Time for another Nerdfest podcast – and “time” is the right word!
Dan opens the show with his recommendation of a clock (it’s better than it sounds, trust us) before we get chatting about the new series of Dr Who in which we have a brand new Time Lord in the form of Jodie Whittaker. Our other recommendations include the BBC’s Bodyguard, Hotel Artemis, and a great documentary find of Ian’s, that looks behind the scenes of the lives of stand up comedians.
We round off the show with Hazel’s film quote challenge, in which Dan and Ian take on Peter and Jon to see who can place the most iconic lines.
Make sure you listen to the end for a timelordy post-credits scene!
In this episode our film quiz ‘Buff or Bluff’ covers the world’s weirdest “Batman” stories, plus some “Rocky”, Firefly“, and Stan Lee trivia you won’t have heard before, and we find out Jon’s not-so-secret Sushi recipe.
For our recommendations we review “Disenchantment“, “The Meg“, “Hereditary“, “BlacKKKlansman“, and “Ant Man and the Wasp“.
And Hazel picks her Born Identity – ultimate East meets West punch-up, “Rocky IV“. (Best training montage ever? Yes, yes it is…)
Its a Mission Impossible double-bill this episode, as we review the latest instalment, “Fallout”, while Jon fills his Shameful Gap by watching the original movie.
In Buff Or Bluff, Dan tries to baffle us with origin stories, Jon befuddles us with Michael Jackson’s movie career, Hazel digs into the Indiana Jones archives and Peter asks which sci-fi author invented the waterbed.
Recommendations this week include “Captain Marvel: In Pursuit Of Flight“, “Atlantis“, “Pawn Stars“, and giving “Fear The Walking Dead” another chance.
Ian Mayor tells the fascinating story of the Alien 3 movies from parallel universes, Dan gets a lovely Star Wars present, and the nerds reveal an unhealthy obsession with a certain non-vegetarian rock singer.
IT DOESN’T MATTER if you listen to this episode! (Actually, yes it does. We’re narcissistic nerds and need your constant love and validation 😉)
We open the show with a flavoursome Film Buff or Bluff quiz – with Jon attempting to fool us with some ridiculous wrestling storylines, Hazel opens the box on Se7en, and Peter has some cunning James Bond clues.
We’ve then got some new recommendations for you (which takes us off on a tangent about the much-missed world of DVD extras). And then it’s Peter’s turn for The Born Identity as he uncages Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds“.
We’ve then got a brand (not bland, Jon…) new feature, called ‘Debate a Nerd’. We discuss what films deserve a sequel, and which sequels acutely affected the franchise that had gone before it. We’d love to hear your opinions on this topic too – @Nerdfestuk on Twitter.
Our spoilery review this week is Die Ha…Sorry, sorry, we mean Skyscraper. Starring the man we’d all want to save our lives, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Dan makes a belated but welcome appearance during this segment, with a bonus Film Buff or Bluff well worth sticking around for!
Despite the cunning attempts of Hazel’s cats to stop us, we bring you an episode packed with the usual Nerdy Recommendations, including Mortal Engines, the most batshit-crazy book we’ve ever heard about, surreal rap show Atlanta and Netflix zombie movie Cargo
We try to catch each other out with our Buff or Bluff quiz questions, involving The Matrix, Disneyland ride Star Tours, and some very weird product placements.
Jon fills a Shameful Gap with Arnie’s True Lies. And Dan reveals his Born Identity to be the movie classic Full Metal Jacket, released in the year he was born.
It’s Bayhem in the studio today, as Nerd Court sees Hazel defending blockbuster Armageddon against Jon’s attempts to send it to nerd jail.
We have a Shatner-influenced Film Buff or Film Bluff quiz, and it’s the penultimate round of Nerd of the Mastery Mind, as Dan finally gets his revenge on Hazel with his devious West Wing questions.
Dan also reveals his thoughts on Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom and we round things off with a spoiler-heavy review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Buckle up, baby!
Some rules are made to be broken, aren’t they?
Welcome to episode 13 of our nerdy movie podcast, featuring the filling of Hazel’s THIRD Shameful Gap- Zombieland!
We also review Deadpool 2, going into deep spoiler territory, and have a rather risqué Film Buff or Film Bluff quiz (but it has Jeff Goldblum facts in it, so it’s well worth it.)
Peter and Ian take on their sci fi-oriented specialist subjects in Nerd of the Mastery Mind and, of course, we have the latest and greatest Nerd Recommendations for you, namely Girls On Tops, Rick And Morty, The S-ring, and Barry.
Thanks for all the love you’ve shown to our podcast recently – we definitely don’t feel alone enough to be zombies 🙂
In this episode we’ve got a bumper round of quizzes! As well as an entertaining ‘Film Buff or Film Bluff’ we’ve got the first 2 rounds of our Nerds of the Mastery Mind’ (so-called because Hazel mispronounced it upon introducing it, and failed to recover.)
Our recommendations this week include horror movie A Quiet Place, rival podcast (boo hiss!) The West Wing Weekly, Netflix TV show Santa Clarita Diet, and a recommendation not to watch one of the worst things ever put to film (clue: there are icebergs involved…)., Titanic II.
And finally we round off the show with a spoilery discussion of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which includes our speculation on a possible crossover with Bill & Ted…
This bumper episode has two brand new features!
As well as the usual good stuff like movie recommendations and our quiz ‘Film Buff or Film Bluff’, we debut our new game What would Jared Leto do? For which we’ve we all come up with various ridiculous scenarios for Mr Leto to test out his “method” acting skills.
We also take a look at the classic film Jaws and discuss which modern actors could potentially fill the giant shoes of Brody, Quint and Hooper.
And finally, we give Dan a good old fashioned interrogation as he’s been watching all 17 Marvel movies back to back ahead of Infinity War.
In this segment one of us (*cough Hazel *cough) might have got slightly distracted by the idea of a Chris Hemsworth tree…