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Spoilers Ahoy

Scott “R’s Akimbo” Forrest and myself AKA the Film Corps return, albeit this time looking at the phenomena of small-screen blockbusters.

We look back the constant state of ‘event’ television from the US, charting its course from 24, via LostThe Walking DeadBattlestar GalacticaBoardwalk Empire and others up until the present day.

In this episode I, having watched very little event television, take the role of someone who has watched very little event television. Scott meanwhile, as someone who has seen rather a lot of event television, takes on the role of someone who has seen rather a lot of event television. It was frankly a nightmare working out who was going to be in which role.

So, with the dynamic established, we debate what makes Event Television, and what identifiers we can see from it, through our respective scopes of film director and film writer. Scott takes me through why I should dedicate a little more time to it, and I get angry that he doesn’t like season 2 of The Walking Dead.



Now that the dust has settled we can separate the facts from the rumours a little better now and accompany them with some fine ale and whisky.

In our second show the Film Corps show we’re not ones to play by the rules by throwing a guest voice in as early as this second episode.

Us, being Scott Forrest, RJ Bayley and guest Niall Heseltine, chat about what the news from SDCC is and could mean for the future of our beloved franchises.

Join us as we look at construction of the DC Cinematic Universe, the future of X-Men, Scott’s Controversial views on Orczi and Kurtzman, and Karen Gillan‘s hair.

There’s even RJ Bayley’s first ever committed-to-recording burp.



This review contains spoilers.



For a long, long time it was hard to imagine that some of the best slam-bang roller-coaster,  over the top, exhilarating action movies of recent times would come from the Star Trek franchise. And yet here we are, with the follow-up to 2009’s not-a-reboot, Star Trek (for the uninitiated, the original Star Trek motion picture was titled Star Trek: The Motion Picture, so this one doesn’t recycle a previous title).

In the age of cloud computing, Google Glass, double time-reversal symmetry, the Higgs boson and modems, iTunes seems incredibly old hat as using the term old hat, doesn’t it? Search for the show you want, wait for it to download, drag it over to your iPod or other generic MP3 playa, then carry that file around with you on that iPod or other generic playa, only for it to sit there, taking up room on your device or in your pocket until you remove it and replace it with something else you want to listen when you can return to your desk to physically connect it to your laptop.

Its amazing what seemed so cutting edge not that long ago now appears impossibly dated. But then I have just been watching The Matrix.

What if I told you there was a an application, an “app” if you will, that lets you listen to your favourite internet radio, webcasts, podcasts and whatever-you-want-to-call-’ems from anywhere in the world by simply beaming them (yes, like in actual Star Trek) directly to your phone or PC? You don’t need to download it, transfer it, curse it when it skips and you can’t fix it until you go home again, or remove it. It goes onto your device, into your ears and leaves as soon as you don’t need it anymore like a ninja fart in a hurricane.

Well friends, that application (“app”) has a name. and that name is Stitcher.


Yes, Goats In The Machine is now on the best webcast platform there is. Without wanting to sound like a salesman, I have absolutely loved Stitcher for a long time and really believe its going to be bigger to iTunes; so I’m very, very pleased to be on it.

Goats In The Machine on Stitcher

You can access our show (and discover many other awesome ones like it, thanks to the brilliant ‘discover’ feature) on your desktop and on the go with the the Stitcher app.