Luke Gallagher

  • Profile: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd, 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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Neill Blomkamp Unleashes New ALIEN Concept Art

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Instagram is Twitter for people who can’t read. All you’ll find are selfies, food porn, and girls taking photos of their legs on the beach (Life is good, we get it). Occasionally, though, you’ll come across something good. Something like Neil Blomkamp‘s Instagram Account. The District 9 director has famously used it as a dumping ground for his concept art for a proposed Alien sequel. His designs depicted his vision for the happenings to Sigourney Weaver‘s Ripley and Michael Biehn‘s Hicks post the events in Aliens – one piece of art even featured Riply wearing some sort of xenomorph suit (pictured above). Thanks to the art releases, FOX has supposedly green light the premise and will allow Blomkamp to direct (and write) the newly proposed Alien sequel.

We haven’t heard much on the project since the beginning of the year, until now. Blomkamp has shared a piece of new Alien concept art, indicating things are still moving forward. (more…)

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San Diego Comic Con – The biggest and best show for everything Comic, Film & Video related took place last week. With some amazing cosplayers attending too! Sneaky Zebra has put together a great music video showcasing some of the best cosplayers they came across at SDCC.

Zipping between the +San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park – home of +Geek & Sundry and +Nerdist – they’ve caught on camera some of the finest looking cosplay wandering the streets and halls of the convention. They even nabbed some screen time from Chris Hardwick, Adam Savage (incognito as Judge Dredd), Stephen Amell and a nod from Stan Lee(more…)


I have a confession to make. On some stupid level, I actually quite enjoyed the latest Ninja Turtles film. Look, I get that anything associated with Michael Bay is supposed to be hated automatically, but I had a great time watching it as soon as I turned my mind off. Its big, stupid plot and over-use of the bad guy loudly explaining his easily stopped plans genuinely reminded me of the old 80’s cartoon and, while that’s far from my favorite iteration of the turtles (IDW’s latest comic series is the best by far), it was still a hell of a lot of fun. It’s OK for movies to just be fun, right!? My sole complaints, however, were the ridiculous changes to the the mutant’s origins and sizes. If recent reports are to be believed, they won’t be the only ones seeing a major change in backstory.



Every few years there is a new female comedian who’s star power rises above all others. Where Sarah Silverman was once the top of the crop, it is now Amy Schumer who’s getting all the attention lately. She has really come to mainstream attention with a successful stand-up show and her TV series, Inside Amy Schumer. Now her turn in Judd Apatow’s latest flick Trainwreck has her positioned to be a mega star.

How is any of that nerd related? Well, it isn’t. However, its what Schumer did in her shoot for an upcoming issue of GQ Magazine that has awakened the force. The shoot features Schumer dressed as Princess Leia, hanging out with Chewie, Artoo and Threepio, dancing with Stormtroopers, and… well, doing things with a ligtsaber. The interview with the mag is not out until Monday, but you can check out the rest of the NSFW shots below.  (more…)

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San Diego Comic Con is both heaven and hell for nerds. Sure, you can get your hands on some exclusive toys and collectibles. You can attend panels featuring your favorite celebrities and catch exclusive film and TV footage before anyone else. There’s also hundreds of cosplayers to ogle at (in a non creeper manner) and take selfies with.  Above all else, it’s a place for people of mutual interest to come together and share their unbridled passions for pop culture. Oh, and those after parties – nothing like seeing a room full of inebriated nerds.

Comic Con should be the promised land. It is and it isn’t. There is the darker side to the convention. The stuff of nightmares.

Namely the sea of people – some of which whom don’t bath leaving a strong stench of “edu du nerd” – making it impossible navigate the con floor. It’s so crowded, if you were to jump you would get stuck. People with space issues need not go. Then there is the true horror… waiting. All you do is get in a line a wait half your day (or sometimes even over night) in the hopes that you’ll get in on blockbuster panel, not knowing if your time sacrificed will even get you into the infamous Hall H. There’s more to lament, such as the lack of sustainable sustenance offered by the convention food vendors – hot dogs, nachos and jumbo pretzels are not adequate journey food. Then there’s the occasional nerd on nerd violence. Cutting in line will not go over well with someone who’s spent the evening on pavement getting 3 hours sleep.

All the highs and lows of Comic Con can be best addressed in song. If you’ve never experienced Comic-Con for yourself, the folks at Nerdist have put together a short called Comic-Con: The Musical, and it’s a fairly accurate depiction of what its like being at Comic Con.  (more…)

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As those who flocked to San Diego come home, those of us who never left home can finally begin catching up on all those “exclusive” panels from the Con. Listen in on your favorites stars from movies and television talk about their projects and answer (often awkward) questions from the fans. Some panels were more entertaining than others. Regardless, excitement was in the air, the fandaemonium was palpable.

Below the jump get your full of such panels as Deadool, X-Men: Apocalypse Comic Con Panel, Batman Vs Superman, Suicide Squad, Arrow, Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and MORE. All courtesy to our friends at Flicks in the City(more…)

SDCC15: FOX Live Blog


It’s been quite the day from San Diego Comic Con’s Hall H. Warner Bros. came and shook everyone for a loop with first look from Suicide Squad as well as the latest trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Hugh Jackman’s Pan movie had a little visual showing, as well did Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E, but neither of those latter films brought the house down like Suicide Squad and Batman V Superman did. Then there was the panel from Legendary Pictures with their showing of Duncan Jone’s Warcraft movie, which look amazing.

Much hype. Such excite.

Fans are still processing this mornings happenings, but the day is not over. Next up is the panel presentation from everyone’s not so favorite movie studio FOX. While the “FOX” name makes most fans skin crawl, they’ve got a not so little film by the name of Deadpool coming to Hall H. I’m pretty sure we can expect a little something something from Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse and other surprises. Don’t know exactly what’s in store, but we’re gonna be live blogging the happenings as they happen.  Stay tuned. (more…)

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Characters getting killed off on Game of Thrones happens so much and so often that it has left many viewers numb to each new death. Making each new death a little less shocking and lowering the emotional impact when compared to the last. That, however, was not the case with a certain someone met their unexpected and brutal departure in the final moments of the season 5 finale.

The death of this character has sent GOT fans into a fury, many believe it’s not true – that the character will return next season. This is largely based on fan theories from the Game of Thrones books by author George R.R. Martin, who left enough implications and bread crumbs to lead people to believe the fan-favorite character has a much larger story to tell post his Julius Caesar like demise.

All this hub-bub has gone so far that the President of the United States himself, Barack Obama, to get confirmation of death.

*Note: if somehow you’ve managed to swear off the internet these last few weeks and haven’t seen the GOT Season 5 finale, let this be your only SPOILER WARNING.  (more…)

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Surely by now those of you back home have heard about the insanely long line for San Diego Comic-Con‘s Hall H. It began forming about mid-afternoon yesterday and soon stretched three miles long (according to the convention gossips, that is). Yet–intrepid Nerd Bastards reporter- Rush Urbalejo has managed to grab a spot in the room and will be doing his best to recap today’s announcements. First up, Warner Bros.

Keen to deliver a taste of one of next year’s most eagerly awaited pairings, director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill take the main stage with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They are joined by castmates Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot for a sneak peek at the 2016 action adventure that brings the Super Heroes together on the big screen for the very first time. Also from the WB panel will be Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Peter himself, Levi Miller, together with director Joe Wright as they discuss and present PanHenry Cavill will then take the stage again with Armie Hammer, a duo with a very different dynamic in this summer’s fresh, über-stylish actioner from filmmaker Guy Ritchie,The Man from U.N.C.L.E., along with fellow stars Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki(more…)