Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

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 CDT

It's our biggest OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show yet -- The series finale packed a lot of punch and we're here to break it all down. Ben, Vader, Leia, Luke, Owen, Beru...We discuss the great moments, high action, and all the dramatic moments. The RFR switchboard is lit up and we dig deep into your thoughts and theories about all six parts of OBI-WAN KENOBI.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:47pm CDT

Chut Chut! We got OBI-WAN KENOBI on the mind as the countdown to next week’s season finale is on! We have a media roundup of Hayden Christensen interview highlights that pull back the curtain on some big moments including the Bacta Tank scenes and the voice of Vader. We found him! Our favorite fan at STAR WARS CELEBRATION was Baby Belushi, aka Galactic Bluto, aka Space Jake, and we got him IN THE CANTINA. Chris Sorrentino is an artist, comedian and podcaster who is an uncanny John Belushi look-a-like and huge STAR WARS fan who once infamously appeared on Impractical Jokers! We get to know Chris and have a ton of laughs along the way.

Direct download: RFR_061722_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:59pm CDT

The penultimate chapter of the OBI-WAN KENOBI series raises the stakes  and RFR is back with another After Show breakdown with your thoughts, theories and phone calls.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:27pm CDT

The second half of OBI-WAN KENOBI officially begins with Part IV and we are there with the RFR After Show LIVE! We break down this latest episode down along with your thoughts and theories. The RFR switchboard was open to take your calls, and you came through with some good ones!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:37am CDT

After a whirlwind week in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration 2022, it's time to reflect back on everything we saw and did. Join us as we look back on the RFR Rooftop Bash, the OBI-WAN KENOBI premiere, The Mandalorian Experience, our trip to Galaxy's Edge and everything in between. Plus, we invited you to call in with your unforgettable Celebration Anaheim moments.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:10am CDT

The saga of OBI-WAN KENOBI continues with Part III of the new Disney+ series. Join us for an in-depth breakdown and review of this latest episode featuring live chat, comments and call ins with listener thoughts and theories.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

It's finally here! OBI-WAN KENOBI Parts I and II premiered at Celebration Anaheim 2022 followed by an early release on Disney+ and we have first-hand coverage of both! Join us for our breakdown of this direct sequel to the Prequel Trilogy. The RFR switchboard was open for your thoughts about the most anticipated and ambitious STAR WARS live-action series yet!
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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:06pm CDT

Rebel Force Radio kicked off Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 on the Rooftop of the Grand Legacy at the Fifth. Special guests: Steve Sansweet, Daniel Logan, Dan Madsen, Stephen Costantino, Kyle Newman, and the RFR Puppet Theater!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:58pm CDT

With OBI-WAN KENOBI on the horizon, STAR WARS dominates the latest cover of Vanity Fair magazine. We provide a critical (and a bit cynical) analysis of the entire article including the extended Kathleen Kennedy interview posted online along with new info about ANDOR, AHSOKA, THE MANDALORIAN, THE ACOLYTE and the future of STAR WARS on the silver screen. We have KENOBI press highlights from Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. Could there be a Darth Vader film or streaming series on the horizon? Will there ever be a film villain to match the popularity of Darth Vader? We discuss the possibilities. Plus, we review the food and drink menu for The RFR Rooftop Bash and more!

Direct download: RFR_052022_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen visited Germany to promote OBI-WAN KENOBI and we have all the highlights! Ewan also appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW to talk Kenobi and we hear what he said. We recap ICCC in Nashville including info revealed at the Ian McDiarmid panel inferring we may be seeing The Emperor again via a STAR WARS streaming series. Plus, highlights from The Podcast Stage in Nashville, we review DISNEY GALLERY: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, Star Wars in Pop Culture features a moment from the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial and much more!

 

Direct download: RFR_051322_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT

We've seen the teaser; now it's time for the real deal. The OFFICIAL OBI-WAN KENOBI trailer has just been released in time for May the 4th! Join us on this special STAR WARS Day for a live breakdown of this new look at an old friend and his latest adventures. The RFR switchboard is open for your thoughts about the most anticipated STAR WARS live-action series yet!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:14pm CDT

OBI-WAN KENOBI is little over a month away and Grand Inquisitor actor Rupert Friend is displaying true enthusiasm for the upcoming series in new interview clips. Dominic Pace joins us with a big update on some cool MANDALORIAN-inspired tiki mugs including his character Gekko The Bounty Hunter. Liam Neeson is always asked if he will come back to the role of Qui Gon Jinn and we have his latest remarks. Rancho Obi-Wan was featured on The History Channel recently and we have some fun highlights. Plus, we look at the voice cast for LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA, we share some KENOBI speculation, and STAR WARS in Pop Culture features Boba Fett in a toilet.
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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:03pm CDT

A recent article in EW promises OBI-WAN KENOBI will focus on a time of darkness in the galaxy. We speculate! We pay tribute to comedian Gilbert Gottfried with some fun STAR WARS parodies with his contributions, like The Tonight Show. Giancarlo Esposito talked about THE MANDALORIAN season three recently and we have highlights. Also, MANDALORIAN casting news, info revealed about an upcoming STAR WARS animated series, and our final ICCC update with promoter Michael Havens!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT

It’s Galen Howard! The Mos Espa City Hall Clerk from THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT!  Galen takes us behind-the-scenes with some great stories from the set and reveals his family connection to RETURN OF THE JEDI. Plus, Galen talks about some of his other projects like BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” hit music video. We bring you our early review of LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA and interview highlights from Luke’s body double in THE MANDALORIAN actor Max Lloyd-Jones. Samuel L. Jackson still wants to come back to STAR WARS & still has his purple lightsaber! Star Wars in Pop Culture features THE GOLDBERGS, ROBOT CHICKEN and more! 

Direct download: RFR_040822_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Did Sir Alec Guinness really tell a little kid to never watch STAR WARS again? It’s a well-known tale from Guinness’s memoir that had us asking many questions. We wanted to find out more so we found the kid! Daniel Henning, now a successful actor/audiobook narrator, joins us In The Cantina for the first-ever interview about his encounter with Sir Alec! The countdown to OBI-WAN KENOBI is on and we have audio highlights from a recent interview with Ewan McGregor. Plus, JEDI: FALLEN ORDER, Dave Grohl, The RFR Rooftop Bash and more!

Direct download: RFR_040122_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Actor Daniel Logan (Attack of the Clones) joins us with his first-ever review of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT in a lengthy exclusive interview. We talk about his history with the character, Boba Fett action figures, and his passion for being a STAR WARS fan ambassador. Plus, Daniel weighs in on THE BAD BATCH, Omega and unreleased episodes of THE CLONE WARS. The first image of Darth Vader from OBI-WAN KENOBI has been revealed along with a few quotes from Hayden Christensen about returning to the role. Plus, more info about Darth Maul formerly being the antagonist in the Kenobi series and how the story went from bleak to uplifting during the writing process. Star Wars In Pop Culture spotlights Sir Alec Guinness and info about The RFR Rooftop Bash: Anaheim 2022!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Between darkness and defeat... hope survives. Join us for a live breakdown of the first teaser trailer for OBI-WAN KENOBI. Plus, we look at the all-new "first look" Entertainment Weekly cover story featuring pix and info. Plus, the RFR switchboard is open for your thoughts about the most ambitious STAR WARS live action series yet!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:41am CDT

Jedi Yogi John Marcoux is back to talk THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT with his famed mythological blueprint breakdown. John makes connections between STAR WARS stories and the history of myth, religion, film, anthropology and media in ways that will blow your mind. ICCC’s Michael Havens also joins us with an update on what’s happening at the con in Nashville next month with a huge STAR WARS guest announcement. Plus, a new honor for James Earl Jones and a tribute to Alan Ladd Jr.

Direct download: RFR_030422_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:55pm CDT

The RFR Comlink is open! This week, we’re featuring listener feedback about all-things STAR WARS - New and old! We look ahead to OBI-WAN KENOBI to talk about what we want to see, and what we don’t. We listen to praise and critiques from RFR Patreon supporters about THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and plenty of talk about THE MANDALORIAN and ROGUE ONE. Plus, a look back at the original 1977 STAR WARS parody in Cracked Magazine, George Lucas stories, and we provide some of our own answers to The Yoda Questionnaire.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

We review the all-new book THE ART OF THE MANDALORIAN SEASON TWO featuring fresh revelations about the series via quotes from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Learn about George Lucas’s request for Grogu, the secrecy surrounding the debut of Luke Skywalker and why Favreau wanted The Mandalorian to keep his helmet on all the time. Plus, we look closely at concept art from the full season. A stunning new trailer for STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC dropped this week and we break it down. OBI-WAN KENOBI is coming! We have a full report on the upcoming series along with Kenobi in Marvel Comics and novels. Also in STAR WARS publishing news, Han and Leia are getting hitched…Again.

Direct download: RFR_021822_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

Kyle Newman (Fanboys) joins us for his critical review of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. Kyle breaks down the whole season and provides his insight as a filmmaker and hardcore STAR WARS fan. Plus, he brought Cyn along with him so we get her analysis as well! We take a closer look at The Scorpenek Droid, seen in the BOBA season finale. Plus, Temuera Morrison reveals he wants revenge on Mace Windu, a new Boba Fett Remix, and John Williams turns 90!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

The final chapter of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT may be here, but the conversation has just begun. Join us for a review of the season (or is it series?) finale "In The Name of Honor" complete with your chats, comments and phone calls plus a surprise call from STAR WARS actor Stephen Stanton!
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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:29am CDT

We bask in the afterglow following the return of Luke Skywalker and Sweet Baby Yoda (ok…Grogu!) on the latest episode of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT with a recap of our After Show and we discuss the mystery of Yoda’s Lightsaber. Michael Havens is the mastermind behind the ICCCon and he joins us to reveal a legendary STAR WARS actor who will be at the con this spring. We got clips from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who made some rare statements about working on SOLO prior to getting the can. Sebastian Stan comments on fan support for him to play Luke Skywalker, and NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick reveals details about his legendary boy band appearing in ATTACK OF THE CLONES….Almost.
Direct download: RFR_020422_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

It's the penULTIMATE chapter of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and if you liked last week's episode, you'll really like this one. Join us for a thorough review of "From The Desert Comes A Stranger" and we open the RFR switchboard to take calls from the greatest audience of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy! 
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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:01am CDT

The buzz is strong following the debut of Din Djarin in THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Chapter Five. With the return of THE MANDALORIAN, we're compelled to compare and contrast the two series in terms of character, story and overall quality. Could we be heading to an epic showdown between the two Beskar armored warriors? We discuss! News headlines bring us some hot scoops about ANDOR and OBI-WAN KENOBI. Plus, audio highlights from a new Temuera Morrison interview and STAR WARS in Pop Culture features "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and Conan O'Brien. Plus, Creed Bratton from "The Office" in THE BOOK OF BOBA? Only on RFR!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

Things are heating up this week with Chapter 5 of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and we have much to discuss. Join us LIVE tonight at 10 PM Eastern Time for a thorough review and be sure to share your thoughts in the chat, in the comments and on the phone as we open the RFR switchboard to take your calls.
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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:25am CDT

It’s ALL Boba Fett this week on RFR. We have more highlights from Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen’s media tour and have quotes from the actors about the Tusken Raider massacre, the controversial Mod speeder chase, and George Lucas. Does Boba talk too much? Will we see Boba encounter Ewoks? We listen for hints or clues. We also look at rumors about an potential unannounced upcoming STAR WARS streaming series, along with the history of Boba’s death and resurrection via comics and books.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:53pm CDT

This week, it's all about THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Chapter 4, "The Gathering Storm." We break it all down and open up the switchboard for your thoughts and observations on this all-new addition to STAR WARS canon.
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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:55pm CDT

NEW YEAR NEW RFR! We discuss the state of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT after the first three chapters and listen to interview highlights from Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen on their recent media tour junket. Plus, STAR WARS in Pop Culture spotlights COBRA KAI and Leonardo DiCaprio in DON’T LOOK UP.

Direct download: RFR_011422_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is back this week with Chapter 3 "The Streets of Mos Espa". What did we learn? What was revealed? Join us for a LIVE (and lively) discussion complete with your phone calls. From The Mayor’s office to the rancor pit…From Krrstantan to The Pykes, we talk about everything!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:12am CDT

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT continues this week with Chapter 2. We are talking full-on spoilers of everything that happened in "The Tribes of Tatooine". We're providing analysis and observations from the whole episode with special guest, toy guy Michael Mercy. Plus, your Superchats and phone calls to the RFR switchboard!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:47am CDT

After a year of massive anticipation, THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is finally here! Join us for a Rebel Force Radio After Show review of the first exciting chapter "Stranger In A Strange Land", with listener calls, speculation and analysis.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:29am CDT

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is in our crosshairs this week as we ramp up our excitement and speculation for the upcoming STAR WARS streaming series. We review the latest promo videos and inspect the footage. Could Harrison Ford appear in the series as a de-aged Han Solo? We discuss the rumors! Mandalorian music, Simon Kinberg recently discussed his work on the STAR WARS saga in a revealing new interview, Star Wars in Pop Culture features HAWKEYE and DEXTER, action figure reviews, Liam Neeson as Santa Claus and more!

Direct download: RFR_121721_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

We review some cringeworthy promotional video for the new STAR WARS hotel, “Galactic Starcruiser”. Patty Jenkins is moving her schedule around again, but will it include a return to ROGUE SQUADRON? And what's up with the inconsistent media reports about RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC? We look at quotes from a recent Empire Magazine cover story about STAR WARS to figure it out. Plus, a little discussion about Count Dooku and the world premiere of Puppet Lando's all-new song "My Felt Needs To Be Felt".

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

We look closely at fresh footage from THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT via new video promos, along with casting rumors for AHSOKA. We welcome the first ever STAR TREK actor to join us on RFR! Chase Masterson (Leeta from DS9) and author Carrie Goldman join us In The Cantina to discuss their anti-bullying initiative Pop Culture Hero Coalition . Carrie also gives us an update on her daughter Katie “The Star Wars Girl” and Chase shares some great Peter Mayhew memories. Baby Yoda was featured at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and we review the little guy's big appearance. Plus, Bill Burr compares STAR WARS fans to sports fans and more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy hints there may be a potential new vehicle for the characters of the sequel trilogy in an all-new Empire Magazine cover story. The article also includes quotes from the Favreau/Filoni brain trust about THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and AHSOKA too. We read between the lines for clues about the upcoming projects. Honoring a long-time RFR tradition, we give thanks for our audience with a heavy dose of Listener Feedback featuring voice mail from our Patreon supporters.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:14am CDT

Insider information was revealed this week providing more insight into the cancelation of STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON and other recent Lucasfilm fails, we got highlights from a recent Adam Driver interview, new STAR WARS voices are available on TikTok including See Threepio, our Force Spirits conversation continues, Randy Newman sings STAR WARS songs, and our annual look back at the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL.

Direct download: RFR_111821_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:03pm CDT

Breaking down all the STAR WARS news that was and wasn't as part of Disney+ Day, including your calls. We discuss the OBI-WAN KENOBI sizzle reel with concept art, the Boba Fett documentary "Under The Helmet", and speculate about the future of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. Plus, the return of ROGUE ONE to theaters and more!

Direct download: RFR_111521_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:27pm CDT

Bombshell news this week with Patty Jenkins' STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON reportedly off the production schedule. Will another STAR WARS film move into it's 2023 release spot? Could it be Kevin Feige's? Taika Waititi's? or KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC? We break it down! In a recent interview, actor Matt Smith finally broke his silence about his scrapped role in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and we listen to the highlights. Plus, STAR WARS rumors, Disney+ Day hype, more Spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn, and Star Wars in Pop Culture features CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

Direct download: RFR_111121_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

A shot-by-shot breakdown of the new trailer for THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT provides speculation and clues, Giancarlo Esposito names his favorite MANDALORIAN castmate, Seth Green provides insight into the unreleased STAR WARS DETOURS, The history of The Spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn, STAR WARS references in F9, and the Top 5 Greatest STAR WARS Sound Effects of all-time.

Direct download: RFR_110421_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

News broke recently about Hayden Christensen appearing in the upcoming Ahsoka series. We discuss this new development and how Anakin/Vader could be used on the show. Sasha Banks talked about THE MANDALORIAN in a recent interview and we got the highlights. We review STAR WARS: GALAXY OF SOUNDS on Disney+ and present the “Top 5 Worst Star Wars Sound Effects”. Plus, we celebrate Halloween as Jason builds a mini-Mando costume for his kid, Force Ghosts appear and we listen to Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky in the CHILD’S PLAY reboot.

Direct download: RFR_102821_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

Jedi Yogi John Marcoux returns to provide his analysis of seasons one and two of THE MANDALORAIN. John digs deep into the history of mythology and literature to reveal the storytelling foundations of the popular Disney+ series. From the poetry of Homer to the lyrics of Bob Marley, John’s STAR WARS hot takes are always eye-opening and interesting. Princess Leia - Pilot or not? We look at the evidence. Ming Na Wen discussed Fennic Shand in a recent interview and we got the highlights. Plus, Star Wars In Pop Culture features GRACE AND FRANKIE and Ron Howard.

Direct download: RFR_102121_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Actor Devon Michael was 9-years old when he was a finalist for the role of Anakin Skywalker in STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE, a role which eventually went to Jake Lloyd. Devon can be seen in well-known Episode One documentary footage as one of George Lucas’s final three candidates for young Anakin and he joins us In The Cantina to discuss his experiences auditioning, visiting Skywalker Ranch, and the let down of not getting the gig. A new novel is coming next year called STAR WARS: SHADOW OF THE SITH that promises to fill in some of the gaps in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, and we have a MANDALORIAN set update from Carl Weathers. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture, listener feedback and Darth Jar Jar.

Direct download: RFR_101421_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:08pm CDT

With the announcement of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT premiering on December 29, we analyze new hints revealed in the Hollywood trades about Disney’s plans to air 11 Star Wars series in the next several years, including info about RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC. We check out new stories about the making of the sequel trilogy via fresh interviews with Andy Serkis (Snoke) and Dominic Monaghan (Resistance officer Beaumont Kin). ALADDIN actor Mena Massoud recently spoke about his desire to score a role in a STAR WARS production, specifically the role of Ezra Bridger and we listen to what he had to say. We review the all-new Halloween special STAR WARS LEGO: TERRIFYING TALES. Plus, more STAR WARS references in THE GOLDBERGS and an RFR family member jumps out of an airplane. Brought to you by SHOPIFY: Grow your business with Shopify today

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

We study leaked episode titles for THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and attempt to predict what will happen in each episode. We also share rumors we’ve heard about the future of STAR WARS streaming series on Disney+, including THE MANDALORIAN, and listen to recent comments from director Robert Rodriguez, Giancarlo Esposito and Ewan McGregor, who provides some OBI-WAN KENOBI info. Marcia Lucas has shared her blunt opinions about the prequel and sequel trilogies and we analyze her comments. Daniel Craig is out promoting his final 007 film NO TIME TO DIE and he talked for the first time ever about his stormtrooper cameo in THE FORCE AWAKENS. We got the highlights. Former kid actor Devon Michael auditioned for Anakin Skywalker in THE PHANTOM MENACE and lost the gig to Jake Lloyd. He’s now the subject of a short documentary and we provide a review. Plus, a connection between STAR WARS VISIONS and Seinfeld, rare audio of Norm Macdonald talking about The Wars, and a STAR WARS reference in WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.

Direct download: RFR_093021_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Galaxies collide as STAR WARS meets anime in this 9-episode anthology series and RFR is there to provide analysis and commentary--plus, your phone calls!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:31am CDT

We review the new trailer for STAR WARS HUNTERS with special guest Steve Glossen (Geek Out Loud), who sticks around for the whole show. A new George Lucas documentary is on the way per film composer James Newton Howard, who also has some WILLOW news. Plus, a STAR WARS DETOURS release update, Tom Kane’s early retirement, and R.I.P. Norm Macdonald. And, we discuss whether or not Luke knew about the Jedi Knights before Obi-Wan told him about his father.

Direct download: RFR_091621_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:01pm CDT

Before the George Lucas/Dave Filoni-produced series, animation producer Genndy Tartakovsky created two seasons of CLONE WARS shorts to bridge the gap between STAR WARS Episodes II and III. Now available on Disney+, Genndy's microseries introduced new characters and concepts to the prequel era. We look back at this series with RFR Patreon VIP Matt Rashid who leads the discussion. Talented actor Michael K. Williams ("The Wire") tragically passed away this week and we look at his SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY role that never made it to the final film. We review the new trailer for STAR WARS LEGO: Terrifying Tales, and listen to new STAR WARS pop culture references from SUPERGIRL and at the racetrack.

Direct download: RFR_090921_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is coming later this year and director Robert Rodriguez says it will blow minds. More making of THE MANDALORIAN highlights from Disney Gallery, STAR WARS references in “Rick and Morty” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”, we pay tribute to Ed Asner who starred as Jabba in the RETURN OF THE JEDI radio drama, Luke vs Boba Fett and more!

Direct download: RFR_090221_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:21pm CDT

Disney Gallery gave us a look at the making of one of the greatest moments in Star Wars history: the surprise return of Luke Skywalker in THE MANDALORIAN season 2 finale, "The Rescue." We talk about how this episode was made and what clues it may hold not just for the future of Luke Skywalker in THE MANDALORIAN, but for the future of the STAR WARS franchise itself. Plus, the RFR switchboard is open and we're taking listener calls including a surprise check-in with STAR WARS voice actor Stephen Stanton!

Direct download: RFR_082621_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:31pm CDT

Hot on the heels of THE BAD BATCH season one finale, we are proud to present Dee Bradley Baker, the voice of Clone Force 99, who joins us for some in-depth discussion about season one: the plot, the characters, and the inspirations for their voices. Dee also shares some great behind-the-scenes details, along with a few good laughs. This week, we saw the full trailer for STAR WARS VISIONS drop. We review the trailer, cast, and speculate about what some shorts may contain. Plus, a little bit of news about Taika Waititi's upcoming STAR WARS film and Billy Mac makes his Star Wars fan film debut as the voice of Lando.

Direct download: RFR_081921_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

The season one finale of THE BAD BATCH is here! Join us as we break down "Kamino Lost" and look back on the entire first season with an eye on season two. Listen to thoughts and observations about all things BAD BATCH from the greatest audience of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy!

Direct download: BadBatch016_081321_KaminoLost.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:51pm CDT

A new promo video gave us a brief glimpse at the new “real” lightsaber being developed by Disney Parks. We review the history of Lightsaber toys and share a few saber stories of our own. Speaking of Disney, the prices for a stay at their new STAR WARS hotel have been released and we marvel at the sky high prices for a two-day stay. We look at blogs from the official Star Wars website which attempt to explain The Emperor’s contingency plan and the purpose of Snoke, we remember Film author J.W. Rinzler with a couple of highlights from our conversations with him, actress Indira Varma provides an OBI-WAN KENOBI update, and we look at the relationship between Boba Fett and his fellow Clone Troopers. Plus, Ted Lasso and Harrison Ford featured on Star Wars In Pop Culture.

Direct download: RFR_081221_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

"You may fire when ready." The first season of THE BAD BATCH comes crashing down to a conclusion with "Return To Kamino", the first of a two-part season finale. Clone Force 99 & Omega go back to where it all began for a showdown with Crosshair and The Empire. We break it all down with live phone calls from The Greatest STAR WARS Fans in the Galaxy!

Direct download: BadBatch015_080621_ReturnToKamino.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Mark Anthony Austin joins us In The Cantina to discuss his contributions to the STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE SPECIAL EDITION as a member of ILM. From giving mobility to the Dewback to appearing on screen as Boba Fett in the restored Jabba The Hutt scene, Mark has great tales to tell. An all-new LEGO STAR WARS special is coming this Halloween, Giancarlo Esposito teases THE MANDALORIAN season 3 and Felicity Jones talks Jyn Erso. Plus, Info about a classic STAR WARS Vanity Fair photo shoot and Luke Skywalker's MANDALORIAN cameo gets the action figure treatment from Hot Toys.

Direct download: RFR_080521_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

The season is winding down and the action is heating up on THE BAD BATCH! Join us for our LIVE weekly After Show, full of speculation, analysis AND your phone calls! We discuss all of the Ralph McQuarrie and Republic Commando Easter Eggs and speculate about how the season will wrap up!

Direct download: BadBatch014_073021_War-Mantle.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:35pm CDT

We share some hot rumors spilling out of the OBI-WAN KENOBI set in California, Puppet Lando joins us to review Billy Dee Williams 1961 album “Let’s Misbehave”, and we talk about the Anakin Skywalker Force Spirit switcheroo in RETURN OF THE JEDI when Hayden Christensen replaced Sebastian Shaw end of the film as George Lucas tinkered with the film years after it’s release. Actress Fiona Shaw spoke about starring in ANDOR on the BBC this week, Lucasfilm hired a YouTube Deep Faker, and we review the new STAR TOURS episode of BEHIND THE ATTRACTION on Disney+. Plus, Star Wars Sea Shanties and NCIS references THE MANDALORIAN.

Direct download: RFR_072921_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

Spice, Spice Baby. We're talking gangsters, spice and Pykes on this week's episode of Rebel Force Radio's THE BAD BATCH After Show. We discuss the full episode and provide our analysis and critiques with live listener calls from the greatest audience of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy.

Direct download: BadBatch013_072421_Infested.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:19pm CDT

Will we see Boba Fett? Will there be a Stormtrooper vs Clone Trooper civil war? What are the crafty Kaminoans really trying to do? Inspired by listener voicemail, we speculate how THE BAD BATCH season might conclude along with our wish lists. We learn all about the ICCC convention coming to Nashville next year as promoter Michael Havens joins us In The Cantina. Michael gives us all the deets about the con and shares some stories, including a great one about William Shatner. Plus, Mark Hamill makes some of his first interview comments about his cameo in THE MANDALORIAN and we have the highlights. Plus, F9 actor Sung Kang will be in the upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI series and he describes the vibe on set, we review the new Jaxxon Hasbro Black Series action figure and more. Chut Chut!

Direct download: RFR_072221_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

S1 E12 "Rescue On Ryloth" It's more quality Twi'lek time with episode 12 of THE BAD BATCH: "Rescue on Ryloth" as young Hera and Chopper enlist Clone Force 99 to spring the Syndullas from their Imperial prison. Join us for RFR's "The Bad Batch After Show" for our analysis and listener calls.

Direct download: BadBatch012_071721_RescueOnRyloth.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

Fanboys director Kyle Newman is a busy guy. Between writing books, helming films and raising a family, Kyle’s life is non-stop-go. Kyle joins us this week IN THE CANTINA for a long-overdue conversation about his current STAR WARS fandom. We get caught up on Kyle’s adventures at GALAXY’S EDGE and we get his takes on THE MANDALORIAN, THE BAD BATCH and look forward to the Disney+ STAR WARS series coming in the future. Plus, Kyle answers questions about FANBOYS submitted by RFR Patreon supporters. STAR WARS VISIONS is coming in September and we look at the first trailer for the anime shorts. Plus, Patty Jenkins talk about ROGUE SQUADRON and Brian DePalma tries to clear the air about his criticisms of George Lucas’s rough cut of the original 1977 STAR WARS film.

Direct download: RFR_071521_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:18pm CDT

Star Wars animation returns to Ryloth for episode 11 of THE BAD BATCH: "Devil's Deal" and rebellion is in the air! We break down this episode and focus on the Syndullas, Cham and Hera, along with ole "corn fritter" himself, Orn Free Taa. Plus, speculation, predictions, and more with live calls from the greatest audience of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy! 

Direct download: BadBatch011_071021_DevilsDeal.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

S1 E10

"Common Ground"

The Confederacy of Independent Systems is back in the spotlight as our Batchers attempt a daring rescue mission and Omega discovers a new way to contribute to the group. Hear our takes as we breakdown this episode with callers sharing their thoughts and observations about Episode 10 and all things STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH!

Direct download: BadBatch010_070321_CommonGround.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:40pm CDT

We discuss an instant STAR WARS classic, the season 2 finale of THE MANDALORIAN and the de-aging process used to bring young Luke Skywalker to life. Then, we watch the entire episode The Rescue featuring the return of Luke. Plus, we also speculate a bit about season three and THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. You can watch along with us or listen to this simply as you would any of our audio podcasts as we provide our final audio commentary track for season two of THE MANDALORIAN.

Direct download: RFR_070121_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

S1 E9

"Bounty Lost"

The Bad Batch embark on a rescue mission to save Omega from the clutches of evil bounty hunter Cad Bane. Join us for our breakdown of the full episode with awesome live listener calls and tons of speculation.

Direct download: BadBatch009_062521_BountyLost.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:35am CDT

We review an article called “How Disney Mismanaged the Star Wars Universe and how The Mandalorian can restore the true power of George Lucas’s galaxy” and provide our opinions. Plenty of speculation about THE BAD BATCH this week as we inspect rumored upcoming episode titles and discuss Omega theories. Emilia Clarke discussed SOLO and the upcoming LANDO series in a recent interview and we have highlights. We also listen to Liam Neeson talk more about OBI-WAN KENOBI as he continues to do media junkets for his latest film, THE ICE ROAD. Plus, the return of RFR Slow & Tell. Brought to you by RFR on Patreon!

Direct download: RFR_062421_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

S1 E8 "Reunion" The Empire hunts down Clone Force 99 on Bracca as The Bad Batch comes face-to-face with their former comrade Crosshair and his elite squad. Plus, the return of Cad Bane to STAR WARS animation and a cliffhanger ending.

Direct download: BadBatch008_061921_Reunion.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:23pm CDT

Our spy Agent Kitster has come through with the goods this time! We have wardrobe reference photos from OBI-WAN KENOBI. We describe the photos and discuss how the costumes will be seen in the upcoming Disney+ STAR WARS series. (Look for the pix on the RFR YouTube channel coming soon!) We also look at more sets from the project codenamed "Pilgrim", which is believed to be ANDOR. Temuera Morrison has wrapped up shooting THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and he's living large at a Polynesian spa in New Zealand. Hear updates from Tem himself. We also have interview highlights from Liam Neesen, Ewan McGregor, and Pedro Pascal who informs us that season 3 of THE MANDALORIAN might not be coming as soon as we originally thought. Plus, A Million Little Things in Star Wars in Pop Culture and a fun audio breakdown of the RFR show open.

Direct download: RFR_061721_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

S1 E7
"Battle Scars"

The Bad Batch team up with Rex to learn they all are ticking time bombs, and Wrecker's time has run out! We are talking all about "Battle Scars" with live callers and reactions.

Direct download: BadBatch007_061221_BattleScars.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

Actor Dominic Pace appeared in THE MANDALORIAN season one as the cool looking bounty hunter Gekko. Since then, he’s dedicated himself to serving the STAR WARS fan community and small businesses with a series of cross-country tours, and he’s hitting the road again this summer. Dominic joins us In The Cantina to fill us in with all the details about his tour, his experience on The Mandalorian set and his fan favorite character. J.J. Abrams recently commented on the lack of properly planning the sequel trilogy story in advance. We listen to what J.J. had to say and discuss. A top secret RFR source has passed along some photos from the set of OBI-WAN KENOBI (or is it ANDOR?). We describe the pix and consider their legitimacy. (See them now on the RFR YouTube Channel!) STAR WARS super fan Bill Reidway has spent the past three years developing a valuable resource for collectors, HappyBeeps.net. Bill joins us to tell the story about how the website came to life and where he sees it heading in the future.

Direct download: RFR_061021_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

S1 E6 "Decomissioned" The Bad Batch takes on a job that brings them face-to-face with Battle Droid relics from The Clone Wars, along with a pair of notorious sisters. We talk about everything, including the mysterious hologram and Wrecker's recurring headache, with live listener calls and more.

Direct download: BadBatch006_060421_Decommissioned.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:37pm CDT

Join us as we sit down for a pair of great season 2 episodes of THE MANDALORIAN. We're watching "Chapter 14: The Tragedy" featuring the series debut of Boba Fett. The second half of our doubleheader is "Chapter 15: The Believer" featuring Mayfeld, Cara Dune, Fennic Shand, Boba and The Mando on a mission to get info about the whereabouts of Baby Yoda aka Grogu. Plus, we make connections between this series and THE BAD BATCH, look ahead to THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and season three of The Mandalorian. You can cue up the episodes and watch along with us or listen as a normal podcast for fun conversation about two instant classic chapters of the popular STAR WARS series.

Direct download: RFR_060321_MandosS2_03.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

S1 E5 “Rampage” Baby Rancors! RFR's THE BAD BATCH After Show returns with an in-depth look at season 1 episode 5, "Rampage." We talk all about the action on Ord Mantell with your thoughts and opinions about this latest STAR WARS adventure.

Direct download: BadBatch005_052921_Rampage.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:49pm CDT

We celebrate the real STAR WARS Day - May 25th 1977 - and the 44th anniversary of the ground-breaking film that started it all. We share memories from that era, recall our favorite early Star Wars merch, the history of theatrical re-releases, Special Editions and more. Last week, news came out of Lucasfilm that Dave Filoni had received a promotion bumping him up into the executive ranks. We try to provide some insight into what this move really means. The future of THE RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC is in doubt due to a recent report the streaming show is no longer in active development. Does this mean the show is toast? We discuss! Plus, feedback about the latest episode of THE BAD BATCH and more!

Direct download: RFR_052621_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

S1 E4 "Cornered" Join us for our weekly BAD BATCH After Show as we take a look at episode 4: "Cornered." Out of fuel and out of food, The Bad Batch find themselves struggling to adapt to civilian life when a mysterious figure hunts for Omega. We break it all down with you LIVE, with callers and conversation as only RFR can deliver.

Direct download: BadBatch004_052121_Cornered.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

Film producer F.J. DeSanto joins us to discuss the manner in which franchise movies are produced, the influence of nerd culture in Hollywood, THE BAD BATCH and the rumors we recently reported about the making of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. As always, F.J. shoots from the hip and tells it like it is without any filter (You’ve been warned). Ewan McGregor talks more about his wardrobe for the upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI series and we discuss. Plus, we listen to some hilarious George Lucas stories from Seth Rogan and Conan O’Brien, and Patton Oswalt weighs in with his thoughts on THE MANDALORIAN.

Direct download: RFR_052021_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:51pm CDT

S1 E3 "Replacements" The Batch get stuck on a desolate moon, Omega tames a dragon, and the new Imperial Elite Squad does the unthinkable. Join us as we discuss the whole episode with listener calls, including STAR WARS author Adam Bray.

Direct download: BadBatch003_051421_Replacements.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:21pm CDT

JUPITER'S LEGACY is the #1 show on Netflix worldwide and features a familiar face. Matt Lanter, probably best known to STAR WARS fans as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on THE CLONE WARS, stars in this new superhero drama as George Hutchense aka Skyfox and he joins us In The Cantina to talk about his hit show. Plus, there's quite a bit of Clone Wars conversation too, including Matt's review of THE BAD BATCH. Ewan McGregor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live with an update from the set of OBI-WAN KENOBI and we got the highlights. The estate of David Prowse recently conducted an auction featuring some of the late Darth Vader actor's personal items. We have an exclusive report from the auction itself! Plus, we look back at the ever-evolving Krayt Dragon sound effect from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE and more!

Direct download: RFR_051321_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT

S1 E2 "Cut and Run" The Bad Batch visit "The Deserter" from season two of THE CLONE WARS, former Clone Trooper Cut Laquwane on the planet Saluecemi to seek his help, but end up helping Cut and his family instead. Plus, Omega discovers dirt! We review this episode featuring plenty of cool Clone Wars callbacks, creature threats, blaster action and an Empire beginning to spread it's treachery across a post-war galaxy. Featuring live listener calls and tons of fun conversation!

Direct download: BadBatch002_050721_CutAndRun.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:34pm CDT

S1 E1 Aftermath

The debut of the all-new CLONE WARS spinoff, STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH is here! Enjoy our analysis and listener calls about the series premiere "Aftermath", plus a surprise lengthy call from BAD BATCH actor Stephen Stanton (Tarkin).

Direct download: BadBatch001_050421_Aftermath.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:51pm CDT

The Toy Guru Scott Neitlich joins us In The Cantina with the inside scoop on how STAR WARS action figures get made and distributed, including the sad demise of the traditional 3.75-inch action figure. Scott is a toy industry veteran and huge Star Wars fan who provides invaluable behind-the-scenes info every collector needs to hear. We look forward to the premiere of THE BAD BATCH coming next week and prep for our live RFR Bad Batch After Shows (coming to YouTube May the Fourth). “You refer to the prophecy of the one who will bring Balance to The Force”. Mace Windu made this statement in THE PHANTOM MENACE, we discuss what this may mean and wonder why “Balance of The Force” was never used as a film or book title. Plus, Cindel sings, Baby Grogu gets a shoutout from a DC Comics TV show and more!

Direct download: RFR_043021_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:52pm CDT

Interesting behind-the-scenes Reddit rumors about the making of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we review the new USPS STAR WARS stamps honoring the droids of The Saga and pay tribute to Ewok actor Felix Silla with interview highlights from the RFR Archives.

Direct download: RFR_042321_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT

Ewan McGregor’s OBI-WAN KENOBI series is going in front of the cameras and the cast has been officially announced! Concept artist and friend of the show Paul Bateman joins us to review the cast and guess their roles. Plus, Paul sticks around for Reddit Rumors as we look at a recent post from an alleged insider who spills the beans about the drama surrounding the Sequel Trilogy. From George Lucas’s exit to the ever-shifting sequel scripts, we look at all the rumors and discuss! Plus, voice mail gets us thinking about the stupidest thing Palpatine ever did, STAR WARS collecting talk, memories, stories and more!

Direct download: RFR_041621_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:46pm CDT

To celebrate the release of the two Vintage STAR WARS Ewok films from the 80s on Disney+, we reconnect with actor Eric Walker who starred in the movies as Mace Towani. Eric joins us to share memories of working on the set with George Lucas and tons of behind-the-scenes stories. An all-new trailer for THE BAD BATCH recently dropped and we have a shot-by-shot review with speculation about the upcoming CLONE WARS spinoff. In news headlines, highlights from recent interviews with a pair of fan-casting favorites as Sebastian Stan addresses the rumor/buzz about him playing young Luke Skywalker and Benedict Cumberbatch discusses the possibility of portraying Grand Admiral Thrawn in THE MANDALORIAN. Plus, Liam Neeson shared a story about Artoo Detoo with The Graham Norton show that provides a ton of laughs and SpongeBob duels with Patrick Star on Mustafar.

Direct download: RFR_040921_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:01am CDT

The RFR switchboard is wide-open and we’re talking everything YOU want to discuss, including speculation about the upcoming STAR WARS Disney+ series OBI-WAN KENOBI and THE BAD BATCH. How much Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader will we see in “Kenobi”? Will The Bad Batch share the Order 66 “programming” that the other Clone Troopers possess? And will we learn the origin of Baby Yoda aka Grogu in one of the streaming series? In collecting talk, we offer suggestions to Hasbro to satisfy fan demand and Jaxxon is joining the Black Series action figure ranks.

Direct download: RFR_032621_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:24pm CDT

Cue up THE MANDALORIAN Season two and watch along with us! This time, we’re watching Chapter 12 “The Siege” and a big one, Chapter 13 “The Jedi” featuring the live action debut of Ahsoka Tano. You can have us in your ears while you watch, or just listen as a podcast, and enjoy some of the finest (and most fun) STAR WARS we’ve seen in a long time.

Direct download: RFR_031921_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:33pm CDT

Mike Quinn is the talent behind Nien Nunb in RETURN OF THE JEDI and the Sequel Trilogy. Mike joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about his journey from The Muppets to STAR WARS and shares stories from his career, including memories from working with Billy Dee Williams, George Lucas and more. Speaking of The Muppets, recently Disney+ added THE MUPPET SHOW to its streaming service, including the STAR WARS episode from 1980 featuring Mark Hamill & Anthony Daniels. We look back at the famous episode and feature highlights. Disney head honcho Bob Chapek addressed a few controversial Star Wars topics during a recent investors conference call, including the Gina Carano situation and Kathleen Kennedy’s future with Lucasfilm. We hear what he said and offer our opinions. Plus, listener feedback opens up a fun conversation about The Battle of Endor and more!

Direct download: RFR_031221_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:34pm CDT

If Weird Al is the grandfather of STAR WARS parody songs, then Mark Jonathan Davis aka Richard Cheese is the crazy uncle. Mark has been providing tons of Star Wars laughs over the past 2 decades via albums like “The Lounge Awakens” and songs like “The Phantom Medley”. We’re happy and honored to welcome him into The Cantina to talk all about his Star Wars parodies, fandom and more. Plus, listener feedback, The Lemmy Trooper, and we go into the RFR Sound Lab to find a familiar and famous voice hidden in the RETURN OF THE JEDI Radio Drama.

Direct download: RFR_030521_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:49am CDT

We review highlights from Gina Carano’s first interview since her controversial termination from THE MANDALORIAN and share our final thoughts. THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT production update from Temuera Morrison, THE BAD BATCH gets a premiere date and we share our speculation about the first season, Sci-Fi scribe Ronald D. Moore considers writing a future STAR WARS streaming series, Jon Favreau discusses the multigenerational magic of STAR WARS and continues to earn mad props from us in the process. Plus, that time Rush Limbaugh had a cameo on STAR WARS FAMILY GUY.

Direct download: RFR_022621_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:46pm CDT

We discuss and debate the Gina Carano blowup and feature listener feedback about the controversy. Should there be a new actress playing Cara in future episodes? Or should they just forget the character and move on? And what does this mean for THE MANDALORIAN and The STAR WARS franchise moving forward? It's complicated. Join us as we try to wrap our heads around this very messy situation.

Direct download: RFR_021921_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:09pm CDT

Duel of the Fates. Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Star Wars Underworld. These are examples of fully fleshed-out STAR WARS stories that never went into production. Courtesy of the latest issue of SFX Magazine cover story, we review the history of “Unseen Star Wars”, including early drafts from The Original Trilogy through Colin Trevorrow’s abandoned script to Episode IX. Paul Bateman joins us for the full, in-depth conversation!

Direct download: RFR_021221_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:21pm CDT

Speculation about the upcoming Star Wars streaming series dominates much of the conversation on our first edition of RFR Thursday Night Live. Our phone lines are open and we take listener calls from the greatest audience of Star Wars fans in the entire galaxy. Hear what your fellow fans want to talk about as we discuss everything happening in Star Wars including THE MANDALORIAN and the future for Baby Yoda, rumors of a "civil war" happening at Lucasfilm, and disappointment with Star Wars licensee Hasbro. And, as always, lots of laughs!

Direct download: RFR_020521_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:19pm CDT

Krayt Dragons! Boba Fett! Bo Katan! Frog Lady! Season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN was packed with amazing action, cool characters and crazy creatures. We couldn’t wait to rewatch the season so we’re diving right into the first 3 episodes for trivia-filled commentary, analysis, predictions, and a ton of laughs. Plus, we look forward to Mando Season 3, THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and more. Cue up the video and watch the episodes in sync with us, or just enjoy listening as an audio podcast like you always do. This is the way.

Direct download: RFR_012921_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:08pm CDT

Liam Neeson recently asked “Is Star Wars starting to fade away from the cinema landscape?” We comment on his comments, and consider the likely potential of Qui Gon Jinn showing up in the upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Speaking of Kenobi, we review highlights from an all-new Ewan McGregor interview with Conan O’Brien, along with fresh interview clips from THE MANDALORIAN’s Bill Burr and Gina Carano. In news headlines, Star Wars has invaded a sleepy country town in England and the locals are not pleased. Plus, the cast and crew from FANBOYS reunited and revealed info about a potential sequel, Mandalorian action figures, Krayt Dragon bones and “Star Wars in Pop Culture” looks at FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS.

Direct download: RFR_012221_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT

RFR returns for 2021! We are still buzzing after seeing Luke Skywalker in the season finale of THE MANDALORIAN. We try to pull back the curtain and learn how special effect wizardry made Luke’s return possible. We have a full review of the new STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC comic and novel. Is it worthy of the hype? We discuss! We have highlights from recent interviews as Jon Favreau revealed info about THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and Rosario Dawson talked about her debut as Ahsoka. Plus, Jason has been working with the Mando Mercs to create some Mandalorian armor for his son and RFR listeners send positive vibes via to CLONE WARS actor Tom Kane.

Direct download: RFR_011521_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:35pm CDT

S2 E8 Chapter 16: The Rescue It's the end of season 2 and to say it went out with a bang may be the understatement of the millennium. Join us for the RFR Mandalorian After Show season finale with special guest Paul Bateman. You don't want to miss this one

Direct download: RFRMando016_TheRescue.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:53am CDT

We review all of the big Star Wars & RFR highlights from 2020 with special guest co-host Billy Mac. Plus, the latest news about THE MANDALORIAN including highlights from a recent Pedro Pascal interview featuring his first comments about the "no-helmet" rumors that surfaced this past summer. Plus, we continue discussion about Patty Jenkins' upcoming STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON film and all the upcoming Star Wars streaming series, including Hayden Christensen's return to The Saga. Puppet Lando stops by to spread holiday cheer too! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your Star Wars pals at RFR!

Direct download: RFR_121820_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:21am CDT

S2 E7 Chapter 15: The Believer We're back to provide our trademarked extensive breakdown of the penultimate episode for Season Two. This Rick Famuyiwa directed action-packed adventure is also very heavy on character moments and great acting. Bill Burr returns as Mayfeld and we are introduced to Valin Hess, an amazing (and slimy) Imperial officer who became a fan fave the second he hit the screen. Joining us is a real BABU FREAK, as superfan Brian Klein makes his Roundtable debut.

Direct download: RFRMando015_TheBeliever.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:44pm CDT

Welcome to an RFR MEGA episode! The Walt Disney Company Investors Day Presentation featured a massive info drop about future STAR WARS films, animation, and live-action streaming series. Mind-blowing news about the next Star Wars film, ROGUE SQUADRON, MANDALORIAN spinoffs, and long-awaited info about Leslie Headland’s upcoming High Republic-era series THE ACOLYTE. Plus LANDO, STAR WARS VISIONS, ANDOR, THE BAD BATCH and huge OBI-WAN KENOBI casting info. WHEW! And if that isn’t enough, we are graced by the presence of a true STAR WARS legend, the one and only Anthony Daniels joins us to share stories from his book “I Am C-3PO”, now available in paperback.

Direct download: New_STAR_WARS_Projects_Revealed_Ant.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:45am CDT

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