Mike and I get together to record a commentary for the action fluff "Commando" (1985) in proper 20th Century Geek style.
I catch up with the guys from "Super Shakes" comic shop in Burton Upon Trent. We chat about running a comic shop, Morrison, Gaiman and Moore and tangents into other comic type subjects.
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In this show,
> A history of how Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison broke into Comics
> A review of Gaiman's Black Orchid, Morrison's Arkham Asylum and Moore's V for Vendetta
> An interview with Greg Carpenter, author of "British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and the invention of the modern comic book writer
In this show we take a look at Elvis Presley and 5 events that defined his legendary career. I also interview Todd Slaughter a senior member of the British Elvis Fan Club (www.elvispresleyfanclub.co.uk).
A brief history of the Fab Four and Interviews with Ernie Sutton of the British Beatles Fan Club and Roy Browett, a life long Beatles Fan
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Mike and I review The Long Kiss Goodnight and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. We also discuss our favorite Christmas movies with a slight Christmas tree and Charles Dickens tangent.
Mike and I give out pre and post viewing thoughts on the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise. We take a few tangents on to space station artificial gravity systems and alternate Gandalf's.
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Man of Letters Mike and I kick off our Christmas movie review Shane Black retrospective with Lethal Weapon and The Last Boy Scout. We also discuss the top 5 alternate Christmas films.
We get round to gangsters, blowing stuff, Mel Gibson as a heart throb and whether It's a wonderful life is actually a Christmas film.
In the final part of our 90's wrestling retrospective. I provide a summary of the decade, the events that made it great and the legacy it has left.
Mad Mike and John Bull get stuck into the nitty gritty of possibly the best decade in wrestling. The Monday Night wars, The Attitude Era and ECW, all of it gets some attention. Get this in your ears and that's the bottom line!
Mike and I meet up to talk about one of the greatest eras in Professional Wrestling, the 1990's. However, before we get to the meat of the topic we get to talking about the time we spent as Wrestlers on the British circuit.
We talk about the promotions we worked for and other wrestlers we worked with. It is a really good look at our perspective on the industry and the sport.
Mike and I discuss our choices for the top 5 films that get us in the mood for Halloween. We talk about everything from Child's Play to American Werewolf in London.
Let us know what your favorite Halloween movies are.
Mike and I discuss the Horror classics Evil Dead from 1981 and Poltergeist from 1982
A look at film novelizations, how they can enhance the film and what they provide for fans.
Yes, People still read movie novelizations ... And write them too - Alex Suskind, Vanity Fair, 2014
Read 'em and weep - Joe Queenan, The Guardian, 2009
Are film novelizations really that bad? - Tom Huddleston, Time out
The Endangered art of the movie novelization - Will Sloan, Hazlift
Movie Novelsisations: Commercial cop-out or leg-it lit? - Mark from Provo Utah (Blog)
In praise of movie novelisations, and the gold they offer movie geeks - David Jones, Den of geek
Creation and Novelization - Jan Baetens, 2013
Quote from Batman Begins (2005) Warner Bros -
Research book notes
Superheroes: Capes, cowls and the creation of comic book culture – Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor (2013) Crown Archetype
A brief History of Superheroes – Brian J. Robb (2014) Robinson / Running Press
The Shadow #1: The living shadow – Maxwell Grant (originally 1931 / reprinted 1977) New English Library
The Avenger #2: The Yellow Hoard – Kenneth Robeson (originally 1939 / reprinted 1972) Warner paperback library
Doc Savage #14: The Fantastic Island – Kenneth Robeson (originally 1935 / reprinted 1966) Bantam Books
Hi and welcome to the intro episode of 20th Century Geek. This is my first episode and I wanted to give an overview of who I am and what you can expect. So pull up a bean bag and enjoy.