So much to cover and quite a lot to say about each topic in this extra-large episode of the Blockade Runner Podcast.
Ryan’s audio this week is coming from Skype as his local recording malfunctioned, so if you notice that it sounds a little off, that’s why and we’re working on it and will hopefully have things back to normal next week.
News for this week’s show includes the launch of Star Wars Roll Out, John’s thoughts on the recently released Star Wars: Myths and Fables, Ryan’s review of the Age of Resistance special, and a rumored rerelease of all 10 saga films on blu ray this fall. We discuss all of The Phantom Menace‘s deleted scenes for our primary topic this week in the back half of the episode.
Unfortunately we have some sound quality issues on this episode that we’re not able to correct in post-production. It’s listenable, but not representative of the usual sound quality level of the show. Next week should be back to normal.
This week’s episode features a look back at the first issue of Star Wars Insider magazine published in fall of 1994. We discuss the early years of the magazine and its transition from the Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine, some of our favorite merch in the Jawa Trader, and the qualities of the rare metal known as “pewter.”