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 ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Interview Roundup: Spader, Hemsworth, Evans, Bettany, Ruffalo, Downey Jr, Renner, Smulders, & Jackson

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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This SDCC14 has been a whirlwind of Nerdy News and although many might argue that it’s not the number one SDCC event, Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron is bringing all kinds of fun news to the weekend. This time around we’ve got video interviews with just about the entire cast. All the big hitters are here, Downey Jr, Ruffalo, Jackson, all the major characters along with a new comer to the set that has been in every Iron Man and Avengers movie, J.A.R.V.I.S. Paul Bettany. Find out what he thinks about his transformation into the Vision and MOAR!!! (more…)

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New ‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 Teaser – ‘Listen’

- 07-26-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Doctor Who skipped SDCC14 this year, they’re too busy planning their world tour to attend, but that doesn’t mean they’re keeping quiet. The BBC has just released this teaser for the eighth season of Doctor Who. What’s the good Doctor (Peter Capaldi) have to say? You’ll have to listen to find out! (more…)

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SDCC14 Panels: ‘The Walking Dead’ ‘Arrow’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Panel Videos

- 07-26-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The full video of some of the major SDCC14 panels are starting to hit the Internet and these you can actually see and hear what everyone’s saying! This time around we’ve got the panels from The Walking Dead, Arrow, and Game of Thrones. (more…)

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SDCC14: New Thor & Hulk ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Posters – Now Completed Banner

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’ve been posting the Avengers: Age of Ultron banner posters as they’ve hit the Internet, and as predicted, the last two, Thor and Hulk, went online this morning. That’s the entire Avengers gang, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and the surprise inclusion of the Vision. Check out each individual poster, and how they all fit together. (more…)

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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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