Episode 38: Del Toro's Pinocchio on Netflix, Steam supporting Australian Dollars & Future Mars landing

Welcome, welcome, come on up to the slab and let us see what mischief and havoc your favourite ne’er do wells have been up to this week. First up the DJ fiendishly illuminates us on the latest plans of Guillermo del Toro, apparently Pinocchio is set to be re-envisioned by this sorcerer and his mystic arts.

Then the mad professor brings us tales of Steam announcing it is finally intending to accept the currency of the land of criminals and exiles (otherwise referred to as Australia). Although given the latest insanity from some twisted mind, Australia is all a hoax perpetrated on the unsuspecting world…mmmm, yes some people are decidedly stupid aren’t they.

Next up Buck the mad scientist carries news that there is talk of landing sites for the next Mars Rover mission. Such is how the darkness of humanity shall spread across the verse…. Beware the reapers…

Such a ghoulishly fun filled episode that will give you paroxysms of laughter and mirth… remember you have been informed of the dangers involved in listening to this dark chaos….


Pinocchio on Netflix

- https://www.empireonline.com/people/guillermo-del-toro/guillermo-del-toro-brings-pinocchio-film-netflix/

Steam supports Aussie dollars

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/10/steam-will-fully-support-aussie-dollars-from-mid-november/?fbclid=IwAR2FrQjvaUqa6yruwPYSpCPmKJ49taZbCmXC6qkK4oVpM39dTwA4BT4IVcc

NASA’s next Mars landing site

- https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/scientists-home-landing-site-next-mars-rover

Games currently playing


– Deceit - https://store.steampowered.com/app/466240/Deceit/


– Deceit - https://store.steampowered.com/app/466240/Deceit/


– God Of war 2018 game - https://www.playstation.com/en-ie/games/god-of-war-ps4/

Other topics discussed

The real story of Pinocchio

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Pinocchio

- http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/03/original-story-pinocchio-killed-jiminy-cricket-got-feet-burnt-hanged-assassins/

Forrest Gump the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump

Guillermo Del Toro’s bio

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro

Pacific Rim the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Rim_(film)

The Happening the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Happening_(2008_film)

The Nutcracker

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutcracker

What to expect when steam supports Aussie dollars

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/10/what-to-expect-after-steam-supports-the-aussie-dollar/

More info on the Mars rover’s future mission

- https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/nasas-next-mars-rover-could-explore-former-mineral-springs-and-fossil-river-delta


- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stromatolite

Info about the Jezero crater

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jezero_(crater)

Gravity the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_(2013_film)

The Martian the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Martian_(film)

Elon Musk: It’s time to build a Mecha

- https://www.businessinsider.com.au/elon-musk-mecha-tweets-time-to-make-giant-anime-robot-2018-10?r=US&IR=T

Zaku mechas

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaku

Aliens vs Predator 2010 game

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_vs._Predator_(2010_video_game)

Red dead redemption 2 horses taking a dump

- https://www.reddit.com/r/reddeadredemption/comments/9qtsiu/horse_taking_a_shit_leaked_gameplay_spoiler/

Cherenkov Radiation

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation

Matthew Riley the Author

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Reilly

Hell Island the book

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Island

Jean-Luc Picard bio

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard



22 Oct 1893 Ernest Julius Öpik, Kunda, Estonian Astronomer and Astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos, born in Kunda,Lääne-Viru,Estonia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Öpik

23 Oct 1813 - Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer, most famous for his exploration of northern and central Australia, born in Sabrodt. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Leichhardt

23 Oct 1868 - Frederick William Lanchester, English polymath and engineer, inventor of the first British petrol automobile under his automobile company Lanchester Motor Company and also made important contributions to automotive engineering and to aerodynamics, and co-invented the topic of operations research., born in Lewisham, London. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_W._Lanchester

23 Oct 1908 - Ilya Frank, was a Soviet winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1958 jointly with Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov and Igor Y. Tamm, also of the Soviet Union. He received the award for his work in explaining the phenomenon of Cherenkov radiation. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Frank

23 Oct 1942 - Michael Crichton, was an American author (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), screenwriter, film director and producer best known for his work in the science fiction, thriller, and medical fiction genres, born in Chicago, Illinois - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Crichton

23 Oct 1954 - Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) and screenwriter, born in Chaozhou, Pingtung -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang_Lee

Events of Interest

16 Oct 1950 – 68 years since the release of C.S. Lewis’s book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It is the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion%2C_the_Witch_and_the_Wardrobe

23 Oct 1934 – Jeannette Piccard accompanied by her husband Jean Piccard, piloted a hot-air balloon flight that reached 57,579 feet (17,550 km), and became the first woman to fly in the stratosphere. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Piccard

23 Oct 1941 - Walt Disney's animated film "Dumbo" released - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbo

23 Oct 1958 - Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Second World War wins Nobel Prize for Literature. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Pasternak


Artist – Goblins from Mars

Song Title –  Super Mario - Overworld Theme (GFM Trap Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNMe6kF0j0&index=4&list=PLHmTsVREU3Ar1AJWkimkl6Pux3R5PB-QJ

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