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Neil Studd and Dan Billing bring you a fortnightly movie podcast with a software testing spin. We'll be looking for bugs in the plot, and comparing how the films compare to real-life experiences we've faced in the world of testing!
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Apr 6, 2018

Pop quiz, hotshot! You want to record a new podcast episode, but you also want a break from some of the darker plots that you've talked about recently. Plus, you're snowed-in at home. What do you do? Dan and Neil decide not to shoot the hostage, but to instead kick back with a discussion about Speed.

In an episode recorded at the beginning of March (hence some timeline discrepancies and weird Oscar predictions), they find many parallels with Die Hard, and manage to work-in a surprising number of testing elements, including setting/reviewing acceptance criteria, pairing in the workplace, communicating information, and using psychology to analyse a situation.

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Films and TV shows mentioned:

  • Die Hard 2
  • The Thing
  • Pingu
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control
  • The Net
  • The Lake House
  • Jurassic Park
  • Twister
  • Independence Day
  • Die Hard
  • Black Rain
  • The Hunt For Red October
  • Basic Instinct
  • The Jewel Of The Nile
  • The Matrix
  • Point Break
  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • The Haunting
  • Under Siege
  • Equilibrium
  • Minority Report
  • Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  • Tomb Raider (2018)
  • The Rock
  • Swordfish
  • The Martian
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Star Trek: Generations
  • The Corner
  • The Wire
  • Lenny The Wonder Dog
  • I, Tonya
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Lady Bird
  • Game Night
  • The Game
  • The Mercy
  • Finding Your Feet

As hinted near the end, our next episode will be based on the true-life story of SULLY with special guest Mark Tomlinson!

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Intro music: Mark Mancina - Speed (Main Title)
Outro music: Billy Idol - Speed

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