Sunday, 1 August 2021

Episode 461 - Waking the Dead


Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs is back with us again, and as promised last time he joined us, we're talking about 1991's The Addams Family! Definitely a movie with one foot firmly in the 80s, we talk about how it updated the 60's show, how we remembered watching that show in the 80s, and everything inbetween!

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Monday, 26 July 2021

Episode 460 - Brad and Glenn Love Star Wars AND Transformers!


He's back again! Our regular Star Wars guy Brad is back to talk about all things Lucasfilmy, as well as this time we have a good old natter about the current state of the Transformersverse! Turns out it's quite healthy, what with loads of fan-pleasing toys coming out, and the Beast Era finally getting it's due. But let's not spoil the podcast, take a listen for yourself!

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Sunday, 11 July 2021

Episode 459 - A Footballing Ramble with Wil Hodgson!


It's the final of Euro 2020 today, and would you know it, England are facing Italy! Recorded just before they were going to meet Germany, Wil Hodgson sits down with us to talk of England and tournaments past, not only the football, but everything that came with it! If you're wanting to get into the mood, this is the best way to do it!

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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Episode 458 - Transformers: Marvel UK June 1985!


It's time to look at this month's Transformers Marvel UK issues 19,20 and 21 from June 1985 - it's good summer reading as we end the run of stories from the UK, next month we go back to the cliffhanger from the US! Can Andy and Glenn take it? 

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Episode 457 - Happy Birthday, Sonic!


It's Sonic the Hedghog's 30th Birthday today, so please do join Glenn and special guest Timmus_TSET for a bit of a birthday bash! We talk about the blue speedster's origins as a rival mascot for the mighty Mario, his Genesis within Sega itself, and all our personal memories of spending hours and hours attempting speedruns!

Happy Birthday, Sonic! Don't run too fast after eating all the cake. 

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Sunday, 6 June 2021

Episode 456 - Drawn This Way


Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us this week to discuss 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - expect laughs and shocks galore as we explore this new take on Film Noir, complete with all the complexities with making not only a groundbreaking movie, but having to please two powerful studios at the same time!

Also: Judge Doom. Bloody scary.

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Monday, 31 May 2021

Episode 455 - Voyage, Voyage(r)


Amy and Kirsty are back with us this week, to talk about a Star Trek series that, whilst made in the Nineties, still had one foot firmly locked in the Eighties - Voyager! Join us as we talk about the genesis of the series, our favourite characters and episodes, and why Janeway might just be the best Starfleet captain of them all.

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Monday, 24 May 2021

Episode 451 - Transformers: Marvel UK May 1985!


It's an episode of endings and beginnings for the UK Transformers comics of May 1985, as "The Enemy Within" ends and "Raiders of the Last Ark" kick off, meaning that our mini-run of UK stories will be ending also in just a few issues time!

There are also the usual other features, Machine Man, Planet Terry and the like, and also a few new ads, including a spectaculare one featuring the Insecticons...

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Thursday, 20 May 2021

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 47: Take Me Down to Kaldor City


It's back to 1977 for this episode, and the Chris Boucher story that fleshed out it's characters so much that there's been spin-offs and returns and even a hint of it being part of a wider universe entirely! 

Join Glenn and Leigh as they encounter the Robots of Death, and try to avoid being the latest of the crew to be bumped off!

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Monday, 17 May 2021

Episode 453: The Rise and Fall of Docteur Qui


Eliza Hyde is back to join us this week, talking about another one of her passions  - Doctor Who, and because it's us, it's all about the Eighties period, on of the tumultous in it's history!

From the end of the Fourth, to the end of the series (for a while, at least) it's all here, so step aboard the nostalgia TARDIS, and prepare for a wild ride!

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Monday, 3 May 2021

Episode 452 - A Spring Ramble with Wil Hodgson!


It's time to welcome back our old friend comedian, barber, raconteur and all round great guy Wil Hodgson for a nostalgic ramble through the Eighties stopping at places like Public Information Film woods, and Long Forgotten Cartoon island!

I think I might have pushed this analogy too far. 

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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Episode 451 - Transformers: Marvel UK April 1985!


It's time to look at what April 1985's Transformers comics frm Marvel UK had to offer! I'm joined as usual by my old pal from school (and the Smorgaspod) Andy, so let's take a look! There's the continuing story of "The Enemy Within" - will Brawn be taken down for his haywire behaviour? There's a very strange inserted real-life story of a submarine - and there's all the usual "fun" of the Chromobots and Machine Man!

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Episode 450 - Comix Britannia!


The lovely TimmusTSET joins us again, and this time we're delving into the world of British comics in the 1980s. From the Beano to the Dandy, from Buster to Whizzer and Chips, even 2000AD and Viz get a Look-In here!

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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 46: Cloudy Revelations


It's off to Necros for the latest episode of Nerva Beacon, as Leigh and Glenn check out what's going on at the planet-wide funeral home of Tranquil Repose! Why has the Doctor been summoned there? And why is Davros just a head? And why were so many people woefully miscast? And just the hell was Clive Swift's problem, anyway?

Join us to find out!

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Sunday, 4 April 2021

Episode 449 - Horrorific Metal!


It's BTTE time again, and we have a brand new guest joining us, metal, nerd, YouTuber, Metal DJ and horror fan, Eliza Hyde! She's here to guide us through two worlds, those of 80's metal, and 80's horror, and what a ride it's going to be! 

Join us, and have your hair stand on end! (And that's because of the metal!)

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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Episode 448 - Transformers: Marvel UK Feb/Mar 1985!


Andy's back to go through two months' worth of Eighties Transformers comics, as we take a look at the Marvel UK content from February and March of 1985!

Join Andy from the Smorgaspod and myself as we go through the UK's premier transforming robots comic of the 80s!

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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Sunday, 28 March 2021

Justice For All: Episode 20 - Us United


It's finally here! The long-awaited Snyder Cut has come out against all the odds and is available to watch, so we watched it! Now, what did we think of it?

Join Amy, Dave and Glenn as they pick apart some of the main differences between Zack Snyder's version of the movie that Joss Whedon originally had a crack at, and discuss why it was ultimately important that it was made in the first place.

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Monday, 22 March 2021

Episode 447 - Now That's What I Call 80's Ramblin'


The lovely Wil Hodgson is back with us again, to go on another nostalgic ramble through the 80s. What will we find this time, in those dusty and forgotten parts of our minds? Join us to find out!

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Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Justice For All: Episode 19 - Supermen For All Seasons


Tasmin the Aspiring Kryptonian joins us again this week to talk about the Man of Steel, because he's everywhere at the moment! Comics, TV, and also Zack Snyder's Justice League which premieres for most of us tomorrow! 

There's also the usual DC Comics chatter, so please, JOIN US.

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Sunday, 14 March 2021

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 45: Get Outta My TARDIS


We're all off back to November 1993 this week, as Leigh and Glenn take a look at one of the more divisive episodes of Doctor Who, the Children in Need charity adventure set in Albert Square, Dimensions in Time!

We also take a look at some of the recent Who news, and Jen returns with another WHOpinion, obviously DIT-themed. In fact, let's be honest, this whole episode is dedicated to Jen and her immense love for this story!

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Monday, 8 March 2021

Episode 446 - Nineties, US-Style


In our last foray into the Nineties for a while, we're joined by comedian and all round lovely person Abby Denton, for an insight into what it was like in the USA during the Nineties, because, as luck would have it, she's American! Fancy that. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch also gets said quite a bit. JOIN US.

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Saturday, 6 March 2021

Justice For All: Episode 18 - Man of Steel For TV?


Amy, Dave and Glenn are back to talk about some DC Comics, and this time they're discussing the upcoming Superman and Lois (not yet seen in the UK!) and also Zack Snyder's Justice League, and their various excitement levels for them! There's also the usual comic book nerdery, so please JOIN US!

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Monday, 1 March 2021

Episode 445 - Here Come the Mr Men


We're welcoming someone new this week - all the way from Sonic The Comic The Podcast, it's the very lovely Dave Bulmer! He's here to talk about the Mr Men, and a musical he documented himself in the late Eighties, in an exercise book he was given at a birthday party - but we'll get to that. If you're a Mr Men fan, you definitely need to join us this week!

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Friday, 26 February 2021

Episode 444 - Nineties Ramblin'!


Wil Hodgson's back again, and this time we're off on a nostalgic ramble through the Nineties for Nineties month - it's replete with Spice Girls, Channel 5, comics and cartoons and all the other nostalgic goodness you've come to expect! So pull up a pew, grab a cuppa, and enjoy!

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Monday, 22 February 2021

Episode 443 - A Very Bordersdude Nineties


Nineties month continues, and John aka the Bordersdude is back with us again, this time to talk about his experiences of the Nineties - expect lots of video games talk, as well as all of the pop culture that was around in that most full and neon of decades! Join us!

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Monday, 15 February 2021

Episode 442 - Sparrowin' The Nineties!


Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us again this week to talk about what he got up to in the Nineties - the music, movies, TV shows and video games that made him the way he is. Which might explain a lot, to be honest.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Episode 441 - Videogames to the EXTREME


It's all about the video games this week, as we're joined by the wonderful TimmusTSET to talk some Nineties videogaming, including not only the systems and consoles of the time, but also what we were playing down the arcades of a Saturday afternoon!

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Monday, 1 February 2021

Episode 440 - Gotta Catch 'em All!


We're kicking off Nineties month and kicking it off LARGE with one of the biggest franchises ever in videogaming or otherwise, from Nintendo it's the mighty Pokémon!

Pokémon experts Kirsty and Amy join me to talk about how, as kids of the Nineties themselves, the discovered the pocket monsters and what their memories are.

Now...PREPARE FOR TROUBLE!

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Friday, 29 January 2021

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 44: K-9 & Co and Adam Martyn!


It's time for another special guest to the Beacon, and this time it's actor, podcaster and Whotuber Adam Martyn who pays us a visit to talk about what Leigh and Glenn talked about last week, K9 & Company! Adam doesn't see this through the lens of rose-tinted nostalgia though, so how will his opinions differ to the two ancient relics from last week? Tune in to find out!

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Episode 439 - Transformers: Marvel UK January 1985!


New Year, new Transformers comics! And a new beginning in a very real sense, as we finally get to some original Marvel UK TF content in the form of the very first UK-only story, Man of Iron!

Join Andy from the Smorgaspod and myself as we go through the UK's premier transforming robots comic of the 80s!

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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Friday, 22 January 2021

The Nerva Beacon Podcast - Episode 43: K-9 & Co and Leigh!


In the first of two episodes covering the 1981 Doctor Who spin-off K-9 & Company, Leigh and Glenn sit down to have a bit of a natter about it, and see if it's aged like a fine wine, or if it's a bit of a tin dog egg?

Next time, WhoTuber Adam Martyn does the same, but from the perspective of someone who didn't see it at the time...

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Monday, 18 January 2021

Episode 438 - All the Television We Ever Wanted


Phil joins us for the first time in a little while, to talk about all of the TV programmes announced at the Disney investor's meeting late last year - basically the wishlist of every 80's kid, and all of the Star Wars and Marvel content we could have ever wanted!

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Friday, 15 January 2021

Justice For All: Episode 17 - Our Favourite Events!


Join Dave, Amy and Glenn as they go through their favourite DC Event comics, and see if there's any "crossovers" between them!

NOTE: this episode was recorded before Christmas, so apologies for all the excitable Yuletide talk.

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Sunday, 10 January 2021

Episode 437 - Brad and Glenn Love Star Wars: Mando Edition


Brad from the TFYTC is back with us again, as we take another trip into the Star Wars Universe, this time with particular focus on the excellent Disney+ series, The Mandalorian!

This WAS recorded before the finale though, so at least this time around you'll be spared the sound of two grown men crying over the fate of a Muppet. Next time though...

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Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Episode 436 - Transformers: Marvel UK December 1984!


Marvel UK's Transformers first Christmas was not a very Christmassy affair, as they seemed to have a lot of US Transformers material to get through - you'd think that maybe they could have sacrificed the Machine Man comics, though. Oh well.

Join Andy from the Smorgaspod and myself as we go through the UK's premier transforming robots comic of the 80s!

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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