Geek Speak 116: Big Little Dinos

Well, hello there!

This week we have one big episode of Geek Speak for you! Lauren, Alex, and Jo chat latest news and things the watched as well as some questionable tech. We also have an interview from the floor of Dragonmeet with special guest, BRB’ sown Tim and Kalum from The Rolistes Podcast.

The latest rambling about:

  • Time-Waster of The Week: Kotaku Highlight Reel
  • Patreon’s new fees policy leads to creators losing supporters
  • UPDATE: JK Rowling comments on controversy of Johnny Depp’s Grindelwald
  • PSA: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer is out
  • John Scalzi’s The Old Man’s War will be coming to Netflix
  • The Game Awards Thoughts
  • The Black Mirror dates and episode titles announced
  • Big Little Lies
  • Shin Godzilla
  • Lenovo Star Wars A.R.
  • Dragonmeet

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Hey everyone!

As our long-time listeners might know, our end of the year roundup podcast is coming soon! On that episode, we will be running down through our favourite video games, movies, books etc for this year. You, lovely-lovely listener, can also send us through your nominations along with one sentence describing why that title was the best this year. Please try to keep your nominations to titles that came out in 2017 for movies, TV shows, and video games, while for other categories these can be titles that you have just discovered this year. Deadline for the nominations is 22nd of December!

  • Best Video Game (stick to recent 2017 titles)
  • Best Film (stick to recent 2017 titles)
  • Best Tv Show (stick to recent 2017 titles)
  • Best Board Game
  • Best Anime
  • Best Book
  • Best Comic
  • Best Musical Album
  • Best Event

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    Hey, what’s up geekspeak fam, it’s your boy Josh here with some christmas cheer *insert MLG Airhorn here*

    Fun times as usual with the GeekSpeak pod – providing me calm and warming tones to my ears on the cold and snowy mornings….. Jo gave me a slight worry when she forgot the name of the next Godzilla film – I started to think it was an impostor.

    So anyway, lets get going with my highlights of 2017.


    Game – In a year of gaming controversies – I only played 4 new games… 3 were chewed up by the controversy machine and my 4th hop, skipped and jumped around the gaming media (with some close calls) to become victorious – Call of Duty: WWII. It’s strange that Call of Duty didn’t cause I big issue, it’s a little buggy online (most of it’s fixed now) but it’s fun and the campaign is phenomenal charge forward into a Band of Brothers-esk story.

    – Runner upMass Effect Andromeda – for all the bad stuff it got – I still enjoyed it (Cora is Bae)


    Film – This was tough – I generally though it was a really surprising year for film. I really struggled, but for a pure enjoyment aspect, it has to be Thor: Ragnarok. I cried with laughter at the cinema, it got some criticism for having some jokes that were a bit too much. But I laughed all the way through.

     – Runner upDunkirk (for the spectacle), Logan (it made me cry) and Spider-man: Homecoming (for the surprise, I hate spider-man – but loved Homecoming)


    TV Show – So I wasn’t sure if this needed to be new from 2017 – so I planned as though it was (stranger things doesn’t count, the good place doesn’t count). It’s Sneaky Pete, a tense show following a con-man as he tried to assimilate into a family as their distant cousin. Its so good, Giovanni Ribisi and Bryan Cranston is such a good job as they try to show (and not show) so much.

    – Runner upAmerican Vandal… Please someone listen to me on this.


    Best Boardgame – Only played one new game. Spyfall… it was fun, got was always convinced one person was the spy (it was “the American”)


    Best Anime – Only saw one (kinda) it was Halo based… can’t remember the name but it’s halo so it has my vote.


    Best Book – Only read two – so this should be straightforward. Artemis by Andy Weir, it’s good, I’ve not finished it but it’s good.

    – Runner upHalo: New Blood (by an author who I forgot) – It follows the story of Buck and the Halo 3:ODST crew, gave me some closure, made me angry but I got more Halo as well 


    Best Comic – Only read one – Civil War. Wanted to read Civil War 2 but I couldn’t afford it.


    Best Musical Album – SHOCK HORROR it’s not Tay Tay. I can’t afford her album so I don’t know if it’s any good. It’s the Baby Driver soundtrack. I loved it so much – there is no bad track in it

    – Runner UpDivide by Ed Sheeran, it’s good. “Castle on the hill” makes me think of home, but I didn’t think every song was good… Not a fan of “Shape of you”

    (Shoutout to the GeekSpeak Playlist – its not an album but I love alot of the songs)


    Best EventEGX! Obvs! I know I had some other stuff to do so I had to leave early but it’s always fun to hang out.

    – Runner UpBrad’s flat warming and the E3 Drinking games (I fell asleep in the Playstation conference – sorry Jo)

    Special mention to Christmas – it’s my favourite time of year and my actually top EGX soon!


    Happy Christmas Geekspeak listeners and hosts

    Hope you all have an awesome new year


    Josh (not Bleezey)

  2. stingo

    I thought most awards shows had a separate (untelevised) show for the less flashy/popular awards?

  3. Alex

    stingo said
    I thought most awards shows had a separate (untelevised) show for the less flashy/popular awards?  

    Not sure… They did announcements as in ‘so and so won this award’ for some of them, but this is not the same. They didn’t get to come up on stage and say their thanks. 

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