This Week’s Film/Games Reviews — 20/07/09

July 20, 2009 § Leave a comment

This week I’ll be reviewing Hunger (2008) and doing a retro-review of the classic 2D beat ’em up, Streets of Rage 2 (available on the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, XBLA and the Wii’s Virtual Console).

With the boring bit out the way, I’ve been getting back into Star Trek and one of the things I found while browsing teh “Tubes” of YouTube was this quite hilarious parody of The Next Generation – played out with stuffed toys. I know what you’re thinking, and you’d be right: there are about a bajillion Star Trek parodies out there, so who cares about yet another one? The difference is that, with this one, it’s actually very, very funny. When I watched it last night I totally cracked up at 0:38.

The sketch is originally from The Adam and Joe Show, which was a comedy show Channel 4 aired from 1996 to 2001. It’s all available on 4oD now, and a lot of the material that came out of it was really rather good. I believe they’ve got their own show now on BBC Radio 6 Music, but all I remember from that is listening to the advert for it and not finding it at all funny. Maybe it was just the ad that was shit, but who knows?

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