Jason McAnelly

  • Profile: Jason is perhaps best known to everyone as “that one guy who did that thing,” but few people know of his struggles in life. After making a name for himself training zombies to make pasta, he wandered the earth in search of the sacred cheese. Though the cheese eluded him, he discovered a talent for writing and has been working on perfecting his skills ever since. He is currently working on a fantasy novel and tapping keys for the folks at NerdBastards. Eventually, he will be rich and famous and way cooler than you.

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Simon Pegg

The science fiction and fantasy genres are really hot right now. From the superheroes of Marvel and DC to the blood, tears and boobs of Game of Thrones, some of Hollywood’s biggest products are steeped in the genres that geeks have been consuming for years. But now that the mainstream has co-opted the culture and decided to make some serious cash from it, there forms a question of whether or not they’ve managed to corrupt two genres that began as mediums for serious social commentary. According to one of the biggest uber-geeks ever, Simon Pegg, that may indeed be a major problem. Read on to see what Pegg had to say. (more…)


The last couple of years have been a time of great joy for those of us that enjoy watching our favorite super heroes on the small screen. Shows like Arrow, Flash and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. proved that there was a solid interest. Then shows such as Daredevil raised the bar. But one thing we’ve been missing is a female-led series. The folks at DC decided they would rectify this situation by bringing one of their most famous of female heroes off the comic book shelf and giving her own series. Enter Supergirl, a CBS series that may just be the show we’re looking for. And now, the trailer is finally here and it measures in at an impressive 6+ minutes. Check it out below and see what you think. (more…)


It’s finally here, folks! The grand finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They’ve had a damned good run this season and I’m really excited for what’s going to happen in these final two hours. From what we saw last time, we can expect some sort of battle between the Inhumans on Afterlife mountain and the now-consolidated S.H.I.E.L.D.. We can also expect Skye to be completely mind-fucked as she tries to figure out what side she’s one. And, naturally, Ward has something going on that involves the victimization of yet another S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. So how will it all end? Read on and find out. (more…)


Last week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we were forced to sit through that mostly transitional episode that occurs in nearly every series right before they wind up with a huge bang. Also, when last week’s episode aired, Avengers: Age of Ultron was still to be released. Now the movie has hit the theaters and we’ll get the chance to see if it directly affects what happens in the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. So far, we have S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 and S.H.I.E.L.D. 2 still trying to figure out who’s really in charge. We have Skye getting better with her powers. The Inhuman-esque folks on top of peaceful mountain have their own thing going, one that might be severely disrupted by the knowledge that Jiaying is Skye’s mom and that Cal is her father. And Ward ran off, leaving Kara behind to be welcomed back into the S.H.I.E.L.D. family. But what’s going to happen this week? If the preview is to be believed, we’ll be seeing a big showdown between the mountaintop Inhumans and at least one version of S.H.I.E.L.D. Let’s see if they delivered on their promise, shall we? (more…)


The time is upon us, Gotham fans! It is the final episode of the season, the final reckoning of whether the show will leave people with a desire for more. Last week things started to heat up, with The Penguin starting an all-out gang war, Nygma getting a bit more Riddler-y and little Bruce Wayne on his way to discovering some secrets about his father. We know Fish is coming back this episode to play out whatever part the writers have given her, but how will it all end up? Will we be looking forward to a season 2? Read on to find out what this Bastard thinks. (more…)


Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., things were really hitting the fan. Coulson and his team, with the help of a somewhat reluctant Grant Ward, went in search of Skye. This involved using a brainwashed HYDRA agent and Mike (aka Deathlok) to infiltrate what’s left of HYDRA. That plan seemed to go sour, however, when their supposedly brainwashed ally looked like he was more in control of his faculties than first suspected. Coulson did finally find Skye, but Gordon snatched her away before they had a chance to properly reunite. And at the end, Coulson decided to give himself up to S.H.I.E.L.D. #2, presumably so that he could have a nice little talk with Eddie Olmos. So where will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. take us with ‘The Dirty Half Dozen’? Read on to find out. (more…)


Last week on Gotham, things started to heat up a bit. We saw Gordon getting closer to The Ogre with, unbeknownst to him, the life of his former love, Barbara, in the mix. The Penguin was gearing up to take on Maroni in a fight to the finish. Little Bruce and Little Selina were delving deeper into their investigation of the corruption in Wayne Enterprises. And Mr. Edward Nigma lost his shit and stabbed his non-girlfriend’s beau to death right in front of her apartment. With only two episodes to go, can Gotham shut down the season with a bang? Or, more importantly, can they keep people interested enough to get signed on for a second season? Read on to see if ‘The Anvil or the Hammer’ was the episode that Gotham fans deserved. (more…)


Last week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. moved things along quite nicely, proving that the show isn’t completely imploding and beyond repair. Skye was learning more about her super powers and her family. Raina was discovered to be a potential ace-in-the-hole, thanks to some nice-guyness from Gordon. May, Simmons and S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 were looking into a potential super-team plan being put together by Coulson. And Fitz finally managed to crack Fury’s toolbox, though he seems to have gotten himself into a bit of a jam with regards to the S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 folks that have been following him. So what’s in store this week? Read on for all the spoilery details. (more…)


Last week on Gotham, the show did little in the way of epic climaxes, but it did set up quite a bit for future episodes. Bruce and Selina had a little adventure that ended in murder. Fish finally made it out of the Rambling Subplot Hospital, though she took a bullet in the process. The Penguin was setting up for a major move against his chief rival, Maroni. And Gordon was lured into becoming the target of a dangerous serial killer who goes by the name of The Ogre. Will ‘Under the Knife’ bring us closer to the stunning conclusion that they’ve been promising us for these last four episodes? (more…)


When we left off last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the fate of S.H.I.E.L.D. and many of its members were in the balance. Skye was living large in some sort of Inhumans luxury resort, complete with Raina as a neighbor and an as-of-yet unknown still alive mommy as one of her guides. Coulson, Hunter and Mike/Deathlok were out on the hunt and trying to find Skye. May was being convinced by Edward James Olmos that helping him bring Coulson in and settle the S.H.I.E.L.D.-on-S.H.I.E.L.D. violence was in her best interest. And Team Fitz-Simmons snuck Fury’s toolbox away from S.H.I.E.L.D. #2, hopefully to have Fitz figure a way to find out what’s inside before anyone else has a chance to. So where will ‘Melinda’ take us? If the previews are any indication, we’ll finally be getting a proper look inside May’s brain. (more…)