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The Jurassic Revival Is All Over Gaming

By now we're all pretty used to the idea that the Jurassic Park franchise is back in full force. Spinning off of the legendary Steven Spielberg series, 2015's Jurassic World was about as strong a revival as any studio could have hoped for. The movie delighted critics and audiences, raking in $1.6 billion worldwide at box offices. Naturally there's a sequel on the way, and for all we know we could be on the cusp of a sprawling new branch of the franchise.

Even before Jurassic World reached theaters, we were seeing something of a rebirth of Jurassic Park-related entertainment through the gaming industry. Back in 2011, Telltale Games produced Jurassic Park: The Game, a few years before the studio really exploded onto the console scene to become a recognized pioneer in narrative gaming. Looking back, it feels like a trial run for Telltale as it was criticized for not living up to the film, but also noted by other critics as being more of a cinematic experience than a playable …

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON AVAILABLE NOW TO PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON 5TH DECEMBER 2016

From AMC StudiosFEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON is the suspenseful and thrilling second season to one of the most highly anticipated and acclaimed TV series of recent years.

New Video and Images Available for "An Inside Man" – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels

Seeking information on a new Imperial weapon, Ezra and Kanan infiltrate the Imperial factory on Lothal, but they must trust an unlikely ally to escape a lock down of the building.

Catch an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” this SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD**.














Follow @StarWars for the latest news on #StarWarsRebels, and check out StarWars.com for more exciting news on the series. May the Force be with you, always.
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Frank Marshall Gives Some Secrets To Working On Hook, Back to the Future and Raiders of the Lost Ark

One of the biggest movie producers of all time, Frank Marshall was recently interviewed by News.com.au and gave some insight to working on some of the most popular movies.  Below are some of his memories working on Steven Spielberg movies.

HOOK:
They built some huge props for the 1991 movie starring Robin Williams as Peter Pan, but one of them in particular was a little too big.
“We built the [pirate] ship on the stage and when we went to film the ship Steven [Spielberg] wanted the entire ship to be in the frame,” Marshall said.
“But there had been a small error made in looking at the perspective so we had to open the door of the stage and put the camera outside to get all of the ship inside the frame.”

BACK TO THE FUTURE:
“That’s one of my favourite movies,” Marshall said about the 1985 classic.
“If you were in a script writing class I would just give you that script and say this is a perfect script.”
Marshall is particularly proud of how quickly they made the movie after they decided…

Photo of the day - A young Warwick Davis with a stuffed Ewok. Check out that T-Shirt.

A young Warwick Davis with a stuffed Ewok.  Check out that t-shirt.  A gun wielding Ewok takes down a bunch of Stormtroopers while saying 'Damn right we're cute!'  That is a t-shirt I would wear.  Explains a lot about the Ewoks and how they took down the Empire.

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Christopher Reeve with his stand in Donald Standen on the set of Superman IV

Christopher Reeve with his stand in Donald Standen on the set of Superman IV

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.
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Steven Spielberg Pays Tribute To Melissa Mathison

If you're a fan of Steven Spielberg then you will know how talented Melissa Mathison was having written E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and returning three decades later to write the script for Spielberg's latest, The BFG.  Steven Spielberg pays tribute to the talented writer:

“Even though I only really worked with Melissa couple of times, mainly on ‘E.T.’, to bookend our relationship with two stories deeply from the heart of mostly Mathison, you know… ‘E.T.’ might have been my story, but the depth of that story and the way that story was told, came from Melissa’s heart as did ‘The BFG’.”

Melissa Mathison died 4 November 2015 following a battle with cancer.



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George Lucas Had A Helping Hand In Bringing StarWars.Com To The Internet Which Celebrates Its 20th Birthday

This will make you feel old.  StarWars.com is celebrating 20 years on the Internet.  November 26th will see the official website celebrating two decades of delivering high quality content from blog posts to official news.

It turns out that the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas had a huge hand in bringing the website to life.  Over on the official site there is an article discussing the twenty years and the the contributors throughout it's history.  Lynne Hale who is director of publicity tells us about the director:

George has always been very conscious about the fans. He sent [advertising publicity supervisor] Charlie Lippincott to fan conventions before A New Hope came out, because he was the one that understood, intrinsically, the relationship with the fans — even before they were fans. George was very interested in having a direct communication with the fans.
“I just think that George was always three steps ahead of everybody. Whether it was the tech department, in educatio…

ILM VIDEO - Behind the Magic: Creating the Kaiju for "Pacific Rim"

Although "Pacific Rim" begins more than a decade into the battle with the city-destroying Kaiju, in this video the visual effects team at Industrial Light & Magic will discuss the process of creating the incredible race of alien monsters from the earliest stages of concept and design. Enjoy the video!



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Code Name Magic Roundabout - A Short Musical Video On The Millennium Falcon Being Built At Pembroke Dock, Wales.

This is a little musical film inspired by the stories of the original makers of the Millennium Falcon spaceship for the film The Empire Strikes Back. The credit sequence features unseen photographs of the build. This was a self funded community film project but we are hoping to find funding to develop the project. A huge thank you to the wonderfully hilarious original crew and the people of Pembroke Dock...

‘In spring 1979, Marcon Fabrications, a heavy engineering firm that served the UK's petrochemical and oil industries, was hired to build a movable full-scale external model capable of "moving as if it were about to take off."

Built in secrecy under the project code name Magic Roundabout,the company leased the 1930s Western Sunderland Flying Boat hangar in Pembroke Dock, West Wales. The model, which took three months to construct, weighed over 25 tons, measured 65 feet in diameter and 20 feet high, and used compressed air hover pads for up to 1.5 inches of hover-heigh…

Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends. Don't eat too much.

George Lucas Wanted To Do Standalone Movies

It seems that George Lucas had been working on Star Wars after the Prequels and actually had written down three or four ideas for standalone movies according to Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly Kennedy said "George talked to me about doing [standalone films] when I first came aboard [in 2012]. He had often thought about doing it and he had actually written down three or four thoughts and ideas, directions you could go."  Ultimately Disney didn't like the ideas and went in a different direction.

“We talked a lot about the Jedi and the foundational ideas that George had thought about when he created the mythology. It was sort of spit-balling ideas.”

"Obviously inside the mythology there were lots of opportunities. So that was the first conversation I had." said Kennedy.  She also talked about the future of Star Wars with a slight hint that they could just do standalone movies and leave trilogies alone.

"Th…

RADIO 1138 Episode 54 Out Now!

It may be late November and Rogue One is only 21 days away but there’s plenty of great news happening right now. In our 54th episode we’re joined by a galaxy of stars. From the 5th Annual Rancho Obi-Wan Gala in Petaluma we have Dave Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, AJ, Leland Chee and from Rebel Force Radio the one and only Jimmy Mac. Meanwhile, the November edition of MCM Expo at the NEC in Birmingham saw Mark and James interview Garrick Hagon from A New Hope and Paul Warren from The Force Awakens while Matt Booker from Take Cover and James attended the launches of the world’s largest LEGO store on Leicester Square and Propel at Madam Tussauds. You can contact us on Skype at JediNewsNetwork with your comments, views and opinions and be a part of the show.






The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.
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Movie Review: Disney's "Moana" is Like a Swift, Rejuevenating Ocean Breeze

MOANA
Starring the voices of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, 
Nicole Scherzinger, Jermaine Clement and Alan Tudyk
Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs

Out of Four



This year has been nothing short of incredible for Disney, and I'm not even counting two successful Marvel movies and the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Before the summer even came, we'd already had two tremendous family blockbusters in Zootopia and The Jungle Book, and they were followed by The BFG and Finding Dory (regardless of box office, The BFG was a great family film that I believe will only grow in popularity and esteem with its video release. and frankly, these others did well enough to make up for the monetary loss.). Disney is now ending the year on a major high note with Moana, which is almost certain to be a big hit.


Set on a mystic Polynesian Island on Motunui, Moana tells the story of the strong willed
daughter of a tribal chief name…

STARS OF ROGUE ONE ALONG WITH TALENT ACROSS MUSIC, FILM, FASHION AND SPORTS TEAM UP TO BE A #FORCEFORCHANGE

Riz Ahmed, June Ambrose, Steve Aoki, Camilla Belle, Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Olivia Munn, Kelly Slater, and Brittany Snow Support UNICEF KID POWER Through Unique T-shirt Collection
‘Force 4 Fashion’ Line to be Sold Exclusively at Target from November 27
view images of the t-shirt collection here
As fans count down to the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney, Target and Star Wars: Force for Change are launching a new fashion-meets-fundraising initiative inspired by the themes of rebellion from the new movie. Ten influential names across film, music, fashion and sports have come together to support UNICEF Kid Power by creating a line of “Force 4 Fashion” T-shirts available exclusively in the U.S. at Target beginning November 27.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will introduce fans to a group of rebels who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. Each of the T-shirt designs celebrates this theme using a …

A dedicated Star Trek Fan Has Compiled A Video Showing Every Instance Of The Words 'Some Kind Of' In Star Trek Voyager

A dedicated Star Trek fan has put together this rather funny video showing every occurrence of the phrase "some kind of..." in Star Trek Voyager.  You will soon realise how much effort Youtuber, Jogwheel must have put in to this compilation because there are quite a few instances of the phrase throughout the seven seasons of the Star Trek series.



Oh!  You might be wondering why Star Trek is on this site?  Well, we could make the link with Trek and ILM doing some of the work on the movies (who could forget that Genesis computer animation in Star Trek II?  That was ILM.)  Lets not forget their impressive work on the TV series Star Trek The Next Generation.  Also, some would argue that there would be no Star Wars without Star Trek and subsequently no further Star Trek thanks to Star Wars.  Anyway, I'm a huge Trekker so posting on here makes me happy.  What do you think?  Are you happy with me posting Trek related material?

Rob
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New Video and Images Available for "The Wynkahthu job" – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels

New Video and Images Available for "The Wynkahthu job" – the next episode of Star Wars Rebels on November 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Disney XD!

The rebels team with a pair of unscrupulous pirates to salvage a freighter full of weapons the rebellion needs, but find the mission is far more dangerous than anticipated.

Catch an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD**.









The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.
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VIDEO - Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson 'The Adventures of Tintin' Full Interview

Full interview of 'The Adventures of Tintin' director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson by THR's executive editor, features Stephen Galloway.



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[VIDEO] Doctor Who Christmas Special | BBC Children In Need Sneak Peek

In keeping with tradition, a sneak preview of the Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Return of Doctor Mysterio," aired during the BBC's Children In Need charity fundraiser. The full clip has been made available online, and you can watch it right here!

The Doctor meets the Superhero Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC America. 
Find out more about Doctor Whohere.
Source: Children In Need | YouTube
The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.
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VIDEO - LucasArts BIG BOX PC Games Collection - 18 Classics!

LucasArts made some of the best and funniest games in the 1990s spanning Adventure, FPS, Simulation and Star Wars games! Here are some of the big box PC games Youtuber 'MetalJesusRocks' has in their collection from that iconic gaming company!



The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.
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Jedi News Network: Take Cover Episode 11

Grab your bookmarks, it's time to Take Cover as we focus on the writings of the Star Wars galaxy. This month Brian, Matt and Mark are joined by James Burns of Star Wars Collectors Cast and the galaxy's biggest and best collector Steve Sansweet, right from Rancho Obi-Wan itself. Brian talks Galactic Atlas with Egmont's Emil Fortune and the team discuss the newly announced Darth Maul mini-series from Marvel. You can contact us on Skype at JediNewsNetwork with your comments, views and opinions and be a part of the show.




The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.
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SPECIAL IMAX FEATURETTE OFFERS NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE OF TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

In anticipation of Transformers: The Last Knight (executive produced by Steven Spielberg,) IMAX and Paramount have created a featurette celebrating a decade of technology and innovation that has been spurred by the Transformers franchise. The featurette includes never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming film, as well ascommentary from Director Michael Bay who has been a key partner to IMAX in providing creative guidance to push its technology further. This Transformers IMAX Featurette will play in front of IMAX showings of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
Michael Bay has always been an IMAX innovator and the two have worked together to push the boundaries of IMAX’s technology to deliver thrilling and truly immersive movie-going experiences for fans. For example, in 2014, Michael Bay was the first Hollywood director to ever use IMAX’s new ultra-light-weight 3D digital camera. At less than half the weight of other 3D camera systems, the technology allowed Mich…

Movie Review: J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World is as "Fantastic" as Ever

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrel
Written by J.K. Rowling 
Directed by David Yates

Reviewed by Paul & Patrick Gibbs

 Out of Four


If you're not aquainted with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, first of all, you're probably living in a cave in Borneo, second, you're depriving yourself of one of the great joys of modern popular culture, and third, you have little hope of understanding the new prequel/spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. After seven novels, eight films and one play, Rowling seems to have decided her world is well established enough that the new film can take it for granted that you know the basics (and perhaps more), and makes little to no attempt the make the film accessible to non-fans. This is probably just as well, because Fantastic Beasts is one of the most spectacularly fun movies of 2016, and we can only assume non-Potter fans are …