Sat, 28 December 2019
Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil! The Mando, Cara Dune and Greef Carga pinned down by enemy fire! Kuill is dead! What happens next? We find out in THE MANDALORIAN season one finale "Redemption". We get a name for our protagonist and see his face for the first time during an epic battle against Moff Gideon and the Imperial Remnant, along with a sweet call back to THE CLONE WARS at the end. What's The Mandalorian's new mission and where does the series go after this? We talk about it all! Join us for live discussion of the season finale of THE MANDALORIAN with special guest Pete Nadel and taking your calls
Direct download: RFR_Mandalorian_After_Show_8.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:33pm CDT
Fri, 27 December 2019
Paul Bateman joins us for the full show to talk about anything and everything going on in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We look closely at the chemistry between the “Big 3” characters in this trilogy - Rey, Finn, and Poe - along with a hard focus on the return of Emperor Palpatine and speculation about how his comeback was possible. We react to the appearances of fan favorites Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles, and throw down hard opinions about some heavy moments in the film, like the truth of Rey’s evil lineage, The Spirit of Luke, the final destruction of The Sith, and the kiss that sealed the deal. Enhancing our conversation is audience reaction audio from the theater where we saw THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night that puts you right in our row!
Direct download: THE_RISE_OF_SKYWALKER__Review_w_Paul.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:45am CDT
Mon, 23 December 2019
We gathered on opening day for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, December 20th, in downtown Cleveland to commemorate the end of an era at Kennedys Cabaret in the famous Playhouse Square for a special live episode of RFR, featuring insights and analysis of the finale to the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker from THE CLONE WARS stops by to give us his TROS review and talk about his cameo on THE MANDALORIAN. And Puppet Lando pays us a visit to spread messages of holiday joy. Billy Mac is here too! Plus, audience participation with an open mic and we give away a pair of Bose: Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones!
Direct download: Skywalker_Rises_In_Ohio.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 2:28am CDT
Fri, 20 December 2019
RFR gathered with listeners and friends in downtown Cleveland to see STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night. We gathered immediately following the first public screening to share our fresh and raw opinions, emotions, criticisms, reactions, and occasional confusion, with a live “studio audience”. You've been listening to RFR talk about Star Wars for 14 years and it's been a long, strange trip! Join us for first thoughts of the final episode of the Skywalker Saga!
Direct download: THE_RISE_OF_SKYWALKER__Review_Show_.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:27am CDT
Thu, 19 December 2019
The Mandalorian gathers his allies to take on the Imperial Remant who still are in pursuit of him after he took off with the "asset".
The penultimate episode of The Mandalorian season one ends with a cliffhanger leaving Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil. We break down the entire episode and take your calls.
Direct download: RFRMando007_121819_TheReckoning.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 8:56am CDT
Wed, 18 December 2019
The 2019 Holiday Season is upon us and we here at Rebel Force Radio love to celebrate Christmas, Star Wars-style. So, we've once again gathered an all new collection of songs for the season in a galaxy far, far away. From the North Pole to Hoth, we have you covered with a ton of fun songs and parodies for your listening pleasure as you put Artoo Detoo lights and Yoda ornaments on your tree.
Look for RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol 1-3 at our website!
Direct download: RFR_121819_StockingStufferVol4.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT
Sat, 14 December 2019
The Mandalorian returns to the service of a mercenary crew from his past to retrieve a prisoner held aboard a New Republic prison ship. It's a prison break in space featuring tons of cameos, cool new droids, and surprises. Joining us to break it all down is the legendary Big Honkin' Steve Glossen from Geek Out Loud and we're taking listener calls too!
Direct download: RFR_Mandalorian_After_Show_6.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 5:51pm CDT
Fri, 13 December 2019
In our last weekly show before the release of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we review the media hype surrounding it with audio highlights from cast and crew interviews, talk show appearances, and media junkets. We hear from J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio, Daisy Ridley, and more. We discuss and debate the “End of the Skywalker Saga” marketing push, how the fallout from THE LAST JEDI will impact the finale, and the fragility of “The Chosen One” prophecy. Plus, Puppet Lando stops by to recreate some wild Billy Dee Williams quotes from recent print interviews. This is our final opportunity to discuss, speculate, and even vent a little, before the end of an era. Listen to hear what we have to say!
Join RFR Live in Cleveland for Skywalker Rises in Ohio. Limited seating still available!
Brought to you by Bose and the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Quiet Comfort 35 Headphones. Visit Bose.com/RebelForce to learn more.
Direct download: The_Rise_of_Skywalker_The_End_of_an.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 12:21pm CDT
Sat, 7 December 2019
S1 Chapter 5
Seeking repairs for the Razor Crest, The Mandalorian lands on Mos Eisley and joins forces with a rookie bounty hunter to find Fennic Shand, hiding out somewhere across The Dune Sea.
We're talking Chapter 5 of season one with special guests Billy Mac and Matt Rashid and taking live listener calls. Tatooine makes it's Mandalorian debut and we visit many familiar places along the way. Plus, we discuss the cameos from Amy Sedaris and Ming Na-Wen and what their characters bring to the episode.
Direct download: RFR_Mandalorian_After_Show_5.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 4:59pm CDT
Fri, 6 December 2019
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER has reached peak media marketing with the recent debut of several TV spots revealing a variety of fresh footage from Episode IX. We look at each commercial and try to pick up on all the hints and clues from “The final episode in the Skywalker Saga”. Are the reveals in the marketing too revealing? Or are they just playing on our nostalgia? We tear it all apart and tell you what we think. John Boyega appeared on The Tonight Show to give us further details about the script stolen from underneath his bed, and the fallout. TMZ also grabbed Boyega on the streets of Manhattan for some further explanation. We have highlights and reactions! Plus, old footage of George Lucas admitting he may have gone too far with THE PHANTOM MENACE gives us a few laughs, and of course, ample Baby Yoda talk.
Direct download: THE_RISE_OF_SKYWALKER_TV_SPOTS__Hint.mp3
Category:Rebel Force Radio -- posted at: 9:06am CDT