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Hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac, Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast provides "STAR WARS" information and entertainment. From the Classic Trilogy to the Prequels... From THE FORCE AWAKENS to ROGUE ONE and THE LAST JEDI...Rebel Force Radio puts you on the front lines of fandom. Plus, plenty of CLONE WARS and REBELS too! Featuring celebrity guests, news, comedy, reviews, contests, giveaways, and much more from a galaxy far, far away.

Episode Date
RFR: September 14, 2018
02:12:35

The famous Yoda statue at Presidio Park in San Francisco is a selfie destination for all Star Wars fans. We get the behind-the-scenes story about the sculpture directly from the artist himself, Lawrence Noble, who fills us in about the origin of the statue and how it came to the attention of George Lucas. Lawrence has great stories about his Star Wars works and other celebs who own his artwork, including Peter Jackson and the recently-passed legend Burt Reynolds. Now you can watch Han make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs at home! The digital version of Solo: A Star Wars Story was released this week. Join us as we review some of the special features and deleted scenes.

Sep 14, 2018
RFR: September 7, 2018
02:06:09

The “Solo: A Star Wars Story” novelization hit store shelves this week and it expands the story seen in the cinema with the inclusion of deleted scenes and additional insight into the characters and plot. We review some of the highlights. Jason points out some interesting observations he picked up while watching the latest promo video for Star Wars Resistance and lets us know what he thinks of the upcoming series. Plus, the latest Episode IX news headlines and rumors, intoxicating news about Disney Parks Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, and listener voicemail gets us talking about Anakin's slavery, Finn’s “programming” and more.

Sep 07, 2018
RFR: August 31, 2018
02:18:25

New casting news for Star Wars Episode IX! New info about Star Wars Resistance! New speculation about the Star Wars Live Action TV Series and more this week on RFR. Paul Bateman serves as guest co-host for a breakdown of all the big Star Wars stories this week including news about Dominic Monaghan and Matt Smith joining the Episode IX cast and a review of the new Star Wars Resistance promo video “Meet Team Fireball”. How many times did you see Solo: A Star Wars Story during its theatrical run? We bet you didn’t see it as many times as Chicago-area Solo-Superfan Lisa Dullard who joins us to talk Solo and review the new book “The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story”. Plus, listener voicemail leads to a discussion about the sounds of Star Wars including The Wilhelm Scream, The Krayt Dragon and Chewie’s “Tarzan Call”.

Aug 31, 2018
RFR: August 24, 2018
02:24:49

The voice behind Obi-Wan Kenobi, James Arnold Taylor returns to RFR to join us in celebration of #CloneWarsSaved and the upcoming return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We catch up with JAT and he fills us in with his reaction to the big news, while cracking us up with his many stories and voice impersonations. We got our first look at Star Wars Resistance via a new trailer and press release. We look closely at the cast and characters list, along with the trailer itself shot-by-shot to see if this show can be a worthy successor to The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Aug 24, 2018
RFR: August 17, 2018
02:09:42

Celebrating 10 years of The Clone Wars this week as we look back at what made the series great...And we look ahead to the show returning next year. We have audio highlights of Clone Wars cast members reacting to the show coming back and we review comments from Dave Filoni in recent print interviews. What’s up with the Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film? We have updates!  Plus, Conan goes to the Mos Eisley Cantina, RFR meets WKRP, vinyl-caped Jawas, and the return of RFR Slow and Tell!

Aug 16, 2018
RFR: August 10, 2018
02:06:00

Return of the Jedi’s Salacious Crumb was a crowd pleaser from the moment we first saw him onscreen in 1983. This week on RFR, we talk to the man behind the laughter, actor Mark Dodson joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk all-things-Crumb, courtesy of our pal Kevin Liell. With Darth Maul’s surprise return to the Saga in SOLO, we review some vintage Ray Park audio from our archives to find some uncanny foresight. In news headlines, Bob Iger reveals new information about the status of the upcoming Disney Streaming Service and what Star Wars content will be included...And what won’t. Plus, new info about Star Wars Resistance. Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother, shared his thoughts and feelings, along with a little info, about unused footage of his sister being used in Star Wars Episode IX. We listen to highlights of his comments along with a recent Simon Pegg interview where he expresses remorse for some of his past harsh criticisms of the Star Wars prequels and Jar Jar Binks.

Aug 10, 2018
RFR: August 3, 2018
02:05:48

RFR Returns! Star Wars news blew up while we were on vacation and we are pumped up to be back behind the mics just in time for cameras to roll on Episode IX. We review the casting announcement press release, looking closely at who was added to the cast and who was subtracted, and the decision to use existing footage of Carrie Fisher in the final episode of the Sequel Trilogy. We look back at last month’s SDCC and the big #CloneWarsSaved announcement with speculation about the episodes and future potential for the series. Plus, listener voicemail leads to a discussion of Force Ghosts, we talk about aliens we’d like to see in Episode IX, and what are the chances George Lucas would or could return to the saga?

Aug 04, 2018
RFR: July 13, 2018
02:00:49

Tom Savage from the New Orleans Saints joins us IN THE CANTINA to discuss what it’s like to be an NFL quarterback and huge Star Wars fan. Tom shares his reviews of the latest Star Wars films, predictions, and stories from the locker room. Lando’s Back! Rumors are strong about the return of Billy Dee Williams to Star Wars in Episode IX. Billy Mac is in the studio with us to celebrate this good news and other top stories. We have exclusive audio from ComiCONN’s Star Wars panel hosted by Kevin Liell and featuring General Grievous actor Matthew Wood and the laugh behind Salacious Crumb, Mark Dodson. Kevin asked some questions from the RFR audience...See if he asked yours!  Plus, we investigate the voice of Nien Nunb, we listen to audio highlights from recent Mark Hamill and Ron Howard interviews, and we talk about our decision to leave Twitter in the dust.

Jul 13, 2018
RFR: June 29, 2018
02:35:37

People are wondering why we are still talking about THE LAST JEDI...Are you kidding me? We’ll be talking about TLJ for decades! And, SOLO, and the OT, PT, Rogue One...You name it...We talk about it all. This week is no exception as we are joined by STAR WARS artist, entrepreneur and convention panel host Kevin Liell. Kevin joins us to give his reviews of the latest STAR WARS films and his experience appearing on AMC’s recently-cancelled COMIC BOOK MEN. Plus, we review the latest rumors about upcoming STAR WARS films, from Kenobi to Mos Eisley, and potential Lucasfilm shake-ups, Mark Hamill talks more about Luke in TLJ, Ron Howard talks about the rumor that future STAR WARS standalones are on hold, listener voice mail, a new RFR jingle and more.

Jun 29, 2018
RFR: June 22, 2018
02:49:53

Jedi Yogi John Marcoux returns, this time to present us with “The Mythological Blueprint of Han Solo” as seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story. John brings together such diverse sources as Joseph Campbell, Greek Mythology, The French Renaissance, and the classic American Western to create an intriguing foundation for the character of young Han, before he became a scruffy nerf herder. We also answer the lingering question...Is Han an optimist or a pessimist? The answer might surprise you! In news headlines, the future of Star Wars standalone films might be in jeopardy. We review the latest rumors, including the possibility of one more “legacy” character from the Original Trilogy joining the Episode IX cast. And, we continue to address the scary controversies surrounding Star Wars and the fan community on social media. Plus, listener voice mail, some SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE discussion, and Father’s Day recaps.

Jun 22, 2018
RFR: June 15, 2018
02:40:30

Star Wars dominates the headlines this week as Solo: A Star Wars Story continues its theatrical run. The Goliverse’s Steve Glosson joins us as special guest co-host as we break down the all the latest news including highlights from a recent Ron Howard interview that revealed new Solo insights from the director himself and gets us talking about the Star Wars criminal universe potentially being spotlighted in future films. George Lucas provides info about the direction he would have taken the Star Wars sequel trilogy if he didn’t sell off his company. And we look closely at the reasons why Lucas no longer feels welcome working on Star Wars anymore. Steve gives us his first review of Solo and his opinions of Alden Ehrenrich taking on the lead role. Listener voicemail gets us talking about the villains of the Prequels and we try to wrap our heads around the controversial Star Wars fans vs creators vs media showdown that continues online.

 

Jun 15, 2018
RFR: June 8, 2018
01:43:25

Online controversy has exploded within the Star Wars fanbase. We take a close look at the social media situations surrounding actress Kelly Marie Tran and author Chuck Wendig. We talk about the role we are playing to promote change within the industry and community, and look closely at how DC Comics expects its talent to interact with fans via their Social Media Policy. Plus, the RFR voice mail hotline provides us with listener opinion about the controversies. And, we continue to analyze the box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Jun 08, 2018
RFR: Solo Review #3: A-Team Roundtable
02:10:10

RFR's A-Team has assembled to provide you with the type of commentary and analysis for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY you can only find here. We kick things off with Paul Bateman and F.J. DeSanto and a deep dive into the plot, actors, and characters. We focus on the title character and Alden Ehrenrich’s performance, the legend of Chewie’s life debt to Han, Donald Glover’s take on Lando, and more. We also talk about the baggage that this film carried during its shooting and production. Then the gloves come off when Kyle Newman jumps in and we all share our opinions about Lucasfilm’s missteps and where the franchise is heading. In the wake of the Solo box office under-performance, the honest and opinionated insights presented by our panel of film making veterans is eye-opening and revealing. 

Jun 01, 2018
RFR: Solo Review #2: SOLO IN OHIO
01:58:28

This is SOLO IN OHIO, our live podcast event recorded in front of a packed house of STAR WARS fans in Cleveland at the Playhouse Square Theater. Joining us on this amazing evening was RFR brother/fan fave Billy "Dee" McInerney along with our original brother-in-the-Force and co-host from our early days, Pete Nadel - A true STAR WARS podcast pioneer. But our most special guests were our audience. The mic was open all night for members of the RFR community to jump in on the conversation. We talk all about SOLO in this SPOILER HEAVY discussion. This show was recorded on opening night for the movie and it captures the excitement only a room full of die-hard STAR WARS fans can create!

May 30, 2018
RFR: Solo Review #1: Opening Night
01:46:41

We saw SOLO! A group of loyal RFR listeners gathered on opening night at a theater just outside Cleveland and created the perfect atmosphere for our first viewing of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Immediately afterwards, we took our microphones out on the streets of downtown Cleveland to record our first analysis and raw reactions. Hear what we thought about it all: The plot, humor, efx, easter eggs and big surprises. Then, join us later for SOLO in OHIO - A live RFR event at the Playhouse Square Theater. 

May 25, 2018
RFR: May 18, 2018
02:45:17

Chicago has been announced as the host city for Star Wars Celebration 2019! SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY hits theaters next week! With so much Star Wars goodness happening at once, we hit the microphones for as long as it takes to break it all down. Joining Jimmy Mac this week is Melody Deel from the Unofficial Rebel Force Radio Facebook Group and RFR brother, Billy Dee McInerney. As Chicagoans, hear what we think about Star Wars Celebration coming to the Windy City and what worked at the convention in the past, and what didn’t. Nissan’s Jeremy Meadows joins us In The Cantina with his report from the red carpet world premiere for SOLO. In news headlines, rumors this week popped up about what will be the next Star Wars standalone film, and it ain’t “Kenobi”. Plus, our final Solo In Ohio update, Puppet Lando and more.

May 18, 2018
RFR: May 12, 2018
02:41:09

Full report from the world premiere for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY with audio highlights from the red carpet with the cast and crew. Some of the biggest news to come from the premiere had nothing to do with SOLO, but instead, we got our first bits of info about the upcoming STAR WARS live-action TV show from the series creator himself, Jon Favreau. Also walking the red carpet was Dave Filoni, who talked a little about STAR WARS RESISTANCE, but was cagey about where his future in STAR WARS is heading. We analyze what was said and what it could mean. “Prophet...Or Loser (Solo Edition)” with F.J. DeSanto is back! Hear F.J.'s final round of predictions before the release of SOLO. Also in this mega-sized RFR, Donald Glover brings Lando to SNL, Mark Hamill attends a wedding on THE BIG BANG THEORY, we hear the voice of Enfys Nest for the first time, and the story of how Swank got stuck in Chicago.

May 12, 2018
RFR: May The Fourth 2018
02:52:42

Share STAR WARS DAY with us on a mega-sized RFR as we prep for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and review the latest SOLO news, audio highlights from interviews with the cast and crew, and speculation about how the characters will be portrayed. We talk about May The Fourth activities and events happening in Chicago and we look at the most popular STAR WARS films in the US state-by-state. Chris Baker from Zen Studios joins us to talk about the extremely fun and addicting STAR WARS PINBALL, and he answers questions about his fandom via our famous Yoda Questionnaire. Plus, Star Wars cosplay dos and don’ts, Helen Hunt’s fandom is revealed, Nissan has an amazing Star Wars Sweepstakes, listener mailbag, voice mail, Moralo Eval and more!

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May 04, 2018
RFR: April 27, 2018
02:27:48

STAR WARS RESISTANCE was announced this week as the next animated series coming from Lucasfilm. Join us on RFR as we provide a full breakdown of the press release description of this new, anime-inspired series to debut this fall. New TV spots featuring previously unseen footage and dialog from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY have been hitting lately. We get our first listen to Jon Faverau’s character Rio, and discuss an alien species originally seen in THE CLONE WARS make their silver screen debut in SOLO. Speaking of SOLO, Alden Ehrenreich will be featured in an Esquire Magazine cover story and he says some interesting things about his future with the franchise. Jason’s son Parker Swank provides us with a kid-sized STAR WARS perspective, along with hilarious character impressionations. Listener voice mail prompts discussion about the Jedi afterlife and The Star Wars Holiday Special, and we bring news to make the Kitster Nation rejoice!

Apr 28, 2018
RFR: April 20, 2018
02:20:44

New TV spots for SOLO: A Star Wars Story hit this week along with new merch hitting the shelves. Billy Mac joins us this week to review what we’ve seen and found. Are you Han or Lando? We take a test to find out.  Mark Hamill talks about his interest about his continued involvement in the STAR WARS saga, and we analyze what he said. Prep work continues for RFR’s SOLO in OHIO...Get your tickets now! The RFR Jukebox is fired up and we listen to some amazing show jingles created by listeners. Plus, Puppet Lando reads us the limited edition Denny’s STAR WARS menu, we look at an excerpt from the lastest saga novel, “Star Wars: Last Shot”, we pay tribute to a largely unrecognized Resistance pilot from THE LAST JEDI, we research the correct way to pronounce “Han” and more. 

Apr 21, 2018
RFR: Star Wars Influences #29
02:22:57

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY hits theaters in six weeks! With the reveal of the second trailer and merch hitting the shelves, we focus hard to the next standalone film to come from the Star Wars galaxy. We talk all-things-Solo, including the cast, the characters, ships, environments and everything that we are excited to see in the film. Paul offers up a huge helping of his amazing insight based on his experience as a British film industry veteran and massive fan of the saga. Plus, we dig deep into the history of Han Solo including the Original Trilogy,  the classic Marvel Comics, Star Wars Holiday Special and even his clothes, especially his iconic vest. Get yourself pumped for SOLO with RFR! 

Apr 14, 2018
RFR: SOLO: The Second Trailer Review
01:03:29

The second trailer for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY was revealed on ABC during American Idol last Sunday. Immediately following the trailer debut, we fired up our microphones to give you our initial raw reactions. We go through the trailer shot-by-shot to analyze the visuals and dialog. From the look of the characters, to the actors behind the roles, the music, special effects and overall look of the film, we discuss it all. And with our SOLO in OHIO live podcast coming up next month, we couldn't be more pumped up for this next Star Wars standalone film! 

Apr 10, 2018
RFR: April 6, 2018
01:59:37

Should They Recast Leia in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX? With rumors flying around, we discuss this hot topic and the possibility of it happening . We look forward to SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY as merch starts to hit and Denny’s launches a special SOLO inspired menu. Also, we have the latest updates on our big live event SOLO in OHIO in Cleveland coming May 25. Tickets are on sale now! By popular demand, Jimmy Mac’s mom joins us to give her review of THE LAST JEDI. You might be surprised with some of her observations! In headline news, we continue to feature Mark Hamill audio highlights as he continues to shoot straight from the hip on the interview circuit. Simon Pegg reveals interesting insight into J.J. Abrams return to Star Wars and compelling information about Rey’s parents. And, filmmaker Tony Gilroy speaks candidly for the first time ever about his involvement bailing out ROGUE ONE.

Apr 06, 2018
RFR: March 30, 2018
02:32:38

Can Luke Skywalker return from the dead in STAR WARS EPISODE IX? Not as a ghost, but as a corporeal being? We look at George Lucas’s early concepts for Obi-Wan to return in the flesh via the rough draft for RETURN OF THE JEDI and we wonder if such an idea can be used to bring back Luke. Speaking of Luke, Mark Hamill continues to his interview tour and we have some select highlights to inform and entertain you. We continue to dissect the novelization for THE LAST JEDI, we get intimate with THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK director Irwin Kershner, and we mourn the loss of Toys ‘R Us. Plus, listener voice mail, the worst jobs in the STAR WARS galaxy, a SOLO IN OHIO update, and we announce the winner of our big Star Wars Top Trumps giveaway!

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Mar 31, 2018
RFR: March 23, 2018
02:25:22

The novelization for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI gets our review with highlights from the audiobook featuring some shocking moments not featured in the final film. Speaking of the film itself, we have more to say about THE LAST JEDI home video release. Listener voice mail sparks a new debate over the Anakin/Vader transformation. In news, we follow Mark Hamill from SWSX in Austin all the way to Dublin, Ireland for St. Patrick's Day. Mark never fails when it comes to sharing his Star Wars insights and opinions! The maestro John Williams talks about his future in STAR WARS and his thoughts on Rey’s parents on KUSC radio, and we have the best quotes. RFR is proud to present SOLO in OHIO, happening May 25th in downtown Cleveland. We have the latest details! We look back at the history of Star Wars home video releases and share our memories from VHS to Blu Ray. Plus, some Ziro The Hutt memories, and we’re giving away a huge STAR WARS TOP TRUMPS prize to a lucky RFR listener...Find out how you can win!

Mar 23, 2018
RFR: March 16, 2018
02:23:43

The home video release of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI hit earlier this week and, along with the movie, tons of bonus features including the full-length documentary "The Director and The Jedi". We review this new and through behind-the-scenes account of Episode VIII with analysis and audio highlights. We also dive into Rian Johnson's audio commentary track and discuss some of the broader themes and events of THE LAST JEDI, especially the death of Luke Skywalker. And speaking of Luke, Mark Hamill was in Hollywood last week for the unveiling of his star on the Walk of Fame and the RFR microphones were there. Hear from Hamill himself along with a couple of his friends: George Lucas and Harrison Ford. Plus, more details on our big SOLO IN OHIO event coming this May, some Star Wars Lego conversation, and more.

Mar 16, 2018
RFR: Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: S4E12-15
02:29:03

A bittersweet moment on RFR as we celebrate the end of an era, while mourning it's passing. After four seasons, STAR WARS REBELS concludes as our remaining rebels attempt to liberate Lothal with the Emperor taking an interest in Ezra. In this, the final episode of Declassified, we discuss the amazing series finale "Family Reunion and Farewell" as well as the three episodes that proceeded it, "Wolves and a Door", "A World Between Worlds", and "Fool's Hope", with our A-Team: Paul Bateman and Kyle Newman. 

Mar 11, 2018
RFR: Star Wars Influences #28
01:27:11

MORTIS REVISITED: The Gods of Mortis returned to Star Wars animation to play a role in the recent STAR WARS REBELS episode "A World Between Worlds". We look back at the original Mortis arc from 2011 and listen to vintage RFR audio highlights with the cast and crew of THE CLONE WARS. Hear from cast members Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein along with Supervising Director Dave Filoni and Head Writer Christian Taylor.

Mar 02, 2018
RFR: Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S4E10-11
01:20:59

The stakes have risen and the risks are higher than ever before as STAR WARS REBELS gets closer to the series finale. "Jedi Night" pushes our heroes to the limit, with one of them making the ultimate sacrifice. "Dume" confronts the fallout and puts the surviving members of The Ghost crew in a fight for their lives. We deal with the emotional outcome of these two episodes in this, the penultimate episode of DECLASSIFIED. Joining us for this in-memoriam roundtable are Star Wars collecting expert Dan Curto and RFR brother Billy Mac. 

Feb 26, 2018
RFR: February 24, 2018
01:52:53

We review some of the big STAR WARS reveals at the 2018 NY Toy Fair that have fans buzzing. Collecting expert Dan Curto joins us to break down all the news, including new merchandise from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and the ambitious Jabba's Sail Barge from Hasbro's new crowd-sourcing initiative, Haslab.  We also talk critically about Star Wars collectibles on the retail level, what works, and what doesn't. That familiar scream you hear on TV and in movies, The Wilhelm Scream, was an originally inside joke from 1977's STAR WARS that has since spread like wildfire. Now comes word that it has been "retired" by Skywalker Sound, thus we will not be hearing it in STAR WARS again. We investigate this news and look back at the history of The WIlhelm Scream via vintage RFR highlights featuring STAR WARS sound masters Matthew Wood and Ben Burtt. Plus, J.J. gives an Episode IX update, we look forward to the home video release of THE LAST JEDI, Lando Calrissian pickup lines from Billy Mac and more!  

Feb 25, 2018
RFR: February 16, 2018
02:06:40

New SOLO merch revealed this week and we review the action figures, explore the new-look Millennium Falcon and more. We prepare for the final return of STAR WARS REBELS as the series winds down starting next week. Our review of "The Secret History of Star Wars" audiobook continues and we take a look back at Genndy Tartakovski's CLONE WARS micro series. 

Feb 17, 2018
RFR: February 9, 2018
02:15:18

New SOLO images and character details were revealed this week in the wake of the first teaser trailer for the film. Plus, surprise announcements about a new series of STAR WARS movies headed by the duo behind HBO's "Game of Thrones". And new STAR WARS television series are in development for the upcoming Disney direct-to-consumer app. We have highlights and excerpts from Bob Iger's announcements and Entertainment Weekly's SOLO cover story. F.J. DeSanto sits in on the show this week to help us figure it all out, and of course, F.J. provides us with his "Prophet or Loser" predictions for SOLO. Also joining us is Corey Helton, founder of Youtini, a new STAR WARS book subscription service. From the old Expanded Universe to the current day Legends, we talk about it all with Corey! It's a big week for STAR WARS news...Big enough for two episodes of RFR! Be sure to check out our SOLO Trailer review show from earlier this week if you haven't already. 

Feb 09, 2018
RFR: "Solo" Teaser Trailer Review
02:32:53

Our first glimpses of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY came earlier this week as a new TV spot debuted on Super Bowl Sunday, and a full teaser trailer dropped the following day. Join us for our initial reactions to Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Danny Glover as Lando, and a factory-fresh Millennium Falcon. Paul Bateman joins us to go thru the Super Bowl commercial and teaser trailer scene-by-scene and speculate about the plot, characters and more. 

Feb 06, 2018
RFR: February 2, 2018
02:18:51

The trailer for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY is MIA! When will we finally see it? Signs point to early next week. Will it happen during the Superbowl? Will it stick to the May release date? We look at the evidence out there and discuss about some of the planets we may see in the film. Rian Johnson continues to reveal information about STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. We listen to his latest comments about not only the film itself, but some of the harsh criticism he’s received. Also missing-in-action, George Lucas’s beard! The Notorious G.L. was spotted at the “Black Panther” premiere with mere stubble. We take a fun look back at the history of the maker’s beard with a story from his old collaborator Walter Murch. Speaking of Lucas, we review an amazing impression of the famed filmmaker via actor Josh Robert Thompson. Plus, Errol Flynn, Kylo Ren’s pants, and a lack of love for Phasma.  

Feb 02, 2018
RFR: January 26, 2018
02:13:18

We review fresh Rian Johnson interview highlights and analyze the latest comments about THE LAST JEDI from the director himself, including insight into Luke Skywalker, the humor in the film, and more. Melody Deel from The Unofficial RFR Facebook Group fills us in on what fans are talking about online and reviews some of the hot topics in STAR WARS news this week. We discuss new info about the upcoming novelization for THE LAST JEDI and deleted scenes, why Luke was in exile on Ach-To, speculation on when the SOLO trailer will drop, Snoke’s slippers, and could there be a place for Padme Amidala in Episode IX? Plus, listener voice mail, STAR WARS at the Oscars and more. 

Jan 26, 2018
Star Wars Influences #27
01:46:01

"The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is the topic of conversation in this episode of Influences. We page through the new book while Paul Bateman offers his expert commentary on the amazing art design of Episode VIII. We discuss the film sets like Snoke's Throne Room, props like Rose's Resistance ring, ships like the Resistance Bomber, wardrobe, creatures, aliens and more. Paul applies his years of knowledge and experience in each item we analyze. If you loved the look of THE LAST JEDI, this is not a show you want to miss! 

Jan 25, 2018
RFR: January 19, 2018
02:53:08

The fallout from THE LAST JEDI continues! We review highlights from a recent Rian Johnson interview featuring his insight into some of the most talked about scenes from the film. Our TLJ breakdown continues with a visit from author/entrepreneur John Marcoux ("Poised to Pummell") who presents us with his "Mythological Blueprint for Luke Skywalker in 'The Last Jedi'". John digs deep into mythology, history, and religion and discovers amazing parallels with Luke's story in Episode VIII. Some of the info he reveals will blow your mind. Plus, a new official synopsis of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, Listener Voice Mail, and STAR WARS IN POP CULTURE spotlights the popular NBC drama THIS IS US.

For our review of the new midseason trailer for the Star Wars Rebels: Season Four, check out RFR Rush Hour #23, an exclusive show for the RFR Patreon Community

Jan 20, 2018
RFR: The Last Jedi: The First Commentary
02:44:33

RFR returns for our first show of 2018! Celebrating THE LAST JEDI: ONE MONTH LATER with our first audio commentary track. Join us as we watch THE LAST JEDI for our first time together since opening night, while providing commentary fueled by our month-long deep dive into this new extension of the STAR WARS mythology. With multiple previous viewings under our belts, and reference guides at the ready, we decipher everything that makes Episode VIII work. Take us with you to the movie theater, watch with the upcoming home video release, or simply listen to our conversation as a podcast, and let us take you back to the experience of THE LAST JEDI. 

Jan 13, 2018
RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #5
02:11:17

Paul Bateman joins us for a deep, down-and-dirty breakdown of THE LAST JEDI to wrap up another great year for STAR WARS and RFR. Paul always provides an educated and passionate analysis, and his review of Episode VIII is no exception! We discuss and debate everything Paul liked and disliked about the film, we talk about the polarizing effect it’s had on the STAR WARS fanbase, and we dig deep underneath the surface of what this latest chapter of the saga has to offer. Plus, interview highlights of Rian Johnson talking about some specific details of THE LAST JEDI, Instructions for how to blow up The Death Star at midnight on New Year’s Eve, Jeremy Meadows from Nissan talks about his experience at THE LAST JEDI red carpet premiere, and our final giveaway of the year, courtesy of the Stance Star Wars Collection.

Dec 30, 2017
RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #4
01:40:12

STAR WARS prop and alien expert Tom Spina from Regal Robot joins us to give his review of THE LAST JEDI, including his assessment of the patrons of Canto Bight, Luke Skywalker’s character arc, the return of Yoda, the reveal of Rey’s parents and lack of reveal about Snoke’s origins. Plus, learn how you can win a Mandalorian Skull mini-sculpture from Regal Robot. And, we listen to your TLJ reviews on the RFR listener voicemail hotline, we give away more socks from the Stance Star Wars collection and a pair of headphones from Sudio Sweden, and report on an Outrageous Unthinkable moment on The Last Jedi’s opening night at a theater in Burbank.

Dec 27, 2017
RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #3
02:10:40

Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto join us as we continue to review STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Kyle offers his perspective as a lifelong Star Wars fan, director (“Fanboys”) and film industry insider, while helping us look at the film through a very critical lens. His analysis is eye-opening and revealing. Famous for his predictions, producer F.J. DeSanto (“Transformers: Titans Return”) reviews the film and we determine if he was a “Prophet Or Loser”. You’ve heard our thoughts on THE LAST JEDI and we heard yours…Now hear from our friends! 

"This is not going to go the way you think!" 

Dec 22, 2017
RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #2
01:50:32

RFR LIVE returns for this listener call-in episode of recorded on December 15th - Opening day for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. For almost two hours, we take your calls, uncensored and unscreened. We listen to your reviews and analysis of the latest theatrical release of the saga...From your likes and dislikes, to your emotions and feelings, favorite character moments, action sequences and more, with a little Episode IX speculation along the way. It's a full show dedicated to listener feedback and you certainly have a lot to say about THE LAST JEDI! 

Dec 19, 2017
RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #1
01:44:40

About an hour after our first viewing of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI on Opening Night, we gathered in the RFR studios to discuss our initial raw reactions, opinions, and analysis. We are happy to have RFR brother Billy Mac joining us for this spoiler-intense conversation. What did we love about the film? What had a huge impact on us as fans? What was weird, unpredictable, or unexpected? We talk about the big moments, reveals, and character development in this first of many shows reviewing the eighth episode of the amazing STAR WARS saga. 

Dec 15, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: December 8, 2017
02:09:55

THE LAST JEDI hits theaters next week and the media blitz has jumped into hyperspace. And so has our excitement! We review highlights from THE LAST JEDI press conference in LA last weekend and Jimmy Kimmel Show featuring the full cast. Plus, Mark Hamill on Good Morning America and Rian Johnson in Rolling Stone. We weigh in with our final EPISODE VIII speculation and predictions including the identity of Rey’s Parents and we ask the question: Does Rey already know who her parents are? To celebrate THE LAST JEDI and our audience, we are giving you the opportunity to win big from RFR. Listen to learn how you can win STAR WARS socks from Stance and amazing Bluetooth Regent headphones from Sudio Sweden.  

Dec 09, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: December 1, 2017
02:35:25

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI hits theaters in a mere two weeks and anticipation is reaching a fever pitch. With members of the cast hitting the talk show circuit, we are digging deep for any clues we can discover about the upcoming film. We have audio highlights from Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and director Rian Johnson from the latest stops on THE LAST JEDI media tour and new Rolling Stone cover story. In his latest installment of "Prophet or Loser", filmmaker/producer F.J. DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return) returns to update many Episode VIII plot predictions that he originally made in April. Plus, Nissan reveals STAR WARS-inspired  cars at the LA Auto Show, looking back at the FAMILY GUY STAR WARS parodies, and more STAR WARS socks from Stance to giveaway!  

Dec 01, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: November 24, 2017
02:04:18

RFR Live returns as we give thanks for our community by featuring your phone calls and voice mail. With THE LAST JEDI hitting theaters in less than a month, anticipation is rising to a fever pitch. This week, Entertainment Weekly published their latest TLJ cover stories which ask many questions: “Will Luke and Leia Reunite?” “Could Rey Fall To The Dark Side?” No Lando in THE LAST JEDI? You light up our switchboard to talk about it all. But Episode VIII is not the only event happening in a galaxy far, far away as STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 2 has finally launched. Plus, Nissan is once again collaborating with Lucasfilm, this time to celebrate the release of THE LAST JEDI. We talk to Nissan’s resident STAR WARS fanatic Jeremy Meadows, who fills us in on all the great things happening including their “Master The Drive” sweepstakes, VR experiences, and more. Jeremy digs deep into his fandom as we ask him the questions from our famous Yoda Questionnaire. If that’s not enough, we giveaway a pair of Star Wars socks from Stance, discover Alderaan’s chief export, and Jason’s Star Wars holiday gift suggestions.

Nov 24, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: November 17, 2017
02:22:41

With less than a month to go until THE LAST JEDI, the RFR voicemail hotline has gone into overdrive. We listen to your speculation, questions, and observations about not just Episode VIII, but other hot topics in the STAR WARS universe, like the upcoming TV show, Rian Johnson’s all-new trilogy and more. We look back at the history of the live-action STAR WARS television series and listen to comments from George Lucas, Rick McCallum, and others. Mark Hamill spoke at a SalesForce conference last week in San Francisco and RFR microphones were there. Hear what Mark couldn’t say about THE LAST JEDI…and what little he could say. Chewbacca actor Jonas Suotamo and General Veers Julian Glover joined Kevin Liell onstage at the Rhode Island Comic Con last weekend and we have some exclusive highlights of their conversation. Plus, STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 2, Mark Hamill visits Star Tours, Marvel Comic’s “Darth Vader” and more.

Nov 18, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S4E9
01:26:10

X-Wings fly into action as STAR WARS REBELS wraps the first half of season four with the long-awaited siege on Lothal in “Rebel Assault”. Paul Bateman sits in for the conversation about everything we observed in the episode including our speculation on the fate of Thrawn and the crew of The Ghost. Plus, more talk about Loth Wolves, Ralph McQuarrie’s influence on the show, the possibility of Ahsoka’s return, and more.

Nov 16, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: November 10, 2017
02:35:54

All-New STAR WARS trilogy announced with Rian Johnson at the helm! All-New live-action STAR WARS TV Series in development! And, an all-new RFR is here to bring you our take on this monumental breaking news! We discuss the future of STAR WARS in the wake of these huge announcements and offer tons of speculation about where and when these new projects will take place on the STAR WARS timeline. In current news, STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY continues to break new ground by spotlighting the strong women of the saga. Writer Jennifer Muro joins us IN THE CANTINA. We talk about her experience creating new STAR WARS stories for these amazing animated shorts and her passion for the galaxy far, far away. The countdown to THE LAST JEDI continues and we review the latest interviews with Mark Hamill to look for clues about what to expect from Luke Skywalker in Episode VIII. Plus, listener feedback, voice mails, and STAR WARS IN POP CULTURE visits "The Goldbergs" and "Stranger Things 2".

Nov 11, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S4E7-8
01:13:33

The action stays on Lothal on this week's Rebels two-parter "Kindred" and "Crawler Commandeers". As the final season of Rebels moves along, we get introduced to Thrawn's operative Rukh, Seth Green returns to Star Wars animation to voice the trandoshan Seevor, and the relationship between Kanan and Hera heats up. Plus, more loth-wolves and TIE Defenders! Joining us this week to rip into these episodes is Star Wars artist Kevin Liell.

Nov 09, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: November 3, 2017
01:59:56

Steve Sansweet joins us to talk about all the cool things happening at Rancho Obi-Wan, his thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, Star Wars collecting and more. We review the news ramping up to THE LAST JEDI including interview highlights, TV spots and new clues found in theater displays, a familiar voice joins the final season of STAR WARS REBELS, and we look at some behind-the-scenes stories featuring Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Plus, we look at the new book "Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond The Armor", we lock down our viewing plans for Episode VIII opening night and our "Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week" comes courtesy of a Philadelphia news anchor.

Nov 03, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S4E5-6
01:11:25

The action on STAR WARS REBELS returns to Lothal, and so does our discussion. Join us as we talk about the latest arc for Ezra and the Ghost crew in "The Occupation" and "Flight of the Defender". Joining us for the conversation is Toronto musician and lead singer of F-105 ("Rebel Girl") Din. 

Nov 01, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: October 27, 2017
02:37:02

Ashley Eckstein returns to RFR to get us caught up on all the amazing Ahsoka projects she’s been involved with, both past and present, along with the latest scoops from Her Universe. Ashley sticks around for a while to discuss STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY, Rebels, and her contributions to the novel “Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View”. We celebrate Star Wars Halloween with creature expert Tom Spina from Regal Robot. Tom also shares his thoughts and opinions of the newest trailer for THE LAST JEDI. The guys from Sci-Fried drop by for the world premiere of their new ROGUE ONE-inspired tune “One With The Force”, We discuss the official title announcement of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, and we look for clues about Benecio Del Toro’s “DJ” character via his ForceLink action figure and a new THE LAST JEDI behind-the-scenes video.

Oct 28, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: S4E3-4
01:15:56

We push deeper into season four of STAR WARS REBELS with the exciting two-parter "In The Name of The Rebellion".  Jason Swank returns to moderate the conversation for this unpredictable episode of Declassified recorded live and featuring listener calls. With the action taking us to Yavin IV and beyond, we break down the story, the characters, and the action. Saw Guerrera's return means a shake up for both The Empire and The Rebellion, and we analyze the effect his presence has on the members of The Ghost crew and the war itself.  

Oct 26, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: S4E1-2
01:27:01

The final season of STAR WARS REBELS kicks off in a big way with the action-packed 2 parter “Heroes of Mandalore”. The animated STAR WARS universe returns to the Mandalore system for reveals about Sabine’s past, her family, and the Mandalorian struggle against Imperial occupation. It’s the beginning of the end for the Rebels. Jimmy Mac and Paul Bateman take a close look at the story, and speculate on the future for the Mandalorians and the crew of The Ghost 

Oct 20, 2017
RFR: The Last Jedi Trailer Review
02:40:03

The Rebel Force Radio A-Team gathered at the roundtable to provide full analysis, theories, and speculation immediately following the debut of the full trailer for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI during Monday Night Football. Our all-star team includes our long-time brothers in the Force and they don’t disappoint! Director Kyle Newman and concept artist Paul Bateman kick off our breakdown with their amazing insights, followed by filmmaker F.J.DeSanto presenting observations with his trademark, no-nonsense style. Plus, we feature your calls on this podcast recorded live for a galaxy-wide audience. Breathe…Just breathe.

Oct 10, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: October 6, 2017
02:15:04

Gary Whitta joins us In The Cantina to talk about his new short story “Raymus” in “Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View”. We also talk about his contributions to ROGUE ONE, STAR WARS REBELS, and his personal fandom. New STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY animated shorts debuted this week on Disney XD. Melody Deel joins us to break down each story. Plus, we look forward to the next trailer for THE LAST JEDI, we listen to a few listener voice mails, and a stormtrooper holds up a donut shop in our latest Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week.

Oct 06, 2017
Star Wars Influences #26
01:42:31

Paul Bateman is back to share his thoughts about the Episode IX  director shakeup and the return of J.J. Abrams to STAR WARS. Ron Howard tweeted a pic of some Ralph McQuarrie-inspired hieroglyphs found on the set of the Untitled Han Solo Film. Paul tells us where the designs came from and what they could represent. On the TV front, we consider the potential of the long-talked about STAR WARS live action show in the wake of “The Orville” and “Star Trek Discovery” and we speculate on the future of Star Wars animation. Like all fans, we are wondering who Rey’s parents are? Thanks to listener feedback, we consider a Kenobi connection. Would Guillermo Del Toro be a good choice to direct a Star Wars film? Who or what are the Sentinels from Star Wars Battlefront II? We attempt to answer these questions and much more.

Oct 04, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: September 29, 2017
02:07:57

“The Journey to The Last Jedi” is underway on bookstore shelves with several titles being released as a lead-up to the film. We preview “Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View”, a collection of 40 short stories presenting a fresh perspective for the original trilogy. We discuss a few of the stories, including one featuring Yoda and Obi-Wan. Author Adam Bray joins us to talk about his upcoming releases, “Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know: Updated and Expanded” and “Stormtroopers: Beyond The Armor”. We also enjoy getting Adam’s take on some of the current STAR WARS hot topics and the importance of canon. Plus, we look forward to STAR WARS REBELS as we get release dates for the first half of season four and speculate what some of the episode titles might mean.

Sep 29, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: September 22, 2017
02:06:11

We have fresh info about THE LAST JEDI, specifically Porgs and their delectability, from DK’s new book “Star Wars Made Easy”.  Mark Hamill saves the Disney Company the trouble by announcing the release date for the next trailer for EPISODE IX on Twitter…Then he takes it back! We dig deep to see if there is any truth behind Mark’s “joke”. Lucasfilm announces who will be their promotional partners for THE LAST JEDI and we discuss Disney’s plan to stream their properties independently, including STAR WARS. We speculate what that will mean financially for the company and how it will affect fans. Plus, the Chewbacca snowboarder goes to court, listener voice mails, space horses, and we present a snack review for Pop Chips Star Wars Galaxy Puffs that goes horribly south.

Sep 22, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: September 15, 2017
02:36:24

J.J. Abrams returns to STAR WARS to direct EPISODE IX! Our pal, director Kyle Newman joins us to provide his professional insight and opinions about this latest Lucasfilm shakeup. We analyze all the information at our fingertips concerning J.J.’s return, including comments from fans to some harsh criticism for the studio from director John Landis. The One Man Star Wars Trilogy continues to thrill audiences as the long-running stage show returns to the road. Charles Ross, the man who makes it happen, joins us to talk about his almost two decades of performing his unique, fast-paced take on the original trilogy. Plus, updates from THE LAST JEDI as we feature recent interview highlights from Rian Johnson, the ever-surly Harrison Ford, and one of British GQ’s 2017 Men of the Year, Mark Hamill. 

Sep 15, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: September 8, 2017
02:22:26

Star Wars Episode IX is looking for a new director! In the biggest news of the week, Colin Trevorrow is OUT as director of the ninth episode of the Saga. Who will replace him? We run thru some possibilities, including the odds of George Lucas returning to the director’s chair. (“Never tell me the odds!”). We have plenty of voice mail this week featuring listeners opinions and speculation about this latest shakeup, Filmmaker/actor Alden Ford joins us to talk about his new sci-fi improv podcast “Mission To Zyxx” and comedy in the Star Wars universe, and we continue to review new Star Wars merch scored on Force Friday II including more of the Force Link talking action figures

Sep 08, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: September 1, 2017
02:13:45

FORCE FRIDAY II is here! We share our experiences, review all THE LAST JEDI action figures released during the big event and hear the figures talk with Force Link technology! STAR WARS creature and prop expert Tom Spina joins us to talk about The Caretakers and The Porgs from THE LAST JEDI, and to fill us in on all the great Force Friday sales happening at Regal Robot. Plus, we provide a full review of the bonus features included on the recently released BluRay for STAR WARS REBELS Season Three and more.

Sep 01, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: August 25, 2017
01:36:40

Porgs! Force Friday preview with an early look at some of the merchandise, like the BB-8 Playset, and we listen to what a Porg toy sounds like. Plus, plenty of Porg speculation on what role they will play in THE LAST JEDI. Kenobi! Melody Deel joins us to give us her take on what the plot of an OBI-WAN KENOBI stand-alone film should contain. As always, she has some creative and interesting suggestions. We also talk about a cinematic future for several other characters like Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt. Plus, more Star Wars news and discussion as we’re celebrating Jason’s birthday this week on RFR!

Aug 25, 2017
Star Wars Influences #25
01:54:59

Paul Bateman checks in with his thoughts on the news that an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film is in the early stages. Plus, we break down recent photos and info from THE LAST JEDI, YOUNG HAN SOLO, and more. Plus, the positive influence of STAR WARS and George Lucas is still offering storytelling suggestions. 

Aug 24, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: August 18, 2017
02:10:32

Updates from THE LAST JEDI and Young HAN SOLO. We found a list online of “15 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Could Go Horribly Wrong” and we throw in our two cents. The odds of that OBI-WAN KENOBI standalone film becoming a reality keep getting better and better. George Lucas is still offering storytelling advice to Lucasfilm. We have vintage audio from Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, RFR Slow and Tell celebrates the upcoming total solar eclipse, and Chewie hits the slopes in our Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week. Joining us for the entire show this week to talk about the latest Star Wars headlines and “When The Galaxy Listens: The Series” is our old buddy Pete Nadel.

Aug 18, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: August 11, 2017
02:13:56

Entertainment Weekly dropped some images and big info about THE LAST JEDI this week. We detonate the latest “Breznican Bomb” and dive into the all reveals from the cover story. And there is a ton of TLJ speculation in this episode! From Porgs to Snoke theories to new interpretations of the Chosen One prophesy, we dig deep. Plus, Disney leaves Netflix, listener voice mail, and more.

Aug 11, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: August 4, 2017
02:05:53

STAR WARS EPISODE IX gets a new writer. We discuss the implications of this move and what impact it might have on the saga in the future. Would you have more confidence in the story if you knew the entire mythology was already mapped out?  Does it matter to you that the sequel trilogy is being created on the fly? We talk about fan expectation and how it’s evolved since the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm. We review the latest comments from John Boyega and Rian Johnson about THE LAST JEDI and we speculate about Force ghost Anakin making an appearance in the film. Plus, updates from the UNTITLED HAN SOLO FILM including an announcement about composer John Powell landing the soundtrack gig. We listen to some samples from Powell’s career to try to get a feel for how he may approach the music for YOUNG HAN SOLO. Plus, Chewbacca’s looks, Woody Harrelson speaks, and Clint Howard’s greatest hits!

 

 

Aug 04, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: July 28, 2017
02:16:47

THE LAST JEDI is ramping up towards it's December release! We discuss recently leaked publicity shots of many main characters including Luke, Rey, Kylo and, for the first time in the flesh, Snoke. And, news and rumors from the YOUNG HAN SOLO film and audio highlights of Mark Hamill appearances at D23 and The Late, Late Show with James Corden. Plus, we spotlight new and "exclusive" STAR WARS collectibles, LEGO Star Wars - The Freemaker Adventures Season 2, Ron Howard's "Arrested Rebellion", and the world premiere of "Rebel Girl (On Rebel Force Radio)" from Din and F-105! Joining us this week for all the speculation, analysis and laughs is RFR brother Billy Mac. 

Jul 28, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: July 21, 2017
02:07:44

THE LAST JEDI made a big splash at D23 with fresh behind-the-scenes footage that has us fans jumping out of our skin! We break down the “Sizzle Reel” scene-by-scene and try to connect the dots with what we already know about the plot. We also review earth-shattering news about STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE and Disney’s STAR WARS Hotel with tech expert David Sparks (MacSparky.com). David attended D23 and provides us with behind-the-scenes info about the park and more. Plus, it’s round two of George Lucas vs The Autograph Hounds!

Jul 21, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: July 14, 2017
02:20:22

Summer continues to sizzle with Star Wars news, animated releases, and conventions. From the animated STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY, to the upcoming D23, and continuing controversy surrounding the #WheresRey campaign and the characters exclusion from Star Wars Monopoly. Joining us to make sense of it all is prolific podcaster and fan community leader Teresa Delgado (Fangirls Going Rogue). We review each episode of FORCES OF DESTINY, we speculate about what to expect from THE LAST JEDI at D23, and we even have some time for your Listener Voice Mail! 

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Jul 14, 2017
Star Wars Influences #24: Star Wars Summer
01:27:33

Paul Bateman is back to offer analysis, speculation and opinion on all of the hot topics in the STAR WARS galaxy this summer. From the latest news and images from the YOUNG HAN SOLO set, to the new animated FORCES OF DESTINY shorts, to recent comments from Adam Driver about THE LAST JEDI, we cover a ton of territory in this show! Plus, Paul always provides the historical perspective to put everything in the right place! We even talk a little STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II and the upcoming film VALARIAN. The heat may feel like twin suns this summer, but talking STAR WARS with Paul Bateman is always a cool time.

Jul 12, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: June 30, 2017
02:23:12

We listen to the first public comments from Ron Howard and Bob Iger in the wake of the big Han Solo director shakeup and continue to break down the latest stories coming from the production. We return to Tatooine with Dr. David West Reynolds, the first Star Wars archaeologist. Dr. Reynolds tells us stories about his rediscovering of the original shooting locations in Tunisia and how you can see his upcoming documentary “Return To Tataouine”. We review the fresh new trailer for the upcoming STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY animated micro-series. And we feature George Lucas vs The Autograph Hounds in our “Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week”.

Jun 30, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: June 23, 2017
02:25:06

Lord and Miller...OUT. Ron Howard...IN. Big shakeup this week as the director chairs get shuffled on the next STAR WARS standalone - The Young Han Solo film -  with only three weeks left for principle photography. We talk about what this could mean for the franchise on many different levels and, while armed with all the latest reports, speculate on how and why this all happened. Joining us to make sense of it all are a couple of filmmakers who offer their amazing professional insights and Star Wars knowledge: J.C.Reifenberg (“Yoga Hosers”/”Hughes The Force”) and Kyle Newman (“Fanboys”/”Barely Lethal”). Plus, J.C. gives us the lowdown on his super popular Hollywood pop-up restaurant, The Scum and Villainy Cantina. Learn how you can save big on admission, exclusively for RFR listeners. Plus, bad Star Wars trivia and more. 

Jun 23, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: June 16, 2017
02:25:31

Marvel Comic’s “Darth Vader #1” is in our hands and we give you our full review and continue our impassioned discussion from the past few weeks about whether the book attempts to rewrite established film canon or not. “Star Wars: Thrawn” author Timothy Zahn, Ray Park (Darth Maul) and ROGUE ONE’s Darth Vader, Spencer Wilding appeared in panels last week at ComiCONN. Kevin Liell hosted the panels and he joins us with exclusive audio highlights. Mark Hamill recently spoke about THE LAST JEDI and the passing of iconic Batman actor Adam West. We review his comments and more!

Jun 16, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: June 9, 2017
02:15:52

RFR brings you a CLONE WARS reunion this week as Master and Padawan are brought together for an exclusive podcast conversation. Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker) gives us updates on all the amazing projects he’s been involved with lately, including NBC’s “Timeless”, recently renewed for a second season. Then, James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) joins us to share stories with Matt from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and we get info about JAT’s new YouTube series “Clone Wars Conversations”.  Plus, more debate about the new DARTH VADER comic series from Marvel, bleeding Kyber crystals, and a heartbreaking theft at Rancho Obi-Wan.

Jun 09, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: June 2, 2017
02:19:19

“The Real Fans of the Saga” is a fresh new fandom reality show from our old friend Cris Macht and friends. Cris joins us in the studio this week to give us the behind-the-scenes deets about “Real Fans” and more. “40 Years of Star Wars: Through The Decades” is an amazing new Star Wars documentary produced by The Decades Network, hosted by Bill Kurtis and featuring Jimmy Mac. We review the show and feature highlights. Plus, new leaks from the productions of THE LAST JEDI and the HAN SOLO standalone and an early look at some Episode VIII LEGO minifigs that offer our first look at Snoke and other characters. And, we look at an interview with original Star Wars script contributor Gloria Katz, we have a discussion about the new Marvel Comics “Darth Vader” title, we go off again about spoilers coming from official sources and more.

Jun 02, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: May 26, 2017
02:54:36

As Star Wars turns 40, we look back to the summer of ’77 with memories of seeing the film in the theater during its initial run, we check out some of the original reviews, and share facts and trivia with Billy Mac. Star Wars prop expert Tom Spina (RegalRobot.com) stops by to analyze our first glimpses of the aliens of THE LAST JEDI as seen in Vanity Fair and his 40th anniversary thoughts. More from Vanity Fair’s Star Wars issue along with fresh interviews from Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson and more.

May 26, 2017
Star Wars Influences #23
01:37:23

We talk plenty about the upcoming HAN SOLO standalone film including a review of leaked concept art and recent photos Alden Ehrenreich’s hairstyle. Promotion for THE LAST JEDI has begun in Japan and it promises “The Most Shocking Truth in Star Wars History Will Soon Be Revealed!” We consider what that’s supposed to mean. Plus, we get our first glimpse of STAR TREK DISCOVERY and feel a definite Star WARS vibe. And, Paul reveals his top four characters he want to see return in THE LAST JEDI.

May 19, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: May 12, 2017
02:12:23

Dave Filoni’s “Heroines of Star Wars” panel and the “Forces of Destiny” animated shorts announcement were highlights from Star Wars Celebration Orlando.  We review it all with Melody Deel, Public Relations Officer for the Rebel Legion: Mountain Base. Plus, we break down the STAR WARS REBELS season four trailer and speculate on the future of Star Wars animation. We also review a few nuggets from the “Animated Origins & Unexpected Fates” panel. And, an Outrageous Unthinkable moment from the STAR WARS cutting room floor was revealed at SWCO…Hear what it was!

May 12, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: May 5, 2017
02:21:09

Kyle Newman joins us this week to respond to F.J. DeSanto's predictions about THE LAST JEDI, and talk about SWCO and STAR WARS REBELS. Voice actor Christopher Corey Smith (Luke Skywalker in Phineas and Ferb Star Wars) joins us to talk about his former life as a STAR WARS dumpster diver. Christopher tells us about his adventures growing up in the Bay Area during the production of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and finding amazing artifacts among the refuse at Lucas's special effects company Industrial Light and Magic. Plus, The Beatles masterpiece "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" gets the STAR WARS treatment, "When The Galaxy Listens" finally gets released, and much more! 

May 06, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: April 28, 2017
02:09:01

THE LAST JEDI gets decoded by F.J. DeSanto this week on RFR. Hear what F.J. believes will be the plot of TLJ and the fate of the characters based on what we saw in the teaser trailer. No spoilers. No insider scoop. Just hypothesis and educated speculation in the truest spirit of fandom. You will enjoy hearing what F.J. has to say! Plus, we go back to Orlando to visit Jeremy Meadows at the incredible Nissan display at SWCO to talk about the incredible STAR WARS 360 degree virtual reality experience created by Nissan and ILM, the Episode VIII trailer, young Han Solo and of course, the Nissan Rogue: Star Wars Rogue One Limited Edition. And, news headlines with audio highlights from Rian Johnson, Ashley Eckstein, Rosario Dawson, rare audio from 1983 of Mark Hamill talking to Gene Siskel about the Sequel Trilogy and more. 

Apr 28, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: April 22, 2017
02:16:44

We recap our adventures at STAR WARS CELEBRATION ORLANDO and talk about the pros and cons from the convention. “Look at the size of that thing!” Wedge Antilles actor Denis Lawson joins us in Orlando for an exclusive interview about his experiences in STAR WARS and beyond. SWCO was Denis’s first-ever STAR WARS event appearance and RFR is his first-ever STAR WARS podcast interview. Hear what the elusive actor had to say about meeting fans and taking in the con. Plus, we make a ton of excuses for confusing Kylo for Rey as we reviewed THE LAST JEDI teaser poster last week, and discuss a few character theories for the Sequel Trilogy. And, news headlines featuring interview audio highlights from Kathleen Kennedy, Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill.

Apr 22, 2017
Star Wars Influences #22
01:37:39

Paul Bateman joins Jimmy Mac for a full review of the teaser trailer for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. We go through the trailer shot-by-shot as Paul lends his artistic eye for a deep dive into the biggest footage to emerge from Star Wars Celebration Orlando. We also talk about the convention itself and Paul reviews the touring museum exhibit STAR WARS IDENTITIES, currently in London. 

Apr 20, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: April 15, 2017
01:28:38

You've seen the trailer. We've seen the trailer. Now, hear our immediate reactions to what was shown, complete with panel highlights from Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Yes he does talk! With special guest Billy Mac. 

Apr 15, 2017
RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash
01:43:57

Leaving NO FAN BEHIND, we kickoff Star Wars Celebration 2017 with a live show in front of a packed house at the Hilton Orlando. Join us for special guests, fans, and surprises. It's biggest RFR party of all time!  

Apr 13, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: April 7. 2017
01:59:40

Star Wars news headlines with recent comments about the future of STAR WARS from Disney’s Bob Iger, interesting ROGUE ONE revelations from Riz Ahmed, an EPISODE IX update from director Colin Trevorrow, and a recently uncovered interview of Sir Alec Guinness talking about working with George Lucas on STAR WARS. And, speculation about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett standalone films going before the cameras, and other rumors about the direction of the franchise. Plus, looking forward to Star Wars Celebration Orlando, STAR WARS in Pop Culture, and more stuff!

Apr 08, 2017
RFR Rewind: April 2017
56:23

Welcome to RFR Rewind, where we open up the archives to present you with some of the biggest moments in our Star Wars podcasting history.
This episode features the story of Katie "The Star Wars Girl" with Ashley Eckstein and author/mom Carrie Goldman, The "Mandalore Rain" Contest, Billy Mac and Star Wars guitars, Billy Dee tries on Jovan Musk for The Quote of the Week and more!
RFR Rewind is a Patreon Exclusive being made available to all during this introductory period. For more info on how you can become a member of the RFR Patreon Community, visit www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio

Apr 07, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E21-22
01:25:53

The STAR WARS REBELS season 3 finale was an epic two-parter that brings the war to the hidden base on Atollon, forcing our Rebel crew into full-on war. From ground to sky to space, this is a battle for the ages! Joining us to discuss the fight and Thrawn are elite RFR Jedi Council members F.J. DeSanto and Paul Bateman. 

Mar 31, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: March 24, 2017
02:23:08

Sam Witwer jumps into this round of our epic debate about The Chosen One. Sam shares his opinions about the identity of the galactic savior and lays down some sweet knowledge and insight. We also go behind-the-scenes with Sam to talk about his performance as Darth Maul in STAR WARS REBELS "Twin Suns". We review recent revelations about earlier and alternate endings for ROGUE ONE, and recent comments from Woody Harrelson about the Young Han Solo film, now shooting in London. Plus, we announce the winners in our ROGUE ONE digital download giveaway and more.

Mar 24, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E20
01:20:05

“Twin Suns” brings an end to the long-simmering feud between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Years in the making, STAR WARS REBELS brings us this moment and leaves us asking a bunch of questions. An episode of this magnitude demands RFR analysis with a critical eye. Joining us to discuss “Twin Suns” are author Adam Bray (“Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia”) and our pal Paul Bateman. We talk about our many likes and many dislikes from this episode, and opinions fly fast and furious. Especially when we consider the true identity of “The Chosen One”. Strap yourselves in for this one because when we start talking about Rebels, it ain’t like dusting crops, boy!

Mar 20, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: March 17, 2017
02:05:26

Gearing up for Star Wars Celebration this week as we get the lowdown on everything happening for collectors…And for partiers! Veteran Star Wars collecting expert Chris Fawcett gives us a complete breakdown of all the amazing panels for collectors at Celebration. And, we are happy to reveal exactly what we have planned for attendees of the RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash! Filmmaker and RFR documentarian Sheldon Norton joins us for the big announcements! Frank Oz made some comments about his possible participation in THE LAST JEDI that were pretty easy to read between the lines. Listeners give their suggestions for the Star Wars Bedtime Kisses tradition, and tell us which severed limbs from the saga we missed last week. Listen and enjoy while waving a green lightsaber for Star Wars St. Patrick’s Day with RFR.

Mar 17, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: S3E18-19
01:18:41

Jason is back for this double-shot episode of Rebels Declassified as we are also joined by Geek Out Loud's Steve Glosson to discuss "Secret Cargo" and "Double Agent Droid". From the emergence Mon Mothma as the leader of the growing rebellion, to Chopper's corruption by an Imperial hacker, we tackle it all. 

Mar 15, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: March 10, 2017
02:25:28

Bob Iger talked about the future of Star Wars at the latest Disney Shareholders meeting. He’s seen THE LAST JEDI, and he likes it! We have audio highlights so you can hear from the man himself. Also, the latest updates from THE LAST JEDI and Young Han Solo with a Donald Glover radio appearance. And, we look forward to the upcoming ROGUE ONE home video release and The Making of Rogue One book. BIG RFR PATREON COMMUNITY NEWS: We announce our new Patreon benefits on this week’s show, including NEW exclusive podcasts from RFR, available only at our official Patreon page. Plus, rumors about Benecio Del Toro’s role in THE LAST JEDI, “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown wants to join the saga, The Star Wars Bedtime Kisses tradition, The history of severed limbs in the saga, and Swank has a Goodwill Store misadventure. 

Mar 10, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: S3E17
01:12:42

The identity of The Fulcrum is at stake as Kallus tries to dodge the grasp of Grand Admiral Thrawn while the secret location of Chopper Base is in jeopardy. Jimmy Mac and Kyle Newman get together to break down the latest REBELS ep. "Through Imperial Eyes". From the opening sequence's first person perspective to the Easter eggs hidden within Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, we leave no code cylinder unchecked. Plus, Kyle gives a SMUGGLER'S update, and much more.

Mar 03, 2017
Star Wars Influences #21
01:37:12

We look ahead to the future of STAR WARS when Jason Swank stops by to ask the question: Will any of our favorite characters have a happy ending? Jimmy and Paul continue to look ahead with speculation about THE LAST JEDI. Plus, we discuss the recently revealed Star Wars Celebration 2017 key art and talk about some STAR WARS poster art. The Han Solo standalone film has begun shooting in London with Joonas Suatomo taking on the role of Chewbacca solely by himself, Carrie Fisher's Oscar wish gets support in Hollywood and much more.

Feb 24, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E14-16
01:33:23

Declassified returns with a triple-play featuring analysis of the last three episodes of STAR WARS REBELS. Paul Bateman joins us to talk about all the Ralph McQuarrie design influences in "Warhead", then we dig deep into Sabine's story with the Darksaber duology: "Trials of the Darksaber" and "Legacy of Mandalore".

Feb 22, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: February 17, 2017
01:59:50

While looking forward to THE LAST JEDI, we continue to pick apart and analyze ROGUE ONE. Joining us this week with his review is up-and-coming NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney, who shares his fandom with us while prepping for the biggest race of the year, The Daytona 500. Keeping with our auto theme, Nissan visited the Chicago Auto Show with a massive ROGUE ONE interactive display. Jimmy Mac paid a visit and talked The Wars with Nissan's Jeremy Meadows, who gives us the behind-the-scenes info about the Nissan Rogue One Limited Edition and who he met at the ROGUE ONE world premiere. Plus, the latest news about THE LAST JEDI with comments from Disney's Bob Iger, Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver and Josh Gad continues to harass Daisy Ridley. And, Mulgrew vs Feldshuh, RFR Slow and Tell, and bowls upon bowls of ROGUE ONE Chex Mix. #Savory

Feb 18, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: February 10, 2017
02:01:33

It's officially time to begin the countdown to THE LAST JEDI and this week on RFR, we discuss the latest rumors about the release of the first Episode VIII trailer. And, ROGUE ONE concept art, recasting General Leia, and ILM's John Knoll talks about resurrecting actors via CGI. Plus, listener voice mail, Nissan Death Trooper key chain winners, Lando meets Lando and Jedi Kanye.  

Feb 10, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: February 3, 2017
02:03:31

Ernest Cline, author of READY PLAYER ONE, ARMADA, and FANBOYS screenwriter returns to RFR to give us his ROGUE ONE review, updates on RP1, virtual reality gaming, and movies from the eighties. Ernie's enthusiasm for STAR WARS and pop culture really gets us going! And, we have updates on our campaign to have Carrie Fisher's Oscar tribute wish, as heard exclusively on RFR, become a reality, Mark Hamill comments on prequel haters, and FROZEN'S "Olaf" Josh Gad tries to shake down Daisy Ridley for information regarding THE LAST JEDI. Plus, your chance to win an amazing ROGUE ONE Death Trooper key chain and much more!

Feb 04, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: January 27, 2017
01:48:36

THE LAST JEDI was revealed this week in a surprise announcement as the title of Rian Johnson's upcoming STAR WARS EPISODE VIII. We discuss this title and speculate on it's meaning and the impact it will have on the saga moving forward. Also this week, we unearth exclusive audio of Carrie Fisher telling us what her wish was for her own Oscar in-memorium segment. We would like to start a movement to get Carrie's request honored by the Academy. In Star Wars news headlines this week: Woody Harrelson joins the Han Solo standalone film, ROGUE ONE gets a couple of Academy Awards nominations, Laura Dern talks about Episode VIII, Adam Driver talks about Carrie Fisher, and Felicity Jones hosts SNL.

Jan 27, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E12-13
01:06:35

Saw Gerrera makes the transition from film to television with his STAR WARS REBELS debut in the 2-part "Ghosts of Geonosis". We discuss all-things-Saw from character to motivation to history and speculate on his future with the crew of The Ghost. Joining us at the roundtable to is STAR WARS author Adam Bray ("Ultimate Star Wars") and Denver superfan Melody Deel from the Rocky Mountain Fan Force and, along with RFR, one of Business Insider's "Biggest Star Wars In the World".

Jan 26, 2017
Rebel Force Radio: January 6, 2017
01:37:49

ABC News reporter and resident STAR WARS expert Clayton Sandell joins us to talk about his latest exclusive report for Nightline about the recreation of Tarkin in ROGUE ONE. Clayton give us all the behind-the-scenes details about ILM's latest and greatest achievements. Steve Sansweet, the legendary STAR WARS author, collector and fan ambassador, joins us from Rancho Obi-Wan to talk ROGUE ONE, share Carrie Fisher memories, and a great opportunity to win a trip to Rancho Obi-Wan courtesy of Little Debbie. And, we get caught up with our STAR WARS holiday adventures and discuss how many times we've seen ROGUE ONE, recap blowing up the Death Star at midnight on New Years Eve, and talk about when is the right time to introduce your child to the STAR WARS saga. Plus much more this week on RFR! 

Jan 07, 2017
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E11
01:02:53

We review the STAR WARS REBELS mid-season finale "Visions and Voices". Star Wars artist Kevin Liell joins us to talk about Darth Maul's growing influence on Ezra Bridger, the tilt in the balance of The Force towards the Dark Side, and the return of The Nightsisters. Plus, we talk break down the new trailer for the second half of season 3, talk about the new voice of Ben Kenobi, and speculate on the future  of STAR WARS REBELS. 

Jan 05, 2017
Star Wars Influences #20
01:25:43

We discuss Rogue One and review the behind-the-scenes books "The Art of Rogue One" and the "Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide" featuring Paul Bateman's expert knowledge about art design, concept art and Star Wars itself. We talk about the aesthetic look of Jyn Erso, The Death Troopers, K-2SO, The U-Wing, the Erso Farm, and much more. Of course we touch on all the Ralph McQuarrie influences and go deep into Vader's lair on Mustafar

Jan 04, 2017
RFR: Rogue One Review Show #3
02:42:58

It's Rogue One Family-Style this week as we feature RFR family members Wendy Snyder (WGN Radio) and brother Billy Mac with their reviews. Plus, three of the top podcasters on the scene check in with their initial reactions to ROGUE ONE: Eric Scull (MuggleCast), Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud) and tech expert David Sparks (MacSparky.com). These conversations were recorded on December 17, 2016...One day after the theatrical release of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. 

Dec 30, 2016
RFR: Carrie Fisher Remembered
01:39:40

Our hearts are broken at RFR. We lost our Princess. We dedicate this episode to the memories, love, laughs, and personality of Carrie Fisher. This episode, recorded on the evening of December 27, 2016. is our tribute to Carrie. We discuss the importance she had on us as fans, and as Star Wars family. Star Wars autograph hall insider Mark Barbian (Official Pix)  joins us to talk about his experience working with Carrie over the years at the biggest fan conventions in the world. Plus, we are proud to feature our one-and-only conversation with Carrie, exclusively recorded in Chicago at the first-ever C2E2 in 2010. And, we celebrate Carrie's entertainment and art with a highlight montage of some of her great moments in the public eye.

Dec 28, 2016
RFR: Rogue One Review Show #2
02:12:45
ROGUE ONE continues to dominate the box office, and the conversation here at RFR. We cannot stop talking about it! Joining us for our second review show is a great group of STAR WARS experts who dazzle us with their observations, discoveries, and analysis. Producer/writer F.J. DeSanto (TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS) kicks things off in typically amazing fashion. We are then joined by STAR WARS creature/alien expert Tom Spina (Tom Spina Designs), and we wrap things up with a review from the hard-hitting drummer from FALL OUT BOY, Andy Hurley. Look for additional ROGUE ONE review shows from RFR coming next week!
Dec 23, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 38: Rogue One
58:46

For the first time ever, Oxygen's analysis is focused on Michael Giacchino, as he breaks new musical ground with his fantastic score for Rogue One: a Star Wars Story. Listen as thematic archaeologist David Collins analyzes the themes for Jyn Erso, the Guardians of the Whills, the main title theme and so much more. By popular demand, and just before the Holidays!

Dec 22, 2016
RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol. 3
32:20

It's almost a tradition! RFR's Stocking Stuffer is back again, hanging over your fireplace and chock full of wonderful all-new STAR WARS Christmas and holiday music. Listen as you decorate your STAR WARS Christmas tree, while shoveling Hoth-like snow off your driveway, or while driving your snowspeeder to the local cinema to see ROGUE ONE, again.  Then go back into our archives to hear previous Stocking Stuffers from 2013 and 2014! Each has something different to offer. Listen to them all and you will enjoy almost 2 hours of STAR WARS holiday fun. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from the entire RFR family!

Dec 20, 2016
RFR: Rogue One Review Show #1
01:40:19

ROGUE ONE is hitting theaters worldwide right now and we can no longer contain our excitement. Join us for our initial and spoiler-heavy discussion of the first-ever STAR WARS spin-off film. We talk about everything that thrilled us, puzzled us, challenged us, and excited us. From characters to plot to special effects, we cover it all. Joining us at the roundtable is "The A-Team" - Kyle Newman and Paul Bateman - who will share not only their first reviews of ROGUE ONE, but they also bring their knowledge as film industry veterans and STAR WARS experts.

Dec 15, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: December 9, 2016
02:02:02

RFR was at the big ROGUE ONE media event last weekend at Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm HQ in downtown San Francisco and Jimmy Mac is back with a full report. Hear all about the 30 minutes of footage screened and the press conference featuring the cast and crew. Hear audio highlights from Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy, director Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Donnie Yen (Chirrut), Mads Mikkelson (Galen Erso), Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook), and Ben Mendelsohn. We are only one week away from Rogue One! Countdown the days with RFR! 

Dec 10, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 37
01:56:49

On the eve of Rogue One, we turn the show over to you as we dedicate this episode to listener feedback. We have a full mail bag and our voice mail account is maxed out with your insights, observations and comments about the music from a galaxy far, far away. Plus, we look forward to the introduction of a new composer to Star Wars as Michael Giacchino's soundtrack for ROGUE ONE is just on the horizon. Hear what YOU had to say in this episode of STAR WARS OXYGEN. 

Dec 08, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E10
53:35

Ezra and Kanan return to Lothal to infiltrate an Imperial facility to steal secrets and cause a ton of damage. Just like old times! Joining us to discuss “An Inside Man” are the hosts of the ever-entertaining Techno Retro Dads, Josh “Jedi Shua” Stolte and Stuart “Shazbazzar” Tullis. 

Dec 07, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: December 2, 2016
01:58:03

With two weeks until ROGUE ONE hits theaters, we are gathering early intel from those who have actually seen footage from the film. We have a nice report from the ROGUE ONE “Black Carpet” event in Mexico City along with other insider tidbits of information about the first-ever stand-alone STAR WARS film. Last week, RFR asked Anthony Breznican “The Kenobi Question” that caused shock waves to ripple across the internet and we roundup all the coverage. We have 10 copies of Carrie Fisher’s new tell-all “The Princess Diarist” to give away to you! This is THE book you have been hearing about where Carrie reveals all the details of her tryst with Harrison Ford aka “The Carrison Affair”. Listen to hear our review of the book, along with audiobook highlights from Carrie herself, and learn how you can qualify to win a copy of “The Princess Diarist” courtesy of Penguin Random House and RFR. Plus, we talk about all the breaking ROGUE ONE news including our first glimpse of Tarkin and more.

Dec 01, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E9
01:04:44

Hondo Ohnaka returns to save the day (and the show) this week on STAR WARS REBELS.  In "The Wynkahthu Job", the Ghost crew has to work together with Hondo and Asmorigan to locate and loot an adrift Imperial freighter. Joining us to discuss this episode and season 3 of Rebels in general is film director and RFR Council member Kyle Newman

Dec 01, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: November 25, 2016
01:48:18

Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) joins us to talk ROGUE ONE and his latest round of reports for Entertainment Weekly. Anthony gives us his insight into the characters and story of ROGUE ONE, plus interesting perspective from behind-the-scenes, including the late change-up in composers, expansion of Bodhi Rook's presence, and the return of Darth Vader. Plus, we continue our review of J.J. Abrams fresh commentary track for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and more

Nov 25, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E8
59:59

"Iron Squadron" introduces a new group of young rebels to the Ghost crew as Grand Admiral Thrawn continues to pull the strings in the shadows. Writer/producer and RFR council member F.J. DeSanto joins us at the Declassfied roundtable to discuss this latest episode of STAR WARS REBELS. 

Nov 23, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: November 18, 2016
01:55:33

Ralph McQuarrie, one of the earliest influences on the overall look of Star Wars, is a man whose influence cannot be denied. Brandon Alinger, co-author of "Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie" joins us to talk about the book itself and the rich Star Wars universe Ralph developed alongside George Lucas. Plus, we review the hot new release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Blu-Ray Collectors Edition, including the deleted scenes, bonus featurettes and J.J. Abrams commentary. And, listen in to see if you are the winner of an incredible Tantrum Cases Star Wars iPhone Case! 

Nov 19, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: November 12, 2016
02:00:01

The Rancho Obi-Wan Gala 2016 was last weekend and Jimmy Mac was there. This week, Jason grills Jimmy about his visit to northern California including a side-trip to Lucasfilm headquarters and a blow-by-blow account of everything that went down at the Gala, including tons of stories from behind-the-scenes. Hear about everything that happened and all of the STAR WARS celebs in attendance. Plus, we break down highlights from the ROGUE ONE international trailer, a Lucas Museum update, discussion about the upcoming HAN SOLO standalone, a Billy Dee blast from the past, and ask the question: Do Star Destroyers park in the Death Star? 

Nov 13, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E7
01:07:59

The action heats up on Concord Dawn in latest ep of STAR WARS REBELS, "Imperial Super Commandos". The information about Sabine's mysterious past continues to trickle very slowly and this week, we received a little more thanks to the main Mando, Gar Saxon. We discuss the possible identity of Sabine's mother, the history of the Mandalorians and more with a great panel of our amazing Patreon Patriots. Joining us are faithful RFR listeners "E", Ron, and a cast of thousands. 

Nov 11, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 36
01:36:16

We discuss the final tracks of the Revenge of the Sith soundtrack including the dramatic conclusion of the film and the extended End Credits.. Plus David reveals the top 10 most used tracks from the entire saga and more.

Nov 05, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: October 28, 2016
01:55:06

We are scarier than usual here at RFR as we welcome Halloween to the STAR WARS universe. Legendary STAR WARS author and pillar of the fan community, our bud Steve Sansweet joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about Rancho Obi-Wan, ROGUE ONE, and more. We review the latest ROGUE ONE commercial from Duracell and look for clues about the upcoming film. News headlines include the recent Donald Glover Lando casting announcement, a Daisy Ridley update, and info about THE FORCE AWAKENS 3D BluRay release, along with discussion about Rey’s TFA “Forceback”. Plus, an opportunity for you to win an incredible STAR WARS phone case from Tantrum Cases, listener voice mail and much more.

Oct 28, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E6
55:11

It's a showdown between a Separatist Tactical Battle Droid, a leader of the Republic Clone Army, and pair of Jedi warriors. What's this? An episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Not quite, but this episode of STAR WARS REBELS provides a bit of closure to the famed galactic Clone Wars when an isolated battalion of battle droids are discovered by Kanan, Ezra, and Captain Rex igniting "The Last Battle". Joining Jimmy, Jason and Spencer at the roundtable is Jovial Jay Shepard from Jedi Journals and the Random Chatter Podcast Network. 

Oct 27, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: October 21, 2016
01:22:05

As we continue our review of the final full trailer for ROGUE ONE, we turn the spotlight onto the RFR audience by featuring your voice mails and feedback. We hear and comment on your thoughts, opinions, expectations and speculation about the upcoming STAR WARS spin-off film. Plus, more rumors and reports from the ROGUE ONE reshoots and post-production, we listen to the music from the trailer, and we argue about Darth Vader's red lenses. 

Oct 21, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E5
59:09

Hera takes center spotlight in the Ryloth based "Hera's Heroes". Reuniting with her father Cham Syndulla, Hera goes on a personal mission to her homeworld to take back what belongs to her family. Joining us for this week's Roundtable is tech expert/author David Sparks from MacSparky.com. 

Oct 20, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: October 14, 2016
02:02:10

The final ROGUE ONE trailer was released this week and it dominates our conversation on RFR. Join us as we go through the trailer shot-by-shot and make educated, and some not-so-educated predictions, wild guesses, and observations about the upcoming film. Oh, and we've got some opinions and expectations too! Plus, ABC News correspondent and STAR WARS fan Clayton Sandell joins us In The Cantina to talk about his fandom on both a personal and professional level. And Clayton has a lot to say about that new ROGUE ONE trailer too. Anticipation for ROGUE ONE has been hyper-charged with the release of this new trailer and we are less than two months away from the premiere. Ramp up your excitement with RFR! 

Oct 15, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E4
01:14:22

"The Antilles Extraction" features the Star Wars Rebels debut of fan favorite Wedge Antilles. But there is much more to this episode and RFR is hear to break it all down for you at our Rebels Roundtable. Join us as we discuss the development of Sabine and her place among the Mandolorians, Agent Kallus's wavering loyalty to The Empire, and of course, the cult of Wedge. 

Oct 14, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 35
01:10:09

Return to Revenge of the Sith with Star Wars Oxygen! We finally return to reviewing John William's rich and dynamic soundtrack for Episode III. Picking up where we left off about a year ago in volumes 21-23, we dig deep into the music that accompanied Anakin's transformation to evil.  Tracks like "Padme's Ruminations", "Anakin's Betrayal" and "Anakin's Dark Deeds" get the full analytical treatment from David Collins. Plus, David updates us on his Attack of the Clones Theme Tracker and more. 

Oct 07, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E3
01:17:18

Darth Maul returns to Star Wars Rebels in The Holocrons Of Fate to cause more problems for the Rebellion.  This episode features revelations and challenges for the crew of The Ghost and expands Ezra's control of The Force. Plus the conclusion has mega-implications on the direction the series will be taking moving forward.  Joining our regular crew this week are some of our RFR Patreon Patriots - Listeners who support the show to help us grow and stay on the air. Join us as we dig deep into this most impressive episode of Rebels season three. 

Oct 06, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: September 30, 2016
01:51:13

Dave Filoni joins us to talk about season 3 of Star Wars Rebels, including deep discussions about Ezra's use of The Dark Side, the introduction of Thrawn and The Bendu, and Kanan's troubling self doubt. We also clear up recent internet speculation about Dave's ongoing involvement in STAR WARS REBELS and we learn more about the show's current supervising director Justin Ridge. Plus, we talk to Dave about Darth Maul, McQuarrie's spiders, Y-Wings, Agent Kallus and more.  Hang with us as we follow Dave from the office to the car and spend some quality time with our "Star Wars Oracle" throughout two interviews on one show! Any time Filoni joins us, you know it's appointment listening. Plus, listener voicemail and more this week on RFR. 

Sep 30, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S3E1-2
54:43

REBELS RETURN! We welcome back STAR WARS REBELS with a return to The Roundtable for an in depth discussion about the Season 3 premiere "Steps Into Shadow". From the introduction of new characters like Governor Pryce and of course, Grand Admiral Thrawn, to Ezra's continued desire to tap into the power of the Dark Side, we talk about it all. Joining us is our regular "third wheel" - Star Wars artist and Rebels expert Spencer Brinkerhoff III. And Kyle Newman even jumps into the conversation to throw down his opinions on The Bendu and a spirited debate about the balance of The Force.

Sep 28, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: September 23, 2016
02:04:43

From Desplat to Giacchino, David Collins (STAR WARS OXYGEN) joins us to provide his take on the recent change of composers for ROGUE ONE. We dig deep beneath Audio highlights of Disney's Bob Iger's most recent comments about ROGUE ONE and the future of the franchise.  Mark Hamill talked about THE FORCE AWAKENS at a marketing event in Cleveland and our microphones were there! Hear what Mark had to say about TFA.  We also hear from Lupita Nyong'o who checked in with Ellen to address rumors about her participation in EPISODE VIII, We review recent broadcasts of the STAR WARS SAGA on TNT, and give THE PHANTOM MENACE a little love while looking  back at the dark times that preceded the Prequel era. Plus, more of your great voicemail, we look forward to the season premiere of STAR WARS REBELS and more. 

Sep 23, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: September 16, 2016
02:06:47

In surprising breaking news, composer Michael Giacchino has signed on to take over the ROGUE ONE soundtrack duties, replacing Alexandre Desplat. We discuss the implications of this move, why it happened, and how it will affect the final film. More ROGUE ONE collectibles have been revealed and we look at them closely for clues about the upcoming movie. Plus, the latest EPISODE VIII updates, STAR WARS box office, Vader's red eyes, lots of listener voice mail, and more. 

Sep 16, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: September 9, 2016
02:04:33

Ahsoka vs Vader was the highlight of STAR WARS REBELS Season Two and left us with plenty to discuss and debate. We review the new REBELS Blu Ray and look back on that epic season-ending showdown. Toronto rocker Din from The Soles joins us to analyze the fate of Ahsoka and Dave Filoni artwork created for the TOPPS Star Wars Card Trader, while drawing surprising connections to The Tolkien Letters. Plus, ROGUE ONE updates with audio highlights from Riz Ahmed and the Emperor himself, Ian McDiarmid. And, listener voice mail, a wacky argument for the identity of Yoda's species, and The Soles jam The Rebel Force Radio song acoustic-style!

Sep 09, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: September 2, 2016
02:05:46

Celebrating 10 years of Star Wars podcasting this week, Rebel Force Radio remembers the early years with the return of original co-host Pete Nadel. We pull the curtain back and recall stories from our past decade of shows. Plus, we feature audio highlights and parodies from our history that will surely make you laugh. And, we have Rogue One collecting news, a Mark Hamill beard update, giveaways, and much more. 

Sep 02, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: August 26, 2016
01:46:08

We talk ROGUE ONE action figures and character wardrobe on Jason Swank's Birthday. Plus, the fate of Luke Skywalker in EPISODE VIII, A report from Wizard World Chicago with highlights from Carrie Fisher's panel, we review Frozen composer Robert Lopez's recent appearance on Star Wars Oxygen and much more. Let's get it STAR WARS this week on RFR! 

Aug 27, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 34
01:34:34

Robert Lopez, the award-winning composer of "Frozen", "Book of Mormon" and more, joins us in the studio to talk about how STAR WARS and the music of John Williams influenced and energized his career. Robert is a huge STAR WARS fan so he is in the right place for some great conversation about the saga.  Robert even reveals his official contribution to STAR WARS via Meco in the 90's. You have to hear it to believe it! Join us now for this exclusive interview with one of the most esteemed film composers of our time as Robert Lopez joins STAR WARS OXYGEN! 

Aug 24, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: August 19, 2016
02:09:21

Kenny Baker was the man who brought life to Artoo-Detoo. With his passing, we talk about his impact on STAR WARS and we share stories about our encounters with Kenny over the years along with audio highlights. Filmmaker friend J.C. Reifenberg (Hughes The Force)  joins us for the conversation and sticks around as we look at the ROGUE ONE international trailer and discuss newly revealed info about the characters. Plus, ROGUE ONE behind-the-scenes details, rumors and more. And, a John Williams update, Natalie Portman visits the STAR WARS set, William Shatner sings, and tons more stuff! 

Aug 20, 2016
Star Wars Influences #19
01:44:26

Paul Bateman reviews the new ROGUE ONE trailer in the way only Paul can. Listen to his expert analysis and you will discover things you didn't before. Paul provides us with links to some of Ralph McQuarrie's original works and breaks down the trailer with a critical eye. Plus, Paul talks about the late Kenny Baker and reflects on his friendship with the legendary actor who brought Artoo-Detoo to life and more. 

Aug 18, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: August 12, 2016
02:23:32

ROGUE ONE debuted it’s latest trailer this week during NBC’s Olympic coverage and we break it down shot-by-shot with our friend, The Dorky Diva herself, Savanna Kiefer. Hear our take on all the cool new visuals, characters and action revealed in this hot new trailer.  Plus, we have the freshest ROGUE ONE interview highlights from Donnie Yen and Jimmy Smits. And, we dig deep into the newest STAR WARS news stories including info on Lando Calrissian casting in the upcoming Han Solo film, THE FORCE AWAKENS 3D Collectors Edition, and, in the wake of new comments made by the head of ABC programming, we present an audio history of the long-awaited STAR WARS live-action television series and discuss the possibilities of it actually hitting the airwaves. 

Aug 12, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 33: The TFA Music Spreadsheet
59:33

David Collins's research is complete and in this volume of STAR WARS OXYGEN, he reveals his music spreadsheet for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Hear some of the stats David compiled for the TFA soundtrack along with his expert analysis. David also scavenges the cutting room floor and restores music for Rey's introduction in the film.  Plus, listener feedback and more.  

Aug 10, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: August 5, 2016
02:16:54

ROGUE ONE behind-the-scenes shakeup rumors resurface, STAR WARS 3D home video releases could be coming, Book review for STAR WARS AFTERMATH: LIFE DEBT, and "outrageous" Therapy Ewoks. Plus, George Lucas wants to buy a comic book...A very very expensive comic book, Lucas Museum opponents in Chicago insult STAR WARS fandom leading to another Jimmy Mac meltdown. Plus, RFR Slow and Tell, Dave Filoni remixed, and much more.

Aug 06, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 32: SWCE
01:08:12

David recaps Star Wars Celebration London with a full replay of his amazing panel "The Restored Music of The Empire Strikes Back".  Leaving no fan behind, RFR is the only place you can hear David's unforgettable presentation, recorded live at the Galaxy Stage in London's Excel Center. 

Aug 03, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: July 29, 2016
02:19:21

Young Han Solo, ROGUE ONE, and of course, STAR WARS EPISODE VIII are making news headlines these days and RFR is here to break it all down. This week, we’re hanging out with popular radio/media personality East Side Dave McDonald to talk STAR WARS news, fandom, and Sopranos tattoos. Aljon Go is back with a George Lucas sighting at Disneyland, we have more from Dave Filoni on the birth of the Rebellion and “Ahsoka’s Untold Tales”. We review Rian Johnson’s list of films that inspired the upcoming Episode VIII. Plus, star-studded young Han Solo auditions courtesy of Conan. And who will be our victim in this week’s segment of “RFR Slow and Tell”? Listen now and find out for yourself! 

Jul 30, 2016
Star Wars Influences #18
01:45:21

He's the man who invented The Lightsaber. Oscar-Winning STAR WARS production designer Roger Christian joins Paul Bateman and Kyle Newman for an exclusive conversation about his career in film, his experiences working films such as STAR WARS and ALIEN, and working with George Lucas.  Check out this interview then read Roger's new book CINEMA ALCHEMIST, in stores now! 

Jul 27, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: July 22, 2016
02:47:40

STAR WARS REBELS broke big news at Star Wars Celebration Europe with a massively successful panel and Season 3 trailer debut. We break it all down with our special in-studio guests, Aljon Go from Sorcerer Radio and RFR brother Billy Mac. Special guest Ashley Eckstein is "In The Cantina" to talk about SWCE and "Ahsoka's Lost Tales". "RFR Slow and Tell" is back. And, our wacky stories from the early years of Star Wars Celebration along with more from SWCE as we discuss all the panels, news and reveals to emerge from the convention.

Jul 22, 2016
Star Wars Influences #17: SWCE with Dave Filoni
01:27:11

Paul Bateman spends time in the SWCE press room with Dave Filoni who gives us killer info about Star Wars Rebels Season 3, the evolution of Darth Maul, Kanan the blind Jedi, and the nature of The Force itself. When Filoni speaks, we listen! And this is simply you must hear for yourself. Paul also caught up with Sam Witwer to talk about the incorporation of EU/Legends characters into new canon. We talk about Alden Ehrenreich making his first-ever STAR WARS related public appearance and we give our first impressions on his potential as the future (young) Han Solo. Plus, Paul recounts his SWCE adventures including a review of the‪#‎CANTINA‬ concert and his hands-on experience with the next generation of immersive entertainment from Lucasfilm: ILMxLAB

Jul 20, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: July 16, 2016
02:41:36

The ROGUE ONE panel was the big highlight of day one of SWCE. Featuring the entire cast and showcasing a behind-the-scenes "sizzle" reel, this panel has driven fans into a frenzy. We review the footage shown shot-by-shot and break down every highlight of the revealing panel. RFR's bothan spy in London Paul Bateman saw the ROGUE ONE teaser trailer featuring Darth Vader that was screened exclusively for the panel audience. Paul gives us a detailed account of the trailer along with his review of SWCE day one in general. Plus, RFR Slow and Tell returns and much more! 

Jul 17, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: July 1, 2016
02:46:30

In the wake of the huge ROGUE ONE details and images released by EW, reporter Anthony Breznican joins us to provide analysis, speculation, and information about the first spin-off STAR WARS STORY film coming this December. Anthony shares exclusive insight about the film's production and news about a potential traitor among the ranks of the ROGUE ONE rebellion. Listen to find out who we think it is!  And, Kyle Newman shares info about the latest project he’s attached to, RAIDERS! THE ADAPTATION. Plus, the fight for Lucas Museum in Chicago comes to a bitter end, James Cameron talks TFA, “RFR Slow And Tell”, and much more. 

Jul 01, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 31
01:14:46

John Williams was honored earlier this month with a lifetime achievement by the American Film Institute. Join us as we take you through the highlights from this star-studded ceremony. We'll hear from Harrison Ford, George Lucas and the maestro , John Williams himself. Plus, we provide all the commentary and analysis that STAR WARS OXYGEN is known for. It was an amazing event celebrating the career of an amazing individual. And the only time the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award was granted to a film composer - And rightfully so! 

Jun 28, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: June 24, 2016
02:10:43

ROGUE ONE character info and photos released by EW this week dominate our conversation, Forest Whitaker revealed as Saw Gerrera, Darth Vader's silver screen return confirmed, New info about The Emperor in the infamously shelved STAR WARS live-action TV show, Bob Iger talks about an Indiana Jones (re)boot, STAR WARS video game news, listener voice mail and more.

Jun 24, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: June 17, 2016
01:48:15

Join RFR in Orlando for an amazing show recorded live at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort. And this time the whole crew is in town, even Swank! We talk about our 3rd annual Disney listener meet-up with David Collins and Steve Glosson, review the STAR WARS LAUNCH BAY and STAR TOURS, and share tons of laughs with our live audience. Plus, we analyze the latest news about the never-ending struggle to build the Lucas Museum in Chicago, Luke’s lightsaber, and the challenge Darth Vader faces when using the bathroom. We have updates on John Williams, Harrison Ford’s beard, and you don’t want to miss RFR’s live performance of “Jabba Flow”! Maz’s Palace will never be the same again! 

Jun 17, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: June 10, 2016
01:49:32

RFR is Live from Joliet Star Wars Day with special guests including author John Jackson Miller (STAR WARS: A New Dawn), writer Michael Witwer (Empire of Imagination), Fantasy Flight Games Keith Kappel, and the return of Cris Macht.  And it all kicks off with Congressman / Physicist Bill Foster (IL-D) who talks STAR WARS with a scientific twist. Join us for a fun and fast-paced day in Joliet, STAR WARS-style. This remote broadcast is brought to you by WGN Radio, The City of Joliet, and Heritage Corridor CVB.

Jun 08, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: June 3, 2016
02:07:00

Matt Lanter joins us to talk about his return as Anakin Skywalker in the amazing season two finale of STAR WARS REBELS, Jimmy Mac hears the music of TFA in an unexpected place, and is panic gripping those behind-the-scenes of ROGUE ONE? We discuss the upcoming reshoots and speculate why they are happening. Plus, Jabba Flow, RFR on the road, and more.

Jun 03, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: May 27, 2016
01:57:44

“The Real Fans of the Saga” is a brand-new STAR WARS fan reality TV show coming this summer from Cris Macht. Cris and his wife Michelle join us in studio to talk about everything that has gone into creating the show. STAR WARS celebrates another anniversary.  We review interview audio from Lawrence Kasdan talking about the upcoming young Han Solo standalone film and Ewan McGregor considering his unfinished STAR WARS business. We have another Save The Lucas Museum update from ground zero in Chicago, an EMPIRE STRIKES BACK blast-from-the-past, and details about RFR road trips happening this summer with stops in Joliet and Orlando.

May 27, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: May 13, 2016
02:02:03

Casting for young Han Solo targets one man, shooting Episode VIII continues, an Obi-Wan spin-off trilogy gets talked about again, and Mads Mikkelsen provides a revelation about his role in ROGUE ONE. These are among the current STAR WARS headlines to come across our desks at RFR HQ. We talk about it all! Plus, Jimmy Mac has an exclusive report from the Save The Lucas Museum rally in Chicago, Jason bumps into someone from that other “Star” franchise, we review the new STAR WARS documentary ELSTREE 1976 and learn more about the new and amazing STAR WARS Holograms with our special guests, Eric Doane and Ariel James from Zebra Imaging.

May 13, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 30
01:09:14

The maestro is featured on the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Blu-ray on the bonus feature "John Williams: The Seventh Symphony". We review this cool featurette and speculate on Williams's future with the saga. Finally, the music from Maz Kanata's "watering hole" has been released! In a surprise move, "Jabba Flow" is now available at the official STAR WARS website and elsewhere. We listen to the release announcement from composer Lin Manuel Miranda with J.J. Abrams and review the track itself. Plus, we find Kylo Ren's theme in "The Hateful Eight" of all places, and more. 

May 11, 2016
RFR Live from Rancho Obi-Wan Part 2
01:45:01

RANCHO Force Radio continues with the second part of our live fundraiser at Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan. Find out what it takes to manage the museum home to the world’s largest STAR WARS collection and how you can visit and make a difference! More special guests are joining us for Part Two including James Arnold Taylor, David W. Collins, Lucasfilm’s Pete Vilmur, and Leland Chee from the STAR WARS story group. Join us for the party and be sure to help RFR raise funds for Rancho Obi-Wan! Visit http://donate.ranchoobiwan.org/RebelForceRadio to donate!

May 06, 2016
RFR Live from Rancho Obi-Wan: Part 1
02:10:31

The mecca for every STAR WARS fan is Rancho Obi-Wan, home to the largest STAR WARS collection in the world. But to keep this great museum alive, we must raise awareness and funds. Join us and make a difference as RFR becomes “Rancho Force Radio” with an incredible live podcast fundraiser recorded live at Rancho Obi-Wan. Steve Sansweet is here with us along with the incredible crew of supporters that keep ROW alive. One episode of RFR could not contain this marathon podcast so we broke it up into two. Let’s kick off part one with James Burns (Jedi News), Bonnie Burton (Star Wars Craft Book) and our very special guest, actor Sam Witwer!

Come back soon for Part Two of RFR Live from Rancho Obi-Wan with more special guests and surprises. 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Visit www.ranchoobiwan.org and make a donation to keep the museum alive and thriving!  

May 04, 2016
Film Commentary with Sam Witwer: The Force Awakens
02:29:05

Sam Witwer joins us for our audio commentary track of STAR WARS:THE FORCE AWAKENS. As with all of our commentary tracks, you canplay this while you watch TFA or listen as a stand-alone podcast.You never know what Sam will say or what amazing theories he comesup with! So cue up your copy of THE FORCE AWAKENS and watch it withRFR! 

Apr 29, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: April 22, 2016
01:57:16

J.J. Abrams talked about Rey’s parents at the Tribeca Film Fest and our microphones were there. We analyze everything J.J. had to say about STAR WARS at the event. Plus, we have a preview of the upcoming novel release STAR WARS BLOODLINE, news about a new project for Daisy Ridley, STAR WARS vs AVATAR, discussion about the elusive Constable Zuvio, listener feedback and more.

Apr 22, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: April 15, 2016
02:07:32

The rumors for STAR WARS EPISODE VIII have kicked into high gear. We have a spoiler section devoted to the so-called “script leaks” that have hit the web recently. Legit or absurd? We’ll let you decide! The mystery of Threepio’s red arm in TFA has finally been solved via Marvel Comics “C-3PO” one-off and we have a full review of the story. Plus, young Han Solo and Darth Vader casting rumors, Daisy Ridley talks about the future of Rey at the MTV Movie Awards, J.J. talks about more TFA deleted scenes yet to come, a STAR WARS at Disney Parks update, including deets on RFR Live in Orlando and more.

Apr 15, 2016
Star Wars Influences #16
01:38:12

The ROGUE ONE trailer, the TFA Blu-ray, and the season finale of STAR WARS REBELS hit us like proton torpedo. There is much to be said about all three recent events, and few have more to say than noted STAR WARS artist, expert, and film industry veteran, RFR’s very own Paul Bateman. From Ahsoka Tano to Jyn Erso, we break down everything from Paul’s perspective. Plus, we get the deets from Paul about a new Darth Vader casting rumor, the Prequel esthetic, the TFA table read and more.

Apr 14, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: April 8, 2016
02:35:31

Dave Filoni is IN THE CANTINA to give us his insight into the STAR WARS REBELS season two finale, THE FORCE AWAKENS and more exclusive info. The era of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY has officially arrived with the release of the first teaser trailer this week. We provide shot-by-shot analysis! Plus, The TFA Blu-ray, listener feedback and more! 

Apr 08, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Twilight of the Apprentice"
01:16:11

David Collins joins us to talk about the shocking and stunning season two finale of STAR WARS REBELS. The events in the hour-long "Twilight of the Apprentice" have serious repercussions on Ahsoka Tano, Darth Maul and the crew of The Ghost. Nothing will be the same again in the REBELS universe. We talk about it all in this epic roundtable discussion. 

Apr 05, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: April 1, 2016
02:10:33

Sam Witwer and Ashley Eckstein join us for their first interviews following the mind-blowing STAR WARS REBELS Season Two Finale. We recap the Rebels red carpet event in LA with audio highlights from Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg along with a full report from our man-on-the-scene, Jimmy Mac. The home video release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is here! We give you our initial, spoiler-free reviews of the Blu-ray. Plus, Ewan McGregor talks more about returning to STAR WARS as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Billy Dee is back! With so many amazing things happening on the STAR WARS scene, there's no foolin' around this week on RFR.

Apr 01, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "The Mystery of Chopper Base"
49:33

The crew of The Ghost get a little downtime to settle into their new base before the you-know-what hits the fan for Kanan and the gang. The peace is short-lived however when Captain Rex finds himself in a sticky situation.  Jason, Jimmy and Spencer break down all the action in "The Mystery of Chopper Base" including the Ralph McQuarrie influence, Ezra's growing dark side connection, and how Season Two may conclude.

Mar 30, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: March 25, 2016
02:10:12

Bonnie Burton has been a multi-media superstar for years and her impact on STAR WARS fandom is undeniable. Bonnie joins us to talk about her groundbreaking social media work, her history with Lucasfilm, and her love of sock puppets.  Bonnie give us her review of THE FORCE AWAKENS and comments on the latest STAR WARS news headlines including casting for the young Han Solo film, the return of Indiana Jones, and the latest interviews from Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Plus, we report on the STAR WARS books panel at C2E2 with audio highlights, listener feedback and more.

Mar 25, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "The Forgotten Droid"
01:05:44

“The Forgotten Droid” features Chopper on his own as he gets separated from the crew of The Ghost and finds himself on an adventure. We break the whole episode down from start-to-finish with a great roundtable discussion featuring expert analysis from our esteemed panelists. Joining Jimmy Mac and STAR WARS artist Spencer Brinkerhoff III are Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rogue) and Geek Out Loud’s Steve Glosson.

Mar 18, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 29
01:04:06

The music of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS reveals many of the diverse influences that inspired composer extraordinaire John Williams. From classical music to his own rich catalog of soundtracks, we are hearing several familiar themes and call-backs. We find examples of music from INDIANA JONES and THE LAST CRUSADE, the STAR WARS prequels, and even HARRY POTTER that found new life in TFA. Plus, we listen closely to the TFA tracks “Scherzo For X-Wings”, “Torn Apart” and “The Starkiller”, we discuss “The Imperial March” in the major key, and speculate on John Williams future in STAR WARS. All this along with videogame music from STAR WARS: FORCE COMMANDER, listener feedback, and even a little Beethoven!  

Mar 16, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: March 11, 2016
01:40:46

READY PLAYER ONE author Ernest Cline joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about THE FORCE AWAKENS and more. We’ve been pals with Ernie since FANBOYS, so it’s great to get caught up. The cameras are rolling! We get up-to-date with EPISODE VIII location shooting in Dubrovnik, Croatia. In other news, Daisy Ridley talks to the press, J.J. Abrams admits he made a mistake, and REBELS ramps up to a huge season two conclusion. Plus, listener feedback, ROGUE ONE speculation, and much more.   

Mar 11, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Shroud Of Darkness"
01:11:06

Jedi temples! Crazy visions! Inquisitors! Yoda! Darth Vader! There was a lot to like about the STAR WARS REBELS season two episode “Shroud of Darkness". From Ahsoka's realization that Anakin may still be alive, to Ezra's growing connection to The Force, there is much to discuss. Joining us at The Roundtable for some killer conversation are two very esteemed guests. STAR WARS author Adam Bray brings us his wisdom acquired while writing STAR WARS REBELS: THE VISUAL GUIDE. And we welcome the return of our old pal, STAR WARS artist and noted REBELS expert Spencer Brinkerhoff III

Mar 08, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: March 4, 2016
01:42:56

This week in STAR WARS, we finally got an announcement about the release of THE FORCE AWAKENS in Blu-ray and Digital HD. We speculate about what deleted scenes will be on the disc, along with a personal look back at the history of STAR WARS home video releases.  Big wig Bob Iger gave a STAR WARS progress report at the annual Disney Stockholders Meeting and our microphones were there. Hear updates on ROGUE ONE, Episode VIII, and Disney parks. Plus, STAR WARS gets snubbed at The Oscars, listener feedback and more. 

Mar 04, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "The Honorable Ones"
57:13

A heated rematch between Zeb and Kallus leads to a harsh situation where they must put down their arms and work together in “The Honorable Ones”.  We break down this season 2 episode of STAR WARS REBELS at The Roundtable with RFR brother Billy Mac.

Mar 01, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: February 26, 2016
01:50:50

All the latest STAR WARS news with cutting-edge analysis and conversation! That’s what you get this week on RFR including the latest news about THE FORCE AWAKENS, ROGUE ONE, and more. We have more about the death of Han Solo, The Stormtrooper who banged his head, and familiar voices return to STAR WARS REBELS. Plus, STAR WARS at Disney Parks update, Jimmy Mac’s STAR WARS Room, listener feedback and more. Joining us this week to talk about it all is RFR brother Billy Mac! 

Feb 26, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "The Homecoming"
59:06

We finally get more on Hera’s backstory in the latest episode of STAR WARS REBELS. “The Homecoming” features a reunion between father and daughter revealing more history about the pilot of The Ghost.  Plus, with Hera’s dad being Cham Syndulla, we get more connections between REBELS and THE CLONE WARS!  Joining us this week to connect-the-dots at The Roundtable is Australian comedian/podcaster Steele Saunders (Steele Wars).

Feb 23, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: February 19, 2016
01:51:20

Hardcore fans have known for a long time about the clumsy Stormtrooper who walked head first into a door in the original STAR WARS.  Actor/musician Laurie Goode AKA “The Stormtrooper Who Hit His Head” joins us “In The Cantina” to talk about his experience on the set of STAR WARS, the characters he portrayed and of course, the scene that made him a freeze-frame legend.  Principle photography for STAR WARS EPISODE VIII has begun! We have the latest news, rumors and speculation. Plus, ROGUE ONE updates, listener feedback and more. 

Feb 19, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 28: TFA Part 4
58:29

We are cleaning out the Oxygen mailbag and featuring your feedback in this volume of STAR WARS OXYGEN. Everyone is talking about THE FORCE AWAKENS and listening to the soundtrack. Many loyal RFR listeners have been filling up our inbox with some amazing observations. Hear what we have to say! Plus, a fresh piece of listener music inspired by Oxygen, "Finn's Confession", more of "The Falcon", and a review of the "Star Wars Ultimate Soundtrack Collection". 

Feb 17, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "The Call"
45:15

Kanan and the gang meet space whale squids in STAR WARS REBELS, “The Call”. You think that sounds weird, wait ‘til you hear what we have to say about this season two episode! Joining Jason and Jimmy to talk purgils at the RFR Roundtable is film maker J.C.Reifenberg (Summer of ‘78/Hughes The Force).

Feb 16, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: February 12, 2016
02:18:06

He was the man who introduced Obi-Wan to Chewie, but yet, his true identity was unknown. The name of the actor who played STAR WARS cantina character BoShek has remained a mystery for decades…Until earlier this week. Thanks to the efforts of crime reporter Billy Jensen (with a little help from Cantina expert Tom Spina), BoShek has finally been identified. This week on RFR, Billy tells us how he discovered who was the man behind BoShek and explains why he took on the task. The junior novelization for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits store shelves on February 16th. Author Michael Kogge joins us In The Cantina for a behind-the-scenes look at how the book came together. Disney head honcho Bob Iger talked about what lay ahead for STAR WARS during his quarterly stock holders update and our microphones were there. We play audio highlights so you get the all the deets directly from the man upstairs. Plus, Forest Whitaker talks ROGUE ONE, Jimmy Mac takes his dad to TFA and more!

Feb 13, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Legend of the Lasat"
01:04:30

Zeb’s mysterious past and the fate of his people finally gets revealed in STAR WARS REBELS. The season two episode “Legends of the Lasat” not only provides revelations about Zeb’s warrior past, but new info about his people and their spiritual relationship to the Force-esque energy field known as The Ashla. Joining Jimmy and Jason at the RFR Roundtable to get their Zeb on are the always-engaging and insightful Techno-Retro Dads:  Stuart Tullis and Josh Stolte. 

Feb 08, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: February 5, 2016
01:52:40

Rancho Obi-Wan’s Steve Sansweet joins us to share his review of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. We review audio highlights of director Colin Trevorrow talking EPISODE IX at Sundance and Ewan McGregor on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". We open up the RFR Sound lab to deconstruct and reconstruct Sir Alec Guinness’s surprise vocal appearance in TFA. Plus, Listener Voice Mails, Topps STAR WARS trading cards, TFA on BluRay and more. 

Feb 05, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 27: TFA Part 3
01:02:44

NEW OXYGEN! Our breakdown of the official soundtrack for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS continues. Join us as we identify theme music for Finn and Poe Dameron. We tear into “The Falcon”, the jazz influences for the track and where it may have originated. Plus, more on the music for Kylo Ren, Rey, and we revisit the theme for “Han and Leia”. And not to be missed, we found an “1138” reference from TFA that will blow your mind!

Feb 02, 2016
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified MegaCast
02:11:41

REBELS is back!  We’re kicking off the second half of season two with a Declassified MegaCast featuring two roundtable discussions plus a special interview.  Joining us for her RFR debut is STAR WARS REBELS actress Julie Dolan, the voice of Princess Leia. Julie talks about bringing Leia to life and what it takes to make it happen. Join us for analysis of “A Princess on Lothal” and “The Protector of Concord Dawn” along with a breakdown of the spoilerific new trailer for season two.

Jan 29, 2016
Star Wars Influences #15: The Art of TFA
02:14:38

STAR WARS INFLUENCES is back for 2016 as we solidly settle into the era of THE FORCE AWAKENS. Now that the film is out, Paul Bateman can finally talk about whether or not he actually worked on it! Paul walks through his experiences at the UK premiere and opening night in Hollywood and then we take the deep dive into the film itself. Paul discusses the McQuarrie influence on the look of certain characters, ships and sets, including his analysis of the mysterious Snoke. Plus, we review the book STAR WARS: THE ART OF THE FORCE AWAKENS and more. It’s Bateman unleashed!

Jan 27, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: January 22, 2016
02:13:38

Adam Driver stole the show last weekend as Kylo Ren in SNL’s “Undercover Boss” skit. He killed it. Film prop and creature expert Tom Spina (www.tomspinadesigns.com) was on hand to help Adam with the authentic costume and mask. Hear his behind-the-scenes story this week as Tom joins us to talk about SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and more!  Plus, we perform a STAR WARS intervention with Chicago media personality Evie Olson. And, we feature you guys in an extended Listener Feedback segment featuring your e-mails and more. 

Jan 22, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: 1st TFA Commentary Track
02:28:24

You’ve seen STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with your friends and family. Now, see the it with us! Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank sit down to watch the film from start-to-finish with their microphones to present you with the first-ever audio commentary track for EPISODE VII.  We take you through the entire film, scene-by-scene, to bring you TFA…RFR-STYLE! Go see the movie in the theater again this weekend and take us with you in your earbuds. We tell you exactly how to do it! Or, just listen to the show as a stand-alone recap podcast. It’s STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with Rebel Force Radio!

Jan 15, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 26: TFA Part 2
01:06:36

We continue our breakdown of John Williams’s amazing soundtrack for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with fresh discoveries about the music from one of the biggest films of all time. We discuss “Snoke” and its callback to a track from REVENGE OF THE SITH. Plus, we continue our discussion about “Rey’s Theme”, we analyze “March of the Resistance”, and did the Beastie Boys “Sure Shot” have any influence on this soundtrack as some have claimed? Hear what we think!

Jan 13, 2016
Rebel Force Radio: TFA Review Show #4
02:16:32

It’s the all-time US box office champ! STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is breaking records at a record-breaking pace! Seems like everyone and their uncle are going to see this film and here at RFR HQ, we are getting some surprising feedback from those close to us. Listen to find out who they are and what they said! Plus, hear highlights of Jimmy Mac on the air in Chicago on WGN Radio with Wendy Snyder including THE FORCE AWAKENS actress Gloria Garcia (Jakku Villager) in her first-ever STAR WARS interview and more! 

Jan 08, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Roundtable
02:31:00

By popular demand, The RFR Jedi Council has gathered at The Roundtable to provide our initial analysis of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. From art aesthetic, to characters, to the story itself, we cover as much as possible with our crew of experts. With a show this big, we had to break it down into two parts. Joining Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac for round one are Kyle Newman, Paul Bateman and F.J. DeSanto. It’s a through conversation about the plot, design, and the new heroes of TFA, including Rey. Then, Sam Witwer and David W. Collins stop by to get deep about Han Solo, Kylo Ren, and much more.

Jan 02, 2016
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 25: TFA Part 1
01:03:24

It’s the most-anticipated episode of STAR WARS OXYGEN ever! Finally, David W. Collins is here to provide you with his initial breakdown of the soundtrack for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. David and Jimmy Mac walk you through some of the highlights including “Rey’s Theme” and its recurrence throughout the entire soundtrack and the new recording of “The Main Theme”. Plus, we address some of the early criticisms of the soundtrack and the skills of John Williams as a storyteller. With compositions so dense and rich, we will be talking about this music for a long time to come here on RFR's STAR WARS OXYGEN. 

Dec 30, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: TFA Review Show #3
01:27:12

After one week in release, THE FORCE AWAKENS continues to pack theaters and generate amazing conversation. The vibe continues here at RFR in earnest as we present our latest review show. From the humor to the drama of the film, we cover it all. It’s a podcaster reunion as we are joined by our old friend Pete Nadel, the STAR WARS podcasting pioneer who offers his always entertaining analysis of the saga and beyond. From “Famous Monsters” magazine, executive editor David Weiner stops by to provide his critical take on EPISODE VII. And STAR WARS artist Kevin Liell visits us with his review of TFA, delivered in his trademark, straight-shooting style. Merry Christmas from Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac and “Your Source For The Force”, REBEL FORCE RADIO.

Dec 25, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: TFA Review Show #2
01:09:50

THE FORCE AWAKENS continues to topple box office worldwide and STAR WARS fever tightens its grip on the galaxy. This means no downtime for RFR! We are back with more commentary and conversation about the film everyone is talking about. Joining us are two very special guests who can actually be seen on screen in Ep VII!  And even better, it's their first ever STAR WARS interviews! Arti Shah (Gonk/Maz Kanata Motion Capture Double) stops by to talk about her amazing experiences on the TFA sets in London and Abu Dhabi. And, winner of the Force For Change walk-on role, DC Barnes relives his ultimate fan experience with RFR.

Dec 22, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: TFA Review Show #1
01:51:38

Following an insane opening night and even more intense opening day, we have retreated to the RFR studios to process our emotions, discuss our feelings, and break down our analysis of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Joining us are a couple of old friends who actually contributed to what you hear in TFA. David W. Collins and James Arnold Taylor provided their vocal talents for a slew of characters in the new film. The guys tell us how it happened and who they voiced. Plus, we begin what will be a continuing conversation about all-things-Episode VII in this, the first of a series of shows to wrap up 2015. 

Dec 20, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: TFA Opening Night Live
01:52:42

It's TFA Day! Join us for opening night live at Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in the Chicago suburbs for a live RFR featuring tons of great STAR WARS conversation, music, and excitement. We are with our family, friends, and fellow fans for this historic event. Then, stick around after the credits for our first review and initial thoughts about THE FORCE AWAKENS. 

Dec 18, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified "Legacy"
54:48

We wrap up the first half of STAR WARS REBELS season 2 with "Legacy". A long-running loose end from Ezra's past gets tied up as the fate of his parents is revealed. Joining us to discuss this exciting episode is Toronto Filmmaker and RFR documentarian Sheldon Norton. 

Dec 15, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: December 11, 2015
02:03:32

Last Sunday, STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS cast and crew met with the media at a special event in L.A. and our microphones were there! Hear from J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Jon Boyega, Kathleen Kennedy, Oscar Isaac and more. RFR has all the highlights along with our trademark commentary and conversation. Plus, we go In The Cantina with David Weiner, the executive editor of FAMOUS MONSTERS, who gives us the lowdown regarding their STAR WARS Spectacular, including his interview with Mark Hamill and discussion about all the famous monsters in the STAR WARS universe. Plus, more about the AT&T UVerse Buzz STAR WARS Celebration special featuring contributions from the RFR family, and more. Anticipation is at a fever pitch as we prep for our opening night live remote from Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in the Chicago suburbs. We hope to see you there!

Dec 11, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified "The Future of the Force"
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Kyle Newman is back to review and analyze "The Future Of The Force" featuring the return of the Fifth Brother and the Seventh Sister.  And finally, Ahsoka gets into the action with her dual-white lightsabers! This is the second of a Star Wars Rebels: Declassified double-feature this week. Be sure to also listen to our review of "Stealth Strike", also with Kyle Newman.

Dec 08, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified "Stealth Strike"
57:41

Kyle Newman joins us at the roundtable to talk about the exciting "Stealth Strike". Kanan gets back into the heat of battle onboard an Imperial Interdictor Cruiser as he attempts to rescue Ezra. This is the first of two episodes of Star Wars Rebels: Declassified for this week. Be sure to also check out our roundtable discussion for "The Future of the Force", also featuring Kyle Newman. 

Dec 08, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: December 4, 2015
01:34:27

THE FORCE AWAKENS in just 2 weeks and the hype machine is in full motion! J.J. Abrams and the cast of the film is hitting the talk show circuit and everyone is talking about The Wars. From Fallon to Kimmel, we review the all the highlights, STAR WARS "Talk Soup"-style. Get caught up with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Jon Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and more. Plus, Mark Hamill spreads the word about Omaze in stormtrooper armor, Jason introduces STAR WARS to his daughter, and George Lucas discusses his "divorce" from the saga he created.  Fuel your fandom and your anticipation for THE FORCE AWAKENS with us this week on Your Source For The Force, Rebel Force Radio. 

Dec 04, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 24
01:07:21

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT composer Gordy Haab joins David W. Collins for an exclusive podcast interview. Gordy talks about the influence of John Williams on his career and his approach to composing the music for the biggest STAR WARS videogame in recent history. Plus, listen to some samples from the BATTLEFRONT soundtrack and more. 

Dec 01, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: November 27, 2015: Black Friday
02:16:51

It's an RFR tradition!  Every year on Thanksgiving, we give thanks to you, our listening audience, by turning the spotlight on your voice mail and feedback. As always, you filled up our inbox and we love hearing what you have to say! From anticipation for THE FORCE AWAKENS to George Lucas to Slave Leia and more, loyal RFR listeners always have a ton to say! Plus, Jimmy Mac and STAR WARS REBELS actor Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger) enjoy AHL hockey action at a Chicago Wolves game and we get a special report from Disneyland's "Season Of The Force" with tech author David Sparks (MacPowerUsers.com).

Nov 27, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: Volume 23
01:09:38

THE FORCE AWAKENS in three weeks and with the film premiere so close, we are finally getting little tastes of the soundtrack in TV spots and a clip from the American Music Awards. We analyze what little tantalizing tidbits that are out there so far. Speaking of the AMA's, this year's show featured a tribute to John Williams himself by Harrison Ford and the a cappella group Pentonix. We review this suprising and unique performance. And we continue our focus on the music of REVENGE OF THE SITH, including some great music used for General Grevious, the droid army, and the battle of Kashyyyk. This Thanksgiving, join RFR as we give thanks for John Williams and his brilliant musical contributions to the STAR WARS saga. 

Nov 26, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified "Blood Sisters"
01:06:52

We get another look into Sabine's mysterious past with the arrival of a new bounty hunter in "Blood Sisters". Joining Jason & Jimmy to discuss this season two episode of STAR WARS REBELS is artist/entrepreneur Kevin Liell (Norse Legion). Listen in to see if what we thought of this episode, our speculations on what happened in Sabine's past, and how this will effect the character moving forward. Plus, Liell tells us all about his experience meeting J.J. Abrams at the Art Awakens art show in Hollywood. 

Nov 24, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: November 20, 2015
01:42:01

With STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS on the horizon, George Lucas gets more and more outspoken the closer we get to the film's premiere. We review recent comments by George concerning his original ideas for the sequel trilogy that were eventually discarded and why he had to step away. News about TFA continues to break at a lightspeed pace. We review the latest TV spots, box office predictions, Entertainment Weekly's STAR WARS special issue, and recent Harrison Ford media appearances. From Starkiller Base to Jakku and all points in between, RFR is Your Source For The Force. Remember to visit www.omaze.com/star-wars to make a donation and become eligible to win tickets to the red carpet premiere for THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Nov 20, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified "Wings of the Master"
01:02:55

Hera takes to the sky to prove the B-Wing has what it takes to deliver a blow to the Empire in "WIngs of the Master". STAR WARS artist Paul Bateman joins us to break down this episode and define what insipred it. From the influence of Ralph McQuarrie to the direction of Dave Filoni, we cover it all on REBELS: DECLASSIFIED

Nov 17, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: November 13, 2015
01:50:06

The first TV spot for STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS debuted this week and we review the new footage from the film that was revealed; News is confirmed about the future of Disney's STAR WARS WEEKENDS and we react; Shocking and insulting comments from Simon Pegg regarding fans of the STAR WARS prequels gets us worked up; Is Disney retiring all Slave Leia merchandising? We break down this rumor and the entire concept of the metal bikini in a roundtable discussion and debate with two special surprise participants. All of these hot topics get, our opinions flying fast and furiously in this week's Source for the Force.

Nov 13, 2015
RFR Bonus: Dave Filoni
53:05

STAR WARS REBELS Executive Producer and RFR's leader in the Wolf Pack Dave Filoni joins us to discuss the mysteries of season 2 including the return of Captain Rex and the rise of 2 new inquisitors. Dave fills us in on what has happened so far, along with tons of behind-the-scenes stories and tantalizing hints of what's to come. Plus, we talk about the build-up to THE FORCE AWAKENS and tales from his experiences working with George Lucas. Do not miss this exclusive RFR podcast conversation with Dave Filoni.

Nov 11, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Brothers of the Broken Horn"
01:00:10

Hondo Ohnaka is the latest character to make the cross-over from THE CLONE WARS to REBELS. Join us as we discuss the series debut for the popular pirate with our panelists: J.C.Reifenberg (Hughes The Force/Summer '78) and author/podcaster David Sparks (MacPowerUsers.com)

Nov 09, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: November 6, 2015
02:33:07

Despite J.J. Abrams himself assuring us last week that there will be no more new trailers, this morning we saw the surprise release of a NEW international trailer for STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS. As this breaking news developed, Jimmy Mac and Paul Bateman raced to their microphones to discuss immediately.  As a matter of fact, Paul did not even have time to watch the trailer until the show so you will be there with him as he watches it for the first time. We break down the entire thing shot-by-shot then we open up the voice mail to hear what you think of this latest taste of STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS

Nov 06, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: October 31, 2015: Happy Halloween
02:02:48

Spend Halloween with Rebel Force Radio as we bring you the latest STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS updates, fallout and reaction to the trailer, interview highlights from J.J. Abrams, reaction from John Boyega, and comments about the future of Luke Skywalker from Mark Hamill himself...back in 2005! Plus, special guest Steve Sansweet from Rancho Obi-Wan stops by to talk about their contributions to the latest Kraft Star Wars Mac 'n Cheese ad campaign, Galaween, and his thoughts on the TFA trailer. And what about Darth Vader's grandchildren? The Notorious G.L. himself demands to know! 

Oct 31, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Always Two There Are"
01:13:08

The second season of STAR WARS REBELS rolls along with the latest episode "Always Two There Are" and the debut of a new threat for the crew of The Ghost. Two new Inquisitors have turned up the heat in pursuit of Ahsoka and the rebels, while Ezra struggles to learn the ways of The Force.  We break down the episode and take a few moments to consider how it impacts the saga on a whole with our amazing roundtable panel featuring Australian comedian Steele Saunders (www.steelesaunders.com) and Toronto musician and lead singer of The Soles, Din Yalonen. 

Oct 30, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams: Vol. 22
01:04:15

The music from the newest trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS had fans buzzing upon it's release last week. Was it new music by John Williams? Is it from the soundtrack to the upcoming film?  How does it compare to the music from previous Star Wars trailers? This month on Oxygen, we attempt to answer those questions as Jimmy Mac goes head-to-head with David W. Collins in a passionate and opinionated debate about the merits of the piece and the current trends in major motion picture marketing. Then, we return our focus to the soundtrack from REVENGE OF THE SITH as we spotlight the war music from the beginning of the film and more. 

Oct 28, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: October 23, 2015
01:44:48

We bask in the wake of the record-setting trailer and ticket launch for STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS and recap our own experiences scoring tix for the biggest movie of the decade. Then, we turn the show over to you as we feature listener v-mail and e-mail. We listen to your reactions, recorded in the minutes following the debut of the trailer. Speculation, rumor, analysis, and crazy wild guesses, nothing in this show is off limits! Plus, new info along with more strong opinions about the music from the trailer, further fallout in reaction to the official poster, and how both are influenced by the modern-day movie marketing machine.

Oct 24, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified "Relics of the Old Republic"
56:23

STAR WARS REBELS continued the "Return of the Clones" arc with the action-packed "Relics of the Old Republic".  Joining us at the Rebels roundtable are the TechnoRetro Dads, Josh "Jedi Shua" Stolte and Stuart "Shazbazzar" Tullis. From AT-AT's in action to the reunion of Captain Rex and Ahsoka, we discuss it all.  Plus, for better or worse, we continue the debate: Is Luke Skywalker Middle or Lower Class?

Oct 23, 2015
The Force Awakens Trailer Review
02:01:40

With much fanfare, the third trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was released hours ago with a live premiere during ABC's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.  Minutes after the trailer debuted, we sat down at our microphones to bring you our immediate reaction, opinions and examination of this amazing new TFA sneak peek. Joining us out-of-the-box are council members F.J. DeSanto and Paul Bateman who have a lot to say as we break down the trailer shot-by-shot. Then stay tuned as Sam Witwer and Kyle Newman check in to share their thoughts on this cool new look at Ep VII.  Plus, we go live on WGN Radio Chicago with the Matt Bubala Show to share our STAR WARS knowledge and passion with a mainstream audience. From dialog to visuals to emotion, we cover it all on RFR!

Oct 20, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: October 16, 2015
02:05:17

STAR WARS REBELS writer Steven Melching joins us In The Cantina to talk about writing Star Wars,  the return of the clones, and behind-the-scenes stories from season 2. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS news is heating up! We have details and rumors about the next trailer, the next poster, the logo, the running time, and the possible rating designation. Plus, we go on a Star Wars toy run, Ziro The Hutt checks in, and we have more on the strained relationship between Darth Vader actor David Prowse and Lucasfilm. Script flub? We wrap it up with an investigation into whether or not Mark Hamill accidentally yelled "Carrie!" instead of "Leia" as the rebels celebrated at the conclusion of A NEW HOPE.

Oct 17, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified "The Lost Commanders"
01:18:17

The RFR roundtable is back with Star Wars Rebels: Declassified. Season two is fully underway with the newest weekly episode "The Lost Commanders" and the return of Captain Rex. We discuss the return of some familiar characters from THE CLONE WARS and their impact on the Rebels universe with Tricia Barr (Fangirls Going Rogue) and Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud). 

Oct 16, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: October 13, 2015
01:41:06

Join Jimmy and Jason Live from Cleveland as we count down the weeks til THE FORCE AWAKENS; Sarah Michelle Gellar in REBELS; Boba Fett Casting Rumors; David Prowse Documentary; News from NYCC; STAR WARS EPISODE VIII and Benecio del Toro; TOPPS Star Wars Trading Cards; Trivia Contest and more. 

Oct 13, 2015
Star Wars Influences #14: Part 2: Visually Enhanced
57:46

We are proud to present the second part of this month's Star Wars Influences with new visual enhancement!  Paul Bateman provides a follow-up to Sheldon Norton's RFR report on "21-87" and it's impact on a young George Lucas.  The spotlight then shines on Original Trilogy concept artist and all-around utility player extraordinaire Joe Johnston. Paul give us the lowdown on Joe's career, artwork, technique, and inspirations. Listen to the show or follow along with our visual accompaniment on your mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.  And be sure to listen to Part One if you haven't already to get the full Influences experience!

Oct 12, 2015
Star Wars Influences #14: Part 1: Visually Enhanced
01:08:06

Welcome to the first episode of Star Wars Influences featuring visual enhancement. Use your mobile device, laptop or desktop to see what we are talking about. Star Wars artist Paul Bateman is back to give us a review of the new THE FORCE AWAKENS action figures; Fan love for BB-8; A close look at some ROGUE ONE helmets leaked by actor Donnie Yen and more. This is part one of a two-parter. Come back in a few days for part two! 

Oct 09, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: October 2, 2015
01:58:20

A Chicago Tribune feature on RFR and original generation STAR WARS fans in middle-age hit the stands this week; Disney releases new info about "Season of the Force" and we continue to question the future of "Star Wars Weekends"; Tim Rose returns to play Admiral Ackbar in THE FORCE AWAKENS; The Clones return in STAR WARS REBELS season 2; Catching up with John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and plenty of "Outrageous Unthinkable Stories". All this plus a toilet paper roll dispenser that sounds like Chewbacca.  

Oct 02, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 21
01:26:24

We kick off our discussion about the music of STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH with analysis of the dominant composition from the soundtrack, "Battle of the Heroes". Plus, David Collins reveals alternate takes on the famous STAR WARS MAIN THEME, listener feedback and more.

Sep 28, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: September 25, 2015
02:24:13

Hayden Christensen in STAR WARS EPISODE VIII rumors and the return of Darth Vader; John Landis has an exclusive scoop on the possibility of a BluRay release for the original Original Trilogy; The history of STAR WARS and the Oscars; Anthony Daniels goes off the deep end...Again; We go In The Cantina with STAR WARS mega-collector Chris Fawcett; STAR WARS REBELS Season 2 speculation;Stories about Benecio del Toro and Gwendoline Christie; James Earl Jones goes Bieber and more! 

Sep 25, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: September 18, 2015
02:10:01

Three months until THE FORCE AWAKENS and filming has already begun on STAR WARS EPISODE VIII!  We have the latest updates including Mark Hamill news, interview highlights with Benecio del Toro and Domhnall Gleeson, and what’s the status for the future of DISNEY'S STAR WARS WEEKENDS? A new rumor emerged this week that may mean trouble for the long-running annual event. We try to dig beneath the surface of these reports. STAR WARS  artist Brian Rood’s work was featured on hundreds of pieces of merchandise released on Force Friday. We talk to Brian to get the behind-the-scenes story.  Plus, author Michael Kogge stops by to talk about STAR WARS: ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW and his book tour which brought him to Jimmy Mac's neighborhood.  All this and CHICAGO WHITE SOX STAR WARS DAY, Toronto rock band The Soles, a TOPPS STAR WARS CARD TRADER APP update and more!

Sep 18, 2015
Rebel Force Radio: September 11, 2015
02:05:56

We recap FORCE FRIDAY and get an update on the upcoming RFR documentary WHEN THE GALAXY LISTENS with Toronto filmmaker Sheldon Norton; More from our visit with Dave Filoni at Lucasfilm; We review the Sphero BB-8 App Enabled Droid; Mads Mikkelson may have revealed his ROGUE ONE character name and Benecio del Toro is talking about EPISODE VIII; Plus, Wilhelm Scream Beer, Hoggsquattle gets identified, and what is the significance of the number 2187 to STAR WARS? Find out this week on RFR! Destination: STAR WARS.     

Sep 11, 2015
RebelForce Radio: September 4, 2015: Force Friday
04:06:39

The marketing blitz for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hit stores this morning at midnight as fans celebrated the kickoff to Force Friday. Join RFR as we take you across 4 time zones to celebrate this huge event as only we can.  Starting on the East Coast and working our way thru Chicago, Denver, and finally L.A., we bring the “Midnight Madness” experience directly to your ear buds. Special guests like Steve Sansweet, Sam Witwer, David Collins & Kyle Newman bring you right into the heart of the action on this Force Friday RFR MegaCast.

Sep 04, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams: Vol. 20
01:54:25

This week we saw the surprise release of a new teaser on Instagram for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. David Collins & Jimmy Mac break down the trailer - both visually AND musically. Plus, we wrap up our analysis of the music from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones including tracks from the epic battle of Geonosis and more.

Aug 28, 2015
RebelForce Radio: August 21, 2015
01:58:11

Your Source for the Force is back to review another busy week of breaking Star Wars news including all the big reveals from D23 in Anaheim. We have audio highlights from J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and more. Disney head honcho Bob Iger blew away the D23 audience with a big announcement about the currently-in-development Star Wars land coming to Disney Theme Parks. We take you there for his announcement then get down and dirty with details & speculation.  Plus, Rogue One cast announced, Episode IX gets a director, Drew Struzan returns to Star Wars, we have a Smuggler's Bounty update and more!

Have a great weekend!  Please note: No Weekly RFR next week as we will be on vacation. But be on the look out for Star Wars Oxygen next Friday instead. We will return for Force Friday on Sept. 4th with a huge show and special guests!

Aug 21, 2015
RebelForce Radio: August 14, 2015
02:12:58

Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican joins us for a complete review of his new cover story for EW spotlighting Star Wars The Force Awakens. We discuss the latest production reports, quotes from the creative team, revealing photos from the set and some news about the upcoming Han Solo Anthology film. Plus, new action figures for the upcoming Star Wars film are starting to trickle out to retail early. Hear what we think! Also hitting the web, a picture of a very prominent Jedi in his full wardrobe. We react to these latest leaks and much more this week on RFR: Destination Star Wars.

Aug 14, 2015
Star Wars Influences #13
01:34:00

Paul Bateman is back with Jimmy Mac to discuss the latest issues of Star Wars Marvel Comics including likes and dislikes. The topic of the month: John Carter of Mars. Hear how the Edgar Rice Burroughs's 100+ year old sci-fi saga impacted Star Wars and influenced George Lucas. Paul has a complete breakdown and expert eye-opening analysis that you will not want to miss!  Plus, Star Wars Radio Dramas, The Force AwakensRogue One and more! 

Aug 13, 2015
RebelForce Radio: August 7, 2015
02:18:16

HUGE update on the RebelForce Radio documentary, “When The Galaxy Listens” with Toronto filmmaker Sheldon Norton, including a full recap of Sheldon’s trip with Jimmy Mac to Skywalker Ranch;  Dave Filoni sits down with Jimmy at Lucasfilm Headquarters at the Presidio in San Francisco for a laid back and candid conversation; Steve Sansweet joins us with news from Rancho Obi-Wan; More on the Secret History of Michael Jackson & Star Wars. And, who will win a million credits to the TOPPS Star Wars Card Trader App? Could it be you? Stay tuned as we announce our lucky winners! And our popular Little Debbie Galactic Snack Pack Giveaway is back and more!

Aug 07, 2015
RebelForce Radio: July 31,2015
02:04:48

Fallout from the Slave Leia action figure controversy; Top headlines & casting rumors from The Force AwakensRogue One, and Episode VIII; The potential future of live action Star Wars TV on Netflix; the secret history of Michael Jackson & Jar Jar Binks;  listener voice mail and more. Plus find out how YOU can win a million credits to the TOPPS Star Wars Card Trader App in our exclusive RFR giveaway!

Aug 01, 2015
RebelForce Radio: July 20, 2015
01:41:19

Amy Schumer's appearance on the cover of GQ magazine this week presents us with yet another Slave Leia controversy. We talk about Amy's racy photo shoot and discuss it's potential impact on the franchise and fandom. A Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film is coming in 2018. We present the top 5 things we want to see in that film. Plus, we continue our coverage of Star Wars at the San Diego Comic Con as we shine the spotlight on the reunion of "Big Three": Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford in what was truly a momentous occasion in Star Wars history. Australian comedian/podcaster Steele Saunders (Steele Wars) camped out at Hall H and he was there for the whole thing. From line to panel to fireworks, Steele give us his first hand account of this amazing event. 

Enjoy RFR early this week! Stay strong with The Force...We will be back on Friday July 31st with a new episode of RebelForce Radio.

Jul 20, 2015
RebelForce Radio: July 17, 2015
01:42:38

San Diego Comic Con's Star Wars The Force Awakens panel stole the convention. Join us for a full review of all the action including a shot-by-shot breakdown of the impressive TFA Behind-The-Scenes reel screened at the event along with audio highlights featuring J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan and the cast of Episode VII. Plus, we have a contender for RFR's Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week Hall of Fame...Hasbro's Black Series Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) action figure has stirred up a storm in Philadelphia and you will be blown away when you hear what went down. We'll tell you what happened, why it happened, and we rant about it all. 

Have a great weekend and be sure to join us on Monday for a bonus episode of RFR!

Jul 17, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 19
01:05:55

Breathe in the Oxygen as we continue to dig deep into the soundtrack for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  We listen to key compositions from the film that musically illustrate Anakin's fall to the dark side. Plus, electric guitars in Star Wars? We spotlight the a section from the Coruscant speeder chase that shreds. Plus, we continue our discussion about the dominant track from the film, "Across The Stars", and much more.

Jul 10, 2015
Star Wars Influences #12: The Positive Influence of Star Wars
01:19:37

Welcome back to Star Wars Influences! We haven't spoken to Paul Bateman since Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and he has a lot to say about the second trailer for The Force Awakens, the season two premiere of Star Wars Rebels, and the impact of Star Wars and how it influences him. Plus, Rogue One, Ralph McQuarrie, and inspiration within the fan community. 

Jul 07, 2015
RebelForce Radio: July 3, 2015
02:11:03

Hot on the heels of the world premiere of Season Two of Star Wars RebelsDave Filoni joins us In The Cantina to answer our many questions about "The Seige of Lothal", Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano and what is in the future for the crew of The Ghost. The Topps Star Wars Card Trader is one of the hottest apps on the market and we talk all about it with Neil Kleid from Topps Digital. Also, we preview Star Wars at the San Diego Comic Con and we review the latest news from The Force Awakens including analysis of some leaked product images. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture, our star-studded tribute to Christopher Lee, Chewbacca Headphones and more. 

Jul 04, 2015
RebelForce Radio: June 26, 2015
01:30:53

The big video game industry event E3 happened earlier this month and there was plenty of info revealed about the new games on the horizon including Star Wars Battlefront.  IGN editor Mitch Dyer joins us to make sense of it all. We are expecting big changes at Disney Parks as the Star Wars footprint expands. Join us for an exclusive update! Plus, The return of The Force Awakens 15 Minute Spoiler Update, Wendy Snyder on the air and more.

Jun 26, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: The Siege Of Lothal
01:24:50

THE Roundtable is back with Sam Witwer, Kyle Newman and F.J. Desanto joining Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac to dig deep into everything that happened in the Season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels, "The Siege Of Lothal". We get down and dirty talking about the re-emergence of Darth Vader and his effect on Ahsoka and the crew of The Ghost, the rise of rebellion and the domination of the Empire as it puts the hammer down on Lothal. Plus, go behind the scenes with Sam as he talks about the process of bringing The Emperor to life.

Jun 24, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 18
01:02:39

We kick off our review of the music of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones with the track that dominated the film, "Across The Stars". David W. Collins & Jimmy Mac dig deep into this composition with insight and analysis you will not hear anywhere else. Discover it's connection to the narrative of the film as the piece switches moods from romance to intrigue to danger.  The Sith hits the fan as we uncover a potential theme for Count Dooku and David helps us understand the re-use of music we've heard in The Phantom Menace. Plus, Listener Feedback and more.

Jun 23, 2015
RebelForce Radio: June 19, 2015
02:12:15

It's the second annual RebelForce Radio Disney Star Wars Weekends Listener Meet Up and we are leaving NO FAN BEHIND. Join us as we go backstage to visit Ray Park (Darth Maul), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger) and host James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi). Be there with us for the listener meet up as we podcast live from Disney's Hollywood Studios on The Streets of America. Then, ride Star Tours with Jimmy MacSteve GlossonStar Wars artist Kevin Liell and a Starspeeder 1000 packed with RFR listeners. We recap the entire weekend poolside from the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista with Wendy Snyder (WGN Radio) including Frank Oz's first appearance at SWW, a Darth's Maul shopping spree, and Steve's wacky cameo at The Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular!

Jun 19, 2015
RebelForce Radio: June 12, 2015
02:08:42

The Force Awakens novelization gets a release date putting an end to our epic debate from last week; Star Wars Uprising is in position to give us our first taste of the galaxy post-Return of the Jedi; Marvel's Star Wars comic looks to shake up what we know about Han Solo's romantic past; Rumors are running rampant about the cinematic futures of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi; Billy Lourde speaks; Big Honkin' Steve sings; and Billy Dee's mind goes into the gutter when he thinks about the Sarlaac pit. All this and more on RFR! 

Jun 12, 2015
RebelForce Radio: June 5, 2015
02:03:48

Star Wars The Force Awakens news and a debate about the release of the novelization; George Lucas speaks up about Episode VII; More Star Wars Celebration Stories & behind the scenes recaps from days 3 & 4; Harrison Ford is back in the air; Star Wars Rebels news; A John Williams update; Disney's Star Wars Weekends; Barely Lethal giveaway and more!

Jun 05, 2015
RebelForce Radio: May 29, 2015
02:14:22

Kyle Newman is back to give us all the deets about his new film Barely Lethal (now in theaters and on-demand) and his experience working with the talented cast including Samuel L. Jackson; We share behind-the-scenes stories from Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty with our Princess Leia, actress Catherine Taber; We celebrate the 35th anniversary of Empire and the 10th anniversary of Sith; Andy Serkis's character in The Force Awakens gets a name; More from Dave Filoni and the Untold Clone WarsStar Wars Detours, Billy Dee and more!

May 29, 2015
RebelForce Radio: May 22, 2015
02:11:15

Jason & Jimmy talk to Mos Eisley Cantina expert Tom Spina who provides us with analysis of The Force Awakens pix from Vanity Fair; Fresh casting news from Star Wars Rogue One; Carrie Fisher's daughter Billy Lourde addresses rumors; Pip Andersen talks about The Force Awakens; We confront Apple iTroopers and we shake up our spoiler policy...again.

May 23, 2015
RebelForce Radio: Monday May 18, 2015
01:41:43

As promised, here is the continuation of The Best of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. We review highlights from the most popular panels including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Ian McDiarmid. Plus, The Untold Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels panels with Dave Filoni, Freddie Prinze Jr and more. Also, we explain why it's important for you to watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Netflix, listener love for Asajj Ventress, and more from SWCA!

May 18, 2015
RebelForce Radio: Friday May 15, 2015
01:57:55

Join RFR for the Best of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! We have highlights from the most popular panels including the earth-shattering kickoff panel for The Force Awakens & the much anticipated Star Wars Battlefront. Plus, Dave Filoni & The Rebel Women Who Fought The Clone Wars​, Disney's Star Wars Weekends, spoiler policy reviewed and Hondo Ohnaka hits the show floor.

May 15, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: Volume 17
01:24:11

Is it new music or old? David W. Collins & Jimmy Mac return from Anaheim to give a close listen to the music of The Force Awakens second teaser trailer to determine if what we are hearing is a new recording, or a clever re-use of previously composed material by John Williams. Plus, we analyze the new Lucasfilm fanfare intro for the Star Wars digital releases. And, we wrap up our series of conversations about the music of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. All this plus Kor-ah, Rah-tah-mah this month on RebelForce Radio's Star Wars Oxygen! 

May 13, 2015
RebelForce Radio: May 8, 2015
02:04:22

Star Wars is everywhere and RFR digs deep into the latest news, rumors and reveals. This week, we analyze the latest comments from J.J. Abrams, Bob Iger, and a new set of pix from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens courtesy of Vanity Fair. The teaser trailer for Star Wars Rogue One made it's debut at Star Wars Celebration...Hear what we think of it!  Plus, Josh Trank is out, Boba Fett is in, and Billy Dee is the "Baron of Smooth".  Do you think you may have seen Star Wars too many times? We take the test to determine if we have...Find out how we did! All this plus Mark Hamill tells RFR what blue milk tasted like and much more!

May 08, 2015
RebelForce Radio: May 1, 2015: Celebration Recap
01:58:14

We recall our experiences as stage hosts for Star Wars Celebration including panel recaps, backstage stories, celebrity encounters, and Bith heads. From the RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash to all the action on the Behind The Scenes Stage and more, it's our review of that amazing week in Anaheim. Plus, deets about the second annual RebelForce Radio Disney Star Wars Weekends Meet Up, and Billy Dee gets very quoteworthy at Star Wars Celebration.

May 01, 2015
RebelForce Radio: The Force Awakens Trailer #2: Fan Feedback
01:51:04

You guys jammed the RebelForce Radio hotline voice mail inbox after the release of the amazing second teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens. Jimmy Mac has returned from Anaheim to listen to what you have to say. You heard us discuss the trailer indepth with Sam Witwer earlier this week. Now, hear Star Wars fans from all over the globe provide their feedback - Unscreened & unscripted. Join us as we turn the show over to you and your reaction to the latest tantalizing 2 minutes of Star Wars magic. 

Apr 28, 2015
RebelForce Radio: The Force Awakens Trailer #2 Reaction Show
01:42:46

Sam Witwer joins Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac for a complete and thorough analysis of the amazing second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From the opening shot of the dunes of Jakku to the closing frame of Han & Chewie welcoming us all home, we rip thru the latest 2 minutes of magic from Lucasfilm. Now that the incredible experience of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is behind us, join RFR as we look forward to December and the release of The Force Awakens with conversation you will not find anywhere else!

Apr 25, 2015
RebelForce Radio Star Wars Celebration Kickoff Bash
01:40:54

Leaving no fan behind, RebelForce Radio kicks off Star Wars Celebration Anaheim with a very special podcast recorded live in front of a packed house at the Anaheim Sheridan.  Join us for laughs, music, celebrity guests and surprises as we bring our party to you! 

Apr 16, 2015
RebelForce Radio: April 10, 2015
02:13:36

With Star Wars Celebration Anaheim coming next week, RebelForce Radio is the only place you will hear all the hosts from the 3 main stages together. Joining Behind The Scenes Stage hosts Jimmy Mac & Jason Swank are David W. Collins (Digital Stage host) and Celebration Stage host James Arnold Taylor!  We preview highlights from the upcoming action-packed week of Star Wars insanity.  Force In The Flesh author Shane Turgeon is In The Cantina with the lowdown on what's happening in the Celebration Tattoo Pavilion and competition. Plus, your chance to get last-minute tickets for the RFR Celebration Kickoff BashStar Wars goes digital, and much more to get you fired up for Star Wars Celebration!

Apr 09, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams VOL 16
01:29:11

David Collins & Jimmy Mac bring you more of the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace, specifically, the music of Tatooine. We listen to the compositions associated with the desert planet and the film's centerpiece - The Podrace. Plus, listener feedback, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Little Debbie, Ben Hur, fart jokes and more!   

Apr 03, 2015
RebelForce Radio: March 27, 2015
02:09:49

It's a RebelForce Radio miracle! Stephen Stanton returns to give us an amazing Death Star-sized update to our Star Wars Celebration ticket giveaway that will blow you away. Stephen also gives us the lowdown on what he has up his sleeve for the 501st party.  Geek Out Loud superstar Steve Glosson joins Jimmy Mac this week for a huge Celebration Anaheim Update with Star Wars artist extraordinaire Randy Martinez. We get all the deets from Randy about his booth at the show, and we review some of the Celebration programming schedule, including Smuggler's Bounty. You know him as the voice of Kit Fisto in Star Wars: The Clone Wars & Senator Bail Organa in Star Wars Rebels - Phil Lamarr talks to Jimmy Mac about working in Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Mad TV and more! SOLD OUT! That's right, all the tix for the massive RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash are gone! We fill you in on what will be happening at the bash and who will be there. Plus, Star Wars Aftermath, some new buzz about the long-in-development live-action Star Wars TV show, Will Ferrell as Little Debbie, music and good times! RFR is a STAR WARS CELEBRATION for your ears!

Mar 27, 2015
RebelForce Radio: March 20, 2015
02:03:17

Stephen Stanton joins us for a massive Star Wars Celebration ticket giveaway that knows no equal.  We have 2 pairs of four day passes that a couple of lucky RFR listeners will win!  Stephen sits in to hear your Star Wars stories from our voice-mail hotline and we choose winners.  Listen to the show to find out if it's you!  Of course, Star Wars Celebration means it's party time and we got the deets on how you can get tickets to the RebelForce Radio Celebration Bash. Internet pre-sales sold out swiftly. Now everyone gets a shot at purchasing a ticket to what will be the hottest Star Wars party in Anaheim. We tell you how! Plus, Rogue One gets a composer, Episode IX might have a director, a very Princess Leia-centric The Force Awakens 15 Minute Spoiler Alert, and much more.

Mar 20, 2015
Star Wars Influences #11: Marvel Comics & Buck Rogers
01:14:22

Paul Bateman is back with Jimmy Mac to discuss all the things that inspired the Star Wars saga. For this show, we review the first releases of Marvel Star Wars comics, get Paul's take on the season finale for Star Wars Rebels, and get down and dirty with Buck Rogers as Paul provides a ton of connections between Buck and The 'Wars.

Mar 18, 2015
RebelForce Radio: March 13, 2015
02:04:50

Special Report: The first Star Wars standalone film has a title! Episode VIII has a release date! Listen to highlights from the Annual Disney Shareholders Meeting where these announcements were made by Disney head honcho Bob Iger along with our commentary. Following the heels of the amazing Star Wars Rebels season finale, these big announcements have fans buzzing. Speaking of Rebels, supervising director and executive producer Dave Filoni joins us for a extensive conversation about the return of Ahsoka to Star Wars, the death of the Inquisitor, a future surprise for fans of The Clone Wars, and the prospect of an Ahsoka/Vader showdown. Plus, Star Wars news including a Harrison Ford plane crash update, The Journey To The Force Awakens, phone calls from Nat and more.

Mar 13, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 15
01:32:46

Jimmy Mac & David W. Collins return for more analysis of the soundtrack for Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. This time, we listen to the music that defines Darth Sidious, Jar Jar Binks, The Trade Federation, and more.  Plus, we discover an evil influence for the jubilant parade music of "Augie's Municipal Band" and find a theme for Qui Gon Jinn. You will never listen to the music of The Phantom Menace the same way again after you get this fresh blast of Star Wars Oxygen

Mar 11, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Fire Across The Galaxy"
02:17:52

Everyone is talking Star Wars Rebels this week!  Here at RFR HQ, it's no different! So we are proud to present our season finale Declassified mega-show! Ashley Eckstein joins us In The Cantina for her first audio interview following the debut of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Rebels. Then we have a killer expanded roundtable discussion with Kyle Newman & F.J. DeSanto to discuss the thrilling season finale "Fire Across The Galaxy". Plus, breaking news about Harrison Ford crash landing his plane in Santa Monica and more.

Mar 06, 2015
RebelForce Radio: February 27, 2015
01:46:04

Do you have your tickets to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim? Maybe you cannot afford them? Fear not, Force-Fanatic, RFR is leaving no fan behind with our 2015 Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Ticket Giveaway! Listen and learn how you can become eligible to win a pair of 4-day passes to the most anticipated Star Wars event of the spring!  We have 2 chances for you to win! Plus, Ming Chen from AMC's Comic Book Men joins us In The Cantina to discuss The 'Wars, Kevin Smith, and growing up a Star Wars fan. And, we review the most recent comments from J.J. Abrams about The Force AwakensMark Draven from the Celebration Tattoo Pavilion helps solve a mystery, Harrison Ford looks into the crystal ball, and our Almost Famous 15 Minute Spoiler Alert gets you caught up on the latest Episode VII rumors. And that's just scratching the surface of all the great Star Wars audio awesomeness we have for you this week on RFR!

RebelForce Radio along with Star Wars Rebels actor Stephen Stanton would like all Star Wars fans to check out all the great work being done by The Starlight Foundation. Click HERE to learn more about this great organization and to donate.

Feb 27, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Rebels Resolve"
01:06:36

We got a cliffhanger! The penultimate episode of Star Wars Rebels season one, "Rebel Resolve", continues to follow the crew of The Ghost in their pursuit to rescue Kanan from Imperial captivity with the episode ending unresolved. What an amazing set-up for the season finale!  Joining us at the RFR Roundtable to discuss "Rebel Resolve" are two incredible panelists:  Star Wars fiction editor for Del Rey Erich Schoeneweiss and Fangirls Going Rogue's Teresa Delgado

Feb 25, 2015
REBELFORCE RADIO: FEBRUARY 20, 2015
02:07:28

Star Wars Rebels head writer Henry Gilroy joins us In The Cantina to talk about the first season of the show, season two and more. Star Wars scholar Mike Klimo give us the lowdown on his fascinating "Star Wars Ring Theory". Plus, audio highlights featuring Mark Hamill talking about The Force Awakens & George Lucas at Sundance. Top it off with our "15 Minute Spoiler Alert" and you got a complete Star Wars audio experience to kick off your weekend!

Feb 20, 2015
RebelForce Radio: February 13, 2015
01:28:40

Is the release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens being moved again? We review the week in Star Wars news with a slew of audio highlights, including recent comments by director J.J. Abrams, Mark Hamill and more. Also, we get to know Star Wars standalone screenwriter Gary Whitta and we have deets about Carrie Fisher's daughter being drafted into The Wars. Plus, a Star Wars Celebration update, John Boyega speaks, and we check in with our current fave Jedi Liam Neeson. Friday is RebelForce Radio day...Star Wars Celebration for your ears!

Feb 13, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Call To Action"
01:18:01

Fresh off his performance as the evil Tarkin in Star Wars Rebels "Call To Action", Stephen Stanton joins Jimmy & Jason to discuss his portrayal as the evil Grand Moff. Stephen shares some amazing behind the scenes stories, including the original title for the episode and more. Also joining us at the RFR roundtable is Scott Allen from the legendary 501st Legion. This is a first for RebelForce Radio as we've never conducted a Declassified discussion featuring an actual actor from the episode itself. EPIC! 

Feb 12, 2015
RebelForce Radio: February 6, 2015
01:52:40

Coming in 2016, the first Star Wars spin-off standalone film has been flying under the radar...Until now. Big news broke this week about casting, while new rumors continue to pick up steam. Star Wars artist and UK film insider Paul Bateman returns to RFR to analyze the news with insight only Paul could provide.  Plus, more of that famous (or infamous) Bateman Boba Fett speculation.  The big grand opening of the latest Star Wars museum exhibit, Star Wars and The Power of Costume, was last weekend in Seattle. Fangirls Going Rouge's Tricia Barr was there and she give us the behind-the-scenes scoop.  All this along with Little Debbie giveaways, new music, Rancho Obi-WanThe Shorty Awards and The Billy Dee Quote of the Week

Feb 06, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Vision of Hope"
01:14:44

Ezra experiences a vision of the future and the crew of The Ghost goes on a mission to rescue a senator. Or are they walking into a trap? It's another week and that means another episode of Star Wars Rebels: Declassified. Joining moderator Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac at the RFR Roundtable is noted Star Wars artist, Ralph McQuarrie protege, and host of Star Wars Influences Paul Bateman

Feb 04, 2015
RebelForce Radio: January 30, 2015
02:04:18

How did Padme Amidala die? Was it a "broken heart"? Was it a Force choke from Anakin?  Or was it something (or someone) we've never considered before?  We discuss the eye-opening article "Padmé Didn’t Die of a Broken Heart: There’s something you missed" with it's authorRetroZap blogger Joseph Tavano. Plus, the return of our 15 Minute Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Alert, news about the first stand-alone film, recent comments from Ewan McGregor & Oscar Isaac, and much more!

Jan 30, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 14
01:30:56

We begin our exploration of the brilliant work of John Williams as heard in the Prequel Trilogy starting with 1999's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. David W. Collins, along with Jimmy Mac, dive right in while shining the spotlight on arguably the most well-known track from the soundtrack: "Duel of the Fates".  We discuss the influences and possible origins of the track, along with samples of the music itself. Plus, "Anakin's Theme" and we hear from Williams himself via soundbites from the late nineties and more. 

Jan 28, 2015
RebelForce Radio: January 23, 2015
01:24:32

Star Wars headlines this week: Billy Dee returns as Lando in Star Wars Rebels. RFR gets some ink in a national newsstand publication. And, George Lucas makes controversial comments about how his contributions to The Force Awakens have been scrapped. Plus, Star Wars meets Pawn Stars, Listener Mail, and more sequel casting rumors. 

Jan 23, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Idiot's Array"
01:01:55

Billy Dee Williams returns as Lando Calrissian in the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels "Idiot's Array". What did we think of Billy Dee's debut in Rebels? Did he bring more character or caricature to his performance? Does the depiction of early Lando jibe with what we know about the character in The Empire Strikes Back? We talk about it all on this episode with our special guests - Official Star Wars artist Randy Martinez and co-author of the upcoming Star Wars Visual Guide, Fangirls Going Rogue's Tricia Barr.

Jan 22, 2015
RebelForce Radio: January 16, 2015
02:10:38

The Force Awakens...Star Wars Detours...Rebels...and more. Star Wars is everywhere these days and we are here with your weekly breakdown of everything important happening in the galaxy far, far away. We've got rumors about a potential massive Star Wars digital content dump maybe coming this spring, And, we discuss Gary Whitta's current standing as a Star Wars screenwriter. Plus, Galactic Heroes; actor Donald Faison talks Wars vs Trek; Billy Dee brings Lando to Rebels; and we review recent comments from Oscar Isaac, Liam Neeson & J.J. Abrams. And that's just scratching the surface of all the cool Star Wars stuff happening this week on RFR. Listen now!

Jan 16, 2015
Star Wars Influences #10: Costumes & Storyboards
01:14:42

Paul Bateman returns with Jimmy Mac to bring you amazing analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently leaked concept art & action figure images.  Also this episode, Paul talks about the Ralph McQuarrie inspired Christmas artwork he created during the holiday season for Lucasfilm.  And, we review two great books: Star Wars Costumes and Star Wars Storyboards. Plus, Bantha's beheaded, Kenny Baker goes for a spin, Smuggler's Bounty and more!

Jan 14, 2015
RebelForce Radio: January 9, 2015
01:46:57

We are back for 2015 with a fresh ep of RFR! Join us this week for the latest news from The Force AwakensStar Wars in Pop Culture, and  hot info about upcoming Star Wars merch from Hasbro. We also have a Celebration Update to discuss the big announcement of our live audio drama "Smuggler's Bounty". Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto join us t0 share insider information about this amazing sequel to 2012's "Smuggler's Gambit", coming from us this April in Anaheim. Then, Kyle and F.J. stick around for our famous "15 Minute Spoiler Alert". Plus, The Simpsons, New Years Eve reports, talking Star Wars ornaments from Hallmark and more! 

Jan 09, 2015
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Path of the Jedi"
01:25:26

2015 is upon us and so are new episodes of Star Wars Rebels! Kicking off the second half of the season is "Path of the Jedi" - another great exploration into the Jedi and their connection to The Force. This episode features a powerful script and revelations about the nature of the Force. Plus, Frank Oz returns in the role of Jedi Master Yoda!  For such a momentous occasion, two powerful voices of Star Wars fandom were summoned - Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto join Jason & Jimmy at the roundtable to talk about "Path of the Jedi". 

Jan 07, 2015
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 13
01:49:13

This month. we breakdown NEW Star Wars music from The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Then we wrap up our analysis of the Return of the Jedi soundtrack. Anything and everything concerning the music of Jedi that was not discussed in previous episodes is uncovered here, including Jedi Rocks, music from the deleted scenes and the dramatic showdown between Luke and Vader. Star Wars Oxygen...The perfect way to end 2014

Dec 31, 2014
Film Commentary with Sam Witwer: Revenge of the Sith
02:32:00

In another RebelForce Radio ExclusiveSam Witwer returns for the long-awaited conclusion of our prequel trilogy commentaries with Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and this time, David Collins is along for the ride with Jason & Jimmy Mac. Sam always blows our minds with his insightful and educated analysis of any Star Wars film, and Sith is no different. Plus, David has some incredible stories to tell about working at Lucasfilm while Episode III was in production. And of course, we have a ton of laughs along the way.  As always, you can watch the film along with us or simply listen to the show. It might be your last present of the holidays, but it's probably the best, as RFR presents our film commetary track for Revenge of the Sith with Sam Witwer.

Dec 26, 2014
RebelForce Radio: December 19, 2014
02:24:46

The holiday season is upon us and the Star Wars spirit is in the air. Coming off a week filled with tons of news about The Force Awakens, Star Wars Rebels, and more, we have a lot to say. We have more analysis of the new character names revealed for The Force Awakens, including exclusive information about the inspiration for Poe Dameron's surname.  Plus, Mark Hamill, Frank Oz, and Bob Iger speak. And don't forget to stay tuned for a mega-sized The Force Awakens Spoiler Alert filled with juicy rumors and wild speculation.  Join Jason & Jimmy, along with in-studio guest Cris Macht (The Force Among Us), for Star Wars holiday cheer!  

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS from REBELFORCE RADIO 

Dec 19, 2014
RebelForce Radio: December 12, 2014
02:09:48

What's in a name?  Plenty if you are a Star Wars fan! And this show is all about the newly released character names for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  From Po to Rey to Finn...We talk about it all. And we have a ton of listener voice mail featuring your fresh opinions of these new character names. Plus, SNL parodies the trailer, Twitter reacts to TFA, and more! 

Dec 12, 2014
RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol. 2
01:06:08

The Star Wars Christmas tradition continues!  Welcome to this year's RebelForce Radio Stocking Stuffer. Last year, we presented you with a collection of some great holiday audio production produced exclusively for us here at RFR. This year, we have gathered together an amazing soundtrack of Christmas music inspired by the galaxy far, far away. It's over ONE HOUR worth of Star Wars holiday cheer - non-stop and uninterrupted.  It's the perfect audio accompaniment as you decorate your Christmas tree with Artoo Deeto lights, while you make your holiday toy runs, or as you prepare your presents in Star Wars wrapping paper. Enjoy this gift from RFR...It's our best Star Wars Christmas music compilation ever

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from RebelForce Radio!

Don't forget to check out last year's Stocking Stuffer 2013 featuring James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, David Collins, and more!

Dec 10, 2014
RebelForce Radio: The Force Awakens Trailer Reaction Show II: The Fans
01:46:49

Following the amazing debut of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, loyal RFR listeners flooded our voice mail inbox with their own reactions, opinions and commentary. For this special episode, the spotlight shines on you and your feedback - unedited and unscreened - on a historic day for the Star Wars saga. Plus, exclusive reaction from filmmaker Kevin Smith that you can only hear here, courtesy of The Comlink  Join us in the trenches as we bask in the first Star Wars film footage in almost 10 years with this bonus show from RebelForce Radio!

Nov 30, 2014
RebelForce Radio: "The Force Awakens" Trailer Reaction Show
01:20:36

The eagerly anticipated trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted at movie theaters and online this morning. RebelForce Radio is proud to bring you immediate reaction to the trailer with our friends Kyle Newman, Paul Bateman, F.J. Desanto, and J.C. Reifenberg. We cover it all, from the sights to the sounds, and we even reveal the identity of the mysterious narrator. Join us now for a historic day for Star Wars fans and come back later for an upcoming show featuring wall-to-wall listener feedback. Check your feeds later this weekend for more! 

Black Friday Special - CLICK HERE to save 10% off your RebelForce Radio T-Shirt order. Limited sizes remain. This weekend only. 

Nov 28, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Gathering Forces"
01:27:49

Season One of Star Wars Rebels comes to the halfway point with the mid-season finale "Gathering Forces". Picking up immediately following last week's episode "Empire Day", "Gathering Forces" features the crew of The Ghost on the run once again, and Ezra facing his demons. Joining moderator Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac are esteemed panelists Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud) and Teresa Delgado (Fangirls Going Rogue).

Nov 27, 2014
RebelForce Radio: November 21, 2014
01:36:49

It's our annual Thanksgiving show when we show appreciation to our listeners as we feature your voice mail - unscreened and unedited. As always, you guys have a lot to say!  Join us as we celebrate the 36th anniversary of the cult fave Star Wars Holiday Special with memories from Mark Hamill and more. Plus, we have The Force Awakens spoiler discussion with rumors about the trailer and Luke Skywalker,  Tarkin talk,  the Billy Dee Quote of the Week and more. Stuff your bird with Star Wars & RFR this Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Empire Day"
56:22

Feeling patriotic? Celebrate "Empire Day" with RebelForce Radio!  Adam Bray, author of the Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide and Fangirls Going Rogue co-host Tricia Barr join Jason & Jimmy Mac for conversation about what "Empire Day" is and it's impact on the crew of The Ghost. From the odd Tseebo, to the mystery of Ezra's parents, to the cliffhanger ending...We cover it all on Declassified

Nov 20, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 12
01:11:04

David W. Collins and Jimmy Mac continue to go way beneath the surface to analyze the music of Return of the Jedi. This month, the spotlight shines tunes from the Ewok village and the fourth moon of Endor.  David reveals many similarities between certain tracks from Jedi with A New Hope and restores deleted music to a pivotal scene on Dagobah. All this plus an over-medicated Admiral Ackbar this month on Star Wars Oxygen

Nov 19, 2014
RebelForce Radio: November 14, 2014
01:58:09

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6, aka "The Lost Missions", was released on disc this week and to celebrate the occasion, actor Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker) joins us for a look back at the season & the series. We have a great time catching up with Matt and we have a lot of laughs along the way. Plus, we examine the fallout from last week's big title announcement for "The Force Awakens", "Chewbacca" finds himself in an Unthinkable event in Hollyweird,  Daniel Radcliffe talks about visiting the Star Wars set, Mark Hamill's beard is history, and we have a juicy Fifteen Minute Spoiler Alert filled with the latest rumors about Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Nov 14, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Out of Darkness"
52:22

Sabine reveals a little about her past, Hera gets off the ship, and the mysterious "Fulcrum" works in the shadows in the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels, "Out Of Darkness". Joining Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac at the Declassified roundtable this week are the hosts of Shotglass Digital's Techno Retro Dads, Stuart "Shazbazzar" Tullis & Josh "Jedi Shua" Stolte.  Among the topics discussed include Sabine's background, the identity of the mysterious "Fulcrum", and space waffles.

 

Nov 12, 2014
RebelForce Radio: November 7, 2014
01:43:33

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" gets revealed as the title of the next film in the saga, firing up the imagination of fans and critics alike. Upon hearing this news, RebelForce Radio  conducted an emergency recording session to bring you the analysis, speculation and discussion you expect from us.  We talk about stuff like the shift away from the episodic roman numbering convention and what that really means. We put the logo under the microscope, speculate about a future trailer, and dig deep beneath the surface to  decipher the meaning of the title. David Collins joins us to weigh in on significance of "The Force Awakens" and we go behind the scenes to chat about a catastrophic RFR technical meltdown. And, we aren't forgetting Rebels! The fabulous Tiya Sircar, voice of Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels makes her RFR debut visit In The Cantina.  Tiya give us the lowdown on a few things we can expect from Sabine and we learn what makes the young star tick, both as a professional and as a Star Wars fan.  All this, plus more Kitster, this week  on RebelForce Radio.

Nov 08, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Breaking Ranks"
01:11:00

Ezra goes undercover to retrieve top-secret information from Agent Kallus's office and gets some help along the way from some a couple of unlikely sources. "Breaking Ranks" takes us into the heart of Imperial cadet training and Star Wars Rebels: Declassified is back to discuss, dissect, and analyze this cool season one episode. Joining Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac at the Roundtable is noted Star Wars concept artist & co-host of Star Wars Influences, Paul Bateman.

Nov 05, 2014
RebelForce Radio: October 31, 2014
01:57:01

The long-awaited animated series Star Wars Rebels is underway and we have Dave Filoni joining us this week to provide us with insider info about what we've seen and what we will be seeing. It's always a good time when Dave stops by RFR and this visit is no exception. And if that isn't enough to satisify any Star Wars Rebels fan, we have Hera Syndulla herself, Vanessa Marshall, joining us In The Cantina for a fun conversation about her role in the saga and fandom in general. Plus, Darth Vader returns, The Billy Dee Quote of the Week and cool Halloween stuff!

Oct 31, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Rise of the Old Masters"
01:01:10

Join us at the Roundtable as we analyze and dissect the Star Wars Rebels season one episode "Rise of the Old Masters". For this editon of Declassified, film director Kyle Newman (Fanboys / Barely Lethal) joins us and, as usual, he has a lot to say. Everyone has been wondering what Kyle thinks of Star Wars Rebels thus far, and we got him this week to give us the low down.  "Rise of the Old Masters" contains threads to tie together the prequel era with the dark times, the return of a Jedi Master, and a strange twist we didn't see coming. Plus, The Inquisitor gets into the action and more. We talk about it all on Star Wars Rebels: Declassified.

Oct 29, 2014
RebelForce Radio: October 24, 2014
01:41:21

Freddie Prinze Jr. joins us this week for his RebelForce Radio network debut! We go In The Cantina to talk about his cool character Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars Rebels, his interests, his influences, and his fandom. George Lucas appeared in Chicago last Friday at the Chicago Ideas Week and Dave Filoni spoke at the MIPCOM conference in Cannes, France. We have audio highlights from both events! Plus, we get pumped up for Darth Vader's debut on Star Wars Rebels this weekend and more!

Oct 24, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: "Fighter Flight"
01:01:55

As we continue to work our way through Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels, we find ourselves learning more and more about our group of core characters, as well as the state of the galaxy on a whole. In "Fighter Flight", Zeb & Ezra are sent on a simple errand to pick up some fruit in a Lothal town, but what happens next is anything but ordinary.  Joining us at the Roundtable this week to provide analysis are movie producer/writer F.J. Desanto and Star Wars collecting guru Dan Curto

Oct 22, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 11: The Music of John Williams
01:25:03

Welcome back music lovers to Star Wars Oxygen as we continue to spin the tunes and discuss the famous music from the franchise. This month, we continue our focus on the music of Return of the JediDavid W. Collins & Jimmy Mac have tons of info and trivia about the soundtrack to the 1983 film, along with several fun anecdotes & stories.  We discover the many uses of "source music" within the film, specifically in Jabba's palace where "Lapti Nek" is often heard being performed by the Max Rebo Group. Then, we travel to the Ewok village to appreciate some of the sounds of Endor. Plus, listener feedback, more Tuba the Hutt, and some spooky stuff to get you ready for Halloween - Star Wars-style! 

Oct 20, 2014
RebelForce Radio: October 17, 2014
01:49:03

James Earl Jones is back as the voice of Darth Vader, Palpatine gets a first name, and whispers of a possible Obi-Wan Kenobi trilogy are in the air. Thank the Maker RebelForce Radio is here, just in time, to provide our own brand of commentary & discussion! We talk about all the latest Star Wars news, rumors, and Episode VII speculation. Star Wars Oxygen host David W. Collins and Hughes The Force director J.C. Reifenberg join us to talk about their new YouTube show for Kevin Smith's See Smod channel - The Comlink. Plus, hear exclusive audio from The Comlink with special guests James Arnold Taylor and Kevin Smith himself!  Plus, Mark Hamill's beard, Carrie Fisher on "Ankle-Gate", and our almost-famous 15 Minute Episode VII Spoiler Alert!

Oct 17, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified - "Droids In Distress"
01:09:27

Season one of Star Wars Rebels is officially underway with the first "proper" episode, "Droids In Distress".  Our crew of rebels cross paths with some very familiar characters from the rich history of the Saga. How did they get along and where did their adventures take them?  We talk all about on Declassified! Joining moderator Jason Swank & Jimmy Mac are our pals J.C. Reifenberg (Hughes The Force) and Star Wars Oxygen's David W. Collins.

Check out David & F.J. new show THE COMLINK - New webisodes weekly!

Oct 15, 2014
Star Wars Influences #9: The Hero's Journey
01:16:06

Paul Bateman is back for another round of Star Wars Influences. For this episode, we attack some of the most-requested subject matter for Influences - The impact of Joseph Campbell's  on the plot of Star Wars.  Join Jimmy Mac as he picks Paul's mind on the effect of Joseph Campbell on the saga and the oft-mentioned "Hero's Journey".  Paul breaks down the philosophies and teachings of Campbell in a straight-forward and conversational style as he applies the aspects of  "The Hero's Journey" to the story of Star Wars: A New Hope - From beginning to end.  Plus, we talk about images revealed from Star Wars Episode VII including the now-famous Bad Robot "Hunka Junk" Millennium Falcon video and more!

Oct 09, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: Spark of Rebellion
01:18:15

The next era of Star Wars animation has finally begun! Star Wars Rebels successfully blasted out into hyperspace with the TV movie event Spark of Rebellion. To honor the occasion, RebelForce Radio returns to the original Star Wars Roundtable with Star Wars Rebels: Declassified . Join stalwart moderator Jason Swank with Jimmy Mac as they are joined by noted Star Wars & feature film concept artist Paul Bateman and Star Wars podcast pioneer Pete Nadel for an informative, insightful and sometimes hilarious look at the premiere of Star Wars Rebels

Oct 07, 2014
Clone Wars: Declassified: Crystal Crisis on Utapau
01:31:32

In a surprise move last week, starwars.com released Clone Wars Legacy bonus content in the form of a four-part story reel.  "Crystal Crisis on Utapau" presents a brand-new chapter into the mythology of Star Wars. Albeit in a raw and unfinished format, the story itself shines. For this special roundtable, Jimmy & Jason are joined by film maker Kyle Newman (Barely Lethal) with a special surprise visit from Jaime King (Hart of Dixie) to discuss this important addition to The Clone Wars saga.

 

Oct 03, 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: Series Premiere Press Conference
45:13

This week is Star Wars Rebels week as the long-awaited animated series premieres on Disney Channel this Friday. To kick the week off right, RebelForce Radio is  excited to bring you our coverage of the Star Wars Rebels premiere press conference that happened last Saturday in Beverly Hills. Jimmy Mac talks to RFR's man-on-the-scene, J.C.Reifenberg (Hughes The Force) who attended the event and has a full report .  Hear from Executive Producer Dave Filoni, Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Tiya Sircar (Sabine) and Steve Blum (Zeb) as they fill you in on the newest addition to the Star Wars saga.

Sep 29, 2014
RebelForce Radio: September 26, 2014
02:00:23

Star Wars director of the future Rian Johsnon speaks! We review audio of  a candid conversation between the Episode VIII director and Monty Python's Terry Gilliam.  Also this week, Roger Moore visits Pinewood,  a close up look at the Millennium Falcon, and we ask the question:  Why didn't Qui Gon Jinn return as a Force Spirit in Revenge of the Sith? Filmmaker F.J. Desanto joins us to decipher the evidence. Plus, Star Wars meets SharknadoStar Wars radio Easter eggs, and more from the Greenham Common Episode VII shooting location in England.

Sep 25, 2014
RebelForce Radio: September 19, 2014
01:54:13
Sep 19, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen Volume 10
01:10:28

We kick off our exploration into the soundtrack for Return of the Jedi with some cool cues from Jabba's Palace & The Sail Barge. Plus, we rediscover a forgotten theme for Luke and Leia, introduce you to Tuba The Hutt, and even make connections between John Williams and Joseph Campbell. And, the evilness of The Emperor is revealed in music. With revelations in each and every episode, it's time for you to "unlearn what you've learned" and listen to the music of Episode VI with the fresh perspective you can only get from Star Wars Oxygen with David Collins & Jimmy Mac.

Sep 16, 2014
RebelForce Radio: September 12. 2014
01:54:20

You've seen the incredible aerial photography of the Millennium Falcon set go viral online this week.  Join us on RFR as we catch up with the man who shot the first amazing pix and exposed an active Star Wars Episode VII shooting location in England. In a conversation recorded the day the news broke, pilot/photographer Matthew Myatt gives us his first-hand account of how he discovered the real-life Millennium Falcon, and a few X-Wings too, while on a routine flight. Plus, more Star Wars casting rumors, The N'Sync Star Wars cameo that almost was, Listener Feedback, Qui-Gon's ghost,  Granny A-Wing, The Billy Dee Quote of the Week and more!

Sep 12, 2014
RebelForce Radio: September 5, 2014
02:05:03

Satisfy your fandom with RebelForce Radio. This week: Star Wars Episode VII updates including casting, rumors and spoilers! Cool tidbits about the upcoming Disney XD show Star Wars Rebels! Plus, Dave Filoni & Simon Kinberg at SDCC; Jaime King visits Conan, and Star Wars celebs take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Plus, hilarious travel stories as Jason attempts to board an airplane with a giant cardboard Death Star filled with action figures.  Kick off your weekend, Star Wars-style, with RFR!

Sep 05, 2014
RebelForce Radio: August 29, 2014
02:02:46

We're back in the palatial RFR studios to review all the latest Star Wars news, rumors, and more.  From Star Wars Rebels to Episode VII, we cover it all.  Is there an unaltered release of The Original Trilogy on the horizon?  Why was the Phineas & Ferb Star Wars special released and Star Wars Detours postponed? Why do the Lightsabers in Rebels look the way they do?  Listen this week to find out!  Plus, Simon Kinberg, Star Wars Commander, and a rapid-fire  Episode VII  Spoiler segment that will blow you away. Get all this and The Billy Dee Quote of the Week on RebelForce Radio.

Aug 29, 2014
RebelForce Radio: August 15, 2014
02:07:01

We are picking up where we left off last week on the road to Rancho Obi-Wan.  We recap our amazing trip to visit Steve Sansweet and the crew at the world-famous Star Wars museum. Hear about everything we did and saw, including a hilarious sit down with Steve Sansweet himself in his office.  Plus, we pay tribute to Robin Williams with a look back at the Star Wars connections in his career and rare audio of his incredible interview with George Lucas recorded back in 2000. And, a Billy Dee Williams / Star Wars Rebels update that makes the upcoming Lucasfilm animated series even cooler!   

Aug 15, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams VOL. 9
01:25:36

We're wrapping up The Empire Strikes Back with more analysis of the incredible John Williams soundtrack.  David W. Collins & Jimmy Mac explore the music of Cloud City, The Asteroid Cave, and the duel with Darth Vader. Plus, music that got left on the cutting room floor gets rediscovered and put into place courtesy of David's editing magic.  Welcome to Star Wars Oxygen's final listen to the music of The Empire Strikes Back...For now at least. 

Aug 13, 2014
RebelForce Radio: August 8, 2014
01:56:35

RebelForce Radio is on the road to Rancho Obi-Wan. Join us as we fly into San Francisco, grab a car and hit the 101 North to Petaluma. But before we can see Steve Sansweet, we have a couple of stops along the way. First, we visit Executive Producer of Star Wars Rebels Dave Filoni for an exclusive interview recorded at Lucasfilm headquarters. Dave give us the lowdown on his blueprint for Rebels, the legacy of The Clone Wars, his thoughts on the prequels and more. Then, we chat with Pablo Hidalgo about the history of Lucasfilm, Star Wars Celebration and even some Star Wars RPG!  Plus, ILM, Skywalker Ranch, The Billy Dee Quote of the Week and much more! 

Aug 08, 2014
.RebelForce Radio: August 1, 2014
02:06:16

Star Wars Rebels made a big splash at last week's San Diego Comic Con as the entire cast of the upcoming Lucasfilm Animation show was there.   This week on RFR, we've got Rebels panel moderator David W. Collins joining us with a full recap of everything that went down.  Plus, James Arnold Taylor stops by to talk about Obi-Wan's return in Rebels along with a complete report from Disney's Star Wars Weekends.  And if that weren't enough, we have the latest news coming from the set of Star Wars Episode VII, including filming happening on location in Ireland, an upbeat Harrison Ford Ankle-Gate update, and Mark Hamill talks about returning to the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Jul 31, 2014
Film Commentary with Sam Witwer: Attack of the Clones
02:34:16

Sam Witwer is back to join Jimmy & Jason in the RFR screening room as our film commentary series continues with Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  Listen in as we have a great time watching the second prequel film with tons of observation, analysis, and a few laughs along the way.  If you are looking for a prequel-bashing hate fest, go somewhere else.  Sam always brings incredible insight whenever we get together to watch a Star Wars flick and our discussions always have elements of discovery, enlightenment, and on occasion, shock! But all in all, a great time. Watch along with us or just listen to this as a stand-alone show.  You know the film so well yet you will feel like you are watching it through a different lens when you join us for our commentary track for Attack of the Clones! 

Jul 25, 2014
Star Wars Influences #8
55:39
This week we saw the reveal of the Star Wars Episode VII X-Wing in a Force for Change video featuring J.J. Abrams, an X-Wing Pilot, and a Mouse Droid. We discuss our thoughts on this old-yet-new design and explore the Ralph McQuarrie./Joe Johnston influence on it's look. Also, we discover some artistic inspirations for the Wookiee, AT-AT, Bespin, Hoth, and R1-G4. Use the photo gallery below while you listen to Paul Bateman and Jimmy Mac discuss Star Wars Influences!
Jul 24, 2014
RebelForce Radio: July 18, 2014
02:16:58

RebelForce Radio is back to talk Tarkin with actor Stephen Stanton who joins us this week for an in-depth conversation about his life as a prolific voice actor and all his contributions to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Plus, the latest Star Wars Episode VII news including recent casting announcements, a fresh Harrison Ford "Ankle-Gate" update, and Kevin Smith recounts his visit to the Star Wars set.  Plus, the Forest of Dean becomes an Ep 7  shooting location, bratty little sisters question the "nerd thing", hardcore parcour, and free RebelForce Radio T-Shirts!

Jul 18, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 8
58:32

David Collins & Jimmy Mac are back with RFR's monthly discussion about the iconic soundtrack music from the Star Wars Saga. As we continue to analyze The Empire Strikes Back, we uncover more music from the Hoth battlefields, the chase thru the asteroid belt, and Cloud City. Plus, tons of listener feedback, Shadows of the Empire, and much more!

Jul 11, 2014
RebelForce Radio: July 4, 2014
01:55:04

Celebrate the 4th of July with RebelForce Radio! Fire up the grill as we bring you the latest on Harrison Ford's injury with an explosive "Ankle-Gate" update, we study some fresh Episode VII casting rumors that keep it all in the family, and Andy Serkis threatens to "spill the beans" concerning his involvement in the Star Wars sequels.  Plus...A Stormtrooper walking down the street shuts down business in a small Kansas town? Yep, really happened and we catch up with Stormtrooper Sam to hear his side of an Outrageous Unthinkable Story that will have you laughing it up like a fuzzball.  The fireworks continue as Jimmy Mac & Steve Sansweet report from the exclusive PfieferCon, your chance to win a free RFR t-shirt, and Billy Dee goes to prison. All this and tons more Star Wars stuff for your Independence Day celebration this week  on RebelForce Radio.

Jul 04, 2014
RebelForce Radio: June 27, 2014
02:08:23

Star Wars Episode VII news is coming fast and furious these days as production continues on the next feature film set in a Galaxy Far Far Away. This week, Jimmy & Jason are joined by Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud) for the latest updates on Harrison Ford's leg injury and we speculate on what the impact will be on the production of the film. Directors Round-Up! We spotlight each of the three new directors hired to work on future Star Wars movies and analyze their past works.  And, The George Lucas Museum has found a future home...Chicago! We provide our opinions and reaction to this big news.  Plus, Tom Cruise Episode VII rumors,  Warwick Davis' Disney show A Ewok's Tale: My Short Story gets invaded, and Billy Dee gets bricked! All this and much more this week on RFR!

Jun 27, 2014
RebelForce Radio: June 20, 2014
01:44:49

Being scruffy-lookin' is the least of his worries as Harrison Ford suffers an injury on the set of Star Wars Episode VII!  We look closely at all the info made public in the wake of this unfortunate accident including behind-the-scenes stories, comments from Harrison's son Ben Ford and more.  A new Ralph McQuarrie book is on the way! We get all the deets on the upcoming Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES with an update from Ralph's right hand man Stan Stice from Dreams & Visions Press.  Mark Hamill invades Disney's Star Wars Weekends, and we have audio highlights along with news about a higher profile for The Wars at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Plus, Simon Pegg shoots off his mouth, the Millennium Falcon dice swing once again, and we introduce the Lupito Nyong'o Name Game! How do we fit so much Star Wars awesomeness into one show? You have to listen for yourself to find out!  So,  kick off your weekend, Star Wars-style, with RFR!

Jun 20, 2014
RebelForce Radio: June 13, 2014
01:57:57

This week on RebelForce Radio: A new director has been added into the Star Wars Universe, and we discuss the possibility of too much Star Wars (!!!) along with tons of speculation about the future of Episode VII and the stand-alone films.  Plus, updates on the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront video game, the status of new Star Wars canon,  and a report from Star Wars Day in Joliet, Illinois...with music!  If that wasn't enough, George Lucas takes on TMZ,  a Tracy Morgan update, and we introduce you to Billy GLEE Williams (?). All this and much more Star Wars stuff this week on RebelForce Radio!

Jun 13, 2014
RebelForce Radio: June 6, 2014
01:42:47

Star Wars Episode VII casting announcements add two talented actresses to the ensemble and Abu Dhabi set photos have been leaked.  We provide speculation about how these sets, creatures, ships, and props will fit into the final film.  Carrie Fisher is on a media tour and you never know what she will say next! We gather up some of her best quotes and audio from recent interviews.  And The Empire Strikes Back was voted "The Greatest Movie of All Time" in a recent poll.  We tell you what we think!  All this plus Billy Dee gets in a fender bender, Boba Beer, and Hoggsquattle this week on RFR!

Jun 06, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 7
01:09:51

David Collins returns to provide expert analysis of the rich soundtrack for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  For this volume, we listen closely to music composed by Williams for some sequences early in the film on the planet Hoth, but were never used.  Then we hear audio from the film with the music placed where it was originally intended in a "What If"-type scenario.  Plus, we study a motif that could be considered as a mini-theme for Boba Fett and much more!

Jun 05, 2014
Star Wars Influences: Episode #7
01:02:07

Paul Bateman joins Jimmy Mac for an analysis of the recently leaked Star Wars Episode VII set photos from Abu Dhabi and discusses in detail what influenced the art design for everything revealed in those pix. Plus, we revisit our conversation with Roger Christian and discuss his involvement in the Ridley Scott version of Dune that was sadly never made. And, we take a close look at Paul's final "McQuarrie Revisited" feature in Star Wars Insider #149 which spotlights Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and never-before-seen bounty hunters based on the concepts of Ralph McQuarrie.

Please check out Roger Christian's Black Angel, available now at iTunes!

Jun 04, 2014
RebelForce Radio: May 30, 2014
02:14:37

We are back from Disney's  Star Wars Weekends with a full report from our listener meet-up and celebrity interviews!  Hear from Warwick Davis, Jeremy Bulloch, James Arnold Taylor and a few surprises! Leaving no fan behind, we will take you there with audio recorded live at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Plus, Star Wars Episode VII news including the introduction of the first alien from the film, and the Star Wars: Force For Change campaign. And, a controversy is brewing surrounding online comments made by the writer of a future Star Wars stand-alone film, Gary Whitta. We analyze his remarks and discuss the potential impact they may have on the future of the franchise. All this and Boba Beer this week on RebelForce Radio!

May 30, 2014
RebelForce Radio: May 16, 2014
02:06:44

He's the Oscar-winning Set Decorator from the original Star Wars film from 1977. The man who physically built the first-ever  lightsaber hilt, the Millennium Falcon hold, and even ole Artoo Detoo himself!  Roger Christian joins Jimmy Mac & Paul Bateman In The Cantina for a hardcore discussion about the amazing work he did on the props and sets of the film that started it all.  Roger also talks about developing the iconic "used universe" of Star Wars, his working relationship with George Lucas, and info about his own film, Black Angel.  Also this week, Jason & Jimmy review the first full trailer for Star Wars Rebels and some of the latest Star Wars news.  Plus, Simon Kinberg, Denis Lawson, details about our first-ever Disney Star Wars Weekends listener meet up and much more!

Be sure to download Roger Christian's legendary film "Black Angel", coming to iTunes on May 20th!

And, as always, please support our amazing sponsors Little Debbie and Dorkside Toys!

May 16, 2014
RebelForce Radio: May 9, 2014
02:11:48

This week on RFR: Jimmy Mac takes you behind the scenes as he appears on Chicago's WGN Radio to discuss The 'Wars.  Paul Bateman weighs in on the Star Wars Episode VII cast announcement, title rumors, and the Expanded Universe.  And Steve Glosson talks about the latest Star Wars news and Disney's Star Wars Weekends. Plus, we wait in line for Jedi with The Goldbergs, a May the Fourth Be With You recap, Billy Dee and much more!

May 09, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 6
53:47

David Collins, Jimmy Mac and Star Wars Oxygen is back with Volume 6! In this edition, we dive deep into the music of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. We continue our exploration into the iconic Imperial March, dig deep into the use of the minor key in TESB, and examine the lush and rich notes of "Yoda's Theme".  Plus, revelations about a little recognized theme for Artoo & Threepio and more!

May 06, 2014
RebelForce Radio: May 2, 2014
02:11:19

The momentous Episode VII cast announcement from earlier this week gets in-depth analysis from Jimmy & Jason...The Expanded Universe becomes Legend and Erich Schoeneweiss and Joe Scalora from Star Wars Books join us for a discussion recorded live at the Del Rey booth at C2E2. Also in Chicago, we get caught up with Ashley Eckstein to discuss The Clone Wars Lost Missions, Disney's Star Wars Weekends and more. And as if that isn't enough, Star Wars Rebels actress Vanessa Marshall makes her RFR debut and fills us in with deets about her new character Hera Syndulla. How do we contain so much amazing Star Wars content into one show? You gotta listen to find out!

May 02, 2014
RFR SPECIAL REPORT: Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced
49:41

BREAKING NEWS: Star Wars Episode VII cast announcement! Join Jimmy Mac, David Collins and Kyle Newman for immediate reaction, speculation and analysis. "This will be a day long remembered"

Apr 29, 2014
RebelForce Radio: April 25, 2014
02:10:55

Star Wars Rebels took center stage at last weekend's WonderCon. Lucasfilm stage host and RFR's own David Collins gives us his first-hand report from the event including the big announcement that Kevin Kiner will return to Star Wars as the composer for Rebels.  Then, we get a surprise phone call from Kevin Kiner himself who talks about creating the music of Star Wars Rebels, working with the music of John Williams, and his experiences on The Clone Wars.  And, Jason & Jimmy review recent comments about Episode VII made by Disney's Alan Horn along with audio highlights. Plus, more from Billy Dee's appearance on Arsenio,  Cris Macht has the deets about a cool "May The Fourth" event in the Chicago area and more!

Apr 25, 2014
RebelForce Radio: April 18, 2014
02:08:53

This week on RFR,  Jimmy & Jason begin the countdown to Celebration Anaheim including a BIG announcement in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider, Steve Sansweet joins us with an update on all the cool things happening at Rancho Obi-Wan, and Geek Out Loud's Steve Glosson sits in on the news, including Episode VII updates, The George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, and Star Wars connections in Captain America Winter Soldier.  Plus,  Star Wars In Pop Culture, The Billy Dee Quote of the Week and much more!

Apr 18, 2014
RebelForce Radio: April 11, 2014
01:45:50

Christian Taylor, head writer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, joins us In The Cantina to talk about the Lost Missions Yoda arc, The Mortis Trilogy, and the experience of working at Skywalker Ranch with George Lucas himself. Plus, based on a hot rumor, we discuss the likelihood of the world's most famous Wookiee returning for Episode VII, Disney's Alan Horn give us some Star Wars sequel pre-production clues, and This Is Madness comes to a conclusion. Plus, Billy Dee, Little Debbie giveaways, and tons more awesome Star Wars stuff!

Apr 11, 2014
Clone Wars Declassified: 610-613: The Yoda Arc
01:40:03

The final four episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars dig deep into the nature of The Force and Jedi immortality as Yoda embarks on a mission unlike any he has ever been on before. Along with our "A-Team" of Kyle Newman & Paul Bateman, we have two very special guests from the cast of The Clone Wars: Jaime King and a surprise visit from Sam Witwer. This is in-depth discussion and behind-the-scenes info you will not find anywhere else. So listen in as we gather around the original roundtable one last time for our epic conversation about The Yoda Arc: "The Lost One", "Voices", "Destiny", and "Sacrifice".

Apr 07, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 5
59:27

The music of The Empire Strikes Back had as much of an impact, if not more,  on moviegoers as did the compositions  for the original 1977 film.  On the heels of his award-winning soundtrack from A New Hope, John Williams had a tight window and a ton of pressure to create the music for the second Star Wars movie.  For Star Wars Oxygen Vol. 5, David W. Collins brings us a close look at Williams' process of writing and recording the themes and motifs for Episode V.  Listen to scenes from Cloud City's carbon freezing chamber before the music was added, along with analysis of The Imperial March, and even hear from Williams himself in rare vintage interviews. All this and more as Star Wars Oxygen transitions from  A New Hope into The Empire Strikes Back!

Apr 02, 2014
Clone Wars Declassified: 608-609: The Disappeared
01:13:20

The unlikely duo of Mace Windu and Jar Jar Binks take center stage in the Lost Missions two-parter "The Disappeared, and we are here to discuss and analyze this wild adventure. Joining Jason at the roundtable are concept artist Paul Bateman, Star Wars artist Grant Gould and Fangirls Going Rogue host Tricia Barr. From Masterin Mace to Mother Talzin, Declassified digs deep into a Clone Wars tale of intrigue, action and unabashed Gungan love.

Mar 31, 2014
RebelForce Radio: March 28, 2014
02:08:20

Clone Wars Actor Tom Kane (Yoda) joins us to talk about the incredible Lost Missions of Season six. Plus, a solid Episode VII casting rumor, Star Wars March Madness, and the 501st recognizes the man who gave the "green light" to Star Wars. And of course, Billy Dee on Dancing with the Stars, Listener Feedback and more!  

Mar 28, 2014
Star Wars Influences #6
01:19:46

Paul Bateman is back to talk about everything and anything that inspired, contributed and INFLUENCED the creation of the Star Wars Saga. This month, we discuss the Inquisitor from Star Wars Rebels, where the distinctive look of his helmet came from and who was responsible for it. And, we have an in-depth discussion about  Paul's latest feature for Star Wars Insider, "McQuarrie Revisited", and Darth Vader's Castle. Will Episode VII mark the Star Wars return to an ice planet? We talk about it! Plus, Paul shares his memories from his work on the set of Revenge of the Sith and explains why the duel on Mustafar reminds him of the classic arcade video game Frogger!

Mar 25, 2014
RebelForce Radio: March 21, 2014
02:14:38

Lucasfilm's Dave Filoni returns to RebelForce Radio to dig deep into The Clone Wars Lost Missions and talk about the upcoming Star Wars Rebels.  And, the latest info about Star Wars Episode VII, this time via comments from Disney head honcho Bob Iger. Plus, one of the creative forces behind the now-shelved Star Wars live action TV show breaks his silence, Billy Dee survives the first week of Dancing with the Stars, our theories on how Episode VII was conceived, and more!

Mar 21, 2014
Clone Wars Declassified: 605-607: The Rush Clovis Arc
01:16:14

Clone Wars Declassified is back to dissect and analyze The Rush Clovis Arc from the season six Lost Missions. Joining us at the RFR Roundtable this week are videogame sound lead David W. Collins, film producer F.J. Desanto and artist Paul Bateman. Listen as we dig deep beneath the surface of the entire Clovis story as seen in the episodes "An Old Friend", "The Rise of Clovis" and "Crisis at the Heart".

Mar 17, 2014
Film Commentary with Sam Witwer: The Phantom Menace
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Sam Witwer is back to join us once again for our Star Wars Film Commentary series as we shift our focus to The Prequels starting with Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. For this episode, we are watching the BluRay release of the 1999 film with a box of popcorn in one hand, lightsaber in the other. As with all of our commentary tracks, this can be listened to while you watch the film, or it can stand-alone as audio-only. So join us as we look back at TPM and be sure to check out the rest of our commentary series for the Original Trilogy at www.rebelforceradio.com

Mar 13, 2014
Clone Wars Declassified: 601-604: Order 66 Arc
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Almost a year to the day following the announcement that The Clone Wars would be winding down production, finally, the long anticipated "Bonus Content" episodes have been released. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Six: The Lost Missions have debuted and RebelForce Radio's tradition of roundtable discussions continue with the return of Clone Wars:Declassified. We have gathered the A-Team of Kyle Newman and Paul Bateman for an interesting and enlightning conversation about the first four Lost Mission episodes: The Unknown, Conspiracy, Fugitive, and Orders aka The Order 66 Arc.

Mar 10, 2014
RebelForce Radio: March 7, 2014
01:37:43

The Clone Wars Season 6:  The Lost Missions finally debuted today and it's time to take a break from your binge watching marathon to spend a little time with your pals here at RFR! This week to celebrate, we are featuring some great Clone Wars audio moments, featuring actors  Ashley Eckstein, Stephen Stanton, Meredith Salenger, Tom Kane, and writer Christian Taylor. Plus, George Lucas himself with Dave Filoni and a shout-out to fans from Matt Lanter. And if that wasn't enough, we have #CloneWarsLives listener voice mails and big Billy Dee Williams news to go along with The Quote of the Week and much more!

Mar 07, 2014
RebelForce Radio: February 28, 2014
02:11:45

Topher Grace (That 70's Show) give us all the deets about his new website CerealPrize.com and makes an exclusive announcement that will be of interest to Star Wars fans. Bonus: Kyle Newman is along for the ride! Plus, a new trailer for The Clone Wars Lost Missions was released this week and we take you through it shot-by-shot; Dave Filoni weighs in on the Jango Fett: Mando or no debate; David Allen Grier opens up about his involvement in the Star Wars NPR Radio Dramas, and Chris Rock celebrates Black History Month with Billy Dee Williams! All this and much more this week on RFR!

Feb 28, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen: Vol. 4
01:19:48

Star Wars Oxygen is back to dig deep into the soundtrack music of Star Wars...The oxygen of the film as brilliantly composed by John Williams. This month,  David Collins and Jimmy Mac continue to provide opinions, analysis, and appreciation for the music of Episode IV: A New Hope.  In this episode, we visit the Mos Eisley Cantina to listen to Figrin D'an & The Modal Nodes perform a couple of memorable tracks, we visit "The Land of the Jawas", and consider the 20th Century Fox Fanfare in a different light. Plus, unused music from the trash compactor, and the drama of a TIE Fighter attack will have you shouting "Here they come!" along with the music. All this and more great music this month on Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 4

Feb 26, 2014
RebelForce Radio: February 21, 2014
02:06:20

What a busy week for Lucasfilm and Star Wars Rebels!  Just about everyday this week, we were treated to reveals of the entire core cast of characters set to inhabit their ship The Ghost in the highly-anticipated animated series. We discuss each new character and consider the potential impact they may have on the Saga. And, as we continue to tackle the Boba Fett reboot rumors, we are joined by actor Daniel Logan to get his take. It's a RebelForce Radio EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW you will not want to miss! Plus, Clone Wars Lost Missions, a Lego Movie Star Wars cameo, and "Jango Fett: Mando or no"... What do we think? You have to listen to find out! So much Star Wars goodness in one show might seem impossible, but yet we pull it off again this week on RebelForce Radio.

Feb 21, 2014
RebelForce Radio: February 14, 2014
01:47:00

This week...BREAKING NEWS! The Clone Wars Lost Missions aka "The Bonus Content" aka Season Six will be made available on Netflix in March! Hear what we think about this long-anticipated announcement. Plus, a major player from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels is announced, Episode VII news, and Samuel L. Jackson is involved in an "Outrageous, Unthinkable" case of mistaken identity. Plus, meet The Raiders Guys: Eric - Two friends who grew in the 80's, and, as kids, filmed an ambitious shot-by-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark.  You will be blown away by their amazing story!  It's Valentines Day with your favorite weekly Star Wars show, RebelForce Radio!

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Feb 14, 2014
Star Wars Influences #5
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The concept of Boba Fett being killed by a stranger who then takes the bounty hunter's armor & identity was first presented on our airwaves by Star Wars artist Paul Bateman. Now, the concept has turned into a rumor about the plot of a future Boba Fett standalone film, courtesy of the Latino Review. This month on Star Wars Influences, Paul discusses his original concept and why it's always been something on his Star Wars wish list. We also talk about the origin of Boba as a character created by Ralph McQuarrie & Joe Johnston. Plus, Paul reveals some of his desires for the plot of Episode VII and more!

Feb 13, 2014
Film Commentary with Sam Witwer: Return of the Jedi
02:34:58

Sam Witwer returns to RebelForce Radio to bring his insight, humor, and perspective on Return of the Jedi. Join us for our long-awaited commentary track for the Blu Ray edition of Star Wars Episode VI.  Watch along as you watch the film, or just listen along! It's been one of the most anticipated and requested shows we've ever done! The circle is now complete, at least in terms of the Original Trilogy, as we proudly bring you this Star Wars Commentary for Return of the Jedi!

Don't forget to check out our other Film Commentaries with Sam Witwer: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Feb 07, 2014
RebelForce Radio: January 31, 2014
01:59:28

A new character from Star Wars Rebels has been announced! Hear what we think about the droid Chopper, what inspired his look and who he reminds us of.  Also, Jimmy Mac reports about his trip to the Sundance Film Festival and the screening of the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself which features voice work by Clone Wars alum Stephen Stanton (Capt. Tarkin), including an exclusive interview with Stephen himself. Plus, we received a ton of feedback about the hot topics presented in last week's show: The popularity of Han Solo and a potential Boba Fett reboot. You guys certainly let your opinions be known!  All this along with the first winner of our Little Debbie giveaway, Key & Peele's Lando's Pal, and the debut of "Jimmy Mac: Star Wars Vigilante"!

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Jan 31, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol 3
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David Collins returns to provide deep analysis for John Williams's music of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. We talk about many minor themes from the soundtrack including The Rebel Fanfare and the evolution of Darth Vader's Theme. Plus, David presents us with statistics about how often you hear certain themes throughout the movie. Geeky? Maybe. Totally cool? Definitely! What do you think was the most used piece of music in the original Star Wars film? The answer may surprise you! Also, we place the track Attack of the Sand People side-by-side with the chase music from The Planet of the Apes and compare the two in an attempt to find an influence. All this and much more this month on Star Wars Oxygen!

Jan 28, 2014
RebelForce Radio: January 24, 2014
01:57:30

Jason is back and we get caught up with all the latest & best Star Wars Episode VII news & rumors including info directly from director J.J. Abrams himself, a Boba Fett rebirth, and news about the highly anticipated Clone Wars Lost Missions. Plus, a plea to Darth Vader actor David Prowse, no Star Wars in NYC, and is Han Solo the most popular character in the Saga? You will find our hosts have very differing opinions! And listen to learn how you can win a supply of Little Debbie snackcakes! All this and more on the weekly RebelForce Radio!

Jan 24, 2014
RebelForce Radio: January 17, 2014
02:05:22

RebelForce Radio is BACK for 2014! Star Wars news and rumors have been flying fast and furiously here in the first two weeks of the year, and we have a lot to say about everything. From Episode VII casting rumors, to comic book news, to canon hierarchy, and even Boba Fett, Jimmy Mac and guest co-host Steve Glosson (Geek Out Loud)  have much to discuss. Get well soon Jason Swank! Plus, Kyle Newman passionately stands up against potential irresponsible marketing of the Star Wars mythology,we catch up on all the Star Wars activities and experiences we had over the holidays, and Chicago Blackhawk superstar Patrick Kane as Anakin Skywalker? Thanks Dave Filoni!  All this and more this week on RebelForce Radio!

Jan 17, 2014
Star Wars Influences #4
01:02:42

Paul Bateman joins Jimmy Mac for reaction to the news that Star Wars comics will be going back to Marvel starting in 2015.  We talk about our personal favorite highlights of Dark Horse Comics past two-plus decades of Star Wars stories and we look forward to what we want to see happen with the franchise in the hands of Marvel.  Paul provides some behind-the-scenes info about his latest McQuarrie Revisited feature for Star Wars Insider Magazine which showcases a Ralph McQuarrie-inspired look at the streets of Tatooine's Mos Eisley.  Plus, revelations about McQuarrie's involvement and eventual departure from Star Wars during the pre-production of Return of the Jedi.

Jan 13, 2014
Lightspeed: The Best of Mark Hamill
01:50:20

Lightspeed is back, this time focusing on conversations with the great Mark Hamill! We caught up with Mark for a pair of exclusive interviews and we are happy to present them both to you in one special program. First, Jimmy Mac sits down with the Luke Skywalker actor at Star Wars Celebration Japan in 2008.  Then, Jason Swank talks to the Jedi Master himself at Star Wars Celebration V in 2010 (while Jimmy Mac sits on the sidelines with a case of laryngitis!). AND, as a special bonus, enjoy rarely-heard highlights from Mark's panel in Orlando at CV.  So, put off that trip to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters and enjoy The Best of Mark Hamill, courtesy of RebelForce Radio!

Join us next week as RFR kicks off the 2014 "Year of Star Wars" with the return of our weekly show! 

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Jan 10, 2014
Lightspeed: The Best of Anthony Daniels
01:43:04

Our series of favorite moments continues with the spotlight pointing to the man who brought Goldenrod to life! Anthony Daniels has played the eccentric See-Threepio since Day One and over the years, we have had the opportunity to hang out with the man behind the droid.  We are happy to present you with this collection of great conversation, insight, and opinion from the one and only Anthony Daniels!

Jan 07, 2014
RebelForce Radio: January 3, 2014
01:13:49

Happy New Year and welcome to part 2 of our 2013 Star Wars Year-In-Review. Joining us once again is director Kyle Newman (Fanboys/Barely Lethal) for an entertaining recap of all the important Star Wars news and happenings from the second part of 2013, including discussion about Star Wars Rebels, Hasbro's "Black Series" line of action figures, changes made to the Episode VII script writing team, and more!

Jan 03, 2014
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 2
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David Collins returns, with piano keyboard at the ready, to RebelForce Radio for Volume 2 of Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams. This month, we continue our exploration of the original Star Wars soundtrack, Episode IV: A New Hope.  We also discover how Dvorak’s “Symphony #9: from the New World” inspired passages from "The Throne Room" track at the end of the film, and dig deep into the music of Tatooine.  Plus, a close listen to Williams' masterful "Princess Leia Theme", and more! It's our final show of 2013...Happy New Year from all of your friends at Rebelforce Radio! As you enjoy your champagne, re-discover the incredible catalog of amazing John Williams Star Wars compositions in a new light with Star Wars Oxygen!

Dec 31, 2013
RebelForce Radio: December 28, 2013
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This week is all about looking back at the year that was...2013.  In the past 12 months, we've seen tons of action in the Star Wars universe including many highs and lows for fandom.  Director Kyle Newman joins us fresh off the set of his latest film Barely Lethal, to talk about all the big news from the Galaxy Far Far Away that broke in 2013.   We also look back at the year of RebelForce Radio podcasting and more.  Our 'Year-In-Review" shows often are our most opinionated and this year is no exception.  In fact, this show was so big, it needed to be broken into 2 parts.  So, wrap up your year with the first of our two-part Star Wars Year-In-Review show as RebelForce Radio remembers 2013!   Have a safe and happy new year from your friends at RebelForce Radio!

Dec 27, 2013
Star Wars Influences #3: December 2013
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Star Wars Influences is back with Paul Bateman and a close look at the works that inspired the Star Wars saga.  This month, we discuss Paul's latest feature for Star Wars Insider magazine "McQuarrie Revisited" which gives us a fresh look at the Imperial Snowtrooper.  And, we take a closer look at the Christmas inspired Star Wars artwork of Ralph McQuarrie, discover the connections between the work of comic artist Phillipe Druillet and the Star Wars universe, and enjoy a casual conversation about the works of some great Star Wars comic book artists.

Dec 24, 2013
RFR's Stocking Stuffer Vol. 1
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Welcome to our Star Wars Christmas collection of stories, music and comedy produced exclusively for us over the years.  You will hear great holiday audio from the likes of James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, Corey Burton and the cast of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Plus, David Collins, Denise Vasquez, Randy Martinez and more to stuff your stocking the RebelForce Radio way! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at RebelForce Radio!

Dec 23, 2013
RebelForce Radio: December 20, 2013: Holiday Special
01:52:57

Special guest C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels brings us memories of the Star Wars holiday album Christmas in the Stars, and Clone Wars star James Arnold Taylor talks about his new book, JAT 365. Plus, we look back at Bob Hope's 1977 Star Wars Christmas tribute, more with Donny & Marie, and yuletide music from A Galaxy Far Far Away.  Join us as RebelForce Radio celebrates the season of Star Wars Christmas with our annual holiday show!

Dec 20, 2013
RebelForce Radio: December 13, 2013
01:50:23

Star Wars Christmas is in full swing at the RFR studios! We are in a holiday mood this week as we are joined by filmmaker Cris Macht (The Force Within Us) to celebrate the season. We discuss our vintage Star Wars Christmas memories, we talk about the only Star Wars Christmas record album, Christmas in the Stars, and listen to holiday music from a Galaxy Far Far Away. Plus, we look back at Donny & Marie's tribute to Star Wars, mash up Charlie Brown & The 'Wars, Star Wars Muppets and more! Stuff your Star Wars Christmas stocking with us!

Dec 13, 2013
RebelForce Radio: December 6, 2013
02:03:10

Christmas is here, and you know what is waiting for Star Wars fans under the tree?  Rumors...Rumors...Rumors!  When it comes to the future of Star Wars - From the silver screen to the your flat screen - Speculation is running rampant this holiday season.  This week on RFR, we uncover the latest information to leak about Star Wars Episode VII and more, starting with a complete analysis of a recent Jedi News interview with their inside source "Jedi Master SQL".  And, we ask the question...Would you be interested in hanging out with a RebelForce Radio group at Disney's Star Wars Weekends 2014?  Plus, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars Lost Missions, Billy Dee moves on up, Star Wars Shakespeare and more!

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Dec 06, 2013
Lightspeed: The Best of David Prowse
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Just in time for BLACK Friday, we are proud to present you with a collection of interviews with Darth Vader actor David Prowse.  We've spoken with the original Dark Lord of the Sith many times over the years about his contributions to the saga and beyond.  We talk about all-things-Darth and even include David in an unforgettable "Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week" that you must hear to believe!  He's colorful, outspoken and sometimes controversial, it's the best of David Prowse on RebelForce Radio!

Nov 29, 2013
Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Vol. 1
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Star Wars Celebration stage host David Collins brings his passion for music to RebelForce Radio with Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams.  In this monthly show, David will bring us a close look and listen into the iconic Star Wars soundtrack music from every film, provide influences for each track, and interview highlights with George Lucas, John Williams and more. This month, David kicks off the series with a focus on some choice cuts from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope!

Nov 28, 2013
RebelForce Radio: November 22, 2013
01:58:04

It's a holiday tradition!  Every year, we devote our Thanksgiving show to you, the RebelForce Radio listener, by featuring your feedback!   To show our thanks, we are spotlighting your voice mails and e-mails.  Plus,  Samuel L. Jackson, The Star Wars Holiday Special, an Artoo update and tons more in our annual Thanksgiving RFR! 

Nov 22, 2013
Star Wars Influences #2
01:11:59

Welcome back to Star Wars Influences featuring Star Wars concept artist Paul Bateman.  This episode, we take a closer look at Paul's new feature for Star Wars Insider Magazine, "McQuarrie Revisited", we discuss the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, and Dark Horse comics mini-series The Star Wars,  based on George Lucas's original rough draft.  From there, Paul digs deep into the influence of comic book artwork on Star Wars, including the work of Valarian artist Jean-Claude Mezieres and more.

Nov 20, 2013
RebelForce Radio: November 15, 2013
01:58:14

Episode VII open casting calls are happening in Chicago and around the world.  Chicago Star Wars fan Eric Pfiefer was there and he joins us to provide a first-hand account of how it all went down. In other Episode VII news,  a release date has been announced and we discuss what will be a very Star Wars Christmas in 2015.  Also, did The Emperor mock Yoda in Return of the Jedi?  We discover where this alternate dialog came from in a special Investigative Report.  Plus, J.J. Abrams news, we talk about the Academy Awards anti-Star Wars bias, and did Billy Dee accidentally reveal his involvement with Star Wars Rebels?  We look into this and much more this week on RebelForce Radio!

Nov 15, 2013
RebelForce Radio: November 8, 2013
01:58:28

Last week, we reported on the incredible Edit Droid laserdisc discovery of long lost footage from Yoda's death scene in Return of the Jedi. This week, we dig deep into this material, including never heard before dialog, with the man who has made it available to fans,  Star Wars collector Charlie Owen. Charlie talks about how he came into possession of this amazing video and what makes it so special for fans of The Saga.  Plus, we get into the latest Episode VII news, J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Harrison Ford, and more.  We let our imaginations run wild with speculation about the relationship between Han & Chewie in Ep VII, and, we take a gamble on The Billy Dee Quote of the Week!

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Nov 07, 2013
RebelForce Radio November 1, 2013
02:03:08

This week, we discuss the latest Episode VII news including the replacement of screenwriter Michael Arndt and rumors about the return of Harrison Ford to the Star Wars franchise.  Dark Horse Comic's writer / artist Zack Giallongo is In The Cantina to talk about his new book Ewoks: Shadows of Endor;  Darth Vader actor David Prowse shares some of his memories, or lack thereof, from the set of Return of the Jedi in our Investigative Report, and what's up with that animated film about fairies that Lucasfilm has been developing for the last few years?  All this plus long lost RoTJ footage, RFR T-Shirts, RADIO 1138, and The Billy Dee Quote of the Week!

Nov 01, 2013
RebelForce Radio: October 25, 2013
01:57:21

Most Star Wars fans know that there were scenes shot for George Lucas's original "Star Wars" film from 1977, like those featuring Jabba The Hutt & Biggs Darklighter, among others, that ended up on the cutting room floor. For years, there has been a selection of fans who believe they saw the Biggs scenes and more during the film's original run. We try to put those fuzzy memories to rest with an in-depth Investigative Report featuring our special guest, Steve Sansweet. Plus, we review all the special features of Del Rey's "Making Of..." Ebooks series, Seth Green updates IGN on Star Wars and we discuss Disney's vague announcement about "Darth Vader TV Specials". Stick around to hear Billy Dee get right to the point in the Quote of the Week! Don't forget, listen to get deets on brand new RFR T-Shirts!

Oct 25, 2013
Star Wars Influences: Episode I
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RebelForce Radio introduces Star Wars Influences.  This new monthly show will take a close look at the most important influences to impact the creation of the Star Wars saga.  From Akira Kurosawa to Joseph Campbell to Flash Gordon and beyond, Jimmy Mac and Paul Bateman will dig deep beneath the surface of the many resources used by George Lucas and collaborators to create the galaxy far, far away.  In this first episode, we discuss Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress" and dismiss the myth that Star Wars was a direct recreation of the classic Japanese film.  Plus, Tatooine origins, and "Dune".  And, Paul reviews the new book "Star Wars Art: Concepts", Star Wars 1313, and more.  Join us each month as we discover the Influences of Star Wars on RebelForce Radio.

Oct 22, 2013
RebelForce Radio: October 18, 2013
02:06:51

Dave Filoni returns to RebelForce Radio to join us for a "Rebels Recap" in the wake of the big reveals made at NYCC about the upcoming TV show "Star Wars Rebels".  We provide analysis for all the new details dropped in New York last weekend, along with discussion about The Clone Wars Season 5 Blu Ray, the upcoming TCW "Bonus Content" and more.  Plus, Harrison Ford clams up again, this time on BBC's Graham Norton Show, new potential titles for Episode VII are rumored, and Billy Dee talks about his favorite nerdy TV show in another hilarious Quote of the Week.

Oct 18, 2013
RebelForce Radio: October 11, 2013
01:48:01

We're throwing away the Episode VII rumors and focusing on cold, hard facts this week on RFR with audio highlights from recent interviews with major players from the Star Wars saga. Hear from JJ Abrams, Harrison Ford, Jett Lucas and more. New info about the future of Star Wars at the Disney Parks is leaked, and we got the deets. And, we review the new Rebels teaser, The Making of Return of the Jedi, and the Black Series Mara Jade action figure. Plus, James Caan has a gripe with the original Han Solo, Marina Sirtis wants to get rebellious, and Billy Dee meets Bane.

Oct 11, 2013
RebelForce Radio: September 27, 2013
02:02:29

James Arnold Taylor from The Clone Wars, Star Wars books Editor for Del Rey Erich Schoeneweiss, and Geek Out Loud's Steve Glossen gather around the Roundtable with Jimmy Mac to discuss "Star Wars: Kenobi".  It's a fun onversation that digs deep into the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi during his early days on Tatooine. Plus, James Arnold Taylor performs a reading of "Kenobi" produced by Jimmy Mac exclusively for RFR.  And, Star Wars Audiobooks narrator Jonathan Davis talks to Jason & Jimmy about recording over 25 Star Wars stories for Random House Audio. If that wasn't enough, we have one more Kenobi Keychain to give away. Listen to learn how you can win! 

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Sep 27, 2013
RebelForce Radio: Ashley Eckstein's Birthday Bash
02:11:00

Ahsoka Tano actress Ashley Eckstein is celebrating her birthday today and RebelForce Radio is hosting an unforgettable bash in her honor!  Join us for a fun hangout with Ashley as we enjoy some sweet treats with our party guests and a few surprises along the way, including an Ahsoka/Anakin reunion you don't want to miss, courtesy of Matt Lanter!  Plus, conversation about Star Wars: The Clone Wars, giveaways, trivia, and more!

Sep 22, 2013
RebelForce Radio: September 20, 2013
01:50:13

Steve Sansweet stops by to talk about Rancho Obi-Wan finally being recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest collection of Star Wars memorbilia in the world.  And creator of the Lucasfilm's iconic bronze Yoda statue, legendary Star Wars artist Lawrence Noble joins us to talk about the relation between art and a galaxy far, far away. Plus, Billy Dee slaps us around and more! 

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Sep 20, 2013
RebelForce Radio: September 13, 2013
01:00:05

Actors Daniel Logan & Tom Kane joined RebelForce Radio in Central Illinois at the 2013 Marigold Festival for a special show with a live audience. Join Jimmy Mac for an in-depth interview recorded live in Pekin Illinois on Sunday September 8th,  Daniel and Tom talk about the early days in their careers, all the way up through Star Wars: The Clone Wars and beyond. Listen closely for hints about the upcoming Clone Wars Bonus Content and Star Wars Rebels.  Plus, a surprise visit from the 501st, Rebel Legion and Mando Mercs!

Sep 13, 2013
RebelForce Radio: September 6, 2013
01:55:18

A major prize!  We won, we won, we won!  This week on RebelForce Radio, we celebrate our Parsec Awards victory with audio highlights from the awards ceremony along with complete DragonCon coverage from our friends Riley & Bethany Blanton of The Star Wars Report.  We go thru the weekly round-up of the latest Star Wars Episode VII casting rumors, including some exclusive news about an actor audition that you will only hear here. And, we look back in time at other famous Star Wars casting rumors (Leo DiCaprio anyone?).  We have Kenobi keychains to giveaway and more on the evolution of the Krayt Dragon sound effect. Plus, Natalie Portman and John Williams news, and Billy Dee turns it on at DragonCon.

Sep 06, 2013
RebelForce Radio: August 30, 2013
01:51:26

It's a KENOBI-centric episode of RebelForce Radio as we celebrate the release of Del Rey's "Star Wars: Kenobi" with a special giveaway. Listen to learn how you can become eligible to win a Kenobi Keychain. Also this week, we discuss the potential future of downloading original Star Wars content on emerging new technologies - like Apple TV. And, of course, we're talking all about the latest EPISODE VII casting rumors, plot speculation, and predictions. Plus, Krayt Dragons, Billy Dee, Zim Zams and more Star Wars than you can handle! 

Aug 30, 2013
RebelForce Radio: August 23, 2013
02:00:38
Disney journalist and Sorcerer Radio station manager Aljon Go joins us to discuss the future of Star Wars at Disney Parks and more fallout from the D23 expo.  We have the latest Star Wars Sequel rumors, plot speculation,  more audio highlights from Celebration Europe, and rapping Wookiee Peter Mayhew. Plus, ewok inspired listener feedback, Force ghosts, a review of the latest Star Wars novel "Kenobi" by John Jackson Miller, Gilbert Gottfried feels The Force and more!

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Aug 23, 2013
RebelForce Radio" August 16, 2013
02:00:36

Actor Jon Heder joins us to talk about his famous role as Napoleon Dynamite and his Star Wars fandom.  But that's just part of this week's action-packed show recorded in Chicago!  We have a full report of everything that happened at last weekend's Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.  Plus, we discuss future Star Wars sequel casting announcements and when to expect them, Star Wars collecting,  and an update with filmmaker Sheldon Norton about his RFR documentary "When The Galaxy Listens".  Chris Spice from Sandtroopers.com joins us to talk about his interview with Jett Lucas, Aljon Go from Sorcerers Radio checks in from Disney's D23 Expo, and we chat with the girls from the Admiral Theater about their Star Wars and more burlesque show "Comic Strip". 

Aug 16, 2013
RebelForce Radio: August 9, 2013
01:50:25

The buzz about a Star Wars television series is picking up steam again and we discuss the potential TV future for the saga. Plus, Paul Bateman provides a complete report from Star Wars Celebration Europe. And, we have a lot to talk about with our special guest co-host, Star Wars collecting guru Dan Curto. We have highlights from recent interviews with Jett Lucas, Mark Hamill, and The Billy Dee Quote of the Week.

Aug 09, 2013
RebelForce Radio: August 2, 2013
01:50:03

Last weekend, Star Wars Celebration Europe provided fans with some cool news and reveals. RFR is here to break it all down. Joining us once again is Digital Stage host, RFR correspondent, and all-around great guy David W. Collins.  David provides invaluable insight into all the amazing events and excitement of Celebration Europe as we discuss the biggest stories from the weekend like the return of John Williams, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015.  Complete with audio highlights and more, RFR leaves no fan behind with more in depth coverage of the biggest Star Wars event of the summer.

Listen to see if you won an autographed copy of Star Wars: Crucible signed by author Troy Denning courtesy of Penguin/Random House!

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Aug 02, 2013
Star Wars Celebration Europe Special
01:05:14

RebelForce Radio leaves No Fan Behind with our Star Wars Celebration Europe Special!  Joining Jimmy Mac is RFR correspondent and host of the Digital Stage David Collins, fresh off the Closing Ceremony stage. David tells us about some of his favorite moments from the weekend and discusses some of the big breaking news, like the announcement that John Williams will be scoring the Sequel Trilogy and more.  Then, we are proud to bring you the opening press conference in it's entirety. Hosted by David Collins, you will hear from the stars of Star Wars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Ian McDiarmid, and Jeremy Bulloch. 

Join us this Friday August 2 for more coverage and recaps from Star Wars Celebration Europe. 

Jul 29, 2013
RebelForce Radio: July 26, 2013
01:53:45

Will he stay or will he go?  J.J. Abrams rumors blew up this week concerning his future with the Star Wars franchise. We discuss the potential of J.J. walking away, along with the latest Star Wars sequel news and rumors. Also, we catch up with the Caravan of the Force as they wind their way to Star Wars Celebration Europe in Germany. Plus, more "Crazy Mace", action figure talk, Listener Feedback, and Billy Dee!

Don't forget to listen to see if you won an autographed copy of Star Wars: Cruicible by Troy Denning.  We'll tell you how to become eligible to win another autographed book that we'll be giving away next week!

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Jul 26, 2013
RebelForce Radio: July 19, 2013
01:48:54

RebelForce Radio is back this week to discuss all the Star Wars news and rumors, including discussions about the upcoming films, television, novels, and three guys in Britain named Yoda.  Do we want to see the return of Mace Windu in the Sequels? How does C-3PO "feel"? And what does George Lucas think about the other "Star" franchise? Plus, The Wall Street Journal takes a closer look at Star Wars novels, Lando Calrissian goes to the "West Coast" and The White Sox bring "The Wars" to Chicago.

GIVEAWAY: Listen to this week's show to learn how you can become eligible to win a signed copy of Troy Denning's novel "Star Wars: Crucible"! 

Jul 19, 2013
Lightspeed: The Best of George Lucas
01:59:59

Over the years, RebelForce Radio has had many encounters with the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas himself.  From conventions to media events to banquets, we have had the opportunity to yell "G.L. in the house!" on numerous occassions. For this edition of RFR's "Star Wars Lightspeed" we are happy to present you with a collection of some great Lucas moments and parodies. Plus, you will also hear from Jon Favreau, Jon Stewart, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and even the new Mrs. Lucas, Mellody Hobson. So join us as we pay tribute to "The Notorious G.L." in this edition of "Lightspeed". 

Jul 12, 2013
RebelForce Radio: July 5, 2013 with Charles Lippincott
02:00:01

Joining us In The Cantina this week for a rare interview is original Star Wars marketing man Charles Lippincott.  Charles has interesting stories about the early days of Star Wars and Lucasfilm, as well as working on sci-fi classics like Westworld and Alien, his strong opinions on The Empire Strikes Back and Yoda and the future of Star Wars with JJ Abrams at the helm.  Charles even shares critiques on new films like Man of Steel and the opinions about the current state of film making.


Also, the latest Star Wars sequel casting rumors; George Lucas ties the knot; Billy Dee goes to the Great White North; we got your feedback on "It's a trap" jumping the shark and more this week on RebelForce Radio.

Jul 05, 2013
Film Commentary with Sam Witwer: The Empire Strikes Back
02:16:52

Welcome to the second in our series of Star Wars Celebrity Film Commentaries with Sam Witwer and this time, we are watching The Empire Strikes Back on Blu Ray.  Cue up your disc and watch along with us or just listen to the commentary by itself!  You will be amazed at some of the well-thought observations and opinions from our special guest Sam. You might even discover a few things about Empire that you never noticed before.  So grab a seat on the couch with us and enjoy our latest commentary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Jun 28, 2013
RebelForce Radio: June 21, 2013 - David Collins and Dave Filoni
02:13:36

This week on RFR, we have a big preview of Star Wars Celebration Europe II with a couple of major players. First, host of the Digital Stage, David W. Collins, joins us to talk about what's in store for fans next month in Germany. We pull back the curtian and go behind-the-scenes of "Smuggler's Gambit," and we congratulate the winner of our custom action figure contest. Later, we provide an inside look at The Clone Wars big win at the Daytime Emmys and welcome Supervising Director Dave Filoni to the show. Dave talks about the Emmys, the upcoming Clone Wars bonus content, and a little about the next era of Lucasfilm animation: Star Wars Rebels.

Jun 22, 2013
RebelForce Radio: June 14, 2013 with Michael Price
01:53:19

Television writer/producer Michael Price (The Simpsons/LEGO Star Wars)  joins us In The Cantina to talk about the humorous side of Star Wars, including what to expect from the next edition of "The Yoda Chronicles".  Also, we break down the latest news about Star Wars Episode VII pre-production and what J.J. Abrams is up to.  And, we have info on the Star Wars presence expanding at Disney Parks, an update from Star Wars Rebels producer Greg Weisman, and an outrageous story about Chewbacca vs the TSA. 

Jun 14, 2013
RebelForce Radio: June 7, 2013
01:59:19

This week on RFR: We discuss the latest rumors about "The Big Three" returning to Star Wars and other Sequel Trilogy rumors, we go inside Star Wars Insider Magazine with Editor Jonathan Wilkins, and we review the latest Star Wars TV special "LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles".  Plus, has "It's A Trap" jumped the shark?  All this and The Billy Dee Quote of the Week, Star Wars artist Jeff Carlisle at C2E2, and Luke Skywalker's pants! 

Jun 07, 2013
RebelForce Radio: May 31, 2013
02:00:00

Filmmaker Kyle Newman joins us to talk about his documentary 'Return to Return of the Jedi" and Jaime King gets opinionated about Ewoks.  Rancho Obi-Wan's Steve Sansweet stops by to tell us about his plans for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2.  Plus, Star Wars Rebels, J.J. Abrams, and "Wars > Trek" - From a certain point of view. Also, Jimmy Mac hits Artist Alley at C2E2 for a conversation with Star Wars Artist Grant Gould, Billy Dee goes green, and much more.

May 31, 2013
RebelForce Radio: May 24, 2013
01:57:33