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Discussing Entertainment Weekly’s The Last Jedi Coverage – The Blockade Runner Podcast – August 12th, 2017

EW Last Jedi CoverRyan, John, Dan, and Kevin get together to discuss Anthony Breznican’s incredible coverage this week of The Last Jedi for Entertainment Weekly. We share our reactions, theories, and favorite moments from each of this week’s stories with a heavy emphasis on Luke, Rey, Leia, Chewie, Snoke, Kylo, Caretakers, and PORGS! Ryan and John warm up for the show by discussing a few Last Jedi toy leaks too. Join us for an in-depth discussion with plenty of analysis, insights, and laughs shared between friends!

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Star Wars at San Diego Comic Con 2017 – The Blockade Runner Podcast – July 22nd, 2017

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Ryan and John discuss the toy and book announcements coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2017. We weren’t planning on recording this show ahead of time, but the news from Hasbro and Lucasfilm publishing was too exciting not to talk about! Highlights and links below:

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The Last Jedi in Vanity Fair – The Blockade Runner Podcast, May 26th, 2017

 

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Blockade Runner Podcast – May 12th, 2017 – The Future for Luke Skywalker

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Kevin, Chris, Dan, and John get together to discuss Luke Skywalker’s future in The Last Jedi and beyond. We consider a compelling Dave Filoni quote from the Rebels season four panel from Star Wars Celebration Orlando (courtesy of the fantastic Steele Wars podcast) as well as an excerpt from Brian Jay Jones’s George Lucas: A Life book for some support while exploring just who Luke could and should be in the sequel trilogy. Will he truly end the Jedi order? Is there any possibility of a dark side turn? Join us as we dig into anticipating the return of Star Wars’s greatest hero!

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The Blockade Runner Podcast at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017

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Show Notes: John, Chris, and BCD spent four glorious days at Star Wars Celebration Orlando last week and this episode features our thoughts about the show as well as an in-depth analysis of the Last Jedi trailer. Recorded from the show floor and/or our hotel room on the 6th floor of the Fairfield Inn!

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Episode VIII Title The Last Jedi Revealed!

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The title for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was revealed today and we couldn’t wait to share our thoughts here on The Blockade Runner. We wanted to record an episode as soon as possible discussing the news, so rather than wait until we could all record together, John spoke to Kevin, Ryan, Dan, and Chris individually. Each of us had something a bit different to share and speculate on regarding Episode VIII‘s new title, but we’re all so, so excited to learn more about the film. We’d love to hear what you think, so send us an email or use of the social media links in the show notes below to reach out!

*Disclaimer* Sound quality varies a bit in this one, but it’s totally listenable; we just rushed to get this episode out and weren’t always able to record under ideal conditions. We think our excitement makes up for it!

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Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 14 – Rogue One, Rebels, and Episode VIII at Star Wars Celebration Europe

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Kevin and John tackle the big announcements on Rogue OneStar Wars Rebels Season 3, and Episode VIII coming out of Star Wars Celebration Europe.

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