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The Shadow of Shadows of the Empire Looms Large in Star Wars Galaxy Issue 9

As I continue to read through a recently purchased lot of 90s Star Wars magazines, I can’t help but share some of the weird/cool/ridiculous stuff I come across. Issue 9 of Galaxy has a big Shadows of the Empire focus, which is not terribly surprising considering the time of its publication (Fall 1996).

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The Mid-90s Fandom Vibes of Star Wars Galaxy Magazine

I recently purchased a lot of random Star Wars magazines, and included were a few issues of Galaxy, a magazine that was totally new to me. Published by Topps (the trading card company), Galaxy came in at the tail end of the 90s comic book boom, and ran for 13 issues from 1994 to 1997. The magazine differentiates itself from Insider by having less of a focus on the films and more on the EU and collecting.

Let’s take a look at issue 3!

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Bad Batch Episodes 2 and 3 w/ Dave Hackerson – The Blockade Runner Podcast #181

Friend of the show Dave Hackerson (@NorskAkiruno) joins us from Japan to discuss Bad Batch episodes 2 and 3, “Cut and Run” and “Replacements.”

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I Didn’t Think I Wanted This…But That Was Pretty Cool – The Blockade Runner Podcast #180

Big episode this week touching on Hasbro news, Galaxy’s Edge updates, and new Star Wars Day content on Disney+. We conclude the show with first reactions to The Bad Batch.

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A Star Wars Podcast, But With Some Blue S**t – The Blockade Runner Podcast #179

This episode we tackle all of the recent Star Wars toys, comics, and stamps news before responding to a message about the Gendy Clone Wars from friend of the show @NorskAkiruno.

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The Fisto Triplets Tackle The Clone Wars Micro-Series – The Blockade Runner Podcast #178

Brandon from the excellent Talking Bay 94 podcast joins us to celebrate the Clone Wars Micro-Series’s arrival on Disney+. We talk about the history of the show, our appreciation for the vision and aesthetic of the series, and favorite moments from both volumes. Plus we hatch a plan to develop Himbo Kit Fisto cosplay for Celebration 2022.

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Kenobi Cast Revealed + Bad Batch, Books, and Games News – The Blockade Runner Podcast #177

After taking a week off, we catch up on all of the recent Star Wars news including the Kenobi cast announcement, Bad Batch trailer, Vintage Star Wars on Disney+, and books and games announcements.

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Open Wounds: Lost Tartakovsky DVDs and AOTC Deleted Scenes – The Blockade Runner Podcast #176

This week’s episode opens with a look at the recently announced legacy content coming to Disney+, new Black Series figures, and Marvel’s contributions to Pride Month. We then spend the rest of the episode discussing Attack of the Clone’s deleted scenes and reveal our lack of Sifo Dyas expertise.

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Due To Our Ever Expanding Need To Run Blockades – The Blockade Runner Podcast #175

We return after a week off to catch up on Disney+ news, Mandalorian books being canceled, a few insights into the process of making the sequel trilogy, and a quick High Republic comics update.

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New Droid Army Same As The Old Droid Army – The Blockade Runner Podcast #174

Much Star Wars video game talk on this episode as we cover the Republic Commando and Star Wars Pinball VR announcements as well as Ryan’s decision to buy a $5 copy of The New Droid Army for Game Boy Advance. We also talk the Bad Batch and respond to a great listener message on the tempation of the dark side in The High Republic.

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