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The Geeks at the Gates on the Radio: April 8th 2021 - "Great News Inside!"

Anyone who was reading British comics in the late seventies will recognise the phrase "Great News Inside!" and have a feeling of impending doom. More about that later.

Regie mentioned the interview that Ray Fisher who played Cyborg in Justice League gave to the Hollywood Reporter. You can read that interview HERE.

In the discussion of Joss Whedon Regie mentioned the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. We don't recommend you watch it, but you can get a flavour of why from the trailer:

It's odd that the show came out only a couple of years later, but was so much better:

There was also mention made of Firefly. If you're unfamiliar, you should definitely check it out.

Mention was made of the charity Equality Now! Find out more about their work HERE.

Regie had a couple of comics recommendations - details below:


By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she's Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player in New York's underworld, where did she come from, and what is she doing with that strange cat demon? It will take all of Cindy's prowess as reporter and hero to find the answers…and stay alive! Written by Maurene Goo (I Believe in a Thing Called Love) and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa (RUNAWAYS, GHOST SPIDER), Cindy is on assignment, and nothing can stop her!


Zadie Lu is afraid of her own shadow. She's a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to KILL her. But how do you fight something you can't even touch? And how does all of this tie into her FAMILY, of all things? From the creative team that brought you the Eisner-nominated SKYWARD, writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Netflix's Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Captain Marvel). Join Zadie Lu as she ventures into the shadows to face her fears and discovers a legacy she never knew she had. REGISTER PITCH: The dark tones of Demon Slayer and Something Is Killing The Children meets a cast of contemporary teen characters not unlike VERONICA FISH and KELLY THOMPSON's Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Regie also recommended Blake's 7 and Star Cops. Check them out on YouTube. First episodes of each are below:

And yeah. The Geeks at the Gates is over. If you missed the reference in the title, if a British Comic in the late seventies had the slogan "GREAT NEWS INSIDE!" on the cover, it meant the comic was about to vanish, with the best bits of it absorbed into another comic from the same publisher - as, for example tje comic Star*Lord was absorbed into 2000 AD.

As Regie said, GATG is done. Things have changed. We move on. Something else will follow. It will be different, but it will be similar.

Thank you for your attention over the last couple of years. We'll be back with more geekness, in a slightly different form. See you next week! Until then, be kind to yourself, be kind to everybody else, stay safe, stay happy and above all else, stay geeky!