Three geeks discussing film & TV and everything in-between. GASP at their proficient movie knowledge! SWOON as you hear the dulcet tones of their masculine voices! GAG as they throw caution to the wind and criticise everything from the OCD-inflicted George Lucas (allegedly) to the headache-inducing phenomena that is 3D! From their love of exploitation cinema to their indifference of summer Hollywood blockbusters, you WILL be entertained by their opinions!*
*The Optic Nerds cannot guarantee that you will actually be entertained by their opinions.
The Optic Nerds Podcast: Episode 16 (Brian De Palma)
“De Palma De Palma De Palma De Palma De Palma De Palma De Palma De Palma De Palma De Palma.” Say it out loud enough times and it just because an abstract sound, but for the Optic Nerds, “De Palma” only means one thing: “Brian.” And so, for episode 16, the Optic Nerds take a look at three of Brian De Palma’s thrillers: “Sisters” [aka “Blood Sisters”] (1973), “Dressed To Kill” (1980) and “Raising Cain” (1992). Expect spoilers, heated discussions, bad singing, the obligatory mention of “Scarface” (1983) and a shocking revelation regarding one ‘Nerd’s view on “Phantom Of The Paradise” (1974)! This episode contains a brief sample of the song “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge (from their album “We Are Family”), a small snippet of the track “Lola” by The Kinks (from their album “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One”) and a brief section of the song “Copy Of A” by Nine Inch Nails (from the album “Hesitation Marks”).
The Optic Nerds Podcast: Episode 15 (A Very British Nuclear Apocalypse!)
WARNING: the following episode may cause severe anxiety, depression and the overwhelming urge to evacuate Sheffield. Why? Because in this episode, the ‘Nerds are reviewing three films all about the destruction of Britain via nuclear holocaust: “Threads” (Mick Jackson, 1984), Raymond Briggs’ “When The Wind Blows” (Jimmy T. Murakami, 1986) and “The Bed Sitting Room” (Richard Lester, 1969). So climb into your fallout shelters, get your chemical toilets ready and prepare your potato sacks as the Optic Nerds discuss how bloody horrible nuclear war is! This episode contains a brief sample of the song “Including The Last Voice” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, from their album “Welcome To The Pleasuredome,” and a small snippet of the track “Enola Gay” by OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark), from their album “Organisation.”
The Optic Nerds Podcast: Episode 14 (Father's Day Special 2013)
Well looky-here, it’s Father’s Day! And what better way to celebrate this momentous occasion for card & gift shops to sell over-priced pieces of tat than to snuggle up with the man who ejaculated you into the world and listen to the Optic Nerds as they review Fathers’ Day (1997, Ivan Reitman), Creepshow (1982, George Romero) and Father’s Day (2011, Astron-6)! So grab your father or, if he’s not available, a prostitute, and prepare yourself for a darn-hooting rib-gaggling syrup-drinking whale of a time! This episode contains a sample of the song “The Father’s Day Killer” by Jeremy Gillespie (currently only available on iTunes as a downloadable single), as well as a short sample of the track “Father’s Day” by John Harrison (from the Creepshow original motion picture soundtrack) and a short sample of the song “Surf Rape Rock” by Brian Wiacek (from the Father’s Day soundtrack). It should be noted that since this episode was recorded, Troma did release the Director’s Cut of Father’s Day (2011) on limited edition VHS.
The Optic Nerds Podcast: Episode 13 (The "Chatting To Lloyd Kaufman" Episode)
When one of the Optic Nerds meandered off to work on the latest Troma film "Return To Nuke ‘Em High" last summer, it was only a matter of time before Lloyd Kaufman would be blackmailed into agreeing to be interviewed by said Optic Nerd. So here, for your consideration, is Lloyd Kaufman talking about "Return To Nuke ‘Em High," his new documentary "Occupy Cannes!," internet neutrality, the MPAA, how getting pissed on by Lawrence Tierney helped create Hollywood history, and economic blacklisting. Also, The Optic Nerds present their new radical patented and not-at-all-copied feature “what’s hot, and what’s not!” which they are sure will catch-on like a pubic lice infestation at a sex addicts clinic.
It should be noted that this episode was recorded at the end of March 2013 and as such the conversation regarding Evil Dead (2013) was made prior to the film’s release.
The Optic Nerds Podcast: Episode 12
BOOM! CRASH! SPLAT! Those sounds can only mean one thing… The Optic Nerds are back! But where have they been, and what is left of them? And more importantly – what films left an impression on them during 2012? Find out what the ‘Nerds thought about The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Avengers Assemble, the deaths of Tony Scott and James Herbert, The Hobbit Digital HFR 48FPS IMAX 3D D-BOX Experience™, The Empire Awards, and oh so much more, in this fruity language-laden catch-up episode!
This episode contains a sample of the song “Prince Of The North” by Akercocke from their album “Choronzon,” as well as the track “Face Of The Antichrist [film version]” from the deluxe edition of the “Damien: Omen II” soundtrack composed by Jerry Goldsmith, and a sample of the song “Don’t Go” by Yazoo (AKA Yaz) from their album “Upstairs At Eric’s.” The “digging with pick-axe” sound effect was provided by www.cameronmusic.co.uk.
The Optic Nerds Podcast: 2013 teaser trailer
Just when you thought it was safe to listen to streamable/downloadable content on the internet! Yes, the Optic Nerds are back! Well, nearly anyway. So to pave the way for their official return (due in a month or two), this "radio spot" was created for your ears to hear and your brain to process the soundwaves. Listen to it - it is your destiny.