"Yoda Guy", Nick Maley, joins Stunt Coordinator extraordinaire, Paul Weston as he reveals what it takes to live a life doing stunts for more than 100 movies
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Original prop & costume expert Brandon Alinger of PropStore joins conservationist Tom Spina of Regal Robot to talk about acquiring, authenticating and caring for rare production used collectibles.
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Nick Maley recalls the extraordinary career of his former mentor, the legendary make-up FX Designer, Stauart Freeborn and his son Graham (who was an unsung hero of the classic Star Wars Trilogy.)
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Special Makeup and Creature FX Designer, screenwriter, Second Unit Director, author, motivational speaker, founder of the Follow Your Star Foundation and STARnet Events, Nick was a member of Stuart Freeborn's creature crew on Star Wars IV A New Hope and became a key contributor to the creation of Yoda for The Empire Strikes Back. Having contributed to Superman - The Movie, The Shining, and devised sequences for movies like Highlander, Krull and the groundbreaking creature effects in the cult movie Lifeforce, he is a veteran of over 60 movies. His knowledge of creature creation and practical effects, combined with his constant desire to uplift the lives of those he meets, has endeared him to three generations of movie fans.
British award-winning broadcaster, documentary maker and author, David is the presenter of BBC One Current Affairs programme, Inside Out. He also regularly hosts the regional evening news for the East of England.
Born on May the Fourth (Yes, Star Wars day!), 1977 he and his team made The Galaxy Britain Built about some of the the British talent behind the classic Star Wars trilogy including STARnetEvents founder Nick Maley. David also wrote a book of the same name published in the U.S. by BearManor Media.
In 2019. His follow up documentary Toy Empire about Palitoy Star Wars Toys became a phenomenon in Britain, .
Paul is a British stunt coordinator, a trained actor, stuntman and Second Unit Director with over 50 years ecperience. He started his career in the Sixty’s as photographic model, was understudy to Roger Moore on The Saint TV series, played an acting part, performed his own stunts and was booked as a stuntman on the next episode.
His Stunt career includes Doctor Who, The Prisoner, The Avengers, Remington Steele,.The Dirty Dozen, A Bridge Too Far, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, American Warewolf in London, Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, many James Bond movies, Aliens and was he was the Flying Double for Christopher Reeves on Superman.
Also a song writer and lyracist, he sang with the Beatles on Help.
Brandon is a film fanatic, author and COO of the Los Angeles branch of PropStore, one of the worlds leading vendors of original movie props and costumes.
He is an expert on collecting original props, author of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy, co-author of Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, and combines his passions for research and collecting to make treasures of entertainment available to private collectors and fans around the world.
PropStore holds an inventory of over 6,000 individual memorabilia items from hundreds of titles.
Tom started as a collector of original movie props 20+ years ago. His company, Tom Spina Designs, has become recognized as the go-to source for collectors looking for conservators for their prized collections.
Besides restoration, the company also specializes in creating custom statues, sculpture, mannequins, and displays of film props and costumes. His Regal Robot brand is a Lucasfilm licensee providing unique themed furniture and decor. A huge Mos Eisley cantina enthusiast, Tom has studied the sequence more than those of us who were actually there. Great to have him onboard our Mos Eisley and collecting panel.
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