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Discussing all things nerdy in the world of film, TV and more. Find us on www.nerdfestpodcast.com or @nerdfestuk.

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Discussing all things nerdy in the world of film, TV and more. Find us on www.nerdfestpodcast.com or @nerdfestuk.

    122: The Amityville Nerd

    122: The Amityville Nerd

    We give our initial, spoiler-free thoughts on the latest offering from the MCU- 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.'

    Plus, in our Buff or Bluff quiz we have rounds on terrible films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 'The Birds', and the life and career of the T1000 himself, Robert Patrick. We also delve into some political history, with facts about the movie-watching habits of US presidents, and Jon brings his special blend of nonsense with trivia about the Amityville horror franchise.

    And we have the return of our 'Getting to Nerd You' segment, where we reflect fondly on some of our favourite movie-going experiences.

    Here’s the crowdfunding link for Boho Arts that we talk about at the beginning. Thank you! https://www.spacehive.com/help-a-new-arts-venue-in-newcastle

    • 46 min
    121: Martian McFly

    121: Martian McFly

    We review the TV shows and films we’ve been enjoying recently, including Brendan Fraser’s welcome return in ‘The Whale’, Korean Hitchcockian thriller ‘Decision to Leave’, Stephen Moffat’s new drama ‘Inside Man’, and we head back to the Quick Stop Convenience store with Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks 3.’

    Dan went to “that London” recently and saw ‘Back to the Future: The musical’- his review has us all reminiscing about the 1985 classic, and unfortunately also inspires Jon to come up with some alternate musical ideas…

    Plus, Andy has a fun film quiz for us all at the end of the episode, which sees us try to guess the film titles from their adapted synopsis.

    • 57 min
    120: LIVE from Fright Fest

    120: LIVE from Fright Fest

    We’re live and direct from Newcastle Fright Fest this episode, as Hazel, Jon, Peter and Ian pod in public to fill a Shameful Gap of ‘A NightMare on Elm St’. We also Buff or Bluff each other about the wide range of Freddie tat to accompany that series, some implausible film festivals, the worlds crappiest superheroes, and historically bad movie reviews.



    Jon interviews Simon Donald (http:/simondonald.com), one of the founders of ‘Viz’ comic at the show, and the team disentangle some tortuous puns with a Change A Letter quiz.

    • 42 min
    119: Carrie On Doctor

    119: Carrie On Doctor

    In today’s episode we give our first reactions to the newest Star Wars TV show on the block, Andor (that Squeeeeeeeee you heard was courtesy of Dan Watkins).

    Then it’s Buff or Bluff time, where the nerds have to work out the truth from facts about Hollywood script doctors, franchise monsters in space, film dancers and dances, and Marvel theme park attractions.

    Plus, Andy has three plots for movies with tenuous links to whales, in honour of the wonderful Brendan Fraser and his return to leading man status in “The Whale”.

    And finally, if you’re in the area, come and see the nerds podcast LIVE on Sunday 9th October at Newcastle Fright Fest. We’ll be recording a live episode, as well as interviewing lots of interesting guests. If you’re coming, please come along and say hi - full details can be found at https://www.boilershop.net/events/2022/10/09/nerd-fright-fest-2022

    • 52 min
    118: Thor Loser

    118: Thor Loser

    In this recommendations episode we discuss alternate history drama “For All Mankind” as well as off-the-wall dark comedy “The Baby”. We also bow down once again to the legendary Sir David Attenborough with the release of “Frozen Planet 2.” And as “Thor Love and Thunder” has now arrived on Disney Plus, Jon leads a spoilerific discussion about the Asgardian’s latest (mis)adventure.

    Plus, it’s that time again where one our lovely nerds gets one of their “Shameful Gaps” heroically filled. One of us has never seen John Carpenter’s “The Thing” so recently watched it for the very first time, and is here to tell the pod world what they thought.

    • 55 min
    117: That's Not All, Folks!

    117: That's Not All, Folks!

    Buffs! Bluffs! And…patio advice?

    Today’s episode takes us into Nintendo’s naughty past, and the nuances (or lack, thereof) of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. We also go behind the scenes of “Tremors”, and Hazel has some wonderful facts (and one bluff) about Ed Kramer- iconic visual effects supervisor at ILM.

    We also give our initial thoughts on “Rings of Power” (we’re divided on this one) and “The Offer”; which tells the story of the making of The Godfather.

    Plus, if you need any patio advice, or will do in the near future, Peter has you covered!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Wasteland Man ,

Absolutely nerdtastic!!!

This podcast has instantly become one of the top sci-fi pop culture podcasts I subscribe to. Love the various segments and insight provided by the hosts. Very entertaining and good sound quality. This one’s earned a permanent spot in my subscriptions.

martainboy ,

Entertaining & Diverse

I found this podcast by chance and found it entertaining almost instantly. The mixture of varying opinions on movies spans the spectrum from insightful to ridiculous depending on the subject matter and/or commentator. Definitely worth a listen if you enjoy movies.

Stefalufagus ,

Sublime!

I found Nerdfest on iTunes and fell in love instantly. These pals from across the pond drop their knowledge and opinions on some of my favorite movies & tv shows - it's now in my weekly rotation. Great stuff!

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