Rob Wainfur

My first memory was going to see Star Wars with my late brother when I was only 5 years old.  That experience changed my life.  Since then I have and always will be a sci-fi geek.  I have always been a fan of the big three in movies.  George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and of course John Williams.


Everything Spielberg is the best way to describe how much of a fan I am of the director.  Although a number of movies stand out for me.  Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Raiders of the Lost Ark are in my top five movies.  

I also love gaming and that moment I fired up Monkey Island on my Amiga I will never forget.  Since then I have played every title from Lucasarts and miss them very much.

This blog is my way to say thank you for giving me so much enjoyment over the years and its a great way to keep in touch with the latest news. 


My wife is the best and even helps from time to time and never objects to the vintage Star Wars collection in the "geek" room.  We are also TV extras in our spare time and appeared in a number of English and Welsh TV programmes.


I have done a number of reviews for books and other related items and last year attended Star Trek London as a member of the press.  I was lucky enough to interview Michael J. Fox at this years London Film & Comic Con.


Feel free to contact me and follow on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.  If you're interested in writing a guest post or joining our team then please let me know by emailing me rob@thebeardedtrio.com



Lisa Dullard

My name is Lisa and I first saw Star Wars in 1977 when I was 8 years old.  It had a big impact on

my life!  Other girls played with Barbie dolls, while I played with Star Wars action figures and play sets.  Hey, I still do!

It wasn’t only Star Wars that impacted my formative years, though.  Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones… All were part of my childhood.  I’m a geek today thanks in great measure to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.  Of course, every fan knows you can’t experience the genius of those men without a rousing soundtrack by John Williams!  They’re an essential (bearded) trio.
I’m also a big Doctor Who fan - and I’m a proud Pug Mom!


In addition to my contributions to The Bearded Trio, I am the Media Specialist for Coffee With Kenobi (http://www.coffeewithkenobi.com).  You can contact me on lisad@coffeewithkenobi.com.


Paul Gibbs and Patrick Gibbs

Paul Gibbs & Patrick Gibbs are identical twins and award-winning filmmakers and screenwriter from

Salt Lake City, Utah, who collaborate to write and direct short and feature length films such as "Steve From Accounting Vs. The Shadow Dwellers", "Social Anxiety" and the upcoming western feature "Trail's End", which will star Graham McTavish, Jed Brophy, Martin Kove and Daniel Logan. The first fell in love with movies in 1981 after seeing "Raiders of the Lost Ark" for the first time and have been obsessive Spielberg/Lucas/WIlliams fans ever since. They hosted the movie review TV series "Slicc Fliccs" and are recurring panelists at Salt Lake Comic Con.


Ronny Delsink

Hi, I’m Ronny, and I’m from the Netherlands. Spielberg and Williams first came into my life in December 1975, with the release of Jaws. Hard to believe nowadays, but back then, waiting half a year for a film that broke every record in the US, was fairly common. However, the film definitely was worth the wait. Jaws turned out to be the first film I desperately wanted to see again, after my first viewing and so in the first couple of weeks I managed to watch it 5 times, well, not entirely, because after the first viewing  the scene where Hooper discovers Ben Gardner’s remains, this
sequence scared me so much that I decided to turn away my head at the other viewings, thus seeing an entire audience jump out of its seat (so at least  I knew I wasn’t the only one getting the jitters).
After Jaws, came Star Wars, which was fun, but when I saw Close Encounters of the Third Kind, I knew I had witnessed the film that was made for me and I started to get interested in Spielberg and Williams (and with slightly less enthusiasm Lucas) by reading and collecting as much as I could about them and the films (and later also the TV-programs)  they had worked on.

At the end of the eighties I met a fellow enthusiast (well, he was more into Star Wars, but I never blamed him for that) and  together we ran a Dutch Spielberg and Lucas Fan club (called Dutch Amblin and Lucasfilm Fan Association, we later changed the meaning of the D for DreamWorks of course. ) for almost 10 years, until we ran out of time (because we both started families, and had to change our priorities). Early 1994 we went to Amsterdam together, because Steven would attend the premiere of Schindler’s List. We had tickets to the screening, but not to the rest of his daytime program, so we figured out where he would go and try to visit the same places and imagine standing on the same spot he had, earlier that day. We had the day of our lives. We weren’t able to talk to him, but a couple of years later I did get a chance to talk to, Richard Zanuck, when Deep Impact came out, so for me the circle was complete.

My interest in Spielberg, Lucas and Williams never faded over the years, merely my choice on what to try and collect, so when I was approached to contribute to The Bearded Trio, I jumped at the occasion.

PS: I even named my daughter Jillian, after one of the leading characters of my favorite film (what else could I do?)


Eric Onkenhout

I'm 40 years old now, and I've been a Star Wars fan since I was 7, before I saw any of the movies. I remember playing with my action figures before I knew any of their stories, so I would make up my own battles. I used to think the Stormtroopers were robots. Then I finally saw Return of the Jedi in 1983; reluctantly I might add because I knew Vader took his mask off. Of course things died down in the late 1980s, but thankfully I kept most of my toys and now my collection has grown
substantially enough where I need a shed to house it all. Climate controlled of course. Unhappy with my job, I made a fateful decision of going back to school for a B. A. in Creative Writing at SNHU while still working full time. I’ve been doing that since 2013 and I graduate in 2017. Right now I’m just trying to get my name out there and it would be a dream to one day work for Lucasfilm as a writer, where it’s Star Wars all day, every day.

Cary Michael Paller

 I am a life long film buff looking to rekindle the passion, love and admiration for the imperfectly perfect art form of film-making.  My fascination for films came out of the first film I remember seeing which was "You Only Live Twice" in 1967. The scope of the film, the power of the image on the screen along with the sounds coming from the speaker my Dad had attached to our car window. I remember starring at the screen watching the tall, dark haired man who spoke English different than I had ever heard before fighting evil looking bad guys.  Then when something loud or the music would play on the speaker I would turn and listen to it instead of looking at the screen. I was hooked completely on movies sight and sound.
     In the 1990's I Produced & Co-Hosted a public Access cable show, yes long before internet took off,  called CINEMA TALK  and became members of the "Chicago Film Critics Association" before graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Film.  A long the way I worked for THX.  Which was an amazing side job at the time.  Spent lots of time with the projectionist making sure the prints were in perfect shape before opening day.  Also, BVCN (Buena Vista College Network)  which was Walt Disney's in house movie & trailer information gathering service. It was great seeing Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3 times a day almost every day the first two weeks after it opened.

     That's me in a nutshell.  I am and always will be a film geek loaded with all kinds of information about movies from every side of the film-making process and I am always open to talk, discuss or share anything and everything about movies. My email is cinematalkcp@gmail.com; Twitter https://twitter.com/CinemaTalkcp; Facebook Cary Michael Paller CinemaTalkCP


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