This week’s show is a brief look at some of the most compelling portions of the recently released Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary. It opens with a few minutes on the history and purpose of Star Wars visual dictionaries before focusing on the book’s info on Exegol, the Sith Eternal, Lando and Jannah, Ochi of Bestoon, and more.
After what has felt like a considerable draught in major Star Wars news this summer, this week’s show is packed with rumors and speculation about The Rise of Skywalker, Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars film series, a possible (likely?) return to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Ewan McGregor in a Disney + series, and our reactions to the Star Wars Resistance season two trailer. So much to cover and quite a lot to say about each topic in this extra-large episode of the Blockade Runner Podcast.
Ryan’s audio this week is coming from Skype as his local recording malfunctioned, so if you notice that it sounds a little off, that’s why and we’re working on it and will hopefully have things back to normal next week.
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.