Episode 14 – Welcome back, Team Z!

iZombie returns! We’re looking forward to seeing Team Z back on our screens any day now, making it the perfect opportunity to look back on the first two years of the show, talk about what makes it one of the best things on TV, and speculate on what surprises the new season has up its lab coat sleeve. Plus we review the latest Netflix/MCU series Iron Fist.

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Episode 13 – John Constantine on screen

John Constantine has been around for a long time. Beginning as a supporting character in Alan Moore’s run in DC’s Swamp Thing, he later became the star of his own series, Hellblazer from Vertigo. After 300 issues, he joined the current DC continuity in four different series. However, despite his popularity on the page, he hasn’t had the best of luck on screen. With the release of Justice League Dark as part of the DC animated universe, we look back on his screen portrayals on film and TV. Keanu Reeves had one go in the 2005 film “Constantine” and Matt Ryan has had three attempts (with more to come?) in the 2015 TV series “Constantine”, as part of the CW DC TV universe in “Arrow”, and most recently in JLD. All these appearances and still no Funko Pop.

At the top of the episode, we also review a fantastic genre movie double bill, Kong Skull Island and Logan.

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Episode 12 – Buffy turns 20!

It’s the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! We celebrate by choosing 10 episodes of the show which we think made Buffy great. Some obvious picks and some more unusual choices that we think represent the essence of this groundbreaking show.

And we also address the big question – should it ever come back?

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Episode 11 – Return to Hyrule

The Nintendo Switch is finally here! We chat about our first impressions of the new console, plus musings on 1-2 Switch and the long awaited Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which arrives slap bang in the middle of Becks’ odyssey to 100% Wind Waker HD. That’s a whole lotta Hyrule…

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Episode 10 – that’s what it is!

We wax nostalgic about a lost TV show from late ’90s, an irreverent sci-fi action comedy about the eternal battle between good and evil. Agents of the Almighty Corps fight back against the demonic morlock tide on the streets of LA. With a ’70s retro vibe, terrific cast, and always willing to play with its format, it gave us two seasons of classic TV. ‘GvsE’, that’s what it is!

If ever a show deserved a DVD release – or better yet, a reunion episode – it’s GvsE, otherwise known as Good vs Evil. After being shuffled between networks and cancelled before its time, we reckon that GvsE deserves to find a bigger audience. The current problem is that the audience can’t find it!

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Episode 9 – The Reading List

Four girls out delivering papers one morning get caught up in a reality-bending time-travelling adventure. A think tank unleashes a magic-infused artificial intelligence upon the world, and now struggles with the consequences. And fifty citizens in a fairytale kingdom are caught up in a deadly contest to decide who will rule. We discuss 3 of our favourite recent comic book releases – Paper Girls, Injection and Geis. We also discuss why we don’t want to know who the new Doctor Who will be, and rule ourselves out of directing the new Batman movie.

Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan (writer), Cliff Chiang (artist), Matt Wilson (colourist), Jared K Fletcher (letterer) from Image Comics

Injection by Warren Ellis (writer), Declan Shalvey (artist), Jordie Bellaire (colourist), Fonografiks (letterer) from Image Comics

Geis by Alexis Deacon from Nobrow Press

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Episode 8 – An Expansive TV round-up

Join us for musings on a multitude of genre TV offerings! We discuss two new sci-fi shows: the TV adaptation of The Expanse series of books and the intriguing, original mystery The OA. And after defeating the Invasion in a fantastic crossover event, we chat about the status of the DC TV universe and marvel (!) at how great Legends of Tomorrow has become, even as the grumpy Arrow tries to put a downer on everything.

Plus with all the brand new shows coming out in this year, we focus on the some¬† returning shows we’re looking forward to. There are third seasons of Better Call Saul, iZombie and Twin Peaks, an eighth season of Archer and the fifth and final season of Orphan Black. We speculate on how the latter will end – we hope we’re right but we’re almost certainly wrong (hint: it involves dinosaurs).

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Episode 7 – A Link to the Podcast!

Zelda! Mario! Splatoon! Strange wild west quick draw! Crazy boxing arms! It was all there at the launch of the Nintendo Switch, and we got up at 4am to watch it, as you do. Join us as we pour over the list of upcoming games and discuss what we are most looking forward to.

We also go in-depth on everything we know so far about Zelda: Breath of the Wild including its incredible new trailer. Where does it fit into the timeline? What is it like to hear voice acting in Zelda for the first time? And will Becks get stuck for 2 years like she did with Skyward Sword?

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