Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

By: Pati Locke

We woke today with the news of Adam West’s passing. Adam was such a huge part of a lot of our childhoods and even into our adulthood, so this news hit so many of us hard. I know I can’t be the only one that ran around in my Batman Under-roos pretending to save the day from a nasty villain or to this day still wanting his fun gadgets neatly tucked away in that utility belt. He was best known from his portrayal of Batman from the 1966-68 T.V. series and the younger generation might better know him from Family Guy, where he played a comical  version of himself. Adam had been acting since 1959 and worked right up until his passing so everyone has come across him from at least one of his many projects. He’s done everything from serious films, kids movies to cartoons (adult and children’s). In any project he worked he was immediately recognizable, his voice alone is iconic. You can’t help but adore a serious actor who is comfortable enough to make fun of himself or take on more comical roles. I think that’s one thing that made him so endearing. It breaks my heart to lay another legend to rest. Rest In Peace Mr. West we will carry you in our childhood memories and remember you always. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends from all of us here at The Nerdery.

Alright, the polls are closed and you have chosen the Best of 2016. Some of these results were really close. We had to bring in a tie breaker on more than a few of these categories. But, 2016 was a great year for nerds and 2017 looks to be an even better one.

Without any more bantering, here’s the results of the Best of 2016 Poll!!!

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By: JD Hardin

It’s Wednesday!!! World Series is going on, Tim Miller quit Deadpool 2 (more coming on that), everyone is psyched for The Walking Dead……………Oh yeah! You’re here for comic book releases, huh? Well, you’ll get them. But first, don’t forget that The Nerdery is doing another fundraiser. A fan asked a while back, what would it take to get us to do an episode in all drag. We’ve answered. If we meet our goal by Halloween, we will do a Halloween Drag episode. After Halloween the goal will increase. Want to help? CLICK HERE

IT’S TIME TO RAID THE RACKS!!!

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By: JD Hardin

It’s that time of the week again. Time to get to your local comic book store and feed the addiction that we all love.

The August sales numbers are out and DC has strengthened their game, taking 26 out of the top 30 individual slots. Marvel stole three and Image robbed DC of one. DC’s Harley Quinn #1 took first, All-Star Batman #1 took second it quantity and first in dollar sales, and Suicide Squad #1 took third. While Marvel’s Darth Vader Vol. 3 took the top spot in graphic novel sales, DC still snuck out of August with half of the top ten trades, using  a new special HC edition of The Killing Joke to lock down the #2 slot. We expect to see Postal climbing up the ranks for the month of September and October. Just last week, Image announced that it will be adapted into a Hulu television series. So catch up on that while you can! (Click here to read more)

Anyway, I digress…..

IT’S TIME TO RAID THE RACKS!!!

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By: JD Hardin

It’s no secret that we here at The Nerdery are huge fans of Top Cow and Postal. Matt Hawkins has been a favorite here since we began nearly two years ago. Back in June, we confidentially received the news that Postal’s TV options had been sold to Legendary TV, and a pilot was in the works. Now that the secret is out, you can watch that video.

It’s now been confirmed, Postal is coming to Hulu. So, there’s several things that should be expected, and things that shouldn’t be.

(For those who don’t know what Postal is all about Click Here to read the first issue!)

First off, let’s talk about the incredible production crew that has been attached to this project.

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By: Ricky Ramirez

Google’s Chromecast released on July 24th, 2013. This affordable streaming device for televisions quickly became a hot seller, and of course, I had to buy one. At first, only a few developers gave apps the ability to cast images and video to your TV via Chromecast. Luckily, Netflix and Hulu were two of those apps. At the time, that was all I needed. The ability to watch a movie on my phone and cast it straight to my TV in 1080p resolution was plenty for me. It wasn’t long before Google opened up developer options on a wider spectrum, and more and more apps came with casting abilities. Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio were some popular apps that allowed you to play music through your TV setup, along with album artwork and metadata. On September 29th, 2015, Google launched a newer, faster version of its Chromecast. They also added a new music device, the Image result for chromecast picturesChromecast audio. The newer units offered faster boot up speeds, added GHz WiFi, and the Chromecast audio allowed you to stream directly to a home theater, or home audio system strictly for music. The wow factor for the Chromecast audio is that it allowed high fidelity audio through the device for all the audiophiles to enjoy. You could even pair multiple Chromecast audios and have music playing at multiple sources, similar to what Sonos is doing with their Play series speakers. With all these features packed into a small, hockey puck shaped device that fits in the palm of your hand, you would think the price would be very high. However, both Chromecast models retail for thirty five dollars and usually offer specials deals just for purchasing. Currently, you can activate a Spotify premium account and get the first sixty days free. Google has even allowed games to be cast to TV sets, including Angry Birds Go! Both Chromecast units work with iOS, Android, and Windows phones. However, Windows phone users are limited to only a few apps that focus on either YouTube or your own personal library of videos and images. With the amount of apps currently working with Chromecast, the little dongle that could makes a great gift for anyone looking to enjoy content on a budget.

By: JD Hardin

On July 11, 2012 comic book fans finally got a Judge Dredd film they felt they deserved. While I have read quite a few Dredd comics, I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a die hard Dredd fan. Regardless of that fact, I found the ’95 film to be an insult to the property and the genre of comic book films as a whole. While Stallone had the potential to play Dredd perfectly (yeah, I said that), the script and story didn’t have a clue of what Judge Dredd is really all about.

Seventeen years later, I caught wind that the property had released another film. Yep, I had missed the theatrical release by about a year. I asked a few friends if they knew about it and the one’s who did either saw it at the theater by chance or thought it was a straight to video release. That speaks volumes about the kind of marketing the film experienced. That’s quite a shame. The film is absolutely incredible and Karl Urban brings the post-apocalyptic character an incredible presence. Staying true to the comics, Judge Dredd never removes his helmet. While this makes for an impressive and unwavering appearance, it makes the role incredibly difficult for the actor. Urban commented on the fact that the role was his most challenging role as he was forced to convey all emotions with body language and the lower part of his face. In spite of the severe difficulty in playing the role, Urban did an incredible job as Dredd.

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By: JD Hardin

So, a lot of you aren’t aware that Marvel has been releasing most of their television shows on Netflix. With Daredevil and Jessica Jones we’ve seen quite a few other heroes. Luke Cage, Patsy Walker appeared in Jessica Jones, and Punisher and Elektra in Daredevil. For those of you who aren’t aware, here’s somewhat of a catch-up….

It’s been the buzz of comic book nerds for a while now, Luke Cage getting his own series. But, we’ll get to that in a minute. The bigger buzz has been the idea of a Iron Fist series. Daniel Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist possesses the ability to control his chi to heighten his senses, strength, stamina, healing, and to increase the density of his fists. Netflix has dropped the first look at Iron Fist at SDCC this weekend. Take a look….

 

For the big news of this story, you have to understand the characters of the Marvel Universe that are showing up all over Netflix. Jessica Jones isn’t your typical superhero. She’s an alcoholic, reclusive and she’s a bit on the heinous side. I don’t want to spoil the story so I’ll just drop the original trailer….

 

Luke Cage shows up in the first episode of Jessica Jones, and the moment he did fans began to ask when his alter ego, Power Man, would get his own series. Well Netflix just answered the question while at SDCC……

The biggest news of all, the tidbit that is taking SDCC by storm, is The Defenders series. In the comics, the Defenders were formed by Doctor Strange in order to defend the Earth from threats, a counter part to the Avengers, who were more of a strike force at the time. Anywho, Netflix has dominated the early days of SDCC with these trailers, and it wouldn’t shock me if this was the biggest unveil at San Diego Comic Con.

By:  JD Hardin

No, the title is correct, from a certain view. Such as DC’s view.

*Gasp! What am I eluding to? Can it really be true? Have the past three decades of fandom of these two franchises going to pay me back in full?

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By: JD Hardin

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The season finale was for Lucifer was a few weeks ago. If you didn’t see it, I feel sorry for you. It was a fantastic series through and through, and it’s no surprise that it has been green lit for a second season. Much to the disappointment of the hate group, One Million Moms, Lucifer has been met with smashing success as millions tune in each week. The production crew made sure to throw everything but the kitchen sink into the series, but have done so with style and class. Offering the depth of a star-studded intellectual drama movie, the laughs of a James Franco/Seth Rogen feature, as much action as the typical Arnold movie, and the AWW factor of a puppy and kitten cuddling, there’s no reason this series can’t last.

SPOILERS AHEAD

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