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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 fron…

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 137:05

    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.

    STAR WARS Sequel Characters Could Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 159:26

    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.

    The Demise of ROGUE SQUADRON

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 131:41


    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.


    STAR WARS Disney+ Day: RFR After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 121:21

    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!

    STAR WARS: ROGUE SQUADRON...Shelved!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 106:38


    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.


    THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Trailer Reveals Clues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 132:34

    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.

    Anakin and Ahsoka Will Reunite!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 132:44

    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.

    The Mythological Breakdown of THE MANDALORIAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 126:53


    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.


    The Kid Who Was Almost Anakin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 152:30


    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.


    Is RANGERS OF THE NEW REPUBLIC Still Happening?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 128:19

    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

    What Will Happen in THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 129:53

    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.

    STAR WARS: VISIONS - RFR After Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 142:49

    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!

    Did Luke Skywalker Know Who The Jedi Were?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 122:51


    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.


    Revisiting Genndy Tartakovsky's CLONE WARS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 129:19

    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.

    THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Will Blow Your Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 114:06


    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!


    THE MANDALORIAN After Show: Disney Gallery

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 145:23

    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!

    Dee Bradley Baker & THE BAD BATCH Season One

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 117:50

    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 134:54

    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!

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 131:03

    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 103:31

    "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!

    STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION BOBA FETT Mark Anthony Austin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 133:44


    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.


    THE BAD BATCH After Show #14: War-Mantle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 95:16

    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!

    Let's Misbehave With Puppet Lando & Kenobi Rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 118:27


    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.


    THE BAD BATCH After Show #13 "Infested"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 82:58

    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.

    How THE BAD BATCH Might End

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 123:05


    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!


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 92:19

    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.

    FANBOYS Secrets with Kyle Newman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 117:26


    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.


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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 77:43

    S1 E11 "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! 

    THE BAD BATCH After Show #10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 88:48

    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!

    THE MANDALORIAN: Luke Skywalker Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 80:06

    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 109:07

    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.

    The Great ‘Mismanagement of STAR WARS' Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 108:44


    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!


    THE BAD BATCH After Show #8: "Reunion"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 107:38

    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.

    KENOBI Wardrobe Sneak Peek & Boba Fett in a Hot Tub

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 129:57

    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.

    THE BAD BATCH After Show #7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 96:12

    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.

    On The Road with THE MANDALORIAN'S Dominic Pace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 135:39

    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.

    THE BAD BATCH After Show #6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 102:30

    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.

    THE MANDALORIAN Audio Commentary S2 #3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 95:18

    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.

    THE BAD BATCH After Show #5

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 97:07

    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 116:59

    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!

    THE BAD BATCH After Show #4: "Cornered"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 104:53

    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 141:38


    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.


    THE BAD BATCH After Show #3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 96:27

    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.

    JUPITER'S LEGACY'S MATT LANTER

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 127:08

    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!

    THE BAD BATCH After Show #2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 98:57

    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!

    THE BAD BATCH After Show #1 with STEPHEN STANTON

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 113:35

    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).

    The Fall of The 3.75-Inch STAR WARS Action Figure

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 106:34

    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!

    RUMORED CHANGES TO STAR WARS EPISODE IX

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 130:57

    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.

    KENOBI Casting with Paul Bateman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 122:00

    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!

    Ewok Adventures with Eric Walker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 126:02


    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.


    How Much Vader Will We See In The KENOBI Series?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 103:27

    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.

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