Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

We talk ROGUE ONE action figures and character wardrobe on Jason Swank's Birthday. Plus, the fate of Luke Skywalker in EPISODE VIII, A report from Wizard World Chicago with highlights from Carrie Fisher's panel, we review Frozen composer Robert Lopez's recent appearance on Star Wars Oxygen and much more. Let's get it STAR WARS this week on RFR! 

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Robert Lopez, the award-winning composer of "Frozen", "Book of Mormon" and more, joins us in the studio to talk about how STAR WARS and the music of John Williams influenced and energized his career. Robert is a huge STAR WARS fan so he is in the right place for some great conversation about the saga.  Robert even reveals his official contribution to STAR WARS via Meco in the 90's. You have to hear it to believe it! Join us now for this exclusive interview with one of the most esteemed film composers of our time as Robert Lopez joins STAR WARS OXYGEN! 

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Rebel Force Radio: August 19, 2016

Kenny Baker was the man who brought life to Artoo-Detoo. With his passing, we talk about his impact on STAR WARS and we share stories about our encounters with Kenny over the years along with audio highlights. Filmmaker friend J.C. Reifenberg (Hughes The Force)  joins us for the conversation and sticks around as we look at the ROGUE ONE international trailer and discuss newly revealed info about the characters. Plus, ROGUE ONE behind-the-scenes details, rumors and more. And, a John Williams update, Natalie Portman visits the STAR WARS set, William Shatner sings, and tons more stuff! 

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Star Wars Influences #19

Paul Bateman reviews the new ROGUE ONE trailer in the way only Paul can. Listen to his expert analysis and you will discover things you didn't before. Paul provides us with links to some of Ralph McQuarrie's original works and breaks down the trailer with a critical eye. Plus, Paul talks about the late Kenny Baker and reflects on his friendship with the legendary actor who brought Artoo-Detoo to life and more. 

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Rebel Force Radio: August 12, 2016

ROGUE ONE debuted it’s latest trailer this week during NBC’s Olympic coverage and we break it down shot-by-shot with our friend, The Dorky Diva herself, Savanna Kiefer. Hear our take on all the cool new visuals, characters and action revealed in this hot new trailer.  Plus, we have the freshest ROGUE ONE interview highlights from Donnie Yen and Jimmy Smits. And, we dig deep into the newest STAR WARS news stories including info on Lando Calrissian casting in the upcoming Han Solo film, THE FORCE AWAKENS 3D Collectors Edition, and, in the wake of new comments made by the head of ABC programming, we present an audio history of the long-awaited STAR WARS live-action television series and discuss the possibilities of it actually hitting the airwaves. 

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Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 33: The TFA Music Spreadsheet

David Collins's research is complete and in this volume of STAR WARS OXYGEN, he reveals his music spreadsheet for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Hear some of the stats David compiled for the TFA soundtrack along with his expert analysis. David also scavenges the cutting room floor and restores music for Rey's introduction in the film.  Plus, listener feedback and more.  

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Rebel Force Radio: August 5, 2016

ROGUE ONE behind-the-scenes shakeup rumors resurface, STAR WARS 3D home video releases could be coming, Book review for STAR WARS AFTERMATH: LIFE DEBT, and "outrageous" Therapy Ewoks. Plus, George Lucas wants to buy a comic book...A very very expensive comic book, Lucas Museum opponents in Chicago insult STAR WARS fandom leading to another Jimmy Mac meltdown. Plus, RFR Slow and Tell, Dave Filoni remixed, and much more.

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Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 32: SWCE

David recaps Star Wars Celebration London with a full replay of his amazing panel "The Restored Music of The Empire Strikes Back".  Leaving no fan behind, RFR is the only place you can hear David's unforgettable presentation, recorded live at the Galaxy Stage in London's Excel Center. 

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Rebel Force Radio: July 29, 2016

Young Han Solo, ROGUE ONE, and of course, STAR WARS EPISODE VIII are making news headlines these days and RFR is here to break it all down. This week, we’re hanging out with popular radio/media personality East Side Dave McDonald to talk STAR WARS news, fandom, and Sopranos tattoos. Aljon Go is back with a George Lucas sighting at Disneyland, we have more from Dave Filoni on the birth of the Rebellion and “Ahsoka’s Untold Tales”. We review Rian Johnson’s list of films that inspired the upcoming Episode VIII. Plus, star-studded young Han Solo auditions courtesy of Conan. And who will be our victim in this week’s segment of “RFR Slow and Tell”? Listen now and find out for yourself! 

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Star Wars Influences #18

He's the man who invented The Lightsaber. Oscar-Winning STAR WARS production designer Roger Christian joins Paul Bateman and Kyle Newman for an exclusive conversation about his career in film, his experiences working films such as STAR WARS and ALIEN, and working with George Lucas.  Check out this interview then read Roger's new book CINEMA ALCHEMIST, in stores now! 

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