I told you were were gearing up at this site again. A new episode of the podcast is up, called “J.J. gets Lost on a Trek to Alderaan”. As you may have guessed it is themed everything JJ Abrams, with a discussion on his earlier TV work and films, a spoilery analysis of Star Trek Into Darkness, and a discussion of our hopes for the next Star Wars trilogy.
Listen…. it is an episode surprisingly full of segues, and yet at the same time it has such…. gravitas!
We3, a review by PowerGrid
By Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
We3 has got to be one of my favourite graphic novels of all time and I’m super excited to review it. It’s a violent, heartbreaking and disturbing, yet a heart warming and touching tale. It’s really a rollercoaster of emotions the creators have packed into a short 104 pages.
We3 follows three animals which have been developed as new forms of weapon technology. Equipped with awesome firing power and a naive sense of the world around them, the animals break free in search of ‘home’.
The fantastic thing about this graphic novel is its ability to suck a reader into this world and effectively tell this story in a hundred or so words. The writers and artists have worked perfectly in sync with each other. An extensive background is omitted, but we are given an insight into our protagonists past lives on 3 separate pages. I think what we are given is enough, anymore details and it would strip bare the mood of this comic, and not in a sexy or appealing way.
We are not given much dialogue either, but the beauty of this tale is that it is not needed. The wonderful and vivid panels are enough to convey emotion and tell a story. There are breath taking moments and instances of brilliance in the artworks.
As I said, this is one of my favourite graphic novels which I revisit every so often. It’s a one off tale with no continuance, so if you’re at a comic book store and are looking for something to start you off, but you’re not ready to commit to a long running or ongoing series, then this is the one for you. It’ll take you on a fantastic journey of tragedy and heartbreak, but leaves you with a tear in your eye and a smile on your face.
9 / 10
I turns out moving house and changing careers can make one very busy. Unfortunately, that also means that I have not had much time to put up posts more often. It can be frustrating at times, given that some fantastic things have been happening in the world of pop culture. We have a new Trek film, another Supanova coming up in a month’s time that looks like a corker, and a Doctor Who finale to leave any fan gobsmacked..
Things are beginning to settle though, and more posts will be up in the near future. Scott and I are gearing up for another episode of our podcast, and there are even perhaps a few surprises in store.
So bear with us, there is more to come from Revenge of the Film Nerds!!
It is amazing what an extended period away from the net can do to a person. I have spent the last fortnight moving house, which also included shifting my internet service from one address to another. As such, I have been unable to come back here and update everyone on the latest films or pop culture goodies that have caught my fancy. I am back now however, and I have not forgotten Film Nerds in my absence!
That’s right, the latest episode of the podcast is up and ready for downloading. Entitled “Iron Man, Superman and Thor walk into a bar…”, we discuss our joys at a midnight screening of Iron Man 3, and our excitement over two trailers from the last week… Man of Steel and Thor: The Dark World.
Also watch this space for my latest entry in my series of Doctor Who reviews. Next up I will be discussing Christopher Ecclestone’s ninth Doctor.
We have a winner!!
EmmJ wrote into our competition, and provided the following response to our question, Who is your Favourite Doctor and why?;
The eighth doctor - he's so underrated, and I love the way he makes
so many fanboys rage with his on-screen sexytimes.
But also, I like that he's idealistic, has a good reason for
dressing anachronistically, and he had the first non-white human
A great response, and we absolutely agree. EmmJ, you and a friend now get to meet the Eighth Doctor, as well as the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh, at Lords of Time tomorrow. We hope you have a fantastic time!!
We are now aiming to make our podcast a weekly thing. So episode three is already up, much quicker than the gap between episodes one and two.
In this one, we chat To Kill a Mockingbird, Hitchcock, and The Place Beyond the Pines. We also remind you all of our competition, in which we have autographed photos of both Robert Englund and Jeri Ryan. You can enter on our Facebook or Twitter page, or on the form below. For an Englund photo, tell us what your favourite Freddy kill is, and for a Ryan photo, tell us your favourite Seven of Nine line.
Checkout the podcast on our podcast channel!!
It has been a long wait to our second podcast episode. There are many excuses, and I assure you all of them valid. I put all the blame on my co-host, SmilinScottSowter. Yep, not my fault at all.
We got quite a few listens on episode one, so we hope you enjoyed. To check out episode two, click the following link!!
Developer: 2K games, Gearbox
Console: 360, PS3
Synopsis: The player takes on the role of one of four treasure hunters, each with their own specialised skill set. You (or your team in multiplayer) are on a mission to find the Vault on the planet of Pandora, a source of unknown riches. As you proceed, there are numerous side-quests in this game, letting you delve deeper into this space-western setting and the characters that inhabit it.
It is the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise this year, and our friends at Culture Shock Events want to celebrate. This Saturday, they have a special dinner arranged for fans to meet star of “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, George Lazenby. He will be accompanied by Rachel Grant, whom had a small role in Die Another Day. Click here for bookings.
Both stars will then be appearing for a Q&A at the Orpheum following a screening of OHMSS at the Orpheum theatre in Cremorne. Thanks to CSE, photograph and autograph opportunities with the stars will also be available. Tickets are available here at the Orpheum website.
Keep posted on all the pop culture events that CSE has planned at their facebook page!!
Our apologies to regular readers. Due to reception issues in recent terrible weather, we were unable to view the most recent episode. We are currently awaiting for it to be uploaded to Plus7, after which we will post our review of the episode!!
The dark side of the digital age!!