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Discussing Entertainment Weekly’s The Last Jedi Coverage – The Blockade Runner Podcast – August 12th, 2017

EW Last Jedi CoverRyan, John, Dan, and Kevin get together to discuss Anthony Breznican’s incredible coverage this week of The Last Jedi for Entertainment Weekly. We share our reactions, theories, and favorite moments from each of this week’s stories with a heavy emphasis on Luke, Rey, Leia, Chewie, Snoke, Kylo, Caretakers, and PORGS! Ryan and John warm up for the show by discussing a few Last Jedi toy leaks too. Join us for an in-depth discussion with plenty of analysis, insights, and laughs shared between friends!

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Star Wars at San Diego Comic Con 2017 – The Blockade Runner Podcast – July 22nd, 2017

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Ryan and John discuss the toy and book announcements coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2017. We weren’t planning on recording this show ahead of time, but the news from Hasbro and Lucasfilm publishing was too exciting not to talk about! Highlights and links below:

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The Power of the 90s #1 – 1990/91 – The Blockade Runner Podcast – July 5th, 2017

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Ryan and John discuss the Star Wars books, comics, toys, and games from 1990 and 1991 in our new monthly Star Wars: The Power of the 90s series! We take a look back at Heir to the Empire, Star Wars on the NES and Sharp x68000, and the West End Games Star Wars releases from 1990. Subscribe on YouTube and stay tuned to blockaderunnerpodcast.com for more videos and podcasts devoted to all things Star Wars in the 90s!

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Galaxy Guide 6: Tramp Freighters

The Game Chambers of Questal

Rebel Alliance Sourcebook

Escape from the Death Star Adventure Board Game

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Heir to the Empire

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Star Wars (NES)

Sharp X68000: Star Wars Attack On The Death Star

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Dark Empire (Issue 1: December)

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Emergency Han Solo Standalone News Show – The Blockade Runner Podcast – June 20th, 2017

Han Solo Emergency ArtJoin John and Ryan as they discuss the shocking news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are leaving the Han Solo standalone as well as the apparent difficulty in finding the right creative leadership and vibe for Star Wars movies that aren’t quite Star Wars movies.

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The Blockade Runner Podcast – June 16th, 2017 – Chris and John Argue the Merits of Rogue One

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Blockade Runner Chris is NOT a fan of Rogue One, and he’s about the only huge Star Wars fan I know that feels that way, so we devoted this episode to digging into why he doesn’t love the movie. We argue quite a bit, and listening back I realized that at times I fell into the trap of trying to convince someone to like something they just don’t (not usually the best idea), but we also spend a lot of time analyzing the choices made by the Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm and I think it’s a pretty compelling discussion. Plus, Chris and I have been having arguments like this for 20 years and we’re going to keep having them for a long, long time to come. Enjoy (regardless of which side of the argument you come down on)!

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The Last Jedi in Vanity Fair – The Blockade Runner Podcast, May 26th, 2017

 

BR 5.26.2017 CoverRyan and John discuss the most interesting revelations, quotes, and photographs from this week’s Vanity Fair magazine coverage of #TheLastJedi.

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Inside the Troubled Past and Exciting Future of Rey’s Lightsaber

Star Wars The Last Jedi: Which Secrets Are Revealed

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Blockade Runner Podcast – May 12th, 2017 – The Future for Luke Skywalker

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Kevin, Chris, Dan, and John get together to discuss Luke Skywalker’s future in The Last Jedi and beyond. We consider a compelling Dave Filoni quote from the Rebels season four panel from Star Wars Celebration Orlando (courtesy of the fantastic Steele Wars podcast) as well as an excerpt from Brian Jay Jones’s George Lucas: A Life book for some support while exploring just who Luke could and should be in the sequel trilogy. Will he truly end the Jedi order? Is there any possibility of a dark side turn? Join us as we dig into anticipating the return of Star Wars’s greatest hero!

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Steele Wars Episode 138.1 – SWCO Day 3 – Star Wars Rebels Press Conference

George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones

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