“What’s this?” I hear you cry out incredulously, “My favourite website for all things geek has decided to release a podcast that talks about all the things that are happening in the world of film, TV, games and other sundries?”
Well, yes, I reply. A topical(ish) podcast featuring your three favourite writers* as they go through the big announcements that have been happening in the geek world. So, without further ado, make a cup of tea, pop in your headphones, and have a listen to the smooth, sensual vocal sounds of Graham, Will and Matt as they talk about:
Graham has been watching Spaced and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he’s also been reading the Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen. An interesting game that he’s planning on getting everyone to play one day.
Matt has been watching Dexter, Bones and Ray Donovan, which he’s enjoying, he also gets us started on Batman and why, technically, you shouldn’t entirely hate Batman and Robin (though it really is absolutely awful, and should be forgotten)
Will has been getting high on cough medicine and watching Elementary. He even thinks that Johnny Lee Miller is better at portraying Sherlock Holmes than Benedict Cumberbatch. We hope to have him back from the brainwashing camp by the next show.
Peter Capaldi has rocketed to favourite position as the new Doctor, replacing previous favourite: Rory Kinnear. We also get into a discussion about why the Doctor should not be a woman. We have no objection to it really, other than the Doctor has had so many decades based as a male persona, technically any strong female roles would still be based on the attributes we recognise in the male character after all this time. Also, the Doctor’s female companions are very strong in themselves. We don’t plan to offend any feminists with this view, but we can see there may be some out there who may take offence.
Update: Since recording the Podcast, Will has used his extensive insider knowledge to discover that Daniel Rigby had been tipped to replace Matt Smith as the next Doctor. This was almost two years ago, but Rigby has just jumped up in the odds to 6/1. We’ll find out this Sunday when the official announcement is made… We can’t wait!
Superman/Batman for the sequel to Man of Steel. We all liked the Man of Steel film, but we found the amount of damage that was caused in the final act a bit ridiculous. We discuss who could play Batman, what the plot could be and the future Justice League films.
Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron. We talk about the second wave of releases for the mega-blockbusting Marvel film franchise.
Finally, the Tomb Raider reboot is going to receive a sequel, which will be bridged to the first game by a comic book series written by Batgirl author Gail Simone. Will and I are very happy at the news. We also talk about some of the choices that were made during the game, including the possibility of Lara Croft being homosexual.
As a point worthy of note. During the Lara Croft discussion, I cut out a large part where I’m trying to say something that made absolutely no sense as I wasn’t sure what I was trying to say, and was rambling as a result. Listening back to the recording what I meant was; it doesn’t matter if Lara is a lesbian, provided that it is never more than implied. Whatever happens, you are going to have people out there that will view Lara as nothing more than a sex object (hell, that was how she was shown in the first games after someone made her boobs too big by accident!) but the second we start seeing Lara have her sexuality as her sole defining trait, instead of being a strong, independent female character (of which there are too few in video games full stop) we must step up and make sure that our voices are heard, the games are not about sexuality, they are about strong characters and, in this case, raiding tombs.
We also discuss the addition of multiplayer to Batman: Arkham Origins. Matt doesn’t have much to say about it, but Will and I quite like the concept and style of it. We’ll reserve more judgement until we can see the multiplayer in proper action.
With that out of the way, we move onto the always fun...
Matt had to leave us due to prior commitments, so Will and I make fun of him for that and then allow the insults to link beautifully into our Guess the Quote segment.
If you know the character, actor and TV show this quote comes from:
“[He’s] like a candle in the wind… unreliable”
Then let us know in the comments, on Facebook or via Twitter, we’ll give you the answer during the next show.
Next up, we play Six Degrees. Where we are challenged by you, the listeners to link two different actors together through films they have appeared in. We give you an example in the show, and give each other our a pair to link for next time, we also want you to link the following two actors together yourselves: Kevin Costner and David Tennant. Again, let us know your answers in the comments, along with your pairs of actors for us next time.
Finally, Will and I play the Elevator Pitch, where we have thirty seconds to pitch a randomly generated film title to the other hosts, and they get to vote using the following criteria:
Green Light - your film is amazing and should be made immediately
Screen Test - let’s see how the film looks, but very good nonetheless
See the Script - your film needs work, but let’s have a and see how it goes
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out - your film is bad and you should feel bad
Once Matt returns, we’ll start running a tally about who gets what for the score, with a prize for the winner at the end. But you can get the idea of what we’re trying to do this week.
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We look forward to hearing from you soon, and hope you enjoy what you’re about to hear/are listening to right now. If you don’t, well we’re going to keep doing it anyway, so yah boo sucks to you.
If you missed the link I put at the top of the page, and are too lazy to scroll back up. You can listen to the podcast here.
We’ll be back in two weeks time, so sit tight until then.
*May not be your favourite writers, just the three that we could round up at such short notice.