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Listen To Me Talk Spielberg & The 80s On The Latest Lethal Mullet Podcast

If you listen to podcasts, you're a Spielberg fan and fancy some light hearted conversation then make sure you tune in to the latest episode of the Lethal Mullet Podcast .  It feature's me, but don't let that put you off, I promise it's a fun episode.  I talk all things Spielberg and take a look back at the classic era - The 80's. Adam O’Brien, the Fantha from Down Under, and a veteran podcaster from Australia brings you an all new fortnightly show here on the Fandom Podcast Network. “Lethal Mullet - a celebration of 80’s action cinema”. Looking at the classic B grades of that decade, Adam hosts with guests a show looking at all the films you remember but cannot find on DVD stores. Films you thought you knew and classics you love. From Jeff Speakman to Chuck Norris we’ve got you covered. All here on FPN.  On tonight’s episode Adam’s guest: Rob Wainfur catches up with the Lethal Mullet and tells us about his eighties fandoms and fun. From the likes of Spielber

Gift Ideas For May the 4th. Original Stormtrooper Decanter

May 4th Gift Idea - Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Decanter If you like to wet your whistle with a good single malt or a quality brandy and you want to still show off your love for that galaxy far, far away then the good folks over at have the perfect solution.  It's this decanter that has been styled in the shape of the original Stormtrooper.  It holds 750ml which as most of you drinkers will know, just happens to be the same amount in one standard size bottle of grog.   What's more they also have the matching glasses (sold separately) to accompany the decanter.  A perfect gift for any Star Wars fan, just don't blame us if this contributes to you losing your ship in a game of Sabaac. The price is a reasonable £19.99 and you can order yours here. The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Watch The Crowd's Reaction To Star Wars Episode 1 Trailer At Star Wars Celebration

I love this video.  Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace celebrates it's 20th anniversary and I love it when it gets some love from fans.  The recent Star Wars Celebration in Chicago made sure the 1999 movie was well represented and during a panel celebrating the movie, fans were treated to the trailer in glorious 4K and lets be honest, that trailer is one of the best.  Listen to the crowd's reaction in the video below. The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Unboxing This Star Wars Galactic Atlas Personalised Book

Star Wars Galactic Atlas personalised book from InTheBook.Com We have another unboxing video for you and this one is extra special.  The good folks over at sent over a book called the  Star Wars Galactic Atlas.  The book is illustrated throughout by  Tim McDonagh  who is a tremendous artist.  Just take a look at his website to see some of his stunning artwork he has produced.  He is one of my favourite artists with his unique colourful retro feel to his artwork, so I was very much looking forward to reviewing this book The book features maps, timelines, epic battle scenes and detailed star charts all from that galaxy far, far away.  The book is huge measuring a whopping 38 x 31cm.  Each page features Tim's signature artwork so you will be spending quite some time on each page scrutinising the detailed drawings.  Not only that, the illustrations are accompanied with comprehensive information on iconic scenes from Star Wars and all the characters from across all

Unboxing Star Wars: Leia Organa Rebel Leader Box

In my latest unboxing video, I take a look at the Star Wars: Leia Organa Rebel Leader Box from Chronicle Books.   This is a rather neat package that includes a 4¾" hand painted figurine of Princess Leia, a sturdy display stand and a 48-page illustrated book that is packed with all the information you need on the Princess.  All this for £17.99/$19.99. Chronicle Books tell us: Leia Organa is one of the galaxy’s fiercest rebels and greatest heroes—a powerful leader and a force against galactic evil, never to be underestimated. This one-of-a-kind, hand-painted statue comes with a display stand and a 48-page illustrated booklet featuring an illuminating look at Leia’s role in the Star Wars saga and insights on Carrie Fisher’s portrayal by Lucasfilm Executive Editor Jennifer Heddle, a celebration of the inspiration and symbol of strength the character has become for legions of fans.  Box: 3 x 4¼ x 6½ in; paperback booklet: 4 x 57/8 in, 48 pp, full-color interior; painted f

Taking A Closer Look At The Star Wars Influence In Lucasarts' Monkey Island

Star Wars In Monkey Island In the early 90’s, Lucasfilm Games, which would eventually become Lucasarts, had, it seems the Midas touch with adventure games.  Using their unique SCUMM system, which stood for “Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion” it brought point and click games to a wider audience with classic games such as Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and Sam & Max. What made these games stand out from the crowd was their graphics, studio quality music and sound effects, their pick up and play feel and most importantly the script.  When it needed to be funny the game was genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, which was and still is rare for a video game.  The creators of the games also had the ability to make you care about the characters in the game and bring them to life with their unique style of writing. One particular game had this in abundance.  That was of course The Secret of Monkey Island released in 1990.  Designed by Ron Gilbert, with Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman

Unboxing Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy 100 Postcards

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy 100 Postcards I take a look at Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy 100 Collectible Postcard set from Chronicle Books .  This rather neat box of postcards compliments the book, "Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy"  by Amy Ratcliffe as it features the artwork from the book but in postcard form. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the cards and of course the incredible artwork featuring some of our favourite characters from the Star Wars universe including one of my favourites, Asajj Ventress.   The cards are 6x4 and would be perfect for framing or for sending to your Star Wars friends. ISBN: 9781452174044 £16.99 Available: April 9, 2019 Amazon Link The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

I talk about my first Star Wars experience on the latest episode of The Fantha From Down Under

I had a blast talking to Adam O'Brien on the latest episode of Fantha Track's, The Fantha From Down Under. In episode 26 I was the guest and Adam wanted to know what was my first Star Wars experience and when was the first time I become a John Williams fan. We also take a brief blast down gaming memory lane and discuss our favourite Star Wars games from over the decades. You can listen to the show below via the embedded  player or if you prefer, Youtube. The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Taking A Look At Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Solo: A Star Wars Story I was lucky enough to get my hands on this gem of a book published by Abrams ,  It's called Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Solo: A Star Wars Story and I have to say it is easily as good as the other "behind the scenes" Star Wars books that you may have in your collection such as the ones by Jonathan W. Rinzler. The book is written by ILM guru, Rob Bredow who was the visual effects supervisor for the movie and in fact was nominated for an Academy Award for Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2019.  It goes without saying that Bredow is most definitely one of the most qualified to write a detailed book on the work that goes into bringing a Star Wars story to life and in particular the wonderful visual effects. The book really does feel like a fly-on-the-wall documentary and boasts a logical layout throughout its 256 pages.  From pre-production to production and finally the post-production, we get to see

World Premiere of Original Radio Drama: Indiana Jones and the Bridge to Yesterday

Indiana Jones and the Bridge to Yesterday  Produced by an international collective of artists across seven cities and over five years in the making, the first-ever feature-length Indiana Jones radio adventure will air on The IndyCast starting April 5th 2019. Released as a special episode, this fan-made full-cast audio drama is the marquee event in a diverse multimedia release including a screenplay, soundtrack, illustrations and more. What started as a simple idea for a movie premise transformed into a global collaboration committed to giving Indiana Jones fans a brand new adventure in their favorite series: In the immediate aftermath of the second World War, Indiana Jones returns home from his time with the OSS, now weary of his daredevil past. But just when he contemplates hanging up his hat for good, an old nemesis re-emerges with a plot to not only destroy the world’s newly established peace, but also erase the last thirty years of history. In order to stop him, Indy must j