Geek Speak 90: Is King Arthur Bad?

Hello there listeners, it’s Geek Speak time again… YAY!

Alex & Jo are joined by James from The Inner Circle Games Network, so they can talk games, TV and movies this week.

Check us out this week and you shall hear the following topics:

  • Time Waster of the Week: Real Life Lore.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch.
  • Jo visits Madame Tussauds in London.
  • How and when did television get so good?
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Spoilers (58:00 – 1:00:15).

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  1. The Alien Experience was indeed quite cool. I went more than once as my parent’s design company did some work for them before they opened and my sisters and I got some free tickets = ) I think the first visit may have been before they officially opened too. Used to think of it years later when visiting the Trocadero but hadn’t thought of it in years. Never knew why it shut until I heard Jo’s explanation on the show = )

  2. stingo

    I’ve yet to listen to the episode, but I think that the rise of independent providers with original content had a lot to do with it. HBO and Netflix do not have the constraints that network programming does, so they can offer more mature content. When you consider the series that get the most buzz, it’s from the indies. Westworld, Game of Thrones, John Oliver for HBO, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Narcos for Netflix, Outlander, American Gods, Black Sails for Starz, and so on. They just seem more willing to gamble on more original content.

    Edited to add: American Football (and Baseball) are played on fields. (As in there’s a player down on the field.) And speaking of TV (and movies), how much is too much in terms of super hero content?

  3. StealthyJoe

    Great show guys, and I agree with stingo a lot of it is independent work view also I think the technology and new techniques have allowed for this,I just feel like this for quality TV shows that have been coming or in the last 10 years have had very similar qualities. But I might be telling our of my arse.

    Wow I did not want to watch king Arthur but now I do note think I would watch that film even if the cineworld near me had not closed down and I had unlimited films. But I have seen the bit with david Beckham lol that was funny. That film will be the next big flop like lone ranger lol. 

  4. stingo

    Yes. Technology certainly helped as I think the internet is a much less expensive content delivery system so it is a lower cost to enter. Also, these new providers tend to put out more mature/less censored product. Would we ever see Game of Thrones on a traditional network station? Not in its current form I am thinking.

    As a side note I understand a screening of a Netflix film drew boos from a Cannes audience since it would never be shown in a theater (apart from that screening). 

  5. Alex

    stingo said
    Yes. Technology certainly helped as I think the internet is a much less expensive content delivery system so it is a lower cost to enter. Also, these new providers tend to put out more mature/less censored product. Would we ever see Game of Thrones on a traditional network station? Not in its current form I am thinking.

    As a side note I understand a screening of a Netflix film drew boos from a Cannes audience since it would never be shown in a theater (apart from that screening).   

    Before I rant about this – who is allowed to attend Cannes. i.e. who are the audience?

  6. stingo

    Here is the BBC article about it. Cannes is for people in the industry.

  7. StealthyJoe

    I see from this article that it’s just the establishment of the movie business booing the next generation of production and the progress that will change the way their industry will function in the future. I love cinema and live to go to watch my favourite movies on the big screen but that is no reason to boo other forms of the same artistic expression. 

  8. Alex

    stingo said
    Here is the BBC article about it. Cannes is for people in the industry.  

    StealthyJoe said
    I see from this article that it’s just the establishment of the movie business booing the next generation of production and the progress that will change the way their industry will function in the future. I love cinema and live to go to watch my favourite movies on the big screen but that is no reason to boo other forms of the same artistic expression.   

    Yes, I was going to make exactly the same comment as Stealthy.

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