If you are listening to this, it means that we have finally managed to get off our arses and record another round of three people ranting over things!
Listen close, for we have wonderful things to tell you.
Will has been watching Doctor Who (as have we all), and he’s also been preparing for the birth of his child, complete with nerdy clothing and a Boba Fett baby-gro.
Graham has been playing Wolfenstein: The New Order, it’s a game that harks back to a simpler time of First Person Shooters, where there was more to it than just being told where to shoot and corridors of bad guys to kill. The game comes closer to Half Life 2 in its attempts to build a world and give you glimpses of the lives of the unseen citizens. It doesn’t quite get there, but it comes a damn sight closer than other more recent games.
Sarah went to see Pride! Check out her review, and if that doesn't convince you, then keep listening whilst she extolls even more virtues on it within the podcast.
There have been rumours that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be getting a spinoff film of his own. Whilst Sarah is a little more accepting of the idea, Will and Graham are generally against the affair. The conversation rapidly moves away from whether the film will be any good/necessary, to Disney’s acquisition of the series and merchandising, which then leads into a rant from Sarah over Disney’s policy about Gamora with their merchandising for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Microsoft have bought Mojang! Ultimately, this could go either way. The fantastic creativity and fun of Minecraft is something we’ll always look back on fondly, but it will all depend on how Microsoft plays its hand. We also reminisce about when we bought it, how cheap it was and our initial reactions to the game. Sarah also reminds us why she doesn’t play games anymore
Finally, we look at some of the TV series that will be coming your way this autumn. The Flash, the spinoff to DC’s Arrow starts on the 7th of October. Will is very excited about it, though he felt that the backdoor pilot for the series may have been a little heavy-handed and some of the dialogue seems cheesy, though Sarah seems to like that.
Constantine follows. Yet again we are sceptical of the series (noticing a pattern here?) due to the changes that have been made by the higher ups, most notably his sexuality and attitudes to smoking. These are two key parts of his character, yet they’ve been tossed aside almost with little thought. As mentioned in the podcast, Constantine’s smoking leads to his getting cancer and making a deal with two devils for his soul, just so he can get rid of the cancer, and whilst his sexuality may be more alluded to than shown it still creates a character that people can look towards as a well rounded character who also happens to be bisexual. The show’s dark themes suggest we’re not going to see family-friendly fun, so why are we missing these aspects? Especially when the same network that’s showing the series has a cannibal as a main character in another show.
Finally, we reach the much loved (or is that maligned?) Quote of the Podcast!
Sarah gives us this doozy of a number for you to fathom out;
“And are you familiar with the old human saying ‘I want to shoot you so bad my dick’s hard?’”
If you know the film, actor and character who said that phrase let us know in the comments or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.