Siskoid Radio: Geek Out! - March 10th

"If your lightsaber is always running out of batteries, you might be a geek..."

In episode 3, I played James Kochalka's Monkey vs. Robot, but didn't expect Twitter to light up like a Christmas tree with the debate. So episode 8 is a MvsR special, with most tunes and features aligned either with one or the other. Which will win in the end? I've also got a special guest this week as I and Fred Melanson have an old-fashioned throwdown in the Mighty Geeky Manner - Star Wars (him) vs. Star Trek (me). As always, the show endeavors to bring the geek experience to life. If you couldn't listen or understand the French interventions, I supply the episode's playlist, with You-Tube links where available.

Intro tune: Doctor Who IX - Murray Gold
Monkey vs. Robot - James Kochalka Superstar
Geek News: The headlines included Moebius' obituary and news of Earth-2 and other fashion faux-pas.
Hockey Monkey - James Kochalka Superstar feat. the Zambonis
Comics round-up: Basically a few of the week's tweeted comic book reviews
Hunt 'em All Down (Transformers Song) - Kirby Krackle
Comics recommendation: Jeffrey Brown's Incredible Change-Bots
The Robots - Kraftwerk
Feature: Top 10 Robots and Monkeys Geeks Care About (see below for the list)
Monkey Suicide - Jean Leloup
Geek Band: Abitibi (Quebec) rock band Gwenwed
Space 99 - Gwenwed (no video, but Grooveshark has it)
Gwen et les rats - Gwenwed
8mm - Gwenwed
Darth Vader's Imperial March - Richard Cheese
Chewbacca - Supernova
Geek 101: Star Wars vs. Star Trek with special guest Fred Melanson
Space Hippies Theme - Charles Napier (from The Way to Eden, representing Star Trek)
Monkey Gone to Heaven - The Pixies
Space Monkeys - The Dust Brothers
Goodbyes and your Doctor Who theme remix of the week:
Skaro or Bust v2.0 - Blacker

As promised, here are the Top 10 lists mentioned on the show:
Top 10 Monkeys Geeks Care About
10. Flying Monkeys of Oz
9. Annie's Boobs
8. Gorilla Grodd
7. Donkey Kong
6. Cheetah (Tarzan's sidekick)
5. Mugatu
4. Chewbacca
3. Monsieur Mallah
2. Damn Dirty Apes of the Planet of the Apes
1. King Kong
And not at all: Marcel from Friends

Top 10 Robots Geeks Care About
10. Johnny 5
9. Transformers (but not the movie ones; best possible single answer is Shockwave)
8. Terminators
7. Mechagodzilla
6. Robbie the Robot
5. Marvin the Paranoid Android
4. Cylons
3. Data
2. R2-D2 and C-3PO
1. Bender
And not at all: Red Tornado

The show's on CKUM Radio every Saturday between 7 PM and 8:30 PM Atlantic Time (-4 GMT) on 93,5 FM in the Moncton area, or online, while capacity isn't exceeded, HERE.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic playlist! Greasy Kid Stuff (a radio show in Portland OR; ) does a 'monkey vs. robot' show approximately yearly, with some of the same songs. :) They also do a 'cat vs. dog' one sometimes.

Siskoid said...

A case of great minds thinking alike, if I do say so myself ;-).


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