Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 2

David Collins returns, with piano keyboard at the ready, to RebelForce Radio for Volume 2 of Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams. This month, we continue our exploration of the original Star Wars soundtrack, Episode IV: A New Hope.  We also discover how Dvorak’s “Symphony #9: from the New World” inspired passages from "The Throne Room" track at the end of the film, and dig deep into the music of Tatooine.  Plus, a close listen to Williams' masterful "Princess Leia Theme", and more! It's our final show of 2013...Happy New Year from all of your friends at Rebelforce Radio! As you enjoy your champagne, re-discover the incredible catalog of amazing John Williams Star Wars compositions in a new light with Star Wars Oxygen!

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RebelForce Radio: December 28, 2013

This week is all about looking back at the year that was...2013.  In the past 12 months, we've seen tons of action in the Star Wars universe including many highs and lows for fandom.  Director Kyle Newman joins us fresh off the set of his latest film Barely Lethal, to talk about all the big news from the Galaxy Far Far Away that broke in 2013.   We also look back at the year of RebelForce Radio podcasting and more.  Our 'Year-In-Review" shows often are our most opinionated and this year is no exception.  In fact, this show was so big, it needed to be broken into 2 parts.  So, wrap up your year with the first of our two-part Star Wars Year-In-Review show as RebelForce Radio remembers 2013!   Have a safe and happy new year from your friends at RebelForce Radio!

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Star Wars Influences #3: December 2013

Star Wars Influences is back with Paul Bateman and a close look at the works that inspired the Star Wars saga.  This month, we discuss Paul's latest feature for Star Wars Insider magazine "McQuarrie Revisited" which gives us a fresh look at the Imperial Snowtrooper.  And, we take a closer look at the Christmas inspired Star Wars artwork of Ralph McQuarrie, discover the connections between the work of comic artist Phillipe Druillet and the Star Wars universe, and enjoy a casual conversation about the works of some great Star Wars comic book artists.

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Special guest C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels brings us memories of the Star Wars holiday album Christmas in the Stars, and Clone Wars star James Arnold Taylor talks about his new book, JAT 365. Plus, we look back at Bob Hope's 1977 Star Wars Christmas tribute, more with Donny & Marie, and yuletide music from A Galaxy Far Far Away.  Join us as RebelForce Radio celebrates the season of Star Wars Christmas with our annual holiday show!

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RebelForce Radio: December 13, 2013

Star Wars Christmas is in full swing at the RFR studios! We are in a holiday mood this week as we are joined by filmmaker Cris Macht (The Force Within Us) to celebrate the season. We discuss our vintage Star Wars Christmas memories, we talk about the only Star Wars Christmas record album, Christmas in the Stars, and listen to holiday music from a Galaxy Far Far Away. Plus, we look back at Donny & Marie's tribute to Star Wars, mash up Charlie Brown & The 'Wars, Star Wars Muppets and more! Stuff your Star Wars Christmas stocking with us!

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RebelForce Radio: December 6, 2013

Christmas is here, and you know what is waiting for Star Wars fans under the tree?  Rumors...Rumors...Rumors!  When it comes to the future of Star Wars - From the silver screen to the your flat screen - Speculation is running rampant this holiday season.  This week on RFR, we uncover the latest information to leak about Star Wars Episode VII and more, starting with a complete analysis of a recent Jedi News interview with their inside source "Jedi Master SQL".  And, we ask the question...Would you be interested in hanging out with a RebelForce Radio group at Disney's Star Wars Weekends 2014?  Plus, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars Lost Missions, Billy Dee moves on up, Star Wars Shakespeare and more!

Don't forget to visit AUDIBLE for your FREE audiobook download.  Tons of Star Wars titles to choose from!

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 Lightspeed: The Best of David Prowse

Just in time for BLACK Friday, we are proud to present you with a collection of interviews with Darth Vader actor David Prowse.  We've spoken with the original Dark Lord of the Sith many times over the years about his contributions to the saga and beyond.  We talk about all-things-Darth and even include David in an unforgettable "Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week" that you must hear to believe!  He's colorful, outspoken and sometimes controversial, it's the best of David Prowse on RebelForce Radio!

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Star Wars Celebration stage host David Collins brings his passion for music to RebelForce Radio with Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams.  In this monthly show, David will bring us a close look and listen into the iconic Star Wars soundtrack music from every film, provide influences for each track, and interview highlights with George Lucas, John Williams and more. This month, David kicks off the series with a focus on some choice cuts from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope!

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RebelForce Radio: November 22, 2013

It's a holiday tradition!  Every year, we devote our Thanksgiving show to you, the RebelForce Radio listener, by featuring your feedback!   To show our thanks, we are spotlighting your voice mails and e-mails.  Plus,  Samuel L. Jackson, The Star Wars Holiday Special, an Artoo update and tons more in our annual Thanksgiving RFR! 

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Star Wars Influences #2

Welcome back to Star Wars Influences featuring Star Wars concept artist Paul Bateman.  This episode, we take a closer look at Paul's new feature for Star Wars Insider Magazine, "McQuarrie Revisited", we discuss the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, and Dark Horse comics mini-series The Star Wars,  based on George Lucas's original rough draft.  From there, Paul digs deep into the influence of comic book artwork on Star Wars, including the work of Valarian artist Jean-Claude Mezieres and more.

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RebelForce Radio: November 15, 2013

Episode VII open casting calls are happening in Chicago and around the world.  Chicago Star Wars fan Eric Pfiefer was there and he joins us to provide a first-hand account of how it all went down. In other Episode VII news,  a release date has been announced and we discuss what will be a very Star Wars Christmas in 2015.  Also, did The Emperor mock Yoda in Return of the Jedi?  We discover where this alternate dialog came from in a special Investigative Report.  Plus, J.J. Abrams news, we talk about the Academy Awards anti-Star Wars bias, and did Billy Dee accidentally reveal his involvement with Star Wars Rebels?  We look into this and much more this week on RebelForce Radio!

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RebelForce Radio: November 8, 2013

Last week, we reported on the incredible Edit Droid laserdisc discovery of long lost footage from Yoda's death scene in Return of the Jedi. This week, we dig deep into this material, including never heard before dialog, with the man who has made it available to fans,  Star Wars collector Charlie Owen. Charlie talks about how he came into possession of this amazing video and what makes it so special for fans of The Saga.  Plus, we get into the latest Episode VII news, J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Harrison Ford, and more.  We let our imaginations run wild with speculation about the relationship between Han & Chewie in Ep VII, and, we take a gamble on The Billy Dee Quote of the Week!

For awesome Star Wars collectibles, visit Dorkside Toys!

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This week, we discuss the latest Episode VII news including the replacement of screenwriter Michael Arndt and rumors about the return of Harrison Ford to the Star Wars franchise.  Dark Horse Comic's writer / artist Zack Giallongo is In The Cantina to talk about his new book Ewoks: Shadows of Endor;  Darth Vader actor David Prowse shares some of his memories, or lack thereof, from the set of Return of the Jedi in our Investigative Report, and what's up with that animated film about fairies that Lucasfilm has been developing for the last few years?  All this plus long lost RoTJ footage, RFR T-Shirts, RADIO 1138, and The Billy Dee Quote of the Week!

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Most Star Wars fans know that there were scenes shot for George Lucas's original "Star Wars" film from 1977, like those featuring Jabba The Hutt & Biggs Darklighter, among others, that ended up on the cutting room floor. For years, there has been a selection of fans who believe they saw the Biggs scenes and more during the film's original run. We try to put those fuzzy memories to rest with an in-depth Investigative Report featuring our special guest, Steve Sansweet. Plus, we review all the special features of Del Rey's "Making Of..." Ebooks series, Seth Green updates IGN on Star Wars and we discuss Disney's vague announcement about "Darth Vader TV Specials". Stick around to hear Billy Dee get right to the point in the Quote of the Week! Don't forget, listen to get deets on brand new RFR T-Shirts!

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RebelForce Radio introduces Star Wars Influences.  This new monthly show will take a close look at the most important influences to impact the creation of the Star Wars saga.  From Akira Kurosawa to Joseph Campbell to Flash Gordon and beyond, Jimmy Mac and Paul Bateman will dig deep beneath the surface of the many resources used by George Lucas and collaborators to create the galaxy far, far away.  In this first episode, we discuss Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress" and dismiss the myth that Star Wars was a direct recreation of the classic Japanese film.  Plus, Tatooine origins, and "Dune".  And, Paul reviews the new book "Star Wars Art: Concepts", Star Wars 1313, and more.  Join us each month as we discover the Influences of Star Wars on RebelForce Radio.

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Dave Filoni returns to RebelForce Radio to join us for a "Rebels Recap" in the wake of the big reveals made at NYCC about the upcoming TV show "Star Wars Rebels".  We provide analysis for all the new details dropped in New York last weekend, along with discussion about The Clone Wars Season 5 Blu Ray, the upcoming TCW "Bonus Content" and more.  Plus, Harrison Ford clams up again, this time on BBC's Graham Norton Show, new potential titles for Episode VII are rumored, and Billy Dee talks about his favorite nerdy TV show in another hilarious Quote of the Week.

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We're throwing away the Episode VII rumors and focusing on cold, hard facts this week on RFR with audio highlights from recent interviews with major players from the Star Wars saga. Hear from JJ Abrams, Harrison Ford, Jett Lucas and more. New info about the future of Star Wars at the Disney Parks is leaked, and we got the deets. And, we review the new Rebels teaser, The Making of Return of the Jedi, and the Black Series Mara Jade action figure. Plus, James Caan has a gripe with the original Han Solo, Marina Sirtis wants to get rebellious, and Billy Dee meets Bane.

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RebelForce Radio: September 27, 2013

James Arnold Taylor from The Clone Wars, Star Wars books Editor for Del Rey Erich Schoeneweiss, and Geek Out Loud's Steve Glossen gather around the Roundtable with Jimmy Mac to discuss "Star Wars: Kenobi".  It's a fun onversation that digs deep into the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi during his early days on Tatooine. Plus, James Arnold Taylor performs a reading of "Kenobi" produced by Jimmy Mac exclusively for RFR.  And, Star Wars Audiobooks narrator Jonathan Davis talks to Jason & Jimmy about recording over 25 Star Wars stories for Random House Audio. If that wasn't enough, we have one more Kenobi Keychain to give away. Listen to learn how you can win! 

To hear Jonathan Davis perform "Star Wars: Kenobi" visit www.audiblepodcast.com/RFR to sign up for a membership and a FREE audiobook download! 

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Ahsoka Tano actress Ashley Eckstein is celebrating her birthday today and RebelForce Radio is hosting an unforgettable bash in her honor!  Join us for a fun hangout with Ashley as we enjoy some sweet treats with our party guests and a few surprises along the way, including an Ahsoka/Anakin reunion you don't want to miss, courtesy of Matt Lanter!  Plus, conversation about Star Wars: The Clone Wars, giveaways, trivia, and more!

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RebelForce Radio: September 20, 2013

Steve Sansweet stops by to talk about Rancho Obi-Wan finally being recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest collection of Star Wars memorbilia in the world.  And creator of the Lucasfilm's iconic bronze Yoda statue, legendary Star Wars artist Lawrence Noble joins us to talk about the relation between art and a galaxy far, far away. Plus, Billy Dee slaps us around and more! 

To contribute to "The Art Of Lawrence Noble" Kickstarter project, visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/970452904/the-art-of-lawrence-noble?ref=live

Become a member at Rancho Obi-Wan!  www.ranchoobiwan.org

Get the newest Star Wars action figures and more at www.dorksidetoys.com

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Actors Daniel Logan & Tom Kane joined RebelForce Radio in Central Illinois at the 2013 Marigold Festival for a special show with a live audience. Join Jimmy Mac for an in-depth interview recorded live in Pekin Illinois on Sunday September 8th,  Daniel and Tom talk about the early days in their careers, all the way up through Star Wars: The Clone Wars and beyond. Listen closely for hints about the upcoming Clone Wars Bonus Content and Star Wars Rebels.  Plus, a surprise visit from the 501st, Rebel Legion and Mando Mercs!

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A major prize!  We won, we won, we won!  This week on RebelForce Radio, we celebrate our Parsec Awards victory with audio highlights from the awards ceremony along with complete DragonCon coverage from our friends Riley & Bethany Blanton of The Star Wars Report.  We go thru the weekly round-up of the latest Star Wars Episode VII casting rumors, including some exclusive news about an actor audition that you will only hear here. And, we look back in time at other famous Star Wars casting rumors (Leo DiCaprio anyone?).  We have Kenobi keychains to giveaway and more on the evolution of the Krayt Dragon sound effect. Plus, Natalie Portman and John Williams news, and Billy Dee turns it on at DragonCon.

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It's a KENOBI-centric episode of RebelForce Radio as we celebrate the release of Del Rey's "Star Wars: Kenobi" with a special giveaway. Listen to learn how you can become eligible to win a Kenobi Keychain. Also this week, we discuss the potential future of downloading original Star Wars content on emerging new technologies - like Apple TV. And, of course, we're talking all about the latest EPISODE VII casting rumors, plot speculation, and predictions. Plus, Krayt Dragons, Billy Dee, Zim Zams and more Star Wars than you can handle! 

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Disney journalist and Sorcerer Radio station manager Aljon Go joins us to discuss the future of Star Wars at Disney Parks and more fallout from the D23 expo.  We have the latest Star Wars Sequel rumors, plot speculation,  more audio highlights from Celebration Europe, and rapping Wookiee Peter Mayhew. Plus, ewok inspired listener feedback, Force ghosts, a review of the latest Star Wars novel "Kenobi" by John Jackson Miller, Gilbert Gottfried feels The Force and more!

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RebelForce Radio" August 16, 2013

Actor Jon Heder joins us to talk about his famous role as Napoleon Dynamite and his Star Wars fandom.  But that's just part of this week's action-packed show recorded in Chicago!  We have a full report of everything that happened at last weekend's Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.  Plus, we discuss future Star Wars sequel casting announcements and when to expect them, Star Wars collecting,  and an update with filmmaker Sheldon Norton about his RFR documentary "When The Galaxy Listens".  Chris Spice from Sandtroopers.com joins us to talk about his interview with Jett Lucas, Aljon Go from Sorcerers Radio checks in from Disney's D23 Expo, and we chat with the girls from the Admiral Theater about their Star Wars and more burlesque show "Comic Strip". 

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The buzz about a Star Wars television series is picking up steam again and we discuss the potential TV future for the saga. Plus, Paul Bateman provides a complete report from Star Wars Celebration Europe. And, we have a lot to talk about with our special guest co-host, Star Wars collecting guru Dan Curto. We have highlights from recent interviews with Jett Lucas, Mark Hamill, and The Billy Dee Quote of the Week.

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RebelForce Radio: August 2, 2013

Last weekend, Star Wars Celebration Europe provided fans with some cool news and reveals. RFR is here to break it all down. Joining us once again is Digital Stage host, RFR correspondent, and all-around great guy David W. Collins.  David provides invaluable insight into all the amazing events and excitement of Celebration Europe as we discuss the biggest stories from the weekend like the return of John Williams, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015.  Complete with audio highlights and more, RFR leaves no fan behind with more in depth coverage of the biggest Star Wars event of the summer.

Listen to see if you won an autographed copy of Star Wars: Crucible signed by author Troy Denning courtesy of Penguin/Random House!

For the latest Star Wars action figures and more, visit www.dorksidetoys.com! 

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Special

RebelForce Radio leaves No Fan Behind with our Star Wars Celebration Europe Special!  Joining Jimmy Mac is RFR correspondent and host of the Digital Stage David Collins, fresh off the Closing Ceremony stage. David tells us about some of his favorite moments from the weekend and discusses some of the big breaking news, like the announcement that John Williams will be scoring the Sequel Trilogy and more.  Then, we are proud to bring you the opening press conference in it's entirety. Hosted by David Collins, you will hear from the stars of Star Wars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Ian McDiarmid, and Jeremy Bulloch. 

Join us this Friday August 2 for more coverage and recaps from Star Wars Celebration Europe. 

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RebelForce Radio: July 26, 2013

Will he stay or will he go?  J.J. Abrams rumors blew up this week concerning his future with the Star Wars franchise. We discuss the potential of J.J. walking away, along with the latest Star Wars sequel news and rumors. Also, we catch up with the Caravan of the Force as they wind their way to Star Wars Celebration Europe in Germany. Plus, more "Crazy Mace", action figure talk, Listener Feedback, and Billy Dee!

Don't forget to listen to see if you won an autographed copy of Star Wars: Cruicible by Troy Denning.  We'll tell you how to become eligible to win another autographed book that we'll be giving away next week!

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RebelForce Radio is back this week to discuss all the Star Wars news and rumors, including discussions about the upcoming films, television, novels, and three guys in Britain named Yoda.  Do we want to see the return of Mace Windu in the Sequels? How does C-3PO "feel"? And what does George Lucas think about the other "Star" franchise? Plus, The Wall Street Journal takes a closer look at Star Wars novels, Lando Calrissian goes to the "West Coast" and The White Sox bring "The Wars" to Chicago.

GIVEAWAY: Listen to this week's show to learn how you can become eligible to win a signed copy of Troy Denning's novel "Star Wars: Crucible"! 

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Over the years, RebelForce Radio has had many encounters with the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas himself.  From conventions to media events to banquets, we have had the opportunity to yell "G.L. in the house!" on numerous occassions. For this edition of RFR's "Star Wars Lightspeed" we are happy to present you with a collection of some great Lucas moments and parodies. Plus, you will also hear from Jon Favreau, Jon Stewart, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and even the new Mrs. Lucas, Mellody Hobson. So join us as we pay tribute to "The Notorious G.L." in this edition of "Lightspeed". 

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Joining us In The Cantina this week for a rare interview is original Star Wars marketing man Charles Lippincott.  Charles has interesting stories about the early days of Star Wars and Lucasfilm, as well as working on sci-fi classics like Westworld and Alien, his strong opinions on The Empire Strikes Back and Yoda and the future of Star Wars with JJ Abrams at the helm.  Charles even shares critiques on new films like Man of Steel and the opinions about the current state of film making.


Also, the latest Star Wars sequel casting rumors; George Lucas ties the knot; Billy Dee goes to the Great White North; we got your feedback on "It's a trap" jumping the shark and more this week on RebelForce Radio.

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Welcome to the second in our series of Star Wars Celebrity Film Commentaries with Sam Witwer and this time, we are watching The Empire Strikes Back on Blu Ray.  Cue up your disc and watch along with us or just listen to the commentary by itself!  You will be amazed at some of the well-thought observations and opinions from our special guest Sam. You might even discover a few things about Empire that you never noticed before.  So grab a seat on the couch with us and enjoy our latest commentary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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This week on RFR, we have a big preview of Star Wars Celebration Europe II with a couple of major players. First, host of the Digital Stage, David W. Collins, joins us to talk about what's in store for fans next month in Germany. We pull back the curtian and go behind-the-scenes of "Smuggler's Gambit," and we congratulate the winner of our custom action figure contest. Later, we provide an inside look at The Clone Wars big win at the Daytime Emmys and welcome Supervising Director Dave Filoni to the show. Dave talks about the Emmys, the upcoming Clone Wars bonus content, and a little about the next era of Lucasfilm animation: Star Wars Rebels.

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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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