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George Lucas’s Microbiotic Sequels and the Role of Canon in Star Wars – The Blockade Runner Podcast #68

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First up, Ryan and John discussing some recent Star Wars news including the Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order games news from E3 and recent George Lucas comments that are reminding us why we love him so much (even if his comments are sometimes a little wild!).

In the second half of Blockade Runner Podcast #68, Ryan discusses his reactions to the Rebels series finale (he just caught up). We end up spending a significant amount of time debating the importance and meaning of the concept of canon to Star Wars and how that influences our feelings regarding Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars storytelling outside of the films in general.

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Solo Reactions #3 and The Official Guide – The Blockade Runner Podcast – June 2nd, 2018

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John and Ryan discuss their evolving opinions of Solo after each saw it for a third time this weekend. Then share our favorite parts of Pablo Hidalgo’s Solo: A Star Wars Story – The Official Guide book.

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Solo Reactions Podcasts!

Solo Shows

We’ve posted two Solo reactions shows this week, both linked below.

Solo: Immediate First Reactions:

The first features our immediate reactions after seeing the movie on opening night. All of the Blockade Runners located here in Illinois headed out to a local bar after seeing the movie and recorded our first impressions.

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Highs & Lows: Solo Reactions #2

Ryan joins John to discuss his feelings about Solo after two viewings. We go through Ryan’s highs and lows and find some common ground between our two pretty different takes on the movie. Ryan also shares his Alamo Drafthouse screening of Solo and his run through the Millennium Falcon Experience.

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Blockade Runner Podcast Featured in a Documentary Short from Tyler Walker

Rock Valley College filmmaker Tyler Walker approached me last fall about doing a documentary short on our podcast and the final product, John Neisewander: A Sort of Star Wars Story, is really cool! As the name implies he was only able to interview me, so unfortunately it doesn’t feature the rest of the Blockade Runner crew, but I think it came together really well! Give it a look if you get a chance and follow Tyler on YouTube here.


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The Last Jedi’s Bonus Features – The Blockade Runner Podcast – March 28th, 2018

TLJ Bonus Features CoverRyan and John discuss the bonus features on The Last Jedi home video release on this episode of The Blockade Runner podcast. We take a look at the feature length documentary The Director and the Jedi, our favorite deleted scenes, and touch a bit on the commentary too.

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Goodbye Ghost Crew – The Blockade Runner Podcast – March 10th, 2018

Goodbye Ghost CrewIn this latest episode of the Blockade Runner Podcast, John and Dan bid farewell to Star Wars Rebels as the show’s four season run comes to a close. We look specifically at Rebels’s final three weeks (in a detailed, SPOILER FILLED discussion) and weigh in on some of the more controversial choices made by Dave Filoni and the rest of the creatives at Lucasfilm.

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Star Wars: The Power of the 90s (1993) – The Blockade Runner Podcast – February 11th, 2018

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Ryan and John return to the 90s to discuss all of the Star Wars books, comics, games, and merchandise releases from 1993. Join us as we look at

  • Books: The Last Command, The Truce at Bakura, Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas, and the West End Games sourcebooks from 1993
  • Comics: The Dark Empire trade paperback and Tales of the Jedi: The Knights of the Old Republic #1-#3
  • Games: X-Wing, Rebel Assault, Super The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Chess
  • Plus: The George Lucas Super Live Adventure, The Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Soundtrack Anthology, and more!

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