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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.

Rob
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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.

Read the review here

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 seei…

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.


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…

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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Today's Behind The Scenes Photo: Inside The Delorean On Back To The Future 3

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 …

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.

Rob
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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! (Warning contains language NSFW.)


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Return Of The Jedi - My Memories From 1983

A Retrospective Look Back At Return of the Jedi 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 cine…

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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Today's Photo - A Vintage Photo Of A Production Line With Kenner Star Wars Goodness

Today's Photo - A Vintage Photo Of A Production Line With Kenner Star Wars Goodness.  I want that, and that, and that...


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Today's Photo - A Casual Looking John Williams

A casual looking John Williams stops to sign an autograph.


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If Thursday Was A Star Wars Quote

Couldn't help thinking this on the way home today

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George Lucas To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From SFMOMA

San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art are to present George Lucas with a lifetime achievement award.  The award will be given to the Star Wars creator in October this year.  Seems the retired director has got a busy year ahead of him with a wedding and now this.

San Francisco’s foremost art museum is doing its best to get on a likely competitor’s good side. At an October 24 dinner ceremony SFMOMA will give George Lucas — whose plan to build the billion-dollar Lucas Cultural Arts Museum celebrating “the art of storytelling” in the city’s Presidio Park is one of three shortlisted proposals — its 2013 Bay Area Treasure Award. The prize, which is bestowed annually by SFMOMA’s foremost fund-raising affiliate, the Modern Art Council (MAC), recognizes visual art pioneers based in the Bay Area.

Lucas will be the Award’s 14th recipient, joining esteemed forbears including installation and conceptual light artist Jim Campbell, painters Wayne Thiebaud, and William T. Wiley, large-scale steel sculpt…

EA Confirm They Will Show New Star Wars Game At E3

Games giant Electronic Art has confirmed that will offer a first look at its Strategy for Star Wars during its E3 press conference which will take place from June 10th.

EA labels president Frank Gibeau confirmed that the press conference will include ”a first look at our plans for the Star Wars partnership with Disney.”

Last month it was confirmed by Disney that EA signed a multi-year licence deal for the rights to produce Star Wars games.

We will keep you posted. 

Rob


The Return of Return of the Jedi Teaser Trailer: Dagobah

A sneak peek at director Kyle Newman's Return of the Jedi retrospective, in which some famous fans discuss Luke's return to the galaxy's "slimy mudhole."



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Sam Neill Says Jurassic Park 4 is a Reboot.

Sam Neill who played Dr Alan Grant in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Jurassic Park thinks that Jurassic Park 4 will be a reboot.  To quote Darth Vader in Revenge Of The Sith "NOOOOOOOO!"

Neill was quoted in an interview with Stuff.co.nz when asked about JP4:

"I'm told it's a big reboot, a totalre-jig."

Neill did confess that he hasn't seen anything on the "reboot" yet.

If this is true then this puts a whole damper on Jurassic Park 4.  Rebooting the original is like someone deciding to reboot Jaws or Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Please don't.  Leave it alone.

Rob
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Today's Photo - Close Encounters The Sky Is Full Of Questions

PICTURE - THE NEW XBOX ONE

Here's the new Xbox One console.  Now will we ever see Star Wars 1313 on this beast of a machine?

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Breaking News:Spielberg Involved In Live Action Halo Series

Just been watching the launch of the new Xbox (Called Xbox One) and one of the big announcements is that Steven Spielberg will be involved in a LIVE ACTION HALO series.

It has been rumoured for a number of years now that Steven Spielberg is tied to a Halo movie and this kind of makes the story complete.

Its not clear at this time what role Spielberg will take. We will keep you updated.

Rob
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VIDEO: 22 Minutes Documentary On Steven Spielberg: 30 Years Of Close Encounters.

"Steven Spielberg: 30 Years of 'Close Encounters'" is simply a one-on-one chat with the director. Comes in two parts running around 22 minutes in length.
Part 1


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Today's Photo - Marty Mcfly Puts On His Power Laces

Marty Mcfly in Back To The Future changes his shoes for ones with power laces.

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Some Star Wars Good News At Last - New Animated Series In The Works STAR WARS REBELS

It seems a while since we've been treated to some good news when it comes to Star Wars but we've got it. Today over on StarWars.com they announced that a new Star Wars animated series is in the works. Called Star Wars Rebels, the show will air in 2014 with a one off special followed by a series on Disney XD.

StarWars.com writes:

Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Leading the development of the series is a creative team of exceptional talent. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class,Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels and will write the premiere episode. He is joined by Dave Filoni as executive producer, who served as supervising director …

New Star Wars Podcast Hits The Web - COFFEE WITH KENOBI

A brand new Star Wars podcast has hit the web.  Coffee with Kenobi is hosted by Dan Zehr and Cory Clubb.  In this first episode, the hosts introduce themselves and explain what the new show is all about.

Make sure you subscribe to Coffee with Kenobi and leave them a review.  It has a lot of potential.  The quality is very high, sound quality spot on and the hosts are easy to listen to.  I particularly like how they play music from the Star Wars movies in the background while they chat.

The first episode is 22 minutes long so ideal to listen to during your break.  Here's the show notes from their site.

In Show # 1 we introduce the “thesis” of our Podcast, what it is all about, and how we came up with the concept. We will also introduce ourselves and how the Podcast came together. And finally, we will discuss some recent news that has been heading our way, and we will introduce our very first topic for discussion on show # 2.

For Coffee With Kenobi, we will discuss Higher level t…

Quick Fire Questions - Matt Booker Of Jedi News

This week we have Matt Booker who contributes to the number one Star Wars daily news site, Jedi News.  Matt also owns Automattic Comics, an Independant Comics/ Toys retailer based in Corsham, Wiltshire.  They have the biggest selection of Star Wars toys in the south west of the UK.  On top of all this Matt is part of the team that runs Corsham Scifi day.



Lets get straight into it and fire those questions at Matt.  Here we go


You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah.  What one movie, TV show, album and book would you take?
Empire Strikes Back, Clone Wars, Orbital - Snivilisation, Akira - Katsuhiro Otomo

If you could invite any three people (alive or not, fictitious or not) to a dinner party, who would they be?
George Lucas, Katsuhiro Otomo, and Jeremy Bulloch.

What is your favourite John Williams soundtrack?
Empire Strikes Back

If you were invisible for a day what would be the first thing you would do?
Haunt George Lucas and tell him he should never have sold up to Disney.

When was the last t…

JOHN WILLIAMS ON STAR WARS VII - "I CERTAINLY PLAN TO"

2013 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: John Williams

John Williams talks about his 40 year working relationship with Steven Spielberg. He's also asked if he will be doing Star Wars VII. His response is encouraging. "I certainly plan to."

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List Of Guests Who've Taken Part In Our Quickfire Questions So Far

Below is a list of guests we've fired our quick fire questions at with their links.  If you want to be featured  let us know by sending us an email.

Cris Macht
Jimmy Mac
Consetta Parker
Ed Dolista
Jim Beller
Chris "Hothiceplanet" Smith
Kevin Liell
Bryan Young
Matt Martin
Erik Blythe
Eric Geller
Amy Ratcliffe
Jonathan Hicks
Mark Newbold
John Booth
Paul Bateman

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Matt Booker of Jedi News, Mike Rondeau of The Cantina Cast, Bonnie Burton and Savage Garden

The Bearded Trio Mentioned On The Cantina Cast Podcast

Make sure you tune into the latest Cantina Cast podcast.  Not only is the show a quality Star Wars podcast, but the Bearded Trio also get a nice plug at the end of the show.  Thanks guys.  We will be featuring The Cantina Cast on Sunday 26th June on our regular feature called Quick Fire Questions.

Click here to listen to the show now.

Joao and Mike go over recent news about Episode VII, The Star Wars Theme park, EA getting the publishing rights to future star wars games, LEGOS Star Wars: the Yoda chronicles, J.J Abrams and Simon Peggs recent comments.We debate if Obi-Wan, the force or Han's dumb luck guides him to rescue Luke on Hoth. Mike introduces a new segment called casting call, in this episode he tries to cast Jaina Solo. Finally we close the show with our #9 pick of the best star wars quotes.

Rob

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TNT Announce Line Up. Two Produced By Spielberg

TNT and TBS unveiled their new programming slates Thursday.  Two are of significant interest as they are produced by Steven Spielberg.

TNT Scripted Series:
• Portal House: This project is the story of a group of young scientists who, while investigating what they believe to be a haunted house, stumble upon a portal into the time-space continuum. Things then take a turn for the worse when one of their own vanishes into the portal.

Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Scott Rosenberg (writer), Jeff Pinkner (writer), Josh Appelbaum (writer) and Andre Nemec (writer)


• Peter Gunn: This re-imagining of the classic post-modern Blake Edwards-Craig Stevens' series centers on a gentleman private eye who is not above getting his bespoke suit and tie dirty, if that's what it takes to bring down the bad guys, save his hometown and win back the love of the gal he left behind.

Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Julie Andrews, Lo…

Todays Behind The Scenes Photo - Spielberg On The Set Of Close Encounters

Todays Behind The Scenes Photo - Spielberg On The Set Of Close Encounters

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Guest Post:Star Trek Into Darkness Review By Chris Hewer

There may be a few spoilers in the following review.

Four years ago, a new generation of fans were introduced to the world of Star Trek. Some in our own world had never known of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the Starship Enterprise before J.J. Abrams interpretation of Star Trek was released. Some of us remembered it well before this and in many different forms. But one thing is certain when it comes to JJ Abrams' Star Trek re-boot, and that is that it did exactly the same as Gene Roddenberry's original 1966 version in that it brought generations together and transported them into the fictional future adventures of mankind. As a result of the Star Trek movie, a sequel was always going to be on the cards...

STAR TREK : INTO DARKNESS
It was Thursday 9th May 2013, at Vue Cinema, Cwmbran and one of the first screenings in the UK of Star Trek - Into Darkness, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit blockbuster movie.

I had been looking forward to this for a very long time. F…