Mark Poynter

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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 U.S. television with three channels and bunny ears. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines and Monday morning quarterbacking 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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SDCC14: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Five Trailer Is INCREDIBALLS CRAZY!!!

- 07-25-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The SDCC14 The Walking Dead panel is currently happening and AMC has joined in by posting the new season five SDCC trailer just shown at the panel. Holy crap this season looks to be action packed, with lots of twists and turns! There’s still a couple of months to go until the October 12th premiere of AMC and Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead Season Five. (more…)

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SDCC14 ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ Roundup: Black Widow’s New Ride & Hawkeye, Quicksilver, & Vision Posters

- 07-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron news continues to trickle out of SDCC14 as the show progresses. We’ve got a better look at Black Widow’s (Scarlett Johansson) new ride, and the Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Vision (Paul Bettany) posters. Those posters form a huge banner depicting the Avengers fighting Ultron’s droid army. Find out what they look like when pieced together! (more…)

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SDCC14: First Official Production Still For Live Action ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water’

- 07-25-14Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Paramount Pictures panel at SDCC14 yesterday had a lot of attention focused on the appearances of Interstellar‘s Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey. Some folks might have missed Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob sharing a first look at the latest SpongeBob movie, SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water. What makes it interesting is that the movie will feature live action scenes of the characters as they interact with the surface world. (more…)

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Shiny! ‘Firefly’ Cast Reunites To Voice ‘Firefly Online’ Video Game

- 07-25-14TV, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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Firefly, Joss Whedon‘s show that would not die, made the move from the small screen of television to the big screen of Hollywood years after its untimely cancellation. Now the show makes another jump back into the computer game monitors of online video game players everywhere. That’s right, Firefly is getting an online video game, but that’s not the big news. The big news is that the ENTIRE cast is returning to voice their characters! (more…)

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[UPDATE] New Inquisitor Lightsaber Battle Footage! SDCC14: Brand Spanking New ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Footage Straight From SDCC14 Panel

- 07-25-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Lucasfilm and Disney released a new Star Wars: Rebels trailer the day before SDCC14 began, but those thinking that would be the only footage shown at the panel were surprised when shown this brand new footage. It looks and plays like an extended trailer for the premiere episode packed with new and exciting glimpses into the universe of Star Wars: Rebels. (more…)

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Get Your First Official Look at Frozen’s Elsa In ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’

- 07-25-14Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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EDITORS NOTE: This story is an update from article posted on July 3rd. 

The first official look of Georgina Haig as Elsa the snow queen from Disney’s Frozen in ABC’s Once Upon A Time is here. You’d think with all the hoopla and presence Frozen has on pop culture, that fans would be would welcome a live-action Elsa no matter who she be or what she look like. Well, you thought wrong. With comments like “I’ve seen better costumes at Comic Con” and “Where’s the boobs” going around the net, fans aren’t thrilled about it.  (more…)

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SDCC14: Jack Black’s Unsuccessful Attempt To Walk SDCC Floor In Stormtrooper Helmet

- 07-24-14Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Lots of guests try to enjoy the SDCC dealers room floor, many quickly learn that they’d better go undercover to avoid spawning swarming crowds of fans. This time around Jack Black talks about his time on the SDCC14 floor as a Stormtrooper. (more…)

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Video Roundup: Nebula Gets Freaky Scarey & ‘The Critic’s Trailer’

- 07-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you thought you were done with anything Guardians of the Galaxy until you saw the movie in the theater, along comes these two video gems. Each has just enough new stuff to tease without throwing away the baby with the bath water. The first has some new footage of Nebula in all her scary blue glory while the second is the Critic’s trailer, slap full of praise and glory for James Gunn‘s Marvel Masterpiece. Find out what these critics have to say. (more…)

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Season Three ‘Arrow’ Reveals Colton Haynes In Full Arsenal Costume

- 07-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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When we last saw Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), he’d recovered from the Mirakuru cure, was given a red mask, and while wearing the mask and his trade mark red hoodie, he helped Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and company (David RamseyEmily Bett Rickards) save the city from Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) Mirakuru fueled army. What will Roy Harper be wearing when we see him in season three of Arrow? Click on through for the full picture and find out! (more…)

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Get Ready For The Weekend With This Four Minute History of SDCC

- 07-23-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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Today begins the day before the first day of SDCC 2014 and things are already starting to happen. Every year the start of the convention creeps forward a bit as fans and exhibitors try to get a jump on all the happenings of the fast paced weekend of Nerdy events. Before we all get hip deep in SDCC announcements, videos, and convention swag, let’s take a look back with this four-minute history of SDCC. (more…)

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