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The Art of TROS w/ Brandon from Talking Bay 94 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #143

BR 143 CoverBrandon from Talking Bay 94 joins John to take an in-depth look at Phil Szostak’s The Art of the Rise of Skywalker. We discuss our favorite concepts, costumes, creatures, and designs chapter by chapter while also breaking down some of the insights the book provides into the production of the entire sequel trilogy.

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Celebrating SWCC – The Blockade Runner Podcast #142

BR 142 CoverRyan, Dan, and John get together to relive our favorite memories from Star Wars Celebration Chicago, one year later. We revisit our favorite panels, cosplayers, merchandise, events, and lament “the app” we all struggled with all weekend long.

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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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Duel of the Fates Concept Art – The Blockade Runner Podcast #140

BR 140 CoverThis episode features a look at over 25 leaked concept art images from Colin Trevorrow’s Duel of the Fates script including sequences, planets, vehicles, and characters not seen in The Rise of Skywalker. I hadn’t actually read the leaked script at the time this episode was recorded, so it’s mostly a reaction to the images themselves and a brief synopsis of the story I’d come across. The art itself is embedded in the podcast chapters or in the video version available on YouTube; if you’re driving or doing the dishes or something while listening, you can check them out on Imgur here.

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Diverse Characters & Legacy Characters in the Sequel Trilogy – The Blockade Runner Podcast #136

BR 136 CoverRyan returns in this second post-TROS episode to weigh in on diverse characters and representation in the sequel trilogy. We spend the second half of the show deciding whether or not we believe Han, Luke, and Leia’s stories were more satisfying at the conclusion of the OT or the ST. Plus we throw in a little holiday cheer at the start of the show by chatting about how Star Wars made its way into our Christmas gatherings.

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For the Last First Time – The Blockade Runner Podcast #135

BR 135 CoverTROS Spoilers abound as we continue our tradition of putting out an immediate reactions episode with terrible audio quality and terrible blues music pumped your way from a recording done at a local bar. John, Jeremy, Dan, Kevin, and Bart bring you an informal, loose discussion of our first thoughts on the movie. We’ll be back later in the weekend with a higher audio quality, more organized look at the movie (featuring Ryan who’s absent from this recording).

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Final Rise of Skywalker Preview and Predictions – The Blockade Runner Podcast #134

BR 134 CoverThere’s only a few days left until the release of The Rise of Skywalker and the end of the Skywalker Saga and this episode features our final predictions about what the movie will be. We start with a brief look at The Mandalorian Chapter 6 but after that it’s all TROS. Highlights include predictions about Rey, Kylo, Rey and Kylo, Bendemption, the balance of the force, chosen ones, stormtrooper rebellions, and so much more. We discuss everything that’s been released by LFL, so if you’ve been avoiding tv spots or trailers, tread lightly.

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