Yes, it’s another James Bond episode! Morgan is strapping on his Walther PPK and heading back into the field to correct a terrible wrong. Not that Tom has been fed to a shark by a vicious drug lord, but to rehabilitate the reputation of the 16th James Bond film, 1989’s Licence to Kill.
The boys discuss Timothy Dalton’s beautiful face, Benicio del Toro’s unique line deliveries, the film’s cracking theme tune and how Felix Leiter got over losing two limbs and his wife rather too quickly.
For this episode, we’re heading back to the ‘90s with a ‘splat’, as we fall back under the spell of The Demon Headmaster, investigating the vintage CBBC series, the recent reboot and the books that inspired them both.
Morgan teaches Tom all about the classic kids’ show that is still rather terrifying, and share our own harrowing stories of teachers. Tom’s broken ruler story will send shivers down your spine…
As we’re all feeling like our lives are not quite in control right now, and we’re (mostly) stuck at home and being told what to do and when… you could say that your life feels like a bit of a simulation. Yeah, that’s a really crap link isn’t it?
For this episode, Tom is taking Morgan back to the year 2000 and his teenage obsession with The Sims – the first iteration of the hugely popular Sims video game franchise.
We go through the first Sims era, its creation from depressing circumstances, its long list of expansion packs, what the heck Simlish is, and why it’s not a great party unless Drew Carey turns up.
Long ago, when we were all free to roam the streets, we’d planned an episode to tie into the June 2020 release of Wonder Woman 1984…
Since then, society has collapsed and that film has been postponed till August, but despite that, we still wanted to celebrate a cultural milestone.
Here, we explore the wonderful world of Wonder Woman, specifically the 1970s television series starring Lynda Carter. We tackle Diana’s somewhat strange flight plans, the show’s trio of awesome theme tunes, and how it tackled the sexism of the era.
In this very special episode of Two Geeks, we had a fantastic chat with geek hero – Red Dwarf co-creator, director and writer Doug Naylor, and producer Richard Naylor.
In our third interview special (check out our Jamie Anderson and Nicholas Briggs episodes too), we spoke to Doug and Richard about their brand new feature-length Red Dwarf episode The Promised Land, the future of Dwarf, unanswered questions and more.
Despite us all being on lockdown, it was fantastic being able to speak to Doug and Richard over video chat – and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it.
In the episode, we discuss the film’s frankly amazing cast, Ben Affleck’s hilarious disparaging DVD commentary, and we hear Morgan’s Donald Trump impression. What more could you want?
We recorded this episode before the whole coronavirus pandemic became a thing, but we reckon it’s strangely apt to be discussing something so… end of the world-y. So, at least whatever’s happening in your life right now, at least the fate of the world isn’t in the hands of Bruce Willis and his oil drilling pals.
Podcasts can be a great comfort or distraction in times like these, so while we’re sure everyone has bigger concerns, we hope we can provide some small feeling of comfort and a bit of a giggle.
For our first episode of 2020, Tom takes Morgan back to the 1990s once again, as the boys discuss the nostalgia rush that is Live and Kicking.
We go through a brief history of Saturday morning kids’ TV from Tiswas to SMTV, debate the Andi Peters/Emma Forbes vs Zoe Ball/Jamie Theakston eras, try to remember which one was Trevor or Simon, recall John Barrowman’s involvement and phone-in jingles, and what signalled the demise of a TV institution.
For this episode, Tom takes Morgan back to their 1990s childhoods, by reliving the trauma suffered by watching animated TV series The Animals of Farthing Wood, based on the novels by Colin Dann.
We look back at the various horrendous deaths suffered by the woodland critters that makes Game of Thrones seem tame, how the suffering of a cute badger lost him some serious street cred, and both boys genuinely start tearing up in the most emotional episode yet.
Following on from our Labyrinth/Dark Crystal episode, Tom completes his trio of childhood ’80s fantasy movies by taking Morgan through the history of Ridley Scott’s 1985 epic Legend starring Tom Cruise and Tim Curry.
We explore the insane techniques used to make the movie, Tim Curry’s iconic performance, TWO cracking soundtracks and why it didn’t exactly stand the test of time.
Note: This episode was recorded before the sad passing of Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer.
For our 50th episode, we’re doing something a little different.
We picked a classic cult icon each that one of us loves but the one hates, in the hopes of convincing them they’re wrong. Considering we usually agree on all things geek, it was a hard task just finding two things in the first place.
In the end, we plumped for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (which Tom hates) and Donnie Darko (which Morgan hates). But… WHO. WILL. WIN?
What’s worse? Willie Scott screaming for two hours or pretentious timey-wimey nonsense?
Hear our pitches as to why the other one is wrong, and find out who came out victorious.
Yes, it’s the obligatory clip show! To celebrate reaching our 50th episode (though, our ‘official’ 50th episode is coming very soon), we wanted to take a look back at the very best of our half-century of episodes.
If you’ve been with us since the start then enjoy the very best of Two Geeks, Two Beers so far – or if you’re a new listener (welcome!), then here’s a quick(ish) intro to what the show is all about: bickering about geeky things.
Thanks to everyone who has listened to any of our shows so far, and here’s to another 50!
Why Captain Scarlet is Spectrum’s worst agent (Ep 1: Terrahawks)
Safari Joe does it again (Ep 2: Thundercats)
Scorpion King sequels (Ep 5: Freaky Film Franchises)
The God of Gamblers series (Ep 5: Freaky Film Franchises)
Kevin Bacon’s lowest ebb (Ep 7: Tremors)
Don’t feel sorry for Jamie Kennedy (Ep 7: Tremors)
Sidestep to your left, Simon (Ep 9: Knightmare)
You’re overreacting Clark (Ep 10: Lois & Clark)
Crime Traveller explained (Ep 11: Doctor Who Wannabes Part 1)
Zarof and Taffin (Ep 11: Doctor Who Wannabes Part 1)
Richard Armitage can’t recall (Ep 12: Doctor Who Wannabes Part 2)
Drinking in front of Jason (Ep 13: Halloween and Friday the 13th)
Fancying cartoons (Ep 14: Bucky O’Hare)
Alpha’s Magical Christmas (Ep 15: 12 Days of Geekmas)
Previously on… (Ep 18: X-Men)
John McClane’s that weren’t (Ep 19: Die Hard)
Ranking the Die Hards argument (Ep 19: Die Hard)
John Rhys Davies’ bitter disappointment (Ep 20: Sliders)
It’s morphin’ time! (Ep 21: Power Rangers)
50 Cent’s video games (Ep 22: Sega Mega Drive)
Most James Bond films are ropey (Ep 23: James Bond)
Smelling like Pierce Brosnan (Ep 23: James Bond)
The world’s biggest Arnold Vosloo fan (Ep 24: 24)
What are you going to about this incident? (Ep 24: 24)
Jack Frost fan wikis (Ep 25: Christmas Horror Movies)
Angry Lost questions (Ep 29: Lost)
FlashForward acting (Ep 29: Lost)
Catch the Pigeon? (Ep 30: The Mandela Effect)
Biting into your history (Ep 31: Dark Crystal and Labyrinth)
Hulk’s horrible theme tune (Ep 32: The Incredible Hulk)
Beer explosion (Ep 33: Red Dwarf)
The best ‘Flash, aaah’ (Ep 35: Flash Gordon)
Ross Kemp’s Christmas Carol (Ep 36: Ranking the Scrooges)
Bodger and Badger / Presumptious (Ep 37: 2017 – A Year in Geek)
Mind the nuke (Ep 38: Predator)
Jesse Ventura’s TV history (Ep 38: Predator)
Those boards don’t work on water! (Ep 39: Back to the Future)
Brucesploitation movies (Ep 40: Bruce Lee)
Turtles concert tour (Ep 41: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
The Lake House vs Mortal Kombat (Ep 42: Mortal Kombat)
Worst lines in movie history (Ep 42: Mortal Kombat)
Death… on the Nile (Ep 43: Ranking the Sherlocks)
Tom Hardy’s Upstairs Downstairs… (Ep 43: Ranking the Sherlocks)
Jamie Anderson’s favourite Tracy brother (Ep 44: Gerry Anderson Special)
Why Mission Impossible 2 is amazing (Ep 46: Mission Impossible)
The Air Bud franchise (Ep 47: Freaky Film Franchises 2)
For this year’s Christmas special, we’re ranking the greatest screen Saint Nicks of all time.
Our five are: Mel Smith (Father Christmas), Edmund Gwynne (Miracle on 34th Street), Richard Attenborough (Miracle on 34th Street), Tim Allen (The Santa Clause), and David Huddleston (Santa Claus: The Movie). But which order will we pick them?
Plus, plenty of other honourable mentions, and a brief history of Santa as we know him. See, it’s an educational show too!
Great Scott and all that. In this episode, Tom explains to Morgan just why BTTF is his favourite movie series of all time. They discuss and dissect all three movies, the cartoon series, games and more.
We find out why you can’t just copy someone’s face, how the plot of the second movie is so complicated that Tom can’t speak, and just how many Ted Danson puns we can fit into a minute.
Merry Christmas! For this year’s festive special, we’re looking back at some of the most memorable adaptations of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Tom and Morgan pick three Scrooges each, to decide which one is the very best (not including Scrooge McDuck or efforts by Henry Winkler or Kelsey Grammer, sorry boys).
The episode also features an exclusive interview with Muppet Christmas Carol star Meredith Braun, where Tom chatted with her about the film’s fan favourite song ‘When Love is Gone’ and how great Michael Caine was as Scrooge.
Tom takes Morgan back to the 1980s – when fantasy movies were everywhere and full of animatronics and puppets instead of CGI and green screens.
This episode delves into the brilliant mind of the late, great Jim Henson, and two of his non-Muppet movies: The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Movies that were not huge successes at the time, but have grown to become cult favourites.
We discuss everything from David Bowie’s bulge, scary bird things and whether pretending you were the baby in Labyrinth wins you any friends at uni.
A very disgruntled Tom takes Morgan through one of his all-time favourite TV shows: Lost, marking 7 years since it ended on May 23.
Though, you wouldn’t know it by how angry he sounds when discussing all the big questions that were never properly answered, from The Numbers to The Smoke Monster. Meanwhile, Morgan shows off his impressive Matthew Fox and Joseph Fiennes impressions. Now, where’s that DHARMA beer?
WARNING: Contains HUGE spoilers for the whole of Lost.
Morgan takes Tom through the entire sprawling Planet of the Apes movie series, with Tom being utterly confused over how many films were made in such a short space of time – covering all the movies and TV series.
Hail to the king, baby! Our latest episode chronicles the history of steroid-loving Duke Nukem, and the ups and downs of his video game life – from 1991’s MS DOS platformer Duke Nukem to the looooonnngg-awaited disappointment that was Duke Nukem Forever in 2011.
Includes a tribute to Bill Paxton, featuring a clip of him from video game film The Gamechangers.
Ho ho HORROR. As we missed the deadline for our own Halloween special, we’ve combined it with Christmas for a collection of the best and worst of a very particular kind of horror film: the Christmas horror.
Morgan and Tom teach each other about: Silent Night Deadly Night, Jack Frost, Black Christmas and Treevenge – and discover that the Christmas horror genre is anything but festive. Garbage Day!
There was only one episode we could for instalment number 24, and it’s our second espionage ep in a row: JACK BAUER’S 24.
And as it’s been so long since our last episode (our bad), it’s a bumper edition as we trawl through all 9 seasons (plus a mini movie and the game) of Jack’s mental adventures, nukes, moles and haughty English politicians.
NOTE: This episode was recorded before Donald Trump’s election victory.
Morgan takes Tom back to the early 1990s and through some of his favourite Sega Mega Drive games, including Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe and Sonic the Hedgehog. Tom also educates Morgan about the horrific Shaq Fu and how it may have influenced 50 Cent.
Beer choice: Innis & Gunn lager (reference – err, because there are some guns in Sega games)
Tom helps Morgan refresh his memory of the good old days of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and try not to have our childhoods ruined by shoddy production, racist undertones and dodgy spandex suits. We also discuss the ‘classic’ movie, its many TV spinoffs and the future film.
Beer choice: Doom Bar (reference – Rita Repulsa’s impending doom. Yeah, we know.)
Morgan and Tom hark back to the good old 1990s and the forgotten gem that was Sliders starring Jerry O’Connell. Well, it was a gem until the third season onwards when Fox ruined it. We find out just what went wrong with a brilliant sci-fi premise, including exclusive audio from John Rhys-Davies!
Beer choice this time: Old Mout Cider – as ciders rhymes with Sliders.
Morgan and Tom explain just why Die Hard is the best action movie of all time, while also falling out at ranking the films, why Jai Courtney almost single-handedly ruined the series, and the many clones from Cliffhanger to Executive Decision.
Beer choice this time: German ale Franziskaner Weissbier in tribute of Hans and Simon Gruber.
Finally, we’re talking about video games in this episode! Tom takes Morgan through the world of nostalgic point and click games like Monkey Island, Broken Sword and The Longest Journey. And we moan about ridiculous puzzles involving goats, rubber duckies and moustaches.
Back to the 1980s as Morgan takes his ‘companion’ Tom to the 31st century for the one-series brilliance of Ulysses 31. Find out about rubbish No-No, ‘floaty-stone comas’ and its incredible epic theme song.
It’s the most geekiest time of the yeeeaaar… if these 12 incredible Christmas TV specials are anything to go by.
Tom and Morgan have selected 12 fascinating (and sometimes dreadful) festive episodes or one-off movies based around the geekiest shows around – featuring: The X-Files, Power Rangers, Sliders, Biker Mice from Mars, Terrahawks, He-Man & She-Ra, X-Men, Doctor Who, Dinosaurs, Lois & Clark, Community and the god awful Star Wars Holiday Special.
We also have a couple of Christmassy treats including a parody of a certain festive classic from Bowie and Bing….
In Episode 5 we look at a variety of random and odd movie franchises, with some that are still going to this day. We both get utterly baffled and fascinated by the cinematic universes of The Scorpion King, The Land Before Time, Anaconda/Lake Placid, God of Gamblers and Zombi.