SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FILMMAKER

Here at Nerd Eyes Only we’re always looking for cool new content to show you. We like to think of ourselves as promoters of new and interesting talent, in pursuit of which we start our new “Support your local…” series. Here we will highlight new talented individuals and teams we have stumbled across and think you might enjoy.

This week we have the new Short film put together by Hertfordshire based film company Not Twice films and Director Carl Thomason. The Fallen Goat, is a suspenseful horror short shot on a number of visually pleasing local Hertfordshire locations and with a cast headed by Paul Cooper who’s performance binds the whole thing beautifully. The entire film has a feeling of unease spread over it that culminates well in a dramatic final act reveal. While on occasion let down by more amateur actors of the cast it never removes from the overall composition and the potential displayed by Director and crew go along way to suggest even more interesting projects will be on the horizon.

Paul Cooper and Elspeth Mary Jane Dewick look down upon “The Fallen Goat”

The Fallen Goat is exemplified by well distributed long tense silences and it builds tension to a biting point. Paul Coopers performance throughout is solid and brooding creating a character who’s inner torment mirrors the atmosphere of the short perfectly building in tandem to a crescendo. Not to mention his truly exemplary facial hair marking him as the most debonair farmer we’ve ever encountered.

The plot reveals major characters to be quite disturbed individuals and one is left unsure as to whether one should empathise with any of them at all. The feel of the short is once or twice put off kilter by asynchronous injections of humour which have the delightful effect of unnerving the audience. It forces them to laugh and among such disturbing events and this adds to the tone of “wrongness”. This tone is also displayed well by musical cues throughout be it tense, dramatic or unnerving. We also noted on multiple viewings that the shorts ending works a subtle sense of ambiguity into a dramatic third act event making us question whether it took place at all…

 

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The Fallen Goat is definitely the latest work in a journey for Not Twice Films and Director Carl Thomason. It has a greater degree of polish that some earlier works lacked, that progression of the last 5 or so years where perhaps technical know how limited earlier interesting premises is a joy to see.

If you cannot wait for the release of The Fallen Goat later this year we wholeheartedly recommend checking out some of their earlier works. Particularly Broken Bones A British crime short that explores an anglicized version of principles of honor and the samurai code of Bushido. The enemy, a look into an interview with a serial killer where all is not what it seems, or The Hostage, the story of a man under siege by some surprising aggressors. But if the Fallen Goat has specifically peaked your interest it will be shown by Hitchin films from September onward, and with Applications to over 20+ film festivals worldwide maybe to a place near you. Unfortunately most will have the long wait for Public release sometime next year, but we promise it’s worth the wait. Tense, stark and foreboding The Fallen Goat will have you on the edge of your seat!

Below are some useful links to look into Not twice Films and where you will find any news concerning the Fallen Goat:                                                                                                    YouTube                                                                                                                                         Facebook                                                                                                                                       Twitter                                                                                                                                         Vimeo

Cast and crew on set for the fallen goat, Left to Right: Liam O’riordan, Stephen Emery, Paul Cooper, Levi Day, Szymon Madziel, Carl Thomason, John Brimm, Mark Scullion & Andrew Gannon.

 


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It’s time once again for the most prestigious award in internet history the renowned and highly sort after YouTube God Award for 2016! Our previous winners Jesse Cox, Wil Wheaton and the Warpzone have ascended to the heavens and now it is time for another deity to join the pantheon.

First thing first though here are some special mentions who didn’t quite make it into the running this year but who are definitely worth your attention and maybe future inhabitants of YouTube Olympus:

Pennyarcade tv, Total Biscuit, boogie2988, Andre “black nerd”, Awe me – man at arms reforged.

Now to the countdown…

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#5 Sky Williams

This channel seems to have  taken on a lot of changes lately and as such has left us nothing but curious about the direction it will go. Driven by the charismatic Sky himself and largely League of legends based content, we find ourselves constantly surprised by how we’ve been drawn to this channel. Now the irregularity of the channels content however enjoyable has seen it sit lower on this list than it perhaps might’ve been but we cant wait to see how it develops. Maybe a future winner we’ll wait and see!

Links:

Channel       Facebook       Twitter       Google+

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Star Citizen may be one of the most ambitious gaming projects to ever be undertaken, directly related to that endeavor our next runner up Youtube.com/boredgamer. In concert with the Star citizen channel itself Bored stands as the guide for our journey with a game that has hopes very high here at nerd eyes only home base! With any luck they will continue to thrill us as the ongoing open development moves forward. Also watch this space for some of our very own star citizen content soon…

Links:

Channel       Facebook       Twitter       Twitch      Redacted     Patreon

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#3 Jonathan Pie

Let’s just be honest 2016 was a difficult year to say the least. The angry and some times controversial voice of Jonathan Pie has often struck true with the hearts and minds of people across the world. Primarily Britain-centric his rants and diatribes about the world of politics have you both thinking and laughing in the best of ways!

Links:

Channel       Facebook       Twitter       Google+

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#2 Cinnamon Toast Ken

There are many things that sell a channel to its audience and with Ken its charisma up the wazoo! Our first runner up provides regular gaming content and the odd Vlog or two. However we have to admit Ken is a bit of a marmite creator. Built around his effervescent Personality this is a channel you will either love or hate!

Links:

Channel       Twitch       Twitter       Google+      Instagram

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In a year of darkness, more often than not this winning channel was a voice of hope. Now twinned with a podcast “under the skin” where Russel interviews interesting and varied voices across a wide variety of subjects. The trews works well to inform and enthuse, while ultimately his opinions might not always be shared they are always well meaning and well researched. But it is particularly its undying sentiment of hope that has won out this years YouTube god. Thank you Russel and team, in a year where we really needed it you helped us to look forward and see a better future!

Links:

Channel       Facebook       Twitter       Google+

Is this it, mortals? Is this all the fury you can muster?

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Thanks to showfilmfirst.com we had the opportunity to run down to Leicester Square Empire, to get an early look at the new Warcraft movie. Now, we can let you know before you drop some cash, from Stormwind to Ironforge what was max-level enjoyment and what was more like an escort quest through Felwood. Plied with free booze and shuffled into the cinema like a horde of the undead the tension was palpable. The fears that have plagued fans of this franchise since the films announcements were heavy in the air some were completely unfounded, some….were not.

The tone and look of the opening minutes are familiar to anyone who has ever watched a Blizzard cinematic. The first sights of iconic Game areas such as Goldshire and realistic interpretations of World of Warcraft area maps initially brought waves of nostalgia. However as the movie progressed it grew into annoyance as the mention of things only recognisable to those of us that played the game became seemingly near constant. The 3D as far as we could establish added no value to the story and in panning or quick moving shots of combat for example were hard to follow and headachey to watch. Especially annoying as these scenes were some of the more interesting visually had they not been hamstrung by the 3D. The score was much of what one could expect from a high fantasy title, appropriately highlighting moments of quiet or tension but nothing to write home about.

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As far as the story goes if your already a World of Warcraft fan You already know this story. If not the feeling of watching seems to be akin to that of watching the Dungeons and Dragons movie(2000). Suddenly you’re thrust into a world you don’t know with rules, characters and institutions that are not explained well by the film. These are not the only similarities to the D&D movie, unfortunately it’s sense of humour or playfulness is not recreated. A story moment that really baffled us came when Orgrim Doomhammer(Robert Kazinsky)openly rebelled against the rule of Gul’Dan (Daniel Wu). Somehow a bunch of random Orcs got the chop instead of him and he conveniently is not to be seen for five minutes, in which time we were like “Did they just…”.

Dominic Cooper, who we here have never been a particular fan of here, plays one of our heroes King Llane Wrynn. While not terrible he did nothing to change our opinion of him in this, probably not helped by his pretty boring dialogue. Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar felt like a more annoying of version of Matthew Broderick’s character in ladyhawke, granted that might be someone’s deal but it wasn’t ours. In contrast Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar was very engaging on screen and was probably the only thing to make rooting for the Alliance palatable. Surprisingly the CGI Orcs tallied a lot in the win column, the voice acting was on point and the textures of the wholly unbelievable creatures almost felt real at certain points. Probably one of our biggest fears going in the Orcs were one of our biggest wins coming out. Durotan(Toby Kebbell) and Draka(Anna Galvin) particularly held up well and often out performed real life actors on screen. A surprising failure was the make job upon the character Medivh(Ben Foster) upon his transition to evil. It was just poor and we could not work out why at all.

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All in all the Warcraft movie was a bit of a Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. In that it was an excuse for fans of a franchise to see characters from their game do cool things on a movie screen. It was really more a 2 hour World of Warcraft trailer than an epic high fantasy movie worth watching in its own right. But it’s the movie we got and I guess it could have been worse! What we wish we would have gotten was something that took itself alot less seriously, while the moment a guy got *sheeped* was funny it was probably one of three laughs across the entire movie. Our advice for any future venture into Azeroth for movie purposes is go crazy with it. We want a Last Starfigheresque 80’s fest, kid falls into the main character of his favourite videogame and adventure ensues. Definitely take yourself less seriously and be more accesible to people not already fans of the franchise. Let us know what you thought, Do you agree?

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Top 5 Quotes:

– “He wishes to lie with me…You would be injured…You would not be an affective mate”
-“Do i go in?” “I don’t know it’s never done that before”
-*Sheep*
-“Quick thinking slicing it’s head off like that”
-“Aaaaaaagh” *baby thrall*

Anduin Lothar (Travis fimmel) ready

to do battle with the Orc threat!
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RISE MORTALS!

YouTube God 2015

Welcome back, it’s that time of year yet again, time for us to crown a new Deity in the YouTube Pantheon. It’s YouTube God 2015 baby! To those who are still unaware this is the third year of YouTube God, a self titled award given by nerdeyesonly.com to the producer we think has stood out on YouTube over the last year. To date there have been two victors, the first being Mr Jesse Cox, self-proclaimed “dark YouTube god”. The Second, Wil Wheaton and the tabletop team who celebrated their victory only last year. But it is time for their ranks to swell once again as a new god must be named!

This year was yet again a difficult task to elevate just one YouTube producer to Godhood. Many fell by the wayside, so before we get onto our finalists please check out our honourable mention list for this year:

Yogscast Kim (Predominantly Minecraft content) /yogscastkim
Literally geeky (A nerdy Book club)
 /geekocracy
Lucahjin (Lets Player)
 /lucahjin
D&D Channel (acquisitions inc content specifically good) 
/DNDWizards
Boogie 2988 (Vlogger, Sketch comedy) 
/boogie2988
Black nerd comedy (Vlogger, Reviewer) 
/BlackNerdComedy

NOW HERE’S THE COUNTDOWN!

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#5 Penny Arcade TV

Making a return to our list after a year fallen from grace is the YouTube arm of the successful web comic Penny Arcade. From creators Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins and their team, It’s Penny Arcade TV at number 5. They seeded fourth the first year of our competition and failed to rank at all last year but new and quality programming has brought our attention swinging back. We’ve particularly enjoyed their new show First 15 where Jerry and mike play the “first 15” minutes of a game and comment as only they can. We hope to see more in the coming year and won’t rule out potential victory in next years competition should they build on the success of the last year.

Links:
Twitter                                                           Facebook 
YouTube Channel                                         Main website 

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#4 Hot Pepper Gaming

Based on a straightforward concept; eat something very spicy and review a game before your allowed to take a drink, this format was almost destined for success. The ever-changing hosts keep the show fresh and the variety of spicy food/style of game mean that two episodes are never alike. One of the recurring hosts, Jared(Pictured above), makes for particularly entertaining viewing due to his dramatic, charismatic and sometimes surprisingly witty demeanor throughout. Upon the start of each video one can always expect Hilarity to ensue with tidbits of knowledge imparted here and there. We often look forward to videos from this channel with great anticipation.

Links:
Facebook                                                        Twitter
Jared’s Twitter                                                YouTube Channel

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#3 Awe Me

Our second new entry in the running for YouTube God is the Awe Me channel. With it’s two flagship programs Men At Arms Forged and DIY Prop Shop it is a force of inspiration and ingenuity. You want to know how to craft a golden snitch or watch guys forge a real life Pyramid Head sword to destroy things, this channels got you covered. With excellent production value and genuinely intriguing subject matter this is a great a channel that almost makes up for the time between its content.

Links:
Facebook                                Twitter                            YouTube Channel

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#2 Jesse Cox

Again we found ourselves unable to continue without mentioning our very own YouTube “Dark” God. While again he fails by the slimmest margin to claim a second title his channels consistency and quality mean we had to recognise the first inhabitant of Nerdlympus once again in the run down to our victor. Speaking of…

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Always a bridesmaid never the bride The Warp Zone made up of Davis, Schroeder, Fish, Odem and Ryan have finally done it they have ascended to a higher plane and taken their places as our new YouTube Gods!

It is the consistency, variety and quality of their content that has finally landed them the victory. Their nerd related parody fun; Lets plays, music parodies, drinking games, Podcasts, Vlogs and comedy skits are always a draw in the YouTube news feed. Will they join Jesse in Darkness or the tabletop team in silence over their rise to divinity we don’t know but we’re curious to find out!

Links:
Merchandise                                       Facebook                                     Twitter
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The Nerd Factor

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If your looking for some fun talent shows that are actually worth watching then today we have something for you….

Jim Henson and the company he founded are most famous for the creation of the Muppet’s but also for being the foremost puppeteering company in known history. In the new show created by the Jim Henson company, “Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.” A group of Creature Creators compete against each other to create puppets and animatronics such as those found primarily in science fiction and fantasy. Actress Gigi Edgley who played Chiana on Farscape, serves as the show’s host. The judges evaluate the creature designs on the Henson Sound Stage every week and the contestants are eliminated one by one by Brian Henson. The winner getting $100,000 and a contract for working at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

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The judges are made up of Brian Henson, Chairman of The Jim Henson Company, writer, film director, and puppeteer most notably to us the puppeteer that brought Hoggle to life in Labyrinth. Fabrication specialist Beth Hathaway who worked on Jurassic Park, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Walking Dead
and Production designer Kirk Thatcher  who worked on Return of the JediE.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Gremlins. Throughout the series the contestants are also Mentored by Peter Brooke, Julie Zobel, John Criswell.

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The contestants at the start of the show are as follows:

Robert Bennett – Sculptor for Walt Disney Imagineering from Orlando, Florida.
Chaz Vance – Special-effects and entertainment designer from West Falls, New York.
Tina Roland – Freelance effects artist from Hollywood, California.
Josh Smith – Creature costumer and prop builder from Minot, North Dakota.
Ivonne Escoto – Freelance special-effects artist from Los Angeles, California.
Lex Rudd – Puppet and creature costume-maker from Guerneville, California.
Russ Adams – Special-effects artist and creature creator from Ogden, Utah.
Jake Corrick – Student and sculptor from Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.
Melissa Doss – Housewife and freelance special-effects artist from Fort  Wainwright, Alaska.
Ben Bayouth – Freelance special-effects artist from Woodland Hills, California.

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There appears to be no sensible way to watch the show in the UK at the moment. Although it may air on Syfy a lot later at some point. If somehow you are unaware of Creature shop at Jim Hensons work be sure to check out Farscape, Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal for awesome examples of their work!

For more info check out the show’s page here: http://www.syfy.com/creatureshop

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If your in the mood for more nerdy talent show stuff you can always try the penny arcade comic version, strip search. Available entirely on their YouTube channel here. While living in a large pineapple-themed house, a group of artists are given a series of challenges in each episode ranging from creative to legal to physical, with the winner(s) of each receiving a prize. The winner of the last challenge each day must choose two of the artists to go head-to-head and compete to stay in the game. The chosen must then meet the Penny Arcade creators, Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, and before them they draw two random ideas written on scraps of paper then have to create an original comic strip based on the selected concepts. The winner goes back to the house to continue competing while the loser is eliminated.

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If you would like to get an idea for the contestants work before or after watching the series, the contestants for this show are as follows:

Abby Howard, Junior scientist power hour webcomic artist.                                  
Alex Hobbs, Wanderlust Kid.                                                                                
Amy T. Falcone, CLique refresh.                                                                        
Erika Moen, Freelance cartoonist.                                                                      
Katie Rice, Skadi.                                                                                    
Lexxy Douglas, Freelance illustrator.                                                          
Mackenzie Schubert, Webcomic artist.                                                                
Maki Naro, Sci-ence.                                                                                  
Monica Ray, Phuzzy Comics.                                                                              
Nick Trujillo, Mynt condition comics.                                                                  
Tavis, Thunder skull press.                                                                              
Ty Halley, the secret life of a journal comic.

Gabe and TychoHopefully we have given you a new worthwhile replacement for the other seemingly talentless, talent shows that plague television these days. If you have any suggestions of similar concepts that we or others may be of interest as always you may leave a comment or send us an email at contact@nerdeyesonly.com.

 

Rise Nerds The Revolution Is Upon Us…

I Want My Nerd HQ

If you’ve followed our yearly Comic Con Blog or the career of Zachary Levi, Star of Chuck, then you are probably aware of The Nerd Machine and Nerd HQ. If you are not however, Zachary Levi and co-founder David Coleman began the nerd machine website home of cool nerd Swag, articles and the start of a Nerd Revolution (Nerdolution). Subsequently it evolved to include Nerd HQ, the con(NERD HQ) inside the con (San Diego Comic Con) which began offering unprecedented access to favourite stars and other cool nerd stuff. And it was all in an effort to raise money for the charity Operation Smile, which offers safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

For every year Nerd HQ has been going, they have provided full videos of their panels and events(which can be found on their YouTube channel here), which were also streamed live worldwide. Nerd HQ was made up of Signings, photo booths, panels, gaming and auctions. But now the convention needs your help!

And to explain exactly how you can help here is the man himself Zachary Levi…

You can Click on this link right here, to donate and help support a great convention that in turn also supports an important charity. “All contributors will be part of the #NerdHQArmy, an exclusive email list that will receive updates, photos, videos and much more throughout our event planning process that can’t be found anywhere else. Your name will also be placed on our “Nerd HQ Wall of Honor” at the event and on our contributor page on http://www.thenerdmachine.com. But most importantly, for your contribution, you will receive our eternal gratitude, loyalty and our pledge to bring you the best Nerd HQ ever!”

If you’re still not convinced here are a few things that may help persuade you, If you’re not resident of the United States, Unfortunately there is no Nerd HQ for example in our native land of the UK or anywhere else,but success might encourage expansion. And finally to give you an idea of what your money would be going towards here’s a quick clip of footage from Nerd HQ 2013. I hope you agree to support this worthy cause and support Nerd HQ and The Nerdolution!

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The Tomorrow People Today!

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When the rumors surfaced that an American network was going to do a remake of the classic 70’s children’s TV show “The tomorrow people” the first thing to come to mind was shock, then excitement, and then dread. Now the first few episodes have aired in the UK (Broadcast by E4) and a bunch more state side (Broadcast on the CW), It seemed only fair to sit down and write about and compare the new series with its older progenitor.

The original Tomorrow People was a children’s television program that ran on the ITV from 1973-1979. The Story followed Stephen an ordinary schoolboy who collapses on a London street under the mental strain of “breaking out”. A process where the powers of an evolutionary advanced strain of people (Called the tomorrow people/Homo-superior) start to develop. Existing tomorrow people John, Carol and Kenny help him through this process and then they come up against the mysterious villain of the piece Jedikiah, who serves the even more malevolent and enigmatic Cyclops.

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The trailers for the new season looked painfully like One tree hill/The OC with super powers, luckily it’s not as bad as all that. Again the lead character is Stephen older and with his own new rag tag bunch of tomorrow people rallied against Jedikiah. But this new series clearly aimed at the teen/twilight market as opposed to being children’s TV like the original.

During the pilot I wondered why the lead had been cast whose acting rises to only passable in all that I’ve seen of the series so far. But i guess when only five minutes in to the first episode one sees the pretty boy hero shirtless and tied to a bed Its a case of looks over substance. As we’ve started talking about some of the bad i’ll get all of that over with and then we can talk about what is good about the series.

In the pilot their is a painful Darth Vader force choke scene of a school bully by Stephen as he “broke out”. The scene just felt like a giant cliche not helped by serious overacting. Also not a fan of the clumsy love story so far, the obligatory love triangle of the twilight generation is telegraphed from episode one and is horribly predictable. Early on our protagonist, Stephen, who I guess we are supposed to route for makes it hard to do so. The Stupid “I’ve known about all this powers thing for three seconds but i’m gonna start giving dumb orders” is just annoying and typified by a decision join super crazy death squad ultra by pilots end. 

Now that were done with the bad, here’s the good, and there’s a lot of it actually which has kept me from dropping the series, thus far. The idea of having the Tomorrow people learning focus for powers through martial arts was very cool. A scene within the pilot of two new recruits going against each other until one accidentally teleports made me sit up and pay attention and ultimately stop from turning over. However while this is a cool premise that is held up throughout the series so far the caliber of martial arts ability in the cast is very mixed.

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Aaron Yoo who plays Russel Kwon the more anarchic member of the Tomorrow people is easily a favourite character and stands out both in his performance and in the writing of his character. I also quite liked the female lead Cara Coburn played by Peyton List but my appraisal of her performance may be biased by here being insanely attractive. The jewel in rough is Mark Pellegrino who plays Jedikiah, probably best remembered for his awesome portrayal of Lucifer within Supernatural. Although to date we haven’t seen too much character progression for him. His performance is another reason to give the series chance.

Gone are the flares and dodgy haircuts of the original, a word you could definitely use to describe the new series is “slick”. Done away with, are the much more theatrical sets and costumes, and the low production values that typified the original and other productions of the era like Doctor Who. TIM is back as the Tomorrow people’s fix all A.I. computer and as Russel Kwon puts it “he’s like our Hal but not evil.” Unfortunately it doesn’t look like we will see TIM whipping up Steak chips and ginger beer from thin air, but i think that was only important to me anyway.

Personally I find the CGI shimmer when characters are using Telekinesis off putting, and would be better if it didn’t exist at all. But otherwise the three powers of the original Tomorrow People (Telekinesis, Teleportation and Telepathy) come across well. “Breaking out” seemed a much bigger deal in the original series like mental/brain static. Where as in the new series, it seemed they just needed to give Stephen his powers as quickly as possible so as to move on with other parts of the plot. Which I imagine as the series continues will be more complicated and similar to other contemporary shows.

In summary the new Tomorrow People is not the original by any stretch of the imagination, but then that is to be expected. Although there is plenty to grumble about, it also has a lot of potential as well. It’s not a new Heroes and it probably won’t rank in the league of Firefly, but it is definitely worth a watch. It will be interesting to see if the series can hold the attention in the long run and whether they will throw in any references to the original. Talking of which I leave you with a video of the cool seventies opening credits of the original, which sadly do not make a return, so you can bathe in the nostalgia. 

All thanks go to TheRageTV on YouTube, for this video.

Check out the original again on DVD from Amazon: The Tomorrow People – The Complete Series [DVD]

Who will be YouTube God?

Logo Welcome to the very first Installment of You Tube God. Here you will find a rundown by Nerd Eyes Only of the very best YouTube had to offer from 2013, ending with the presentation of the title “You Tube God” to the greatest of all. To start here a a few people deserving of special mention who did not quite make it into the prestigious top 5. Many could have easily made it in but in the end a choice had to be made. There is not the proper time to look at all of them in detail here so go check out their channels for yourself just add their /username’s to the end of http://www.youtube.com or click on their links below.
Honorable mentions –

Andre/Black Nerd – /Blacknerdcomedy/andre/swordandshell
Boogie2988 – /boogie2988
Crendor/Eric- /wowcrendor, /coxncrendor, /crendorirl/goodnightcrendor
Brooke “Dodger” Leigh – /dexbonus, /presshearttocontinue
Digital Commanders (Ted, David & Chadwick) – /digitalcommanders
Geekocracy – /Geekocracy
Geek & Sundry (Felicia Day & Wil Wheaton) – /geekandsundry   /geekandsundryvlogs
Katie Wilson – /LegendOfKatie
Kev Jumba – /kevjumba/Jumbafund
Lucah/Reese- /lucahjin,
Natalie Tran – /communitychannel
Nerdist (Chris Hardwick) – /Nerdist
Paul Mason –  /allhailskippy
Polaris/The Game Station – /thegamestation /Polaris
Ray William Johnson – /RaywilliamJohnson, /Breakingnyc/runawayplanet
Rosanna Pansino – /RossanaPansino
Red Shirt Films – Channel Link 
Smodco internet television (Kevin Smith) – /seesmod
The brothers Riedell – /thebrothersriedell
Total Biscuit/John Baines –  /TotalHalibut 
Wizard of the coasts/Dungeons and Dragons – /DNDWizards

So now that the failures to win this prestigious award have been acknowledged, here is what you have been waiting for the Top 5! Four runners up and the Nerd Eyes Only champion and newly titled YouTube God!

Top 5

5. wong fu productions – /wongfuproductions /ISATV /morewongfuWong fu productions Made up of Wes, Ted and Phil, Wong Fu Productions started out as a group of guys from a San Diego University who wanted to make movies. Their Channel has produced a number of short films, Skits and a very popular vlog series called Wong Fu Weekends. They also launched The organisation ISA (International Secret Agents) with the band Far East movement, an organisation that furthers the cause of asian Americans in the entertainment industry and now has it’s very own YouTube channel.

Links:

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/wongfuproductions
Twitter – https://twitter.com/wongfupro
Instagram – http://instagram.com/wongfupro
YouTube Channels    –  /wongfuproductions , /morewongfu , /isatv
Main Website – http://www.wongfuproductions.com
Merchandise  – http://areyouaniceguy.com/

4. Penny Arcade – /pennyarcadeTV penny arcade

The YouTube arm of the successful web comic creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Penny Arcade is one of the few web comics to turn what they love into a business, and now they also run conventions called PAX(Penny Arcade Expo) on both sides of the USA and in Australia. Their channel hosts a wide variet of content including: Penny Arcade the series, a reality show of their own devising that looks at working at Penny Arcade, Strip Search, A apprentice style game show with the prize being a slot to work in their company. The channel also hosts a number of  other creators content like “shut up, sit down!” and Extra Credits.

Unfortunately if rumors are to be believed, the penny arcade YouTube channel looks to be going away but all the cool content they made up till now should still be available on the penny arcade site.

Links:

Twitter – https://twitter.com/PA_Megacorp
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Penny-Arcade/19103799704
YouTube Channel – /pennyarcadetv
Main website – http://www.penny-arcade.com/

3.Yogscast Lewis and Simon

Yogscast Simon and Lewis

The spear head channel of the Yogscast organisation run by Lewis and Simon the companies Creators. Their channel is focused almost entirely around creating Minecraft based content, singled out by the pairs sense of humor and sense of fun. The Yogscast is also made up of a bunch of other Yogscast channels on YouTube(Listed below), they also annually do a Christmas live stream over December for charity and have produced their own game, Yogventures, and merchandise.

Links:

Main Website – http://www.yogscast.com/
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/yogscast
Twitter – https://twitter.com/yogscast
Merchandise – http://yogscast.spreadshirt.com/

All the Yogscast Channels –
/YOGSCASTLewis&Simon, /YOGSCASTHannah, /YOGSCASTLalna (aka Duncan),
/YOGSCASTSjin, /YOGSCASTSips, /YOGSCASTRythian,
/YOGSCASTNilesy, /YOGSCASTMartyn (InTheLittleWood), /YOGSCASTStrippin,
/YOGSCASTZoeyProasheck, /YOGSCASTPanda, /YOGSCASTParv,
/YOGSCASTRidgedog, /YOGSCASTKim, /YOGSCASTZylus,
/YOGSCASTDaveChaos, /YOGSCASTWill, /Area11 and  /HatFilms.

2. The warpzone – /thewarpzoneThe warp zoneThe warpzone made up of Davis, Schroeder, Fish, Odem and Ryan. Along with a number of rarely appearing other friends make fun nerd related parody fun. They make a host of different weird and wonderful content from let’s plays, to music parodies, to drinking games and comedy skits. They’ve even been known to make a podcast or two.

Links:

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/TheWarpZone
Twitter – https://twitter.com/warpzonetweets
Google+ Page – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TheWarpZone/posts
Instagram – http://instagram.com/warpzonegrams
Merchandise – https://www.districtlines.com/the-warp-zone

1. Jesse Cox – /Jesse cox /omfgcata /coxncrendor /Polaris (Formerly the Game Station) Jesse Cox OMFGCATAAnd here is our winner…He started out making World of                               Warcraft Cataclysm videos, hence the original YouTube God Awardname for his channel being OMFGCATA. He then progressed into gaming let’s plays of all sorts, he also is a regualr co-host on the cooptional podcast (previously the gamestation podcast) on the YouTube polaris network. Also with his friend Crendor makes the sometimes infrequent but always hilarious CoxnCrendor in the morning Podcast,  a Solo vlogging/q&a series called “revenge of the q&A” and the RPG makers Series of minecraft content. All of which he creates with efusive charm and a great sense of humour. He is here as our winner and official ” YouTube God” basically because there is no one else we have come across that so consistently turns up with the funny and the quality.                                  Congratulations Jesse!

Links:

Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/TheJesseCox
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JesseCox
Tumblr – http://doingitwrongandlovingit.tumblr.com/
Twitch Channel – http://www.twitch.tv/shaboozey
CoxN Crendor podcast – https://soundcloud.com/coxncrendor
Minecraft Server – https://shaboozey.com
Merchandise – http://www.rodeoarcade.com/collections/omfgcata