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Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 28: TFA Part 4

We are cleaning out the Oxygen mailbag and featuring your feedback in this volume of STAR WARS OXYGEN. Everyone is talking about THE FORCE AWAKENS and listening to the soundtrack. Many loyal RFR listeners have been filling up our inbox with some amazing observations. Hear what we have to say! Plus, a fresh piece of listener music inspired by Oxygen, "Finn's Confession", more of "The Falcon", and a review of the "Star Wars Ultimate Soundtrack Collection". 

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

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "The Call"

Kanan and the gang meet space whale squids in STAR WARS REBELS, “The Call”. You think that sounds weird, wait ‘til you hear what we have to say about this season two episode! Joining Jason and Jimmy to talk purgils at the RFR Roundtable is film maker J.C.Reifenberg (Summer of ‘78/Hughes The Force).

Direct download: SWRD_021616_TheCall.mp3
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Rebel Force Radio: February 12, 2016

He was the man who introduced Obi-Wan to Chewie, but yet, his true identity was unknown. The name of the actor who played STAR WARS cantina character BoShek has remained a mystery for decades…Until earlier this week. Thanks to the efforts of crime reporter Billy Jensen (with a little help from Cantina expert Tom Spina), BoShek has finally been identified. This week on RFR, Billy tells us how he discovered who was the man behind BoShek and explains why he took on the task. The junior novelization for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits store shelves on February 16th. Author Michael Kogge joins us In The Cantina for a behind-the-scenes look at how the book came together. Disney head honcho Bob Iger talked about what lay ahead for STAR WARS during his quarterly stock holders update and our microphones were there. We play audio highlights so you get the all the deets directly from the man upstairs. Plus, Forest Whitaker talks ROGUE ONE, Jimmy Mac takes his dad to TFA and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:59am CST

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Legend of the Lasat"

Zeb’s mysterious past and the fate of his people finally gets revealed in STAR WARS REBELS. The season two episode “Legends of the Lasat” not only provides revelations about Zeb’s warrior past, but new info about his people and their spiritual relationship to the Force-esque energy field known as The Ashla. Joining Jimmy and Jason at the RFR Roundtable to get their Zeb on are the always-engaging and insightful Techno-Retro Dads:  Stuart Tullis and Josh Stolte. 

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Rebel Force Radio: February 5, 2016

Rancho Obi-Wan’s Steve Sansweet joins us to share his review of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. We review audio highlights of director Colin Trevorrow talking EPISODE IX at Sundance and Ewan McGregor on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". We open up the RFR Sound lab to deconstruct and reconstruct Sir Alec Guinness’s surprise vocal appearance in TFA. Plus, Listener Voice Mails, Topps STAR WARS trading cards, TFA on BluRay and more. 

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Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 27: TFA Part 3

NEW OXYGEN! Our breakdown of the official soundtrack for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS continues. Join us as we identify theme music for Finn and Poe Dameron. We tear into “The Falcon”, the jazz influences for the track and where it may have originated. Plus, more on the music for Kylo Ren, Rey, and we revisit the theme for “Han and Leia”. And not to be missed, we found an “1138” reference from TFA that will blow your mind!

Direct download: RFR_SWOxygen027.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:31am CST

Star Wars Rebels: Declassified MegaCast

REBELS is back!  We’re kicking off the second half of season two with a Declassified MegaCast featuring two roundtable discussions plus a special interview.  Joining us for her RFR debut is STAR WARS REBELS actress Julie Dolan, the voice of Princess Leia. Julie talks about bringing Leia to life and what it takes to make it happen. Join us for analysis of “A Princess on Lothal” and “The Protector of Concord Dawn” along with a breakdown of the spoilerific new trailer for season two.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:34pm CST

Star Wars Influences #15: The Art of TFA

STAR WARS INFLUENCES is back for 2016 as we solidly settle into the era of THE FORCE AWAKENS. Now that the film is out, Paul Bateman can finally talk about whether or not he actually worked on it! Paul walks through his experiences at the UK premiere and opening night in Hollywood and then we take the deep dive into the film itself. Paul discusses the McQuarrie influence on the look of certain characters, ships and sets, including his analysis of the mysterious Snoke. Plus, we review the book STAR WARS: THE ART OF THE FORCE AWAKENS and more. It’s Bateman unleashed!

Direct download: Star_Wars_Influences_15__Art_of_TFA.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:20pm CST

Rebel Force Radio: January 22, 2016

Adam Driver stole the show last weekend as Kylo Ren in SNL’s “Undercover Boss” skit. He killed it. Film prop and creature expert Tom Spina (www.tomspinadesigns.com) was on hand to help Adam with the authentic costume and mask. Hear his behind-the-scenes story this week as Tom joins us to talk about SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and more!  Plus, we perform a STAR WARS intervention with Chicago media personality Evie Olson. And, we feature you guys in an extended Listener Feedback segment featuring your e-mails and more. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:39pm CST

Rebel Force Radio: 1st TFA Commentary Track

You’ve seen STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with your friends and family. Now, see the it with us! Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank sit down to watch the film from start-to-finish with their microphones to present you with the first-ever audio commentary track for EPISODE VII.  We take you through the entire film, scene-by-scene, to bring you TFA…RFR-STYLE! Go see the movie in the theater again this weekend and take us with you in your earbuds. We tell you exactly how to do it! Or, just listen to the show as a stand-alone recap podcast. It’s STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with Rebel Force Radio!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:02am CST