George Romero Tribute – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 9 bonus 2

A tribute to George Romero, who changed our lives for the better.

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Jodie Whittaker is Doctor Who – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 9 bonus 1

After-show discussion of the new Doctor.

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“Baby Driver” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 9

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film Baby Driver.

Another podcast from Glastonbury Street, just down by the wells. Andy Balaam once again thinks it’s a rollicking Disney adventure about a baby with a moustache, but Andy Cockerill raves about an amazing music-set action film that seems note perfect.

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“Hacksaw Ridge” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 8

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film Hacksaw Ridge.

At the end of a long evening, Andy Balaam speculates that the film is about the redemptive journey of an unsympathetic ridge-hacker, but Andy Cockerill struggles through the heckling to explain it’s an inspiring and violent story of a man who refused to fight, but insisted on going to war.

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“Swiss Army Man” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 7

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film Swiss Army Man.

Andy Balaam thinks it is a bleak, snowy film about a man who is lost, but Andy Cockerill explains that it is a light-hearted comedy about a man who is about to commit suicide when he meets a corpse who becomes a better friend than any he has had in his life.

(Includes bonus discussion of Wonder Woman.)

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“Alien Covenant” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 6 Bonus

Bonus discussion of Alien Covenant. Andy Cockerill has seen it, and recommends it to Andy Balaam, who raves a bit about Aliens.

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“Train to Busan” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 6

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film Train to Busan.

Andy Balaam has seen it this week, but Andy Cockerill soldiers on and tells him about an incredibly fresh, gripping and heart-rending zombie fear-cry-fest from South Korea.

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“WannaCry Ransomware Attack” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 5

Andy Cockerill questions Andy Balaam about what happened to all those NHS computers and whether we should be scared. Andy Balaam answers that it was something called WannaCry and we should only be moderately worried, and we should all Update and Backup. Light discussion of the ethics of state-sponsored vulnerability exploitation ensues.

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“Kubo and the Two Strings” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 4

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film Kubo and the Two Strings.

Andy Balaam (who hasn’t seen it) thinks it’s a Studio Ghibli film about a boy who meets a talking guitar, and isn’t as far off as he usually is. Andy Cockerill explains that it’s a beautifully-crafted stop-motion film about a boy defeating evil with the help of the spirit of his mother who has inhabited a stone monkey.

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“John Wick: Chapter 2” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 3 bonus 2

Andy Balaam expresses enjoyment and disappointment about John Wick: Chapter 2.

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Bill Paxton – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 3 bonus 1

A short tribute to Bill Paxton, including a quick discussion of Edge of Tomorrow.

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“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 3

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Andy Balaam (who hasn’t seen it) thinks it might be a modern take on a fairy-tail taking place entirely inside a castle, with a man with a big beard, but Andy Cockerill patiently explains that it is a New Zealand comedy drama about the growth in trust between a foster father and son, with lots of humour, beautiful scenery and serious heart.

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“The Girl with All the Gifts” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 2

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film The Girl with All the Gifts.

Andy Balaam, having heard nothing about the film except its title, suggests this is a short, earnest high-school drama ghost story with a strange final third, but Andy Cockerill clarifies that it is nothing of the sort – in fact being a medium-length zombie drama featuring a very worn-out looking post-apocalyptic-event London and some children who are also intelligent fox-like zombies.

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“High Rise” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 3, Episode 1

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film High Rise.

Andy Balaam heard a review so Andy Cockerill steams straight in explaining that it’s a surprisingly entertaining film that shows us how little has changed since the book on which it was based was published (in the ’70s), and provides biting sci-fi satire on the state of war between classes.

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“What is Coding?” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 2, Episode 10

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about what Coding is.

In a shocking reversal, Andy Balaam plays the expert as he tries to explain a bit about what programming is, where it came from, and how you can get into it. Andy Cockerill looks up on the Internet what a bug is.

Here are some of the things we mentioned:

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“Rogue One” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 2, Episode 9 (bonus)

Our tiny, slightly excitable, no-spoilers chat between recordings about Rogue One.

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“Arrival” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 2, Episode 9

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the 2016 film Arrival.

Andy Balaam (not having seen it) thinks it’s basically Species, but Andy Cockerill explains it’s a beautifully-made, exciting film that gives you hope in the human spirit.

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“What is Linux?” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 2, Episode 8

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about what Linux is.

In a shocking reversal, Andy Balaam plays the expert as he tries to explain what Linux is made of to Andy Cockerill, who pretends not to know.

Andy Balaam rants on for hours about how all software should be Free while Andy Cockerill tries desperately to keep his eyes open. It turns out the entire Internet is made out of Linux, and Linux is the best thing ever.

They both neglect to mention that Linux is what you will see if you get yourself a Raspberry Pi, which you definitely should.

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“Green Room” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 2, Episode 7

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about the film Green Room.

Andy Balaam fake-guesses that Green Room is a quirky hospital comedy set during the Iraq War, and secretly really guesses that it is an actorly drama set in the green room of the Shakespeare theatre, but is pleased to be educated that Andy Cockerill that it is actually a very pure, exciting survival horror about a punk band trying to escape from some evil skinheads.

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“What is the Internet made of?” – The Good Robot Andys, Season 2, Episode 6

Discussion (and lots of spoilers) about what The Internets is made of.

In a shocking reversal, Andy Balaam plays the expert as he tries to explain what the Internet is made of to Andy Cockerill, who pretends not to know.

Without doing any research at all, the pair waffle on about IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTPS and other increasingly-long acronyms without ever losing the plot at all. Andy Balaam explains over and over that the Internet is just some computers connected together by wires, and Andy Cockerill attempts with an increasing sense of futility to get him to explain what he actually means by that.

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