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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 Damage Control 09.11.09

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by cultfriction

THIS WEEK ON CULT FRICTION!!!

Join us online at http://wiredradio.co.uk at 3pm GMT for ….

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW of 2012, latest epic disaster movie from the mad man behind Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow starring John Cussack and Danny Glover.

TV Round Up! Whats ticking on the Box. We bring you the low down on the best the plasma screen has to offer from both sides of the Atlantic.

Part 2 of the Ukulele Feature featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and Phil Jupitus.

Top 10 Disaster Movies of all time! From the Towering Inferno to Titanic, from Armageddon to Deep Impact we just can’t get enough of disaster flicks!

And of course your weekly round of all things geek related in Nerd News.

Send us in your suggestions, comments and internet tidbits to cultfriction@googlemail.com, follow us on twitter @ cultfiction and of course follow our rather splendid blog @ https://cultfriction.wordpress.com.

You were warned!!!

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

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 – Mad, Mad World – 28.5.09

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

Dear Loyal Cult Friction-ites,

What a show we have in store for you guys! For this week and this week only Cult Friction will be beaming onto your computers for a two hour long special limited edition box set programme the likes ye have never seen. Last weekend saw the 2009 London MCM Expo, one of the largest Movie, Comics and Manga conventions in Europe and Cult Friction had backstage acess to all the events. http://www.londonexpo.com/

Cult Friction, as always, brings you the exclusive interviews and this week we are proud to bring you….

LINDA HAMILTON – aka Sarah Connor from the legendary Terminator series!

JAMES DUVAL – aka Frank the Bunny from Donnie Darko.

 Also on the show, we talk with some of the UK’s top COMIC BOOK writers, animators and inkers about their work and state of the industry today. More details to follow!

And we hang out with the wicked and the weird as we explore the COSPLAY phenomenon and how this mad Japanese craze is just getting bigger and bigger.

PREVIEW/REVIEW – George Baker tells us all about STAR WARS The Musical Journey at the O2 and how she met the master of the force himself, Mr George Lucas!

And we bring you the latest in developments in science, technobabble and groovy entertainment as always with NERD NEWS!

CULT FRICTION is at the one and only time of 2pm and runs for an epic 2 hour show. Click on the Listen Now link on http://wiredradio.co.uk to tune in. As always you can follow our wonderful blog here at https://cultfriction.wordpress.com and on twitter http://twitter.com/cultfriction.

See you this Thursday then,

Lots of hugs!

The Award Winning Cult Friction Team.

Cult Friction versus The Army of Darkness 21.5.09

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2009 by cultfriction

Groovy!

Thanks to all of you guys we are now officially the Wired Programme of the Year 2008/09! Haven’t had the chance to find out why yet? Then tune in this Thursday for more reviews, previews and nerd talk brought to you by George, Mark, Paul, Ruari and Tom!*

THIS WEEK We take an exclusive first look at DRAG ME TO HELL, the new horror extravaganza directed by Dawn of the Dead and Spiderman master Sam Raimi. Starring Alison Lohman and Justin Long this is Raimi’s first horror film in a super long time so fingers crossed!

EUROVISION!!! Nobody really cares about it due to its camp, kitch and OTT tackyness but in reality we all kinda want our nation to get the douze points so we take a look at the best and the worst (mostly the worst ‘cus its more fun) that the Eurovision has ever had to offer!

And speaking of Eurovision, did you enjoy Dita Von Tease? If tassles and lingure tickle your fancy then our look back at the LONDON BURLESQUE FESTIVAL should get you all hot under the collar in this weeks feature.

PLUS; I WANT ONE OF THOSE!!! From hoverboards to cars with ejector seats, we discuss the Top 10 Movie Gadgets of all time!

And as always NERD NEWS – Stuff that matters for the discerning geek on the move!

Remember as always you can listen again to all the features on our beautiful blog by clicking here – https://cultfriction.wordpress.com

Also you can follow us on Twitter where we will inundate you with stuff in 140 characters – http://twitter.com/cultfriction

And if you can’t get enough of us you can catch the Cult Friction DJ SET at the NEW CROSS INN this THURSDAY NIGHT from 9 till 2am. This comes complete with some bands that play in between my tunes. Fancy that!

So remember tune in at http://wiredradio.co.uk at 3PM GMT this THURSDAY the 21ST for CULT FRICTION!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!! Wooo Hoo!!

Gimme some sugar baby!

The Cult Friction Team

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)