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First Impressions of The High Republic – The Blockade Runner Podcast #167

Ryan and John discuss the new announcements coming out of the High Republic live stream and the sales successes from the initiative’s launch before sharing our spoiler-free, then (lightly) spoiler-full impressions of The Great Jedi Rescue and the first third of Light of the Jedi.

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Previewing The High Republic – The Blockade Runner Podcast #166

We’re just days away from the launch of a new era in Star Wars publishing, The High Republic. Ryan and John preview the first wave of books and comics releasing this week as well as look forward to what’s to follow for this new period in the Star Wars timeline.

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Mando Season 2 Wrap Up Show – The Blockade Runner Podcast #165

This episode is devoted to wrapping up our coverage of all things Mandalorian (for the time being) including the Book of Boba Fett announcement, Phil Szostak’s The Art of The Mandalorian book, the season two Disney Gallery installment, our favorite “leaked” episode titles and Mando Mondays t-shirts, and great message from D. Hackerson re: Bo Katan, Din, and the dark saber.

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Monday Night Mando – The Blockade Runner Podcast #155

Ryan and John share their immediate reactions to the Monday Night Football Mandalorian Season 2 “Special Look” trailer before highlighting a few of their favorite reveals from Pablo Hidalgo’s new Star Wars: Fascinating Facts book.

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Our Recommended Disney Era Novels and Comics

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Ah yes, the C-word. After the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012… you know what? Let’s not go through all this again. Here’s a Wookieepedia article about canon.

Now, here are the Disney Era novels and comics we recommend. These are not necessarily the *best* or most important releases, but the ones we enjoyed the most. 

Note: this is a living document, so more releases will be added as we love them. Also, stories are arranged by relative time period- some span multiple eras! We trusted our feelings on it. 

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Lenticular Dooku! – The Blockade Runner Podcast #150

BR 150 CoverRyan and John discuss the next Star Wars film being pushed to 2023, the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, and the wonders of stumbling across a ton of TPM and AOTC merch at an amazing Denver comic book store.

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Mando Books and Star Wars Video Games – The Blockade Runner Podcast #148

Ryan and John return after a small hiatus and discuss some of the news released during our break from recording including the upcoming Mandalorian publishing program, the Star Wars: Squadrons announcement, and more info on Doctor Aphra: An Audibook Original. We close the show with a chat about the last few episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.

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You’re Not Dead In Star Wars Unless We See Your Bones Or Your Organs Are On Fire – The Blockade Runner Podcast #145

BR 145 CoverThis episode features a look at the many Star Wars announcements and updates that happened this past week in celebration of Star Wars Day. We devote the most time to looking at the rumor of Temura Morrison returning to Star Wars and the question of whether or not Lucasfilm is creating a troubling trend of reviving once dead characters, but also tackle the Taika Waititi and Leslye Headland announcements as well as video game, book, and Mandalorian season two news.

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Chatting On Star Wars Day Eve – The Blockade Runner Podcast #144

BR 144 CoverRyan and John celebrate fabled holiday Star Wars Day Eve by catching up on a few  updates on Dr. Aphra, Cassian Andor, and a new show for Disney Plus before discussing the first three episodes of The Siege of Mandalore arc of The Clone Wars.

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The Art of TROS w/ Brandon from Talking Bay 94 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #143

BR 143 CoverBrandon from Talking Bay 94 joins John to take an in-depth look at Phil Szostak’s The Art of the Rise of Skywalker. We discuss our favorite concepts, costumes, creatures, and designs chapter by chapter while also breaking down some of the insights the book provides into the production of the entire sequel trilogy.

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