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On this weeks Cult Friction – 7.12.09

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

This week on Cult Friction!

2009. What a year its been folks! From gate crashing some major celebrity dos to winning/nominated for awards, from breaking records to meeting the weirdest people on the planet, it has been quite an eventful 12 months for all of us here at the CF team.

So in the time honoured fashion of the show we’ll be taking a retrospective of the goings on of MMIX with our run down of all things cool about 2009 as well as looking at some of the things we hope to happen over the next decade (i.e. flying cars/hoverboards/manned landing on Mars etc)

Also we will be having special guests from the UKULELE SOCIETY OF GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE stopping by for a chat and giving us the occasional musical interlude with their small instruments of musical joy!

We’ll also be giving you our TOP 10 Films and Games of the Year! More bickering and debate to flow like the alcohol through our nerdy veins.

And what programme would be complete without Nerd News, unspun, under researched nonsense from the internet and beyond!

So thats this Monday at 3pm on WiredRadio.co.uk; that’s a streaming webcast for you guys out of the loop.

So all that remains for myself and the gang to wish you happy holidays and bright and prosperous New Year!

From Mark, George, Tom, Hayleigh, Paul and Ruari (who is stuck up north but is a member for life!)

The Cult Friction Crew
December 2009

Cult Friction – Macs V PC’s Debate 30.11.09

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

This week on Cult Friction!

We are having the ultimate computer debate. We’ve talked about it for quite some time but now its time for settlement. The big question which has plagued nerd kind for the last few years now. Which is better? Macs or PCs?

Is it style over substance for you mac lovers? Or is it reliability and venerability of the PC that does it for you? We’ll be weighing the pros and cons of both so you know what to put on your Christmas list this year! Send us your comments on this most volatile of topics.

And as we come to the end of the decade we take a look at the top films from the years 2000 to 2009. Time to cast your mind back as we go through the decade that saw us voyaging with the fellowship, prequelling with the Jedis and smashing zombies with Shawn.

And as always we’ll be dissecting geeky world events in our Nerd News Round Up!

Remember we want to know what you think about the show so write on the facebook wall, tweet or email your thoughts and suggestions all via our pretty blog @ https://cultfriction.wordpress.com

That’s this Monday 3pm ONLY on htp://wiredradio.co.uk

To infinity,

Mark, George, Hayleigh, Tom and Paul
The Cult Friction Team

Cult Friction LIVES 26.10.09

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2009 by cultfriction

Just as you thought it was safe to turn on your radio…..

After a three month absence from the airwaves the award winning Cult Friction is BACK and bigger than ever! As always Cult Friction will be bringing you the very best of Sci Fi, Horror and all things weird and wonderful on the internet.

*All the latest movie updates in Preview/Review as we take a look at the World War 2 thriller “Glorious 39.”

*Part One of My Ukulele Story, the number one cult instrument that’s taking the UK by storm!

*Our distinguished panellists, George, Paul and Hayliegh take a look at the big events over the summer including the EMPIRE MOVIE CON as well as our TOP 10 SUMMER MOVIES Of ’09.

And if that’s not enough we here at the CF team are proud to announce that we have been NOMINATED for BEST INTERVIEW at the STUDENT RADIO AWARDS 2009 for our chat with James Duval AKA Frank the Bunny from Donnie Darko.

So kick off your shoes and relax your socks at our new time of 3pm on Mondays ONLY on http://www.wiredradio.co.uk as well as our podcast on our groovy blog at http://www.cultfriction.wordpress.com. Plus live updates on Twitter @ cultfriction! Remember if its not Cult, we’re not interested!!!

May the Force be with you,

The CF Team October 2009

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!

The Cult Friction Jingle!

Posted in General Posts with tags , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2009 by cultfriction

For the past few months Cult Friction has brought you the best from the world of Sci Fi, Computer Games and all sorts of cult entertainment. Now you can listen to our exciting signature jingle again and again by clicking here on this nifty you tube link.

Some of the Clips I used …24, The Twilight Zone, Stingray, Intergalactic, Beastie Boys, Frontier Psychiatrist, The Avalanches, Waynes World, Spinal Tap and finally sound bytes from Charlie Brooker and Dara O Briain.

Cult Friction is on a break at the moment but it will return in the next few weeks. Keep checking in here at the blog for broadcast times as well as  more reviews and news from our weird and wonderful world.

Join us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/cultfriction).

(Still to come…… Exclusive Review of Let the Right One In and Features on The London Model Railway Festival and the London Burlesque Festival.)

Ruari and Mark go to the (toy) fair!

Posted in Features with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2009 by rauroc

Hail all you nerds, geeks, dweebs, poindexters, and all other assorted types of this great underground culture we have going right here. As far as greetings go I think that was fairly comprehensive and long winded, for those who don’t know who I am i thought I’d hijack the first bit of this post for a brief introduction. My name is Ruari (Rory) and I’m Marks pundit/co-host/sexpig on the Cult Friction show, and now apparently co-blogger for it and all (if you are a regular listener, I’m the funny one).

*an aside I was going to make some sort of “yeah, funny looking” joke there, but this is radio so I don’t think it works.

THE TOY FAIR!

This weekend saw the 59th London Toy Fair, strictly for toy industry types and authenticated press types, so naturally your two cocky sonsofbitches radio reporters were there to lie steal and cheat our way in.

Which we did.

Well OK they were kinda lax, and we sorta just looked like poor, sodden newsroom interns (I even had a hat) but we got our flashy press badges and sauntered on in, here’s some of my favourite bits…

Lego Stand

HOLY CRAP I LOVE LEGO!!! This stuff was quite literally the building blocks of most of my life (predictable joke) and to be honest i never really stopped playing with having merged all my friends collections together about 2 years ago in order to build a GIANT tower. Now obviously the highlight of the Lego stand was the giant Lego dudes.

Definition of futility, trying to interview plastic bricks, Mark, you have failed me for the last time!

As suspected the star wars franchise was there in force (predictable joke), and most of the attention was to the prequels (barf) however there was a showing from some more classical types…

Can you tell which Dr Jones is made of Lego? 

 

Ahh Indy my good chum, how nice, you realise we are hat buddies right? Unlike the star wars aspects most of the Indiana Jones was from the pre shark-jumping, fridge-nuking, Jar-Jar era and I was sorely tempter to nick the little short-round figure who as well as being ever so slightly racist was also VERY small, wish they had a melting Nazi face figure…

I suppose Lego is just made of plastic…

Wow, theres like a hundred of these.
I really really hope rule 34 doesn’t apply here

Nerdy Collectors Stuff

No toy fair would be complete (like I’ve been to loads) without a keep-it-in-the-box collector item stall and this one was no disappointment

It might look cute, but Mark actually has an STD,
that’s a really hairy growth.

Tribbles, wow, I never, ever thought I’d see these as a toy. Mainly because they can be faithfully recreated by a furry pillow or practically any small dead animal. Though these ones did have the distinction of making two sets of noises the normal purr and a high pitched scream that indicated an nearby Klingon (who have apparently used specially trained warrior squads to eradicate the great cuddly menace!). But to be honest even the Tribbles couldn’t hold a candle to the…

Side Note: it never gets old calling Mark “Marky McFly

Wow a flux capacitor, that’s sweet. Admittedly it didn’t do much bar light up and occasionally enable us to transverse time and space, but still. I’d love to have one of them in my cupboard to confuse the meter-readers.

They also had a life sized star trek captains chair advertised, but I didn’t get a picture of that so I’m not telling you about it. Myeh.

The Shootpad

Ok this thing was totally really good (I’m sick of typing sweet, seriously must have used that word like 30 times and this was the best my thesaurus had except for sugary or candy, now i feel hungry).

Basically its a dance mat for football games depending where and how hard (it has Wii-style sensors to track how far back and fast your foot is) you kick the ball, you pass, shoot, tackle, hack, dive, argue with referee, swear at crowd, snort coke and start a riot.

Ok I might of added my own there but still I had a brief go on this thing and despite not being able to move (ironically the actual D-pad was borked) I loved it. the feeling of being able to control your power with actually kicks is immensely satisfying and pretty much eliminates hilariously short long passes. It also has some of the pseudo-fitness aspect that allows Nintendo’s little white box to appeal to that all important non-gamer demographic. Having just sounded like a PR rep I’ll just let you have a gander for yourself.

Ok so it has a few niggles, the two swaggeringly annoying jockesque personifications of dickweedery in the advert aside. The previously mentioned lack of being able to move, sort of turned the game into a weirdly stereotyped idea of the American perception of “soccer” and when we got there it looked as if someone had given on of the pads one too many match-winning strikes and broke the ball. But overall the sheer “I’m a total football legend” feeling it gives you added with its ability to work with any footie game out there makes it a great addition to your console.

So there we are, my top three rides at there fair, we’ll be discussing all of these and many more on Thursday at 6, tune into to our sultry tones at www.wiredradio.co.uk