By Roy Mathur, on 2013-06-02, at 16:00:00--17:31:09 BST, for Roy's Rocket Radio, Listen
Special show. Today, Scott Grandison and I discuss our favourite nerdly things of all time!
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!
Bizzare Canadianisms/Americanisms in my speech without the accent... well, I spent seven years in Canada!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roy's favourite comic: V for Vendetta. Roy and Scott: Watchmen.
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.
Roy's favourite tech: the Internet / home computers.
Scott's favourite tech: Smartphones.
Roy's favourite games: Ring of Power???? (C64), or any of the Doom-type FPSs.
Scott's favourite games: Oblivion/Skyrim/WoW.
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.