Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast

By Star Wars

Long-running, award-winning STAR WARS program hosted by podcasting veterans Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac, Rebel Force Radio provides STAR WARS information and entertainment. From the Classic Trilogy to the Prequels... From THE FORCE AWAKENS to ROGUE ONE to SOLO...Rebel Force Radio puts you on the front lines of fandom. Plus, plenty of CLONE WARS and REBELS too! Featuring celebrity guests, news, opinions, comedy, reviews, contests, and more.

Episodes

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "A Different Approach"

Omega and Crosshair are on the run in "A Different Approach." Join us for the RFR After Show as we go under the hood of this latest action-packed episode of THE BAD BATCH, featuring your calls (Patreon members first!) and superchats with some amazing thoughts and theories from your fellow STAR WARS fans! Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more with RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
29/02/24·1h 42m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: Season 3 Premiere

THE RFR AFTER SHOW IS BACK and diving deep into the exciting three-part season premiere of THE BAD BATCH! Picking up where season two left off, we'll be talking about "Confined", "Paths Unknown" and "Shadows of Tantiss". Get ready for detailed discussion, in-depth analysis, and listener phone calls and theories with fellow STAR WARS fans. For ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more, support RFR on Patreon! www.patreon/com/rebelforceradio 
23/02/24·1h 49m

Summer of STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE

The next STAR WARS streaming series, THE ACOLYTE, is coming this summer. We discuss what we know about the story and listen to comments from showrunner Leslye Headland to find clues. Former MANDALORIAN actor Gina Carano made waves last week by revealing her lawsuit against Lucasfilm for wrongful termination. We listen to new comments from Gina explaining why she wants to move forward with litigation and the challenges she’s encountered since losing her gig. We also consider the future for the character Cara Dune and wonder if there is a chance Gina will return to the role. Could the character get recast with a new actor? We speculate! We also continue our search for the “new” Wilhelm Scream with fresh evidence gathered by the RFR Investigative Report Team. Plus, THE PHANTOM MENACE celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a return to the theaters, STAR WARS kitchen items, Sith Lightning, STAR WARS in Pop Culture and more! Get FULL SHOW VIDEO, Ad-free shows, bonus podcasts and more with RFR on Patreon:   https://www.patreon.com/RebelForceRadio
17/02/24·2h 16m

STAR WARS Controversies and Condolences

The Gina Carano controversy resurfaced this week as she finally filed a lawsuit against Lucasfilm claiming she was unfairly terminated from the role of Cara Dune on THE MANDALORIAN. We review the complaint and speculate about the eventual outcome. We offer our condolences to the family of Carl Weathers as the legendary actor behind Greef Carga sadly passed away. We pay tribute to Carl with audio highlights from his career as a member of the STAR WARS family along with reaction from Dave Filoni. We also raise a Red (Han) Solo Cup to the late country music superstar Toby Keith. Plus, more discussion about the upcoming “Rey Skywalker” film with audio from Daisy Ridley and FANBOYS celebrates its 15th anniversary.
10/02/24·2h 5m

Juicy STAR WARS Movie Rumors

We present a collection of the latest rumors about upcoming STAR WARS films and break them down to determine if they are potentially true or potentially false. From Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to James Mangold to Dave Filoni, we look at the order in which their movies will be released. Plus, really interesting rumors about Shawn Levy’s STAR WARS project and how it ties into the big picture. We have interview highlights from Daisy Ridley about her future in STAR WARS and AHSOKA’s Natasha Liu Bordizzo talks about Sabine’s connection to The Force. Plus, listener feedback, STAR WARS in Pop Culture, and we get grumpy discussing the potholes of STAR WARS memorabilia collecting. Get bonus podcasts, ad-free shows, and full show video with RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
03/02/24·2h 4m

Batch to the Future

We review the new trailer for season three of THE BAD BATCH and speculate about the return of Asajj Ventress, with live callers weighing in on The Batch and other STAR WARS news and topics. Plus, listeners weigh in with STAR WARS "What If...?" scenarios and more! Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more with RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio
26/01/24·1h 57m

Is Rey Skywalker Dead?

Rey movie on? Rey movie off? Rey movie next? Rey movie delayed indefinitely? Inconsistent, yet consistent, rumors are flying around about the status of Daisy Ridley’s upcoming Rey Skywalker film. We analyze the rumors and look at other clues about the mysterious movie, including comments from Daisy Ridley herself. Are future stories told outside STAR WARS canon via Marvel’s “What-if…?” concept on the way? We consider the potential and offer ten ideas for “What-If…?” STAR WARS stories. We have audio highlights from recent interviews including an ANDOR update from Diego Luna, a look back at AHSOKA season one via comments from Rosario Dawson and Eman Esfandi, and Natalie Portman talks about meeting “her son” Mark Hamill at The Golden Globe Awards. Plus, STAR WARS in Pop Culture and more! Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts and full show video at RFR on Patreon: www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio Visit our website for the latest shows, updates, news and merch:  www.rebelforceradio.com
20/01/24·1h 59m

THE MANDALORIAN is Heading to The Silver Screen

In a surprise announcement this week, Lucasfilm revealed THE MANDALORIAN AND GROGU will be an upcoming feature film to go into production this year. We look forward to the Mando movie and how it will affect the other STAR WARS films already in the pipeline. Director of the upcoming Daisy Ridley "New Jedi Order" film, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, made her first on-camera comments about the movie, inciting negative backlash from the fanbase. We analyze her statements within their appropriate context and try to discover what gives her the proper skill set to direct a STAR WARS film. Check out Factor for amazing ready made meals delivered to your door! www.factormeals.com/RFR50
12/01/24·2h 13m

STAR WARS Holidays with The Heder Bros

Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder and his brother Doug are huge STAR WARS fans and they join us In The Cantina to share stories about growing up with the original film releases, the toys, the prequels and more. Hear stories from their youth about fights over the Kenner Millennium Falcon, learn which brother auditioned for Anakin Skywalker, and find out whether or not Napoleon Dynamite himself is truly a Star Wars fan. And of course, both of the brothers answer the legendary Yoda Questionnaire! Plus, Hayden Christensen recently commented on his appearance as Anakin in AHSOKA. We have the highlights, along with a ton of STAR WARS conversation to stuff your stocking! Get ad-free episodes, bonus podcasts, and full show video by supporting RFR on Patreon!  www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio.com 
23/12/23·2h 28m

THE MANDALORIAN or REY: Who's Got Next?

Since the announcement at Star Wars Celebration back in April, fans assumed Daisy Ridley’s upcoming STAR WARS film would be the next release. Now, new info indicates this may not be the case. Find out what we know! Plus, we have exclusive info about what may be the 2024 STAR WARS streaming schedule courtesy of an ANDOR insider. Adam Driver is still making the talk show circuit and revealing info about the making of the Sequel Trilogy. Hear what he had to say about Kylo Ren’s ever-shifting story arc and working with Harrison Ford on the day Han Solo died. And, we look back at the year of STAR WARS and RFR in 2023 along with listener calls from RFR Patreon supporters and more!  Remember, you can get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more at RFR on Patreon!   www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
16/12/23·2h 24m

Future STAR WARS: Quality over Quantity?

How much STAR WARS content can we expect next year? Rumors are floating around about the 2024 STAR WARS streaming schedule and shooting dates for Daisy Ridley’s upcoming film. Could less be more? We analyze all the info and search for facts. We have interview highlights from Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi, Ariana Greenblatt, and Adam Driver, along with our review of the new Disney+ documentary “Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford”. Fueled by listener feedback, we look at Chewbacca’s complicated history with Jedi Knights and the evolution of The Force. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture returns and more. Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more with RFR on Patreon!  
09/12/23·2h 11m

Dave Filoni Got A Promotion

Lucasfilm recently revealed Dave Filoni has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer. We break down the news and discuss the potential good, and the potential bad. Plus, we have highlights of Filoni discussing AHSOKA in a recent interview and we analyze all of his comments. The highly anticipated STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL documentary “A Disturbance In The Force” debuts on streaming outlets December 5th. We’re joined In The Cantina by director Jeremy Coon (“Napoleon Dynamite”) who shares interesting facts and trivia about the doc, along with RFR pal Kyle Newman, who served as a producer on the film, naturally.  For Ad-Free shows, exclusive podcasts, full show video and more, check out RFR on Patreon!
02/12/23·2h 36m

STAR WARS Holiday Special LIFE DAY Celebration

This Life Day feast is a cornucopia packed with STAR WARS news, film updates, and tons of laughs. Sitting at the head of the table is our own Puppet Lando, who brings us holiday cheer with the world premiere of his latest tune “Have Yourself A Happy Little Life Day”.  We look back at the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL and look forward to the upcoming documentary “A Disturbance In The Force”, debuting next month. Plus, production updates from THE MANDALORIAN, STAR WARS: SKELETON CREW, Taika Waiti’s film, STAR WARS in Pop Culture and much more! For Ad-Free shows, exclusive podcasts, full show video and more, check out RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
18/11/23·2h 16m

The Most Impactful STAR WARS Moments

Do you remember what it was like to see Jabba for the first time? Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber? We take calls from STAR WARS superfans / RFR Patreon supporters who talk about their most personal and impactful STAR WARS moments. We hear from a school teacher who fears the youth of today don’t feel The Force like “we” did as kids. Kid Blake checks in to take a victory lap after his big trivia showdown victory last week. We celebrate moments like the big battle on Jabba’s Sail Barge, the Death Star Trash Compactor, and the “Dark Times” of the 80s and 90s when there was no STAR WARS. But that’s just scratching the surface of all the great STAR WARS topics and conversation in this packed podcast!  Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts and full show video with RFR on Patreon!
10/11/23·2h 5m

Epic STAR WARS Trivia Showdown

Two men enter, one man leaves. It's the Pint-Sized Padawan vs the Potty-Mouthed Prophet in a winner-take-all, no-holds-barred STAR WARS trivia showdown! Star Wars trivia expert Kevin Liell joins us to moderate this "Duel of the Fates" between two STAR WARS superfans from two very different generations: Kid Blake vs F.J. DeSanto. Place your bets now! Plus, do fans still care about the history of STAR WARS? Should there be Original Trilogy elements in GALAXY'S EDGE? Is Kathleen Kennedy hiding under your bed? Only the SOUTH PARK guys know for sure as they reveal what's really going on at Disney and within "The Panderverse"   Show artwork by Santi Nemo Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more at RFR on Patreon! www.rebelforceradio.com 
03/11/23·1h 57m

Rebooting STAR WARS?

We react to recent comments from director Matthew Vaughn about his desire for an opportunity to recast and reboot the Original Trilogy story and characters. While the next STAR WARS streaming series, SKELETON CREW, is still shrouded in relative mystery, we look back at the last time lead actor Jude Law appeared on The Tonight Show and listen closely for clues about the upcoming show. Director Sean Levy is attached to an upcoming STAR WARS film and we review quotes from a recent interview he did with Variety. Just in time for Halloween,  former LANDO writer Justin Simien talks about getting ghosted by STAR WARS. We try to read between the lines. Plus, Star Wars In Pop Culture, "Chatterback Chopper", and a word unique to Star Wars has been added to the dictionary. For ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more, visit RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
27/10/23·1h 52m

Unpacking AHSOKA

We continue to analyze the AHSOKA series with a focus on the reunion between Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, along with your thoughts and opinions. There’s a lot to unpack! We review comments from the breakout star of the show, young Ahsoka herself, Ariana Greenblatt. We’re looking ahead to STAR WARS: SKELETON CREW with a collection of audio interview highlights from star Jude Law and co-creator Chris Ford. Plus, "Star Wars Expert" Jimmy Mac on MeTV’s “Collector’s Call”, new updates on Taika Waititi’s STAR WARS screenplay, and director Gareth Edwards sets the record straight about some infamous ROGUE ONE production rumors.  Get ad-free show, bonus podcasts, and full show video by supporting RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio   
20/10/23·1h 49m

Darth Grimace, N*SYNC, and the STAR WARS That Could Have Been

From films to streaming shows to merch, many in-development STAR WARS projects have never seen the light of day. This week, we are joined by SEGABits host Barry Harmon who recently uncovered a binder filled with abandoned McDonald’s STAR WARS Happy Meal toy concepts, complete with descriptions and illustrations. We go through the entire sales pitch and discuss what could have been. Screenwriter Steven S. Goyer has revealed information about a scrapped STAR WARS film project he was working on with director Guillermo Del Toro. Find out about the film concept and who the main character would have been. Pop superstars N*SYNC came thisclose to being in ATTACK OF THE CLONES, but ended up on the cutting room floor. Now, the boy band is back together and talking about their almost-STAR WARS experience. Plus, we look ahead to Jude Law’s upcoming series SKELETON CREW, we look back at THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, and spotlight hilarious memories from THE PHANTOM MENANCE via Liam Neeson’s recent visit to Conan O’Brien’s podcast.
13/10/23·2h 6m

AHSOKA Season Recap with Kyle Newman

Filmmaker and friend of RFR Kyle Newman is back to join us IN THE CANTINA for a discussion about the full season of AHSOKA. We get into Kyle’s head as a film director/writer for his thoughts on the script, plot and character motivations, while we pick his brain as a lifelong fan for his interpretation of the lore. Kyle also gives us the deets about his new Dungeons & Dragons book “Lore & Legends” Find out how you can win an autographed copy! We also review leftover “superchats” from the season finale of The AHSOKA After Show and speculate what the future has in store. Join RFR on Patreon for bonus podcasts, ad-free shows, full show video and more!
07/10/23·1h 55m

AHSOKA After Show Part 8: SEASON FINALE

Season One of AHSOKA wraps up with epic saber battles, zombie troopers, latent Force powers and Witch "Majiks"! Join us for an equally explosive discussion of "The Jedi, The Witch, and the Warlord" this week on RFR's AHSOKA After Show season finale featuring live calls and your thoughts, theories and observations!
05/10/23·2h 54m

AHSOKA After Show Part 7: Dreams and Madness

Thrawn and Elsbeth attempt to stay one step ahead of Ahsoka this week as Baylan seeks his own path in the new galaxy while Ezra and Sabine fight for their lives. Join us for a breakdown of this penultimate episode of season one of AHSOKA on the RFR After Show livestream with your live calls, thoughts, theories and observations Catch the full livestream on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/rebelforceradio Support RFR on Patreon to get bonus podcasts, ad-free shows, weekly full show video and more! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio Official website: www.rebelforceradio.com   
28/09/23·2h 56m

Prophet Or Loser: Ahsoka Edition

Friend of RFR, Hollywood producer F.J. DeSanto joins us with his analysis of AHSOKA thus far along with his “Prophet or Loser” predictions for how the season will end. Plus, we review some leftover superchats from this week’s AHSOKA After Show along with our own speculation and analysis.  Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more with RFR on Patreon
23/09/23·2h 7m

AHSOKA After Show Part 6: "Far, Far Away"

“More witches!” We take our first steps into a larger world this week with a whole new "Far, Far Away" galaxy to explore! The hunt for Ezra is underway as Baylan Skoll's motives begin to surface while the “Heir to the Empire” plots his return. Break it all down with us on the RFR Ahsoka After Show featuring your calls, thoughts, theories and observations! Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts and full show video with RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio
21/09/23·2h 24m

AHSOKA vs ANAKIN: "Live Or Die!"

In the wake of the ultimate CLONE WARS reunion in AHSOKA Part 5 "Shadow Warrior", we respond to listener feedback and continue our analysis with leftover "Superchats" from the AHSOKA After Show livestream. Plus, we spotlight recently released interview comments from Hera actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, director Peter Ramsey, and showrunner Dave Filoni. But it's not ALL AHSOKA this week! We react to breaking news that confirms the LANDO series will not be a series at all; it will be a feature film. We also have updates on Shawn Levy's and Taika Waititi's upcoming STAR WARS films. And, we check in with the current resident at ILM's original Bay Area home, Sean House of 32Ten Studios, who shares some unfortunate news about the future of the historic studio.
16/09/23·1h 49m

AHSOKA After Show - Part 5: Shadow Warrior

Ahsoka battles her way through the World Between Worlds while Hera searches for her missing friends. But that's just a fraction of what is really happening this week on AHSOKA with Part 5: "Shadow Warrior." Join us for a deep dive into this DREAM episode on the RFR AHSOKA After Show and be part of the discussion Get ad-free RFR, bonus podcasts, full show video and more with RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
14/09/23·2h 24m

AHSOKA and The World Between Worlds

We plunge ourselves into The World Between Worlds and look back at comments from Dave Filoni about the meaning and purpose of this mystical dimension. We eavesdrop on a conversation between screenwriter/journalist Cole Haddon and Jimmy Mac about the impact of Grand Admiral Thrawn since his introduction and question why author Timothy Zahn doesn’t receive more credit for the creation of the character. We’ve collected audio interview highlights with AHSOKA’s Diana Lee Inosanto (Morgan Elsbeth) and Ivanna Shakno (Shin Hati). Plus we go clubbin’ with Puppet Lando! What does THAT mean? You gotta listen to find out! Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more with RFR on Patreon!
09/09/23·1h 47m

AHSOKA After Show - Part 4: Fallen Jedi

In Part 4, we learn more about "Fallen Jedi" Baylan Skoll as he faces his "inevitable" battle with Ahsoka while Sabine gets a rematch with Shin and Hera shows the New Republic what a Rebel she truly is. Join us for a breakdown of this fascinating and refreshing episode of AHSOKA with your thoughts and theories Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts and full show video with RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio  
07/09/23·2h 22m

Who Really Is AHSOKA's Marrock?

There has been a ton of speculation about who really is the mystery Inquisitor appearing in AHSOKA named Marrock. Is he a character we already know? Could it be the Starkiller from THE FORCE UNLEASHED? We want to know so the first place to look is at the talent providing the voice for Marrock. But who is that individual? We take a line of Marrock dialog from the series and run it through the RFR Sound Lab to try to deconstruct the vocal processing and identify the voice actor. You'll want to hear the results! Plus more from AHSOKA including fan reaction and analysis of the cool rock tune heard in the first episode as Sabine bolted from Lothal City, "Igyah Kah".  Plus, we feature a massive STAR WARS In Pop Culture segment fueled by your suggestions. And, we pay tribute to a couple of well-loved members of the STAR WARS fan community who recently passed, Marcus Dohring from the 501st and Rancho Obi-Wan's Stewart Levy. Get bonus podcasts, ad-free show and full show video with RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
02/09/23·1h 45m

AHSOKA After Show Part 3: "Time To Fly"

It's "Time to Fly" with Ahsoka, Sabine and Rebel Force Radio with an all-new After Show! Join us for another deep dive into the latest live-action entry of the STAR WARS saga. Ahsoka and Sabine are now reunited and on the trail of Morgan, Baylan and Shin while Hera tries her hand at diplomacy. How does this episode stack up, and how does it advance the story? 
31/08/23·2h 1m

AHSOKA After Show: The First Two Episodes

Don't miss out on this epic moment for Star Wars fandom! Join us for Rebel Force Radio's AHSOKA After Show livestream, where we delve deep into the thrilling first two episodes of the latest live-action series from Lucasfilm. Prepare to dissect every lightsaber clash, uncover hidden Easter eggs, and explore the story that creator Dave Filoni is throwing down with us. Whether you're a die-hard Ahsoka fan or this is your first taste of Tano, this livestream is the place to be. Let's celebrate, analyze, and critique this new chapter of our beloved saga together. Watch each AHSOKA After Show LIVE on YouTube, Wednesdays at 8pm ET Get full show video, early bird releases, ad-free episodes, bonus podcasts and more with RFR on Patreon: www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
24/08/23·2h 7m

Eve of AHSOKA with Baby Belushi

AHSOKA will be upon us next week and we are ready for it! We share our final speculation about the series and look at some early spoiler-free reviews, fresh promo footage, and newly released comments from Filoni and Favreau. Joining us to ride the hype wave is comedian, podcaster, artist, cosplay superstar and friend of RFR - Chris “Baby Belushi” Sorrentino - who shares hilarious stories from “Impractical Jokers” and his chance encounter with young Leia Organa herself, Vivian Lyra Blair. Plus, is there a new STAR WARS animated series announcement coming soon? We look at recently uncovered evidence and more! Get ad-free episodes, bonus podcasts, full show video and more at RFR on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
19/08/23·1h 53m

NOW OR NEVER FOR AHSOKA

New AHSOKA preview footage has been revealed. We review it all and provide predictions. We collected a bunch of fresh comments from AHSOKA star Rosario Dawson and picked apart everything she had to say about the upcoming series. We look back at Ahsoka Tano’s past, focusing on the character's debut and the rocky road she traveled to fan acceptance. Plus, prepping for AHSOKA with STAR WARS REBELS and more! 
11/08/23·2h 2m

Goodbye Pee Wee, Hello Ahsoka!

Did you know the man behind Pee Wee Herman, Paul Reubens, was also known for a few STAR WARS contributions? We pay tribute to Pee Wee and look back at his greatest STAR WARS moments while looking ahead to AHSOKA. Will Thrawn be the main antagonist? What’s up with Ezra? Who is the mysterious Inquisitor Marrok? We discuss! The highly anticipated STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL documentary “A Disturbance in the Force '' is on the way! Director Steven Kozak joins us with an update on the doc and his companion book coming this fall. Hear juicy behind-the-scenes stories about Harrison Ford’s make-out skills, Peter Mayhew’s small car, David Prowse’s acting chops and Jefferson Starship’s very un-Jedi wardrobe. Plus, surprise updates on Donald Glover’s LANDO series, Temeura Morrison’s KENOBI clone trooper, and John Boyega rates The Sequel Trilogy. And, we giveaway a rare Boba Fett poster signed by Daniel Logan!
04/08/23·1h 52m

The Mythological Blueprint for THE MANDALORIAN Season 3

Since George Lucas first put pencil to paper, STAR WARS storytelling has always had it’s foundations steeped in the magic of myth and it continues in the stories being told today. Our own “Jedi Yogi” John Marcoux is back to break down the latest season of THE MANDALORIAN as seen thru his knowledge of ancient legend, myth, and storytelling across a varied spectrum of historic perspectives. Was Din the main Mandalorian in season 3? John gives us the lowdown! Along with heavy analysis of The Mythosaur, Bo Katan’s journey, and The Darksaber. We hit the road with Daniel Logan! Listen to the full report of our wacky weekend road trip with the "Attack of the Clones" superstar! Will Temuera Morrison appear as Capt. Rex in AHSOKA? We look for clues! Plus, Keanu Reeves joins THE ACOLYTE, STAR WARS collectible news fresh from San Diego Comic Con, and “Mandoween” is coming.
28/07/23·2h 16m

Inside AHSOKA, THE ACOLYTE, and LANDO

With no STAR WARS films until 2026, we look ahead to upcoming streaming series AHSOKA and THE ACOLYTE with interview highlights, conversation, speculation and leaked footage. What’s up with LANDO? We give you the lowdown on what’s really going on with the much-delayed series via some insider info. We get into the business of STAR WARS featuring Bob Iger comments about cost cuts at Disney. Plus, “Star Wars in Pop Culture” features Harrison Ford vs Conan O’Brien, ROGUE ONE reshoots and more!
21/07/23·2h 13m

Indiana Jones and the New Ahsoka Trailer

With the debut of AHSOKA a little over a month away, the marketing machine at Lucasfilm is starting to kick things into gear with the release of an all-new full trailer for the upcoming series. We pick apart the new footage looking for hints and clues. INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY is finally in theaters and we share our spoiler-heavy reviews and opinions. Director James Mangold is moving from Indy to STAR WARS as he's currently prepping his "Dawn of the Jedi" film. We have some fresh comments from Mangold about not only his upcoming STAR WARS film, but his scrapped BOBA FETT film. Plus, listener voicemail prompts speculation about the upcoming Rey Skywalker follow-up film starring Daisy Ridley, and PUPPET LANDO is back with the world premiere of his all-new song, "This Deal Is Getting Worse All The Time".
14/07/23·2h 15m

THE MANDALORIAN S3: Behind The Scenes

We review THE MANDALORIAN season 3 with new behind-the-scenes info and interviews with the cast and crew via DISNEY GALLERY. We have highlights from Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Doug Chaing, Jack Black and more! We look ahead to the upcoming STAR WARS film featuring Daisy Ridley as Kathy Kennedy claims Rey made "a promise to Luke Skywalker" and we try to figure out exactly what the hell she's talking about. Plus, listener feedback about Dark Siders escaping death, the potential of a live action Capt. Rex in AHSOKA and more! Get ad-free shows, bonus podcasts, full show video and more with RFR on Patreon: www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio 
30/06/23·2h 6m

AHSOKA: Series Insights & Updates

With STAR WARS films several years away, our focus is the streaming series. This week, we collected cool interview highlights from the casts of AHSOKA, ANDOR, and THE MANDALORIAN himself, Pedro Pascal, who reveals he hasn’t been under the helmet much lately. Will we see live action recreations of classic animated moments from Ahsoka Tano’s history?  Will Grogu play a role in the story? Should the famous STAR WARS opening crawl be included in streaming series, like AHSOKA, or should it be reserved for the films only? Star Wars in Pop Culture features SUCCESSION, NEWHART and introduces us to the fandom of the NBA’s 2023 #1 draft pick, Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs. Plus, Hera’s goggles, Galaxy’s Edge, and the mystery of Fake Mace. Join RFR on Patreon for Ad-Free shows, full show video, bonus podcasts and more!  www.patreon.com/rebelforceradio
23/06/23·1h 57m

New STAR WARS Film Schedule Analyzed

This week, fans learned we will be getting three new STAR WARS films over the course of a year and a half starting in May 2026. We look closely at the schedule and break it all down. A surprise video game was announced this week - STAR WARS OUTLAWS. We review the trailer, the characters, and the visuals. Listener voicemail triggers speculation about the upcoming AHSOKA series, we review interview highlight clips featuring Kathy Kennedy on the future films, and Diego Luna talking ANDOR with OBI-WAN KENOBI’s Hayden Christensen and more!
16/06/23·1h 56m

COUNTDOWN TO AHSOKA

The premiere date for AHSOKA has been set and the hype is underway with a new Empire Magazine cover story revealing new looks at the characters and an interview with Dave Filoni. We review the new info and speculate about what may go down in the series. Plus, we have new interview highlights from Mark Hamill and ANDOR showrunner Tony Gilroy, Star Wars in Pop Culture, listener feedback and more.
09/06/23·2h 8m

Will Mark Hamill Return to STAR WARS? RFR LIVE

The weekly RFR podcast is LIVE this week! Watch as we record the latest episode of Rebel Force Radio. Mark Hamill talks about his future in Star Wars with Esquire magazine, the late AHSOKA actor Ray Stevenson reveals more about his character Baylan Skoll to Entertainment Tonight, and with Pedro Pascal's near-total absence from the set, we discuss just who IS THE MANDALORIAN? Support RFR on Patreon and get bonus podcasts, ad-free shows, early bird releases, full show video and more! 
01/06/23·2h 3m

From MANDALORIANS to MUPPETS

Jeff Yorkes, co-creator of THE MUPPETS MAYHEM is a huge STAR WARS fan. Jeff shares behind-the-scenes stories from the new hit Disney+ Muppet series and tales from his STAR WARS fandom, including his project with Topher Grace - STAR WARS ALWAYS - and his work on RETURN TO RETURN OF THE JEDI and FANBOYS. Of course, Jeff provides all the answers to the famous Yoda Questionnaire! In news headlines, we’re saddened to hear of the passing of AHSOKA actor Ray Stephenson. We review highlights of Ray’s appearance at last month’s Star Wars Celebration. Natalie Portman revealed in a recent interview that she’s open to returning to Star Wars and we have the highlights. Plus, the Star Wars hotel Galactic Starcruiser will be taking its final "cruise" and what’s the deal with MANDALORIAN cod-pieces?
26/05/23·2h 9m

STAR TREK PICARD's Todd Stashwick Is “One Of Us”

Actor Todd Stashwick from STAR TREK PICARD joins us In The Cantina to discuss his fan-favorite character from the hit show, Captain Liam Shaw. Todd shares stories from starting his acting career at Second City in Chicago to his participation in not only the hugely successful STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION reunion, but his contributions to another famous TV reunion. Of course, Todd is a huge STAR WARS fan and we go deep into his fandom, tattoos, and memories. He’s definitely “one of us”! Plus, Urkel joins SKELETON CREW, listener feedback, Star Wars in Pop Culture and more!  Get Early Bird access to AD-FREE RFR, Full Show Video and more with RFR on PATREON!
19/05/23·2h 6m

STAR WARS Rumors & Insider Info

We have the latest STAR WARS news, exclusive rumors and insider info! Plus, highlights from Carrie Fisher's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony and we go deep into The Wilhelm Scream!  Plus, JEDI SURVIVOR, Star Wars toilets and more!
12/05/23·1h 54m

May The Fourth Be With You LIVE

It's a special RFR May the 4th Livestream call-in show! The RFR switchboard was open all night for your calls! Did you see RETURN OF THE JEDI return to theaters this week? Did you watch STAR WARS VISIONS? Did you play JEDI SURVIVOR? What about recent comments from Temeura Morrison about THE MANDALORIAN season three? We take your calls and your pulse on all things from a galaxy far, far away on this RFR STAR WARS DAY special event.
05/05/23·2h 38m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #24: "The Return"

That's a wrap for Season 3, but is that it for the drama surrounding Moff Gideon, the Darksaber, the fate of Mandalore, and Grogu's parentage? Is the tidy bow placed at the end just a distraction for what comes next? Join us for a deep dive into the living waters of chapter 24, "The Return," on RFR's MANDALORIAN After Show featuring listener feedback and live calls with your thoughts and theories about not only this episode, but Season 3 on a whole.
20/04/23·2h 45m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #23: "The Spies"

The newly-reunited Mandalorians return to their home planet and encounter danger, surprises, and a resurgent threat to the galaxy in Chapter 23: "The Spies". Join RFR for a fun and lively discussion about this episode of THE MANDALORIAN and what it means for the coming season conclusion next week.
13/04/23·2h 28m

STAR WARS Celebration London 2023 Recap

Big reveals about AHSOKA, SKELETON CREW, ANDOR, THE ACOLYTE! Three new films, three new original series, and new seasons for old favorites. That's just the tip of the spire of the news that came out of STAR WARS Celebration London 2023. Join RFR for the conclusion of our convention coverage as we break down what was revealed and what questions remain. Plus, your thoughts and observations.
11/04/23·3h 23m

New STAR WARS Films Announced!

Three directors and three new STAR WARS films were officially announced at the convention in London! Plus, the trailer for AHSOKA! RFR is here for all of it and YOU as we break it down along with your takes on what was revealed and its impact on our beloved franchise. Plus, surprise calls from Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto!
08/04/23·3h 8m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #22: "Guns for Hire"

Bo-Katan begins her journey to reunite the Mandalorian people, but first, she and Din Djarin must solve a mysterious pattern of malfunctioning droids on an opulent world. And what's the deal with all those celebrity cameos? Did they help or hurt the episode? Don't miss our full review, complete with your chats, comments, and phone calls.
06/04/23·2h 19m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "The Summit"/"Plan 99"

The RFR BAD BATCH After Show Livestream returns with our review and analysis of the shocking season two double feature finale, "The Summit" and "Plan 99." We break down both thrilling episodes and we get a surprise call from the voice of Governor Tarkin himself, Stephen Stanton!
31/03/23·2h 6m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #21 "The Pirate"

Mando's covert is asked to help High Magistrate Greef Karga and his citizens save Nevarro from invading Pirates led by Gorian Shard. Plus, what's the deal with that space wreckage discovered by Carson Teva? It's the beginning of the second half of season three, so don't miss RFR's After Show as we review this episode, complete with your chats, comments, and phone calls.
30/03/23·2h 5m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "Pabu"/"Tipping Point"

RFR's BAD BATCH After Show returns with a double feature review of "Pabu" and "Tipping Point" from Season 2. Has Clone Force 99 finally found Paradise? Will Crosshair find freedom? Join us for an in-depth analysis of these episodes, plus your comments, live chat and phone calls!
24/03/23·1h 52m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #20 "The Foundling"

It's back to a high-flying adventure this week on THE MANDALORIAN! Chapter 20: "The Foundling" begins to answer some long-held questions as Grogu's next steps to becoming a Mandalorian are interwoven with a daring rescue mission led by Bo-Katan. Easter eggs, references, reveals, and a surprise cameo that caught everyone off guard! Join us as we review this episode complete with your chats, comments, and phone calls.
23/03/23·1h 54m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #19: "The Convert"

From the mines of Mandalore to the hushed corners of Coruscant society, Chapter 19 of THE MANDALORIAN offers a fascinating look into the state of the galaxy during the early days of the New Republic. Don't miss it as we break it all down, complete with your comments and phone calls, including a surprise call from F.J. DeSanto!
17/03/23·2h 54m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "The Outpost"

Crosshair is back in the spotlight this week as his loyalty to the Empire continues to be tested. Join us as we discuss this latest episode with your thoughts, theories and observations.
10/03/23·1h 38m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #18 "The Mines of Mandalore"

Din Djarin and Grogu journey to the living waters of Mandalore this week, and it's a banger of an episode! Don't miss our breakdown Chapter 18: "The Mines of Mandalore," along with your comments, chats and phone calls.
09/03/23·2h 23m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "Metamorphosis"

Clone Force 99 find a mysterious ship and an infamous creature this week and RFR is there for it. Join us for RFR's BAD BATCH After Show Livestream to discuss this latest episode, featuring your thoughts, theories and observations.
03/03/23·1h 53m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #17: Season 3 Premiere

THE MANDALORIAN returns with the highly anticipated Season 3 premiere: Chapter 17, "The Apostate." Join us for a lively discussion as we welcome back Din Djarin, Grogu (Sweet, Sweet Baby Yoda), Greef Karga, and more! Plus, we're giving away a pair of Mandalorian Special Edition headphone from Logitech. And, we feature your thoughts and observations as we kick off another exciting season of RFR's THE MANDALORIAN After Show!
02/03/23·2h 25m

"This Is The Way" to THE MANDALORIAN Season 3

We’re counting down the days until the new season of THE MANDALORIAN kicks off! We look ahead to season 3 and everything else, like SKELETON CREW, with Paul Bateman and feature an all-new MANDALORIAN tribute song “This Is The Way” by Jeff Ulicny. Plus, audio highlights from a recent Pedro Pascal interview. Liam Neeson recently revealed some STAR WARS fatigue by criticizing the output of spinoffs. We breakdown what he said and reach out with The Force to find more answers. Plus, we review behind-the-scenes info from OBI-WAN KENOBI director Deborah Chow and answer listener questions about Sith Lightning.
25/02/23·2h 28m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "Retrieval"

The Batch meets some shady characters as they attempt to retrieve the Havoc Marauder in this action-heavy second part of the "Ipsium Mine Duology".
23/02/23·1h 52m

How Much is Too Much STAR WARS?

New reports suggest the return of Bob Iger is resulting in a leaner, meaner Disney. With imminent announcements regarding a return to the silver screen, how will cutbacks affect the quantity and quality of future STAR WARS content? Are we getting too much STAR WARS, or not enough? Popular STAR WARS artist Matt Busch joins us In The Cantina to talk about his fandom and his upcoming film ALADDIN 3477 featuring inspiration and easter eggs from a galaxy far, far away. Plus, George Lucas vs The Autograph Collectors, Star Wars Role Playing Games, and more on the now-legendary “F*** The Empire” edit of the ANDOR season finale.
18/02/23·1h 56m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "The Crossing"

We start the back half of STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH Season 2 with another mission of the week as Clone Force 99 attempts to extract an unstable element from a hostile world. 
16/02/23·1h 32m

Inside The STAR WARS Radio Dramas

The original STAR WARS trilogy was famously recreated as audio dramas for public radio networks in the 80s and 90s. “The Winds That Shook The Stars” is the complete, unauthorized oral history of the STAR WARS radio dramas and will hit bookshelves this summer. We get a preview of the book from authors John and Mary Jo Tenuto, who share behind-the-scenes stories, trivia, and new info never before presented anywhere else. Plus, we spotlight some of the more famous voices heard in the radio dramas and more. Plus, we listen closely to Bail Organa’s voice in the latest episode of THE BAD BATCH and we review MANDALORIAN jokes from Pedro Pascal’s Saturday Night Live monologue.
10/02/23·1h 42m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "The Clone Conspiracy"/"Truth and Consequences"

It's a double batch this week with two episodes to review. Get your tin foil hats ready as we dive into "The Clone Conspiracy," followed by "Truth and Consequences," which features a long-teased appearance of the Emperor himself.
09/02/23·2h 13m

MANDALORIAN Season 3 Predictions from F.J.

Filmmaker and Friend of the Show F.J. DeSanto (Transformers: War for Cybertron) joins us In The Cantina with an ANDOR recap, a look ahead to AHSOKA, and his predictions for season three of THE MANDALORIAN. We listen to highlights dating back to 2015 from Dave Filoni discussing the origin of THE BAD BATCH and the history behind ideas presented in this week’s episode “Tribe”. Plus, Star Wars In Pop Culture and we pay tribute to Cindy Williams and David Crosby by acknowledging their unique places in STAR WARS history and fandom.
04/02/23·2h 5m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "Tribe"

The Batch is on a mission to help a fugitive Jedi this week and they return to a familiar planet. Join us for our review and discussion of "Tribe" on the RFR BAD BATCH After Show Livestream featuring your calls, thoughts and observations!
02/02/23·2h

Secret MANDALORIAN Trailer Reveals Surprising Info!

We analyze a secretly released trailer for THE MANDALORIAN season 3 featuring alternate footage and a surprising reveal. Our Grogu speculation continues as we try to crack the mystery surrounding Baby Yoda’s past. We’ve got interview audio highlights featuring Moff Gideon Giancarlo Esposito, who’s pumped for the new season of Mando, and Cassian himself, Diego Luna is hard at work on ANDOR season 2. With profits down, Hasbro is cutting corners. How will this affect their STAR WARS brand? RFR listeners get musical with BAD BATCH-inspired Neil Diamond song parodies. THAT 90’s SHOW is here and, as expected, there are plenty of STAR WARS references. We spotlight them all on “Star Wars In Pop Culture”. Plus, Rancho Obi-Wan needs your help, capes in STAR WARS, inside Luthen’s shop, and why DOES Disney+ drop episodes during overnight hours?
27/01/23·1h 40m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "Entombed"

The Batch is back on the trail of another treasure, but this time, with Phee Genoa in the lead. And Hunter doesn't like it. Join us for a look at "Entombed" on THE BAD BATCH After Show with our breakdown and your thoughts and observations. 
26/01/23·1h 21m

Who Really IS Grogu? New MANDALORIAN Trailer Reveals Clues

Sure, he’ll always be Sweet Baby Yoda to us, but who really IS Grogu and what’s up with the mystery of his past? Is it finally time we learned the secrets? We crack “The Mystery Box” wide open with our breakdown of the all-new trailer for season 3 of THE MANDALORIAN and look for clues and hints. We look closely at the new Mandalorian warriors introduced in the trailer and try to determine how they fit into the story and more. Plus, listener feedback about THE BAD BATCH, some Phil Tippett discussion, and STAR WARS in POLTERGEIST.
20/01/23·1h 57m

THE BAD BATCH After Show LIVE: "Faster"

It's all about speed this week as the Bad Batch crew gets mixed up in the world of racing. Do you have the need for speed? Join us for the RFR BAD BATCH After Show livestream looking at "Faster." If you'd like to WATCH The After Show, be sure to check out Rebel Force Radio on YouTube.
19/01/23·1h 43m

Beyond OBI-WAN KENOBI

This week on RFR, We have hot takes from Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as they look back on the full season of OBI-WAN KENOBI via fresh comments courtesy of SAG. Will there be a season two? We speculate! We continue analyzing this week’s episode of THE BAD BATCH and consider the implications it will have on the rest of the season. We reveal the perfect STAR WARS vacation and more! 
13/01/23·1h 56m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: "The Solitary Clone"

This week the focus is on Crosshair as he and another familiar clone face grapple with the moral and ethical dilemmas of carrying out the orders of a growing Empire. Join us for another RFR After Show livestream looking at this thought-provoking episode of THE BAD BATCH with your thoughts and observations for "The Solitary Clone."
12/01/23·1h 33m

THE BAD BATCH After Show: Season 2 Premiere

The Batch is back to raid Count Dooku's war chest with the season 2 premiere, featuring a double feature of action-packed episodes: "Spoils of War" and "Ruins of War." The team is sporting some new armor, and Omega's hair may be a little longer, but what else has changed for our favorite misfit clones? We break it all down together with Super Chats, and listener calls featuring your thoughts and observations!
05/01/23·1h 40m

A Very Ahsoka Christmas with Ashley Eckstein

Christmas is here a couple days early as we are joined In The Cantina by Ashley Eckstein for a lengthy, in-depth conversation about everything Ahsoka including TALES OF THE JEDI, the upcoming AHSOKA series, meeting Rosario Dawson, THE CLONE WARS and more. Also under the tree: Star Wars in Pop Culture featuring "Rick and Morty" and Carrie Fisher in a goofy Hallmark Christmas rom-com. Plus, listener feedback and more! 
23/12/22·2h 19m

STAR WARS Holiday Office Party

Welcome to the RFR Star Wars Holiday Office Party! Everyone is welcome. The gifts are under the tree, food is on the table and the eggnog is definitely spiked. Kitster’s got a lamp shade on his head and RFR listeners are the guests of honor. We’re featuring your voice messages with opinions from everything to ANDOR to KENOBI to BOBA FETT and beyond. You tell us your top STAR WARS moments in 2022, reveal some predictions for 2023, and provide us with plenty of great topics for conversation. Star Wars in Pop Culture returns with clips from “Grey’s Anatomy”,” Somebody Feed Phil”, “Mythic Quest’, ‘Phineas and Ferb”, even England’s new Prime Minister checks in!. And what happens when STAR WARS comes up while you’re in the dentist chair? Listen to find out!
16/12/22·2h 5m

The Batch is Back! THE BAD BATCH Returns

ANDOR is over so STAR WARS fans are looking forward to the return of THE BAD BATCH next month with an all-new trailer to whet our appetites. This week, we review the trailer frame-by-frame and speculate about season two. We aren't done with ANDOR yet and we have a few new audio highlights from showrunner Tony Gilroy, who always provides solid commentary with no B.S. Plus, Jon Kasdan reveals the "biggest problem" with SOLO, will Bob Iger cut back on STAR WARS spending, and what's the deal with the bathrooms at GALAXY'S EDGE?
10/12/22·1h 57m

"F*** THE EMPIRE!"- The Fallout of ANDOR

We gave you the scoop, and now we have confirmation the first F-bomb in STAR WARS was included in the ANDOR season finale prior to editing. More fallout from ANDOR as Tony Gilroy recently talked to the media about the final 3 episodes of season one and we have all the highlights. From Saw Guerrera and the birth of the rebellion to Luthen’s gallery and “lightsaber”, we review Gilroy’s insight, motivation and inspiration. We look at new info about STAR WARS in 2023, including THE MANDALORIAN, AHSOKA, and THE ACOLYTE. Bob Iger is back, and we bring you the WORLD PREMIERE of the all-new song from Puppet Lando, “Hello, What Have We Here”.
03/12/22·2h 23m

ANDOR After Show #12: "Rix Road"

The season finale of ANDOR is here, and so is the Rebel Force Radio After Show Livestream! Join us as we discuss the latest episode and reflect on the entire season. What does it mean for the future of STAR WARS on the big and flatscreen? Plus, listeners call in with thoughts and observations about this thrilling (and polarizing) first season of ANDOR.
24/11/22·2h 2m

The STAR WARS Holiday Special Strikes Back

Celebrating 44 years of the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Presented on CBS one-time-only on November 17, 1978, this show has become legendary & infamous among STAR WARS fans. We share our memories of the show with Steven Kozak, producer of the upcoming documentary “A Disturbance in The Force”, who joins us to share some interesting and hilarious Holiday Special info. Plus, we’re looking forward to the season finale of ANDOR with rumors and speculation about what we might see (and hear). 
18/11/22·1h 57m

ANDOR After Show #11: "Daughter of Ferrix"

Cassian is on the move once more, having just broken out of the Narkina 5 prison. Where will he end up next? Watch this week's episode of ANDOR, and then join us on the RFR ANDOR After Show as we discuss the penultimate installment of season one.
17/11/22·1h 58m

Jailbreak for ANDOR

The recently wrapped Narkina 5 Prison arc on ANDOR has raised the bar for great acting, writing and directing in STAR WARS. We have revealing highlights from recent interviews with showrunner Tony Gilroy and Kino Loy actor Andy Serkis that provide ample insight into the Narkina 5 plot and characters. News headlines include reports about new STAR WARS projects by filmmaker Shawn Levy and anime producers Studio Ghibli. Plus, info about MANDALORIAN season 3, listener feedback about ANDOR and more! 
11/11/22·1h 57m

ANDOR After Show #10 "One Way Out"

Jailbreak! Cassian and the inmates are getting restless and the time to act is... now! Join us on the RFR ANDOR After Show as we discuss this explosive new episode. Plus, the RFR switchboard was open for your thoughts, theories and observations!
10/11/22·1h 49m

The Next STAR WARS Film

“Here we go again”, as Threepio once famously said.  Another rumored STAR WARS film is in the works, this one coming from Damon Lindelof and targeting a December 2025 release.  So naturally, we are skeptical. ANDOR is bringing us STAR WARS stories told without all the typical bells and whistles we expect. We discuss the pros and cons. Faverau and Filoni revealed some MANDALORIAN, AHSOKA, and SKELETON CREW  production updates to ET and we review the highlights, along with Hayden Christensen’s acceptance speech at the 2022 Saturn Awards. Plus, a new version of the NARKINA PRISON BLUES and more!
05/11/22·1h 55m

ANDOR After Show #9: "Nobody's Listening!"

As Cassian and his fellow inmates plot their prison break, things get even more complicated for Mon Mothma this week on ANDOR!
03/11/22·1h 53m

TALES OF THE JEDI After Show: Season 1

THE CLONE WARS is back! Well, sort of. The latest animated anthology from Lucasfilm and the mind of Dave Filoni drops us back into the familiar style of storytelling fans have loved during THE CLONE WARS and THE BAD BATCH. TALES OF THE JEDI attempts to fill in the gaps on the origin of two of the Galaxy's most important figures: Ahsoka Tano and the evil Count Dooku. We talk about all six episodes in season one and the RFR Switchboard was open for your calls and comments
28/10/22·2h 18m

ANDOR After Show #8: "Narkina 5"

Cassian is in the clink on Narkina 5 while Luthen attempts to enlist help from a familiar face this week on ANDOR! Plus, speculation about characters and plot with your thoughts and observations via Superchats and listener calls
27/10/22·1h 50m

ANDOR-PALOOZA: Behind-The-Scenes of ANDOR

The ANDOR experiment is well-underway as the most mature STAR WARS storytelling continues to unfold. We’ve collected a ton of interesting comments from showrunner Tony Gilroy explaining his motivations and approach to the story, along with revealing behind-the-scenes info. Plus, ANDOR actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach provides details about Skeen’s tattoos and his blaster while actor Kyle Soller (Syril Karn) discusses Syril’s cereal. Rian Johnson’s potential STAR WARS trilogy ain’t dead yet and we listen to what he had to say about it in a recent interview. The Godfather of “Star Wars In Pop Culture” Kevin Smith strikes again as CLERKS 3 features more of his trademark STAR WARS references. We review them all! 
21/10/22·1h 48m

ANDOR After Show #7: "Announcement"

Cassian heads home as word of the Aldhani heist spreads across the galaxy as things get hot for Mon Mothma on the home front. We'll break it all down with you on the ANDOR After Show Livestream. Plus, live listener calls and superchats.
20/10/22·1h 47m

ANDOR Halftime Show with F.J. DeSanto

As ANDOR has entered the halfway point in season one, we thought it would be a perfect time to check in with film producer F.J.DeSanto (TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON). F.J. shares his opinions about ANDOR thus far and provides insight and information. We also review some of his “Prophet Or Loser” predictions for OBI-WAN KENOBI. Plus, listener feedback, food in the STAR WARS galaxy and more.
15/10/22·1h 57m

ANDOR After Show #6: "The Eye"

The heist is here! There's no turning back now for Cassian and his crew on Aldhani. Season One of ANDOR is officially at the halfway point, and RFR is back with another After Show Livestream! Plus, listeners call in with thoughts and observations
13/10/22·1h 44m

ANDOR Insight & Info

ANDOR is in the atmosphere this week as we feature audio highlights from showrunner Tony Gilroy who provides some interesting behind-the-scenes details about plot and production. Star Wars in Pop Culture is back with another wild collection of STAR WARS mentions and references covering the gamut from TV to movies to sports coverage. Plus, listener feedback, breakfast cereal and LEGO Lando!
08/10/22·1h 50m

ANDOR After Show: Episode 5 - "The Axe Forgets"

Cassian Andor's new friends don't know if they can trust him. And, are they all what they appear to be? Join us for our review and analysis of Episode 5, "The Axe Forgets," plus your comments and calls on Rebel Force Radio's ANDOR After Show!
06/10/22·1h 39m

Going All In on ANDOR

ANDOR is here and after four episodes, it’s clear this series is grittier, darker, and edgier than anything seen before in STAR WARS. We’re all in on ANDOR here at RFR and according to our voicemail hotline, other STAR WARS fans are too. James Earl Jones is stepping back from being the voice of Darth Vader and his replacement? Technology! We discuss and look back at the actor's Darth Vader career with an audio tribute. We review the season premiere of ABC’s “Home Ecomonics” featuring recent RFR guest Topher Grace's visit to Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. And, “Star Wars In Pop Culture” returns with a mega presentation of STAR WARS references found in recent episodes of “Family Guy”, “Reservation Dogs”, “The Orville”, “Cobra Kai” and more.
01/10/22·1h 41m

ANDOR After Show: Episode 4

Things are heating up for Cassian and the galaxy in "Aldhani," the latest episode of the new STAR WARS thriller series, ANDOR! Join us for our in-depth look at this episode, complete with your calls, comments, super-chats and more!
29/09/22·1h 43m

ANDOR After Show: Episodes 1-3

This is not your Daddy's STAR WARS! At least that's what some are saying about Disney+'s latest live-action series, STAR WARS: ANDOR. Join RFR for a whole new season of After Shows, where we review and reflect on this exciting new series episode by episode. Plus, we open the RFR switchboard to take your calls live on the air plus Superchats with your thoughts and observations on the first three episodes of ANDOR...and we promise to leave you fat and satisfied!
22/09/22·2h

TOPHER GRACE Goes to GALAXY'S EDGE

Topher Grace returns to RFR with stories about shooting the season premiere of ABC’s “Home Economics” at Disneyland and STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE. Plus, Topher answers The Yoda Questionnaire and talks about his STAR WARS fandom. We also look back to earlier in Topher’s career and THAT 70’s SHOW to review our favorite STAR WARS references from that great sitcom. Plus, we take a look at some killer trailers recently dropped at D23 for the upcoming STAR WARS streaming series ANDOR, TALES OF THE JEDI and MANDALORIAN season three and more! Be sure to catch Topher in the "Home Economics" season premiere at STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE next Wednesday at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT
16/09/22·2h 6m

OBI-WAN KENOBI's Mythological Blueprint

The OBI-WAN KENOBI limited series saw the titular character go on a rescue mission that brought him face-to-face with the reality of a shattered life left behind. On the way, he regained his faith in The Force and emerged stronger than ever. Our "Jedi Yogi" John Marcoux stops by this week to give us the lowdown on the many myth-based influences behind Obi-Wan's journey, from Joseph Campbell to the ancient Samurai and beyond. We review the new documentary "Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return" with highlights featuring Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson, we look forward to D23 and anticipate ANDOR. 
10/09/22·2h 25m

ROGUE ONE Rewind with Gary Whitta

With ROGUE ONE back in theaters, co-writer Gary Whitta joins us this week In The Cantina to talk about the film and share some behind-the-scenes stories. Plus, learn about Gary's ambitious multi-media launch for his new novel GUNDOG and hear his answers to "The Yoda Questionnaire". We wrap up our review of ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS with audio highlights from Marcia Lucas and a look at the prequels.
02/09/22·1h 51m

STAR WARS: ANDOR - The First Look

We get our first look at a scene from the upcoming series STAR WARS: ANDOR and we break it down. Marcia Lucas recently broke her silence about how her marriage with George Lucas unraveled on ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS. We review her comments. Baby Belushi and The Babu Freaks gathered in Joliet, Illinois for the first ever Blues Brothers Con. Hear all about it! Plus, we look back at the excitement surrounding the release of the first trailer for THE PHANTOM MENACE, and learn which STAR WARS novel made Jimmy Mac go blind.
26/08/22·2h 6m

Industrial Light & Magic Time Machine

So much new info about George Lucas’s legendary special effects company has been revealed via new documentary series like “Light and Magic” and “Icons Unearthed: Star Wars”. In 1978, George moved ILM from Southern California up north to San Rafael into a facility on Kerner Blvd, where it stayed until 2005. Thanks to veteran filmmaker Sean House, RFR was recently allowed access to this former home of ILM and important location of film history. This is the place where STAR WARS special effects from EMPIRE to REVENGE OF THE SITH were created, not to mention RAIDERS, E.T., Jurassic Park and so many more groundbreaking films. It’s still in use today as 32Ten Studios and still creating amazing effects. Effects wiz Sean House joins us to talk about his career, his history with ILM and shares behind-the-scenes stories you’ve never heard before about working with George Lucas and Rick McCallum. Thanks to the help of loyal RFR listeners, Jason has solved his problem with Star Wars action figures falling down. We also talk about newer action figure releases from Black Series to Retro Vintage and more.
19/08/22·2h

RFR LIVE from Rancho Obi-Wan with Steve Sansweet

It's a very special LIVE Rebel Force Radio. Jimmy Mac is in Petaluma, CA, at Rancho Obi-Wan as we sit down for an extended interview with legendary fan ambassador and Guinness record holder for the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia Steve Sansweet. Steve will showcase some of our favorite items in his collection while also taking your calls. We also review the all-new trailer for STAR WARS: ANDOR. Plus, 100% of all super chats will go to Rancho Obi-Wan. Please consider making a donation to support Rancho Obi-Wan, home to the Guinness World Record largest Star Wars collection and museum and become a member today!  www.ranchoobiwan.org   
06/08/22·2h 15m

ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS' Brian Volk-Weiss

Director Brian Volk-Weiss joins us to talk about his documentary series ICONS UNEARTHED: STAR WARS which features his rare and revealing interview with Marcia Lucas. Brian talks to us extensively about how he snagged the interview with George Lucas’s ex, his research into STAR WARS, his fandom, collecting, his popular series THE TOYS THAT MADE US, and more. This guy knows his STAR WARS! Plus, we review new highlights from the latest episode of ICONS including reveals about how George Lucas got the idea to make Darth Vader the father of Luke Skywalker and more!
29/07/22·2h 3m

Will The STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY Get Remade?

Could the STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY be completely remade with new actors? We discuss the possibilities. We look at the recently leaked Mandalorian Season 3 footage from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim with a shot-by-shot review. We also analyze the leaked trailer for TALES OF THE JEDI, an upcoming series of shorts featuring early stories about Ahsoka Tano, Qui Gon Jinn and Count Dooku. We have more Marcia Lucas highlights from Vice TV’s “Icon Unearthed” including info about the trench run and the deleted Anchorhead scenes. Plus, San Diego Comic Con STAR WARS exclusive merch, a Tom Kane update, and more.
22/07/22·2h 8m

OBI-WAN KENOBI: Early Concepts & Kyle Newman’s Review

Before OBI-WAN KENOBI was a streaming series, it was conceived as a feature film. Reporter Nathan Johnson from TheDirect.com joins us this week to talk about his exclusive interview with the screenwriter behind the KENOBI film, Stuart Beattie. We reveal how Beattie convinced Lucasfilm to make the film, the initial plans for a trilogy, original ideas for Reva, a role for Commander Cody, and a different version of the Vader/Kenobi duel. Kyle Newman’s new film 1UP is here, and we welcome Kyle to The Cantina to talk about the making of the movie and its STAR WARS references, along with his review of OBI-WAN KENOBI. Plus, Marcia Lucas talks about killing off old Ben in A NEW HOPE, Gina Carano reveals info about the now-scrapped RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC and more!
15/07/22·2h 3m

ANDOR AHEAD!

With KENOBI wrapped, we look ahead to the next big STAR WARS streaming series ANDOR with an in-depth review of the first trailer. In news headlines: OBI-WAN KENOBI writer Stuart Beattie revealed the original plan for the story to be told as a feature film trilogy, and the status of Taika Waititi’s STAR WARS film seems uncertain. Kevin Liell joins us IN THE CANTINA to make a big announcement and shares his OBI-WAN KENOBI REVIEW and STAR WARS CELEBRATION stories. Plus, we look back at the Original Trilogy via audio highlights for the moments when Anakin Skywalker emerged from the Darth Vader persona.
02/07/22·2h 40m

OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show Part VI

It's our biggest OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show yet -- The series finale packed a lot of punch and we're here to break it all down. Ben, Vader, Leia, Luke, Owen, Beru...We discuss the great moments, high action, and all the dramatic moments. The RFR switchboard is lit up and we dig deep into your thoughts and theories about all six parts of OBI-WAN KENOBI.
23/06/22·2h 20m

The Prequels Are Back! OBI-WAN KENOBI-Behind The Scenes

Chut Chut! We got OBI-WAN KENOBI on the mind as the countdown to next week’s season finale is on! We have a media roundup of Hayden Christensen interview highlights that pull back the curtain on some big moments including the Bacta Tank scenes and the voice of Vader. We found him! Our favorite fan at STAR WARS CELEBRATION was Baby Belushi, aka Galactic Bluto, aka Space Jake, and we got him IN THE CANTINA. Chris Sorrentino is an artist, comedian and podcaster who is an uncanny John Belushi look-a-like and huge STAR WARS fan who once infamously appeared on Impractical Jokers! We get to know Chris and have a ton of laughs along the way.
18/06/22·2h 13m

OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show: Part V

The penultimate chapter of the OBI-WAN KENOBI series raises the stakes  and RFR is back with another After Show breakdown with your thoughts, theories and phone calls.
16/06/22·2h 11m

OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show: Part IV

The second half of OBI-WAN KENOBI officially begins with Part IV and we are there with the RFR After Show LIVE! We break down this latest episode down along with your thoughts and theories. The RFR switchboard was open to take your calls, and you came through with some good ones!
09/06/22·2h 4m

STAR WARS CELEBRATION 2022 After Show

After a whirlwind week in Anaheim for Star Wars Celebration 2022, it's time to reflect back on everything we saw and did. Join us as we look back on the RFR Rooftop Bash, the OBI-WAN KENOBI premiere, The Mandalorian Experience, our trip to Galaxy's Edge and everything in between. Plus, we invited you to call in with your unforgettable Celebration Anaheim moments.
04/06/22·2h 34m

OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show: Part III

The saga of OBI-WAN KENOBI continues with Part III of the new Disney+ series. Join us for an in-depth breakdown and review of this latest episode featuring live chat, comments and call ins with listener thoughts and theories.
02/06/22·2h 11m

OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show: Parts I & II

It's finally here! OBI-WAN KENOBI Parts I and II premiered at Celebration Anaheim 2022 followed by an early release on Disney+ and we have first-hand coverage of both! Join us for our breakdown of this direct sequel to the Prequel Trilogy. The RFR switchboard was open for your thoughts about the most anticipated and ambitious STAR WARS live-action series yet!
27/05/22·1h 46m

RFR Rooftop Bash: STAR WARS CELEBRATION 2022

Rebel Force Radio kicked off Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 on the Rooftop of the Grand Legacy at the Fifth. Special guests: Steve Sansweet, Daniel Logan, Dan Madsen, Stephen Costantino, Kyle Newman, and the RFR Puppet Theater!
26/05/22·2h 5m

STAR WARS In VANITY FAIR: A Critical Analysis

With OBI-WAN KENOBI on the horizon, STAR WARS dominates the latest cover of Vanity Fair magazine. We provide a critical (and a bit cynical) analysis of the entire article including the extended Kathleen Kennedy interview posted online along with new info about ANDOR, AHSOKA, THE MANDALORIAN, THE ACOLYTE and the future of STAR WARS on the silver screen. We have KENOBI press highlights from Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. Could there be a Darth Vader film or streaming series on the horizon? Will there ever be a film villain to match the popularity of Darth Vader? We discuss the possibilities. Plus, we review the food and drink menu for The RFR Rooftop Bash and more!
20/05/22·2h 20m

OBI-WAN KENOBI...Look At The Size of That Thing!

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen visited Germany to promote OBI-WAN KENOBI and we have all the highlights! Ewan also appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW to talk Kenobi and we hear what he said. We recap ICCC in Nashville including info revealed at the Ian McDiarmid panel inferring we may be seeing The Emperor again via a STAR WARS streaming series. Plus, highlights from The Podcast Stage in Nashville, we review DISNEY GALLERY: THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, Star Wars in Pop Culture features a moment from the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial and much more!  
13/05/22·2h 7m

OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show: May The 4th Trailer

We've seen the teaser; now it's time for the real deal. The OFFICIAL OBI-WAN KENOBI trailer has just been released in time for May the 4th! Join us on this special STAR WARS Day for a live breakdown of this new look at an old friend and his latest adventures. The RFR switchboard is open for your thoughts about the most anticipated STAR WARS live-action series yet!
05/05/22·2h 5m

Boba Fett Fell in the Toilet!

OBI-WAN KENOBI is little over a month away and Grand Inquisitor actor Rupert Friend is displaying true enthusiasm for the upcoming series in new interview clips. Dominic Pace joins us with a big update on some cool MANDALORIAN-inspired tiki mugs including his character Gekko The Bounty Hunter. Liam Neeson is always asked if he will come back to the role of Qui Gon Jinn and we have his latest remarks. Rancho Obi-Wan was featured on The History Channel recently and we have some fun highlights. Plus, we look at the voice cast for LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA, we share some KENOBI speculation, and STAR WARS in Pop Culture features Boba Fett in a toilet.
22/04/22·2h 9m

KENOBI Updates & Gilbert Gottfried Tribute

A recent article in EW promises OBI-WAN KENOBI will focus on a time of darkness in the galaxy. We speculate! We pay tribute to comedian Gilbert Gottfried with some fun STAR WARS parodies with his contributions, like The Tonight Show. Giancarlo Esposito talked about THE MANDALORIAN season three recently and we have highlights. Also, MANDALORIAN casting news, info revealed about an upcoming STAR WARS animated series, and our final ICCC update with promoter Michael Havens!
15/04/22·1h 49m

Galen Howard's BOOK OF BOBA FETT Set Stories

It’s Galen Howard! The Mos Espa City Hall Clerk from THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT!  Galen takes us behind-the-scenes with some great stories from the set and reveals his family connection to RETURN OF THE JEDI. Plus, Galen talks about some of his other projects like BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” hit music video. We bring you our early review of LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA and interview highlights from Luke’s body double in THE MANDALORIAN actor Max Lloyd-Jones. Samuel L. Jackson still wants to come back to STAR WARS & still has his purple lightsaber! Star Wars in Pop Culture features THE GOLDBERGS, ROBOT CHICKEN and more! 
08/04/22·2h 4m

Alec Guinness Hated STAR WARS!

Did Sir Alec Guinness really tell a little kid to never watch STAR WARS again? It’s a well-known tale from Guinness’s memoir that had us asking many questions. We wanted to find out more so we found the kid! Daniel Henning, now a successful actor/audiobook narrator, joins us In The Cantina for the first-ever interview about his encounter with Sir Alec! The countdown to OBI-WAN KENOBI is on and we have audio highlights from a recent interview with Ewan McGregor. Plus, JEDI: FALLEN ORDER, Dave Grohl, The RFR Rooftop Bash and more!
01/04/22·2h 7m

Daniel Logan Reviews THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT

Actor Daniel Logan (Attack of the Clones) joins us with his first-ever review of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT in a lengthy exclusive interview. We talk about his history with the character, Boba Fett action figures, and his passion for being a STAR WARS fan ambassador. Plus, Daniel weighs in on THE BAD BATCH, Omega and unreleased episodes of THE CLONE WARS. The first image of Darth Vader from OBI-WAN KENOBI has been revealed along with a few quotes from Hayden Christensen about returning to the role. Plus, more info about Darth Maul formerly being the antagonist in the Kenobi series and how the story went from bleak to uplifting during the writing process. Star Wars In Pop Culture spotlights Sir Alec Guinness and info about The RFR Rooftop Bash: Anaheim 2022!
25/03/22·2h 6m

OBI-WAN KENOBI After Show: Teaser Trailer

Between darkness and defeat... hope survives. Join us for a live breakdown of the first teaser trailer for OBI-WAN KENOBI. Plus, we look at the all-new "first look" Entertainment Weekly cover story featuring pix and info. Plus, the RFR switchboard is open for your thoughts about the most ambitious STAR WARS live action series yet!
10/03/22·2h 24m

The Mythological Blueprint for THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT

Jedi Yogi John Marcoux is back to talk THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT with his famed mythological blueprint breakdown. John makes connections between STAR WARS stories and the history of myth, religion, film, anthropology and media in ways that will blow your mind. ICCC’s Michael Havens also joins us with an update on what’s happening at the con in Nashville next month with a huge STAR WARS guest announcement. Plus, a new honor for James Earl Jones and a tribute to Alan Ladd Jr.
05/03/22·1h 54m

OBI-WAN KENOBI: What We Want To See (And What We Don’t)

The RFR Comlink is open! This week, we’re featuring listener feedback about all-things STAR WARS - New and old! We look ahead to OBI-WAN KENOBI to talk about what we want to see, and what we don’t. We listen to praise and critiques from RFR Patreon supporters about THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and plenty of talk about THE MANDALORIAN and ROGUE ONE. Plus, a look back at the original 1977 STAR WARS parody in Cracked Magazine, George Lucas stories, and we provide some of our own answers to The Yoda Questionnaire.
26/02/22·2h 5m

Inside THE MANDALORIAN Season Two

We review the all-new book THE ART OF THE MANDALORIAN SEASON TWO featuring fresh revelations about the series via quotes from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Learn about George Lucas’s request for Grogu, the secrecy surrounding the debut of Luke Skywalker and why Favreau wanted The Mandalorian to keep his helmet on all the time. Plus, we look closely at concept art from the full season. A stunning new trailer for STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC dropped this week and we break it down. OBI-WAN KENOBI is coming! We have a full report on the upcoming series along with Kenobi in Marvel Comics and novels. Also in STAR WARS publishing news, Han and Leia are getting hitched…Again.
19/02/22·2h 15m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Recap with Kyle Newman

Kyle Newman (Fanboys) joins us for his critical review of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. Kyle breaks down the whole season and provides his insight as a filmmaker and hardcore STAR WARS fan. Plus, he brought Cyn along with him so we get her analysis as well! We take a closer look at The Scorpenek Droid, seen in the BOBA season finale. Plus, Temuera Morrison reveals he wants revenge on Mace Windu, a new Boba Fett Remix, and John Williams turns 90!
12/02/22·2h 5m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT After Show #7

The final chapter of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT may be here, but the conversation has just begun. Join us for a review of the season (or is it series?) finale "In The Name of Honor" complete with your chats, comments and phone calls plus a surprise call from STAR WARS actor Stephen Stanton!
10/02/22·2h 20m

Luke's Back! (See Anything Good On TV Lately?)

We bask in the afterglow following the return of Luke Skywalker and Sweet Baby Yoda (ok…Grogu!) on the latest episode of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT with a recap of our After Show and we discuss the mystery of Yoda’s Lightsaber. Michael Havens is the mastermind behind the ICCCon and he joins us to reveal a legendary STAR WARS actor who will be at the con this spring. We got clips from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who made some rare statements about working on SOLO prior to getting the can. Sebastian Stan comments on fan support for him to play Luke Skywalker, and NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick reveals details about his legendary boy band appearing in ATTACK OF THE CLONES….Almost.
05/02/22·1h 41m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT After Show #6

It's the penULTIMATE chapter of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and if you liked last week's episode, you'll really like this one. Join us for a thorough review of "From The Desert Comes A Stranger" and we open the RFR switchboard to take calls from the greatest audience of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy!
03/02/22·2h 13m

BOBA FETT vs THE MANDALORIAN

The buzz is strong following the debut of Din Djarin in THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Chapter Five. With the return of THE MANDALORIAN, we're compelled to compare and contrast the two series in terms of character, story and overall quality. Could we be heading to an epic showdown between the two Beskar armored warriors? We discuss! News headlines bring us some hot scoops about ANDOR and OBI-WAN KENOBI. Plus, audio highlights from a new Temuera Morrison interview and STAR WARS in Pop Culture features "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and Conan O'Brien. Plus, Creed Bratton from "The Office" in THE BOOK OF BOBA? Only on RFR!
29/01/22·1h 42m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT After Show #5

Things are heating up this week with Chapter 5 of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and we have much to discuss. Join us LIVE tonight at 10 PM Eastern Time for a thorough review and be sure to share your thoughts in the chat, in the comments and on the phone as we open the RFR switchboard to take your calls.
27/01/22·2h 10m

Obsessed with THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT

It’s ALL Boba Fett this week on RFR. We have more highlights from Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen’s media tour and have quotes from the actors about the Tusken Raider massacre, the controversial Mod speeder chase, and George Lucas. Does Boba talk too much? Will we see Boba encounter Ewoks? We listen for hints or clues. We also look at rumors about an potential unannounced upcoming STAR WARS streaming series, along with the history of Boba’s death and resurrection via comics and books.
22/01/22·2h 8m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT After Show #4

This week, it's all about THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Chapter 4, "The Gathering Storm." We break it all down and open up the switchboard for your thoughts and observations on this all-new addition to STAR WARS canon.
20/01/22·1h 45m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Media Tour Highlights

NEW YEAR NEW RFR! We discuss the state of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT after the first three chapters and listen to interview highlights from Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen on their recent media tour junket. Plus, STAR WARS in Pop Culture spotlights COBRA KAI and Leonardo DiCaprio in DON’T LOOK UP.
15/01/22·1h 43m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT After Show #3

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is back this week with Chapter 3 "The Streets of Mos Espa". What did we learn? What was revealed? Join us for a LIVE (and lively) discussion complete with your phone calls. From The Mayor’s office to the rancor pit…From Krrstantan to The Pykes, we talk about everything!
13/01/22·2h 22m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT After Show #2

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT continues this week with Chapter 2. We are talking full-on spoilers of everything that happened in "The Tribes of Tatooine". We're providing analysis and observations from the whole episode with special guest, toy guy Michael Mercy. Plus, your Superchats and phone calls to the RFR switchboard!
06/01/22·2h 30m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT After Show #1

After a year of massive anticipation, THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is finally here! Join us for a Rebel Force Radio After Show review of the first exciting chapter "Stranger In A Strange Land", with listener calls, speculation and analysis.
30/12/21·2h 40m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Is Almost Here!

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is in our crosshairs this week as we ramp up our excitement and speculation for the upcoming STAR WARS streaming series. We review the latest promo videos and inspect the footage. Could Harrison Ford appear in the series as a de-aged Han Solo? We discuss the rumors! Mandalorian music, Simon Kinberg recently discussed his work on the STAR WARS saga in a revealing new interview, Star Wars in Pop Culture features HAWKEYE and DEXTER, action figure reviews, Liam Neeson as Santa Claus and more!
17/12/21·3h 10m

STAR WARS HOTEL: Bucket List or Bust?

We review some cringeworthy promotional video for the new STAR WARS hotel, “Galactic Starcruiser”. Patty Jenkins is moving her schedule around again, but will it include a return to ROGUE SQUADRON? And what's up with the inconsistent media reports about RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC? We look at quotes from a recent Empire Magazine cover story about STAR WARS to figure it out. Plus, a little discussion about Count Dooku and the world premiere of Puppet Lando's all-new song "My Felt Needs To Be Felt".
10/12/21·2h 9m

Fresh BOBA FETT Footage! STAR TREK's Chase Masterson!

We look closely at fresh footage from THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT via new video promos, along with casting rumors for AHSOKA. We welcome the first ever STAR TREK actor to join us on RFR! Chase Masterson (Leeta from DS9) and author Carrie Goldman join us In The Cantina to discuss their anti-bullying initiative Pop Culture Hero Coalition . Carrie also gives us an update on her daughter Katie “The Star Wars Girl” and Chase shares some great Peter Mayhew memories. Baby Yoda was featured at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and we review the little guy's big appearance. Plus, Bill Burr compares STAR WARS fans to sports fans and more.
03/12/21·2h 17m

STAR WARS Sequel Characters Could Return

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy hints there may be a potential new vehicle for the characters of the sequel trilogy in an all-new Empire Magazine cover story. The article also includes quotes from the Favreau/Filoni brain trust about THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and AHSOKA too. We read between the lines for clues about the upcoming projects. Honoring a long-time RFR tradition, we give thanks for our audience with a heavy dose of Listener Feedback featuring voice mail from our Patreon supporters.
25/11/21·2h 39m

The Demise of ROGUE SQUADRON

Insider information was revealed this week providing more insight into the cancelation of STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON and other recent Lucasfilm fails, we got highlights from a recent Adam Driver interview, new STAR WARS voices are available on TikTok including See Threepio, our Force Spirits conversation continues, Randy Newman sings STAR WARS songs, and our annual look back at the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL.
19/11/21·2h 11m

STAR WARS Disney+ Day: RFR After Show

Breaking down all the STAR WARS news that was and wasn't as part of Disney+ Day, including your calls. We discuss the OBI-WAN KENOBI sizzle reel with concept art, the Boba Fett documentary "Under The Helmet", and speculate about the future of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. Plus, the return of ROGUE ONE to theaters and more!
15/11/21·2h 1m

STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON...Shelved!

Bombshell news this week with Patty Jenkins' STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON reportedly off the production schedule. Will another STAR WARS film move into it's 2023 release spot? Could it be Kevin Feige's? Taika Waititi's? or KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC? We break it down! In a recent interview, actor Matt Smith finally broke his silence about his scrapped role in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and we listen to the highlights. Plus, STAR WARS rumors, Disney+ Day hype, more Spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn, and Star Wars in Pop Culture features CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.
11/11/21·1h 46m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Trailer Reveals Clues

A shot-by-shot breakdown of the new trailer for THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT provides speculation and clues, Giancarlo Esposito names his favorite MANDALORIAN castmate, Seth Green provides insight into the unreleased STAR WARS DETOURS, The history of The Spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn, STAR WARS references in F9, and the Top 5 Greatest STAR WARS Sound Effects of all-time.
05/11/21·2h 12m

Anakin and Ahsoka Will Reunite!

News broke recently about Hayden Christensen appearing in the upcoming Ahsoka series. We discuss this new development and how Anakin/Vader could be used on the show. Sasha Banks talked about THE MANDALORIAN in a recent interview and we got the highlights. We review STAR WARS: GALAXY OF SOUNDS on Disney+ and present the “Top 5 Worst Star Wars Sound Effects”. Plus, we celebrate Halloween as Jason builds a mini-Mando costume for his kid, Force Ghosts appear and we listen to Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky in the CHILD’S PLAY reboot.
29/10/21·2h 12m

The Mythological Breakdown of THE MANDALORIAN

Jedi Yogi John Marcoux returns to provide his analysis of seasons one and two of THE MANDALORAIN. John digs deep into the history of mythology and literature to reveal the storytelling foundations of the popular Disney+ series. From the poetry of Homer to the lyrics of Bob Marley, John’s STAR WARS hot takes are always eye-opening and interesting. Princess Leia - Pilot or not? We look at the evidence. Ming Na Wen discussed Fennic Shand in a recent interview and we got the highlights. Plus, Star Wars In Pop Culture features GRACE AND FRANKIE and Ron Howard.
21/10/21·2h 6m

The Kid Who Was Almost Anakin

Actor Devon Michael was 9-years old when he was a finalist for the role of Anakin Skywalker in STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE, a role which eventually went to Jake Lloyd. Devon can be seen in well-known Episode One documentary footage as one of George Lucas’s final three candidates for young Anakin and he joins us In The Cantina to discuss his experiences auditioning, visiting Skywalker Ranch, and the let down of not getting the gig. A new novel is coming next year called STAR WARS: SHADOW OF THE SITH that promises to fill in some of the gaps in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, and we have a MANDALORIAN set update from Carl Weathers. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture, listener feedback and Darth Jar Jar.
15/10/21·2h 32m

Is RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC Still Happening?

With the announcement of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT premiering on December 29, we analyze new hints revealed in the Hollywood trades about Disney’s plans to air 11 Star Wars series in the next several years, including info about RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC. We check out new stories about the making of the sequel trilogy via fresh interviews with Andy Serkis (Snoke) and Dominic Monaghan (Resistance officer Beaumont Kin). ALADDIN actor Mena Massoud recently spoke about his desire to score a role in a STAR WARS production, specifically the role of Ezra Bridger and we listen to what he had to say. We review the all-new Halloween special STAR WARS LEGO: TERRIFYING TALES. Plus, more STAR WARS references in THE GOLDBERGS and an RFR family member jumps out of an airplane. Brought to you by SHOPIFY: Grow your business with Shopify today
07/10/21·2h 8m

What Will Happen in THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT

We study leaked episode titles for THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and attempt to predict what will happen in each episode. We also share rumors we’ve heard about the future of STAR WARS streaming series on Disney+, including THE MANDALORIAN, and listen to recent comments from director Robert Rodriguez, Giancarlo Esposito and Ewan McGregor, who provides some OBI-WAN KENOBI info. Marcia Lucas has shared her blunt opinions about the prequel and sequel trilogies and we analyze her comments. Daniel Craig is out promoting his final 007 film NO TIME TO DIE and he talked for the first time ever about his stormtrooper cameo in THE FORCE AWAKENS. We got the highlights. Former kid actor Devon Michael auditioned for Anakin Skywalker in THE PHANTOM MENACE and lost the gig to Jake Lloyd. He’s now the subject of a short documentary and we provide a review. Plus, a connection between STAR WARS VISIONS and Seinfeld, rare audio of Norm Macdonald talking about The Wars, and a STAR WARS reference in WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.
30/09/21·2h 9m

STAR WARS: VISIONS - RFR After Show

Galaxies collide as STAR WARS meets anime in this 9-episode anthology series and RFR is there to provide analysis and commentary--plus, your phone calls!
24/09/21·2h 22m

Did Luke Skywalker Know Who The Jedi Were?

We review the new trailer for STAR WARS HUNTERS with special guest Steve Glossen (Geek Out Loud), who sticks around for the whole show. A new George Lucas documentary is on the way per film composer James Newton Howard, who also has some WILLOW news. Plus, a STAR WARS DETOURS release update, Tom Kane’s early retirement, and R.I.P. Norm Macdonald. And, we discuss whether or not Luke knew about the Jedi Knights before Obi-Wan told him about his father.
16/09/21·2h 2m

Revisiting Genndy Tartakovsky's CLONE WARS

Before the George Lucas/Dave Filoni-produced series, animation producer Genndy Tartakovsky created two seasons of CLONE WARS shorts to bridge the gap between STAR WARS Episodes II and III. Now available on Disney+, Genndy's microseries introduced new characters and concepts to the prequel era. We look back at this series with RFR Patreon VIP Matt Rashid who leads the discussion. Talented actor Michael K. Williams ("The Wire") tragically passed away this week and we look at his SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY role that never made it to the final film. We review the new trailer for STAR WARS LEGO: Terrifying Tales, and listen to new STAR WARS pop culture references from SUPERGIRL and at the racetrack.
09/09/21·2h 9m

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Will Blow Your Mind

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT is coming later this year and director Robert Rodriguez says it will blow minds. More making of THE MANDALORIAN highlights from Disney Gallery, STAR WARS references in “Rick and Morty” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”, we pay tribute to Ed Asner who starred as Jabba in the RETURN OF THE JEDI radio drama, Luke vs Boba Fett and more!
03/09/21·1h 54m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show: Disney Gallery

Disney Gallery gave us a look at the making of one of the greatest moments in Star Wars history: the surprise return of Luke Skywalker in THE MANDALORIAN season 2 finale, "The Rescue." We talk about how this episode was made and what clues it may hold not just for the future of Luke Skywalker in THE MANDALORIAN, but for the future of the STAR WARS franchise itself. Plus, the RFR switchboard is open and we're taking listener calls including a surprise check-in with STAR WARS voice actor Stephen Stanton!
26/08/21·2h 25m

Dee Bradley Baker & THE BAD BATCH Season One

Hot on the heels of THE BAD BATCH season one finale, we are proud to present Dee Bradley Baker, the voice of Clone Force 99, who joins us for some in-depth discussion about season one: the plot, the characters, and the inspirations for their voices. Dee also shares some great behind-the-scenes details, along with a few good laughs. This week, we saw the full trailer for STAR WARS VISIONS drop. We review the trailer, cast, and speculate about what some shorts may contain. Plus, a little bit of news about Taika Waititi's upcoming STAR WARS film and Billy Mac makes his Star Wars fan film debut as the voice of Lando.
19/08/21·1h 57m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #16: "Kamino Lost”

The season one finale of THE BAD BATCH is here! Join us as we break down "Kamino Lost" and look back on the entire first season with an eye on season two. Listen to thoughts and observations about all things BAD BATCH from the greatest audience of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy!
14/08/21·2h 14m

Disney Lightsabers, Snoke’s Origins & J.W. Rinzler Remembered

A new promo video gave us a brief glimpse at the new “real” lightsaber being developed by Disney Parks. We review the history of Lightsaber toys and share a few saber stories of our own. Speaking of Disney, the prices for a stay at their new STAR WARS hotel have been released and we marvel at the sky high prices for a two-day stay. We look at blogs from the official Star Wars website which attempt to explain The Emperor’s contingency plan and the purpose of Snoke, we remember Film author J.W. Rinzler with a couple of highlights from our conversations with him, actress Indira Varma provides an OBI-WAN KENOBI update, and we look at the relationship between Boba Fett and his fellow Clone Troopers. Plus, Ted Lasso and Harrison Ford featured on Star Wars In Pop Culture.
12/08/21·2h 11m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #15: "Return To Kamino"

"You may fire when ready." The first season of THE BAD BATCH comes crashing down to a conclusion with "Return To Kamino", the first of a two-part season finale. Clone Force 99 & Omega go back to where it all began for a showdown with Crosshair and The Empire. We break it all down with live phone calls from The Greatest STAR WARS Fans in the Galaxy!
07/08/21·1h 43m

STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION BOBA FETT Mark Anthony Austin

Mark Anthony Austin joins us In The Cantina to discuss his contributions to the STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE SPECIAL EDITION as a member of ILM. From giving mobility to the Dewback to appearing on screen as Boba Fett in the restored Jabba The Hutt scene, Mark has great tales to tell. An all-new LEGO STAR WARS special is coming this Halloween, Giancarlo Esposito teases THE MANDALORIAN season 3 and Felicity Jones talks Jyn Erso. Plus, Info about a classic STAR WARS Vanity Fair photo shoot and Luke Skywalker's MANDALORIAN cameo gets the action figure treatment from Hot Toys.
06/08/21·2h 13m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #14: War-Mantle

The season is winding down and the action is heating up on THE BAD BATCH! Join us for our LIVE weekly After Show, full of speculation, analysis AND your phone calls! We discuss all of the Ralph McQuarrie and Republic Commando Easter Eggs and speculate about how the season will wrap up!
31/07/21·1h 35m

Let’s Misbehave With Puppet Lando & Kenobi Rumors

We share some hot rumors spilling out of the OBI-WAN KENOBI set in California, Puppet Lando joins us to review Billy Dee Williams 1961 album “Let’s Misbehave”, and we talk about the Anakin Skywalker Force Spirit switcheroo in RETURN OF THE JEDI when Hayden Christensen replaced Sebastian Shaw end of the film as George Lucas tinkered with the film years after it’s release. Actress Fiona Shaw spoke about starring in ANDOR on the BBC this week, Lucasfilm hired a YouTube Deep Faker, and we review the new STAR TOURS episode of BEHIND THE ATTRACTION on Disney+. Plus, Star Wars Sea Shanties and NCIS references THE MANDALORIAN.
30/07/21·1h 58m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #13 "Infested"

Spice, Spice Baby. We're talking gangsters, spice and Pykes on this week's episode of Rebel Force Radio's THE BAD BATCH After Show. We discuss the full episode and provide our analysis and critiques with live listener calls from the greatest audience of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy.
24/07/21·1h 22m

How THE BAD BATCH Might End

Will we see Boba Fett? Will there be a Stormtrooper vs Clone Trooper civil war? What are the crafty Kaminoans really trying to do? Inspired by listener voicemail, we speculate how THE BAD BATCH season might conclude along with our wish lists. We learn all about the ICCC convention coming to Nashville next year as promoter Michael Havens joins us In The Cantina. Michael gives us all the deets about the con and shares some stories, including a great one about William Shatner. Plus, Mark Hamill makes some of his first interview comments about his cameo in THE MANDALORIAN and we have the highlights. Plus, F9 actor Sung Kang will be in the upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI series and he describes the vibe on set, we review the new Jaxxon Hasbro Black Series action figure and more. Chut Chut!
22/07/21·2h 3m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #12: "Rescue On Ryloth"

S1 E12 "Rescue On Ryloth" It's more quality Twi'lek time with episode 12 of THE BAD BATCH: "Rescue on Ryloth" as young Hera and Chopper enlist Clone Force 99 to spring the Syndullas from their Imperial prison. Join us for RFR's "The Bad Batch After Show" for our analysis and listener calls.
18/07/21·1h 32m

FANBOYS Secrets with Kyle Newman

Fanboys director Kyle Newman is a busy guy. Between writing books, helming films and raising a family, Kyle’s life is non-stop-go. Kyle joins us this week IN THE CANTINA for a long-overdue conversation about his current STAR WARS fandom. We get caught up on Kyle’s adventures at GALAXY’S EDGE and we get his takes on THE MANDALORIAN, THE BAD BATCH and look forward to the Disney+ STAR WARS series coming in the future. Plus, Kyle answers questions about FANBOYS submitted by RFR Patreon supporters. STAR WARS VISIONS is coming in September and we look at the first trailer for the anime shorts. Plus, Patty Jenkins talk about ROGUE SQUADRON and Brian DePalma tries to clear the air about his criticisms of George Lucas’s rough cut of the original 1977 STAR WARS film.
15/07/21·1h 56m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #11: "Devil's Deal"

Star Wars animation returns to Ryloth for episode 11 of THE BAD BATCH: "Devil's Deal" and rebellion is in the air! We break down this episode and focus on the Syndullas, Cham and Hera, along with ole "corn fritter" himself, Orn Free Taa. Plus, speculation, predictions, and more with live calls from the greatest audience of STAR WARS fans in the galaxy! 
10/07/21·1h 17m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #10

S1 E10 "Common Ground" The Confederacy of Independent Systems is back in the spotlight as our Batchers attempt a daring rescue mission and Omega discovers a new way to contribute to the group. Hear our takes as we breakdown this episode with callers sharing their thoughts and observations about Episode 10 and all things STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH!
03/07/21·1h 28m

THE MANDALORIAN: Luke Skywalker Returns

We discuss an instant STAR WARS classic, the season 2 finale of THE MANDALORIAN and the de-aging process used to bring young Luke Skywalker to life. Then, we watch the entire episode The Rescue featuring the return of Luke. Plus, we also speculate a bit about season three and THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT. You can watch along with us or listen to this simply as you would any of our audio podcasts as we provide our final audio commentary track for season two of THE MANDALORIAN.
01/07/21·1h 20m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #9: "Bounty Lost"

S1 E9 "Bounty Lost" The Bad Batch embark on a rescue mission to save Omega from the clutches of evil bounty hunter Cad Bane. Join us for our breakdown of the full episode with awesome live listener calls and tons of speculation.
26/06/21·1h 49m

The Great ‘Mismanagement of STAR WARS’ Debate

We review an article called “How Disney Mismanaged the Star Wars Universe and how The Mandalorian can restore the true power of George Lucas’s galaxy” and provide our opinions. Plenty of speculation about THE BAD BATCH this week as we inspect rumored upcoming episode titles and discuss Omega theories. Emilia Clarke discussed SOLO and the upcoming LANDO series in a recent interview and we have highlights. We also listen to Liam Neeson talk more about OBI-WAN KENOBI as he continues to do media junkets for his latest film, THE ICE ROAD. Plus, the return of RFR Slow & Tell. Brought to you by RFR on Patreon!
24/06/21·1h 48m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #8: "Reunion"

S1 E8 "Reunion" The Empire hunts down Clone Force 99 on Bracca as The Bad Batch comes face-to-face with their former comrade Crosshair and his elite squad. Plus, the return of Cad Bane to STAR WARS animation and a cliffhanger ending.
19/06/21·1h 47m

KENOBI Wardrobe Sneak Peek & Boba Fett in a Hot Tub

Our spy Agent Kitster has come through with the goods this time! We have wardrobe reference photos from OBI-WAN KENOBI. We describe the photos and discuss how the costumes will be seen in the upcoming Disney+ STAR WARS series. (Look for the pix on the RFR YouTube channel coming soon!) We also look at more sets from the project codenamed "Pilgrim", which is believed to be ANDOR. Temuera Morrison has wrapped up shooting THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and he's living large at a Polynesian spa in New Zealand. Hear updates from Tem himself. We also have interview highlights from Liam Neesen, Ewan McGregor, and Pedro Pascal who informs us that season 3 of THE MANDALORIAN might not be coming as soon as we originally thought. Plus, A Million Little Things in Star Wars in Pop Culture and a fun audio breakdown of the RFR show open.
17/06/21·2h 9m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #7: "Battle Scars"

S1 E7 "Battle Scars" The Bad Batch team up with Rex to learn they all are ticking time bombs, and Wrecker's time has run out! We are talking all about "Battle Scars" with live callers and reactions.
12/06/21·1h 36m

On The Road with THE MANDALORIAN’S Dominic Pace

Actor Dominic Pace appeared in THE MANDALORIAN season one as the cool looking bounty hunter Gekko. Since then, he’s dedicated himself to serving the STAR WARS fan community and small businesses with a series of cross-country tours, and he’s hitting the road again this summer. Dominic joins us In The Cantina to fill us in with all the details about his tour, his experience on The Mandalorian set and his fan favorite character. J.J. Abrams recently commented on the lack of properly planning the sequel trilogy story in advance. We listen to what J.J. had to say and discuss. A top secret RFR source has passed along some photos from the set of OBI-WAN KENOBI (or is it ANDOR?). We describe the pix and consider their legitimacy. (See them now on the RFR YouTube Channel!) STAR WARS super fan Bill Reidway has spent the past three years developing a valuable resource for collectors, HappyBeeps.net. Bill joins us to tell the story about how the website came to life and where he sees it heading in the future.
10/06/21·2h 15m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #6: "Decommissioned"

S1 E6 "Decomissioned" The Bad Batch takes on a job that brings them face-to-face with Battle Droid relics from The Clone Wars, along with a pair of notorious sisters. We talk about everything, including the mysterious hologram and Wrecker's recurring headache, with live listener calls and more.
05/06/21·1h 42m

THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Commentary #3

Join us as we sit down for a pair of great season 2 episodes of THE MANDALORIAN. We're watching "Chapter 14: The Tragedy" featuring the series debut of Boba Fett. The second half of our doubleheader is "Chapter 15: The Believer" featuring Mayfeld, Cara Dune, Fennic Shand, Boba and The Mando on a mission to get info about the whereabouts of Baby Yoda aka Grogu. Plus, we make connections between this series and THE BAD BATCH, look ahead to THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and season three of The Mandalorian. You can cue up the episodes and watch along with us or listen as a normal podcast for fun conversation about two instant classic chapters of the popular STAR WARS series.
03/06/21·1h 35m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #5: "Rampage"

S1 E5 “Rampage” Baby Rancors! RFR's THE BAD BATCH After Show returns with an in-depth look at season 1 episode 5, "Rampage." We talk all about the action on Ord Mantell with your thoughts and opinions about this latest STAR WARS adventure.
29/05/21·1h 37m

Holy Filoni: STAR WARS Turns 44 & Dave Gets a Promotion

We celebrate the real STAR WARS Day - May 25th 1977 - and the 44th anniversary of the ground-breaking film that started it all. We share memories from that era, recall our favorite early Star Wars merch, the history of theatrical re-releases, Special Editions and more. Last week, news came out of Lucasfilm that Dave Filoni had received a promotion bumping him up into the executive ranks. We try to provide some insight into what this move really means. The future of THE RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC is in doubt due to a recent report the streaming show is no longer in active development. Does this mean the show is toast? We discuss! Plus, feedback about the latest episode of THE BAD BATCH and more!
27/05/21·1h 56m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #4: "Cornered"

S1 E4 "Cornered" Join us for our weekly BAD BATCH After Show as we take a look at episode 4: "Cornered." Out of fuel and out of food, The Bad Batch find themselves struggling to adapt to civilian life when a mysterious figure hunts for Omega. We break it all down with you LIVE, with callers and conversation as only RFR can deliver.
22/05/21·1h 44m

"The Age of The Nerd is Over" with F.J. DeSanto

Film producer F.J. DeSanto joins us to discuss the manner in which franchise movies are produced, the influence of nerd culture in Hollywood, THE BAD BATCH and the rumors we recently reported about the making of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. As always, F.J. shoots from the hip and tells it like it is without any filter (You’ve been warned). Ewan McGregor talks more about his wardrobe for the upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI series and we discuss. Plus, we listen to some hilarious George Lucas stories from Seth Rogan and Conan O’Brien, and Patton Oswalt weighs in with his thoughts on THE MANDALORIAN.
20/05/21·2h 21m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #3: "Replacements"

S1 E3 "Replacements" The Batch get stuck on a desolate moon, Omega tames a dragon, and the new Imperial Elite Squad does the unthinkable. Join us as we discuss the whole episode with listener calls, including STAR WARS author Adam Bray.
15/05/21·1h 36m

MATT LANTER: From Sky Guy to Skyfox

JUPITER'S LEGACY is the #1 show on Netflix worldwide and features a familiar face. Matt Lanter, probably best known to STAR WARS fans as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on THE CLONE WARS, stars in this new superhero drama as George Hutchense aka Skyfox and he joins us In The Cantina to talk about his hit show. Plus, there's quite a bit of Clone Wars conversation too, including Matt's review of THE BAD BATCH. Ewan McGregor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live with an update from the set of OBI-WAN KENOBI and we got the highlights. The estate of David Prowse recently conducted an auction featuring some of the late Darth Vader actor's personal items. We have an exclusive report from the auction itself! Plus, we look back at the ever-evolving Krayt Dragon sound effect from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE and more!
13/05/21·2h 7m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #2: "Cut and Run"

S1 E2 "Cut and Run" The Bad Batch visit "The Deserter" from season two of THE CLONE WARS, former Clone Trooper Cut Laquwane on the planet Saluecemi to seek his help, but end up helping Cut and his family instead. Plus, Omega discovers dirt! We review this episode featuring plenty of cool Clone Wars callbacks, creature threats, blaster action and an Empire beginning to spread it's treachery across a post-war galaxy. Featuring live listener calls and tons of fun conversation!
08/05/21·1h 41m

THE BAD BATCH After Show #1 with STEPHEN STANTON

S1 E1 Aftermath The debut of the all-new CLONE WARS spinoff, STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH is here! Enjoy our analysis and listener calls about the series premiere "Aftermath", plus a surprise lengthy call from BAD BATCH actor Stephen Stanton (Tarkin).
05/05/21·1h 53m

The Fall of The 3.75-Inch STAR WARS Action Figure

The Toy Guru Scott Neitlich joins us In The Cantina with the inside scoop on how STAR WARS action figures get made and distributed, including the sad demise of the traditional 3.75-inch action figure. Scott is a toy industry veteran and huge Star Wars fan who provides invaluable behind-the-scenes info every collector needs to hear. We look forward to the premiere of THE BAD BATCH coming next week and prep for our live RFR Bad Batch After Shows (coming to YouTube May the Fourth). “You refer to the prophecy of the one who will bring Balance to The Force”. Mace Windu made this statement in THE PHANTOM MENACE, we discuss what this may mean and wonder why “Balance of The Force” was never used as a film or book title. Plus, Cindel sings, Baby Grogu gets a shoutout from a DC Comics TV show and more!
30/04/21·1h 46m

RUMORED CHANGES TO STAR WARS EPISODE IX

Interesting behind-the-scenes Reddit rumors about the making of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we review the new USPS STAR WARS stamps honoring the droids of The Saga and pay tribute to Ewok actor Felix Silla with interview highlights from the RFR Archives.
23/04/21·2h 10m

KENOBI Casting with Paul Bateman

Ewan McGregor’s OBI-WAN KENOBI series is going in front of the cameras and the cast has been officially announced! Concept artist and friend of the show Paul Bateman joins us to review the cast and guess their roles. Plus, Paul sticks around for Reddit Rumors as we look at a recent post from an alleged insider who spills the beans about the drama surrounding the Sequel Trilogy. From George Lucas’s exit to the ever-shifting sequel scripts, we look at all the rumors and discuss! Plus, voice mail gets us thinking about the stupidest thing Palpatine ever did, STAR WARS collecting talk, memories, stories and more!
15/04/21·2h 2m

Ewok Adventures with Eric Walker

To celebrate the release of the two Vintage STAR WARS Ewok films from the 80s on Disney+, we reconnect with actor Eric Walker who starred in the movies as Mace Towani. Eric joins us to share memories of working on the set with George Lucas and tons of behind-the-scenes stories. An all-new trailer for THE BAD BATCH recently dropped and we have a shot-by-shot review with speculation about the upcoming CLONE WARS spinoff. In news headlines, highlights from recent interviews with a pair of fan-casting favorites as Sebastian Stan addresses the rumor/buzz about him playing young Luke Skywalker and Benedict Cumberbatch discusses the possibility of portraying Grand Admiral Thrawn in THE MANDALORIAN. Plus, Liam Neeson shared a story about Artoo Detoo with The Graham Norton show that provides a ton of laughs and SpongeBob duels with Patrick Star on Mustafar.
09/04/21·2h 6m

How Much Vader Will We See In The KENOBI Series?

The RFR switchboard is wide-open and we’re talking everything YOU want to discuss, including speculation about the upcoming STAR WARS Disney+ series OBI-WAN KENOBI and THE BAD BATCH. How much Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader will we see in “Kenobi”? Will The Bad Batch share the Order 66 “programming” that the other Clone Troopers possess? And will we learn the origin of Baby Yoda aka Grogu in one of the streaming series? In collecting talk, we offer suggestions to Hasbro to satisfy fan demand and Jaxxon is joining the Black Series action figure ranks.
26/03/21·1h 43m

THE MANDALORIAN Season Two Commentary #2

Cue up THE MANDALORIAN Season two and watch along with us! This time, we’re watching Chapter 12 “The Siege” and a big one, Chapter 13 “The Jedi” featuring the live action debut of Ahsoka Tano. You can have us in your ears while you watch, or just listen as a podcast, and enjoy some of the finest (and most fun) STAR WARS we’ve seen in a long time.
19/03/21·1h 53m

From The Muppets to Star Wars with Mike Quinn

Mike Quinn is the talent behind Nien Nunb in RETURN OF THE JEDI and the Sequel Trilogy. Mike joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about his journey from The Muppets to STAR WARS and shares stories from his career, including memories from working with Billy Dee Williams, George Lucas and more. Speaking of The Muppets, recently Disney+ added THE MUPPET SHOW to its streaming service, including the STAR WARS episode from 1980 featuring Mark Hamill & Anthony Daniels. We look back at the famous episode and feature highlights. Disney head honcho Bob Chapek addressed a few controversial Star Wars topics during a recent investors conference call, including the Gina Carano situation and Kathleen Kennedy’s future with Lucasfilm. We hear what he said and offer our opinions. Plus, listener feedback opens up a fun conversation about The Battle of Endor and more!
12/03/21·2h 20m

STAR WARS Lounge Lizards with RICHARD CHEESE

If Weird Al is the grandfather of STAR WARS parody songs, then Mark Jonathan Davis aka Richard Cheese is the crazy uncle. Mark has been providing tons of Star Wars laughs over the past 2 decades via albums like “The Lounge Awakens” and songs like “The Phantom Medley”. We’re happy and honored to welcome him into The Cantina to talk all about his Star Wars parodies, fandom and more. Plus, listener feedback, The Lemmy Trooper, and we go into the RFR Sound Lab to find a familiar and famous voice hidden in the RETURN OF THE JEDI Radio Drama.
04/03/21·1h 46m

Last Call for Cara Dune

We review highlights from Gina Carano’s first interview since her controversial termination from THE MANDALORIAN and share our final thoughts. THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT production update from Temuera Morrison, THE BAD BATCH gets a premiere date and we share our speculation about the first season, Sci-Fi scribe Ronald D. Moore considers writing a future STAR WARS streaming series, Jon Favreau discusses the multigenerational magic of STAR WARS and continues to earn mad props from us in the process. Plus, that time Rush Limbaugh had a cameo on STAR WARS FAMILY GUY.
26/02/21·2h 6m

Gina Carano Gone! Cara Dune Canceled!

We discuss and debate the Gina Carano blowup and feature listener feedback about the controversy. Should there be a new actress playing Cara in future episodes? Or should they just forget the character and move on? And what does this mean for THE MANDALORIAN and The STAR WARS franchise moving forward? It's complicated. Join us as we try to wrap our heads around this very messy situation.
19/02/21·1h 39m

Unseen STAR WARS

Duel of the Fates. Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Star Wars Underworld. These are examples of fully fleshed-out STAR WARS stories that never went into production. Courtesy of the latest issue of SFX Magazine cover story, we review the history of “Unseen Star Wars”, including early drafts from The Original Trilogy through Colin Trevorrow’s abandoned script to Episode IX. Paul Bateman joins us for the full, in-depth conversation!
12/02/21·2h 20m

Thursday Night Live Episode #1

Speculation about the upcoming Star Wars streaming series dominates much of the conversation on our first edition of RFR Thursday Night Live. Our phone lines are open and we take listener calls from the greatest audience of Star Wars fans in the entire galaxy. Hear what your fellow fans want to talk about as we discuss everything happening in Star Wars including THE MANDALORIAN and the future for Baby Yoda, rumors of a "civil war" happening at Lucasfilm, and disappointment with Star Wars licensee Hasbro. And, as always, lots of laughs!
05/02/21·1h 35m

THE MANDALORIAN Season Two Commentary #1

Krayt Dragons! Boba Fett! Bo Katan! Frog Lady! Season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN was packed with amazing action, cool characters and crazy creatures. We couldn’t wait to rewatch the season so we’re diving right into the first 3 episodes for trivia-filled commentary, analysis, predictions, and a ton of laughs. Plus, we look forward to Mando Season 3, THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and more. Cue up the video and watch the episodes in sync with us, or just enjoy listening as an audio podcast like you always do. This is the way.
29/01/21·2h 34m

Is STAR WARS Starting to Fade Away?

Liam Neeson recently asked “Is Star Wars starting to fade away from the cinema landscape?” We comment on his comments, and consider the likely potential of Qui Gon Jinn showing up in the upcoming OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Speaking of Kenobi, we review highlights from an all-new Ewan McGregor interview with Conan O’Brien, along with fresh interview clips from THE MANDALORIAN’s Bill Burr and Gina Carano. In news headlines, Star Wars has invaded a sleepy country town in England and the locals are not pleased. Plus, the cast and crew from FANBOYS reunited and revealed info about a potential sequel, Mandalorian action figures, Krayt Dragon bones and “Star Wars in Pop Culture” looks at FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS.
22/01/21·2h 4m

New Year, New STAR WARS

RFR returns for 2021! We are still buzzing after seeing Luke Skywalker in the season finale of THE MANDALORIAN. We try to pull back the curtain and learn how special effect wizardry made Luke’s return possible. We have a full review of the new STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC comic and novel. Is it worthy of the hype? We discuss! We have highlights from recent interviews as Jon Favreau revealed info about THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and Rosario Dawson talked about her debut as Ahsoka. Plus, Jason has been working with the Mando Mercs to create some Mandalorian armor for his son and RFR listeners send positive vibes via to CLONE WARS actor Tom Kane.
15/01/21·2h 7m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #16

S2 E8 Chapter 16: The Rescue It's the end of season 2 and to say it went out with a bang may be the understatement of the millennium. Join us for the RFR Mandalorian After Show season finale with special guest Paul Bateman. You don't want to miss this one
19/12/20·2h 9m

STAR WARS 2020: The Year in Review

We review all of the big Star Wars & RFR highlights from 2020 with special guest co-host Billy Mac. Plus, the latest news about THE MANDALORIAN including highlights from a recent Pedro Pascal interview featuring his first comments about the "no-helmet" rumors that surfaced this past summer. Plus, we continue discussion about Patty Jenkins' upcoming STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON film and all the upcoming Star Wars streaming series, including Hayden Christensen's return to The Saga. Puppet Lando stops by to spread holiday cheer too! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your Star Wars pals at RFR!
18/12/20·2h 5m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #15

S2 E7 Chapter 15: The Believer We're back to provide our trademarked extensive breakdown of the penultimate episode for Season Two. This Rick Famuyiwa directed action-packed adventure is also very heavy on character moments and great acting. Bill Burr returns as Mayfeld and we are introduced to Valin Hess, an amazing (and slimy) Imperial officer who became a fan fave the second he hit the screen. Joining us is a real BABU FREAK, as superfan Brian Klein makes his Roundtable debut.
12/12/20·1h 33m

New STAR WARS Projects Revealed! Anthony Daniels!

Welcome to an RFR MEGA episode! The Walt Disney Company Investors Day Presentation featured a massive info drop about future STAR WARS films, animation, and live-action streaming series. Mind-blowing news about the next Star Wars film, ROGUE SQUADRON, MANDALORIAN spinoffs, and long-awaited info about Leslie Headland’s upcoming High Republic-era series THE ACOLYTE. Plus LANDO, STAR WARS VISIONS, ANDOR, THE BAD BATCH and huge OBI-WAN KENOBI casting info. WHEW! And if that isn’t enough, we are graced by the presence of a true STAR WARS legend, the one and only Anthony Daniels joins us to share stories from his book “I Am C-3PO”, now available in paperback.
11/12/20·2h 50m

The MANDALORIAN After Show #14

S2 E6 "The Tragedy" Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian is here and so is RFR with our analysis and roundtable discussion with our special guests Paul Bateman and Adam Bray, plus we take your phone calls at 1-708-866-1RFR. This is the way.
05/12/20·1h 35m

Star Wars Detours with Catherine Taber

Star Wars fans know all about Catherine Taber’s amazing work on STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS in the role of Padme Amidala, but many haven’t seen her in front of the camera. Now, we have our chance with HAVENS END, an all-new sci-fi thriller from director Chris Etheridge. Cat and Chris join us IN THE CANTINA to talk all about the new film, Chris’s Star Wars fandom, and Cat’s work on the long-shelved animated series STAR WARS DETOURS. We also look at some recently leaked footage from “Detours” and look back at the weird history of the George Lucas/Seth Green unreleased Star Wars sitcom. Plus, listener feedback about the most recent episode of THE MANDALORIAN and a tribute to Darth Vader actor, the late David Prowse.
04/12/20·2h 3m

THE MANDALORIAN After Show #13

S2 E5 "The Jedi" Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian definitely gives Star Wars fans one more thing to be thankful for this year. Join us for our analysis and a roundtable discussion with our special guests Paul Bateman and Dan Madsen, plus we take your phone calls!
28/11/20·2h 21m

The MANDALORIAN After Show #12

S2 E4 Chapter 12 "The Siege" The action returns to Nevarro and the Mando gets reunited with Greef Carga and Cara Dune. Joining us for this roundtable are Star Wars artist Kevin Liell (Norse Legion) and tech expert David Sparks ("Mac Sparky"). Plus, the RFR switchboard is open in the second half of the show for live listener phone calls, so you never know what might happen or who will call!
22/11/20·1h 35m

The REAL Spirit of Obi-Wan

We welcome actor & friend of RFR James Arnold Taylor back to join us In The Cantina for an exclusive, free-ranging conversation covering a lot of ground. From the REVENGE OF THE SITH video game in 2005, to the 2020 LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, James has given the personality and voice to Obi-Wan Kenobi more than any other actor. We talk all about his career in STAR WARS, the conclusion of THE CLONE WARS and how he refuses to let social media harassment slow him down. JAT is one of the all-time best! “Mando Musings” launches this week, presenting listener feedback highlights about the current season of THE MANDALORIAN, plus Star Wars in Pop Culture spotlights Babu Frik!
20/11/20·1h 57m

The MANDALORIAN After Show #11

Chapter 11: "The Heiress" Join us for an in-depth roundtable review of the latest episode of The Mandalorian: Chapter 11, "The Heiress." with our special guest Geek Out Loud's Steve Glosson.
15/11/20·1h 28m

Steve Sansweet & Paul Bateman

A big bombshell dropped this week as new plot points were revealed for the Disney-rejected George Lucas STAR WARS sequel trilogy, including the villain, Darth Talon. We discuss it with Star Wars expert, artist, and friend of the show Paul Bateman. Speaking of friends of the show, Steve Sansweet joins us In The Cantina to talk ‘The Wars’ and give us details about the upcoming Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Gala. Plus, an RFR Sound Lab Investigative Report about “The Son of The Suns” dialog buried in RETURN OF THE JEDI, music from THE MANDALORIAN as interpreted by young Parker Swank, and Baby Yoda gets a little gassy.
13/11/20·2h 2m

RFR Mandalorian After Show #10

Season 2 of "The Mandalorian" continues with chapter 10, "The Passenger" and the RFR After Show is here to break it all down with our special guest, Star Wars actors Stephen Stanton and taking your phone calls. This is the way!
08/11/20·1h 36m

Did Anakin Say Padme Help Me?

We investigate a claim that there is hidden Anakin Skywalker dialog in REVENGE OF THE SITH. Did he really say "Padme, help me" as the Darth Vader helmet was lowered onto his head for the first time? We take the audio into the RFR Sound Lab...Listen to hear what we discovered! Star Wars historian W.R. Miller joins us for the first installment of a new Q&A feature, "Ask Bob". The Mandalorian is back! We listen to new interview highlights from Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Gina Carano. Plus, Ron Howard talks about SOLO, Baby Yoda returns to SNL and we open up the RFR Voicemail Hotline to hear from you! 
06/11/20·1h 28m

The MANDALORIAN After Show #9: "The Marshal"

We are kicking off season two of The Mandalorian with our review of "Chapter 9: The Marshal". Mandalorian actor Dominic Pace (Gekko The Bounty Hunter) joins us for the full show as we talk all about the season premiere and take live calls. This is the way!
31/10/20·1h 41m

Mandalorian Madness!

We're going nuts this week as THE MANDALORIAN season 2 jumps into HYPErspace. What excites Pedro Pascal & Giancarlo Esposito about the new season? Will The Mandalorian make the jump to feature films? And are we looking forward to more Baby Yoda? Hell yeah! Plus, production updates about Taika Waititi's upcoming STAR WARS film and fresh KENOBI info from Ewan McGregor himself. John Boyega talks about Colin Trevorrow's script and fate for Finn, Kanye West loves The Prequels, we analyze concept art from ROGUE ONE and more. Happy Halloween from RFR!
30/10/20·2h

THE MANDALORIAN Season One Commentary #3

Welcome to our audio commentary for the final two episodes of THE MANDALORIAN season one. Watch “Chapter 7: “The Reckoning” and “Chapter 8: Redemption” with us! Plus, we review the new trailer for The Mandalorian season TWO that dropped during Monday Night Football earlier this week. Sync up this podcast with the episodes on Disney+ and watch along with us or just listen to this as an audio podcast...You’ll have a good time no matter what because THIS IS THE WAY.
23/10/20·2h 4m

Ultimate STAR WARS!

We're hanging out with our old pal, STAR WARS writer Adam Bray, who has contributed to many Star Wars books over the past 8 years. Adam fills us in on some fun "Easter Eggs" he placed into ULTIMATE STAR WARS, including one honoring another RFR friend. Plus, Adam provides insight into the Lucasfilm Story Group and what their actual function is, along with other highlights from his career working in the STAR WARS universe. In News Headlines: Disney is restructuring to prioritize Disney+ and we talk about what impact it may have on future Star Wars projects. New info about the mysterious Snoke has been revealed along with an interesting (and perhaps controversial) factoid about George Lucas's Sequel Trilogy Treatment. We look at a new TV spot for THE MANDALORIAN Season Two, and the story about how a sick Swank almost took down The Emperor. 
16/10/20·2h 15m

KYLE NEWMAN: Dungeons & Death Stars

Kyle's back! We get caught up with an old friend of the show as director Kyle Newman stops by to talk "The Wars", of course, but Kyle also fills us in on his cool career as a Dungeons & Dragons author. Learn about Kyle's books "Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History" and the upcoming "Hero's Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook". Could there be more FANBOYS stories in the future? Watch to find out! Plus, the countdown to THE MANDALORIAN season two continues, silly studio outtakes, The Secret History of STAR WARS and more!
10/10/20·2h 16m

The Mandalorian Season One Commentary #2

Presenting the second of three RFR audio commentary tracks for THE MANDALORIAN Season One, this episode is all Mando as we watch Chapters 4-6 and talk about everything we see on screen. We get deep talking about "The Sanctuary" and the debut of Cara Dune, "The Gunslinger" featuring a return to familiar locals on Tatooine, and "The Prisoner" starring Bill Burr among others who bring some great new characters to life. This episode is designed to be listened to while watching episodes of The Mandalorian but it can also be listened to as a stand-alone podcast. Be sure to check out the first of our commentary tracks for THE MANDALORIAN and watch for #3 to drop later this month before the return of RFR's MANDALORIAN AFTER SHOW covering every episode of the upcoming season two.
04/10/20·2h 15m

Will BOBA FETT Appear In THE MANDALORIAN?

Will Boba Fett Appear In The Mandalorian? We put together the recent clues and discuss! Ewan McGregor provided an update on the KENOBI series in a recent interview and we have the highlights! Plus, Giancarlo Esposito discussed the future of The Mandalorian in a recent pre-Emmy interview and we hear what he has to say. And, we review cool concept art from STAR WARS REBELS and more!
25/09/20·2h 24m

THE MANDALORIAN Season Two Trailer Review

THE MANDALORIAN season two trailer dropped earlier this week! We review the long-awaited trailer shot-by-shot and speculate about the hints it provides. The rumor mill is churning as we ramp up towards the premiere of the popular Disney+ show and we give you our takes. Plus, we take live listener phone calls to hear what you think about The Mandalorian and Star Wars in general.
18/09/20·1h 47m

THE MANDALORIAN Cover Story & Rey Kenobi

THE MANDALORIAN is on the newsstands as Entertainment Weekly spotlights the popular Disney+ show in an all-new cover story. We review all the hints, rumors and anticipation for the upcoming second season. In her first interview since the premiere of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, Daisy Ridley revealed that there was an early plan in place for Rey to be a decedent of Obi-Wan Kenobi. We listen to what Daisy had to say and weigh in with our opinions. Plus, more Mandalorian talk with highlights from recent talk show appearances by Bill Burr and Jason Sudeikis, lots of love for Jon Favreau, and Homer Simpson tells us the tale of Darth Plagueis the Wise.
11/09/20·2h 5m

Star Wars vs Transformers

F.J. DeSanto - TRANSFORMERS producer, STAR WARS superfan, and longtime friend of RFR - joins us to share his critical thoughts on the now-completed sequel trilogy. We also talk about THE MANDALORIAN and F.J. lays down some predictions on where the future of the STAR WARS franchise is heading. Plus, he shares some cool behind-the-scenes info about TRANSFORMERS: THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON, now on Netflix. Master Yoda has a new look in recently revealed artwork for the upcoming STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC publishing launch and we review his spiffy new threads. Will we see Boba Fett in THE MANDALORIAN season two? We speculate! Also, we review RANCHO OBI-WAN’s Virtual Star Wars Celebration live stream!
04/09/20·2h 22m

Skywalker Ranch Stories with J.W.Rinzler

Bestselling Star Wars author and former Lucasfilm creative executive J. W. Rinzler joins us In The Cantina to discuss his new novel “All Up!” and share some great behind-the-scenes stories about working at Skywalker Ranch with George Lucas. We review recent interview highlights from THE MANDALORIAN’S Jon Favreau and Giancarlo Esposito. Also, Ron Howard recently spoke about a sequel to SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and we hear what he has to say. Brought to you by RayCon!
21/08/20·2h 15m

When The Lights Go Out On Dagobah

How well has Attack of the Clones aged? How do you reveal your STAR WARS obsession to the person you just started dating? How does Puppet Lando keep his breath so cool and fresh? All of these questions get answered on this new episode brought to you by RFR on Patreon. We’re also showcasing Paul Bateman’s STAR WARS All-Time Top 30, and an epic Swank meltdown. Plus, a tribute to a loved one who has become one with The Force. Join RFR on Patreon today to support Rebel Force Radio and get bonus shows and exclusive videos!
16/08/20·2h 21m

THE MANDALORIAN S1 Audio Commentary #1

Watch the first three episodes of THE MANDALORIAN season one with us as we provide witty banter, astute observations, and bottomless flagons of spotchka. Baby Yoda, disentigrating Jawas, Mudhorn eggs, and camtonos of beskar are just a few highlights. This is the way. RFR All Access supporters on Patreon can listen to our commentary while watching our exclusive video. Join RFR All Access on Patreon today!
07/08/20·2h 4m

On The Front Lines of Fandom with DAN MADSEN

Dan Madsen is the man who launched Star Wars Insider Magazine, created Star Wars Celebration and ran the official fan club. He even had to the opportunity to do what most fans dream of when he appeared in THE PHANTOM MENACE as Dams Denna. His footprint on Star Wars fandom is undeniable and we are honored to welcome Dan back to RFR. Dan shares great stories about his interviews with George Lucas and Rick McCallum, the excitement of the hype leading up to the release of Episode I, and the challenges of running the first-ever Star Wars Celebration. Plus, an Outrageous Unthinkable news story featuring an angry ex-boyfriend seeking revenge via Chewbacca impersonations, and we present the world premiere of a killer industrial metal tribute to Saw Guerrera.  
31/07/20·2h 17m

A Date with The Duchess: Clone Wars Actor Anna Graves

We are graced with the presence of true Mandalorian royalty as STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS actress Anna Graves joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about all of the characters she gave live to, most notably, the Duchess Satine Kryze. Anna shares her experiences in the studio and as a fan, including her shock at seeing Moff Gideon wield The Darksaber in THE MANDALORIAN season finale. We share our memories of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with Empire40, Prat Pack debate, and Patton Oswalt had to miss the world premiere for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. LIsten to Star Wars In Pop Culture this week to find out why! Brought to you by Raycon
24/07/20·1h 58m

Geoff Norcott & A Flagon of Spotchka

THE BAD BATCH is Coming! An all-new upcoming STAR WARS animated series was revealed earlier this week in a surprise announcement, and it will be a CLONE WARS spinoff. We react to the news while offering speculation and opinions. Popular UK comedian Geoff Norcott joins us IN THE CANTINA for a flagon of Spotchka to discuss his lifelong love of the franchise. Moff Gideon actor Giancarlo Esposito teases season two of THE MANDALORIAN in a recent interview and we review highlights
17/07/20·2h 25m

ROGUE ONE Film Commentary Track

Finally, we sit down to watch ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY together with mics on and drinks flowing as the RFR Brew n' View is open for business. This has been at the top of the listener request list for a long time. Join us! Stream Rogue One and follow our cues to sync your screen to ours while we fill your earbuds with our interesting trivia, quick takes, random thoughts and witty repartee while the film unfolds. Brought to you by Manscaping.
03/07/20·2h 24m

Bounty Hunting with Daniel Logan

Daniel Logan brought the character of Boba Fett to life in STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES in 2002 and has been a fixture at Star Wars events and conventions ever since. An old friend of RFR, we are happy to bring you our longest on-air conversation with Daniel to date. We talk all about shooting Episode II, voicing Boba in THE CLONE WARS, and his huge personal Star Wars collection, some of which he’s auctioning off via his new Facebook group BOUNTYBOXES. Last week we wondered why the classic Kenner Luke Skywalker action figure had a yellow lightsaber. Kevin Liell joins us with fresh info from original Kenner designer Jim Swearingen who explains why the accessory was not-quite-movie-accurate. Plus, Machtails, HOBBYLife and Werewolves of London.
26/06/20·2h 10m

My Baby Yoda is Bigger Than Your Baby Yoda

Ewan McGregor pulls back the curtain on the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series in a recent interview and we review audio highlights. We review the trailer for the newly-announced STAR WARS SQUADRONS video game. Actor Caleb Malis from HBO The Plot Against America joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about his life as an up-and-coming young actor, his pop culture artwork and his STAR WARS fandom. Plus, a visit from RFR graphic artist Chris Amorim launches an Investigative Report, and we meet German Yoda.
19/06/20·2h 12m

STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL: A Disturbance in the Force

Veteran Hollywood TV producer Steve Kozak (The Tonight Show/Jimmy Kimmel Live) joins us In The Cantina to share his STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL knowledge culled from research for his still-under production documentary “A Disturbance In The Force: The Making of The Star Wars Holiday Special". Updates for THE MANDALORIAN include season two production updates from second-unit director Sam Hargrave, including teasing the reveal of Baby Yoda's real name. Plus, Mark Hamill reacts to The Mandalorian and we react to his interview highlights, Bob Hope meets Luke Skywalker, and we cook Salacious Crumb on a spit!
12/06/20·2h 32m

From The Mandalorian's ZERO to Star Wars HERO

THE MANDALORIAN's Chris Bartlett joins us IN THE CANTINA to share tons of behind-the-scenes stories from his experience on the set as the Bounty Hunter droid Zero (Q9-0) and other characters. Chris is also the longtime official C-3PO for live Star Wars events and TV appearances. Hear about his time on stage at The Academy Awards, LEGO Masters, appearances with a US President and more. Plus, Jimmy Mac goes to the Drive-In, and some listener feedback that might pull on your heartstrings.
05/06/20·2h 18m

MANDALORIAN Actor Dominic Pace + 40 years of EMPIRE

We go behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian with actor Dominic Pace, who played bounty hunter Gekko. We review recent rumors about the future of Star Wars animation and live-action, and we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with a tribute to director Irvin Kershner with exclusive audio from Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams.
29/05/20·2h 42m

CAT & JAT talk CLONE WARS!

We couldn't possibly wrap up our series of CLONE WARS cast member "Victory Laps" without the woman behind Padme Amidala! Actress Catherine Taber joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about her huge contributions to the popular STAR WARS animated show. Also joining us for the conversation is Master Kenobi himself, James Arnold Taylor! Cat & JAT are great off-screen friends and we love the chemistry that comes from these two talents when they get together. We review the latest MANDALORIAN casting rumors, listener feedback, and Mark Hamill's Star Wars impersonations.
22/05/20·2h 7m

STAR WARS Collectors Call with LISA WHELCHEL!

We look forward towards Jimmy Mac's upcoming appearance on MeTV's Collector's Call with show host Lisa Whelchel. We've known Lisa for years as Blair from The Facts Of Life, and now she is visiting collectors all over the country to spotlight them on Collector's Call. Jimmy Mac is appearing on the show as a Star Wars Expert as Lisa tours the Eric Pfeifer's collection. His Star Wars stash takes up his whole house! Eric also joins us for a preview of what to expect when the show premieres this weekend. Dave Filoni appeared on Disney+ to explain how the death of Qui-Gon Jinn resonated all the way through the Saga thru Return of the Jedi. We listen to highlights and provide our own analysis. Plus, lots of Mandalorian season 2 casting and production updates.
15/05/20·2h 33m

Stephen Stanton and a Cast of Thousands!

We welcome back yet another talented actor from the recently concluded STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS as Stephen Stanton joins us In The Cantina. We review Stephen's entire massive dossier of Star Wars character voices from TCW, REBELS, ROGUE ONE and beyond. And our long-time listeners know Stephen never travels alone, so he brought along his star-studded "Book Club" for a ton of laughs! Plus, Hayden Christenson talk, the Taika Waititi announcement, and more! 
08/05/20·2h 17m

Clone Wars: Declassified: SERIES FINALE

Almost 12 years since STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS debuted in movie theaters, the series comes to a spine-tingling conclusion with The Siege of Mandalore Part IV: Victory and Death. Joining us to break it all down are two core members of the RFR Roundtable family, Transformers producer F.J. DeSanto and Fanboys director Kyle Newman. Enjoy this uncensored and unedited historic conversation with four Star Wars fans who've been there since the beginning.
05/05/20·1h 41m

Clone Wars: Declassified "Shattered"

S7 E11 "Shattered" After capturing Maul on Mandalore, Ahsoka's journey to the Jedi Council is disrupted when Order 66 is declared, turning her world upside down We celebrate the penultimate episode of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS with a killer Roundtable featuring Billy Mac and Kevin Liell, plus live listener calls as we break down THE SIEGE OF MANDALORE Part Three: SHATTERED. 
04/05/20·1h 50m

Matt Lanter & Last Call for Anakin Skywalker

Just like Ahsoka, we desperately need to talk to Anakin Skywalker before he turns to the Dark Side of The Force. So naturally, Matt Lanter has returned to RFR to take a CLONE WARS victory lap and celebrate the series wrap-up with “The Siege of Mandalore”. Matt talks about his history with the series, the chemistry of the cast, and behind-the-scenes stories about Anakin Skywalker you won’t hear anywhere else. Matt also fesses up about trashing the set of THE MANDALORIAN during his cameo in episode six “The Prisoner”. BREAKING NEWS from Rancho Obi-Wan! Fan ambassador, author, and legend Stephen J. Sansweet, along with Star Wars expert and ROW General Manager Anne Neumann, joins us to reveal information about VIRTUAL RANCHO OBI-WAN. Find out all about it for the first time here! And, we visit Skywalker Vineyards for a glass of wine from George Lucas’s personal vintage, courtesy of executive director Tom Johnson, who shares a fun way to celebrate MAY THE FOURTH on social media with wine from Skywalker Ranch.
01/05/20·2h 17m

Clone Wars: Declassified "The Phantom Apprentice"

S7 E10 "The Phantom Apprentice" The battle moves back to Mandalore as Ahsoka and Bo Katan take the fight to Darth Maul in an effort to topple his control of the independent system and end his quest for revenge.  Joining us for this amazing roundtable discussion are Cleveland Chris Marinin from the Star Wars Friends podcast and Star Wars expert & artist Paul Bateman. 
28/04/20·1h 42m

Clone Wars: Declassified - Old Friends Not Forgotten

Ahsoka finally reunites with Anakin and the Clone Army she left behind in the first part of The Siege of Mandalore, an amazing and action-packed episode. To discuss, RFR reunites with longtime friends of the show, our roundtable guests Paul Bateman and David Mac Sparky. Plus, live listener calls!
21/04/20·1h 54m

Dee Bradley Baker is ALL THE CLONES

Coming off his incredible performance in THE CLONE WARS “Bad Batch” arc, Dee Bradley Baker joins us to talk about acting in the great STAR WARS animated series. From Captain Rex to Commander Cody, Dee has voiced all of the Clone Troopers and he has some great stories to tell. Daisy Ridley recently spoke about how fan reaction has changed since THE FORCE AWAKENS, how online fan reaction has hyper-charged criticism, and how she made the choice to turn away from social media. Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best was shooting-from-the-hip when discussing the new iterations of Star Wars not being about the kids anymore. We have audio highlights from both actors which fire up some very interesting commentary and opinions. Plus, conversation about Ahmed’s upcoming Jedi Temple Challenge Disney+ series, Jar Jar on Kenobi rumors, Listener Feedback, rants about critics of fandom and more. 
18/04/20·2h 35m

Clone Wars: Declassified "Ahsoka's Journey"

Ahsoka ventures into the Coruscant underworld and Level 1313 where she encounters the Martez sisters who take her on a doom-fated spice run for the Pykes, catching the attention of The Mandalorians. We're talking about all 4 episodes and taking listener phone calls live with our special guests Steve Glosson and Grant Gould.
15/04/20·1h 37m

Master Yoda Tom Kane

Our CLONE WARS celebration rocks on with yet another core cast member from the classic animated series as the great Tom Kane joins us IN THE CANTINA. A fan-favorite for his work as Jedi Master Yoda among other voices, Tom fills us in with killer insight into his career, the voice acting industry and, of course, the return of THE CLONE WARS. As always, Tom brings his fun spirit to RFR, along with a ton of laughs. Sonny from New Orleans checks in with a controversial take on some footage seen in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Blu Ray documentary “The Skywalker Legacy”, and we continue to analyze Rey’s hardships and challenges in The Sequel Trilogy, including her “Uggghhh” moment in Ep IX. Plus, Jason spooked his kid with Indiana Jones movies , we talk about the ever-delayed INDIANA JONES V, and Jedi Master Samuel L.”Mace Windu” Jackson has an important message for us as we struggle through Quarantine 2020. Keep Calm and Listen to Rebel Force Radio.
10/04/20·2h 21m

Hello There! It's JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR!

The ever-positive presence of JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR joins us this week In The Cantina as we continue to celebrate the return of THE CLONE WARS. We get caught up with JAT to pick his brain about the return of the groundbreaking STAR WARS animated series and voicing Obi-Wan Kenobi in Season 7. Plus, James walks us through all of the notable voice work he did on all the movies in the Disney-era of Star Wars, From THE FORCE AWAKENS all the way through THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, revealing all the key characters he voiced. Always great to catch up with our old pal JAT! Listener voicemail inspires more chat about Rey’s trials throughout the Sequel Trilogy. Plus, a full review of the packaging and content for the new SKYWALKER SAGA 4K Box Set and great savings for RFR listeners on amazing sounding Raycon Wireless Earbuds! All this plus tons more great STAR WARS talk on this week’s RFR!
03/04/20·2h 5m

Ashley Eckstein IS Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano is a fan favorite, mostly in part to the great Ashley Eckstein. Her relationship to the character and connection to the Star Wars fanbase is unlike that of any other actor. To celebrate the return of Ahsoka to THE CLONE WARS, we reconnect with Ashley for a long, deep conversation about Ahsoka, her past, her present, and yes, even her future. Ashley talks openly about the recent rumors concerning Ashoka appearing in the upcoming season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN and shares her feelings about the support she’s received from STAR WARS fans everywhere. And, we continue our discussion/debate/argument over the rapid emergence of Rey’s Force powers throughout the Sequel Trilogy, plus, Anthony Daniels talked about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in a recent interview and we got the highlights.
27/03/20·2h 18m

AHSOKA Joins THE MANDALORIAN & At Home with RISE OF SKYWALKER

Ahsoka Tano is rumored to show up in season 2 of THE MANDALORIAN with Rosario Dawson bringing the role to life for the first-time in a live-action medium. We talk about this huge development for the fan favorite character and The Future for Ahsoka. THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is finally available for digital download complete with bonus features and feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary. We review highlights from the doc, looking for additional insight into the return of Palpatine, the shift of Kylo Ren back to the light as Ben Solo, along with the father/son reunion. Comments made by cast and creators in the documentary ignite fired-up debates, opinions, praise, and criticism. We look closer at The Force Dyad, including a frame-by-frame analysis of the Kylo-Rey Force Vision from the start of Episode IX. It’s impact on the rest of the film might be deeper than you thought.
22/03/20·2h 6m

Clone Wars: Declassified: The "Bad Batch" Arc

S7 E1-4 "The Bad Batch" "A Distant Echo" "On The Wings of Keeradaks" "Unfinished Business" The mysterious Clone Force 99 joins Captain Rex and Anakin on a mission that leads to the discovery of a fellow Clonetrooper long considered dead. We’re talking about the first four episodes from the final season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS with our review of the full “Bad Batch” arc featuring our special guests, Star Wars artist Kevin Liell and morning drive sports anchor from Newsradio 780 Chicago, Josh Liss. Plus, live callers voice weigh in!
19/03/20·1h 22m

THE MANDALORIAN's Emily Swallow and RFR Live

We're back in Ohio for a live recording of RFR at Wizard World Cleveland featuring audience participation as we review some passages from the novelization to STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, along with some talk about that Sweet Baby Yoda. Then, we moved to the main stage to interview The Armorer from THE MANDALORIAN, the fabulous Emily Swallow, who filled us in with us stories from the set of the popular Disney+ series. Emily talks about what it's like to work in the Star Wars universe, shares tales about her fellow Mando cast-mates, her work on SUPERNATURAL, and much more. Keep your eye on our website for videos of both Wizard World panels, coming soon. Thank you Evergreen Podcasts, Emily Swallow and Wizard World Cleveland for making everything happen.
13/03/20·1h 34m

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Film Commentary Track

Welcome to RFR’s very first audio commentary track for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, wrapping up the controversial Sequel Trilogy and finale to “The Skywalker Saga”. The film received mixed reviews and this commentary is a reflection of that with opinions ranging the spectrum from very favorable to very critical and all points in between. We really seem to like it like it while RFR brother Billy Mac tends to lean in the other direction. All three of us have our likes and dislikes so you will hear a variety of honest opinions and critique. No phony gushing or harsh hatred from any of us, just well-thought out observations and analysis of Episode IX from three hardcore fans since 1977, along with a bunch of laughs. This show works as both a commentary track you can listen to as you watch the film, or as a standalone audio podcast. You won’t be getting an official audio commentary track from cast and crew with the soon-to-be released Digital and Blu Ray releases, so we’re happy to fill that void. And, as a special exclusive bonus, members of RFR ALL ACCESS on PATREON get to watch the movie along with us, without having to fumble around to sync the video with the audio. So join today to watch Episode IX with us tonight!
10/03/20·2h 55m

Novel Review: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Expanded Edition

We received an early copy of the novelization for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER two weeks before it hits store shelves and we are happy to share all the essential information revealed about EPISODE IX. How did Palpatine orchestrate his return? Who was his son and where did he come from? How did Leia save Ben Solo through The Force? How did the Sith Eternal build their army in secret? What message did the Force Spirit of Luke Skywalker communicate to his sister Leia? All of the answers and more are revealed in this “Expanded Edition” novel adaptation. Special guest Paul Bateman joins Jimmy Mac for a SPOILER HEAVY close look at all the extra scenes and new details revealed in the new book by Rae Carson, along with tons of analysis and reaction.
03/03/20·1h 57m

The Jedi Master of George Lucas Impersonations

Comedian Josh Robert Thompson has been our favorite George Lucas impersonator for years now, since he debuted his twisted take on GL in WALKING WITH GEORGE LUCAS and THE SECRET HISTORY OF STAR WARS audiobook, we here at RFR have been big fans. Now, JRTs carbon copy take of the famous director has been amped up, thanks to the addition of Deepfake technology in videos like GEORGE LUCAS GOES TO VEGAS. JRT joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about how his career, combined with his passion for Star Wars, led him to the creation of these hilarious videos. Baby Yoda made a strong showing at Toy Fair 2020. Criz Bee from Jedi Business was at the big event and he gives us his full report on all the cool STAR WARS merch reveals. Huge Disney corporate news broke this week that could have huge ramifications on the galaxy far, far away as Bob Iger has moved on from his perch as CEO of the Walt Disney Corp. We talk about his successor Bob Chapek and how his leadership can be very different from that of Mr. Iger. Star Wars In Pop Culture features a deep Original Trilogy reference that all Jedi dads will love and appreciate.
29/02/20·2h 43m

Han Solo, Frozen In Kryptonite

Harrison Ford finally broke his silence recently about returning as Han Solo in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. He’s currently on a media tour and we got all the highlights! Harrison talks about his career and STAR WARS which triggers interesting conversation about his character and the man himself. Harrison is completely disconnected and disinterested with the lore of the saga and he gives us big laughs when he tries to use Star Wars terminology, but he instead references another franchise. Was he a Force Ghost in Episode IX? Harrison doesn’t give a rats ass but hear what we think! Did you think the “Force Dyad” concept from TROS was confusing? So did we! We go down the rabbit hole to try to figure that one out. Star Wars In Pop Culture returns to shine the light on a new hilarious video “George Lucas Goes To Vegas” starring the legendary Josh Robert Thompson. Plus, more DUEL OF THE FATES, rants about the state of Star Wars action figure collecting, and other cool stuff!
22/02/20·2h 7m

DUEL OF THE FATES Script Review / Star Wars Underworld Footage

An early draft of a script for the version of Episode IX that was to be directed by Colin Treverrow, DUEL OF THE FATES, leaked recently online. We review the script, along with concept artwork from the abandoned film. What could have been! Speaking of which, remember George Lucas's live-action TV series STAR WARS UNDERWORLD that ended up "on the shelf"? Test footage from the show was recently revealed publicly and we walk you through the whole video while wondering what the series would have been like if it actually happened. But let's not to forget the Star Wars that actually does exist with THE RISE OF SKYWALKER still in theaters. We discuss what the state of the galaxy may be like following the end of TROS and how the Force may have awakened across the universe. Plus, Skywalker Sound's Matthew Wood interview highlights reveal interesting info about the origin of Greedo's new "Maclunky" dialog, Oscars talk, Star Wars in Pop Culture and more. 
14/02/20·2h 10m

Steve Sansweet Blows Up The Death Star!

The history of Star Wars is forever immortalized at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California, home to Steve Sansweet’s Guinness World Record largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Steve joins us to give us an update on a cool auction of Death Star art to benefit the museum along with his thoughts on The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, and The Rise of Skywalker. Bob Iger made more comments this week regarding the Star Wars cinematic universe taking a hiatus, which triggers debate about the future of the film franchise and the players involved behind the scenes. In Jar Jar Binks news, a long-open RFR investigation gets resolved as we can now finally answer the question: Who is B.J. Hughes? Parker Swank stops by with a review of Nerf’s Mandalorian Rocket Gauntlet and he lists his Top 5 All-Time Force Abilities. Plus, Ewan McGregor talks Kenobi with Jimmy Fallon and more!
07/02/20·2h 20m

Clone Wars Preview / Rise of The Resistance Review

We review what's to come in the final season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and look at all of the story lines that we're under production when the animated series was initially cancelled. The upcoming KENOBI series has hit a pre-production bump in the road. We review the setback and listen to Ewan McGregor comment on the situation. THE RISE OF SKYWALKER editor Maryann Brandon revealed candid opinions and behind-the-scenes information about the film in a recent interview. We review her comments and throw down our opinions. Adam Driver returned to SNL to bring Kylo Ren back to "Undercover Boss". We have the hilarious highlights. THE RISE OF THE RESISTANCE finally debuted earlier this month at Disneyland Anaheim to overflow crowds. Tech Expert and Batuu resident "Mac Sparky" David Sparks returns to RFR with an in-depth review of this all-new innovative Star Wars ride.
31/01/20·2h 54m

Mythological Blueprint for The Rise of Skywalker

Jedi Yogi John Marcoux returns to RFR to lay down The Mythological Blueprint for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. John is a student of Joseph Campbell, a world-class yoga instructor (105F.com), an entertainment attorney, and a STAR WARS fan who uses knowledge of world mythology to analyze the saga and it's influences. As he's done for previous films, John tears apart EPISODE IX to present us with all the major story beats that define the protagonist, Rey, and the path of her specific "Hero's Journey".  John's analysis is always filled with unique connections between STAR WARS and the history of myth. His take on TROS is another classic! Plus, THE CLONE WARS returns next month and a new trailer dropped this week to hype us up. We review the whole thing and look for clues about how the final season of the groundbreaking animated show will wrap everything up. 
24/01/20·2h 29m

Rumored Trevorrow Ep IX Script and The Rise Of Skywalker Call-In Show

We're taking listener calls about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, breaking down one of the rumored Colin Trevorrow/Derek Connelly Episode IX scripts, talking about "Release The JJ Cut", and reviewing the present and past of Star Wars at The Oscars.
17/01/20·1h 44m

The Fallout of The Rise of Skywalker

Two weeks after THE RISE OF SKYWALKER debut, we begin a deep exploration into the themes, character development, and impact of Episode IX on the whole Saga. This time, with no special guests or distractions, we're able to have a full discussion about what TROS means to us and how it ties up the Skywalker story. Where does it enhance previous episodes in this trilogy? How does it reinforce messages from prior films? Does it contradict any of the previous mythology? We consider our reactions and look at other responses from across the internet. And, we listen to that mysterious transmission from The Emperor in Fortnite, along with comments from J.J. Abrams and more theater audio from when we saw the movie on opening night. 
03/01/20·2h 32m

RFR Mandalorian After Show #8: "Redemption"

 S1 E8  "Redemption"   Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil! The Mando, Cara Dune and Greef Carga pinned down by enemy fire! Kuill is dead! What happens next? We find out in THE MANDALORIAN season one finale "Redemption". We get a name for our protagonist and see his face for the first time during an epic battle against Moff Gideon and the Imperial Remnant, along with a sweet call back to THE CLONE WARS at the end. What's The Mandalorian's new mission and where does the series go after this? We talk about it all!  Join us for live discussion of the season finale of THE MANDALORIAN with special guest Pete Nadel and taking your calls 
28/12/19·1h 45m

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Review #3 w/Paul Bateman

Paul Bateman joins us for the full show to talk about anything and everything going on in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We look closely at the chemistry between the “Big 3” characters in this trilogy - Rey, Finn, and Poe - along with a hard focus on the return of Emperor Palpatine and speculation about how his comeback was possible. We react to the appearances of fan favorites Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles, and throw down hard opinions about some heavy moments in the film, like the truth of Rey’s evil lineage, The Spirit of Luke, the final destruction of The Sith, and the kiss that sealed the deal. Enhancing our conversation is audience reaction audio from the theater where we saw THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night that puts you right in our row!
27/12/19·1h 54m

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Review #2: Live w/Matt Lanter

We gathered on opening day for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, December 20th, in downtown Cleveland to commemorate the end of an era at Kennedys Cabaret in the famous Playhouse Square for a special live episode of RFR, featuring insights and analysis of the finale to the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker from THE CLONE WARS stops by to give us his TROS review and talk about his cameo on THE MANDALORIAN. And Puppet Lando pays us a visit to spread messages of holiday joy. Billy Mac is here too! Plus, audience participation with an open mic and we give away a pair of Bose: Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones!
23/12/19·2h 17m

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Review #1: OPENING NIGHT

RFR gathered with listeners and friends in downtown Cleveland to see STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night. We gathered immediately following the first public screening to share our fresh and raw opinions, emotions, criticisms, reactions, and occasional confusion, with a live “studio audience”. You've been listening to RFR talk about Star Wars for 14 years and it's been a long, strange trip! Join us for first thoughts of the final episode of the Skywalker Saga!
20/12/19·2h 11m

RFR Mandalorian After Show #7: "The Reckoning"

S1 E7 "The Reckoning"  The Mandalorian gathers his allies to take on the Imperial Remant who still are in pursuit of him after he took off with the "asset".  The penultimate episode of The Mandalorian season one ends with a cliffhanger leaving Baby Yoda in the clutches of evil. We break down the entire episode and take your calls. 
19/12/19·1h 51m

RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol. 4: Star Wars Christmas Music

The 2019 Holiday Season is upon us and we here at Rebel Force Radio love to celebrate Christmas, Star Wars-style. So, we've once again gathered an all new collection of songs for the season in a galaxy far, far away. From the North Pole to Hoth, we have you covered with a ton of fun songs and parodies for your listening pleasure as you put Artoo Detoo lights and Yoda ornaments on your tree.  Look for RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol 1-3 at our website! 
19/12/19·38m 16s

RFR Mandalorian After Show #6

S1 E6 "The Prisoner" The Mandalorian returns to the service of a mercenary crew from his past to retrieve a prisoner held aboard a New Republic prison ship. It's a prison break in space featuring tons of cameos, cool new droids, and surprises. Joining us to break it all down is the legendary Big Honkin' Steve Glossen from Geek Out Loud and we're taking listener calls too!
14/12/19·2h 1m

The Rise of Skywalker, The End of an Era

In our last weekly show before the release of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we review the media hype surrounding it with audio highlights from cast and crew interviews, talk show appearances, and media junkets. We hear from J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio, Daisy Ridley, and more. We discuss and debate the “End of the Skywalker Saga” marketing push, how the fallout from THE LAST JEDI will impact the finale, and the fragility of “The Chosen One” prophecy. Plus, Puppet Lando stops by to recreate some wild Billy Dee Williams quotes from recent print interviews. This is our final opportunity to discuss, speculate, and even vent a little, before the end of an era. Listen to hear what we have to say!  Join RFR Live in Cleveland for Skywalker Rises in Ohio. Limited seating still available!  Brought to you by Bose and the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Quiet Comfort 35 Headphones. Visit Bose.com/RebelForce to learn more. 
13/12/19·2h 16m

RFR Mandalorian After Show #5: "The Gunslinger"

S1 Chapter 5 "The Gunslinger" Seeking repairs for the Razor Crest, The Mandalorian lands on Mos Eisley and joins forces with a rookie bounty hunter to find Fennic Shand, hiding out somewhere across The Dune Sea. We're talking Chapter 5 of season one with special guests Billy Mac and Matt Rashid and taking live listener calls. Tatooine makes it's Mandalorian debut and we visit many familiar places along the way. Plus, we discuss the cameos from Amy Sedaris and Ming Na-Wen and what their characters bring to the episode.
07/12/19·1h 58m

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER TV Spots: Hints & Reveals

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER has reached peak media marketing with the recent debut of several TV spots revealing a variety of fresh footage from Episode IX. We look at each commercial and try to pick up on all the hints and clues from “The final episode in the Skywalker Saga”. Are the reveals in the marketing too revealing? Or are they just playing on our nostalgia? We tear it all apart and tell you what we think. John Boyega appeared on The Tonight Show to give us further details about the script stolen from underneath his bed, and the fallout. TMZ also grabbed Boyega on the streets of Manhattan for some further explanation. We have highlights and reactions! Plus, old footage of George Lucas admitting he may have gone too far with THE PHANTOM MENACE gives us a few laughs, and of course, ample Baby Yoda talk.
06/12/19·2h 21m

RFR Mandalorian After Show #4: "The Sanctuary"

S1 Chapter 4: "The Sanctuary"    The Mandalorian seeks refuge on a backwater planet where he teams up with a former Rebel trooper to train a small group of villagers to defend themselves against a group of vicious raiders.     We're back for Chapter 4 of The Mandalorian with our discussion and analysis of the "The Sanctuary" with our guest, John Pyka. Plus, we're taking your calls to hear what you think!     
30/11/19·1h 41m

Baby Yoda Merch, Flying Stormtroopers & TROS Hints

Following the popularity of THE MANDALORIAN, we consider the upcoming onslaught of Baby Yoda merchandise and wonder why it wasn’t ready to launch sooner. Was it to preserve the secret or was Disney/Lucasfilm caught off guard and unprepared for the overwhelming popular reaction to the new character? We discuss! In more spoiler-free Mandalorian conversation, we look at The Camtono and discover where the name for it may have originated. The first full clip from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER has been released and it’s a sequence featuring flying stormtroopers, which leads to debate, argument, and even some insults! J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America this week to talk TROS and the case of a legit Episode IX script landing on Ebay courtesy due to some sloppiness by a cast member. Find out who it was! We dig deeper into some weird comments made by Kathleen Kennedy about STAR WARS source material and consider the “End of the Skywalker Saga” marketing campaign. Plus, Daisy Ridley reveals her true feelings for the Porgs and raps about The Wars on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Celebrate Thanksgiving with RFR, Star Wars-style! 
28/11/19·2h 27m

RFR Mandalorian After Show: #3 "The Sin"

We're back for Chapter 3 of The Mandalorian with our discussion and analysis of the "The Sin". Plus, we're taking your calls to hear what you think!
23/11/19·1h 45m

New RISE OF SKYWALKER Footage/"I Am C-3PO" Highlights

With less than a month until THE RISE OF SKYWALKER opens, we look at some of the latest Episode IX headlines including a review of the new "social media" trailer featuring new footage and excerpts from a recent Kathleen Kennedy Rolling Stone interview on the future of the franchise and her role within it. Plus, we look at the new Anthony Daniels book "I Am C-3PO" with audio highlights about his strained relationship with Kenny Baker, his insight into Mark Hamill's return to STAR WARS and a little information about shooting TROS. 
22/11/19·2h 7m

RFR Mandalorian After Show: #2 "The Child"

S1 E2 "The Child" After acquiring "The Asset", The Mandalorian returns to his starship to find it being dismantled by Jawa scavengers, leading to a battle outside their Sandcrawler. Negotiation arbitrated by Kuiil places the bounty hunter into a perilous showdown with a wild mudhorn to obtain an object the Jawas desire. We're back for Chapter 2 of THE MANDALORIAN with our discussion and analysis of the "The Child" with special guest Billy Mac. Plus, we're taking your calls to hear what you think!
16/11/19·1h 47m

RFR Mandalorian After Show #1: Series Premiere

STAR WARS has entered a new era as a weekly series has finally become reality. With the launch of Disney+, we are talking about the first episode of THE MANDALORIAN and taking your calls live!
13/11/19·2h 7m

The Mandalorian, Wedge & Butts

After years of speculation and anticipation, a live-action STAR WARS weekly series becomes reality when THE MANDALORIAN series debut happens next week. We look at the first footage of Nick Nolte’s Ugnaught character Kuiil and Ming Na Wen’s bounty hunter Fennic Shand with speculation about the teased big spoiler in the premiere episode. RFR broke the news last month, Denis Lawson will be returning to Star Wars in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER to reprise his role of Wedge Antilles. Kevin Liell joins us to share the inside scoop about how it all happened. And, a mystery guest joins us to provide a counterpoint to our “Star Wars Crybaby” criticism of Eric Butts’s Star Wars trailer reaction video from last week’s show. Plus, getting pumped up for RFR Live: Skywalker Rises In Ohio and more!
09/11/19·2h 20m

Benioff/Weiss OUT & New Mandalorian Trailer Review

As we suspected in recent weeks, the Game Of Thrones producer duo of David Benioff & D.B. Weiss have officially dropped out of their commitments to create the next STAR WARS trilogy. What does this mean for the future of Star Wars films and the franchise in general? We provide our insight and observations. The Mandalorian debuts in just a couple of weeks and a new trailer dropped this week! We go through the entire thing shot-by-shot and analyze everything. And, we have audio highlights from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni from a recent Mandalorian media junket for the upcoming Disney+ series. Swank's Halloween costume leads to a discussion about the legitimacy of Star Wars trailer reaction videos and all the tears shed over it. Plus, a little Trick or Treat talk for your post-Halloween enjoyment.
01/11/19·1h 55m

The Rise Of Skywalker: Final Trailer Reaction Show LIVE!

We give you our first reactions to the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and take your calls live immediately following it's debut on Monday Night Football. Were there any "Oh My God!" moments, or was it more "Meh". We hear what you think while you hear what we think!
22/10/19·1h 36m

STAR WARS Halloween Costumes & Vintage Action Figures

This week, we talk about when THE RISE OF SKYWALKER trailer may drop, George Lucas's hints about the direction he would have taken the sequel trilogy, and Matt George, co-author of "Engineering An Empire: The Creators of Kenners Star Wars Toys" joins us In The Cantina to talk about the personalities behind the vintage action figure line. Plus, we react to the cancel culture putting Star Wars Halloween costumes for kids in the cross-hairs and more.
18/10/19·2h 17m

Wedge Returns! And, George Lucas's Side of the Story

Original Trilogy fan favorite Wedge Antilles actor Denis Lawson will be returning to Star Wars in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We talk about the news and our role in breaking it on Twitter. Will J.J. Abrams attempt to undo THE LAST JEDI? We react to recent interview comments from the Episode IX director. Our analysis of Bob Iger's book and the Disney acquisition of STAR WARS continues. This episode, George Lucas tells his side of the story. We piece together evidence and comments gathered to represent what we know of George's reaction to the new direction of the Star Wars sequels, following the rejection of his original story ideas, and what those ideas may have been. Plus, Ian McDiarmid is added to additional episodes of STAR WARS REBELS and we lay down the details.  
11/10/19·2h 23m

More Iger Book Bombshells

We continue our deep dive into the “Star Wars” chapter of Bob Iger’s book, featuring behind-the-scenes revelations about the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and George Lucas’s desire to remain involved in the creation of the Sequel Trilogy. Was Lucas betrayed and who betrayed him? We once again spotlight excerpts from the books and piece together a timeline of events. As Triple Force Friday launches the merchandising push for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we consider many of the challenges STAR WARS collectors face during a time of change for the hobby. Star Wars In Pop Culture returns with a trip to STAR TOURS for THE GOLDBERGS, and Jon Favreau’s THE CHEF SHOW pays a visit to Dave Filoni at Skywalker Ranch. Plus, Swank has a run-in with Ohio law enforcement. Here what happened and how Star Wars saved the day!  
04/10/19·2h 17m

Bob Iger Book Bombshells / Kevin Feige Joins Star Wars

STAR WARS Behind-The-Scenes news dominates this week’s episode of Rebel Force Radio. From the bombshells dropped in Bob Iger’s new memoir regarding Disney’s treatment of George Lucas, to the shocking news about Marvel’s Kevin Feige joining the galaxy far, far away, this has been a memorable week. Be there with us when the Feige news broke and hear our first-blush reactions and predictions. What will this mean for the future of Star Wars, Kathleen Kennedy, and the projects announced for Benioff/Weiss and Rian Johnson? We try to connect-the-dots. We go through the STAR WARS chapter in “The Ride of a Lifetime” and analyze Bob Iger’s account of the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and missteps along the way, along with revelations and confirmations about how the sale when down. Plus, the lessons learned by Luke Skywalker, Star Wars collecting rants spill over from RFR Rush Hour and more!
27/09/19·2h 22m

Bill Burr in The Mandalorian, Anakin & The Emperor in Utah, TROS Talk: RFR LIVE!

RFR LIVE returned this week and we took your calls to hear what you think about The Rise Of Skywalker and the future of STAR WARS. The phone lines were open all night and you guys brought some amazing conversation. Bill Burr revealed he will be joining THE MANDALORIAN cast, and we have some audio highlights revealing his disconnect from the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Dan Spindle, morning news anchor from Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL, gives us a report from his recent encounter with Hayden Christensen and Ian McDiramid, The Yoda Questionnaire Returns, cool Snoke theories and more.
20/09/19·2h 27m

Gaffi Sticks, Krayt Dragons & Kenobi Keychains

We’re looking forward towards the launch of THE MANDALORIAN with new comments from Filoni and Favreau, along with action figure leaks. What is the Offworld Jawa? We try to figure it out! In STAR WARS news this week, Ian McDiarmid & Hayden Christensen were not allowed to participate in a convention panel due to a last-minute restriction by Disney. We look between the lines to decipher what this cancellation might mean for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We look back at the classic KENOBI novel by John Jackson Miller and discuss Gaffi Sticks, Krayt Dragons and Kenobi Keychains. And we’re probably the only fans on the internet to acknowledge a mundane anniversary for the Droids/Ewoks Hour from the eighties.  
13/09/19·1h 47m

From Modesto to The Mandalorian: STAR WARS Past & Future

We go back to the future this week on RFR! In our post-D23 review, we review THE MANDALORIAN trailer shot-by-shot and speculate about plot points and character motivation. We have interview highlights from the convention with the shows bad guy Moff Gideon, Giancarlo Espositio. Plus, more production updates from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER via comments from director J.J. Abrams and composer John Williams teases the end of Episode IX. Historian W.R. Miller joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about his book THE STAR WARS HISTORICAL SOURCEBOOK, the first of a multi-volume collection preserving the history of Star Wars via an incredible collection of interview excerpts spanning the years in books, newspapers and magazines. Volume One is available now! Also this week, we take a sound effect from RETURN OF THE JEDI into the RFR Soundlab and compare it to audio heard in the TROS Sizzle Reel footage with surprising results. And, we have the latest Mr. Iger voicemail and its packed with exclusive info not revealed at D23.    
06/09/19·1h 57m

STAR WARS at D23 Reaction: RFR LIVE!

FR went live this week to review the big STAR WARS news coming out of D23 Expo in Anaheim. In honor of the big event, we opened up our switchboard to hear what you think of THE MANDALORIAN trailer, the big KENOBI announcement, and the latest reveals from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. And of course, the vision of a Rey with a reticulated red blade was nothing short of thrilling. Plus, panel and interview highlights from the event with cast and crew and more.
31/08/19·2h 2m

The KENOBI Tornado Is Coming!

As D23 begins, we speculate about a KENOBI series for Disney+, we get pumped up for THE MANDALORIAN, and ramp up towards THE RISE OF SKYWALKER with new information about the John Williams soundtrack and new books. We go IN THE CANTINA with STAR WARS artist Otis Frampton to discuss his pitch for THE JAWA ADVENTURES. Plus, a little Star Wars collecting talk, a few laughs, and sand. It gets everywhere.
23/08/19·1h 48m

STAR WARS Myth Busting and Rumor Reaction

Some wild rumors erupted this week claiming George Lucas still owns the rights for STAR WARS characters he created and Disney is sending him checks to use them. We wade through the rumors and present a case that we hope determines whether or not these reports are valid. We got our first look at the second and final season of STAR WARS RESISTANCE in a new trailer that dropped this week. We discuss some of the highlights and info revealed. And is a well-known actor from ABC’s THE GOLDBERGS appearing in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER? The answer is YES and we will tell you who it is!  We look forward to STAR WARS announcements potentially coming next weekend at D23, including confirmation of a KENOBI series on Disney+ starring Ewan McGregor. Plus, more on the definition of Lucasian, a Rancho Obi-Wan update, and Jimmy Mac’s Artoo vs BB-8 Facebook debate.  
16/08/19·2h 13m

Star Wars: Galaxy's On the Edge

Earlier this week, Disney’s Bob Iger addressed the reality of lowered attendance at Disneyland in the wake of opening STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE during his third quarter shareholders conference call. We review Iger’s comments and provide our own commentary with Jimmy Mac’s perspective after recently visiting the park. We discuss what is Disney doing right and try to evaluate what they are doing wrong. On THE MANDALORIAN front, Jon Favreau talked about advice given to him by George Lucas and revealed some more hints about the show’s plot in recent interviews. We have the highlights. Plus, a review of the Scum And Villainy Cantina in Hollywood, recent Kevin Smith comments about visiting the RISE OF SKYWALKER set, a shout-out for RFR in a venerable England magazine from a UK comedian, and we learn about THE JAWA ADVENTURES.
10/08/19·1h 53m

Jimmy Mac Reviews Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

We take a deep dive into the new "Star Wars Land" at Disneyland as Jimmy Mac has returned from STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE with a full report. From Oga's Cantina to Savi's Workshop to the cockpit of The Millennium Falcon, we cover it all with Billy Mac sitting in. What about the much-reported attendance numbers at the park? We get Jimmy's perspective on the crowds and wait times, along with in-depth reviews of the drinks, food, merch, sites, sounds and overall vibe. Plus, we follow up on our ongoing investigation: Is the STAR TOURS ride still featuring Lucas-Era content? All this plus Hyperspace Mountain and Swank on a beach!
30/07/19·2h 8m

Danny Bonaduce / Star Wars Meets Stranger Things

Danny Bonaduce, best known from starring in the sit-com classic THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, also shared screentime with Mark Hamill in his first post-STAR WARS film, 1978s CORVETTE SUMMER. Danny joins Jimmy Mac IN THE CANTINA to share stories about his experiences with Mark Hamill, along with a wild story about the first time Danny saw Star Wars on it's opening night in 1977. You have to hear it to believe it. Plus, Star Wars in Pop Culture spotlights STRANGER THINGS season three, we explore the physics of The Lightsaber in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER based on recent comments by Daisy Ridley, rare audio from RETURN OF THE JEDI, and what are the possibilities Disney will someday remake THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY? 
19/07/19·2h 12m

"Inside Star Wars" Sith Troopers & Kylo vs Rey

THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is a hot topic as Daisy Ridley continues to drop hints during interviews and the Sith Trooper debuted this week. We have highlights of Daisy’s latest comments, including clues about the Kylo Ren vs Rey duel, and commentary on the new Episode IX Red Stormtrooper. Mark Ramsey, host of the new eight-part audio dramatization INSIDE STAR WARS, joins us IN THE CANTINA to talk about his popular show and his own fandom. And of course, we run Mark through the famous Yoda Questionnaire. Is Disneyland beginning to suppress the Original Trilogy content at Star Tours now that Galaxy’s Edge has opened? We open up a new RFR Investigative Report! Plus, Star Wars actors rapping and Puffer Pig gets a theme song.
13/07/19·2h 38m

Episode IX Hints & Peter Mayhew Memorial Report

Daisy Ridley is on the interview circuit and making some early comments about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. What hints are Daisy dropping? Kevin Liell joins us with a report from the Peter Mayhew memorial that took place last weekend in Texas. Listener voicemail presents a question about Galaxy’s Edge, Samuel L. Jackson again says he wants a Mace Windu comeback, and we hear an interesting version of the Star Wars Main Theme from an unlikely source.
05/07/19·1h 54m

RFR: Vintage Star Wars with Derryl DePriest / Rancho Obi-Wan Visit

He is a member of the Pop Culture Hall of Fame. He oversaw the Star Wars brand at Hasbro for a decade. And now, he’s an author. Derryl DePriest joins us IN THE CANTINA to give us the lowdown about his new book STAR WARS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ARCHIVE EDITION. It’s a deep dive into one of the most popular and long-running STAR WARS 3 ¾ inch action figure lines, The Vintage Collection. Derryl takes us behind-the-scenes for the making of the book and, of course we wouldn’t let him leave The Cantina without taking our famous Yoda Questionnaire. Billy Mac walks us through his first trip to Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan, home to the Guinness Book of World Records’ largest Star Wars collection. Puppet Lando also flew in for a tour! Plus, Mark Hamill dropped a big hint about his return in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and we drop a juicy rumor.
29/06/19·2h 21m

RFR: Star Wars Has A New Boss

Lucasfilm announced a new head of Live Action Development and Production, Michelle Rejwan. We look at what is known about Michelle and her career and try to follow her path to Star Wars. Is she the right person for the job? We discuss and debate. The big talk at E3 was fresh reveals of gameplay for STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER. We get up to speed with what’s known about the game and discuss a cool ROGUE ONE character that makes an appearance. Will Darth Bane appear in a future Star Wars film? We speculate! Mark Hamill visited James Cordon and talked about his visit to STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE. Mark had some funny observations to make about George Lucas’s comments during the opening ceremony. We review the highlights! Plus, Listener feedback, Star Wars In Pop Culture goes to The Tony Awards and Gilligan’s Island, and our Outrageous Unthinkable Story of the Week features the “relationship” between Natalie Portman and electronica musician Moby.
20/06/19·1h 43m

RFR Live Call-In Show: From Episode IX to Galaxy's Edge

We are putting aside the typical RFR show rundown this week and spotlighting live listener calls for the whole show.  We continue to discuss the experiences and collectibles from Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge, consider Emperor Palpatine's role in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, and define our expectations for THE MANDALORIAN. All callers this week are members of RFR on PATREON and they lit up our switchboard with tons of great conversation and commentary. Join today to get exclusive access to original programming, deep dives into the RFR archives, and other special features. 
14/06/19·1h 59m

Steve Sansweet Reviews Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Stephen J. Sansweet, the acclaimed Star Wars author and owner of the Guinness Book of World Records Largest Star Wars collection at Rancho Obi-Wan, has been to the Galaxy’s Edge and back. Steve joins us to give his first-ever review of the new Star Wars Land at Disneyland. Hear Steve’s reviews of the Millennium Falcon ride “Smugglers Run”, the lightsaber building experience in Savi’s Workshop, and all the rest of the exclusive merch. For years, we’ve relied on Steve’s authentic and expert assessment of all things in the Star Wars universe, and his review of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is not to be missed. Plus, we continue to analyze the Annie Leibovitz photographs from “The Rise of Skywalker” set, and listener tips on the best way to remove those ugly and pesky decals from Hasbro’s new Star Wars "Retro Collection/Colección/Série” action figure line.
07/06/19·2h 14m

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Spoiler-Heavy Review

Disneyland’s STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE is now open and fans are buzzing about this immersive addition to the famous theme park. Tech expert "Mac Sparky" David Sparks, has already logged several hours in this new Star Wars Land and fills us in with a mind-blowing, detailed, spoiler-heavy review that virtually puts you in the park. Is a KOTOR film on the way? How does Palpatine fit into the events of the Sequel Trilogy? How will THE RISE OF SKYWALKER bring together all nine films of the saga? We don’t know! But we talk about it all this week on RFR as we continue to pick apart the recently released EPISODE IX information, rumors about a KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC film, and the writer attached to the project. Also in news headlines, we have highlights of Harrison Ford’s recent visit to The Tonight Show, and Jason’s past desire to see Kate Mulgrew take over the role of General Leia was actually presented to the actress herself. Hear what Captain Janeway thinks about such an idea. In collecting news, we found some of those retro vintage Star Wars action figures that have been hitting Target shelves. Hear about our misadventures trying to remove the ugly decal on the cards and learn why Jimmy Mac is now known as "The Goo Gone Guy”.  
31/05/19·2h 21m

New Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Details

We look at all the cool new details and photos from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and we let it fuel our speculation. Plus, how will Luke and Leia fit in to the final chapter of the Saga? And how does George Lucas's approach to creating Star Wars differ from Disney? We look back at 20 years of THE PHANTOM MENACE and share our memories, from the epic lightsaber duel, to the methods of the puppet master Senator Palpatine, and we debate over who is the true protagonist of the Episode I. Joining us for the whole episode, from The Big Honkin' Show, is the ebullient Steve Glosson, master of the GOLiverse.
25/05/19·2h

Future Star Wars: Benioff & Weiss Got Next!

More information about future STAR WARS films was revealed this week by Disney CEO Bob Iger, and RFR microphones were there. Billy Mac sits in this week as we review Bob’s recent statements and pick apart what he said for clues. The RFR Listener Voice Mail Hotline is wide open this week for post-Star Wars Celebration feedback, speculation and rumors about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, THE MANDALORIAN and the upcoming return of THE CLONE WARS. Plus, the hunt is on for Hasbro’s new Retro Collection action figures, Puppet Lando brings us the latest tweets from the real Billy Dee Williams, and much more.
17/05/19·2h 5m

The Future of Star Wars Revealed

It's official. The future of the STAR WARS film franchise was made much more clear this week as Disney announced their release schedule going into next decade and beyond THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. We speculate about what this may mean for the already announced Benioff/Weiss film series and the Rian Johnson trilogy. Natalie Portman says criticisms of the Prequels were a “bummer”. We believe the Prequels have aged well and we have opinions. What will be the future of Star Wars Celebration? We discuss, share rumors, and make predictions. Where were you the night CARAVAN OF COURAGE: AN EWOK ADVENTURE premiered on ABC in 1984? Jimmy Mac remembers! Plus, Mark Hamill pays tribute to Peter Mayhew, Werner Herzog talks THE MANDALORIAN, and we review CLONE WARS news and information to come out of Star Wars Celebration Chicago. 
10/05/19·2h 4m

RFR: May The 4th, 2019

It's STAR WARS DAY! We are back in the studio for May the Fourth with tons of STAR WARS news, opinion and conversation. Marvel’s AVENGERS ENDGAME is poised to become the all-time US box office champ, and will eventually claim the crown from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Do we care?  Jimmy Mac was there for the big Avengers opening weekend and he saw both the film and THE RISE OF SKYWALKER teaser trailer in IMAX. Mark Hamill came under heat on social media this week for posting a fan-made mashup photo of himself, Harrison, Carrie and Billy Dee in the cockpit of The Falcon. We give you our opinions of the fallout and feature audio highlights of a recent interview where Mark discusses his personal process of dealing with how Luke Skywalker has been portrayed in the Sequel Trilogy. Plus, we have John Boyega interview highlights about Episode IX at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and we review “The Filoni Factor and The Ranch”, the latest episode of Sheldon Norton’s RFR documentary, WHEN THE GALAXY LISTENS.
04/05/19·2h 22m

RFR: Remembering Peter Mayhew

We interrupt regular programming to mourn the loss of a truly legitimate Star Wars icon. The man behind the mask of the legendary Chewbacca, the great Peter Mayhew has passed away. We reflect on Peter's career, his relationship with the fanbase, and his love of Chewie. We share memories of times we shared with the man both on the airwaves, and off, and remember him for his contributions to the Star Wars galaxy. Plus, highlights of Peter's many appearances on our show over the years which will be sure to invoke fond thoughts of Peter's personality and life.  The regular weekly RFR will launch over the weekend. But for now, take a moment with us to celebrate Peter Mayhew, a Star Wars legend. 
03/05/19·1h 31m

RFR Live at Reggies: Celebration Chicago

Following day one of Star Wars Celebration Chicago, we got together with a couple hundred of our friends at Reggie's Music Joint in the South Loop for a sold out show. This live podcast event brought together Star Wars fans from everywhere to join us for an evening of music, laughs, family and friends. Relive this epic evening filled with many familiar names and voices from our entire podcasting career, plus the original Sandtrooper from Star Wars: A New Hope Anthony Forrest and more. And of course, we couldn't have a bash of this size without Puppet Lando!
27/04/19·2h 23m

RFR: The Mandalorian at Celebration Chicago

Our Star Wars Celebration coverage continues with this breakdown of The Mandalorian panel featuring Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and the cast of the upcoming streaming series. Paul Bateman is back! We talk about everything that happened at the panel along with all the reveals, teases, clues and more. Plus, more Episode IX as we get the Bateman Breakdown of The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer. 
22/04/19·1h 56m

RFR: Live from the South Side

On day three of STAR WARS CELEBRATION CHICAGO, RFR Patreon members gathered on Chicago’s South Side at Alulu Brewery for an exclusive live episode of Rebel Force Radio. Rancho Obi-Wan’s legendary Stephen J. Sansweet stops by to talk about the history of Star Wars Celebration and the challenges he faced as a member of the Lucasfilm planning committee in charge of the first-ever event back in 1999. It’s always a “celebration” of laugh and song when Steve joins us. Worlds collide! Puppet Lando shared the same space with the real Lando, Billy Dee Williams for a whirlwind photo-op. We provide a play-by-play recount of what was our most insane moment at Star Wars Celebration. Then, Puppet Lando himself joins us to read through the amazing Star Wars-inspired menu provided by Alulu Brewery. We review some hot new STAR WARS headlines including news that J.J. Abrams met with George Lucas while developing the script for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Plus, we react to the return of Emperor Palpatine in Episode IX and how it may affect the legacy of THE LAST JEDI. Bob Iger says that Star Wars films will be placed on a hiatus and we try to decipher what that really means. Star Wars artist/entrepreneur Kevin Liell joins us along with audience feedback about THE RISE OF SKYWALKER trailer. The blue milk was spiked by Greedo and flowing all night long at Alulu. Join us for the party!    More Star Wars Celebration Chicago coverage is coming from us soon including RFR LIVE in CHICAGO from REGGIE’S.
18/04/19·2h 10m

RFR: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer Review

RFR was at the Star Wars: Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago where we saw the first footage from THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in the teaser trailer. We talk about some of the surprises revealed during the panel and break down the trailer shot-by-shot. 
13/04/19·1h 11m

RFR: April 5, 2019

Not only will we be getting more STAR WARS at Disney Parks in 2019, we’ll be getting booze! For the first time ever, alcoholic beverages will be made available at Disneyland...And they will be Star Wars-inspired! We look at the adult beverage menu for STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE and consider how they tie-in to the Star Wars universe. Spoiler Alert! We review recently leaked EPISODE IX poster art and rumored details about characters, planets, and aliens in THE MANDALORIAN. We have highlights from Samuel L. Jackson’s new 60 Minutes interview where he talks about Mace Windu and his purple lightsaber. Adam Goldberg’s “Schooled” paid tribute to THE PHANTOM MENACE. We review the new ABC comedy episode “Darth Mellor” in STAR WARS IN POP CULTURE. Plus, Conan O’Brien recently had a few hilarious things to say about the taxation of trade routes in EPISODE I, and more.
06/04/19·2h 26m

RFR: March 22, 2019

The Jedi Yogi, our friend John Marcoux returns to RFR to provide us with his take on the famous Mortis Trilogy. John references his massive knowledge bank of mythology and history and applies it to his review of one of the most revered story arcs from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. We continue our review of the amazing Haslab Jabba’s Sail Barge collectible and look back at the crazy Jabba Glob toy from the late-90s. Mark Hamill stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live this week for a fun interview and despite Mark being there to promote History Channel’s “Knightfall”, the discussion inevitably turns to STAR WARS. We pick apart everything Mark says in a quest for clues about STAR WARS EPISODE IX. In video game news, STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II “The Chosen One” update recently went live and CLONE WARS actor Matt Lanter returned to the role of Anakin Skywalker to provide his voice for the game. We listen to Matt recreate an infamous Hayden Christensen line from ATTACK OF THE CLONES.  Plus, in the wake of St. Patrick’s Day, we continue to fill in the list of actors from Ireland seen in STAR WARS films and more stuff.    
22/03/19·2h 23m

RFR: March 16, 2019

Oscar Isaac is hitting the talk show circuit promoting his new Netflix film, but everyone wants to hear him talk about STAR WARS EPISODE IX. We review the talking points Oscar has been throwing out there in interviews and analyze what he’s saying about the film, most notably, the end of the Skywalker Saga. We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Star Wars style as Jason quizzes us on Irish actors in the saga. The fallout from the Jedi Coup d’etat debate continues on the RFR Voice Mail Hotline, and we have audio from Dave Filoni and the REVENGE OF THE SITH audiobook to present as evidence. Plus, new info about the opening of  STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE from Bob Iger, Star Wars Resistance Season One winds down, Saw Guerrera, and Shorty Robe Luke.
16/03/19·2h 9m

RFR: March 8, 2019

Mark Hamill is again expressing opinion, perhaps some of his strongest ever, about the use of his character Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. We review his comments and offer opinions of our own. Jason is back to sit on the judge’s bench and Billy Mac returns for the conclusion of our Mace vs Palpatine coup d’etat debate. Plus, we reveal the new Star Wars product reveals from Toy Fair 2019, including Hasbro’s upcoming controversial reproduction of the original vintage action figure line from the 70s and 80s, Oscar Isaac talks about Episode IX, and Mr. Iger once again calls the RFR voicemail hotline.
09/03/19·1h 55m

RFR: March 1, 2019

EPISODE IX filming is complete and J.J. Abrams made his first comments since the shooting wrapped at a recent charity event. We analyze what J.J. had to say and dive deep into STAR WARS references from the Abrams-produced ABC series “Lost”. Is anxiety for the reveals of the Episode IX title and trailer getting to be a little tiresome? We discuss! Also, we review recent interview highlights with Episode IX newcomers Naomi Ackley and Richard E. Grant. Star Wars actors and references populated the Academy Awards this year and we rundown everything we noticed in the network broadcast of the show. STAR WARS ALWAYS is an amazing new trailer compiling footage from every Star Wars film, and we provide a full review of this Topher Grace/Jeff Yorkes produced tribute to the Saga. The RFR Voice Mail Hotline is packed with great listener feedback leading us to discuss and debate such diverse topics like The Clone Wars revival, Episode IX speculation, the Mace Windu/Palpatine confrontation from REVENGE OF THE SITH and more. 
02/03/19·2h 30m

RFR: Feb 22, 2019

STAR WARS EPISODE IX speculation is kicking in to full gear here at RFR. This week, the spotlight shines on the RFR Voice Mail Hotline and we go heavy with listener feedback. The biggest questions: Will Darth Sidious return? Was Kylo Ren lying to Rey about her parents? Who is (was) Snoke? Our audience guides the conversation on this week’s show as Billy Mac sits in as special guest co-host. With rumors about multiple new STAR WARS live-action series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service burning like wildfire, we run down some of the rumors and talk about a few we’d like to see. Plus, RFR returns to Twitter, RFR LIVE in CHICAGO tickets go on sale, and more.  
22/02/19·2h 2m

RFR: Feb 15, 2019

STAR WARS EPISODE IX character reference photos leaked to Reddit this week. We review all the pictures with a very critical eye and talk about what we like...And what we don’t. SPOILER ALERT! We get caught up with the newest rumors about Episode IX and discuss in detail, including teases about a new evil foe. Friend of the show Chris “From Cleveland” Marinin sits in for this episode and we get into deep speculation about what to expect in final chapter of “The Skywalker Saga”, and debate how elements from the old EXPANDED UNIVERSE could be used in the film. The RFR Voicemail hotline once again gets us talking about crying while watching Star Wars. We recall our emotional responses to the saga, and look back at a magical moment that brought us to tears during a George Lucas panel at Star Wars Celebration III, with audio highlights. 
16/02/19·2h 27m

RFR: February 8, 2019

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX info is greatly anticipated by fans. Many thought we would have seen the trailer and learned the title of the film by now. When will it drop? We give you our guesses, as well as discussion about the latest title rumor for Episode IX. This week, Bob Iger addressed Disney investors with his first quarter update. Hear what he had to say about the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service and STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE. A long lost Mark Hamill interview from 1986 was recently unearthed and we have highlights. Plus, connections between Star Wars and The Grateful Dead, The RFR Voice Mail Hotline is open and our listeners bring some great topics to the table like what would we like to see from a future Star Wars animated series and more.
09/02/19·2h 13m

RFR: February 1, 2019

The STAR WARS EPISODE IX rumors are getting more hardcore and more outrageous. We take a look at some of the wild online rumors as shooting winds down and speculation heats up. Billy Mac sits in for the full show and as a Star Wars Celebration veteran, he offers some tips and opinions on time management at the convention. Puppet Lando also makes an appearance...This time, courtesy of a very loyal RFR listener. We all remember the line from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE: ”If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine”. Was Obi-Wan exaggerating? Or did he achieve the power he predicted after Vader struck him down. We pick it apart and consider the ramifications of that statement and how it can effect EPISODE IX. Billy Mac questions the  ability to forgive the sins of Anakin Skywalker. Plus, STAR WARS IN POP CULTURE spotlights a popular network drama. Star Wars is everywhere!   
02/02/19·2h

RFR: January 25, 2019

Electronic Arts has had a rocky relationship with the Star Wars license. In the wake of yet another cancelled STAR WARS game, EA critics have been making a lot of noise. Rogue One writer Gary Whitta is among those voicing strong opinions about the mismanagement of the brand. We listen to audio highlights from a recent Whitta interview and we discuss the situation with SEGAbit’s Barry Harmon. We talk about the past, present and future of Star Wars video gaming, along with Barry’s top 3 Star Wars video games of all time. Rumors for EPISODE IX are getting stronger and more specific. We check out some of the latest to hit the web. “There’s no crying in Star Wars!” The RFR Voicemail Hotline gets us talking about the moments in the saga that bring out an emotional response from us. And we look at how George Lucas worked with his actors and used his fortune to invest in film technologies. Plus, famous Chicago film locations for fans to check out during Star Wars Celebration, Carrie Fisher’s brother talks about her EPISODE IX footage, Samuel L. Jackson again says he’s up for a return to the galaxy far, far away, and more!
26/01/19·2h 16m

RFR: January 18, 2019

What does “Space Opera” really mean? Who (or what) is Nick Nolte playing in The Mandalorian? Can SOLO find new success on Netflix? We try to find the answers this week on RFR! The street date for STAR WARS RESISTANCE action figures was this week and the toys are on the pegs, if you’re in the right place at the right time. Jimmy Mac hits the stores looking for the new figures and he’s wired for sound. Hear what happens on the hunt! We also review the second half trailer for Resistance and speculate on what will go down on the Colossus. Plus, new reveals for STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE, Mr. Iger leaves a voicemail and more!  
18/01/19·1h 57m

RFR: January 11, 2019

RFR is back for 2019 with an all-new show as we look forward to what should be an epic year for STAR WARS. After getting caught up with special guest Cris Macht (THE FORCE AMONG US), we take a deep dive into some amazing Darth Vader content released during the holiday season. We review Marvel Comics DARTH VADER #25 and debate what some believe to be confirmation of the identity of Anakin Skywalker’s father. And, we take a look at VADER: SHARDS OF THE PAST, a new fan film that takes the medium to the next level. Plus, Cris gives us updates on his current projects, along with a review of Columbia’s Empire Strikes Back Crew Parka, we offer some tips for those visiting Chicago in April for Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars Christmas gifts, Listener Voice Mail, and we pay tribute to a “Real Fan of the Saga”.
11/01/19·2h 7m

RFR: December 21, 2018: Year In Review

Original Santa Yoda art by Tsuneo Sanda Visit www.sandaworld.com    In our final show for this year, we look back at the 2018 and break down all the Star Wars releases from films to television to comic books and more. We discuss SOLO hitting the theaters, the conclusion of STAR WARS REBELS, the home video release and novelization for THE LAST JEDI, Marvel’s DARTH VADER comic series, STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY and some “Fulcrum” predictions we made for STAR WARS REBELS that actually came true. The history of Star Wars celebrity cameos features many well-known stars making appearances in the films. We take a look at some well-known personalities who found themselves in a galaxy far, far away. Blowing up the Death Star at Midnight on New Years Eve is an RFR tradition that has caught on everywhere. It all started on this show and continues to grow in popularity. Listen for instructions on how you can ring in 2019 Star Wars-style. Plus, Star Wars In Pop Culture and more. Thanks for listening to RFR all year and we hope you join us for an amazing 2019. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
22/12/18·2h 6m

RFR: December 14, 2018

RFR LIVE returned this week for a full show dedicated to taking your live phone calls about all things STAR WARS. Topics run the gamut of everything from EPISODE I to EPISODE IX and beyond. Hear what we think about the future of STAR WARS after EPISODE IX and how we think it will all unfold. Is the Sequel Trilogy more of a “spinoff” than a “continuation”? Could Rey actually be The Chosen One? What were Yoda’s mistakes in the Prequel Trilogy? We discuss and debate! We even draw comparisons to the post-Lucas era of STAR WARS and the post-Henson era of The Muppets and more. Look for updates on Facebook for upcoming RFR live streams in 2019! 
15/12/18·2h 25m

RFR: December 7, 2018

George Lucas has a pretty solid definition for The Balance of the Force and how the Jedi relate to it. We review comments made by Lucas in regards to this oft-misunderstood concept, and try to make sense of it, while considering how his ideas have been adapted into the Sequel Trilogy. There was a lot of feedback regarding our rewatch of THE LAST JEDI and we go thru some of the comments and opinions. Recent Reddit Rumors about EPISODE IX, STAR WARS GALAXY’S EDGE and more are picking up steam. We review some of the supposed “insider info” that was apparently leaked from a Star Wars 2019 Marketing Conference. Plus, Kevin Smith gives us a set report from EPISODE IX, we investigate a weird rumor about George Lucas returning to the directors chair for a Kenobi film, we discuss a photo of Young Luke Skywalker as he was supposed to appear in THE FORCE AWAKENS, but ended up on the cutting room floor, and a chock-full edition of Star Wars in Pop Culture.
08/12/18·2h 23m

RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol. 3

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!
05/12/18·32m 20s

RFR Stocking Stuffer Vol. 2

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!
05/12/18·1h 6m

RFR's Stocking Stuffer Vol. 1

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!
05/12/18·34m 37s

RFR: November 30, 2018

In response to the conversation generated on RFR LIVE last week, Jimmy Mac rewatched THE LAST JEDI all the way through for the first time since March. Hear how his opinions have reinforced and changed in an in-depth breakdown of the film. We spotlight the highs and lows of Episode VIII while considering how various characters and situations are portrayed, and where things are heading for the soon-to-be-concluding Skywalker Saga. We look at an Esquire article that claims the portrayal of Luke in THE LAST JEDI was put into motion by George Lucas himself. Plus, we mix in a little MAD MAGAZINE STAR WARS canon for a completely different (and wacky) perspective. Also this week, the attempt to recruit the youngest fans picked up steam with the newly launched STAR WARS: GALAXY OF ADVENTURES series of animated shorts. We give our first-glance adult opinions, then we talk to someone who the shorts are actually geared towards...A kid! Ten year old Bailey Swank shares her take on the latest in STAR WARS animation and tells us whether or not she thinks it will appeal to kid viewers.
01/12/18·2h 14m

RFR: November 23, 2018

RFR LIVE returned this week featuring wall-to-wall listener phone calls and STAR WARS conversation. Our switchboard was flooded as the topics included everything from MARVEL STAR WARS to THE LAST JEDI to STAR WARS RESISTANCE and more. Billy Mac is also hanging out for the holiday and you know he brought along Puppet Lando! Every year on Thanksgiving week, we point the spotlight on you, the greatest audience in all of Star Wars!
23/11/18·2h 31m

RFR: November 16, 2018

THE MANDALORIAN added a couple of new cast members this week, and we have insider information about the production from our rebel spies. We pay tribute to Stan “The Man” Lee with some rare audio highlights from Stan’s career and discussion about his role in giving the green light to the original Marvel STAR WARS comic. We have the latest updates on the STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE parks at Disney, along with info from Disney CEO Bob Iger. STAR WARS: RESISTANCE season one continues and we review “Children of Tehar” and “Signal from Sector Six”. James Burns from Jedi News checks in to talk about Queen and STAR WARS. Simon Pegg misses George Lucas, Natalie Portman talks about THE PHANTOM MENACE, the RFR Voicemail Hotline and more.
17/11/18·2h 18m

RFR: November 9, 2018

Breaking News! Cassian Andor will be the featured character in an upcoming live-action Star Wars streaming series starring Diego Luna. Bob Iger made the big announcement this week and the RFR microphones were there. Hear highlights from the conference call along with new info about the Disney+ Streaming App and THE MANDALORIAN. The Queen biography flick BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is number one at the box office and everyone is listening to their old Queen albums again. We look back at the band’s connection to STAR WARS via lyrics from their songs and theatrics from their stage show. Was Freddie Mercury a fan of The Wars? Listen to find out! Plus, an actress from THE FORCE AWAKENS debuts on THE WALKING DEAD, we debate about the origin of Vader’s Castle in the latest Marvel Comics, and we listen to a killer jam band tribute to the Galaxy Far, Far, Away, courtesy of The String Cheese Incident.
10/11/18·1h 48m

RFR: November 2, 2018

This week was the sixth anniversary of Disney’s Lucasfilm acquisition and we look back at the very first comments made after the deal went down from the three major players. We listen to what George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Bob Iger had to say about the future of STAR WARS back in 2012 and compare those comments to what we have today. The EPISODE IX rumor mill is starting to heat up! We discuss some of the latest gossip to leak from the set of the next Star Wars film. STAR WARS RESISTANCE season one continues with “The High Tower”. We break down some of the recent episode highlights...As well as some series lowlights overall. Plus, we open the listener voicemail hotline and more!
02/11/18·2h 11m

RFR: October 26, 2018

We celebrate Halloween STAR WARS style this week on RFR! Jimmy attended the annual Rancho Obi-Wan Gala last weekend and he's back from California with a report from the home of the world's largest STAR WARS collection. Star Wars Resistance: Declassified is back with a full review of "The Triple Dark" and "Fuel for the Fire". Plus, we look back at some hilarious Halloween highlights in Star Wars in Pop Culture, we check in with the RFR Patreon community, and listener feedback featuring voice mail from the greatest audience of Star Wars fans in the galaxy. 
26/10/18·2h 11m

RFR: October 19, 2018

We’re bringing the galaxy far far away closer to you this week as we open up the RFR Voice Mail hotline to hear what you think about THE MANDALORIAN, STAR WARS RESISTANCE, SOLO and more. We continue to go down the rabbit hole in an attempt to discover the identity of the “New” Wilhelm Scream with some fresh evidence in our latest Investigative Report. Plus, Dominic Monaghan talks about his road to Episode IX, Star Wars in Pop Culture spotlights Family Guy, we look at a compilation of crazy Yoda facts and more.   
19/10/18·2h 21m

RFR: October 12, 2018

STAR WARS RESISTANCE made its debut this week with the premiere “The Recruit”. Join us for the first installment of “Star Wars Resistance: Declassified” as we break down the initial episode with RFR brother Billy Mac. THE MANDALORIAN continues to be a hot topic of conversation and we have listener feedback and voice mail about the upcoming live action series. Plus, we continue our investigation into the “new” WIlhelm Scream, and come closer to its discovery via evidence from INDIANA JONES and the KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.  
12/10/18·1h 58m

RFR: October 5, 2018

THE MANDALORIAN has been revealed as the name of the upcoming STAR WARS live-action series coming from Jon Favreau. We review the information revealed in the official press release and analyze the tantalizing first photo of the title character. STAR WARS RESISTANCE launches this weekend. We look at early reviews and talk about our expectations for the series and take a look at some of the upcoming action figures. Friend of the show, STAR WARS artist Kevin Liell stops by IN THE CANTINA with original trilogy actor Rusty Goffe, who shares his stories about playing several characters in A NEW HOPE such as Kabe, Power Droid, and a Jawa. You may have also spotted Rusty in some other famous franchises as well like Harry Potter, Willow, and Willy Wonka. We discuss The Hollywood Reporter story revealing Kathleen Kennedy has extended her contract with Lucasfilm for three more years, we review highlights from Clint Howard’s visit to The Dennis Miller Option, and more.
06/10/18·2h 35m

RFR: Star Wars Influences #30

Paul is back with Jimmy to get caught up on conversation about everything that influenced the STAR WARS films. An individual who made a huge impact on the first 2 movies was producer Gary Kurtz. In the wake of his passing, we look back at his STAR WARS career and controversies. With STAR WARS RESISTANCE on the horizon, we discuss our expectations for the show and review some early animated efforts from Lucasfilm, DROIDS and EWOKS. Paul talks about some highlights from the SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Blu Ray, and we look forward to watching a rare and recently unearthed EMPIRE STRIKES BACK documentary.  
03/10/18·1h 13m

RFR: September 28, 2018

The original STAR WARS poster art created by the Hildebrandt Brothers in 1977 is arguably the most iconic and recognizable symbol of the saga. We are honored to be joined by one half of the duo responsible for its creation as Greg Hildebrandt joins us IN THE CANTINA to fill us in on the background and history of this well-known work of art. Disney’s Bob “The Buck Stops Here” Iger revealed to the Hollywood Reporter a slowdown is coming for STAR WARS as the studio will be pulling back on its up-to-now aggressive release schedule. We discuss what this means beyond EPISODE IX and how it may affect the announced Rian Johnson trilogy. Plus, a closer look at the Anthony Daniels cameo in SOLO, we remember Gary Kurtz, and we continue our search for the “new” Wilhelm Scream.
28/09/18·2h 2m

RFR: Solo Film Commentary Track

Welcome to the latest in the RFR Film Commentary series, this time focusing on SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. We are joined by Billy Dee McInerney for a deep dive into the HD digital release as we watch the whole thing from beginning-to-end while offering up our observations, trivia, jokes and opinions. You can sync up your copy of SOLO and listen along with us, or just listen along as a standalone podcast. Since there is no commentary track on the official release, join your favorite Star Wars chuckleheads, and Puppet Lando, for a fun screening of SOLO!
20/09/18·2h 28m

RFR: September 14, 2018

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.
14/09/18·2h 12m

RFR: September 7, 2018

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.
07/09/18·2h 6m

RFR: August 31, 2018

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”.
31/08/18·2h 18m

RFR: August 24, 2018

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.
24/08/18·2h 24m

RFR: August 17, 2018

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!
16/08/18·2h 9m

RFR: August 10, 2018

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.
10/08/18·2h 6m

RFR: August 3, 2018

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?
04/08/18·2h 5m

RFR: July 13, 2018

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.
13/07/18·2h

RFR: June 29, 2018

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.
29/06/18·2h 35m

RFR: June 22, 2018

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.
22/06/18·2h 49m

RFR: June 15, 2018

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.  
15/06/18·2h 40m

RFR: June 8, 2018

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.
08/06/18·1h 43m

RFR: Solo Review #3: A-Team Roundtable

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. 
01/06/18·2h 10m

RFR: Solo Review #2: SOLO IN OHIO

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!
30/05/18·1h 58m

RFR: Solo Review #1: Opening Night

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. 
25/05/18·1h 46m

RFR: May 18, 2018

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.
18/05/18·2h 45m

RFR: May 12, 2018

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.
12/05/18·2h 41m

RFR: May The Fourth 2018

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! Hiring? Visit ZipRecruiter! The smartest way to hire.
04/05/18·2h 52m

RFR: April 27, 2018

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!
28/04/18·2h 27m

RFR: April 20, 2018

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. 
21/04/18·2h 20m

RFR: Star Wars Influences #29

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! 
14/04/18·2h 22m

RFR: SOLO: The Second Trailer Review

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! 
10/04/18·1h 3m

RFR: April 6, 2018

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.
06/04/18·1h 59m

RFR: March 30, 2018

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! Are you hiring? Right now, RFR listeners can try ZipRecruiter for FREE. Just click HERE to get started! ZipRecruiter...The smartest way to hire. 
31/03/18·2h 32m

RFR: March 23, 2018

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!
23/03/18·2h 25m

RFR: March 16, 2018

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.
16/03/18·2h 23m

RFR: Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: S4E12-15

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. 
11/03/18·2h 29m

RFR: Star Wars Influences #28

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.
02/03/18·1h 27m

RFR: Star Wars Rebels: Declassified S4E10-11

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. 
26/02/18·1h 20m

RFR: February 24, 2018

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!  
25/02/18·1h 52m

RFR: February 16, 2018

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. 
17/02/18·2h 6m

RFR: February 9, 2018

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. 
09/02/18·2h 15m

RFR: "Solo" Teaser Trailer Review

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. 
06/02/18·2h 32m

RFR: February 2, 2018

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.  
02/02/18·2h 18m

RFR: January 26, 2018

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. 
26/01/18·2h 13m

Star Wars Influences #27

"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! 
25/01/18·1h 46m

RFR: January 19, 2018

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
20/01/18·2h 53m

RFR: The Last Jedi: The First Commentary

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. 
13/01/18·2h 44m

RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #5

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.
30/12/17·2h 11m

RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #4

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.
27/12/17·1h 40m

RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #3

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!" 
22/12/17·2h 10m

RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #2

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! 
19/12/17·1h 50m

RFR: The Last Jedi Review Show #1

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. 
15/12/17·1h 44m

Rebel Force Radio: December 8, 2017

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.  
09/12/17·2h 9m

Rebel Force Radio: December 1, 2017

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI hits theaters in a mere two week