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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 Spielberg’s Raid…

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 Prezzybox.com 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.



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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.



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Coca-Cola Bringing Exclusive Star Wars Inspired Bottles To Their Drinks Range For Galaxy Edge.

Coca-Cola+Star Wars+Galaxy Edge=Custom Bottles (-Some Money) With the much anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy Edge just over a month away from opening at Disneyland in Anaheim (May 31st,) brands such as Coca-Cola are getting equally as excited as the Star Wars fans who are eagerly awaiting visiting the land of Star Wars. The drinks company are even bringing out custom Star Wars bottles of their Coke, Sprite and bottled water.

Expect to see Ebay flooded with empty sticky sugared bottles in the next few months. Also, who will be the first to post a Christmas Tree decorated with the custom bottles? Watch this space, well maybe not here but on the Internet somewhere.

Here's what Coca-Cola tell us:

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens May 31 at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. and Aug. 29 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., park guests can stay refreshed – and immersed in the Star Wars storyline – with exclusive bottles of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite and DASANI. Learn more at: https://www.c…

When Benedict Cumberbatch Met Harrison Ford

Khan and Indy Meet Each Other On The Graham Norton Show - 2013 What happened when Benedict Cumberbatch met Harrison Ford on the Graham Norton Show?




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Movie Review: "Avengers: Endgame" is the MCU's Crowning Achievement SPOILER FREE

AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, 
Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner. Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira with Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin 
Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeeley
Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Reviewed by Paul and Patrick Gibbs

Out of Four

We were kind of underwhelmed by last summer's Marvel mega blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. Oh sure, it was a lot of fun to see all of these characters, and they were mostly juggled well, and Thanos was a great villain. But Captain America was seriously underused, the now iconic ending that some many people said left them ugly crying didn't really move us (half the the characters lost in the snap were already announced to do sequels in their franchises, so it hardly seemed likely anyone was really gone), and it just felt more like a set-up for the next part than really a movie in its own right to us. We mention this so…

Jurassic World: The Ride Details Revealed And TV Spot Released.

Jurassic World: The Ride TV Spot Released.  See Lots Of People Running Away. The old Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios, Hollywood was first opened in 1996 and has been misleading innocent park visitors ever since.  I say misleading because of my own experience back in 2003.  You see, I knew all about the ride and the surprise at the end.  I told my wife that it's a nice sedate ride around the river while you take in the views and the occasional dinosaur.  I didn't mention the huge 84-foot drop at the end as you escape an angry T-Rex.  She still hasn't forgiven me.


Anyway, Jurassic Park: The Ride is being replaced to incorporate Jurassic World and actually has a story-line as we get to see the Indominus Rex doing what it does best, wreaking havoc.  Other dino delights will be on hand including the huge water monster, Mosasaurus which will be swimming around in a three-million gallon glass aquarium and apparently tries to break the glass.  That's unsettling.  In a…

Two New Star Wars Designs From Po-Zu. BB-8 And Silver REBEL

Two New Star Wars Designs From Po-Zu Those good folks over at Po-Zu are obviously huge fans of Star Wars as they announced at Star Wars Celebration two new Star Wars Po-Zu branded footwear designs.  You may have seen them if you were tuned into the live stream as they appeared on the live Star Wars Show.


The first pair (above) are on sale right now and are based on everyone's favourite spherical droid, BB-8.  Po-Zu tell us:

Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 battled against the growing threat of the First Order with his master Poe Dameron and their fellow Resistance heroes.

The time has come to roll through danger and fight the forces of the First Order with these low-cut lace up sneakers. The new BB-8 low-cut lace up sneakers embody the adorable astromech who never gives up on his friends in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and now you can show your loyalty to freedom with these casual designs.

For women: https://po-zu.com/products/bb-eight-womens
For men: https:…

Hasbro's Star Wars: Galaxy Edge Exclusives

Hasbro Star Wars Galaxy Edge Exclusives May 31st is going to be huge for Star Wars fans as Star Wars: Galaxy Edge opens at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.  Just like Star Tours there will be plenty of exclusive merchandise and Hasbro have announced their exclusives at Star Wars Celebration.  We were lucky enough to be sent a few photos and we just had to share them with you.

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DROID DEPOT 4-PACK
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Available: Spring 2019)
Available exclusively at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.




STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH SMUGGLER’S RUN 4-PACK
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Available: Spring 2019)
Available exclusively at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.




STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH THE FIRST ORDER 4-PACK
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Available: Spring 2019)
Available exclusively at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.







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HASBRO STAR WARS CELEBRATION REVEALS 2019 - THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH OBI-WAN KENOBI Figure

Obi-Wan Kenobi 6-Inch Figure Thanks to Hasbro, we have another set of photos from their 2019 Star Wars line up and this time it's old faithful himself, Obi-Wan Kenobi.  In particular the Black Series 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Figure.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH OBI-WAN KENOBI Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2019)

Available for preorder at GameStop, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Entertainment Earth and Pulse.
Make sure you check out our previous posts to see what other Star Wars goodies Hasbro are bringing out this year.







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 InTheBook.com 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 the movi…

HASBRO STAR WARS CELEBRATION REVEALS 2019 - THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT Figure

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT Figure Hasbro sent us a load of photos for their 2019 Star Wars Celebration reveals and of course we just had to share them with you.  This time we wanted to share with you this rather impressive Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Boba Fett Figure.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Limited quantities of this item may be available at other select conventions in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe and online at HasbroPulse.com following the conventions. This item will also be available at select retailers in Asia.





The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Watch Highlights From The Star Wars Celebration Mandalorian Panel

Watch The Mandalorian Panel From SWC Star Wars Celebration continues to deliver with Sunday's big news being The Mandalorian panel which featured the writer and executive producer, Jon Favreau and director of the first episode, the legend that is Dave Filoni.  The two were joined by Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, and Carl Weathers. April 14, 2019, Wintrust Arena Chicago, IL

The Mandalorian will be shown on Disney's new streaming platform, Disney+

You can watch the full panel below.  If you're in a hurry we have an edited version for you condensed into around 11 minutes.

Full panel:


Short version:



The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

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 figurine: approx…

Watch the Trailer For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Execute Order 66. Imagine a Star Wars game that was single player with no micro-transactions, no multi-player and centred around a gripping story set deep in the Star Wars universe.  Never going to happen?  Well it is and what's more it's from Respawn.

A trailer has just dropped at Star Wars: Celebration and you can watch it below.  The name of the game is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and there's a new character introduced in the Star Wars universe and he's called Kal.   Fans of Star Wars Rebels will notice there is a new inquisitor too that chases down Jedi.

Ben Burtt has also made a contribution to the sound design and in particular vocalisation of the little droid, BD-1.

The game is out on the 15th November, 2019 and will be simultaneously launched on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.





The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

HASBRO STAR WARS CELEBRATION REVEALS 2019 - SPECIAL EDITION RETRO PROTOTYPE 3.75-INCH DARTH VADER

STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION RETRO PROTOTYPE 3.75-INCH DARTH VADER Figure Hasbro kindly sent us a load of photos for their 2019 Star Wars Celebration reveals and of course we just had to share them with you.  To kick things off we have the amazing STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION RETRO PROTOTYPE 3.75-INCH DARTH VADER Figure.  It really is a thing of beauty and most definitely one for my collection.

(HASBRO/Ages 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/ Available at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Available at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at San Diego Comic-Con and exclusively on Target.com in limited quantities following the convention








The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Disney and Lucasfilm Team Up with FIRST to Inspire the Next Generation of Heroes and Innovators

Star Wars: Force for Change Philanthropic Initiative to Help Expand Access to FIRST Programs with $1.5M Donation from DisneyStar Wars: Force for Change Twitter Sweepstakes launches at Star Wars Celebration for a chance to win a vacation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland® Resort.

Lucasfilm and parent company Disney, and the global K-12 nonprofit organization FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) todayannounced they are teaming up to inspire the next generation of heroes and innovators. As part of their Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative, Disney and Lucasfilm are providing a $1.5 million donation, in-kind and mentorship resources to help expand access to FIRST programs for more students globally, with a focus on underserved communities.
“Star Wars has always inspired young people to look past what is and imagine a world beyond,” said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. “It is crucial that we pass on the importance of sci…

VIDEO - Anthnony Daniels Loves Star Wars Celebration And Think Fans Will Be Pleased With J.J. Abrams

Anthony Daniels Interviewed At Star Wars Celebration Anthony Daniels show his enthusiasm for Star Wars Celebration and in particular the ability that fans from all around the world can watch live and be there with them.

He also praises J.J. Abrams and thinks the fans will be please with what the director has done for The Rise of Skywalker.




The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.