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The King – A Netflix film that opts for style over accuracy.

by Matt Gearyon 03/12/2019
The King is a new Netflix film, directed by David Michôd, based loosely on Shakespeare’s Henriad and staring Timothée Chalamet as the Prince of Wales “Hal,” soon to be Legendary Henry V, Joel Edgerton as Sir John Falstaff and Robert Pattinson as the Dauphine of France. It is also a film that I have very […]

The Geek Pride Cast #TheGonk

by Matt Gearyon 28/11/2016
This week, Bevan tries to keep Matt and Mike in line and fails. We talk about old sayings and myths, religion, N.Ireland, Warhammer 40k and Magus the Red, Westworld, morality and if you could go to any world, where would it be. Remember you can listen to us on Itunes

History of Japan – the best thing on the Internet ever

by Matt Gearyon 05/04/2016
One of my colleagues posted this video on her Facebook feed a while back, with the tag line over it saying it was the “greatest thing on the Internet. “A bold statement i thought to myself. Now I’m a History Geek so History videos, documentaries and films, are pretty Rock and Roll as it stands […]

7 Wonders – Great Pyramids of Gameplay

by Tom Sorsbyon 20/07/2015
I’ve been into strategy PC games since I was a wee nipper. I didn’t go for the likes of gunplay focused Duke Nukem and the fast paced Crash Bandicoot that the rest of the kids were into – I preferred the slower pace, the longer game, the careful strategy; games like Civilization and Heroes of Might […]

5 Factoids about the Battle of Waterloo – 200th Anniversary

by Matt Gearyon 19/06/2015
Well as some of you will know, i’m a bit of a History Nerd and having done a Military history degree and my dissertation on Napoleon I thought it would be rather apt, on this the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, to hit you with some factoids about the  engagement that you may, […]

WW1’s 100th Anniversary and its influence on JRR Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

by Matt Gearyon 04/08/2014
It is hard to believe that 100 years today one of the greatest wars in history started. Widely believed that it would be over by Christmas, few could have guessed that 4 years and nearly 39m casualties later …. take a moment on that number.. 39 Million casualties.. in 1911 the population of Britain was 45,370,530… […]

Vlad Tepes, man and legend

by Deepdarkredon 04/09/2013
 Meet Vlad Tepes.  Many of you probably have no idea who he is, but I could bet a big sum of money (that I don’t actually have) that you’ve heard of his “legacy”. There are several vampire legends that start with Dracula,  the cruel vampire, living in some remote Transylvanian castle, feasting on the blood […]

On This Day in History- 3 January 1892

by TheSlasherJunkieon 03/01/2013
Given the recent release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, or The Hobbit Part 1 as I like to think of it, it’s fitting that today marks the 121st birthday of none other than fantasy giant John Ronald Reuel, or J.R.R., Tolkien. While he did not invent the genre of fantasy, one could argue that […]

On This Day- 27 December 1922

by TheSlasherJunkieon 29/12/2012
Many geeks and nerds can’t stay with that label very long without running into Japan. Hell, one of my first college courses spent a couple of weeks just on Japan. It’s remarkable that they went from a military dictatorship to a constitutional monarchy in less than 10 years, when most countries require double that, but […]

On This Day- 24th of December 1955

by TheSlasherJunkieon 24/12/2012
Have you ever heard of a happy accident? There are multiple examples that I can think of, but this one takes the cake. In 1955, the Sears Roebuck and Co. in Colorado Springs, CO, printed an advertisement for children. It said that if you called the number they gave, you could talk directly to Santa […]