GB Studios, Batman & Human Gene Editing

Hi, hello and welcome to another amazing episode from Nerds Amalgamated. Once again we enjoy bringing you this slice of entertainment from the world of the NERD pop culture news, where all are welcome. We pause for a moment to pay our respect to the victims of the cowardly bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter. Also we pause to honour the ANZACs, those individuals who have helped defend Australia and New Zealand for over a century.

            First topic is from the Professor, and it is about an open source game making program that enables the creation of 8-bit type games. Useable on web-browsers and portable devices such as the Nintendo Gameboy (All trademarks acknowledged – so don’t sue us please Nintendo, Buck is still not happy with you). This is looking like a fun way of making your own games and also introducing coding and game development to a new generation.

            Then we look at a birthday celebration for Batman, 80 years old and still giving crime a beat down. Yep, there is a return of the quadrilogy from the 90’s to cinemas. So grab you friends, dig those happy pants out of the cupboard and shake up that hair spray and head on down. You get to see the two Michael Keaton Batman movies, followed by Val Kilmer and then George Clooney. We discuss Bat-nipple gate and how fun these movies were. Plus we hear how tragic Buck was at decorating his bedroom as a teenager.

            Next up we look at further plans to make use of CRISPR for gene editing, this time to prevent hereditary diseases. Say hi to the start of Gattaca folks, we have a group of mad scientists running around with questionable ethics who don’t watch movies. Next they will be telling us about how they want to remake dinosaurs and release them into the wild, like that other movie. Don’t these people ever learn to think about the consequences of their actions?

            We finish off with the usual shout out, remembrances, birthdays and events. As always take care of each other and stay hydrated.


Sri Lankan Easter Bombing -

Anzac Day -

GB Studios -


Original Batman Quadrilogy -

CRISPR Human Gene Editing -

Games Currently playing


– Mortal Kombat 11 –


– Assassin’s Creed Unity -


– Adrenaline the board game -

Other topics discussed

Anzac Day road closures


Nintendo shuts down Emuparadise


Nintendo shuts down Pokemon Uranium


Nintendo takes down Commodore 64 Remake of Super Mario Bros


Batman Movies

- Batman (1989 film) -

- Batman Returns (1992 film) -

- Batman Forever (1992 film) -

- Batman & Robin (1995 film) -

Joker actors in Batman movies and other media

- Jack Nicholson (1989 Batman film Joker) -

- Heath Ledger (2008 Batman film Joker) -

- Mark Hamill (1992 Batman: The Animated Series Joker) -

Alicia Silverstone (Batgirl in Batman & Robin 1997)


Actors portraying as Batman

- Michael Keaton (1989 & 1992 Batman) -

- Val Kilmer (1992 Batman) -

- George Clooney (1997 Batman) -

Gattaca (1997 film)


Dynamite also known as TNT – TriNitroToluene is a compound in dynamite but is not the same, there is another piece of trivia you can use in the trivia night to stump people


Guided bombs also known as Smart bombs, but smart bombs also have many other variants ranging from types of explosions, for example the bunker busters, to warhead variants on ICBMs which separate and loose multiple strikes over an extended area or separate targets.




Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


U.N findings: US Forces kill more Afghan Civilians than ISIS & Taliban in 2019


Image comparison of Mortal Kombat Sonya Blade (MK 9 vs MK 11)


Frank Welker (voice actor)


Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (actor)


MK 11 Skins total cost = $6440


Ed Boon’s response to total cost of MK 11 skins


Mortal Kombat 11 voice cast list


Master Chief (Halo character)


Last chance to download Assassin’s Creed Unity for free (Now expired)


Star Trek Beyond (2016 film)


Did Shakespeare write his own plays


Shirley Temple (drink)


Email Bomb (internet virus)


Monkey selfie copyright dispute


Kanellos Kanellopoulos (Greek cyclist who piloted the 1988 MIT Daedalus project)



20 Apr 1887 - World's First Motor Race, Georges Bouton “won the world’s first motor race” with a steam-powered quadricycle. The event was a “test” organised by the newspaper Le Velocipede to see if Bouton’s machine, which had boasted speeds of 60kmph, could make the 29-kilometre distance between Neuilly Bridge in Paris and the Bois de Boulogne. Bouton and de Dion completed the test course in 1 hour and 14 minutes riding La Marquise, the quadricycle named after the aristocrat’s mother. -

14 Apr 2019 – 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix race at Shanghai, China -

23 Apr 2013 - "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney -

23 Apr 2018 - Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and large ensemble cast premieres in Los Angeles -


22 Apr 2019 - Kiyoshi Kawakubo, Japanese voice actor, his prominent anime roles include Guame in Gurren Lagann, Kevin Yeegar in D.Gray-man, Quincy in Bubblegum Crisis and Scramble Wars. He passed away on 16 Apr 2019 at 89



23 Apr 1616 - William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. He died of a fever at 52 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire -

23 Apr 1850 - William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publicationLyrical Ballads. Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. Wordsworth was Britain's poet laureate from 1843 to 1850. He died of aggravated case of pleurisy at 80 in Rydal, Westmorland -


23 Apr 1901 – E.B Ford, British ecological geneticist. He was a leader among those British biologists who investigated the role of natural selection in nature. As a schoolboy Ford became interested in lepidoptera, the group of insects which includes butterflies and moths. He went on to study the genetics of natural populations, and invented the field of ecological genetics. He was born in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire -

26 Apr 1616 - William Shakespeare, same as above, he baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire -

23 Apr 1928 – Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Temple began her film career at the age of three in 1932. Two years later, she achieved international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She appeared in 14 films such as Heidi and Curly Top from the ages of 14 to 21. Temple retired from film in 1950 at the age of 22. She began her diplomatic career in 1969, when she was appointed to represent the United States at a session of the United Nations General Assembly, where she worked at the U.S Mission under Ambassador Charles W. Yost. Temple was the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She is 18th on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female American screen legends of Classic Hollywood cinema. She was born in Santa Monica, California -

23 Apr 1941 - Ray Tomlinson, a pioneering American computer programmer who implemented the first email program on the ARPANET system, the precursor to the Internet, in 1971; he is internationally known and credited as the inventor of email. It was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts connected to ARPANET. Previously, mail could be sent only to others who used the same computer. To achieve this, he used the @ sign to separate the user name from the name of their machine, a scheme which has been used in email addresses ever since.[9] The Internet Hall of Fame in its account of his work commented "Tomlinson's email program brought about a complete revolution, fundamentally changing the way people communicate". He was born in Amsterdam, New York -

Events of Interest

23 Apr 1516 - German Beer Purity Law or Reinheitsgebot, is a series of regulations limiting the ingredients used to brew beer in Germany and the states of the former Holy Roman Empire.



23 Apr 2005 - The first ever YouTube video, titled "Me at the zoo", was published by user "jawed". It was uploaded on April 23, 2005 at 20:27:12 PTD (April 24, 2005 at 3:27:12 UTC) by the site's co-founder Jawed Karim, with the username "jawed" and recorded by his high school friend Yakov Lapitsky. He created a YouTube account on the same day. The nineteen-second video was shot by Yakov at the San Diego Zoo, featuring Karim in front of the elephants in their old exhibit in Elephant Mesa, making note of their lengthy trunks.


                - First ever YouTube video “Me at the Zoo” -

23 Apr 1988 – A Greek makes world record with the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department's Daedalus, a human-powered aircraft flew a distance of 72.4 mi (115.11 km) in 3 hours, 54 minutes, from Heraklion on the island of Crete to the island of Santorini. The flight holds official FAI world records for total distance, straight-line distance, and duration for human-powered aircraft. -


Artist – Goblins from Mars

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

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