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

THE ACOLYTE goes back in time this week with a flashback to the events on Brendok, where Osha and Mae are faced with a decision that will set their destinies into motion. Join us as we break it down with an in-depth look at "Destiny" with your reactions, thoughts, theories and observations.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:37am CDT

THE ACOLYTE series premiere is finally here, and with it, an all-new season of RFR After Show livestreams! The lead-up to this show has been divisive among fans, to say the least. But now that we've all seen it, does it live up to the hype or the hate? We review the first two episodes, "Lost/Found" and "Revenge/Justice" and speculate on where this new era of STAR WARS is heading. So join us as we break down both eps, along with highlights from the live chat and listener calls with your reactions, thoughts, theories and observations about this latest STAR WARS series.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:36pm CDT

Celebrating the complete three season run of THE BAD BATCH, Dee Bradley Baker joins us for an exclusive conversation about his connection to each of the characters he voiced, along with behind-the-scenes stories and insights into his creative process. Plus, we finally get around to asking Dee the questions from the famous Yoda Questionnaire. George Lucas received honors at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend. We review his whirlwind media tour in France and feature highlights of some of his very candid interviews. George also celebrated a big birthday, and we reveal who was on the guest list. Plus, we look at early reviews for THE ACOLYTE while looking ahead to the series premiere next week and more!

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

With THE ACOLYTE premiere mere weeks away, we breakdown the latest trailer and promo videos to look for clues and provide some wild speculation about what we think will happen in the series. Signorey Weaver may be joining the cast of THE MANDALORIAN AND GROGU and we talk about the possibility. STAR WARS Oreos are on the way! We listen to comments from spokesperson Josh Gad and look at a cool Star Wars-Oreo moment from the past. Plus, we take care of some unfinished TALES OF THE EMPIRE business, we recap May The Fourth in Bristol CT and more!

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

Lucasfilm adds another entry in the "Tales of" series of animated shorts. This time, the focus is on Thrawn-allegiant Morgan Elsbeth and Clone Wars Jedi traitor Barriss Offee. Throw in some Dathomir witches and fresh Inquisitor recruits, and you have our attention. Check out our analysis of each episode along with your calls and insights! 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:47am CDT

RFR descended upon the city of Bristol, CT on May the Fourth for a live show in front of a great crowd at the Rockwell Theater. Join us as we celebrate "Star Wars Day" and party with RFR V.I.P.s, special guests, live music from High Adventure, and a ton of laughs.  Plus, the history of "May The Fourth Be With You" and Jimmy Mac reviews his latest trip to Galaxy's Edge. Thank you Arianna Theirrault, the City of Bristol CT, and loyal RFR listeners from the region and around the country who traveled to New England to join us! 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:54pm CDT

"The Cavalry Has Arrived" and THE BAD BATCH's explosive series finale is here! Join us as we dig deep into this final episode and reflect on the epic three-season journey with Clone Force 99. The voice of Governor Tarkin, Stephen Stanton calls in to surprise us once again! Plus, the chat is popping and phone lines are jamming for the final Rebel Force Radio BAD BATCH After Show Livestream!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:35am CDT

The Rebel Force Radio BAD BATCH After Show livestream returns with a look at the action-packed episode, "Flash Strike." Omega makes a huge discovery on Mount Tantiss while her "brothers" race to rescue her from the clutches of the evil Doctor Hemlock. Check out our full breakdown along with live calls featuring your thoughts and theories about this PENULTIMATE adventure with the Batch. 

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

We have a smokin’ show for you this week as we go behind-the-scenes of the KENOBI series with highlights from a recent Ewan McGregor interview. Listener Feedback has us wondering which STAR WARS characters received the most screen time and will a “Main Event” conclude THE BAD BATCH or will it come short?  Star Wars in Pop Culture spotlights the comedy of SCTV. Plus, Star Wars in the dispensary, and how are RETURN OF THE JEDI and Cheech and Chong connected? Light up and listen!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

The Batch team with an unlikely partner to find Tantiss, while Omega begins talk of escape with her fellow "specimens." Get ready for detailed discussion, analysis, and listener phone calls. Hear our thoughts and theories along with your fellow STAR WARS fans as the BAD BATCH story begins to ramp up toward its conclusion!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:55pm CDT

We analyze the two new trailers that have Star Wars fans talking: TALES OF THE EMPIRE and STAR WARS OUTLAWS. Along with those breakdowns, we also have a bunch of cool stuff you won’t hear anywhere else, like more highlights from the recently discovered rare 1977 radio interview featuring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher on their first and only STAR WARS promotional tour together, and the world premiere of Puppet Lando’s all-new original tune “Buckle Up Baby”. Plus, we review the STAR WARS stuff on display at the DISNEY100: THE EXHIBITION in Chicago, listener feedback about THE BAD BATCH and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

The Batch look for any clues that might lead them to Tantiss as their search for Omega becomes desperate, while Hemlock continues his quest to make an elusive and evil scientific breakthrough. We break it all down along with your calls, thoughts, theories and observations as we react to episode 12: "Juggernaut". 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:59pm CDT

It's a double batch with two thrill-packed episodes to discuss this week. We're breaking down "Identity Crisis" and "Point of No Return", a pair of episodes featuring great character moments, intense action, killer cameos, heroics and heartbreak. Join us for our full review featuring a surprise call from Governor Tarkin voice actor Stephen Stanton, along with your live calls, great observations, thoughts and theories!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:17am CDT

EXCLUSIVE! Thanks to a recent discovery, we present highlights from the very first-ever STAR WARS publicity tour featuring a rare interview with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. Recorded live on the air in June 1977 in Chicago, it’s a funny and fascinating look-back at the STAR WARS phenomenon while it was still in its infancy. And you can only hear it on RFR. Plus, we feature the latest in STAR WARS news including comments from D.B. Weiss about the STAR WARS trilogy he was developing along with his “Game of Thrones” production partner David Benioff, a Jake Lloyd update, and Ewan McGregor interview highlights with his wife, Hera Syndulla actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead (AHSOKA). Along with listener feedback and Star Wars In Pop Culture features “Young Sheldon”.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

HARBINGER /ˈhärbənjər/ (noun) - a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another. foreshadows a future event; omen; sign. The Batch look to a mysterious figure from the past for answers about the Empire's interest in Omega. Is the arrival of this individual a "harbinger" for things to come? Join us as we break down "The Harbinger," the latest from THE BAD BATCH, on the RFR After Show along with your thoughts and theories!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 11:26pm CDT

We react to and breakdown THE ACOLYTE trailer, scene-by-scene, frame-by-frame. ROGUE SQUADRON, not dead yet! We have interview highlights from director Patty Jenkins on the newly-resurrected movie project. C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels recently auctioned off his personal STAR WARS memorabilia collection of props for big cash. F.J. DeSanto attended the preview party and he joins us with a full report. We pay tribute to actor Michael Culver, Capt. Needa from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, plus,The Billy Dee Quote of the Week continues as we review highlights from Billy Dee Williams autobiography “Hello, What Have We Here” and more! 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

The Batch tracks down an old adversary for clues as to why Omega is so valuable to the Empire. Join us for a breakdown of this latest episode on RFR's THE BAD BATCH After Show for thoughts, theories and observations in the online chat and live phone calls with the best group of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT

It's a double batch this week with two new episodes to break down on THE BAD BATCH After Show. It's a Clone Trooper reunion with many of the "brothers" from previous episodes checking in and callbacks to earlier seasons of THE BAD BATCH and THE CLONE WARS. Join us for our breakdown along with thoughts, theories and observations from your fellow STAR WARS fans 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Sure, THE MANDALORIAN AND GROGU film is deep in pre-production, THE BAD BATCH is steeped in mid-season, and new STAR WARS home video releases are on the way. But despite all that, the biggest story in STAR WARS news this week is the resurfacing of a 2003 broadcast from Chile featuring beer advertising edited into the STAR WARS movies themselves. We look at some of the footage and discuss the impact on the internet this old footage has had. In other news, new 4k Blu Ray releases for OBI-WAN KENOBI and ANDOR were revealed this week, composer John Williams revealed a big “mistake” he made when composing music for the original 1977 STAR WARS film, an odd goof has been discovered by freeze-framing REVENGE OF THE SITH, and we pay tribute to a late Friend of the Show, Mark Dodson - The voice of Salacious Crumb. Plus, we feature more highlights from Billy Dee Williams’ new autobiography, BAD BATCH listener feedback and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Tensions are running high this week as Crosshair's return creates mistrust on both sides. Join us for the RFR After Show as we look at "The Return," the latest episode of THE BAD BATCH's final season. With callbacks to pivotal moments from season two's "The Outpost" and snow wyrms, we know this is a BAD BATCH breakdown you don't want to miss! We're taking your calls (Patreon members first!) and watching the chat for your thoughts, theories and speculation..

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:21pm CDT

Lando Calrissian actor Billy Dee Williams has committed his life story to a new autobiography called appropriately “Hello, What Have We Here”. We feature highlights from the audiobook and welcome back “The Billy Dee Quote of the Week”. We have production updates for the upcoming STAR WARS streaming series THE ACOLYTE and feature film THE MANDALORIAN AND GROGU, along with more about Gina Carano’s lawsuit against Lucasfilm. Plus, listener feedback about THE BAD BATCH, a write-in campaign for KENOBI season two inspired by Ewan McGregor himself, and find out how you can join us for a live “Star Wars Day” podcast on May The Fourth!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Omega and Crosshair are on the run in "A Different Approach." Join us for the RFR After Show as we go under the hood of this latest action-packed episode of THE BAD BATCH, featuring your calls (Patreon members first!) and superchats with some amazing thoughts and theories from your fellow STAR WARS fans!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:53pm CDT

THE RFR AFTER SHOW IS BACK and diving deep into the exciting three-part season premiere of THE BAD BATCH! Picking up where season two left off, we'll be talking about "Confined", "Paths Unknown" and "Shadows of Tantiss". Get ready for detailed discussion, in-depth analysis, and listener phone calls and theories with fellow STAR WARS fans.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 10:48pm CDT

The next STAR WARS streaming series, THE ACOLYTE, is coming this summer. We discuss what we know about the story and listen to comments from showrunner Leslye Headland to find clues. Former MANDALORIAN actor Gina Carano made waves last week by revealing her lawsuit against Lucasfilm for wrongful termination. We listen to new comments from Gina explaining why she wants to move forward with litigation and the challenges she’s encountered since losing her gig. We also consider the future for the character Cara Dune and wonder if there is a chance Gina will return to the role. Could the character get recast with a new actor? We speculate! We also continue our search for the “new” Wilhelm Scream with fresh evidence gathered by the RFR Investigative Report Team. Plus, THE PHANTOM MENACE celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a return to the theaters, STAR WARS kitchen items, Sith Lightning, STAR WARS in Pop Culture and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

The Gina Carano controversy resurfaced this week as she finally filed a lawsuit against Lucasfilm claiming she was unfairly terminated from the role of Cara Dune on THE MANDALORIAN. We review the complaint and speculate about the eventual outcome. We offer our condolences to the family of Carl Weathers as the legendary actor behind Greef Carga sadly passed away. We pay tribute to Carl with audio highlights from his career as a member of the STAR WARS family along with reaction from Dave Filoni. We also raise a Red (Han) Solo Cup to the late country music superstar Toby Keith. Plus, more discussion about the upcoming “Rey Skywalker” film with audio from Daisy Ridley and FANBOYS celebrates its 15th anniversary.

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

We present a collection of the latest rumors about upcoming STAR WARS films and break them down to determine if they are potentially true or potentially false. From Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to James Mangold to Dave Filoni, we look at the order in which their movies will be released. Plus, really interesting rumors about Shawn Levy’s STAR WARS project and how it ties into the big picture. We have interview highlights from Daisy Ridley about her future in STAR WARS and AHSOKA’s Natasha Liu Bordizzo talks about Sabine’s connection to The Force. Plus, listener feedback, STAR WARS in Pop Culture, and we get grumpy discussing the potholes of STAR WARS memorabilia collecting.

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

We review the new trailer for season three of THE BAD BATCH and speculate about the return of Asajj Ventress, with live callers weighing in on The Batch and other STAR WARS news and topics. Plus, listeners weigh in with STAR WARS "What If...?" scenarios and more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:31pm CDT

Rey movie on? Rey movie off? Rey movie next? Rey movie delayed indefinitely? Inconsistent, yet consistent, rumors are flying around about the status of Daisy Ridley’s upcoming Rey Skywalker film. We analyze the rumors and look at other clues about the mysterious movie, including comments from Daisy Ridley herself. Are future stories told outside STAR WARS canon via Marvel’s “What-if…?” concept on the way? We consider the potential and offer ten ideas for “What-If…?” STAR WARS stories. We have audio highlights from recent interviews including an ANDOR update from Diego Luna, a look back at AHSOKA season one via comments from Rosario Dawson and Eman Esfandi, and Natalie Portman talks about meeting “her son” Mark Hamill at The Golden Globe Awards. Plus, STAR WARS in Pop Culture and more!

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

In a surprise announcement this week, Lucasfilm revealed THE MANDALORIAN AND GROGU will be an upcoming feature film to go into production this year. We look forward to the Mando movie and how it will affect the other STAR WARS films already in the pipeline. Director of the upcoming Daisy Ridley "New Jedi Order" film, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, made her first on-camera comments about the movie, inciting negative backlash from the fanbase. We analyze her statements within their appropriate context and try to discover what gives her the proper skill set to direct a STAR WARS film.

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:09pm CDT

Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder and his brother Doug are huge STAR WARS fans and they join us In The Cantina to share stories about growing up with the original film releases, the toys, the prequels and more. Hear stories from their youth about fights over the Kenner Millennium Falcon, learn which brother auditioned for Anakin Skywalker, and find out whether or not Napoleon Dynamite himself is truly a Star Wars fan. And of course, both of the brothers answer the legendary Yoda Questionnaire! Plus, Hayden Christensen recently commented on his appearance as Anakin in AHSOKA. We have the highlights, along with a ton of STAR WARS conversation to stuff your stocking!

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

Since the announcement at Star Wars Celebration back in April, fans assumed Daisy Ridley’s upcoming STAR WARS film would be the next release. Now, new info indicates this may not be the case. Find out what we know! Plus, we have exclusive info about what may be the 2024 STAR WARS streaming schedule courtesy of an ANDOR insider. Adam Driver is still making the talk show circuit and revealing info about the making of the Sequel Trilogy. Hear what he had to say about Kylo Ren’s ever-shifting story arc and working with Harrison Ford on the day Han Solo died. And, we look back at the year of STAR WARS and RFR in 2023 along with listener calls from RFR Patreon supporters and more! 

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

How much STAR WARS content can we expect next year? Rumors are floating around about the 2024 STAR WARS streaming schedule and shooting dates for Daisy Ridley’s upcoming film. Could less be more? We analyze all the info and search for facts. We have interview highlights from Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi, Ariana Greenblatt, and Adam Driver, along with our review of the new Disney+ documentary “Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford”. Fueled by listener feedback, we look at Chewbacca’s complicated history with Jedi Knights and the evolution of The Force. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture returns and more.

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

Lucasfilm recently revealed Dave Filoni has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer. We break down the news and discuss the potential good, and the potential bad. Plus, we have highlights of Filoni discussing AHSOKA in a recent interview and we analyze all of his comments. The highly anticipated STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL documentary “A Disturbance In The Force” debuts on streaming outlets December 5th. We’re joined In The Cantina by director Jeremy Coon (“Napoleon Dynamite”) who shares interesting facts and trivia about the doc, along with RFR pal Kyle Newman, who served as a producer on the film, naturally. 

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

This Life Day feast is a cornucopia packed with STAR WARS news, film updates, and tons of laughs. Sitting at the head of the table is our own Puppet Lando, who brings us holiday cheer with the world premiere of his latest tune “Have Yourself A Happy Little Life Day”.  We look back at the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL and look forward to the upcoming documentary “A Disturbance In The Force”, debuting next month. Plus, production updates from THE MANDALORIAN, STAR WARS: SKELETON CREW, Taika Waiti’s film, STAR WARS in Pop Culture and much more!

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:49pm CDT

Do you remember what it was like to see Jabba for the first time? Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber? We take calls from STAR WARS superfans / RFR Patreon supporters who talk about their most personal and impactful STAR WARS moments. We hear from a school teacher who fears the youth of today don’t feel The Force like “we” did as kids. Kid Blake checks in to take a victory lap after his big trivia showdown victory last week. We celebrate moments like the big battle on Jabba’s Sail Barge, the Death Star Trash Compactor, and the “Dark Times” of the 80s and 90s when there was no STAR WARS. But that’s just scratching the surface of all the great STAR WARS topics and conversation in this packed podcast! 

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:29pm CDT

Two men enter, one man leaves. It's the Pint-Sized Padawan vs the Potty-Mouthed Prophet in a winner-take-all, no-holds-barred STAR WARS trivia showdown! Star Wars trivia expert Kevin Liell joins us to moderate this "Duel of the Fates" between two STAR WARS superfans from two very different generations: Kid Blake vs F.J. DeSanto. Place your bets now! Plus, do fans still care about the history of STAR WARS? Should there be Original Trilogy elements in GALAXY'S EDGE? Is Kathleen Kennedy hiding under your bed? Only the SOUTH PARK guys know for sure as they reveal what's really going on at Disney and within "The Panderverse"  

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Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:22pm CDT

We react to recent comments from director Matthew Vaughn about his desire for an opportunity to recast and reboot the Original Trilogy story and characters. While the next STAR WARS streaming series, SKELETON CREW, is still shrouded in relative mystery, we look back at the last time lead actor Jude Law appeared on The Tonight Show and listen closely for clues about the upcoming show. Director Sean Levy is attached to an upcoming STAR WARS film and we review quotes from a recent interview he did with Variety. Just in time for Halloween,  former LANDO writer Justin Simien talks about getting ghosted by STAR WARS. We try to read between the lines. Plus, Star Wars In Pop Culture, "Chatterback Chopper", and a word unique to Star Wars has been added to the dictionary.

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Direct download: RFR_102623_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:51pm CDT

We continue to analyze the AHSOKA series with a focus on the reunion between Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, along with your thoughts and opinions. There’s a lot to unpack! We review comments from the breakout star of the show, young Ahsoka herself, Ariana Greenblatt. We’re looking ahead to STAR WARS: SKELETON CREW with a collection of audio interview highlights from star Jude Law and co-creator Chris Ford. Plus, "Star Wars Expert" Jimmy Mac on MeTV’s “Collector’s Call”, new updates on Taika Waititi’s STAR WARS screenplay, and director Gareth Edwards sets the record straight about some infamous ROGUE ONE production rumors. 

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Direct download: RFR_102023_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

From films to streaming shows to merch, many in-development STAR WARS projects have never seen the light of day. This week, we are joined by SEGABits host Barry Harmon who recently uncovered a binder filled with abandoned McDonald’s STAR WARS Happy Meal toy concepts, complete with descriptions and illustrations. We go through the entire sales pitch and discuss what could have been. Screenwriter Steven S. Goyer has revealed information about a scrapped STAR WARS film project he was working on with director Guillermo Del Toro. Find out about the film concept and who the main character would have been. Pop superstars N*SYNC came thisclose to being in ATTACK OF THE CLONES, but ended up on the cutting room floor. Now, the boy band is back together and talking about their almost-STAR WARS experience. Plus, we look ahead to Jude Law’s upcoming series SKELETON CREW, we look back at THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, and spotlight hilarious memories from THE PHANTOM MENANCE via Liam Neeson’s recent visit to Conan O’Brien’s podcast.

Direct download: RFR_101323_StarWarsPodcast-1.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

Filmmaker and friend of RFR Kyle Newman is back to join us IN THE CANTINA for a discussion about the full season of AHSOKA. We get into Kyle’s head as a film director/writer for his thoughts on the script, plot and character motivations, while we pick his brain as a lifelong fan for his interpretation of the lore. Kyle also gives us the deets about his new Dungeons & Dragons book “Lore & Legends” Find out how you can win an autographed copy! We also review leftover “superchats” from the season finale of The AHSOKA After Show and speculate what the future has in store.

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Direct download: RFR_100723_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:33pm CDT

Season One of AHSOKA wraps up with epic saber battles, zombie troopers, latent Force powers and Witch "Majiks"! Join us for an equally explosive discussion of "The Jedi, The Witch, and the Warlord" this week on RFR's AHSOKA After Show season finale featuring live calls and your thoughts, theories and observations!

Direct download: AHSOKA_100423_Pt8.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:09am CDT

Thrawn and Elsbeth attempt to stay one step ahead of Ahsoka this week as Baylan seeks his own path in the new galaxy while Ezra and Sabine fight for their lives. Join us for a breakdown of this penultimate episode of season one of AHSOKA on the RFR After Show livestream with your live calls, thoughts, theories and observations

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Direct download: AHSOKA_092723_Pt7-2.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:22am CDT

Friend of RFR, Hollywood producer F.J. DeSanto joins us with his analysis of AHSOKA thus far along with his “Prophet or Loser” predictions for how the season will end. Plus, we review some leftover superchats from this week’s AHSOKA After Show along with our own speculation and analysis. 

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Direct download: RFR_092323_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

“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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Direct download: AHSOKA_090623_Pt6.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFR_091623_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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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Direct download: RFR_090923_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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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Direct download: AHSOKA_090623_Pt4-1.mp3
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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Direct download: RFR_090223_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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? 

Direct download: AHSOKA_083023_Pt3.mp3
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.

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Direct download: AHSOKA_082323_First2Eps.mp3
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! 

Direct download: RFR_081123_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFR_080423_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFR_061623_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFR_060923_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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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Direct download: RFR_060223_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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?

Direct download: RFR_052623_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFR_051223_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFR_050523_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFRMando024_TheReturn2.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFRMando023_TheSpies.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFR_041123_StarWarsPodcast_1.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFRMando022_GunsForHire.mp3
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!

Direct download: BadBatch15-16_S2_032323.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFRMando021_ThePirate.mp3
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!

Direct download: BadBatch13_S2_032323_2.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFRMando020_TheFoundling.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFRMando019_TheConvert.mp3
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.

Direct download: BadBatch12_S2_031023.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFRMando018_MinesOfMandalore.mp3
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.

Direct download: BadBatch11_S2_030223.mp3
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!

Direct download: RFRMando017_TheApostate.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFR_022523_StarWarsPodcast.mp3
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".

Direct download: BadBatch10_S2_022223.mp3
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. 

Direct download: BadBatch09_S2_021523.mp3
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.

Direct download: RFR_021023_StarWarsPodcast1.mp3
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.

Direct download: BadBatch07-08_S2_020823.mp3
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."

If you'd like to WATCH The After Show, be sure to check out Rebel Force Radio on YouTube.

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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."

Direct download: BadBatch03_S2_010422.mp3
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!

Direct download: BadBatch01_S2_010422.mp3
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