Sunday, 23 June 2019

Episode 378 - We're Wide Awake!


Matt aka the Artist Formerly Known As TimeLord is back with us, and this visit he wants to talk about one of the most important UK TV shows of the Eighties, if you're a Transformers fan, anyways. It's the show that introduced many of us to the G1 cartoon, the Timmy Mallett fronted show from our school holidays - WACaday!

Because we're nice, we also decided to throw in some TV-am and Roland Rat stuff in there too, including that time that the UK press tried to expose something a little bit kinky about Roland himself.

 

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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Episode 377 - Dare To Be Stupid


Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us again, and this time he's here to spotlight the cult classic Weird Al Yankovic movie from 1989, UHF!

We all know him for his various parodies but how many of you actually knew he'd done a movie? Well, now you know. And you ALL should what knowing is.

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Justice For All - Episode 7: Batman 1989


Join Glenn and Dave as they take a look at a movie that was back in cinemas for a brief run this spring, a superhero movie that changed the game and made people start to take the genre a little more seriously (until the studios decided that didn't sell enough toys).

I give you, Tim Burton's 1989 version of Batman.

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Episode 376 - Andy's Top Cons


No, it's not a Rogue Traders style episode about Andy's favourite swindles (although Swindle might be on the list), it's Andy from the Smorgaspod's favourite Decepticons!

If YOU'D like to be on the show to name your favourite Bots and Cons, let me know! Or even just send your list of your favourites to me on Twitter or Facebook!

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Monday, 27 May 2019

Justice For All - Episode 6: Endgame - Part 2


It's another look at Endgame, this time with the world's biggest Captain America fan, aka our lovely Phil!

Again, needless to say, SPOILERS. But then again, it's been a month. WHY HAVEN'T YOU SEEN IT YET?

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Monday, 13 May 2019

Episode 375 - Andy's Top Bots


It's Top 5 time again! It's Andy from t'Smorgaspod's turn, listen in wonder and delight as he picks his Top 5 Autobots! You won't BELIEVE some of his choices! One of them will SURPRISE you!

And so on. *CLICK*

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Thursday, 9 May 2019

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 25: You Will Obey Them


Now that we've been through all of the past Doctors. we should really look at some of their enemies. Starting with their (according to the Third Doctor) Best Enemy, the rogue Time Lord bent on destruction and mayhem, The Master!

And of course, Missy. As if you could ever forget her.

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Monday, 6 May 2019

Justice For All - Episode 5: Endgame - Part 1


Yes, I know, JFA is primarily a DC podcast, but it would be a little churlish not to mention possibly the biggest comic book movie of all time, so here we are.

Joining me is our old friend (and world's biggest Loki fan) Claude to talk all about the movie, what it did right, what it did wrong, and just where in the hell do we go from here?

Needless to say: HERE BE SPOILERS. You have been warned.

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Monday, 29 April 2019

Justice For All - Episode 4: SHAZAM!


Dave, Amy and Glenn are back and ready to talk about all things DC, and this time their attention is directed towards DC's latest cinematic offering, the first outing for the Big Red Cheese himself - Shazam!

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Monday, 22 April 2019

Episode 374 - As Heard On TV: Dan Hadley


It's time to listen to some top 80's TV tunes again, as this time Dan from Blast - The XL-80s Group and Type 40 podcast sits down with us to give us his top 5 themes from our favourite decade!

Remember, if you would like to be quizzed on your favourites, please drop me a line, and we'll get you on the show quick smart!

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Sunday, 7 April 2019

Episode 373 - Alien Allegories


Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs is back with us, and this time he's bringing us one of his very favourite movies. All the way from 1988, it's the classic "aliens land on Earth and become part of society in a heavy handed allegory of immigration politics of the time" movie, Alien Nation!

Not only that, but we also take a look at the short-lived but much-loved TV show that came after it! I honestly think it'd be great if they brought it back, to be honest. What do YOU lot think? Let us know!

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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 24: The Good, Kind Man


We've finally arrived at the Twelfth Doctor! The bloke with a box, who went around fixing things. The man who showed mercy, hated war, and above all, was kind. We were lucky to have him.

He was DEFINITELY a good man.

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Saturday, 30 March 2019

Episode 372 - Top 5 Bots And Cons With Claude!


Claude's back, and this time it's personal...because she's counting down not only her Top 5 Autobots, but also her Top 5 Decepticons too!

Who will she pick? Which continuities will she pick them from? Will Glenn feign surprise when she inevitably picks Dinobot?

You'll have to listen to find out!

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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Episode 371 - Rocky and Lando vs Roy Batty


Not quite, but almost! Amy's round from Eccentric Earth again, this time to introduce most of us to a movie we criminally may not have heard about, 1981's Nighthawks!

This thriller not only stars Sylvester Stallone AND Rutger Hauer, but also Billy Dee Williams! It's well worth a watch, but only AFTER you've listened to this week's episode, ok?

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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Episode 370 - Fantastic Beast Wars And Why To Watch Them


It's something a little different this week, as someone who wasn't around in the Eighties is going to talk about Transformers, and specifically, her experiences watching the Beast Era for the very first time!

Everyone make Claude feel everso welcome, because she has a lot to say about her thoughts and feelings about the shows, and especially about her boy Dinobot!

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Sunday, 10 March 2019

Episode 369 - As Heard On TV: Chris Vint


In what I hope will be something that happens again going forward, this latest episode is all about TV theme tunes. Specifically, some of the favourites of our guest this week, Masters of the Universe Chronicles' host and good friend to the show, Chris Vint!

He's going to give us six of his best TV themes, and discuss why he loves them and why they keep rattling around in his head long after he's seen the shows themselves.

If you'd like to take part, let me know!

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Monday, 4 March 2019

Episode 368 - Beyond Good. Beyond Evil. Beyond Glenn And Andy.


Andy from the Smorgaspod's back to talk about Transformers: The Movie! One of the formative films from our childhoods (we know this, because we spent it together), why do we love it so much, and why has it stayed at the forefront of our collective memories as fans for 33 years?

Spoiler: Because it's AWESOME, and because we're nerds.

Further Spoiler: Glenn recorded this with a head cold. Apologies for any coughing.

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Monday, 25 February 2019

Episode 367 - It's Time To Start RUNNING!


This week is all about the classic Eighties' Schwarzenegger movie (very loosely based on a story by Stephen "Richard Bachman" King) The Running Man!

To delve deep into this awesomeness, we've enlisted the help of Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs, so please join us as we look at the game show to end all game shows, and see what last season's contestants are up to!

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Episode 366 - See Saw, Margery Daw


Jenny from World of Crap and Glyn from This, That and The Other are back this week to talk to us all about those lunchtime kid's programmes that the 80's spawned...those ones that were usually on before the One O'Clock News, and had the BBC's See Saw idents introducing them.

We also talk about Crackerjack, Look and Read, and Threads. It's all connected.

Jenny's also doing a Stardew Valley livestream for charity on the 24th Feb 2019 - More HERE: worldofcrap.co.uk/2019/02/19/stardew-valley-charity-twitch-marathon

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 23: The Last Two Of Eleven


It's time for Leigh and Glenn to look at the very last two episodes of Matt Smith's run as the Doctor, and it's two very special stories indeed, the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, and his regeneration episode The Time of the Doctor!

We're not *too* emotional about it, we promise. 

Honest.

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Saturday, 9 February 2019

Episode 365 - The Serket and Smsno Show


We're joined by Dave and Emalie this week (from the TFYTC and The Forged Serket) to talk about Transformers, TF Nation, collecting toys, and even ice hockey gets a mention! It's all good stuff, and it's always lovely to have them on!

It's also TFNation ticket buying Saturday as well people, so let's all get purchasing those tickets, and I'll see you there!

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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Episode 364 - Skeksis And I Know It


Amy from the Eccentric Earth podcast is with us again, and this time we're talking about Jim Henson's criminally underrated 1982 high fantasy classic, The Dark Crystal!

Amy's going to tell us all why we should definitely revisit this hidden gem of a movie, and also talk about why the fantasy genre is important to her. We also discuss the genre in the Eighties, and beyond (whilst getting some 40k in there too, natch)

Enjoy!

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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Episode 363 - Brad And Glenn STILL like Star Wars (And Transformers)


Brad from the Transformers YouTube Community is back with us, to talk about Transformers, his love of them, his collecting habits, and well...everything!

There's also plenty of other stuff we have a natter about too, and yes, we do talk about Star Wars again. Because Star Wars, amirite?

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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Episode 362 - Flight of the Bumblebee


We're joined again by Andy from the Smorgaspod, and in this episode, it's all about the 'Bee.

Bumblebee has made his solo live action debut, set in the Eighties, and inspired by Eighties movies such as the John Hughes movies and Short Circuit, all set to a bangin' soundtrack of all our favourite hits from - you guessed it - the Eighties.

But is it any good? Is Travis Knight better at directing Robots in Disguise better than Michael Bay? And when John Cena is on screen, can you actually see him? All these questions and more will be answered!

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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Episode 361 - Let Off Some Steam, Sparrow


Happy New Year, Eighties fans!

In our very first episode of this year we're joined by Duncan from Stacebob & The Dweebs to go over the Eighties back catalogue of one of it's greatest action heroes - Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger!

From Conan to Red Heat, from Raw Deal to The Terminator, all your favourites are here! We even talk a bit about Hercules in New York!

Next week: we'll be back.

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 22: The Difficult Second Half


As Series 11 has now come to a close with the New Year's special, Leigh and Glenn thought it best to review the second half of the series, and how they think it went.

Spoiler Alert: We're as fair as we can be.

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