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Welcome to the Rebellion!

A weekly comedic talk show inspired by a galaxy far, far away...


Available on YouTube, iTunes and Google Play. Black Series Rebels is weekly talk show show with accompanying podcast, featuring: news, reviews, and interviews with fans from around the galaxy. Hosted by Alex Backes and Stephen Ellis. 

Black Series Rebels is accessible to all types of fans, from the super sweaty nerds to the casual closet collector. Join us every week to help get your much needed dose of Star Wars geekdom.


Alex Backes

A veteran of the underground comedy scene, Alex has been working professionally in LA for the last 10 years. His original pilot, Shark Bites, blended a unique style of loosely scripted improvisation and grounded real characters in absurd situations. An aesthetic he championed while performing at theaters like The Second City, UCBLA and The Nerdist School.  Shark Bites' underground following ended up scoring Alex a development deal with The Walt Disney Company. In front of the camera credits include Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt, FOX’s, Ben and Kate and Surviving Jack, as well as countless commercial campaigns for companies like Apple, GameStop, and Nike. Currently in pre-production, Alex is preparing to co-direct his first feature film, Thunderlynx, which is expected to be released in late 2018.

Fan Stats:

Favorite Star Wars movie: The Empire Strikes Back

Least favorite Star Wars Movie: Attack of the Clones

Favorite line in Star Wars: "Come on... You wanted me to stay because of the way you feel about me!"

Favorite Star Wars character: Bespin Luke

Worst Star Wars Character: Dexter Jettster

Favorite Black Series Action Figure: Celebration 40th Anniversary X-Wing Luke

All time favorite Star Wars Toy: Power of the Force Millennium Falcon


Stephen Ellis

Stephen Ellis has been working in front of as well as behind it in Los Angeles for the last 11 years. You may have seen him let it all hang out in a popular Guitar Hero 5 ad campaign or performing live comedy at The Second City Theater in Hollywood. When he's not talking Star Wars with Alex, he is producing television shows like The National Geographic Channel's Original Sin & Bravo's Andy Cohen's Then & Now

He currently lives in Burbank,  where he proudly displays his incredible collection of Episode 1: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut & KFC cup toppers.

Fan Stats:

Favorite Star Wars movie: Empire Strikes Back

Least favorite Star Wars Movie: Attack of the Clones

Favorite line in Star Wars: Leave Jabba no bother, he is who I will tell.

Favorite Star Wars character: Hoth Han Solo

Worst Star Wars Character: Nute Gunray

Favorite Black Series Action Figure: Deluxe Hoth Han Solo w/ Taun Taun

All time favorite Star Wars Toy: Power of the Force Millennium Falcon


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The opinions expressed in this video are those of hosts and or guests alone. Any reference to copyrighted materials is for the purpose of commentary and criticism only. Black Series Rebels is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Companies, Hasbro or their respective subsidiaries.