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We give you more this week with special guest Tahlya returning to join us once again, yay, this is awesome right from the start. This episode is full of fun and laughter, starting with a new record from a weird type of Zirconium at capturing and absorbing neutrons like a sponge. Johnny better watch out, he might get trapped.

            Then we look at the news from Venom 2 and the new director. Is it going to be good or bad? We don’t know yet but the premise holds strong, just hope that Guardians of the Galaxy survives the new director it is facing. The DJ has definitely delivered with this topic, although he makes a suggestion of a cameo from Spiderman, so not a cool idea.

            Then we give you even more again, with a double header from Tahlya with Resident Evil 2 news giving fans of the classic franchise. This then moves into the Kingdom Hearts latest release. This is confusing when we look at the release schedule.  For example Kingdom Hearts X followed by Kingdom Heart 2.8. Seriously, did these guys employ an Apple genius reject? This leads into the most entertaining part of the episode when we discover Tahlya has an issue with David Cage, a Frenchman with the most inept directing style. Listen as Tahlya gives us more.

            So strap on in and hang on tight as we let this sucker run wild and free for an amazing ride through an array of topics.  Please, remember to take care of yourselves and each other, and in this heat keep hydrated.


EPISODE NOTES:

Weird type of Zirconium

- https://www.sciencenews.org/article/weird-type-zirconium-soaks-neutrons-sponge

Venom 2

- https://au.ign.com/articles/2019/01/07/venom-2-confirmed-new-director-may-be-hired

Resident Evil 2

- https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/resident-evil-2-demo-1203102565/

Kingdom Hearts 3

- https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-is-kingdom-hearts-3-2019-1?r=US&IR=T

Games currently playing

Tahlya

– Horizon Zero Dawn - https://www.playstation.com/en-au/games/horizon-zero-dawn-ps4/ 

Buck

– Skyrim - https://store.steampowered.com/app/489830/The_Elder_Scrolls_V_Skyrim_Special_Edition/

DJ

– Injustice 2 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/627270/Injustice_2/


Other topics discussed

Periodic table song (2018 version)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz4Dd1I_fX0

More info on Zirconium-88

- https://www.isotopes.gov/catalog/product.php?element=Zirconium&type=rad&rad_product_index=75

Radioactive spider

- http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_Spider

Gamma Bomb

- http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Gamma_Bomb

Brian Banner – Bruce banner aka Hulk’s dad

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

Hulk (2003 movie)

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

James Bond in film

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

Step Brothers director might direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

- https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/12/21/step-brothers-director-adam-mckay-was-approached-for-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-3

Pirates of the Caribbean film series

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_of_the_Caribbean_(film_series)

Cutthroat Island

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

Black Sails

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sails_(TV_series)

Kingdom Hearts games

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

Jolt Cola the drink

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

Square Enix

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

David Cage

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

Detroit: Become Human

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit:_Become_Human

Cubic Motion

- https://www.cubicmotion.com/

Beyond: Two Souls

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond:_Two_Souls

Rey must be Luke Skywalker’s daughter

- https://www.reddit.com/r/saltierthancrait/comments/8j5iam/why_rey_is_must_be_lukes_daughter_all_evidence/

Mark Sheppard (actor)

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

Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

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

Queen – Made in Heaven

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

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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

Real world Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind glider

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nausicaa-valley-wind-real-world-glider

Metropolis (1927 movie)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCDQzGTBA3E

Metropolis (2001 anime movie)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(2001_film)

Queen - Radio Ga Ga

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Ga_Ga#Video

Shoutouts

6 Jan 2019 – Star Trek and Doctor Who actor William Morgan Sheppard passes away - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/william-morgan-sheppard-death-cause-age-star-trek-doctor-who-mad-men-tribute-a8715406.html

8 Jan 1642 - Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei passes away - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/astronomer-galileo-dies-in-italy

10 Jan 2016 - David Bowie’s passes away - https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35278872

Famous Birthdays

4 Jan 1643 – Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton

5 Jan 1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, cartoonist, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio famous for works such as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo and The Wind Rises. He has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation filmmakers, born in Bunkyō, Tokyo - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayao_Miyazaki

8 Jan 1947 – David Bowie, English singer, songwriter and actor (Labyrinth. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s and also famous for his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, born in Briston, London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie

Events of Interest

8 Jan 1889 - Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.

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

                - https://patents.google.com/patent/US395782A/en

10 Jan 1927 - Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis had its world premiere at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo in Berlin on 10 January 1927 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(1927_film)

12 Jan 2005 - Deep Impact NASA space probe, designed to study the interior composition of the comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel), by releasing an impactor into the comet. launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Impact_(spacecraft)

Intro


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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Special thanks to Tahlya from the General Queeries Podcast - https://www.thatsnotcanonproductions.com/generalqueeriespodcast

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