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Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Podcast
152 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
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.
128 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
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
130 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
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.
143 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
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!
123 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
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.
129 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
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.
114 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
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!
145 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
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!
118 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
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.
135 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
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!
131 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
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.
104 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
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!
134 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
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.
95 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
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!
118 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
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.
83 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
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.
123 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
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!
92 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
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.
117 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
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.
78 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
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!
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