Fri, 28 June 2019
He is a member of the Pop Culture Hall of Fame. He oversaw the Star Wars brand at Hasbro for a decade. And now, he’s an author. Derryl DePriest joins us IN THE CANTINA to give us the lowdown about his new book STAR WARS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ARCHIVE EDITION. It’s a deep dive into one of the most popular and long-running STAR WARS 3 ¾ inch action figure lines, The Vintage Collection. Derryl takes us behind-the-scenes for the making of the book and, of course we wouldn’t let him leave The Cantina without taking our famous Yoda Questionnaire. Billy Mac walks us through his first trip to Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan, home to the Guinness Book of World Records’ largest Star Wars collection. Puppet Lando also flew in for a tour! Plus, Mark Hamill dropped a big hint about his return in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and we drop a juicy rumor.
Direct download: RFR__Star_Wars_Vintage_with_Derryl_D.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:22pm CDT
Thu, 20 June 2019
Lucasfilm announced a new head of Live Action Development and Production, Michelle Rejwan. We look at what is known about Michelle and her career and try to follow her path to Star Wars. Is she the right person for the job? We discuss and debate. The big talk at E3 was fresh reveals of gameplay for STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER. We get up to speed with what’s known about the game and discuss a cool ROGUE ONE character that makes an appearance. Will Darth Bane appear in a future Star Wars film? We speculate! Mark Hamill visited James Cordon and talked about his visit to STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE. Mark had some funny observations to make about George Lucas’s comments during the opening ceremony. We review the highlights! Plus, Listener feedback, Star Wars In Pop Culture goes to The Tony Awards and Gilligan’s Island, and our Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week features the “relationship” between Natalie Portman and electronica musician Moby.
Direct download: RFR__Star_Wars_Has_A_New_Boss.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:12pm CDT
Fri, 14 June 2019
We are putting aside the typical RFR show rundown this week and spotlighting live listener calls for the whole show. We continue to discuss the experiences and collectibles from Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge, consider Emperor Palpatine's role in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, and define our expectations for THE MANDALORIAN. All callers this week are members of RFR on PATREON and they lit up our switchboard with tons of great conversation and commentary. Join today to get exclusive access to original programming, deep dives into the RFR archives, and other special features.
Direct download: RFR_Live_Call-In_Show__Episode_IX_to.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:43pm CDT
Fri, 7 June 2019
Stephen J. Sansweet, the acclaimed Star Wars author and owner of the Guinness Book of World Records Largest Star Wars collection at Rancho Obi-Wan, has been to the Galaxy’s Edge and back. Steve joins us to give his first-ever review of the new Star Wars Land at Disneyland. Hear Steve’s reviews of the Millennium Falcon ride “Smugglers Run”, the lightsaber building experience in Savi’s Workshop, and all the rest of the exclusive merch. For years, we’ve relied on Steve’s authentic and expert assessment of all things in the Star Wars universe, and his review of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is not to be missed. Plus, we continue to analyze the Annie Leibovitz photographs from “The Rise of Skywalker” set, and listener tips on the best way to remove those ugly and pesky decals from Hasbro’s new Star Wars "Retro Collection/Colección/Série” action figure line.
Direct download: Steve_Sansweet_Reviews_Star_Wars__Ga.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:46pm CDT