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).
Impressions of going to my very first real science fiction convention, why aren't people angrier about lack of diversity? Oxford washout, and goodbye Unity.
Filmmakers Steven Sterlacchini and Stephen Green talk to me about making the fan films Judge Minty and Strontium Dog.
PART I News: Recent Clangers I Have Dropped, TV: Emerald City's Princess of Ev, Serj Tankian Sings Rains of Castamere from Game of Thrones, Games: Mad Catz, Rezzed, EGX, Other UK Game Conventions, Adventure Game Studio, Technology: New Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, New Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Bored of Phones, New iPad, Kodi Scorns My Netbook, I'm a Digital Prepper! PART II Nothing To See Here, Move Along
PART I News: Feels Like Summer-ish, TV: The Expanse (2015-), Movies: Logan (2017), Technology: The Quest for (Internet) Immortality III, Audio Podcasts on YouTube, The Internet Archive, Windows XP Updates, Senior Politicians and Technology, PART II Nothing To See Here, Move Along, Aftershow: Future Features on Roy's Rocket Radio
Catching up with the BBC's thriller The Replacement (2017) and some genre shows with on demand TV, Kong: Skull Island (2017), and some tips for importing your blog to Wordpress.com
PART I News: Doctor Who? More Podcasting, 9000 Steps, Happy Mauritian Independence Day, Happy Holi, Writing: Another Year, Another Writing Circle, The Roving Writer, Blackgate? TV: Emerald City (2017), Movies: Room (2015), Books: Robert E. Howard's Views on Race in Conan Revisited, Technology: Fixing Firefox, Podcast to YouTube with ffmpeg , Social Media Pain Again, The Quest for (Internet) Immortality, Replacing Google Custom Search with Duck Duck Go Site Search, Email Disclaimers, Crossposting with IFTTT, Wikileak's Weeping Angel in Vault 7, Random: Warm Pies in Toaster, Part II Zero
PART I News: I Survived Valentine's Day, Google Fit, TV: Emerald City (2017), Technology: NES Classic Mini Hacked Again! Android Nougat, Nokia 3310, 3 and 5, MWC17, US Government Science Agencies Rebel, India on the Moon! PART II Nada
News: New Ukulele, Goodbye Freedom of the Press, TV: Speculation About The New Doctor Who Actor or Actress, Castlevania, Original Battlestar Galactica's Richard Hatch, SSGB (2017), Movies: The Purge (2013), The Purge Anarchy (2014), Books: The Handmaid's Tale (1985), Games: NES Classic, Dungeons and Dragon Campaigns, Technology: Hyperloop(s), Windows 7 Updates, BT Price Increase, UK Spaceports! Snapchat IPO, Cuban Net Neutrality and Paquetes, Space Police?
PART I News: In the Midst of..., TV: Emerald City (2017), The Expanse Season 2 (2017), The Magicians Season 2 (2017), Movies: The Discovery (2017), The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), Deepwater Horizon (2016), The Signal (2014), Audio: Interview with Ian Fleming, Technology: Free Android Filmmaking Apps (Open Camera, Acacia, Simple Teleprompter), Headphones Podcasting Tip, ISPs to Send Anti-Piracy Education Mail to UK Customers, New NASA Space Suits, China is Going to the Moon! PART II Writing (Networking for Writers: Conventions, Friends, Business Cards and...? Making up for Lost Time, What I am Working on this Week)
PART I News: Introduction for New Listeners, Less Clicking and Clacking, Amazon Cock-Ups? TV: Cbeebies, The Worst Witch (2017), Eve (2016), The OA (2016), Me? Class (2016), Movies: The Return of Xander Cage (2017), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), Welcome to the Punch (2013), Technology: CES Highlights, Vine, PART II Writing Places and Finally Just Doing It, Time Not So Well Spent Marketing My Writing, Foreshadowing, Aftershow: Help!
PART I News: Amazon Drone Deliveries Can't Come Soon Enough, William Peter Blatty Died Yesterday, Micro Mart Magazine Closed in December After 31 Years, TV: The Man In The High Castle (2016), Sherlock (2016), Movies: Passengers (2016), Technology: Franz, Google Hangouts API Gone and Alphabet Cuts, PART II Roy's Further Writing Update and Another Shopping Bag Day
News: What Happened to Me? Resolutions, TV: Class (2016), Westworld (2016), Movies: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), TIE Fighter (2015), Books: The Scarlet Gospels (2016), Games: Conspicuous Console Consumption, Technology: VPNs
PART I News: First Podcast of 2017! PART II Roy's Writing Update
News: Uhhh... Movies: New York Doll (2005), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Sully (2016), The Accountant (2016), Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
In which we saw, and then talked about, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (IMAX 3D). WARNING: SPOILERS!