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Those good folks over at Funko have announced a new set of action figures from The Dark Crystal are on the way and boy oh boy, do they look beautiful.  Not only that but they are releasing a new range for their extremely popular Funko Pop! range but for me it's those retro looking action figures that are pulling on my puppet strings.  Here's the full press release:

Go on an adventure straight out of storytelling icon Jim Henson’s imagination. Bring home action figures including the Guard of the Castle of the Crystal Rian, the gelfling Deet, the Hunter, Hup, Aughra the Oracle and a Silk Spitter.

Bring home Pop! Rian, Deet, Hup, the Hunter, Aughra, The Chamberlain exclusive to Target, Deet Glow exclusive to FYE and the Hunter with a silver mask exclusive to Funko Shop.

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

VIDEO: Tom Cruise Surprises Hall H in San Diego

Tom Cruise Surprises Hall H in San Diego as the Top Gun: Maverick Official Trailer Soars at Comic-Con 50! Top Gun: Maverick will fly in to theatres on June 26th, 2020.  Yo can watch the new trailer below.  What do you think about the upcoming Top Gun movie?  Excited or you couldn't give an F-14 Tomcat?  Let us know in the comments below.

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

The Steven Spielberg Executive Produced "Cats" Gets A Trailer

The Steven Spielberg executive produced "Cats" gets a brand new trailer.  The new movie with a whole host of British talent will be hitting the big screen this Christmas.  You will believe

Here's the cast and press release:

Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.

Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.

Featuring Lloyd Webber's iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to con…

That's No PC, That's A Space Station!

CherryTree Inc. Announces STAR WARS™ Death Star themed Personal Computer.  Yes, that is a PC! I love Star Wars and I love PC gaming.  When the two come together its usually to do with the software side like a new Star Wars game being released.  It's rare when the two come together and it's hardware related.  The good folks over at CherryTree Inc have announced a pretty impressive PC that is in the shape of the Death Star no less!

It really does look remarkable and if you're lucky enough to be visiting San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you can take a look at the PC in action at booth 2913-C.  If you do, make sure you send us your photos and we will share on our social media pages.  Here's the full press release:

The STAR WARS™ Death Star will be available for pre-order July 18, 2019, the
first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Comic-Con attendees can preview the
PC at booth 2913-C.

Pre-orders will begin on July 18th, 2019, coinciding with the first day of San Diego

The Journey to The Rise of Skywalker Begins with Star Wars Adventures #27

IDW Will Bring A Three Part Star Wars Epic Story This October IDW Publishing have today announced the exciting news that Star Wars Adventures #27 will bring us a gripping three part story set between The Last Jedi and the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker!  That has got to be a must read when it's released this October.  Here's the full press release:

IDW Publishing proudly announces that October’s Star Wars Adventures #27 will debut a three-part storyline telling an untold chapter set between The Last Jedi and the thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

Issue #27 will debut a three-part monthly storyline by writer John Barber and artist Derek Charm, featuring the mighty Wookiees. With the New Republic devastated, the First Order launches an attack on the planet Kashyyyk, and Chewbacca takes up arms to defend his people!

“It's a thrill and an honor to get to tell this story with the amazing Derek Charm,” says Barber. “Chewie's one of my…


Intrada Brings Us A Young Sherlock Holmes Soundtrack Masterpiece Soundtrack collectors always look forward to another Intrada announcement and this one will please Steven Spielberg fans.  Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) had Steven Spielberg as the executive producer and ILM fans will remember the movie for the memorable stain-glass knight special effect.  The soundtrack was composed by Bruce Broughton and is a must for any Spielberg collector.  Here's the press release:

Intrada revisits one of its most popular titles this week – Bruce Broughton's score to the 1985 Paramount Pictures film Young Sherlock Holmes. Previously released in 2014 working from the only available elements at that time, this updated version is sourced from the recently discovered film mix created by Eric Tomlinson as well as the original LP master. From these elements Intrada has expanded from the original 2-CD release to this deluxe, 3-CD package which includes the complete score from the Tomlinson mixes as…

Enjoy These Photos And GIFs To Celebrate Harrison Ford's 77th Birthday.

Here's a bunch of photos and GIFs to celebrate Harrison Ford's 77th Birthday. It's not the years, it's the mileage.

Harrison Ford on holiday - Wales 2004

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Look closely and you will see Ford wearing an E.T. badge.

Eric Idle with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford

Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford

Halloween 2012

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2008

Harrison Ford at his home, 1984.

Here's a spectacle wearing Harrison Ford practicing with his whip on the back lot Raiders of the Lost Ark. Is that a Rover P6 in the background?

CLASSIC CLIP: Steven Spielberg Talks About UFOs in 1977

Steven Spielberg talks about UFOs in 1977. This of course was at the time he was filming and promoting Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Watch: POV Video Of The New Jurassic World Ride

Experience The Jurassic World Ride In First Person The kind folks over on the YouTube channel, Theme Park Trackers have uploaded a high quality point of view video of the latest Jurassic World ride.

Jurassic World The Ride front seat POV during technical rehearsals in July 2019! Enjoy!
Apologies for the poor quality when entering the final show-building as the lighting inside was extremely low.

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

Movie Review: "The Lion King" Is Familiar, Furry Family Fun

Featuring the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Eijofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver,  JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones
Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson
Directed by Jon Favreau

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs

Out of Four

Love it or hate it, the Disney remake train isn't slowing down any time soon. For my money, the best by far have been Cinderella  (which was surprisingly deep and poignant character piece with an identity all its own), Pete's Dragon (which bore little resemblance to the frankly mediocre original) and The Jungle Book (which expertly balanced the classic Disney feel with adding back more of Kipling's edge.).  Then there was Beauty & The Beast, which felt like an glorified musical television special and excuse to push auto tuning to its absolute limits. It was a completely redundant and cash grab that stuck so close to the original that it felt pointl…

Young Sherlock Holmes Actor, Freddie Jones Dies Age 91

Freddie Jones Has Passed Away At The Age Of 91 British actor, Freddie Jones has died at the age of 91.  If you are from the UK then he is most likely to be known as Sandy Thomas in the popular soap, Emmerdale where he appeared in over six hundred episodes.

Fans of Steven Spielberg movies will know him from the Spielberg executive produced 1985 classic,
"Young Sherlock Holmes" where he played Chester Cragwitch.  In keeping with the "young" theme he also appeared in an episode of the "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" in 1990 as "Birdy" in the episode, "Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom."

BBC News tells us:

His agent Lesley Duff said he died on 9 July after a short illness.

She remembered Jones - the father of fellow actor Toby - as "a much loved and admired actor, known for his triumphs in theatre, film and TV."

His many feature films include the David Lynch films Dune, Wild at Heart and The Elephant Man.

In the la…

10 Soundtracks You Should Listen To During Rush Hour

Late For Work Or Being Chased Because You've Stolen The Declaration Of Independence?  These Soundtracks Are Perfect To Listen To As You Zip Through The Traffic From the world of movies and TV here are ten pieces of soundtrack music I think you should listen to during rush hour. So if you're in your car driving to work or walking through crowds of people block after block then the following music will fit the setting and help you beat the traffic. Just don't speed.

The Chase, Hans Zimmer - The Rock
Using his signature drum and base beat the track starts slow but builds into a frantic fast moving track that would be ideal moving between traffic. Just don't chase any Hummers through the streets of San Francisco.

Rush Hour, Mark Macina - Speed
Couldn't have a rush hour playlist without at least one from the movie Speed and its called Rush Hour. Like The Chase this uses a fast tempo and builds tension and brings a sense of urgency. Perfect if you are late for work.