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Monday, May 30, 2011

The Nerdsphere Interviews James Eatock: REMINDER - We Want Your Questions!

Hi there – Paul 'Logan Blaze' Anderson here with a quick reminder that I will soon be conducting an interview with Cereal Geek / Unofficial Cartoon Guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe writer James Eatock, and we still want to use your questions! We have a place on the forums to post your contributions - LINK - but you can also contribute by posting questions on the attached youtube video or by going on our Twitter account @TheNerdsphere. I really am looking forward to hearing what you want to know...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 63

In possibly the most musical episode of Back to the 80's yet, Glenn and Phil discuss (and sing about) your 80's mix tapes, and scrape the bottom of the news barrel.

Well, it is convention season.

Stay tuned next week for Botcon news, there'll be plenty of it. Also next week: special guests!

Listen to episode 63 HERE!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

[COMMENTARY] Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 9: Summerslam '92 Macho Man Vs. Ultimate Warrior match

In tribute to the memory of "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Timey, Grufflock and comic book artist Simon Williams commentate over the Savage / Warrior Summerslam '92 match the only way how - as though they are actually there!

You can watch the match with us through "Other means" via the embedded videos below:

and you can watch the special tribute from the Ultimate Warrior to the Macho Man via the embedded videos below:

Masters of the Universe Chronicles - 1987 MOTU Live action movie commentary

Hey Guys and gals

Hope you enjoy the newest Nerdsphere addition to the podcast family and with that comes some roundtable discussions but today is a commentary....a commentary about the live action movie starring Dolph Lundgren and the ever awesome Frank Langella. The audio is also in the background of the episode!

Click HERE to listen.

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 53: In Memory of the Macho Man

Lots more news, reviews, Underrated Robots and Twitt-ORR Challenges this week.

This show is dedicated to the memory of, and memories left behind by, The Macho Man Randy Savage.

Download it HERE

Friday, May 27, 2011

[OBITUARY] Jeff Conaway (October 5th 1950 - May 27th 2011)

The actor Jeff Conaway, star of stage and screen, has died. He was aged 60.

Conaway was up until today on life support. His family made the decision, after over two weeks in a coma, to turn off his life support. He died peacefully thereafter. The cause of the deep coma has been alleged to have been caused by a painkiller overdose, according to several news sites.

Conaway starred in both the original play and the movie versions of Grease, playing the characters of Danny and Kinickie respectively. It was his portrayal of Kinickie, along with his "A hickie from Kinickie..." catchphrase, that he will be most remembered for. Originally, the musical segment "Grease Lightning" was to be performed by Conaway himself as Kinickie, but was instead switched to the character of Danny, played by John Travolta.

After several television stints in shows such as the US sitcom Taxi, Conaway found a role he would go on to be mostly associated with in the general fandom, that of the role of Security Chief Zack Allen in the 1990's science fiction series "Babylon 5" appearing in four of the Five-Season run, as well as several TV Movies.

On behalf on the Nerdsphere, we would like to send out our deepest sympathies to the family of Jeff Conaway at this time.

- Matt.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shhh! We're Watching a Movie! - Episode 8: Un-raptured

Join Bazz and Paul on their long trip to HELLL....

Oh an talkin Movies and Tv.

Episode 8
Shhh! We’re watching a movie!

itunes - HERE and HERE

Big D's Toy Chest is coming back...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

[ANNOUNCEMENT] New Podcast Partnership - Masters of the Universe Chronicles!

We at the Nerdsphere are happy to announce that a new member of our Nerdsphere Network family has been added, and his name is CHRIS VINT.

Chris's show, "Masters of the Universe Chronicles", a stable of our friends The Popculture Network, will also be featured every week in it's own subforum on our website. I have granted Chris moderator status and have essentially given him the keys to the barn, so to speak, so expect other pieces of goodness to come!

This essentially broadens The Nerdsphere Network brand and opens up a plethora of opportunities later down the line.

You can add the Chronicles to your iTunes by following this link here:

You can also listen to Chris's other show "Operation Retroshock" (alongside Allan Price) by clicking on this link here:

A regular contributor to the Chronicles is James Eatock, he of Busta Toons and Cereal Geek fame. Remember we will be conducting and interview with James soon and any questions you have will be gratefully received!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 62

Where Glenn and Phil reveal your top 5 board games from the 80's, discuss all of the news that's worth discussing (including some interesting developments from Botcon and Auto Assembly, as well as some awesome Minimates news) and beg, plead and cajole our listeners into adding to the questions section. Pwetty pwease?

That's just scary, isn't it.

Listen to episode 62 HERE!

Memories of a Macho Man

Memories of The Macho Man

On the morning of May 20, 2011, Randall Mario Poffo died after a single vehicle accident while driving on a street in S
eminole, Florida, a town on the Pinellas County side of Tampa Bay. He was 58 years old. It is suspected he may have had a heart attack which led to his losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a tree. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Poffo, who sustained injuries, but is not critical.

He was the 1-time WCW and 2-times WWE Champion, Macho Man Randy Savage,

I have never had the
opportunity to met the man, and so have never known him person to person. I have never spoken to him, nor contacted him in any way. I have never sent him emails that consisted of question marks as I once did to the Ultimate Warrior. Yet, with the news of his passing, I am saddened and the world is lessened. It is not often that the death of a celebrity moves me, whilst I find it unfortunate and sad, my lack of emotional attachment to the person, rather than the work that they have done, means it will not affect me in day to day life.

This time however, I have thought and rethought a fitting tribute, and each time it has come up lacking. How do you define a personality as strong as Savage's? How do you actually convey the words for the loss? In this case, I can only do the following, I can only pay witness to the events in the world of Professional Wrestling that shaped my childhood, and beyond.

Randy Savage was never a stage persona, That was him, loving playing up to the crowd. With his trademarks, both attire and raspy catchphrases, and his OTT entrance music (Pomp and Circumstance), Randy owned the mic, owned the ring, and owned the hearts and minds of his fandom. Weather he was feuding with Jake 'The Snake' Roberts (Another of my personal favourites, and one of the most unappreciated feuds in wrestling history) or Ric Flair, whether he was popping insults at President Jack Tunny or old foes while commentating. Randy owned the stage and screen.

Not only in wrestling did he shine, once he began to slow down on his in-ring work, he turned his eye to other mediums. Not for nothing was he awarded Man of the Year from Havard University in 1998. Savage turned up in shows ranging from Baywatch to Space Ghost (“I met yer father in a steel cage match!”) and once turned up in what appears to be the only episode of the sitcom “Nikki” that was ever shown in UK television. He also created a memorable appearance in what should have been a one-note role in 2002's Spider-Man movie.

It would be remiss of me to not mention his 2003 album, Be A Man, which contained a fitting and heartfelt tribute to Curt 'Mr Perfect' Henning, and the latest in a long line of verbal attack on Hulk Hogan, who it seems had finally opened up communications with Savage again after many years of a cold relationship.

Finally, I would like to quote a saying from Savage's old feuding partner, Ric Flair.
“You wanna be the man, you gotta beat the man”
With the passing of The Macho Man Randy Savage, nobody in professional wrestling will ever be the man, as nobody will ever be able to beat the Macho Man.

Until next time, I remain.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stardub - Episode 4.5: William Gibson's Euromancer

A special mini-episode in lieu of a regular update. Ralph is waylaid with chickenpox so myself, ably assisted by The Kaptain a.k.a. Karl Thurgood run the rule over the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Get it HERE or subscribe via Itunes

[COMMENTARY] Shut Up and Watch This! - Episode 8: "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"

Listen to the Commentary HERE

After a two-month hiatus, Timey is back for more commentary madness! This week, he is joined by Nicole / Hailstorm (of "The Random Fandom with Slick & Nic" and "Fanboy Vs." fame) and regular contributor Andy / CobracommanderTFW (Moonbase2 / The Underbase) as they try and break him into the "Herd" of MLP by watching two select episodes from the show. Much hilarity ensures!

You can watch the episodes with us via the embedded videos below:

And please give us your feedback by posting on the forum thread HERE

Friday, May 20, 2011

[OBITUARY] "Macho Man" Randy Savage

The "Macho Man" Randy Savage has died after a car crash trigger from a heart attack behind the wheel. He was 58. As a tribute to him, I've posted up one of my favourite Macho Man matches from WWF Summerslam 1992 (recorded live from the UK).

On behalf of the Nerdsphere, we send out our deepest sympathies to the family of Randy Savage at this time.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Nerdsphere Interviews James Eatock: We Want Your Questions!

New Nerdsphere Blog writer Paul Anderson / Logan Blaze will be conducting an interview with Cereal Geek / Unofficial Cartoon Guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe writer James Eatock, and he wants to use YOUR questions! We will be posting a thread on our forum for you to post your contributions, but you can also contribute by posting questions on Timey's youtube video or by going on our Twitter account @TheNerdsphere. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 52: Flingin' a Mudslinger!

An epic sized show this week, full of Twitt-ORR! And erm.... Spongebob Squarepants.

Download and comment HERE

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Random Fandom - Episode 30: The Beaver is Expanding

The girls get together again for the last time before a vacation interrupts for a nearly a month. Play catch up with the news in the world of entertainment along with a great discussion about a list of the top 100 greatest Hair/Glam bands of the 1980’s. Slick and Nic discuss the good, the bad and the ugly from these days. Awhhhh the memories! Enjoy the music and the fun times!

We are looking for suggestions and constructive criticisms for the show to start off Season 2 once we get back. Do you have an idea for a topic? What sections/features do you like? Which ones do you not care for? What would you like for us to add to the show.

Send your suggestions to:
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* Say It Ain’t So! Dark Tower to be Pushed Back
* Seven Psychopaths for Martin McDonagh
* Top 25 Comic Book Movies
* Hi-Res Look at 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
* See David Tennant as Peter Vincent in 'Fright Night 3D'!
* Top Secret 'Total Recall' Cameo for Ethan Hawke
* Iron Sky Trailer
* Ashton Kutcher to Replace Charlie Sheen
* Wonder Woman Dumped
* Is Jennifer Love Hewitt Replacing Mariska Hargitay on 'Law & Order: SVU'?
* Discovery Announces 2011 Shark Week
* Depp and Tyler Writing Together
* Beach Boy Reunion
* System of a Down Kicks Off Reunion Tour
* Steven Tyler: Steven Adler 'Was Dreaming About My Schlong'
* World's Rarest Vintage Led Zeppelin T-Shirt Sells For $10,000
* Disney Trademarks on Bin Laden’s Death
* DreamWorks Bringing You a Vacation
* TOPIC OF THE WEEK – 80’s Hair Bands

Featured Songs
* Aloha Oe – Traditional
* The Saftey Dance by Men Without Hats
* Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue
* Cold Blood by Kix
* Fallen Angel by Poison
* Line of Fire by Trixter
* Teas’n Pleas’n by Dangerous Toys
* Poison Ivy by Faster Pussycat
* We’re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister
* I’ll Never Let You Go b7 Steelheart
* 7 O’Clock by The London Quireboys
* Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Warrant
* Cum on Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot
* Here I Go Again by Whitesnake
* Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White
* Gypsy Road by Cinderella

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Recorded on May 17, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 61

Where Glenn and Phil discuss your nostalgic guilty pleasures, trek the desert of the news for this week, and answer your questions.

Phil also shocks Glenn with a revelation from Auto Assemblies gone by...

Listen to episode 61 HERE!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Shhh! We're Watching a Movie! - Episode 7: Man down!

Things are a changing over at Shhh! Download, transfer and plug-in to find out what's happening. Ooh the suspense got to be killing you.

It's all just GEEK

Audio gold HERE

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Back to the 80's - Movie Commentary: Superman IV - The Quest for Peace (1987)

Where Glenn and Dave try to be fair to the worst of the 80's Superman movies. Then they give that up as a bad pursuit and decide to just make fun of it.

Expect pain, people. PAIN.

Listen to the commentary HERE!

You have been warned.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 60

Where Glenn and Phil discuss your sitcom ideas for 80's cartoon characters, we delve into the nearly empty well that is the news this week, and we answer your questions to us.

Also! The return of Autobot Spark, who this time meets his match.

Listen to episode 60 HERE!

The Random Fandom - Episode 29: Harry Potter and the Derailed Production

Due to technical difficulties from recording on Tuesday, we bring you a late production with a special guest, Stu aka darkageis aka Slick’s man from The Old Oilhouse. We talk about the latest and greatest news to come out of Hollywood as well as a in depth discussion about the Harry Potter series. Plus, a great response from the homework question about memorabilia you desire.

* No Levitt for G.I. Joe 2
* Pompeii is on its Way
* More from Marvel
* MTV Movie Awards Voting is Opened
* 'Don't Click' a 'Ringu' Inspired Horror Tale From South Korea
* TV: Meet the 'American Horror Story' Dad
* New Sales Art for Joe Dante's 'Monster Love'
* MEMORIAL - Yvette Vickers
* Bin Laden’s Death Brings CNN’s Highest Rating
* BBC Donation from Royal Wedding
* Fox’s Animation Crossover
* Phil Spector Murder Convection Appealed
* Warner Music Group to Be Sold
* Dr. Horrible Coming Back
* Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi’s Autobiography
* Black Label Socity Taps Doubledrive Drummer
* Cosplay for a Cause – Support Japan
* TOPIC OF THE WEEK – Harry Potter
* SONG OF THE WEEK – “Gives You Hell” by The All-American Rejects

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Recorded on May 7, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Obituary: Jackie Cooper (September 15, 1922 – May 3, 2011)

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Jackie Cooper, best known to all as the character Perry White in the Superman movies of the Seventies and Eighties.

Born John Cooper Jr. in Los Angeles, he first appeared in films as an extra with his grandmother, but soon became a star in his own right, appearing first as a supporting character in Hal Loach's Our Gang movies, then graduating to a major character. His major break came in the film 'Skippy' (1931), and from there, superstardom beckoned for the young Cooper.

However, this did not carry over into his adult career. Unconventionally handsome (a hindrance to a movie career back then), he soon found that he was more interested in work behind the scenes, and worked first at Screen Gems as a programme developer, moving on to directorial work (winning Emmys for work on M*A*S*H and The White Shadow), only occasionally appearing on-screen on shows such as Columbo.

Later years saw him concentrate on character roles, including the role that saw him claim renewed fame; Perry White, hard nosed editor of the Daily Planet, in the Superman movies. Cooper was perfectly cast, combining both the rough edge yet caring aspects of the character, and for many is still the definitive version of White.

Cooper's association with Superman didn't end with the movies; he went on to direct episodes of the Superboy series, even after his retirement in 1989, and spent his final years training and racing horses for the Del Mar racing season.

May all of us at the Nerdsphere convey our sympathies to Jackie's family and friends at this time.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Back to the 80's - Episode Commentary: M*A*S*H - 'Tuttle'

Join Glenn and Mikey as we take a look at a great episode of M*A*S*H all the way from season 1 - 'Tuttle'! Find out all about the myth and legend of who is Captain J Tuttle, and marvel at his wondrousness.

Listen to the commentary HERE!

The Old Oilhouse - Lock-In EP 50: Timey Pwned Our Asses

We try something new this week. And not in a "Brace Yourself" kinda way....

Download and Comment HERE

Nick Calloway Deaths Head HERE

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Back to the Eighties - Episode 59

Where Glenn and Phil delve into the insanity of our listeners and see which 80's cartoon universes they've mixed and matched together, they also brave the news drought that seems to have overcome us of late, and answer your questions.

Stay tuned for our sitcom homework next week!

Listen to episode 59 HERE!

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