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 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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Dragon Con 2014: Cosplay Gallery Part 5, More Cosplay Videos & How Local And National News Cover Dragon Con 2014

- 09-10-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


Here it is, the last Dragon Con 2014 Cosplay post. It took five posts to get everything I saw this year onto the site. This time around we’ve got the last of the Dragon Con 2014 stills, another couple of great musical Cosplay video, a look at how the local and national news covered Dragon Con 2014. (more…)

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Trailer Just Might Freak You Out!

- 09-09-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


We’re getting closer to the October 8th premiere date for FX‘s American Horror Story: Freak Show. What delightfully horrific stories will we see in this latest season?  Michael Chiklis joins the cast this season that includes Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Gadbourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, and Denis O’Hare. Click through to check out Kathy Bates in all her bearded glory! (more…)

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Karl Urban Shares His Thoughts On ‘Dredd’ Sequel/Prequel

- 09-09-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Despite the dismal box office numbers fans of Pete Travers’ 2012 Dredd 3D are making as much noise on the Internet as they can, clamoring for more. Will those fans get their Firefly/Serenity day in the sun? The film’s star Karl Urban is on-board for another installment and we’ve got his and the film’s script writer’s thoughts on what form that sequel might take. (more…)

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New Season Five Trailer For AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’

- 09-08-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


The October 12th premiere date for the fifth season of Robert Kirkman and AMC‘s The Walking Dead keeps lumbering closer and closer. Today we’ve got a brand spanking new trailer Never Let Down Your Guard to help scratch that Walking Dead itch. Click through to take a look and perhaps join the discussion. (more…)

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Dragon Con 2014: Cosplay Gallery Part 4, Musical Cosplay Video, & The Deadpool Conga Line Videos!

- 09-08-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


We’re back with another batch of Dragon Con 2014 Cosplay pictures and videos. There was so much there to see that if we’d tried to put it in one post it might have overloaded and shut the site down! This time up we’ve got a Cosplay gallery, a great musical cosplay video, and more Deadpools than you can shake a stick at!


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‘Terminator Genisys’ Sequels Get Premiere Dates

- 09-08-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


There’s been a trend in big franchise film making that’s been developing the last few years. Instead of the traditional release of a film followed by a sequel driven by box office results, now producers and directors are filming multiple films in sequence. Often beginning the next film before post production has completed on the first movie. Some are no brainers, The Hunger Games second, third and fourth films never really had a break in production between filming. Certainly nothing like the three or five year breaks between sequels of the past. The latest to jump on this band wagon is the Terminator franchise with Paramount Pictures setting the premiere dates for the next two sequels. (more…)

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Dragon Con 2014: Cosplay Gallery Part 3, Epic Cosplay Video, & Drag Racing Turtle Van!

- 09-05-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


We’re back with another Dragon Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery, this makes Part Three of what should end as a Five Part series. We took a heck of a lot of pictures over four days. Enjoy the Cosplay gallery, then check out the two Cosplay videos below.


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NerdBastards Interview With ‘Game of Thrones’ Podrick – Daniel Portman

- 09-04-14Books, Featured, Interviews, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Daniel Portman, Podrick from Game of Thrones, will be attending Granite State Comicon on September 13th and 14th and we were lucky enough to talk with him about HBO‘s hit show, his character, and his upcoming convention appearance. (more…)

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‘Arrow’ Casts Matt Nable To Play Ra’s al Ghul

- 09-04-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Stephen Amell took to the Twitter-verse to announce the latest casting for the CW‘s Arrow. Former professional Rugby player and Australian actor Matt Nable will join the cast and lead the League of Assassins as Ra’s al Ghul. What mischief might Ra’s al Ghul bring to Star City? (more…)

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Netflix Snags Exclusive Streaming Rights to ‘Gotham’ Before The First Episode Airs

- 09-03-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Netflix is flexing its financial muscles once again. This time around Netflix has procured the multi-territorial rights to Warner Bros. Gotham even before a the first episode has aired. What else makes this deal special? Usually those rights are worked out on a country by county basis and not packaged together. How much did Netflix shell out per episode? (more…)

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