Episode 27: Duke Nukem

Hail to the king, baby! We delve into the history of Duke Nukem’s video game life.

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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.

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Beer choice: Old Thumper – because Duke’s old, and he thumps things.

 

Episode 26: Keanu Reeves Special

From Bill and Ted to John Wick, we look back at the career of underrated geek hero Keanu Reeves.

No way. No way! Something a little bit different this time as Tom and Morgan look back at the career of an underrated geek hero of cinema: Mr Keanu Reeves.

We delve into the man himself, his history, his music, his not-so well received performances and in particular, these six iconic movies in Keanu’s filmography:

  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure / Bogus Journey
  • Point Break
  • Speed
  • The Matrix
  • Constantine
  • John Wick

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Note: Tom wanted to discuss The Lake House (aka one of his top five favourite movies, honestly) at length, but Morgan wouldn’t let him.

Beer choice: Hogstar (Hogs Back Brewery)

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Episode 25: Festive Fright Fest (Christmas Horror Movies)

Ho ho horror. Tackling the Christmas vs Halloween genre, from Silent Night Deadly Night to Jack Frost.

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!

Beer choice: Life and Death (Vocation Brewery)

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Episode 24: 24

Morgan and Tom go through all 9 seasons (and more) of Jack Bauer’s 24 adventures from start to finish.

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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.

Beer choice: Jack of Clubs

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Episode 23: James Bond (A Geek’s Guide)

Morgan shows Tom just how geeky 007 is – from lost movies to 007’s ‘number’.

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Morgan teaches Tom about just how the James Bond franchise is much geekier than you think, from lost movies, crap remakes and 007’s magic number.

Beer choice: Vodka Martini (a crap attempt):

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Episode 22: Sega Mega Drive / Genesis Games

Morgan takes Tom through his favourite Sega Mega Drive games from Streets of Rage 2 to Sonic.

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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)

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Episode 21: Power Rangers

It’s Morphin’ Time! The boys try not to have their childhoods ruined by dodgy spandex and racist undertones. Ay-yay-yay!

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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.)

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