Episode 46 - Day Z, Dark Crystal & Cars

OK, so it appears that the hopes and dreams of many were dashed this week with the release of the picture from the new Disney Aladdin on a magazine cover. All I can say is the questions and comments are seriously bad. With some saying it looks like a bad porn parody and others saying it looks as camp as a float at the Sydney Mardi Gras. Oh Disney, don’t kill another movie, please, if anything, just stop before you traumatise the children. Oh the humanity.

            Wow, the fur starts flying early this week as the Professor tells us how disappointing Day Z 1.0 is after the one year, oops sorry FIVE years of waiting. It appears we have a contender with Star Citizen for biggest flop, or is that Fallout 76? Dang, games are just starting to get worse, not better, what ever happened to the games we were promised in cartoons and anime? Trust me when I say that this is one to listen to as the Professor is really upset about this, even becoming a grumpy old man and wanting to fix the blessed thing.

            DJ brings us information about the cast of voice actors for the new Dark Crystal series being developed by Netflix. Buck is reserving the right to be fully grumpy and indignant about the epic failure if they get it wrong. Hopefully it will be good.

            Buck brings us news about musical and sound engineering for cars. That’s right, to help people know that an electric car is coming manufacturers are employing specialists from the music industry to deliver the perfect noise for the cars of the future. Of course this raises questions of “Tuning” cars in the future, will the American Presidential tank play the Imperial Death march as it drives down the road or the Star Spangled Banner.


Day Z 1.0 is now on Steam

- https://dayz.com/article/general/dayz-1-0

Netflix’s Dark Crystal prequel series

- https://au.ign.com/articles/2018/12/17/netflixs-dark-crystal-prequel-cast-age-of-resistance-taron-egerton-nathalie-emmanuel-mark-hamill

Musical Cars

- https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-12-16/electric-car-sounds-purr-engines-musicians-changing-cities/10606972

Games currently playing


– Day Z 1.0 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/DayZ/


– LEGO The Hobbit - https://store.steampowered.com/app/285160/LEGO_The_Hobbit/


- Darksiders 3 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/606280/Darksiders_III/

Other topics discussed

Dean Hall

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Hall_(game_designer)

Day Z 1.0 results on Steam

- https://www.reddit.com/r/dayz/comments/a72ooi/free_to_play_review_results_74_negative/

Fallout 76 now launching loot boxes

- https://www.techspot.com/news/77903-fallout-76-might-getting-loot-boxes.html

Two-point hospital the game

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

My Friend Pedro the game

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

Australian Game Awards 2018 nominations

- https://stevivor.com/news/australian-games-awards-2018-finalists-announced/

Australian Game Awards 2018 results

- https://press-start.com.au/news/2018/12/20/all-the-winners-from-the-australian-games-awards/

Hollow knight the game

- http://hollowknight.com/

Lisa Henson

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

First look at live action Aladdin with Will Smith as Genie

- https://variety.com/2018/film/news/first-look-will-smith-genie-aladdin-remake-1203093253/

Mark Hamill

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

Slipstream the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipstream_(1989_film)

Helena Bonham Carter

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

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeney_Todd:_The_Demon_Barber_of_Fleet_Street_(2007_film)


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

Enid Blyton

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

Blade Runner anime series

- https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/29/18118112/blade-runner-black-lotus-anime-cowboy-bebop-ghost-in-the-shell

Magnificent 7 TV Movie

- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0471019/

Jetson’s Car sound effect

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdWswvLPdE0

Wilhelm Richard Wagner - Flight of the Valkyries

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YOYlgvI1uE

Edward Elgar and A. C. Benson – Land of Hope and Glory

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tW0QqiT2LU

UN regulation keeping silent cars

- https://www.unece.org/info/media/presscurrent-press-h/transport/2016/new-un-regulation-keeps-silent-cars-from-becoming-dangerous-cars/doc.html

Inner Circle - Bad Boys (Theme From Cops)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBD8M3WFrAw

American Pop songs through Google Translate

- https://www.fastcompany.com/3036603/what-american-pop-songs-sound-like-after-google-translate-butchers-them

Sacagawea’s translation and communication cycle: Shoshone to Hidatsa to French to English

- http://sacagaweaftw.weebly.com/translation--communication.html

Enterobacteria phage λ or Lambda phage

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

Dr Who episode - Last Christmas

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Christmas_(Doctor_Who)

The Muppets Christmas Carol

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

Famous Birthdays

18 Dec 1922 - Esther Lederberg, American microbiologist and a pioneer of bacterial genetics. Notable contributions include the discovery of the bacterial virus λ, the transfer of genes between bacteria by specialized transduction, the development of replica plating, and the discovery of the bacterial fertility factor F (F plasmid), born in Bronx, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Lederberg

18 Dec 1943 - Keith Richards, English guitarist and songwriter (The Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Richards

18 Dec 1946 - Steven Spielberg, American director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws), born in Cincinnati, Ohio - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Spielberg

18 Dec 1954 - Ray Liotta, American actor (Goodfellas, Field of Dreams, John Q & Hannibal), film producer, and voice actor, born in Newark, New Jersey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Liotta

19 Dec 1915 - Édith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], chanteuse (Little Sparrow), born in Paris, France - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89dith_Piaf

20 Dec 1868 - Harvey Firestone, American industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ("where the rubber meets the road"), born in Columbiana, Ohio - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_S._Firestone

20 Dec 1917 - David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bohm

21 Dec 1795 – Jack Rusell, known as "The Sporting Parson", British vicar of Swimbridge and rector of Black Torrington in North Devon, was an enthusiastic fox-hunter and dog breeder, who developed the Jack Russell Terrier, a variety of the Fox Terrier breed, born in Dartmouth, Devon -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Russell_(priest)

Events of interest

18 Dec 1719 - Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children" - https://www.onthisday.com/day/december/18

18 Dec 1961 - The Tokens earn a #1 hit with “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-tokens-earn-a-1-hit-with-the-lion-sleeps-tonight

18 Dec 2009 - James Cameron's "Avatar" starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, released in the US, becomes highest-grossing film of all time - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(2009_film)

18 Dec 1892 – Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia - https://www.nutcracker.com/about-us/history-of-nutcracker

18 Dec 1843 – Charles’ Dicken’s story “A Christmas Carol” is published - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-christmas-carol-is-published

19 Dec 1972 - Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth. - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-lunar-landing-mission-ends

22nd December 1964 - First flight of SR-71 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. - https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/22-december-1964/


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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