Geek Speak 113: Micky Strikes Back

Hello there, lovelies? How’ve you been?

On this episode of Geek Speak, Lauren and Alex and joined by the glorious El (formally of Ready Player 2). Together they chat about the fun week EA has been having, RPs, tearful TV episodes and so much more.

This week they ramble about:

  • Time-Waster of the Week: Stranger Things: The Game
  • More EA and Battlefront II Shenanigans
  • Lords of the Rings to be adapted to a series on Amazon
  • Fantastic Beasts title and new cast announced – spoiler Johnny Depp is still there
  • Deadpool 2 Teaser
  • Cards Against Humanity wants to ‘save America’ by stopping Trump’s wall
  • Concerned Ape working on new Stardew Valley content
  • The Night Manager mini-series and book by John Le Carre
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RP
  • HarmonQuest
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Riverdale

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  1. Richard Kirke

    Lots of things to make us think this week ladies!

    I fear that if we are ever to send a message to game publishers that we will not put up with Triple A games built around micro transaction economies (or as Jim Sterling has it “fee to play”) then the only thing we as consumers can do is just to not buy them. If consumers keep handing over money to publishers after they have bought the game, they will just keep doing it.

    I had such a good time watching Man From Uncle (“You are a terrible spy” </terrible Russian accent>). I have no idea why it wasn’t a success. Elizabeth Debicki made a tremendous villain (spoilers). It has to be Guy Richie’s best film since Rock n Rolla.

    Pretty much my entire GM style (don’t shout at me Lauren, I’m not plugging my podcast…) is making a nicer version of Adam from D&D Is For Nerds. This is why I often say things like “you can try but it’s going to be a rough check.”

    Sounds like my group are much better behaved than El’s, they pretty much always look to find the story I have written.

  2. stingo

    While I like Lord of the Rings, I’d prefer them to make Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archives series into a movie or TV show. I’ve not yet read them but I’ve heard really good things. Plus the books are A Game of Thrones length.

  3. Richard Kirke

    Or any of the other sprawling massive fantasy epic around. The Wheel Of Time probably has sufficient name recognition for example. 

    Of course whichever platform did Discworld the TV universe would immediately get all of the money. 

  4. stingo

    There are a couple of TV movies from Discworld. The Colour of Magic and Hogfather if I recall correctly. Pretty good too. I know Tim Curry’s in the former. 

    But much like games (and everything else) the studios only want to deal with established IPs. I understand why, but making a TV show a few years after a perfectly good set of movies was made from the same works is kind of disappointing.

    Then again, Amazon did make The Man in the High Castle, which was unexpected, and it is recognizably similar to the book.

  5. Alex

    Richard Kirke said
    Lots of things to make us think this week ladies!

    <snip>

    I agree with all.  Elizabeth Debicki was actually my second connection to The Night manager as she is the second leading lady (after Olivia Coleman) there.

    stingo said
    While I like Lord of the Rings, I’d prefer them to make Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archives series into a movie or TV show. I’ve not yet read them but I’ve heard really good things. Plus the books are A Game of Thrones length.  

    Putting the names down in my very long to-read list. Can’t wait to be done with Uni, so I have time to read again! happy

    stingo said

    Then again, Amazon did make The Man in the High Castle, which was unexpected, and it is recognizably similar to the book.  

    That’s an example of them doing good, in my eyes. Great source material and nicely done. They should have chosen the same approach for their fantasy show too (instead of LotR).

  6. stingo

    For my part, I have the 1st book in the Expanse series, which I hope to read at some point.

  7. StealthyJoe

    So great show s always, so the wheel of Time is epic and worlds be a great TV show, read it all and had to wait many years to have it finished. Also the storm light archive is the best by far, one of the great fantasy books in recent years and I am currently knee deep in the third book that has come out, great stuff.

    I think I will want to get into disc world and everything I have heard about it sounds good and we should have more good sifi. 

  8. Richard Kirke

    Joe, Discworld is great. I would recommend Guards Guards or Mort as good places to start. Some are better than others (I think Night Watch and Theif Of Time are my favourites) but there is so much going on finding a good introduction will help. 

    As to good sci-fi (something my iPhone will NOT let me type despite needing to type it all the time…) Netflix is certainly your friend: The Expanse, Star Trek (of all sorts of flavours), Falling Skies, Voltron Legendary Defender, Firefly, Red Dwarf and more. Beyond that Babylon 5 is some of the best TV out there (despite the somewhat dated visual effects). 

  9. StealthyJoe

    Yeah I will defo give discworld a try and thanks for the recommendation on starting points. Definitely into what is happening on netflix, but babylon5 was not for me tried to watch it ages ago but was too…. Old looking lol. Thought of starting falling sky but so much to stuff is out the at the moment, expanse is excellent and I was loving star trek and I think the mid point closer will bring us to the ‘discovery’  part of the show lol.

    Things I would like to say is red dwarf is just fantastic and I am a brown coat for life lol. I think I would like to re-watch farscape on netflix, I think that is missing. 

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