the nerd out of the GSFN partnership. Skip enjoys nothing more than good sci-fi and horror, be it on the big screen, TV or in a book. He also likes the bad stuff too. Skip also has a thing for faces and continuously likes to point out actors from one film to the next, much to the annoyance of Drew.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Skip and Drew celebrate 16 years of ‘knowing’ each other with show 22. And what a way to relaunch the podcast, by downing Absinthe and testing out GarageBand on Skip’s new MacBook Pro. This show is all about Iron Man which Skip and Drew review for your pleasure, after seeing it on the opening night, at that fine cinematic experience by the sea establishment, The Apollo Paignton.
Find out what we think about Robert Downey Jr as he dons the Iron Man suit, battling his company, alcohol and the shadowy terrorist group know as the Ten Rings. Drew remarks on Cate Blanchett’s remarkable performance as Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts and Art Malik’s role as ‘Yet another Arab Terrorist’ (YAAT).
This podcast was recorded under the influence of Absinthe and as such your hosts Skip and Drew cannot be held accountable for the inane banter that ensues.
Drew, with Skip finally recovering his sense of humour discuss the films they have seen since the last show was recorded in July 2007. Most of them you’ll have already seen, but that doesn’t stop your hosts from having a good old bitch!
We find out what the top movie weapon as voted for in a poll of 2,000 film buffs and we also discuss what was been predicted as the 50 biggest movies of 2008 according to the Times Online. Surprisingly just under half features sci-fi/cult genre films with the top five dominating the list.
We also end the show on a sombre note as we lose two big entertainment stars.
Barn Cinema – An independent cinema situated in a renovated 14th century barn within the grounds of the beautiful Dartington Hall estate.