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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Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Face Off Against The Absorbing Man In Season 2 Opener

- 08-22-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


The super hero small screen action continues as Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts their second season off with a bang going up against an old school Marvel villain, The Absorbing Man. Teen Wolf‘s Brian Patrick Wade goes full chrome dome to play Carl “Crusher” Creel, a long time Thor and Hulk villain. Check out his first official on set photo. (more…)

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‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Director To Take On ‘Dead Rising’ Next

- 08-21-14Film, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter


Legendary Pictures’ Dead Rising feature film has found a director. Zach Lipvosky will be bringing Capcom’s Zombie-Killing-Fest of a video game to Crackle the online streaming service. Tim Carter will be handling the script, you’ve seen his writing in games like Sleeping Dogs and the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. For those of you wondering just what Lipvosky might bring to the movie, click-through and find out. (more…)

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Feel Good Story Of The Day: Star Lord (Chris Pratt) Visits Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

- 08-21-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


Chris Pratt is living life using his Guardians of the Galaxy character Star Lord’s motto of doing, “Something good, something bad, a bit of both.” Let’s start with the bad. Back when principle filming completed on James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy Chris “Sticky Fingers” Pratt made off with his Star Lord costume, a bit of bad, but he did it for all the right reasons. This is where the good comes in. Yesterday, Pratt made good on that promise he made to himself when he decided to swipe his Star Lord costume by visiting the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in full Star Lord duds. (more…)

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BBC Announces VOD ‘Doctor Who’ Follow-Up Show

- 08-20-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Let’s do a quick head count, raise your hand if, when you read this post’s title, you thought to yourself, “Damn, how many after shows can Chris Hardwick host?” That my friends, is a lot of hands. The BBC is launching a new Doctor Who companion series Doctor Who Extra, not to be confused with a show about Doctor Who Companions, but an inside look at the behind the scenes of each episode. How can you tune in? (more…)

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J.K. Rowling Posts New Character Bio Story Set In Harry Potter Universe

- 08-20-14Books, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


Harry Potter fans rejoice! J.K. Rowling continues to dip her toes into the Potter Universe. Every now and then Rowling adds to the Potter Mythos by posting new smatterings of content to the Pottermore site, recently posting a closer look at one of the Potterverse characters that was only mentioned three times in the series and never appeared in person. Who could it be? You’re gonna have to click-through to find out! (more…)

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‘Phineas and Ferb Halloween Special’ to Include Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Voiced ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Characters!

- 08-19-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Are you a Phineas and Ferb fan? Well, hold on to your socks because Simon Pegg took to the Twitterverse last night to announce his and Shaun of the Dead co-star Nick Frost‘s inclusion in the next Phineas and Ferb Halloween Special. They won’t just be appearing, they will be taking their Shaun of the Dead characters, Shaun and Ed into the world of Phineas and Ferb. (more…)

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BBC Releases New ‘Doctor Who’ Season Eight Stills

- 08-19-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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With less than a week until the Doctor Who series premiere and hot on the heels of the end of the Doctor Who World Tour, the BBC has released a new set of production stills from the first episode of the eighth season Deep Breath. What kind of Doctor will Peter Capaldi be? Check out this latest teaser and stills to find out what this new Doctor is up to. (more…)

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‘Doctor Who’ Rumor Mill: Companion Jenna Coleman To Exit Show By Christmas

- 08-18-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


As the Doctor Who World Tour wraps up this morning in Rio de Janerio Brazil, fans are set for the premiere of season eight this Saturday. Even before this season begins rumors are starting to surface that current companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) time on the show might be coming to an end. What’s it all about? (more…)

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New Petition Aims To Include Robin Williams Tribute In Upcoming Zelda Game

- 08-18-14Nerd Culture, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter


When the recent petition to include a Robin Williams tribute in World of Warcraft was successful, many fans first after thought was that Nintendo‘s upcoming 2015 Zelda Wii U console game should also include a Williams tribute. A fan started such a petition over at and Nintendo has responded. (more…)

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Han Solo Concept Art Hits The Internet

- 08-15-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Hot on the heels of the leaked Stormtrooper helmets it looks like Indie Revolver has gotten their hands on some Han Solo concept art for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII. Where they are getting these bits and pieces and how quickly Abrams and Disney might track down the source and close that leak are unclear. Enjoy them while you can! (more…)

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