Welcome to the greatest show in the multiverse! Strap yourself in for a rip-roaring rocketship ride... Blast off! Whoosh! From the back room of Altair City Spaceport's Rocket Tavern, the Captain discusses enjoying and creating books, comics, movies, TV, games, toys, art, and music, with an emphasis on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. An inveterate tinkerer, he also talks about whatever happens to catch his tech mad fancy. Produced using alien technology, eldritch powers, and C8H10N4O2 based beverages, following that first night fuelled by C2H5OH on the 4th--ish of July 2012.
First Show of the Year! Belated Season's Greetings! Belated Happy Makar Sankranti! Surviving Christmas, What Did Roy Get for Christmas? Star Wars Re-Watch was My Christmas Thing, Harmy's Despecialized Editions: Harmy is the Man! Egypt, Aquaman, Atlantis Chronicles, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Venom, The Day the Earth Caught Fire, Bird Box, Halloween, Vice, Seagate 4TB Expansion USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive, Avast Recuva, OpenELEC Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and External Hard Drive Media Centre, Toshiba 1TB Canvio Basics 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive, BusyBox, Resolutions, Write Up, Be Happy
Space Talk, Supernova Remnant, Mars's Korolev Crater, ESA's ISS Commander Alex Gerst Returns, Water on Asteroids, Hole in Soyuz Leads to ISS Air Leak, Journey to the Far Side of the Moon, Africa! Human Space Race, Private Mars, Farout, Eris, The Goblin, End of Tour, Uptime 2 Days, Happy Christmas Eve Eve and Happy Christmas Eve and Happy Christmas!
This Week's Episode Title? Brain Happiness and the Disney and Lego Stores, Amar Chitra Katha's Indian Mythology Comics, Techie and Creative Christmas Project Suggestions, Win World's Old OSs, DOS Haven's Programming Tools, Podcasting Mishaps, Honor 9 Lite, IPS LCD Versus OLED, The Great Phablet Time Suck, WhatsApp, Signal, and Smartphone Navigation Without a SIM, Ye Olde Alcatel One Touch 560, Huawei Security Issues, They're All Watching Us Anyway, The Australian Government's Encryption Stupidity, Nate Lanxon's Tech's Message Podcast
Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans, Star Wars Extravaganza, Mortal Engines, The Mandalorian, Star Wars Spy Thriller, Is There Too Much Star Wars? Killing Eve, Clique, Shang-Chi, Captain Marvel, SpaceX, Why Don't You?
Roy.Pod.Meta.Uh? Preshow Jitters, RIP Nick Roeg, T.I.M.E. Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons, Daredevil Axed, Handmaid's Tale Sequel Novel, Showbox Down, WileyFox Pro (The Last Ever Windows Phone), Moto G6, iPhone SE, 6S, 6S Plus, Tips for Buying an Xmas Phone (Updated), Slaking My Ink Lust, Does iBorderCtrl Just Assume Everyone's a Liar? Rogue Scientist Gengineered HIV Proof Kids
Apologies, My Spidey Books Arrived! AtGames Booted by Sega, Gaming Waffle, But Absolutely Nothing about Red Dead Redemption 2 (Yawn), Channel Zero Season 4's Pretzel Jack and Tall Boy are Gonna Kill Ya, Lucid Dreaming, Razor Razor Razor, I Bought A Phone... and it's Running Windows 10 Mobile, Vomit-Proof Driverless Pod-Car-Taxi-Bus-Things are Coming, Bitcoin Nosedive, The Sales! The Sales! NASA InSight
Weird Episode Titles, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Await Further Instructions, Manifest, The Equalizer 2, Bad Vanilla, We're Not Getting Free YouTube Movies in the UK, Screen Heavy, but Not for Long
This Show is About Genre Fiction, I'm Interested in the Story, Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse: Probably the Best Nerd Blog in the Multiverse is Kaput, Mailbag, What the Hell is Wrong with Me Anyway? The Predator, I Think We're Alone Now, Searching, Apostle, RIP Stan Lee, Death Kiss, Podcast Ads, Nokia 5.1, HP Mini 210 4000 Laptop Battery Replacement, Always Opt for Dual Boot Systems, Tim Cook's Data Industrial Complex: Google Docs are Really Hard to Delete
Welcome to Nearly Winter, The Incredibles 2, Bad Boys 3, Avatar 2, 3 etc., Top Gun 2, Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, The Scarlet Gospels, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who Series 11 So Far, Doctor Who Christmas Special, Doctor Who New Years Day Special, Titans, Manifest, The Haunting of Hill House, Charmed, Magnum, Strangers, Informer, Homecoming, Waterstones Diversity Follow-Up, Laptop (Entroware, PC Specialist, Intel U Series, Ubuntu Savings) and Phone Shopping (Nokia 5.1 vs. Honor 9 Lite), New Mac Mini vs. iMac, Writer Downtime, Good Luck NaNoWriMo-ers, Lots More Coming, Happy Divali on Wednesday
Happy Birthday Me! Corn on the Cob, My Shortness Youngsplained, Trump Laughed at by UN, I'm Sick and the Heat's Out.... Again, Yet Another Podcast Title, Yet More Changes, Series Break, I Do Take Them to Task, Doctor Who Series 11 Episode 1 Story 277 with Jodie Whittaker: The Woman Who Fell to Earth, Bodyguard, Press, Strangers, The Big Bang Theory, The First, More Picard, Is Black Earth Rising Right About Language Imperialism? RIP Jacqueline Pearce, RIP Geoffrey Hayes, RIP Carlos Ezquerra, The Other Man, Captain Marvel, Venom, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Suspiria, Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, Dark Phoenix, Joker, Star Wars Resistance, Doctor Who, Star Wars Unto the End of Time! The Mandalorian, Dude, Where's My Wizard? I Listen to How Many Podcasts?! Annie Clark, Nadine Shah, EU Bans Killer Robots, EU Meme/Link Tax, Musk: Fined and Sued, Unthreaded Gmail, Google Fit Update Looks Bad, MacOS Mojave, Twitter Web Interface Unimprovements, 50 Million Facebook Users' Data Breached, Super Micro Spy Chip? Firefox Data Collection, Gigabit Internet, Upgrade Path for Mortals, Encrypt Your Portable Data, Sir Tim's Solid, Linus Reflects, CRISPR-CAS9 versus Mosquitoes, Disabled Train App, Slack IPO, Not Aliens, Brexit Screwing Space, SpaceX To Shoot Artists Around Moon, Hayabusa 2: The Asteroid Probe with a Shotgun (and Robot Rovers too)
What's Up at Roy's Dread Tower of Wizardry? Explicit It, Shut It Elon! Kick Fascists, Nazis, and Racists Off Every Social Media Platform, No Stream of Twitter, American Animals, Rock the Kasbah, Summer of 84, Hereditary, Marrowbone, Down a Dark Hall, Upgrade, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Mandy, The Bastard Executioner, The Purge, Mayans M.C., Black Earth Rising, Chance, You, How We're Not Dealing With Putin's Russia, Still No Gigabit Internet, NES Classic, Very Ancient Doodles, Apple Event, How to Kill Paywalls, The Return of My Writing Circle? And the Submissions Go On and On
Pop Culture: Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Robot, Mr. Mercedes, Castle Rock, Thirteen, Sick for Toys, Science and Technology: Mad Musk, Bezos the Plutocrat, FBI Interested in LuminosityLink Buyers, Five Eyes Want Big Tech Backdoors Again, Update On My trial Vodaphone/CityFibre Gigabit Installation, ***Mail Bag/Twitter Stream Break: Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers, Flowers in the Attic, Billy Dee Williams Reprising Lando Role in Star Wars IX, Anne Dowd, Dune Movie News***, Samsung Note 9, iPhone XS, iPhone X Plus, iPhone SE 2, Parker Solar Probe, New Horizons on Its Way to Ultima Thule, Creative: Novel Submission Time Again, Every Literary Agent Asks For Something Different, Literary Agencies Who Try To Sell You Stuff
Stupid Pedantic Condescending Red Tape Obsessed Morons, Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Sinner, The Wire, Deadpool 2, Elizabeth Harvest, Danger Diabolik, Diablo 1, Cradle of Filth, Listener Feedback, YouTube for Podcasters, The Beach
Tesco Goes Downmarket (A Nerd Has To Eat), Tech's Big Five Are Greedy Tax Dodgers, America to Own Space, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers Infinity War, Distorted, Time Lapse, Train to Busan, Ghost Stories, Occupation, Extinction, The Bay, Castle Rock, New Doctor Who (Trailer, Dialect, Outfit, Thumbs Up?) Jean Luc Picard Returns!
Crunch Mode, Hot, Spend? Condor, Strange Angel, Reverie, Power, Humans, Fear The Walking Dead, Star Trek TOS and TNG Repeat and Repeat and Repeat... Gotham, Picnic at Hanging Rock, 5th Passenger, Gerald's Game, TAU, The Lennon Report, Deep Web, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo, Notes On Blindness, Crumb, Protect and Survive, London Under Midnight, Time Stories, Animal Upon Animal, Using Switch Pro or PS4 DualShock 4 Controllers on a PC, Facebook Fined By EU, Google Fined By EU, EU Copyright Changes, Musk's Submarine, Space Commander Trump's Grand Tour, New Apple MacBook Pro, Iceland May Have Killed a Blue Whale
The End, This Podcast is a Geek Audio Blog, Boaty, Lonely Space Alien, Weighty, Inevitable Non-Existent Football Tangent, RIP Steve Ditko, Terry Gilliam's and John Cleese's Whiny Privileged Rants, Jaws, Rick and Morty, The Handmaid's Tale, The Expanse, Soylent Green, RPi Accessories, NES Classic Accessories, Clean Meat? That Pub in Altair, Ramping Up Output, Oh My Bork!
Solo: A Star Wars Story, Justice League, Better Watch Out, Rampage, Gemini, Infinity Chamber, Spectral, Deathgasm, The Sand, Fahrenheit 451, Unsane, A Quiet Place, Tomb Raider, A Wrinkle In Time, ARQ, Cardinals, Patrick Melrose, Impulse, The Terror, Channel Zero, Cloak and Dagger, Westworld, Doctor Who, Time Stories, Bitcoin Crash, Nintendo Classic Mini, Raspberry Pi 3B+ Accessories, DOSBox Controller, London 600 Million Years Ago, Why I Stream Channel 4's Humans from Showbox, 1Gb Internet Trial, John Lewis vs. Apple Store Prices
I Bought an Idiot Box (TV), The Heat or Watch How I Bask in Global Warming, Destroy Trees Say Network Rail, Alastair Reynolds's Slow Bullets, Ross Armstrong's Head Case, Overblown Faff About Google Duplex
Dealing with Stuff. Some Pah! Some Yah! Kiss Me First, Guerrilla, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Game Night, Star Wars Day, My 7 Years On Twitter and Other Problems, Gmail Changes, YouTube Changes, Elon Blows Tesla's Gasket, Archive.org is OK, But Also a Total Pain, Wikipedia's Problem With Sneaky Far Right Bias, Torlock.com, QuickVB, GDPR, Facebook Dating, Cambridge Analytica Rebrands Itself as Emerdata, UK Breast Screening Error, 90% of the Milky Way Has Been Mapped, But..., Cheaper VR With Oculus Go and Lenovo Mirage Solo, Georges Melies Celebrated in Google Doodle, World Press Day
Happy May Day! Brexit Screwing London as World Financial Centre, The Handmaid's Tale, Westworld, Romance Scammers on Dragon Fruit, Facebook Announces Dating Service at F8, Toxicity at David Gage's Quantum Dream, Killer Robots UK, Robot Bat, Westworld Fred, 4 Chan Still Hosting Friends of Incel Murderers, CityFibre Addendum, Reuter's Reporters Set Up By Myanmar's Government, Roy Writes
Happy Earth Day, The Lost Week, The Poisoning of the Single Man, The Damnable Book, Young Sheldon, The Good Fight, Final Space, Billions, The Crossing, Killing Eve, Instinct, Mind Hunter, Lost in Space, The Expanse, Legion, Siren, The Walking Dead, Stake Land, I Kill Giants, Molly's Game, Red Sparrow, Pyewacket, Paddington 2, Black Panther, Windows File Manager Updated and Open Sourced, Microsoft Adopts Linux, New Toshiba Cassette Tape, TheC64, We're Getting A Gigabit Fibre Optic Internet, Is There Too Much TV?
The Intermission Man, The Writing Man, The Walking Man, Christmas Dinner and Coke Float, Mauritius Independence, Stephen Hawking, Guardian Gone Tabloid and NME Ditches Print, New Raspberry Pi 3B Plus, BBC Micro Envy and RiscOS, Windows Update Reassured Us It Did Not Contain Awful Nagware, Douglas Adams's Mac SE30, HP5540 Thin Client Converted to MS-DOS 6.22 to Play PGA Tour Golf, Nintendo Classic Mini Double Pack Sold Out, Toys'R'Us and Maplins Closed and Lots of Job Cuts in Retail and Leisure Too, Installed Sheep in Windows 3.11 in DosBox, The Beast from the East Froze Me Solid and I Swore to Buy a Sled, Obituary of Millie Dunn Veasey, 50 million Facebook Profiles Harvested for Cambridge Analytica, Robot Wars Axed by the BBC, Cyan Windows 10 Versions of All Myst Games, Hot Jam Roly Poly, Superman Prequel Krypton, New Dan Dare Trade, Frank Oz Muppet Documentary, Bowed Out of Homeland, Cambridge Analytica Uncovered, Facebook Shares Sink 5%, BBC FM Radio Still Around, New Gloves of Villainy, My Laptop Windows 7 Drivers Are Starting to Fail, USB 3 Flash Drive Gets Hot, Listening to Podcasts and Drinking Coke Floats, Explanation of Arrival, Cloak and Dagger, Watched Gotham and Installing Torch and Writing and Drawing Cartoons, Torch Didn't work in Windows, If Only Selfie Drones Came with Lasers, Nostalgic Tech Support Turned Annoying, Muting Most of Twitters Ads, UK Booted Off EU Space Programmes, Heineken Pull Racist Ads, Search of the Day is... Space Airship! Atari Non-functional VCS Console, No Man's Sky NEXT, BBC Not Blackwashing Troy Fall of a City, Lego Ship in A Bottle, Big Facebook Newspaper Ad, Privacy Groups Want Data Security Pledge from Tech Companies, Some Stores and Under Armour Report Massive Data Breaches, 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, DIY Touchscreen for MacBook, Google Employees Protest Work for Pentagon, AI Experts Call for Boycott Over Lab in South Korea, The Love Witch, You Were Never Really Here, Sleeping Giants, Zuckerberg's testimony, Siren, Lego Jurassic Park
Personal Log: Help This Podcast! It's Hanging on by the Skin of My Teeth and the Seat of My Pants, Movies: The Phantom Thread (2018), Mute (2018), Coherence (2013), The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Racing Extinction (2015), The Machine (2013), Automata (2014), All I see Is You (2016), Radius (2018), TV: My Friend Dahmer (2017), The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018), Altered Carbon (2018), The Walking Dead (2018), Black Lightning (2018), Mary Kills People (2018), Counterpart (2018), The X-Files (2018), The Magicians (2018), Britannia (2018), Future Man (2017), Castlevania (2017), The Path (2016), Beyond (2017), Blood Drive (2017), Victoria (2016), The Alienist (2018), Goliath (2017), Ill Behaviour (2017), Toys: Playmobil Pyramid Set, Radio: The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Has Returned, Science and Technology: Google's Wriggled Out of..., MWC 2018, Samsung S9 and S9+, Ambrosia, Assassination Attempt on Ex-Russian Spy, Russian's Have a Nuclear Powered Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lockheed Martin's Hypersonics, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump Meeting, UK Freeze Finished, But...
Christmas of Chaos, The Mammoth Old Who Doctor Who Boxset Sessions, Happy Sankranti, Star Trek Discovery, The X-Files, Hard Sun, McMafia, Traders, Geeky Movies and Shows on BBC iPlayer, Antennapod, iOS Podcast App, Sony Recorder for Android, Audio Recorder, Audacity vs. Reaper, CES 2018, Byton at CES, More Cars at CES, SNES Classic Mini, NES Classic Mini, Hyperkin Ultra Game Boy at CES, Labo, Ex-Google Anti-Diversity Guy Rears His Ugly Head Again, GoPro, Oumuamua, Tabby's Star, Chapter 17 Was a Mess, Other Writing, Backs and Bottoms Redux Redux Redux
Sick, Brigsby Bear (2017), Mayhem (2017), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), Everything Beautiful is Far Away (2017), The Pirates of Somalia (2017), Bright (2017), The Visit (2015), Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017), Meltdown and Spectre
After a long absence, I'm back to wish you happy Christmas and pick up where we left off, before we were rudely interrupted by circumstances beyond my control. Tonight, we finally return to my ongoing, but highly irregular, Doctor Who marathon, to talk about Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death (1970), as well as the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017.
This week: Twangier, Roy's Rocket Radio Audio Improvements? Travelers (2017), The Punisher (2017), The Vikings (2013), The Vikings (1958), Excalibur (1981), Black Angel (1980), Glass (2019), The Incredibles 2 (2018), Borked Webpage Scripts, Widgets, or Plugins, Firefox Quantum, Hey Mozilla and SeaMonkey, Get Together and Reboot Netscape Communicator for the 21st Century! Somewhat Less Dreadful Desk Ergonomics, The Continued Re-Re-Re-Reading of the Writing, and The Longest Ever Dungeons and Dragons Starter Campaign is Coming to an End. Produced, presented, and edited by Roy Mathur. Please support the show with a review in iTunes and find me at roymathur.wordpress.com
The geek life of the bloody cold, the rusting, grinding, but still great (while it lasts) cogs of the UK's National Health Service, the effect of Dungeons and Dragons on the wizard's aris, the frustrating music of Blade Runner: 2049, The Survivalist, Doctor Who: Time Trips (again), The Walking Dead (spoilers), Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Finale (spoilers), and the continuing hell of buying rubbish things online.
The geek life fantastique of offline flirting using celebrity selfie props, and also the geek life of a busted Millennium Falcon, a big needle, a bad Valerian, a funny Thor, crooked spies, a return to reading actual physical books, buying something from Amazon, and praying that you actually get it, and that when you get it, it isn't the wrong thing or broken (these people are building a rocket), and the final, final, final draft of the book you just re-edited.
Happy Halloween! If you, like me, have no parties to go to, and nothing better to do other than sulk over your lack of success with those useless dating apps, join me as I avoid getting blotto and instead nibble some sweets and chat a little about Happy Death Day (2017) and geek life in general.
We, or rather I, just think of it as the royal "we", because I'm still doing this whole damn dog and pony show on me tod, not that I'm grumpy about it or anything you understand, talk about season 2 of Stranger Things (2017) and its microcosm of 80s goodness. Goodness? Please! I was an 80s teen and, granted some of the movies and video games were great, but everything else was crap. Yuppies, greed, Thatcher, Loadsa, the Falklands, and we didn't even have the sodding internet.
Personal: I Need iTunes Reviews, Geek Dating Update, Flu Vaccination, TV: The Exorcist (2017), Inhumans (2017), Mr. Robot (2017), The Deuce (2017), Halt and Catch Fire (2017), Movies: The Dark Tower (2017), American Made (2017), Victor Frankenstein (2015)
The Mostly Irrelevant Source of This Week's Show Title, Electric Dreams, The Strain, The Orville, Doctor Foster, The Transfiguration, Baby Driver, iPhone X, Tell Me Captain, What Phone (Ridiculous Symbol of Plutocracy) Should I Flaunt? Finished Re-Editing The Horus Box, Started Re-Editing Entropus, Writer's Ouchy
Bodged But Back Baby, Game of Thrones, Ozark, The Defenders, Mr Mercedes, The Sinner, The OA, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The State, Manhunt: Unabomber, Halt and Catch Fire, Even More Roypinion, The Lost City of Z, The Fate of the Furious, The Space Between Us, Dave Made a Maze, Bushwick, Morgan, Despicable Me 3, Useful Article About Pitching to Editors
Oh My God, It's Sunday! (Again!), William Shatner's Views, Get Out (2017), City of Tiny Lights (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Sleight (2016), Game of Thrones Hack is Not Piracy, Google Fires Anti-Diversity Guy, On this Day in Tech
Oh My God, It's Sunday! Website Chaos, Show Split, That News Gathering Algorithm Thingy I Wrote in Lua, Salvation, Mars, Designated Survivor, Split, A Dark Song, Ready Player One, Robert Hardy, Summer Magic: The Complete Journal of Luke Kirby, N64 Mini, RuneScape's Jagex and Improbable Team Up, Marcus Hutchins, North Korea, UK Encryption, iPod Nano and Shuffle Dead, Hyperloop One Test, Asteroid Spaceships, Tesla Model 3, MS Paint, On this Day in Tech
Personal: Sniffles, Website Chaos, Podcast Chaos, Podcast to be Partially Algorithmically Powered, TV: Elementary, Doctor Who's Female Doctor, Game of Thrones Season 7, The Strain Season 4, Movies: The Shallows, Technology: Upwork, Music: Banjolele Time, Writing: The Big Re-Proofread of My Novel The Horus Box, Housekeeping