Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

While looking forward to THE LAST JEDI, we continue to pick apart and analyze ROGUE ONE. Joining us this week with his review is up-and-coming NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney, who shares his fandom with us while prepping for the biggest race of the year, The Daytona 500. Keeping with our auto theme, Nissan visited the Chicago Auto Show with a massive ROGUE ONE interactive display. Jimmy Mac paid a visit and talked The Wars with Nissan's Jeremy Meadows, who gives us the behind-the-scenes info about the Nissan Rogue One Limited Edition and who he met at the ROGUE ONE world premiere. Plus, the latest news about THE LAST JEDI with comments from Disney's Bob Iger, Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver and Josh Gad continues to harass Daisy Ridley. And, Mulgrew vs Feldshuh, RFR Slow and Tell, and bowls upon bowls of ROGUE ONE Chex Mix. #Savory

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It's officially time to begin the countdown to THE LAST JEDI and this week on RFR, we discuss the latest rumors about the release of the first Episode VIII trailer. And, ROGUE ONE concept art, recasting General Leia, and ILM's John Knoll talks about resurrecting actors via CGI. Plus, listener voice mail, Nissan Death Trooper key chain winners, Lando meets Lando and Jedi Kanye.  

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:30pm CST

Ernest Cline, author of READY PLAYER ONE, ARMADA, and FANBOYS screenwriter returns to RFR to give us his ROGUE ONE review, updates on RP1, virtual reality gaming, and movies from the eighties. Ernie's enthusiasm for STAR WARS and pop culture really gets us going! And, we have updates on our campaign to have Carrie Fisher's Oscar tribute wish, as heard exclusively on RFR, become a reality, Mark Hamill comments on prequel haters, and FROZEN'S "Olaf" Josh Gad tries to shake down Daisy Ridley for information regarding THE LAST JEDI. Plus, your chance to win an amazing ROGUE ONE Death Trooper key chain and much more!

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THE LAST JEDI was revealed this week in a surprise announcement as the title of Rian Johnson's upcoming STAR WARS EPISODE VIII. We discuss this title and speculate on it's meaning and the impact it will have on the saga moving forward. Also this week, we unearth exclusive audio of Carrie Fisher telling us what her wish was for her own Oscar in-memorium segment. We would like to start a movement to get Carrie's request honored by the Academy. In Star Wars news headlines this week: Woody Harrelson joins the Han Solo standalone film, ROGUE ONE gets a couple of Academy Awards nominations, Laura Dern talks about Episode VIII, Adam Driver talks about Carrie Fisher, and Felicity Jones hosts SNL.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:18pm CST

Saw Gerrera makes the transition from film to television with his STAR WARS REBELS debut in the 2-part "Ghosts of Geonosis". We discuss all-things-Saw from character to motivation to history and speculate on his future with the crew of The Ghost. Joining us at the roundtable to is STAR WARS author Adam Bray ("Ultimate Star Wars") and Denver superfan Melody Deel from the Rocky Mountain Fan Force and, along with RFR, one of Business Insider's "Biggest Star Wars In the World".

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ABC News reporter and resident STAR WARS expert Clayton Sandell joins us to talk about his latest exclusive report for Nightline about the recreation of Tarkin in ROGUE ONE. Clayton give us all the behind-the-scenes details about ILM's latest and greatest achievements. Steve Sansweet, the legendary STAR WARS author, collector and fan ambassador, joins us from Rancho Obi-Wan to talk ROGUE ONE, share Carrie Fisher memories, and a great opportunity to win a trip to Rancho Obi-Wan courtesy of Little Debbie. And, we get caught up with our STAR WARS holiday adventures and discuss how many times we've seen ROGUE ONE, recap blowing up the Death Star at midnight on New Years Eve, and talk about when is the right time to introduce your child to the STAR WARS saga. Plus much more this week on RFR! 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:41pm CST

We review the STAR WARS REBELS mid-season finale "Visions and Voices". Star Wars artist Kevin Liell joins us to talk about Darth Maul's growing influence on Ezra Bridger, the tilt in the balance of The Force towards the Dark Side, and the return of The Nightsisters. Plus, we talk break down the new trailer for the second half of season 3, talk about the new voice of Ben Kenobi, and speculate on the future  of STAR WARS REBELS. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:35pm CST

We discuss Rogue One and review the behind-the-scenes books "The Art of Rogue One" and the "Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide" featuring Paul Bateman's expert knowledge about art design, concept art and Star Wars itself. We talk about the aesthetic look of Jyn Erso, The Death Troopers, K-2SO, The U-Wing, the Erso Farm, and much more. Of course we touch on all the Ralph McQuarrie influences and go deep into Vader's lair on Mustafar

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:06pm CST

It's Rogue One Family-Style this week as we feature RFR family members Wendy Snyder (WGN Radio) and brother Billy Mac with their reviews. Plus, three of the top podcasters on the scene check in with their initial reactions to ROGUE ONE: Eric Scull (MuggleCast), Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud) and tech expert David Sparks (MacSparky.com). These conversations were recorded on December 17, 2016...One day after the theatrical release of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:38pm CST

Our hearts are broken at RFR. We lost our Princess. We dedicate this episode to the memories, love, laughs, and personality of Carrie Fisher. This episode, recorded on the evening of December 27, 2016. is our tribute to Carrie. We discuss the importance she had on us as fans, and as Star Wars family. Star Wars autograph hall insider Mark Barbian (Official Pix)  joins us to talk about his experience working with Carrie over the years at the biggest fan conventions in the world. Plus, we are proud to feature our one-and-only conversation with Carrie, exclusively recorded in Chicago at the first-ever C2E2 in 2010. And, we celebrate Carrie's entertainment and art with a highlight montage of some of her great moments in the public eye.

Direct download: RFR__Carrie_Fisher_Remembered.mp3
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