February 20, 2013 @
Waffle On about Nigel Kneal the creator of Quatermass.
Ahoy and welcome to the good ship Waffle On. This month we chat away about the wonderful and much missed writer Nigel Kneale who is most well known for creating Quatermass. He was a pioneer of British science fiction and often over shadowed by the likes of Doctor Who and Twilight Zone. Kneale was a visionary and brought us some of the most dark and forward thinking science fiction ever created.
We also talk about Ripper Street, Derek, The Hobbit and why Die Hard 5 Die Boring is a real let down.
So please so subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or download direct from Podbean. remember we have a Facebook page which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/ so please do come along and join us...
See you next month for Waffle On about Reservoir Dogs
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August 19, 2012 @
Waffle On about The Invaders
On this episode of Waffle On we chat about one of Kells favorite shows The Invaders. Starring Roy Thinnes and produced by Quinn Martin this show tells the tale of architect David Vincent a man desperate to convince the world that aliens have invaded the planet Earth.
So listen on podbean, Stitcher Radio or download from iTunes.
Remember we have a Facebook group just head to https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon and join in on the chat.
Cheers Meds and Kell
Filed under Uncategorized, broadcast, Interrorgation, Ghosts, sci fi, homage, Space, Aliens, horror, american, classic tv
July 21, 2012 @
Waffle On About Bad Taste
On this episode Meds & Kell talk in a excited manner about Peter Jacksons first commercial film Bad Taste. Made over four years mainly during the weekends this is a fantastic example of Peter Jacksons love for film and getting the job done. Yes its quirky, cheap and seriosuly over the top but the Waffle On Lads love it.
At the end of the show there is a Batman Rises review which does contain some spoilers so stop the podcast after the Bad Taste credits theme after the promos.
Filed under comedy, broadcast, Satire, sci fi, homage, Aliens, Australian, horror, chef, New Zealand, Peter Jackson
January 23, 2012 @
Waffle On Presents. Childrens TV of the 1980's Part 1.
Welcome to 2012 and a brand new episode of Waffle On. As you can see it is now Waffle On Presents as it opens us to more media related subjects to talk about. Soon we will be covering modern TV and Film along side our classic episodes, comics, books and any news that we can have a good old rant about.
So on this episode we talk about children's TV of the 1980's. Its such a big subject we decided to do it in parts so welcome to part 1 in which we cover Knightmare, Trapdoor, Danger Mouse and many many more. As usual we play the theme tunes and chat about our memories and give out some facts. Emails please send to email@example.com and remember we have a facebook group so just search for us by typing in Waffle On Podcast. If you download our show via iTunes please do leave us a review (hopefully a nice one)
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, Gerry Anderson, crime, Ghosts, sci fi, homage, children, classic tv
October 31, 2011 @
Waffle On about Shaun of the Dead A Bonus Show with The Anomaly Podcast
Hello and welcome to this very special bonus Halloween episode of Waffle On Podcast in which Meds joins forces with our 'Sister Show' The brilliant Anomaly Podcast.
Jen and Angela fight of the zombies and help Meds waffle on about this brilliant British film which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Also as a special treat there is a comedy sketch at the beginning to get the ball rolling. One word of warning for those who listen with kids this is a podcast about zombies and eating brains, and in this version there are clips that do contain a lot of swearing so please BE WARNED. (The Waffle On version is slightly different to The Anomaly one so please download both podcasts and if you dont want one with cuss words in please listen to The Anomaly episode)
Huge thanks to Jen who did all the hard work in recording this podcast and putting all the levels together and for producing the sketch at the start. YOU ROCK.
Angela and Jen of Anomaly Podcast
Remember both Waffle On and Anomaly have Facebook pages so please head over there and join the groups.
Filed under politics, comedy, British, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, Ghosts, sci fi, simon pegg, homage, Aliens, horror
March 17, 2011 @
Waffle On About The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hello and welcome to this little special edition of Waffle On Podcast. Not so long ago Meds stood in for Rico Dostie on Treks in Sci Fi and covered the brilliant 1977 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Now we couldnt let this little gem go so here it is for you excellent listeners.
Based on the stage play written by Richard O'brien this film created a huge cult following around the world. It is still played at cinemas today but with the added bonus of audience participation. The podcast is packed with clips and some of the musical numbers featured in the film.
Take a step to the left and enjoy.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, sci fi, Aliens, musical
July 16, 2010 @
Waffle On About Star Trek The Next Generation.
Star Trek The Next Generation is as weall know an American television programme so why are we waffling on about it. Well Its simple. Once a year Waffle On is going to do a show about a prominent American programme that had a big effect on both Meds and Kell. This year its time for TNG.
Star Trek TNG hit our screens in the mid 1980's and impressionable young lads that we were (and geeks at heart) we both jumped into the magical world of this brilliant programme. Plus we both quite fancied Tasha Yar and Deanna Troi. The first few series of TNG were a bit crap, and we say that in our own friendly banter way but the other four series were brilliant. This episode is a little bit longer than normal but it is packed with listener mp3's from Rico, Al, Rick, Kenny, Harry, Jen, Angela, Sue, Sarah and a brilliant email from Katrin so we hope you enjoy it.
As always thanks for listening and make it so.
Filed under Uncategorized, BBC, broadcast, sci fi, simon pegg, Star Trek, Space, Aliens
April 25, 2010 @
Waffle On about Spaced
On this episode of Waffle On al about the brilliant channel 4 comedy Spaced. Written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson the show first aired in 1999 and lasted for only two series. Directed brilliantly by Edgar Wright the series also featured actors such as Nick Frost, Mark Heap, Julia Deakin, Peter Serafinowicz, John Simm and Katy Carmichael. Full of pop culture, film, television and game homages this series is for all true geeks and people with a taste for great comedy.
We also have a small treat for you great listeners, in the form of a easter egg after the promos so stay tuned.
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, sci fi, simon pegg, homage
August 13, 2009 @
Welcome to the Gerry Anderson special. On this episode Meds and Kell go through Andersons back catalogue giving a synopsis and the occasional theme tune to each programme that Anderson produced. Many thanks go to Rob Scalise who provided us with a remix of our Waffle On theme theme and provided us with a comment (oh and Derek Meddings and I just share a surname, we think ). You can find more about Robs musical work at http://startrack.goldenmediastudios.com he's done some soundtrack work there. Also big thanks go our to Rick Moyer from Take Him With You podcast who kindly threw some coins into the waffle on treasure chest and to Ian Wilson from For Your Ears Only podcast who sent us in a great comment regarding the state of British TV.
One small note we recorded this episode ouside the Waffle On studios and so we have a couple small jumps (you may not even notice but we're honest here) in the recording thanks goes to the typical British weather and the thunderstorm that happened while recording. Hope you enjoy it and please remember to send your comments in to either this site or our email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Filed under British, BBC, ITV, broadcast, Gerry Anderson, Christmas, sci fi, homage, classic tv
July 25, 2009 @
Star Wars In the Shadows. On this special mini waffle on i talk about a fantastic new audio drama coming out soon called Star wars in The Shadows, it is written, directed and produced by Dany Pépin (37y/o) a French-Canadian born in Quebec, now living in Ottawa, Ontario. SWITS is Dany’s first original story of any type in his second language (English) and only second audio drama project following the surprising adaptation of Karen Traviss’ short story Omega Squad: Targets. Dany was mostly known in Star Wars fandom by his implication in the French community and his Star Wars radio show Star Wars en Direct, both in French (since 2001) and English (2003-2006). SWITS is a classic Star Wars space opera not unlike “A New Hope”. I would describe it as a light fugitive/adventure type of story with some mature theme inserted within. SWITS has obviously been inspired by the Star Wars movies but also its Expanded Universe (EU) like the media giant Shadows of the Empire and The Force Unleashed. There are many small EU references that will appeal to the fans of the genre, but most importantly the participation of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Xizor, Guri and Mon Mothma in the actual story plot. head to www.creativeaudioscape.com for more info.
Cartoonist John Ryan, creator of the Captain Pugwash TV series, has died in hospital in Rye, East Sussex, aged 88. The BBC commissioned the first series in 1957 after spotting potential in Ryan's books about the tales of Pugwash and his nemesis Cut Throat Jake. His agent, Jane Gregory, said there was "a huge amount of love" for the childish pirate and his shipmates, who included Tom the Cabin Boy and Willy. Captain Horatio Pugwash was created in 1950 while Ryan was an art teacher at Harrow School, shortly after he got married to fellow artist Priscilla. It was published, in the same year, in the first edition of the Eagle comic. A book deal followed, before it was adapted for TV by the BBC in 1957, with black-and-white episodes being made until 1967. Colour episodes were shown on the BBC in a mid-1970s revival. Ms Gregory told BBC News he was "always enthusiastic, always charming". "A lot of the character of Captain Pugwash was John, which is probably why we loved him as much. We devote this mini waffle on to the memory of John Ryan.
Filed under comedy, British, broadcast, sci fi
July 14, 2009 @
On this episode Meds and kell are joined by huge Dr Who fan Phil Hayes. here the trio waffle on about one of the most important British televisions programmes ever mad. Dr Who hit our screens in 1963 and stayed there until 1986. A brief return in 1996 failed to relight its gentle flame. Then in 2005 it hit the screens with a huge bang and has been consistent with its ratings and enthusiasm. On this episode of Waffle on the boys go back to their childhood and recall what Dr Who means to them. Its a long episode notching just under two hours in time but you cant put 46 years of television gold in a one hour podcast. Thanks to Mike Featherstone and Mark Daniels for their contributions and once again thanks to Phil Hayes for joining us on the show.
Filed under British, BBC, broadcast, sci fi, classic tv