Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast
RebelForce Radio: January 30, 2015

How did Padme Amidala die? Was it a "broken heart"? Was it a Force choke from Anakin?  Or was it something (or someone) we've never considered before?  We discuss the eye-opening article "Padmé Didn’t Die of a Broken Heart: There’s something you missed" with it's authorRetroZap blogger Joseph Tavano. Plus, the return of our 15 Minute Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Alert, news about the first stand-alone film, recent comments from Ewan McGregor & Oscar Isaac, and much more!

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_013015_StarWarsPodca.mp3
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Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 14

We begin our exploration of the brilliant work of John Williams as heard in the Prequel Trilogy starting with 1999's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. David W. Collins, along with Jimmy Mac, dive right in while shining the spotlight on arguably the most well-known track from the soundtrack: "Duel of the Fates".  We discuss the influences and possible origins of the track, along with samples of the music itself. Plus, "Anakin's Theme" and we hear from Williams himself via soundbites from the late nineties and more. 

Direct download: RFR_SWOxygen014.mp3
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RebelForce Radio: January 23, 2015

Star Wars headlines this week: Billy Dee returns as Lando in Star Wars Rebels. RFR gets some ink in a national newsstand publication. And, George Lucas makes controversial comments about how his contributions to The Force Awakens have been scrapped. Plus, Star Wars meets Pawn Stars, Listener Mail, and more sequel casting rumors. 

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_012315_StarWarsPodca.mp3
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Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Idiot's Array"

Billy Dee Williams returns as Lando Calrissian in the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels "Idiot's Array". What did we think of Billy Dee's debut in Rebels? Did he bring more character or caricature to his performance? Does the depiction of early Lando jibe with what we know about the character in The Empire Strikes Back? We talk about it all on this episode with our special guests - Official Star Wars artist Randy Martinez and co-author of the upcoming Star Wars Visual Guide, Fangirls Going Rogue's Tricia Barr.

Direct download: SWRebelsDeclassified_009_IdiotsArray.mp3
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RebelForce Radio: January 16, 2015

The Force Awakens...Star Wars Detours...Rebels...and more. Star Wars is everywhere these days and we are here with your weekly breakdown of everything important happening in the galaxy far, far away. We've got rumors about a potential massive Star Wars digital content dump maybe coming this spring, And, we discuss Gary Whitta's current standing as a Star Wars screenwriter. Plus, Galactic Heroes; actor Donald Faison talks Wars vs Trek; Billy Dee brings Lando to Rebels; and we review recent comments from Oscar Isaac, Liam Neeson & J.J. Abrams. And that's just scratching the surface of all the cool Star Wars stuff happening this week on RFR. Listen now!

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_011615_WeeklyRFR.mp3
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Paul Bateman returns with Jimmy Mac to bring you amazing analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently leaked concept art & action figure images.  Also this episode, Paul talks about the Ralph McQuarrie inspired Christmas artwork he created during the holiday season for Lucasfilm.  And, we review two great books: Star Wars Costumes and Star Wars Storyboards. Plus, Bantha's beheaded, Kenny Baker goes for a spin, Smuggler's Bounty and more!

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_SWInfluences_010.mp3
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RebelForce Radio: January 9, 2015

We are back for 2015 with a fresh ep of RFR! Join us this week for the latest news from The Force AwakensStar Wars in Pop Culture, and  hot info about upcoming Star Wars merch from Hasbro. We also have a Celebration Update to discuss the big announcement of our live audio drama "Smuggler's Bounty". Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto join us t0 share insider information about this amazing sequel to 2012's "Smuggler's Gambit", coming from us this April in Anaheim. Then, Kyle and F.J. stick around for our famous "15 Minute Spoiler Alert". Plus, The Simpsons, New Years Eve reports, talking Star Wars ornaments from Hallmark and more! 

Direct download: RebelForce_Radio__January_9_2015.mp3
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Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Path of the Jedi"

2015 is upon us and so are new episodes of Star Wars Rebels! Kicking off the second half of the season is "Path of the Jedi" - another great exploration into the Jedi and their connection to The Force. This episode features a powerful script and revelations about the nature of the Force. Plus, Frank Oz returns in the role of Jedi Master Yoda!  For such a momentous occasion, two powerful voices of Star Wars fandom were summoned - Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto join Jason & Jimmy at the roundtable to talk about "Path of the Jedi". 

Direct download: SWRebelsDeclassified_010715_PathOfTh.mp3
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