Mark Poynter

  • Profile: At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history.

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If you’ve paid any attention to AMC‘s hit show The Walking Dead‘s actors off screen, then you know that Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reddus love to prank and mess with each other. They’ve become good friends and their hijinks have been delighting fans since the show first aired. This time around they decided to add some fuel to the Fan Fiction Fire while shooting a cover for the upcoming Walking Dead Entertainment Weekly cover. (more…)


Earlier this week, Hugh Jackman reached out to fans about Wolverine 3. He wasn’t revealing any new details, in fact he was calling on fans to tell him what Wolverine 3 should be about, in 50 words or less. As one would expect, there were tons of fans who wanted to throw in their two cents with the Old Man Logan plot being a favorite. Amongst all those fans though responding to Jackman’s tweet was none other than The-Merc-with-the-Mouth himself, soon to star in his own “R” rated Deadpool movie, Ryan Reynolds. What did he have to say in 50 words or less? (more…)


Burt Gummer is back and you know he’s packing the heat. Known to millions around the world as the quirky father on Family Ties, Michael Gross went from the wrap party for Family Ties to the set of Tremors. You might not be aware, but the fifth film in the franchise, Tremors V: Bloodlines is about to come out this October. Universal has just released a new trailer for Tremors V: Bloodlines. (more…)


I’ve finally reached my Rant Level when it comes to Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four Reboot. I’ve been able to let a lot of things go when it comes to the reboot, some I’ve even thought were kinda cool. When Trank cast Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm I was fine with it because Jordan was fantastic in Chronicle, Friday Night Lights, and Fruitvale Station. Leaning more toward the Ultimate FF4 origin story was OK, I mean I could live with it. “Thing”s started to get a little rocky with me when I saw this film’s version of my favorite ever lovin’ blue eyed Thing wouldn’t be wearing blue boxers, but I even let that one go. Now though, this latest trailer has pushed me over the line. What could possibly have started off this rant? (more…)


Never fear MegaKat City, the SWAT KATS are back on the job! At least that is what creators Christian & Yvon Tremblay are hoping. They’ve set up a Kickstarter to bring the series back in a big way under the title SWAT KATS Revolution! It’s been over twenty years since the series first aired and gathered a cult like following, now you can help the pair bring back the SWAT KATS and maybe get some cool SWAT KATS swag in the process. (more…)


The Doof Warrior, arguably he’s one of the most memorable characters in George Miller‘s incredible masterpiece of movie mayhem that is Mad Max: Fury Road. He was certainly the one that got the most attention from Conan O’Brien, who took on the Doof Warrior persona on his way to SDCC15. Now, thanks to Funny or Die, you too can Doof it with the best of them. (more…)


The creator of High School Musical, Kenny Ortega, has his latest Disney project Descendants hitting the Disney Channel later this month and now you can check out the first six minutes of the new movie. Descendants is all about the children of Disney’s most evil villains, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, Jafar From Aladdin, and the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. You can check it out below. (more…)