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The Blockade Runner Star Wars Podcast

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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.


Sith Troopers! - The Blockade Runner Podcast #113
Jul 19 • 65 min
We kick this week’s show off with some follow up on our Galaxy’s Edge episode via some comments from our friend Jake and a look at Abigail Disney’s criticism of the company’s treatment of its park employees. The rest of the show is all about the…
Galaxy’s Edge Updates - The Blockade Runner Podcast #112
Jul 11 • 62 min
This week’s episode focuses entirely on Galaxy’s Edge (which is kind of weird since neither of us have been there), including what the numbers are saying about how popular the park and its merchandise are and how some bogus visitors are ripping stuff off…
Star Wars Racing Games - The Blockade Runner Podcast #111
Jul 1 • 97 min
In continued celebration of The Phantom Menace, this episode features a look back at Star Wars racing games. We spend the bulk of the episode on Episode 1: Racer in its various forms before spending some time with Racer Revenge, Super Bombad Racing, and…
Age of Rebellion, Age of Resistance, Age of Celebration - The Blockade Runner Podcast #110
Jun 25 • 82 min
This week’s episode opens with updates on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Sagaand 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…
Star Wars at E3 2019 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #109
Jun 19 • 95 min
Ryan and John discuss upcoming Star Wars games detailed at E3 this week (Jedi: Fallen Order and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga) as well Limited Run Games’s upcoming rereleases of classic Star Wars games and Arcade1up’s just-announced Atari Star Wars…
They Call Me Sheev (Part 2) The Original & Sequel Trilogies - The Blockade Runner Podcast #108
Jun 10 • 118 min
After looking back at Palpatine’s origins in episode #103, we dedicate this episode to exploring Star Wars’s villainous mastermind as he appears in the original trilogy and to guessing at how he may be manipulating Kylo Ren, Snoke, and the events of the…
Vanity Fair’s The Rise of Skywalker Coverage - The Blockade Runner Podcast #107
May 28 • 107 min
This week’s episode features our break down of Vanity Fair’s photos and behind the scenes look at The Rise of Skywalker. As we wrap up the show we touch briefly on the recent rumors and news about future Star Wars films. Episode Links: Variety’s The Rise…
Celebrating 20 Years of The Phantom Menace - The Blockade Runner Podcast #106
May 21 • 113 min
We love The Phantom Menaceand couldn’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate its 20th birthday. This episode is all TPM, so join us as we look back at the movie’s marketing and merchandise, our favorite TPM moments, and the film’s legacy. Show Links: Email…
Ryan Went to the Mall on Star Wars Day and Other Important News - The Blockade Runner Podcast #105
May 13 • 106 min
Ryan went to the mall on Star Wars Day and he tells us all about the exclusives, deals, and mall-walkers he encountered. After that we jump into the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker publishing campaign and the updated release schedule for future Star Wars…
In Memory of Loyal Friend and Star Wars Co-Pilot, Peter Mayhew - The Blockade Runner Podcast #104
May 7 • 93 min
This episode is dedicated entirely to remembering Peter Mayhew’s immeasurable contributions to the Star Wars films and their fans. We start out by looking back at Peter’s life and career before recalling some of our favorite Chewbacca moments. We conclude…
They Call Me Sheev (Part One): The Prequels - The Blockade Runner Podcast #103
May 1 • 114 min
We planned on doing one show covering Palpatine’s machinations, but in typical us fashion we recorded for almost two hours and only made it through the prequels. Whoops. We’ll be back next week with a second chapter in our look at Palpatine’s…
Author Alex Kane Returns to Talk KOTOR, Celebration, and His Top 10 Star Wars Games - The Blockade Runner Podcast #102
Apr 22 • 80 min
Author Alex Kane returns to the show to talk to Ryan about his Celebration 2019 coverage for StarWars.com, his top 10 Star Wars games article for Variety, the Jedi Fallen Order reveal, and some more KOTOR. Episode Links: Alex’s Celebration Coverage for…
Celebration Chicago Saturday & Sunday Rundown - The Blockade Runner Podcast #101
Apr 18 • 59 min
John, Chris, Ryan, and Dan once again convene in our spacious Air BNB studio to discuss highlights from Saturday and Sunday at Celebration 2019. We talk books, comics, Star Wars Archives, and most importantly, the incredible Mandalorian panel. Show Links:…
Rise of Skywalker Trailer Breakdown or Maybe Ian McDiarmid Playing Darth Maul In the Prequels Was The Friends We Made Along the Way - The Blockade Runner Podcast #100
Apr 13 • 102 min
We celebrate 100 episodes at Celebration by breaking down the Rise of Skywalkertrailer! Highlights include Ryan being obsessed with Palpatine cloning himself on Kamino, Ian McDiarmid playing Darth Maul in the prequels or something, and whether or not Rey…
Celebration 2019 Day 1 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #99
Apr 12 • 21 min
In this brief episode, Dan, Kevin, and John discuss their experiences at Star Wars Celebration Chicago day one. Show Links: Email = [email protected] Twitter Instagram Anchor YouTube New Blockade Runner Podcast Shirt Designs! —- Send in a…
SWCC Preview Show - The Blockade Runner Podcast #98
Apr 9 • 94 min
Dan and Chris join Ryan and John to preview Star Wars Celebration Chicago. We share our picks for panels we hope to attend day by day (use chapter links to jump to specific days) and a few favorite memories from Celebrations past. Episode Links: Blast…
Author Alex Kane Talks Upcoming KOTOR Book - The Blockade Runner Podcast #97
Mar 31 • 90 min
This week’s episode features an interview with Alex Kane, author of the upcoming book Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Ryan talks to Alex about KOTOR, the book, and Alex’s other writing on games in the show’s first segment. John joins for the…
Resistance: No Escape - The Blockade Runner Podcast #96
Mar 25 • 105 min
We kick the show off by breaking down the recent panel lottery and reservations system announcements for Star Wars Celebration before jumping into our discussion of the Resistance two-part finale, “No Escape.” Let us know what you think about Resistance…
The Queen’s Shadow - The Blockade Runner Podcast #95
Mar 17 • 116 min
We kick off the show by covering the recent Episode IX panel announcement for Star Wars Celebration 2019 before jumping into our featured discussion on E.K. Johnston’s Padme novel Queen’s Shadow. If you haven’t read the book yet, we discuss it in broad…
A Look Back at the Back Half of Star Wars Resistance Season One - The Blockade Runner Podcast #94
Mar 14 • 93 min
Ryan and John look back at episodes 14 through 19 of Star Wars Resistance season one and share a few predictions for season two. Also, more Sad Kylo Ren talk. Don’t forget that the audio podcast features chapter markers if you want to skip to a specific…
Resistance Hero Scott Saw Episode IX Footage and Lived to Tweet About It! - The Blockade Runner Podcast #93
Mar 10 • 45 min
Our recording session this week went too long again, so we’re splitting it up into two episodes, the first of which features our discussion of the Episode IX footage shown at the Disney shareholder’s meeting earlier this week. Shout out to newly minted…
Star Wars: Always and Galaxy’s Edge, Celebration Chicago Updates - The Blockade Runner Podcast #92
Mar 4 • 136 min
We start this week’s episode out by sharing our appreciation for Topher Grace and Jeff Yorke’s Star Wars: Always before moving onto breaking down last week’s Galaxy’s Edge impressions and updates (via Anthony Breznicanand EW). We wrap up this (long) show…
The Power of the 90s: 1997 Part Two - The Blockade Runner Podcast #91
Mar 1 • 74 min
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…
The Power of the 90s: 1997 Part One - The Blockade Runner Podcast #90
Feb 25 • 70 min
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…
Episode IX Filming Wrapped Plus NY Toy Fair 2019 Announcements - The Blockade Runner Podcast #89
Feb 18 • 84 min
It’s not a title, but the news that Episode IXhas 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.…
Looking Back at Phantom Menace Documentary The Beginning - The Blockade Runner Podcast #88
Feb 10 • 105 min
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,…
EA’s Exclusive Star Wars Deal: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly- The Blockade Runner Podcast #87
Feb 3 • 122 min
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…
Resistance Recap & Look Ahead (Buff Salacious Crumb) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #86
Jan 23 • 129 min
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…
Back On Our Batuu Stuff - The Blockade Runner Podcast # 85
Jan 20 • 109 min
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 IXnews before jumping into our break down of the recently released…
Early TFA Concept Art & Episode IX
Dec 31, 2018 • 32 min
John does a brief solo show covering possible links between TFA’s early concept art and Episode IX for our final episode of 2018. We’re mostly just using Peter Sciretta’s Twitter comments from a few days ago as an excuse to pull down and pour over Phil…
The Power of the 90s : 1996 (Shadows of the Empire) – The Blockade Runner Podcast #83
Dec 17, 2018 • 121 min
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! Episode Links: Shadows Of The Empire –…
The Power of the 90s : 1996 (Everything But Shadows) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #82
Dec 2, 2018 • 96 min
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…
Galaxy’s Edge, Cassian Andor, & More - The Blockade Runner Podcast #81
Nov 19, 2018 • 70 min
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…
A Blockade Runner Halloween 2018 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #80
Oct 29, 2018 • 75 min
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…
Wendig Wednesday - The Blockade Runner Podcast #79
Oct 20, 2018 • 67 min
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…
Resistance Premieres! - The Blockade Runner Podcast #78
Oct 13, 2018 • 101 min
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,…
The Mandalorian + NYCC 2018 News - The Blockade Runner Podcast #77
Oct 8, 2018 • 89 min
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…
The Power of the 90s: 1995 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #76
Oct 1, 2018 • 108 min
Ryan and John are joined by Jeff (The Metal Mando) to discuss all of the Star Wars books, comics, games, and toys released in 1995. We focus the most time on the two monumental events that made a huge impact on Star Wars fans in 1995, the Power of the…
The Academy Recognizes Kathleen Kennedy (and We Do Too!)
Sep 18, 2018 • 84 min
We think Kathleen Kennedy being awarded an Irving G. Thalberg Oscar this year is worthy of a celebration so we’re devoting the entirety of this episode to looking at her illustrious career in film and her stewardship of Lucasfilm. Join Ryan and John as we…
Resistance Reveals - The Blockade Runner Podcast #74
Sep 10, 2018 • 75 min
Star Wars Resistance debuts in just under a month and Ryan and John discuss the upcoming animated series in-depth for the first time on this episode. We share our thoughts on the trailer, premise, look, and characters for the show this week after chatting…
What About Ben? - The Blockade Runner Podcast #73
Aug 25, 2018 • 98 min
Ryan and John devote this episode to exploring Kylo Ren and the possibilities for his character in Episode IX. We look at: - Who Is Kylo Ren? - The Case for Kylo’s Redemption - The Case Against Kylo’s Redemption Episode Links: Kylo Ren vs. Rey: In The…
Episode IX Cast Announced! - The Blockade Runner Podcast #72
Aug 1, 2018 • 47 min
We celebrate Episode IX’s first day of shooting (today!) by breaking down last week’s wonderful cast announcement press release. We share our thoughts on the returning cast, the newly announced actors joining the fold, and J.J. and Lucasfilm’s beautiful…
Star Wars at SDCC 2018 - The Blockade Runner Podcast #71
Jul 23, 2018 • 93 min
Ryan and John break down all of the Star Wars news coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2018. Join us as we look at: TV: The return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service! Novels: Queen’s Shadow, Master & Apprentice,…
Star Wars: The Power of the 90s (1994) - The Blockade Runner Podcast #70
Jul 9, 2018 • 98 min
Ryan and John return to the 90s to discuss all of the Star Wars books, comics, games, and merchandise releases from 1994. Join us as we look at: Books: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, The Courtship of Princess Leia, The Crystal Star, A Guide to the Star Wars…
Celebrating What We Love: Rose & Kelly Marie Tran
Jun 22, 2018 • 76 min
In this episode we’re joined by Rose super-fan Laura Sirikul and devote the entire show to Kelly Marie Tran and Rose Tico. We address the harassment faced by Kelly and others before celebrating our favorite qualities of both the actor and the character.…
Lucas’s Microbiotic Sequels, Rebels, & Star Wars Canon
Jun 20, 2018 • 103 min
First up, Ryan and John discuss some recent Star Wars news including the Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order games news from E3 and recent George Lucas comments that are reminding us why we love him so much (even if his comments are sometimes…
More Solo Reactions/Solo Official Guide - Blockade Runner #67
Jun 3, 2018 • 115 min
John and Ryan discuss their evolving opinions of Solo after each saw it for a third time this weekend. Then share our favorite parts of Pablo Hidalgo’s Solo: A Star Wars Story - The Official Guide book. Episode Links: Solo: A Star Wars Story - The…
Blockade Runner Ep. 66: Highs and Lows: Solo Reactions #2
May 29, 2018 • 97 min
Ryan joins John to discuss his feelings about Solo after two viewings. We go through Ryan’s highs and lows and find some common ground between our two pretty different takes on the movie. Ryan also shares his Alamo Drafthouse screening of Solo and his run…
Solo: Immediate First Reactions - May 24th, 2018
May 25, 2018 • 68 min
Kevin, Dan, Jeremy, and John discuss our first reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story as soon as we get out of a local viewing. This conversation is SPOILER-FILLED! Show Links: Email = [email protected] Twitter = www.twitter.com/blockaderun…
Solo TV Clips & Spots Plus Poe Dameron #26 - May 14th, 2018
May 15, 2018 • 63 min
This episode features two separate conversations with a few different members of the Blockade Runner crew. First up, Kevin and John discuss the recently released Solo TV spots as well as two short scenes from the film shown on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ryan and…
May the 4th Bonus Show - Finishing 2nd Place in Pub Trivia!
May 4, 2018 • 74 min
John and Chris recently lost Star Wars pub trivia to a group of adolescent contestants across the room from us and we brought our microphones to record it. This probably isn’t the Star Wars podcast anyone truly needed in their life, but it was a great…
New Animated Series Resistance Announced!
Apr 29, 2018 • 12 min
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…
Solo TV Spots & Toys - The Blockade Runner Podcast - April 23rd, 2018
Apr 23, 2018 • 89 min
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…
Solo Solo Trailer Breakdown - The Blockade Runner Podcast - April 9th, 2018
Apr 9, 2018 • 26 min
This episode features John making a solo journey through the newley released Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer. Episode Links: Solo Trailer: https://youtu.be/jPEYpryMp2s Show Links: Site = www.blockaderunnerpodcast.com Email =…
The Last Jedi’s Bonus Features - The Blockade Runner Podcast - March 29th, 2018
Mar 29, 2018 • 91 min
Ryan and John discuss the bonus features on The Last Jedi home video release on this episode of The Blockade Runner podcast. We take a look at the feature length documentary The Director and the Jedi, our favorite deleted scenes, and touch a bit on the…
Goodbye, Ghost Crew: The Final Run of Rebels Episodes - The Blockade Runner Podcast - March 10th, 2018
Mar 10, 2018 • 81 min
In 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…
Star Wars: The Power of the 90s (1993) - The Blockade Runner Podcast - February 11th, 2018
Feb 11, 2018 • 72 min
Ryan and John return to the 90s to discuss all of the Star Wars books, comics, games, and merchandise releases from 1993. Join us as we look at Books: The Last Command, The Truce at Bakura, Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas, and the West End Games…
First Reactions to the Solo Teasers - The Blockade Runner Podcast - February 5th, 2018
Feb 5, 2018 • 84 min
Our two-part Soloteaser 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…
A Canto Bight Conversation - The Blockade Runner Podcast - January 24th, 2018
Jan 23, 2018 • 41 min
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…
Sacred Jedi Texts: The Last Jedi Art Of and Visual Dictionary Books - The Blockade Runner Podcast - January 15th, 2018
Jan 16, 2018 • 81 min
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…
Chris’s Critical Take on The Last Jedi - The Blockade Runner Podcast - December 27th, 2017
Dec 27, 2017 • 36 min
A couple of Blockade Runners made an early morning trip to a Last Jedi screening just before the holidays and we took the opportunity to check in with Chris to hear about why he unfortunately didn’t love the movie (unlike pretty much everyone else…
The Last Jedi After Three Viewings - The Blockade Runner Podcast - December 19th, 2017
Dec 19, 2017 • 83 min
Ryan and John discuss their evolving feelings about #TheLastJedi after multiple viewings as well as dig in to the character arcs for Luke Skywalker and Vice Admiral Holdo. Show Links: Mark Hamill Discusses the Secrets of Luke Skywalker’s Return Blockade…
Lindsey and Ryan’s TLJ reactions
Dec 16, 2017 • 62 min
Ryan and Lindsey, hot off their second viewing, share their impressions of The Last Jedi. Music: Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown AFI - Still a Stranger Blockade Runner Links: [email protected] [email protected]
The Last Jedi IMMEDIATE Reactions - The Blockade Runner Podcast - December 14th, 2017
Dec 15, 2017 • 92 min
Show Notes: This episode features Kevin, Jake, Jeremey, and John’s RAW and IMMEDIATE reactions to the totally crazy new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi (don’t listen until you’ve seen the film!). We drove straight to a nearby restaurant as soon as the…
The Last One Before The Last Jedi - The Blockade Runner Podcast - December 3rd, 2017
Dec 3, 2017 • 103 min
Show Notes: Ryan and John get together one last time before the release of The Last Jedi to speculate about the movie, where the characters are headed, and the potential twists and turns we may encounter along the way. We also discuss some of the most…
Rian Johnson’s New Star Wars Trilogy & Live Action Star Wars TV Show Announced Plus Battlefront II! - The Blockade Runner Podcast - November 18th, 2017
Nov 19, 2017 • 83 min
Ryan and John discuss Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars Trilogy, Lucasfilm’s live action Star Wars tv show, and our time so far with Battlefront 2! We consider what’s most likely for the trilogy and tv shows before jumping into what we’d actually like to see.…
World Series Trailers, Interviews, Animation, and Comics - The Blockade Runner Podcast - November 4th, 2017
Nov 5, 2017 • 74 min
Join Dan and John as they discuss the recent World Series Last Jedi trailer, Kathleen Kennedy’s recent Star Wars Show interview, and how we’d like to see IDW’s new Star Wars Adventures comic series pave the way for future Lucasfilm animation projects.…
The Last Jedi Trailer - The Blockade Runner Podcast Reacts! - October 9th, 2017
Oct 10, 2017 • 66 min
Join Kevin and John as we breakdown the trailer for The Last Jedi frame by frame. We discuss our favorite images, plot implications, and our hopes for Episode VIII. This discussion took place just minutes after The Last Jedi trailer went live, so our…
Recent Books and Star Wars News
Oct 8, 2017 • 55 min
Ryan and John discuss the latest Star Wars books releases as well as touch on our feelings toward J.J. Abrams directing Episode IX and speculate about the now confirmed Last Jedi trailer release on Monday night. Show Links: MoviePass Blockade Runner…
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta - The Blockade Runner Podcast - October 7th, 2017
Oct 8, 2017 • 50 min
Ryan and John discuss the Battlefront 2 beta in the latest episode of The Blockade Runner. We chat about all of the content in this week’s beta release, including the playable maps, modes, classes, and characters. We also lament how terrible we are at the…
Colin Trevorrow Leaves Episode IX - The Blockade Runner Podcast - September 10th, 2017
Sep 10, 2017 • 68 min
Ryan and John discuss our reactions to Colin Trevorrow leaving Star Wars: Episode IX, our thoughts on who should replace him, and what this may mean for the movie itself. The Hollywood Reporter: Colin Tervorrow Out as Episode IX Director Vulture: Colin…
Force Friday II: Toys, Books, Porgs - The Blockade Runner Podcast - September 2nd, 2017
Sep 3, 2017 • 76 min
Ryan and John discuss a bounty of Star Wars toys, books, porgs, and more on Saturday, August 2nd (otherwise forever known as the day following Force Friday II!). Join us as we breakdown our pre-Force Friday II expectations, share a bit of footage from the…
The Power of the 90s - 1992 - The Blockade Runner Podcast
Aug 21, 2017 • 89 min
Join Ryan and John as they discuss all things Star Wars from 1992. We cover the Star Wars books, comics, games, toys, and home video releases from 1992 in this episode, including Dark Empire Rising, The Glove of Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back on…
Discussing Entertainment Weekly’s The Last Jedi Coverage - The Blockade Runner Podcast - August 12th, 2017
Aug 14, 2017 • 121 min
Ryan, John, Dan, and Kevin get together to discuss Anthony Breznican’s incredible coverage this week of The Last Jedi for Entertainment Weekly. We share our reactions, theories, and favorite moments from each of this week’s stories with a heavy emphasis…
Star Wars at Comic Con 2017 - The Blockade Runner Podcast - July 22nd, 2017
Jul 23, 2017 • 72 min
Ryan and John discuss the toy and book announcements coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2017. We weren’t planning on recording this show ahead of time, but the news from Hasbro and Lucasfilm publishing was too exciting not to talk about! Highlights and…
Star Wars at D23 2017 - The Blockade Runner Podcast - July 15th, 2017
Jul 16, 2017 • 112 min
Join us as we discuss all of the news coming out of D23 2017 including The Last Jedi behind the scenes footage, new Battlefront 2 story info, and the reveal of the Galaxy’s Edge parks! Episode Links: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes Video Star Wars 8…
Star Wars: The Power of the 90s (1990/91) - The Blockade Runner Podcast - July 5th, 2017
Jul 7, 2017 • 105 min
Ryan and John discuss the Star Wars books, comics, toys, and games from 1990 and 1991 in our new monthly Star Wars: The Power of the 90s series! We take a look back at Heir to the Empire, Star Wars on the NES and Sharp x68000, and the West End Games Star…
Emergency Han Solo Standalone News Show – The Blockade Runner Podcast – June 20th, 2017
Jun 21, 2017 • 78 min
Join John and Ryan as they discuss the shocking news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are leaving the Han Solo standalone as well as the apparent difficulty in finding the right creative leadership and vibe for Star Wars movies that aren’t quite Star Wars…
The Blockade Runner Podcast - June 16th, 2017 - Chris and John Argue the Merits of Rogue One
Jun 16, 2017 • 70 min
Show Notes: Blockade Runner Chris is NOT a fan of Rogue One, and he’s about the only huge Star Wars fan I know that feels that way, so we devoted this episode to digging into why he doesn’t love the movie. We argue quite a bit, and listening back I…
The Last Jedi in Vanity Fair - The Blockade Runner Podcast - May 26th, 2017
May 27, 2017 • 94 min
Ryan and John discuss the most interesting revelations, quotes, and photographs from this week’s Vanity Fair magazine coverage of #TheLastJedi. Vanity Fair Links: Cover Story Inside the Troubled Past and Exciting Future of Rey’s Lightsaber Star Wars The…
The Blockade Runner Podcast - May 12th, 2017 - The Future for Luke Skywalker
May 18, 2017 • 94 min
Show Notes: Kevin, Chris, Dan, and John get together to discuss Luke Skywalker’s future in The Last Jedi and beyond. We consider a compelling Dave Filoni quote from the Rebels season four panel from Star Wars Celebration Orlando (courtesy of the fantastic…
The Blockade Runner Podcast - April 27th, 2017 - Battlefront II Rundown
Apr 28, 2017 • 78 min
Ryan and John discuss the news coming out of Star Wars Celebration Orlando for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2. We dive into the single-player campaign, updates to the multiplayer modes (and more) before taking a quick look at Rey’s just-announced…
The Blockade Runner Podcast at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017
Apr 19, 2017 • 83 min
John, Chris, and BCD spent four glorious days at Star Wars Celebration Orlando last week and this episode features our thoughts about the show as well as an in-depth analysis of the Last Jedi trailer. Recorded from the show floor and/or our hotel room on…
The Blockade Runner Podcast - April 8th, 2017 - Celebration Orlando Preview and Schedule Planning
Apr 8, 2017 • 75 min
John and Chris are joined by Adam from The Nerfherder Council to chat all things Star Wars Celebration Orlando. We compare our tentative schedules and must-attend panels as well as share a few stories from Celebrations past. Not long now! #SWCO Links: The…
The Blockade Runner Podcast - March 29th, 2017 - Rogue One Bonus Features and Deleted Scenes
Mar 30, 2017 • 85 min
Ryan, Dan, and John discuss Rogue One’s home video bonus features as well as some of the revisions and deleted scenes first covered in Anthony Breznican’s EW.com stories. Watch or listen using the link’s below! EW.com links: Rogue One Revisions Alternate…
The Blockade Runner Podcast - March 21st, 2017 - “Twin Suns”
Mar 22, 2017 • 59 min
John and Dan break down Star Wars Rebels episode “Twin Suns.” We chat about Ezra’s involvement in the episode, Maul’s fate, and Ben Kenobi’s lightsaber skills before sharing some brief predictions for the upcoming season three finale. Watch or listen…
The Blockade Runner Podcast - Our Hopes for the 4oth Anniversary of Star Wars
Mar 3, 2017 • 50 min
Show Notes: John, Chris, and Dan get together to discuss our hopes for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars including what we’d like to see at the Celebration Orlando panel and a potential rerelease of the A New Hope in theaters. We gave Google Hangouts on…
Blockade Runner Podcast - Matt Mickelson Han Solo Fan Film Interview
Feb 12, 2017 • 74 min
Show Notes: This episode features an interview I did with Han Solo fan filmmaker Matt Mickelson back in September of 2016. Matt has been working on a Han Solo movie with his daughters and posting episodes online over the past few years, and he’s preparing…
Episode VIII Title The Last Jedi Revealed!
Jan 24, 2017 • 57 min
Show Notes: The title for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was revealed today and we couldn’t wait to share our thoughts here on The Blockade Runner. We wanted to record an episode as soon as possible discussing the news, so rather than wait until we…
Remembering Carrie Fisher and Refined Reactions to Rogue One
Jan 5, 2017 • 94 min
Ryan, Lindsey, and John get together to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher and further discuss Rogue One. Check out the links below, particularly the one for the Steele Wars call in show devoted to Carrie’s life - it’s the best tribute to her we’ve seen thus…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 19 - Rogue One Reactions, Round One
Dec 18, 2016 • 121 min
Show Notes: Kevin, Dan, Ryan, and John discuss our initial reactions to Rogue One on this first Blockade Runner show covering the film since it’s release. We get into our favorite characters, sequences, and effects, as well as our feelings regarding the…
Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 18 - Catching Up With Chris on Rogue One and Rebels
Dec 15, 2016 • 78 min
Show Notes: Chris joins John to discuss his recent viewing of Rebels season 2 and 3 before we chat about his skepticism regarding Rogue One and Star Wars stand-alones in general. This may not be our most evergreen podcast as Rogue One releases in less…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 16 - Christmas in the Stars and Holiday Memories
Dec 4, 2016 • 40 min
Show Notes: Join John and Kevin from The Blockade Runner as we play clips from and discuss Christmas in the Stars, the phenomenal 1980 Star Wars Christmas album from Meco! We also share some of our favorite Star Wars-related holiday memories from years…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 16 - Rogue One Trailer #3
Oct 14, 2016 • 79 min
The final Rogue One trailer is here and we’re just two months from the film’s release! In the first section of the episode, Kevin and John breakdown the trailer shot by shot. Ryan and John chat about the trailer in the second half of the show too, though…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 15.5 - Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
Oct 3, 2016 • 39 min
In episode 15.5 of The Blockade Runner podcast, we revisit a recording Ryan and John did last year discussing the Nintendo Gamecube game Rogue Squadron III. If you’re a listener of our other podcast, Nintendo Fun Club, you may have heard this conversation…
Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 15 - The Rogue One Olympics Trailer
Aug 12, 2016 • 40 min
Dan, Ryan, and John discuss the newest Rogue One trailer just a few minutes after it launches. We share our initial reactions to the trailer, our favorite shots, and how best to handle marketing Vader until the movie releases. This one is a bit shorter…
Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 14 - Rogue One, Rebels, and Episode VIII at Star Wars Celebration Europe
Jul 19, 2016 • 120 min
Kevin and John tackle the big announcements on Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels Season 3, and Episode VIII coming out of Star Wars Celebration Europe. Links:Slashfilm’s Rogue One Panel Live Blog
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 13 - Entertainment Weekly’s Rogue One Reveals
Jun 30, 2016 • 96 min
Ryan, Dan, and John spend this episode analyzing the character reveals and images from Anthony Breznican’s newest Rogue One story for Entertainment Weekly. The issue is full of compelling photographs and information straight from Kathleen Kennedy and…
The Blockade Runner Episode 12 - The Rogue One Reshoots Saga
Jun 8, 2016 • 63 min
Ryan and John chronicle the Rogue One reshoots saga before discussing The Star Wars Show, those insanely cool but super expensive Ultimate Studio Edition Collectibles, The Force Awakens soundtrack, and why John is happy for “Chewbacca Mom” and Ryan “feels…
The Blockade Runner Episode 11 - The Phantom Menace 17th Anniversary Celebration!
May 24, 2016 • 108 min
The Phantom Menace turns 17 this month and we took the opportunity to discuss our favorite things about the movie (there’s lots) in this episode of The Blockade Runner! We start with the promotional tie-ins and marketing leading up to TPM’s release before…
The Blockade Runner Episode 10 - #TheHapAThings
May 11, 2016 • 94 min
This Blockade Runner Podcast episode features Ryan and John catching up on the Star Wars news from the past few weeks. We cover Celebration Orlando 2017, Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars game, the George Lucas Museum debacle, the upcoming Making of The Force…
The Blockade Runner Episode 9.5 - Revenge of the Sith GBA DS
Apr 24, 2016 • 37 min
This week’s episode features a discussion Ryan and John recorded last year for their Nintendo podcast (Nintendo Fun Club) about the Nintendo DS/Game Boy Advance game based on Revenge of the Sith. It’s a shorter episode and covers just that one topic, but…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 9 - Rogue One Teaser Reactions
Apr 8, 2016 • 75 min
The Blockade Runner shares our reactions to this morning’s Rogue One teaser trailer in episode 9 of the podcast. The first segment features Kevin and John sharing initial reactions and favorite moments of the teaser. Ryan joins John in the second segment…
The Blockade Runner Episode 8 - Rebels Finale Reactions
Apr 3, 2016 • 85 min
Kevin, Dan, and John devote this entire episode to discussing the Star Wars Rebels season two finale, “Twilight of the Apprentice.” We share our favorite elements as well as some criticisms of this very special episode of Rebels, and we definitely delve…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 7 - C2E2 2016
Mar 25, 2016 • 53 min
Lindsey and Ryan report on all the Star Wars happenings from last weekend’s C2E2 2016. We discuss the big announcements from the show, the Star Wars merch and autographs they grabbed, and one very compelling Poe Dameron cosplayer. Intro and outro music…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 6 - Headspace
Feb 14, 2016 • 78 min
Ryan and John catch up on recent Star War news including the Episode VIII delay, new Lego Star Wars games and shows, the Star Wars Headspace album, a newly announced BB-8 toy, and the unfortunate passing of Jocasta Nu actress Alena McGrath. In the second…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 5 - Rebels Trailer Reaction and TFA Editing Theories
Jan 17, 2016 • 108 min
Ryan, Dan, John, and first time Blockade Runner Lindsey get together to discuss the new Rebels trailer, Rey’s heritage and how much was originally set to be revealed about her in TFA, and more. Check out the links below for links to articles discussed on…
The Blockade Runner Episode 4.5 - More on The Force Awakens and the Future of Star Wars Films
Jan 3, 2016 • 91 min
In this episode of The Blockade Runner, Dan, Kevin, Chris, and John share more thoughts on The Force Awakens. We begin by checking in with Chris and his initial reactions to TFA since he wasn’t available for our last show. We also talk about our…
The Blockade Runner Episode 4 - Reactions to The Force Awakens
Dec 21, 2015 • 150 min
Show Notes:In this episode of The Blockade Runner, Ryan, Dan, Kevin, and John discuss our thoughts on The Force Awakens. We’ve all seen the film and we go into spoiler-heavy detail, so please be sure to see the film before listening. We chat about our…
Blockade Runner Episode 3
Dec 13, 2015 • 85 min
Show Notes:In this episode of The Blockade Runner, Ryan and John have one last discussion the weekend before The Force Awakens is finally released! We talk new revelations regarding the scripting process for TFA, George Lucas’s reactions to seeing the…
The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 2 - International Trailer Reactions, New Posters, and More!
Nov 7, 2015 • 78 min
Show Notes:In this episode of The Blockade Runner, Dan, Kevin, Ryan, and John discuss the new international trailer for The Force Awakens, the new TFA character posters, Darth Jar Jar theories, Harrison Ford and Kevin Smith interviews, the successful…
Episode 1.5 - TFA Trailer Reactions
Oct 20, 2015 • 65 min
Show Notes: The final Force Awakens trailer is here and Ryan and John got together to discuss it just an hour or so after it was released. We pick the trailer apart shot by shot as we process our excitement about this incredible new trailer and also…
Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 1
Oct 11, 2015 • 107 min
Welcome to The Blockade Runner, a monthly podcast about all things Star Wars produced and hosted by a core crew of longtime fans and friends. On our first episode we discuss some of our personal history with Star Wars, the new novel Lost Stars, some of…