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Geektown Radio Episode 420: Rebel Moon 2, The Beekeeper, La Brea, Planet Crafter Reviews, Plus TV News & UK Air Dates!

We are back with a packed episode 420 of the Geektown Radio podcast, as Dave is joined by Darryl from Hollywood North News to chat TV, film, and video game news & reviews!


It's another birthday week for the podcast as Darryl turns one year older, but that hasn't slowed him down on his TV and film reviews. This week he brings us a wide selection including horror-comedy 'Bodies, Bodies, Bodies', Jason Statham action film 'The Beekeeper', and the Zack Snyder sequel 'Rebel Moon: The Scargiver'. He also has TV reviews, with Netflix's Norwegian drama 'Midsummer Night', and 'X-Men '97'. Meanwhile, Dave has a review of the utterly bonkers 'La Brea' which returned to Paramount+ for a third and final season, along with a video game review of 'Planet Crafter', which dropped its 1.0 release last week.


Moving on to the news updates, we've got all the latest recent renewals, cancellations, and pickups, including an updated pre-game rundown as we head towards the May "TV Bloodbath". This also includes the new dramas and comedies that the various US networks have ordered to series to replace some of the cancellations. Additionally, we have news of a new Apple TV show from the people behind the brilliant 'Slow Horses'! Listen below!

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    01:21:25
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    54:40
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