Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

“The Real Fans of the Saga” is a fresh new fandom reality show from our old friend Cris Macht and friends. Cris joins us in the studio this week to give us the behind-the-scenes deets about “Real Fans” and more. “40 Years of Star Wars: Through The Decades” is an amazing new Star Wars documentary produced by The Decades Network, hosted by Bill Kurtis and featuring Jimmy Mac. We review the show and feature highlights. Plus, new leaks from the productions of THE LAST JEDI and the HAN SOLO standalone and an early look at some Episode VIII LEGO minifigs that offer our first look at Snoke and other characters. And, we look at an interview with original Star Wars script contributor Gloria Katz, we have a discussion about the new Marvel Comics “Darth Vader” title, we go off again about spoilers coming from official sources and more.

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As Star Wars turns 40, we look back to the summer of ’77 with memories of seeing the film in the theater during its initial run, we check out some of the original reviews, and share facts and trivia with Billy Mac. Star Wars prop expert Tom Spina (RegalRobot.com) stops by to analyze our first glimpses of the aliens of THE LAST JEDI as seen in Vanity Fair and his 40th anniversary thoughts. More from Vanity Fair’s Star Wars issue along with fresh interviews from Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson and more.

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We talk plenty about the upcoming HAN SOLO standalone film including a review of leaked concept art and recent photos Alden Ehrenreich’s hairstyle. Promotion for THE LAST JEDI has begun in Japan and it promises “The Most Shocking Truth in Star Wars History Will Soon Be Revealed!” We consider what that’s supposed to mean. Plus, we get our first glimpse of STAR TREK DISCOVERY and feel a definite Star WARS vibe. And, Paul reveals his top four characters he want to see return in THE LAST JEDI.

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Dave Filoni’s “Heroines of Star Wars” panel and the “Forces of Destiny” animated shorts announcement were highlights from Star Wars Celebration Orlando.  We review it all with Melody Deel, Public Relations Officer for the Rebel Legion: Mountain Base. Plus, we break down the STAR WARS REBELS season four trailer and speculate on the future of Star Wars animation. We also review a few nuggets from the “Animated Origins & Unexpected Fates” panel. And, an Outrageous Unthinkable moment from the STAR WARS cutting room floor was revealed at SWCO…Hear what it was!

Direct download: RFR__May_12_2017.mp3
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Kyle Newman joins us this week to respond to F.J. DeSanto's predictions about THE LAST JEDI, and talk about SWCO and STAR WARS REBELS. Voice actor Christopher Corey Smith (Luke Skywalker in Phineas and Ferb Star Wars) joins us to talk about his former life as a STAR WARS dumpster diver. Christopher tells us about his adventures growing up in the Bay Area during the production of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and finding amazing artifacts among the refuse at Lucas's special effects company Industrial Light and Magic. Plus, The Beatles masterpiece "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" gets the STAR WARS treatment, "When The Galaxy Listens" finally gets released, and much more! 

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THE LAST JEDI gets decoded by F.J. DeSanto this week on RFR. Hear what F.J. believes will be the plot of TLJ and the fate of the characters based on what we saw in the teaser trailer. No spoilers. No insider scoop. Just hypothesis and educated speculation in the truest spirit of fandom. You will enjoy hearing what F.J. has to say! Plus, we go back to Orlando to visit Jeremy Meadows at the incredible Nissan display at SWCO to talk about the incredible STAR WARS 360 degree virtual reality experience created by Nissan and ILM, the Episode VIII trailer, young Han Solo and of course, the Nissan Rogue: Star Wars Rogue One Limited Edition. And, news headlines with audio highlights from Rian Johnson, Ashley Eckstein, Rosario Dawson, rare audio from 1983 of Mark Hamill talking to Gene Siskel about the Sequel Trilogy and more. 

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We recap our adventures at STAR WARS CELEBRATION ORLANDO and talk about the pros and cons from the convention. “Look at the size of that thing!” Wedge Antilles actor Denis Lawson joins us in Orlando for an exclusive interview about his experiences in STAR WARS and beyond. SWCO was Denis’s first-ever STAR WARS event appearance and RFR is his first-ever STAR WARS podcast interview. Hear what the elusive actor had to say about meeting fans and taking in the con. Plus, we make a ton of excuses for confusing Kylo for Rey as we reviewed THE LAST JEDI teaser poster last week, and discuss a few character theories for the Sequel Trilogy. And, news headlines featuring interview audio highlights from Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill.

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Paul Bateman joins Jimmy Mac for a full review of the teaser trailer for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. We go through the trailer shot-by-shot as Paul lends his artistic eye for a deep dive into the biggest footage to emerge from Star Wars Celebration Orlando. We also talk about the convention itself and Paul reviews the touring museum exhibit STAR WARS IDENTITIES, currently in London. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:34pm CDT

You've seen the trailer. We've seen the trailer. Now, hear our immediate reactions to what was shown, complete with panel highlights from Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Yes he does talk! With special guest Billy Mac. 

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Leaving NO FAN BEHIND, we kickoff Star Wars Celebration 2017 with a live show in front of a packed house at the Hilton Orlando. Join us for special guests, fans, and surprises. It's biggest RFR party of all time!  

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