Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Director Brian Volk-Weiss joins us to talk about his documentary series ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS which features his rare and revealing interview with Marcia Lucas. Brian talks to us extensively about how he snagged the interview with George Lucas’s ex, his research into STAR WARS, his fandom, collecting, his popular series THE TOYS THAT MADE US, and more. This guy knows his STAR WARS! Plus, we review new highlights from the latest episode of ICONS including reveals about how George Lucas got the idea to make Darth Vader the father of Luke Skywalker and more!

Direct download: RFR_072922_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:43pm CST

Could the STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY be completely remade with new actors? We discuss the possibilities. We look at the recently leaked Mandalorian Season 3 footage from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim with a shot-by-shot review. We also analyze the leaked trailer for TALES OF THE JEDI, an upcoming series of shorts featuring early stories about Ahsoka Tano, Qui Gon Jinn and Count Dooku. We have more Marcia Lucas highlights from Vice TV’s “Icon Unearthed” including info about the trench run and the deleted Anchorhead scenes. Plus, San Diego Comic Con STAR WARS exclusive merch, a Tom Kane update, and more.

Direct download: RFR_072222_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CST

Before OBI-WAN KENOBI was a streaming series, it was conceived as a feature film. Reporter Nathan Johnson from TheDirect.com joins us this week to talk about his exclusive interview with the screenwriter behind the KENOBI film, Stuart Beattie. We reveal how Beattie convinced Lucasfilm to make the film, the initial plans for a trilogy, original ideas for Reva, a role for Commander Cody, and a different version of the Vader/Kenobi duel. Kyle Newman’s new film 1UP is here, and we welcome Kyle to The Cantina to talk about the making of the movie and its STAR WARS references, along with his review of OBI-WAN KENOBI. Plus, Marcia Lucas talks about killing off old Ben in A NEW HOPE, Gina Carano reveals info about the now-scrapped RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC and more!

Direct download: RFR_071522_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CST

With KENOBI wrapped, we look ahead to the next big STAR WARS streaming series ANDOR with an in-depth review of the first trailer. In news headlines: OBI-WAN KENOBI writer Stuart Beattie revealed the original plan for the story to be told as a feature film trilogy, and the status of Taika Waititi’s STAR WARS film seems uncertain. Kevin Liell joins us IN THE CANTINA to make a big announcement and shares his OBI-WAN KENOBI REVIEW and STAR WARS CELEBRATION stories. Plus, we look back at the Original Trilogy via audio highlights for the moments when Anakin Skywalker emerged from the Darth Vader persona.

Direct download: RFR_070122_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:34pm CST

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