Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Television writer/producer Michael Price (The Simpsons/LEGO Star Wars)  joins us In The Cantina to talk about the humorous side of Star Wars, including what to expect from the next edition of "The Yoda Chronicles".  Also, we break down the latest news about Star Wars Episode VII pre-production and what J.J. Abrams is up to.  And, we have info on the Star Wars presence expanding at Disney Parks, an update from Star Wars Rebels producer Greg Weisman, and an outrageous story about Chewbacca vs the TSA. 

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This week on RFR: We discuss the latest rumors about "The Big Three" returning to Star Wars and other Sequel Trilogy rumors, we go inside Star Wars Insider Magazine with Editor Jonathan Wilkins, and we review the latest Star Wars TV special "LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles".  Plus, has "It's A Trap" jumped the shark?  All this and The Billy Dee Quote of the Week, Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle at C2E2, and Luke Skywalker's pants! 

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Filmmaker Kyle Newman joins us to talk about his documentary 'Return to Return of the Jedi" and Jaime King gets opinionated about Ewoks.  Rancho Obi-Wan's Steve Sansweet stops by to tell us about his plans for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2.  Plus, Star Wars Rebels, J.J. Abrams, and "Wars > Trek" - From a certain point of view. Also, Jimmy Mac hits Artist Alley at C2E2 for a conversation with Star Wars Artist Grant Gould, Billy Dee goes green, and much more.

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This week, we discuss the big news from Lucasfilm Animation - Star Wars Rebels, we review the latest JJ Abrams interviews, and dive in to listener feedback. Plus, we talk to the We Love Fine "Design The Dark Side" RFR judges pick winner, artist Cory Freeman, more fun Jedi memories, musical moments and Billy Dee! 

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This week, podcasting icon Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud/The Big Honkin' Show) sits in to discuss the latest Star Wars news and sequel rumors.  Plus, an update on Kyle Newman's documentary "Return To Return Of The Jedi", Spanish Vader, and the Patton Oswalt frickin' controversy continues! 

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This week on RFR: We celebrate the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi with a report from the incredible VIP screening last weekend in Hollywood.  We give you the inside scoop on Kyle Newman's new documentary "Return to Return of the Jedi". And we get caught with Clone Wars actor Stephen Stanton (Tarkin) and filmmaker Trey Stokes who gives us the lowdown about the "Pink Five" saga.  All this and Patton "Frickin" Oswalt on RebelForce Radio!

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 In honor of the big May The Fourth weekend, actor Sam Witwer (Clone Wars/Being Human) joins Jimmy & Jason to watch Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  We return to the roots of the franchise for a fun, informative discussion about what makes this film a classic. Join us as we watch the Blu Ray edition of the film that started it all. Celebrate Star Wars Day with RFR & fan fave Sam Witwer for an in depth analysis of A New Hope! 

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RebelForce Radio returns to Chicago's McCormick Place for the annual C2E2 Entertainment Expo.  Join Jimmy Mac and Friends for reports from the show floor, exclusive interviews, and more.  We talk to Star Wars actors Daniel Logan (Boba Fett), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti); Being Human's Sam Huntington recalls his experiences on the set of Fanboys, we visit the Dark Horse booth to talk Star Wars comics with writer Brian Wood, and Travel Channel's Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough chats about his rare vintage Star Wars toy finds.  Special thanks to Chris Spice and Sandtroopers.com, Aljon Go (Sorcerers Radio), Cris Macht (The Force Within Us) and all the loyal RFR listeners who stopped to say hi to us during the wild weekend at Chicago's C2E2.

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This week, we discuss the leak of a possible premise for a potential animated series called Star Wars: Reclamation. Real or hoax?  Hear what we think! Filmmaker Cris Macht joins us to talk about The Force Within Us,  Harrison Ford appears on Letterman and grumbles a little bit about appearing in the Sequel Trilogy, while we go back in time to discuss what could have been Return of the Jedi without Han Solo. It's an Investigative Report you won't want to miss featuring an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from the upcoming book The Making of Return of the Jedi. Plus, Dark Horse gets rough with Star Wars, Tracy Morgan & Patton Oswalt make predictions about the Sequel Trilogy, J.J. Abrams talks to Playboy, and much more!

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Videogame industry veteran, former LucasArts Lead Sound Designer.and all-around good guy David W.Collins (The Force Unleashed) joins Jason and Jimmy Mac as a special guest co-host this week. David talks about the history and culture of the recently closed LucasArts, and discusses the impact the company has had on the gaming industry as a whole. Also this week, we speculate on some of the latest hot rumors surrounding the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Tom Kane talks about interesting Yoda stories planned for the now-scrapped Season Six of The Clone Wars; we get some insight into the shelved live-action TV show from one of the writers, Billy Dee, and much more.

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Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, returns to RebelForce Radio for an exclusive interview - His first since the announcement of the end of The Clone Wars. Dave talks about the end of Season 5, provides insight about the yet-to-be-released "Bonus Content, and what's in store for himself and the future of Star Wars animation. We also chat with IGN.com's Mitch Dyer about LucasArts closing its doors for good, Seth Green talks about what's up with Star Wars: Detours, and Harrison Ford changes his mind about Han Solo. 

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In the wake of this weeks big announcements from Lucasfilm postponing Detours and sealing the fate of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Jason & Jimmy Mac are joined by Bonnie Burton to break down all the news. What is the future, if any, for The Clone Wars? How should fans react to the show winding down?  And where is the Star Wars saga heading from here? We provide insight and analysis for all the top stories from The Galaxy Far, Far Away, including all the latest Sequel news and rumors, another autographed book giveaway, and Billy Dee! 

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Following the announcement from Lucasfilm marking the end of The Clone Wars, and fresh off his USO tour of Japan, actor James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) joins RebelForce Radio's Jimmy Mac.  In this revealing conversation, James talks about what the show has meant to him as both a professional and a fan. Thank you JAT for being OUR Obi-Wan for the better part of the past decade!

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BREAKING NEWS - Today, Lucasfilm made the announcement that production is to wind down on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and remaining episodes will be released in the future as "bonus content" in a yet-to-be-determined format/outlet.  This announcement confirmed our reports here on RebelForce Radio over the past month.  What does this mean for future adventures of Anakin, Rex and Ahsoka? What does this mean for the talented cast and crew who have worked on The Clone Wars during it's entire run?  And why is this decision being made in the first place?  Jason and Jimmy Mac break it all down for you with in-depth analysis of what this means for the future of The Clone Wars.  Then, we turn the show over to you loyal Star Wars fans for your opinions, comments and commentary.  This is an RFR special report you don't want to miss. Listen now!

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars reaches a climax with the trial of Ahsoka Tano in The Wrong Jedi. Wrongly accused for a crime she did not commit, Ahsoka finds herself on the verge of losing her freedom, and possibly more. What brought this once-promising Jedi padawan to such a moment of great despair? And what is the future of The Clone Wars...If any? Joining Jimmy Mac to discuss the fate of Ahsoka in this Season Five finale roundtable are RFR favorites, film director Kyle Newman (Fanboys) and Emmy-nominated artist Paul Bateman.

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Clone Wars actress Ashley Eckstein joins RebelForce Radio for her first post-Season Five live interview! Ashley discusses all-things-Ashoka and takes listener questions as we look back at her character's incredible story. Join us for an in-depth conversation about the past, present and future of Ahsoka Tano with the actress who brought her to life, Ashley Eckstein, in this special episode of RebelForce Radio.

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Craig Miller, Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations during the production of The Empire Strikes Back, joins us In The Cantina to talk about the early days of fandom and more.  Plus, more info on our Save The Clone Wars campaign, the latest Star Wars sequel news and rumors, info about the red carpet premiere of The Force Within Us, Billy Dee and more! 

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Clone Wars writer Steven Melching (Rookies and more) and fangirl blogger Tricia Barr (www.fangirlblog.com) join Jason and Jimmy to talk about the penultimate episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Five, To Catch A Jedi.  Ahsoka is on the run in the Coruscant underworld, finding help where she least expects to find it.  Will the implications of her actions change things forever? We discuss all this and more, along with the uncertain future of The Clone Wars, in this special episode of Declassified.

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Clone Wars actor Stephen Stanton (Admiral Tarkin) joins Jason and Jimmy to discuss his character's motivations in The Jedi Who Knew Too Much. And we have all the latest Star Wars sequel news and rumors, Smuggler's Gambit is back with a new contest, Ahsoka goes Psycho, Billy Dee and more!  Plus, listen to learn how you can win a hardcover signed copy of Aaron Allston's Star Wars: X-Wing - Mercy Kill! 

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The Jedi Who Knew Too Much represents a pivotal situation for the Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano by placing her at the point of no return. How did she reach this threshold moment and where does she go from here?  Will things ever be the same for The Clone Wars following the events of this episode?  Joining Jimmy and Jason for a roundtable discussion about The Jedi Who Knew Too Much are Star Wars artist Grant Gould (www.grantgould.com) and podcasting's Steve Glossen (Geek Out Loud).

As always, big thanks to Chris Amorim for his great album cover artwork! 

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Terryl Whitlatch, Star Wars Episode I Concept Artist/Creature Designer, joins us In The Cantina to discuss her experiences creating such characters as Sebulba, Jar Jar, and even Col. Gascon from The Clone Wars!  As always, we feature the latest Star Wars sequel news and rumors, including stories featuring Ewan McGregor, Frank Oz, Simon Pegg, and....William Shatner? Plus, a big announcement about a killer contest happening at WeLoveFine.com, Star Wars in Pop Culture, Billy Dee and more! 

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Could this be the beginning of the end for Ahsoka Tano? Join us as we dig deep beneath the surface of Sabotage, this first part of a huge story arc for our favorite Togrutan padawan.  Sitting at the roundtable with Jimmy and Jason is part of the team of the  venerable Star Wars news website JediNews.co.uk - James Burns, Mark Newbold, and Teresa Delgado! 

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Clone Wars actress Anna Graves joins Jason and Jimmy Mac to memorialize the Duchess Satine Kryze of Mandalore, who we tragically lost last weekend. And, big news about the future of stand-alone Star Wars films, more discussion about director J.J. Abrams, and highlights from The Clone Wars Hangout. Plus, Fall Out Boy, mystery burps, and Billy Dee!

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Darth Maul and Savage Opress consolidate their power on the planet Mandalore as Obi-Wan desperately tries to rescue Satine from imprisonment in The Lawless, quite possibly the most anticipated chapter in this history of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  But did it deliver? Join RFR's Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac as they decipher the implications of this big episode with help from The A-Team: Kyle Newman (Fanboys) and Paul Bateman (Star Wars: Smuggler's Gambit). 

BIG THANKS to loyal RFR listener Chris Amorim for his amazing cover art! 

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Actor Sam Witwer joins us to discuss his role as Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Also, we talk to Sam about The Force Unleashed, Being Human, Episode VII and J.J. Abrams. Plus, all the latest Star Wars news, more Filoni voice acting, Billy Dee and we have James Arnold Taylor and Jaime King autographs to give away to lucky listeners. And, don't forget to listen and learn how you can save 15 percent off your order at www.WeLoveFine.com! 

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Darth Maul and The Death Watch make their move against Mandalore in Shades of Reason. Joining Jason and Jimmy to discuss this important chapter of Star Wars: The Clone Wars are two members of the creative force behind Smuggler's Gambit, videogame industry veteran David Collins (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) and filmmaker F.J. Desanto (The Spirit).

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Breaking news! Reliable sources are reporting the hire of Director J.J. Abrams to helm the Star Wars sequel trilogy and RebelForce Radio breaks down the information. Joining us are our RFR correspondents in LA - KYLE NEWMAN and JAIME KING - And our man in London, PAUL BATEMAN.  Then, we go In The Cantina with Clone Wars actor MATT LANTER (Anakin Skywalker). And, we catch up with editor JONATHAN WILKINS who gives us the scoop about what's coming up in the next issue of Star Wars Insider Magazine. Plus, James Arnold Taylor autographed photos, Billy Dee, Filoni meets Fr. Guido Sarducci, and much more!

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The long-awaited team-up between Darth Maul, Savage Opress and Death Watch is finally here! Join RebelForce Radio's Clone Wars: Declassified as we discuss the newest episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: "Eminence." Jason and Jimmy tear this episode apart with the help of some very good friends: Film Director Kyle Newman (Fanboys) and drummer extraordinaire Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy. 

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Clone Wars: Declassified: 512-513 - Missing In Action and Point of No Return

RebelForce Radio presents Clone Wars: Declassified, a weekly roundtable discussion about Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In this first episode, we take a look at "Missing in Action" and "Point of No Return" with special guests, old friends Dan Curto (Curto/Burns Collector's Cast) and artist Paul Bateman. Join us as we dig deep into the final two episodes of the "Droids" arc featuring Colonel Meebur Gascon and his D-Squad. Look for Clone Wars: Declassified to return later this week with our analysis of the return of Darth Maul and Death Watch as seen in "Eminence."  

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Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac present the premiere episode of RebelForce Radio: Star Wars News and Commentary, featuring Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Dave Filoni. Plus, listen to learn how you can win an autographed 8x10 photo--personalized--from Clone Wars actor James Arnold Taylor. Plus, Billy Dee and much more in the debut of RebelForce Radio: Your NEW Source for the Force.

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Rebel Force Radio is about to usher in a new era of Star Wars podcasting. Listen to this preview of what's to come when Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac crack the mics once again to share their love of all things Star Wars.

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