Roy's Rocket Radio: The UK Podcast for the Pop Culture Geek, Technology Nerd, and Creative Wizard
Summary: Welcome to the greatest show in the multiverse! Strap yourself in for a rip-roaring rocket ship ride into the Nerd-O-Mania Nebula... Whoosh! From the backroom of the Rusty Rocket Tavern in Altair City Spaceport, the Captain presents the UK show for the pop culture geek, technology nerd, and creative wizard. He discusses both enjoying and creating science fiction, fantasy, and horror entertainment, in the form of books, comics, movies, TV, games, and toys. An inveterate tinkerer (you have to be to run this old tub), he also talks about whatever happens to catch his tech mad fancy. Produced using alien technology, eldritch powers, and caffeinated beverages since July 2012.
Personal Log: Help This Podcast! It's Hanging on by the Skin of My Teeth and the Seat of My Pants, Movies: The Phantom Thread (2018), Mute (2018), Coherence (2013), The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Racing Extinction (2015), The Machine (2013), Automata (2014), All I see Is You (2016), Radius (2018), TV: My Friend Dahmer (2017), The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018), Altered Carbon (2018), The Walking Dead (2018), Black Lightning (2018), Mary Kills People (2018), Counterpart (2018), The X-Files (2018), The Magicians (2018), Britannia (2018), Future Man (2017), Castlevania (2017), The Path (2016), Beyond (2017), Blood Drive (2017), Victoria (2016), The Alienist (2018), Goliath (2017), Ill Behaviour (2017), Toys: Playmobil Pyramid Set, Radio: The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Has Returned, Science and Technology: Google's Wriggled Out of..., MWC 2018, Samsung S9 and S9+, Ambrosia, Assassination Attempt on Ex-Russian Spy, Russian's Have a Nuclear Powered Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lockheed Martin's Hypersonics, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump Meeting, UK Freeze Finished, But...
Doctor Who: Inferno (1970)
In this episode, I talk about some great second hand book finds. I also advise you what to look for in a new smartphone.
Repairs, Repairs, Repairs... It's All Gone To Hell... and Teeth, Oh God My Teeth! Fear of No TV, Everything's Just Oh So Hunky-Dory At Virgin Media, Doctor Who-ing Soon
Christmas of Chaos, The Mammoth Old Who Doctor Who Boxset Sessions, Happy Sankranti, Star Trek Discovery, The X-Files, Hard Sun, McMafia, Traders, Geeky Movies and Shows on BBC iPlayer, Antennapod, iOS Podcast App, Sony Recorder for Android, Audio Recorder, Audacity vs. Reaper, CES 2018, Byton at CES, More Cars at CES, SNES Classic Mini, NES Classic Mini, Hyperkin Ultra Game Boy at CES, Labo, Ex-Google Anti-Diversity Guy Rears His Ugly Head Again, GoPro, Oumuamua, Tabby's Star, Chapter 17 Was a Mess, Other Writing, Backs and Bottoms Redux Redux Redux
Sick, Brigsby Bear (2017), Mayhem (2017), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), Everything Beautiful is Far Away (2017), The Pirates of Somalia (2017), Bright (2017), The Visit (2015), Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017), Meltdown and Spectre
Happy New Year!
Happy Boxing Day! Today I talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)(Some Spoilers)
After a long absence, I'm back to wish you happy Christmas and pick up where we left off, before we were rudely interrupted by circumstances beyond my control. Tonight, we finally return to my ongoing, but highly irregular, Doctor Who marathon, to talk about Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death (1970), as well as the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017.
I've been ill, and I still am, but now I'm back. I'm just here to wish you all a quick happy Christmas Eve, and to tell you to tune in again tomorrow for a full Christmas show.
This week: Twangier, Roy's Rocket Radio Audio Improvements? Travelers (2017), The Punisher (2017), The Vikings (2013), The Vikings (1958), Excalibur (1981), Black Angel (1980), Glass (2019), The Incredibles 2 (2018), Borked Webpage Scripts, Widgets, or Plugins, Firefox Quantum, Hey Mozilla and SeaMonkey, Get Together and Reboot Netscape Communicator for the 21st Century! Somewhat Less Dreadful Desk Ergonomics, The Continued Re-Re-Re-Reading of the Writing, and The Longest Ever Dungeons and Dragons Starter Campaign is Coming to an End. Produced, presented, and edited by Roy Mathur. Please support the show with a review in iTunes and find me at roymathur.wordpress.com
The geek life of the bloody cold, the rusting, grinding, but still great (while it lasts) cogs of the UK's National Health Service, the effect of Dungeons and Dragons on the wizard's aris, the frustrating music of Blade Runner: 2049, The Survivalist, Doctor Who: Time Trips (again), The Walking Dead (spoilers), Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Finale (spoilers), and the continuing hell of buying rubbish things online.
The geek life fantastique of offline flirting using celebrity selfie props, and also the geek life of a busted Millennium Falcon, a big needle, a bad Valerian, a funny Thor, crooked spies, a return to reading actual physical books, buying something from Amazon, and praying that you actually get it, and that when you get it, it isn't the wrong thing or broken (these people are building a rocket), and the final, final, final draft of the book you just re-edited.
Happy Halloween! If you, like me, have no parties to go to, and nothing better to do other than sulk over your lack of success with those useless dating apps, join me as I avoid getting blotto and instead nibble some sweets and chat a little about Happy Death Day (2017) and geek life in general.
We, or rather I, just think of it as the royal "we", because I'm still doing this whole damn dog and pony show on me tod, not that I'm grumpy about it or anything you understand, talk about season 2 of Stranger Things (2017) and its microcosm of 80s goodness. Goodness? Please! I was an 80s teen and, granted some of the movies and video games were great, but everything else was crap. Yuppies, greed, Thatcher, Loadsa, the Falklands, and we didn't even have the sodding internet.