Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars

Sam Witwer jumps into this round of our epic debate about The Chosen One. Sam shares his opinions about the identity of the galactic savior and lays down some sweet knowledge and insight. We also go behind-the-scenes with Sam to talk about his performance as Darth Maul in STAR WARS REBELS "Twin Suns". We review recent revelations about earlier and alternate endings for ROGUE ONE, and recent comments from Woody Harrelson about the Young Han Solo film, now shooting in London. Plus, we announce the winners in our ROGUE ONE digital download giveaway and more.

Direct download: RFR__March_24_2017.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:47pm CDT

“Twin Suns” brings an end to the long-simmering feud between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Years in the making, STAR WARS REBELS brings us this moment and leaves us asking a bunch of questions. An episode of this magnitude demands RFR analysis with a critical eye. Joining us to discuss “Twin Suns” are author Adam Bray (“Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia”) and our pal Paul Bateman. We talk about our many likes and many dislikes from this episode, and opinions fly fast and furious. Especially when we consider the true identity of “The Chosen One”. Strap yourselves in for this one because when we start talking about Rebels, it ain’t like dusting crops, boy!

Direct download: Star_Wars_Rebels__Declassified_S3E20.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:56pm CDT

Gearing up for Star Wars Celebration this week as we get the lowdown on everything happening for collectors…And for partiers! Veteran Star Wars collecting expert Chris Fawcett gives us a complete breakdown of all the amazing panels for collectors at Celebration. And, we are happy to reveal exactly what we have planned for attendees of the RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash! Filmmaker and RFR documentarian Sheldon Norton joins us for the big announcements! Frank Oz made some comments about his possible participation in THE LAST JEDI that were pretty easy to read between the lines. Listeners give their suggestions for the Star Wars Bedtime Kisses tradition, and tell us which severed limbs from the saga we missed last week. Listen and enjoy while waving a green lightsaber for Star Wars St. Patrick’s Day with RFR.

Direct download: RFR__March_17_2017.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:17pm CDT

Jason is back for this double-shot episode of Rebels Declassified as we are also joined by Geek Out Loud's Steve Glosson to discuss "Secret Cargo" and "Double Agent Droid". From the emergence Mon Mothma as the leader of the growing rebellion, to Chopper's corruption by an Imperial hacker, we tackle it all. 

Direct download: Star_Wars_Rebels__Declassified_S3E18.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:28pm CDT

Bob Iger talked about the future of Star Wars at the latest Disney Shareholders meeting. He’s seen THE LAST JEDI, and he likes it! We have audio highlights so you can hear from the man himself. Also, the latest updates from THE LAST JEDI and Young Han Solo with a Donald Glover radio appearance. And, we look forward to the upcoming ROGUE ONE home video release and The Making of Rogue One book. BIG RFR PATREON COMMUNITY NEWS: We announce our new Patreon benefits on this week’s show, including NEW exclusive podcasts from RFR, available only at our official Patreon page. Plus, rumors about Benecio Del Toro’s role in THE LAST JEDI, “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown wants to join the saga, The Star Wars Bedtime Kisses tradition, The history of severed limbs in the saga, and Swank has a Goodwill Store misadventure. 

Direct download: RFR__March_10_2017.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:30pm CDT

The identity of The Fulcrum is at stake as Kallus tries to dodge the grasp of Grand Admiral Thrawn while the secret location of Chopper Base is in jeopardy. Jimmy Mac and Kyle Newman get together to break down the latest REBELS ep. "Through Imperial Eyes". From the opening sequence's first person perspective to the Easter eggs hidden within Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, we leave no code cylinder unchecked. Plus, Kyle gives a SMUGGLER'S update, and much more.

Direct download: Star_Wars_Rebels__Declassified_S3E17.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

We look ahead to the future of STAR WARS when Jason Swank stops by to ask the question: Will any of our favorite characters have a happy ending? Jimmy and Paul continue to look ahead with speculation about THE LAST JEDI. Plus, we discuss the recently revealed Star Wars Celebration 2017 key art and talk about some STAR WARS poster art. The Han Solo standalone film has begun shooting in London with Joonas Suatomo taking on the role of Chewbacca solely by himself, Carrie Fisher's Oscar wish gets support in Hollywood and much more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

Declassified returns with a triple-play featuring analysis of the last three episodes of STAR WARS REBELS. Paul Bateman joins us to talk about all the Ralph McQuarrie design influences in "Warhead", then we dig deep into Sabine's story with the Darksaber duology: "Trials of the Darksaber" and "Legacy of Mandalore".

Direct download: Star_Wars_Rebels__Declassified_S3E14.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:52pm CDT

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

Direct download: Rebel_Force_Radio__February_17_2017.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

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.  

Direct download: RFR__February_10_2017.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:30pm CDT