This week’s 3×3 covers the awesomest scientific explanations in movies! It starts at the 55-minute mark and it doesn’t include anything from Chernobyl Diaries, the wretched horror movie we had to watch for the other part of the podcast.
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To Tom et al this is totally of topic but listening to some of the old QT3s I heard you praising Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace, have you by any chance heard of Man to Man with Dean Learner? It was created by the same team and has Richard Ayoade playing his producer character from Darkplace in a faux chat show format. It’s not quite as brilliant as Darkplace but it is still very good and one episode even features the character of Garth Meranghi.
Oh cool, I really liked everything else I’ve seen that Aoyade has been involved in. Will check it out. Watched Submarine yesterday, which while very different was still good. It saddens me that The Big Bang Theory is more popular than The IT Crowd, which even when studying IT few people have heard of it.
Yeah please do check it out especially if you are a Richard Ayoade fan. I liked Submarine too it’s an odd little film but Paddy Consadine is great in it as too was Craig Roberts who I know from a fantastic British children’s show called Young Dracula. Let’s just hope Ayoade’s new film, the Watch, will let him break in to America.
Chris’ radiating explosive love metaphor was a rather unexpected poetic highlight. Also, radiation bear. He was interesting for 3.1415 seconds.
Still my best Subaru. XO to my favourite Canadian, sailor, and even Dingus.
Did you know Richard Ayoade was originally cast as the little robot Wheatley in Portal 2? TRUE STORY!
Mr. Opinion, I’ve heard of Man to Man, but haven’t seen it. Thanks for the recommendation. One of these days I need to check out IT Crowd. For whatever reason, I mentally lump it in with Coupling, which I’ve also never seen.
Glad to hear you mention Submarine, although that’s a side of Ayoade that you don’t see in Darkplace. You mentioned Paddy Consadine, but I think I most enjoyed Noah Taylor and especially Sally Hawkins in that movie.
The entire movie should have been about Radiation Bear. Unlike every other threat in the movie, at least you could see Radiation Bear.
What’s weird is that while there is no extra charge for Radiation Bear, I would happily have paid extra for more Radiation Bear and less Immersive Experience.
Americans are hilarious in that you love serious movies based on comic books but you hate cartoonish comedies. If you like “dumb” quirky sci-fi like the first MIB, MIB3 is more of the same and it helps to see it in 3d in a movie theater.
Loved the 3 by 3 this week.
Oh I loved Noah Taylor and Sally Hawkins too especially in the scene after the van indecent it’s just I have a major mancrush on Paddy Consadine and so I have to mention him whenever I can.
And yeah you should get to the IT crowd especially from series 2 onward which features fellow Darkplace cast member Matt Berry. Since I’m plugging comedies from over this side of the pond please check out a great Irish show called Father Ted and a British show called Black Books both of which came from IT Crowd creator Graham Linehan.
Plus that titbit about Portal is cool, I actually think Ayoade would have been a more fitting choice for the character.
One major nitpick with the extended summary of Chernobyl Diaries: Pripyat (and Chernobyl) are located in the Ukraine (which is indeed a European country), not Russia. The idea that Chernobyl is in Russia is a weird prevailing misconception that many people seem to hold.
Thanks for bringing that up, Jennifer. Since the Chernobyl incident was so thoroughly Soviet when it happened, I think a lot of us have filed it in the mental drawer of “terrible stuff from Russia”. But your point is an important one.
Loling at the time I didn’t know any of you were famous. Since discovering the Wonderful World of Wand, every day is better than the one before. Radiation Bear/solo cinema Sunday included. Thank you for existing on Wikipedia.
I will always have cash in hand when attending a film that scores a 31 or lower on Metacritic in hopes that I can pay for some Radiation Bear.
In some extreme cases, crazy hot is two descriptors.
Like I used to tell my old bosses at NASA, all my lazy inaccuracies geographical and otherwise are meant for comic effect.
Recommendations noted! Why can’t American TV be one fifth as good as British TV?
I won’t bother mentioning the usual Consadine, which you’ve mostly likely seen. But since I suspect Pu-239 is often overlooked since it never had a theatrical release, I will insist here that you see that if you haven’t already.
Thanks Tom, I think Tom Pu-239 is probably the only Paddy Consadine I haven’t got around to yet but it is on my list of things to see thanks to your recommendation. Consadine doesn’t act in this but you should check out his directorial debut Tyrannosaur, it is one of the most emotionally harrowing British films I’ve seen in a long time and I can’t praise it enough.