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New Animated Series Star Wars Resistance Announced!

Resistance Announced

The official Star Wars site announced the upcoming Resistance animated series this week and all signs are pointing to the show being colorful, fun, and something significantly different from The Clone Wars and Rebels. This mini-episode features John’s reactions to the announcement and hopes for the show.

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Blockade Runner Podcast Featured in a Documentary Short from Tyler Walker

Rock Valley College filmmaker Tyler Walker approached me last fall about doing a documentary short on our podcast and the final product, John Neisewander: A Sort of Star Wars Story, is really cool! As the name implies he was only able to interview me, so unfortunately it doesn’t feature the rest of the Blockade Runner crew, but I think it came together really well! Give it a look if you get a chance and follow Tyler on YouTube here.


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Solo TV Spots & Toys – The Blockade Runner Podcast – April 23rd, 2018

Solo Toys TV Spots

Ryan and John discuss our favorite moments from the “Crew” and “Risk” Solo tv spots. After that, we chronicle our slow-to-start but strong-to-finish #WookieWeekend and the Solo 3.75″ toys we were able to grab. Finally, we chat a bit about Denny’s and Last Shot. Join us if you’re stoked for Solo!

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Goodbye Ghost Crew – The Blockade Runner Podcast – March 10th, 2018

Goodbye Ghost CrewIn this latest episode of the Blockade Runner Podcast, John and Dan bid farewell to Star Wars Rebels as the show’s four season run comes to a close. We look specifically at Rebels’s final three weeks (in a detailed, SPOILER FILLED discussion) and weigh in on some of the more controversial choices made by Dave Filoni and the rest of the creatives at Lucasfilm.

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First Reactions to the Solo Teasers – The Blockade Runner Podcast – February 5th, 2018

Solo Trailer Show

Our two-part Solo teaser reactions episode features an initial discussion of the trailers with Kevin and John before Ryan and John jump into a lengthier moment-by-moment look at the footage. Join us as we get into the look, tone, and feel of the first Solo footage (and repeatedly swoon over Donald Glover’s incredible transformation into Lando!)

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A Canto Bight Conversation – The Blockade Runner Podcast – January 24th, 2018

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In this week’s Blockade Runner episode Ryan and John discuss the hotly debated Canto Bight sequence from The Last Jedi. Only we both really, really like it, so we’re not so much debating as we are high-fiving each other about how punk rock it is! This conversation was actually part of last week’s episode, but we split it out into it’s own thing because we think the Canto Bight sequence deserves a little more love than it’s getting.

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Sacred Jedi Texts: The Last Jedi Art Of and Visual Dictionary Books

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Join Ryan and John as we dive into The Art of The Last Jedi and The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary books on this latest episode of The Blockade Runner. We both love reading the Art Of and Visual Dictionary releases that accompany each new Star Wars movie so much, so we’re excited to dedicate an entire episode to them. The Art Of discussion leans pretty far into analysis and gleaning what we can about The Last Jedi‘s production process from the book while the Visual Dictionary portion of the show is more focused on fun little details and lore. Authors Phil Szostak and Pablo Hidalgo have written two incredible Last Jedi resources that we think are essential to any Star Wars fan’s own library of sacred texts, so whether you join us for this discussion or not, be sure to pick up and dig in to copies of both.

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