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.
We’re back with part two of our discussion of all things Star Wars in 1997. Episode #91 features our look back at the books and toys released in ’97 as well as notable events like the founding of the 501st and the debut of the Star Wars: The Magic of Myth museum exhibit (plus some pretty sweet Taco Bell ads in the audio podcast).
Don’t forget that the audio podcast features chapter markers if you want to skip to a specific section and as always, you can share your favorite Star Wars memories from ’97 or any Star Wars feedback by sending us a message at email@example.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun.
1997 was a HUGE year in Star Wars; so huge in fact that we’ve ended up breaking our Power of the 90s episode for ’97 into two parts. Episode 90 features our discussion of the Special Editions’ theatrical and home video releases, The Phantom Menace beginning filming, and the video games and comics released that year as well.
Also, we’re using chapters in our audio files now, so you can jump around to the segments you’re most interested in if your podcast app supports them.
Ryan is back from Japan and we open this week’s episode with a bit of chat about the Japanese Star Wars collectibles scene. From there we turn to some comics, Galaxy’s Edge, and Episode IX news before jumping into our break down of the recently released Age of Republic series from Marvel. We wrap up the show with Ryan’s endorsement of the Flight of the Falcon book series and our Episode IXReturn of the Jedi 2 title predictions.
Ryan and John are joined by Jeff “The Metal Mando” Kelts to celebrate all things Shadows of the Empire. Join us for two hours of talk about the Shadows book, comic, game, toys, soundtrack, trading cards, and more!
Join us for our latest Power of the 90s episode devoted to discussing all of the Star Wars books, comics, toys, and content released in 1996. Well, everything besides one notable giant multimedia project spanning all of those mediums that we’ll cover on our next episode (yes, it features Prince Xizor, Dash Rendar, IG-88, and a whole lot of pheromones).
It’s been a few week’s since our most recent episode, so episode #81 finds us catching up on recent Star Wars news stories and releases. We first discuss John Williams’s Galaxy’s Edge themes and other park updates as well as the recently announced Cassian Andor series coming to Disney +. We tackle Women of the Galaxy and Tales from Darth Vader’s Castle #5 in the second half of the show.
We get into the spooky spirit of Halloween this week by taking a look at the first four issues of IDW’s Tales From Vader’s Castle series in the first portion of this Halloween-themed episode. The back half of the show features a discussion of the similarities between The Force Awakens and this year’s new Halloween film, both of which walk the line between sequel, reboot, and reimagining (and are both really, really great).
This week’s episode is all about Star Wars novel and comic author Chuck Wendig, his work, and Marvel’s choice to fire him last week. We spend at least the first half of the episode discussing Marvel’s call to remove Chuck from the Star Wars books he was working on “for having a mind of his own,” and we’re not happy about it. We felt it was important to address and we wanted to voice our support for Chuck who we believe is responsible not only for some excellent Star Wars stories, but for speaking up against injustice and being unafraid to take a stand on important issues regardless of the fallout. The final portion of the show features a discussion of Chuck’s Star Wars work and the contributions he’s made to the property.