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Cult Friction – We Came, We Saw, We kicked its ass! 23.11.09 3pm

Posted in Cult Friction THE SHOW with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by cultfriction

This Week on Cult Friction

We take a look back at out Award Nominated interview with Frank the Bunny from Donnie Darko (James Duval) in the run up to the Student Radio Awards

Nerd News in Klingon!!! (Well we’ll try it out. Grab your phrase books and try and catch up)

Preview/Review – We take a look at the top new films coming your way in 2010!

Top 10 Worst Squeals of all time – Anything with 2 or The Return of..and the likes. We dig up the worst from the bargain bin and judge the badest of the bad!!

Remember 3pm on http://www.wiredradio.co.uk !!!

Kaplaaa!!!

Mark, Tom, George, Hayleigh and Paul

The Cult Friction Team

Oh We love this song by Ricardo Autobahn so much we might make it the new jingle!!!

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 – 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 – 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 – 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

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.)

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 at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards

Posted in Features with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2009 by cultfriction

Cult Friction popped along to the Royal Television Society Awards at the Grovsner House Hotel in London for some inside scoop from some top celebs!

Rory Bremnar, Charlie Brooker, Graham Linehan, Gok Wan, Robert Webb and Bruce Forsyth all talk to Cult Friction.

Here are the award winners in full.

Scripted Comedy
Outnumbered Hat Trick Productions for BBC One
Nominees
Lead Balloon Open Mike for BBC Two
Peep Show Objective Production for Channel 4

Entertainment Award

Harry Hill’s TV Burp Avalon Television Ltd for ITV1Entertainment

Nominees

Strictly Come Dancing BBC Productions for BBC One
The X Factor talkbackTHAMES and Syco TV for ITV1

Writer -Comedy

Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong – Peep Show Objective Production for Channel 4Writer – Comedy
Nominees
Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly – Pulling Silver River for BBC Three
Graham Linehan – The I.T. Crowd talkbackTHAMES Production for Channel 4

Arts award

Arena:The Agony and The Ecstasy of Phil Spector, BBC Productions/Vixpix for BBC Two
Nominees
The Mona Lisa Curse Oxford Film & Television Production for Channel 4
True Stories – Derek Normal Films for More4

Documentary award

The Fallen Minnow Films for BBC TwoDocumentary
Nominees
Cutting Edge: A Boy Called Alex Walker George Film for Channel 4
True Stories – Chosen True Vision Production for More4

History award

Victorian Sex Explorer Blast! Film for Channel 4History
Nominees
The American Future: A History, by Simon Schama Oxford Film and TV for BBC Two
Black Power Salute Tigerlily Films for BBC Four

Constructed Factual Series

The Choir – Boys Don’t Sing Twenty Twenty Television for BBC TwoConstructed Factual Series
Nominees
Banged Up Shine North for Five
Britain’s Missing Top Model Love Productions for BBC Three

Science and Natural History award

Lost Land of the Jaguar BBC Productions, Bristol for BBC OneScience and Natural History
Nominees
The Genius of Charles Darwin IWC Media Production for Channel 4
Life in Cold Blood BBC Productions, Bristol for BBC One

Features and Lifestyle Series award

How to Look Good Naked, Maverick Productions for Channel 4Features and Lifestyle Series
Nominees
Kevin McCloud and The Big Town Plan talkbackTHAMES for Channel 4
Mary Queen of Shops Optomen TV for BBC Two

Daytime and Early-Peak Programme award

The Estate We’re In TwoFour Productions for BBC OneDaytime and Early-Peak Programme
Nominees
Masterchef: The Professionals Shine TV for BBC One
Missing Live Leopard Films for BBC One


Children’s Drama award

MI High Kudos Film & TV for CBBCChildren’s Drama
Nominees
Sarah Jane Adventures BBC Productions for BBC One
Summerhill Tiger Aspect for CBBC

Children’s Programme award

ABC ‘H’ Boomerang for S4C
Nominees
Get Squiggling Dot to Dot Productions for BBC Two
Lifeproof Lambent Production for Channel 4

Nations and Regions Programme winners for

A Poem for Harry by BBC WestNations and Regions Programme

Nominees
Carefree University of Salford for Channel M
High Times stv Productions

Best Presenter award
Bruce Parry – Amazon with Bruce Parry Indus Films/Endeavour Productions for BBC Two
Nominees
Mary Portas – Mary Queen of Shops Optomen TV for BBC Two
Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton – This Morning ITV Studios for ITV1

Digital Channel Programme Award

Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe Zeppotron Productions for BBC Four
Nominees
Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show World’s End Television for ITV2
Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes World of Wonder Production for More4

Soap and Continuing Drama award

EastEnders BBC Productions for BBC One
Nominees
The Bill talkbackTHAMES for ITV1
Coronation Street ITV Studios for ITV1

Drama Series award

The Fixer Kudos Film and TV for ITV1
Nominees
City of Vice Hardy and Sons/Touchpaper TV Production for Channel 4
Con Passionate Teledu Apollo for S4C

Drama Serial award
The Devil’s Whore Company Pictures/Power for Channel 4
Nominees
Criminal Justice BBC Productions for BBC One
Place of Execution Coastal Productions for ITV1

Single Drama award
The Curse of Steptoe BBC Productions for BBC Four
Nominees
Margaret Thatcher – The Long Walk To Finchley Great Meadow Productions for BBC Four
The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall talkbackTHAMES Production for Channel 4

Actor Male
Ben Whishaw – Criminal Justice BBC Productions for BBC One
Nominees
Matthew Macfadyen – Little Dorrit BBC Productions/WGBH Boston for BBC One
Rafe Spall – He Kills Coppers Ecosse Films for ITV1

Best Actor (Female)
Andrea Riseborough – The Devil’s Whore Company Pictures/Power
for Channel 4
Nominees
Claire Foy – Little Dorrit BBC Productions / WGBH Boston for BBC One
Anna Maxwell-Martin – Poppy Shakespeare Cowboy Films for Channel 4

Writer – Drama award
Peter Flannery – The Devil’s Whore Company Pictures/Power for Channel 4
Nominees
Simon Block – The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall talkbackTHAMES Production for Channel 4
Peter Moffat – Criminal Justice BBC Productions for BBC One

International Award
Mad Men AMC for BBC Four
Nominees
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart MTV Networks USA for More4
Summer Heights High Princess Productions for BBC Three


Comedy Performance award

Peter Kay- Britain’s Got The Pop Factor (And Possibly The Next Jesus Christ Soapstar Strictly On Ice) Phil McIntyre/Goodnight Vienna Production for Channel 4
Nominees
Simon Bird – The Inbetweeners Bwark Production for E4
James Corden – Gavin and Stacey Baby Cow for BBC Three and BBC One

Entertainment Performance
Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins – Sunday Night Project Princess Production for Channel 4
Nominees
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp Avalon Television Ltd for ITV1
Paul O’Grady – The Paul O’Grady Show Olga TV for Channel 4

Judges’ Award
Richard Holloway

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bruce Forsyth

Cult Friction at the BAFTA Video Game Awards 2009

Posted in Features with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2009 by cultfriction

A  feature I put together of the BAFTA Video Game Awards 2009 for the show. Got talking to Dara O’Briain, Charlie Brooker, Nolan Bushnell, Konnie Huq and Jonathan Ross.

Overall Winners
Gameplay: Call of Duty 4
Casual: Boom Blox
Sports: Race Driver: Grid
Story and Character: Call of Duty 4
Strategy: Civilisation Revolution
Best use of Audio: Dead Space
New Talent: Boro Toro
Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead
Best Technical Achievement: Spore
Original Score: Dead Space
Handheld: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
People’s Choice: Call of Duty 4
Artistic Achievement: LittleBigPlanet
Best Action and Adventure: Fable II
Best Game: Super Mario Galaxy

For more information on the BAFTA Video Game Awards check out http://www.bafta.org/awards/video-games/