Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast (rebel force radio)
Film Commentary with Sam Witwer: The Force Awakens

Sam Witwer joins us for our audio commentary track of STAR WARS:THE FORCE AWAKENS. As with all of our commentary tracks, you canplay this while you watch TFA or listen as a stand-alone podcast.You never know what Sam will say or what amazing theories he comesup with! So cue up your copy of THE FORCE AWAKENS and watch it withRFR! 

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_042916_TFACommentary.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:10pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: April 22, 2016

J.J. Abrams talked about Rey’s parents at the Tribeca Film Fest and our microphones were there. We analyze everything J.J. had to say about STAR WARS at the event. Plus, we have a preview of the upcoming novel release STAR WARS BLOODLINE, news about a new project for Daisy Ridley, STAR WARS vs AVATAR, discussion about the elusive Constable Zuvio, listener feedback and more.

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_042216_WeeklyRFR.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:38am CDT

Rebel Force Radio: April 15, 2016

The rumors for STAR WARS EPISODE VIII have kicked into high gear. We have a spoiler section devoted to the so-called “script leaks” that have hit the web recently. Legit or absurd? We’ll let you decide! The mystery of Threepio’s red arm in TFA has finally been solved via Marvel Comics “C-3PO” one-off and we have a full review of the story. Plus, young Han Solo and Darth Vader casting rumors, Daisy Ridley talks about the future of Rey at the MTV Movie Awards, J.J. talks about more TFA deleted scenes yet to come, a STAR WARS at Disney Parks update, including deets on RFR Live in Orlando and more.

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_041516_EpVIIIRumors.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: April 8, 2016

Dave Filoni is IN THE CANTINA to give us his insight into the STAR WARS REBELS season two finale, THE FORCE AWAKENS and more exclusive info. The era of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY has officially arrived with the release of the first teaser trailer this week. We provide shot-by-shot analysis! Plus, The TFA Blu-ray, listener feedback and more! 

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_040816_R1Trailer_Dav.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:09pm CDT

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Twilight of the Apprentice"

David Collins joins us to talk about the shocking and stunning season two finale of STAR WARS REBELS. The events in the hour-long "Twilight of the Apprentice" have serious repercussions on Ahsoka Tano, Darth Maul and the crew of The Ghost. Nothing will be the same again in the REBELS universe. We talk about it all in this epic roundtable discussion. 

Direct download: SWRD_040416_TwilightOfApprentice.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:02pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: April 1, 2016

Sam Witwer and Ashley Eckstein join us for their first interviews following the mind-blowing STAR WARS REBELS Season Two Finale. We recap the Rebels red carpet event in LA with audio highlights from Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg along with a full report from our man-on-the-scene, Jimmy Mac. The home video release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is here! We give you our initial, spoiler-free reviews of the Blu-ray. Plus, Ewan McGregor talks more about returning to STAR WARS as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Billy Dee is back! With so many amazing things happening on the STAR WARS scene, there's no foolin' around this week on RFR.

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_040116_Sam_Ashley_Re.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:39pm CDT

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "The Mystery of Chopper Base"

The crew of The Ghost get a little downtime to settle into their new base before the you-know-what hits the fan for Kanan and the gang. The peace is short-lived however when Captain Rex finds himself in a sticky situation.  Jason, Jimmy and Spencer break down all the action in "The Mystery of Chopper Base" including the Ralph McQuarrie influence, Ezra's growing dark side connection, and how Season Two may conclude.

Direct download: SWRD_032916_ChopperBase.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio: March 25, 2016

Bonnie Burton has been a multi-media superstar for years and her impact on STAR WARS fandom is undeniable. Bonnie joins us to talk about her groundbreaking social media work, her history with Lucasfilm, and her love of sock puppets.  Bonnie give us her review of THE FORCE AWAKENS and comments on the latest STAR WARS news headlines including casting for the young Han Solo film, the return of Indiana Jones, and the latest interviews from Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Plus, we report on the STAR WARS books panel at C2E2 with audio highlights, listener feedback and more.

Direct download: RebelForceRadio_032516_BonnieBurton.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:57pm CDT

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "The Forgotten Droid"

“The Forgotten Droid” features Chopper on his own as he gets separated from the crew of The Ghost and finds himself on an adventure. We break the whole episode down from start-to-finish with a great roundtable discussion featuring expert analysis from our esteemed panelists. Joining Jimmy Mac and STAR WARS artist Spencer Brinkerhoff III are Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rogue) and Geek Out Loud’s Steve Glosson.

Direct download: SWRD_031816_TheForgottenDroid.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:33am CDT

Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 29

The music of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS reveals many of the diverse influences that inspired composer extraordinaire John Williams. From classical music to his own rich catalog of soundtracks, we are hearing several familiar themes and call-backs. We find examples of music from INDIANA JONES and THE LAST CRUSADE, the STAR WARS prequels, and even HARRY POTTER that found new life in TFA. Plus, we listen closely to the TFA tracks “Scherzo For X-Wings”, “Torn Apart” and “The Starkiller”, we discuss “The Imperial March” in the major key, and speculate on John Williams future in STAR WARS. All this along with videogame music from STAR WARS: FORCE COMMANDER, listener feedback, and even a little Beethoven!  

Direct download: RFR_SWOxygen029.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:53pm CDT