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VIDEO: Original 1976 Star Wars Trailer. "A Billion Years In The Making."

Here's the original 1976 teaser trailer for the first Star Wars movie. The makers of the trailer (Fox) obviously had no idea what they had on their hands and what the story was about. Check it out below. Apparently it was a billion years in the making...

Watch the original Star Wars teaser trailer from 1976, featuring the world's first look at Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and other classic characters and locales from a galaxy far, far away.

Indiana Jones: Connecting Generations

Indiana Jones: Connecting Generations by Tom GrossA few weeks back, I sat down to introduce Raiders of the Lost Ark to a new generation of my family: my thirteen-year-old daughter.  While I have seen the film probably a couple dozen times in my lifetime, I haven't watched it myself in probably ten years.  So, I was excited for another viewing after quite some time, and I was excited to see the film with my daughter who was experiencing it for the first time.
I had forgotten how wonderful this movie is with the cinematography, the music, the story, and of course the acting.  But, what really made this movie for me during this viewing was one moment.  The moment is in the scene where Marion is taken while she is hiding in a basket.  Indiana is running through the street trying to follow her screaming voice.  A great moment when Indiana runs into the market and sees all the same baskets, but that wasn't the moment. It is the set-up for the moment.  I really wanted my daughter to e…


Saw on social media that Penny McCarthy passed away recently. People may not remember her, or know her by name, but Star Wars fans will always remember the character she played. For those of you who don’t know who she was, she played the Devaronian male Kardue’sai’Malloc, also known as Labria, in Episode IV (one of the cantina aliens). She was also the restraining bolt Jawa, and a hand double for actress Carrie Fisher (the hand you see inserting the disc into R2-D2 at the beginning of the film was her hand.) She is also listed on IMDB as being an assistant auditor for the film.
Per IMDB, other films she worked on included: “Bright Lights, Big City” as an assistant to the director. A production coordinator on “Pefect”, & “Mike’s Murder”, Auditor on “Let’s Spend the Night Together”, assistant auditor on “Absence of Malice”, assistant producer on “The China Cyndrome”, location auditor on “Borderline”, and received special acknowledgement for “Psycho Cop”.

I had the opportunity to meet …


This is the third part of impressions from my trip to Disney World at the end of August/early September. This part is probably the most widely relevant, talking about what it was like to explore Disney during this awful pandemic.
I must stress first of all, that I have been back from Disney for more than two weeks and am perfectly healthy. Dealing with the spread of the virus in the state of Florida, which from a state government standpoint has done a poor job at mitigating it, was a huge concern of mine. So my wife and I took an abundance of precautions, like packing more hand sanitizer than we needed, wearing masks all the time, etc. It has been a source of relief that we both got home fully healthy.
Now, a distinction should be made between the state of Florida and Disney property. They very much are two different jurisdictions. From when Disney shut down on March 31 until its reopen on July, it put its best minds to work on how to reopen, but safely.
Test passed. With flying colors.

VIDEO - George Lucas Introduces A Battle Droid From Star Wars to Steven Spielberg

Here's a short video showing George Lucas introducing a Battle Droid to Steven Spielberg for the first time while making Star Wars The Phantom Menace.

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

UNACCOMPANIED: Portraits by Kate Capshaw

Several years ago Kate Capshaw discovered a love of painting and recently she created UNACCOMPANIED a series of portraits that shine a spotlight on the crisis of homeless youth in Los Angeles. In 2019 Kate's portraits were entered in the The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and she became a finalist and her portraits were displayed at The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
Here is Kate in her own words: 
The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Polaroid And Lucasfilm Team Up To Bring Special-Edition The Mandalorian Camera

Take Instant Photos Of Your Next Target With This Madalorian Special-Edition Polaroid Camera.Lucasfilm and Polaroid are teaming up to bring us a special-edition Mandalorian instant camera.  Perfect to take photos of your Baby Yoda growing up or your next bounty hunter target.  Even the film has limited-edition frames to give you that galaxy far, far away feel.  Once the film runs out you can pretend the camera is a pair of macrobinoculars and quote Luke from A New Hope "Well, there are two banthas down there, but I don't see any— Wait a second, they're sand people, alright. I can see one of them now." (Just don't blame me if you get in a fight with a sand person.)  Anyway, here's the full press release: Today, Polaroid, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, launches an exclusive camera and film to celebrate the Disney+ live action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian™. To create your own adventures inspired by The Mandalorian™, Polaroid has redesigned its latest anal…

VIDEO: A Compilation Of Star Wars Commercials

Here's a great video showing 8 minutes of some of the best Star Wars commercials (and yes the VW ad is one of them.)



Discover a Brand New Adventure in the World of the Beloved Jim Henson Film ‘Labyrinth’BOOM! Studios today announced JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: MASQUERADE #1, a brand new oversized one-shot issue starring the strange and wondrous characters of Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy classic Labyrinth, from award-winning author Lara Elena Donnelly (Amberlough), artists French Carlomagno (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Samantha Dodge (Catwoman: Soulstealer), and Pius Bak (The Magicians: Alice’s Story), available in December 2020.

You’re invited to the ball of the season! But all is not as it seems with the guests of Jareth’s famous Masquerade, as one of the partygoers slowly awakens to the reality of her topsy-turvy existence in the Goblin Kingdom after Sarah’s escape from the ball. As this mysterious participant puts together the pieces of who she is and where she is, her discoveries could unravel the very fabric of this fantasy world!

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: MASQUERADE #1 features main cover a…