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Jun 07

Geek Actually Episode 38 – McG Has Made a Friggin’ Liar Out of Me!

Geek ActuallyDavid McVay is joined in studio by Mirren Lee and Katrina Smith.

We have decided to skip the tech this week and have a film centric episode because of Apple’s impending announcements next week. Next weeks show will probably be very tech heavy.

We have a discussion about black humour and how The Chaser’s (an Australian comedy show) completely screwed up with it’s parody of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We discuss David Carradine’s death and how badly it has been reported.

David and Katrina (with Mirren’s help, even though she hasn’t seen them) review the new film starring Russell Crowe, State of Play. We quite liked it, not perfect but a good throw back to films like All The President’s Men, Absence of Malice or Three Days of the Condor.

Then we tear into McG’s Terminator Salvation. This is a monumental mistake in almost every way. Spoiler Alert, we go into detail (as Katrina and I do) and discuss everything, including plot twists and the ending!

As always this episode carries an explicit tag due to small amounts of bad language.

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  • Hey Guys, I would love to be on your first show on Ustream
    Just shoot me an email with the details.
    Thanks, Ben Straw

  • Hey Guys, I would love to be on your first show on Ustream
    Just shoot me an email with the details.
    Thanks, Ben Straw

  • I enjoyed the discussion this week of State of Play. I haven’t seen the film, but I did somewhat enjoy the original mini-series. As you guessed, Bill Nighy is definitely the stand out in that show. There are several scenes in the editor’s office, where they are trying to decide how much to reveal, or what to investigate. The scenes are very intense, tension-filled affairs, but Nighy will suddenly say something silly, followed by a laugh and a snort, and immediately look contrite. It’s HILARIOUS!!! Unfortunately, the rest of the series is rather . . . meh. I remember being disappointed overall (it’s been a while since I watched it). Still, Nighy is worth the price of admission, so I’d recommend watching it for his performance alone!

    Happy Birthday on June 24 — also my birthday and therefore the best day of the year! :)

  • I enjoyed the discussion this week of State of Play. I haven’t seen the film, but I did somewhat enjoy the original mini-series. As you guessed, Bill Nighy is definitely the stand out in that show. There are several scenes in the editor’s office, where they are trying to decide how much to reveal, or what to investigate. The scenes are very intense, tension-filled affairs, but Nighy will suddenly say something silly, followed by a laugh and a snort, and immediately look contrite. It’s HILARIOUS!!! Unfortunately, the rest of the series is rather . . . meh. I remember being disappointed overall (it’s been a while since I watched it). Still, Nighy is worth the price of admission, so I’d recommend watching it for his performance alone!

    Happy Birthday on June 24 — also my birthday and therefore the best day of the year! :)

  • Ben, I’d love to have you on our first live show. Details of the content will be worked out as we get closer to the date but I can tell you that the feature review will be Transformers 2! Roll on the 27th!

  • Ben, I’d love to have you on our first live show. Details of the content will be worked out as we get closer to the date but I can tell you that the feature review will be Transformers 2! Roll on the 27th!

  • Lisanne624, June 24th is indeed the best day of the year and us Cancers should always stick together :-)

    I am trying to source out a copy of the original mini series now. Once I have seen it we might re-visit State of Play and do a comparison of the two.

    I’m glad you are still enjoying the show. Keep listening, I am in the process of organising more guests to get a larger dynamic and I think going live will add a new energy as well.

  • Lisanne624, June 24th is indeed the best day of the year and us Cancers should always stick together :-)

    I am trying to source out a copy of the original mini series now. Once I have seen it we might re-visit State of Play and do a comparison of the two.

    I’m glad you are still enjoying the show. Keep listening, I am in the process of organising more guests to get a larger dynamic and I think going live will add a new energy as well.