This week I mostly been listening to…..Roy harper, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pain of Salvation
[Comic Book Page Podcast – Mayo Report: 2011-06 Trades] – John Mayo and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comic Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the top 300 graphic novels and collected editions for June 2011.
[Comic Book Page Podcast – Mayo Report: 2011-06 Comics] – John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss the sales estimates for the top 300 comic books for June 2011.
[Comic Book Page Podcast – Weekly Comics Spotlight #208: 2011-08-03] – John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss FLASHPOINT: BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #3 by DC, PUNISHER #1 by Marvel and INFINITE #1 by IMAGE COMICS.
[Comic Book Page Podcast – Previews Spotlight #046: 2011-08] – John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss the contents of the August 2011 Previews catalog and play clips sent in from listeners spotlighting items they picked.
[Comic Book Page Podcast – Previews Spotlight Interviews #046a: 2011-08] – In the first of two August Previews Spotlight Interviews episodes, Bob talks to Josh Fialkov, writer of Last of the Greats, Pilot Season: Test (from Image) and I, Vampire (from DC); Tim Seeley, writer of Witchblade and Hack/Slash (from Image); and Amber Love talks to Dirk Manning, writer of Nightmare World, Vol. 3: Demon Days TP (from Image).
[Comic Book Page Podcast – Weekly Comics Spotlight #209: 2011-08-10] – John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss THUNDER AGENTS #10 by DC, SPIDER-ISLAND: CLOAK AND DAGGER #1 by Marvel and CRITTER #1 by BIG DOG INK.
[Comic Book Page Podcast – Mayo Report: 2011-07 Trades] – John Mayo and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comic Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the top 300 graphic novels and collected editions for July 2011.
[Comic Book Page Podcast – Weekly Comics Spotlight #210: 2011-08-17]- John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss GREEN LANTERN CORPS #63 by DC, X-MEN: SCHISM #3 by Marvel and ONE #5 by GG STUDIO.]
[Ricky Gervais show Season 2] – A masterpiece of comedy starring Karl Pilkington and co-starring Ricky Gervais and Steve Marchant.
[Red Dwarf Series 5 – Episode 1 -“Holoship” – DVD] – 20 February 1992 – Rimmer is abducted for the purposes of study by holograms with super intelligence, away to a space vessel which is itself hologrammatic, where Rimmer has a physical presence and where sex is duty rather than pleasure. Rimmer applies to join the crew, feeling that this is his chance of becoming an officer and getting a life. To do this he must pass an exam against a fellow hologram. The situation is complicated when he discovers his opponent in the test is Nirvanah Crane (Jane Horrocks), a female hologram commander he seems to be falling in love with.
[Red Dwarf Series 5 – Episode 2 – “The Inquisitor” – DVD] – 27 February 1992 – The Inquisitor is a time-travelling android who acts as judge, jury and executioner to those who have led worthless lives, and thus erases them from history. The Red Dwarf crew are next to appear before this judge to justify their existence. It does not look good for our crew of slobs, failures and misfits.
[Red Dwarf Series 5 – Episode 3 – “Terrorform” – DVD] – 5 March 1992 – Kryten and Rimmer crash land on a “psi-moon”, an artificial planetoid which terraforms itself to match the inner psyche and subconscious of anyone who lands on it. Kryten is cut in half in the crash, and Rimmer finds himself alone and taken prisoner by manifestations of his own inner demons. Lister, Cat and Holly arrive to rescue them, but find themselves trapped in an environment shaped by Rimmer’s bizarre, self-loathing mind.
[Red Dwarf Series 5 – Episode 4 – “Quarantine” – DVD] – 12 March 1992 – After investigating an abandoned biological research complex on an ice planet, Lister, Cat and Kryten return to Red Dwarf only to find Rimmer has taken over the ship. While Rimmer orders them into quarantine for three months, he himself is slowly taken over by an electronic holo-virus that corrupts his hologrammatic form, giving him telekinetic powers, hex vision, and many other powers and turning him completely insane.
[Red Dwarf Series 5 – Episode 5 – “Demons and Angels” – DVD] – 19 March 1992 – An experiment with a machine – a Triplicator – that can make duplicates of an object goes wrong causing Red Dwarf to explode. The crew escape aboard Starbug but find that the Triplicator has made two copies of Red Dwarf in place of the original. One of these copies has extracted the “good” qualities of the former vessel, and the other has extracted the “bad” qualities. The crew board one, first meeting angelic versions of themselves, then to the other, meeting demonic versions of themselves.
[Red Dwarf Series 5 – Episode 5 – “Back to Reality” – DVD] – 26 March 1992 – The crew take Starbug down into the watery depths of an ocean planet to investigate the wreck of the SSS Esperanto. They find that the ship’s crew have committed suicide, then escape to try and avoid attack from a sea monster, the “Despair Squid”. The crew suddenly wake up to find they are not who they think they are, Red Dwarf and Starbug did not exist, and they have in fact been playing a virtual reality computer game for four years.
[Lock Stock and Four Stolen Hooves (pilot episode) – DVD] – 29 May 2000 – A feature length pilot episode based on the idea of the movie. This was an excellent pilot that the rest of the series struggled to live up to.
[Lock Stock and Two Hundred Smoking Kalashnikovs – DVD] – 6 June 2000 – This second episode follows on from the pilot movie with a lot of the same characters and over the top violence. Pretty funny.
[Lock Stock and a Fist Full of Jack and Jills – DVD] – 13 June 2000 – The third episode is also pretty good featuring porn as its central theme.
[Lock Stock and Spaghetti Sauce – DVD] – 20 June 2000 – A very violent fourth episode of this mad TV black comedy.
[Beseigment – iPAD] – Really good tower defense game that has simple sound and graphics but insane replay ability.