RRR 14 Our Favourite Nerdly Things of All Time

By Roy Mathur, on 2013-06-02, at 16:00:00--17:31:09 BST, for Roy's Rocket Radio, Listen

Scott Grandison of Comic Book Outsiders Returns!

Special show. Today, Scott Grandison and I discuss our favourite nerdly things of all time!

MCM Comic Con London

Debating whether to attend MCM London without press pass... and the answer was no, because I can't blow 50 quid I haven't got!

Bizarre Canadianisms/Americanisms in My Speech

Bizzare Canadianisms/Americanisms in my speech without the accent... well, I spent seven years in Canada!

Hobo with a Shot Gun

And talking about Canada... I watched Hobo with a Shotgun which has famous (and excellent) Canadian talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos being visciously murdered with an ice-skate and obviously loving the utter Canadianess of this pulp giallo moment.

Bad Ass

One jarring moment of misjudged torture porn in an otherwsie ok flick.

It's also a little hard to criticise long-time action B-lister and now A-lister Danny Trejo.

Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor

The season finale of the current Doctor Who was a bit of an anticlimax.

The only good thing is we can look forward to John Hurt playing an incarnation of the Doctor in the Special later this year.

The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann's version of The Great Gatsby is out and getting both lauded and denounced for its sheer frenetic pace.

I haven't seen it, but I'm going to and if it is anything like the trailers, surely Luhrmann is the man to direct Alfred Bester's classic SciFi The Stars My Destination AKA Tiger, Tiger, something that I've been harping on about for ages! Luhrmann! Attempt SciFi next! Now who owns the screen-rights for that book right now. Igor! Scour the internet! What? Ahhh Universal. Hey Universal, stop sitting on this!

Star Trek Into Darkness

Really enjoyable, a must see, I have blogged already about this, but here are the bones. JJ must have been stung by criticisms of the first movie having a weak story because the plot keeps you guessing for a while.

The pace is furious and we get to see the Star Trek universe being reinvented in even more interesting, parallel, but slightly skewed angles than in the first movie.

It also seemed very short, even though it was about two hours long, which must mean that I did not want it to end, which I didn't. In fact I forced my accompanying friend to stay until the very last credits rolled off the screen.

The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Roy's favourite movies: Empire Strikes Back beats Blade Runner by an ever-so-thin margin!

Scott's favourite movies: Blade Runner, honorable mentions: 2001, Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Battle of the Planets/Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Space Adventure Cobra, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop

Roy's favourite anime: Battle of the Planets/Science Ninja Team Gatchaman or Space Adventure Cobra.

Scott's favourite anime: Ghost In The Shell: Standalone Complex, honourable mention: Cowboy Bebop.

Blake's 7, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5

Roy's favourite TV series: Blakes Seven.

Scott's favourite TV series: Blakes Seven, (Star Trek: TNG, Babylon 5).


Roy and Scott's favourite book: Frank Herbert's Dune beats the Kane stories and novels of Karl Edward Wagner by a smidgen.

V for Vendetta, Watchmen

Roy's favourite comic: V for Vendetta. Roy and Scott: Watchmen.

New Rose by The Damned, Carnival of Animals by Camille Saint-Saen, The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy

Roy's favourite music: New Rose by The Damned or Carnival of Animals a by Camille Saint Saen.

Scott's favourite radio show: Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy. Roy agrees.

The Internet, Home Computers, Smartphones

Roy's favourite tech: the Internet / home computers.

Scott's favourite tech: Smartphones.

Ring of Power, Doom-Type FPSs, Oblivion, Skyrim, World of Warcraft

Roy's favourite games: Ring of Power???? (C64), or any of the Doom-type FPSs.

Scott's favourite games: Oblivion/Skyrim/WoW.

Horsey, Star Wars Toys

Roy's favourite tyo: Horsey (soft toy) beats Yoda plastic figure. Even I have to admit that's a bit creepy.

Scott's Favourite: Star Wars toys.