Posted by: britcpower | March 13, 2011

Multimedia Week Ending 13th March 2011

This week I mostly Been listening to…….Marillion

Podcasts:

[Ricky Gervais Podcast: Karl Pilkington: A Day In the Life] – A very funny episode.

[Ricky Gervais Podcast: Podfather Halloween Special] – Another very funny podcast from way back in 2006

[Ricky Gervais Podcast: Thanksgiving Special 2006] – Hilarious podcast. 

[Ricky Gervais Podcast: 2006 Christmas Special] – One from the archives. it’s The Ricky Gervais Show Christmas Special from 2006. Great stuff. 

[Collected Comics Library Podcast #301] – Interview with J. David Spurlock of Vanguard Productions;  132m 41s Collected Comics Library, hosted by Chris Marshall, THE Trade Paperback Podcast. The only podcast solely dedicated. 

[Weekly Comics Spotlight #185: 2011-02-23] –  John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #20 by DC, IRON MAN #2.0 #1 by Marvel and ABYSS: FAMILY ISSUES #1 by RED comics. 

[Music – The Interface – Glasser] -Cameron Mesirow’s luxurious electronic sounds blend smoothly with her rapturous voice for an altogether pleasing effect. Not bad but nothing special. 

DVD/Bluray:

[Sarah Jane Adventures – New Years Day Special – “Invasion of the Bane” – DVD] – 1st January 2007 – Maria becomes intrigued by the strange goings on at Sarah Jane’s house but before she can investigate she’s whisked away by her new friend Kelsey to the brightly coloured but sinister Bubbleshock factory. As Sarah Jane tries to find out what the mysterious Mrs Wormwood is doing at the factory, Maria and Kelsey embark on a tour which leads them into the path of a monstrous creature and a strange young boy with no name or past. When Sarah Jane and Maria discover the secret ingredient of Bubbleshock, they realise they are the only ones who can stop Mrs Wormwood and her evil plans for the human race. Enjoyable and light hearted Dr Who spinoff.

[Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 1 Episode 1a – “Revenge of the Slitheen – Part One” – DVD] -24th September 2007 – On their first day at their new school Maria and Luke soon realise that all is not as it seems. There’s a funny smell, the food keeps going off, the teachers keep farting and the new technology block is hiding some dark secrets. With their suspicions aroused, Sarah Jane, Maria and Luke set about investigating, joined by their new friend Clyde. They soon discover that the Slitheen have disguised themselves as teachers as part of a deadly plan which threatens the future of the Earth. But as Maria, Luke and Clyde become trapped in the new technology block in the clutches of the Slitheen and with Sarah Jane under attack from another of the alien monsters, will the gang be able to stop the Slitheen before it’s too late?

[Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 1 Episode 1b – “Revenge of the Slitheen – Part Two” – DVD] – Trapped in school with the monstrous child of the Slitheen, Maria, Luke and Clyde make a timely escape thanks to some deodorant and the help of Sarah Jane and her sonic lipstick, as the drama continues. With the Slitheen’s deadly plans to destroy the Earth well under way, the gang race back to Sarah Jane’s attic to work out how to stop them. Helped by Mr Smith, Sarah Jane’s super-computer, they soon discover that the Slitheen are going to drain all the energy from Earth using a worldwide network of giant supercapacitors. But as a power black-out starts to spread across the world, taking Mr Smith out of action, time is running out and the gang have to rely on their wits alone. Will they be able to save the Earth before the Slitheen switch off the Sun for ever?

[Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 1 Episode 2a – ” Eye of the Gorgon – Part One” – DVD] – 1st October 2007 – Sarah Jane Smith and her young friends investigate some ghostly goings on at the local Lavender Lawns rest home, in the second two-part story of the adventure filled series. With several residents claiming to have seen the ghostly figure of a nun, Sarah Jane, Luke and Clyde pay the home a visit to find out what’s going on. They soon discover that there is more to the story when Luke is entrusted with a mysterious alien talisman by Mrs Bea Nelson-Stanley, a resident at the home who knows a thing or two about aliens. As the mystery unravels, the gang learn that the ghostly nun is, in fact, part of an order protecting the Gorgon – a scary alien creature who can turn her victims to stone with just one look. With the talisman an important part of the Gorgon’s plans for Earth, can Sarah Jane and the gang stop her, and avoid her deadly gaze?

[Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 1 Episode 2b – ” Eye of the Gorgon – Part Two” – DVD] – As Luke and Clyde are held hostage at St Agnes Abbey, the monstrous Gorgon and her sinister group of nuns manage to get hold of the alien talisman from Sarah Jane and Maria, as the drama continues. This brings them one step closer to their evil plan to open a portal and unleash more Gorgons on Earth. With her dad, Alan, turned to stone by the Gorgon’s deadly gaze, Maria sets out to get him back to normal before it is too late. Back at the Abbey, Sarah Jane and the gang try to stop the nuns from opening the door to the Gorgons’ alien world. But will they be able to avoid the Gorgon’s stony eyes for long enough to save the day?

[The fast show Series 1 Episode 1 – DVD] – 27 Sep 94 – The Fat Sweaty Coppers try to solve a burglary, Ron Manager talks about Ryan Giggs, Unlucky Alf has an accident with a cricket ball, The Unpronounceables have trouble with some names, Chanel 9 advertises the Kitchen Gizmo, Prof Denzil Dexter does an experiment with some cardboard tubes, Ted and Ralph discuss the broken fence, the Comedy Vicar returns. A pretty funny British comedy show with occasional flashes of brilliance.

[The fast show Series 1 Episode 2 – DVD] – 4 Oct 94 – A brother and sister discuss the joys of living on the Isle of Man, Unlucky Alf buys a parrot, A doctor jokes to a patient about cancer, Tommy Cockles talks about Bogart and Bacall, Bob Fleming tries to speak about fishing tackle, Ron Manager talks about alcohol, Ralph asks Ted about Tina Turner, The Fat Sweaty Coppers get hold of a food van, The Annoying Irishman makes an appearance. A mostly funny British comedy show

[The fast show Series 1 Episode 3 – DVD] – 11 Oct 94 – Ron Manager talks about Soccer, The Off-Roaders get stuck, Ralph finds Ted fishing, A Chorus Girl surprises everyone with her singing, Unlucky Alf tries to catch a bus, Tommy Cockles talks about the late comedian Arthur Atkinson, Prof Denzil Dexter builds a time machine, Mime from the Isle of Man by Jack Pott and Tom Bowler. A pretty funny episode.

[The fast show Series 1 Episode 4 – DVD] – 18 Oct – 94 – Elsa Richardson investigates pollution in the North Sea, There’s an advert for Cheesy Peas, That’s Amazing looks at outback skills, Ted and Ralph have a discussion about green overalls, Indecisive Dave talks about getting a BMW, Tommy Cockles looks back at a World War 1 film, Chanel 9 has no news to report, Roy and Renee discuss their holiday to Paris. One of the better Episodes from series 1.

[Firefly – Pilot – DVD] – Serenity Pilot – The crew is eager to rid themselves of an easily traceable salvage from a vessel adrift in space, unaware that a passenger has brought an even more dangerous cargo aboard. This was a really good start to the series.

[Firefly – Episode 1 – The Train Job – DVD] – Mal has second thoughts after discovering that two boxes of Alliance goods the crew has been hired to steal are full of badly needed medical supplies headed for the mining town of Paradiso. 

[Firefly – Episode 2 – Bushwhacked – DVD] – After encountering a booby-trapped spacecraft carrying the lone survivor of a Reaver attack, Serenity is boarded by an Alliance patrol.

[Firefly – Episode 3 – Shindig – DVD] – In order to secure a job transporting cargo off-planet for a client, Mal attends a social event where a dance with Inara ends with him challenged to a swordfight to defend her honor. 

[Firefly – Episode 4 – Safe – DVD] – When Simon Tam is kidnapped by a group of villagers in need of a doctor, Serenity’s crew is forced to make contact with an Alliance cruiser to get medical help for Shepherd Book. 

[Firefly – Episode 5 – Our Mrs Reynolds – DVD] – After a celebration honoring the crew for ridding a township of a group of bandits, Mal returns to Serenity and finds a woman named Saffron stowed away — who claims Mal married her during the festivities. Oh, the Captain’s going to the mighty Special Hell.

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