Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Nerdversity 189 - Norwescon 2015 report



Join Aaron, Alex and Katt as they sit down and talk about Katt's recent visit to Norwescon, the Pacific Northwest's premier sci-fi and fantasy convention. We learn more about what you can expect to find there. If you want more information, you can check out their official Facebook here. You can also check out their official website for more information here

Monday, 27 April 2015

Nerdversity 188 - Pre-Transformers



Join Aaron and Nick as they sit down and discuss the origins of the Robots in Disguise, the Transformers. In this episode, we explore the world of Diaclone, Microman and more to find out just where the origins of Transforming robots came from and their impact on not only other toylines, but also their impact on Transformers as a whole.

You can also find more information at 150bc.com. You can also check out some of the Japanese Diaclone Toy Commercials and Microchange toy commercials.

As we mentioned in the episode, we did find pictures of Cosmic Countach and Cosmo Porsche from the 1977 Microman toy line


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Nerdversity 187 - Flash Gordon 35th Anniversary special



Join Aaron, Alex and Steve as they sit down and talk about the 35th Anniversary of Flash Gordon. We talk about the origins of the movie, some trivia about the movie and more. Plus, you can listen to our previous interview with Sam Jones here. Since we also mention the return of Life after Flash, you can check out their official Facebook page here

You can see a 3 minute playthrough of the Atari 2600 game here

One last thing, if you are interested in purchasing any products we've mentioned on Nerdversity, especially any versions of the Flash Gordon movie, follow the Amazon link on the side bar. 


Nerdversity 186 - Pokemon 20th Anniversary special




Join Aaron, Hayden, Nick and Garee as they sit down and talk about one of Nintendo's largest and most popular franchises, Pokemon. It's earned billions of dollars over the last 20 years, so here at Nerdversity, we discuss how the franchise has impacted gaming, what innovations the games have made and some interesting theories along the way



Nerdversity 185 - Newcastle Film and Comic Con review



Over the weekend of March 28th and 29th, Nerdversity sent member Nick Smith to go check out Newcastle Film and Comic Con. We sit down with him and get a small report of what happened. 

Friday, 10 April 2015

Life After Flash



Nerdversity was proud and honoured to interview Sam Jones a while back about his career and one of the things we discussed was his documentary movie, Life After Flash. For a start, if you missed that interview, then you can check it out here. Wow, can you believe that was episode 73? We also promoted the kickstarter, which sadly failed, but coming this July, Life After Flash is making a storming return. You can check out their official Facebook here and the trailer for the movie on Vimeo here

As for Flash Gordon itself, we're still enthralled by the impact that Flash Gordon has had on pop culture over the last 35 years. It's still a movie that fans across the globe know and love and still love. Who doesn't get excited when we hear that drum and bass line, followed by the FLASH! AHHH-AHHH! The movie is suitably colourful and cheesy, well reflecting Alex Raymond's cartoon strips and the Buster Crabbe serials of the 1930s. 

When we interviewed Sam back in february, we were enthralled by the stories he told us and at how nice he was. I really cannot wait to meet Sam in person, should he attend any UK conventions. I think that all we can really say here at Nerdversity is: GORDON'S ALIVE! 

When Life After Flash debuts again in July, we'll be helping Sam promote and we urge all of our fans and listeners to check out the Kickstarter and join in. 


Friday, 3 April 2015

Nerdversity 184 - Defenders of the Earth



Join Aaron and Steve as they sit down and talk about one of Marvel's more obscure, yet still awesome 80s projects: Defenders of the Earth. We talk about the show's origins, episodes to look out for, the toyline, comics and what happened with the franchise afterwards.

Amiga Longplay
1985 Defenders pilot intro

Also, if you follow the Amazon link, which also works for the US, and buy the set, you'll be helping us out as well. Win/Win for us all

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Nerdversity 183 - An Interview with Vic Parise (Nanuet Arcade)




Join Aaron, Alex and Katt as they sit down and talk to Vic Parise, owner of the Nanuet Arcade in New York. We talk about the origins of the arcade, memories, as well as what visitors can expect at the arcade. Plus, how can you go wrong with an arcade that has imports as well as classics. As well as a whole range of pinball tables. Vic also makes a mean burger. Best of all, they host hardcore punk shows at the arcade as well. We hope that if you're in the area, you'll pay Vic and the Arcade a visit. Be sure to tell him that Nerdversity sent you


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Nerdversity + Amazon?

yep, you heard that right. Nerdversity is now officially an Amazon Affiliate. If you are interested in any of the stuff we've talked about, like VR Troopers, Power Rangers, Defenders of the Earth, Back to the Future and more, please, go to the affiliate link at the top of the page. You MAY need to turn off your ad blocker to see it. You'll be helping us out as well