Episode 65: Fast & Furious – Tokyo Drift

In our first regular episode recorded during lockdown, Tom takes Morgan back to 2006 (or so we thought) to the underrated entry in the Fast & Furious saga: Tokyo Drift.

We try and work out the film’s timeline, discover hilarious character names in the credits, and hear Tom’s god awful Channing Tatum impression.

Also, hear the grumpy hilarity that ensues when almost half the episode has to be re-recorded due to Zoom malfunctioning!

Enjoy our drunken ramblings, and stay safe!

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Episode 63: Armageddon

Now, we didn’t plan this, but our next episode is all about a movie that delves into the end of the world. Whoops.

Yep, it’s time for Tom to teach Morgan all about 1998 Michael Bay/Bruce Willis disaster movie explosion fest Armageddon! AKA the highest grossing movie of 1998.

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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.

All the best from both of us, stay safe.

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Episode 62: James Bond Video Games

To mark the upcoming release of No Time To Die, we’re returning to the world of 007, with Morgan taking Tom through a history of James Bond video games!

We travel from Bond’s early text-based games, through the height of GoldenEye 64 and to Morgan’s three favourite original Bond games, peaking with 2003’s Everything or Nothing.

Tom has several rants, Morgan explains how he spoke to Pierce Brosnan in his pants, and we look at the current state of Bond games.

Note: We apologise for a few sound issues caused by a rogue mic during this episode.

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Episode 60: Is It a Christmas Movie?

For the 2019 Two Geeks Christmas special, Tom and Morgan have chosen six classic movies that are often the subject of furious debate at this time of year.

‘Is ________ actually a Christmas movie?’

The movies we debate are:

  • Die Hard
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Groundhog Day
  • Gremlins
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • It’s a Wonderful Life

In the episode, Tom loses an argument with himself and Morgan unleashes his best James Stewart impression yet. You’re in for a serious Christmas treat.

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Episode 58: Highlander

This time, Morgan teaches noob Tom about the entire history of the Highlander franchise, from its classic Queen-soundtracked first movie, to its dreadful sequel, and its many spinoffs and follow-ups.

Hear Tom get more exasperated with each new iteration, how he forgot Morgan’s birthday and why Colin isn’t an action hero name. Sorry, Colin.

There’s also an interview clip from when Morgan met Christopher Lambert, and a special competition where YOU could win an awesome prize!

Beer choice: Fyne Ales Highlander

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Episode 57: David Bowie

For this episode, Tom takes Morgan through six TV and film projects starring the one and only David Bowie:

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • The Snowman
  • The Hunger
  • Into the Night
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Prestige

If you’re wondering where Labyrinth is, don’t worry we haven’t gone mad. We’ve already done a Labyrinth special, which you can catch right here.

Discover the brilliance of Bowie on film, why Raymond Briggs wasn’t a fan, and hear Morgan’s unique impression on tap.

Beer choice: Tiny Rebel’s Clwb Tropicana, Stay Puft, Frambuzi and Pump Up the Jam.

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Episode 55: Legend

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.

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Episode 47: Freaky Film Franchises 2

Just like episode 5 way back when, we’ve taken two film franchises each and dissected just how bonkers they have got (and are still going to this day!).

Morgan teaches Tom all about The Marine and Universal Soldier franchises, while Tom takes Morgan through Air Bud and Puppet Master.

Try and keep up, things are about to get thoroughly confusing (and merry).

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Episode 45: Jurassic Park

OK, it may have been a month or so since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom came out, but here’s our Jurassic Park episode!

Here, Tom welcomes Morgan to the world of the Jurassic Park series, from the original book by Michael Crichton, to all five movies, video games, toys and more.

We also discover the dodgy Carnosaur franchise, the cancelled TV series that Spielberg couldn’t be bothered to look at, and what Tim and Lex Murphy did next.

Hold onto your butts, this is one epic ride..

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Episode 43: Ranking the Sherlocks

Elementary, dear listener…

For this episode, Tom and Morgan pick three actors who have played Sherlock Holmes, before agreeing on an overall ranking of the very best on-screen Sherlocks of all time.

We also discuss a few honourable mentions, the difference between a ‘bumbling’ or ‘capable’ Watson and the politics of the deerstalker hat.

The actors we focus on are:

  • Basil Rathbone
  • Peter Cushing
  • Robert Downey Jr
  • Robert Stephens
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Jeremy Brett
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Episode 42: Mortal Kombat

Morgan takes Tom through a history of the Mortal Kombat franchise, from the video games to the (mostly) dodgy movies to the forgotten cartoons.

We discuss the origins of ‘Toastie!’, its weird Dad’s Army connection, and the worst line of dialogue in cinema history.

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Episode 41: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tom takes Morgan through the ENTIRE history of the TMNT universe – the comics, the TV series, the movies, the merch and more. (In hindsight, maybe we should have just done the 1987 series!).

We discuss which Turtle is best, why Elias Koteas is so cool, whether Tom’s Winter Olympic Turtle was real or not, and just how weird the latest Splinter looks.

So grab a slice of pizza and settle down, it’s going to be an epic ride…

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Episode 40: Bruce Lee

“Be water, my friend”

Time for a history lesson on another movie icon, and this time it’s martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who died 45 years ago this July.

Morgan takes noob Tom for a travel back through Bruce’s life, movie career, and even death…

We tackle everything from mistitled US versions of his films, the dodgy Bruceploitation movies, and bizarre video games based around his image.

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Episode 39: Back to the Future

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.

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Episode 38: Predator

Morgan explains to Tom just why 1987’s Predator is his favourite movie of all time. We chat about all things Arnie, why Alan is a badass name and why AVP was just… no.

Featuring an exclusive interview snippet with the legend that is Carl Weathers.

Beer choice: Hunter’s Cider

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Episode 37: 2017 – A Year in Geek

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)

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

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 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 26: Keanu Reeves Special

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. 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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