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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While in some cases no news might be good news, a lot of the time some news is not great news. Fans of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi‘s What We Do In The Shadows were ecstatic when word started making the Internet rounds about a sequel/spinoff that would feature the We’re not Swear-wolves gang of werewolves in their own film. Now Waititi has given another update on the project, but it’s not what most WWDIS fans might want to hear. (more…)


CBS recently announced a change to the release date for their new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery. The pilot episode, which was slated to hit television screens in January of 2017 and then continue the series exclusively on CBS All Access, the CBS streaming service, will now be beamed back until May 2017. Why the change, should fans be worried that the Tribbles are breeding? (more…)

Screen Junkies are at it again taking on, or down as the case may be, Captain America: Civil War. That’s right, even the most beloved film of the summer (90/90 on Rotten Tomatoes) doesn’t walk away with a free pass when it comes to Honest Trailers. Did they mention that one plot point that drove you crazy in the movie? Don’t worry, Honest Trailers gives you the answer to all your issues with the film.. roll the Airport scene!!! (more…)


It doesn’t take much looking around to find someone who makes one wonder if there might be aliens from other planets living among us. Patrick Stewart stopped aging 30 years ago, Keith Richards can’t be killed be it drugs or fire, then there’s Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler who would fit right in an alien police line up. Combine that with Tyler’s recent comments while promoting the independent film Happy Birthday, in which he has a role, and it’s no wonder Tyler would want to appear in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy III, if there is one. (more…)


The spirit of vengeance is headed to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season and now we’ve got a look at him in all his fiery glory. For those wondering, that is Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes, the latest version of Ghost Rider that travels in a supped up 1969 Dodge Charger instead of a motorcycle. Don’t worry though, the flames, chains and vengeance are all there and Ghost Rider is set to bring havoc to those deserving getting their just due. (more…)


20th Century Fox is bringing back Alien Nation to the big screen under the creative direction of Jeff Nichols (Loving). The 1988 film took the buddy cop movie to new heights as the disgruntled veteran cop (James Caan) wasn’t partnered with a dog, robot, or psycho crazy loose cannon cop, but an alien  (Manny Patinkin) who crash landed on Earth with 300,000 other enslaved aliens who escaped their alien overlord masters and are now trying to assimilate into Los Angles. (more…)

Alan Moore

Alan Moore says he is pretty much done with comics and for many fans it will mark the end of an era in comics much like the Gold and Silver ages. His run on Swamp Thing, The Killing Joke, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, From Hell, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen litter comic book must read lists on the Internet. Don’t fret though, Moore says there are a couple of things left to do before he calls it quits forever on comic books. (more…)


The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday) is all set to take on Ben Affleck‘s Batman as fan favorite villain Deathstroke the Terminator. Affleck teased Deathstroke in a Twitter video last month and speculation on casting has been centered on Manganiello ever since. His name has come up before, when DC was casting Superman, Mangnaiello was one of the top names in contention until Henry Cavill sealed the deal and became the Man of Steel. When will Deathstroke make his big screen debut? (more…)