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The Power of the 90s: 1997 (Part 2) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #91

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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 blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @blockaderun.

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The Power of the 90s: 1997 (Part 1) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #90

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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.

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Episode IX Filming Wrapped Plus NY Toy Fair 2019 Announcements – The Blockade Runner Podcast #89

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It’s not a title, but the news that Episode IX has wrapped filming is super-exciting nonetheless. We spend the first half of the show discussing J.J.’s tweet and photo before looking at the many Star Wars announcements coming out of NY Toy Fair 2019.

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Looking Back at Phantom Menace Documentary The Beginning – The Blockade Runner Podcast #88

Power of the 90s 1999 The Beginning

This week we kick off our Power of the 90s shows covering 1999 (weirdly before we’ve done 1997 and 1998…whoops) by taking a look back at the incredible Phantom Menace documentary The Beginning. Join us for Jar Jar puppets in the back of Toyota pickups, Rick McCallum’s charismatic cursing, heavy Jake Lloyd and George Lucas appreciation, and a whole lot of discussion of the podrace sequence. 

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EA’s Exclusive Star Wars Deal: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly- The Blockade Runner Podcast #87

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We start this week’s show off with some chat about recent tweets signaling an end to Episode IX’s filming, a discussion of the just-announced Galaxy’s Edge books coming later this year, and a voicemail from The Rural Farmboy (@aRuralFarmboy). The rest of the show is devoted to an in-depth look at Electronic Arts’s exclusive deal for publishing Star Wars games. We run through the history of EA’s Star Wars releases (and cancellations) and lament the unreleased games and missed opportunities (seriously, no Nintendo Switch games?) that are part of the EA-era.

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Resistance Recap & Look Ahead (Buff Salacious Crumb) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #86


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Resistance is back from it’s mid-season hiatus and Ryan is all caught up after taking a bit of a break from the show himself, so we’ve dedicated this episode to reviewing and discussing the show from episode #5 (“The High Tower”) all the way through the most recent episode, #13 (“Dangerous Business”). We also chat about the mid-season trailer, “Buff Salacious Crumb,” Resistance toys and our frustration with the difficulty of tracking down 3.75″ figures lately, and DIY movie poster light boxes. 

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Back On Our Batuu Stuff – The Blockade Runner Podcast #85

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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 IX Return of the Jedi 2 title predictions.

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