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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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Patrick Stewart As You’ve Never Seen Him Before

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Patrick Stewart is nothing if not adventurous. If you haven’t been watching his new series Blunt Talk, you’ve missed Stewart at his goofy best, doing outrageous things and loving every minute of it. His latest bit of zaniness took him straight from the season two set of Blunt Talk to a screening in Los Angeles, in full drag along with costar Adrian Scarborough. (more…)

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If you haven’t been following Peter Mayhew‘s daily tweets of the original Star Wars script, that obviously went through many changes before and during shooting, then you’ve been missing an interesting look at how scripts evolve during the production process. A few days ago Mayhew tweeted out three pages of the original script that would have changed one of the movies most dramatic, and character building scenes, the duel and death of Obi-Wan on the Deathstar at the hands of Darth Vader. (more…)

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There’s an interesting bit of news coming out of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story production, everyone expects that our favorite Sith Lord, Darth Vader will make an appearance or two in the film set during the height of his and Emperor Palpatine’s power. Although nothing has been confirmed, James Earl Jones has been doing the Vader voice work in Star Wars: Rebels and is expected to do the same for any big screen Vader appearances. That just leaves who might wear the suit. Someone has to wear it and as David Prowse can attest, who does it could make a huge impact of how the character is perceived. The latest rumor is that six-foot seven-inch tall Spencer Wilding (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jupiter Ascending) will be handling all on screen costumed appearances of Darth Vader. (more…)

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Just because a studio hires a director, that doesn’t mean the Studio won’t have their nose all up in that director’s business. In fact, in most cases, the studio can go overboard in making suggestions and changes, the dreaded Studio Notes. Just look at The Fantastic Four and director Josh Trank‘s experience, you can see how quickly things went off the rails. What’s frightening is that the same Studio, 20th Century Fox also had Deadpool. Imagine if Fox had taken over director Tim Miller‘s movie and sent him a bunch of Studio notes. Wait a minute, it looks like Fox did send Studio notes to Miller and one note made him wish he’s worn his brown pants that day. (more…)

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The night is darker and still full of terrors in this latest Game of Thrones season six trailer. In fact, things look down right terrifying for a lot of our favorite characters. With only two weeks until the May 24th return of HBO‘s Game of Thrones, we’re going to see the Internet full of Game of Thrones hype and thankfully, as this trailer suggests, the show is going to deliver. (more…)

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Freeform, the former ABC Family network is amping up their superhero line up aimed at a much younger crowd. Just the other day Freeform announced the development of Marvel‘s Cloak and Dagger, now they’ve brought back a fan favorite from across the pond, Misfits. If you haven’t heard of Misfits, then you’re in for a treat, the show is a lot of fun and the musical soundtrack is an incredible mix that will open your eyes to a number of fantastic British bands and musicians. (more…)

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What a world we Nerds live in today. Every other month there’s a new superhero movie, and after Disney shelled out the big bucks for Star Wars a few years ago, every December we’ll have a new Star Wars movie to delight our galactic senses. This year we’ll get Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and now we’ve got a teaser trailer to start things off. New characters, new stories, what a time to live the nerdy life. (more…)

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In a move that might be related to all those Walking Dead fans waving pitchforks and burning torches outside The Walking Dead offices, Executive Producer and Director Greg Nicotero just spilled the beans that might calm some of those angry Internet villagers. What could Nicotero possibly say that might reduce all that Fan based The Walking Dead Finale anger? It has everything to do with the Negan intro scene and Jeffery Dean Morgan letting the “F” bombs fly. (more…)

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Hot on the heels of Marvel‘s Doctor Strange wrapping principal shooting, Mark Gatiss, co-creator of Sherlock, and Mycroft Holmes in the series, announced that Sherlock Series 4 has begun shooting. Its been a long wait since Series 3 ended, even if we did get a “Don’t call it a Christmas Special” special The Abominable Bride last New Year’s Day. Check out the announcement video below. (more…)