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Geektown Radio : UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!

Geektown Radio : UK Film, TV News & Air Date Info!

And we’ve made it to the 2nd episode! This week we bring you

  • A review of last weeks tv
  • More TV and Film news.
  • Updates on the renewal status of some of your favourite (and not so favourite) shows.
  • The latest UK air date changes
  • And a look forward to the new TV coming to the UK this week!

All into a much more compact 40(ish) minutes this time around.

I forgot to mention on the podcast, but if you want to get in touch, please email us your questions at [email protected] or leave a comment on this post!

Show Notes

For all the latest uk tv premiere information, check out the UK Air Dates page here.

You can also check the renewed/cancelled show list here.

And here’s the Flash trailer we discussed in the show:

Geektown Radio : Episode 2

If you have iTunes, you can click here to subscribe to the Geektown Podcast, or just click below to listen or download!

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22 Jan 2015 | Leave a Comment

Melissa Benoist

Melissa Benoist

As you may have surmised from the punny headline, CBS have cast Glee’s Melissa Benoist in the lead for their upcoming Supergirl show.

Melissa Benoist has had roles in Homeland, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods, but is best know as portraying Marley Rose in the all singing and dancing Sky 1 show. Most recently though you may also have seen her in the movie Whiplash.

So far we don’t know a huge about about this new take on Supergirl, but we believe it’ll be set in the same universe as Flash & Arrow, as it’s by the same production team. However, as it’s airing on CBS rather than it’s sister station The CW, it maybe a while (if ever) before we see any crossover, as CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler is keen for it to stand on it’s own 2 feet as a separate entity.

Other names mentioned in the mix included Hollyoak’s Gemma Atkinson, The Originals’s Claire Holt, and Once Upon a Time’s Elizabeth Lail.

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21 Jan 2015 | One Comment

Since 2011, viewers have been tuning into Game of Thrones to see what is happening with their favourite and most hated characters and see how the show’s storylines will play out. From the cold Cersei Lannister to the noble Jon Snow, Game of Thrones has some of the most addictive and fascinating stories on modern television.

The show is based on the novels penned by George R. R. Martin but how well do you know your Game of Thrones? Can you name the person who killed Oberyn Martell, and do you know Maester Luwin from Maester Aemon?

With many websites and blogs dedicated to the show that have been created by Game of Thrones aficionados, is your knowledge strong enough to tackle other die-hard fans? The casino 32Red want to find the biggest Game of Thrones geek and have made a quiz to test what you know, which you can test yourself on at http://www.32red.com/quiz/game-of-thrones.html. Those brave enough to put their knowledge to the test are in with a chance of winning a trip to one of the show’s exotic filming locations such as Malta or Croatia.
As all the enthusiasts among us watched season four come to an end, we saw some shocking deaths, jealous rages and illicit love affairs blossom. The start date of season five is approaching and with so many loose ends to tie up, it promises to be an exciting season.

Here’s a recap of what happened to three of the main characters in season four (SPOILERS if you’ve not seen season 4 obviously!)

Stannis Baratheon

Stannis Baratheon

Stannis Baratheon

Ever since it was revealed Stannis is the true blood King of the Seven Kingdoms due to the incestuous roots of Joffrey and Tommen, he has tried to claim his rightful place ruling from King’s Landing. But the end of the latest episode saw him joining forces with Jon Snow and the Wildlings, so season five looks set to be an interesting one for this somewhat stern character. While he surprisingly gave in to Jon’s request to spare Mance’s life, will Stannis later regret this uncharacteristic decision? How will Stannis handle his quest to rightly sit on the Iron Throne and how will this affect his ever-cold relationship with his wife?

Arya Stark

Arya Stark

Arya Stark

The ever-strong Arya Stark had an exciting season four and viewers watched in trepidation as she killed Polliver and later left Sandor, AKA The Hound, for dead. Will the Starks ever get their power back and what will happen when she reaches Braavos? Can she successfully mount a revival to avenge the deaths of her family members? And how much help will the coin from Jaqen H’ghar give her?

Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark

Sansa is very different to her boyish sister Arya, and spends her time sewing and reading poetry. Her lady-like nature left her vulnerable in season four, as we watched Joffrey continue to berate her before his death. Yet her personality seemed to change as she convincingly lied about Lysa’s death in defence of Littlefinger. Will we see a stronger Sansa in season five, and did we already catch a glimpse of her new-found strength with her unmissable makeover at the end of season four?

All Game of Thrones enthusiasts will be chomping at the bit to find out what happens in the up-coming series, with some of the main characters storylines left in a very precarious position!

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20 Jan 2015 | Leave a Comment

Geektown Radio

Geektown Radio : Episode 1

It’s a new year, so we decided it was time for a new type of show! Welcome to Geektown Radio – a podcast about all the latest UK TV & film news, and air date info!

Rather than just having me talk at you, I’ve roped in some help in the form of Chris Brown, fellow geek, and Editor of polaroidsandpolarbears.co.uk, to share the podcasting duties with me!

In this weeks episode, we discuss:

  • All the latest news and renewals from the US networks.
  • Outlander finally getting picked up in the UK!
  • The results of this year’s Geektown Awards.
  • And all the latest premiere dates for UK TV shows!

As this is the first show, we’d love some input from you guys about what you’d like us to cover, and what you think of the show.

Are there any specific TV/film topics you’d like to know more about? Are there features you’d like to see?

If you have any ideas or questions, please feel free to leave them on this post, or email us on [email protected].

Hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 2 is also out now!

Geektown Radio : Episode 1

If you have iTunes, you can click here to subscribe to the Geektown Podcast, or just click below to listen or download!

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19 Jan 2015 | Leave a Comment

MITASHI PLAY THUNDERBOLT

MITASHI PLAY THUNDERBOLT

 

The name may not be familiar to many but in recent years Mitashi has not only been offering us a range of budget handheld gaming consoles. But it has always been edging closer to bringing us something a little different. And now it has introduced the Mitashi Play Thunderbolt has this latest gaming smartphone got what it takes to compete with its high spec peers?

MITASHI PLAY THUNDERBOLT

MITASHI PLAY THUNDERBOLT

The layout of the new phone includes a 5-inch display screen, with 1280×720 resolution, centered between 6 function buttons down one side and a frictionless thumbstick along the other. This sturdy little device also features green plastic beveled highlights around the edges of the gadget giving it a cool slick look which just further enhances its appeal.

The Thunderbolt unfortunately does weigh in at a not so impressive 300 grams, which isn’t exactly lightweight when you consider other smartphones out there on the market. But we’re not just here to reflect on the aesthetical aspects of the new gaming device, we need to know how it handles itself as the next handheld gaming experience.

Powered by Android Jellybean, with a KitKat version also currently in the works, and kitted out with a 1.2Ghz MediaTek quad core MT6589 processor with a PowerVR SGX 554Mhz GPU it certainly has just about enough under the hood to appease gamers out there. However, being packed with only 1GB of RAM there’s bound to be some frustrating moments when it comes to the loading up and ongoing advanced play of the many more memory heavy games out there that may prove a little too much for the handset to handle.

With the mobile gaming market set to explode this year there’s no better time than now to bring a fresh-faced gaming smartphone to the table. There’s already a predicted $25 billion in sales for both smartphone and tablet gaming during this year which is huge 42% increase from that of 2013. A boost that’s influenced greatly by the increase of online mobile operators and the likes of popular sites and services such as freebets casino going mobile and bringing their games to the mobile market.

It’s an exciting time for the industry and this is definitely another positive step for Mitashi. It might not be quite on par at the moment with its rivals out there but the Mitashi Play Thunderbolt certainly has a lot going for it and there’s some clear and exciting potential from the newbies.

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If you’re a fan of the TV show Looking, but you’re geography of San Francisco isn’t so hot, you may find this to be a rather handy guide to navigating your way around the character’s locations in the city. With the 1st season of Looking out now on Blu-ray and DVD and the 2nd season airing on Sky Atlantic soon, it’s a great time to take a look at the interactive map of San Francisco the folk at HBO have created.

It outlines parts of the city and the San Fran bay area that are visited in Looking Season 1, so take a wander with your mouse, and explore the map which is annotated with video commentary, clips from season 1 and character bios to boot. :)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LOOKING: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON CLICK HERE
TO PURCHASE LOOKING: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON ON DVD OR BLU-RAY™ CLICK HERE

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