Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast (Rebel Force Radio)

“More witches!” We take our first steps into a larger world this week with a whole new "Far, Far Away" galaxy to explore! The hunt for Ezra is underway as Baylan Skoll's motives begin to surface while the “Heir to the Empire” plots his return. Break it all down with us on the RFR Ahsoka After Show featuring your calls, thoughts, theories and observations!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

In the wake of the ultimate CLONE WARS reunion in AHSOKA Part 5 "Shadow Warrior", we respond to listener feedback and continue our analysis with leftover "Superchats" from the AHSOKA After Show livestream. Plus, we spotlight recently released interview comments from Hera actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, director Peter Ramsey, and showrunner Dave Filoni. But it's not ALL AHSOKA this week! We react to breaking news that confirms the LANDO series will not be a series at all; it will be a feature film. We also have updates on Shawn Levy's and Taika Waititi's upcoming STAR WARS films. And, we check in with the current resident at ILM's original Bay Area home, Sean House of 32Ten Studios, who shares some unfortunate news about the future of the historic studio.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Ahsoka battles her way through the World Between Worlds while Hera searches for her missing friends. But that's just a fraction of what is really happening this week on AHSOKA with Part 5: "Shadow Warrior." Join us for a deep dive into this DREAM episode on the RFR AHSOKA After Show and be part of the discussion

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Direct download: AHSOKA_Pt5_091323_ShadowWarrior.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:14pm CDT

We plunge ourselves into The World Between Worlds and look back at comments from Dave Filoni about the meaning and purpose of this mystical dimension. We eavesdrop on a conversation between screenwriter/journalist Cole Haddon and Jimmy Mac about the impact of Grand Admiral Thrawn since his introduction and question why author Timothy Zahn doesn’t receive more credit for the creation of the character. We’ve collected audio interview highlights with AHSOKA’s Diana Lee Inosanto (Morgan Elsbeth) and Ivanna Shakno (Shin Hati). Plus we go clubbin’ with Puppet Lando! What does THAT mean? You gotta listen to find out!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

In Part 4, we learn more about "Fallen Jedi" Baylan Skoll as he faces his "inevitable" battle with Ahsoka while Sabine gets a rematch with Shin and Hera shows the New Republic what a Rebel she truly is. Join us for a breakdown of this fascinating and refreshing episode of AHSOKA with your thoughts and theories

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:41pm CDT

There has been a ton of speculation about who really is the mystery Inquisitor appearing in AHSOKA named Marrock. Is he a character we already know? Could it be the Starkiller from THE FORCE UNLEASHED? We want to know so the first place to look is at the talent providing the voice for Marrock. But who is that individual? We take a line of Marrock dialog from the series and run it through the RFR Sound Lab to try to deconstruct the vocal processing and identify the voice actor. You'll want to hear the results! Plus more from AHSOKA including fan reaction and analysis of the cool rock tune heard in the first episode as Sabine bolted from Lothal City, "Igyah Kah".  Plus, we feature a massive STAR WARS In Pop Culture segment fueled by your suggestions. And, we pay tribute to a couple of well-loved members of the STAR WARS fan community who recently passed, Marcus Dohring from the 501st and Rancho Obi-Wan's Stewart Levy.

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

It's "Time to Fly" with Ahsoka, Sabine and Rebel Force Radio with an all-new After Show! Join us for another deep dive into the latest live-action entry of the STAR WARS saga. Ahsoka and Sabine are now reunited and on the trail of Morgan, Baylan and Shin while Hera tries her hand at diplomacy. How does this episode stack up, and how does it advance the story? 

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

Don't miss out on this epic moment for Star Wars fandom! Join us for Rebel Force Radio's AHSOKA After Show livestream, where we delve deep into the thrilling first two episodes of the latest live-action series from Lucasfilm. Prepare to dissect every lightsaber clash, uncover hidden Easter eggs, and explore the story that creator Dave Filoni is throwing down with us. Whether you're a die-hard Ahsoka fan or this is your first taste of Tano, this livestream is the place to be. Let's celebrate, analyze, and critique this new chapter of our beloved saga together.

Watch each AHSOKA After Show LIVE on YouTube, Wednesdays at 8pm ET

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:50pm CDT

AHSOKA will be upon us next week and we are ready for it! We share our final speculation about the series and look at some early spoiler-free reviews, fresh promo footage, and newly released comments from Filoni and Favreau. Joining us to ride the hype wave is comedian, podcaster, artist, cosplay superstar and friend of RFR - Chris “Baby Belushi” Sorrentino - who shares hilarious stories from “Impractical Jokers” and his chance encounter with young Leia Organa herself, Vivian Lyra Blair. Plus, is there a new STAR WARS animated series announcement coming soon? We look at recently uncovered evidence and more!

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Direct download: RFR_081923_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:41am CDT

New AHSOKA preview footage has been revealed. We review it all and provide predictions. We collected a bunch of fresh comments from AHSOKA star Rosario Dawson and picked apart everything she had to say about the upcoming series. We look back at Ahsoka Tano’s past, focusing on the character's debut and the rocky road she traveled to fan acceptance. Plus, prepping for AHSOKA with STAR WARS REBELS and more! 

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

Did you know the man behind Pee Wee Herman, Paul Reubens, was also known for a few STAR WARS contributions? We pay tribute to Pee Wee and look back at his greatest STAR WARS moments while looking ahead to AHSOKA. Will Thrawn be the main antagonist? What’s up with Ezra? Who is the mysterious Inquisitor Marrok? We discuss! The highly anticipated STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL documentary “A Disturbance in the Force '' is on the way! Director Steven Kozak joins us with an update on the doc and his companion book coming this fall. Hear juicy behind-the-scenes stories about Harrison Ford’s make-out skills, Peter Mayhew’s small car, David Prowse’s acting chops and Jefferson Starship’s very un-Jedi wardrobe. Plus, surprise updates on Donald Glover’s LANDO series, Temeura Morrison’s KENOBI clone trooper, and John Boyega rates The Sequel Trilogy. And, we giveaway a rare Boba Fett poster signed by Daniel Logan!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:15pm CDT

Since George Lucas first put pencil to paper, STAR WARS storytelling has always had it’s foundations steeped in the magic of myth and it continues in the stories being told today. Our own “Jedi Yogi” John Marcoux is back to break down the latest season of THE MANDALORIAN as seen thru his knowledge of ancient legend, myth, and storytelling across a varied spectrum of historic perspectives. Was Din the main Mandalorian in season 3? John gives us the lowdown! Along with heavy analysis of The Mythosaur, Bo Katan’s journey, and The Darksaber. We hit the road with Daniel Logan! Listen to the full report of our wacky weekend road trip with the "Attack of the Clones" superstar! Will Temuera Morrison appear as Capt. Rex in AHSOKA? We look for clues! Plus, Keanu Reeves joins THE ACOLYTE, STAR WARS collectible news fresh from San Diego Comic Con, and “Mandoween” is coming.

Direct download: RFR_072823_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:38pm CDT

With no STAR WARS films until 2026, we look ahead to upcoming streaming series AHSOKA and THE ACOLYTE with interview highlights, conversation, speculation and leaked footage. What’s up with LANDO? We give you the lowdown on what’s really going on with the much-delayed series via some insider info. We get into the business of STAR WARS featuring Bob Iger comments about cost cuts at Disney. Plus, “Star Wars in Pop Culture” features Harrison Ford vs Conan O’Brien, ROGUE ONE reshoots and more!

Direct download: RFR_072123_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

With the debut of AHSOKA a little over a month away, the marketing machine at Lucasfilm is starting to kick things into gear with the release of an all-new full trailer for the upcoming series. We pick apart the new footage looking for hints and clues. INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY is finally in theaters and we share our spoiler-heavy reviews and opinions. Director James Mangold is moving from Indy to STAR WARS as he's currently prepping his "Dawn of the Jedi" film. We have some fresh comments from Mangold about not only his upcoming STAR WARS film, but his scrapped BOBA FETT film. Plus, listener voicemail prompts speculation about the upcoming Rey Skywalker follow-up film starring Daisy Ridley, and PUPPET LANDO is back with the world premiere of his all-new song, "This Deal Is Getting Worse All The Time".

Direct download: RFR_071423_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:56pm CDT

We review THE MANDALORIAN season 3 with new behind-the-scenes info and interviews with the cast and crew via DISNEY GALLERY. We have highlights from Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Doug Chaing, Jack Black and more! We look ahead to the upcoming STAR WARS film featuring Daisy Ridley as Kathy Kennedy claims Rey made "a promise to Luke Skywalker" and we try to figure out exactly what the hell she's talking about. Plus, listener feedback about Dark Siders escaping death, the potential of a live action Capt. Rex in AHSOKA and more!

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Direct download: RFR_063023_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

With STAR WARS films several years away, our focus is the streaming series. This week, we collected cool interview highlights from the casts of AHSOKA, ANDOR, and THE MANDALORIAN himself, Pedro Pascal, who reveals he hasn’t been under the helmet much lately. Will we see live action recreations of classic animated moments from Ahsoka Tano’s history?  Will Grogu play a role in the story? Should the famous STAR WARS opening crawl be included in streaming series, like AHSOKA, or should it be reserved for the films only? Star Wars in Pop Culture features SUCCESSION, NEWHART and introduces us to the fandom of the NBA’s 2023 #1 draft pick, Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs. Plus, Hera’s goggles, Galaxy’s Edge, and the mystery of Fake Mace.

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Direct download: RFR_062323_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:37pm CDT

This week, fans learned we will be getting three new STAR WARS films over the course of a year and a half starting in May 2026. We look closely at the schedule and break it all down. A surprise video game was announced this week - STAR WARS OUTLAWS. We review the trailer, the characters, and the visuals. Listener voicemail triggers speculation about the upcoming AHSOKA series, we review interview highlight clips featuring Kathy Kennedy on the future films, and Diego Luna talking ANDOR with OBI-WAN KENOBI’s Hayden Christensen and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:08pm CDT

The premiere date for AHSOKA has been set and the hype is underway with a new Empire Magazine cover story revealing new looks at the characters and an interview with Dave Filoni. We review the new info and speculate about what may go down in the series. Plus, we have new interview highlights from Mark Hamill and ANDOR showrunner Tony Gilroy, Star Wars in Pop Culture, listener feedback and more.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

The weekly RFR podcast is LIVE this week! Watch as we record the latest episode of Rebel Force Radio. Mark Hamill talks about his future in Star Wars with Esquire magazine, the late AHSOKA actor Ray Stevenson reveals more about his character Baylan Skoll to Entertainment Tonight, and with Pedro Pascal's near-total absence from the set, we discuss just who IS THE MANDALORIAN?

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:44pm CDT

Jeff Yorkes, co-creator of THE MUPPETS MAYHEM is a huge STAR WARS fan. Jeff shares behind-the-scenes stories from the new hit Disney+ Muppet series and tales from his STAR WARS fandom, including his project with Topher Grace - STAR WARS ALWAYS - and his work on RETURN TO RETURN OF THE JEDI and FANBOYS. Of course, Jeff provides all the answers to the famous Yoda Questionnaire! In news headlines, we’re saddened to hear of the passing of AHSOKA actor Ray Stephenson. We review highlights of Ray’s appearance at last month’s Star Wars Celebration. Natalie Portman revealed in a recent interview that she’s open to returning to Star Wars and we have the highlights. Plus, the Star Wars hotel Galactic Starcruiser will be taking its final "cruise" and what’s the deal with MANDALORIAN cod-pieces?

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

Actor Todd Stashwick from STAR TREK PICARD joins us In The Cantina to discuss his fan-favorite character from the hit show, Captain Liam Shaw. Todd shares stories from starting his acting career at Second City in Chicago to his participation in not only the hugely successful STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION reunion, but his contributions to another famous TV reunion. Of course, Todd is a huge STAR WARS fan and we go deep into his fandom, tattoos, and memories. He’s definitely “one of us”! Plus, Urkel joins SKELETON CREW, listener feedback, Star Wars in Pop Culture and more! 

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Direct download: RFR_051923_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

We have the latest STAR WARS news, exclusive rumors and insider info! Plus, highlights from Carrie Fisher's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony and we go deep into The Wilhelm Scream!  Plus, JEDI SURVIVOR, Star Wars toilets and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

It's a special RFR May the 4th Livestream call-in show! The RFR switchboard was open all night for your calls! Did you see RETURN OF THE JEDI return to theaters this week? Did you watch STAR WARS VISIONS? Did you play JEDI SURVIVOR? What about recent comments from Temeura Morrison about THE MANDALORIAN season three? We take your calls and your pulse on all things from a galaxy far, far away on this RFR STAR WARS DAY special event.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:46pm CDT

That's a wrap for Season 3, but is that it for the drama surrounding Moff Gideon, the Darksaber, the fate of Mandalore, and Grogu's parentage? Is the tidy bow placed at the end just a distraction for what comes next? Join us for a deep dive into the living waters of chapter 24, "The Return," on RFR's MANDALORIAN After Show featuring listener feedback and live calls with your thoughts and theories about not only this episode, but Season 3 on a whole.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:53am CDT

The newly-reunited Mandalorians return to their home planet and encounter danger, surprises, and a resurgent threat to the galaxy in Chapter 23: "The Spies". Join RFR for a fun and lively discussion about this episode of THE MANDALORIAN and what it means for the coming season conclusion next week.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:41am CDT

Big reveals about AHSOKA, SKELETON CREW, ANDOR, THE ACOLYTE! Three new films, three new original series, and new seasons for old favorites. That's just the tip of the spire of the news that came out of STAR WARS Celebration London 2023. Join RFR for the conclusion of our convention coverage as we break down what was revealed and what questions remain. Plus, your thoughts and observations.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:51am CDT

Three directors and three new STAR WARS films were officially announced at the convention in London! Plus, the trailer for AHSOKA! RFR is here for all of it and YOU as we break it down along with your takes on what was revealed and its impact on our beloved franchise. Plus, surprise calls from Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto!

Direct download: RFR_040823_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:11am CDT

Bo-Katan begins her journey to reunite the Mandalorian people, but first, she and Din Djarin must solve a mysterious pattern of malfunctioning droids on an opulent world. And what's the deal with all those celebrity cameos? Did they help or hurt the episode? Don't miss our full review, complete with your chats, comments, and phone calls.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:32am CDT

The RFR BAD BATCH After Show Livestream returns with our review and analysis of the shocking season two double feature finale, "The Summit" and "Plan 99." We break down both thrilling episodes and we get a surprise call from the voice of Governor Tarkin himself, Stephen Stanton!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:13am CDT

Mando's covert is asked to help High Magistrate Greef Karga and his citizens save Nevarro from invading Pirates led by Gorian Shard. Plus, what's the deal with that space wreckage discovered by Carson Teva? It's the beginning of the second half of season three, so don't miss RFR's After Show as we review this episode, complete with your chats, comments, and phone calls.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:23pm CDT

RFR's BAD BATCH After Show returns with a double feature review of "Pabu" and "Tipping Point" from Season 2. Has Clone Force 99 finally found Paradise? Will Crosshair find freedom? Join us for an in-depth analysis of these episodes, plus your comments, live chat and phone calls!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT

It's back to a high-flying adventure this week on THE MANDALORIAN! Chapter 20: "The Foundling" begins to answer some long-held questions as Grogu's next steps to becoming a Mandalorian are interwoven with a daring rescue mission led by Bo-Katan. Easter eggs, references, reveals, and a surprise cameo that caught everyone off guard! Join us as we review this episode complete with your chats, comments, and phone calls.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:09pm CDT

From the mines of Mandalore to the hushed corners of Coruscant society, Chapter 19 of THE MANDALORIAN offers a fascinating look into the state of the galaxy during the early days of the New Republic. Don't miss it as we break it all down, complete with your comments and phone calls, including a surprise call from F.J. DeSanto!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:28am CDT

Crosshair is back in the spotlight this week as his loyalty to the Empire continues to be tested. Join us as we discuss this latest episode with your thoughts, theories and observations.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:09am CDT

Din Djarin and Grogu journey to the living waters of Mandalore this week, and it's a banger of an episode! Don't miss our breakdown Chapter 18: "The Mines of Mandalore," along with your comments, chats and phone calls.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:53am CDT

Clone Force 99 find a mysterious ship and an infamous creature this week and RFR is there for it. Join us for RFR's BAD BATCH After Show Livestream to discuss this latest episode, featuring your thoughts, theories and observations.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:56pm CDT

THE MANDALORIAN returns with the highly anticipated Season 3 premiere: Chapter 17, "The Apostate." Join us for a lively discussion as we welcome back Din Djarin, Grogu (Sweet, Sweet Baby Yoda), Greef Karga, and more! Plus, we're giving away a pair of Mandalorian Special Edition headphone from Logitech. And, we feature your thoughts and observations as we kick off another exciting season of RFR's THE MANDALORIAN After Show!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:08am CDT

We’re counting down the days until the new season of THE MANDALORIAN kicks off! We look ahead to season 3 and everything else, like SKELETON CREW, with Paul Bateman and feature an all-new MANDALORIAN tribute song “This Is The Way” by Jeff Ulicny. Plus, audio highlights from a recent Pedro Pascal interview. Liam Neeson recently revealed some STAR WARS fatigue by criticizing the output of spinoffs. We breakdown what he said and reach out with The Force to find more answers. Plus, we review behind-the-scenes info from OBI-WAN KENOBI director Deborah Chow and answer listener questions about Sith Lightning.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:47pm CDT

The Batch meets some shady characters as they attempt to retrieve the Havoc Marauder in this action-heavy second part of the "Ipsium Mine Duology".

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:56pm CDT

New reports suggest the return of Bob Iger is resulting in a leaner, meaner Disney. With imminent announcements regarding a return to the silver screen, how will cutbacks affect the quantity and quality of future STAR WARS content? Are we getting too much STAR WARS, or not enough? Popular STAR WARS artist Matt Busch joins us In The Cantina to talk about his fandom and his upcoming film ALADDIN 3477 featuring inspiration and easter eggs from a galaxy far, far away. Plus, George Lucas vs The Autograph Collectors, Star Wars Role Playing Games, and more on the now-legendary “F*** The Empire” edit of the ANDOR season finale.

Direct download: RFR_021723_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:43pm CDT

We start the back half of STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH Season 2 with another mission of the week as Clone Force 99 attempts to extract an unstable element from a hostile world. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

The original STAR WARS trilogy was famously recreated as audio dramas for public radio networks in the 80s and 90s. “The Winds That Shook The Stars” is the complete, unauthorized oral history of the STAR WARS radio dramas and will hit bookshelves this summer. We get a preview of the book from authors John and Mary Jo Tenuto, who share behind-the-scenes stories, trivia, and new info never before presented anywhere else. Plus, we spotlight some of the more famous voices heard in the radio dramas and more. Plus, we listen closely to Bail Organa’s voice in the latest episode of THE BAD BATCH and we review MANDALORIAN jokes from Pedro Pascal’s Saturday Night Live monologue.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 3:39pm CDT

It's a double batch this week with two episodes to review. Get your tin foil hats ready as we dive into "The Clone Conspiracy," followed by "Truth and Consequences," which features a long-teased appearance of the Emperor himself.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:06am CDT

Filmmaker and Friend of the Show F.J. DeSanto (Transformers: War for Cybertron) joins us In The Cantina with an ANDOR recap, a look ahead to AHSOKA, and his predictions for season three of THE MANDALORIAN. We listen to highlights dating back to 2015 from Dave Filoni discussing the origin of THE BAD BATCH and the history behind ideas presented in this week’s episode “Tribe”. Plus, Star Wars In Pop Culture and we pay tribute to Cindy Williams and David Crosby by acknowledging their unique places in STAR WARS history and fandom.

Direct download: RFR_020323_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

The Batch is on a mission to help a fugitive Jedi this week and they return to a familiar planet. Join us for our review and discussion of "Tribe" on the RFR BAD BATCH After Show Livestream featuring your calls, thoughts and observations!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:18pm CDT

We analyze a secretly released trailer for THE MANDALORIAN season 3 featuring alternate footage and a surprising reveal. Our Grogu speculation continues as we try to crack the mystery surrounding Baby Yoda’s past. We’ve got interview audio highlights featuring Moff Gideon Giancarlo Esposito, who’s pumped for the new season of Mando, and Cassian himself, Diego Luna is hard at work on ANDOR season 2. With profits down, Hasbro is cutting corners. How will this affect their STAR WARS brand? RFR listeners get musical with BAD BATCH-inspired Neil Diamond song parodies. THAT 90’s SHOW is here and, as expected, there are plenty of STAR WARS references. We spotlight them all on “Star Wars In Pop Culture”. Plus, Rancho Obi-Wan needs your help, capes in STAR WARS, inside Luthen’s shop, and why DOES Disney+ drop episodes during overnight hours?

Direct download: RFR_012723_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:42pm CDT

The Batch is back on the trail of another treasure, but this time, with Phee Genoa in the lead. And Hunter doesn't like it. Join us for a look at "Entombed" on THE BAD BATCH After Show with our breakdown and your thoughts and observations. 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:50pm CDT

Sure, he’ll always be Sweet Baby Yoda to us, but who really IS Grogu and what’s up with the mystery of his past? Is it finally time we learned the secrets? We crack “The Mystery Box” wide open with our breakdown of the all-new trailer for season 3 of THE MANDALORIAN and look for clues and hints. We look closely at the new Mandalorian warriors introduced in the trailer and try to determine how they fit into the story and more. Plus, listener feedback about THE BAD BATCH, some Phil Tippett discussion, and STAR WARS in POLTERGEIST.

Direct download: RFR_012023_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

It's all about speed this week as the Bad Batch crew gets mixed up in the world of racing. Do you have the need for speed? Join us for the RFR BAD BATCH After Show livestream looking at "Faster."

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

This week on RFR, We have hot takes from Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as they look back on the full season of OBI-WAN KENOBI via fresh comments courtesy of SAG. Will there be a season two? We speculate! We continue analyzing this week’s episode of THE BAD BATCH and consider the implications it will have on the rest of the season. We reveal the perfect STAR WARS vacation and more! 

Direct download: RFR_011323_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

This week the focus is on Crosshair as he and another familiar clone face grapple with the moral and ethical dilemmas of carrying out the orders of a growing Empire. Join us for another RFR After Show livestream looking at this thought-provoking episode of THE BAD BATCH with your thoughts and observations for "The Solitary Clone."

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:01pm CDT

The Batch is back to raid Count Dooku's war chest with the season 2 premiere, featuring a double feature of action-packed episodes: "Spoils of War" and "Ruins of War." The team is sporting some new armor, and Omega's hair may be a little longer, but what else has changed for our favorite misfit clones? We break it all down together with Super Chats, and listener calls featuring your thoughts and observations!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:08am CDT

Christmas is here a couple days early as we are joined In The Cantina by Ashley Eckstein for a lengthy, in-depth conversation about everything Ahsoka including TALES OF THE JEDI, the upcoming AHSOKA series, meeting Rosario Dawson, THE CLONE WARS and more. Also under the tree: Star Wars in Pop Culture featuring "Rick and Morty" and Carrie Fisher in a goofy Hallmark Christmas rom-com. Plus, listener feedback and more! 

Direct download: RFR_122322_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Welcome to the RFR Star Wars Holiday Office Party! Everyone is welcome. The gifts are under the tree, food is on the table and the eggnog is definitely spiked. Kitster’s got a lamp shade on his head and RFR listeners are the guests of honor. We’re featuring your voice messages with opinions from everything to ANDOR to KENOBI to BOBA FETT and beyond. You tell us your top STAR WARS moments in 2022, reveal some predictions for 2023, and provide us with plenty of great topics for conversation. Star Wars in Pop Culture returns with clips from “Grey’s Anatomy”,” Somebody Feed Phil”, “Mythic Quest’, ‘Phineas and Ferb”, even England’s new Prime Minister checks in!. And what happens when STAR WARS comes up while you’re in the dentist chair? Listen to find out!

Direct download: RFR_121622_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:01pm CDT

ANDOR is over so STAR WARS fans are looking forward to the return of THE BAD BATCH next month with an all-new trailer to whet our appetites. This week, we review the trailer frame-by-frame and speculate about season two. We aren't done with ANDOR yet and we have a few new audio highlights from showrunner Tony Gilroy, who always provides solid commentary with no B.S. Plus, Jon Kasdan reveals the "biggest problem" with SOLO, will Bob Iger cut back on STAR WARS spending, and what's the deal with the bathrooms at GALAXY'S EDGE?

Direct download: RFR_120922_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

We gave you the scoop, and now we have confirmation the first F-bomb in STAR WARS was included in the ANDOR season finale prior to editing. More fallout from ANDOR as Tony Gilroy recently talked to the media about the final 3 episodes of season one and we have all the highlights. From Saw Guerrera and the birth of the rebellion to Luthen’s gallery and “lightsaber”, we review Gilroy’s insight, motivation and inspiration. We look at new info about STAR WARS in 2023, including THE MANDALORIAN, AHSOKA, and THE ACOLYTE. Bob Iger is back, and we bring you the WORLD PREMIERE of the all-new song from Puppet Lando, “Hello, What Have We Here”.

Direct download: RFR_120222_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:36pm CDT

The season finale of ANDOR is here, and so is the Rebel Force Radio After Show Livestream! Join us as we discuss the latest episode and reflect on the entire season. What does it mean for the future of STAR WARS on the big and flatscreen? Plus, listeners call in with thoughts and observations about this thrilling (and polarizing) first season of ANDOR.

Direct download: RFR_ANDOR_012_112322.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:28pm CDT

Celebrating 44 years of the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Presented on CBS one-time-only on November 17, 1978, this show has become legendary & infamous among STAR WARS fans. We share our memories of the show with Steven Kozak, producer of the upcoming documentary “A Disturbance in The Force”, who joins us to share some interesting and hilarious Holiday Special info. Plus, we’re looking forward to the season finale of ANDOR with rumors and speculation about what we might see (and hear). 

Direct download: RFR_111822_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:27pm CDT

Cassian is on the move once more, having just broken out of the Narkina 5 prison. Where will he end up next? Watch this week's episode of ANDOR, and then join us on the RFR ANDOR After Show as we discuss the penultimate installment of season one.

Direct download: RFR_ANDOR_011_111622.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:24pm CDT

The recently wrapped Narkina 5 Prison arc on ANDOR has raised the bar for great acting, writing and directing in STAR WARS. We have revealing highlights from recent interviews with showrunner Tony Gilroy and Kino Loy actor Andy Serkis that provide ample insight into the Narkina 5 plot and characters. News headlines include reports about new STAR WARS projects by filmmaker Shawn Levy and anime producers Studio Ghibli. Plus, info about MANDALORIAN season 3, listener feedback about ANDOR and more! 

Direct download: RFR_111122_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 1:31pm CDT

Jailbreak! Cassian and the inmates are getting restless and the time to act is... now! Join us on the RFR ANDOR After Show as we discuss this explosive new episode. Plus, the RFR switchboard was open for your thoughts, theories and observations!

Direct download: RFR_ANDOR_010_110922.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:26pm CDT

“Here we go again”, as Threepio once famously said.  Another rumored STAR WARS film is in the works, this one coming from Damon Lindelof and targeting a December 2025 release.  So naturally, we are skeptical. ANDOR is bringing us STAR WARS stories told without all the typical bells and whistles we expect. We discuss the pros and cons. Faverau and Filoni revealed some MANDALORIAN, AHSOKA, and SKELETON CREW  production updates to ET and we review the highlights, along with Hayden Christensen’s acceptance speech at the 2022 Saturn Awards. Plus, a new version of the NARKINA PRISON BLUES and more!

Direct download: RFR_110422_WeeklyRFR.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

As Cassian and his fellow inmates plot their prison break, things get even more complicated for Mon Mothma this week on ANDOR!

Direct download: RFR_ANDOR_009_110222-1.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:28pm CDT

THE CLONE WARS is back! Well, sort of. The latest animated anthology from Lucasfilm and the mind of Dave Filoni drops us back into the familiar style of storytelling fans have loved during THE CLONE WARS and THE BAD BATCH. TALES OF THE JEDI attempts to fill in the gaps on the origin of two of the Galaxy's most important figures: Ahsoka Tano and the evil Count Dooku. We talk about all six episodes in season one and the RFR Switchboard was open for your calls and comments

Direct download: RFR_102822_TalesOfTheJedi.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:17am CDT

Cassian is in the clink on Narkina 5 while Luthen attempts to enlist help from a familiar face this week on ANDOR! Plus, speculation about characters and plot with your thoughts and observations via Superchats and listener calls

Direct download: RFR_ANDOR_008_102622-1.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

The ANDOR experiment is well-underway as the most mature STAR WARS storytelling continues to unfold. We’ve collected a ton of interesting comments from showrunner Tony Gilroy explaining his motivations and approach to the story, along with revealing behind-the-scenes info. Plus, ANDOR actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach provides details about Skeen’s tattoos and his blaster while actor Kyle Soller (Syril Karn) discusses Syril’s cereal. Rian Johnson’s potential STAR WARS trilogy ain’t dead yet and we listen to what he had to say about it in a recent interview. The Godfather of “Star Wars In Pop Culture” Kevin Smith strikes again as CLERKS 3 features more of his trademark STAR WARS references. We review them all! 

Direct download: RFR_102122_WeeklyRFR.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:29pm CDT

Cassian heads home as word of the Aldhani heist spreads across the galaxy as things get hot for Mon Mothma on the home front. We'll break it all down with you on the ANDOR After Show Livestream. Plus, live listener calls and superchats.

Direct download: RFR_ANDOR_007_101922-1.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:16am CDT

As ANDOR has entered the halfway point in season one, we thought it would be a perfect time to check in with film producer F.J.DeSanto (TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON). F.J. shares his opinions about ANDOR thus far and provides insight and information. We also review some of his “Prophet Or Loser” predictions for OBI-WAN KENOBI. Plus, listener feedback, food in the STAR WARS galaxy and more.

Direct download: RFR_101422_WeeklyRFR.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

The heist is here! There's no turning back now for Cassian and his crew on Aldhani. Season One of ANDOR is officially at the halfway point, and RFR is back with another After Show Livestream! Plus, listeners call in with thoughts and observations

Direct download: RFR_ANDOR_006_101222-rev.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:47pm CDT

ANDOR is in the atmosphere this week as we feature audio highlights from showrunner Tony Gilroy who provides some interesting behind-the-scenes details about plot and production. Star Wars in Pop Culture is back with another wild collection of STAR WARS mentions and references covering the gamut from TV to movies to sports coverage. Plus, listener feedback, breakfast cereal and LEGO Lando!

Direct download: RFR_100722_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

Cassian Andor's new friends don't know if they can trust him. And, are they all what they appear to be? Join us for our review and analysis of Episode 5, "The Axe Forgets," plus your comments and calls on Rebel Force Radio's ANDOR After Show!

Direct download: RFR_ANDOR_005_100522.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:13pm CDT

ANDOR is here and after four episodes, it’s clear this series is grittier, darker, and edgier than anything seen before in STAR WARS. We’re all in on ANDOR here at RFR and according to our voicemail hotline, other STAR WARS fans are too. James Earl Jones is stepping back from being the voice of Darth Vader and his replacement? Technology! We discuss and look back at the actor's Darth Vader career with an audio tribute. We review the season premiere of ABC’s “Home Ecomonics” featuring recent RFR guest Topher Grace's visit to Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. And, “Star Wars In Pop Culture” returns with a mega presentation of STAR WARS references found in recent episodes of “Family Guy”, “Reservation Dogs”, “The Orville”, “Cobra Kai” and more.

Direct download: RFR_093022_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

Things are heating up for Cassian and the galaxy in "Aldhani," the latest episode of the new STAR WARS thriller series, ANDOR! Join us for our in-depth look at this episode, complete with your calls, comments, super-chats and more!

Direct download: RFRAndor_4_092822.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:59pm CDT

This is not your Daddy's STAR WARS! At least that's what some are saying about Disney+'s latest live-action series, STAR WARS: ANDOR. Join RFR for a whole new season of After Shows, where we review and reflect on this exciting new series episode by episode. Plus, we open the RFR switchboard to take your calls live on the air plus Superchats with your thoughts and observations on the first three episodes of ANDOR...and we promise to leave you fat and satisfied!

Direct download: RFRAndor_1-3_092222.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:37am CDT

Topher Grace returns to RFR with stories about shooting the season premiere of ABC’s “Home Economics” at Disneyland and STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE. Plus, Topher answers The Yoda Questionnaire and talks about his STAR WARS fandom. We also look back to earlier in Topher’s career and THAT 70’s SHOW to review our favorite STAR WARS references from that great sitcom. Plus, we take a look at some killer trailers recently dropped at D23 for the upcoming STAR WARS streaming series ANDOR, TALES OF THE JEDI and MANDALORIAN season three and more!

Be sure to catch Topher in the "Home Economics" season premiere at STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE next Wednesday at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT

Direct download: RFR_091622_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

The OBI-WAN KENOBI limited series saw the titular character go on a rescue mission that brought him face-to-face with the reality of a shattered life left behind. On the way, he regained his faith in The Force and emerged stronger than ever. Our "Jedi Yogi" John Marcoux stops by this week to give us the lowdown on the many myth-based influences behind Obi-Wan's journey, from Joseph Campbell to the ancient Samurai and beyond. We review the new documentary "Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return" with highlights featuring Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson, we look forward to D23 and anticipate ANDOR. 

Direct download: RFR_090922_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 7:01pm CDT

With ROGUE ONE back in theaters, co-writer Gary Whitta joins us this week In The Cantina to talk about the film and share some behind-the-scenes stories. Plus, learn about Gary's ambitious multi-media launch for his new novel GUNDOG and hear his answers to "The Yoda Questionnaire". We wrap up our review of ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS with audio highlights from Marcia Lucas and a look at the prequels.

Direct download: RFR_090222_StarWarsPodcast1.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

We get our first look at a scene from the upcoming series STAR WARS: ANDOR and we break it down. Marcia Lucas recently broke her silence about how her marriage with George Lucas unraveled on ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS. We review her comments. Baby Belushi and The Babu Freaks gathered in Joliet, Illinois for the first ever Blues Brothers Con. Hear all about it! Plus, we look back at the excitement surrounding the release of the first trailer for THE PHANTOM MENACE, and learn which STAR WARS novel made Jimmy Mac go blind.

Direct download: RFR_082622_StarWarsPodcast-2.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:34am CDT

So much new info about George Lucas’s legendary special effects company has been revealed via new documentary series like “Light and Magic” and “Icons Unearthed: Star Wars”. In 1978, George moved ILM from Southern California up north to San Rafael into a facility on Kerner Blvd, where it stayed until 2005. Thanks to veteran filmmaker Sean House, RFR was recently allowed access to this former home of ILM and important location of film history. This is the place where STAR WARS special effects from EMPIRE to REVENGE OF THE SITH were created, not to mention RAIDERS, E.T., Jurassic Park and so many more groundbreaking films. It’s still in use today as 32Ten Studios and still creating amazing effects. Effects wiz Sean House joins us to talk about his career, his history with ILM and shares behind-the-scenes stories you’ve never heard before about working with George Lucas and Rick McCallum. Thanks to the help of loyal RFR listeners, Jason has solved his problem with Star Wars action figures falling down. We also talk about newer action figure releases from Black Series to Retro Vintage and more.

Direct download: RFR_081922_StarWarsPodcast_1.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

It's a very special LIVE Rebel Force Radio. Jimmy Mac is in Petaluma, CA, at Rancho Obi-Wan as we sit down for an extended interview with legendary fan ambassador and Guinness record holder for the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia Steve Sansweet. Steve will showcase some of our favorite items in his collection while also taking your calls. We also review the all-new trailer for STAR WARS: ANDOR. Plus, 100% of all super chats will go to Rancho Obi-Wan. Please consider making a donation to support Rancho Obi-Wan, home to the Guinness World Record largest Star Wars collection and museum and become a member today! 


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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:17pm CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

Before OBI-WAN KENOBI was a streaming series, it was conceived as a feature film. Reporter Nathan Johnson from 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 CDT

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.

Direct download: RFRKenobi_062222_Pt6.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFRKenobi_061522_Pt5.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFRKenobi_060922_Pt4.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFR_060322_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFRKenobi_060122_Pt3.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFR_052622_RFRRooftopBash.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFRKenobi_050422_MayThe4thTrailer.mp3
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.
Direct download: RFR_042222_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFR_041422_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFR_032522_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT