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Geektown Radio is a weekly entertainment podcast, which looks at all the latest TV & Film News, hosts interviews with people in the tv industry, and gives you the latest TV show UK air dates.

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On the latest episode of the Geektown Radio podcast, I'm joined by Bex from TristaBytes (aka "Sneezy", due to hay fever) in the co-host chair to chat about our week in tv, film and gaming, plus we have all the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, film and gaming, Bex has not only been playing, but also appearing in the new video game 'Alien Scumbags', which is a lovingly handcrafted 8-bit graphics action game, with a surprising amount of depth, and truckloads of sci-fi humour. She also chats about failing at classic video game 'Asteroids', which she's been playing on Antstream Arcade, where you can get 50% off using the code "tristabytes". I review new Netflix series 'Warrior Nun', along with giving my thoughts on the movie version of 'Hamilton', which is now on Disney+, and on playing the beta of video game 'Starbase Startopia'. In the TV news, it's more renewals, cancellations and new US pilots, as ABC announces a string of new pilots it intends to shoot at some point before the end of the year. We also chat about the new 'Fallout' tv series coming from 'Westworld's Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, the new NBC series 'Debris', and the return of 'Bevis and Butt Head'.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to a new episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast. This week, I’m chatting with Natalie Bronfman, costume designer on 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3, Quibi series 'Most Dangerous Game' starring Liam Hemsworth & Christoph Waltz, and Season 2 of Steven Knight's brilliant Apple drama 'See' starring Jason Momoa. Along with those shows, Natalie has previously worked on 'Alias Grace' (also by Handmaid's author Margaret Atwood), mini-series '11.22.63', Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove', and 'Transporter: The Series'. She also worked on the 2013 film 'Carrie', the movie 'Jumper' starring Hayden Christensen & Jamie Bell, and 2004 horror 'Dawn of the Dead'. In the interview, we discuss stepping up to take over the reins of Handmaid's from original designer Ane Crabtree, just as the number of costumes on the drama grew by an extraordinary amount! We also chat about some of the amazingly sharp suits she created from scratch for 'Most Dangerous Game', and joining the unique drama 'See', where she has to design clothes for blind characters in a post-apocalyptic world... again, just at a point where the number of costumes expanded by an extraordinary amount! If you'd like to hear more behind the scenes interviews, don't forget to subscribe to where ever you get your podcasts by searching for "Geektown Radio". This will also give you our weekly Geektown Radio podcast which brings you all the latest tv, film and gaming news.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On the latest episode of the Geektown Radio podcast, I'm joined, after rather a long break, by Darryl from Hollywood News Source in the co-host chair to chat about our week in tv, film and gaming, plus we have all the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, film and gaming, Darryl has been mixing up the old and the new with the vampire detective procedural 'Blood Ties' on Amazon, along with Part 3 of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and 'The Order' on Netflix. He's also been catching up with the 'Aurora Teagarden Mysteries' which can be found on various streaming platforms. Meanwhile, I have been watching Sky Original series 'Gangs Of London', and new HBO drama 'Perry Mason', so I give you my thoughts on both of those. In the TV news, it's more renewals, cancellations and new US pilots, as NBC announces a string of new pilots it intends to shoot at some point before the end of the year. We also chat about two pilots which were still in limbo at the time of recording - 'Debris', which NBC has now ordered to series, and the wonderfully bonkers sounding 'La Brea'. We also run through the five pilots the US network has booted over to next season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On the latest episode of the Geektown Radio podcast, I'm joined by Bex from TristaBytes in the co-host chair to chat about our week in tv, film and gaming, plus we have all the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, film and gaming, in between bouts of knocking herself out, Bex has been scaring herself with more 'Alien Isolation', along with playing classic Neo Geo game 'Metal Slug X'. I have been playing realtime strategy city builder 'Anno 1800', which is rather more frantic than you'd think, and watching 'Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)', so we both give you our thoughts on that. In the TV news, we're all about the renewals, cancellations and new US pilots, as the "big five" US networks finally all announced which shows had hit the trash heap, and which would be returning for the new year. We also run through all the shows which have been picked up to series so far this season, along with the pilots that are still in contention at the main US networks.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to a new episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast. This week, I’m chatting with Carl Johnson, the composer behind the music for a brand new set of Looney Tunes Cartoons airing on HBO Max in the US. No news on where they may pop up in the UK at the moment, but you can watch some of them via the HBO Max YouTube channel Carl Johnson is an Emmy-winning composer known for his work on ‘Animaniacs', ‘Gargoyles’, ‘Pinky and the Brain', 'Piglet's Big Movie’ among many others. He is one of two composers who scored the ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’, which includes 80 eleven-minute episodes made up of animated shorts, each varying in length. In addition to composing, Carl is a highly sort after orchestrator, and has worked on films such as 'Skyfall', 'The Amazing Spider-man', 'WALL·E' and 'Finding Dory'. In the interview, we discuss how it felt following in the footsteps of the legendary originator of the Looney Tunes sound, Carl Stalling, and reworking some of the classic compositions such as 'What's Up Doc'. We also chat about how critical the music is to these brilliant animated shorts, and about his rather unique approach (for today's composers) towards starting the composition process... with pencil and paper.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On the latest episode of the Geektown Radio podcast, I'm joined by Matt from Entertainment Talk in the co-host chair to chat about our week in tv, film and gaming, plus we have all the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, film and gaming, Matt has been wandering around with VR zombies in 'The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners', so give us his thoughts on the game. He also reviews Netflix animated series 'The Dragon Prince', along with 'Artemis Fowl' (which lives up to its name) and the stupidly titled 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series', both on Disney+. Meanwhile, I have stepped away from my 'Satisfactory' addiction and also ended up in the apocalypse, this time with 'Surviving The Aftermath', so I give my thoughts on that. I also review the brilliant and hilarious David Tennant and Michael Sheen comedy 'Staged'. As it was the launch of the Playstation 5 this week, Matt and I discuss our thoughts on the new console, along with the games which were announced at the event. We also cover the games which were curiously missing from the evening's proceedings... In the latest tv news, we chat about the latest Arrowverse changes, including 'The Flash' losing Elongated Man, and some 'Batwoman' updates. We also chat about the new potential live-action adaptation of manga series 'The Promised Neverland' by Amazon.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After a short break, we are back with a new episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast, and we return with two interviews on this show! The first is with cinematographer Brad Smith, and the second features production designer Daniel Novotny, both who were involved in creating the hit Netflix series 'Outer Banks'. Cinematographer Brad Smith was responsible for the beautiful photography of the series. In the interview, we talk about how they used documentary film techniques to provide a sense of reality and to show the socioeconomic divide the two sides of the island. We also discuss the look of the series, and the incredible drone camera work which helped to immerse viewers in the island location. Along with working on 'Outer Banks', Brad has served as director of photography on series such as 'Manifest', 'The Americans', 'Quantico' and 'Billions'. The second interview features production designer Daniel Novotny. Daniel is something of a legacy production designer, as his father, Michael Novotny was also a hugely successful production designer. Prior to 'Outer Banks' Daniel was production designer on 'Gotham', 'Dominion', and the monolithic procedural drama 'CSI'. For 'Outer Banks', Daniel talks about the challenges of making Charleston in South Carolina look like North Carolina, along with his favourite sets to create, and the rather surprising answer to which was the most challenging to work with!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On the latest episode of the Geektown Radio podcast, I'm joined by Bex from Trista Bytes in the co-host chair to chat about our week in tv and film, plus we have all the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv and film, Bex has been recovering from the traumatic experience thrust upon her by her lovely Twitch followers, of playing 'Alien: Isolation'. Being a big scaredy-cat when it comes to all things horror, her fans voted that it would be an excellent idea for her to play through one of the most terrifying games based on one of the most terrifying movies out there, so she gives us her review of the game and the experience! She also gives us her thoughts on episode one of tv drama 'Snowpiercer'. I have been playing the rather less terrifying 'Satisfactory', so I give an update on that, along with reviewing the brand new Amazon drama 'Alex Rider'. In the latest tv news, we chat about the latest casting developments in the ongoing 'Batwoman' saga, and give an update on the casting and production for Marvel's 'WandaVision'. In some additional gaming news, we also discuss the huge new 'Odyssey' expansion for 'Elite Dangerous'.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We are back with another episode of the Geektown Radio podcast and I'm joined by Gray in the co-host chair to chat about our week in tv and film, plus we have all the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv and film, Gray has been catching up on a huge amount of television as he gives us his thoughts on 'Normal People', 'Dead to Me', 'Upload', 'Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist', 'Schitt’s Creek', and 'Run', along with the 'Snowpiercer' movie. We also both have been watching the 'Snowpiercer' tv-series and 'Space Force' on Netflix alongside 'McMillions' on NOW TV and Sky On Demand. In the latest tv news, we chat about the announcement that ‘Dr. Strange’s Scott Derrickson is set to helm a sequel to classic Jim Henson movie ‘Labyrinth’. We also discuss ‘Hedy Lamarr’, the new Apple TV+ pick up produced by & starring Gal Gadot; Berlanti Productions tackling an adaptation of ‘The Forbidden Game’ novels from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ author LJ Smith; And Doug Liman joining Tom Cruise to direct a movie shot in actual space!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We are back with another episode of the Geektown Radio podcast and I'm joined by Matt from Entertainment Talk in the co-host chair to chat about our week in tv and film, plus we have all the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, gaming and film, Matt has been playing through the first part of the 'Final Fantasy 7' remake, as his first experience of the Final Fantasy world, so give us his thoughts on that. He also has another monster update for 'Call Of Duty', so we discuss the pain of that, along with reviewing the hilarious Sky One comedy 'Brassic'. I have been obsessing over conveyor belts in 'Satisfactory', and also watched new sci-fi series 'Pandora' which premiered last week on Syfy UK. We also discuss the 'Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian' docuseries', and chat about the incredible and heartbreaking finale to 'Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist'. In the latest tv news, we have had a couple of huge announcements this week. Firstly, DC is finally set to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of the 'Justice League', so we give our thoughts on that. We also discuss the bombshell news that Ruby Rose is leaving the role of 'Batwoman' after one season. Additionally, we have all the latest renewals, cancellations and new tv show pickups, including some big announcements from US network ABC.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast I’m chatting with Barry Robison, production designer on the much anticipated tv adaption of 'Snowpiercer'.  Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centres on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation. Barry is a highly experienced production designer who has mainly been working in features up until this point, but decided to take on the challenge of a tv series. I previously interviewed Barry for his amazing work on the film 'Hacksaw Ridge'. His other work can be seen on movies such as 'Pitch Perfect', 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', and 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'. In the interview Barry talks about how he went back to the graphic novel to shape the creation of the stylistic elements in the post-apocalyptic world, and how the train moves from dark to light as you head through the different socio-economic classes. This led to having the cars move from the windowless and dark tail of the train to the bright and opulent first-class cars, which were shown through large windows and a copper finish. He also points out some interesting little bits and pieces to look out for when you're watching the series, which launched May 17, 2020 on TNT in the US, and 25th May 2020 on Netflix in the UK.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's our 250th episode of the Geektown Radio podcast! We were thinking of doing something special, but there was so much news around this week, we didn't want to deprive you, so I'm joined by Bex from TristaBytes in the co-host chair to chat about our week in tv and film, plus we have all the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations... Plus, Bex was in something of a musical mood, so you have that to look forward to! Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, gaming and film, Bex has been repeatedly drowning a digital cat on her Twitch stream (that's not as bad as it sounds when I type it out!), and also catching up on the Channel 4/Netflix drama 'Kiss Me First'. In tv, I have completed Season 2 of Ricky Gervais' phenomenal 'After Life', and also Season 2 of the wonderfully dark comedy 'Dead To Me'. Whilst over in gaming, I have spent most of my week building mechanical contraptions in the fantastically fun 'Satisfactory'. In the latest tv news, we chat about The CW changing up their schedules to deal with the COVID-19 virus, which means late returns for all of our superheroes. We discuss 'The Vampire Chronicles' finally finding a home on AMC, and the return of Captain Pike, Spock & Number One in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds'. We also have all the latest renewals, cancellations and new tv show pickups.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast I’m chatting with the legendary David Bateson, who this year is celebrating 20yrs as the voice of Agent 47, the protagonist of IO Interactive's video game series 'Hitman'. David was born in South African to English parents but has, for many years, been settled in Denmark. He’s worked across film, tv and theatre, but what we know and love him best for, is his voice work as Agent 47 in the long running Hitman video games. He has voiced the character since its inception in the year 2000, and, as far as we can tell, he is one of the longest serving voice actors in gaming history.  We got to talk to him about what it's like playing Agent 47 for 20yrs, his favourite games, locations and kills, his thoughts on the movie versions (and how he was nearly involved.) We also chat a little about Lightmatter, a first-person puzzler where shadows kill you, and how he got involved with voicing that game. I also want to say a huge thanks to the people over at the Hitman Subreddit who either directly provided or influenced the questions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's another week in lockdown, and time for the latest Geektown Radio podcast, which sees me joined by Ross in the co-host chair to review our week in tv and film, plus we chat about the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, gaming and film, Ross has been rewatching 'Scrubs' on All4, so reminisces about the show, we both have been watching 'Upload' on Amazon Prime starring Robbie Amell, so we discuss that in more detail. I have been playing newly released video game 'Old World', so give my first impressions of that, and we talk about the recently released trailer for 'Space Force', the new comedy from Steve Carell & Greg Daniels. In the latest news, we run through a stack of renewals and cancellations from CBS and other networks, along with discussing the latest developments in COVID-19 affected tv. This includes the CBS pilot pickups, a pile of Star Wars news, ‘The Blacklist’s inventive way to finish off their current season after the drama's filming was cut short due to the pandemic, and the news that there is a ‘National Treasure’ tv series in the works.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast I'm chatting with Peter G. Adams, composer on Qubi series 'Survive' starring 'Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner, and 'The Walking Dead's Corey Hawkins. For those of you who have not yet come across Quibi, it is a mobile-centric streaming service founded by Dreamwork's Jeffrey Katzenberg, and is devoted to short-form programming, so that means all the episodes are around 10 mins long. Although it is short form, they have a stunning array of talent producing and starring in their shows, from a version of 'The Fugitive' starring Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook, to a horror series from Steven Spielberg, to a racing competition series with Idris Elba! 'Survive' is based on the acclaimed novel by Alex Morel, and follows the character Jane (Sophie Turner - 'Game Of Thrones'), who was involved in a deadly plane crash in the middle of nowhere. Jane and the only other survivor, Paul (Corey Hawkins - 'Walking Dead', '24: Legacy'), embark on a journey through the wilderness where they battle brutal conditions and deal with their own personal traumas. It was Peter's job to compose music that reflects both Jane's inner conflicts as well as the harsh, new environment she is stuck in. In the interview, Peter goes in-depth about his scoring process for the series, the range of themes in the music - from terrifying and harsh, to personal and intimate, and why he wanted to create a more cinematic sounding score for the short episode format. In addition to 'Survive', Peter has worked on a range of tv, film and video games. He provided additional music for 'American Crime Story', 'American Horror Story' and 'Cold Case', along with the video games 'Far Cry 4' & 'Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure', and the movies 'War Dogs' & 'Game Night'. One other project we touch on in the interview is the as-yet-unreleased 'Star Wars: Detours' animated series, which was made by 'Robot Chicken's Seth Green & Matthew Senreich. Unfortunately, this was just as Disney bought Lucasfilm, which led to the series being shelved, however, you can find trailers for it up on YouTube.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We return again for the latest Geektown Radio podcast, which sees me joined by Bex from TristaBytes in the co-host chair to review our week in tv and film, plus we chat about the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, gaming and film, Bex has been playing 'Xeno Crisis', the retro-style top-down arena shooter from Bitmap Bureau, so lets us know her thoughts on that... Also... If you listen carefully to the show this week, I'm somewhat suspicious Bex may actually be moonlighting as a Disney Princess, as there was an awful lot of bird song in the background of her audio this week... Meanwhile, I have been watching the new Greg Daniels comedy 'Upload' on Amazon Prime starring Robbie Amell, along with the new Ryan Murphy series 'Hollywood' on Netflix, so we review both of those. In the latest news, we run through the latest renewals and cancellations, along with discussing the latest developments in COVID-19 affected tv. This includes the return of 'Borgen', new versions of Alan Bennett’s Talking Head monologues, the live-action ‘Green Lantern’ series for HBO Max, and HBO's potential ‘Hellraiser’ series. We also bring you the latest UK TV premiere dates.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast I'm chatting with Steve Fanagan, supervising sound editor, sound designer, and re-recording mixer on the BBC Three & Hulu drama 'Normal People'. Steve is an award-winning sound designer, supervising sound editor and sound re-recording mixer. He has worked on a wide variety of productions including tv shows such as 'Game of Thrones' and movie 'Room' starring Brie Larson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson, who was also one of the directors behind 'Normal People'. His also worked on the upcoming film 'Radioactive', which sees Rosamund Pike star as world-renown physicist and chemist, Marie Curie. Based on Sally Rooney’s New York Times best-selling novel, 'Normal People' tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) from the end of their school days in a small town in the west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College. At school, he’s well-liked and popular, while she’s lonely, proud, and intimidating. But when Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers – one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world but Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. In the interview we discuss Steve's work creating the uniqueness of the sound design in the series, where he had to balance sound appropriate to the story, its characters, and the director's intent and feeling. If you have any interest in sound for film and tv, it's a fascinating deep dive into what goes into creating the audio world of a tv drama.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We are back for another lockdown edition of the Geektown Radio podcast, which sees me joined by Matt from Entertainment Talk in the co-host chair to review our week in tv and film, plus we chat about the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv, gaming and film, Matt has been playing the solo campaign in 'Call Of Duty', so gives us his thoughts on that. He also has been playing 'Doom Eternal', so delves into his review of the latest version of the long-running franchise. I have been playing another old game with a new version - 'X-Com: Chimera Squad', so I give you my impressions of that. We also review the second seasons of 'Manifest' & 'After Life', along with the opening episodes of 'Emergence' and 'Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector', and the phenomenal 8th episode of 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist'. In the latest news, we run through the latest renewals and cancellations, along with discussing the latest developments in COVID-19 affected tv. This includes 'The Last Leg' with 'Locked Down Under', and Charlie Brooker's return to his 'Wipe' series. We also chat about a potential new female-led ‘Star Wars’ show on Disney+, and Apple's new comedy ‘The Shrink Next Door’ starring Will Ferrell & Paul Rudd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This episode is a little bit different as I chat with composer Sam Hulick along with his wife, Sara Pocius. Sam is a BAFTA-nominated and NBC News award-winning composer for film, television and video games, who is best known for his work on the original Mass Effect trilogy, and the Baldur's Gate games. However, he also has a background in computer programming, and this led to him, along with Sara, who has a background in design, building the app ReelCrafter. Frustrated with the lack of a decent platform for composers and musicians to present their demo reels, Sam and Sara decided to develop their own. It has become a huge success, being used by some of Hollywood’s biggest composers including five-time Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal ('House of Cards'), Christopher Lennertz ('Lost in Space', 'Supernatural'), Trevor Morris ('Olympus Has Fallen', 'The Tudors'), and many others. ReelCrafter lets composers create personalised reels with images, video, and biography, removing the use of clunky file sharing links, or low-grade audio. It also allows the composer to see when reels are viewed (or ignored), and gives real-time listening events right in the account dashboard. In the interview, we chat with Sam and Sara about what led them to build the ReelCrafter app in the first place, and how they approached designing it. We also talk with Sam about his work with Jack Wall creating the award-winning soundtracks for the Bioware's epic space saga video game, Mass Effect.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's another week, and another fourth lockdown edition of the Geektown Radio podcast, which sees me joined by Bex from TristaBytes in the co-host chair to review our week in tv and film, plus we chat about the weekly tv news, renewals and cancellations. Reviewing the last 7 days in tv and film, Bex has been watching South Korean high school comedy 'Fashion King', so gives us her thoughts on that. She has also *checks watch*... nearly finished watching 'Picard', so updates us on her impressions so far. I have been playing the new Wastlanders expansion for 'Fallout 76', so we discuss whether it improves the game. I also review tv series 'Devs' and 'Run', along with the Stephen/Robbie Amell movie, 'Code 8'. In the latest news, we run through the latest renewals and cancellations, along with the various "bubble shows" - i.e. shows which have a 50/50 chance of returning next season. We discuss the latest tv trailers, including ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’, and the new Peacock series including the 'Saved By The Bell' reboot. We also talk about the new HBO Max shows from which includes a 'Justice League Dark' series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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