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Star Wars at SDCC 2019 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #114

 

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This year’s San Diego Comic Con didn’t feature a Rise of Skywalker panel, but there still ended up being quite a few fun Star Wars panels and announcements coming out of the show. We open up the show with some discussion of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts panel and Kevin Smith’s story about a mysterious Episode IX set before spending the remainder of the episode breaking down the Hasbro and publishing panels.

Not gonna lie, this episode ended up being a nightmare to finish and publish due to some unfortunate technology mishaps and as a result the sound had to be pulled straight from the Skype recording. The quality if noticeably lower than usual, but also still fine (in my opinion). Next week’s episode should be back to our normal sound quality. Oh, and video is back too if you prefer to watch/listen through YouTube.

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Sith Troopers! – The Blockade Runner Podcast #113

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We kick this week’s show off with some follow up on our Galaxy’s Edge episode via some comments from our friend Jake and a look at Abigail Disney’s criticism of the company’s treatment of its park employees. The rest of the show is all about the recently-unveiled Sith troopers! We discuss the look, but more importantly, the name of these crimson villains and speculate about how they might fit into The Rise of Skywalker and exactly which Sith they may be working for…

For those who watch the show on YouTube, we’re experimenting with Google Hangouts alternatives (because Google is killing that platform at the end of this month) and unfortunately our first try didn’t work out. We’ll still post the audio to YouTube, but it’ll just be a static image for this week. Hopefully we’ll get the video side of things worked out for episode 114.

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Galaxy’s Edge Updates – The Blockade Runner Podcast #112

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This week’s episode focuses entirely on Galaxy’s Edge (which is kind of weird since neither of us have been there), including what the numbers are saying about how popular the park and its merchandise are and how some bogus visitors are ripping stuff off and trying to sell it online. The second half of the show features a look at the first three issues of Marvel’s Galaxy’s Edge tie-in book and our thoughts on what we’d like to see from future tie-in material.

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Star Wars Racing Games – The Blockade Runner Podcast #111

 

BR 111 CoverIn continued celebration of The Phantom Menace, this episode features a look back at Star Wars racing games. We spend the bulk of the episode on Episode 1: Racer in its various forms before spending some time with Racer Revenge, Super Bombad Racing, and Resistance Racer.

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Age of Rebellion, Age of Resistance, Age of Celebration – The Blockade Runner Podcast #110

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This week’s episode opens with updates on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Star Wars Celebration ticket sales as well our thoughts on Michelle Rejwan being named SVP of Live Action Development and Production at Lucasfilm. The second half of the show features a discussion of Marvel’s Age of Rebellion series and the upcoming Age of Resistance.

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Star Wars at E3 2019 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #109

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Ryan and John discuss upcoming Star Wars games detailed at E3 this week (Jedi: Fallen Order and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga) as well Limited Run Games’s upcoming rereleases of classic Star Wars games and Arcade1up’s just-announced Atari Star Wars cabinet.

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They Call Me Sheev (Part 2) The Original & Sequel Trilogies – The Blockade Runner Podcast #108

BR 108 CoverAfter looking back at Palpatine’s origins in episode #103, we dedicate this episode to exploring Star Wars’s villainous mastermind as he appears in the original trilogy and to guessing at how he may be manipulating Kylo Ren, Snoke, and the events of the sequel trilogy.

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