Jelly and Bean

TV, movies, games, technology, and pals.

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40: Kirk Didn’t Really Seem That Smart

Published 31 August 2013 • 1 hour, 9 minutes

Gordon McAlpin - creator of the webcomic Multiplex - fills in for Bean this week to discuss tech and movies: Xbox drops an update to convert Microsoft points to standard currency; Steve Balmer “retires” as CEO of Microsoft; Kickstarter announces that it’s launching in Australia and New Zealand in the not too distant future; Ben Affleck gets cast as Batman in the upcoming Batman/Superman flick, but is that really going to be the biggest issue with that movie?; and we take a look at Jobs the biopic of Steve Jobs’ life that doesn’t necessarily live up to real life.

39: Teal Deer Dancing Over Gnomes

Published 24 August 2013 • 55 minutes, 58 seconds

Everybody loves a crossover, so Katie Molloy, co-host of Silver Screen Queens visits to talk about all the things: videos that help breakdown the NBN plans; rumours surface that Bradley Cooper is up for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy; and Kick-Ass 2 hits Australian cinemas, but is it as good as the first movie?

38: Hold on, I’ll Rewind My Mind

Published 17 August 2013 • 52 minutes, 44 seconds

What if Star Wars episodes I and II were actually good; the role Vin Diesel will be playing in the Marvel movies gets revealed; some details surface about the upcoming original Pixar movies: The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out; Microsoft decides to include a headset with the Xbox console, and also makes some changes to their policy to allow sharing of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions;

37: Playing With Yourself is an Option Here

Published 10 August 2013 • 59 minutes, 35 seconds

Saints Row IV finally passes classification, but in the worst possible way; a new Ender’s Game trailer drops, and it’s not really selling it very well; the BBC announces that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor; Disney and ABC are looking at creating a live action Star Wars TV show, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. holds the keys to its success; a new technology aims to improve the speed of data transferred across copper lines; and more TV shows coming up in the next few months: The Tomorrow People, Helix, Dads, The Michael J. Fox Show and Mind Games.

36: Well Known for Moustache and Manliness

Published 3 August 2013 • 1 hour, 2 minutes

Grand Theft Auto V makes it through the Australian classification board with an R18+ rating; the Australian government releases 10 recommendations from the Australian Tax inquiry; we look as some of the new TV shows coming in the next few months: Axe Cop, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Almost Human and Intelligence; and The Wolverine hits Australian cinemas.

35: The Internet Loves Hawkeye

Published 27 July 2013 • 56 minutes, 57 seconds

San Diego Comic Con is over for another year and it seems that the new thing is for celebrities to cosplay so they can roam the exhibition floor; Marvel confirms what we know about Guardians of the Galaxy; Warner Bros announces the sequel to Man of Steel, which is going to feature Batman, but not as we’ve seen him before; new details are announced about Avengers 2, including the title, Avengers: Age of Ultron; X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out mid-2014; and Disney shows of Aireal, a really cool new haptic feedback technology.

34: Oh, My Viber’s Going Off

Published 20 July 2013 • 55 minutes, 2 seconds

Microsoft confuses everyone by backtracking on Xbox policies… again; Dreamworks releases the teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2; Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s big budget sci-fi flick, hits Australian cinemas; one of the co-founders of Pirate Bay teams up to start, a truly secure messaging app for iPhone and Android; and the boys present some tips to help you make the best of your convention experience, just in time for San Diego Comic Con!

33: Man Love

Published 13 July 2013 • 56 minutes, 10 seconds

We get “confirmations” on who the villains that Benecio del Toro, Lee Pace and Karen Gillan are playing in Guardians of the Galaxy; Entertainment Weekly reveals what the villain Electro is going to look like in Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Andrew Garfield talks about his dream casting of the MJ character; a recent Russian rocket launch goes awry thanks to an upside-down part; and Google decides to shut down more services in favour of Google+.

32: Various Stages of Legality

Published 6 July 2013 • 56 minutes, 52 seconds

Google Reader shuts down, with multiple services popping up to fill the void; the Xbox One is going to be able to read QR codes; a “Low Violence Version” of Saints Row surfaces on Steam; Neil Gaiman is returning to his popular Sandman comic series; a 15-year-old participant in Google’s science fair invents a torch powered by human body heat; and Ars Technica takes a look at the true worth of consoles when their costs are adjusted for inflation.

31: Take a Bucket

Published 29 June 2013 • 1 hour, 5 minutes

Microsoft reverses some of their controversial Xbox One policies and reveals that the console will be region free; Saints Row IV gets refused classification in Australia; rumours surface that Vin Diesel is in talks with Marvel for an upcoming movie role; Sydney plays host to the annual popular culture convention, Supernova; and Jelly gives his thoughts and ratings on Monsters University and Man of Steel.