Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

A new character from Star Wars Rebels has been announced! Hear what we think about the droid Chopper, what inspired his look and who he reminds us of.  Also, Jimmy Mac reports about his trip to the Sundance Film Festival and the screening of the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself which features voice work by Clone Wars alum Stephen Stanton (Capt. Tarkin), including an exclusive interview with Stephen himself. Plus, we received a ton of feedback about the hot topics presented in last week's show: The popularity of Han Solo and a potential Boba Fett reboot. You guys certainly let your opinions be known!  All this along with the first winner of our Little Debbie giveaway, Key & Peele's Lando's Pal, and the debut of "Jimmy Mac: Star Wars Vigilante"!

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Thank you loyal RFR listener Brian Snook for the awesome artwork for this week's episode!

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David Collins returns to provide deep analysis for John Williams's music of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. We talk about many minor themes from the soundtrack including The Rebel Fanfare and the evolution of Darth Vader's Theme. Plus, David presents us with statistics about how often you hear certain themes throughout the movie. Geeky? Maybe. Totally cool? Definitely! What do you think was the most used piece of music in the original Star Wars film? The answer may surprise you! Also, we place the track Attack of the Sand People side-by-side with the chase music from The Planet of the Apes and compare the two in an attempt to find an influence. All this and much more this month on Star Wars Oxygen!

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RebelForce Radio: January 24, 2014

Jason is back and we get caught up with all the latest & best Star Wars Episode VII news & rumors including info directly from director J.J. Abrams himself, a Boba Fett rebirth, and news about the highly anticipated Clone Wars Lost Missions. Plus, a plea to Darth Vader actor David Prowse, no Star Wars in NYC, and is Han Solo the most popular character in the Saga? You will find our hosts have very differing opinions! And listen to learn how you can win a supply of Little Debbie snackcakes! All this and more on the weekly RebelForce Radio!

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RebelForce Radio: January 17, 2014

RebelForce Radio is BACK for 2014! Star Wars news and rumors have been flying fast and furiously here in the first two weeks of the year, and we have a lot to say about everything. From Episode VII casting rumors, to comic book news, to canon hierarchy, and even Boba Fett, Jimmy Mac and guest co-host Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud)  have much to discuss. Get well soon Jason Swank! Plus, Kyle Newman passionately stands up against potential irresponsible marketing of the Star Wars mythology,we catch up on all the Star Wars activities and experiences we had over the holidays, and Chicago Blackhawk superstar Patrick Kane as Anakin Skywalker? Thanks Dave Filoni!  All this and more this week on RebelForce Radio!

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Paul Bateman joins Jimmy Mac for reaction to the news that Star Wars comics will be going back to Marvel starting in 2015.  We talk about our personal favorite highlights of Dark Horse Comics past two-plus decades of Star Wars stories and we look forward to what we want to see happen with the franchise in the hands of Marvel.  Paul provides some behind-the-scenes info about his latest McQuarrie Revisited feature for Star Wars Insider Magazine which showcases a Ralph McQuarrie-inspired look at the streets of Tatooine's Mos Eisley.  Plus, revelations about McQuarrie's involvement and eventual departure from Star Wars during the pre-production of Return of the Jedi.

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Lightspeed is back, this time focusing on conversations with the great Mark Hamill! We caught up with Mark for a pair of exclusive interviews and we are happy to present them both to you in one special program. First, Jimmy Mac sits down with the Luke Skywalker actor at Star Wars Celebration Japan in 2008.  Then, Jason Swank talks to the Jedi Master himself at Star Wars Celebration V in 2010 (while Jimmy Mac sits on the sidelines with a case of laryngitis!). AND, as a special bonus, enjoy rarely-heard highlights from Mark's panel in Orlando at CV.  So, put off that trip to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters and enjoy The Best of Mark Hamill, courtesy of RebelForce Radio!

Join us next week as RFR kicks off the 2014 "Year of Star Wars" with the return of our weekly show! 

Check out our Lightspeed Series featuring George Lucas, David Prowse & Anthony Daniels

Don't forget to visit our friends at Dorkside Toys for the latest Star Wars toys & collectibles!

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Lightspeed: The Best of Anthony Daniels

Our series of favorite moments continues with the spotlight pointing to the man who brought Goldenrod to life! Anthony Daniels has played the eccentric See-Threepio since Day One and over the years, we have had the opportunity to hang out with the man behind the droid.  We are happy to present you with this collection of great conversation, insight, and opinion from the one and only Anthony Daniels!

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Happy New Year and welcome to part 2 of our 2013 Star Wars Year-In-Review. Joining us once again is director Kyle Newman (Fanboys/Barely Lethal) for an entertaining recap of all the important Star Wars news and happenings from the second part of 2013, including discussion about Star Wars Rebels, Hasbro's "Black Series" line of action figures, changes made to the Episode VII script writing team, and more!

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