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Star Wars Episode VII To Shoot This August and Possible Production Alias Revealed

Remember Blue Harvest?  Yes the codename for Return of the Jedi.  Well according to rumours and a little speculation it seems Lucasfilm will be using a production alias for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII.  Over at Jedi News they've got a scoop from a very reliable source that the code name this time will be Foodles.

Foodles Productions Ltd, a company registered on 26th March 2013 to the Disney headquarters in London.

Also mentioned in Jedi News report is an August start date for the production. Early 2014 has been cited before, but I do know pre-production work has been underway for a good while, so I’m prepared to believe the report is right.

http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=12848


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Lucasfilm & Disney Register Star Wars Attack Squadrons Domain Names

Lucasfilm and Disney have registered a series of domain names.  Recently these have led to games for smart phones and similar devices.  I wouldn't bet against the name Star Wars Attack Squadrons being another game for app stores.

‘Star Wars Attack Squadrons’ (or some variation thereof) is one of the two. Domains registered by Lucasfilm include: attacksquadron.org, attacksquadron.us, attacksquadrons.org, attacksquadrons.us, attacksquads.org, attacksquads.us, starwarsattacksquadrons.org, starwarsattacksquadrons.us, starwarssquad.org, starwarssquad.us, starwarssquadrons.org, starwarssquadrons.us, starwarssquads.org, starwarssquads.us, swattacksquadron.org, swattacksquadron.us, swattacksquadrons.org and swattacksquadrons.us.

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Today's Photo - Stunning Princess Leia artwork

Stunning artwork of Leia in gold bikini.  If you're the artist please let me know - Rob

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VIDEO: Old Republic Droid At Stars Of Time Weston, UK

Having just come back from Stars of Time in Weston-super-mare, UK I must say this T7-01 droid from the Star Wars game, The Old Republic is the most impressive and original thing I've seen in a long time.  Check out the 6 second Vine clip below.

Rob



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New RebelForce Radio Has David Collins Reporting On Celebration Europe II

David Collins, the host of the Digital Stage at CEII joins the Jason and Jimmy to reveal all about the action packed weekend in Germany.

Show notes and link to the show below:


NEW SHOW! RebelForce Radio leaves No Fan Behind with our Star Wars Celebration Europe Special! Joining Jimmy Mac is RFR correspondent and host of the Digital Stage David Collins, fresh off the Closing Ceremony stage. David tells us about some of his favorite moments from the weekend and discusses some of the big breaking news, like the announcement that John Williams will be scoring the Sequel Trilogy and more. Then, we are proud to bring you the opening press conference in it's entirety. Hosted by David Collins, you will hear from the stars of Star Wars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Ian McDiarmid, and Jeremy Bulloch.
Join Jimmy & Jason with Paul Bateman this Friday for more RFR coverage and recaps from Star Wars Celebration Europe!

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Star Wars Battlefront "Well Into Development."

EA Games Label president Frank Gibeau reveals that Star Wars: Battlefront' is already 'well into development'.

Frank Gibeau explained that "We showed 22 seconds of where we're going with it and the fan response was very positive. The DICE team is well into development on that product already, so we feel very bullish about our shooter rotation over the next several years."
He went on to reveal that the game will switch between a first and "a third-person component" although how that will be utilised is currently unknown.


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New Photos For Sunday's Season Finale “Brazil” airing Sunday, August 4th, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Check out these new photos for this Sunday's Falling Skies seasons finale.  Be sure not to miss this, it's going to be epic.







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Today's Photo - George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in a Tux

Celebration VII Announced At CEII Closing Ceremonies

Star Wars Celebration VII has just been announced at CEII closing ceremonies.

Official Star Wars Twitter account just tweeted

Just announced: #StarWarsCelebration is coming to Anaheim, CA on April 16-19, 2015!
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 28, 2013
More news as it develops.

Rob



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CEII VIDEO: FIRST LOOK AT STAR WARS REBELS!

Thanks to Jedinews for bringing us to our attention.

From TheHuskyDog7:
"Star Wars Rebels Panel at Celebration Europe II and photographed/filmed everything I could for you guys. The Video contains Concept Art, Designs the Show is based on, and a Q&A with Mr. Dave Filoni, the Executive Producer of 'Rebels'."



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CEII: Star Wars Rebels Logo Revealed

This is the official logo for Star Wars Rebels which was revealed at Celebration Europe II by supervising director, Dave Filoni.  In keeping with Star Wars tradition the logo has that worn in and worked on look.  Expect to see it a lot more over the coming months.

Rob
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This Week's Quickfire questions - Tha Mike Pilot

This week on our quick fire questions we are lucky to have Tha Mike Pilot.  Mike needs no introduction as he co-hosts one of the best Star Wars podcasts on this planet, Full of Sith.  With eight years of podcasting experience under his belt and hosting two other shows (Obviously Oblivious and The Mediocre show its no surprise that Mike's podcasts oozes quality.
As well as his podcasts, Mike also has a design business called MikePilotDesign.  If you're after vinyl stickers then this is the place to go.  I'm not kidding this site really needs to be seen to be believed. MikePilotDesign enough.  There are dozens of designs are stupidly low prices.  The good thing is and I can say this from experience, if you don't see a design you like just send Mike and email and before you know it you're design is landing on your door.  Cannot recommend

Let begin our quick fire questions.
You're stuck in a swamp on Dagobah. What one movie, TV show, album and book would you take?

CEII: JOHN WILLIAMS CONFIRMED FOR STAR WARS VII - One Word, YEEEEESSSS!!!

YEEEESSSS!!!  John Williams will return to score Star Wars Episode VII.  Its official!  Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed.

Kennedy, who is serving as producer on the JJ Abrams-directed Episode VII, made the announcement at the Star Wars Celebration event in Essen, Germany.

"I had breakfast with someone very important to the Star Wars family last Friday, and he has committed to working on Episode VII. And that is Mr John Williams," Kennedy said.

"Every time I hear John's music, it just gives me the chills. It's so important to the saga."

John Williams said in a pre-recorded message at Celebration Europe that classic Star Wars themes will be incorporated into Episode VII.  This is going to be the must have soundtrack of the 21st Century.

"Of course I haven't seen the script, the new story is still unknown to me, but I can't imagine that there won't be some references to the existing stories that we know that would necessitat…

Angry Video Nerd Reviews Bad Star Wars Games

Following on from yesterday where Angry Video Game Nerd reviewed Spielberg games, today we have Angry Video Game Nerd reviewing some of the worst Star Wars games over the last few decades.

Warning: Contains choice language.


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Stars of Time Sci-fi and Entertainment Show Saturday and Sunday

This year's Stars of Time is taking place tomorrow and Sunday in Weston-super-mare, UK.  Its always a good show with plenty of guests, activities and stalls. If you're in the area be sure to drop by.

Admission prices (includes entrance to both Stars of Time & The Helicopter Museum):
Adult: £10 Child: £6.50 OAP's/Disabled: £6.50
Family Ticket: £26 (2 adults & 2 children)
Family Ticket: £29 (2 adults & 3 children)
Under 4's free

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New Episode Of Full Of Sith: Bryan Young Reports From #SDCC

Bryan Young reports from the San Diego Comic-Con in this episode of Full of Sith.  I cannot wait to listen to this one and soak up the atmosphere from one of the largest Comic-Cons on this planet.

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


Bryan ventured to San Diego Comic-Con to talk Star Wars with a lot of people and brought you audio from some very cool interviews. First, we hear about the influence of Star Wars on Robotech from Tommy Yune, the creative director at Harmony Gold. Then we chat with TC Carson (voice of Mace Windu on The Clone Wars) as well as Stephen Stanton (the voice of Tarkin and Col. Meebur Gascon). Then, we have an extended chat with Erich Schoeneweiss from Del Rey about the past, present, and future of the Star Wars expanded universe and his first experiences with Star Wars.

http://fullofsith.com/archives/797


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New Episode Of RebelForce Radio Is Now Out. Go Listen Now!

It's the weekend, and a Celebration Europe weekend to boot.  What's EVEN better is it's time for another Rebelforce Radio too.  I love being a Star Wars fan.  Check out the show notes below with the link to the show.

NEW SHOW! Will he stay or will he go? J.J. Abrams rumors blew up this week concerning his future with the Star Wars franchise. We discuss the potential of J.J. walking away, along with the latest Star Wars sequel news and rumors. Also, we catch up with the Caravan of the Force as they wind their way to Star Wars Celebration Europe in Germany. Plus, more "Crazy Mace", action figure talk, Listener Feedback, and Billy Dee!

Don't forget to listen to see if you won an autographed copy of Star Wars: Cruicible by Troy Denning. We'll tell you how to become eligible to win another autographed book that we'll be giving away next week!

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Today's Photo - Gates Of Jurassic Park

CEII: Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 5 Out This October

Finally!  This October we will get not only season five of The Clone Wars on Blu-Ray, but we will also get a seasons 1-5 boxset.  Packed with extras and two director's cut episodes with never before seen footage.

From the official Star Wars site:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Five, the final season of the hit series, will release on October 15, 2013, on Blu-ray (2-disc, $59.97 MSRP) and DVD (3-disc, $49.98 MSRP). The collection delivers all 20 episodes, two as director's cuts never seen on TV, and supplements them with a host of behind the scenes bonus materials, cast and crew interviews, and deleted and alternate scenes, revealing the magic behind the making of the cutting-edge series.

In its Emmy-winning fifth season, the gripping Star Wars story moves closer to the grim events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and several major players face their destinies as the galaxy plunges into darkness. Planets are rocked by revolution, ancient Jedi secre…

Star Wars VII News Roundup

Leonardo DiCaprio Reportedly Turned Down Role In Star Wars Episode VII
The rumour mill kicks off with the apparent news that Titanic star, Leonardo DiCaprio TURNED DOWN Star Wars VII.  Latino-Review report the story:

Leonardo DiCaprio was up for a role in Star Wars but passed. He passed because he wants to do a project that is being developed and that project is…

“Robotech”

Read more at http://latino-review.com/2013/07/24/exclusive-disney-star-wars-episode-vii/


RYAN GOSLING and ZAC EFRON Rumoured To Be Onboard For Star Wars VII

From the same article and the web's favourite Star Wars rumour at the moment is that Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron have been approached to appear in Star Wars VII.  However today on the ever reliable Huffington Post they are reporting that Ryan Goslings representatives are stating that this is just not true.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/25/ryan-gosling-star-wars_n_3651470.html


Abrams still on board for Star Wars VII
When such a huge movie such as Star W…

CEII: Photo Showing Cast of Return Of The Jedi 30 Years On

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill were reunited with Peter Mayhew, Warwick Davies, Ian McDiarmid, Jeremy Bullock and Anthony Daniels.

The actors met up at the Star Wars Celebration in Essen, Germany, to kick off the event which takes place over this weekend.


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Spielberg Games - Angry Video Game Nerd Reviews Spielberg Games

Angry Video Game Nerd reviews some of the worst Spielberg games over the last few decades.  (don't mention E.T.)

Warning: Contains choice language.


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The Hosts of Coffee With Kenobi are this weeks guests on The Cantina Cast. MUST LISTEN

Riddle me this Bats?  What do you get when you get the guys from Coffee with Kenobi chatting with the guys from The Cantina Cast?  Just over one hour of extreme podcasting awesomeness.
Yes that's right, Coffee With Kenobi are guests on the latest episode of The Cantina Cast as they discuss Obi-Wan, the EU and episode VII.  This cannot be missed.
Here's the show notes along with the link to the show.
Mike and Joao welcome Dan and Cory from Coffee with Kenobi to discus all things Obi-Wan Kenobi, all four break down the performances of Alec and Ewan and if Obi-Wan failed Anakin.The boys also discus the EU and the implications that episode VII will have on the post-ROTJ EU as well as many other topics..

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/thecantinacastpodcast/id/2412128

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Spielberg To Join John Williams and the Phoenix Symphony, Sept 28th

Steven Spielberg will be joining film composer John Williams and the Phoenix Symphony for a benefit concert Saturday, Sept. 28. Spielberg, will show clips from his films with and without their scores to talk about the function of music in the cinema.

Williams and Spielberg are donating their time for the concert, with proceeds going to the symphony’s education and community-outreach programs. The event is one of the first performances of the 2013-14 season, which the symphony is billing as a season of “Big Names and Big Music.”

Jim Ward, president and CEO of the symphony, calls it a “master class in film and score.”

Ward, who joined the symphony in 2011, previously worked as president of LucasArts and senior vice president of Lucasfilm, producer of both the “Star Wars” films and the Spielberg-directed Indiana Jones adventures. It was there that he got to know Williams, the Academy Award-winning composer who scored both of those series and collaborated with Spielberg on such other fi…

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Wayne Knight Who Played Dennis Nedry Wants A Part In Jurassic Park IV

Wayne Knight was talking to a small group of media at Comic Con and revealed how he would like to get a part in Jurassic Park IV.

"It was a very big meal and a very small dinosaur," he said when toofab asked about appearing in the upcoming flick. "It was different from the book. In the book he crushes his head and all this kinda stuff. I'm thinking, why not play a one-armed guy with an eye patch? I could come back!"

Knight also reveals the moment when he found out he got the part in Jurassic Park.

"The biggest moment, best moment was getting cast because it was out of nowhere," says Knight. "My agent said, 'Are you sitting down? Steven Spielberg called, he wants to put you in Jurassic Park.' I didnt audition for it. I think he saw me sweating and staring closely at Sharon Stone [in 'Basic Instinct'] and thought, 'What if that were a dinosaur?'"

Source: http://www.toofab.com/2013/07/19/wayne-knight-jurassic-park-4-de…

Namco Bandai Launch New Studio And Snap Up Lucasarts Employees.

Namco Bandai has launched a new Singapore studio that is currently working on a new IP for arcades. The team includes developers from LucasArts Singapore.

The studio has hired ten developers from LucasArts Singapore and are working on an original and unannounced IP.

We'll keep you informed as this develops.

Rob
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Today's Photo - Day of the Tentacle Cast In Classic Star Wars Poster

Today's Photo - Day of the Tentacle Cast In Classic Star Wars Poster

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WhatCulture.com List The Top 50 Star Wars Games You Must Play

Whatculture.com have listed the top 50 Star Wars games you must play.  That's some task as there are quite a few and some play worse than my original VHS copy of Empire Strikes Back.

We’ve had LucasArts to thanks for some of the best Star Wars games, and indeed some of the worst, and then there’s the other outside tie-ins and retro era titles. In short, it’s been a veritable feast, and with Battlefront upcoming and likely tie-ins and spin-offs from the new Disney powered franchise it’s not set to stop growing any time soon.

So the question remains, with this over abundance of games, the question must be asked where to start?


Read more at http://whatculture.com/gaming/50-essential-star-wars-games-you-must-play.php#mYoJA2r34dFHTiXe.99



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Lucasfilm denies rumours JJ Abrams is quitting new 'Star Wars' movie

Yesterday we posted on our Facebook page the rumour that J.J. Abrams was quitting Star Wars VII due to having to shoot the movie in the UK.  Well it seems this was just a bit of Internet trolling and cheap tricks by cheap websites to generate traffic.  The ever reliable IGN decided to go straight to Lucasfilm and ask the question straight out and here's their response.

"There is no truth to the rumour, JJ is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year."

So there you have it.  J.J. is still on board and every one can start breathing again.

Rob
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Spielberg And Lucas "Games Can't Be Art."

This Saturday, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg hosted a panel debate at an independent film festival the two had chosen to dedicate to themselves. At the event, the two highly praised filmmakers mostly talked about problems facing the world of cinema.

However, Spielberg and Lucas also dedicated a significant chunk of the event to talk about other mediums, expressing their skepticism to non-cinematic art forms.

“Other mediums are inferior to film”, Spielberg told the crowd, whilst Lucas nodded in approval. ”Many people are not aware that there are other mediums where the pictures don’t even move. Hell, some mediums don’t have pictures at all”, Lucas added, urging any potential art collectors in the audience to be wary of ‘incomplete films’, such as paintings and music.

When a member of the audience asked what the two filmmakers thought of video games as a form of art, Spielberg was keen to provide his insight on the games industry. “The problem with games is the controller. The seco…

Today's Photo - Spielberg wearing Raiders of the Lost Ark T-shirt

Today's Photo - Spielberg wearing Raiders of the Lost Ark T-shirt and Nasa cap

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Indycast John Williams Special Is Now Out - Listen Now.

This is what the internet was invented for.  An Indycast John Williams special.

Ron and Laird are back as they look back at the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, they take a whirl thru Academe with Indy plus they compare Hans Zimmer’s new Man of Steel score with John Williams’ classic score for Superman the Movie in this great new John Williams special!

Click here to listen now.

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#SDCC: Harrison Ford Talks Indiana Jones & Star Wars (A Little)

Harrison Ford was at this year's Comic-Con to promote his new movie Ender's Game, but unfortunately for the movie promoters the media were more interested in Indiana Jones and Star Wars.

The 71-year-old seemed happy to chat through his past projects at the convention, including one question which asked if Han Solo would make a good soldier for Col. Hyrum Graff- the character he plays in Ender's Game.

Referring to the fan's declaration that he used to want to be Indiana Jones, Ford responded: "You know, you and I have a lot in common. I used to dream about being Indiana Jones when I was younger. Not so much anymore."

He added: "I don't think Han Solo would be good as a soldier in anybody's army. I think he's what we call now an independent contractor."

Another enthusiast asked what would happen if - "lightsabres aside" - Solo and Jones ever came face-to-face.

"Hi, how are you?," Ford said - before shaking his head, re…

Today's Photo - George Lucas With Dog, Indiana

Today's Photo - E.T. Flying Bike Scene With Amazing Colours

Today's Photo - E.T. Flying Bike Scene With Amazing Colours

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