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Done With Cara Dune – The Blockade Runner Podcast #172

Ryan and John spend the first chunk of this week’s episode addressing the Gina Carano situation before talking Star Wars Insider, a rumored Nintendo Switch Republic Commando release, and finally some spoiler-free discussion of last week’s High Republic comics releases.

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The Days of Our Lives in Star Wars – The Blockade Runner Podcast #171

This week’s episode is a little shorter (at least for us). We cover The Mandalorian’s Golden Globes nomination before chatting about some recent toy acquistions, the Star Wars Rebels premier episode, and a quick preview of the new YA High Republic novel Into the Dark.

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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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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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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars Concludes – The Blockade Runner Podcast #146

BR 146 CoverRyan and John finally find the opportunity to discuss the final episode of Clone Wars as well as the first three episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. We take a look at our favorite moments from both (including a bit of a detour in response to Dave Filoni’s monologue re: the importance of the conclusions of TPM and RotJ) before closing the show with even more Mandalorian season two casting rumors.

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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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Always In Motion The Future Is – The Blockade Runner Podcast #141

BR 141 CoverRyan is back after taking a bit of a hiatus from both Star Wars and the podcast. We catch up on where he’s at with Star Wars overall before jumping into Clone Wars season 7, recent comics, and both the TROS digital release and novelization. In the second half of the show we discuss the impact COVID-19 may have on the High Republic, Celebration, Galaxy’s Edge, and upcoming Disney+ shows.

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Revisiting the Final TROS Trailer Plus Kylo and the Knights of Ren – The Blockade Runner Podcast #128

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This week’s episode features some lingering questions re: the final TROS trailer. We also ponder the soliciation for Marvel’s Kylo Ren #2 and how it may require us to reconsider what we thought we knew about Ben Solo’s fall and the birth of Kylo Ren. We conclude the show with a few minutes on the toy reveals coming out of Comic Con Paris and the upcoming Doctor Aphra #1 and Darth Vader #1.

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