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Volume 2 of Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams Now Out.

Any show thats subject is John Williams is instantly a must listen.  Volume 2 of Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams with David Collins is available to listen now.  Check out the show notes and the link to the show below.

NEW SHOW! David Collins returns, with piano keyboard at the ready, to RebelForce Radio for Volume 2 of Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams. This month, we continue our exploration of the original Star Wars soundtrack, Episode IV: ANew Hope. We also discover how Dvorak’s “Symphony #9: from the New World” inspired passages from "The Throne Room" track at the end of the film, and dig deep into the music of Tatooine. Plus, a close listen to Williams' masterful "Princess Leia Theme", and more! It's our final show of 2013...Happy New Year from all of your friends at Rebelforce Radio! As you enjoy your champagne, re-discover the incredible catalog of amazing John Williams Star Wars compositions in a new light with Star Wars Oxyge…

Doctor Who Christmas Special Brings In Record Viewing Figures For BBC America

BBC America is loving Doctor Who especially as the show helped achieve it's highest audience on Christmas Day. The Doctor Who Christmas special saw 2.47m viewers tune in to see the Doctor regenerate.

'The Time of The Doctor' broke the US channel's ratings record that had only been set a month previously by Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special, which drew 2.4m viewers.
Matt Smith made his final appearance as the titular Time Lord in Wednesday's episode, bowing out of the role after almost five years.
The Thick Of It's Peter Capaldi made his debut at the end of the show.
A special looking back at Smith's time on Doctor Who also performed well for the channel, with 1.54m tuning in immediately before his last show. Source Digital Spy


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Happy New Year From The Bearded Trio

Happy New Year everyone.  Thank you for your wonderful support over the year and your loyalty.  I raise my glass to you all.  I hope 2014 will bring you so much happiness and be a magic year for you, your family and friends.
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2013: A MONTH BY MONTH LOOK BACK AT THE STAR WARS VII NEWS. PART THREE SEPT TO DEC

Drew Struzan Documentary Now Available To Stream On Netflix.

Here's a great way to round out 2013.  Drew: The Man Behind The Poster is now available to stream on Netflix in the US.

Sit back and enjoy an hour and a half of interviews and insights with Spielberg, Lucas and Harrison Ford to name a few on the greatest movie poster artist and illustrator of all time, Drew Struzan.

Here's the link to the documentary.  Review coming soon.  (Also look out for my name in the credits.)
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Drew_The_Man_Behind_the_Poster/70289289?sod=search-autocomplete

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Harrison Ford stars in new Sky Movies advert

In a new advert for Sky Movies here in the UK, Harrison Ford stars and asks the question what your memorable movie moments are?  There's a few nods in the one minute advert especially for Blade Runner and possibly Indiana Jones (large hangar.)

Check out the video below.

In our brand new ad, Hollywood legend Harrison Ford asks you to think about your most memorable movie experiences - and what will be the next?

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2013: A MONTH BY MONTH LOOK BACK AT THE STAR WARS VII NEWS. PART TWO MAY TO AUGUST

Spain's Innocent Day Sparks Indy V Rumours. Christopher Nolan Attached.

Over in sunny Spain they are celebrating Innocent Day which is the equivalent to April Fool's Day.  Well one of Spain's popular entertainment sites decided to post a fake story that Christopher Nolan is set to take the reigns of the whip bearing hero.  Not only that they decided to push their luck by saying that all stunts will be choreographed by dancer Olga Kuraeva and the condition that Nolan is on board is he gets to choose the title of the movie.  His choices are "Inside Dr. Henry Walton 's Mind" and "The Archaeology Professor Rises."

A few people were convinced on Facebook.  Indiana Jones Spain was happy to step in and put the record straight.

curiously the reaction was mixed to the announcement that Nolan was on board.

Rob
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VIDEO: Columbo Original TV Spot "Murder By The Book" Directed By Steven Spielberg

The pilot episode of Columbo was directed by Steven Spielberg.  Here's the original TV trailer for the episode originally aired in 1971.

America loves the Mrs. Melville mystery novels penned by the bestselling team of Franklin and Ferris. What America doesn’t know is that James Ferris does all the writing while gregarious Ken Franklin does all the talking ( as in talk shows, personal appearances, books signings ). They have both become rich, but Jim wants to try serious writing on his own. The decision enrages the untalented Ken, who depends on Mrs. Melville to maintain his high style of living. Rather than risk exposure and poverty, Ken resolves to kill his partner and collect on the insurance policy they have on each other. - http://www.columbo-site.freeuk.com/season1.htm

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Kyle Newman and RebelForce Radio Look Back at Star Wars 2013

RebelForce Radio and director Kyle Newman take a look back at 2013.  A year packed with Star Wars news, events and fun.  How are they going to get through it all?

This week is all about looking back at the year that was…2013.  In the past 12 months, we’ve seen tons of action in the Star Wars universe including many highs and lows for fandom.  Director Kyle Newman joins us fresh off the set of his latest film Barely Lethal, to talk about all the big news from the Galaxy Far Far Away that broke in 2013.   We also look back at the year of RebelForce Radio podcasting and more.  Our ‘Year-In-Review” shows often are our most opinionated and this year is no exception.  In fact, this show was so big, it needed to be broken into 2 parts.  So, wrap up your year with the first of our two-part Star Wars Year-In-Review show as RebelForce Radio remembers 2013!   Have a safe and happy new year from your friends at RebelForce Radio!

http://www.shotglassdigital.com/2013/12/27/kyle-newman-and-rfr-look-ba…

2013: A Month by Month Look Back At The Star Wars VII News. Part One Jan to April

Symbolism In Jurassic Park

Redditor Mal_tls has posted his interpretation of symbolism in Jurassic Park.  It's definitely an interesting read and obviously open to interpretation but he does make some excellent points.  What do you think?

See more at http://imgur.com/a/0Iq8P



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VIDEO: John Williams On Composing Lincoln

It's always a guaranteed  watch when a video shows John Williams conducting.  In this short video which was on the Blu-ray for Lincoln, John Williams talks about how he approached doing the music for Lincoln and praises the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.




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Lucasfilm 2013 Christmas Card Is Bounty Hunter Heavy.

Following our recent post showing you 32 Lucasfilm Christmas cards from 1977 to 2010, here is the latest offering from the company.  The 2013 Christmas card features Dengar, IG-88, Boushh, Boba Fett, Bossk, 4-LOM & Zuckuss.




See more at http://www.theforce.net/story/front/2013_Lucasfilm_Christmas_Card_155925.asp

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Rare 1982 Vintage Videos Of Palitoy (Kenner) Factory With Star Wars Toys On The Production Line.

I love this!  A rare news report showing the Palitoy factory from 1982.  Note how the reporter mentions REVENGE of The Sith and the old British way of pronouncing Darth Vader.





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10 John Williams' Tracks To Get You In The Mood For Christmas. Merry Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas and all was quiet.  Let's rectify that and make it even more like Christmas with ten tracks by John Williams.  Merry Christmas.

Lets start with a classic from the movie, Home Alone.


We'll return to Home Alone later.  Next up it's a real treat.  John Williams conducting Sleigh Ride with the excellent Boston Pops.



Over to Home Alone 2 now with Christmas at Carnegie Hall.



All aboard the Hogwarts express now as we head to the magical land of Harry Potter for Christmas, floating candles and all.


Staying within the Harry Potter universe we have this wonderfully majestic piece from The Chamber of Secrets.  Has a magical Christmas feel.


Back to Home Alone now.  We couldn't do a John Williams Christmas list without this one.




Finally lets have a really traditional medley of Christmas music.  Thanks for reading and listening.  Merry Christmas everyone.







I have added all the above videos in one playlist for your enjoyment.  Click here.

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Assembly Of Geeks Podcast Episode 14 Now Out. Star Wars Heading To Netflix?

A fun and insightful podcast, Assembly of Geeks return for another episode.  Join your hosts as they talk the possibility that Star Wars may be heading to Netfilx, the new Terminator TV series and whole lot more.  
Check out the show notes along with the link to the show.  Not to be missed.

Episode 14 of Assembly of Geeks celebrates the holiday spirit. From the show notes:
Today you will be visited by three geeks who want to talk about Christmas past, present and future. You will also be visited by a voice named GANNIN who dabbles in Merry Christmas alarms and high-tech sleigh advancements. Your day will be filled with candy canes, cookies and turrets that fire Christmas colors. In other words…welcome to the Assembly of Geeksholiday show.

Today we look back on the fall TV season that was. Have opinions changed about Agents of SHIELD? Are there new show’s we’re still watching? Meanwhile, there’s a new Terminator TV series in the works and we have to wonder if it can last. We discu…

Latest Indycast Has A Festive Feel. Check It Out.

The number one Indy podcast is celebrating Christmas.  Along with the excellent "further adventures of Indiana Jones" with Joe and Keith we alos get the hottest and latest news on everyone's whip bearing hero.  These guys are definietely not "making this up as they go."  See what I did there?
In this Christmas episode of the IndyCast we discover we have a bit of a wait for new Indy films, the Indy Archaeological Exhibit hits a new venue, Indy gets ‘vinyled’, Joe and Keith return for another look at the further adventures of Indiana Jones plus we have more of your great emails!http://theindycast.com/tis-the-season-to-be-indycast-episode-179/
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RebelForce Radio Stocking Stuffer Episode Now Out.

Head over to shotglassdigital.com and enjoy the latest offering from RebelForce Radio.  This week the guys look back at Christmas stories, music and comedy that were produced exclusively for RFR over the years.  Not to be missed.

Welcome to our Star Wars Christmas collection of stories, music and comedy produced exclusively for us over the years. You will hear great holiday audio from the likes of James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, Corey Burton and the cast of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Plus, David Collins, Denise Vasquez, Randy Martinez and more to stuff your stocking the RebelForce Radio way! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at RebelForce Radio!
http://www.shotglassdigital.com/release/rebelforce-radio-stocking-stuffer/

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New Full Of Sith, Episode XLV: Mark Dago and the Knightfall

Mark Dago joins the Full of Sith gang to talk about his experience with Star Wars.  Check out the show notes along with the link to the show.
Mark Dago, musician, rapper, and the man behind the Full of Sith theme music comes on the show to talk with Mike and Bryan about his experience with Star Wars. Then, they set their sights on the Special Editions and discuss what changes they did like and those they didn’t care for as much.
http://fullofsith.com/archives/950

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George Lucas Inspirational Speech On His Education And Advice To Entrepreneurs

In this video, George Lucas gives a rather inspirational speech to entrepreneurs.  He explains how he didn't do well at school and was a constant underachiever but didn't give up on education and found out what he liked.  He also explains how his father didn't want any artist in the family.

A must watch.



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32 Lucasfilm Christmas Cards From 1977 to 2010

Here are 32 Lucasfilm Christmas cards from 1977 to 2010.  We've thrown in a few Lucasarts, Lucas Learning and Lucas Digital too.  There are some gaps, notably from 1987 to 2004 so if anyone has a picture of any of these please let me know.  Contact details at the end of the post.