Blockade Runner Podcast - Matt Mickelson Han Solo Fan Film Interview

February 12, 2017

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 to release an updated, complete cut soon. We talked a bit about making Star Wars fan films, sharing Star Wars with his daughters, Han Solo in The Force Awakens, and a few other Star Wars-related topics. Unfortunately we thought the audio for the interview was lost due to a technical malfunction, but Matt recently sent me a salvaged file. I sound pretty rough (but listenable), but Matt sounds great and he's the one with interesting commentary this time around anyway. The interview isn't exactly current (we're looking forward to Rouge One, for instance), but most of the topics aren't super time-sensitive and now's a great time to check out our discussion since Matt's Han Solo film is set to release online soon.

Links:

Matt's YouTube page

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Episode VIII Title The Last Jedi Revealed!

January 24, 2017

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 could all record together, John spoke to Kevin, Ryan, Dan, and Chris individually. Each of us had something a bit different to share and speculate on regarding Episode VIII's new title, but we're all so, so excited to learn more about the film. We'd love to hear what you think, so send us an email or use of the social media links in the show notes below to reach out!

*Disclaimer* Sound quality varies a bit in this one, but it's totally listenable; we just rushed to get this episode out and weren't always able to record under ideal conditions. We think our excitement makes up for it!

Links:

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Remembering Carrie Fisher and Refined Reactions to Rogue One

January 5, 2017

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 far. 

Music:

Han Solo and The Princess

Albert and Tiffany Chang - "Princess Leia's Theme - Violin Tribute"

Elliott Smith - "Everything Reminds Me of Her (Live)"

Links:

Steele Wars Live Call In Show Episode 16 - Carrie Forever

"Carrie Fisher: Princess - General - Force of Nature" art by Phil Noto

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The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 19 - Rogue One Reactions, Round One

December 18, 2016

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 film's conclusion and its most memorable moments. This episode features 2 hours of Rogue One talk but we'll definitely be discussing the movie further in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to The Blockade Runner for more coverage coming your way soon.

Music:

Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash.

"The Imperial Suite" from the Rogue One Official Soundtrack.

Links:

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Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 18 - Catching Up With Chris on Rogue One and Rebels

December 15, 2016

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 than 24 hours here in the States, but if you need something to help you pass the time before it does, give this one a listen. Most of us are SUPER EXCITED for Rogue One, but Chris's concerns are thoughtful, interesting, and also hopefully SUPER WRONG!

Fair warning, there are a few minor issues w/ sound quality on this one, but nothing major. The 2 or 3 minute intro was recorded on an iPhone and is kinda too loud (sorry) and there's a bit of echo on some of the main track. I cleaned it up a bit, but I figured this one doesn't have too long of a shelf-life, so I'd better get it out asap!

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The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 16 - Christmas in the Stars and Holiday Memories

December 4, 2016

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 past.

Links:

TheForce.net interview w/ Meco

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The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 16 - Rogue One Trailer #3

October 14, 2016

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 our discussion is less centered on the individual shots from the trailer and more on the tone, music, and themes of Rogue One.

Links:

Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash.

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The Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 15.5 - Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike

October 3, 2016

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 there, but if not, we spend about 30 minutes discussing one of our favorite Star Wars games (with a brief Blockade Runner update beforehand).

Links:


Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash.

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Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 15 - The Rogue One Olympics Trailer

August 12, 2016

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 than our usual output, but we're laser-focused on Rogue One all the way through (though I somehow neglected to lament the lack of Bistan in this newest preview of the movie).

Links:

Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash.

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Blockade Runner Podcast Episode 14 - Rogue One, Rebels, and Episode VIII at Star Wars Celebration Europe

July 19, 2016

Kevin and John tackle the big announcements on Rogue OneStar Wars Rebels Season 3, and Episode VIII coming out of Star Wars Celebration Europe. 

Links:

Intro and outro music for The Blockade Runner is “Hedonism” by Ash.

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