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HAMILL AND FISHER TOLD TO GET IN SHAPE
According to British "newspaper" The Sun, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have been told by producers to slim down and get in shape for Star Wars episode VII.  The article which predictably shows unflattering photos of the duo say "a source" has told them to get into shape and that personal trainers have been sent their way.

Take the article with a pinch of salt but here's the link.


SAMUEL L. JACKSON EXPRESSES HIS INTEREST TO BE IN STAR WARS VII

Samuel L. Jackson has expressed his interest to appear in Star Wars VII. The actor was talking on the Graham Norton Show and said that Jedi's can survive long falls referring to Mace Windu's death in Revenge of the Sith.

Jackson was also joined by Sandra Bullock and Nick Frost. Frost chipped in by saying that Jedi's can use their midichlorians to heal.

Sandra Bullock was handed a purple light saber which she was genuinely excited to hold and although she had to be told…

Today's Photo - Classic Moody E.T. Poster

Quick Fire Questions - This Week Erik Sharkey

This week we have director, Erik Sharkey.  Erik is behind the much anticipated documentary on everyone's favourite movie poster illustrator, Drew Struzan.  Called Drew: The Man Behind The Poster, the documentary features interviews with Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Michael J. Fox and Steven Spielberg.

The Bearded Trio cannot wait for the documentary and we will keep you updated when the doc becomes available to watch.

Lets get straight to the quick fire questions:

You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah. What one movie, TV show, album and book would you take?
The film ED WOOD by Tim Burton. The TV show Battlestar Galactica. The album Axis:Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix. The Novel, The Rest of Us, by Jessica Lott.

If you could invite any three people (alive or not, fictitious or not) to a dinner party, who would they be?
Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Jimi Hendrix. I would have to go with dead people if this was a real opportunity!

What is your favourite John Williams soundtrack?
Superm…

VIDEO: Hollywood Reporter Show Video Of George Lucas and Mellody Hobson Wedding

Thanks to Hollywood Reporter we get a sneak peak of the wedding between Mellody Hobson and George Lucas.

The couple, who tied the knot June 22 at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif., hosted well-wishers at city’s lakeside Promontory Point, where Prince provided the music and Robin Williams was spotted entertaining a small gathering of locals.
Video below and read the article here.



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Retro Star Wars Is Back - Retro Star Wars Strikes Back

A few days ago we reported the unfortunate news that Retro Star Wars facebook page had been shut down.  An appeal was put in place but ultimately was denied by Facebook.  Now, not one to give up, Retro Star Wars is back.  Called Retro Star Wars Strikes Back the page will surely be as popular as the first if not more.  If the Star Wars movies are anything to go by the second one in the original trilogy is generally regarded as the best so expect Retro Star Wars to be bigger and better.  We are in for some huge Star Wars fun.

Check it out from the link below.  Make sure to click Like.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retro-Star-Wars-Strikes-Back/420690398040937

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VIDEO: Meet Boba Fett: Initial 1978 Boba Fett Costume Screentest

From the official Star Wars Youtube channel.

Many have seen the early Ralph McQuarrie sketches of Boba Fett sporting the all-white helmet and armor. What you haven't seen is the original white Fett costume in action. A videotape was rolling to capture "proto Fett's" reveal to Lucas and company at the filmmaker's home on June 28, 1978. In the video, sound designer Ben Burtt "hosts" Fett's reveal, describing the different weapons, functions, and characteristics of the costume (worn by Empire's assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham for the test).



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VIDEO: SAMUEL L JACKSON TALKS STAR WARS

Samuel L. Jackson talks Star Wars and expresses interest to be in episode VII on tonight's Graham Norton Show on the BBC.



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Samuel L. Jackson Expresses His Interest To Be In Star Wars VII

Samuel L. Jackson has expressed his interest to appear in Star Wars VII.  The actor was talking tonight on the Graham Norton Show and said that Jedi's can survive long falls referring to Mace Windu's death in Revenge of the Sith.

Jackson was also joined by Sandra Bullock and Nick Frost. Frost chipped in by saying that Jedi's can use their midichlorians to heal.

Sandra Bullock was handed a purple light saber which she was genuinely excited to hold and although she had to be told not to touch the deadly part of the saber, she seemed to get the hang of wielding the most powerful weapon in the universe rather quickly.

Video coming soon

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RebelForce Radio & Sam Witwer Do Commentary For The Empire Strikes Back

RebelForceRadio + Sam Witwer = Excellence.  Yes this week's RFR show has the ever engrossing Sam Witwer on the show.  What makes it even better is the gang are doing a commentary to The Empire Strikes Back.  Listen to the best podcast at the same time to the best Star Wars movie.
Here's the run down.
NEW SHOW - CELEBRITY COMMENTARY - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with SAM WITWER Cue up your disc and watch along with us or just listen to the commentary by itself! You will be amazed at some of the well-thought observations and opinions from our special guest Sam Witwer. You might even discover a few things about Empire that you never noticed before. LISTEN NOW
http://ec.libsyn.com/p/4/4/a/44a27586caf178cb/RebelForceRadio_062813_ESB_Commentar.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d01cf8533d7cf5bba79&c_id=5818965

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VIDEO: Star Wars The Clone Wars Tipping Point Music by Kevin Kiner

This is the video which appears on the website for Kevin Kiner, composer for the music to The Clone Wars.  It is a music video from the episode 'Tipping Point' and really illustrates why we need an official release of the soundtrack to The Clone Wars Season 5.



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Today's Picture - Spielberg Dresses Up As A Woman

This is Steven Spielberg dressed up as a woman for a Halloween party on the set of E.T. 1981

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8-bit Cinema: Star Trek in 90 Seconds

See the 2009 Star Trek in 90 seconds....oh and in 8-bit  1980s 2D shooter style.



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Today's Picture - Spielberg On The Set Of E.T. With The Children

Spielberg On The Set Of E.T. With The Children.  Keep watching the skies.

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Lucasfilm Gearing Up For Huge Presence At San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner and the floor plan has been released with a list of exhibitors.  Lucasfilm have a huge presence at the show situated next to (and bigger than) Hasbro and Lego.

There are some strong rumours that Lucasfilm are gearing up for huge Star Wars VII announcements at the show preferring San Diego to Celebration Europe because they are more likely to entice Harrison Ford to San Diego rather than Germany.

The show kicks off on July 18th-21st.

See more at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/2013/exhibitors

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Star Wars Elevator Prank (USING THE FORCE FOR REAL)

Star Wars Lift Prank:  I want to do this.  Simple but so effective.



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BREAKING NEWS: Facebook Page Retro Star Wars Closed - Sad Day For Fans.

Popular Star Wars Facebook page, Retro Star Wars has been closed.  Details are still unknown why this has happened but it does appear that a lot of fan pages have been closed over the last few days.

Retro Star Wars was closing in on one hundred thousand likes and was extremely popular with fans.  Being one of the admins for the page I will personally miss the page and the close community that was forged.

...as if a million voices cried out...

UPDATE
An Appeal is in progress and we will keep you updated.  We contacted Lucasfilm who were as surprised as we were.  They are very much against fan pages being closed.  It appears at this time that Facebook are behind these closures.

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Today's Picture - Ghostbusters 2 From Concept To Scene

Ghostbusters 2 From Concept To Scene.  Industrial Light & Magic at work.

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Rick Moranis unsure of 'Ghostbusters 3'

Rick Moranis has denied reports that he had retired from acting in the early 1990s according to an interview with the actor in Heeb magazine while speaking about the project.

When asked if he would return for a third film, he said: "I got a call three or four years ago from an associate of Aykroyd's. Some sort of producer.

"And he said, 'Listen, I gotta ask you something, because the internet says you're retired' - which is one of my favourites, by the way - I just love when the internet is wrong. It's the only thing that will save journalism."

Read more http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a492955/rick-moranis-unsure-of-ghostbusters-3-denies-retirement.html

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Lego Giant Monkey Head From Monkey Island Created.

PuCCi0 over on Flickr has produced this impressive Lego monkey head from Lucasart's Monkey Island.

The creator writes:

The Giantic Monkey Head is a notable landmark of Monkey Island. It has been featured in every game where the surface of Monkey Island is visited, each time serving a slightly different purpose. In the first game it leads to a hellish catacomb of flesh . Guybrush must make his way through these caves in order to reach LeChuck's ghost pirate ship.

The monkey head is surrounded by a fence that can be crossed only by pulling the nose of the totem pole, but for those not familiar with the game, the fence closes the door as soon as you release the nose. To solve the problem Guybrush Threepwood was able to befriend Jojo (a little monkey that lived on the island), luring him whit bananas, and he Showed Jojo how to hold down the lever which opened the gate in the fence surrounding the head and allowing access.

See more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/91119871@N06/89970…

Today's Picture - Dustin Hoffman and Steven Spielberg Smile For The Camera

Dustin Hoffman and Steven Spielberg Smile For The Camera

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J.J. Abrams Frustrated Over Control Of Star Trek Merchandise.

J.J. Abrams according to THE WRAP was frustrated with the handling of merchandising and marketing of the Star Trek movies and hints that his deal with the Star Wars universe will give him more control, input and creativity.

"J.J. just threw up his hands. The message was, 'Why set up all this when we'll just be competing against ourselves?' The studio wanted to please Bad Robot, but it was allowing CBS to say yay or nay when it came to what was happening with the 'Star Trek' products." While marketing for Star Trek Into Darkness was better than the first film's, it's still little compared to what was in mind. "Right now the 'Star Trek' movies are movies," says Starlight Runner CEO Jeff Gomez. "There is no apparent ongoing transmedia strategy behind them, just a handful of licensing opportunities around the release of 'Into Darkness.'"

Read the full article here.

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Today's Picture - Spielberg Takes A Transformer For A Walk

Spielberg at the opening of the Transformer 3D ride this week

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Full Of Sith Episode XXVIII: Peril in Three Parts! So Much In One Episode

Another episode of Full Of Sith is out and its teaming with Star Wars goodness.  How do they do it?  How do they cram so much into one episode?  Check out the summary below to see how much is in this weeks episode.
Link is below to listen now.
There is so much crammed into this episode that it’s bursting perilously at the seams! In part one, Mike, Bryan and Consetta discuss the big casting announcement for Episode VII and the rumours about who the villain in the film might be. Part Two sees your favorite Star Wars podcasters taking listener voicemails and discussing all of the things you called in about! Part Three is extra special! Bryan is joined by Star Wars authors Timothy Zahn, Mike Stackpole and Aaron Allston to discuss their first Star Wars experiences and a special project they’re all working on together!

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Indycast episode 169 Is Now Out - Indy 5 Rumours.

Another episode of everyone's favourite Indiana Jones podcast has hit the web.  Indycast episode 169 is packed with Indy 5 rumours, fan feedback and Indy goodness.

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

This week hot off the presses another Indy 5 rumour, Indy becomes the man of bronze, I take the high road to China, Joe and Keith return on their 2nd anniversary of the Further Adventures and we answer your questions in the feedback segment.

http://www.forcecast.net/story/topstory/IndyCast_Episode_169_152749.asp

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VIDEO: Jurassic Park III - Making the Spinosaur Behind-the-Scenes Part 1

The excellent Stan Winston School Youtube channel have released another interesting behind the scenes video on the making of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.  This time its part one of how the massive T-Rex-beating Spinosaur was made.

You can watch part two from the link below
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FULL STORY here: http://bit.ly/19c2ouu
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Mellody Hobson And George Lucas Are Married. Congratulations!

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are today married.  George Lucas exchanged vows with his longtime girlfriend in front of family and friends.  Also joining the happy couple was friend, Ron Howard.  The director took to Twitter after the event tweeting:
"George Lucas Mellody Hobson wedding was joy to behold Bill Moyers service was beautiful, nothing short of profound. Congrats Mr and Mrs Lucas."
Also tweeting was Samuel L. Jackson saying:

"Let's give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his Bride Melodie (sic) on This their Wedding Day!! Congrats!!!!!!"

The Bearded Trio would like to congratulate the couple and wish them many years of happiness.

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Less Than Two Weeks Until London Film & Comic Con.

Less than two weeks until London Film & Comic Con.  I will be attending the show for the whole weekend.  If anyone wants to meet during the weekend to talk Spielberg, Lucas, Williams or general geeky stuff send me an email and we can arrange.

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New RebelForce Radio Is Now Available With Special Guest, Dave Filoni.

It's time for another Rebelforce Radio.  This week's show is packed with so much Star Wars goodness its amazing it fits into one show.  They preview Celebration Europe 2 and they are joined by David W. Collins.  They go behind the scenes on Smuggler's Gambit and they are joined by none other than Dave Filoni.

Here's the summary of the show with the link to listen now.

NEW SHOW! This week on RFR, we have a big preview of Star Wars Celebration Europe 2 with a couple of major players. First, host of the Digital Stage David W. Collins joins us to talk about what's in store for fans next month in Germany, we pull back the curtian to talk about "Smuggler's Gambit" and go behind-the-scenes, and we congratulate the winner of our custom action figure contest. Then, we provide an inside look at The Clone Wars big win at the Daytime Emmys and welcome Supervising Director Dave Filoni to the show. Dave talks about the Emmy's, the upcoming Clone Wars Bonus Co…

PRESS VIDEO For Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair

This is a video Press Kit originally offered to the broadcast media for unlimited use with no restrictions.

The EPK for Stephen Spielberg's Directors Chair from Dreamworks Interactive features info on this interactive CD-ROM title which allowed you to direct your own movie.

Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair is a simulation game created and published by Knowledge Adventure for Windows and Macintosh. It was released in 1996 in the United States of America

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Today's Picture - Jaws, Peter Benchley Interviews Richard Dreyfuss

Yes that is the author of Jaws, Peter Benchley and he's interviewing Hooper/Richard Dreyfuss on the set of Jaws.

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Quickfire Questions - This Week Cory Clubb of Coffee With Kenobi

We conclude our Coffee With Kenobi Quick Fire Questions this week with the other half of the team, Cory Clubb.  Coffee with Kenobi is a new Star Wars podcast but has hit the ground running and is definitely worth putting on your subscribe list.

As well as hosting Coffee With Kenobi, Cory is also an author and his book, Uncanny Day is due out in September.  Check it out here.




Lets get started with the questions:


You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah. What one movie, TV show, album and book would you take?
Tough to decide these kinds of questions, but I’d have to agree with Dan and Raiders of the Lost Ark as my one movie. Filmmaking at it’s finest! For my TV show, I’d like to revisit the LOST series and really dissect it. Classic Frank Sinatra would sooth me with his crooning while I poured over the collective work of Sherlock Holmes.  If you could invite any three people (alive or not, fictitious or not) to a dinner party, who would they be?
Stephen King, Christopher Nolan, and Stan Lee...…

THIS WEEKS STEVEN SPIELBERG NEWS ROUND UP.

Here's this weeks Spielberg news.
STEVEN SPIELBERG AND GEORGE LUCAS PREDICT MASSIVE IMPLOSION IN MOVIE INDUSTRY.George Lucas and Steven Spielberg think the film industry is heading towards a cliff. The pair behind some of the most successful franchises in movie history think that conservative programming choices and rapidly evolving distribution schemes have set the stage for a massive upheaval — and internet-based services may become the dominant medium when movie going as we know it crashes and burns.
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SPIELBERG TAKES A RIDE ON UNIVERSAL'S TRANSFORMERS 3D ATTRACTIONThursday saw the grand opening of Universal Orlando's latest attraction, the new Transformers the Ride 3D.  Attending the red carpet event was none other than one of the bearded trio, Steven Spielberg.  It was a surprise appearance and took everyone by surprise when the famed director turned up. read more at http://www.thebe…

Lucasarts Veteran Trying To Bring Back Classic Adventure A Vampyre Story.

Lucasarts veteran Bill Tiller who has worked on such quality games such as The Dig and The Curse of Monkey Island is trying to raise money via Kickstarter to bring us a prequel to his other excellent game A Vampyre Story.

Here's what Bill has to say about the game and a little about himself.

A Vampyre Story:Year One graphic adventure puts you in the role of lonely Mona, a reluctant vampire trapped in a castle by her master.

Introduction to A Vampyre Story: Year One.

In case you don’t know me I’m Bill Tiller, illustrator and game designer. And I love making classic, Lucas Arts style graphic adventures. Back when I was in college I trained as a character animator in the classic Disney style, which turned out to be a perfect fit for developing graphic adventures, due to their story driven narrative, cartoon animation style, and vibrant art direction. They were very reminiscent of classic Disney movies I loved as a kid.



During my tenure at Lucas Arts, I worked on two adventure t…

Jurassic Park IV Plot Leaked? Set on Modern Day Isla Nublar With Underwater Dinosaurs

According to Joblo.com they have been contacted by a reliable source who claims to have information on the current story for Jurassic Park IV.  The source claims that the movie will be set in present day Isla Nublar which is now a successful and "completely" safe park attracting millions of visitors each year.  The island has tamed dinosaurs and a huge lagoon.  It's this lagoon that has raised speculation that the fourth incarnation of Jurassic Park will see underwater dinosaurs for the first time.  Could it be Jaws meets Jurassic Park?
Joblo write:
JURASSIC PARK 4, set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe - until it's not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino's for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there's conce…

VIDEO - 50 Minute Documentary On George Lucas "Flying Solo" From 1997

50-Minute Documentary on George Lucas: "Flying Solo" (Omnibus Special Edition, 1997)
Profile of George Lucas as STAR WARS hits the cinema screens again, twenty years after its original release. With rare behind-the-scenes footage, Francis Ford Coppola, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Ron Howard, Walter Murch & more...




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