Drew and Skip return to the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show having survived a night of zombie terrors at the Sci-Fi-London Oktoberfest 2008 at the Apollo West End, London. In this podcast your hosts talk about the country they live in, “The Great UCK” and try to explain how England, fits in with Great Britain and then the United Kingdom, which was shamefully researched using Wikipedia. We give Matt and Weegie over at the Big Gay Sex Show a shout and Skip says no to cock shots unless it’s for Jason Statham’s eyes.
After that Drew and Skip have another movie centric podcast for our listeners as we talk about the Oktoberfest. Drew prays for a good evening as Skip adds the Lordi movie Dark Floors to the evening’s entertainment schedule after no one attends the Flesh Mob or the zombie poetry fails to happen, meaning they have don’t have hang around for five hours before the start of the first zombie film. Skip get’s told off by Drew for playing with his iPhone and everyone settles down for a night of blood and gore as the UK independant film Colin kicks starts the first for four zombie films, followed by Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Chanbara Beauty and Tokyo Zombie.
We have, what Drew and Skip hopes to be a regular feature, Justin’s GayMerica. Find out why Justin is pissed and how sci-fi helps him calm down. This is followed by the American National Anthem, sung in an unexpected way, which leads nicely onto a review of of the film Shortbus (it’s not sci-fi, but it features guys with big cocks). Drew and Skip finish off the podcast with a review of Paul W.S. Anderson’s re-envisioning of the 1970’s film Death Race 2000, dropping the ‘2000’ and starring Jason Statham.
Lastly we have our competition thanks to the generousity of Play.com and Sci-Fi-London Oktoberfest 2008, where Drew and Skip managed to grab a couple of extra goodie bags as prizes. To enter, just visit http://gayscifinerds.co.uk/competition for you chance to win one of these two bags containing The Children of the Corn trilogy DVD box set, Scanners trilogy DVD box set, Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and a Manga Anime DVD.
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More music mayhem kick starts the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show as Skip and Drew bring you some sci-fi and fun news that’s caught their interest this past week.
GSFN News brings you Jason Statham on the stupid warning message tacked on front of his new film Death Race. The going battle between in orthodontics catches Ricky Gervais in American v British Teeth. Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising film is the first full featured film available to download for free (in the USA only – though Skip and Drew recommend those outside the US to look at Hotspot Shield). Bono and The Edge work their musical magic for Spider-Man the Musical. In local creamy Devoniashire news, Monty Python’s Life of Brian in Torbay finally reaches the big screen after 28 years of being banned. Resurrected Hammer Films finds new life with its first film. New Megatron design for Transformer’s: Revenge of the Fallen leaked onto the internet. George Michael arrested… again and finally, new series of Heroes, Fringe and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles start in the UK.
Skip and Drew also review the new BBC series Merlin. Seems like Colin Morgan (Merlin), Bradley James (Prince Arthur Pendragon) and Anthony Head (yes please – ahem… Uther Pendragon) are catching not only the interest of your hosts but also a lot of people out there as they lust over the main male leads and ponder their sexuality.
Finally Skip and Drew are saddened to hear about the death of Paul Newman, a beautiful man and wonderful actor.
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With an inspiring disco opening number, Skip and Drew talk briefly about Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon before returning back to the trusted format of bringing you the latest in sci-fi news and film reviews.
GSFN News includes new Transformers announced for Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen (hint: combining Decepticons), new author to replace dead author Douglas Adams for the sixth book in the trilogy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Alan Moore spits venom and scorn on the latest of his graphic novels getting the big movie treatment, why he’s happy about the dispute between Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox and Zack Synder’s dismay as he tries to bring a faith adaptation of the Watchmen to the big screen.
New TV shows out now or coming soon include the Beeb’s Merlin and new a series of Bones on Sky One with one of its stars in a little drug related trouble. Speaking of police matters, there’s yet another Lost star, suffering from the Lost school of bad driver’s curse, convicted for drink driving.
Skip and Drew say hello to a few new fans of the podcast in their own special way and also get a special message from the other side…
Finally Skip and Drew review the new Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh and Lambert Wilson futuristic dystopian, quasi religious world of Babylon A.D. with the surprise conclusion that it wasn’t that bad… Or was it..?
Finally, Skip and Drew would like to wish George Takei and Brad Altman a peaceful and long life together, even if we didn’t get an invite to the wedding.
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Fans of the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show are in a treat as Skip and Drew present the show 26, The Gay Chronicles, in what turns out to be their longest show yet. In this fudge packed show Drew shows his softer side with a poem dedicated to MoPod Show’s Peasha titled “An Ode to Peasha – or Five Portions of Peasha a Day”.
Skip plugs Sci-Fi-London: Oktoberfest 2008, which is a sci-fi film festival taking place on 3rd October at the Apollo Cinema West End in London. Skip and Drew will be attending one of the three themed screenings planned for the weekend which include, Anime All-Night, Laugh Until It Hurts and A Night With The Undead. If you’re a sci-fi fan and a Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show fan, make sure you find Skip and Drew at the zombie all-nighter, A Night With The Undead screenings.
Skip and Drew talk about all the other films they’ve seen recently (and not so recently), which include Hancock, Kung Fu Panda, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Forbidden Kingdom and The Happening.
Drew talks helps out a fan with news about Tripods and Skip get narked with 20th Century Fox trying to stop the release of Warner Bros’ Watchmen film. Skip makes a bold statement about Alan Moore relinquishing his rights to bitch when he sold the rights to his graphic novels to big film companies.
More in depth movie discussions ensue for Get Smart, Dante 01 and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Was Get Smart as good as the original series? Did Steve Carrell do a good job as Maxwell Smart? One thing’s for sure, both your hosts had a boner for Anne Hathaway, SCHWING! Dante 01’s psuedo religious contexts and strange ending have Skip and Drew pondering and Guilliermo del Toro’s artistic vision in Hellboy II: The Golden Army splits opinion. Was it too close to Pan’s Labyrinth or has del Toro found a unique style for his fantasy films?
Finally if you’re a Twitter fan you can now follow us at twitter.com/gayscifinerds, where we’ll post links to all our news stories as they get added to the website.
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In yet another packed one hour show, Skip and Drew get dark and dirty as they discuss why the gays put the ‘homo’ in homocidal in film, as currently the main bad gays in The X Files: I Want to Believe. A listener points out a few overlooked gay facts from The Andromeda Strain with a character in the extreme opposite of gay killers, the token gay guy “but let’s not talk about it”.
Find out what we think of Robot Chicken: Star Wars as we shamelessly give the UK DVD release yet a another plug, which it rightly deserves. The most notable skits include Darth Vader’s collect call to the Emperor informing him of the destruction of the first Death Star; A Day in the life of Ponda Baba as we find out what exactly he was saying to Luke Skywal
ker in the Cantina before Obi-Wan Kenobi slices his arm off with a lightsaber; and George Dubya Bush as a Jedi.
Finally Skip and Drew talk about their trip to the big smoke that is Gotham, well actually London, where they saw The Dark Knight on the UK’s biggest screen, the IMAX at Waterloo… At 2:30am. After which only having had 2 1/2 hours sleep they manage to stay awake through the Red Bull Air Race at the O2.
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Skip and Drew are big on films in this podcast as they discuss (with some spoilers) Neil Marshall’s Doomsday, the remake of The Andromeda Strain, the fourth Indy movie – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crisco Skull (Harrison Ford, Ray Winstone and a tub of Crisco, Skip’s ultimate fantasy), the comedy parody of 300 – Meet the Spartans (more fake abs), and finally the high adrenaline action flick Wanted, starring James McAvoy (one for Drew) and Angelina Jolie.
Along side this they remark on the highs and shitty lows of Malcolm MacDowell’s career in such film like A Clockwork Orange, Caligula and Tank Girl. Timeline, Westworld, The Six Million Dollar Man and Bladerunner also get a mention along with the end of the fourth series of Doctor Who.
Skip gets into baking bread (not a euphemism for rimming, like tossing the salad ) with his new Morphy Richards bread maker. Drew explains why South Africans find that brand name rather humorous. Find out what happened to Drew at the Cineplex as he and Skip tried to watch Wanted with a psychotic pimple tits sat in the row behind.
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Drew and I are proud to present the new look for the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds website. I’ve been thinking about doing this upgrade to a WordPress and podPress powered website for some time. In fact I almost went down this route when we first decided on producing the podcast, but I thought it was a little too complicated for what we wanted.
Having looked at The Magic Geek and MoPod Show websites and how they’re taking their shows forward, we’ve decided to try a similar format.
So, in addition the podcast, Drew and I are hoping to have a blog on here as well as news items and anything that catches our interest around the world and the world wide web. We’ll be closing the forum down, but we hope that you subscribe to the new and improved website and you’re more than welcome to leave comments and ideas.
Skip and Drew x