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Which Director Should Be Attached To Direct Star Wars 7?

Well its only just been announced and already the talk is who should direct Star Wars 7?

Well the hot favourite is of course Joss Whedon who did a great job with a little known film called The Avengers. Guillermo Del Toro is another one who's past record with Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy would make a good choice. Will this open the door for Spielberg to finally direct a Star Wars movie? He was linked for a while to The Empire Strikes Back so this may be his second chance at getting into the Star Wars universe. In favour with Disney at the moment and most likely is Gore Verbinski who directed the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, Rango and the upcoming Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp. What about Steve Moffat who wrote the latest Tin-Tin movie, brought us the fabulous Sherlock to our small screens and currently is responsible for the latest Doctor Who? So is no stranger to Sci-fi. At the very least he should help with the writing. Finally there's J.J Abrams. Wouldn…

The Bearded Trio Feelings On Disney Taking Over Lucasfilm : DON'T PANIC

With Disney now taking over Lucasfilm and acquiring the Star Wars franchise there's undoubtedly going to be a "don't touch our baby" vibe doing the internet.  Initially I thought the same but don't forget Disney own Pixar and Marvel and they are still going strong, if not stronger.  Lets not forget that Star Wars will now find its way into the theme parks with a greater presence than we get now with Star Tours.  We have been promised more Star Wars movies and this could be a good thing if done right and with episodes 7, 8 and 9 this means they will have more of the original trilogy about them.  Star Wars could find its way into the Disney stores or even better Disney may decide to open Star Wars stores.  They've paid a lot of money for the franchise so don't be surprised if we see more of a presence on the high street or at the mall.

All I can say is don't panic.  I think this is a good thing and will only make the franchise even stronger than it is…

VIDEO: George Lucas And Kathleen Kennedy Explains Disney Direction

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss the future of Star Wars movies.



Disney: Star Wars In 2015 Plus Episodes 8 And 9 To Follow

Disney said it planned to release a new Star Wars film, episode seven, in 2015. That will be followed by episodes eight and nine and then one new movie every two or three years, the company said.

The last Star Wars film was 2005's Revenge of the Sith, and Disney said it believed there was "substantial pent-up demand".

Disney will pay about half in cash and half in stock, issuing 40 million Disney shares in the transaction.

Official Disney Press Release On Lucasfilm Takeover

An investor conference call will take place at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT today, October 30, 2012. Details for the call are listed in the release.

Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise.

Acquisition continues Disney's strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world's best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value.

Lucasfilm to join company's global portfolio of world class brands including Disney, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel and ABC.

STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 feature film targeted for release in 2015.

Burbank, CA and San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2012 – Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George …

Disney to buy George Lucas' film studio, including Star Wars franchise, for $4B Plus Star Wars 7

Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind "Star Wars," from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It's also making a seventh movie in the "Star Wars" series.
The Walt Disney Co. announced the agreement to make the purchase in cash and stock Tuesday. Disney added that "Star Wars Episode 7" is scheduled for release in 2015.
The deal brings Lucasfilm under the Disney banner with other brands including Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC.
Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become its president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Lucas will be creative consultant on new "Star Wars" films.
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Lucas said in a statement, "It's now time for me to pass `Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers."

Destination Star Trek London 30 Minute Video Diary

I know this was tagged on the review I did but I thought I would post the video on its own in case some missed the video.  Let me know what you think and if you're in the video please leave a comment.



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The Bearded Trio

Video Floor Walk Of Destination Star Trek London

It was Sunday afternoon about lunch time so I grab my camera phone and decide to walk the whole area.  Let me know if you're in the shot.



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The Bearded Trio

Destination Star Trek London Review

What a weekend!  I've just got back from London where Destination Star Trek London was being held at the Excel.  I met all five captains, had numerous photos taken with the actors, got several autographs, helped break the world record for the most amount of Star Trek fans in costume, listened to talks by some of the actors, enjoyed parties and so much more.  But how did it all go?  Was it organised?  Did the organisers hit it off, or did they sink quicker than Riker in the Skin Of Evil?  
I had a two day pass for the Saturday and Sunday (along with a press pass so I could sneak into the talks.)  I was joined by four others, my wife and three friends, one of whom, namely Chris, kindly did all the organising and booking.  Myself and Chris were in full costume.  I was sporting an Enterprise jumpsuit while Chris wore a rather fine Captains suit from Star Trek II.
We arrived at the Excel at around 8:15 for a 9am start.  The crowds were already gathering.  We were all told to wait in a …

The Worst Wookiee Impression Ever?

We are at Destination Star Trek London and its the end of day two (Saturday.) We are at the bar of the hotel and the drinks are flowing. It is 3AM and we are for some reason re-enacting the Cantina scene from Star Wars. Someones Wookiee impression leaves a lot to be desired. Love both Star Trek and Star Wars.



Henry Thomas audition för E.T. "Ok kid, you got the job".

My Skywalker Ranch 2000 Calendar.

Here are some photos of my calendar from the year 2000 showing scenes from around the Ranch.















Things I Want To Do And See At Star Trek London

Its one week away to go.  Yes Star Trek London is closing in faster than an unstable worm hole in the Delta Quadrant.  Its being held at the Excel 19th to 21st October and its going to be huge.  Anyway I will be there reporting for the Saturday and Sunday (Yep! They have agreed to give me a press pass the fools) and here are some things I want to see or do (if I'm brave enough!)

1 - Get William Shatner to sing a little bit of Tambourine Man.
2 - Shout may the force be with you in the middle of a crowd and survive to write about it.
3 - Ask Scott Bakula why he hasn't jumped yet.
4 - Drink some Romulan Ale
5 - Argue with a Klingon
6 - Test how good the first aiders are (see above)
7 - Ask Jeffrey Combs if he has his lead vest on (Frighteners)
8 - See if Robert O'Reilly's eyes are really that wide
9 - Find someone dressed in a red shirt and tell them to be careful.
10 - Guess correctly what colour Ira Steven Behr's beard is.  (I'm going for red.)
11 - See if anyo…

Jaws Memories From Martha's Vineyard Book Review

Its only fitting that one of the greatest movies of all time should also get one of the best behind the scenes books you can buy.  Jaws: Memories From Martha's Vineyard is packed with never-before-seen photos from the Jaws set, testimonies from movie staff and stories from the locals who actually made up a lot of the cast.

Author and huge Jaws fan Matt Taylor, along with Jim Beller, visited Martha's Vineyard where the classic was shot, to interview the locals and dig out their scrapbooks and newspaper clippings 35 years after the movie first hit the big screen.  This leads to some of the most fascinating and insightful stories of any behind the scenes book I have ever read.  For instance, most of the locals were over the moon to get a part in the movie. This was not so for one local, John Alley.

The first shot I did was walking down the dock ahead of Roy Scheider and Jeffrey Kramer.  I'm wearing these enormous rubber boots and was supposed to hop into a ridiculous little te…

John Williams Medley Tribute At Classic Brit Awards 2012

Conducted by James Taylor. Tribute for John Williams winning a lifetime achievement award.  (Sorry I filmed the TV with my IPhone.)




Chalk Drawing Of George Lucas

The Lucasfilm Sidewalk Art Festival starts today, October 5, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Presidio. Live music, food trucks, chalk art! And here, for your viewing pleasure, is George Lucas in chalk

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Jaws. The snack that bites back.

Had this in the post this morning. Anyone remember this snack?