The Love of Recommending, News, Light of September – VP024

VP_logoWelcome to episode 24 of Virtual Pizza. In this week’s episode we have some entertainment news, I explain why I like recommending things to you, the listener, and our recommendation of the week.


  • Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is set to direct the first episode of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s as-yet-untitled live-action sci-fi comedy-drama for Fox, as well as serving as executive producer on the series.
  • With Red Dwarf XI due to cruise onto UK channel Dave on September 22nd, have released the first trailer for the new series.
  • During the big Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con in July, Marvel screened a short mockumentary from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, which explained what Chris Hemsworth’s Thor has been up to since Avengers: Age of Ultron, and how he felt about being left out of Marvel’s Civil War.
  • The long awaited movie adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell has finally made it to the screen
  • The 1974 classic Death Wish is being rebooted, with Eli Roth taking the directors helm and Bruce Willis replacing Bronson as the lead character.  Latest news on the project is that Vincent D’Onofrio is joining the cast. D’Onofrio recently put in scene stealing performances as Daredevil villain Wilson Fisk.
  • The Departed, Martin Scorsese’s 2006 modern mob classic starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg, is coming to TV as a series. The Oscar-winning movie will get a reboot as a crime drama series from Amazon Studios as well as the original film’s producers Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment.

Shannon’s Last 3 Slices

  • Gravity Falls

Recommendation of the Week

This week’s recommendation of the week is the audio drama The Light Of September.  Brought to us by Radio Static, the story follows the crew of an oceanographic research vessel dealing with the consequences of man’s first ventures into faster than light travel.

The talent in the cast is ridiculous, genre favourites Robert Picardo, Tamsin Grieg, Tuppence Middleton and Sylvester McCoy play lead roles, with sound production and music rivalling any tv show or movie.  Better know as the seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy is hilarious as the foul mouthed, racist engineer, and the plot has quite a few WTF moments!

The series is crowd funded, with the goal to reach 10 episode. Episode 8 has just been released, so it looks like they’re on their way to completing it.  If you support the project, you’ll get a shout out at the end of the new episode. The Light of September can be found on iTunes or any other podcast catcher, and more details on the show can be found at

That’s it for this week, see you next time!

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