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Star Wars Arcade – A Look Back At A Piece Of Art

Ever since I first watched Star Wars in 1977 I’ve wanted to be part of that wonderful and mysterious galaxy far far away.  In the beginning my Kenner Star Wars figures helped me with that craving but it wasn’t until I was on a British holiday camp in the early eighties did I realise there was another form of entertainment that could overload your senses and place you right in the middle of the Death Star attack.  Of course that medium was video gaming and it all started with the Star Wars Arcade machine. I was at a Pontins or Butlins holiday park in the early eighties and in the small arcade room that they had, were the usual array of pinball machines, fruit machines and the odd video games machine.  Defender, Space Invaders and Galaxian were the standard for those days.  But something caught my eye or rather my ears.  I could hear the familiar Star Wars theme being played.  I scanned the room eagerly, trying to determine where it was coming from and then I saw it!  There in the m

VIDEO: BACK TO THE FUTURE Easter Eggs

Back to the Future Easter Eggs One of the best trilogies of all time, and arguably the best time travel movie of all time, Back To The Future has a ton of secrets and Easter eggs that you may not have even noticed before! Here's a whole bunch for you to spot. The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

VIDEO: Wilhelm Scream Compilation

S ome clever person has put this Wilhelm Scream compilation together.  Some I knew but there are quite a few I didn't know were in that particular movie.  Worth a watch. The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

VIDEO: Toys "R" Us Commercial (E.T.'s 20th Anniversary) 2002

Here's a TV commercial from 2002 for Toys "Я" Us celebrating 20 years of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.  In the commercial we see our friend E.T. getting confused over the giraffe's name.  It's Geoffrey by the way. The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

A Conversation with Jeff Commings, Host of The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey Podcast

A Q & A With Jeff Commings, Host of the Podcast John Williams, A Musical Journey Happy Holidays everyone, Brad here. At some point in our lives, we have all been dazzled, calmed, thrilled and moved by the music of John Williams, perhaps the finest film score writer/conductor who has ever lived. If you're like me, you grew up with his themes for Yoda, Superman, Indiana Jones and many other iconic characters on your record/CD/tape/mp3 players on a fairly constant basis. However, I never studied music in any kind of formal way. But I wanted to learn more about the construction and meaning of those themes that have been such a soundtrack of my life. Thus, my discovery of Jeff Commings' podcast The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey . A couple years ago, Jeff set out to build a podcast on analyzing, one by one, every musical score Williams has written dating back to the start of his career in 1959. It was an ambitious project, but one that comes to a conclusion tomorrow (Dec

Announcement About The Bearded Trio

Announcement: Those who follow The Bearded Trio will know that I've been around for a while now, eleven years to be exact and this year I have found myself considering moving away from the whole fan-site and social media community.  In the last few months this thought has intensified and I think for me it would be a good idea to at least take a break.  What this means is starting in the new year I will take a few months off and hopefully the absence will reignite my itch to write about The Bearded Trio and post on the social media pages.   There are various reasons I want to take a break.  A hobby should be a haven of enjoyment and lately, where it isn't a chore, it has become a thing that I feel I have to do.  Also, my enthusiasm for fandom has dwindled over the years.  The announcement of all the various Star Wars shows didn't excite me but made me think of Homer being fed all the donuts in Hell without any intention of stopping.  Not a good place to be for me.   I am als