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GeekTown Radio is a weekly show about the latest tv news, gaming, films, with all the latest uk tv show air dates, and the interviews with people in the industry!

Geektown Radio - TV News, Interviews & UK TV Air Dates David Elliott

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GeekTown Radio is a weekly show about the latest tv news, gaming, films, with all the latest uk tv show air dates, and the interviews with people in the industry!

    Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 04: Cinematographer Yamit Shimonovitz (Surviving R. Kelly Part II/The Goop Lab) Interview

    Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 04: Cinematographer Yamit Shimonovitz (Surviving R. Kelly Part II/The Goop Lab) Interview

    In the latest edition of the Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast, I had the chance to interview Yamit Shimonovitz, cinematographer on two wildly different shows - 'Surviving R. Kelly Part II', and new Netflix series 'The Goop Lab'.

    In creating the 'Surviving R. Kelly' documentary, it was very important to the filmmakers that the camera crew was all-female for the comfort of the survivor interviewees. Yamit speaks to creating an environment in which they were able to adjust the lights and cameras quickly and quietly, as well as how they used different lighting and cameras to differentiate the survivor interviewees and the rest of the interviewees.

    At the opposite end of the scale, 'The Goop Lab' with Gwyneth Paltrow, Yamit discusses using a bright colour palette to give the show an airy feel, and how they had to always be prepared to shoot every angle to cover the entire space, giving the talent the freedom to be spontaneous and dictate the story.

    In addition to these two tv series, we discuss Yamit's recent documentary film work on 'Half The Picture' and 'The Public Image Is Rotten'.

    'Half The Picture', which premiered at Sundance last year and has been screening at festivals worldwide, looks at the discriminatory hiring practices concerning women directors in Hollywood, and has inspiring conversations with those who have succeeded against all odds.

    'The Public Image Is Rotten', follows British rock icon John Lydon and fellow bandmates as they recall the years they spent performing as Public Image Ltd. The movie played at festivals and Raindance in London, and was called by the New York Times “affectionate and frank” with “valuable insights”.

    Besides documentaries, her work includes commercials for Apple, Ford, Intel and Whole Foods as well as TV shows for HBO, CNN and Amazon. Born in Israel, and currently based in Los Angeles. Yamit has a gift for tuning into the energy of her subjects. She brings attention to cinematic detail and inventive problem solving to all the forms in her repertoire: documentaries, features, episodic TV and commercials. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    Geektown Radio 235: Batwoman Finally Has A UK Home Plus Other TV News, Film News & UK Air Dates!

    Geektown Radio 235: Batwoman Finally Has A UK Home Plus Other TV News, Film News & UK Air Dates!

    The Geektown Radio podcast this week sees Gray return to the co-host chair for the first time in 2020 to review our week in tv and film, plus we chat about the weekly tv news.

    On this week's show, we chat about the news that E4 has given a home to 'Batwoman', 'Harley Quinn', and finally announced the return of 'Supernatural' to the UK. We also talk about Gray's utter failure as a film reviewer, I review Sky One series 'Cobra', and we talk about the 'Star Trek: Picard' premiere (without giving anything away about the show itself, as it's still embargoed and I don't want Amazon hunting me down... they know where I live...)

    As always, we have the latest geek tv news from the last 7 days, including the launch of Sky Comedy, Amazon's new ‘Jack Reacher’ series, Jared Padalecki’s ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ series, and the new Arrowverse show ‘Superman & Lois’. We also discuss the return of 'Chucky' thanks to Syfy, and the return of ‘Clarice’ thanks to CBS. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 53 min
    Geektown Behind The Scenes 03: ‘New Amsterdam’ & 'Harley Quinn' Composer Jefferson Friedman Interview

    Geektown Behind The Scenes 03: ‘New Amsterdam’ & 'Harley Quinn' Composer Jefferson Friedman Interview

    In the latest edition of the Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast, I sat down to interview Jefferson Friedman, composer of the score for DC Universe's 'Harley Quinn' series, and co-composer on the brilliant medical drama ‘New Amsterdam’.


    Jefferson is a multi-award winning composer, who has composed classical music which has been performed throughout the United States and abroad. Since 2014 he has been working in LA across film and tv providing scores for shows such as 'Powerless', 'Wet Hot American Summer', and his latest projects - 'Harley Quinn', and ‘New Amsterdam’ which he co-composes with his friend Craig Wedren.


    The 'Harley Quinn' series, which has recently been picked up in the UK by E4, follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of Doom. The cast is led by ‘Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco who voices Harley and is backed up by an impressive list of talent. Lake Bell (‘BoJack Horseman’, ‘Boston Legal’) provides the voice for Poison Ivy, with Diedrich Bader (‘Veep’, ‘BoJack Horseman’) voicing Batman, and Alan Tudyk (‘Rogue One’, ‘Firefly’), voicing both Joker and Basil Karlo, aka Clayface. Be warned, this is very much a "not safe for work or children" trailer below!


    'New Amsterdam', which premieres on Amazon Prime in the UK, with further airings on More4, is a unique medical drama starring Ryan Eggold (‘The Blacklist’) as the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital – the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the president of the United States under one roof – and return it to the glory that put it on the map.


    In the interview, Jefferson discusses writing a 'Harley Quinn' score which fits the manic nature of the character, along with finding themes appropriate for the supporting cast. This raises questions such as "what do plants sound like?" for Poison Ivy, or "how do you get an underwater sound?" for Aquaman. We also talk about working with scoring partner Craig Wedren on 'New Amsterdam', and creating a sound which is as unique and different for a medical drama as the show itself. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 26 min
    Geektown Radio 234: Lots Of TV Renewals, Hatsune Miku, TV News, Film News & UK Air Dates!

    Geektown Radio 234: Lots Of TV Renewals, Hatsune Miku, TV News, Film News & UK Air Dates!

    On the Geektown Radio podcast this week I'm joined by co-host Bex from TristaBytes to review our week in tv and film, plus we chat about the weekly tv news.

    On this week's show, we have a huge stack of TV renewals to work through as the US went a little early-renewal crazy. We also talk holographic pop star Hatsune Miku as Bex reviews her/it's (I'm not sure of the correct term to use there is!) recent London gig! We discuss our thoughts on 'Titans' Season 2, and Bex reviews 'Better Than Us', the Humans-esque Russia series on Netflix, whilst I chat 'Doom Patrol' and the first episode of new series Jason Bourne-related series 'Treadstone', which is airing on Amazon in the UK.

    As always, we have the latest geek tv news from the last 7 days, including J.H. Wyman's new sci-fi drama ‘Debris’, BBC's ‘Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History’, and a new BBC/Amazon series from Stephen Merchant... and 'Mayans MC' co-creator Elgin James?! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min
    Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 02: 'MediEvil' Game & 'Dead Pixels' TV Show Composers Bob & Barn Interview

    Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 02: 'MediEvil' Game & 'Dead Pixels' TV Show Composers Bob & Barn Interview

    In the second episode of our new Geektown Behind The Scenes podcast, I had the chance to interview Paul Arnold and Andrew Barnabas, better known as composer duo Bob & Barn.

    Award-winning composers Bob & Barn have over forty years of professional experience as composers and have been working together for over fifteen on projects across video gaming, tv and film. After first meeting at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in the 90's they eventually branched out on their own in 2001. Initially composing for games such as 'Neverwinter Nights', 'Forza' and 'Primal', they later moved across into tv and film, working on projects such as 'The King Is Dead', 'Green Street 3: Never Back Down', 'The Hatton Garden Job', and most recently, E4's brilliant gamer sitcom, 'Dead Pixels', which returns for Season 2 later this year.

    However, there is one project for which they are most renowned, the Sony video game 'MediEvil'. They first worked on the game back in 1998 whilst they were still at Sony, along with the sequel 'MediEvil 2'. In 2005 they were approached again to score the game for 'MediEvil: Resurrection' in 2005, and most recently, have been reworking the original score for the PS4 remaster of 'MediEvil' in 2019.

    In the interview, Bob & Barn got into detail about creating the original sound of 'MediEvil', along with how they approached returning to the game to update the soundtrack for the 2019 remake. We also discuss the ins and outs of creating video game music in general, along with chatting about their move into tv and film, including their work on E4's 'Dead Pixels'. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 45 min
    Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 01: Dianna Cowern aka Physics Girl Talks BBC/YouTube Special 'The Edge of Science'

    Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 01: Dianna Cowern aka Physics Girl Talks BBC/YouTube Special 'The Edge of Science'

    Welcome to this new extension of the Geektown Radio podcast! As I mentioned on the main Geektown Radio show earlier this week, this year I've decided to separate out the interview segments of the show into their own podcast series, which we are calling the Geektown: Behind The Scenes podcast. This allows me to bring you more interviews over the course of the week!

    On our first new who we have Dianna Cowen, or as she's better known to her 1.3 million YouTube subscribers, Physics Girl! Dianna has a fabulous and entertaining YouTube channel which adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries. However, the latest project she has been involved with is 'The Edge of Science', a new special collaboration between YouTube and the BBC.

    Produced by BBC Studios Science Unit, Cambridge University scholar, podcaster and writer Rick Edwards enlists the help of Colin Furze, Dianna, and other passionate YouTube science creators to put the most ‘out there’ ideas in science to the test in an ambitious range of stunts and experiments.

    In this special, they explore the science behind levitation investigating whether science can make the impossible possible. The intrepid team head off to meet the scientists behind cutting edge research into acoustic and quantum levitation and put their theories to the test, with a range of stunts that will challenge our understanding of the world as we know it. They’re even going to attempt to break a world record along the way.

    The show culminates with Rick attempts to levitate using the latest in quantum technology hoverboard. Rick also hands the board over to professional skateboard athlete Rianne Evans who puts it through its paces, 'Back To The Future 2' style.

    Hawaii born and raised, Dianna was inspired by physics as a girl. Thanks to encouragement by her teachers and family, she pursued a physics degree at MIT. She subsequently explored careers in scientific research (at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), software engineering (at General Electric) and science outreach (at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center and the University of California San Diego) before committing to the Physics Girl YouTube channel full-time.

    I had a chance to sit down and chat with Dianna about working on 'The Edge of Science', along with her work as Physics Girl on her YouTube channel. We even go into some of the science behind 'Star Trek'. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

JonoStewart28 ,

👍🏼

Great podcast, listen each week and love the tv show reviews, pick ups, and cancellations. Keep up the great work guys 👍🏼😀

Bad cab ,

Spoilers spoiled it for me

Thanks for the Discovery S2 spoilers. Awesome. Also, could the co-presenter sound more bored to be there?

Scouser-Jimmy-Jensen ,

Best TV news podcast by far

This podcast has become my must listen. Dave and fellow guest hosts do a fantastic job of keeping you up to date with Not only currently airing to series, But series that are in the works.
Keep it up guys and gals. 🖖🏻

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