In today’s episode we give our first reactions to the newest Star Wars TV show on the block, “Andor” (that Squeeeeeeeee you heard was courtesy of Dan Watkins).
Then it’s Buff or Bluff time, where the nerds have to work out the truth from facts about Hollywood Script Doctors, Monsters in Space, Dance On Film, and Marvel Theme Parks. Plus, in honour of the wonderful Brendan Fraser and his return to leading man status in “The Whale, Andy has three plots for movies with tenuous links to Whales.
And finally, news of the nerds podcasting LIVE on Sunday 9th October at Newcastle Fright Fest. But if you’re too late, you can catch the best bits in Episode 120!
In this recommendations-filled episode, we discuss alternate history drama “For All Mankind” as well as off-the-wall dark comedy “The Baby”. We also bow down once again to the legendary Sir David Attenborough with the release of “Frozen Planet 2.” And as “Thor Love and Thunder” has now arrived on Disney Plus, Jon leads a spoilerific discussion about the Asgardian’s latest (mis)adventure.
Plus, it’s that time again where one our lovely nerds gets one of their “Shameful Gaps” heroically filled. One of us has never seen John Carpenter’s “The Thing” so recently watched it for the very first time, and is here to tell the pod world what they thought.
Today’s episode takes us into Nintendo’s naughty past, and the nuances (or lack, thereof) of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. We also go behind the scenes of “Tremors”, and Hazel has some wonderful facts (and one bluff) about Ed Kramer- iconic visual effects supervisor at ILM. We also give our initial thoughts on “Rings of Power” (we’re divided on this one) and “The Offer”; which tells the story of the making of The Godfather.
Plus, if you need any patio advice, or will do in the near future, Peter has you covered!
For this recommendations special we chat about the films and TV shows that captured our attention this week, including early impressions of “She-Hulk” and “House of the Dragon”.
Our personal picks include Jon’s review of ‘Sandman’, a show he’s waited desperately for for over 30 years. Does it live up to his dreamy expectations?
Peter discusses ‘Prey’, Disney Plus’ ambitious Predator prequel, and Hazel enthuses about ‘Bad Sisters’, a Sharon Horgan-led comedy drama whodunnit series on Apple Plus.
Andy gets passionate about Netflix’s ‘Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story’, and finally Dan asks us to lower our inhibitions and hear about Jermaine and his two Clements, in ‘Nude Tuesday’ – leave it to Dan to lower the tone….
A ton of nighttime nerdy trivia this episode, as our Buff or Bluff quiz includes MCU origin tales from Ian Mayor, post-production changes from Jon, a box office bonanza from Peter, and tales from Schitt’s Creek and a very fun quiz from Hazel, where the nerds have to change one letter in a movie title to match her altered synopses of many a much-loved film.
Who WOULDN’T want to see a film about a cyborg assassin sent back in time to give someone a curly 80’s hairstyle?
We’re back after our summer break, by revelling in the glorious nerdness announced at ComicCon.
Dan has always wanted to be a cat (because a cat’s the only cat that knows where it’s at) and gets his chance with new game ‘Stray’. Peter howls about new Prime TV show ‘Wolf Like Me’, Jon commits some ‘Crimes of the Future’ with David Cronenberg’s latest, And Hazel can’t help falling in love with Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’
We’re all shook up this week, as Andy, Hazel, Dan, Peter and Ian test each other in a round of Buff or Bluff fit for the King!
Andy puts on his blue suede shoes for some Elvis Presley trivia (TREASURE APE!), while facts about George Clooney are always on Ian’s mind. We also feature the return of Shameful Gap: when one of our nerds had never seen the 90s classic Cool Runnings, they realised it was now or never, and jumped in their Disney+ bobsleigh to right that wrong.
A little more conversation AND a little more action, please? That’s us! Thankyouverymuch, Nerdfest has left the building.
Never mind the bollocks, here’s another Nerdfest episode! It’s recommendations time, as our own rotten Jon discusses Danny Boyle’s new limited TV series ‘Pistol’.
Ian Mayor is back with us on day release from The Void. He and his wife have been watching ‘The Flight Attendant Season 2’; a Hitchcockian style dark comedy, and he’s here to talk about why you should be watching it too.
Peter reviews new sci fi series ‘Night Sky’, starring Sissy Spacek and J.K Simmons, who discover a portal in their backyard leading to another planet.
And since Hazel has been AWOL with Covid n that, she has a trio of recommendations of things she’s been watching whilst under the weather – ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ (“I’m going to bat for it because no one else will”) and new Netflix series ‘The Lincoln Lawyer.’
This time Jon, Andy Peter and Ian Mac try to Bluff each other with “facts” about anthropomorphic appliances, random stories including Ryan Reynolds’ day job, the unlikely dark endings of some nineties sitcoms, and the many bizarre things which movies got retitled in other countries.
And our nerds have also been feeling the force of the new “Obi Wan Kenobi” series on Disney+.