TALK NERDY TO ME - special presentations from the 2020 live Facebook show
POP CULTURE TATTOOS
In the modern age tattoos have become the latest 'must have' fashion accessory. So join us as we look at some fantastic examples of pop culture inspired 'ink', which unfortunately includes some rather embarrassing (though quite amusing) fails as well.
NOVELTY DVD/BLU-RAY PACKAGING
Without doubt DVDs and Blu-Rays have been a staple for film and TV buffs for many years. Yet even though the format may be starting to lose popularity, the one thing which can't be ignored are the ingenious packaging concepts which have been produced. In this presentation, Geoffro - who is a devoted novelty DVD packaging collector himself - shows us some fantastic examples which ironically are now more collectable than the disks they contain.
COLLECTABLES YOU CAN EAT!
Quite often when people hear 'collectables' the first thing they think of is toys, posters, clothing and other novelties. But what about food? In this amusing presentation we look at those great collectables which actually have a use-by date because they're meant to be eaten. The question is though, how many of these items are actually stored in someone's personal collection? Find out here.
THE A-Z OF DR WHO VILLAINS
Let's face it everyone loves Dr Who. Now considering the show has been going since the 1960s the Doctor has come up against his/her fair share of nasty pasties. But the question is can you name one using each letter of the alphabet? Well here's your chance to show just how much of a Whovian you really are in this special competition.
SCI-FI MOVIES PREDICTING THE FUTURE. WHO GOT IT RIGHT AND WHO WAS WRONG!
Many people throughout the 20th century refused to accept what they saw in a Sci-Fi movie could ever become reality. But the fact is a number of those once 'absurd ideas' are now a part of everyday life - or are not far from it. We detail both the hits and misses from the movies and if anything you might be surprised to learn who got it right and who was wrong.
STAR TREK ACTORS WHO PLAY MULTIPLE CHARACTERS
Star Trek is a franchise which has been going so long many supporting actors have actually played a number of different characters. So let us recall those who fit into this category before revealing one actor who holds the record for the most appearances as a different character - do you know who it is?
SCI-FI COMEDY MOVIES (SET IN SPACE)
From Spaceballs to Dark Star. From Naked Space to The Ice Pirates, this light hearted presentation looks at Sci-Fi comedy films which are primarily set in space. How many can you name?
CLASSIC GEEK CLOTHING
Sci-Fi fans love supporting their favourite franchises by what they wear. From T-shirts to jackets to caps, we go through a range of classic clothes which you may have even owned yourself - and possibly still wear today!
FAMOUS PETS AND ANIMALS FROM MOVIES AND TV SHOWS
When it comes to animals in Sci-Fi and fantasy there are a lot more than most people realise. Now whether it be cats and dogs to fake ones like Muffet and Falkor, we strive to compile a list from the most famous to the most obscure.
RAY HARRYHAUSEN: A SPECIAL TRIBUTE
He was the Special FX wizard who brought creatures, monsters, aliens and spaceships to our screens and we loved him for it. From Mighty Joe Young to Clash of the Titans, we remember the fantastic work of this mighty FX pioneer.
ACTORS WHOSE CAREERS ARE FOCUSED IN SCI-FI
Whether it be intentional or not, a large number of actors are famous purely for their work within the realm of Sci-Fi. In this presentation we look at those people whose careers have blossomed within the pop culture genre and in the process have become household names for your average fan.
THE PHENOMENON THAT IS FUNKO POP VINYLS!
For many people it's hard to remember a time when they didn't exist, but today the Pop Vinyl invasion has seen them occupy just about every home lived in by a pop culture fan. In this presentation we look at their history and reveal some of the more exclusive, rare and expensive products in the market. It really is case of "once ya pop ya can't stop!"
FLASH GORDON MOVIE TRIBUTE
2020 saw this great movie turn 40 years old. So join us as we look back upon a film which bedazzled us with brilliant colour, rocked our ear drums with Queen's fantastic soundtrack, and excited us with the notion that a New York Jets quarterback really could save every one of us! As an added bonus, included is a Flash Gordon movie trivia quiz which will really test your "go Flash go" knowledge.
OUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO FILMS
With all the superhero movies now in existence, your hosts Dags, MPS and Geoffro recall which ones impressed them the most. The results might surprise you.
CELEBRATING HANNA-BARBERA CARTOONS
In a change of pace from our usual Sci-Fi fare, MPS recounts one of his greatest passions, the fantastic work of Hanna-Barbera. If you're a fan of their cartoons and importantly their production history, you'll love this.
REMEMBERING THE FAMOUS AUSTRALIAN TOY COMPANY TOLTOYS
Collectors of vintage Star Wars toys will certainly know them, especially the massive prices their products now command, but Toltoys were famous for much more than just Star Wars. So join us as we look upon the classic Australian toy company who brought joy to thousands of children's faces in the 70s and 80s with their great products.
UGLY ACTION FIGURES
There's no doubt toy action figures are an industry all to themselves. But among the exciting, well crafted and highly collectable pieces are the cheap, dodgy and unbelievably bad rip offs. In this highly amusing presentation, you'll see action figures so ugly you'll wonder "who would buy this!"
GREAT SCI-FI ROBOTS
We've seen lots of them in our time. From the big, the bad, the cute, the ugly and of course the evil. Like spaceships, robots are a mainstay of many Sci-Fi movies and TV shows, so join us as we look back upon those famous metal marvels.
THE POWER OF DISNEY AND ITS MOVIE FRANCHISES
Once upon a time Disney was known for creating fantastic animated movies and a light and fluffy TV series. But today Disney has become a behemoth within the entertainment industry because of the large amount of franchises in its possession. In this presentation we discuss whether Disney has now become too powerful or is it the perfect company to manage the products we cherish and love so much.
WHAT IF THE STAR TREK FILMS NEVER EXISTED?
Star Trek films have graced our screens since 1979. So with 13 movies in the catalogue we pose the question as to what would the impact be to the entire Star Trek TV franchise and its continuity if they never existed. The results may actually surprise you.
CARTOONS MADE AS LIVE ACTION FILMS. WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDN'T!
Turning a cartoon into a live action film is often fraught with danger because the fan expectation for it to be good is really high. Fortunately there are some very successful examples where this has worked against those which failed dismally. Whether it be Dudley Do Right or Transformers, we try to cover them all to see which got a thumbs up or thumbs down.