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Our Recommended Disney Era Novels and Comics

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Ah yes, the C-word. After the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012… you know what? Let’s not go through all this again. Here’s a Wookieepedia article about canon.

Now, here are the Disney Era novels and comics we recommend. These are not necessarily the *best* or most important releases, but the ones we enjoyed the most. 

Note: this is a living document, so more releases will be added as we love them. Also, stories are arranged by relative time period- some span multiple eras! We trusted our feelings on it. 

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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars Concludes – The Blockade Runner Podcast #146

BR 146 CoverRyan and John finally find the opportunity to discuss the final episode of Clone Wars as well as the first three episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. We take a look at our favorite moments from both (including a bit of a detour in response to Dave Filoni’s monologue re: the importance of the conclusions of TPM and RotJ) before closing the show with even more Mandalorian season two casting rumors.

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You’re Not Dead In Star Wars Unless We See Your Bones Or Your Organs Are On Fire – The Blockade Runner Podcast #145

BR 145 CoverThis episode features a look at the many Star Wars announcements and updates that happened this past week in celebration of Star Wars Day. We devote the most time to looking at the rumor of Temura Morrison returning to Star Wars and the question of whether or not Lucasfilm is creating a troubling trend of reviving once dead characters, but also tackle the Taika Waititi and Leslye Headland announcements as well as video game, book, and Mandalorian season two news.

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Chatting On Star Wars Day Eve – The Blockade Runner Podcast #144

BR 144 CoverRyan and John celebrate fabled holiday Star Wars Day Eve by catching up on a few  updates on Dr. Aphra, Cassian Andor, and a new show for Disney Plus before discussing the first three episodes of The Siege of Mandalore arc of The Clone Wars.

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Always In Motion The Future Is – The Blockade Runner Podcast #141

BR 141 CoverRyan is back after taking a bit of a hiatus from both Star Wars and the podcast. We catch up on where he’s at with Star Wars overall before jumping into Clone Wars season 7, recent comics, and both the TROS digital release and novelization. In the second half of the show we discuss the impact COVID-19 may have on the High Republic, Celebration, Galaxy’s Edge, and upcoming Disney+ shows.

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The Mandalorian Chapter 2 and Jedi: Fallen Order- The Blockade Runner Podcast #131

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This week’s show is basically just two big segments covering The Mandalorian chapter two and Jedi: Fallen Order. We start the show by discussing favorite moments from The Mandalorian as well as some potential symbolism in the episode and the cruelty of the post-Empire galaxy. The second half of the show features our early experiences playing Jedi: Fallen Order and a discussion of its influences and gameplay systems.

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Hey Mando! – The Blockade Runner Podcast #130

 

Happy Mando Day, Happy Disney+ Day! This episode features our fresh, raw, SPOILER-FILLED reactions to The Mandalorian Chapter 1 as well as some quick impressions of Disney+. BR 130 Cover

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All the News That’s Fit to Babu Frick – The Blockade Runner Podcast #123

BR 123 CoverThis week’s episode is news heavy again as we discuss Deborah Chow directing the Obi-Wan show, the TROS issue of Empire Magazine, and the (official this time) Triple Force Friday reveals and livestream. We also talk a little bit about Babu Frick, but somehow we forgot to bring up the week’s biggest story: Kevin Fiege producing a future Star Wars film. Whoops.

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Deborah Chow to Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Exclusively on Disney+

(Some) Triple Force Friday Products Finally Revealed

Empire Magazine

Return to Vader’s Castle  #1 comes out this week!

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I’m Going to the Darkside with You! The Rise of Skywalker D23 Teaser – The Blockade Runner Podcast #119

BR 119 CoverIn this episode we talk all things The Rise of Skywalker from D23 2019, including the poster, Zori Bliss updates, cast interviews, and of course the incredible new teaser trailer and *that* reveal at the end.

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D23 2019 Day 1: Disney+ Panel – The Blockade Runner Podcast #118

BR 118 CoverDay 1 at D23 2019 was absolutely packed with exciting Star Wars content and announcements! We discuss it all in detail including Clone Wars season 7, the Cassian/K2 show, The Mandalorian trailer, and of course the Kenobi announcement we’ve been theorizing about for years.

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