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The Star Wars Saga Teaser Trailers – The Blockade Runner Podcast #120

BR 120 CoverInspired by the recent D23 Rise of Skywalker trailer, this week we’re taking a look back at each of the saga films’ teasers. We discuss the evolving art form of movie trailers, which teasers most accurately reflect the films they’re advertising, and why watching the Attack of the Clones and Force Awakens teasers is such a transcendent experience.

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The Phantom Menace’s Deleted Scenes – The Blockade Runner Podcast #116

BR 116 CoverNews for this week’s show includes the launch of Star Wars Roll Out, John’s thoughts on the recently released Star Wars: Myths and Fables, Ryan’s review of the Age of Resistance special, and a rumored rerelease of all 10 saga films on blu ray this fall. We discuss all of The Phantom Menace‘s deleted scenes for our primary topic this week in the back half of the episode.

Unfortunately we have some sound quality issues on this episode that we’re not able to correct in post-production. It’s listenable, but not representative of the usual sound quality level of the show. Next week should be back to normal.

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Celebrating 20 Years of The Phantom Menace – The Blockade Runner Podcast #106

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We love The Phantom Menace and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate its 20th birthday. This episode is all TPM, so join us as we look back at the movie’s marketing and merchandise, our favorite TPM moments, and the film’s legacy.

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They Call Me Sheev (Part One): The Prequels – The Blockade Runner Podcast #103

BR 103 CoverWe planned on doing one show covering Palpatine’s machinations, but in typical us fashion we recorded for almost two hours and only made it through the prequels. Whoops. We’ll be back next week with a second chapter in our look at Palpatine’s orchestration of the events of the original and sequel trilogies, but for now enjoy our rundown of the quintessential Sith Lord’s evil plans, mystical powers, and tyrannical control over the lives of his unsuspecting victims during the prequel era.

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The Queen’s Shadow – The Blockade Runner Podcast #95

BR 95 CoverWe kick off the show by covering the recent Episode IX panel announcement for Star Wars Celebration 2019 before jumping into our featured discussion on E.K. Johnston’s Padme novel Queen’s Shadow. If you haven’t read the book yet, we discuss it in broad terms before jumping into spoilers, so you’re save for the first part. 

Let us know what you think about Queen’s Shadow or the show in general at blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun.

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The Power of the 90s: 1997 (Part 1) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #90

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1997 was a HUGE year in Star Wars; so huge in fact that we’ve ended up breaking our Power of the 90s episode for ’97 into two parts. Episode 90 features our discussion of the Special Editions’ theatrical and home video releases, The Phantom Menace beginning filming, and the video games and comics released that year as well.

Also, we’re using chapters in our audio files now, so you can jump around to the segments you’re most interested in if your podcast app supports them.

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Looking Back at Phantom Menace Documentary The Beginning – The Blockade Runner Podcast #88

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This week we kick off our Power of the 90s shows covering 1999 (weirdly before we’ve done 1997 and 1998…whoops) by taking a look back at the incredible Phantom Menace documentary The Beginning. Join us for Jar Jar puppets in the back of Toyota pickups, Rick McCallum’s charismatic cursing, heavy Jake Lloyd and George Lucas appreciation, and a whole lot of discussion of the podrace sequence. 

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