Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast (rebel force radio)

The Rebel Force Radio A-Team gathered at the roundtable to provide full analysis, theories, and speculation immediately following the debut of the full trailer for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI during Monday Night Football. Our all-star team includes our long-time brothers in the Force and they don’t disappoint! Director Kyle Newman and concept artist Paul Bateman kick off our breakdown with their amazing insights, followed by filmmaker F.J.DeSanto presenting observations with his trademark, no-nonsense style. Plus, we feature your calls on this podcast recorded live for a galaxy-wide audience. Breathe…Just breathe.

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Gary Whitta joins us In The Cantina to talk about his new short story “Raymus” in “Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View”. We also talk about his contributions to ROGUE ONE, STAR WARS REBELS, and his personal fandom. New STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY animated shorts debuted this week on Disney XD. Melody Deel joins us to break down each story. Plus, we look forward to the next trailer for THE LAST JEDI, we listen to a few listener voice mails, and a stormtrooper holds up a donut shop in our latest Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week.

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Paul Bateman is back to share his thoughts about the Episode IX  director shakeup and the return of J.J. Abrams to STAR WARS. Ron Howard tweeted a pic of some Ralph McQuarrie-inspired hieroglyphs found on the set of the Untitled Han Solo Film. Paul tells us where the designs came from and what they could represent. On the TV front, we consider the potential of the long-talked about STAR WARS live action show in the wake of “The Orville” and “Star Trek Discovery” and we speculate on the future of Star Wars animation. Like all fans, we are wondering who Rey’s parents are? Thanks to listener feedback, we consider a Kenobi connection. Would Guillermo Del Toro be a good choice to direct a Star Wars film? Who or what are the Sentinels from Star Wars Battlefront II? We attempt to answer these questions and much more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:23pm CDT

“The Journey to The Last Jedi” is underway on bookstore shelves with several titles being released as a lead-up to the film. We preview “Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View”, a collection of 40 short stories presenting a fresh perspective for the original trilogy. We discuss a few of the stories, including one featuring Yoda and Obi-Wan. Author Adam Bray joins us to talk about his upcoming releases, “Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know: Updated and Expanded” and “Stormtroopers: Beyond The Armor”. We also enjoy getting Adam’s take on some of the current STAR WARS hot topics and the importance of canon. Plus, we look forward to STAR WARS REBELS as we get release dates for the first half of season four and speculate what some of the episode titles might mean.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:14pm CDT

We have fresh info about THE LAST JEDI, specifically Porgs and their delectability, from DK’s new book “Star Wars Made Easy”.  Mark Hamill saves the Disney Company the trouble by announcing the release date for the next trailer for EPISODE IX on Twitter…Then he takes it back! We dig deep to see if there is any truth behind Mark’s “joke”. Lucasfilm announces who will be their promotional partners for THE LAST JEDI and we discuss Disney’s plan to stream their properties independently, including STAR WARS. We speculate what that will mean financially for the company and how it will affect fans. Plus, the Chewbacca snowboarder goes to court, listener voice mails, space horses, and we present a snack review for Pop Chips Star Wars Galaxy Puffs that goes horribly south.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

J.J. Abrams returns to STAR WARS to direct EPISODE IX! Our pal, director Kyle Newman joins us to provide his professional insight and opinions about this latest Lucasfilm shakeup. We analyze all the information at our fingertips concerning J.J.’s return, including comments from fans to some harsh criticism for the studio from director John Landis. The One Man Star Wars Trilogy continues to thrill audiences as the long-running stage show returns to the road. Charles Ross, the man who makes it happen, joins us to talk about his almost two decades of performing his unique, fast-paced take on the original trilogy. Plus, updates from THE LAST JEDI as we feature recent interview highlights from Rian Johnson, the ever-surly Harrison Ford, and one of British GQ’s 2017 Men of the Year, Mark Hamill. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:41am CDT

Star Wars Episode IX is looking for a new director! In the biggest news of the week, Colin Trevorrow is OUT as director of the ninth episode of the Saga. Who will replace him? We run thru some possibilities, including the odds of George Lucas returning to the director’s chair. (“Never tell me the odds!”). We have plenty of voice mail this week featuring listeners opinions and speculation about this latest shakeup, Filmmaker/actor Alden Ford joins us to talk about his new sci-fi improv podcast “Mission To Zyxx” and comedy in the Star Wars universe, and we continue to review new Star Wars merch scored on Force Friday II including more of the Force Link talking action figures

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:40am CDT

FORCE FRIDAY II is here! We share our experiences, review all THE LAST JEDI action figures released during the big event and hear the figures talk with Force Link technology! STAR WARS creature and prop expert Tom Spina joins us to talk about The Caretakers and The Porgs from THE LAST JEDI, and to fill us in on all the great Force Friday sales happening at Regal Robot. Plus, we provide a full review of the bonus features included on the recently released BluRay for STAR WARS REBELS Season Three and more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

Porgs! Force Friday preview with an early look at some of the merchandise, like the BB-8 Playset, and we listen to what a Porg toy sounds like. Plus, plenty of Porg speculation on what role they will play in THE LAST JEDI. Kenobi! Melody Deel joins us to give us her take on what the plot of an OBI-WAN KENOBI stand-alone film should contain. As always, she has some creative and interesting suggestions. We also talk about a cinematic future for several other characters like Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt. Plus, more Star Wars news and discussion as we’re celebrating Jason’s birthday this week on RFR!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:02pm CDT

Paul Bateman checks in with his thoughts on the news that an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film is in the early stages. Plus, we break down recent photos and info from THE LAST JEDI, YOUNG HAN SOLO, and more. Plus, the positive influence of STAR WARS and George Lucas is still offering storytelling suggestions. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:08pm CDT