Episode 43: No Propellers, Nintendo & Neon Genesis

So, I was going to be clever and lead in with a Kermit the frog intro and a Fuzzy B Bear joke, but we would probably get in trouble with Henson productions and Disney. So instead, Like sands in the… nope, that’s been taken too. Like a case of athlete’s foot, it is Nerds Amalgamated, here with the latest episode for you all. We hope everyone is safe, with massive fires in Queensland and devastating storms down south, Australia is reminding us of how unpredictable it is. We wish to say thank you to all the people of the various emergency services that are out saving lives in horrendous conditions.

            This episode we start with Buck and a plane without propellers, in fact it is Star Trek inspired as it utilises an ion drive. That’s right folks, a plane that is taking a page out of science-fiction. So, my fellow Nerds, once again a piece of fiction is moving to the non-fiction section of the library, whoop whoop! Buck and the Professor are both excited about this one, and at some point the DJ gets beamed up by Scotty because he fries the Dilithium Crystals. Aww, for goodness sake man, we canna take much more of this…

            While the DJ disappears Buck and the Professor talk about Nintendo closing the Nintendo Creators Program. That’s right, people who show video’s containing images of any games etc have had to submit it to the NCP for authorisation. Out of curiosity am I the only one thinking NCP sounds like OCP from Robocop? My goodness, Nintendo are going to give us Robocop in the future!!! I’ll buy that for a dollar.

            The DJ returns to tell us about how Neon Genesis is coming to Netflix, and some other items that are going to be live action remakes. Let’s hope they don’t screw these up like they did with Deathnote and Full Metal Alchemist. Rest assured though, if they do screw it up we will tell you about it and make more terrible puns. At this time we wish to say thank you to our listeners who have been with us each week, you are why we do this.


Aircraft with no propellers

- https://www.insidescience.org/news/no-propellers-no-problem-new-kind-aircraft-takes-flight

Big news from Nintendo 

- https://r.ncp.nintendo.net/news/#list_8

Neon Genesis coming to Netflix

- https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/11/27/neon-genesis-evangelion-netflix-streaming-2019/

Games currently playing


– Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/320300/Car_Mechanic_Simulator_2015/


– Banished - http://www.shiningrocksoftware.com/game/


– Fallout 76 - https://fallout.bethesda.net/

Other Topics Discussed

First solar powered flight

- https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/inside-first-solar-powered-flight-around-world-180968000/

Electric Cars charging station

- https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/electric-cars-charge-on-sunlight-tesla-powerpacks-smart-solar-charging-station/

Portable Folding Solar Panel

- https://www.australiandirect.com.au/Portable-Solar-Panels/Glass-Solar-Panels/KA300S

Portable Solar Panels

- https://goalzero.com.au/

Real reason why the Samsung Note 7 kept exploding

- https://www.wired.com/2017/01/why-the-samsung-galaxy-note-7-kept-exploding/

Shoutout to the firefighters fighting the bushfires at the time of recording

- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-29/flames-20m-high-fanned-by-tornado-like-winds-residents-say/10567442

Australian bushfires viewed from space

- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-14/iss-photo-bushfire-smoke/4463640

Project Pluto missile program

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

What is the power source of the SHIELD Helicarrier 

- https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/86822/what-is-the-powersource-of-the-avengers-helicarrier

Live Action Akira movie

- https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2400871/whats-happening-with-the-live-action-akira-movie-according-to-taika-waititi

Astro boy – 1963 version

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astro_Boy_(1963_TV_series)

Live-Action Cowboy Bebop will be on Netflix

- https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/cowboy-bebop-live-action-series-netflix-1203038458/

Death Note – 2017 Netflix Movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Note_(2017_film)

Reason why Samuel L. Jackson didn’t have an afro in Pulp Fiction

- https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Hilarious-Reason-Samuel-L-Jackson-Didn-t-Have-An-Afro-Pulp-Fiction-104607.html

Dr Who New Year’s Day Special photo

- https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2018/11/27/doctor-who-new-years-special-photo-jodie-whittaker/

End of Evangelion the movie

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

SCUM the game

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/513710/SCUM/

Kuru disease

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_(disease)

Bethesda Bag fiasco

- https://www.pcgamer.com/bethesdas-solution-to-fallout-76-power-armor-edition-bag-switch-crisis-is-atoms/

One person’s response to Bethesda’s 500 atoms compensation

- https://twitter.com/screencuisine/status/1067985020336230401

Antipodes Map

- https://www.antipodesmap.com/

Best place to make canvas bag

- https://www.aussiedisposals.com.au/military-and-hunting/packs-and-bags/tas-echelon-bag-40lt

Cost of Fallout 76 Power Armour Edition PC version in Australia

- https://ebgames.com.au/pc-231727-Fallout-76-Power-Armor-Edition-PC

Viral Neck Guy

- https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-02/campaign_images/webdr04/27/10/benedict-cumberbatchs-long-neck-is-your-new-favou-1-18869-1393513255-0_big.jpg

- https://www.unilad.co.uk/viral/someone-photoshopped-viral-neck-guy-without-his-big-fcking-neck/

Goku’s debut appearance at the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and the internet’s reaction

- https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/11/22/dragon-ball-goku-macys-thanksgiving-parade-balloon-reaction-anime/

The Pikachu Army at New York

- https://mashable.com/2016/02/27/pikachu-new-york/


NASA InSight probe land on Mars

- https://www.wired.com/story/mars-nasa-insight-touchdown-landing/

- Official press release - https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8392/nasa-insight-lander-arrives-on-martian-surface/

Rest in Peace Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants

- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-28/spongebob-squarepants-creator-stephen-hillenburg-dies/10560886

Famous Birthdays

27 Nov 1940 - Bruce Lee [Lee Jun-fan], Chinese-American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), born in San Francisco, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lee

27 Nov 1951 - Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Bigelow

27 Nov 1953 - Curtis Armstrong, American actor (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds, Supernatural), born in Detroit, Michigan -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Armstrong

27 Nov 1955 - Bill Nye, science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill Nye Saves the World), born in Washington, D.C. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Nye

27 Nov 1963 - Fisher Stevens, American actor, director, and producer (Short Circuit, Hackers, The Cove), born in Chicago, Illinois - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_Stevens

27 Nov 1983 – Professor Green, British rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television personality from London and co-host of Lip Sync Battle UK, born in Hackney, London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor_Green

28 Nov 1757 - William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), born in London, England - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake

28 Nov 1950 - Ed Harris, American actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma), born in Englewood, New Jersey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Harris

28 Nov 1987 – Karen Gillan, Scottish actress, director, screenwriter and model (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), born in Inverness, Scotland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Gillan

Events of Interest

22 Nov 2013 - "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_(2013_film)

27 Nov 8 BC - Roman Republican poet (Odes), dies at 56 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace

27 Nov 1852 - Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, dies of uterine cancer at 36 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace

27 Nov 1920 - "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mark_of_Zorro_(1920_film)

27 Nov 1924 – In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held. - https://www.history.com/news/the-first-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade

27 Nov 1967 - The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Mystery_Tour

27 Nov 1971 - The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_2

27 Nov 1978 - Harvey Milk, first openly gay person to be elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk

27 Nov 2014 – P.D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._D._James

29 Nov 1972 – Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong


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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