This episode of the Close Encounters... Minicast sees the team host an in-depth conversation about the making of 'Old Boys Club' - the first from the 4ever in Electric Dreams-The Monsters Within Us horror anthology.
Imran Mirza, Denis-Jose Francois and 'Old Boys Club' creator Dan Collacott have a sit-down to discuss the show, how and why it came to be, along with the challenges of creating a horror-based narrative that relies solely on what a person hears. If you have never heard 'Old Boys Club' in its entirity - don't worry, we don't spoil anything - but we'd love for you to check the episode out here for your listening pleasure:
We're very proud of 'Old Boys Club' and have some wonderful things planned for The Monsters Within Us going forward which you'll hopefully be hearing about very soon. This episode of the Minicast also teases wider conversations about the emergence of AI within the content we consume which is also something we hope to revisit here very soon.
Welcome to Episode #67 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast which sees Tee-J Sutherland, Dan Collacott and Imran Mirza discuss all things CM Punk.
The 2nd September 2023 saw the termination of CM Punk's relationship with AEW following a tumultuous period that saw some well-received matches, promos and rivalries, not withstanding two AEW World Championship title wins. Punk's time in AEW was sadly not without incident however. Following the All Out PPV, 4th September 2022, the press conference after the event saw Punk publicly address a series of backstage frustrations with the company's EVPs, Colt Cabana and members of the press. When confronted in his locker room by Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks, a fight ensued resulting in all participants receiving suspensions.
Nine months later, Punk's return to the company was short-lived as another backstage fight broke out between Punk and Jack Perry which was also believed to have involved AEW founder Tony Khan who promptly fired Punk for his behaviour.
This episode of CENK addresses the incidents, looks at the catalysts of each and what could have been done differently, plus we look at where Punk goes from here. And finally we look at CM Punk's legacy in AEW as well asking the question, "Is Punk the perennial victim or a self-destructive narcissist?"
Welcome to Episode #5 of the 4ever in Electric Dreams & CONFESSIONS OF A CURLY MIND co-production - Supple & Lean | A Geekcast.
Imran Mirza from London, UK, connects with Vahé Vishapakagh Koshayan from Melbourne, Australia, to continue their trio of podcast discussions revolving around the Bad Lip Reading project, 'Axe Assassin Albertson'.
And in the epic finale of our Bad Lip Reading/Axe Assassin trilogy, we take a final look into some of the finer plot points of the over-arching narrative and offer up our final thoughts on this inspired project. We also carry out a detailed conversation into the notion of AI and its burgeoning impact on our lives and, perhaps more specifically, the art that we consume. Does art without the human touch still inspire you? Is there a line between marvelling at technological advancements and fearing a constructed future tailored meticulously to everything we as individuals like?
Once again, you can catch up on the BLR videos and accompanying album via the following links:
ALSO, Vahé maintains the podcast's ambitious intention to create a new song per episode and we have a brilliant track to round out this trilogy with Vahé offering up 'Kascaid's Lament'.
The 4Ever team...
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