Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Welcome to our audio commentary for the final two episodes of THE MANDALORIAN season one. Watch “Chapter 7: “The Reckoning” and “Chapter 8: Redemption” with us! Plus, we review the new trailer for The Mandalorian season TWO that dropped during Monday Night Football earlier this week. Sync up this podcast with the episodes on Disney+ and watch along with us or just listen to this as an audio podcast...You’ll have a good time no matter what because THIS IS THE WAY.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:11pm CDT

We're hanging out with our old pal, STAR WARS writer Adam Bray, who has contributed to many Star Wars books over the past 8 years. Adam fills us in on some fun "Easter Eggs" he placed into ULTIMATE STAR WARS, including one honoring another RFR friend. Plus, Adam provides insight into the Lucasfilm Story Group and what their actual function is, along with other highlights from his career working in the STAR WARS universe. In News Headlines: Disney is restructuring to prioritize Disney+ and we talk about what impact it may have on future Star Wars projects. New info about the mysterious Snoke has been revealed along with an interesting (and perhaps controversial) factoid about George Lucas's Sequel Trilogy Treatment. We look at a new TV spot for THE MANDALORIAN Season Two, and the story about how a sick Swank almost took down The Emperor. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:01pm CDT

Kyle's back! We get caught up with an old friend of the show as director Kyle Newman stops by to talk "The Wars", of course, but Kyle also fills us in on his cool career as a Dungeons & Dragons author. Learn about Kyle's books "Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History" and the upcoming "Hero's Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook". Could there be more FANBOYS stories in the future? Watch to find out! Plus, the countdown to THE MANDALORIAN season two continues, silly studio outtakes, The Secret History of STAR WARS and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:41pm CDT

Presenting the second of three RFR audio commentary tracks for THE MANDALORIAN Season One, this episode is all Mando as we watch Chapters 4-6 and talk about everything we see on screen. We get deep talking about "The Sanctuary" and the debut of Cara Dune, "The Gunslinger" featuring a return to familiar locals on Tatooine, and "The Prisoner" starring Bill Burr among others who bring some great new characters to life. This episode is designed to be listened to while watching episodes of The Mandalorian but it can also be listened to as a stand-alone podcast. Be sure to check out the first of our commentary tracks for THE MANDALORIAN and watch for #3 to drop later this month before the return of RFR's MANDALORIAN AFTER SHOW covering every episode of the upcoming season two.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

Will Boba Fett Appear In The Mandalorian? We put together the recent clues and discuss! Ewan McGregor provided an update on the KENOBI series in a recent interview and we have the highlights! Plus, Giancarlo Esposito discussed the future of The Mandalorian in a recent pre-Emmy interview and we hear what he has to say. And, we review cool concept art from STAR WARS REBELS and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:17pm CDT

THE MANDALORIAN season two trailer dropped earlier this week! We review the long-awaited trailer shot-by-shot and speculate about the hints it provides. The rumor mill is churning as we ramp up towards the premiere of the popular Disney+ show and we give you our takes. Plus, we take live listener phone calls to hear what you think about The Mandalorian and Star Wars in general.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:10pm CDT

THE MANDALORIAN is on the newsstands as Entertainment Weekly spotlights the popular Disney+ show in an all-new cover story. We review all the hints, rumors and anticipation for the upcoming second season. In her first interview since the premiere of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, Daisy Ridley revealed that there was an early plan in place for Rey to be a decedent of Obi-Wan Kenobi. We listen to what Daisy had to say and weigh in with our opinions. Plus, more Mandalorian talk with highlights from recent talk show appearances by Bill Burr and Jason Sudeikis, lots of love for Jon Favreau, and Homer Simpson tells us the tale of Darth Plagueis the Wise.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:27pm CDT

F.J. DeSanto - TRANSFORMERS producer, STAR WARS superfan, and longtime friend of RFR - joins us to share his critical thoughts on the now-completed sequel trilogy. We also talk about THE MANDALORIAN and F.J. lays down some predictions on where the future of the STAR WARS franchise is heading. Plus, he shares some cool behind-the-scenes info about TRANSFORMERS: THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON, now on Netflix. Master Yoda has a new look in recently revealed artwork for the upcoming STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC publishing launch and we review his spiffy new threads. Will we see Boba Fett in THE MANDALORIAN season two? We speculate! Also, we review RANCHO OBI-WAN’s Virtual Star Wars Celebration live stream!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:16pm CDT

Bestselling Star Wars author and former Lucasfilm creative executive J. W. Rinzler joins us In The Cantina to discuss his new novel “All Up!” and share some great behind-the-scenes stories about working at Skywalker Ranch with George Lucas. We review recent interview highlights from THE MANDALORIAN’S Jon Favreau and Giancarlo Esposito. Also, Ron Howard recently spoke about a sequel to SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and we hear what he has to say. Brought to you by RayCon!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:30pm CDT

How well has Attack of the Clones aged? How do you reveal your STAR WARS obsession to the person you just started dating? How does Puppet Lando keep his breath so cool and fresh? All of these questions get answered on this new episode brought to you by RFR on Patreon. We’re also showcasing Paul Bateman’s STAR WARS All-Time Top 30, and an epic Swank meltdown. Plus, a tribute to a loved one who has become one with The Force. Join RFR on Patreon today to support Rebel Force Radio and get bonus shows and exclusive videos!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:13pm CDT

Watch the first three episodes of THE MANDALORIAN season one with us as we provide witty banter, astute observations, and bottomless flagons of spotchka. Baby Yoda, disentigrating Jawas, Mudhorn eggs, and camtonos of beskar are just a few highlights. This is the way. RFR All Access supporters on Patreon can listen to our commentary while watching our exclusive video. Join RFR All Access on Patreon today!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:57pm CDT

Dan Madsen is the man who launched Star Wars Insider Magazine, created Star Wars Celebration and ran the official fan club. He even had to the opportunity to do what most fans dream of when he appeared in THE PHANTOM MENACE as Dams Denna. His footprint on Star Wars fandom is undeniable and we are honored to welcome Dan back to RFR. Dan shares great stories about his interviews with George Lucas and Rick McCallum, the excitement of the hype leading up to the release of Episode I, and the challenges of running the first-ever Star Wars Celebration. Plus, an Outrageous Unthinkable news story featuring an angry ex-boyfriend seeking revenge via Chewbacca impersonations, and we present the world premiere of a killer industrial metal tribute to Saw Guerrera.  

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:01pm CDT

We are graced with the presence of true Mandalorian royalty as STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS actress Anna Graves joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about all of the characters she gave live to, most notably, the Duchess Satine Kryze. Anna shares her experiences in the studio and as a fan, including her shock at seeing Moff Gideon wield The Darksaber in THE MANDALORIAN season finale. We share our memories of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with Empire40, Prat Pack debate, and Patton Oswalt had to miss the world premiere for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. LIsten to Star Wars In Pop Culture this week to find out why! Brought to you by Raycon

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:07pm CDT

THE BAD BATCH is Coming! An all-new upcoming STAR WARS animated series was revealed earlier this week in a surprise announcement, and it will be a CLONE WARS spinoff. We react to the news while offering speculation and opinions. Popular UK comedian Geoff Norcott joins us IN THE CANTINA for a flagon of Spotchka to discuss his lifelong love of the franchise. Moff Gideon actor Giancarlo Esposito teases season two of THE MANDALORIAN in a recent interview and we review highlights

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT

Finally, we sit down to watch ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY together with mics on and drinks flowing as the RFR Brew n' View is open for business. This has been at the top of the listener request list for a long time. Join us! Stream Rogue One and follow our cues to sync your screen to ours while we fill your earbuds with our interesting trivia, quick takes, random thoughts and witty repartee while the film unfolds. Brought to you by Manscaping.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:48pm CDT

Daniel Logan brought the character of Boba Fett to life in STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES in 2002 and has been a fixture at Star Wars events and conventions ever since. An old friend of RFR, we are happy to bring you our longest on-air conversation with Daniel to date. We talk all about shooting Episode II, voicing Boba in THE CLONE WARS, and his huge personal Star Wars collection, some of which he’s auctioning off via his new Facebook group BOUNTYBOXES. Last week we wondered why the classic Kenner Luke Skywalker action figure had a yellow lightsaber. Kevin Liell joins us with fresh info from original Kenner designer Jim Swearingen who explains why the accessory was not-quite-movie-accurate. Plus, Machtails, HOBBYLife and Werewolves of London.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:42pm CDT

Ewan McGregor pulls back the curtain on the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series in a recent interview and we review audio highlights. We review the trailer for the newly-announced STAR WARS SQUADRONS video game. Actor Caleb Malis from HBO The Plot Against America joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about his life as an up-and-coming young actor, his pop culture artwork and his STAR WARS fandom. Plus, a visit from RFR graphic artist Chris Amorim launches an Investigative Report, and we meet German Yoda.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:49pm CDT

Veteran Hollywood TV producer Steve Kozak (The Tonight Show/Jimmy Kimmel Live) joins us In The Cantina to share his STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL knowledge culled from research for his still-under production documentary “A Disturbance In The Force: The Making of The Star Wars Holiday Special". Updates for THE MANDALORIAN include season two production updates from second-unit director Sam Hargrave, including teasing the reveal of Baby Yoda's real name. Plus, Mark Hamill reacts to The Mandalorian and we react to his interview highlights, Bob Hope meets Luke Skywalker, and we cook Salacious Crumb on a spit!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:03pm CDT

THE MANDALORIAN's Chris Bartlett joins us IN THE CANTINA to share tons of behind-the-scenes stories from his experience on the set as the Bounty Hunter droid Zero (Q9-0) and other characters. Chris is also the longtime official C-3PO for live Star Wars events and TV appearances. Hear about his time on stage at The Academy Awards, LEGO Masters, appearances with a US President and more. Plus, Jimmy Mac goes to the Drive-In, and some listener feedback that might pull on your heartstrings.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:35pm CDT

We go behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian with actor Dominic Pace, who played bounty hunter Gekko. We review recent rumors about the future of Star Wars animation and live-action, and we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with a tribute to director Irvin Kershner with exclusive audio from Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:19pm CDT

We couldn't possibly wrap up our series of CLONE WARS cast member "Victory Laps" without the woman behind Padme Amidala! Actress Catherine Taber joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about her huge contributions to the popular STAR WARS animated show. Also joining us for the conversation is Master Kenobi himself, James Arnold Taylor! Cat & JAT are great off-screen friends and we love the chemistry that comes from these two talents when they get together. We review the latest MANDALORIAN casting rumors, listener feedback, and Mark Hamill's Star Wars impersonations.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:38pm CDT

We look forward towards Jimmy Mac's upcoming appearance on MeTV's Collector's Call with show host Lisa Whelchel. We've known Lisa for years as Blair from The Facts Of Life, and now she is visiting collectors all over the country to spotlight them on Collector's Call. Jimmy Mac is appearing on the show as a Star Wars Expert as Lisa tours the Eric Pfeifer's collection. His Star Wars stash takes up his whole house! Eric also joins us for a preview of what to expect when the show premieres this weekend. Dave Filoni appeared on Disney+ to explain how the death of Qui-Gon Jinn resonated all the way through the Saga thru Return of the Jedi. We listen to highlights and provide our own analysis. Plus, lots of Mandalorian season 2 casting and production updates.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:39am CDT

We welcome back yet another talented actor from the recently concluded STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS as Stephen Stanton joins us In The Cantina. We review Stephen's entire massive dossier of Star Wars character voices from TCW, REBELS, ROGUE ONE and beyond. And our long-time listeners know Stephen never travels alone, so he brought along his star-studded "Book Club" for a ton of laughs! Plus, Hayden Christenson talk, the Taika Waititi announcement, and more! 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:43pm CDT

Almost 12 years since STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS debuted in movie theaters, the series comes to a spine-tingling conclusion with The Siege of Mandalore Part IV: Victory and Death. Joining us to break it all down are two core members of the RFR Roundtable family, Transformers producer F.J. DeSanto and Fanboys director Kyle Newman. Enjoy this uncensored and unedited historic conversation with four Star Wars fans who've been there since the beginning.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT

S7 E11

"Shattered"

After capturing Maul on Mandalore, Ahsoka's journey to the Jedi Council is disrupted when Order 66 is declared, turning her world upside down

We celebrate the penultimate episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS with a killer Roundtable featuring Billy Mac and Kevin Liell, plus live listener calls as we break down THE SIEGE OF MANDALORE Part Three: SHATTERED. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

Just like Ahsoka, we desperately need to talk to Anakin Skywalker before he turns to the Dark Side of The Force. So naturally, Matt Lanter has returned to RFR to take a CLONE WARS victory lap and celebrate the series wrap-up with “The Siege of Mandalore”. Matt talks about his history with the series, the chemistry of the cast, and behind-the-scenes stories about Anakin Skywalker you won’t hear anywhere else. Matt also fesses up about trashing the set of THE MANDALORIAN during his cameo in episode six “The Prisoner”. BREAKING NEWS from Rancho Obi-Wan! Fan ambassador, author, and legend Stephen J. Sansweet, along with Star Wars expert and ROW General Manager Anne Neumann, joins us to reveal information about VIRTUAL RANCHO OBI-WAN. Find out all about it for the first time here! And, we visit Skywalker Vineyards for a glass of wine from George Lucas’s personal vintage, courtesy of executive director Tom Johnson, who shares a fun way to celebrate MAY THE FOURTH on social media with wine from Skywalker Ranch.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:23pm CDT

S7 E10

"The Phantom Apprentice"

The battle moves back to Mandalore as Ahsoka and Bo Katan take the fight to Darth Maul in an effort to topple his control of the independent system and end his quest for revenge. 

Joining us for this amazing roundtable discussion are Cleveland Chris Marinin from the Star Wars Friends podcast and Star Wars expert & artist Paul Bateman. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:59pm CDT

Ahsoka finally reunites with Anakin and the Clone Army she left behind in the first part of The Siege of Mandalore, an amazing and action-packed episode. To discuss, RFR reunites with longtime friends of the show, our roundtable guests Paul Bateman and David Mac Sparky. Plus, live listener calls!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:44pm CDT

Coming off his incredible performance in THE CLONE WARS “Bad Batch” arc, Dee Bradley Baker joins us to talk about acting in the great STAR WARS animated series. From Captain Rex to Commander Cody, Dee has voiced all of the Clone Troopers and he has some great stories to tell. Daisy Ridley recently spoke about how fan reaction has changed since THE FORCE AWAKENS, how online fan reaction has hyper-charged criticism, and how she made the choice to turn away from social media. Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best was shooting-from-the-hip when discussing the new iterations of Star Wars not being about the kids anymore. We have audio highlights from both actors which fire up some very interesting commentary and opinions. Plus, conversation about Ahmed’s upcoming Jedi Temple Challenge Disney+ series, Jar Jar on Kenobi rumors, Listener Feedback, rants about critics of fandom and more. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:20am CDT

Ahsoka ventures into the Coruscant underworld and Level 1313 where she encounters the Martez sisters who take her on a doom-fated spice run for the Pykes, catching the attention of The Mandalorians. We're talking about all 4 episodes and taking listener phone calls live with our special guests Steve Glosson and Grant Gould.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT

Our CLONE WARS celebration rocks on with yet another core cast member from the classic animated series as the great Tom Kane joins us IN THE CANTINA. A fan-favorite for his work as Jedi Master Yoda among other voices, Tom fills us in with killer insight into his career, the voice acting industry and, of course, the return of THE CLONE WARS. As always, Tom brings his fun spirit to RFR, along with a ton of laughs. Sonny from New Orleans checks in with a controversial take on some footage seen in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Blu Ray documentary “The Skywalker Legacy”, and we continue to analyze Rey’s hardships and challenges in The Sequel Trilogy, including her “Uggghhh” moment in Ep IX. Plus, Jason spooked his kid with Indiana Jones movies , we talk about the ever-delayed INDIANA JONES V, and Jedi Master Samuel L.”Mace Windu” Jackson has an important message for us as we struggle through Quarantine 2020. Keep Calm and Listen to Rebel Force Radio.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:22pm CDT

The ever-positive presence of JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR joins us this week In The Cantina as we continue to celebrate the return of THE CLONE WARS. We get caught up with JAT to pick his brain about the return of the groundbreaking STAR WARS animated series and voicing Obi-Wan Kenobi in Season 7. Plus, James walks us through all of the notable voice work he did on all the movies in the Disney-era of Star Wars, From THE FORCE AWAKENS all the way through THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, revealing all the key characters he voiced. Always great to catch up with our old pal JAT! Listener voicemail inspires more chat about Rey’s trials throughout the Sequel Trilogy. Plus, a full review of the packaging and content for the new SKYWALKER SAGA 4K Box Set and great savings for RFR listeners on amazing sounding Raycon Wireless Earbuds! All this plus tons more great STAR WARS talk on this week’s RFR!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:28am CDT

Ahsoka Tano is a fan favorite, mostly in part to the great Ashley Eckstein. Her relationship to the character and connection to the Star Wars fanbase is unlike that of any other actor. To celebrate the return of Ahsoka to THE CLONE WARS, we reconnect with Ashley for a long, deep conversation about Ahsoka, her past, her present, and yes, even her future. Ashley talks openly about the recent rumors concerning Ashoka appearing in the upcoming season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN and shares her feelings about the support she’s received from STAR WARS fans everywhere. And, we continue our discussion/debate/argument over the rapid emergence of Rey’s Force powers throughout the Sequel Trilogy, plus, Anthony Daniels talked about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in a recent interview and we got the highlights.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT

Ahsoka Tano is rumored to show up in season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN with Rosario Dawson bringing the role to life for the first-time in a live-action medium. We talk about this huge development for the fan favorite character and The Future for Ahsoka. THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is finally available for digital download complete with bonus features and feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary. We review highlights from the doc, looking for additional insight into the return of Palpatine, the shift of Kylo Ren back to the light as Ben Solo, along with the father/son reunion. Comments made by cast and creators in the documentary ignite fired-up debates, opinions, praise, and criticism. We look closer at The Force Dyad, including a frame-by-frame analysis of the Kylo-Rey Force Vision from the start of Episode IX. It’s impact on the rest of the film might be deeper than you thought.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:40pm CDT

S7 E1-4

"The Bad Batch"

"A Distant Echo"

"On The Wings of Keeradaks"

"Unfinished Business"

The mysterious Clone Force 99 joins Captain Rex and Anakin on a mission that leads to the discovery of a fellow Clonetrooper long considered dead.

We’re talking about the first four episodes from the final season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS with our review of the full “Bad Batch” arc featuring our special guests, Star Wars artist Kevin Liell and morning drive sports anchor from Newsradio 780 Chicago, Josh Liss. Plus, live callers voice weigh in!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:02pm CDT

We're back in Ohio for a live recording of RFR at Wizard World Cleveland featuring audience participation as we review some passages from the novelization to STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, along with some talk about that Sweet Baby Yoda. Then, we moved to the main stage to interview The Armorer from THE MANDALORIAN, the fabulous Emily Swallow, who filled us in with us stories from the set of the popular Disney+ series. Emily talks about what it's like to work in the Star Wars universe, shares tales about her fellow Mando cast-mates, her work on SUPERNATURAL, and much more. Keep your eye on our website for videos of both Wizard World panels, coming soon. Thank you Evergreen Podcasts, Emily Swallow and Wizard World Cleveland for making everything happen.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:23pm CDT

Welcome to RFR’s very first audio commentary track for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, wrapping up the controversial Sequel Trilogy and finale to “The Skywalker Saga”. The film received mixed reviews and this commentary is a reflection of that with opinions ranging the spectrum from very favorable to very critical and all points in between. We really seem to like it like it while RFR brother Billy Mac tends to lean in the other direction. All three of us have our likes and dislikes so you will hear a variety of honest opinions and critique. No phony gushing or harsh hatred from any of us, just well-thought out observations and analysis of Episode IX from three hardcore fans since 1977, along with a bunch of laughs. This show works as both a commentary track you can listen to as you watch the film, or as a standalone audio podcast. You won’t be getting an official audio commentary track from cast and crew with the soon-to-be released Digital and Blu Ray releases, so we’re happy to fill that void. And, as a special exclusive bonus, members of RFR ALL ACCESS on PATREON get to watch the movie along with us, without having to fumble around to sync the video with the audio. So join today to watch Episode IX with us tonight!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:23am CDT

We received an early copy of the novelization for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER two weeks before it hits store shelves and we are happy to share all the essential information revealed about EPISODE IX. How did Palpatine orchestrate his return? Who was his son and where did he come from? How did Leia save Ben Solo through The Force? How did the Sith Eternal build their army in secret? What message did the Force Spirit of Luke Skywalker communicate to his sister Leia? All of the answers and more are revealed in this “Expanded Edition” novel adaptation. Special guest Paul Bateman joins Jimmy Mac for a SPOILER HEAVY close look at all the extra scenes and new details revealed in the new book by Rae Carson, along with tons of analysis and reaction.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

Comedian Josh Robert Thompson has been our favorite George Lucas impersonator for years now, since he debuted his twisted take on GL in WALKING WITH GEORGE LUCAS and THE SECRET HISTORY OF STAR WARS audiobook, we here at RFR have been big fans. Now, JRTs carbon copy take of the famous director has been amped up, thanks to the addition of Deepfake technology in videos like GEORGE LUCAS GOES TO VEGAS. JRT joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about how his career, combined with his passion for Star Wars, led him to the creation of these hilarious videos. Baby Yoda made a strong showing at Toy Fair 2020. Criz Bee from Jedi Business was at the big event and he gives us his full report on all the cool STAR WARS merch reveals. Huge Disney corporate news broke this week that could have huge ramifications on the galaxy far, far away as Bob Iger has moved on from his perch as CEO of the Walt Disney Corp. We talk about his successor Bob Chapek and how his leadership can be very different from that of Mr. Iger. Star Wars In Pop Culture features a deep Original Trilogy reference that all Jedi dads will love and appreciate.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:22am CDT

Harrison Ford finally broke his silence recently about returning as Han Solo in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. He’s currently on a media tour and we got all the highlights! Harrison talks about his career and STAR WARS which triggers interesting conversation about his character and the man himself. Harrison is completely disconnected and disinterested with the lore of the saga and he gives us big laughs when he tries to use Star Wars terminology, but he instead references another franchise. Was he a Force Ghost in Episode IX? Harrison doesn’t give a rats ass but hear what we think! Did you think the “Force Dyad” concept from TROS was confusing? So did we! We go down the rabbit hole to try to figure that one out. Star Wars In Pop Culture returns to shine the light on a new hilarious video “George Lucas Goes To Vegas” starring the legendary Josh Robert Thompson. Plus, more DUEL OF THE FATES, rants about the state of Star Wars action figure collecting, and other cool stuff!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:04pm CDT

An early draft of a script for the version of Episode IX that was to be directed by Colin Treverrow, DUEL OF THE FATES, leaked recently online. We review the script, along with concept artwork from the abandoned film. What could have been! Speaking of which, remember George Lucas's live-action TV series STAR WARS UNDERWORLD that ended up "on the shelf"? Test footage from the show was recently revealed publicly and we walk you through the whole video while wondering what the series would have been like if it actually happened. But let's not to forget the Star Wars that actually does exist with THE RISE OF SKYWALKER still in theaters. We discuss what the state of the galaxy may be like following the end of TROS and how the Force may have awakened across the universe. Plus, Skywalker Sound's Matthew Wood interview highlights reveal interesting info about the origin of Greedo's new "Maclunky" dialog, Oscars talk, Star Wars in Pop Culture and more. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:27pm CDT

The history of Star Wars is forever immortalized at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California, home to Steve Sansweet’s Guinness World Record largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Steve joins us to give us an update on a cool auction of Death Star art to benefit the museum along with his thoughts on The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, and The Rise of Skywalker. Bob Iger made more comments this week regarding the Star Wars cinematic universe taking a hiatus, which triggers debate about the future of the film franchise and the players involved behind the scenes. In Jar Jar Binks news, a long-open RFR investigation gets resolved as we can now finally answer the question: Who is B.J. Hughes? Parker Swank stops by with a review of Nerf’s Mandalorian Rocket Gauntlet and he lists his Top 5 All-Time Force Abilities. Plus, Ewan McGregor talks Kenobi with Jimmy Fallon and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:53pm CDT

We review what's to come in the final season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and look at all of the story lines that we're under production when the animated series was initially cancelled. The upcoming KENOBI series has hit a pre-production bump in the road. We review the setback and listen to Ewan McGregor comment on the situation. THE RISE OF SKYWALKER editor Maryann Brandon revealed candid opinions and behind-the-scenes information about the film in a recent interview. We review her comments and throw down our opinions. Adam Driver returned to SNL to bring Kylo Ren back to "Undercover Boss". We have the hilarious highlights. THE RISE OF THE RESISTANCE finally debuted earlier this month at Disneyland Anaheim to overflow crowds. Tech Expert and Batuu resident "Mac Sparky" David Sparks returns to RFR with an in-depth review of this all-new innovative Star Wars ride.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Jedi Yogi John Marcoux returns to RFR to lay down The Mythological Blueprint for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. John is a student of Joseph Campbell, a world-class yoga instructor (105F.com), an entertainment attorney, and a STAR WARS fan who uses knowledge of world mythology to analyze the saga and it's influences. As he's done for previous films, John tears apart EPISODE IX to present us with all the major story beats that define the protagonist, Rey, and the path of her specific "Hero's Journey".  John's analysis is always filled with unique connections between STAR WARS and the history of myth. His take on TROS is another classic! Plus, THE CLONE WARS returns next month and a new trailer dropped this week to hype us up. We review the whole thing and look for clues about how the final season of the groundbreaking animated show will wrap everything up. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:03pm CDT

We're taking listener calls about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, breaking down one of the rumored Colin Trevorrow/Derek Connelly Episode IX scripts, talking about "Release The JJ Cut", and reviewing the present and past of Star Wars at The Oscars.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:06pm CDT

Two weeks after THE RISE OF SKYWALKER debut, we begin a deep exploration into the themes, character development, and impact of Episode IX on the whole Saga. This time, with no special guests or distractions, we're able to have a full discussion about what TROS means to us and how it ties up the Skywalker story. Where does it enhance previous episodes in this trilogy? How does it reinforce messages from prior films? Does it contradict any of the previous mythology? We consider our reactions and look at other responses from across the internet. And, we listen to that mysterious transmission from The Emperor in Fortnite, along with comments from J.J. Abrams and more theater audio from when we saw the movie on opening night. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:14pm CDT

 S1 E8

 "Redemption"  

Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil! The Mando, Cara Dune and Greef Carga pinned down by enemy fire! Kuill is dead! What happens next? We find out in THE MANDALORIAN season one finale "Redemption". We get a name for our protagonist and see his face for the first time during an epic battle against Moff Gideon and the Imperial Remnant, along with a sweet call back to THE CLONE WARS at the end. What's The Mandalorian's new mission and where does the series go after this? We talk about it all!  Join us for live discussion of the season finale of THE MANDALORIAN with special guest Pete Nadel and taking your calls 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:33pm CDT

Paul Bateman joins us for the full show to talk about anything and everything going on in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We look closely at the chemistry between the “Big 3” characters in this trilogy - Rey, Finn, and Poe - along with a hard focus on the return of Emperor Palpatine and speculation about how his comeback was possible. We react to the appearances of fan favorites Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles, and throw down hard opinions about some heavy moments in the film, like the truth of Rey’s evil lineage, The Spirit of Luke, the final destruction of The Sith, and the kiss that sealed the deal. Enhancing our conversation is audience reaction audio from the theater where we saw THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night that puts you right in our row!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:45am CDT

We gathered on opening day for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, December 20th, in downtown Cleveland to commemorate the end of an era at Kennedys Cabaret in the famous Playhouse Square for a special live episode of RFR, featuring insights and analysis of the finale to the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker from THE CLONE WARS stops by to give us his TROS review and talk about his cameo on THE MANDALORIAN. And Puppet Lando pays us a visit to spread messages of holiday joy. Billy Mac is here too! Plus, audience participation with an open mic and we give away a pair of Bose: Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:28am CDT

RFR gathered with listeners and friends in downtown Cleveland to see STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night. We gathered immediately following the first public screening to share our fresh and raw opinions, emotions, criticisms, reactions, and occasional confusion, with a live “studio audience”. You've been listening to RFR talk about Star Wars for 14 years and it's been a long, strange trip! Join us for first thoughts of the final episode of the Skywalker Saga!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:27am CDT

S1 E7

"The Reckoning" 

The Mandalorian gathers his allies to take on the Imperial Remant who still are in pursuit of him after he took off with the "asset". 

The penultimate episode of The Mandalorian season one ends with a cliffhanger leaving Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil. We break down the entire episode and take your calls. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:56am CDT

The 2019 Holiday Season is upon us and we here at Rebel Force Radio love to celebrate Christmas, Star Wars-style. So, we've once again gathered an all new collection of songs for the season in a galaxy far, far away. From the North Pole to Hoth, we have you covered with a ton of fun songs and parodies for your listening pleasure as you put Artoo Detoo lights and Yoda ornaments on your tree. 

Look for RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol 1-3 at our website! 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT

S1 E6
"The Prisoner"

The Mandalorian returns to the service of a mercenary crew from his past to retrieve a prisoner held aboard a New Republic prison ship. It's a prison break in space featuring tons of cameos, cool new droids, and surprises. Joining us to break it all down is the legendary Big Honkin' Steve Glossen from Geek Out Loud and we're taking listener calls too!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:51pm CDT

In our last weekly show before the release of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we review the media hype surrounding it with audio highlights from cast and crew interviews, talk show appearances, and media junkets. We hear from J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio, Daisy Ridley, and more. We discuss and debate the “End of the Skywalker Saga” marketing push, how the fallout from THE LAST JEDI will impact the finale, and the fragility of “The Chosen One” prophecy. Plus, Puppet Lando stops by to recreate some wild Billy Dee Williams quotes from recent print interviews. This is our final opportunity to discuss, speculate, and even vent a little, before the end of an era. Listen to hear what we have to say! 

Join RFR Live in Cleveland for Skywalker Rises in Ohio. Limited seating still available! 

Brought to you by Bose and the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Quiet Comfort 35 Headphones. Visit Bose.com/RebelForce to learn more. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:21pm CDT

S1 Chapter 5
"The Gunslinger"

Seeking repairs for the Razor Crest, The Mandalorian lands on Mos Eisley and joins forces with a rookie bounty hunter to find Fennic Shand, hiding out somewhere across The Dune Sea.

We're talking Chapter 5 of season one with special guests Billy Mac and Matt Rashid and taking live listener calls. Tatooine makes it's Mandalorian debut and we visit many familiar places along the way. Plus, we discuss the cameos from Amy Sedaris and Ming Na-Wen and what their characters bring to the episode.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:59pm CDT

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER has reached peak media marketing with the recent debut of several TV spots revealing a variety of fresh footage from Episode IX. We look at each commercial and try to pick up on all the hints and clues from “The final episode in the Skywalker Saga”. Are the reveals in the marketing too revealing? Or are they just playing on our nostalgia? We tear it all apart and tell you what we think. John Boyega appeared on The Tonight Show to give us further details about the script stolen from underneath his bed, and the fallout. TMZ also grabbed Boyega on the streets of Manhattan for some further explanation. We have highlights and reactions! Plus, old footage of George Lucas admitting he may have gone too far with THE PHANTOM MENACE gives us a few laughs, and of course, ample Baby Yoda talk.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:06am CDT

S1 Chapter 4: "The Sanctuary"   

The Mandalorian seeks refuge on a backwater planet where he teams up with a former Rebel trooper to train a small group of villagers to defend themselves against a group of vicious raiders.    

We're back for Chapter 4 of The Mandalorian with our discussion and analysis of the "The Sanctuary" with our guest, John Pyka. Plus, we're taking your calls to hear what you think!     

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:51am CDT

Following the popularity of THE MANDALORIAN, we consider the upcoming onslaught of Baby Yoda merchandise and wonder why it wasn’t ready to launch sooner. Was it to preserve the secret or was Disney/Lucasfilm caught off guard and unprepared for the overwhelming popular reaction to the new character? We discuss! In more spoiler-free Mandalorian conversation, we look at The Camtono and discover where the name for it may have originated. The first full clip from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER has been released and it’s a sequence featuring flying stormtroopers, which leads to debate, argument, and even some insults! J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America this week to talk TROS and the case of a legit Episode IX script landing on Ebay courtesy due to some sloppiness by a cast member. Find out who it was! We dig deeper into some weird comments made by Kathleen Kennedy about STAR WARS source material and consider the “End of the Skywalker Saga” marketing campaign. Plus, Daisy Ridley reveals her true feelings for the Porgs and raps about The Wars on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Celebrate Thanksgiving with RFR, Star Wars-style! 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:40pm CDT

We're back for Chapter 3 of The Mandalorian with our discussion and analysis of the "The Sin". Plus, we're taking your calls to hear what you think!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:01am CDT

With less than a month until THE RISE OF SKYWALKER opens, we look at some of the latest Episode IX headlines including a review of the new "social media" trailer featuring new footage and excerpts from a recent Kathleen Kennedy Rolling Stone interview on the future of the franchise and her role within it. Plus, we look at the new Anthony Daniels book "I Am C-3PO" with audio highlights about his strained relationship with Kenny Baker, his insight into Mark Hamill's return to STAR WARS and a little information about shooting TROS. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:55pm CDT

S1 E2
"The Child"

After acquiring "The Asset", The Mandalorian returns to his starship to find it being dismantled by Jawa scavengers, leading to a battle outside their Sandcrawler. Negotiation arbitrated by Kuiil places the bounty hunter into a perilous showdown with a wild mudhorn to obtain an object the Jawas desire.

We're back for Chapter 2 of THE MANDALORIAN with our discussion and analysis of the "The Child" with special guest Billy Mac. Plus, we're taking your calls to hear what you think!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:33am CDT

STAR WARS has entered a new era as a weekly series has finally become reality. With the launch of Disney+, we are talking about the first episode of THE MANDALORIAN and taking your calls live!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:50am CDT

After years of speculation and anticipation, a live-action STAR WARS weekly series becomes reality when THE MANDALORIAN series debut happens next week. We look at the first footage of Nick Nolte’s Ugnaught character Kuiil and Ming Na Wen’s bounty hunter Fennic Shand with speculation about the teased big spoiler in the premiere episode. RFR broke the news last month, Denis Lawson will be returning to Star Wars in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER to reprise his role of Wedge Antilles. Kevin Liell joins us to share the inside scoop about how it all happened. And, a mystery guest joins us to provide a counterpoint to our “Star Wars Crybaby” criticism of Eric Butts’s Star Wars trailer reaction video from last week’s show. Plus, getting pumped up for RFR Live: Skywalker Rises In Ohio and more!
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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:23pm CDT

As we suspected in recent weeks, the Game Of Thrones producer duo of David Benioff & D.B. Weiss have officially dropped out of their commitments to create the next STAR WARS trilogy. What does this mean for the future of Star Wars films and the franchise in general? We provide our insight and observations. The Mandalorian debuts in just a couple of weeks and a new trailer dropped this week! We go through the entire thing shot-by-shot and analyze everything. And, we have audio highlights from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni from a recent Mandalorian media junket for the upcoming Disney+ series. Swank's Halloween costume leads to a discussion about the legitimacy of Star Wars trailer reaction videos and all the tears shed over it. Plus, a little Trick or Treat talk for your post-Halloween enjoyment.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:09pm CDT

We give you our first reactions to the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and take your calls live immediately following it's debut on Monday Night Football. Were there any "Oh My God!" moments, or was it more "Meh". We hear what you think while you hear what we think!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:58am CDT

This week, we talk about when THE RISE OF SKYWALKER trailer may drop, George Lucas's hints about the direction he would have taken the sequel trilogy, and Matt George, co-author of "Engineering An Empire: The Creators of Kenners Star Wars Toys" joins us In The Cantina to talk about the personalities behind the vintage action figure line. Plus, we react to the cancel culture putting Star Wars Halloween costumes for kids in the cross-hairs and more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:32pm CDT

Original Trilogy fan favorite Wedge Antilles actor Denis Lawson will be returning to Star Wars in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We talk about the news and our role in breaking it on Twitter. Will J.J. Abrams attempt to undo THE LAST JEDI? We react to recent interview comments from the Episode IX director. Our analysis of Bob Iger's book and the Disney acquisition of STAR WARS continues. This episode, George Lucas tells his side of the story. We piece together evidence and comments gathered to represent what we know of George's reaction to the new direction of the Star Wars sequels, following the rejection of his original story ideas, and what those ideas may have been. Plus, Ian McDiarmid is added to additional episodes of STAR WARS REBELS and we lay down the details.  

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:33pm CDT

We continue our deep dive into the “Star Wars” chapter of Bob Iger’s book, featuring behind-the-scenes revelations about the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and George Lucas’s desire to remain involved in the creation of the Sequel Trilogy. Was Lucas betrayed and who betrayed him? We once again spotlight excerpts from the books and piece together a timeline of events. As Triple Force Friday launches the merchandising push for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we consider many of the challenges STAR WARS collectors face during a time of change for the hobby. Star Wars In Pop Culture returns with a trip to STAR TOURS for THE GOLDBERGS, and Jon Favreau’s THE CHEF SHOW pays a visit to Dave Filoni at Skywalker Ranch. Plus, Swank has a run-in with Ohio law enforcement. Here what happened and how Star Wars saved the day!  

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:51pm CDT

STAR WARS Behind-The-Scenes news dominates this week’s episode of Rebel Force Radio. From the bombshells dropped in Bob Iger’s new memoir regarding Disney’s treatment of George Lucas, to the shocking news about Marvel’s Kevin Feige joining the galaxy far, far away, this has been a memorable week. Be there with us when the Feige news broke and hear our first-blush reactions and predictions. What will this mean for the future of Star Wars, Kathleen Kennedy, and the projects announced for Benioff/Weiss and Rian Johnson? We try to connect-the-dots. We go through the STAR WARS chapter in “The Ride of a Lifetime” and analyze Bob Iger’s account of the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and missteps along the way, along with revelations and confirmations about how the sale when down. Plus, the lessons learned by Luke Skywalker, Star Wars collecting rants spill over from RFR Rush Hour and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:36pm CDT

RFR LIVE returned this week and we took your calls to hear what you think about The Rise Of Skywalker and the future of STAR WARS. The phone lines were open all night and you guys brought some amazing conversation. Bill Burr revealed he will be joining THE MANDALORIAN cast, and we have some audio highlights revealing his disconnect from the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Dan Spindle, morning news anchor from Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL, gives us a report from his recent encounter with Hayden Christensen and Ian McDiramid, The Yoda Questionnaire Returns, cool Snoke theories and more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

We’re looking forward towards the launch of THE MANDALORIAN with new comments from Filoni and Favreau, along with action figure leaks. What is the Offworld Jawa? We try to figure it out! In STAR WARS news this week, Ian McDiarmid & Hayden Christensen were not allowed to participate in a convention panel due to a last-minute restriction by Disney. We look between the lines to decipher what this cancellation might mean for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We look back at the classic KENOBI novel by John Jackson Miller and discuss Gaffi Sticks, Krayt Dragons and Kenobi Keychains. And we’re probably the only fans on the internet to acknowledge a mundane anniversary for the Droids/Ewoks Hour from the eighties.  

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:57pm CDT

We go back to the future this week on RFR! In our post-D23 review, we review THE MANDALORIAN trailer shot-by-shot and speculate about plot points and character motivation. We have interview highlights from the convention with the shows bad guy Moff Gideon, Giancarlo Espositio. Plus, more production updates from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER via comments from director J.J. Abrams and composer John Williams teases the end of Episode IX. Historian W.R. Miller joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about his book THE STAR WARS HISTORICAL SOURCEBOOK, the first of a multi-volume collection preserving the history of Star Wars via an incredible collection of interview excerpts spanning the years in books, newspapers and magazines. Volume One is available now! Also this week, we take a sound effect from RETURN OF THE JEDI into the RFR Soundlab and compare it to audio heard in the TROS Sizzle Reel footage with surprising results. And, we have the latest Mr. Iger voicemail and its packed with exclusive info not revealed at D23.

 

 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:40pm CDT

FR went live this week to review the big STAR WARS news coming out of D23 Expo in Anaheim. In honor of the big event, we opened up our switchboard to hear what you think of THE MANDALORIAN trailer, the big KENOBI announcement, and the latest reveals from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. And of course, the vision of a Rey with a reticulated red blade was nothing short of thrilling. Plus, panel and interview highlights from the event with cast and crew and more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:27pm CDT

As D23 begins, we speculate about a KENOBI series for Disney+, we get pumped up for THE MANDALORIAN, and ramp up towards THE RISE OF SKYWALKER with new information about the John Williams soundtrack and new books. We go IN THE CANTINA with STAR WARS artist Otis Frampton to discuss his pitch for THE JAWA ADVENTURES. Plus, a little Star Wars collecting talk, a few laughs, and sand. It gets everywhere.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:11pm CDT

Some wild rumors erupted this week claiming George Lucas still owns the rights for STAR WARS characters he created and Disney is sending him checks to use them. We wade through the rumors and present a case that we hope determines whether or not these reports are valid. We got our first look at the second and final season of STAR WARS RESISTANCE in a new trailer that dropped this week. We discuss some of the highlights and info revealed. And is a well-known actor from ABC’s THE GOLDBERGS appearing in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER? The answer is YES and we will tell you who it is!  We look forward to STAR WARS announcements potentially coming next weekend at D23, including confirmation of a KENOBI series on Disney+ starring Ewan McGregor. Plus, more on the definition of Lucasian, a Rancho Obi-Wan update, and Jimmy Mac’s Artoo vs BB-8 Facebook debate.

 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:43pm CDT

Earlier this week, Disney’s Bob Iger addressed the reality of lowered attendance at Disneyland in the wake of opening STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE during his third quarter shareholders conference call. We review Iger’s comments and provide our own commentary with Jimmy Mac’s perspective after recently visiting the park. We discuss what is Disney doing right and try to evaluate what they are doing wrong. On THE MANDALORIAN front, Jon Favreau talked about advice given to him by George Lucas and revealed some more hints about the show’s plot in recent interviews. We have the highlights. Plus, a review of the Scum And Villainy Cantina in Hollywood, recent Kevin Smith comments about visiting the RISE OF SKYWALKER set, a shout-out for RFR in a venerable England magazine from a UK comedian, and we learn about THE JAWA ADVENTURES.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:04am CDT

We take a deep dive into the new "Star Wars Land" at Disneyland as Jimmy Mac has returned from STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE with a full report. From Oga's Cantina to Savi's Workshop to the cockpit of The Millennium Falcon, we cover it all with Billy Mac sitting in. What about the much-reported attendance numbers at the park? We get Jimmy's perspective on the crowds and wait times, along with in-depth reviews of the drinks, food, merch, sites, sounds and overall vibe. Plus, we follow up on our ongoing investigation: Is the STAR TOURS ride still featuring Lucas-Era content? All this plus Hyperspace Mountain and Swank on a beach!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:04pm CDT

Danny Bonaduce, best known from starring in the sit-com classic THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, also shared screentime with Mark Hamill in his first post-STAR WARS film, 1978s CORVETTE SUMMER. Danny joins Jimmy Mac IN THE CANTINA to share stories about his experiences with Mark Hamill, along with a wild story about the first time Danny saw Star Wars on it's opening night in 1977. You have to hear it to believe it. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture spotlights STRANGER THINGS season three, we explore the physics of The Lightsaber in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER based on recent comments by Daisy Ridley, rare audio from RETURN OF THE JEDI, and what are the possibilities Disney will someday remake THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY? 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:33pm CDT

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is a hot topic as Daisy Ridley continues to drop hints during interviews and the Sith Trooper debuted this week. We have highlights of Daisy’s latest comments, including clues about the Kylo Ren vs Rey duel, and commentary on the new Episode IX Red Stormtrooper. Mark Ramsey, host of the new eight-part audio dramatization INSIDE STAR WARS, joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about his popular show and his own fandom. And of course, we run Mark through the famous Yoda Questionnaire. Is Disneyland beginning to suppress the Original Trilogy content at Star Tours now that Galaxy’s Edge has opened? We open up a new RFR Investigative Report! Plus, Star Wars actors rapping and Puffer Pig gets a theme song.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:59pm CDT

Daisy Ridley is on the interview circuit and making some early comments about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. What hints are Daisy dropping? Kevin Liell joins us with a report from the Peter Mayhew memorial that took place last weekend in Texas. Listener voicemail presents a question about Galaxy’s Edge, Samuel L. Jackson again says he wants a Mace Windu comeback, and we hear an interesting version of the Star Wars Main Theme from an unlikely source.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:06pm CDT

He is a member of the Pop Culture Hall of Fame. He oversaw the Star Wars brand at Hasbro for a decade. And now, he’s an author. Derryl DePriest joins us IN THE CANTINA to give us the lowdown about his new book STAR WARS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ARCHIVE EDITION. It’s a deep dive into one of the most popular and long-running STAR WARS 3 ¾ inch action figure lines, The Vintage Collection. Derryl takes us behind-the-scenes for the making of the book and, of course we wouldn’t let him leave The Cantina without taking our famous Yoda Questionnaire. Billy Mac walks us through his first trip to Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan, home to the Guinness Book of World Records’ largest Star Wars collection. Puppet Lando also flew in for a tour! Plus, Mark Hamill dropped a big hint about his return in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and we drop a juicy rumor.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:22pm CDT

Lucasfilm announced a new head of Live Action Development and Production, Michelle Rejwan. We look at what is known about Michelle and her career and try to follow her path to Star Wars. Is she the right person for the job? We discuss and debate. The big talk at E3 was fresh reveals of gameplay for STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER. We get up to speed with what’s known about the game and discuss a cool ROGUE ONE character that makes an appearance. Will Darth Bane appear in a future Star Wars film? We speculate! Mark Hamill visited James Cordon and talked about his visit to STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE. Mark had some funny observations to make about George Lucas’s comments during the opening ceremony. We review the highlights! Plus, Listener feedback, Star Wars In Pop Culture goes to The Tony Awards and Gilligan’s Island, and our Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week features the “relationship” between Natalie Portman and electronica musician Moby.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:12pm CDT

We are putting aside the typical RFR show rundown this week and spotlighting live listener calls for the whole show.  We continue to discuss the experiences and collectibles from Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge, consider Emperor Palpatine's role in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, and define our expectations for THE MANDALORIAN. All callers this week are members of RFR on PATREON and they lit up our switchboard with tons of great conversation and commentary. Join today to get exclusive access to original programming, deep dives into the RFR archives, and other special features. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:43pm CDT

Stephen J. Sansweet, the acclaimed Star Wars author and owner of the Guinness Book of World Records Largest Star Wars collection at Rancho Obi-Wan, has been to the Galaxy’s Edge and back. Steve joins us to give his first-ever review of the new Star Wars Land at Disneyland. Hear Steve’s reviews of the Millennium Falcon ride “Smugglers Run”, the lightsaber building experience in Savi’s Workshop, and all the rest of the exclusive merch. For years, we’ve relied on Steve’s authentic and expert assessment of all things in the Star Wars universe, and his review of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is not to be missed. Plus, we continue to analyze the Annie Leibovitz photographs from “The Rise of Skywalker” set, and listener tips on the best way to remove those ugly and pesky decals from Hasbro’s new Star Wars "Retro Collection/Colección/Série” action figure line.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:46pm CDT

Disneyland’s STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE is now open and fans are buzzing about this immersive addition to the famous theme park. Tech expert "Mac Sparky" David Sparks, has already logged several hours in this new Star Wars Land and fills us in with a mind-blowing, detailed, spoiler-heavy review that virtually puts you in the park. Is a KOTOR film on the way? How does Palpatine fit into the events of the Sequel Trilogy? How will THE RISE OF SKYWALKER bring together all nine films of the saga? We don’t know! But we talk about it all this week on RFR as we continue to pick apart the recently released EPISODE IX information, rumors about a KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC film, and the writer attached to the project. Also in news headlines, we have highlights of Harrison Ford’s recent visit to The Tonight Show, and Jason’s past desire to see Kate Mulgrew take over the role of General Leia was actually presented to the actress herself. Hear what Captain Janeway thinks about such an idea. In collecting news, we found some of those retro vintage Star Wars action figures that have been hitting Target shelves. Hear about our misadventures trying to remove the ugly decal on the cards and learn why Jimmy Mac is now known as "The Goo Gone Guy”.  

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:03pm CDT

We look at all the cool new details and photos from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and we let it fuel our speculation. Plus, how will Luke and Leia fit in to the final chapter of the Saga? And how does George Lucas's approach to creating Star Wars differ from Disney? We look back at 20 years of THE PHANTOM MENACE and share our memories, from the epic lightsaber duel, to the methods of the puppet master Senator Palpatine, and we debate over who is the true protagonist of the Episode I. Joining us for the whole episode, from The Big Honkin' Show, is the ebullient Steve Glosson, master of the GOLiverse.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

More information about future STAR WARS films was revealed this week by Disney CEO Bob Iger, and RFR microphones were there. Billy Mac sits in this week as we review Bob’s recent statements and pick apart what he said for clues. The RFR Listener Voice Mail Hotline is wide open this week for post-Star Wars Celebration feedback, speculation and rumors about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, THE MANDALORIAN and the upcoming return of THE CLONE WARS. Plus, the hunt is on for Hasbro’s new Retro Collection action figures, Puppet Lando brings us the latest tweets from the real Billy Dee Williams, and much more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:37pm CDT

It's official. The future of the STAR WARS film franchise was made much more clear this week as Disney announced their release schedule going into next decade and beyond THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We speculate about what this may mean for the already announced Benioff/Weiss film series and the Rian Johnson trilogy. Natalie Portman says criticisms of the Prequels were a “bummer”. We believe the Prequels have aged well and we have opinions. What will be the future of Star Wars Celebration? We discuss, share rumors, and make predictions. Where were you the night CARAVAN OF COURAGE: AN EWOK ADVENTURE premiered on ABC in 1984? Jimmy Mac remembers! Plus, Mark Hamill pays tribute to Peter Mayhew, Werner Herzog talks THE MANDALORIAN, and we review CLONE WARS news and information to come out of Star Wars Celebration Chicago. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT

It's STAR WARS DAY! We are back in the studio for May the Fourth with tons of STAR WARS news, opinion and conversation. Marvel’s AVENGERS ENDGAME is poised to become the all-time US box office champ, and will eventually claim the crown from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Do we care?  Jimmy Mac was there for the big Avengers opening weekend and he saw both the film and THE RISE OF SKYWALKER teaser trailer in IMAX. Mark Hamill came under heat on social media this week for posting a fan-made mashup photo of himself, Harrison, Carrie and Billy Dee in the cockpit of The Falcon. We give you our opinions of the fallout and feature audio highlights of a recent interview where Mark discusses his personal process of dealing with how Luke Skywalker has been portrayed in the Sequel Trilogy. Plus, we have John Boyega interview highlights about Episode IX at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and we review “The Filoni Factor and The Ranch”, the latest episode of Sheldon Norton’s RFR documentary, WHEN THE GALAXY LISTENS.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:21pm CDT

We interrupt regular programming to mourn the loss of a truly legitimate Star Wars icon. The man behind the mask of the legendary Chewbacca, the great Peter Mayhew has passed away. We reflect on Peter's career, his relationship with the fanbase, and his love of Chewie. We share memories of times we shared with the man both on the airwaves, and off, and remember him for his contributions to the Star Wars galaxy. Plus, highlights of Peter's many appearances on our show over the years which will be sure to invoke fond thoughts of Peter's personality and life. 

The regular weekly RFR will launch over the weekend. But for now, take a moment with us to celebrate Peter Mayhew, a Star Wars legend. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:50am CDT

Following day one of Star Wars Celebration Chicago, we got together with a couple hundred of our friends at Reggie's Music Joint in the South Loop for a sold out show. This live podcast event brought together Star Wars fans from everywhere to join us for an evening of music, laughs, family and friends. Relive this epic evening filled with many familiar names and voices from our entire podcasting career, plus the original Sandtrooper from Star Wars: A New Hope Anthony Forrest and more. And of course, we couldn't have a bash of this size without Puppet Lando!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:03pm CDT

Our Star Wars Celebration coverage continues with this breakdown of The Mandalorian panel featuring Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and the cast of the upcoming streaming series. Paul Bateman is back! We talk about everything that happened at the panel along with all the reveals, teases, clues and more. Plus, more Episode IX as we get the Bateman Breakdown of The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

On day three of STAR WARS CELEBRATION CHICAGO, RFR Patreon members gathered on Chicago’s South Side at Alulu Brewery for an exclusive live episode of Rebel Force Radio. Rancho Obi-Wan’s legendary Stephen J. Sansweet stops by to talk about the history of Star Wars Celebration and the challenges he faced as a member of the Lucasfilm planning committee in charge of the first-ever event back in 1999. It’s always a “celebration” of laugh and song when Steve joins us. Worlds collide! Puppet Lando shared the same space with the real Lando, Billy Dee Williams for a whirlwind photo-op. We provide a play-by-play recount of what was our most insane moment at Star Wars Celebration. Then, Puppet Lando himself joins us to read through the amazing Star Wars-inspired menu provided by Alulu Brewery. We review some hot new STAR WARS headlines including news that J.J. Abrams met with George Lucas while developing the script for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Plus, we react to the return of Emperor Palpatine in Episode IX and how it may affect the legacy of THE LAST JEDI. Bob Iger says that Star Wars films will be placed on a hiatus and we try to decipher what that really means. Star Wars artist/entrepreneur Kevin Liell joins us along with audience feedback about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER trailer. The blue milk was spiked by Greedo and flowing all night long at Alulu. Join us for the party!   

More Star Wars Celebration Chicago coverage is coming from us soon including RFR LIVE in CHICAGO from REGGIE’S.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:50pm CDT

RFR was at the Star Wars: Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago where we saw the first footage from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in the teaser trailer. We talk about some of the surprises revealed during the panel and break down the trailer shot-by-shot. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:37am CDT

Not only will we be getting more STAR WARS at Disney Parks in 2019, well be getting booze! For the first time ever, alcoholic beverages will be made available at Disneyland...And they will be Star Wars-inspired! We look at the adult beverage menu for STAR WARS: GALAXYS EDGE and consider how they tie-in to the Star Wars universe. Spoiler Alert! We review recently leaked EPISODE IX poster art and rumored details about characters, planets, and aliens in THE MANDALORIAN. We have highlights from Samuel L. Jacksons new 60 Minutes interview where he talks about Mace Windu and his purple lightsaber. Adam Goldbergs Schooled paid tribute to THE PHANTOM MENACE. We review the new ABC comedy episode Darth Mellor in STAR WARS IN POP CULTURE. Plus, Conan OBrien recently had a few hilarious things to say about the taxation of trade routes in EPISODE I, and more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:12am CDT

The Jedi Yogi, our friend John Marcoux returns to RFR to provide us with his take on the famous Mortis Trilogy. John references his massive knowledge bank of mythology and history and applies it to his review of one of the most revered story arcs from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. We continue our review of the amazing Haslab Jabba’s Sail Barge collectible and look back at the crazy Jabba Glob toy from the late-90s. Mark Hamill stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live this week for a fun interview and despite Mark being there to promote History Channel’s “Knightfall”, the discussion inevitably turns to STAR WARS. We pick apart everything Mark says in a quest for clues about STAR WARS EPISODE IX. In video game news, STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II “The Chosen One” update recently went live and CLONE WARS actor Matt Lanter returned to the role of Anakin Skywalker to provide his voice for the game. We listen to Matt recreate an infamous Hayden Christensen line from ATTACK OF THE CLONES.  Plus, in the wake of St. Patrick’s Day, we continue to fill in the list of actors from Ireland seen in STAR WARS films and more stuff.  

 
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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:46pm CDT

Oscar Isaac is hitting the talk show circuit promoting his new Netflix film, but everyone wants to hear him talk about STAR WARS EPISODE IX. We review the talking points Oscar has been throwing out there in interviews and analyze what he’s saying about the film, most notably, the end of the Skywalker Saga. We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Star Wars style as Jason quizzes us on Irish actors in the saga. The fallout from the Jedi Coup d’etat debate continues on the RFR Voice Mail Hotline, and we have audio from Dave Filoni and the REVENGE OF THE SITH audiobook to present as evidence. Plus, new info about the opening of  STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE from Bob Iger, Star Wars Resistance Season One winds down, Saw Guerrera, and Shorty Robe Luke.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:01pm CDT

Mark Hamill is again expressing opinion, perhaps some of his strongest ever, about the use of his character Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. We review his comments and offer opinions of our own. Jason is back to sit on the judge’s bench and Billy Mac returns for the conclusion of our Mace vs Palpatine coup d’etat debate. Plus, we reveal the new Star Wars product reveals from Toy Fair 2019, including Hasbro’s upcoming controversial reproduction of the original vintage action figure line from the 70s and 80s, Oscar Isaac talks about Episode IX, and Mr. Iger once again calls the RFR voicemail hotline.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:26pm CDT

EPISODE IX filming is complete and J.J. Abrams made his first comments since the shooting wrapped at a recent charity event. We analyze what J.J. had to say and dive deep into STAR WARS references from the Abrams-produced ABC series “Lost”. Is anxiety for the reveals of the Episode IX title and trailer getting to be a little tiresome? We discuss! Also, we review recent interview highlights with Episode IX newcomers Naomi Ackley and Richard E. Grant. Star Wars actors and references populated the Academy Awards this year and we rundown everything we noticed in the network broadcast of the show. STAR WARS ALWAYS is an amazing new trailer compiling footage from every Star Wars film, and we provide a full review of this Topher Grace/Jeff Yorkes produced tribute to the Saga. The RFR Voice Mail Hotline is packed with great listener feedback leading us to discuss and debate such diverse topics like The Clone Wars revival, Episode IX speculation, the Mace Windu/Palpatine confrontation from REVENGE OF THE SITH and more. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:23pm CDT

STAR WARS EPISODE IX speculation is kicking in to full gear here at RFR. This week, the spotlight shines on the RFR Voice Mail Hotline and we go heavy with listener feedback. The biggest questions: Will Darth Sidious return? Was Kylo Ren lying to Rey about her parents? Who is (was) Snoke? Our audience guides the conversation on this week’s show as Billy Mac sits in as special guest co-host. With rumors about multiple new STAR WARS live-action series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service burning like wildfire, we run down some of the rumors and talk about a few we’d like to see. Plus, RFR returns to Twitter, RFR LIVE in CHICAGO tickets go on sale, and more.  

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:54pm CDT