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Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:26

As the fall 2012 - 2013 season draws to a close, Brendan, Ady and Spindles round up the best and the worst of this season's finalés. Special attention is paid, of course, to the Doctor Who finalé. This podcast contains huge spoilers for Doctor Who so be warned if you've not yet watched the end of this season.

Also covered are the latest Star Trek film, some bad news for Brendan on the new Star Wars movies and a little trick to allow you to watch the american version of Netflix. 

This week's musical interlude is provided by Matt Carter Music http://mattcartermusic.com/

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Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:40

This week, Brendan and Spindles are joined in the studio by Cody in Ady's absence.

Things up for debate this week include what's been cancelled and renewed in TV land, neural interfaces, more reactions to more Crow remake news plus the usual mixed bag of other stuff. I will confess that I got my actresses mixed up, it was not Christina Ricci who appeared in a Crow sequel, it was, in fact, Kirsten Dunst. So, my apologies in advance.

Also, we interview ourselves for Kierygeek about fandoms and what makes us do what we do. You can find Kierygeeks's youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/kierygeek.

Musical interlude this week comes from Oxford band Stem who you can find at http://www.facebook.com/stembanduk

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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:10

I just listened to the 8th Nerd Vs. World podcast, as per usual wishing I was in the room with these fine gents, considering how I would throw my tuppence in but there's so many subjects and I simply haven't got the inclination to type THAT much!  :D

However, what I want to drop a line about is the new Superman movie:

Firstly, I want to make some details mighty clear - 1> I'm not a big Uberman fan; he gets so many reboots BECAUSE there's only so many ways of saying 'look how fast and strong I am, and have you seen my x-ray / heat vision?  did I happen to mention how hard it is for me to be one of you puny mortals?  It's not easy, but, then again, I AM Superman...'

2> The last film, Superman Returns was, in my humble opinion, UTTER ROT.  I've had more fun being thumped.

Bryan Singer (the man who believed without question that Hugh Laurie was a 'classic American actor' and murdered X-Men with...

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 12:01

In a special edition of NerdVsWorld, Brendan gives a review of the latest installment in the Iron Man franchise and the beginning of Phase 2 of the Marvel movie universe.

Until next time, take care and be excellent to each other!

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 09:02

This week, the studio is filled with NerdRage at the prospect of remakes of both Weird Science and The Crow as well as a general conversation on whether studios should keep rebooting shows and films or just do somthing new.

There's also a review of a few new pilots including Defiance and Zombieland.

This week's musical interlude comes from the wonderfully named Inca Hoots. You can find out all about them over at http://incahoots.bandcamp.com

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Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 00:45

This week, Bren, Spindles and Ady talk over the surprise Justice League Dark news, Doctor Who so far, International Tabletop Day and more.

The second half of the show is an interview with the frankly breathtaking Bitter Ruin. You can find their website at http://www.bitterruin.com and their current kickstarter project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/678193853/bitter-ruin-build-studio-and-make-music.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 20:13

This week, Bren, Spindles and Ady are joined in the studio by renowned Steampunk and gamebook author, Jonathan Green.

We talk Empire awards, Doctor Who past, present and future, 80s TV shows, Steampunk, Roleplaying, Films and, of course, the lovely Mr Green himself.

Here's a few of the links for stuff we were chatting about in the show.

Jonathan's current Kickstarter venture, Clemency Slaughter and the Legacy of D'Eath: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1412864360/clemency-slaughter-and-the-legacy-of-death Go and fund it.. You know you want to!!!

The NerdVsWorld/Rule32Cafe International Tabletop Day in Worcester: ...

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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 16:58

To cap off what has been a particularly frustrating couple of weeks I took delivery today of the shiny new Packard Bell PC that I bough several weeks ago and which has never worked correctly. Having sent it back to them to be fixed, I expected to boot up the machine and find it all working spiffingly.

This turned out not to be the case. Their diagnostic procedure seemed to be:

Turn on machine, click a few things, assume that the problem was all my fault, include a frankly insulting 'Cheat Sheet' of how to open things in Windows, pack it all up and send it back to me.

Well.... Here we are.... So I have packed it all up again, booked UPS to come back again, pick it up and take it back to Packard Bell for them to fix it.

However, I have included a little note of my own this time.... It reads thusly:

Dear Technician,

Firstly, let me thank you for the handy Windows 8 shortcut links pages you sent back with my...

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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 00:37

So.... Some woman wrote an article.... It was a review of a new pub in Oxford, The White Rabbit. You can see the original article here: http://bit.ly/163EgVV

Unfortunately (for her), as a part of the article she made reference to the pub in its previous guise as The Gloucester Arms and said that it was a trouble pub. I have taken offence at this and have sent her the following response.

Let's see how this plays out...

Good Evening,

Firstly, please let me apologise... What follows is unlikely to be a measured, or indeed polite response to your article on the subject of the White Rabbit pub in Oxford. Whilst you may consider it to be merely a single line in an article that you have written and forgotten about, I must take umbridge with your statement that The Gloucester Arms was, as you put it: 'a hard core rock,...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 15:53

This is an essay by my wonderful NerdVsWorld co-host Brendan.

It was written as a part of his degree and we thought it would be nice to share it with the rest of the world.

In a nutshell it is a comparison of Philip K Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Fear Factory's concept album Obsolete.

Whilst they are both from very different eras and mediums, the similarities between the two provoke an interesting debate about the progression of futurism into postmodernism and beyond across different forms of art.