Star Wars Resistance ended on a high note last week with the excellent two-part episode “The Escape.” Friend of the show Caleb joins John to show some love to the often overlooked Resistance, take a quick look back at season two, and break down this final episode’s best moments. We also look forward to Clone Wars season 7 and the future of Star Wars animation to round out the episode.
This week’s show is all about comics and cartoons! For the comics side of things, we run down the Marvel Star Wars news coming out of NYCC 2019, take a look at some recently announced Star Wars manga, and share our thoughts on the first two Return to Vader’s Castle issues from IDW as well as Star Wars: Allegiances #1 from Marvel. The second half of the show is devoted to discussing the first two episodes of Star Wars Resistance‘s final season before we wrap with a few minutes on Freddie Prinze Jr.’s recent (brilliant) viral monologue.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s episode is all about the premiere episode(s) of Star Wars Resistance. Ryan and John discuss “The Recruit,” “Triple Dark,” and “Fuel for the Fire,” all of which are live on the Disney Now app. Our discussion primarily focuses on the characters, visuals, and tone of the show, so the “spoilers” are minimal (though you may still want to wait to listen until you’ve seen all three episodes). We also talk about the show’s potential, what we’d like to see from it going forward, blue snaggletooths, and why Resistance would make is the perfect property for new Star Wars video games!
This week we’re catching up on recent Star Wars news, including Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian reveal and the toys and publishing announcements coming out of NYCC 2018. Other highlights include the debut of Our Star Wars Stories and the wrestlers that hail from the same parts as Ryan. Also, we find out out *while recording* that Resistance is live on the Disney Now app, but somehow push through and finish the show.