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Episode 31 of The Cantina Cast is out. The Duo Discuss Story Arcs For Rebels.

The Cantina Cast have released a new episode of their show.  Episode 31 is now live and its a good one.  Mike and Joao discuss and speculate about the recently announced Star Wars animated series "Rebels."  The duo discuss which story arcs they would like to see and which ones they wouldn't.  Lets just say they're hoping a Jabba story is not on the radar.  

You may remember we featured Mike Rondeau on our quick fire questions Sunday and The Cantina Cast mention this on their show.  We get a nice plug.

Here's the show notes and the link to the show.

Mike and Joao skip the recent star wars news (We'll leave that up to JediNews ) and jump right in to the news about the Disney animated TV show Star Wars: Rebels. After you listen to the show be sure to head over to The Bearded Trio's website to read Mikes answers to they're quick fire questions.

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Star Trek, Star Wars or both?

RebelForce Radio have released the latest episode of their podcast.  One of the topics they tackle this week is why Star Wars is better than Star Trek.  What do you think?  Do you agree with the duo?  Or are you in the other camp?  Perhaps you're split right down the middle.  Let us know what you think.

Just for the record with my thoughts, I'm split.  Its like asking me which is better?  A good curry or a good beer?  I need both in my life and they compliment each other quite nicely.

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New RebelForce Radio Is Out. Kyle Newman and Steve Sansweet stop by.

A new episode of RebelForce Radio is out and its a cracker.  Kyle Newman joins Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac to talk about his new documentary, but that's not all!  Steve Sansweet talks about his CE2 plans, Jaime King talks Ewoks and never one to beat about the bush the duo explain why Star Wars is better than Star Trek.  Brave, very very brave.

Here's the show notes with the link to the show.

NEW SHOW! Filmmaker Kyle Newman (Fanboys/Barely Lethal) joins us to talk about his documentary 'Return to Return of the Jedi" and Jaime King gets opinionated about Ewoks. Rancho Obi-Wan's Steve Sansweet stops by to tell us about his plans for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2. Plus, Star Wars Rebels, J.J. Abrams, and "Wars > Trek" - From a certain point of view. Also, Jimmy Mac hits Artist Alley at C2E2 for a conversation with Star Wars Artist Grant Gould, Billy Dee goes green, and much more

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Today's Behind The Scenes Photo: Spielberg Rides A Kids Bike

VIDEO: Good Game Backwards Compatible - Lucasarts Triibute

Good Game youtube channel have produced a top notch Lucasarts tribute.  Check it out below.


LucasArts was a studio that experimented fiercely; it created a rich catalogue of memorable games, and spawned some of today's most respected developers. Few studios have left such an indelible mark on the games industry.



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Episode 2 of the Most Excellent COFFEE WITH KENOBI Is now out.

The Star Wars podcast field can be a crowded one and it can be difficult to pick out the quality shows.  Well joining the likes of Rebelforce Radio, Full Of Sith and The Cantina Cast is COFFEE WITH KENOBI.  Only on the second episode the team consists of Dan Zehr and Cory Clubb who we will be featuring in a few weeks time on our quickfire questions.

This week the duo tackle Star Wars Rebels, Kathleen Kennedy at CEII, Brad Bird and lots more.

Check out their website and click here for the direct link to listen to the show now.

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Full Of Sith New Episode Out Now!

Get over to Full Of Sith where the gang have released a new episode.  Episode XXIV sees the team joined by Andrew Letamendi.  The show is consistently good and one of the best Star Wars podcasts.  Make sure you subscribe and leave them a review.


Episode XXIV: Andrea Letamendi – The PHd Who Knew Too Much Recorded 5/25/13 Andrea Letamendi, pop culture expert, Star Wars fan, and full time psychologist, joins the show to discuss her interest in Star Wars, the psychology behind Anakin’s descent to the dark side and Star Trek: Into Darkness and what it may portend for Star Wars: Episode VII. Here's the link http://fullofsith.com/archives/737

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Free Prize Giveaway - Quoovie, Multiplayer Movie Quiz For Iphone.

I was playing Song-pop the other day on my Iphone when it suddenly hit me, "wouldn't it be good if someone brought out a game like Song-pop but it was movies and not music?" Well funny thing is a few days later I get contacted by the guys over at Quoovie telling me that their new app is exactly that.  Obviously I immediately downloaded the game from the app store and can tell you now its nothing like Song-pop. Its ten times better!  I'm in movie quiz heaven here. Great questions, tonnes of photos , guess the soundtracks and lots more. You can challenge a friend via facebook or just find a complete stranger to challenge. I'm mainly on the sci-fi genre at the moment and not had a repeat question yet.  Great stuff.

Thanks to the team at Quoovie we have ten codes to give away so you could be playing the game for absolutely free.  All you got to do is email The Bearded Trio, send us a message on our Facebook page or a message via Twitter and we will send across
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John Noble Confesses He Would Love To Do Star Wars

Fringe star John Noble who played the most excellent Walter Bishop has told IGN he would love to do Star Wars with J.J. Abrams.  The australian said:
"I'd love to do Star Wars. That would just be epic doing something like that. And it's not beyond the realm of possibility.

"I have a terrific relationship with JJ Abrams and Bad Robot, I really do. So it's not beyond the realm of possibility. It's a while away yet."

He said: "Well, I mean Star Wars. If you're going to do one, do Star Wars. I mean seriously, if you're going to pick one to do, do that one.

"Because that's basically a cultural revolution. It reset pop culture in some ways. So if I had to choose one, it would be that one."

I for one would love to see Bishop I mean Noble in the new movie.  He is a top notch actor and if he performs anything like he did in Fringe we would be in for a treat

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Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Is Now Out On Ipad

One of the best Star Wars games of the 21st century, Knights Of The Old Republic is now available for Ipad owners.  The classic 2003 game from Bioware can now be played on the move.  IGN have reviewed the game and given it a rather healthy 8.8 saying the game is perfect for the tablet with its pause and command gameplay although it was let down by the touch screen movement which always seems to be a problem for these typs of games on tablets and smart phones.

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John Williams On Man Of Steel: "Hard Not Seeing Christopher Reeve"

John Williams has no issues whatsoever in the new Superman movie called Man Of Steel having a soundtrack by Hans Zimmer.  But he has said watching a Superman movie without the late and great Christopher Reeve will be hard.

In an interview with Zap2it the composer said:

"It puts me in mind of the late Chris Reeve, who we all loved so much. It's going to be hard for me not to let go of the music, but to let go of the idea of Superman being Chris." 

"I thought he not only made that project successful, he embodied what all of us imagine Superman to look like if he could be given skin and bone, I think," he added.

He went on to say that he doesn't know if the film will use his score: "I haven't seen it, but I'm sure it will be wonderful. I don't know if they've used any of the original music or not; it's a Warner Bros film, in which case, they certainly have the right to do so. 

"I hope it will be successful, and I look forward to seeing…

Fan Videos: Operation Star Wars. What Would You Do If you Were A Sith?

I was sent a tip to check out these funny Star Wars fan vids.  I must admit I really enjoyed them and my particular favourites are the "Stay Green" and "Elevator" vids.  It would be the kind of things I would do if I was a Sith.

Check them out below along with a link to more great vids.

Ray disagrees with Jordan in the planning of Operation Star Wars, because Ray is a close-minded fool, whose lack of faith is disturbing.


Operation Star Wars - Brainstorm


Operation Star Wars - Elevator
Star Wars - Stay Green

Make sure to check out more at http://www.youtube.com/user/mjordansharp/videos

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The Making of Return of the Jedi by J.W. Rinzler: Book Trailer

In this special preview of Del Rey's highly anticipated The Making of Return of the Jedi, get a sneak peek at unseen artwork, exclusive photos, and more.



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Today's Behind The Scenes Photo: George Lucas in the Red Bull Garage

George Lucas visits the Red Bull F1 garage and listens to Mark Webber

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Star Wars Prequels Mapped Out In 1981.

Every Star Wars fan under this sun is looking forward to J.W. Rinzler's next installment in his making of Star Wars books.  The Making Of Return Of The Jedi is out in September.  In the mean time the writer has released this quote from George Lucas which was taken from a conference call in 1981.  It shows an interesting insight into the Star Wars director and creator along with Lawrence Kasdan and how he had ideas for the Prequels, even back then.

“Well, anyway, Luke’s father gets subverted by the Emperor. He gets a little weird at home and his wife begins to figure out that things are going wrong and she confides in Ben, who is his mentor. On his missions through the galaxies, Anakin has been going off doing his Jedi thing and a lot of Jedi have been getting killed—and it’s because they turn their back on him and he cuts them down. The president is turning into an Emperor and Luke’s mother suspects that something has happened to her husband. She is pregnant. Anakin gets worse an…

Dave Filoni Teases Us With A Sketch For REBELS

Dave Filoni who is working on the new Star Wars animation, REBELS has teased us all once more with this sketch.  The artwork appeared on his Facebook page with the words "Something to go with the TIE Fighter I drew..."

Obviously its a Tie-fighter pilot which would tie up (no pun) with th recent tease of a video showing Dave Filoni opening a vintage Tie-fighter.


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Star Wars VII: News Round Up

There's a lot of news surrounding Star Wars VII and it can be easy to get bogged down with what's going on.  Here's a quick round up of the news over the last few days


With the recent announcement that Star Wars VII will be filmed in the UK, there are reports that Ireland is at the top of the list for filming locations.  According to Sunday World, their insiders are telling them that Star Wars Episode 7 director J.J. Abrams is keen to film in Ireland.  Read more at http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/05/27/star-wars-episode-7-looking-at-filming-in-ireland/
One of the bearded trio, John Williams has expressed his desire to return to the Star Wars universe.  Williams, who created the iconic themes for film series including 'Superman', 'Jaws' and 'Jurassic Park' also told Zap2It that Abrams was "excited" about working with him.  "We've certainly talked about that, and I'm happy and willing to do it," he said.  Reda more at http://…

30,000 flock to Petaluma, Calif., for 'American Graffiti' festival

An estimated 30,000 fans of George Lucas' "American Graffiti" gathered where the film was shot in Petaluma, Calif., to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

About 370 classic cars and hot rods were lined up and on display Saturday as part of the Petaluma Salute to American Graffiti event that began Friday 17th May, the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press reported the following Sunday.

Even the 1967 Citroen 2CV driven by Richard Dreyfuss' character in the film was on view, brought in by its current owner and "American Graffiti" aficionado Jerry Causbrook.

"I've seen [the movie] probably 600 or 700 times," Causbrook said, adding that he serves as a consultant for re-enactments of the film.

The event -- put on for a ninth year by Cruisin' The Boulevard -- raises money for Petaluma-area causes and awards scholarships to local students entering the automotive or film industries, the newspaper said.

The organization has donated $120,000 to local charities sinc…

Today's Behind The Scenes Photo: Close Encounters

Behind the scenes on close Encounters of the Third Kind.  Little Barry (Cary Guffey) enjoys a moment behind the camera.

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The Old Republic Fan Re-creates Darth Malgus Costume.

I came across this video on Youtube showing how a fan of the MMORPG game The Old Republic has re-created a cosplay costume of Darth Malgus who appears in the game.  You have to watch the video to see how impressive this costume is.  No CGI was used.

"Plaigeous" writes:

This is the first full test try on for a Darth Malgus costume. Made entirely from scratch by myself at our workshop in Ireland and filmed on a 'Red MX' camera by my good friend Kamil Krawczak. These film services are available from info@kamilphotography.com. Please contact Kamil for a quote. You can also see updates of my other builds on Twitter- @darthserberus
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Firstly there are absolutely NO CGI enhancements to the vid. We would love to have added some saber fx to the blade but this was purely a camera/costume test. 



MX Red camera was hired just for the day to film some test footage for another project. 
With a few hours remaining we decided shoot Malgus as I had just finished the …

Falling Skies Season 3 News Round Up

Season 3 of Falling Skies is just around the corner and the news is coming in fast.  Here's a quick round up of what's been happening:
TV Wise reports that Fox has set a date for the UK premiere of season 3.  The show will be on British TV on July 16th on the Fox channel.  US viewers get to watch the new season a few weeks earlier on June 9thIt has been announced that David Eick has been signed up as executive producer/showrunner.  Eick was executive producer for the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Caprica and the new Blood and Chrome.  We won't mention Touch, Daybreak and The Bionic Woman.  Read more over at Deadline.comThe TNT youtube channel have released a load of new material for the upcoming season 3.  Check them out below.
Falling Skies - Season Three Two Minute Preview - TNT



Season 3 Special Preview

TNT - Falling Skies - Rule 1

TNT - Falling Skies - Rule 8

Falling Skies - Resistance - TNT


Falling Skies - Battle Remix - TNT


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Industrial Light & Magic Promote John Knoll to Chief Creative Officer

Industrial Light & Magic have a new Chief Creative Officer in John Knoll. Knoll’s credits as vfx supervisor include the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” pictures, the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy, two “Mission: Impossible” pics, two “Star Trek” films and the upcoming “Pacific Rim.” He won a vfx Oscar for the second “Pirates” pic and was co-leader of ILM’s production team on the Oscar-winning animated feature “Rango.” In his new role, Knoll will be involved in early creative planning for all projects that come to ILM. Said Brennan: “I was looking to find someone to partner with. We always have a vfx supervisor and producer partnered to run a show here. You have the creative and the business side.” Knoll’s promotion reflects Lucasfilm topper Kathleen Kennedy’s feeling that because of the growing complexity of f/x-driven pictures and their cost structures, it’s crucial to have a creative voice of Knoll’s stature in early planning, “I felt very strongly the company needed that,”…

Indycast Episode 167 Now Out

The best Indiana Jones podcast, The INDYCAST have released a new episode.  Check out the show notes below with a link to listen to the show.


This week we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Joe and Keith not only return in the Further Adventures of Indiana Jones for a special edition of the segment with a special guest but they also have a trip back to some of the locations of Crystal Skull, plus as usual we have more of your

NEWS
The pitch for Indy 5
9 Highly Questionable Actions Committed By Indiana Jones
Coffee with Kenobi podcast
Coffee with Kenobi iTunes feed
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Ron Hembling's latest custom Indy diorama
Les David's throwmetheidol.com
Download Paul Shipper's Indy and Star Wars wallpapers
Paul Shipper's FaceBook page
Email Les your collecting questions at area51@throwmetheidol.com.
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Matthew Eng's comic with a nice nod to Indy
Email Joe and Keith at thefurtheradventures@gmail.com.
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Today's Behind The Scenes Photo: Inside The Delorean On Back To The Future 3

ILM to Pact With China’s Base FX

From Variety website:

Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic has signed an expanded co-operation deal with Base FX that secures the exclusive use of the Beijing-based shingle’s services for all ILM’s Hollywood pics.

The deal is another sign of how Hollywood is trying to build closer links with firms in China, the world’s second biggest movie market.

Base FX has been working with ILM for a year and, under its supervision, its Beijing production team has successfully completed work on “G.I.: Joe Retaliation,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “The Lone Ranger” and “Pacific Rim.”

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Spielberg At Cannes: Blue Is The Warmest Colour Wins Palme d'Or

Blue is the Warmest Colour, an intimate love story about two young French women, has won the Palme d'Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival.

It has attracted attention for its explicit sex scenes as well as the acclaimed performances of actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.

Steven Spielberg, who chaired the jury, told reporters: "I think it will get a lot of play... I think this film carries a very strong message, a very positive message."

In an unusual move, Spielberg awarded the prize to the two lead actresses as well as the director.

Spielberg was joined on the jury by Life of Pi director Ang Lee, actress Nicole Kidman and Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz.

The other judges were We Need To Talk About Kevin film-maker Lynne Ramsay, French actor Daniel Auteuil, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, Japanese director Naomi Kawase and Bollywood star Vidya Balan.

Read the full report here.

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Short Round Has Two Pages In the Infamous Diary Of Indiana Jones

I was browsing through the famous diary of Indiana Jones, or specifically his dad, Henry.  You know, the one with some pages torn out.  Well I came across these two pages which are rather cute.  It seems Short Round must have got hold of the diary at some point (I don't know how) and used two pages to give his interpretation of The Temple Of Doom.

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Quick Fire Questions - This Week Mike Rondeau of The Cantina Cast

Its that time again for another round of quick fire questions.  This week we have Mike Rondeau of the most excellent Cantina Cast podcast.  If you haven't listened to The Cantina Cast yet then make sure you put it on your subscribe list.  Mike is joined weekly by co-host Joao Stinson and they discuss all the latest news and rumours on Star Wars VII as well as general chat on the wars.

Lets kick off.

You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah. What one movie, TV show, album and book would you take? Movie: Clerks, I have to assume I’m already living in the Star Wars universe if I’m stuck on Dagobah(Which
is awesome), so bringing ESB would not be required. TV Show: Northern Exposure.Album: Social Distortion live at the Roxy. Book:The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy.

If you could invite any three people (alive or not, fictitious or not) to a dinner party, who would they be? 
Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Skywalker Solo and Anakin Skywalker. I think we could work out the family issues.

What is …

New Rebelforce Radio Podcast Episode Now Out

Another quality episode of Rebelforce Radio has hit the web.  One of the best Star Wars podcasts out there.  Here's the details on this weeks episode.

This week, we discuss the big news from Lucasfilm Animation - Star Wars Rebels, we review the latest JJ Abrams interviews, and dive in to listener feedback. Plus, we talk to the We Love Fine "Design The Dark Side" RFR judges pick winner, artist Cory Freeman, more fun Jedi memories, musical moments and Billy Dee!

Listen to the show now

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TBT Confiming Spielberg's Halo Role - Executive Producer

A few days ago we reported that Steven Spielberg will be involved in the live action Halo series that was announced during the unveiling of the Xbox One.  As soon as this news hit the web there were articles reporting he will be directing, producing, writing or just a creative consultant.  The Bearded Trio didn't want to confirm what role Spielberg was going to have but we can now confirm his role will be executive director.

We will keep you up to date on more casting news as it develops.

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VIDEO TRIBUTE: The Secret of LucasArts - The Crossover Adventure

What would happen if there was a game, an adventure game where all of our favorite heroes from the past got together to undo the wrong that has fallen upon their worlds?
Join your favorite classic protagonists in this Lucas Art's Crossover Tribute ™ and participate on some butt kicking!



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Return Of The Jedi - My Memories From 1983

I was lucky enough (and old enough) to have seen Return Of The Jedi at the cinema in 1983. I was the perfect age, eleven years old. I was already a huge Star Wars fan thanks to the first two movies, but for some reason I was really sucked into the hype of the third Star Wars. There seemed to be more TV appearances from the cast of Jedi on our stations (all four of them here in the UK), of which I tried to catch, or at least record on my very own video tape to watch later. The movie trailer seemed to play more than ever on TV, and newspapers were doing Return Of The Jedi pull out specials. I was already spending all my pocket money on the stickers for my Return Of The Jedi sticker album, (I never got it complete.) and collecting all the Kenner figures and vehicles.

So you can see why I was so hyped up for the third movie. The day arrived where I was off to the cinema with a friend and after queueing for two hours at the local cinema which boasted two screens we were finally in …

11 Minutes Of Vintage Kenner Return Of The Jedi Commercials

To celebrate 30 years of Return Of The Jedi, here is a bunch of vintage Kenner commercials advertising the ROTJ range.  Happy Birthday and memories Return Of The Jedi.




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