Episode 37: 2017 – A Year in Geek

Tom and Morgan look back at all things geek in 2017, from the big movies and TV shows of the year, dearly departed geek heroes and drunkenly inventing new words.

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Happy New Year! For this blockbuster episode, Tom and Morgan look back at the past 12 months and discuss the biggest geeky stories of 2017.

From the big movies and TV shows of the year, dearly departed geek heroes and drunkenly inventing new words, this is an epic dissection of a big year for all things geek.

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Thanks to all of you who have ever listened to a second of Two Geeks this year, it means a hell of a lot to us, and please do get in touch! Here’s to a brilliantly geeky 2018!

Episode 36: Ranking the Scrooges (Christmas Special)

Tom and Morgan pick three famous Scrooges each to find out who is the best ever.

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.

Listen to Tom’s interview with Meredith in full:

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Episode 35: Flash Gordon

Tom and Morgan discuss the history of one of America’s most beloved comic book characters and its 1980 movie.

OK, we may have had an issue with our latest episode (ie, Tom forgot to record it properly), so that lost episode will be re-recorded in a few months time…

BUT, instead, here’s a brand new episode entirely, all about the history of one of America’s most beloved comic book characters, and its 1980 movie, Flash Gordon!

Tom and Morgan chat about the underrated hero that is Buster Crabbe, the best bits of Queen’s Flash soundtrack and why Ming the Merciless’ name is so perfect.

Beer choice: Smog Rocket (Flash has a rocket, innit)

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Episode 31: The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth

Tom takes Morgan through the mind of Jim Henson and two of his greatest fantasy movies.

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.

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Beer choice: Little Creatures

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Episode 28: Planet of the Apes

Morgan teaches Tom about the sprawling POTA universe, from 1968 to 2017.

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.

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Beer choice: Polar Monkey

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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