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Indiana Jones The Animated Adventures Episode 1 - Must Watch

Thanks to TheRaider.net for bringing this one to our attention.

Mike Reeping has created this fantastic animated take on Raiders Of The Lost Ark.  The feel of the animation has a distinct Monkey Island and South Park feel about it.  It really is top quality and worth watching.






Is An Announcement Imminent For The Clone Wars?

No Announcement On The Clone Wars Season Six So as I write this there has been no official announcement regarding season six of Star Wars The Clone Wars. We all know that Disney bought Lucasfilm late last year and as a result we all expected The Clone Wars to jump ship from The Cartoon Network to Disney. When The Cartoon Network last month published their TV line up for the following year The Clone Wars was missing from that line up. I expected Disney to chip in and say they were showing season six on one of their channels but so far we've had nothing. Yesterday I asked someone at Disney Online if they could give any information regarding the show and sadly was met with very little information. What was said was:

"Unfortunately, we do not have information on future programs until they are officially announced."

Now you can accuse me of clutching at straws here but that last bit intrigued me. "...until they are officially announced." Does that mean that an a…

Good News For Celebration Europe II - Rancho Obi-Wan Will Be There

Now that is good news.  If you're attending Celebration Europe II in Germany this July then you're in for a treat.  Rancho Obi-Wan today announced they will be there.  This is the first time the exhibition will be outside of the United States.

The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience, a specially-selected group of Star Wars memorabilia from the world’s largest private collection, will be part of the activities at Star Wars Celebration Europe in Essen, Germany July 26th to 28th.

“We had a great time introducing Rancho Obi-Wan to thousands of fans at Celebration VI in Orlando last year, and are thrilled to be invited to share the experience with fans and collectors in Europe this year,” says Steve Sansweet, owner of the collection and president of the nonprofit Rancho Obi-Wan Inc. in northern California, a 9,000 square foot (836 m2) museum.

Not only will fans at Celebration Europe be able to see this first-time exhibition of Rancho Obi-Wan outside of the United States, they will be able to me…

New Full Of Sith Episode Comes From Rancho Obi-Wan

Full Of Sith Special Release: The Rancho Obi-Wan Spectacular In this special episode the Full of Sith crew are all together... recording the show in person... at Rancho Obi-Wan! Not only that but Steve Sansweet, the man behind Rancho Obi-Wan (owner of the largest private Star Wars collection in the world, and the longtime head of fan relations for Lucasfilm) joins them to talk about their day with him and sharing what the collection and his hard work and dedication means to them.

If you like the show and why wouldn't you?  Please leave them an iTunes review and share them with your friends and family!

Website – fullofsith.com

Daniel Day-Lewis Wins Best Actor At The Oscars 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis picked up the Oscar in the best actor category at this years ceremony for his powerful performance in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. This makes him the first man to with best actor three times. You can watch his acceptance speech below. In it he thanks of course Steven Spielberg but also Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy who is in the audience.

He first joked that he was Spielberg's second choice to play Lincoln, the first being Meryl Streep who was on stage presenting the award. However he mentions he was first considered to play Margaret Thatcher which ultimately was played by Meryl Streep herself.
Lincoln won two oscars on the night in the main categories, the other was for production design.

Full List Of Oscar 2013 Winners

Here is the full list of winners for the main categories at this years Oscars.

Supporting Actor
CHRISTOPH WALTZ -  Django Unchained

Animated Short Film:
PAPERMAN

Animated Feature Film:
BRAVE

Cinematography:
CLAUDIO MIRANDA - Life Of Pi

Visual Effects:
LIFE OF PI

Costume Design:
ANNA KARENINA

Makeup and Hairstyle:
LES MISERABLES

Live Action Short Film:
CURFEW

Documentary Short Subject:
INNOCENTE

Documentary Feature:
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

Foreign Language Film:
AMOUR

Sound Mixing:
LES MISERABLES

Sound Editing:
SKYFALL and ZERO DARK THIRTY, tied

Supporting Actress:
ANNE HATHAWAY - Les Miserables

Film Editing:
WILLIAM GOLDENBERG - Argo

Production Design:
LINCOLN

Original Score:
LIFE OF PI

Original Song:
SKYFALL

Adapted Screenplay:
CHRIS TERRIO - Argo

Original Screenplay:
QUENTIN TARANTINO - Django Unchained

Best Director:
ANG LEE - Life Of Pi

Best Actress:
JENNIFER LAWRENCE (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK)

Best Actor:
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS - Lincoln

Best Picture:
ARGO

Rob Wainfur
@welshslider

THE B…

Photo Of Full Of Sith Crew At Rancho Obi-Wan

Great photo from Rancho Obi-Wan's Facebook page showing the Full Of Sith crew recording their latest episode along with Steve Sansweet at Rancho Obi-Wan.

Recorded Saturday evening at Rancho Obi-Wan, an upcoming special edition of the Full of Sith Podcast with hosts Consetta Parker, Tha Mike Pilot and Bryan Young, and special guest (since it was HIS place) Steve Sansweet. ;)

Check out Full Of Sith's website for the latest podcast episodes.

Quick Fire Questions With Consetta Parker

This weeks quick fire questions are kindly being answered by Consetta Parker.
Consetta appears on the excellent Full Of Sith podcast along with Tha Mike Pilot and Bryan Young.  As if that wasn't enough, she is also a media consultant for none other than Rancho Obi-Wan.  Talk about keeping busy! With all that going on it was nice of Consetta to spare a few minutes to answer our questions.  So lets fire away.
1 You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah.  What one movie, TV show, album and book would you take? My initial thought is I’d take The Empire Strikes Back (for landscape references and it’s my favorite Star Wars film), my Buffy DVD’s, The Monkees “listen to the Band” CD boxed set  and my Jedi Journal I’ve been keeping since the fourth grade.

2 If you could invite any three people (alive or not, fictitious or not) to a dinner party, who would they be? Han Solo, Tony Stark and Chief Brody. (if it could be non-human and were more of a picnic in the park: Pegasus,  Shadowfax and a TaunTau…

What If....HAN SULU

Thanks to Chris Hewer for this one

JJ Abrams calls on his Star Trek experience to bring us Han Sulu

Rob Wainfur


THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK
THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER
I need your Star Wars memories for a book

Pie Chart - What Scares Indiana Jones?

Jaws In 3 Minutes Video

This is my video I created a few years ago.  Its Jaws in 3 minutes set to John Williams Jaws soundtrack, specifically  the Barrel Chase theme.

Hope you like it - Rob



Rob Wainfur
@welshslider

Making of Digital New York for The Avengers – Industrial Light & Magic

Those clever folks over at Industrial Light & Magic have released another reel today showing off the work they did on The Avengers. Although roughly a third of "The Avengers" is set in New York City precious little was actually filmed there. ILM crew members photographed 7-miles of city streets from a variety of heights and at different times of day totaling 250,000 images. The crew then digitally recreated roughly 20 square blocks of mid-town Manhattan using a variety of techniques. Live action shoots were held primarily on sound stages in New Mexico and in the streets of Cleveland.


Mark Hamill Wants All Of The Original Cast Back Not Just One

Mark Hamill has told ET Movies that he is interested in returning to the Star Wars universe and George Lucas asked him if he would be willing to return. However one condition Hamill seems to insist on is that the whole cast is brought back.

"another thing I'd want to make sure of is are we going to have the whole gang back? Is Carrie and Harrison and Billy Dee and Tony Daniels, everybody that's around from the original [returning]? I want to make sure that everybody's on board here, rather than just one. I guess I'll have to tune into your show to figure out who's on board."

"I'm assuming, because I haven't talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring -- like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range [as] an influential character. … When I found out [while making the original trilogy] that ultimate good news/bad news joke – the good news is there's a real attractive, hot girl in the universe; the bad new…

Kitster Star Wars Episode VII Teaser Poster

Just having a bit of fun with Photoshop, inspired by RebelForce Radio's Where's Kitster? campaign - Rob

Rob Wainfur
@welshslider

THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK
THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER
I need your Star Wars memories for a book

Steven Spielberg Makes Red Carpet Appearance At ACE Awards

Steven Spielberg attended the ACE (American Cinema Editors) awards where he was honoured with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.
He explained to the audience that he regards the editing suite as a sacred hallow of film making.

“Editing and directing are almost interchangeable,” Spielberg said. “I’ve always looked at the editing room as the safe haven of second chances … Editors, everybody here: You are my heroes.”

Spielberg was joined on the red carpet and the event itself by his wife Kate Capshaw, daughter Destry Allyn Spielberg and Kate's daughter from a previous marriage Jessica Capshaw.


See more photos here

Rob Wainfur
@welshslider

THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK
THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER
I need your Star Wars memories for a book

Collection Of Fan Made Star Wars VII Movie Posters

With the web being hit daily with fan made Star Wars VII posters, here are a selection of the best ones so far.













Kathleen Kennedy no longer producing Jurassic Park IV

I've just popped over to JurassicParkIV.org where I find out they had asked Frank Marshall via Twitter if Kathleen Kennedy will be producing Jurassic Park IV.  They were lucky enough to get a reply.

"No Ms Kathleen Kennedy has moved on to Star Wars and will not be producing JP4.  She's traded raptors for TIE fighters."


R Wainfur
@welshslider

John Williams Expresses Interest In Scoring Star Wars VII

The excellent John Williams website JWFAN.com has had a forum member post an interesting post about what John Williams said while conducting at the Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra

“We’re about to play Star Wars [audience interrupts with cheers] and each time we play it, I’m reminded of the first time we played it decades ago. Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes…and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016…so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George…[more cheers].”

Well to me that shows that the master is not thinking of hanging up the Star Wars baton just yet. YEEEESSSSS!!!


Rob Wainfur @welshslider

A Bit Of Star Wars 1313 In This Weeks The Clone Wars

Death Star Droid Spotted In The Clone Wars

Continuing the theme of featuring vintage Kenner figures in this series of The Clone Wars, the latest episode featured a Death Star Droid.




Quick Fire Questions - This Week JawsCollector's Jim Beller

This week we fire our quick fire questions at Jim Beller of JawsCollector.com.  Jim probably has the largest collection of Jaws memorabilia around and looking at the items on his site will make you insanely jealous.  He is to Jaws what Steve Sansweet is to Star Wars.
Jim also worked on the fantastic book Memories From Martha's Vineyard which he conceptualised.  Think you've seen every behind the scenes Jaws photo?  Think again.  If you're a Jaws fan and haven't read this book yet then you are missing out on THE best Jaws behind the scenes book.  Read our review here.

So lets fire those questions at the number one Jaws fan.

You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah. What one movie, TV show, album and book would you take?
JAWS, Man Vs Wild (not a big fan of the show and would rather take 24, The Brady Bunch or Breaking Bad, but, hey, I'm stuck on a swamp planet and need to know how to survive), my iTunes collection of John Williams music and JAWS: Memories From Martha…