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Back On Our Batuu Stuff – The Blockade Runner Podcast #85

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Ryan is back from Japan and we open this week’s episode with a bit of chat about the Japanese Star Wars collectibles scene. From there we turn to some comics, Galaxy’s Edge, and Episode IX news before jumping into our break down of the recently released Age of Republic series from Marvel. We wrap up the show with Ryan’s endorsement of the Flight of the Falcon book series and our Episode IX Return of the Jedi 2 title predictions.

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Galaxy’s Edge, Cassian Andor, & More – The Blockade Runner Podcast #81

 

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It’s been a few week’s since our most recent episode, so episode #81 finds us catching up on recent Star Wars news stories and releases. We first discuss John Williams’s Galaxy’s Edge themes and other park updates as well as the recently announced Cassian Andor series coming to Disney +. We tackle Women of the Galaxy and Tales from Darth Vader’s Castle #5 in the second half of the show.

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Resistance Premieres! – The Blockade Runner Podcast #78

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This week’s episode is all about the premiere episode(s) of Star Wars Resistance. Ryan and John discuss “The Recruit,” “Triple Dark,” and “Fuel for the Fire,” all of which are live on the Disney Now app. Our discussion primarily focuses on the characters, visuals, and tone of the show, so the “spoilers” are minimal (though you may still want to wait to listen until you’ve seen all three episodes). We also talk about the show’s potential, what we’d like to see from it going forward, blue snaggletooths, and why Resistance would make is the perfect property for new Star Wars video games!

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The Mandalorian + NYCC 2018 News – The Blockade Runner Podcast #77

 

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This week we’re catching up on recent Star Wars news, including Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian reveal and the toys and publishing announcements coming out of NYCC 2018. Other highlights include the debut of Our Star Wars Stories and the wrestlers that hail from the same parts as Ryan. Also, we find out out *while recording* that Resistance is live on the Disney Now app, but somehow push through and finish the show.

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Resistance Reveals – The Blockade Runner Podcast #74

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Star Wars Resistance debuts in just under a month and Ryan and John discuss the upcoming animated series in-depth for the first time on this episode. We share our thoughts on the trailer, premise, look, and characters for the show this week after chatting about a few Episode IX updates and Rian Johnson’s upcoming non-Star Wars movie Knives Out.

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Star Wars at SDCC 2018 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #71

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Ryan and John break down all of the Star Wars news coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018. Join us as we look at:

  • TV: The return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service!
  • Novels: Queen’s Shadow, Master & Apprentice, and the Solo novelization
  • Youth Publishing: Lando’s Luck, Pirate’s Price, Star Wars Choose Your Destiny: A Luke and Leia Adventure, and Star Wars: Search Your Feelings
  • Comics: Tales from Vader’s Castle, Age of Republic/Rebellion/Resistance macro-series,  and the Solo adaptation
  • Toys: Vintage Collection, Black Series, and Solo Force Link 2.0 figures and playsets

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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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