|Geektown Radio is a weekly entertainment podcast, which looks at all the latest TV & Film News, hosts interviews with people in the tv industry, and gives you the latest TV show UK air dates.|
|Geektown Radio 105: Composer Sage Lewis, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|As we nudge ever closer to Spring, on this week's show we not only have a bunch of renewal information for various tv shows, plus all the usual tv news, and an interview with composer Sage Lewis, who scored the film Operator, which you can watch right now on Netflix UK! Operator, which was one of Indiewire's 7 Hidden Gems of SXSW last year, is a dark comedy about love and technology, with Indiewire highlighting it as a "an ideal humorous mixture of contemporary challenges and intimate conundrums that fit right in at SXSW.? It stars Martin Starr from Silicon Valley, and sees him play a programmer, who uses his wife's (Mae Whitman) for his company's customer service app. However, trouble starts to arise, when he starts to rely more on the digital version of his wife, than his flesh & blood, actual wife... Sage also wrote the score for a unique interactive VR piece called The Surrogate, crafted a beautiful score that immerses participants in the point of view of the protagonist. The user controls the story, leading up to a dramatic climax. Empowered by Sage?s music, the film?s breakthrough innovations in AR/VR storytelling led to its nomination for SXSW?s Interactive Innovation Award in AR/VR. Also On This Week's Show: Ross returns to the show, so we chat about our latest gaming exploits, and new tv shows, such as The Gadget Show revamp, and the wonderfully weird Legion. We take||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 104: Lethal Weapon's Keesha Sharp, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|On Geektown Radio this week, we take a look a Amazon's newest pilots, run down the casting for Marvel's The Inhumans, and have a very special guest - actress Keesha Sharp from the new hit US show Lethal Weapon! Keesha is an LA based actress, who you may have seen as Dale Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Sheila in Everybody Hates Chris, Monica in Girlfriends, or Gigi in Are We There Yet? Her latest role is playing Trish Murtaugh, wife of the iconic character Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), on the new tv adaptation of the classic Lethal Weapon franchise. We chat about taking on the role, what it?s like working with Damon, and Clayne Crawford, who plays Riggs on the show, and where the character might go next! Unlike a lot of film-to-tv remake, this one is actually really good, and a solid update of the source material. It's also been picked up for a 2nd series! If you want to check out Lethal Weapon yourself, you'll find it Friday nights at 9pm on ITV. Also On This Week's Show: Our TV Editor Andrew returns to the show, so we chat about all the latest shows and films we've been watching, including the return of Top Gear, Legion, and Quantico. We take a look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including all the new Amazon pilots, Marvel's Inhumans casting, and Benedict Cumberbatch's new show. We give you our recommendations for upc||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 103: The Magicians Author Lev Grossman, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|On the show this week we not only bring you all the latest tv/film news and recommendations for shows to watch next week on tv, but we also dive into the magical world of Lev Grossman's The Magicians, as we chat to the author about the book, and season 2 of the TV series. Lev in a NYC based novelist and journalist, who released his first novel, Warp, in 1997, and his second Codex, in 2004 which became an international bestseller. However, it?s his work on The Magicians, which was published in 2009, that shot him into the stratosphere, becoming a New York Times bestseller and one of the New Yorker's best books of the year. Now, to celebrate the arrival of The Magicians season 2, which is airing Tuesday nights at 9pm on 5Star, we had the chance to get on the phone with Lev for a chat about seeing his written word brought to life on screen. We talk about how things have changed from the page to screen, and how the process was for him.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 102: PC Gamer Weekender, Composer Darren Morze, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|This week's show is packed full of goodies for all you geeks out there. If you're a gaming geek, we have our rundown of our experienced at the PC Gamer Weekender, including lots of VR, some great indie games, and triple A titles. If you're a film & music geek, we have an interview with composer Darren Morze, who talks about his latest film his latest film, Sidney Hall, starring Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) & Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent), and directed by Oscar winner Shawn Christensen. Darren worked as a musician and sound engineer, touring world with acts such as The Killers, Jane's Addiction, Placebo, and US indie band Stellastarr*, which is where he met their lead singer Shawn. When Shawn decided he wanted to make movies, Darren began scoring them for him, including the movie Curfew, which not only won the Oscar for 'Best Live Action Short Film' in 2012, but also has won over 40 other awards. And for all you tv geeks, as usual we have all the latest tv news and our look at next week's shows! We also have an offer running at the moment in conjunction with the lovely people at Art Fund. You can get a 3 month National Art Pass for just £10, giving you free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses, many of which have been used as film and tv locations. It also gives you 50% off major exhibitions including at the National Gallery, the V&A, and Tate. ht||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 101: Hitman's Agent 47 - David Bateson, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|We are back for episode 101, and if you're a gaming fan, we have a huge treat for you! Along with all the usual tv chat, news and air date information, this week's guest is somewhat gaming royalty. Hitman's David Bateson, the voice of Agent 47 himself! David is a South African actor, born to English parents who now lives in Denmark. He?s worked across film, tv and theatre, but what we know and love him best for, is his voice work as Agent 47 in the long running Hitman video games. He has voiced the character since it?s inception in the year 2000, and, as far as we can tell, he is one of the longest serving voice actors in gaming history. We got to talk to him about his work, how the character has evolved, and some of his favourite scenes in the games. I also want to say a huge thanks to the people over at the Hitman Subreddit who helped out with the questions. Also On This Week's Show: Ross is back, so we chat about all the latest shows and games which have been keeping us entertained, including Mad Men, Sneaky Pete, The Walking Dead, and Elite: Dangerous. We take a look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including Fox wanting more Firefly, Sky 1's new Action/Comedy, and what Dexter did next! As usual, all the latest tv air date updates, and a look forward to the next 7 days in TV.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 100: Episode 100 Special, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|It's the big one! We've made it to 100 episodes! Rather than have a guest on this week, we decided to make the show all about things we like (along with the usual news and air date info!) To help celebrate this momentous occasion, myself and co-host Andrew have each compiled a list of the Top 10 Best Things Related To TV. Rather than do our top ten tv shows, we thought we'd broaden things out, so it could be a whole series, a specific scene, actor, event, or technology. You get to see what sort of things draw us to our tv screens, and also learn some of the things that led to the creation of this podcast in the first place! Come celebrate with us, as we dive into Geektown Radio: Episode 100! Also On This Week's Show: Andrew and Dave chat about the tv shows we've been watching and films we've seen, including Hacksaw Ridge, Sneaky Pete, Grand Tour finale, and the Santa Clarita Diet. We take a look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including DC's Black Lightning, Marvel?s Runaways, and the Hawaii Five-0/MacGyver crossover. As usual, all the latest tv air date updates, and a look forward to the next 7 days in TV.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 99: Cinematographer Todd McMullen, Pick Of The Pilots, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|Only one more episode till the big 100, but we're not letting up on bringing you a great new show packed with lots of content! Not only do we have a run down of our Pick Of The Pilots from the US, but also a great interview with Cinematographer Todd McMullen. Todd has worked as the cinematographer for a wide range for shows, including Sky Atlantic's The Leftovers, Aaron Sorkin's brilliant The Newsroom, the US version of Prime Suspect, and Friday Night Lights. His latest tv project was as Director of Photography for Netflix?s horror/comedy Santa Clarita Diet, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Todd also worked as cinematographer for Walking Out, starring Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins, which premiered at Sundance. This tells the story of a father and son struggling to connect as they have a brutal encounter in the wilderness that changes everything. Also On This Week's Show: Bex is back as co-host, so we chat about the tv shows we've been watching and games we've been playing, including Riverdale, Fortitude, Agents of SHIELD and Suits. Our Pick Of The Pilots, which is a rundown of the latest shows being piloted by the US networks. A look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including Doctor Who, Batman, The Vampire Diaries, and Shadowhunters! As usual, all the latest tv air date updates, and a look forward to the next 7 days in TV.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 98: Hacksaw Ridge Production Designer Barry Robison, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|We're a little bit late this week, but to make up for it, we have a brilliant interview with Barry Robison, the Production Designer for the 6 x Oscar Nominated Hacksaw Ridge! HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (BAFTA winner and Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour. In the interview Barry talks about what it was like building everything from battlefields to bunkers, barracks, Japanese farmhouses, and even an entire cliff face, which plays a significant role in the film! The movie was shot in Australia, and is the first time in 10 years Mel Gibson has returned to the director's chair. Also On This Week's Show: Matt returns as co-host, so we chat about the tv shows we've been watching and games we've been playing, including Homeland, Legion, Emerald City, Lethal Weapon, and Dishonored 2. A look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including S||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 97: Line Producer Shea Kammer, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|We return for our second episode of Geektown Radio in 2017 with lots of tv news, air date info, and another great interview for you! This week, we chat with Line Producer Shea Kammer, who has not one, but three films coming to the Sundance Film Festival this week, out of the sixteen in contention! The first of the three in competition is The Yellow Birds, starring Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!, Young Han Solo) and Tye Sheridan (X-Men, Ready Player One), about two young soldiers, navigating the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling (Jack Huston - Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle). Also stars Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette and Jason Patric. The second is To the Bone, which is the feature directorial debut of the brilliant Marti Noxon (Buffy, Angel, UnREAL, Mad Men, Glee... and many more!) This follows the story of a young woman (Lily Collins - Mirror Mirror, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) dealing with anorexia, who meets an unconventional doctor (Keanu Reeves) who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life. The third film is Newness, set in contemporary Los Angeles, about two millennials (Nicholas Hoult & Courtney Eaton) navigating a social media-driven hookup culture, who begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries. Shea's other credits include Oscar-Nominated films like A||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 96: Creators & Directors Of BBC's Uncle, Geektown Awards Results, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|Welcome back to Geektown Radio, and Happy New Year! We return from our holidays with the gift of a new podcast, and an interview with the Creators/Writers/Directors of BBC's wonderful comedy Uncle, Oli Refson and Lilah Vandenburgh. Uncle is back for a 3rd and final season on BBC3 & BBC1, so we got a chance to catch up with Oli & Lilah one again for a chat about the new series. As long time listeners will remember, we've interviewed Oli & Lilah a few times before, both for Uncle, and Lilah on her own when she co-wrote an episode of The Flash last season. This time around, we talk about where we find Andy (Nick Helm) & Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillott) this season, how it feels ending Uncle, and what comes next for the writing/directing duo. You can get the first 2 seasons of Uncle as box sets on iPlayer, and the 3rd season is airing Sundays on BBC3/iPlayer, and on BBC1 Fridays after Graham Norton.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 95: Vikings Actress Maude Hirst, UK TV News & UK TV Air Date Info!|
|In our final show of 2016 we have the usual TV News, UK TV Air Date information, and an interview with the very lovely Maude Hirst from the Amazon Prime Video & History Channel series VIKINGS. You may recognise Maude from her role as Kat Ashley in The Tudors, but more likely you?ll know her as Helga, wife of Floki in the brilliant Vikings, which airs on Amazon Prime Video and the History Channel in the UK. She is a graduate from London?s Italia Conti school, and founded Tuppence Films, which specialises in producing work with strong female leads, including the 2013 feature film, Smoke. She also recently starred opposite Nico Mirallegro (The Village, Rillington Place) in a short film called The Knock. In the interview we discuss working on Vikings, her thoughts on Helga and Floki, working with family, and and playing opposite the brilliant Gustaf Skarsgård. Vikings Season 4b is currently streaming weekly onto Amazon Prime Video, and will arrive on the UK History Channel in 2017. Also On This Week's Show: Andrew returns to the show so we chat about the latest tv shows and films we've been watching including our thoughts on Star Wars: Rogue One, and new Netflix drama The OA. A look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including an update on Star Trek: Discovery casting, the How I Met Your Mother spin-off, and Netflix's Lost In Space reboot. As usual, all the latest tv air date||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 94: Man In The High Castle Cinematographer Gonzalo Amat, UK TV News & Air Date Info!|
|In our penultimate show before we break for Christmas, we bring you TV News, UK TV Air Date information, and an interview with Man In The High Castle's Cinematographer, Gonzalo Amat. Director of Photography Gonzalo Amat is currently the cinematographer for Amazon?s critically acclaimed series The Man In The High Castle, which returns for Season 2 this Friday, 16th December on the Amazon Prime. Gonzalo's stunning framing and visuals plunge the audience into a world of alternate history, where the Axis powers won WWII and North America is no longer the land of the free. In addition to High Castle, Gonzalo has captured the attention of the television and film industry with his unforgettable sequences in films such as Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, and series such as Jonathan Nolan & J.J. Abrams' Person of Interest. Also On This Week's Show: Matt returns to the show so we chat about the latest tv shows we've been watching and games we've been playing. A look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including an update on Star Trek: Discovery casting, the return of Sky 1's Strike Back, and Bad Robot's new scifi show for HBO. As usual, all the latest tv air date updates, and a look forward to the next 7 days in TV.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 93: Supergirl/The Expanse Production Designer Seth Reed, UK TV News & Air Date Info!|
|Normal service is resumed this week after the Geektown Awards launch show (you can still vote to win our huge prize here http://www.geektown.co.uk/geektown-awards/) This week we have as our guest, Supergirl & The Expanse Production Designer, Seth Reed. Seth has been a go-to designer for many hit shows including Supergirl, which airs on Sky 1 and The Expanse, which streams on Netflix in the UK. He's also uplifted many independent and studio films such as I Heart Huckabees, Real Steel, and Minority Report. Highly esteemed by his peers, Seth received a Primetime Emmy Nomination and Art Directors Guild Nomination for his work on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey starring Neil deGrasse Tyson. He's currently working on Shut Eye which premieres December 7th on Hulu in the US (no UK pick up yet), and stars Burn Notice?s Jeffrey Donovan as a failed magician Charlie Haverford, who now works as a psychic. Also On This Week's Show: Bex Trista returns to the show so we chat about the latest tv shows we've been watching and games we've been playing... And why she doesn't look like Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany (she does really)... ;) A look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including the new Sons Of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC, Anne Rice?s The Vampire Chronicles TV series, and CW's sentient computer romantic comedy Real Love. As usual, all the latest tv air date updates, and a l||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 92: The 'Geektown Award 2016' Launch - Vote Now To Win!|
|In a change to our regular show, this week sees us launch the Geektown Award 2016! It's our 5th year running the awards, and this year it's bigger and better than ever, with a prize draw worth over £500! On the show this week we're joined by Mike, Ross, Matt, Bex, and newcomer Sophie, to talk through all the tv, film and games from the past 12 months, and reveal the 'Geektown Council' picks of our shows of the year. However, our votes aren't the important ones. We want to know what you think. You can now vote for you top shows, films, and games of the year over on the Geektown Awards page. By voting, you're automatically entered into the prize draw for the MASSIVE AWARDS GIVEAWAY worth over £500! Prizes include a NOW TV box, an Amazon Tablet, a £100 Amazon Voucher, plus a HUGE pile of DVDs, books, and other geeky paraphernalia. There is a full list of the prizes on the Awards page. Just head to http://www.geektown.co.uk/awards/ and start voting!||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 91 : Designated Survivor Production Designer Cabot McMullen, Lego Dimensions, UK TV News & Air Date Info%|
|This week we have another show for you filled to the brim with two interviews and lots of entertainment news and uk air date info! The first interview this week is with Arthur Parsons, the Head Of Design at Traveller's Tales, the company behind the amazing Lego Dimensions. We got to have a chat with him about all the new kits released just in time for Christmas, which include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Gremlins, Sonic the Hedgehog, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Adventure Time. We also discuss the upcoming Goonies pack, and hear about some secret Red Dwarf content which is hidden in the game? The second interview is with production designer Cabot McMullen, who recently was set the challenge of recreated one of the world's most well-known rooms, the Oval Office, for Kiefer Sutherland's hit new show Designated Survivor. Cabot has had an amazing career working on a number of high profile US shows. From Michael J Fox's Spin City, to Smash, Scrubs, sci-fi show Extant, and developing Supergirl. For Designated Survivor, along with the Oval Office, he also created the State of the Union, FBI Safe House, and the Emergency Operations Center. Along with his small screen work, we touch on his film project, which includes Kevin Smiths' Red State & Yoga Hosers.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio 90 : Legends Of Tomorrow Director of Photography Mahlon Todd Williams Interview, Plus UK TV News & Air Date|
|We're back for another week of fun and entertaining TV chat to take your mind of the world around you, and this week we have a great interview with none other than DC?s Legends of Tomorrow Director of Photography, Mahlon Todd Williams! Mahlon is an award-winning Canadian Director of Photography, and is currently the cinematographer for the brilliant Sky 1 'Berlantiverse' series DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Mahlon?s intensely dramatic visuals capture the evolution of the show?s team of heroes and villains as they journey through time to prevent the world?s ultimate destruction. Mahlon has work on series such as Syfy's Alphas, the Painkiller Jane tv series, and a number of movies and other tv shows. In the interview we get to talk to him about working in the 'Berlantiverse', dealing with the complexities of a time travel show, and an 'sfx heavy' drama.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio : 89 Interview With Marco Polo Costume Designer Jo Korer, Plus UK TV News & Air Date Info!|
|As a new day dawns, where it appears orange really *is* the new black, we bring you a brand new Geektown Radio, packed full of stuff to take your mind off... other things... that might be going on in the world right now! Along with the usual news, reviews and air date info, this week we have an interview with Costume Designer Jo Korer. Jo has had a long career working as a costume designer for many films and tv shows, but is currently the person behind the incredible outfits on Netflix?s epic drama, Marco Polo. She talks about recreating costumes from the 12-1300s yet making them unique at the same time, the creative/research process, and the thousands of costumes she and her team created. On This Week's Show: Mike returns to the show so we chat about the latest tv shows we've been watching, comic books and games we've been playing. A look at all the latest tv news from the UK and the USA including casting updates for Arrow and Gotham, plus news of a new Big Bang Theory spin-off. We have the interview with Marco Polo Costume Designer Jo Korer. As usual, all the latest tv air date updates, and a look forward to the next 7 days in TV.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio : 88 - London Comic Con Special With Troy Baker/Nolan North, Plus UK TV News & Air Date Info!|
|After a hectic weekend down in London, this week we have our MCM London Comic Con special featuring multiple guest interviews, including the full press round table interview with voice acting legends Troy Baker & Nolan North! We also have clips from our interviews with Emily Rose & Lucas Bryant from Haven, Enver Gjokaj from Marvel's Agent Carter & Dollhouse, and DC actors Violett Beane - aka Jesse Quick in The Flash, and Michael Rowe aka Deadshot in Arrow. Although you might not know the names, if you've picked up any video game, or watched any DC/Marvel cartoons in recent years, you will have heard the voices of Nolan North & Troy Baker, two of the most prolific voice actors working today. Nolan North voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted game series, Penguin in the Batman: Arkham series, David in The Last of Us, Deadpool in various Marvel animations, Superboy in Young Justice, and took over the role of Ghost from Peter Dinklage in Destiny. Fans of Pretty Little Liars may also recognise him as Peter Hastings. Troy Baker voiced Joel in The Last of Us, Rhys in Tales from the Borderlands, Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins, Two-Face in Batman: Arkham Knight, Batman in Lego Batman 3, and of course Sam Drake, older brother of Nathan, in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. He also voices Loki in many Marvel animations, and voices Joker and Batman for many of the Lego||Listen|
|Geektown Radio : 87 - Interviews With Crazyhead's Susan Wokoma & Presenter Jamie East, Plus UK TV News & Air Date Info|
|This weeks show is PACKED full of amazing awesomeness, with not one, but TWO interviews PLUS a brand new co-host, in the form of Geektown's very own TV Editor, Andrew! The first interview we have this week is with actress Susan Wokoma, who plays Raquel in E4's brand new horror comedy CRAZYHEAD, which is airing Wednesday nights at 9pm on E4 in the UK, and will come to Netflix worldwide later in the year. Raquel?s a self-made demon hunter with a whole lot of baggage and an impressive lack of social skills, who teams up with Amy (Downton Abbey's Cara Theobold). Amy discovers she's started to see demons who are masquerading as people... which is rather disturbing, so she obviously thinks she's going crazy. That is until Raquel shows up, and explains to her that what she's seeing is very real, and she needs her help battling the legions of hell... The second interview this week is with radio & tv presenter Jamie East, who is about to scary the life out of a bunch of famous people in Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live on W! The show will see celebrity guests check in each night, to what?s been dubbed Britain?s spookiest hotel, for hilarious celebrity sleepovers, terrifying tasks, gripping ghost stories and edge-of-seat paranormal investigations. You will probably also know Jamie from his work on on Sky Atlantic?s Game of Thrones companion show, Thronecast, and his weekday Virgin Radio show. We also look at a||Listen|
|Geektown Radio : 86 - Interview With UnREAL Costume Designer Cynthia Summers, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!|
|On the show this week we have all your latest tv news and air dates, plus an interview with Cynthia Summers, the costume designer from the tv show UnREAL, which you can currently catch on Amazon Prime in the UK. Cynthia has worked across a huge range of shows, from the critically acclaimed L-Word, to smash hit shows such as Bones and Smallville. She?s currently the costume designer on UnREAL, which is a fictional drama set behind the scenes of a ?Bachelor? style US dating show. So we talk about her work on that, designing non-superhero superhero costumes for Smallville, setting fashion trends in the L-Word, and her work on Microsoft's ten million dollar 'web series' Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio : 85 - Interview With Firefly & Uncharted Composer Greg Edmonson|
|This week we have a very special show for you. We have a long chat with the man behind the music not only for Joss Whedon's brilliant Firefly tv series, but also the composer of the soundtracks for Naughty Dog's Uncharted video games, Greg Edmonson. Greg moved to LA as a session guitar player, before landing a scoring job with animation company Hanna Barbera. From there he moved on to working with Hollywood uber-composer, the multiple Emmy-winner Mike Post. He is the man responsible for many of the the tv themes we know and love, including The A-Team, Magnum, P.I., NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, and The Rockford Files. After leaving Mike's wing, Greg worked on Mike Judge's long-running animated series, King of the Hill, before coming to a little sci-fi series from Joss Whedon... Firefly. Following that, he moved on to work on the first 3 of the hugely successful Uncharted video games. The Firefly Soundtrack is available right now on exclusive vinyl, on CD and on MP3.||Listen|
|Geektown Radio : Eps 84 ? Interview With Z Nation's Murphy, Actor Keith Allan, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!|
Welcome back to Geektown Radio! We have a great show for you this week, and a brilliant guest in the form of Murphy from the tv show Z Nation, actor Keith Allan!
Z Nation Season 3 is due to start in the UK on Weds 11th October 2016 at 10pm on Pick (Freeview 11, Sky Channel 152, Virgin Media Channel 123), and to help launch it, the actor who plays the man with the zombie cure racing through his veins, Keith Allan, joined us for a chat. For those of you who haven't caught the show, Z Nation is set in post-zombie apocalypse America, and follows a group of survivors. One of the group is Murphy, an ex-con, who was experimented on by doctors looking for a cure to the outbreak. Murphy is now the sole hope for the world in saving it from zombie armageddon, a role he didn't choose and doesn't want, but the rest of the gang are determined to get him to a lab who can analyze his blood, and save the planet.
|Geektown Radio : Eps 83 ? EGX Special, Plus Interview with Actor Leroy Osei-Bonsu, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!|
In the show this week we have a special featuring a number of interviews from this year's EGX 2016 Gaming Event in Birmingham, an interview with actor Leroy Osei-Bonsu who plays the Genie in the children's show Jamillah and Aladdin.
This week Geektown took a trip to EGX 2016, the UK's biggest games event, to take a look at the latest games, and have a chat with a number of the developers.
For more on any of the stories in the show, see the show notes at http://www.geektown.co.uk
|Geektown Radio : Eps 82 - Interview with Podcaster Max Cutler, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!|
The show this week sees Bex Trista from TristaBytes return as co-host, and a slightly different interview, as we're chatting to a fellow podcaster!
Max Cutler is the creator of the Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths and Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories podcasts. Both shows have become hugely successful, with the latter reaching the top 5 on iTunes within a week of its premiere, and has now achieved over 1 million listens.
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories is a podcast drama with a modern twist on old time radio that delves into the mystery of true cold cases and unsolved murders. With the help of an ensemble cast, follow our hosts as they take you on an entertaining journey through the crime scene, the investigation and attempt to solve the case.
Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths examines the lives and deaths of prominent and fascinating people who changed history and influenced pop culture. Brought to life with the help of talented voice actors, the show continues Parcast Network's echoing of the classic radio dramas while expanding its focus to include history, music, art, politics, and more. There i
|GTR : Eps 81 - Interview with Composer/Producer Simon Franglen, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!|
|This week's packed show sees Mike back from his travels and returning to the co-host chair, and an interview with Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated composer and producer Simon Franglen. Although you might not know his name, you have most definitely heard his music and seen his films. Simon Franglen's credits include 4 of the top grossing films of all time and 6 of the top selling albums of all time! Over the years, Simon has worked with artists across the board including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Celine Dion, Boyzone, Gary Barlow, and even a number of London grime bands. Since moving into film scoring, he's become known for his handling of complex, demanding projects, in particular those that involve orchestra and electronica. Working closely with James Horner, he won a Grammy for his work on Celine Dion's smash hit single My Heart Will Go On from James Cameron's Titanic, and received Golden Globe, Grammy Award and World Soundtrack Award nominations for work on Cameron's Avatar. His work can also be heard on Spectre, Skyfall, Se7en, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Moulin Rouge! After the tragic death of James Horner last year in a plane crash, Simon was asked to develop the theme's James had worked on for Antoine Fuqua's upcoming film, The Magnificent Seven, which sees Simon take his first composer for a major motion picture. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan||Listen|
|Geektown Radio : Episode 80 ? Interview Veep Director Dale Stern, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!|
This week's packed show sees Ross return as co-host, and an interview with Emmy nominated director Dale Stern for his work on the fantastic VEEP!
Dale has been working on Veep since the beginning as an assistant director, but this season had the chance to fully take the helm in the episode 'Mother'. This sees Selina forced to put her election campaign on hold, when her mother suffers a stroke and she has to go to the hospital. It's a fabulously dark and emotional episode of the show, and won Dale an Emmy nomination for Best Director. Not bad for his first time in the big chair! Dale's also worked on Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Detour, Borat & Brüno.
Chat with co-host Ross about the tv shows we've been watching, and games we've been playing, including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Batman: A Telltale Game, The Night Of, Narcos and an update on my Gilmore Girls obsession!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 79 ? Interview with Actor Brad Moore, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!|
The show this week sees the two people returning to the show. Matt as co-host, and actor Brad Moore, who we first interviewed in 2014. We also discuss Captain America leaving the MCU, the new Snatch tv series, Robot Wars & BattleBots, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Brad Moore has become best known for his work on the big screen and his collaborations with a host of incredible actors. Brad?s career began with a role in the BAFTA winning film THE RISE, where he worked alongside Timothy Spall followed by the critically acclaimed, Montana, with Lars Mikkelsen and Michelle Fairly. Last year Brad played his first lead role in North Vs South as psychotic villain Gary Little, alongside another incredible cast boasting Bernard Hill, Steven Berkoff, Keith Allen and Freema Agyeman.
Brad?s latest role in GOLDEN YEARS, which is out now on DVD, follows a group of pensioners robbing banks in order to steal back their pensions. Brad plays the narcissistic copper intent on foiling the pensioner's plans, in an undeniably crowd pleasing performance, together with some of the UK?s most esteemed acting talent, including: Alun Armstrong, Bernard Hill, Sue Johnston, Virginia McKenna, Simon Callow, Una Stubbs, Mark Williams and Phil Davis. Currently in post-production, his next film sees him co-writing the script for GLOVES OFF and starring in the lead role alongside: Ricky Tomlinson,
|Geektown Radio : Episode 78 ? Interview with Director Robert Clyde, UK TV News & TV Air Date Info!|
The show this week sees the return of Bex Trista from Tristabytes to the co-hosting chair, along with an interview with Robert Clyde, one half of directing duo the Clyde Brothers, discussing his new film 'If I Could Tell You', which features Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson.
'If I Could Tell You' is a short film which sheds light on how fertility issues could drive someone to take drastic measures, even without their spouse?s knowledge! This thought provoking film won the TV category at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, stars Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, Avery Clyde (NCIS), Sharon Lawrence (Shameless, NYPD Blue), Jim O?Heir (Parks and Recreation) and is directed by the Clyde Brothers, Rob & Ben Clyde. This story is close to Kevin Richardson and the Clyde?s hearts, as they experienced their own issues with fertility.
Abby Taylor (Clyde) believes in her soul that she was meant to be a mother. But starting late in life, she and her husband were forced to try fertility treatments that left them broke and without options. Looking for a fresh start now that they have decided to officially 'stop trying', Abby attends a transformational 'Breakthroughs and Miracles' seminar led by best-selling author and self-help guru, Sarah Linda McCormick (Lawrence). But what Abby isn't telling anyone, including her husband, is that she is reall
|Geektown Radio : Episode 77 ? Guest Co-Host Wasted?s Danny Kirrane, Interview with The Jungle Book?s Production Design|
On this week's show, not only is it packed with all the usual TV News and Air Date info that you love, but we have a very special guest co-host - actor Danny Kirrane, one of the star's of E4's brilliant new comedy series WASTED!
You might know Danny from his role as Dave on Sky 1's Trollied, or as Billy on medical drama Critical, but most recently you may have caught his performance as Morpheus on WASTED, one of 4 friends stuck in a sleepy West Country village, who also happens to have the actual Sean Bean as his spirit guide! Click here for our full review of the show.
We also have an interview this week with Christopher Glass, the Production Designer on Jon Favreau's recent retelling of The Jungle Book. In it we discuss how he blended digital animation with real life sets to create the stunning looking Jungle world you saw on screen, and also how they managed to avoid falling into 'uncanny valley'...
Chat with guest co-host Danny Kirrane about the tv shows we've been watching, and games we've been playing, including an early review of No Man's Sky, and of course, WASTED.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 76 ? Interview With Composer Todd Haberman, plus UK TV News, and TV Air Date Info!|
We are back once again for a brand new Geektown Radio. This week we discuss Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond, Batman: The Killing Joke, and Batman: The Telltale Game. Plus we have an interview with Todd Haberman (@toddhaberman), composer on shows such as Arrow, Hemlock Grove, No Ordinary Family, Warehouse 13, Body of Proof, Revolution, and Flashforward. He's recently completed work on the soundtrack for horror movie Satanic, which is available in theatres, On Demand, on Amazon and iTunes!
Chat with co-host Ross about the latest shows we've been watching, and games we've been playing.
Geektown Radio : Episode 76 - Interview With Composer Todd Haberman, plus UK TV News, and TV Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 75 ? Interview With Wynonna Earp?s Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Channel 5?s new mockumentary%2|
It's the 75th episode of Geektown Radio, and we have lots of tv news and uk tv air date info for you. We also discuss Channel 5's new mockumentary, Borderline, PLUS have an interview with the lovely Dominique Provost-Chalkley who plays Waverly Earp new drama Wynonna Earp, which airs 9pm, Fridays on Spike UK. We discuss the show, moving from UK to Canada, and of course, #WayHaught shippers...
Pitched as 'Frozen' Meets 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano - The Listener, Being Erica) sees Wyatt Earp?s heir travel back to her home town of Purgatory to reluctantly take on the role for which she was destined... To kill demons (know as Revenants), who are the resurrected (and twisted) souls of the criminals Wyatt Earp once took down.
Using only her wits and her wit, Wynonna, along with sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley - Avengers: Age of Ultron), associate Agent Dolls (Shamier Anderson - Defiance) and Wyatt?s cursed-with-immortality-best-friend Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon - Being Human US, Lost Girl), must try to stop the Revenants from taking over the town - and escaping into the world.
Wynonna Earp airs Fridays at 9pm on Spike UK
Chat with co-host Amanda about the latest show
|Geektown Radio : Episode 74 ? Bumper Edition ? Star Wars Celebration, SDCC, E4 Staycation, Interviews With The Cast|
This week we have a huge, bumper edition of Geektown Radio! There have been so many events over the past few week, we had to double the length of the show just to fit everything in! We cover all the things we did at Star Wars Celebration 2016, all the news from San Diego Comic Con 2016 (SDCC), and the E4 #Staycation event, which launched all their Summer shows. We also have interviews with all 4 main cast members of the new comedy WASTED, which starts on the 26th July at 10pm on E4.
Lovable fantasy fanatic Morpheus, (Danny Kirrane - Trollied), manages a bong shop, (Stoned Henge) with his neurotic sister Sarah (Rose Reynolds -The World?s End). His secret crush is their mate Alison (Gwyneth Keyworth - Game of Thrones), the quirky girl who runs a tattoo business out the back of the shop, and his cocky best friend Kent (Dylan Edwards -The Job Lot) sleeps on the sofa, rent free. Together they?ve been living in each other?s pockets since school and aren?t moving anywhere fast. But Morpheus is a dreamer, and his dreams take the form of his hero Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), who appears in full Westeros garb, as Morpheus' personal spirit guide, to help him navigate the rough seas of wasting your twenties?
Chat with co-host Matt about the
|Geektown Radio : Episode 73 ? Interview With Cristiana Dell?Anna, and Star Wars Rebels Press Conference from SWCE!|
This week is a slightly different show as Dave is away recovering from the craziness of Star Wars Celebration 2016. So this week we have a short interview with actress Cristiana Dell'Anna from the hit Italian tv show Gomorrah.
Gomorrah has a huge fan base including celebrities such Ricky Gervais. Most of them consider the Italian crime mafia thriller one of their favourite shows on TV. It achieved an average rating of 2.2 million viewers in the UK, Italy and Germany. In Italy the second season of Gomorrah had six times higher ratings than Game of Thrones.
Season 2 of Gomorrah is available on Blu-ray & DVD from the 25th July 2016.
The second half of this weeks podcast features the audio from the Star Wars Rebels Press Conference from Star Wars Celebrations 2016. This featured showrunner Dave Filoni, voice of Darth Maul, Sam Witwer, and voice of Sabine Wren, Tiya Sircar. In it they go into more detail about the reintroduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn to Star Wars canon, and the changes coming to the Ghost crew in season 3.
Normal service will be resumed next week!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 72 ? Interview With Production Designer James Pearse Connelly, plus TV News, Updates & Air Da|
This week sees Ross return as co-host, and chat about The Witcher 3, The Walking Dead, and Zachary Quinto's 'Biopunk' drama, plus we have an interview with production designer James Pearse Connelly!
Emmy winning production designer, James Pearse Connelly, designs the sets that bring the US version of The Voice to life off-stage, creating unique atmospheres for coaches and contestants unlike anything else on TV. James has also been the PD for Top Chef and The Biggest Loser, and the hotly anticipated new version of Celebrity Apprentice. This sees Arnold Schwarzenegger take over the big chair after the last guy left to... ermm... go do something else... This new version of the show sees production move from New York to sunny Los Angeles.
Chat with co-host Ross about the latest shows we've been watching, and games we've been playing.
Geektown Radio : Episode 72 ? Interview With Production Designer James Pearse Connelly, plus TV News, Updates & Air Date
|Geektown Radio : Episode 71 ? Interview With Composer Mac Quayle, DC TV show news, plus TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
This week we get into all the latest changes coming up in the DC TV shows, have an interview with man behind the music for Mr. Robot and American Horror Story, plus a brand new co-host in the form of Bex Trista from YouTube channel TristaBytes!
Emmy and Grammy nominated composer, Mac Quayle has recently composed unforgettable scores for series such as FX?s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, starring John Travolta and Sarah Paulson, FX?s American Horror Story: Hotel, starring Lady Gaga and Matt Bomer, Scream Queens, starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as USA Network?s Golden Globe winning suspense-thriller Mr. Robot, starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek. He received an Emmy nomination for American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Introduction to new co-host Bex, and chat about the latest shows we've been watching, and games we've been playing.
Geektown Radio : Episode 71 ? Interview With Composer Mac Q
|Geektown Radio : Episode 70 ? Game Of Thrones Review, plus Interview With Actor Charlie Bewley, TV Updates & Air Date|
This week Mike and I take a stroll through Westeros, as we break apart season 6 of Game Of Thrones, and the EPIC events of the season finale! We also have an interview with Nashville, Twilight, and The Vampire Diaries actor Charlie Bewley about his new film BACHELOR GAMES!
Charlie has starred most recently as Eckhart in Sky 1's Colony, but also appeared opposite Hayden Panettiere in Nashville, played vampire hunter Galen Vaughn in The Vampire Diaries, and Demetri in The Twilight Saga. His new film sees, five friends embark on a bachelor weekend in Argentina, where everyone expects the usual hedonistic business. They do not expect to find themselves stranded, wounded, and hunted through the Andes. But that?s just what happens when an elaborate scheme for revenge goes horribly awry.
The Hangover meets The Hills Have Eyes with a Shyamalan-esque twist, BACHELOR GAMES stars a bright young cast led by Charlie Bewley (Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, Nashville, forthcoming The Lake with J.K. Simmons), Jack Gordon (Fishtank, Northern Soul with Steve Coogan) and Jack Doolan (Ricky Gervais? Cemetery Junction, Cockney?s Vs. Zombies).
Chat with co-host Mike about the latest shows we've been watching, and games we'
|Geektown Radio : Episode 69 ? DC TV & Film Special, plus Interview With Composer James Levine, TV Updates & Air Date|
In the show this week is a bit of a DC Special, as we take a look at all the latest news from Greg Berlanti's DC TV universe, and an update on the Justice League movie. Plus, a rundown of the latest episode of Game Of Thrones after THAT battle, and an exclusive chat with Bloodlines, The Last Ship, and Rizzoli & Isles composer James Levine.
Emmy nominated composer James Levine?s most recent triumph is his score for Netflix?s Bloodline Season 2, starring Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn, which premieres on May 27th. James Levine?s dark and intriguing compositions intensify the web of mysteries including scandal, murder and family secrets surrounding the seemingly ideal family. Previously, James was the man behind the music on Glee, and Nip/Tuck, and currently scores Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, Major Crimes, starring Mary McDonnell, and the highly acclaimed The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane.
Chat with co-host Amanda about the latest shows we've been watching, and games we've been playing.
Geektown Radio : Episo
|Geektown Radio : Episode 68 ? E3 Special & Interview With Angry Birds Movie Production Designer Pete Oswald, plus TV New|
In a packed show this week, we take a look at the latest developments at E3 with co-host Matt, and interview Pete Oswald, Production Designer on the recent Angry Birds Movie. I also launch a defence of the recent Fantastic Four movie...
For the past four years, Pete has served as production designer for the Angry Birds film. Responsible for the characters, lighting and set design, Pete and his team worked diligently to transform the popular mobile game series into a spectacular world for the silver screen. Starting from the conceptual stages and continuing to even the marketing billboards, Pete?s iconic visuals have drawn audiences of all ages and across the world.
As a character designer and concept artist, Pete has helped to uplift many of the most successful animated franchises. Among other projects, Pete has worked on Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball 1 & 2, Hotel Transylvania; and ParaNorman, for which he earned an Annie Award nomination. Pete also earned two additional Annie Award nominations for shorts that he directed and designed: The Story of Walls and Doubtsourcing. You can see more of Pete's work here.
Chat with co-host Matt about the latest shows we've been watching, and games we've been playing.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 67 ? Interview With Composer Pieter Schlosser, plus TV News, Updates & Air Date Info!|
Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine this week, so why not plug in a pair of headphones, and listen along to the latest Geektown Radio! Ross is back on the show as co-host, and we take a look at the Flash, Arrow, and Agents Of Shield finales. We also give you the latest info on how Top Gear is doing in the ratings, and news about upcoming shows.
We also have an interview this week with award-winning television, film and video game composer Pieter Schlosser. Most recently you'll have seen his work on Sky 1's You, Me And The Apocalypse, but he has also written on projects such as Agents of Shield, The Sims, and Gears Of War.
Chat with co-host Ross about the latest shows we've been watching, including a round up of all the finales this week.
Geektown Radio : Episode 67 ? Interview With Composer Pieter Schlosser, plus TV News, Updates & Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 66 ? Comic Con Round-up & Interview With Suit?s Louis Litt ? Rick Hoffman, plus TV News,|
We have a PACKED show this week, starting of with a round up of the interviews from MCM Comic Con London this weekend, plus chat with co-host Mike about the new Top Gear, and all the latest tv news and airs. PLUS, if that wasn't enough, we also have an exclusive interview with non-other than Suit's Louis Litt himself, Rick Hoffman. Strap yourselves in for a fully loaded ride through Geektown!
If you?re unfamiliar with Suits (you really should watch) it stars Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter, one of Manhattan's top corporate lawyers sets out to recruit a new hotshot associate and hires the only guy that impresses him - a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout with an eidetic memory played by Patrick J. Adams. Rick Hoffman plays Louis Litt, who is one of the named partners, and Harvey Specter?s main ?frienemy? at the law firm.
If you missed Suits on Dave, you can catch the the previous 4 seasons on Netflix, and you can now get Suits Season 5 on Blu-ray and DVD from 6th June, 2016, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).
Chat with co-host Mike about the latest shows we've been watching, including thoughts on the new Top Gear.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 65 ? Interviews with Ratchet & Clank Composer Evan Wise, And Fargo Composer Jeff Russo, plus|
This week it's a slightly different show as i'm on my own. So to make up for that we have, not one, but two interviews!
First interview is with Ratchet & Clank composer Evan Wise. The animated feature is based on the famed action-oriented video game series, and follows the adventures of Ratchet (a feline-like character who is a mechanic) and Clank (a diminutive, sentimental robot) as they travel through the universe fighting evil forces. Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti and John Goodman star in the Kevin Munroe directed flick.
Ratchet & Clank is Evan's first feature, and the self proclaimed "traditional symphonist" used a traditional orchestral approach to bring out the nuance of the characters while staying within the genre of an animated family film. The Ratchet and Clank Movie soundtrack, which is now available, guides listeners through the story with a fluid sonic palette that will has you on the edge of your seat with action one minute and overcome with emotions the next.
The Second interview is with Emmy and Grammy nominated Fargo composer Jeff Russo. Jeff has been on the show a number of times before, and we had a chance to catch up with him about his work on Fargo Season 2 (soundtrack is available here on Amazon, and here on Spotify), and on Fargo Season 3 which will star Ewan McGregor. We also talk about his work on Curtis "50 Cent? J
|Geektown Radio : Episode 64 ? US Upfronts Special, Interview with production designer Gary Kordan, TV Updates & Air Da|
This week has been an epic time for US tv shows, from the mass slaughter at ABC, to the return of 24, Prison Break and Lethal Weapon at FOX! In this special episode, we give you a complete run down of new shows to look our for coming from across the pond this Autumn and next year, and we also chat to the production designer on one of those new shows, Gary Kordan.
Production designers are the guys that design and organise the building of sets and props for show. Gary is a veteran of the industry, and has recently been working on the extremely funny Key & Peele, which has been tipped for a possible Emmys nomination this season. He also worked on the pilot for ABC's new show Downward Dog which just got picked up to series, and Amazon Prime?s Just Add Magic. We had a chance to chat with him about his work and what it?s like literally working behind the scenes in hollywood.
This week's co-host is Amanda!
Amanda and I catch up with the latest games, films and tv we have been watching & playing.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 63 ? Interview with The Magicians star Jason Ralph plus TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates &|
For those of you that started watching The Magicians on 5STAR last week (Thursday nights at 9pm), we have a very interesting guest for you, as we talk to Quentin Coldwater himself, Jason Ralph!
Based upon Lev Grossman?s best-selling books, the series stars Jason (A Most Violent Year, Aquarius) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specialising in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real ? and poses grave danger to humanity.
This week's co-host is Matt, which means some gaming talk to go along with all the latest tv news.
Matt and I catch up with the latest games, films and tv we have been watching & playing.
Geektown Radio : Episode 63 ? Interview with The Magicians star Jason Ralph plus TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 62 ? Interview with director Ron Newcomb plus TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date|
This week's show sees a couple of people return to Geektown. Ross as co-host, and director Ron Newcomb, who's come on to talk about his project The Rangers, his Star Wars short - Star Wars: Extraction, and how you can get involved with their productions at The Forge Studios. Along with producing films and tv shows, The Forge Studios also offers creative people the opportunity to get involved with the projects, or even bring along their own ideas for projects. Using the mantra "Watch, Learn, Do.", they essentially want fans to become filmmakers making fantasy and sci-fi content with them. Although they are US based, you can still be involved, even if you're in the UK. For more info about The Forge Studios, you can listen to the show, and if you'd like to get involved, just click this link to The Forge Studios website.
Ross and I catch up with the latest films and tv we have been watching.
Geektown Radio : Episode 62 ? Interview with director Ron Newcomb plus TV & Film News, TV
|Geektown Radio : Episode 61 ? Interview with Rutger Hauer, plus TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info%|
On this week's show, we not only do we have the triumphant return of Chris to Geektown, but also an interview with a legend of TV & film - Rutger Hauer.
Mr. Hauer is of course best know as the replicant Roy in Blade Runner, but you may have seen him more recently in True Blood as Niall Brigant, faerie grandfather to Sookie. He?s appeared in hundreds of movies and tv shows including Galavant, Batman Begins, and the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Movie.
He came on to talk to us about a new project - his very first audio drama called Alien: Out of the Shadows. Set between Alien and Aliens, Alien: Out of the Shadows takes place aboard the mining freighter, the MARION, which discovers RIPLEY aboard her shuttle/lifeboat NARCISSUS. Seemingly there to help, but ASH, the MARION?s on board computer voiced by Mr. Hauer, has a secret mission of it?s own...
The brand new audio drama, Alien: Out of the Shadows ? stars Rutger Hauer in his first role for audio, Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series), Corey Johnson (The Bourne Ultimatum and Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Kathryn Drysdale (Two Pints of Lager and St Trinian?s), and is available to download right now at www.audible.co.uk/scream.
Chris and I catch up after his long stint away, and take a look at the tv, games & films we%3
|Geektown Radio : Episode 60 ? TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
This week's co-host is fellow geek Mike, and as we bring you our 60th episode, it's a beautiful sunny day outside... However, we're going to try and encourage you to enjoy the sunshine listening to this podcast, but then head inside and catch up on all the latest tv we've been talking about!
One of the things we discuss on this weeks show is Milo Toy, a great little project from designer Hannah Sage, who needs your vote. All you have to do is follow this link - https://www.vmbvoom.com/pitches/milo-1/ and vote to help her make Milo a reality!
Mike and I take a look at the tv, games & films we?ve been watching and playing recently.
Geektown Radio : Episode 60 ? TV News & TV Air Date Info!
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 59 ? Flash Special! Interviewing Flash & Uncle Writer Lilah Vandenburgh, plus TV News & TV|
The show is a bit of a monster this time around, but that's because this week Lilah Vandenburgh returns to Geektown, not only to talk about her show Uncle, but also the latest episode of The Flash, which she co-wrote!
Lilah is a writer/director and along with her writing partner Oli Refson, co-creatored BBC Three's Uncle staring Nick Helm and Elliot Speller-Gillott. However, she has recently been off in LA writing tonight's (12/04/16) episode of The Flash called Trajectory (warning, there will be spoilers for the episode!), along with co-writer Lauren Certo. We talk about how she got involved, what it was like writing for the Berlanti-verse, DC & Marvel in general, and even her love of Star Trek! We also have all the usual tv news and air date info you've come to expect, so make yourselves comfortable, and tune into Geektown Radio!
This week's co-host is Amanda, so we catch up with what she's been up to, and take a look at the tv, games & films we?ve been watching and playing recently.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 58 ? Deconstructing Batman V Superman, The Gadget Show Live, plus TV News & TV Air Date Info%|
Another week, another show, but this week sees myself and co-host Ross dig into Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and take a spoiler filled detailed look at what we thought of the film. If you've not seen it yet, DON'T PANIC (as Douglas Adams would say), the start and end of the discussion are clearly marked, so just jump past it to the time mentioned on the show. Then come back and listen when you've seen it! :D We've also got a round up from this year's Gadget Show Live, and all the usual news and air date info, so welcome to Geektown for the latest Geektown Radio!
Ross and I take a look at the tv, games & films we?ve been watching and playing recently.
Geektown Radio : Episode 58 ? Deconstructing Batman V Superman, The Gadget Show Live, plus TV News & TV Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 57 ? TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
After a couple of weeks break from the regular show, we're finally back, and this week I have Mat with me. Lots to catch up on with plenty of show renewals and pilot info, so strap on your headphones, and welcome to Geektown! :)
Mat and I take a look at the tv, games & films we?ve been watching and playing recently.
Geektown Radio : Episode 57 ? TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 56 ? Interview with Fil Eisler, plus TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
It's a shortened show this week, due to Dave being rather under the weather, but to make up for that, we do have a great interview with friend of Geektown - Fil Eisler.
Fil is the man behind the music for the mega-hit TV show Empire, along with the recently departed Revenge, and Lifetime?s UnReal. He's also scored the recently released Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson movie 'How To Be Single', and is currently working on a movie adaptation of the 70's cop show CHiP's starring Dax Shepard and Antman's Michael Peña, and an epic scifi film called The Titan starring Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Orange Is The New Black's Taylor Schilling.
Most recently though, one of the projects he's been involved with is 'Newtown'. An incredible documentary about the aftermath of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children aged between 6 and 7, and 6 staff members lost their lives to a lone gunman. Unlike a lot of films on this subject, this isn't a documentary about gun control, but about the community of Newtown where the incident happened, and how they piece their lives back together after the tragedy.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 55 ? TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
As we hit episode 55, we bring you all the latest TV, film and gaming news from the US and UK, along side this week's co-host Mike!
Mike and I take a look at the tv, games & films we?ve been watching and playing recently.
Geektown Radio : Episode 55 ? TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 54 ? TV & Film News, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
Disease has hit Geektown Towers this week, but fear not! We've managed to battle through to bring you a brand new edition of Geektown Radio, with this week's co-host Ross.
Ross and I take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched recently.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 53 ? Interview with Composer David Benjamin Steinberg, plus TV News, Premiere Updates & Air D|
Another week with lots of new games and tv shows to pick from, so myself and Matt try to pick through our favourites, plus a look at casting in the latest US tv pilots, and an interview with composer David Benjamin Steinberg. David has scored a range of projects, from Imagine Entertainment?s critically acclaimed Inside Deep Throat, to Bravo?s multi Emmy-nominated series Million Dollar Listing. He has also just completed scoring HBO?s Every Brilliant Thing, documenting the hit off-Broadway one-man play and recently scored Sundance 2016's Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures on controversial Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Other projects that David has scored include HBO?s Wishful Drinking, starring Carrie Fisher, E! Entertainment?s I Am Britney Jean, about Britney Spears? Las Vegas residency and Pam: Girl on the Loose, featuring Pamela Anderson. A USC graduate, David also studied at Cal State Northridge and the Dick Grove School of Music before beginning his career composing for advertising. Through his company Rabbit Ears Music, David?s work has been featured in campaigns for clients including Mattel Toys, Energizer, Nissan, Honda, andInfiniti, among many others. Scoring for a diverse range of subjects and mediums, David has developed the ability to adapt to his material, allowing the project to influence his style as much as his style influences the project.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 52 ? Interview with Emmy-Winning TV, film and theatre composer Paul Englishby plus UK TV News,|
Lots and lots of TV around this week to talk about, so Amanda and myself get stuck into all the latest tv, film and gaming news from the last 7 days. We also have an interview with the Emmy-Winning TV, film and theatre composer Paul Englishby who is the man behind the music for Idris Elba's Luther, BBC's The Musketeers, and the feature film Sunshine On Leith, based on the music of The Proclaimers. Paul is also scoring RSC's upcoming performance of The Tempest which will be the first theatre in the world to incorporate live digital avatars to join actors on stage, created by Andy Serkis's Imaginarium Studios.
Amanda and I take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched recently and talk gaming.
Geektown Radio : Episode 52 ? Interview with Emmy-Winning TV, film and theatre composer Paul Englishby plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 51 ? UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
It's that time of the week again, where you get to pull up a chair as we get around the microphones and give you all the latest geeky tv, film and gaming news from the last 7 days. This weeks co-host is Ross, so expect some gaming chat and he's also trying to crowbar in a new catchphrase... In this weeks show we have all the usual tv premiere date info, plus our list of what series are looking good for renewal, and what could be on the chopping block...
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched recently and talk gaming with Ross.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 50 ? US Pilots Special, plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
We've made it to 50 episodes! *party popper* *cheering* *small parade* :D And this week see the 2nd appearance on the show of Mike! In this weeks episode, we discus the up-coming pilots that may, or may not, go to series on the US networks, along with the latest film, tv and gaming news!
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched recently and talk gaming with Mike.
Geektown Radio : Episode 50 ? US Pilots Special, plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 49 ? Interview with Writer/Director Christopher Butler Plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Ai|
Geektown Radio returns this week, not only with lots of news about recent tv happenings, but also an interview with Christopher Butler, writer and director of the award winning movie The Scopia Effect which comes out on DVD on February 15th 2016.
Reincarnation goes horribly wrong causing glitches to echo through reality. Through hypnosis, Basia (Joanna Ignaczewska) opens up parts of her mind that should never be accessed, releasing a dark energy. The lines between her past lives start to blur, upsetting the balance of her very existence. Her reality becomes increasingly unstable as she battles to hang onto what is real.
This week's co-host is Matt, so expect some XBone chat to go along with the latest tv and film news!
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched recently and talk gaming with Matt.
Geektown Radio : Episode 49 ? Interview with Writer/Director Christopher Butler Plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 48 ? UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
Welcome to episode 48 of Geektown Radio, and this week, we've finally managed to extract Amanda from her Panto excursions to make a return to the show! Lots of news this week coming from the recent Television Critics Association Press Tour, with stories about the latest pilots and tv series the US networks have picked up, including a new 24 series (without Jack Bauer...), the return of Prison Break, and Conan O?Brien's new sit-com about an alien abduction support group!
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched recently.
Geektown Radio : Episode 48 ? UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 47 ? Spoiling Star Wars, plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
Welcome back to another Geektown Radio, and we have a new co-host in the form of Mike. In this week's bumper edition, WARNING we spoiler Star Wars... at length. Fear not though, if you haven't seen the film yet, there is a spoiler warning, and you just need to jump from there to 46.50mins into the show to jump past it, then you can come back and listen to that bit after you've seen the film! There's also the usual news and air date updates for you, so you're not missing out. :)
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched recently and meet new co-host Mike.
Geektown Radio : Episode 47 ? Spoiling Star Wars, plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 46 ? Geektown Awards Results Show, plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
Happy New Year to you all, and we're back (a week earlier than advertised!), with the results to the Geektown Awards 2015! We also have some geeky news, some gaming chat as Ross is on, and some air date info for you... Lots and lots of air dates!
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched over the holidays, and a catch up with Ross about all the latest gaming, movies and tv stuff.
Geektown Radio : Episode 46 ? Geektown Awards Results Show, plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 45 ? Interview with Composer Emilio Kauderer, TV Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
It's our last episode before Christmas, and as Ross joked about last week, Chris got called away to some unexpected family commitments at the last minute so I'm flying solo (I really should have Ross pick my Lotto numbers) ;). Fear not though, we have a great interview this week with Argentinian composer Emilio Kauderer.
Award-winning composer, Emilio Kauderer composed the soundtrack for Secret in Their Eyes (out in the US now, and due in the UK on 4th March). The film features an award-winning cast of Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and is written and directed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips). It?s a remake of the Argentinian movie El Secreto de Sus Ojos, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009, for which Emilio also collaborated on the soundtrack.
Emilio is a Los Angeles-based Argentine composer, and has won many awards for his music. He won the first Platino Award for Best Original Score in 2014, and is also the two-time winner of Argentina?s Academy of Motion Pictures - Premio Sur. Additionally, he is a two-time winner of Argentina?s Critics Award - Premio Clarin, as well as a Latin Grammy winner for his collaboration in Bajo Fondo Tango Club. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized him for his outstanding contribution to film music.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic performed Emilio?s music at the prestigio
|Geektown Radio : Episode 44 ? UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
After a few technical hitches last week (sorry about that!) we're back with another packed show for you about all the latest geeky news on tv show, games and movies! This week's co-host is Ross, so expect some gaming chat, and some strong opinions. ;)
Don't forget, the Geektown Awards 2015 are still running, so you can still vote and win a MASSIVE geeky prize!
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched over the last week, and a catch up with Ross about all the latest gaming stuff.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 43 ? The Launch of The GeekTown Awards 2015|
In this very special episode, we launch this years Geektown Awards, where you the listeners and visitors to Geektown get the chance to let us know what shows, films and games you have been enjoying over the last 12 months.
Not only that, but by voting you also are entered into the MASSIVE GEEKTOWN AWARDS GIVEAWAY, where you could win a ton of geeky goodies, from a Vault Boy Bobblehead from Fallout 4 to a Pikachu Woolly Hat, to a NOW TV box, Amazon Fire Tablet AND a £100 Amazon Voucher, plus lots of other geeky stuff!
All you have to do to enter is click here to go to the Geektown Awards page, and vote for your favourite entertainment over the last 12 months. Enter your details at the end, and you're entered into the competition. That's it! :D
On this weeks show, we discuss the show's we're chosen to be on the list, and what are our 'staff picks' for the year. Really, it's your vote that counts though so...
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 42 ? Once Upon A Time Special With Merrin Dungey & Victoria Smurfit|
As we're a little short handed thanks to Chris (it's all Chris's fault) ;) we have a shortened show this week as I'm flying solo. Fear not though, I do have a great little interview I did at Comic Con this weekend with 2 of the stars of Disney's Once Upon A Time - Merrin Dungey & Victoria Smurfit. Merrin play's Ursula and is currently starring in E4's Brooklyn Nine-Nine whilst Victoria is due to make her return as the dastardly Cruella De Vil in 'Once' quite soon...
If you want to take a listen to the latest episode, just click the link below, and if you like it, you can click here to subscribe to Geektown Radio on iTunes or click here for the RSS feed.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 41 ? UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
We're running a day late this week due to some prior commitments, but we're back with a show packed full of geeky goodness for you. This week's co-host is Matt Nemeth from The All In One podcast (and who needs a much better photo on the banner!) ;) WARNING - We do talk about the current series of Walking Dead (11.20mins - 18.30mins), so if you're running behind this season, there are spoilers. Listen for the background music. If it's playing, we're still talking Walking Dead, so skip past it. :)
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched over the last week, and a catch up with Matt about all the latest gaming stuff.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 40 ? Interview with Penny Dreadful composer Abel Korzeniowski plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates %|
We're 40 episodes in, and once again we have a packed show for you! This week, we interview Abel Korzeniowski, the man behind the sumptuous score for Sky Atlantic's Penny Dreadful, along with lots of tv news and gaming chat with Chris.
Golden Globe Nominated composer Abel Korzeniowski recently received two Emmy nominations for his work on Sky Atlantic?s hit show "Penny Dreadful," starring Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton. Abel burst into international prominence with his lush and stirring music in Tom Ford?s "A Single Man" starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. The Golden Globe-nominated score caught the attention of music legend Madonna, who invited Abel to write music for her feature film "W.E.," for which he received his second Golden Globe nomination. A collaboration which continued onto her next 2 albums on which he orchestrated a number of tracks.
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched over the last week, and a catch up with Chris.
Abel Korzeniowski Opening
|Geektown Radio : Episode 39 ? Interview with composer Jason Graves plus UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
We're back with our 39th episode, and this week, along with all the usual news and air date info, we have an interview with UNTIL DAWN composer Jason Graves, who talks about the challenges of composing music for a very unique game.
Until Dawn is an interactive drama survival horror adventure game, which (for our older listener) is somewhat akin to the old 'choose your own adventure' books. When eight friends are trapped on a remote mountain retreat and things quickly turn sinister, they start to suspect they aren?t alone. Gripped by fear and with tensions in the group running high, you?ll be forced to make snap decisions that could mean life, or death, for everyone involved. Every choice you make in your terrifying search for answers ? even the seemingly trivial ones ? will carve out your own unique story. The game stars Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Nashville), Rami Malek (Mr Robot), Brett Dalton (AoS), Peter Stormare (Arrow older Count Vertigo, Berlin in the Black List).
Jason Graves is an Academy Award-winning (BAFTA) composer who has brought his passion for music to projects such as THE ORDER: 1886 (SONY), EVOLVE (2k GAMES), TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX) and DEAD SPACE (EA). He is particularly enthusiastic about illustrating a project?s story and character arcs through the power of music. His sophisticated composition style has made his w
|Geektown Radio : Episode 38 ? Interview with author Christopher Brookmyre plus UK Geek News, Premiere Updates & Air Date|
It's our 38th episode and we're back with Chris, and an interview with Christopher Brookmyre, author of numerous award winning novels (Quite Ugly One Morning, Boiling a Frog, All Fun And Games until Someone Loses an Eye), and writer of the video game and novel Bedlam.
Ross (aka Bedlam) is an overworked and underpaid scientist developing medical technology for corporate giant Neurosphere. In the book, one rainy Monday morning Ross volunteers as a test candidate for the new brain scanning tech ? anything to get out of the office for a few hours. But when he gets out of the scanner he discovers he?s not only escaped the office, but possibly escaped real life for good! Ross finds himself trapped in Starfire ? the violent sci-fi game he spent his teenage years playing ? with no explanation, no backup and, most terrifyingly, no way out!
For the game they are taking a slightly different perspective... a female perspective? Players will take on the role of Heather, a colleague of Ross, who is a programmer at medical scanning developer Neurosphere. There she also finds herself transported into the world of Starfire: a nineties FPS she remembers from her teen years. Searching for an explanation and a way home, she ventures beyond Starfire to discover a vast realm of interconnected game worlds documenting the evolution of the FPS genre and of video games in general.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 37 ? Interview with director Phil Sheerin plus UK Geek News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info%2|
Our 37th Geektown Radio show sees us catch up with Amanda, and also features an interview with new director Phil Sheerin, who's making huge waves in the film world with his heart-wrenching short movie 'North'. Set on an isolated on a farm in Ireland, the film sees a young boy, Aaron (Barry Keoghan - Trespass Against Us, ?71), fighting against his family as he struggles to be heard over his mother's (Emer McCourt - Ken Loach?s Riff-Raff) decision to willingly take her own life.
We take a look at the tv & films we?ve watched over the last week, and a catch up with Amanda.
North - Trailer from Phil Sheerin on Vimeo.
Geektown Radio : Episode 37 ? Interview with director Phil Sheerin plus UK Geek News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 36 ? Interview with the creators of scifi web series Horizons plus UK Geek News, Premiere Updates|
This week we have a packed show, which sees the return of Ross to Geektown. We have an interview with the creators of a fantastic scifi new web series 'Horizons', as well as all the latest tv, film and gaming news.
"The lives of five people are forever changed when a mysterious alien ship appears on the skyline over Bristol. It's intentions unclear, the disparate group attempt to flee the city and reach loved ones, but their efforts are impeded by a city in panic, looters, and the threat of military attack. As they battle to stick together, loyalties and relationships are tested, and an even larger question remains: who are these mysterious visitors and why are they here?"
We take a look at the tv & films we've watched over the last week, and some gaming chat.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 35 ? UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!|
This weeks show is all about the TV, with lots of new shows landing in the US, and how TV producers are mining old films for new TV properties. Joining the discussion this week is regular co-host Chris, and sees the return of Matt Nemeth.
We take a look at the tv show news we?ve watched over the last week, and some gaming chat.
Geektown Radio : Episode 35 ? UK TV News, Premiere Updates & Air Date Info!
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 34 ? EGX Special, Prison Architect Interview plus UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
After an exciting weekend over at the EGX Game Expo in Birmingham, we're back with all the news about the games we saw there, and a great interview with Chris Delay (Director, Lead Designer & Developer) and Mark Morris (Director & Producer) from Introversion about their brilliant game Prison Architect, which is due for it's v1.0 release on the 6th October. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it allows you to build and manage your own Prison, and look after the inmates however you see fit.
If you want to buy the game (and you should!) you can find Prison Architect on Steam here.
We chat about the tv shows we've been watching over the past week.
Chris and Mark also did a live run down of the features coming in the final version of Prison Architect, which you can see below.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 33 ? Interview with Shameless star Karen Bryson plus UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
This week not only sees the return of Adam from his travels, but we also have an interview with Karen Bryson, who is best known for playing Avril in the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed drama, Shameless. She's is now starring as Maria Adams, alongside Andrew French, Edmund Kingsley, Jack Gordon and Joe Dixon, in Anthony Woodley?s exciting science fiction movie The Carrier.
In The Carrier, England has been overrun by a pandemic with no apparent cure. As the infection continues to spread, safety ? for a lucky few ? looms in the form of a damaged 747, to seek solace abroad. It?s only once the plane is airborne, that the survivors discover the infection has made it onto the flight with them. As the survivors begin to take sides and try to impress their desires on one another, it becomes clear they?re in as much danger from each other, as they are from the infection.
As Maria Adams in The Carrier, Karen Bryson is a far cry from the glamorous Avril she is loved for playing in Channel 4?s Shameless. Maria and her husband Kevin (Andrew French) have lost a son, but the former airport cleaners are among the fortunate few to escape the pandemic on the 747.
We take a look at the tv show news we?ve watched over the last week, and a catch up with Adam.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 32 ? UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
It's another week and another Geektown Radio show! This week, we have not one but two new co-hosts joining us. Ross Whitehouse and Matthew Nemeth are the new residents of Geektown to help chat through all the latest TV, Film and general geek news!
We take a look at the tv show news we?ve watched over the last week, and some gaming chat as both Matt & Ross are avid gamers.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 31 ? UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
This week's show is full of news and updates about new shows coming out of the US, and all the latest film & tv news!
We take a look at the tv show news we?ve watched over the last week, and some gaming chat about Disney Infinity 3.0!
Link to the top Star Wars Force Friday Toys.
Link to more info on Lucille Ball and the biopic.
As always, you can find all the latest UK tv premiere date info here.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 30 ? John Swihart Interview plus UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
We're back this week with a full show AND an interview with Napoleon Dynamite & How I Met Your Mother composer John Swihart!
The Berkelee-trained Swihart fuses ?70s funk with electronica for the movie, providing a musical backdrop that expertly plays alongside the comedy, yet simultaneously allowing the jokes to breathe when necessary. Produced by Lorne Michaels, comedy Staten Island Summer unites SNL alums Cecily Strong, Bobby Moynihan, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, and Kate McKinnon for a hilarious coming of age comedy about two lifeguards on a mission to throw the biggest party of the summer.
Swihart has provided memorable scores for a number of coming-of-age, youth-driven projects, ranging from classic cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite, to Fox?s Red Band Society, and the Michael Cera film Youth in Revolt. Swihart scored the CBS?s landmark comedy How I Met Your Mother.
We take a look at the tv show news we?ve watched over the last week, and some gaming chat as Chris is on!
|Geektown Radio : Author Richard Morgan Special!|
As people have been away and tied up with work this week, it's the perfect opportunity to air an interview I did recently with the author Richard Morgan.
Richard is a sci-fi and fantasy writer, who's probably best know for his Philip K. Dick Award winning sci-fi novel Altered Carbon, which went on to spawn the Takeshi Kovacs trilogy. He's 2nd trilogy 'A Land Fit for Heroes' moved him into fantasy, and is currently being turned into an interactive gamebook by Liber Primus Games.
If you don't know Richard from his excellent novels, he also wrote the Syndicate reboot for EA in 2012, Crysis 2 for Crytek in 2011, and was largely responsible for rebooting Marvel's Black Widow with his two six issue miniseries he wrote for the character.
You can find out more about the Land Fit for Heroes gamebook here, and more about Richard here.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 29 ? Disney Special plus UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
This week see's the return of Amanda (I like reading books its fun!) to the show after a break away, and who could be more appropriate for our Disney special! As it was Disney's D23 Con this weekend, we have a round up of all the news from the Con and all the Disney properties!
We take a look at the tv show news we?ve watched over the last week, and some book chat as Amanda is on!
Geektown Radio : Episode 29 - Disney Special
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 28 ? TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
We're back! After a lovely summer break it's back to the regular show, and this week it's with Chris! In the latest show, we catch up on all the stuff we missed whilst we were off, as well as news from this week, and of course, all the latest air date info!
We take a look at the tv show news we've missed over the last few weeks, and of course, as it's a Chris show, there is some comic book chat!
Here's the trailer for Zoo which is coming to Sky 1...
And here's the trailer for Westworld coming to Sky Atlantic.
|Geektown Radio : Special ? The Walking Dead (Panel from Birmingham Comic Con March 2015)|
Once again, we're still away on holiday this week, but as I know we have a lot of Walking Dead fans out there, I thought it might be interesting to put up the audio from The Walking Dead panel we recorded back in March. We've played a few clips out on the show, but this is the whole panel with Laurie Holden (Andrea), Christian Serratos (Rosita Espinosa), and Tyler James Williams (Noah). You can see the actual video below too, but I know a lot of people will be listening to this on the way to work, and it's kinda hard to watch YouTube and drive at the same time. ;)
Normal service will be resumed next week. :)
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|Geektown Radio : Charlie Clouser (Wayward Pines & Nine Inch Nails) SpeciaI!|
This week, as I'm away on holiday, we have an interview special with the one and only Charlie Clouser.
Charlie is a multi-instrumentalist composer, musician, producer, programmer and remix artist who has worked with some of the seminal recording artists of the last twenty years. Charlie, who was a member of Nine Inch Nails, currently scores Fox?s hit M. Night Shyamalan show Wayward Pines, starring Matt Dillon and Carla Gugino.
Charlie has scored several films and television shows, including the Saw films, which instantly became cult classics, CBS's Numb3rs and NBC's Las Vegas. Charlie also co-wrote the chilling main title theme for FX?s American Horror Story. His scores for the subsequent Saw series continue to define the films. Raw, grinding, propulsive, punctuated by incredible layers of sound and energy, they are classics in the horror genre. Charlie has also scored such films as Resident Evil: Extinction, Sony?s Pictures? The Stepfather, and The Collection.
Charlie came into prominence as a member of Nine Inch Nails from 1994-2000. Before joining the band as keyboardist/programmer, he?d already built a following with his extreme synth work and remixes for Prong, Marilyn Manson, White Zombie, and others. His dense layers of chopped up beats and grinding synth bass lines were instrumental in defining the sound of White Zombie?s double-platinum 1994
|Geektown Radio : Episode 27 ? TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
Welcome to Geektown Radio, for our last 'normal' show before we take a summer break for 2 weeks. We'll catch you up with all the latest TV and Film news, but look out for a couple of specials airing over the next few weeks to fill your generic mp3 listening devices!
We take a look at the tv shows we?ve been watching this week, and (as Chris is on) some comic book chat!
List of all the Emmy nominations
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 26 ? Comic Con Special, plus TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
It's been a HUGE week for geeky news, with San Diego Comic Con providing lots of new info on upcoming films and tv show. Now it's all over we take a look through it all, and bring you all the news and info with our round up from SDCC.
We take a look at the tv shows we?ve been watching this week, and (as Chris is on) some comic book chat!
The Batman V Superman trailer here.
Trailer for Robert Kirkman?s OUTCAST, which is coming to FOX UK in 2016
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 25 ? TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
It's our 25th show, and this week sees Amanda return from Glastonbury to catch up on all the latest tv and film news!
We take a look at the tv shows we've been watching this week, including Orange Is The New Black, Sense8 and Once Upon A Time.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 24 ? Interview with Dexter & Dishonored Composer Dan Licht, plus TV News, UK TV Updates & A|
It's a beautiful day outside, but we still decided to come in and record another show just for you! So here we are with episode 24, and a great 2 part interview with Dan Licht, the man behind the music for the brilliant Dexter, Jason Momoa's The Red Road, and the superb Dishonored and recently announced Dishonored 2 video games!
Dan is one of the most prolific and eclectic musicians in the film, television, video game and advertising industry. His first major feature film, Columbia Pictures' "Children of the Night," was subsequently followed by a series of dark films, including Dimension Films first ever feature film, "Children of the Corn II." Notably, Dan was chosen for Clive Barker's third "Hellraiser" installment, Miramax and Dimension Films' "Hellraiser: Bloodline."
We take a look at the tv shows & games which have been taking up our time over the last week, including Batman: Arkham Knight, No Offence, & Humans.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 23 ? The Game Of Throne Finale Dissection, plus TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
This week is episode 23, and it's another Chris show, as Amanda is currently somewhere in a muddy field listening to bands and eating falafel burgers, and Adam is off up a mountain... or somewhere in a desert... or in a cave... one of those adventurey things he likes to do anyway! So this week, as Chris has managed to watch it, we have an in depth dissection of the Game Of Thrones Finale - WARNING - SPOILERS... There's also all the latest UK TV News and updates you've come to know and love. ;)
We take a look at the tv shows & games which have been taking up our time over the last week, including Kerbal Space Program, Batman: Arkham Knight, Orange Is The New Black and Dark Matter.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 22 ? E3 Special plus an Interview with Anamog (aka Ryan Taubert), TV News, UK TV Updates %2|
Well that's just typical... We've literally just finished recording, and Chris Evans is announced as the new host of Top Gear! So that's not in show 22, however there is already lots of good stuff to get your teeth into. This week we have a run down of all the games Chris and I have liked the look of from E3 so far, an interview with Ryan Taubert, the composer of the music for the stunning short film 'Anomaly', which you can see here on Vimeo, and all the usual geeky stuff!
We take a look at the tv shows & games which have been taking up our time over the last week, including talking around (no spoilers!) the Game of Thrones finale, and a the return of Orange is the New Black.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 21 ? Interview with James Levine plus TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
This week, we're 21, and have another packed show for you! This time we're talking to EMMY nominated composer James Levine, the man behind the music for Glee, Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship, American Horror Story seasons 1-3, Damages, Nip/Tuck and a host of other shows! James has established himself as a pre-eminent talent in television scoring, and his diverse projects span across all genres, and have bolstered the success of many hit shows. He's also worked with Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, a mentorship and collaboration led which led to him working on, and composing additional music for for films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Pearl Harbor, Something's Gotta Give, Madagascar and a co-scoring credit for Gore Verbinski's The Weatherman.
We take a look at the tv shows we?ve been watching last week, including Game of Thrones and a review of Sense 8.
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|Geektown Radio Special : Amar, Akbar and Tony (Rez Kempton & Martin Delaney)|
As I mentioned in the show last week, I've been doing a stack of interviews recently, and as two of them were from actors in the same movie, I though the Geektowners might like an extra show this week (the normal Geektown Radio will be out on Tuesday as usual). :)
Britain has been crying out for a film that truly reflects the society we live in; just when many have become disillusioned with the lack diversity in film, along comes the British Comedy Amar Akbar and Tony. Rez Kempton (Amar) and Martin Delaney (Tony) play two Londoners who come from different communities and join together in friendship sharing life?s ups and down along the way.
A Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic take stock of their lives in contemporary London in Atul Malhotra?s coming of age romantic comedy. The 1970?s Bollywood classic ?Amar Akbar Anthony?, about three brothers separated by circumstance, has inspired the title of this British film about three friends driven apart by circumstance. The film explores the predicaments that face its lead trio ? Amar (Rez Kempton) is a Sikh whose promising career gets derailed, Tony (Martin Delaney) is in love with the wrong woman, while Akbar (Sam Vincenti) is an ambitious charmer with the gift of the gab. Despite its Indian-origin characters, the 93-minute movie is a serio-comic exploration of ambition being thwarted by external factors. The characters m
|Geektown Radio : Episode 20 ? Interview with David Brevik plus TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
We've made it to week 20 of the the show, and it's another great one, packed with TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info, and an interview with gaming legend David Brevik.
David is the visionary creator behind Diablo I and II and currently the founder and CEO of Gazillion Studios and the excellent Action MMORPG - Marvel Heroes 2015. When it launched two years ago, the game had a number of launch issues and received a mauling from critics, with a metacritic average score of 58%. Since then David and the team have turned Marvel Heroes around pulling it's Metacritic score up to 81. The game gets regular new content, including the recent Age of Ultron update that was one of the biggest content launches the title has had so far and allowed players to play as any of the core Avengers for free.
We take a look at the tv shows we?ve been watching last week, including some non-spoilery chat about last nights Game of Thrones!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 19 ? Interview with Mac Quayle plus TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
Wow, we're at episode 19 already, and it's another packed show for you! This week, along with all the usual tv news and tv air date info, we have an interview with Grammy-nominated musician & composer Mac Quayle. As a producer, re-mixer and keyboardist, Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 40 #1 Billboard Dance hits, and earned a GRAMMY® nomination for producing Donna Summer?s "I Will Go with You." He's also worked with artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce and Sting, to name a few. As a composer, Mac is currently a very busy guy! Not only did he score the music for Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Freak Show, he is currently scoring the latest season - American Horror Story: Hotel, along with Murphy's new project Scream Queens, and he's also writing the music for Christian Slater's new show Mr. Robot. As I said, busy guy!
We take a look at the tv shows we've been watching last week (and some comic book chat as it's a Chris show).
|Geektown Radio : Episode 18 ? Interview with Mike Suby plus TV News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
Is it time for another show already? Looks like it! And this week, we're talking to composer Mike Suby, the man behind the music for The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Pretty Little Liars! Mike is known for creating bold, rich scores that embody complex and evolving emotions and story lines, and is accomplished in a multitude of genres, composing for more than 300 television episodes, shorts and films. Along with the aforementioned ABC dramas, Mike has also scored reality shows such as Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
We take a look at some of the new comedies from last week's US upfronts.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 17 ? Bumper Renewals & Cancellation Special with UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
This week's episode is a bumper issue, covering all the renewals and cancellations of the all your favourite TV shows which have now been announced in the US. We also take a look at the first crop of new shows announced as going to series from some of US networks. In this weeks show:
Adam's thoughts on AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (yes, he actually managed to get to a cinema!)
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 16 ? Interview with Jeff Russo plus Film News, UK TV Updates & Air Date Info!|
Despite a few technical hitches this week (*ahem*... note to self... Remember to check the recording software is recording...) we're back with co-host Chris for another Geektown Radio! On this weeks show we have an interview with EMMY and GRAMMY-nominated musician, Jeff Russo, who is the man behind the music for Fargo, CSI: Cyber and the US remake of The Returned, along with a host of other shows. Jeff is also a founding member, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of two-time GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, TONIC.
The show also includes:
The latest tv & film news including discussions on the upcoming Flash/Arrow spin off know as 'Legends of Tomorrow'; Some news of the 2nd Star Wars spin off and the new photos for The Force Awakens which appeared this week; The photo of the Suicide Squad, and the return of Red Dwarf!
Keep an eye on here for the latest Renewal/Cancellation info!
|Geektown Radio : Episode 15 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
It's been another 7 days, and once again we return with a new Geektown Radio, AND a new co-host in the form of Amanda! As ever, we're bringing you the latest TV & Film News from the last 7 days. In this week?s show:
Chat about recent tv talk about this week's GAME OF THRONE (WARNING: Some very minor spoilers), Syfy?s Meet the Captains, and Flash & Arrow.
For Amanda?s Adventures From The Bookshelf site, click here.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 14 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
We're a little bit late this week, but we're back with our 14th Geektown Radio, bringing you more TV & Film News from the last 7 days. In this week's show:
Chat about recent tv including a full chat about DAREDEVIL (WARNING: Some minor spoilers), FORTITUDE (again spoilers!), RESIDUE, and ARROW.
Our breakdown of Star Wars trailer
For all the latest uk tv premiere information, check out the UK Air Dates page here.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 13 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
Another week, another show, and this time I have Adam with me (because Chris is off getting drunk on Guinness), as we have your weekly update about tv shows, films and other geeky news! In this weeks show:
We take a look back at shows, movies and other things we?ve been doing and watching recently, including visiting The Gadget Show Live, whether your canoe should have a TV, and watching a lot of Daredevil!
For our review of The Gadget Show Live, and more on the RIUTBag click here.
Here's the new trailer for Empire, coming to E4 in the Spring:
|Geektown Radio : Episode 12 ? Marvel Universe Live Special with Michael Picton plus TV Air Date Info!|
As it's Easter this week and people are away on holiday, rather than the full show, we've got an extra special interview with the man behind the music for the MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! stage show, which should be coming to the UK soon!
Michael Picton is an award-winning composer writing for film, television, theatre, concert, branding, advertising, and circus. His network themes for PBS, CNN, Amazon and others are broadcast continuously around the world; his circus and theatre music can be heard in concert halls, arenas and theatres across North America; his media work includes TV series, feature films, documentaries, promos and ads.
In 2006 Michael composed the score and songs for his first circus, Bellobration, the 137th edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. He has gone on to create music for seven more Ringling Brothers shows with Feld Entertainment as well as music for Disney Live and, most recently, the arena spectacle Marvel Universe Live. He has composed three shows in an ongoing collaboration with the company Cirque Mechanics: Boom Town, Cirque Mechanics with Orchestra, and Pedal Punk.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 11 ? Fil Eisler Interview, plus UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
Another week and time for a new Geektown Radio! This week we've been talking to FIL EISLER, the man behind the music on smash hit US tv show EMPIRE! He is also the composer for the music on REVENGE, the US version of SHAMELESS, and has travelled, recorded and written with artists such as Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Ryan Adams & Brian May from Queen. Fil's song 'Superblind' appears on Robbies' multi-platinum album - Reality Killed the Video Star. We also have all the usual weekly update about tv shows, films and other geeky news! In this weeks show:
Chat about the latest tv & film news, so inevitably Clarkson, the ending of Downton Abbey, and news on the upcoming Star Wars & Star Trek movies.
Amazon Law & Order Seasons 14 & 15 links:
Here's the link to the 'The Letter Carrier':
|Geektown Radio : Episode 10 ? Comic Con Special (plus UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!)|
And we're back! Bit late, but we're back, and we also have the return of Chris this week. :) This week we have a special on MCM Comic Con Birmingham, where we talk about the comics, cosplay, and the tv stars we talked to from The Walking Dead and Sleepy Hollow. There's also all the usual weekly update about tv shows, films and other geeky news! In this weeks show:
All the fun and games from MCM Comic Con Birmingham - the comics, the cosplay, and the panels from The Walking Dead including Laurie Holden who played Andrea, Christian Serratos who plays Rosita Espinosa, and Tyler James Williams who plays Noah, the panel with Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison, Colm Meaney's Panel, and the round table interview with Neil Jackson from Sleepy Hollow.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 9 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
Once again, it?s time for Geektown Radio, and as Chris is away this week, I've roped in stand in co-host Adam again for our weekly update about tv shows, films and other geeky news! In this weeks show:
We take a look back at shows and movies we've been watching recently, including The 100, Defiance and 12 Monkeys.
Here's the brilliant pitch video for Alan Tudyk & Nathan Fillion's CON MAN.
And the link to the CON MAN Indiegogo page if you want to get involved.
A link to the Bring Back Clarkson change.org page, and the Reinstate Terry Pratchett page - As we said in the show, if you go and sign one of these, please have a look around change.org and also sign some of the less silly petitions too.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 8 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
Once again, it's time for Geektown Radio, our weekly update about tv shows, films and other geeky news! In this weeks show:
We take a look back at last week?s tv and talk about ITV's Arthur & George, and the epic twists in Sky Atlantic's FORTITUDE.
Here is a photo of the Supergirl costume we were discussing in the show:
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 7 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
We're back to out usually timeslot and this week sees the return of regular co-host Chris! Discussions on the show this week include:
A look back at last week?s tv and talk of the return to the UK of THE ORIGINALS
The full version and frankly awesome video of Leonard Nimoy's 'The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins'.
Actor Tom Ellis - Wikipedia and IMDB links
Link to Amazon Prime Instant Video if you want to sign up to be ready for the arrival of OUTLANDER on the 26th March 2015.
|Geektown Radio : Episode 6 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
Blimey, is that the time! Yes, sorry, we're a bit late this week due to Chris being unbelievably busy, so much so, i've had to rope in a stand in! So, this week, with long time friend, and self confessed 'geek-in-training' Adam, we bring you all the latest news and air date info! The show includes:
Discussion about Jason Momoa's new Aquaman costume.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 5 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
We're back for another packed Geektown Radio show! This week we've been discussing:
Review of last week?s tv and talk about the new Netflix show BETTER CALL SAUL
In one section of the show, we discuss the new US drama EMPIRE, so I though you might like to see a trailer.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 4 ? Uncle Special ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
In this weeks extended edition of Geektown Radio, along with all the usual TV news and UK air date info, we sat down for a chat with Oli Refson & Lilah Vandenburgh, the writer/directors of the award winning BBC3 show UNCLE, starring comedian Nick Helm, which returns for it's 2nd series on Tues 10th February @ 10pm on BBC3.
On this week?s show we:
Review of last week?s new tv.
Here's a link to the Lisa Kudrow web series 'Web Therapy' Chris mentioned.
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 3 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
Struggling through the wind, snow (and in my case, a heavy cold), we're back for a 3rd episode of Geektown Radio, your weekly podcast update to all the UK tv & film news, tv air date information and other geeky stuff!
On this week's show we:
Review of last week's tv and talk about Sky Atlantic's new show FORTITUDE.
Toward's the end of the show, Chris extols the virtues of Now TV, so here's a link to them in you want more info!
Here?s the Fantastic Four trailer we discussed in the show:
If you have a question, or want to send us comments about the show, you can email us at email@example.com, tweet us @geektown on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or just leave a question in the comment section below. :)
|Geektown Radio : Episode 2 ? UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
And we've made it to the 2nd episode! This week we bring you
A review of last weeks tv
All into a much more compact 40(ish) minutes this time around.
I forgot to mention on the podcast, but if you want to get in touch, please email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on this post!
You can also check the renewed/cancelled show list here.
And here's the Flash trailer we discussed in the show:
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|Geektown Radio : Episode 1- UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!|
It's a new year, so we decided it was time for a new type of show! Welcome to Geektown Radio - a podcast about all the latest UK TV & film news, and air date info!
Rather than just having me talk at you, I've roped in some help in the form of Chris Brown, fellow geek, and Editor of polaroidsandpolarbears.co.uk, to share the podcasting duties with me!
In this weeks episode, we discuss:
All the latest news and renewals from the US networks.
As this is the first show, we'd love some input from you guys about what you'd like us to cover, and what you think of the show.
Are there any specific TV/film topics you'd like to know more about? Are there features you'd like to see?
If you have any ideas or questions, please feel free to leave them on this post, or email us on email@example.com.
Hope you enjoy the show!
Episode 2 is also out now!
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|Geektown Podcast 32: Independent Film Maker Martin Gooch|
This week we have an extended podcast as we interview independent film maker & director Martin Gooch.
Martin first came to our attention with his wonderfully sweet & charming award winning movie 'The Search for Simon', which tells the story of David, a man who is searching for his younger brother Simon, who disappeared without a trace and has never been seen since. 30 years after his disappearance, David is still looking, and the search for Simon has become his life's obsession.
In the podcast we discuss Search for Simon, his earlier award winning movie 'Death' (aka 'After Death'), and some of his upcoming projects. These include a movie adaptation of award winning novelist Robert Rankin's book 'Alice On Mars', and an adaptation of fantasy novelist legend Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy book 'Deathtrap Dungeon'.
Martin also directed the BAFTA award winning and EMMY nominated Spooks interactive (BBC/Kudos) and was a two time BBC New Director of the Year winner, and has directed Doctors and Hollyoaks for TV, as well as more than 20 short films as well as pop promos, commercials and virals.
|Geektown Podcast 31: Actor David Wayman|
This week we've been chatting to actor David Wayman, who stars as Theo in the upcoming movie 'Wandering Rose'. In the movie, Rose (Carina Birrell) and her fiancé Theo escape the city for a weekend away to the idyllic Scottish Highlands. Theo sees it as a last chance to have some romantic alone time with Rose before she gives birth to their first child. The couple?s peace disintegrates as Rose is confronted with chilling memories of her secret past. The weekend descends into a living nightmare as Rose is forced to confront her demons.
David has starred in a wide variety of roles across theatre, film and tv, from playing the young Harold Shipman in a tv mini-series about the mass murderer, to the lead in the upcoming romantic comedy film Art Ache. And from playing Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, to the the voice of Dylan the Dragon in the Doris the Dragon Show! He also has over 6 yrs experience working with the British Army 7 Rifles.
If you'd like to know more about Wandering Rose, we have also interviewed the female lead, Carina Birrell, who you can listen to here.
|Geektown Podcast 30: Actor Brad Moore|
This week we've been chatting to actor Brad Moore about his new film MONTANA, where he play cynical detective Steven Phelps in this Mo Ali directed new British action movie.
Set in contemporary east London, Montana is a high octane tale of betrayal, redemption and honour, charting the unlikely bond between black teenage drugs courier Montana and Dimitrije an ex-Bosnian commando who is hell-bent on revenge against Montana?s boss, Lazurus a Serbian gangster and drug lord. Moore plays Stephen Phelps, a tough, cynical, chain-smoking, coke-snorting detective on a dangerous patch of east London run by a Serbian gangster and Phelps? loyalties lie on the wrong side of the law. Brad joins a respected cast of Adam Deacon (Kidulthood), Ashley Walters (Get Rich or Die Tryin?) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones).
He also discusses his upcoming movie Long Time Coming ? North V South. This exciting feature also stars the British icons Bernard Hill (Lord of the Rings), Steven Berkoff (Rambo/ Beverley Hills Cop) and Keith Allen (Robin Hood, Trainspotting, and of course father of Lily Allen!)
|Geektown Podcast 29: Broadcaster & Journalist Kiri Bloore|
In this week's podcast, we got to sit down for a chat with the lovely Kiri Bloore.
Kiri is a Broadcaster & Journalist who has travelled the globe doing red carpet interviewing some of the biggest stars, and was one of the few presenters lucky enough to cover the Royal wedding from a coveted spot at Westminster Abbey for TLC. Now she is about to be seen alongside Liz Hurley in the much awaited new E! Television series The Royals. The show follows a fictional version of the royal family, with Liz Hurley as the Queen.
Kiri is also a huge sports fanatic, and covers a lot of Motor Sport, as well as hosting a weekly live Premiership Football talk show.
You can find out more about Kiri by following her on Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.
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|Geektown Podcast 28: Actress Carina Birrell ? Film Wandering Rose|
This week, we're talking to Scottish actress Carina Birrell about her new film 'Wandering Rose'.
Carina stars in the new Psychological thriller Wandering Rose, taking the title role of Rose. The feature length thriller also stars Emmerdale?s Bhasker Patel and The Dark Knight Rises, Waterloo Road actor Cameron Jack. This exciting film has already gained a cult following and will premiere at the Electric Cinema in London?s trendy Notting Hill.
In Wandering Rose - Rose and her fiancé Theo (David Wayman) escape the city for a weekend away to the idyllic Scottish Highlands. Theo sees it as a last chance to have some romantic alone time with Rose before she gives birth to their first child. The couple's peace disintegrates as Rose is confronted with chilling memories of her secret past. The weekend descends into a living nightmare as Rose is forced to confront her demons.
Wandering Rose is directed by Corrie Greenop and has a respected budget of 1.7 million (£1m / $1.7m). The film is already getting rave reviews with Carina?s work being especially praised ?Carina Birrell as Rose carried the film well?, UK Horror Scene and ?actress Carina Birrell should be commended on her portrayal of prickly Rose?, Rare Horror. Carina will also be lighting up our big screens in the forthcoming fe
|Geektown Podcast 27: Game Developer Daniel Linssen ? The Sun And Moon|
This week I had a chat with indie game developer Daniel Linssen about his upcoming Steam release 'The Sun And Moon'.
Australia based Daniel won 'Ludum Dare 29', with this platformer that has a unique mechanic: you can dive into the ground. Momentum is conserved but gravity is reversed, letting you fling yourself high into the air or deep beneath the surface. The goal is always straightforward - collect the three orbs in the level and jump into the wormhole - but spikes, endless drops and impossible heights make this more and more difficult.
View the Steam page here.
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|Geektown Podcast 26: Mike Diskett ? Satellite Reign|
In this week's podcast, we're talking to veteran games developer Mike Diskett. Mike used to work at Peter Molyneux's Bullfrog where he helped develop the classic PC and Amiga game Syndicate, and was lead on the follow up, Syndicate Wars. Since those days, he's worked across the industry on games such Theme Park, Startopia, Grand Theft Auto IV and Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes. Now based in Australia with his own company (Five Lives Studios), he's developing a new game, which most people consider to be the 'spiritual successor' to the Syndicate series - Satellite Reign.
After a sucessful Kickstarter campaign, Satellite Reign is due to arrive on Steam Early Access in December 2014, where you'll be able guide your own team of agents to help free the masses from the stranglehold of the mega-corporations... or to take control for yourself...
For more info, visit satellitereign.com
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|Geektown Podcast 25: A Brief History of Time Travel|
This week, we spoke to Wanda Bertram, the producer of a newly funded Kickstarter documentary called A Brief History of Time Travel: A Mindbending Documentary!
Over the past 3 years, director Gisella Bustillos and her team have been interviewing personalities like Bill Nye ("the Science Guy"), legendary game designer Tim Schafer and Robopocalypse author Daniel Wilson about time travel, and how it relates to pop culture and science.
Time travel is one of the most contagious ideas in science fiction. In a society where time is a unit of value and instant gratification is prized, the idea of traveling through time offers a means of escape. And our obsession with time travel is growing: in the last decade, it's appeared more than ever in books, movies, and pop culture. What makes time travel so powerful that it resonates in each of us, and to what lengths are we going today to make it a reality?
A Brief History of Time Travel is the biography of an idea, chasing time travel from the ancient Mahabharata to the streets of Los Angeles. For people of all ages and backgrounds, it's an odyssey through the imagination and a discovery of kindred spirits.
Although the Kickstarter is now fully funded, you can still get involved by going to their website and making a donation, or find out more on their Facebook page.
|Geektown Podcast 24: Play Expo 2014 Indie Game Special|
Over the weekend I headed up to Manchester to take a look at PlayExpo 2014 at Event City. There was a lot of cool stores, some tv bits and pieces, and a huge retro gaming area of old SNES, SEGA and pinball machines. However the area that really captured my attention was the indie gaming section, full of new and in-development independent games. I got chatting with a number of the developers and publishers which you can hear on the podcast below (at the bottom of this post), but I've also included videos of the games in this post so you can see what we're talking about!
Schrödinger?s Cat is a wacky & colourful puzzle laden platform game, set in a unique quantum physics world. A disaster at a subatomic holiday destination has caused all the primitive particles to escape! Help Schrödinger?s Cat round them up.
Steam | Website
As Earth?s population expands and environmental damage takes its toll, profit-driven multinational corporations lead the charge to seek out and colonise new planets. Taking on the role of a prospector for the Survey and Prospecting Program (SAP), it?s up to you to check out a recently discovered exo-planet and harvest whatever resources you can find.Star
|Geektown Podcast 23: Marion Ross (Mrs C on Happy Days) and director Dominique Schilling|
In this week's podcast we got the chance to have a chat with director Dominique Schilling and actress Marion Ross about their new movie A REASON.
Dominique is a Swiss German film maker and writer who's previously worked on short films, music videos and documentaries. A Reason is her first foray into feature films, and the movie has been getting a great response, winning multiple awards on the festival circuit.
Marion Ross has been working in tv & film for over 60 years, but is probably best know as Mrs C - the mother of the Cunningham family in the smash hit TV show Happy Days. Marion has worked pretty much every year of her long career, appearing in an incredible range of movies and shows, such as Gilmore Girls, The Love Boat, Hot in Cleveland, even voice work as Spongebob Squarepants's grandmother!
A Reason stars Magda Apanowicz (Continuum, Caprica) as Serena - a young, gay introvert, and Nick Eversman (Get On Up, Missing) as Nathan, her controlling older brother, who are forced to endure a dreaded family gathering at the house of their elegant elderly Aunt Irene (Marion Ross) to hear the reading of her will ? setting off an unexpected course of events that ultimately forces the clan to re-evaluate their views on love, forgiveness, and family.
|Geektown Podcast 22: Reaper Director Phillip Shih|
In this week's podcast we got to talk to Director Philip Shih about his new slasher flick REAPER, starring Danny Trejo (Machete Kills, TV?s Sons Of Anarchy) and Vinnie Jones (Lock Stock, X-Men: The Last Stand, TV?s Elementary).
This inventive slasher that follows a death row inmate who survives execution and returns as a supernatural force known as Reaper. Descending on an isolated hotel which happens to be the meeting place of some very dangerous players, the Reaper?s thirst for blood is only matched by one wily girl?s thirst for survival.
|Geektown Podcast 21: Actor Harry Treadaway (Honeymoon / Penny Dreadful)|
This week we had the chance to have a chat with the actor Harry Treadaway about his new movie Honeymoon, and his role as Victor Frankenstein in Sky Atlantic's brilliant Penny Dreadful.
Honeymoon is a psychological horror starring Harry and Game Of Thrones' Rose Leslie (Ygritte - you know nuffin Jon Snow!), as newlywed couple Paul and Bea, who set off to Bea's family cabin for a romantic honeymoon getaway... As you might expect when 2 people decide to take a romantic trip, alone, into a cabin in a dense woodland, things start to go a bit awry, as Bea's behaviour becomes more and more strange, and thinks go from 'a little off', to 'full on crazy!'
Harry has been acting since 2005, and is currently starring as Victor Frankenstein in Penny Dreadful, but you may also have seen him playing Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris in the critically acclaimed 'Control'. He also appeared in the recent Lone Ranger remake and and the brilliantly named Cockneys vs Zombies.
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|Geektown Podcast 20: Peaky Blinders ? Series 2 Special!|
This week we got the fantastic opportunity to attend the red carpet premiere in Birmingham for the launch of BBC's brilliant Peaky Blinkers Series 2!
The show returns to our TV screens on Thursday 2nd October at 9pm on BBC 2, but we got to take a sneak peak at the first episode... And it's fantastic!
Cillian Murphy returns as Tommy Shelby, leader of the Peaky Blinders gang, along with his brothers Arthur (Paul Anderson) and John (Joe Cole), and of course, the matriarchal Aunt Polly (Helen McCrory). Joining the cast this season is also Cillian's Inception co-star (and of course, Batman's Bane) Tom Hardy, along with World Without End & Edge of Tomorrow star (as well as Tom's wife) Charlotte Riley.
(Thanks to the folk at polaroidsandpolarbears.co.uk for the photos!)
The podcast below consists of all our red carpet interviews with the stars, plus the Q&A session with the cast conducted after the premiere, hosted by broadcaster Andrew Collins.
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|Geektown Podcast 19: Interview with Composer Jeff Russo|
This week I had a nice chat with Emmy-nominated Composer and two-time Grammy-nominated musician Jeff Russo.
Jeff is currently composing music for the 2nd season of the truly excellent TV show Fargo along with the 2nd season of the Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson produced drama Power AND the new CSI:Cyber starring James Van Der Beek and Patricia Arquette. Add to that the fact that he's also founding member, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of two-time GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, TONIC, and it's fair to say, Jeff is a busy guy!
Thankfully he managed to squeeze in half an hour to have a chat with us about his life, work composing for tv & film, and juggling all that whilst still gigging with a successful rock band!
Listen to the podcast below, or if you want to hear more of Jeff's music, you can download the Fargo TV Original Soundtrack here.
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|Geektown Podcast 18: Interview with Actor Tom Benedict Knight|
This week's podcast was an interview with the actor Tom Benedict Knight, who, if you saw the first half of the excellent Houdini miniseries which aired on Channel 4 last Sunday, you may recognise as Dash, Houdini's younger brother (trailer above). If you didn't catch it, it's available here on 4OD and i urge you to go and watch before part 2, next Sunday at 9pm.
Since bursting into the acting scene in 2011 Tom Benedict Knight has enjoyed a wide range of roles in features like Kick Ass 2 alongside Chole Grace Moretz and Arron Taylor Johnson, as well as the upcoming Universal Studios motion picture Dracula Untold alongside Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper.
Tom also stars in the role of Michael Franzese in God The Father, the life story biopic of 'La Cosa Nostra' boss Michael Franzese, the Mob boss who became a Minister of the Church, directed by Simon Fellows with Academy Award winner and nominee D.O.P Vilmos Zsigmond. God The Father is due for it?s US theatrical release on October 31st 2014.
One of Tom's stand out talents is his gift for accents... Lots of accents. Just check out the video below, where he takes you around the world, and the UK, with pretty much every accent you can think of!
|Geektown Podcast 17: Interview with Director Luke Massey|
This week, we've been talking to film director Luke Massey about his first feature, which is out now in the UK called 'The Captive' (aka Armistice).
The movie stars Joseph Morgan, who you'll probably know best as Niklaus Mikaelson in the excellent Vampire Diaries and The Originals, and co-stars Matt Ryan, who's about to appear as the lead in NBC's new tv show Constantine (although you may recognise him as the voice of Edward Kenway in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag).
Royal Marine A.J Budd (Joseph Morgan ? Vampire Diaries, Immortals) awakes in a mysterious house and is forced to fight for his life everyday against grotesque inhuman opponents. Trapped alone in an unchanging prison of unbreakable routines, he must kill every day or die himself. As days stretch into years, the isolation and unceasing violence threaten his very soul.
The Captive is a gripping, brutal, psychological film with a supernatural edge that charts one man?s fight to preserve his humanity and sanity over years of terrible imprisonment.
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|Geektown Podcast 16: Interview With Jasz Vegas (Killer Magic)|
In this weeks podcast we're talking to Magician, Burlesque Artist, Model and Fire Performer - Jasz Vegas.
As her name suggests, Jasz Vegas performs a style of magic that is unlike any other performer on the scene. She combines it with her dazzling burlesque skills, has edge and brings a truly contemporary feel to the magic and burlesque scene.
You may have caught Jasz on BBC Three's Killer Magic pilot in April, and if you enjoyed the show, you'll be pleased to know it's back for a full series in the Autumn on BBC Three. In the podcast we do discuss the trick she performed on there, and if you'd like to see it, it's on the Killer Magic tv air date page here.
You can find out more about Jasz by liking her Facebook page here, and following her on Twitter @JaszVegas.
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|Geektown Podcast 15: Interview With Falling Skies Actor Treva Etienne|
This week's podcast is rather timely, as Falling Skies, the show which he's recently joined, is about to start airing it's 4th season tomorrow night (Tues 15th July) at 9pm on Fox UK.
Today we spoke to actor Treva Etienne, who's wide ranging TV and film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Angel, 24, Terminator Salvation, London's Burning, Casualty, The Bill, Only Fools & Horses, and Desmond's.
His latest role sees him joining Noah Wilde's 2nd Mass to help fend off the ongoing alien invasion of Earth by the six-legged, trouble making 'Skitters', and their overlord masters.
For more info on Treva, you can get his Twitter account here, or his IMDB page here.
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|Geektown Podcast 14: Interview With Dexter Composer Dan Licht|
We're back, and once again Geektown is chatting with some of the best composers working in US film & TV right now. Last week I got to have a video chat with composer Dan Licht, the man behind the music of serial killer tv show 'Dexter', medical drama 'Body of Proof' and also provided additional music for 'The Blacklist.
Dan has also worked on a number of films, including 'Children of the Corn II' and 'Hellraiser: Bloodline', along with video games such as the 'Silent Hill' franchise, and the excellent 'Dishonored'.
Over a long and varied career, Dan has travelled the world collecting weird and wonderful instruments, as well as finding new and interesting ways to play more traditional ones!
He's recently completed the Soundtrack Album for Dexter Season 8, and is currently working on the second season of The Red Road, starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Stargate: Atlantis)
For more about Dan and his music, click here.
|Geektown Podcast 13: Interview With Longmire Author Craig Johnson|
This week I had the pleasure of chatting with the award winning and best selling author Craig Johnson.
Craig is best know for his series of novels centred around Wyoming county sheriff Walt Longmire, all of which have been in the New York Time best sellers list, and have spawned the hit tv show Longmire, which is currently airing it's 2nd season on TCM in the UK.
His new novel is due out on the 13th May 2014, and follows the story of the Wyoming county sheriff as he heads to the adjacent county to investigate a by-the-book detective who has seemingly committed suicide. Walt wants to know what might have driven his old friend to take his own life, but over the course of the investigation, he uncovers suppressed evidence, and dark secrets that could claim even more lives if he can't solve the case soon...
You can get all Craig Johnson's books on Kindle here, or buy them from 'The Murder Room' here.
|Geektown Podcast 12: Interview with the Ladies Of Sleepy Hollow|
Whilst at Birmingham Comic Con this weekend, I had the opportunity to sit in on a round table discussion with the ladies from Sleepy Hollow, including Nicole Beharie (Lt. Abbie Mills, the police partner of Tom Mison's Ichabod Crane), Katia Winter (Katrina Crane - Ichabod's wife, who's stuck in purgatory), and Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills, the kick-ass sister of Abbie).
Sleepy Hollow is a modern day retelling of the classic Washington Irving story of Ichabod Crane, and his encounter with the Headless Horseman. In this version however, it's Ichabod who beheads the horseman, only to be 'killed' in the process. Skip forward to modern day, and Crane awakes to find himself buried in a cave, a man out of time... After befriending Lt. Abbie Mills, the pair discover they are prophesied to be the 'two witnesses' to the Apocalypse. Deciding that's probably not the best job in the world, the duo battle to quash the oncoming evil, and prevent the end of days.
Sleepy Hollow has recently finished airing on Universal in the UK, and is due back for a 2nd season in the Autumn.
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|Geektown Podcast 11: Interview with Warwick Davis|
Thanks to the lovely folk at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, last week we got the chance to talk to the man, the legend, that is Warwick Davis!
Warwick is of course best know for playing Wicket in Star Wars, Willow in Willow, Professor Flitwick in Harry Potter, and a rather warped version of himself in BBC's Life's Too Short. However, he's currently touring the UK with his newly formed 'Reduced Height Theatre Company', which, as the name rather suggests, is the first theatre company made up entirely of actors of a reduced height!
Their first project is a performance of 'See How They Run', a farce by Philip King. As you'd expect from a farce, it has mistaken identity, horseplay, improbable situations, and of course, lots of doors and vicars!
See How They Run will be at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry - 3rd - 8th of March, then all over the country till May 10th.
For more information and to buy tickets for the performance at the Belgrade Theatre click here, or for the full touring schedule click here.
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|Geektown Podcast Extra: Yonderland Interview with Ben Willbond|
To help celebrate the release of Sky 1's excellent puppet fantasy show Yonderland on DVD on the 17th February 2014, we've got a special little bonus interview with one of the show's stars - Ben Willbond.
Ben of course was part of the Horrible Histories team, but has also starred in BBC's Rev, and The Thick Of It, and Channel 4's Black Books.
Yonderland stars the cast of BBC's Horrible Histories, and takes mum Debbie Maddox (Howe-Douglas) on an unexpected journey to an extraordinary world inhabited by a collection of eccentric and usually idiotic characters with only an Elf (and his grumpy stick 'Nick') by her side to guide her. The show has a mix of actors who play multiple parts, and the puppetry genius of long-time Jim Henson collaborators, Baker Coogan.
We previously spoke to the cast just before Yonderland aired on Sky 1, and if you want to hear that interview, you can find it on the Yonderland show page here and we also spoke to Martha and Larry recently, which you can hear here.
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|Geektown Podcast 10: Yonderland Interview with Martha Howe-Douglas & Laurence Rickard|
To help celebrate the release of Sky 1's brilliant family puppet fantasy show Yonderland on DVD on the 17th February 2014, I had the chance to have another chat with 2 of it's stars - Martha Howe-Douglas & Laurence Rickard.
Martha Howe-Douglas plays the main star, Debbie in Yonderland. She is also best known for playing the receptionist Donna Parmar in the soap Doctors and appearing as various characters in the children's series Horrible Histories.
Laurence "Larry" Rickard plays Wizard Bradley and Scribe Elder Ho-Tan in Yonderland. He is also one half of the comedy writing/performance duo "Larry and George", and has written for The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Charlotte Church Show and The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson, as well as children's programme Me and My Monsters.
Yonderland stars the cast of BBC's Horrible Histories, and takes mum Debbie Maddox (Howe-Douglas) on an unexpected journey to an extraordinary world inhabited by a collection of eccentric and usually idiotic characters with only an Elf (and his grumpy stick 'Nick') by her side to guide her. The show has a mix of actors who play multiple parts, and the puppetry genius of long-time Jim Henson collaborators, Baker Coogan.
We previously spoke to the cast just before Yonderland aired on Sky 1
|Geektown Podcast 09: Actor Bryan McClure ? Space Command|
In this new podcast, we're chatting to a young actor called Bryan McClure, who's about to take on the role of Cadet Bradbury in Space Command, an epic new movie franchise from prolific screenwriter Marc Zicree (Sliders, Star Trek: TNG, DS9). Bryan got the role after beating 7000 entries in a global talent search for the movie!
McClure has also guest starred in Sky 1's Hawaii Five-O, and worked with Colin Hanks in the film Lucky.
Space Command is a new and original science fiction franchise created by award-winning writer/director Marc Scott Zicree, which follow the bold adventures in space of the United Planet?s Space Command, a dedicated group of scientists, soldiers and adventurers exploring and taming the vast expanse of our solar system for human colonization.
You can find more about Bryan here, and more about Space Command here!
|Geektown Podcast 08: Indy Film Producer/Director Ron Newcomb ? Rise of the Fellowship|
For our first podcast of the new year, we got to talk to Ron Newcomb about his new movie Rise of the Fellowship.
Rise of the Fellowship is not so much a parody, but more a love letter to all things Tolkien. It centres around Randell, a game store employee and avid gamer, who decides to take on an 'epic journey' to compete in a Lord of the Rings Online gaming competition in Florida along with a group of friends. During their 'quest' they lose one of their most precious possessions and must display depths of bravery and heroism that they never thought possible. With the aid of some unexpected allies along the way, the companions fiercely look for certainty that they can reach their destination...
In the interview, we talk to Ron about the process of getting permission to create and use actual LotRO game footage for the film, as well as creating independent movies, and the state of the US movie industry in general. Ron has produced a number of independent features including Rise of the Fellowship, which won the GenCon 2012 Film Festival. We also discuss his upcoming project The Rangers.
Rise of the Fellowship is currently available on Amazon.com, iTunes, Google, and Netflix US (they're still sorting UK distribution, so hopefully it'll arrive here soon). You can find out more about the movie on their website a
|Geektown Podcast 07 : Talking again with Revenge composer Fil Eisler!|
This week, I had the chance to catch up with our old friend Fil Eisler - aka, the artist formally known as iZLER... ;) - to talk about his recently released soundtrack album from the hit E4 TV show Revenge. The album contains music from seasons 1 & 2, which is performed by the 50-piece orchestra Fil conducts each week for the show. Eisler's music has become such an integral part of Revenge, with his beautifully dark and complex compositions adding layers of texture to the drama.
We also discuss his up-coming work on Arnold Schwarzenegger & James Cameron produced 'Years Of Living Dangerously' documentary, and new CBS show 'Reckless', plus his work on Revenge Season 3.
Fil Eisler is Czech-born and English-raised composer who started his career as a touring musician. He's traveled, recorded and written with artist such as Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Dave Stewart. Along with Revenge, Fil also currently scores the US version of Shameless.
Revenge, Season 3 should be returning to the UK in January 2014 on E4 (check here for the latest info).
The Revenge Original Soundtrack is available here from Amazon.
|Geektown Podcast 06: Interview with Multi-Emmy Nominee, Composer Nate Barr|
In this week's podcast, I got the chance to chat with composer Nate Barr, who recently made Emmy history being the first composer to ever have a double nomination in the Main Title category in the same year!
Nate received two Emmy nominations in 2013 for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for his work on The Americans, which airs on ITV in the UK, and Netflix's Hemlock Grove. In addition to working on the second seasons of both of these shows, Nate has scored all six seasons of HBO's Emmy-winning show, True Blood (airs on Fox in the UK), and is currently also working on kids TV show Tumbleleaf for Amazon.
Barr, who began his career with Hans Zimmer, has composed music for more than 30 feature films in addition to his television experience. He has worked with some of the most highly respected directors in the business, including Alan Ball and gore-horror master Eli Roth. Roth and Barr have collaborated on Hemlock Grove and five films, including Dimension Films and Vivendi Entertainment?s Grindhouse, Screen Gems and Lionsgate?s Hostel, Hostel 2, Cabin Fever, and Lionsgate?s The Last Exorcism.
In 2012, Barr composed original music for Lionsgate?s comedy The Big Wedding, which starred Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, and Topher Grace. In 2011, Barr scored IFC Films? The Ledge
|Geektown Podcast 05: Interview with Multi-Emmy Award-Winning Composer Sean Callery|
This week I had the opportunity to talk to multi-Emmy winning composer Sean Callery, who is currently nominated for his 13th Emmy Award, for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Sky Living's Elementary. This nomination makes Callery one of the most Emmy-nominated television composers.
Sean shows no signs of slowing as he continues to work on the third season of Channel 4's award-winning drama Homeland, the second season of Sherlock Holmes-inspired drama series Elementary, and the ninth season of Sky Living's Bones, the longest-running procedural drama on US network Fox. He is also set to score the highly anticipated 24: Live Another Day, due in April 2014.
Known for composing suspense-driven scores on the smash hit series 24, Callery earned 9 Emmy nominations throughout the course of the show, which ran for 8 seasons and also included the 2008 TV movie 24: Redemption. Of those nods, he won Emmys for Outstanding Music Composition 3 times. Callery was also nominated for an Emmy in 2012 for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Homeland. In 2011, Callery scored another Emmy nomination for The Kennedys, an eight-part mini-series that starred Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes. In 1993, Callery was a sound editor on the brilliant Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series.%
|Geektown Podcast 04: Interview with Multi-Emmy Award-Winning Composer Trevor Morris|
On this latest podcast, I talk to Multi-Emmy Award-Winning Composer, Trevor Morris, who has scored a huge array of music for TV, film and games.
His film work has taken him from the heights of Mount Olympus in 'Immortals', to the White House in Gerard Butler's blockbuster 'Olympus Has Fallen'. His game work ranges from the hard driving action of EA's 'Need for Speed: Carbon', to a more sedate drive through 'Sim City', and into all out war in 'Command and Conquer'. His TV work has taken him through scifi, fantasy and horror with 'Alphas', 'Moonlight', and '666 Park Avenue', and all over historical Europe, with 'Vikings' (currently airing on LoveFilm), BBC's 'The Tudors', and Sky Atlantic's 'The Borgias'.
From his studio in Santa Monica, Trevor's 'violent, yet elegant' work has made him the most Emmy-nominated composer in the last 2 years, and he's hoping to add to his current 4 Emmys and 2 Gemini Awards with his recent Emmy-nomination for the season finally of 'The Borgias'.
In 2012, Trevor brought his music to fans all over the world, starting with participating in The International Film Music Festival of Cordoba in Spain. At the Festival, guests and fans from all over the world gathered to listen to several symphony concerts celebrating the best scores composed for film and televis
|Geektown Podcast 03 : Interview with Stephanie Leonidas from SyFy?s Defiance|
Defiance From the creator of Farscape and Seaquest DSV, Defiance is the first original TV series to air on the SyFy Channel since Battlestar Galatica. An epic fantasy drama combining the scope of a sci-fi blockbuster with the intimacy of a small-town drama, Defiance is set in the near future, on a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the survivors of a universal war.
Forced to co-habitate, the disparate group struggles to build a new society among the devastation. At the centre of this world is Lawman Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler), who enlists the help of deputies and occasionally some civilians in the struggle to maintain law and order in the town and region.
Defiance stars Grant Bowler (True Blood), Jaime Murray (Hustle), Julie Benz (Dexter) and Stephanie Leonidas (Whitechapel), and to mark the DVD & Blu-ray release of Defiance (15th July 2013), I got the chance to talk to Stephanie, who plays Irathient warrior, and Nolan's adopted daughter, Irisa Nyira.
Stephanie was born in London, England and is well known for her work in within the UK TV industry with roles in Daddy?s Girl (2002), Soap opera Night & Day (2001) and Doc Martin (2004). More recently Stephanie has starred in Neil Gaiman and Dave Mckean?s Mirrormask (2005), as well as a BBC adaptio
|Geektown Podcast 02 : Interview with composer iZLER!|
In this new podcast, we're chatting to iZLER, the composer of the hit US tv show Revenge (airing on E4 in the UK), and the US version of Shameless.
iZLER is a UK native, and began his musical career as part of Robbie Williams' band. Now as a television composer, iZLER uses full orchestras for his Revenge compositions, which is increasingly rare in a medium dominated by sample-scores. The orchestras average 50 musicians. This season (the show's second season) he is also incorporating many non-orchestral, studio instruments, which he plays himself. For season two, he's created many new musical themes and moments but this is perhaps best seen in the episode titled "Sacrifice" which for the episode, iZLER based the music off of the rhythm of the Morse code for S.O.S. so that the music was subtly suggesting the episodes dramatic end... He is truly doing his best work on the show this season.
Aside from "Revenge", iZLER has written score and songs for numerous films and TV shows including ER, and the brilliant but short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. His song "Superblind" appears on Robbie Williams? multi-platinum album Reality Killed the Video Star, which was produced by Trevor Horn and based on iZLER's original production and orchestral arrangement.
iZLER started his career as a touring musician and has toured, recorded and written with artists,
|Geektown Podcast 01 : The George Takei Interview!|
Welcome to the first Geektown Podcast!
In this first episode, we interview Star Trek legend George Takei about life on Star Trek, working on video games, and talk about the suggested USS Excelsior TV Series.
He even gave us a short burst of Star Trekkin'... as i said.. legend!