Contains Moderate Peril contributor, Lisa Moran joins Brian and me on this week’s podcast. We start with a brief chat about the Olympic opening ceremony and the surprise arrival of the Queen and Mr. Bond at the stadium. We ponder as to why there was no direct reference to Professor Tolkien’s work during the two hour show. Other subjects discussed are as follows. Is “Geekdom” a lifestyle or a fashion? Is Warner Bros. right to re-edit the movie Gangster Squad in the wake of the Aurora shootings? Is Peter Jackson going to make The Hobbit a trilogy of movies?
Here is the running order for the show:
- Bond at the Olympics: Not only did the Olympic opening ceremony benefit form an unexpected and witty set piece, but the US network took the opportunity to show an exclusive 30 second TV spot for the forthcoming Bond movie Skyfall. Were we excited? Yes we were. [Starts at 02:00]
- Geek Posers: It would appear that Geek journalist Joe Peacock is not happy with those who flirt with “Geekdom” because it is fashionable. We look at his recent article and discuss who gets to decide respective boundaries or whether they are even needed. [Starts at 10:10]
- Gangster Squad delays: Warner Bros. have withdrawn the trailer for Gangster Squad from Tou Tube and theatres, after the Denver shooting. They have now decided to delay the movie release, so the offending “shootout in the cinema” scene can be replaced. Is this a sign of respect and maturity or totally unnecessary? [Starts at 24:45]
- When two becomes three: There is an increasing amount of internet buzz around whether Peter Jackson will be able to expand the current two part adaptation of The Hobbit movie, into a trilogy. Is this a wise decision? Can the appendices of The Lord of the Rings be suitably dramatised? [Starts at 44:24]
The podcasts are intended to be broad in content and casual in their nature. They are fun to record and are intended to inform and amuse. All opinions offered are our own and do not reflect any official view held by the game developers or film studios whose products we discuss. There is some strong language used occasionally. To listen to the show you can use the embedded media player below, directly download the MP3 file or alternatively use the iTunes store.
Operation Smash by Morton Stevens
OP40 by Sean Murray
James Bond Theme by John Barry
Captains Scarlet Sting by Barry Gray
Four Friends by Ennio Morricone
Marcia Degli Accattoni by Ennio Morricone
Operation Smash (Reprise) by Morton Stevens
Voiceover by DJ Ric Santos