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RebelForce Radio: October 31, 2014

The long-awaited animated series Star Wars Rebels is underway and we have Dave Filoni joining us this week to provide us with insider info about what we've seen and what we will be seeing. It's always a good time when Dave stops by RFR and this visit is no exception. And if that isn't enough to satisify any Star Wars Rebels fan, we have Hera Syndulla herself, Vanessa Marshall, joining us In The Cantina for a fun conversation about her role in the saga and fandom in general. Plus, Darth Vader returns, The Billy Dee Quote of the Week and cool Halloween stuff!

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Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Rise of the Old Masters"

Join us at the Roundtable as we analyze and dissect the Star Wars Rebels season one episode "Rise of the Old Masters". For this editon of Declassified, film director Kyle Newman (Fanboys / Barely Lethal) joins us and, as usual, he has a lot to say. Everyone has been wondering what Kyle thinks of Star Wars Rebels thus far, and we got him this week to give us the low down.  "Rise of the Old Masters" contains threads to tie together the prequel era with the dark times, the return of a Jedi Master, and a strange twist we didn't see coming. Plus, The Inquisitor gets into the action and more. We talk about it all on Star Wars Rebels: Declassified.

Direct download: SWRDeclassified_102914_RiseoftheOldM.mp3
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RebelForce Radio: October 24, 2014

Freddie Prinze Jr. joins us this week for his RebelForce Radio network debut! We go In The Cantina to talk about his cool character Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars Rebels, his interests, his influences, and his fandom. George Lucas appeared in Chicago last Friday at the Chicago Ideas Week and Dave Filoni spoke at the MIPCOM conference in Cannes, France. We have audio highlights from both events! Plus, we get pumped up for Darth Vader's debut on Star Wars Rebels this weekend and more!

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Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Fighter Flight"

As we continue to work our way through Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels, we find ourselves learning more and more about our group of core characters, as well as the state of the galaxy on a whole. In "Fighter Flight", Zeb & Ezra are sent on a simple errand to pick up some fruit in a Lothal town, but what happens next is anything but ordinary.  Joining us at the Roundtable this week to provide analysis are movie producer/writer F.J. Desanto and Star Wars collecting guru Dan Curto

Direct download: SWRebelsDeclassifed_102214_FighterFl.mp3
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Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 11: The Music of John Williams

Welcome back music lovers to Star Wars Oxygen as we continue to spin the tunes and discuss the famous music from the franchise. This month, we continue our focus on the music of Return of the JediDavid W. Collins & Jimmy Mac have tons of info and trivia about the soundtrack to the 1983 film, along with several fun anecdotes & stories.  We discover the many uses of "source music" within the film, specifically in Jabba's palace where "Lapti Nek" is often heard being performed by the Max Rebo Group. Then, we travel to the Ewok village to appreciate some of the sounds of Endor. Plus, listener feedback, more Tuba the Hutt, and some spooky stuff to get you ready for Halloween - Star Wars-style! 

Direct download: RFR_102014_SWOxygen011.mp3
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RebelForce Radio: October 17, 2014

James Earl Jones is back as the voice of Darth Vader, Palpatine gets a first name, and whispers of a possible Obi-Wan Kenobi trilogy are in the air. Thank the Maker RebelForce Radio is here, just in time, to provide our own brand of commentary & discussion! We talk about all the latest Star Wars news, rumors, and Episode VII speculation. Star Wars Oxygen host David W. Collins and Hughes The Force director J.C. Reifenberg join us to talk about their new YouTube show for Kevin Smith's See Smod channel - The Comlink. Plus, hear exclusive audio from The Comlink with special guests James Arnold Taylor and Kevin Smith himself!  Plus, Mark Hamill's beard, Carrie Fisher on "Ankle-Gate", and our almost-famous 15 Minute Episode VII Spoiler Alert!

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Star Wars Rebels: Declassified - "Droids In Distress"

Season one of Star Wars Rebels is officially underway with the first "proper" episode, "Droids In Distress".  Our crew of rebels cross paths with some very familiar characters from the rich history of the Saga. How did they get along and where did their adventures take them?  We talk all about on Declassified! Joining moderator Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac are our pals J.C. Reifenberg (Hughes The Force) and Star Wars Oxygen's David W. Collins.

Check out David & F.J. new show THE COMLINK - New webisodes weekly!

Direct download: SWRebelsDeclassified_101514_DroidsIn.mp3
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Star Wars Influences #9: The Hero's Journey

Paul Bateman is back for another round of Star Wars Influences. For this episode, we attack some of the most-requested subject matter for Influences - The impact of Joseph Campbell's  on the plot of Star Wars.  Join Jimmy Mac as he picks Paul's mind on the effect of Joseph Campbell on the saga and the oft-mentioned "Hero's Journey".  Paul breaks down the philosophies and teachings of Campbell in a straight-forward and conversational style as he applies the aspects of  "The Hero's Journey" to the story of Star Wars: A New Hope - From beginning to end.  Plus, we talk about images revealed from Star Wars Episode VII including the now-famous Bad Robot "Hunka Junk" Millennium Falcon video and more!

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Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: Spark of Rebellion

The next era of Star Wars animation has finally begun! Star Wars Rebels successfully blasted out into hyperspace with the TV movie event Spark of Rebellion. To honor the occasion, RebelForce Radio returns to the original Star Wars Roundtable with Star Wars Rebels: Declassified . Join stalwart moderator Jason Swank with Jimmy Mac as they are joined by noted Star Wars & feature film concept artist Paul Bateman and Star Wars podcast pioneer Pete Nadel for an informative, insightful and sometimes hilarious look at the premiere of Star Wars Rebels

Direct download: SWRebelsDeclassified_100314_S102_Spa.mp3
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In a surprise move last week, starwars.com released Clone Wars Legacy bonus content in the form of a four-part story reel.  "Crystal Crisis on Utapau" presents a brand-new chapter into the mythology of Star Wars. Albeit in a raw and unfinished format, the story itself shines. For this special roundtable, Jimmy & Jason are joined by film maker Kyle Newman (Barely Lethal) with a special surprise visit from Jaime King (Hart of Dixie) to discuss this important addition to The Clone Wars saga.

 

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