Captain Roy's Rocket Radio Show: The UK Podcast for the Culture Geek, Technology Nerd, and Creative Wizard
Summary: Welcome to the greatest show in the multiverse! Strap yourself in for a rip-roaring rocketship ride as you blast off into the Infinite Ocean of Weird. Whoosh! Orbiting Altair City Spaceport's Ye Olde Rocket Tavern at a bar tab defying distance of 1 AU, the Captain presents the UK podcast for the culture geek, technology nerd, and creative wizard. He talks about books, comics, movies, TV, games, toys, art, and music; with an emphasis on genre entertainment; particularly science fiction, fantasy, and horror. 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 C8H10N4O2 based beverages (following a night of C2H5OH overindulgence on Wednesday the 4th of July 2012).
What's Up at Roy's Dread Tower of Wizardry? Explicit It, Shut It Elon! Kick Fascists, Nazis, and Racists Off Every Social Media Platform, No Stream of Twitter, American Animals, Rock the Kasbah, Summer of 84, Hereditary, Marrowbone, Down a Dark Hall, Upgrade, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Mandy, The Bastard Executioner, The Purge, Mayans M.C., Black Earth Rising, Chance, You, How We're Not Dealing With Putin's Russia, Still No Gigabit Internet, NES Classic, Very Ancient Doodles, Apple Event, How to Kill Paywalls, The Return of My Writing Circle? And the Submissions Go On and On
Pop Culture: Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Robot, Mr. Mercedes, Castle Rock, Thirteen, Sick for Toys, Science and Technology: Mad Musk, Bezos the Plutocrat, FBI Interested in LuminosityLink Buyers, Five Eyes Want Big Tech Backdoors Again, Update On My trial Vodaphone/CityFibre Gigabit Installation, ***Mail Bag/Twitter Stream Break: Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers, Flowers in the Attic, Billy Dee Williams Reprising Lando Role in Star Wars IX, Anne Dowd, Dune Movie News***, Samsung Note 9, iPhone XS, iPhone X Plus, iPhone SE 2, Parker Solar Probe, New Horizons on Its Way to Ultima Thule, Creative: Novel Submission Time Again, Every Literary Agent Asks For Something Different, Literary Agencies Who Try To Sell You Stuff
Stupid Pedantic Condescending Red Tape Obsessed Morons, Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Sinner, The Wire, Deadpool 2, Elizabeth Harvest, Danger Diabolik, Diablo 1, Cradle of Filth, Listener Feedback, YouTube for Podcasters, The Beach
Tesco Goes Downmarket (A Nerd Has To Eat), Tech's Big Five Are Greedy Tax Dodgers, America to Own Space, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers Infinity War, Distorted, Time Lapse, Train to Busan, Ghost Stories, Occupation, Extinction, The Bay, Castle Rock, New Doctor Who (Trailer, Dialect, Outfit, Thumbs Up?) Jean Luc Picard Returns!
Crunch Mode, Hot, Spend? Condor, Strange Angel, Reverie, Power, Humans, Fear The Walking Dead, Star Trek TOS and TNG Repeat and Repeat and Repeat... Gotham, Picnic at Hanging Rock, 5th Passenger, Gerald's Game, TAU, The Lennon Report, Deep Web, Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo, Notes On Blindness, Crumb, Protect and Survive, London Under Midnight, Time Stories, Animal Upon Animal, Using Switch Pro or PS4 DualShock 4 Controllers on a PC, Facebook Fined By EU, Google Fined By EU, EU Copyright Changes, Musk's Submarine, Space Commander Trump's Grand Tour, New Apple MacBook Pro, Iceland May Have Killed a Blue Whale
The End, This Podcast is a Geek Audio Blog, Boaty, Lonely Space Alien, Weighty, Inevitable Non-Existent Football Tangent, RIP Steve Ditko, Terry Gilliam's and John Cleese's Whiny Privileged Rants, Jaws, Rick and Morty, The Handmaid's Tale, The Expanse, Soylent Green, RPi Accessories, NES Classic Accessories, Clean Meat? That Pub in Altair, Ramping Up Output, Oh My Bork!
Solo: A Star Wars Story, Justice League, Better Watch Out, Rampage, Gemini, Infinity Chamber, Spectral, Deathgasm, The Sand, Fahrenheit 451, Unsane, A Quiet Place, Tomb Raider, A Wrinkle In Time, ARQ, Cardinals, Patrick Melrose, Impulse, The Terror, Channel Zero, Cloak and Dagger, Westworld, Doctor Who, Time Stories, Bitcoin Crash, Nintendo Classic Mini, Raspberry Pi 3B+ Accessories, DOSBox Controller, London 600 Million Years Ago, Why I Stream Channel 4's Humans from Showbox, 1Gb Internet Trial, John Lewis vs. Apple Store Prices
I Bought an Idiot Box (TV), The Heat or Watch How I Bask in Global Warming, Destroy Trees Say Network Rail, Alastair Reynolds's Slow Bullets, Ross Armstrong's Head Case, Overblown Faff About Google Duplex
Dealing with Stuff. Some Pah! Some Yah! Kiss Me First, Guerrilla, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Game Night, Star Wars Day, My 7 Years On Twitter and Other Problems, Gmail Changes, YouTube Changes, Elon Blows Tesla's Gasket, Archive.org is OK, But Also a Total Pain, Wikipedia's Problem With Sneaky Far Right Bias, Torlock.com, QuickVB, GDPR, Facebook Dating, Cambridge Analytica Rebrands Itself as Emerdata, UK Breast Screening Error, 90% of the Milky Way Has Been Mapped, But..., Cheaper VR With Oculus Go and Lenovo Mirage Solo, Georges Melies Celebrated in Google Doodle, World Press Day
Happy May Day! Brexit Screwing London as World Financial Centre, The Handmaid's Tale, Westworld, Romance Scammers on Dragon Fruit, Facebook Announces Dating Service at F8, Toxicity at David Gage's Quantum Dream, Killer Robots UK, Robot Bat, Westworld Fred, 4 Chan Still Hosting Friends of Incel Murderers, CityFibre Addendum, Reuter's Reporters Set Up By Myanmar's Government, Roy Writes
Happy Earth Day, The Lost Week, The Poisoning of the Single Man, The Damnable Book, Young Sheldon, The Good Fight, Final Space, Billions, The Crossing, Killing Eve, Instinct, Mind Hunter, Lost in Space, The Expanse, Legion, Siren, The Walking Dead, Stake Land, I Kill Giants, Molly's Game, Red Sparrow, Pyewacket, Paddington 2, Black Panther, Windows File Manager Updated and Open Sourced, Microsoft Adopts Linux, New Toshiba Cassette Tape, TheC64, We're Getting A Gigabit Fibre Optic Internet, Is There Too Much TV?
The Intermission Man, The Writing Man, The Walking Man, Christmas Dinner and Coke Float, Mauritius Independence, Stephen Hawking, Guardian Gone Tabloid and NME Ditches Print, New Raspberry Pi 3B Plus, BBC Micro Envy and RiscOS, Windows Update Reassured Us It Did Not Contain Awful Nagware, Douglas Adams's Mac SE30, HP5540 Thin Client Converted to MS-DOS 6.22 to Play PGA Tour Golf, Nintendo Classic Mini Double Pack Sold Out, Toys'R'Us and Maplins Closed and Lots of Job Cuts in Retail and Leisure Too, Installed Sheep in Windows 3.11 in DosBox, The Beast from the East Froze Me Solid and I Swore to Buy a Sled, Obituary of Millie Dunn Veasey, 50 million Facebook Profiles Harvested for Cambridge Analytica, Robot Wars Axed by the BBC, Cyan Windows 10 Versions of All Myst Games, Hot Jam Roly Poly, Superman Prequel Krypton, New Dan Dare Trade, Frank Oz Muppet Documentary, Bowed Out of Homeland, Cambridge Analytica Uncovered, Facebook Shares Sink 5%, BBC FM Radio Still Around, New Gloves of Villainy, My Laptop Windows 7 Drivers Are Starting to Fail, USB 3 Flash Drive Gets Hot, Listening to Podcasts and Drinking Coke Floats, Explanation of Arrival, Cloak and Dagger, Watched Gotham and Installing Torch and Writing and Drawing Cartoons, Torch Didn't work in Windows, If Only Selfie Drones Came with Lasers, Nostalgic Tech Support Turned Annoying, Muting Most of Twitters Ads, UK Booted Off EU Space Programmes, Heineken Pull Racist Ads, Search of the Day is... Space Airship! Atari Non-functional VCS Console, No Man's Sky NEXT, BBC Not Blackwashing Troy Fall of a City, Lego Ship in A Bottle, Big Facebook Newspaper Ad, Privacy Groups Want Data Security Pledge from Tech Companies, Some Stores and Under Armour Report Massive Data Breaches, 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, DIY Touchscreen for MacBook, Google Employees Protest Work for Pentagon, AI Experts Call for Boycott Over Lab in South Korea, The Love Witch, You Were Never Really Here, Sleeping Giants, Zuckerberg's testimony, Siren, Lego Jurassic Park
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.