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We are three geeks stuck in the world of 80s and 90s nerd culture (and sometimes here and now) looking at cartoons, movies, music, TV, toys, conspiracies. Asking 'Are there too many reboots or not enough?' 'Can bands release music after a key member dies?' 'What is the best 80s cartoon or toy?' All this and much more!

We are three geeks stuck in the world of 80s and 90s nerd culture (and sometimes here and now) looking at cartoons, movies, music, TV, toys, conspiracies. Asking 'Are there too many reboots or not enough?' 'Can bands release music after a key member dies?' 'What is the best 80s cartoon or toy?' All this and much more!

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United Kingdom

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We are three geeks stuck in the world of 80s and 90s nerd culture (and sometimes here and now) looking at cartoons, movies, music, TV, toys, conspiracies. Asking 'Are there too many reboots or not enough?' 'Can bands release music after a key member dies?' 'What is the best 80s cartoon or toy?' All this and much more!

Language:

English


Episodes

C.E.N.K. #57: "The Batman"

5/1/2022
Episode #57 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team delve into the most recent on-screen adaptation of The Caped Crusader, 'The Batman'. Directed by Matt Reeves and featuring an all-star cast including Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell, we look at all aspects of the film including the how our new Bruce Wayne holds up, the depiction of Gotham, the Rogues gallery and where this...

Duration:01:10:09

C.E.N.K. #56: "90's hip-hop One-hit Wonders"

4/17/2022
Episode #56 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team issue their final, somewhat overdue, entry into March's 4ever in Electric Dreams' 90s hip-hop month. For this episode, Dan Collacott, Tee-J Sutherland & Imran Mirza explore some of their favourite 90's hip-hop one-hit wonders and then Imran finds out that revenge truly is a dish best served cold... As quizmaster to episode 55's 90's hip-hop quiz pitting Dan vs TeeJ, the quiz-ees unexpectedly turn the tables with a...

Duration:01:22:51

90s State of Mind #14: "Life After Death"

3/25/2022
Welcome to Episode #14 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and for this episode, the pair celebrate the sophomore studio album from the late, great Notorious BIG, 'Life After Death'. Released 25th March 1997 through Bad Boy Records, the album would see its release 16 days after...

Duration:01:21:34

C.E.N.K. #55: "Close Encounters Quiz Night #2: 90's hip-hop"

3/20/2022
Episode #55 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team once again put their geek credentials on the line in epic fashion with the second of our Quiz Night-themed episodes in support of 4ever in Electric Dreams' 90s hip-hop month. Dan Collacott and Tee-J Sutherland are put through their paces courtesy of ruthless Quiz Master, Imran Mirza, as we delve into head-first into hip-hop's revered golden era tackling a range of different questions like... "What was the name of...

Duration:01:39:53

C.E.N.K. #54: "Hip to 90s Hop"

3/6/2022
Welcome to Episode #54 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast which sees the team celebrate their shared affection for 90s hip-hop by compiling a list of their favourite 100 songs. This episode sees Dan, Tee-J and Imran discuss those key artists and releases that had the biggest impact on their respective fandom as well as asking what it was about the 90s that was responsible for that indefinable magic that can't be replicated today. www.4everinelectricdreams.com Emanating from...

Duration:01:37:35

90s State of Mind #13: "Bobby" (w/Rhonda)

2/25/2022
Welcome to Episode #13 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and for this episode, the pair revisit Bobby Brown's, 'Bobby'. Released 25th August 1992 through MCA Records, the album served as the third solo outing for the R&B vocalist following his departure from R&B collective New...

Duration:01:15:15

C.E.N.K. #53: "Discussing the Star Wars Extended Universe"

2/24/2022
Episode #53 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team delve back into the realms of current Star Wars releases through Disney+ looking at the current slew of shows in the works along with discussing season 1 of 'The Book of Bobba Fett'. While the Star Wars Cinematic Universe is still trying to find their footing following the heavily derided outings of 'The Last Jedi' (2017) and 'The Rise of Skywalker' (2019), the Disney+ shows - spearheaded by the amazing Mandalorian -...

Duration:01:14:55

C.E.N.K. #52: "Royal Rumble '22, WWE & The Rise of AEW"

2/8/2022
Episode #52 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team - this week comprising of Tee-J Sutherland and Imran Mirza - delve into an extended breakdown about the state of wrestling today. Kicking things off with discussion about the much-maligned Royal Rumble 2022, conversation veers towards the overall perception of WWE today in contrast to the continual rise of AEW. Throughout the episode, the question about what wrestling fans want from their product today serves as a key...

Duration:01:39:54

90s State of Mind #12: "I'm Ready" (w/Rhonda)

1/16/2022
Welcome to Episode #12 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and for this episode, the pair revisit the sophomore album from R&B vocalist, Tevin Campbell, 'I'm Ready'. Released on 26th October 1993 by Qwest/Warner Records, the album was chiefly produced by Babyface, Prince and Narada...

Duration:01:06:10

C.E.N.K. #51: "Spider-Man, Hawkeye & the MCU's Phase 4"

1/3/2022
Episode #51 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team - this week comprising of Tee-J Sutherland, Dan Collacott, Imran Mirza and friend of show Denis-Jose Francois - delve into the monumental release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Although Spider-Man takes up a huge bulk of the conversation, we also delve into the release of the Disney+ series, Hawkeye, take a broader look at Phase 4 as a whole while discussing out respective hopes and fears going forward. We also ponder...

Duration:01:43:00

90s State of Mind #11: "Brandy" (w/Rhonda)

12/23/2021
Welcome to Episode #11 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and for this episode, the pair revisit the debut self-titled album from R&B vocalist, Brandy. Released on 27th September 1994 by Atlantic Records, the album was chiefly produced by Keith Crouch and reached number 20 on the US...

Duration:01:04:29

C.E.N.K - Minicast #05 - Cobra Kai

12/23/2021
Who better to preview Season 4 of Cobrai Kai (and celebrate the previous 3 seasons) than lifetime virtual dojo buddies and Karate Kid fan boys Imran Mirza and Stu Giblin. The Nerd Dragons join host Dan Collacott for this very special Cobra Kai themed Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind Minicast. www.4everinelectricdreams.com

Duration:01:06:03

C.E.N.K. #50: "The Source of the Problem"

12/21/2021
Episode #50 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team delve into their personal connections with genre fiction and the source material from which it comes from. We look at small things that serve as personal irritations before looking at the situation from a broader lens including wider public reactions to situations that have involved recasting of a character's gender, race or sexuality. Isn't it fair that a filmmaker should be afforded the creative licence to take a...

Duration:01:34:41

C.E.N.K. #49: "Dark Side of the Ring"

12/10/2021
Episode #49 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team delve into the Dark Side of the Ring documentary series exploring those oftentimes tragic stories surrounding the lives of past wrestlers. By the late-90s, WWF wrestlers were well-known to spend 300 days of the year on the road, travelling from one town to the next to perform. The brutal and gruelling lifestyle impacted wrestlers in many ways with many picking up vices including addictions to alcohol, drugs, pills,...

Duration:01:21:48

C.E.N.K. #48: "Close Encounters Quiz Night #1: MCU"

11/15/2021
Episode #48 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team put their geek credentials on the line in epic fashion with the first of our Quiz Night-themed episodes. Dan Collacott and Tee-J Sutherland are put through their paces courtesy of ruthless Quiz Master, Imran Mirza, as we delve into head-first into the MCU tackling a range of different questions like... "In Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket claims to need three things in order to escape the prison - a security band, a...

Duration:01:34:23

C.E.N.K. #47: "The Future That Never Happened"

10/31/2021
Episode #47 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees Dan Collacott joined by Richard Roth and Denis-Jose Francois as the trio look towards depctions of the future in film that - thankfully - did not actually come to pass. Predictions of our future usually tend to be split between societies that run on a level of technology we can only dream of and societies trying to adapt to a bleak and uninspired future devoid of hope. While at times striving to celebrate both visions, this...

Duration:01:28:52

C.E.N.K. #46: "The Death of the British Sitcom"

9/19/2021
Episode #46 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees Tee-J Sutherland and Dan Collacott joined by long-time listener and even longer-timed friend of the show Stuart Giblin as the team discuss the state of British sitcoms in the UK as once championed the Big Five terrestrial channels. The UK's long-standing history as champions of innovative and inspired new comedy talent has led the way to some defining moments in our rich entertainment history. Cherished sitcom characters like...

Duration:01:19:37

C.E.N.K. #45: "Loki + MCU's Phase 4"

9/6/2021
Episode #45 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees Tee-J Sutherland, Dan Collacott, Imran Mirza and Denis-Jose Francois discuss the third show in the MCU's foray into Disney+ TV shows. Loki premiered on June 9, 2021, and ran for six episodes until July 14. It is part of Phase Four of the MCU and has already been renewed for a second series. Following the show's successful run, the Disney+ exclusive explores how Loki moves forward following the events of Endgame and introduces...

Duration:01:14:38

C.E.N.K. #44: "When did the Villain become the Hero?"

8/16/2021
Episode #44 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees Dan, Imran and Denis-Jose Francois sit down to discuss the surprising rise of movies that position established villains as the protagonist. Through movies like Joker, Cruella, Suicide Squad, Venom, Dracula Untold, Maleficent... we're seeing more sympathetic presentations of villains we've come to affectionately *hate* for decades. But what inspires a shift like this - are we running out of super hero stories to tell? Is this a...

Duration:00:58:37

90s State of Mind #10: "Groove Theory" (w/Rhonda)

8/7/2021
Welcome to Episode #10 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and this week, the pair revisit the one-&-only album from incomparable Groove Theory. Released in 1995 through Epic Records - and spearheaded by the classic single 'Tell Me' - the pairing of vocalist Amel Larrieux and producer...

Duration:01:24:56