Archive for the Cult Friction THE SHOW Category

Cult Friction – Wired Radio Programme of the Year 2008/09

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2009 by cultfriction

Cult Friction has been awarded the Wired Radio Programme of the Year 2008/09 at the Goldsmiths Student Awards Night, 14th of May. From all of us on the Cult Friction team we would like to say a big thank you to all who voted for us. Turn on, Tune in, Geek Out!

CFWin

From L to R – Tom Wheeler, Mark Hughes, George Baker and Ruari Arnold. Not pictured Paul Atkinson.

Here’s what some lovely people had to say about Cult Friction!

“Amazing Show, Very professional with fantastic guests and a great blog to boot.”

“Mark and his team are undeniably professional. Mark and the gang go out of their way to go to press screenings and award shows as well as producing interesting documentary features. They are so much more than a group of people talking on the radio. They use their experiences and inputs to review different DVDs, films and games. Long live Geeks and Nerds!”

“Becasue not only are the topics well researched by the witty presenters who bounce off each other nicely; its the only radio show that meets my audio needs entirely. CULT FRICTION RULES!”

“Nerd-tastic Show!”

“A radio show that represents a section of Goldsmiths rarley seen. Excellent coverage of presigious events such as the BAFTA Video Game Awards and the Royal Television Society Awards.”

“Purley because there is a perfect balance of personalities on the show who work well together. The content is interesting and well researched. Ace!”

“Amazing celebs and interviews. All round slickest show on Wired!” 

Cult Friction – Be Kind Rewind 14.5.09

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2009 by cultfriction

TUNE IN @ http://wiredradio.co.uk at 3pm THURSDAY 14th MAY 2009

Who you gonna call?*

CF is back for yet another week of fun and mayhem and this week we have a special treat in store!

Yes Cult Friction attended VIDEOPIA on Tuesday night at the Notting Hill Arts Club. What’s Videopia I hear you ask? Well ever see that film Be Kind Rewind? No? Well did you ever see the trailer? Aye, well its like that but they do it LIVE! This month the 1984 classic GHOSTBUSTERS was ‘sweded’ live before our very eyes and we even took part in it. 

Also on Cult Friction this week ….

We PREVIEW the NEW TERMINATOR FILM. This is the one where Chritian Bale went mad on set so if he cares about it so much then it must be good. Right? We hope so too!

And in keeping with the theme of dodgy special effects Cult Friction counts down the TOP 10 BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF CINEMA EVER. We stir up debate as we define those things that made you spill your popcorn so as always you can send us any suggestions to our handy board here.

And as always NERD NEWS, all the news that means so little to so many.

Cross your fingers for us on Thursday night as we head to the Goldsmiths Student Awards event and hopefully pick up the prize for best show of the year. Thanks a million for all who voted for us to get on the shortlist. Very cool indeed.

And if thats not all you can catch Cult Friction spinning the decks at the NEW CROSS INN afterwards till 2am with some choice tunes. Phew thats going to be a busy night.

So as always you can check out all the latest features on the all mighty Blog here athttps://cultfriction.wordpress.com.

And get all up to date with proceedings with us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/cultfriction.

Send all complaints and comments to cultfriction@googlemail.com.

Look forward to seeing you! 

Hasta La Vista Baby!

Cult Friction Team

*Answer to this question is Ghostbusters. Duh!

Cult Friction – Star Trek Special

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2009 by cultfriction

Hailing frequencies open captain,

Well set my phaser to stun! Yes it has been a long time coming and I guess now would be the perfect time for Cult Friction to do a STAR TREK Special.

Why wait till now I hear you ask? Well it just so happens that Cult Friction will be bringing you an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW of the franchise reboot. In fact we’ll be posting the verdict of the movie on the blog on Tuesday night so check out https://cultfriction.wordpress.com.

Also on the programme, coverage of the LONDON SCI FI FESTIVAL (http://www.sci-fi-london.com) – CF caught up with some of the UK’s top sci fi writers and comic book artists including:

Bryan Talbot – creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its recent sequel Heart of Empire.

China Mieville – Award-winning English fantastic fiction writer.

Oisin McGann – Irish Writer and Illustrator.

Pat Cadigan – American-born science fiction author, whose work is described as part of the cyberpunk movement.

Paul J. McAuley – British award-winning author, and self-described science junkie.

SPECIAL FEATURE on STAR TREK – We discuss all matters Trek including why you shouldn’t wear a red shirt, daily Klingon language tips and of course the biggest debate of them all; Who is better? Kirk or Picard. We’ll settle it! (Unlikely as it may seem)

And of course NERD NEWS – We give you tips on how to deal with ZOMBIE PIGS once the Swine Flu mutates! Fingers crossed.

As always theres the all mighty blog (https://cultfriction.wordpress.com) and the twitter feed (http://twitter.com/cultfriction) which now has over 200 followers and climbing by a rate of three or four a day.

Once again big thank you to all who voted for us. If you havn’t had a chance to listen in yet then tune in here @ http://www.wiredradio.co.uk to find out why we are nominated for Best Wired Show of 2008/09.

Ka Plah (Success)

The Cult Friction Team.

PS, Our George met George Lucas and saw the Star Wars Musical Journey but we are going to devote a whole show to that next week!

Cult Friction – Boldly Going

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2009 by cultfriction

Dear wonderful and loyal Cult Friction listeners, After a much deserved break from broadcasting it is my delight to tell you that we have been nominated for Best Wired Show of 2008/09. Much love and thanks for all who voted for us. Rest assured we at Cult Friction have endeavoured to make the next few weeks of broadcasting even better with more nerdy features and reviews than you can shake a lightsaber at. So here’s a teaser of whats ahead on Cult Friction,

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW of STAR TREK – The long awaited JJ Abrams reboot of the seminal Sci Fi Franchise.

COVERAGE of the LONDON SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL – A look at the UK’s only film festival dedicated to the genre.

From one George to another; CF’s George Baker spent her break backstage at STAR WARS: THE MUSICAL JOURNEY and how she met the man behind the myth, the one the only GEORGE LUCAS!!!

BE KIND, REWIND – We chat to VIDEOPIA, a group of London Students who perform their favourite blockbusters in front of big crowds with little budgets. CF will also be attempting to swede The Omen.

BEHIND THE SCENES of the LONDON BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – Cult Friction gets all hot under the collar as we take a peek at one of the sexiest nights in town.

Belly laughs a plenty as we head down to the 3rd BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL.

Tech Talk as we talk to some of the UK’s top web experts at the INTERNET WORLD EXPO.

We chat to MODEL RAILWAY enthusiasts about what makes their hobby so special.

And lots more NERD NEWS PREVIEWS and REVIEWS of the best upcoming movies and TV shows and lots of fun loving antics from the CF Team! Cult Friction is returning at the new time of 3pm on Thursdays only on http://www.wiredradio.co.uk.

Keep up to date with all whats happening on the interweb at our spiffing blog https://cultfriction.wordpress.com

And keep abreast with the likes of Stephen Fry and Barack Obama by getting on the Twitter bandwagon here at http://twitter.com/cultfriction.

In addition to that Cult Friction will be expanding beyond the realms of the audio/cyber space and shall be performing a weekly DJ set at the NEW CROSS INN every THURSDAY from around 10ish so do pop along for that!

Thanks again for tuning in week in week out. Well be back next Thursday so untill then keep watching the skys!

By the power of Greyskull, Cult Friction 28.04.09

Cult Friction – The Robot Special 26.03.09

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2009 by cultfriction

LIVE AT www.wiredradio.co.uk 26.03.09 6PM GMT!

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships of the shoulder of Orion ..blah blah blah…time to die.

Well what a term this has been! Cult Friction has journeyed beyond the final frontier to bring you the best in geeky entertainment and technology news but sadly we wont be back for a few weeks.

But before we head off for the chocolate eating festivities we are bringing you one more show packed with some exclusive reviews, previews and features you wont find this side of the galaxy!

This week – The Robot Special!

From Bobby to Batty to Data to D.A.Y.R.L we take a look at Science Fictions greatest atomatons/androids/replicants etc.

Cult Friction popped along to the Blade Runner Day at the BFI and has some exclusives from the number one Nexus 6 himself RUTGER HAUER as well as director extradinare Sir RIDLEY SCOTT! (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator)

NERD NEWS – Usual tech talk.

FROM GAME BOY TO COLOSUSS, The Story of the Obsolete – A feature by Mark Lockett (Trust the Buzz) exploring BitPop artist Pixelh8, a man that cannibalises Gameboys, ZX Spectrums and Commodore 64s to make music.

TOP BOTS – We discuss Sci Fi’s finest fabricated men! So get your fingers typing and tell us who should be king of the cyborgs!

REVIEW – Escape from City 17 (2009) Dir The Purchase Brothers. The latest internet movie sensation. This amazing tribute to Half Life that has acquired over 2 Million Hits on You Tube and made on a budget of only $500!

PREVIEW = Inglorious Basterds (2009) Dir Quentin Tarantino. The long awaited, oft talked about 7th feature from the Pulp Fiction master of homage starring Brad Pitt. We bring you the latest internet chatter.

And some random music to paper the cracks.

BONUS FEATURES – CULT FRICTION will be performing a LIVE DJ AND VJ Set at the WIRED RADIO END OF TERM SPECIAL along with some fresh MC’s and bands from 9pm LIVE at the Goldsmiths Student Union. For more information check out the event details here..http://tinyurl.com/dkcc85

Remember if you want to forward any suggestions for future shows or just want a bit of a laugh then you can reach the CF team here on Facebook OR

on Twitter http://twitter.com/cultfriction

or email us at cultfriction@googlemail.com

Also vote for us for BEST WIRED SHOW 08/09 at this address … http://tinyurl.com/d5qtgy

Thanks for listening to us over the last few weeks and remember to keep checking the blog and the group for more updates and exclusives.

And remember We’ll be Back!

The Cult Friction Team
(I need a vacation)

Cult Friction – BAFTA Video Game Awards 2009 12.03.09

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW on March 8, 2009 by cultfriction

Welcome sojourner of the internet airwaves to this weeks edition of Cult Friction, broadcasting to your computer terminal this Thursday the 12th March 2009.

Cult Friction is proud to bring you EXCLUSIVE coverage of the annual BAFTA Video Game Awards 2009 from the London Hilton. We will be brining you interviews and news of all the industries finest developers, movers and shakers at the gaming industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony. And perhaps there will be a celeb or two on the way.

You can follow the LIVE FEED of the awards ceremony (10.03.09 8.30pm GMT) on Cult Friction’s Twitter page at http://twitter.com/cultfriction.

For all you game lovers this is an event not to be missed and as usual Cult Friction will have it’s regular features, reviews and discussions.

NERD NEWS = A look at our weird and wonderful world

REVIEWS = The latest bloodsucking Birt-Com, LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS stars James Corden and Mathew Horne. UK Release Date 20 March 2009. All this and more of our manic discussions on things that we find amusing and shiney.

You can listen to us LIVE on http://wiredradio.co.uk/ at 6pm GMT 12.03.09.

Email us on cultfriction@googlemail.com

See you there To infinity and beyond.

Mark and the Cult Friction Team.

Cult Friction – The World Will Take Heed! 5.3.09

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW on March 3, 2009 by cultfriction

After I dispose of you I will target my laser on New York City unless I receive $1 Million in my Swiss Bank Account!

Ahem. Sorry that last message was for the UN.

We are having a radio programme this week that centres around the greatest villains of the silver and plasma screen. We’ll be having a run down of the top dastardly devils, psychotic professors and manic madmen and rating them according to success, hidden layer qualities and overall arch nemesis ability.

And per usual

NERD NEWS and REVIEWS.

ZOMBIE NAZI’S – Quite possibly the two most diabolical words in the English language combined together to create the ultimate evil! We take a look at up and coming jackboot and goosestep films IRON SKY and DEAD SNOW.

ANDREW LAWRENCE – up and coming comedy hero and ginger man who performed at the Amersham Comedy night on Monday 2nd March.

KINETICA ART FAIR 2009 – I’ll be taking a look at London’s latest offering of science and art with cool robotic dancers and the like.

All this and more woven together with some of the most choicest music and blabber!

Hear us Twitter = http://twitter.com/cultfriction

Watch us Blog = http:/cultfriction.wordpress.com

And of course listen to us LIVE on your computer at http://www.wiredradio.co.uk

Give a man a gun and he’s superman. Give a man two guns and he’s GOD!