Podcast: Episode 65 – Minecraft, Sonic, Headhunters and Space Trawler

It’s a full house of the regulars this week as I returned to oust teflon from my chair. I think Moira has a bit of a chest infection this week so the news is a little… eventful. We touched upon the Diablo III error codes, Activision’s alleged desire to hack Infinity Ward computers and that whole legal entanglement before moving on to THQ’s continuing problems and how The Avengers is really bloody popular at the box office.

After the news, I ate some humble pie with regards to my previous mockery of Minecraft and then Kris talked about Sonic 4 Episode II and drove me to a mini-rant on the subject. He drove me to it. Lewis restored sense with some talk about another bloody foreign film called Headhunters and then Kev followed up with a rather in-depth explanation of a webcomic he’s been reading called Space Trawler. Kris finished up the proper discussion by talking us through Batman Beyond before giving me a couple of minutes to mention that I’d started Starhawk this week.

We, of course, had our usual awesome quiz from Lewis before finishing up with some questions from you lovely lot.

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  1. Look, I’ll be honest here. I forgot to fill in one of the preview audio bits. So sh. I did the other one.

    • I can’t listen to it knowing its incomplete! D:

  2. I think the newsreader impression is getting a bit old, I could do a much better one.

    • Prove it. Email me your best Moira impression (I’ll take Sir Trevor McDonald at a push but no Dermot Murnaghan – he went to my school and it brings back bad memories).
      peter[at]thesixthaxis DOTCOM.
      Challenge: laid down.
      Offer open to anyone who thinks they can do a better newsreader impression.

      • I am allowed to kidnap actual newsreaders and force them to read a piece of news then send it to you right? If not then i have a lot of unused gaffer tape to return.

  3. Great podcast guys. Thanks for the film suggestions. Turns out we both loved old boy, lady vengence and thirst however they did leave me thinking “oh god there is no hope for any of us”

    • Was Sympathy for Mr Vengeance mentioned? I’d also recommend a watch of that too.

    • Old Boy and Thirst are amazing films. I’m shocked that they are remaking Old Boy. Not something I will be watching

  4. so Peter, you’ve finally got Minecraft.

    now you’re one of us.
    one of us.
    one of us.
    one of us.

    finally, i’ve seen one of those obscure movies Lewis reviewed.
    i saw Fermat’s Room some time last year.

    i thought it was pretty good.
    the sense of paranoia really comes out with nobody knowing who to trust and who was behind it.

    i couldn’t see how they could turn it into a saw type franchise, but then it works as a standalone thriller.

    actually, i just realised, one film this reminds me of, is Cube.
    from the single room setting, to the maths theme.

    i’m gonna check out that webcomic, there are a few i already read regularly.
    QC is one of my favourites.
    but this one sounds like fun.

    on the quiz, didn’t Majel Roddenberry voice the Enterprise computer?
    she’s been voicing the computers in star trak since the next generation.

    sadly she won’t be doing the same for the new star trek film as she died before the last film came out.

    i would have got 7 on the quiz but i couldn’t remember the name of The Hurt Locker.
    i put bomb squad.

    good choice on the guide Kris, i just finished reading the books again a few weeks ago.

    have you read the latest book? And Another Thing.
    it’s written in the same style as Adams books, but it’s not quite the same.
    it was written by Eoin Colfer, given the choice i’d like to see more books by Adams but as that’s sadly not possible i would like to see Colfer write more.

    i’ve never read American Gods, i’ve read a few of Gaiman’s books, Good Omens that he wrote with Terry Pratchett was a great book, and i’ve got the audiobook of Anansi Boys, read by Lenny Henry.

    some of the other books i like to reread are the Rendezvous With Rama series By Arthur C Clarke.
    and the Iron man by Ted Hughes.
    i first read that book when i was little and i just loved it.
    the animated movie, retitled to The Iron Giant, probably because of the marvel character, captured a lot of what made the book great, losing the bit about the space bat, but adding a touching subplot about the iron man being some alien weapon but he doesn’t want to be.
    Vin Diesel did a good job as the voice of the iron man.

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