My Weekly Geekery | Episode 47

In this week’s episode I talk about the Doctor Who Series 8 premiere announcement, new teaser trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Utopia, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Sense8, Looking for Alaska, VidCon, and Orphan Black.

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My Weekly Geekery | Episode 46

In this week’s episode I talk about the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One, Guardians of the Galaxy, Heroes Reborn, Ripper Street, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and Fargo.

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Review: Game of Thrones: The Exhibition

Last week I travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to visit the touring exhibit celebrating HBO series Game of Thrones. The exhibition was free of charge and featured many costumes and props from the show, and a few nice extras to please fans.

Ascend the Wall

Ascend the Wall

We picked the first time slot for our timed entry, which meant we were in nice and early.

The Iron Throne

The Iron Throne

There were two areas for which you had to queue, those being the Oculus Rift: Ascend the Wall experience, and the Iron Throne. The Ascend the Wall experience was great; I was just wearing glasses and headphones, but it felt pretty realistic, and it was a lot of fun, if short. And it was fantastic to get the chance to have my photo taken on the Iron Throne.

The exhibition itself wasn’t too busy; there were lots of people but it was quite easy to get around and get up close to the costumes and props. I never felt rushed, and went round the exhibition three times. I enjoyed seeing costumes from the show and seeing all the detail which isn’t so obvious on screen, and just simple things like seeing the size of items like swords and dragon eggs made it more interesting, I think. There was also a lot to read, and videos to watch, which gave a lot of further information about the show and the items on display.

I think that the Oculus Rift Experience was my favourite part of the Exhibition, so definitely try to do that if you get a chance (unless you have severe vertigo) and my favourite costumes were those from King’s Landing, they were just so colourful and extravagant. I also loved seeing Jaime Lannister’s severed hand, which looked pretty realistic, and his new gold hand, which was wonderfully detailed.

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The main downside was the lighting, which was pretty dark and didn’t put the costumes in their best, well, light. It was also a little inconvenient for photography (especially for the Iron Throne bit), although I was very glad to be able to take photos throughout the experience. I also would have liked to have seen costumes for Petyr Baelish and Jorah Mormont; they were both such big parts of Season Four that their absence seemed glaring (we did have Littlefinger’s mockingbird pin, and Mormont’s sword, however).

Overall it was a great day, and I really recommend a visit. I will definitely go back if I get the chance.

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Belfast

Last week I was in Belfast, and I shot a little bit of footage there.

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My Weekly Geekery | Episode 45

In this week’s episode I talk about the Doctor Who World Tour, Dangerous Visions season, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, and Game of Thrones.

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My Weekly Geekery | Episode 44

In this week’s episode I talk about casting news for The Casual Vacancy and Star Wars Episode VII, Game of Thrones’ new record, The Fault in Our Stars opening in cinemas, Ronan Keating in Once, and Colin Morgan in Quirke.

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The TV of My Childhood

In which I talk about the TV I used to watch as a child.

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