Looking forward to 2017

January 24, 2017

Following on from last week, this time we look at what's coming in 2017, starting with stuff we think will disappoint and finishing with things we think will be great!

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A look back at 2016

January 17, 2017

2016 was a glorious year!  Right?  No?  Well, in this episode we have a look back at the past year and talk about our favourite things from it and some of our biggest disappointments.

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Favourite movie heroes

January 10, 2017

So last week we discussed our favourite movie villains.  This week, we embrace the light side and try our hardest to find some of those wretched do gooders who make us not too queasy.

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Favourite Movie Villains

January 3, 2017

Being bad is fun!  Well, not in reality, but in a fictional world, who doesn't love a truly nasty villain?  In today's podcast we discuss our favourite movie villains.  And y'know, we mean characters from the films so prequels era George Lucas is not a valid choice...

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Board game review: Room 25

December 27, 2016

Is your idea of fun waking up in a strange square room with a door on each wall leading to other square rooms potentially filled death traps like acid baths and rotating blades? And possibly one of your group is a nasty old hidden traitor who may give you a helpful shove into the instant death incinerator room?  Yes?  Wow, we have so much in common.  We should meet up in Room 25, which is also the name of today's board game we've reviewed.

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Board game review : Mechs vs Minions

December 20, 2016

Ever get that feeling where you want to be a weird little creature sitting in a quick to malfunction steampunk walking robotty thing who is smashing wave after wave of swarming enemies?  Well let us tell you about a little (actually it's huge) board game called Mechs vs Minions.

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Film review: Star Wars - the original trilogy (despecialized editions)

December 13, 2016

Today's episode is a jump back in time in a number of ways.  First, it was recorded before we started The Weirdsphere just before Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released.  Secondly, it's a review of the original Star Wars trilogy.  And finally, we watched the "despecialized editions" which are as close to the versions of the films shown in the cinemas as is possible in this world of Lucas-enforced CGI additions.  So, is the original trilogy just a fun nostalgia piece or is it truly as great as its position in movie history would suggest?

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TV review: Black Mirror S3 E1 - Playtest

December 6, 2016

Charlie Brooker's feel good series Black Mirror offers up another dose of saccharine joy with the second episode of season 3, Playtest.  This time looking at virtual and augmented reality technology.  I mean, that couldn't possibly go in a depressing direction could it?

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TV review: The Expanse Season 1

November 29, 2016

A new show, with spaceships.  Yea, basically Barbara would have murdered us all in our sleep if we didn't cover this.  The Expanse is a new series from the SyFy channel (and moving to Netflix) based on a series of novels by James S. A. Corey.  Is it any good?  Does the TV show do justice to the books?  Are the spaceships up to Barbara's high standards?

Oh, and a slight warning, we do give away some minor spoilers before we hit the official spoiler section.  Apologies if this catches anyone out.  The parties responsible will be duly punished by podcast enforcers Monster and Mr Snuggles.

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Film review: Arrival

November 22, 2016

In today's podcast we discuss the new science fiction film Arrival.  Take some Independence Day, add some Contact and drain away any excess colour or vibrancy.

 

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Movie sequels we want

November 15, 2016

It sometimes seems that sequels are never good and are just the studios milking the fans for money, but we in the Weirdsphere are not that cynical (ok, we are but let's play pretend).  In today's episode we look at films we think deserve a good sequel and propose what direction we would like to see it take.  

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TV review: Black Mirror S3 E1 - Nosedive

November 8, 2016

Are you having a good day?  Is life great?  Are you generally a happy person?  Well let us help fix those problems with a look at the first episode in the new series of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.  Black Mirror is an anthology series of dark science fiction stories largely looking at the current technological and sociological trends in modern societies.  With season 3 it has moved from Channel 4 to Netflix.  Has it held its quality in this first episode?  Let's find out...

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Film review: Doctor Strange

November 1, 2016

Doctor Strange, Doctor Strange. Does whatever a doctor can.  Spins a spell... ooooookay, maybe we'll stop there.  So is Marvel's venture into the world of magic as fun and catchy as that Spider-Man theme?  We deliver our thoughts first in a non-spoilery way, but then open up the floodgates and get into the meat of it.

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Film review: It Follows

October 28, 2016

Just in time for Halloween we watch one of the more interesting recent horror films, It Follows.  How scary is it?  Is it worth watching? How does Barbara cope with a horror movie without even a spaceship to focus on?

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Favourite Horror Books

October 25, 2016

With Halloween rapidly approaching we have formed a circle and gotten out the oujia board to summon our favourite horror novels.  Sadly horror-fiend Andy couldn't be here to share with us his deep abiding love for Clive Barker's Scarlet Gospels.

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Rogue One new trailer thoughts

October 23, 2016

A new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has shown up.  Is this looking like a good expansion of the Star Wars universe or a shameless cash grab?  Or both.


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The Walking Dead season 6 & 7

October 20, 2016

Season 7 of The Walking Dead is about to lurch onto our screens and one of our cast of heroes (umm, well, protagonists anyway) look to be biting the dust thanks to everyone's new favourite couple, Negan and Lucille.  In this episode we discuss season 6 of the show and theorise on who we think receives Lucille's tender kiss. 

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TV review: Netflix’s Luke Cage

October 18, 2016

Sweet Christmas!  Are these Marvel Netflix series ever going to stop?  Well, let's hope not.  The latest, Luke Cage, is here and we've watched it and now get out the utensils for a detailed critique and analysis of its plot, theme and characters.  Hah!  As if, nah, we just rant and talk the usual garbage.

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HBO’s Westworld - non-spoiler discussion

October 15, 2016

HBO is here again with a new series, a reboot/re-imagining of the 1973 film Westworld.  A couple of us watched the first two episodes and felt compelled to discuss it (without spoilers).  Was this because it was really bad or due to it being great?  Who knows?  (Hint: it's bloody awesome)


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Comics review round-up

October 11, 2016

In a change of pace, this week's Weirdsphere is a round-up of comic reviews of stuff we've been reading recently.  There's some suggestions for things to read here, as well as some ideas on what to avoid!

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