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THE BAD BATCH EPISODE 5: RAMPAGE RECAP

It's all connected. That's been a popular phrase among large-scale franchises like Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in recent years. And in the latest episode of The Bad Batch, it is 100 percent true. Very direct call-backs and call-aheads are found throughout this fun romp of an episode.  The season's fifth episode, Rampage, hit Disney Plus Friday morning and was a welcomed tangible step forward in the story, especially relative to last week's episode, Cornered. Omega is presented with her own comlink device as the episode opens, while we return to the story thread of Wrecker complaining about headaches. This comes in just one small part of a scene, but it's a reminder of something potentially tragic happening with Wrecker relative to his inhibitor chip down the road. Still short on resources, but curious about who hired Fennec Shand to hunt them down, the group travels to Ord Mantell, on Echo's recommendation, to locate an old Jedi contact Cid, who

Cast Photo That Brought The Magic That Is E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

What an absolutely fantastic photo featuring some of the talent that brought us E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.  (Thank you to Lauren Marems who was a sculptor for the movie for sending it across.) The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Why Return of the Jedi Is My Favourite Star Wars Movie

A Retrospective Look Back At Return of the Jedi I was lucky enough (and old enough) to have seen Return Of The Jedi at the cinema in 1983. I was the perfect age, eleven years old. I was already a huge Star Wars fan thanks to the first two movies, but for some reason I was really sucked into the hype of the third Star Wars. There seemed to be more TV appearances from the cast of Jedi on our stations (all four of them here in the UK), of which I tried to catch, or at least record on my very own video tape to watch later. The movie trailer seemed to play more than ever on TV, and newspapers were doing Return Of The Jedi pull out specials. I was already spending all my pocket money on the stickers for my Return Of The Jedi sticker album, (I never got it complete.) and collecting all the Kenner figures and vehicles. So you can see why I was so hyped up for the third movie. The day arrived where I was off to the cinema with a friend and after queueing for two hours at the local cinema which

Review: Supernatural: The Fifteenth and Final Season Available on Blu-ray May 25 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

This review contains spoilers for the final episode of Supernatural . Supernatural closed out its incredible 15 season run last November. A staggering 327 episodes. A rarity in television, especially for a genre show. From 2005 to 2020, brothers Sam and Dean Winchester became like family to fans across the globe. We laughed with them, mourned with them, feared for them, and celebrated them. “Saving people, hunting things” was the code the Winchesters lived by, regardless the cost to themselves. It’s what made them truly special, and it’s why we grew to love them so much. Of course, so much of this was due to the actors who embodied Sam and Dean through all 15 seasons — Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, respectively. Roles they were born to play. Over the years the brothers fought angels and demons, monsters and creatures from urban legend, Lucifer, and even God himself. Often joined by fellow hunters, Sam and Dean formed an extended family that also included the angel Castiel (Misha

THE BAD BATCH EPISODE 4: CORNERED RECAP

We are now at the quarter pole of season one of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, with Friday's premier of the fourth episode, Cornered. This was basically a chase episode that served one primary function: the introduction of Fennec Shand into the series. We first met Shand, played by Ming-Na Wen, back in the fifth episode of season 1 of The Mandalorian, when she was hunting down The Child and Din Djarin on Tatooine.  Here, we meet a version of Shand that is around 28 years younger than the one we see in The Mandalorian. She is introduced fairly early on, when the Bad Batch have to stop for a supply run. They head to the planet Pantora, referenced early in The Clone Wars and home world of Baron Papanoidia, the on-screen character played by George Lucas in Revenge of the Sith . I do like the premise of the group now having to scrounge around for basics like food and money, because they are now outlaws of the ruling government of the galaxy. Their supplies don't just materialize out of n

THE BAD BATCH EPISODE 3: REPLACEMENTS RECAP

Friday saw the third episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch roll out on Disney Plus. The characters we meet expands a bit from the first two episodes. As the episode opens, the group's shuttle, the Havoc Marauder, is malfunctioning in hyperspace. The shuttle gets knocked out of hyperspace, and has to crash land on a remote moon.  Omega takes center stage again, as she pesters the group to be a bigger part of the action, another consistent theme established in the first two episodes. They discover an essential part of the ship, a capacitor, needs replacing. Omega and Hunter venture out into the moon's darkness to fix the capacitor, but naturally, they are not alone, Meanwhile, we pick up the story on Kamino, where Crosshair is continuing to undergo medical procedures to enhance his inhibitor chip. The effects have clearly made him a more brutal soldier, something we see throughout the episode. Admiral Tarkin reappears, continuing his campaign to replace the clone army with conscrip

Happy Birthday, George!

Happy 77th Birthday, George Lucas Happy Birthday to one of the bearded trio's, George Lucas who celebrates his 77th Birthday today.  From everyone here at the site we wish him a very happy Birthday and hope he has a fantastic day! The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

THE BAD BATCH EPISODES 1 & 2 RECAP

The latest Star Wars project to hit Disney Plus is The Bad Batch, bowing on, of course, May the 4th. The show is slated for 16 episodes in its first season and comes from the same Lucasfilm Animation creative team that created The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels .  The Bad Batch centers on the adventures of five genetically enhanced clonetroopers we first met in the final season of The Clone Wars: Hunter, Crosshair, Wrecker, Tech and Echo. The only familiar character in the bunch is Echo, who was presumed killed at The Citadel back in Season 3 of The Clone Wars, He was captured by Separatist forces and hard-wired into a computer. He was rescued by Anakin Skywalker and the Bad Batch during Season 7, and later joined the other four clones in this unusual group. The show's first episode opens in the final moments before Order 66 is issued, crossing over exact territory covered in S tar Wars: Revenge of the Sith as well as the Season 7 Clone Wars episode Shattered.  Jedi Master Depa

New Research Reveals "E.T. Phone Home" Is UK's Favourite Big Screen Moment. Jaws Second

“E.T. PHONE HOME” IS THE UK’S FAVOURITE EVER BIG SCREEN MOVIE MOMENT The iconic “E.T. phone home” scene is the UK’s favourite big screen movie moment ever, according to new research released today. The study, carried out by Showcase Cinemas to celebrate the reopening of the big screen experience, sees the 1982 Steven Spielberg classic narrowly take the number one spot ahead of another Spielberg favourite, Jaws. The 1975 shark thriller could have been nominated for a whole host of moments, but film fans have chosen the “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” scene as their second favourite of all time. The epic romantic drama Titanic rounded off the top three with “I’ll never let go Jack” being picked ahead of other iconic scenes, like “No, I am your Father” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V) and the shower scene in Psycho, with the latter being crowned the scariest big screen movie moment. However, there was a divergence of opinion in generations, as almost a fifth of part

Get Your Hands On A Real-Life Lightsaber At The All New Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

"You Want This Don't You?"  A Working Lightsaber! What do we want more than a real-life hoverboard from Back to the Future or a phaser from Star Trek?  Well it's a real-life lightsaber of course.  Star Wars fans will get to experience a lightsaber which to be honest, from the teaser trailer below is the closest we've got yet to a Jedi's favourite weapon.  No news yet on when and if we can purchase one but guests who visit the all new all-immersive Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser ,  a two-night vacation experience that goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before will be able to get their hands (mechanical or real) on one, but not until 2022.  The new experience will see guests staying at a starcruiser hotel and for two days will be totally immersed in all things Star Wars.  You won't feel like being on Earth but a galaxy far, far away. Over on the Disney Parks blog we are told: "Yes, that’s a new type of lightsaber Rey is holding in her hand, c