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Jun 17, 2020

This week, Mike and Cav explore the end of the world from a British point of view, what with the world ending and all. We look at what makes a British Apocalypse distinct and different, with Triffids, Zombies, Aliens Invasion, and Killer Geordies.

Plus out Thimble of Win has to Face the Music after conquests, and investigates some Mould.

Thimble of Win Links

https://www.ea.com/games/command-and-conquer/command-and-conquer-remastered

https://bobmould.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE59OY4KGJg

 

Plus bonus Mitchell and Webb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnd1jKcfBRE

 

May 24, 2020

We're back, and this time it's...well, news.

This week it's all about our take on recent Pop Culture News. We have strange new worlds, the biggest fight between '80s metal legends since David Lee Roth and Vince Neil had a punch up in a Wetherspoons car park, bats leaving the cave, many people realising that this is the way, sandy Al Pacino comparisons, and snide (or should I say Snyd?) cuts. All for your earhole pleasure.

Newsticles

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/on-demand/2020-05-16/star-trek-new-series-strange-new-worlds/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiWEZkDN8AY

https://www.vulture.com/2020/05/ruby-rose-left-batwoman-because-of-long-hours.html

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/04/behold-dune-an-exclusive-look-at-timothee-chalamet-zendaya-oscar-isaac

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a30360981/the-mandalorian-season-2/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/justice-league-snyder-cut-plans-revealed-it-will-be-an-new-thing-1295102

 

Apr 12, 2020

This time around we're doing things a little differently, what with one thing and another. Once we've got our systems set up for separate location recording we'll be back on our normal programming.

Today, this is just Cav on his own, giving his review of DOOM Eternal, which is well worth your time. There's a lot of detail in here, and if you're even considering purchasing the game, you should definitely give this a listen.

Dec 22, 2019

This week two of your favourite swashbuckling geeksplorers present their very brief thoughts on Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (General Chani was unavailable for this one, doubtless off training her minions in a secret location).

We'll return with a full reaction episode in a week or so, once we've had time to watch it again and gather our thoughts.

Mar 1, 2019

Do you like horror franchises? This week we have a doozy. Arnold Scwarzenegger as the Final Girl, Bill Paxton as annoying-douchebag-who-gets-killed, Topher Grace as Really? Him? and Olivia Munn being officially done with this shit.

Yes. It's the various permutations of Predator. We go as deep as we can stomach, and sometimes deeper than that.

Plus Cav gets Mouldy and Piratey, Mike gets into Ninja Sex, and Chani has epic ranty beef with RDR2.

Thimble links:

https://bobmould.bandcamp.com/album/sunshine-rock

https://alestorm.net/

http://ninjasexparty.com/

https://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17, 2019

This week we look at the often unsung heroes of small and silver screen, the Character Actor. We salute our favourite examples, and look at what makes them good at what they do.

 

Plus, Cav fiddles with his Dragonballs, Mike enjoys Discovery, and Chani goes Mads for Polar.

 

One of these days, the puns might get better. But today is not that day.

Thimble Links

https://www.viz.com/dragon-ball

https://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/

https://www.netflix.com/title/80223052

 

Aug 12, 2018

...and then there was everything else.

 

This week, we look at the creditable failures, the blind alleys, and the baffling dumpster fires that constitute everything in the Terminator franchise after Terminator 2. We take a closer look at the films, the TV show, the games, and the toy line (yes, really). We also take a look at "Music Inspired By" the franchise (yes, really; check this out), and pull no punches in our analysis of everything Terminator after 1991.

Plus Cav makes Crab Cakes, Chani fondles a Cougar, and Mike gets excited about a bald captain.

Thimble of Win Links

Clutch - Hot Bottom Feeder

Far Cry 5

Sir Patrick Stewart - Star Trek Announcement

Aug 6, 2018

This week, your Geek Resistance Heroes are sending noble warriors back in time to 1984 and 1991, desperately trying to rescue Sarah and John Connor. We talk about where it all began for the Terminator films, and we start with the two offerings that arguable define the franchise. There's Naked Arnie. There's prop-based puns. There's irritating children. What more could you ask for?

Plus Cav wants to Glass you, Chani's feeling Mythical, and Mike can;t wait to Cleave.

 

Thimble of Win Links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ghQs5AmNk

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4PooiX37Pld1T8J5SYT-SQ

http://www.therapyquestionmark.co.uk/2018/06/20/new-album-cleave-coming-21st-september-2018/

 

 

Jun 16, 2018

This week, we dissect Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus Mike feels the need, Chani and games might fall out, and Cav gets his promotional rant on.

 

Links

https://fallout.bethesda.net/

https://deadline.com/2018/05/tom-cruise-top-gun-maverick-production-start-tweet-1202400688/

https://www.therewillbegeek.com/

 

May 26, 2018

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the southern hemisphere lies a small unregarded podcast. Presenting this podcast for a period of roughly two years are a group of ape-descended life forms who - with the exception of Chani - are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea..."*

Today we release Episode 42, and there was really only one thing we could talk about. So we present to you our take on the works of that most glorious, frustrating, hoopiest of froods, Douglas Adams.

Plus Cav gets Manic, Chani starts Following, and Mike is Alluding to another podcast altogether...

 

(* with apologies to a much better writer)

 

Links:

https://www.therewillbegeek.com/manic-street-preachers-resistance-is-futile-review/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2071645/

https://www.wheelercentre.com/events/the-allusionist

http://setthishouseinorder.libsyn.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirk_(play) (even has a reference to Cav!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p060dn8x

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2018

There are certain dates every year that the Geek Calendar can be set by; your local big convention, the first of the big tentpole blockbusters, San Diego ComiCon, and so on. Free Comic Book Day has firmly established itself as one of these the world over, so on May 5th, we popped down to All Star Comics here in glamourous Melbourne to see what delights awaited us. We then hotfooted it back to TWBG Towers to read, digest, and then record this episode based on what we found. There were secret agents, robot dogs, preludes to war, and utter batshit insanity. And that's just the comics.

 

Plus in our Thimble of Win, Chani gets lost in the Ink Machine, and Mike and Cav get some serious Avenging in (so, potential spoilers).

 

Thimble of Win Links:

https://www.bendyandtheinkmachine.com/

http://marvel.com/movies/movie/223/avengers_infinity_war

http://www.wolproject.com/

 

Episode Links:

http://allstarcomics.com.au/

http://www.humanoids.com/book/721

https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C1606909010

https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/author/jason-lutes

https://www.scholastic.com/kids/book/sparks-by-ian-boothby/

https://www.freecomicbookday.com/Catalog/JAN180021

https://www.freecomicbookday.com/Catalog/JAN180042

Apr 18, 2018

Welcome back to our short mini-episode, where we review Ready Player One.

 

Let's just say...reactions were mixed.

Apr 1, 2018

This week, we debate the issues surrounding Physical vs. Digital Media. Is it better to own a physical object outright, or are we OK with digital versions of our favourite books, films, or music. And what of Cloud Storage and subscription fees? We give the whole shebang a once over.

Plus our Thimble of Win deals with Banjo LARP, Non-Verbal Amish Sci-Fi, Cowboys, Space Jockeys, and Art-House Powered People.

 

Links:

https://doublejump.co/kingdom-come-deliverance-review-28f20721909a

https://www.netflix.com/title/80119233

https://www.facebook.com/legiononfx/?brand_redir=1419899828311003

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/

https://www.hbo.com/westworld

 

 

 

Feb 27, 2018

This week, you're going to have to watch your backs... they have eyes everywhere. We've gone too far down the rabbit hole, and it's everywhere - the Moon, Abbey Road, all the way to the White House (Thanks Obama). I'm telling you, they've got body doubles, replacement band members, ghost writers, the whole nine yards. You've got to get the news out while you can!

 

 

Careful though - someone might be listening...

Dec 30, 2017

This week, we look at Space Operas, and give praise/a good kicking to several notable examples of the genre, taking in Film, TV, Books and Games. We journey form Epsilon 3 to Mongo, from the Systems Commonwealth to the moons of Jupiter, all the while dispensing our verdicts without mercy.

We're not including Star Wars, Star Trek or Doctor Who - they get enough coverage already, not least from us. So sit back and take in our thoughts on the Genre.

Plus you can hear Cav rant, Chani gush excitedly at joining 2016, and Mike crack inappropriate jokes at every available opportunity.

 

Thimble of Win Links:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/12/quentin-tarantino-star-trek-screenwriter

https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80097140

Other Links:

Peter Duncan in Flash Gordon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKBr0WqkA3s

 

Thumbnail image credit: © Chris Foss

Dec 2, 2017

We're back once again with our hiatus review. This time, we're talking about the best in TV and film from while we were away galavanting (in the case of at least one of our number, getting married).

We take a look at Stranger Things, Star Trek: Discovery and Game of Thrones (with honourable mentions for The Defenders, and The Tick). We also rave about Baby Driver, have a good hard look at Blade Runner 2049, Thor: Ragnarok, Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales, and Spiderman: Homecoming. Yes - all of the colons!

 

And Chani losing her shit about Littlefinger.

 

Links:

https://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones

https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80057281

http://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/

http://bladerunnermovie.com/

http://marvel.com/thor

http://pirates.disney.com/

http://www.babydriver-movie.com/discanddigital/

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheSamePhotoofJeffGoldblumEveryday/

https://www.facebook.com/thesamephotoofjimcarreyeveryday/

 

Feb 18, 2017

This week, our geekbrarians look sternly over their glasses, tell you to shush, and go back to pushing their book trolley around the shelves, as we bring you some of our favourite examples in the first of an occasional series delving into geek books. We wrangle with minds, drones, and dubiously named ships, we offer ourselves as tribute, and we make sure we always know where our towels are.

 

Plus our Thimble of Win features heads in boxes, questionable dubbing and unholy alliances between demons and angels.

 

Thimble of Win Links:

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3420411/writer-andrew-kevin-walker-shares-never-seen-first-draft-se7en/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XziLNeFm1ok

https://www.theguardian.com/books/tvandradioblog/2016/apr/15/good-omens-neil-gaiman-to-adapt-terry-pratchett-collaboration-for-tv

 

Other Links:

http://www.thehungergames.co.uk/the-books/

http://www.douglasadams.com/

http://www.iain-banks.net/science-fiction/

 

May 30, 2016

In our latest episode, we get down and dirty with JC, delving deep into the world of classic 90's comic series turned 2016 TV show from AMC, Preacher. We explore the themes, the history, the...anagrams...and generally deconstruct what it is that made this tale of batshit American craziness the cult classic that it is. We look at the pilot episode, first aired on Sunday 22nd of June 2016, and ponder whether the adaptation can live up to the source material.

 

Plus, we have our regular Thimble of Win section, and we get to find out what Cav and Chani thought about Doom.

 

Enjoy!

May 15, 2016

In this episode, we look at the granddaddy of all First Person Shooters - Doom. Or is that Doom II? It's probably not Doom 3, although it might be Wolfenstein. Either way, it's Doom we give a thorough going over this week. Gasp as Cav loses breath during a list. Punch a wall in frustration as Chani has trouble getting the new version to load. Feel uncomfortably queasy as Mike recounts his gaming related nausea. We also recount our Thimble of Win, then delve deep into all of the things that made Doom the gaming great that it undoubtedly is.

 

For the It Runs Doom! list go to http://itrunsdoom.tumblr.com/

 

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