Virtual Pizza - Devouring the digital world, one slice at a time
Summary: Welcome to Virtual Pizza, a new magazine style show devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. Focussing on media and technology, this fast moving, bi-weekly show brings you articles from a wide range of contributors.
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This week in episode 13 of Virtual Pizza we cover the week's entertainment news, say goodbye to a pioneer, Ben Spicer from the Command Line podcast tells us why he loves his iPad Mini and Phil recommends some podcasts.NewsLast ever Blockbuster rental is the 2013 sci-fi comedy, This is the EndAngela Lansbury is not happy with the planned Murder, She Wrote rebootThe Monopoly 'Walking Dead' edition goes on saleAmazon UKAmazon USRay Dolby, the billionaire U.S. inventor whose name became synonymous with high-end home and cinema surround sound, has died.Netflix and Disneyannounced that they’ve joined forces to develop a live-action “four series epic,” plus a “miniseries event,” based on a quartet of beloved Marvel characters.Stuxnet, the world's most sophisticated malware worm, has spread to a Russian nuclear plant and even the International Space Station.For more on Stuxnet, I highly encourage you to watch this sobering TED talk by Ralph Lagner where he describes it as "a 21st century cyber weapon.”http://youtu.be/CS01Hmjv1pQWith a string of successful musicals on stages around the world based upon its brands, the Walt Disney Company is always looking for new stories it can turn into legitimate theatre. The latest movie to get the theatrical eyeball is The Princess Bride, which is now in the early stages of a trip to the boards.http://youtu.be/VYgcrny2hRsHow to make your own Harry Potter Butterbeer, from Starbucks:A Crème Frappuccino base with whole milk. (2% or skim won't give the proper consistency)Ask for 3 pumps of caramel syrup.Add 3 pumps of toffee nut syrup.Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel.Ben Spicer (Command Line)Ben Spicer, host of theCommand Line podcast, has kindly sent in an article on why he loves his iPad mini.Website:http://cmdline.coTwitter:@cmdlinecoiTunes linkPodcast RecommendationsPhil recommends 2 podcasts:The TruthBilling themselves as the creators of "short films without pictures", the producers behind this award–winning series of audio dramas record their work on location, improvise much of the dialogue and make a point of trying things that others wouldn't dream of.I was struck by how professional sounding the production was, and with each episode only running at around 15 minutes, its become an addition to my podcast subscription list.Snap JudgementThis long-running American podcast allows regular people who have lived through challenging, strange or painful experiences to tell their stories - often with fantastically emotive results.High production values combined with the quality of the guest speakers
In episode 12 of the Virtual Pizza podcast, wecover some interesting TV and movie news, recommend an audiobook and tell you about a heartwarming superhero story. News Battlestar Galatica showrunner Ron Moore is returning to Syfy with an intense new drama series called Helix. Cast confirmed for Spooks (MI5) the movie Open casting calls are being held in the UK and Ireland over the next 2 weeks for 2 roles in the new Star Wars movie, due to start production in 2014 at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and has just been given an official release date on December 18th 2015. A casting notice states that producers are looking to fill the roles of a "street smart and strong" orphaned girl in her late teens and a "smart capable" man in his late teens or early 20s. Ed Sheeran has released the music video for his new theme song for the new Hobbit movie. "I See Fire," an original song he wrote for the soundtrack of Peter Jackson's upcoming Hobbit sequel The Desolation of Smaug. The long-awaited big screen adaptation of Stephen King's zombie novel, Cell, is still moving forward! Samuel L. Jackson will be reuniting with John Cusack and director Mikael Hafstrom on the film project. Final Thoughts Here’s a fantastic, feel-good story to end the show. Next week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco, CA is going above and beyond to grant the wish of a young boy named Miles. Miles is 5 years old and has leukemia. As a fan of superheroes, Miles’ one wish is to actually be Batman. So, the Make-A-Wish foundation, with the help of thousands of others, will turn San Francisco into Gotham City on November 15. They’ll orchestrate a full day of crime fighting all over the city for “Batkid.” Support the Show Christmas is approaching fast, and if you get your gifts from Amazon like I usually do, if you're in the UK go to virtual-pizza.com/amazon.uk, or in the US go to virtual-pizza.com/amazon.us,you’ll be taken to the Amazon site and Virtual Pizza will get a small percentage of your purchases. It doesn’t cost you a penny extra, but that small percentage will help us keep the show on the air and improve the quality.As always, you can contact theshow using our simple form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you, and we're always looking for contributors to the podcast
In episode 11 we talk about changing things around on Virtual Pizza, discuss the latest entertainment news, celebrate the 75th anniversary ofThe War of the Worldsradio broadcast, recommendRipper Streetand say a huge thanks to Podcasters.Getting regular guest contributions for Virtual Pizza has always been a challenging task. Our team have day jobs, families and often their own podcasts. In an effort to produce more regular episodes of Virtual Pizza, I’m starting to look at changing the format of the show slightly. Don’t worry, we’ll still have the guest articles as and when we have them, they’re a major part of what has made Virtual Pizza unique, but in the meantime I’ll be trying out some new stuff, including more of me! Virtual Pizza will still be bringing you the best in digital entertainment, and highlighting gems that you may not have heard of before.So over the next few weeks I’ll be trying out new segments and formats, and I’d really appreciate it if you’d let me know what you like, and what you don’t! If you use the tab to the right of this page, you’ll be able to record a voicemail. Leave your thoughts, or even a review, recommendation or commentary. You can record up to 90 seconds and you could get yourself onto the show!NewsRichard Gere in talks to join the sequel to the surprise 2011 box office hit,The Best Exotic Marigold HotelRidley Scott saysPrometheus 2andBladerunner 2are still on the cardsSpooks(MI5in the US) the movie reported to start production in early 2014A Californian Google Glass user gets ticketed for driving whilst wearing the high-tech specsWar of the Worlds75 years ago this week in 1938, millions of Americans were sent into panic by news broadcasts reporting an alien invasion. It was in fact Orson Welles’ production of HG Wells’War of the Worlds.Panic grips the US during the broadcast of War of the Worlds on 30th October 1938The full broadcast can be found in the YouTube video below -so turn down the lights, snuggle up, and prepare yourself to be transported to the much more innocent time of 1938.Ripper StreetSolving crime in the East End of London, 1890s style!BBC dramaRipper Streetmade a welcome return to UK screens this week with the start of it’s second season, and the show, set in Whitechapel in Londons East End in 1889 is this week’s Virtual Pizza recommendation.Final Thoughts – Saying ThanksDave Jackson from The School of Podcasting(schoolofpodcasting.com)tells us why it’s important to show gratitude to the podcasters who entertain us. I’ve already emailed the shows I listen to, why not take 10 minutes to say thanks to the shows that you listen to and tell them how much you appreciate their hard work?Hope you enjoy this episode, remember, you can leave a voicemail by clicking the tab to the right of this page, leave a comment below orcontact us on the Feedback page. Thanks for all of the feedback so far, ourHorror episodewas hugely popular
Welcome to Episode 08 of Virtual Pizza, devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. In this episode: - new feature '5 minutes with the Film Thugs' - Jo tells us about exercising for 4 minutes a day in Side Salad (Jo Taylor Fitness) -Brian interviews international DJ Andy Ward - And Phil tells us about his first experiences in Guild Wars 2 You can contact Virtual Pizza email@example.com and follow us on Twitter@virtualpizza Enjoy the show and tell your friends! You can find us oniTunes, Zune and nowStitcher!!!!!
Welcome to Episode 10 of Virtual Pizza, devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. This episode has a special horror theme!Chris tells us about the rules of the horror movie (Overseas Connection)Phil recommendsWelcome to Night ValeStu gives us his top 5 foreign horror movies (Veteran Gamers)Phil recounts his first experience of a horror filmDuke Skath shares his feelings on horror in video games (Didactic SyncastandVeteran Gamers)Phil interviews Gary Smart fromBack to the Theatreabout some exciting new events in BirminghamJim and Clarkson bring us "5 minutes with The Film Thugs" and their view on The Walking Dead (The Film Thugs)Remember, tickets are still available for theBack to the Theatre Brian Cox eventon September 28th, where Manhunter and Trick 'r' Treat will be screened with the great man himself in the audience!Break music: the fantastic 'Re: Your Brains' byJonathan CoultonYou can contact Virtual Pizza firstname.lastname@example.org,follow us on Twitter@virtualpizza, like us onFacebookand subscribe to ourYouTubechannel! Don't forget to leave us an iTunes review!Enjoy the show and tell your friends!
Welcome to Episode 09 of Virtual Pizza, devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. In this TV Special episode, we look at great TV you may have missed and new shows on their way for 2013: the first episode of Virtual Pizza: The Slice on YouTube, looking at the most anticipated new shows of 2013 Jim and Clarkson bring us "5 minutes with The Film Thugs" and their view on Breaking Bad (The Film Thugs) Jon delivers another Awesome Sauce (The PlayVault) Chinny tells us about his love of YouTube (Overseas Connection and Veteran Gamers) Duke Skath recommends The Wire and Downton Abbey (Didactic Syncast and Veteran Gamers) Our question of the week is:what non-US TV show would you recommend? You can contact Virtual Pizza email@example.com ,follow us on Twitter@virtualpizza, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel! Enjoy the show and tell your friends!
Welcome to Episode 07 of Virtual Pizza, devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. In this episode: - Eric P (Duke Skath) tells us about a really bad movie (Didactic Syncast) - Phil interviews Dan Knapman about his charity work (Extra Life) - Jo gives us some stealth health tips in Side Salad (Jo Taylor Fitness) - Phil recommends 'Embedded' by Dan Abnett (Angry Robot Books) - And Brian interviews the band Goodnight Lenin You can contact Virtual Pizza firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter@virtualpizza Enjoy the show and tell your friends! You can find us on iTunes, Zune and nowStitcher!!!!!
Welcome to Episode 05 of Virtual Pizza, devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. In this episode: - Dan begins a new feature where he will review an ebook each week. This week he looks at The Unicorn Crisis (The Hidden Academy) by Jon Rosenberg - Jo Taylor brings us another Side Salad looking at the Nike Fuel Band (you can visit Jo's health and fitness blog attayloredforyoufitness.wordpress.com ) - We interview Stuart Fowler from the Veteran Gamers podcast - Phil introduces the audio drama podcasts of Darker Projects (darkerprojects.com), focussing on Star Trek Section 31 - Adam brings us another classic movie review, 1978's The Driver [DVD] - Interval Music: 'Just a Game' - Birdy (from The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond) You can contact Virtual Pizza atvirtual email@example.com and follow us on Twitter@virtualpizza Enjoy the show and tell your friends!
Welcome to Episode 06 of Virtual Pizza, devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. In this episode: - Jon delivers his first Awesome Sauce, and talks Arrested Development - Jim reviews Max Payne 3 - Jo gives us some ideas for healthy ice cream in Side Salad - Phil recommends "They Call Me Baba Booey' - And Dan interviews Alex from Digital Gonzo - Interval Music: '19' - Paul Hardcastle You can contact Virtual Pizza firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter@virtualpizza Enjoy the show and tell your friends!
Welcome to a very special, slightly longer, episode 04 of Virtual Pizza, where Phil and Soupdragon Dan talk Killer Robots! In this episode: Phil and Dan talk through their top 5 Killer Robots in movies and tv Adam brings us his retro 'Killer Robot' movie review Jo tells us about an app which will have you running for your life! Apologies for the delay in bringing you this episode - life and Minecraft got in the way! Usual schedule will be resumed next week! You can contact Virtual Pizza atvirtual email@example.com and follow us on Twitter@virtualpizza
Welcome to Episode 03 of Virtual Pizza, devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. In this episode: Jim Dirkes, from the Film Thugs, reviews 'Rebel Without a Crew' by Robert Rodriguez Phil talks about his love of radio and recommends TuneIn Adam interviews the Bibelots Jo Taylor brings us her first 'Side Salad' Adam recommends 'Two Ninas' in his retro movie review and much, much more. You can contact Virtual Pizza at virtual firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @virtualpizza
Virtual Pizza, devouring the digital world one slice at a time. In Episode 02: Jim Dirkes, from the Film Thugs, points us in the direction of Safe Men Phil discusses podcasts and recommends We're Alive Adam brings us his Retro Movie Review of The Spanish Prisoner Phil interviews Greg Delacy from the Overseas Connection, the official podcast of Gaming for the Elderly And much much more. Email the show at email@example.com or visit the Virtual Pizza blog
Welcome to Virtual Pizza, a new magazine style show devouring the digital world, one slice at a time. Focussing on media and technology, this fast moving, bi-weekly show brings you articles from a wide range of contributors. In this week's show: Adam from the AMP Movie Podcast presents his Retro Movie Pick: Keeping the Faith Neil reviews the Netflix service in the UK Jim Dirkes, from Film Thugs (thefilmthugs.com), talks about Bill Goldman's Adventures in the Screen Trade Interview with Eric Piotrowski from Deviant Syncast Hope you enjoy our very first show - you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on Twitter @virtualpizza. The Virtual Pizza blog can be found at http://virtualpizza.wordpress.com