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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
?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!
As Cassian and his fellow inmates plot their prison break, things get even more complicated for Mon Mothma this week on ANDOR!
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!