The celebrated hacker-drama, Mr Robot, is super accurate when depicting the online hacking world. It's chock full of hidden easter eggs too, and some of them are guaranteed to blow your mind. Here's a selection of some of the most intense eggs the show has produced.
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While in town to promote the XBox game Quantum Break, Shawn Ashmore lifted the lid on his first major acting gig as a teenager: playing Jake Berenson on the beloved 90s YA series Animorphs. Disclaimer: To be clear, Shawn Ashmore does not smell.
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The first of a series taking a deeper look at curios and objects in the Volume Exhibition at the Auckland Museum (28 OCT 2016 - 21 MAY 2017). Episode one finds the creator of the Hotcake, possibly the most famous guitar pedal to be created on these fair shores. Meet Paul Crowther whose creation has graced the stage next to Heil Finn, The Violent Femmes, Noel Gallagher and just about every New Zealand band ever. Brought to you with the help of Spark.
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Remember Dane Rumble, Fast Crew, J. Williams, Evermore and Scribe? James Mustapic does. The Spinoff TV, Fridays at 9.45pm on THREE from 22 June 2018.
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This week James Mustapic goes back, way back to the glory days of NZ Idol. He specifically looks at the three titans of the show: Lummis, Murphy and Shaw. Does he like what he sees? Is it simply a mirror into his own soul? Will the memories stay repressed?
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In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today, Paula Bennett has some choice words for those who crossed her at the music awards last night.
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From the Big Save lady, to ASB's Goldstein, to a very young Taika Waititi touting Fruit Bursts in Wellington train station – these are the TV ads that made James Mustapic the man he is today.
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Six60 are as much a business as a band, and have broken every rule in music on their way to historically unprecedented success. The Spinoff's Duncan Greive talked to them at Western Springs Stadium, where they're set to play a huge show later this year.
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The NZ prime minister addresses the General Assembly at the United Nations, New York. For the full transcript see here: https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/28-09-2018/kindness-and-kaitiakitanga-jacinda-ardern-addresses-the-un/
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Each week on The Spinoff TV's Repressed Memories, James Mustapic delves into pop culture's graveyard and digs up the bodies. This episode: it's been going since 1981– but what was New Zealand's favourite kids' show like in the first decade of this century?
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Each week on The Spinoff TV show Repressed Memories, James Mustapic delves into NZ pop culture's graveyard and digs up the bodies. This episode: Shocking deaths, forbidden love, multiple Harry Warners and TK in a fedora – revisiting the glory of Shortland Street in 2009.
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As part of a Spinoff investigation, Hayden Donnell tracked down the creator of Kiwi Onion Dip. As a special treat Rosemary Dempsey herself shows you how to make Kiwi Onion Dip and puts to rest the destructive and polarising lemon vs vinegar debate.
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The 52nd New Zealand Parliament was sworn in this week. Many things were on display but it would have taken an eagle eye to spot everything that was happening and that was said. We've taken pity on the novices out here and compiled this annotated guide to the proceedings.
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Paul Henry throws to Jesse Peach at the 2014 APRA Silver Scrolls. It immediately goes weird and stays there.
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Some say Kiwi Onion Dip is the backbone of New Zealand's culinary history. For the initiated, KOP is a beloved party dip for chips (or anything you like, carrot, celery sticks, fingers). But who made this nectar of the Gods? In a special Spinoff investigation Hayden Donnell searches for the person behind the dip. Will he find her? Will he find himself? (Music: Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
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Under The Korowai looks at Te Whare Marie, a kaupapa Māori mental health service provider that is combining tohunga-led spiritual and cultural therapy and clinical methods to help young Māori understand, rather than fear, their gifts. The Spinoff is proud to present the next in our Frame documentary series produced by Wrestler and funded by NZ on Air.
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In the lead up to the election, comedians Melanie Bracewell and Angella Dravid take a journey through the voting process in Make Me Tick, The Spinoff’s new four part video series with the Electoral Commission. In this episode Mel and Angella are given a rip roaring primer on Government by journalist Heather Du Plessis-Allan.
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2014 has been an amazing year for Shortland Street, and today we share the best moments of the year voted by the audience. Thanks to Thomas Rands for making the graphics! Brought to you thespinoff.co.nz with help from Lightbox.
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Nau mai, haere mai ki Kaupapa On The Couch, a webseries about Māori issues and stuff, starring Leonie Hayden. This month: to celebrate International Women’s Day, we look at the role of Māori women and some of the badass wāhine toa that came before. * Made with the support of NZ On Air.
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In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens making the news. Today: Bill English and Paula Bennett have a plan to target the youth vote.
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In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today, new National Party leader Simon Bridges takes a victory lap.
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This week: National party leader Simon Bridges is excited about launching an opposition bill to make medical marijuana legal in New Zealand. Starring Tom Sainsbury.
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View the impact of seismic activity on sea level following Monday's 7.8 earthquake in this visualisation by Richard Clark, with commentary from geophysicist William Power. Comparing the quake drum and tidal gauge nearest to the Kaikoura quake, web developer Richard Clark has created an animated reconstruction of what happened following the violent magnitude 7.8 midnight quake. William Power from GNS Science has generously provided a commentary to explain what we're watching as it happens.520
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2016 has lurched to a loping stroll and so has the New Zealand Parliament and that means a new season of Parliamentary Debates on Parliament TV. José Barbosa sits down, watches episode one of everyone's fave mega-soap and lays out so reckons.
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In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens making the news. Today, Auckland Transport parking warden Mark Chisholm walks us through his job and hints at what lurks beneath.
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We wanted to better understand the changing New Zealand economy, and who better to explain it than superstar economist Shamubeel Eaqub. Here's the second of six videos on the subject – a spacy/sheepy primer on New Zealand's economic history, and where it might be headed. Directed by José Babrosa Opening titles created by Frances Haszard and Louis Olsen Archive photos: Alexander Turnbull Library (used with permission)
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In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today, National MP Simon Bridges celebrates an epic practical joke at the swearing in of parliament.
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What happens when you put of two of the most enduring soap opera characters together in one room? After years of wondering, we finally found out in this exclusive video. Shortland Street's Chris Warner (played by Michael Galvin) and Home and Away's Alf Stewart (played by Ray Meagher) are two of New Zealand's most beloved soap opera characters, chalking up 52 years in front of the camera between them. How do they cope? When do they get recognised? How will their characters finally die? We engineered the Batman vs. Superman of modern soaps to get all the answers. Starrring: Michael Galvin and Ray Meagher Directed by: José Barbosa DOP and Sound by: Michelle Sokolich Bad questions by: Calum Henderson and Alex Casey Many thanks to: Raegen Houldridge and the team at South Pacific Pictures
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Nau mai, haere mai ki Kaupapa On The Couch, a webseries about Māori issues and stuff. This month: the Declaration of Independence (not the American one, the New Zealand one). * Made with the support of NZ On Air.
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At just 16 years of age, Charlisse Leger-Walker is New Zealand’s most exciting basketball prospect since Steven Adams. The Spinoff TV's Madeleine Chapman went to Cambridge to meet her – and issue a foolhardy challenge to a game of one on one. The Spinoff TV, Fridays at 9.45pm on THREE
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First up in our new video series Comedians Answer Our Questions, aimed at introducing you to a number of faces in this year’s comedy festival, we had comedians reflect and tell us the worst joke they’ve ever told. The results were… quite bad. Starring: Angella Dravid, Donna Brookbanks, Eli Matthewson, The Fan Brigade, James Keating, Joel Hansby & Josh Davies, Penny Ashton, Tom Sainsbury, and Tim Batt. Click on their names to buy tickets to their shows in the NZ International Comedy Festival.
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The worst bits of that (gross) interview by 60 Minutes Australia's Charles Wooley, remixed as a (gross) rom-com.
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