Episode 71: Saved by the Bell

Tom takes Morgan back to the good old days (the early ’90s), as the boys channel their inner Zack Morris (well, Screech) and look at the history of teen comedy Saved by the Bell.

They remember the various famous theme tunes, how its creator didn’t know what he wanted, why Zack was a bit of a dick and why The New Class went on far too long. Justice for The College Years!

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Episode 66: Wonder Woman

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.

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Episode 64: Red Dwarf Interview Special with Doug Naylor and Richard Naylor

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.

And make sure to check out our previous Red Dwarf-themed episode, when Tom took Morgan through a potted history of the sci-fi sitcom.

As ever, stay home, stay safe, and we’ll be back sooner than usual with our next regular episode.

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Episode 61: Live and Kicking

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.

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Episode 59: The Animals of Farthing Wood

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.

Tissues at the ready, gang!

Beer choice: Badger Brewery’s Golden Champion

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Episode 56: Blake’s 7

In this episode, Morgan teaches Tom all about the history of slightly-naff but underrated ’70s sci-fi gem Blake’s 7.

We look at the show’s amazing theme music (and how Pulp ripped it off), we record Tom’s live reaction to its iconic cliffhanger ending and Morgan gives a stab at recording the first Two Geeks single.

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Episode 54: Nicholas Briggs Special

Morgan and Tom sat down with the voice of the Daleks himself, Nicholas Briggs!

Nicholas spoke in depth about his love for all things Doctor Who, including his work on Audio Visuals, Myth Makers and many Big Finish Productions audio dramas.

The geek hero reveals awkward moments meeting Doctor Who legends, how he assumed Andy Serkis would voice the Daleks instead of him, and the projects he’d love to make if he got the rights.

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Episode 52: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

We travel back to the late ’90s and one of the greatest teen sci-fi shows of all time. Morgan reminds Tom just why Buffy and the Scooby Gang were so great.

We remember its kickass theme tune, our several man crushes and when Anthony Head made Tom feel very stupid.

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Episode 51: Choose Your Own Adventure Books

Take two! We first recorded this episode ages ago, but Tom managed to not record it properly, whoops. So here we finally are!

With some tequila and more beer than usual, this may be the drunkest we’ve ever been, which will make for some adventurous storytelling…

Tom takes Morgan through a history of gamebooks, COYA, Find Your Fate and more, and we also test out three books based on past episodes.

Expect plenty of pageturning, regretful alcohol consumption and awful Snarf impressions…

Patreon thank-yous go out to: Sam McCathie, Rob Horrocks and Oli Jeffery.

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Episode 46: Mission Impossible

Finger on the pulse yet again, a mere month and a bit since Fallout is released, we’re back with a brand new episode.

Morgan takes Tom through a history of the M:I franchise, from its TV series, to the movies and beyond.

We discuss at length how underrated Tom Cruise is, why we love a Limp Bizkit soundtrack and what Bond could learn from Ethan Hunt.

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Episode 44: Gerry Anderson Special (with Jamie Anderson)

Anything can happen in the next… two hours or so.

In this very special episode, Tom and Morgan interview Jamie Anderson, the son of the late, great Gerry Anderson, the head of Anderson Entertainment, and producer of many Big Finish audio productions.

Meeting at a pub in London, we chat about the history of Gerry Anderson’s amazing body of work, including Thunderbirds, Stingray, Terrahawks, Captain Scarlet and more.

Three Geeks… Three Beers!

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We discuss who is the best Tracy brother, why Troy Tempest is a rogue, why Joe 90 is a bit of a little git, and what Gerry Anderson really thought of Team America.

Jamie also reveals what’s still to come from keeping his father’s legacy going, including the very exciting Firestorm reboot.

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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 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 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 34: Batman – The Animated Series

To mark the 25th anniversary of DC cartoon Batman: The Animated Series, Morgan explains to Tom just why it is one of the greatest cartoon series ever made.

We delve into its influences and history, how it ended up influencing the DC universe forever, and why it was so badass, even today.

It also features exclusive interviews with Batman actor Kevin Conroy and Robin himself, Burt Ward.

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Beer choice: Guinness XX (dark, innit?)

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Episode 32: The Incredible Hulk

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The episode delves into the history of the TV show and its movie follow-ups, its catchy music and how it influenced subsequent films.

We also rank the live action Bruce Banners, boogie on down the disco version of the ‘Lonely Man Theme’ and get baffled by the awful theme to the 1966 cartoon series.

There’s also a clip of when Morgan chatted Hulk with Doctor Who and Jessica Jones star David Tennant.

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Beer choice: Gamma Ray (for obvious reasons).

Episode 30: The Mandela Effect

For this podcast episode, Morgan takes Tom through the bizarre phenomenon of The Mandela Effect, where many people have shared memories of something that never happened.

We cover various mindmelts from C3PO’s leg to ‘Stop the Pigeon’ to ‘Kazaam’ to ‘The Berenstain Bears’, all of which confused the hell out of us.

Includes a tribute to the late Sir Roger Moore.

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Beer choice: Stella Artois (cockney rhyming slang for Mandela!)

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Episode 29: Lost – The Unanswered Questions

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.

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Beer choice: Oliver’s Island.

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Episode 24: 24

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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 21: Power Rangers

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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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Episode 20: Sliders

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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!

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Beer choice this time: Old Mout Cider – as ciders rhymes with Sliders.

Podlet Episode 1: The Walking Dead

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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.

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