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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 19:59

Set in the world of Godzilla (2014) but way earlier during the cold war, an unmapped island is discovered and a team set up to investigate it. Before long, they are accosted by giant gorilla and settle in to discover that the island is full of gigantic versions of animals, a peaceful human tribe, and ruled by Kong himself. Now…I wasn’t excited by this film (nor interested at all) as I’ve never been a fan of monster movies and the first in this universe quite frankly sucked (Broderik’s Godzilla is perhaps the exception). But a raving review from a trusted friend, a reasonable trailer, and a cast consisting of half of the Marvel universe persuaded me to give it a go. I was not only not disappointed but actually impressed with what followed, for reasons I’ll outline below.

Overall, the film was good at balancing the serious storytelling with humour whilst never actually descending into a comedy. It carried tones humans overstepping their boundaries into things which they don’t...

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 15:51

It’s fair to say that I was excited for The Defenders. The Netflix MCU branch has been strong throughout (bar Iron Fist, comments about which you can see in my review) and the potential in a get-together was high. Much as Avengers Assemble brought together the feed from five films into one of the best superhero movies ever, Defenders was poised to do the same with five shows feeding into a more gritty and aggressive cousin of the film epic. What we were handed did not live up to that hype nor potential. It wasn’t overall bad but just suffered in several ways in which it shouldn’t have. It wasn’t the meh of Iron Fist but it didn’t capture what it was set up to do. But let’s stop being mean, what did the show do well?

Its first strength was not starting us off with an assembled team. The show felt like a natural coming together of four independent stories. We start with our heroes in their respective lives working through events following on from their recent shows. Bit by bit...

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Monday, August 14, 2017 - 23:06

On this week's show, Brendan and Spindles give some con reports back from Nine Worlds and the Arthur C Clarke Award. We also have reviews of Atomic Blonde, thoughts on this season's Game of Thrones and much more.

Tickets are now available for next year's Nine Worlds now: https://nineworlds.co.uk/

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Until next time, Take care and be excellent to each other.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:30

On this week's show, we have reviews of Dunkirk, our thoughts on the latest Game of Thrones and, of course, that Doctor Who news.

To check out any of the trailers mentioned in the show, just pop on to YouTube, you'll find them all there easily enough.

If you want to check out Smorgasbored then have a look at http://smorgasboredpod.blogspot.co.uk/

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Until next time, Take care and be excellent to each other.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:07

On this week's show, Brendan and Spindles give reviews of War for the Planet of the Apes, Spiderman Homecoming, Baby Driver, iZombie and much, much more.

As always you can find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nerdvworld

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Until next time, Take care and be excellent to each other.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:58

Welcome back to The Wonky Gamer! Episode 28 Wikky wikky wha wha Wikky Wikky Wild West, In this episode, we will be discussing the Wild West Online (obviously), Assassins Creed leaks and we delve into console wars and end up agreeing for a change!

Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section. We have changed things up a bit this week and we'd love to hear your opinion! Also make sure to like and subscribe.

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Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:25

Welcome back to another episode of NerdVsWorld. On this week's show, Brendan and Spindles mull over this year's season finalés, Spindles talks Twin Peaks The Return and much more.

As always you can find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nerdvworld

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Until next time, Take care and be excellent to each other.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 11:09

Welcome back to The Wonky Gamer! Episode 27 Nobody expects the Imperial Special Forces, In this episode, we will be discussing project Scorpio, mario & rabbids rpg and overwatch milestones

Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section. We have changed things up a bit this week and we'd love to hear your opinion! Also make sure to like and subscribe.

You can also contact the team at our email address: wonkygamer@wonkyspanner.com

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:13

Only four months to go before the Chic Starship again touches down on UK soil on October 6 and 7 2017 at the O2 Academy in Sheffield with the biggest and brightest Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Spectacular ever to grace the city. Some details have already been announced, and now it’s time to add to that, with a cavalcade of talent and excitement, all of which is waiting for the attendees of SFW IN THE CITY 2017!

There have already been announcements of the headline guests SYLVESTER McCOY (Saturday), JAMES COSMO (Saturday), NICK KELLINGTON (Sunday) and STANISLAV IANEVSKI (Sunday) … and now we can add to this three more top names:

JULIAN GLOVER’s film roles have included a wide range of iconic characters, including General Maximilian Veers in The Empire Strikes Back, the James Bond villain Aristotle Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only, Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Brian Harcourt-Smith in The Fourth Protocol. He also voiced the giant spider...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 19:13

I look forward to the UK Games Expo every year, it's one of the friendliest and most interesting conventions out there.  I love the build up, making a list of the games I'm looking forward to playing and the designers I'm looking forward to speaking to at the Press Previews.  Most of this comes from the emails I get sent in the weeks leading up to the Expo, and I try to get around everybody.  But one game stood out for me this year, and it was my first port of call on the Friday morning. That game was Temp Worker Assassins.  Designed by David Newton, with great artwork from Adam Bolton, Temp Worker Assassins is a wonderful hybrid deck building/worker placement game.

Set in Bureaucrat Castle, you have been hired to infiltrate and eliminate, over the course of a five day temporary contract, as many employees as possible.  To do this you need to make creative use of office stationery, using it to lethal effect to take out a variety of foes; from...

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