Tue, 31 March 2009
After the usual news and reviews we get down to discussing some of the new US TV shows that have recently come out - or are due out soon. The shows include Nathan Fillion's new show 'Castle' and a modern retelling of a biblical epic in 'Kings'.
Then it's Steve's turn to reveal a sci-fi guilty pleasure, how guilty is it? Tune in to find out!
Thu, 26 March 2009
In this episode we start with some news and reviews, talking over some recent comics and the end of one of our favourite shows, BattleStar Galactica. It's a spoiler free review as I hadn't seen it at the time.
Our main feature is an interview with Chris Staros the Publisher of Top Shelf Productions, and until recently the President of the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund. We talk about some of the great graphic novels Top Shelf have put out in the past, what he has coming up this year including the third graphic novel in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series - Century, his convention schedule, working for the CBLDF, and working with Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie on Lost Girls.
Finally, one episode late, we finish off with our first Book Club selection - The Winter King. Scott and Steve talk in depth about the story, the characters, the mythology and history of the book and how the author Bernard Cornwell weaves fact and fiction together. We have feedback from members of our forum and at the end of our discussion an audio review from Heath Holland, a friend and co-host of Geek Brunch. We also announce what our next selection will be for the Book Club.
This episode is a big one, but we'll be back next week as usual with another one.
Wed, 11 March 2009
After first apologising because our 'Winter King' spectacular has had to be postponed we get into some news and reviews where we talk about Gran Torino, Watchmen and the status that Heroes seems to have with us. Then we chat about two recently released graphic novels. The second trade in the Hawaiian Dick series by B. Clay Moore and the independently published Risers. Finally it's the return of an old favourite section as Scott reveals a guilty pleasure to Steve. Will Steve let him get away with it or will it just be far too shameful. Keep listening right to the very very end of the episode for a bonus feature - how does Steve react when watching Scott's guilty pleasure of the episode for the first time?
Wed, 4 March 2009
Bringing you some of the very best hidden gems from the world of independent comics, movies and TV.
This episode we start with some news and reviews about recent comic conventions and new projects from Oni.
Our Main Feature is a discussion about how to introduce a non-comics reader to comics. Getting into comics is not easy, as many people don't know where to start, and are not familiar with the medium and all that it has to offer. Scott and I have both put together a list of very different comics that might interest people who want to get into comics.
We cover a number of genres but the lists are just the tip of the iceberg. So if we've not mentioned a genre you are interested in and would like some recommendations, get in touch and we'll see what we can do.
Our Hidden Gem this episode is the TV series Burn Notice. We talk about our love of the show and its main characters, and the roots of show and how it owes a lot to some of our favourites from the 1980s and 1990s.