Monthly Archives: November 2011
Episode 10 is a “special” edition of sorts, in which we discuss The Dark Knight, mainly because Dave hates it and we wanted him to explain why.
And just to make it extra special we didn’t mention Star Wars at all! At least I don’t think we did, it’s possible a reference or two made it in there and I’m just so used to it that I haven’t noticed.
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I mentioned this on the Podcast this week, this is an early teaser trailer for Batman: The Movie (1989).
This is ungraded 35mm footage. It contains no effects, no music, no audio mix. It looks like the Batman movie a young Scorsese would have made in the early 70′s (if, for some reason, he’d wanted to make one). Now I love this film as-is, but my God do I wanna see this raw, edgy version of the caped crusader. No Prince songs, no fancy Hollywood editing… Even Nolan’s darker take falls short of the impression this trailer gives, in my opinion.…
Episode 9 is here! I know you’re excited, but calm down for a moment while I type up a list of the things that we talked about:
- Luke bought an expensive steering wheel controller
- We discuss racing games a bit
- Dave hates on Mario Party
- Various “retro” games
- Timezone and video arcades!
- We discuss movies a bit
- Have the practical effects in the movies we loved aged worse than we’d like to admit?
- Finally we complain that we don’t have enough time to do things these days!
A lot of my favourite shows from when I was growing up look like crap on DVD. It’s a side effect of the way they were prepared, they ended up on video so the “final product” is very low quality compared to DVD and especially compared to HD technologies like Blu-ray.
So I assumed I would never need to get a lot of those shows on Blu-ray because the quality would never be any better. However it seems that CBS have put in the time and the money to give Star Trek: The Next Generation a major upgrade. They’ve gone back to the original camera negatives and I guess started from scratch, and it looks fantastic!…
The Michael J. Fox foundation throws an annual Parkinsons fundraiser on the 12th of November, that’s the same date that the fictional Enchantment Under the Sea Dance from Back to the Future took place. Awesome.
This year, Mr Fox proved that he is completely badass by performing Johnny B. Goode live on stage and tearing it up. Even awesomer.
Source: Topless Robot…
We talked about things again this week. The things that we talked about include:
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Playing as good or evil in a game
- MMORPGs and why Dave hates them
- The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle
- And Dave promises to fix Dan’s Steam installation again (and still hasn’t as I post this)
It’s “that” time again!
- Dave read Steve Job’s biography and is angry about it
- Dan read Slaughterhouse 5 and enjoyed it
- Richard Stallman enjoyed a delicious treat and wrote an email
- We all love Minecraft
- Uwe Boll made a shitty film and punched some people
- Dan is not familiar with Linux distros
1) The nerdy opening song to cult favorite Rocky Horror Picture Show.
2) Frontwoman to the Dresden Dolls and all round geek-goddess Amanda (fucking) Palmer.
3) Neil “yeah I wrote the Sandman, what of it” Gaiman.
4) Some guy named Moby.