In our latest episode dedicated to a particular geek hero, we’ve gone for Mr Cinema himself, Tom Cruise!
Tom attempts to prove to Morgan why Tom Cruise has range, is a brilliant actor, and is a downright great guy. Yes, even with all that.
The boys go through Cruise’s impressive filmography from Top Gun to Collateral and beyond. Even Knight & Day! We also discuss why Morgan thinks he’s the perfect ‘cocky shit’ actor, how awesome he is with his fans and his impressive stunts.
Need more Tom Cruise action? Make sure to check out our previous episodes about his early film Legend, and the Mission Impossible franchise.
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.
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.
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.
Our third mini episode comes after we’ve seen the latest MCU blockbuster – Captain America: Civil War. We bang on about how we hate Bucky, why we love Spider-Man and Black Panther and how spoiled we all our nowadays.
Ahead of our next full episode about Sliders – here’s our quick take on the current Marvel Cinematic Universe situation: Doctor Strange trailer (and whether Benedict Cumberbatch can be arsed), Captain America: Civil War preview (why does everyone care about bloody Bucky) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (why it could be awesome).
NOTE: This episode was recorded before certain MCU spoilers were released.
To tide you over until our next episode, we’ve made a couple of podlets! These will be very short episodes about current pop culture events that we simply had to discuss/moan about.
The first one is all about The Walking Dead finale with Negan and the return of spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. We reveal our annoyance of bitpart characters and how we predict season 7 will be like South Park.