Season 3 Episode 6: The Academy
Republic Forces Radio Network is back to review Episode 6, The Academy. Join Jerry, Jen, Berent, and Nathan P. Butler as they follow Ahsoka on her "teaching" mission to Mandalore. Also, the gang answers the question, "Is Clone Wars YOUR Star Wars?"
Season 3 Episode 7: Assassin
Ahsoka is assigned to stay at the Jedi Temple to continue her studies. But, she begins to have visions of as assassination attempt on Senator Padme Amidala! She realizes Aurra Sing is behind it and off to Alderaan she goes to protect Padme. Can it really be Aurra Sing? Can Ahsoka see her visions clearly enough to stop the would-be-assassin? Who's behind this anyway!?! Join Jerry, Jen, Dan, and Nathan as they discuss this week's episode, Assassin. Also, Robert, Darth Ikari, joins us to review the Slave-1 Toys R Us exclusive battle pack.
Season 3 Special Report #1
No new Clone Wars episode? NO PROBLEM! This week, Republic Forces Radio Network has a special report with three exciting segments. First, Jerry gives us a review of the Season 2 BluRay box set. Then Nathan P. Butler gives us the ultimate Continuity Corner as he tries to tackle the ever-changing chronology with his proposed episode order. Then we have a Hasbro Q&A with some very interesting news on the carded figure front.
Season 3 Episode 8: Evil Plans
C-3PO and R2-D2 go out on a routine shopping trip for some ingredients that is needed at Padme's party. While out, they get into mischief, wander off to a droid spa, and get in TROUBLE AGAIN. NO, NO--this isn't the long-awaited final episode in the Droids retrospective series, this is actually this week's episode of Clone Wars! Find out what dastardly plans Cad Bane has in store for the duo as Dan, Jen, Berent, and Arnie discuss Episode 8, Evil Plans! And Nathan P. Butler stops by for Continuity Corner. If that wasn't enough, we listen to several of your voice mails this week.
Season 3 Episode 9: Hunt for Ziro
Following the events of Hostage Crisis, Cad Bane brings Ziro to the Hutts. Ziro apparently has secrets the Hutts don't want to get out, but Ziro has even a more interesting secret that is revealed in this episode! Join Dan, Arnie, Jen, and Berent as they discuss Episode 9 -- Hunt for Ziro! Also, Nathan P. Butler joins us to provide a little "Continuity Corner". Does Sy Snootles live up to her rock-star status or is she destined to be a one-hit wonder!
Season 3 Episode 10: Heroes on Both Sides
Happy Thanksgiving RFRN fans! This week we discuss "Heroes on Both Sides"! Join Dan, Jen, Jerry, and Nathan P. Butler as they review this week's show. Can Padme put an end to the war by negotiating her friend in the Separatist Senate? WAIT?!? THE WHAT?!? Also, Arnie reviews the Clone Wars magazine from Titan Publishing and we take a couple of your voice mails!
DROIDS Episode 13: The Frozen Citadel
In this 25th anniversary year of Droids, we took you to "a race to the finish", then to "a lost prince", and "across the Roon Sea". Now, Republic Forces Radio Network visits the final episode of the on-going series, "The Frozen Citadel". Join Jerry, Dan, Jen, Arnie, and Nathan P. Butler as they say farewell to this "great heap" of a show. Or is that "great heep"?
SPECIAL REPORT: Spoiler Free Reviews of Savage Opress Screening!
If this were the start of a Clone Wars episode, we might hear it start with Tom Kane saying "Midway into Season 3 of Star Wars The clone Wars and things are not going well for our heroes! With ratings down 25% and a slew of political episodes making even the most die hard Clone Wars fans cranky! Now, a surprising move as Lucasfilm previews three episodes at a one-time theater event! Written by Katie Lucas, this introduces a new series villain, the Zabrack Savage Opress!"
And truly, with this event, held for press as well as for select fans, and used as a charity opportunity to collect toys, this feels like a make-or-break time for the Star Wars Clone Wars series.
Republic Forces Radio Network's Arnie was on hand to watch the three Savage Opress episodes, as well as the montage previewing the rest of Season 3. And with him was Star Wars Action News' Marjorie, who talked to several viewers after the event to get their thoughts on the episodes, as well as one special Star Wars fan, Katie, the girl who's love of Star Wars made her a subject of ridicule at school and the subject of much internet adoration!
Plus Arnie has an exclusive one-on-one interview with Tom Kane!
All this and more in this SPOILER FREE preview review of The Clone Wars Savage Opress trilogy!
Season 3 Episode 11: Pursuit of Peace
In our final show of 2010, Dan, Jen, Berent, and Nathan P. Butler discuss "Pursuit of Peace"! Padme is still trying to get the order for more clones shot down, meanwhile others are planning to shoot her down! Literally!! Republic Senators should really have some kind of personal security detail....
We've got a Voicemail, Continuity Corner, and a great discussion before break to await the new year!
RFRN Holiday Special: A Faithful Wookie
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, RFRN fans!! Republic Forces Radio Network officially ends its Droids retrospective series with a review of the Star Wars Holiday Special animated short, "A Faithful Wookie." This special features the world debut of bounty hunter and "friend", Boba Fett. Although it came out 7 years prior to the Droids series, it was produced by Nelvana--the same studio that did the Droids and Ewoks animated series. Also, you might just find those character designs of R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett, and the Stormtroopers a bit familiar if you've been following the Droids coverage. Is Fett here to help Luke, Han, and Chewie or is he Darth Vader's right-hand man? Listen and find out as Jerry, Dan, Jen, Berent, and Nathan discuss "A Faithful Wookie". You'll find it's minute-for-minute the most comprehensive review RFRN has ever done. There are 7 minutes of review per 1 minute of cartoon content! You can't beat that!!!
Season 3 Episode 12: Nightsisters
Clone Wars is back after its holiday-hiatus! Now, the much anticipated Nightsisters trilogy is hitting Cartoon Network after the very successful one-night events across the country. Join Dan, Jen, Jerry, and Nathan P. as they see if the visit to Dathomir was worth all the effort. Also, we learn that the best security system that a Sith Lord can have is a lightsaber on his nightstand!
Season 3 Episode 13: Monster
When Count Dooku calls upon the Nightsisters seeking a replacement for Ventress, she and her kin seize the opportunity to exact revenge. Ventress visits the far side of Dathomir and the males of the planet seeking the most brutal and powerful warrior among them. Talzin has Asajj secretly select a warrior from the distant Nightbrother village: Savage Opress. With the power of dark magic, Talzin transforms Savage into a hulking warrior ultimately loyal to Asajj. She then delivers Opress to Dooku, where he will serve as his secret Sith apprentice in a plot to overthrow Darth Sidious.
Season 3 Episode 14: Witches of the Mist
Republic Commandos! Savage Opress! Darth Maul!! OH MY!!
Asajj Ventrass's trap is sprung, Savage Opress is loose in the galaxy and Dan, Jen, Jerry, and Nathan are here to talk about it! The Nightsisters trilogy draws to a close and we get LOTS of voicemails!
Season 3 Episode 15: Overlords
Perhaps the biggest Star Wars Clone Wars moment yet has happened -- Liam Neeson reprises the role of Qui-Gon Jinn for this special episode of The Clone Wars, as well as Pernilla August as Shmi Skywalker, and two Force Unleashed voice actors as new force users Brother and Sister! All in this mysterious new episode of Star Wars -- The Clone Wars! So join Dan, Arnie, Nathan, and Berent on this podcast to get their thoughts -- was it all a dream, or all too real? Find out on our latest show!
Season 3 Episode 16: Alter of Mortis
Before the Jedi can leave Mortis, the Son takes Ahsoka captive in an attempt to entice Anakin into joining him to use their combined strength to overpower his Father and Sister. To this end, the Son casts Ahsoka under the spell of the dark side.
Meanwhile, the Father attempts to stave off a disastrous showdown between his children and maintain the Force's increasingly precarious balance on the planet. Fearing that the Son may be unstoppable, the Daughter does the forbidden by taking Obi-Wan Kenobi to the Altar of Mortis, wherein is kept the Dagger of Mortis, a weapon capable of killing a Force-wielder. The Son steals the weapon, and attempts to use it against his Father to steal his power and end his rule, but the Daughter sacrifices herself, placing herself in front of the blade.
Season 3 Episode 17: Ghosts of Mortis
In his attempts to draw the Chosen One to the dark side, The Son shows Anakin what he will do and become in his future. Causing the Father to take some rather drastic action.
Season 3 Episode 18: The Citadel
This week we wake up from the dream (or was it?!) for a great action packed episode! Dan, Jen, Berent, and Nathan discuss this weeks episode, Master Piel and Captain Tarkin in Part 1 of this weeks discussion!
Season 3 Episode 18 Part 2
We listen to your voicemails about The Citadel and Ghosts of Mortis. Also Berent and his son, Pharaoh, review the new MMO The Clone Wars Adventures.
Season 3 Episode 19: Counter Attack
Dan, Jen, Berent, and Nathan discuss part 2 of the Citadel trilogy. Our heroes are trying to escape the Citadel however with each passing moment there are fewer and fewer people left to save...
Season 3 Episode 20: Citadel Rescue
Dan, Jen, Nathan, and Jerry discuss the conclusion to the Citadel trilogy. Who makes it and who is left wrapped in a cloth and floating on a river of molten sulfur? And we listen to your voicemails as we edge ever closer to the season finale!
Season 3 Episode 21: Padawan Lost and Episode 22: Wookiee Hunt
It's finally here!!! Dan, Nathan, Berent, and Jerry discuss Season 3's two part finale and we take your voicemails!
Season 3 Wrap Up
The Gang's all here!!!
The entire staff of Republic Forces Radio Network sits down to chat about The Clone Wars: Season 3 Secrets Revealed!
Join Dan, Jen, Arnie, Berent, Jerry, and Nathan to see our final thoughts on this season, what we're looking forward to in Season 4: Revenge of the Hoojibs (NOT THE REAL TITLE) and to find out what our summer programing is this year. (Hint: It's something Star Wars)
of The Clone Wars!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 1: Intro and Chapter 1
Dan, Jen, Berent, Jerry and Nathan talk about our impressions of the Clone Wars Micro Series and dive right into Chapter one! Join us as we talk about where it began!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 2: Chapters 2, 3, and 4
At long last (and despite the efforts of Mother Nature) Episode 2 of our summer retrospective of the Clone Wars Micro Series is here! Dan, Jen, Berent, Jerry, and Nathan discuss the events of chapters 2, 3, and 4 where we meet (in their animated form) Arc Troopers and Kit Fisto!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 3: Chapters 5, 6, and 7
Continuing with our summer programming this week we discuss Durge and his Lancer droids in action and Asajj's time as a galactic gladiator!
Join Dan, Jen, Nathan, Jerry, and Berent as we talk about these exciting chapters!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 4: Chapters 8, 9, & 10
This week Dan, Jen, Jerry, Berent, and Nathan talk about the next three chapters in the Clone Wars Micro Series. from the defeat of Durge (that's going to leave a stain) to the defeat of the Muunilist space forces. and all the fun, and gooey points between!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 5: Chapters 11, 12, and 13
This week the gang discuss the next 3 chapters of the Clone Wars Micro Series. discussing the continuation of Anakin and Assaj's Starfighter battle and Mace Windu takes on the CIS on Dantooine... they're on Dantooine....
All this and a discussion of the new EXTENDED preview of The Clone Wars Season 4
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 6: Chapters 14, 15 and 16
This week the RFRN gang chat about episodes 14, 15 and 16 of the Micro Series. Covering the events on Ilum from the assault on the Jedi Temple to the rescue mission by Yoda and Padme!
What really is the deal with Snowbunny Padme?!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 7: Chapters 17, 18, and 19
This week Dan, Jen, Berent, Jerry and Nathan discuss the next 3 chapters of the Clone Wars micro series and the amazing Duel between Anakin and Asajj! Tune in to hear their thoughts and opinions of this climactic battle!
RFRN Special Report: San Diego Comic Con 2011
Well Comic Con has come and gone and our own Master Collecte'em All, Berent was there to take in the sites and sit through the panels and then sit down with Dan to tell us all about it!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 8: Chapter 20
This Week we talk about Chapter 20 of the Clone Wars Micro Series, Nathan tells us about the Digest Sized Clone Wars Adventures, and we announce our winner of the Weta art book from SDCC!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 9: Chapter 21
The RFRN bunch sits down (some of us from the comfort of our own homes and one of us from a Barnes and Noble's) to discuss Chapter 21 of the Clone Wars Micro Series with it's awesome ARC rescue mission, C3PO's Strip Tease, and Anakin's Knighting!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 10: Chapter 22
This week the RFRN gang talks about chapter 22 of the Clone Wars Micro series and we inch ever closer to the start of Season 4!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 11: Chapter 23
WAR! It's finally here! The CIS attack on the Republic capitol world! Yoda and Mace spring into action and the RFRN gang is here to talk about it! Meanwhile Obiwan and Anakin are... having a campfire?
Tune in to listen to Jen, Berent, Dan, Jerry and Nathan talk about chapter 23 of the Clone Wars micro series! How it holds up today and what has happened to it's continuity!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 12: Chapter 24
The assault on Coruscant is in full Swing! Meanwhile Anakin is taking a little journey into the heart of "Mother" Nelvan and himself! And we're here to talk it over in our continuing discussion of the Clone Wars Micro Series!
Join Jen, Berent, Dan, Jerry and Nathan as they discuss the attack of Grevious and Anakin's little look inside himself!
Clone Wars Micro Series Episode 13: Chapter 25
And here we are....
After a fun filled summer we have come to the end... The final episode of our coverage of the Clone Wars Micro Series discussing chapter 25. Join Jen, Berent, Dan, Jerry and Nathan one more time as they discuss the exciting conclusion, Jerry tells us about the trading card series associated with the micro series and the gang gives their thoughts on what they did this summer..
Just in time for Clone Wars Season 4!
Season 4 Episode 1: Water War and Episode 2: Gungan Attack
And we're back!
After an exciting summer we're right back into The Clone Wars with Season 4's double episode premier! Join Jen, Arnie, Berent, and Dan as they discuss the exciting events that bring wat to Mon Calamari and what could make things so desperate that GUNGANS are the answer!
All this and more on this weeks RFRN!
Season 4 Episode 3: Prisoners
Clean off the bits and chunks of Kardaradon, clean that Jar Jar spit off your helmet and join Jen, Arnie, Berent and Dan as they talk about the EXPLOSIVE conclusion to the introductory arc of season 4 of The Clone Wars.
Are we off to a bang? Or a fizzle? Tune in and see what we think!
And be sure to let us know what you think of each weeks show and your voicemail may be played on next weeks show!
Season 4 Episode 4: Shadow Warrior
On this week the Gungan Army is preparing to march on Theed! And from the sound of it they don't just plan to set up camp in the financial district... And surprise surprise the Seperatists are behind it all!
Tune it to hear Jen, Dan and the season 4 debuts of Jerry and Nathan P Butler as they discuss this weeks exciting episode! We also have listener voicemails and a preview of next weeks episode of Droids... er the Clone Wars!
Season 4 Episode 5: Mercy Mission
Looks like the RFRN bunch is in trouble again! This week's episode of the Clone Wars is a very Droid-centric episode! Was this a fun frolic in nostalgia (no doubt encouraged by our inspirational coverage of the Droids series last summer) or was this another long detour on the wandering road of mediocrity that seems to be season 4 so far? Tune in to see what we think and what you tell us you thought in this weeks Voicemails!
Season 4 Episode 6: Nomad Droids
Our favorite metal duo is at it again! And this week's episode has us just as torn as a summer of Droids did! Tune in to hear Dan, Jerry, Nathan and Jen's stunt double Berent talk about what they thought of Nomad Droids and give their thoughts on the "Save the Date" announcement for the return of Darth Maul!
Season 4 Episode 7: Darkness on Umbara
This week we get to see some Clone Wars in the Clone Wars! Is the drought over? Are we getting what we've been hoping for this season at long last? Tune in to hear Jen, Berent, Dan and Nathan discuss this episode and your voicemails!
Season 4 Episode 8: The General
Jen, Dan, Berent and Nathan are back for part 2 of the Umbara saga! Krell is continuing to make enemies and corpses of the 501st and we join our favorite clones to find their patience (and loyalties?) wearing thin! Tune in this week to hear our thoughts on this exciting episode and we listen to your voicemails too!
Season 4 Episode 9: Plan of Dissent
Jen, Berent, Dan and Nathan are back to discuss part three of the Umbaran saga! Krell is loosing his grip almost as fast as he's losing clones and we find our group of troopers divided in their loyalties to each other and to a Jedi General who seems to disregard them completely! Also this week we listen to your voicemails!
Season 4 Episode 10: Carnage of Krell
Jen, Dan, Berent, and Nathan are back with you to talk about the finale to the Umbara Saga. Join us for our discussion of this exciting episode to what many are calling the best story line of the Clone Wars!
Season 4 Episode 11: Kidnapped
Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka must confront slavery on the planet Kiros. And Jerry, Johnathan, Nathan, and Jen are here to break it down, and compare it to the source material--the comic Slaves of the Republic
Season 4 Episode 12: Slaves of the Republic
Jen, Johnathan, Nathan, and Jerry are back for the final new Clone Wars episode in 2011--Slaves of the Republic, the second part of the story arc that bears the same name. Anakin and Ahsoka go undercover to get close to the Zygerrian queen. Listen to hear the Republic Forces Radio Network review!
Season 4 Episode 13: Escape from Kadavo
Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka are captured by the Zygerrian Queen, and things go from bad to worse when Count Dooku arrives personally. Adapted from the comic book Clone Wars story, listen to Jerry, Johnathan, Jen, and Nathan's review of this episode. And in Continuity Corner Nathan details the vast differences between this episode and its comic origin.
Season 4 Episode 14: A Friend In Need
Lux Bonteri is out to avenge his mother, and he has enlisted the help of Pre Vizla and Deathwatch to do it! In trying to save her friend, Ahsoka finds herself embroiled in a complex plot of double-crosses that may end with her own death. A rare standalone episode of The Clone Wars, listen to Arnie, Dan, Nathan, and Berent's thoughts on this episode!
Season 4 Episode 15: Deception
Obi-Wan plummets to his death...or does he? While presumed dead by many, including his former Padawan Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan goes undercover at a prison to uncover a plot to kidnap the Chancellor. Why all the subterfuge? And does this arc satiate the whetted appetites of Clone Wars fans biding their time until Darth Maul and Savage Opress return? Listen to Johnathan, Berent, Jen, and Dan's discussion to find out!
Season 4 Episode 16: Friends and Enemies
Obi-Wan is still undercover with Cad Bane, and under Hutt attack in Friends and Enemies! Here to review and recap that episode are Republic Forces Radio Network's Jen, Johnathan, Berent, and Dan!
Season 4 Episode 17: The Box
Dan, Jen, Berent and Jonathan get together to talk about The Box and just what it holds for the disquised Obi-Wan.
Season 4 Episode 18: Crisis on Naboo
Dan, Jen, Berent, and Johnathan sit down and talk about the conclusion to this story arc. Obi-Wans trick has worked and he has the inside scoop on the plan to kidnap Palpatine... or does he?
Season 4 Episode 19: Massacre
It's the final arc of Season 4 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and as Filoni and company always do, they pull out all stops to end on a high note, often bringing back a character from the film series. For Season 4, that character is the long-teased return of Darth Maul and a story that continues the plot threads begun in the Savage Opress arc well over a year ago. Asajj Ventress has returned to Dathomir, pursued by General Grievous and his battle droids. Action, betrayal, and zombie nightsisters oh my! Listen to Arnie, Nathan, Jerry, and Dan's review now!
Season 4 Episode 20: Bounty
Kicked off Dathomir Asajj Ventress is a sith witch trying to make her way in the universe. A chance encounter in a Tattooine cantina gets her involved with Dengar, Bossk, and Boba Fett in a bounty hunt full of twists, turns, and action. On this week's podcast Arnie, Jerry, Nathan, and Dan review Bounty and look forward to the next episode's return of Darth Maul!
Season 4 Episode 21: Brothers
It was teased a year and a half ago--Darth Maul lives! Despite being bisected and falling down a reactor core on Naboo, Darth Maul is still alive. Tasked by Mother Talzin, Savage Opress has searched the galaxy for his lost brother. Listen now to hear your Republic Forces Radio Network hosts discuss an episode that has proven controversial and confusing for Star Wars fans.
Season 4 Episode 22: Revenge
Darth Maul is back and while he may have new legs his emotional wounds are harder to heal. He wants Revenge against Obi-Wan Kenobi, and will go to the ends of the galaxy to get it. Obi-Wan has faced Maul before, but can the Jedi defeat both Maul and his brother Savage Opress? It's the climactic end to Clone Wars Season 4, so join Arnie, Nathan, Jerry, and Dan to have you Revenge!
Season 4 Episode 22 Part 2 and Voicemails
What did Berent, Jen, and Johnathan think of the Season 4 Finale? And what did our listeners think? Tune it to find out!
RFRN Special Report SDCC 2012
Our own Master Collectumall sat down with Dan to give us this special report about some of the things we can expect this season in The Clone Wars!!
Celebration VI Clone Wars Coverage
Clone Wars may still be on summer vacation, but at Star Wars Celebration VI the Wars raged on, and Republic Forces Radio Network hosts Jerry, Johnathan, and Arnie were there! From an early Season 5 premiere to something totally new called Young Jedi, listen for the report on Clone Wars from C6!
This episode has very light spoilers for both Young Jedi and The Clone Wars Season 5 premiere. If you want to know absolutely nothing about the plots of these episodes, hold off on listening. However no major spoilers are revealed, saving those for when these episodes are shown on television.
Season 5 Episode 1: Revival
Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars began last Saturday after a much-discussed premiere both in San Francisco and at Star Wars Celebration VI. Now Republic Forces Radio Network is back as well, so join Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and Dan as they discuss The Clone Wars - Revival!
Season 5 Episode 2: A War on Two Fronts
Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Anakin head to Onderon to train rebels how to fight off the Separatists in the first part of our new Clone Wars Arc. Now join Johnathan, Jerry, Nathan, and Berent as they discuss this episode, and the new Ahsoka love triangle!
Season 5 Episode 3: Front Runners
The Onderonian rebels continue to fight Separatist forces on the streets of the capital city in the second part of this four episode arc. Listen in as Jerry, Berent, Nathan, and Johnathan discuss the deeper issues that stem from the events in this episode!
Season 5 Episode 4: The Soft War
The first large arc of Season 5 continues with The Soft War, where Aholka, Obi-Wan, and Anakin continue to help the freedom fighters on Onderon as the Separatist droid forces try to keep hold of the city of Iziz. It's an action-packed episode that leads to the final conclusion next week. Now join Johnathan, Jerry, Berent, and Nathan as they recap and review the episode, and play your voicemails!
Season 5 Episode 5: Tipping Points
The Onderon arc ends with major clashes between the Separatist forces and Onderon Rebels. Listen as Jerry, Nathan, Johnathan, and Berent discuss who will live, who will die, and who will be forever changed. Will they be seen as rebels and freedom fighters or will the be branded as terrorists? The team also listens to voicemails, gives initial reviews of the newly released Clone Wars season 4 Blu-Ray set, and discusses how season six may finally giving some fans the "quintessential" Clone Wars experience.
Season 5 Episode 6: The Gathering
At Star Wars Celebration VI children and their parents were given the chance to see something special--Young Jedi. Four episodes of a Clone Wars like series focusing on six younglings in the care of Ahsoka Tano. Filoni said he wasn't sure when those episodes would be available for the rest of the world to see--but the answer was given last Friday as Cartoon Network airs Young Jedi as the second arc of the fifth season. Now Republic Forces Radio Network hosts Arnie, Berent, Johnathan, and Jen watch and review the episode, including topics such as if the episode's target audience matches other recent Clone Wars episode, and if the parents in the group let their children watch!
Season 5 Episode 7: A Test of Strength
The young jedi have their lightsaber crystals, but now it's time to build their lightsabers. Are they ready for such power? And can they fend off an attack by a band of pirates lead by Hondo to get the pricess lightsaber crystals? Listen to Arnie, Johnathan, Jen, and Berent as they, and their younglings, discuss A Test of Strength!
Season 5 Episode 8: Bound for Rescue
Ahsoka is captured by Hondo and the Young Jedi are stranded on a derelict ship. With Obi-Wan and Cody under attack, can these six younglings be trusted when they devise a foolhardy plan? It's a mash-up of Clone Wars and Young Jedi,and Arnie, Johnathan, Berent, and Jen are here to discuss it all in this week's Republic Forces Radio Network!
Season 5 Episode 9: A Necessary Bond
On the run from Grievous, Ahsoka and the Young Jedi must turn a former enemy into an ally in order to escape. It's the last episode of the Young Jedi arc, and Johnathan, Jen, Arnie, and Berent are here to review it, as well as calls from Padawan podcast listeners!
Season 5 Episode 10: Secret Weapons
This episode is the start of a new arc dealing with the use of droids to infiltrate a Separatist warship and steal a vital piece of technology. Join Jen, Jerry, Johnathan, and Nathan as the discuss Secret Weapons
Season 5, Episode 11: Sunny Day in The Void
In this episode Nathan, Jen, Johnathan, and Jerry discuss what might be the most unique episode in the Clone Wars Series thus far. The droids and Colonel Gascon are caught in a meteor shower and their ship is damaged, forcing them to crash land in a wasteland that they must find a way out of. Our hosts and some listeners weigh in on this episode. Can anyone find their way out of a Sunny Day In The Void?
Season 5, Episode 12: Missing in Action
D-Squad encounters a Clone Trooper with amnesia in Pons Ora, figure collectors encounter Walrus Man, and video game fans encounter a Republic Commando all in the first episode of Clone Wars for 2013! Join Johnathan, Jen, Jerry, and Nathan to hear their review of this episode.
Season 5, Episode 13: Point of no Return
Our resourceful crew finish up the D-Squad arc with their discussion of Point of no Return. Will Jen forgive them for leaving Gregor behind? Can WAC and Gasgon ever just get along? Are they ever going to decrypt that message from Grievous? Tune in and find out!
Season 5, Episode 14: Eminence
Join Johnathan, Nathan, Jerry, and Berent as they discuss the one of the most anticipated episode of the season. Darth Maul and Savage Oppress are back, and they are teaming up with Deathwatch to create a new army made up of some of the strongest players in the galactic underworld. Their goal is to reclaim their power and fortune and to conquer first Mandalore and then the galaxy! But can they work together long enough to see their plans come to fruition?
Season 5, Episode 15: Shades of Reason
Mandalore is in the balance! Maul hatches a plan to depose Satine and put Pre Visla in charge as the face of the shadow alliance as he expands to other neutral worlds. But Visla has different plans and tries to take Maul and Savage out of the equation. Nathan, Johnathan, Jerry and Berent fight to take control of Republic Forces Radio Network as the team discuss this intense episode!
Season 5, Episode 16: The Lawless
The fate of the night brothers and Mandalore is decided in the final episode of the current arc! After an attempt to rescue Satine by her nephew and Bo-Katan fails, Obi-Wan travels to Mandalore to rescue her with catastrophic consequences. Join Berent, Jerry, Johnathan and Nathan as they discuss this game changing episode and the long awaited confrontation between Darth Sidious and the night brothers.
Season 5, Episode 17: Sabotage
As clone wars moves into the last arc of season six, Johnathan, Jen, Dan, and Nate discuss the episode Sabotage. The Republic Forces Radio Network crew discuss the addition of a Police Procedural to the clone wars series, changing perceptions of Ahsoka, and the moments that made Nate go "Whaaaa?"
Season 5, Episode 18: The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
Season 5 rapidly comes to a close with the second episode of the final arc of the season. Ahsoka is framed for murder and must escape Republic custody to clear her name! Who is setting her up? How will she unravel the conspiracy? Will Yoda ever get some new material? Listen to the latest episode of Republic Forces Radio Network to find out!
Season 5, Episode 19: To Catch a Jedi
Tune in to hear Johnathan, Jen, Nathan and Dan continue their discussion of this exciting story as we get ever closer to wrapping up Season 5!!
Season 5, Episode 20: The Wrong Jedi
Since her introduction in the 2008 Clone Wars movie, Ahsoka has been the audiences point of view in the Galactic conflict. Love her or hate her she has been the primary through line for the entire series. In the final arc of the season she has been set up by person or persons unknown to take the fall for a bombing of the Jedi temple and a series of murders to cover up who was responsible. Will her name be cleared? Will the true villain be caught? Will the expanded universe ever be the same? In this episode Dan, Jen, Johnathan, and Nathan discuss how developments in the series change things and even make the events of Revenge of the Sith more believable! Join the Republic Forces Radio Network crew as they review the final episode of season five!
The Clone Wars -- The End
The majority of the Republic Forces Radio Network team comes discusses the cancellation of the Clone Wars Animated Series after 5 years. Join Johnathan, Jen, Arnie, Jerry, Berent and Nathan as the share their feelings about the announcement, their general impressions of how the news came out and what they hope to see in the future. the fate of Republic Forces Radio Network is also revealed. Even though the series has ended, the group has some exciting plans.
Season 5 Wrap-Up
With season five of the Clone Wars coming to a close join Jen, Jerry, Johnathan, and Nathan as they discuss what some feel was the strongest season of the entire series. They review the highs, the lows, and the missed opportunities of the final season.
Ewoks Season 1 Episodes 1 and 2: The Cries of the Trees and The Haunted Village
Republic Forces Radio Network begins its summer series as we wait for the bonus clone wars content to be released. This year summer school is the Ewoks animated series that was aired between 1985-1986. Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and Jerry discuss how this series fits into the greater Expanded Universe, if the Ewoks is actually Star Wars, and whether or not they can make it through the whole series.
Ewoks Season 1 Episodes 3 and 4: Rampage of the Phlogs and To Save Deej
Republic Forces Radio Network continues the summer series with episodes 3 and 4 of season one of the Ewoks animated series. Berent, Jerry, Johnathan, and Nathan learn that the forest moon of Endor is not a safe place to be with all the Phlogs and Dandelion warriors wandering around, and our hosts discuss that it might be better not to think about Return of the Jedi when watching.
Ewoks Season 1 Episodes 5 and 6: The Traveling Jindas and The Tree of Light
Republic Forces Radio Network continues with summer school this week as they review episodes 5 and 6 of the classic Ewoks animated series. Johnathan, Jerry, Berent, and Nathan discuss the Traveling Jindas and The Tree of Light and learn all about tree goats, the many uses of Ewok dander, questionable Endor parenting strategies, and why Latara may want to be wary of one of the RFRN crew.
Ewoks Season 1 Episodes 7 and 8: The Curse of the Jindas and The Land of the Gupins
In this weeks episode in our Ewoks Retrospective Series, the Republic Forces Radio Network explorers continue their research on some of the species that reside of the forest moon of Endor. Johnathan, Jerry, Nathan, and Berent discuss new information learned about the Jindas and the Gupins, why is so Important not to upset a Rock Lord, and how commerce on Endor works. Tune in and hear the reviews of The Curse of the Jindas, and The Land of the Gupins.
Ewoks Season 1 Episodes 9 and 10: Sunstar vs Shadowstone and Wicket's Wagon
In this episode of Republic Forces Radio Network, Jerry,
Nathan, Berent, and Johnathan discover that Logray wasn't always a crusty old
wizard and that Wicket comes from a long line of Ewok engineers? The long awaited backstory of the Ewok Shaman
and Morag the Tunga Witch is recounted in Sunstar vs Shadowstone and we learn
about the great Ewok and Dulock war in Wicket's Wagon!
Ewoks Season 1 Episodes 11, 12, and 13: The Three Lessons, Blue Harvest, and Asha
Session one of Republic Forces Radio Networks summer school
is ending with the final episodes of Ewoks season one. Listen as Johnathan, Jerry, Nathan, and
Berent discuss The Three Lessons, Blue Harvest, and Asha and learn all about
Ewok suffrage, how Logray may have created a rage virus, and whether or not the
Ewoks animated series should be recommended viewing for all Star Wars fans.
Ewoks Season 2: Episodes 1 and 2 - The Crystal Cloak and The Wish Plant
The Republic Forces Radio Network crew begins the next
session of summer school with the first two episodes from season two of the
classic Ewoks Animated Series. Nathan,
Johnathan, Jerry, and Berent suffer from whiplash as they wonder what happened
to Wicket, Teebo, Latara and Kneesa and why the powers that be sucked the soul
out of the series. Are the Ewoks passing
through adolescence? Was there head
trauma? Listen as the team reviews The
Crystal Cloak and The Wish Plant, and make sure you stay for the outtakes!
Ewoks Season 2: Episodes 3, 4, and 5: Home is Where The Shrieks Are, Princess Latara, and The Raich
This week on Republic Forces Radio Network, Wicket and Teebo run away from home, Latara becomes a princess and shows her true colors, and we learn that Ewoks may be the least tasty of the Endor forest creatures. Johnathan, Jerry, Nathan, and Berent review episodes 3, 4, and 5 of season two; Home Is Where The Shrieks Are, Princess Latara, and The Raich, and discuss what needs to be done with Latara, why the young Ewoks insist on bullying each other, and discover Jerry's "other" animated interests.
Ewoks Season 2: Episodes 6, 7 and 8: The Totem Master, A Gift for Shodu, and Night of the Stranger
The Republic Forces Radio Network hosts continue their exploration of the forest moon of Endor with the next three episodes of season two of the classic Ewoks animated series; The Totem Master, A Gift for Shodu, and Night of the Stranger. Berent, Jerry, Johnathan, and Nathan discover why you should never accept totem poles from strangers, what makes a good Ewok birthday present, and why it is so very important to make sure you spin your Sunstar in the right direction!
Ewoks Season 2: Episodes 9, 10, 11, and 12: Gone With the Mimphs, The First Apprentice, Hard Sell, and A Warrior and a Lurdo
The Republic Forces Radio Network hosts continue slogging through season two of the classic Ewoks animated series and the experience seems to be taking it's toll. Jerry admits to hearing voices and Berent may need an intervention regarding his obsession with Latara. This week the group discusses Gone With the Mimphs, The First Apprentice, Hard Sell, and A Warrior and a Lurdo.
Ewoks Season 2 Episodes 13, 14, and 15: The Season Scepter, Prow Beaten, and Baga's Rival
As Republic Forces Radio Network continues summer school reviewing the classic Ewoks animated series Johnathan, Nathan, Berent, and Jerry discuss episodes 13, 14, and 15 of season 2; The Season Scepter, Prow Beaten, and Baga's Rival. Will Johnathan be able to make it through another episode summary involving the Leaf Queen? Has Berent found another character in Ewoks to drool over? Can Nathan defend what one of the hosts calls the worst episode ever? And is Jerry able to make it an entire episode without bringing up the Chipmunks? Tune in and find out!
Ewoks Season 2 Episodes 16, 17, 18, and 19: Horville's Hut of Horrors, The Tragic Flute, Just My Luck, and Bringing Up Norky
This week the Republic Forces Radio Network hosts review the next for stories from season two of the classic Ewoks animated series. Berent, Jerry, Johnathan, and Nathan discuss Horville's Hut of Horrors, The Tragic Flute, Just My Luck, and Bringing Up Norky and learn all about what not to do when babysitting Woklings, why lying to an Elbow could be hazardous to your freedom, how young Ewoks decide their career paths, and whether or not Latara has a tramp stamp. All this and more in the second to last episode in our Ewoks retrospective series.
Ewoks Season 2 Episodes 20, 21, and 22: Battle for the Sunstar, Party Ewok, and Malani the Warrior
This week the Republic Forces Radio Network team completes their look back at the classic Ewoks animated series with the last three stories; Battle for the Sunstar, Party Ewok, and Malani the Warrior. For the last class of summer school Johnathan, Jerry, Nathan, and Berent discuss the Empire's arrival at Endor, the power of Latara's tush, how Ewoks deal with unrequited love, and whether or not Star Wars fans should add Ewoks into their viewing rotation.
The Clone Wars The Movie
The Republic Forces Radio Network crew comes back together to revisit how it all began with a review of the Clone Wars movie from 2008. After five seasons how will Johnathan, Jen, Berent, and Nathan feel the film stands up? What's next in store for the group? Tune into out capstone episode and find out!
Season 6, Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4: The Unknown, Conspiracy, The Fugitive, and Orders
The Republic Forces Radio Network Crew comes back together
to review the Netflix exclusive season six of the Clone Wars. The first arc deals with Order 66 and how the
clones have been prepared to become Palpatine's instrument to wipe out the
Jedi. Does it answer all our
questions? Does it fit with what we know, or thought we knew? Will Jen get her Clone fix? Listen as Johnathan, Nathan,
Berent, Jerry, and Jen review the first four episodes of the "Lost Missions" The Unknown, Conspiracy, The Fugitive, and
Season 6, Episodes 5, 6 and 7: An Old Friend, The Rise of Clovis, and Crisis at the Heart
The Republic Forces Radio Network Crew continues
to review the Netflix exclusive season six of the Clone Wars. This arc brings back the character of Clovis from all the way back in season 2! Were our hosts happy to see him? Is this political intrigue series of episodes "Star Wars" enough for the group? Are Anakin and Padme going to be able to heal their relationship? Listen as Johnathan, Nathan,
Berent, and Jerry review the next three episodes of the Netflix exclusive "Lost Missions"; An Old Friend, The Rise of Clovis, and Crisis at the Heart.
Season 6 - Episodes 8 & 9: The Disappeared Part 1 and 2
The Republic Forces Radio Network Crew continues
to review the Netflix exclusive season six of the Clone Wars. This arc brings back the our old friend Jar Jar Binks. Love him or hate him, Jar Jar is teamed up with Mace Windu to save a planet of force sensitive aliens from an ancient prophecy. Will he come through in the end? Is this episode the best use of Jar Jar that we have seen? Listen as Johnathan, Nathan,
Jen, and Jerry review the next two episodes of the "Lost Missions"; The Disappeared Parts 1 and 2.
Season 6 - Episodes 10, 11, 12 & 13: The Lost One, Voices, Destiny, & Sacrifice
The Republic Forces Radio Network Crew finishes up their reviews of the Netflix exclusive season six of the Clone Wars. This final arc brings addresses the mystery of Sifo-Dyas, who we initially learned about in Attack of the Clones, as well as the secret of immortality and force ghosts. Listen as Johnathan, Nathan,
Jen, Berent, Dan and newcomer Mark review the final four episodes of the "Lost Missions"; The Lost One, Voices, Destiny, and Sacrifice. And at the end of the episode learn what is next for the hosts!