GSFN Show 32: The Christmas episode (reloaded)

IT’S CHRISTMAS – again!!!! The first version of this podcast was a little rushed, hopefully this will sound better.

Seeing how life this time of year is dedicated to that special time, Drew and Skip are celebrating that religion known as the Christmas TV schedule.

We’re talking TV series in this show, namely Sanctuary, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. Skip reveals why he’s a fan of Amanda Tapping’s Sanctuary and also the abnormal werewolf geek, Henry Foss as played by Ryan Robbins – pierced belly button, nipples and all. Drew get’s bugged out by ginger Scottish Terminator actress Shirley Manson’s bug eyes, while he and Skip agree that the series is getting better ow that John Connor is rid of his hair straightners. Fringe is also becoming a favourite as Walter Bishop’s endearing character says more and more bizarre things and offer up a couple of classic quotes.

Todd the Wraith's Christmas message

We have a special Christmas GayMerica as Justin gives advice on what to get a Gay Sci-Fi Nerd for Christmas (or for any special occasion) with a shameless plug for a certain website…

GSFNews includes the death of the First Lady of Star Trek, Doctor Who and his back injury, record sales for the latest Harry Potter book and Robert Carlyle joins the Stargate Universe. A new musical journey for Star Wars and Skip finds the perfect gift for the sci-fi, cheeseburger munching nerd.

And finally we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our listeners happy holidays and a fabulous New Year.

Show links:

GSFN Show 31: iMAXimum Payne

Skip and Drew kick start the show congratulating our competition winners Jayna and Marc who were both very happy to have received their package from the DHL delivery man.

First GSFNews starts with the announcement of a departure from the Twilight franchise. Batman news includes the money making, Oscar awards push of the re-release of The Dark Knight. Are we being cynical in thinking any excuse to award Heath Ledger an award? Speaking of which, Heath Ledger receives a post-houmous (mmmm! caramelised onion houmous) award from the Australian Film Institute for playing The Joker. And in more Batman related death news, Bruce Wayne/Batman is killed off in the latest issue of the comic series.

Not one, but two of Europe’s first digital IMAX cinemas have open in London, one in Wimbledon and the other in Greenwich. There’s a planned remake of the BBC series The Day of the Triffids. Set in London, the titular plants escape captivity and begin to rapidly breed and attack a blinded population having lost their sight after a meteor shower.

Drew and Skip review Max Payne and Quarantine and have a disagreement over which one is the better film. Drew favours Max Payne’s valiant attempt to bring the limited storyline from the game onto the big screen, with dazzling visuals and effects. Skip prefers the claustrophobic Quarantine, set inside a single location where a journalist and her camera man record a set of terrifying circumstances as they’re locked in a building with a viral outbreak.

The question dear listener is, who do you agree with? Leave your comments on the site.

Show links: