watching the ratings

December 3, 2010

Arms Race is currently 3 views away from reaching 4,000 views on YouTube so whilst waiting I thought I’d put together the various download figures for some of the interent projects I’m involved in, these figures are all up to 30th November 2010.

For Jack Steel we’ve had over 20,600 downloads of the episodes, over 3,000 downloads of Starblade Unsheathed (our “making of podcast”) and the Jack Steel Song has been downloaded 126 times!

The Spiffing Review Podcast which I do with Simon Jones has had over 6,000 downloads, which is not bad considering it’s just me and Simon waffling about films we’ve seen.

Still, we must be doing something right if people and listening to and watching what we’re doing!


Jack Steel Episode 12 – Showdown

March 1, 2010


Squadron Leader Jack Steel and the Starblade – Episode 12
In the airless void around Uranus, Jack and his companions have finally discovered a weapon that might defeat the Qaxorian invaders. But as they prepare for take off it seems that Mordred has intercepted them once more, maybe for the final time.
Yup, it’s finally the last episode of Jack Steel, it’s been a lot of fun and we’re all really pleased with how it’s turned out.
Find out more over at the Jack Steel Website

Downloads ahoy!

February 23, 2010

So yesterday saw the single largest number of downloads from our Jellycast Podcast host, with over 1.6GB in 1 day.  It’s not huge in the grand scheme of things podcast-wise, but it’s still a good benchmark.

It’s a combination of Jack Steel and Spiffing Review downloads, but it’s nice to see we’re reaching an audience, at some point I believe we’ll get a mention or a retweet that will rocket us up the download charts, but until then it’s a case of biding our time.


Squadron Leader Jack Steel & The Starblade Episode 11

February 21, 2010


In their quest to save the Earth, Jack, Charlie and Yvette have blasted off from Titan towards a mysterious space station which might hold the key to defeating the Qaxorian invaders.


Squadron Leader Jack Steel and the Starblade – Episode 11 or visit the website

This is the peunultimate, and I think my personal favourite.

Jack Steel, Episode 10 – The Agenda of Evil

February 15, 2010


Squadron Leader Jack Steel and the Starblade – Episode 10 or visit the website

With the help of the Titanian Resistance the Starblade is once more ready to take to the skies. But Jack, Yvette and Charlie’s presence on the moon has brought a deadly foe in their wake.




Jack Steel Episode 9 now uploaded

February 7, 2010

This week sees episode 9 of Squadron Leader Jack Steel & The Starblade unleashed to the world.

Badly damaged in their first encounter with the Qaxorian fleet, the Starblade has crash landed on the surface of Titan. But will the moon’s mysterious inhabitants prove to be friendly or just another threat?

Squadron Leader Jack Steel and the Starblade – Episode 9 or visit the website

This marks the half way point for the second series, it’s rapidly coming to an end.

I hope you agree these episode keep getting better!

Episode 8, Unequal Odds, now available

February 1, 2010

This week sees episode 8 of Squadron Leader Jack Steel & The Starblade unleashed to the world.

Deep in the outer reaches of the solar system, Jack Steel has taken the fight to the Qaxorian enemy, only to discover that the Starblade’s weapons are useless against the alien shielding. Now, surrounded by enemy vessels, Jack and his friends face a tough fight to escape.

Squadron Leader Jack Steel and the Starblade – Episode 8 or visit the website

Jack is back!

January 24, 2010

Finally, after 15months of waiting, we are pleased to be able to release episode 7 of Squadron Leader Jack Steel & the Starblade.

Squadron Leader Jack Steel and the Starblade – Episode 7

We’re all really pleased with series 2 – it’s certainly more of what I wanted when the idea was first mooted, and most importantly, it’s the sort of thing I like to listen to.

A big thanks to everyone who was involved.

If you want to find out more visit the website

Jack Steel Recording Update

October 20, 2009

We have now recorded all the main parts, there’s a couple of fx heavy voices to do but pretty much all the dialogue has been done. There are some excellent performances by all of our cast, and the new members are welcome additions. We will get it ready for Christmas? Who knows? There’s a lot of work ahead but we’ll do our best.


What’s It All About?

September 28, 2009

Hello reader (if there are any).

I decided finally to get a blog as I’m now doing more internet gubbins, and I thought this would be an ideal place to some of my musings and stuff.

My two main internet ventures (in a predominantly unpaid way) are:

Squadron Leader Jack Steel  The Starblade a podcast based very much on the Flash Gordon / Buck Rogers serials from the 1930s.  There’s much derring do and heroic goings on, and we recording the second batch of episodes this Sunday!

It’s A Wrap! Simon & Wayne’s Spiffing Movie Review a movie review podcast where Simon Jones and myself give our thoughts on some recent (and not so recent) movies – it’s still in its early stages, but I think we’re getting there.  I’ll probably add additional reviews and comments here after the episodes.

So, that’s it for now.