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The Blockade Runner is a podcast, blog, and YouTube channel featuring Star Wars discussion and news from enthusiastic fans and friends.
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Big episode this week touching on Hasbro news, Galaxy's Edge updates, and new Star Wars Day content on Disney+. We conclude the show with first reactions to The Bad Batch. Episode Links: Hasbro Toys to Get More Expensive as Costs Surge How Disney Cruise Line’s “Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge” Will Take Fans Around the Galaxy “You Are Truly On Board a Ship”: Inside Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Disney+ to Celebrate Star Wars Day with Fan Art Takeover Fan First Tuesday – Star Wars Day Recap Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
This episode we tackle all of the recent Star Wars toys, comics, and *stamps* news before responding to a message about the Gendy Clone Wars from friend of the show @NorskAkiruno. Episode Links Clone Wars Black Series Figures Announced for Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Line Hasbro Fan Fest Star Wars Reveals New Bad Batch Poster and Emoji Droid-Themed Star Wars Stamps Releasing for May the 4th War of the Bounty Hunters kicks off May 5th Connecting Covers Show Links Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
Brandon from the excellent Talking Bay 94 podcast joins us to celebrate the Clone Wars Micro-Series's arrival on Disney+. We talk about the history of the show, our appreciation for the vision and aesthetic of the series, and favorite moments from both volumes. Plus we hatch a plan to develop Himbo Kit Fisto cosplay for Celebration 2022. Episode Links: Talking Bay 94 Star Wars - Clone Wars - Bridging the Saga Jedi Business Tartakovsky Clone Wars Toys Page Gentle Giant Scout Trooper (Ewok Attack) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
After taking a week off, we catch up on all of the recent Star Wars news including the Kenobi cast announcement, Bad Batch trailer, Vintage Star Wars on Disney+, and books and games announcements. Episode Links: Obi-Wan Series to Begin Production in April, Cast Revealed Bad Batch Trailer Released The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem Revealed The Star Wars Vintage Collection Has Arrived on Disney+! The Ultimate Lego Star Wars Game Has Been Delayed Again, Indefinitely, And That’s Ok Republic Commando is getting a physical release from Limited Run Games Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
This week's episode opens with a look at the recently announced legacy content coming to Disney+, new Black Series figures, and Marvel's contributions to Pride Month. We then spend the rest of the episode discussing Attack of the Clone's deleted scenes and reveal our lack of Sifo Dyas expertise. Episode Links: Ewoks TV Movies, Boba Fett Holiday Special Debut Finally Coming to Disney+ Fan Favorites from Classic Star Wars Stories Come to Hasbro’s Black Series Marvel Celebrates Sana Starros and More in Star Wars Pride Month Comics Covers this June Marvel Comics to Release LGBTQ+ Anthology, Variant Covers for Pride Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
We return after a week off to catch up on Disney+ news, Mandalorian books being canceled, a few insights into the process of making the sequel trilogy, and a quick High Republic comics update. Episode Links: Disney+ Tops 100 Million Subscribers, Targeting 100+ New Titles Per Year Disney’s CEO Addresses Gina Carano Firing and Offers Confidence in Kathleen Kennedy Adam Christopher Del Rey Mandalorian Novel Canceled DK Mandalorian Ultimate Visual Guide Canceled Rian Johnson On If Ben’s Outcome Was Decided While Making TLJ Joonas Suotamo on TROS Chewbacca Torture Scene Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
Much Star Wars video game talk on this episode as we cover the Republic Commando and Star Wars Pinball VR announcements as well as Ryan's decision to buy a $5 copy of The New Droid Army for Game Boy Advance. We also talk the Bad Batch and respond to a great listener message on the tempation of the dark side in The High Republic. Episode Links: The Bad Batch Will Come To Disney+ on May the 4th The Classic Republic Commando Blasts onto Playstation and Nintendo Switch Star Wars Pinball VR Coming April 29th Star Wars Pinball Trailer Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
Ryan and John discuss the Star Wars Hunters announcement, an update on Rian Johnson's future Star Wars films, LFL's clarification that Cara Dune will not be recast, and E.K. Johnston's upcoming Padme book Queen's Hope. Episode Links: Star Wars Hunters Announced for Switch, iOS, and Android Craig Derrick Tweet Rian Johnson’s Trilogy “Still On” LFL Not Planning to Recast Cara Dune Queen’s Hope from EK Johnston Announced Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
Ryan and John spend the first chunk of this week's episode addressing the Gina Carano situation before talking Star Wars Insider, a rumored Nintendo Switch Republic Commando release, and finally some spoiler-free discussion of last week's High Republic comics releases. Episode Links: 'The Mandalorian' Star Gina Carano Fired Amid Social Media Controversy As Star Wars Insider Hits 200, A Look Back at Some of the Legendary Magazine’s Most Memorable Issues Star Wars: Republic Commando Appears To Be On The Way To Switch Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
This week's episode is a little shorter (at least for us). We cover The Mandalorian's Golden Globes nomination before chatting about some recent toy acquistions, the Star Wars Rebels premier episode, and a quick preview of the new YA High Republic novel Into the Dark. Episode Links: The Mandalorian Receives Golden Globe Nominations For Best TV Drama Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
This week's show features a look at the debut episode of The High Republic Show and Hasbro's recent Fan Friday announcements. We also couldn't help getting into our thoughts re: Hasbro pricing, distribution, and whether or not toys will ever be big with kids again. Episode Links: Episode 1 of The High Republic Show A New Jedi Revealed and More from Star Wars: The High Republic Show Krystina Arielle’s Journey from the Red Carpet to the Star Wars: The High Republic Show RUMOR? The Mandalorian Season 3 Will Begin Shooting on April 5, 2021 HASBRO PULSE REVEALS LUCASFILM 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTS AND MORE BFI Classics - The Empire Strikes Back on Bookshop.org Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
We open episode #169 with an assessment and denunciation of the harassment Krystina Arielle faced online last week before spending the rest of the show covering a few small news stories, our (spoiler-filled) thoughts on Light of the Jedi and A Test of Courage, and some listener feedback on the state of the High Republic in Japan from @norskakurino. Episode Links: LFL stands with Krystina Arielle after right wing losers attack her on Twitter Cheeky analysis of Krystina’s Tweets in question Skywalker: A Family At War, A New Star Wars Biography, Is Revealed Disney Insider Episode 7 Features High Republic Segment Learn More About the Characters of Star Wars: The High Republic In New Series of Digital Shorts Evangelion and Demon Slayer: Two Works Selected by Their Eras Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
Lucasfilm Games was reborn this week and Ryan and John discuss that news as well as the Indiana Jones and Star Wars games they've just revealed. We then spend some time discussing the genres and studios we'd like to see them work with as well as Star Wars games we'd love to see rereleased on modern platforms. Episode Links: Lucasfilm Games Bethesda Softworks and MachineGames announce Indiana Jones game Indiana Jones fans spot clues to new game's location and setting Star Wars - Jedi: Fallen Order Next-Gen Optimization Update Wired - “Lucasfilm Games’ New Partnerships Mean the Galaxy’s the Limit” Factor 5 President Details Canceled Star Wars Projects Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
Ryan and John discuss the new announcements coming out of the High Republic live stream and the sales successes from the initiative's launch before sharing our spoiler-free, then (lightly) spoiler-full impressions of The Great Jedi Rescue and the first third of Light of the Jedi. Episode Notes: Star Wars: The High Republic: New Trailer Revealed and More  Marvel's Star Wars: The High Republic #1 Will Cost You Plenty of Credits on eBay Show Notes: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
We're just days away from the launch of a new era in Star Wars publishing, The High Republic. Ryan and John preview the first wave of books and comics releasing this week as well as look forward to what's to follow for this new period in the Star Wars timeline. Episode Links: EVERY STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC BOOK AND COMIC SERIES (SO FAR) STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC LIVESTREAM EVENT COMING JANUARY 4, 2021 INSIDE STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC: MEET THE SHIPS AND VEHICLES High Republic Digital Sampler Star Wars: The High Republic's Team on The Acolyte's Reveal CAVAN SCOTT AND DANIEL JOSÉ OLDER Interview CHARLES SOULE Interview JUSTINA IRELAND Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
This episode is devoted to wrapping up our coverage of all things Mandalorian (for the time being) including the Book of Boba Fett announcement, Phil Szostak's The Art of The Mandalorian book, the season two Disney Gallery installment, our favorite "leaked" episode titles and Mando Mondays t-shirts, and great message from D. Hackerson re: Bo Katan, Din, and the dark saber. Episode Links: The Book of Boba Fett, A New Series, Coming December 2021 on Disney+ Buy The Art of The Mandalorian on Bookshop.org Best Mando Fifth Sun Shirts Miggs Boba Fett Lives A Jedi and a Mando… MYTHROL MYTHROL 2 This Is More Than I Signed Up For This Is The Way Don’t Eat That Little Womp Rat The Child Girls Rule The Galaxy Unstoppable Forces Dave Hackerson (@NorskAkiruno) Twitter Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
Original Blockade Runners Kevin and Dan join Ryan and John for this huge episode covering the mind-blowing season (series?) finale of The Mandalorian. This episode felt like a hugely important moment for the show and for Star Wars in general and we spend close to three hours covering every aspect of its triumphant surprises and implications for the future of the Star Wars galaxy.  Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
We're back for the second time in like 36 hours to discuss Mandalorian Ch. 15 "The Believer." We discuss Rick Famiyuwa's brilliant writing and direction, Bill Burr's fantastic performance, Din's resolute willingness to do whatever it takes to find Grogu, and what may be on the horizon for the show's characters, including Boba Fett. Episode Links: Ian Thompson on Twitter (@iantDC) Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
So, so many Star Wars projects announced today and, per usual, we couldn't help but talk about them for a very long time. We're excited. Episode Links: https://www.starwars.com/news/future-lucasfilm-projects-revealed Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
Ryan and John dive deep into "The Tragedy" and discuss the episode's returning characters, intense action, and those darktroopers! We conclude the episode with @NorskAkiruno 's insightful take on Mando Ch. 13. Episode Links: Dave Hackerson (@NorskAkiruno) Twitter Show Links: Email = blockaderunnerpodcast@gmail.com Click here to send us a voice message! Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blockaderunnerpodcast/message
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