Luke Gallagher

  • Profile: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd Bastards.com, Luke Gallagher - the love child of Michael Chikilis and Mr. Clean - can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, where he hopes to find continued inspiration and resonance in life through diversified, ambiguous, ambitions. He also wishes to have intimate relations with Christina Hendricks (a man can dream). He has been a professional wrestler, student of Jiu Jitsu, attempted body builder, aspiring actor and hot wings competitor. While genetically programmed to live life as a jock, he couldn't (mentally) be more opposite. His impressive action figure/collectible, comic book and DVD/Bluray collections, along with his love for cupcakes stimulate his nerd riddled thirst. "I am here to chew bubblegum and write stupid shit. And I'm all out of bubblegum." - Luke Gallagher Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

This Darth Maul cosplay killed it at Star Wars Celebration. [Justin McQueede] (more…)

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Unless you’ve been living under the warm untamed wool of a Wookie’s ass, then you have witnessed the newest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. You’ve watched it over and over, and have likely shed more than a tear.

Mimicking reactions from nerds all over the world is Interstellar‘s Matthew McConaughey. He laughs, gasps, and weeps while watching the epic trailer.  (more…)

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Few entertainment properties mean as much to as many people as Star Wars does. Its highly imaginative world, characters, creatures, and absurd variety of vehicles have touched many a geeky heart for decades now, with its appeal never fading for a moment. It’s no surprise then that the Star Wars videos games, for the most part, have been so far above your typical licensed gaming garbage. They almost always feel like honest, loving creations from the people who grew up with the films instead of corporate-backed, cynical cash grabs. Star Wars Battlefront, long one of frontrunners for the position of best Star Wars videogame, has had a reboot in the works for quite some time now but has remained a mystery to most.

Until today, that is. EA has officially unveiled the project with an exciting video and tons of details, including its release date and pre-order incentives. Check it out! (more…)

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The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer made its world debut at Star Wars Celebration yesterday (you can watch it by clicking here) and brought tears of joy to nerds all over. That scene with Han Solo telling Chewie “We’re Home”…there are no words to describe the feels that invoked. I watched the trailer in the parking lot of a CVS. The old people in the car next to me wanted to know why I was crying.

But, I digress…

The Force Awakens features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of some fan-favorite characters. The trailer showed us a lot, so much to take in and digest. To help comb over it all, we’ve got 30+ screen shots for you to ogle over. (more…)

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Didn’t think the day could get any better after the new Star Wars trailer… Boy were you wrong.

You may be familiar with Kung Fury, an upcoming crowd-funded martial arts comedy that’s the brain child of director David Sandberg. The film, featuring an absolutely balls-to-the-wall trailer released last year, is currently aiming for a may release. 

Today, they released the music video. With David Hasslehoff. Yes. It’s that amazing. (more…)

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Unlike Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman, which has been scarce in production photos and videos, Sony’s Deadpool has been a non-stop media blitz. Almost every day star Ryan Reynolds is Tweeting pictures of himself in costume (and fan posters like the one above), or there’s a myriad of a set videos of Deadpool in action. Perhaps this is a conscious choice. For a comic character of this caliber and for the film to have an R rating, as well as being a project that sat on the shelf for years, maybe the Studio is letting things get out to continue the online buzz with the end result of putting as many asses in seats as possible?

Whether or not that’s true, well, it doesn’t really matter now does it. Fans are eating it up. The latest from Deadpool gives us our first look at Negasonic Teenage Warhead, played by newcomer Brianna Hildebrand. Meanwhile, set photos have surfaced of Colossus, which is interesting because no actor has been announced for the role as of yet.  (more…)

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Now is an interesting time in comics. Thanks to such strong female titles like Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Thor, Spider-Women, and Wonder Woman, there are more women reading comics than ever before. The industry is putting out stand-out titles with good stories that put focus on strength of character and tenacity. Despite the growing trend, the treatment of women in comics is a work in progress. There have been some bumps in the road. Women are still being objectified. While costumes are covering more skin nowadays (See: Spider-Gwen, Silk, Ms Marvel – even Wonder Woman got a recent full-bodied costume redesign), female characters are still drawn with unrealistic forms and are often posed in sexually suggestive positions. When it’s bad… I mean when when a comic cover drops that is borderline soft-core porn, the Internet lashes out. A lot of the outcry is hyperbolic (hey, that’s the Internet for you) but artists are being called-out and often crucified for the decisions they make. In some ways, this helps dictate the marketplace and forces creatives and publishers to think more carefully about their readership and the type of content they’re putting out there. On the other hand, online lynching stifles creativity and freedom of artistic expression. Artists shouldn’t be bullied into submission.

Now, a recent event amongst comic artists has poignantly showcased what happens when culture goes to war with itself.

Head on past the jump to get the scoop on the showdown of the century (or at least this year). *Note: Get some coffee ready, this is a long read. (more…)

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Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.

ABOVE: Mario Vs. Piranha plant by Felipe González. (more…)

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: Infinity Gauntlet bracelet. [The Beee Hive(more…)

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Stunning graphics, a wide-open world full of detail, sword and sorcery gameplay, and even sexy times. What the hell else could we greedy scrubs possibly ask for in a game!? If this new gameplay trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is to be believed, the masterminds over at Cd Projekt Red are clearly aware of this mighty list of awesome. Don’t just take my word for it though. Open this up and take a look at the video for yourself. Just be sure to leave a cushion on the floor so your jaw doesn’t break when it drops to the ground. (more…)