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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There’s been some renewed interest in rebooting Logan’s Run, the 1976 Sci-Fi flick based on William Nolan and George Clayton Johnson‘s 1967 novel of a dystopian society that capped age limits to 21. Simon Kinberg is the current driving force behind this latest attempt to bring Logan’s Run back to the big screen. Kinberg recently made some comments about the reboot that worked the Internet rounds and eventually found their way to William Nolan’s Facebook page. Actually, fans were posting it to William’s page just as soon as it started and Nolan had some interesting things to say about it, and all the other attempts to reboot Logan’s Run. (more…)


Somebody on set last Friday, most likely a visitor and not crew, sneakily captured what might be the first footage of Jeffery Dean Morgan as Negan on AMC‘s The Walking Dead. The quality is obviously bad and that might lead one to think it’s a clever fake, but if it is then it’s very clever because of what we can make out. Take a look if you don’t care about spoilers and such. (more…)


There’s been some talk about Top Gun 2 with Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer attached to the project, but now it seems that the long-awaited sequel is starting to ramp up a bit. Earlier today a very excited Val Kilmer posted an announcement on his Facebook page that will have Top Gun fans ready to get back to theaters. It seems that Kilmer received an offer for Top Gun 2. That’s right, the Iceman cometh! (more…)


If you’re lucky enough to be traveling to or through Singapore in the next couple of months, you might want to plan an hour or two lay-over at Singapore’s Changi Airport to check out the life-sized X-Wing and Tie Fighter brought in to celebrate all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The airport had a grand unveiling ceremony that included a troop of Stormtroopers and X-Wing pilots. Check out the video below. (more…)


Over the weekend, Ridley Scott let slip the new title for the sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant. Now 20th Century Fox has confirmed that title change and released an official synopsis along with the premiere date of October 6th, 2017 for the film. There’s an interesting lack of mention for Noomi Rapace‘s Elizabeth Shaw in the synopsis… what might that mean for the character and movie? (more…)


Brace yourself… the Star Wars The Force Awakens Cross Marketing has begun. Does anyone want to predict which product, service, or company will have the craziest Star Wars The Force Awakens marketing? I can almost hear Yogurt’s voice echoing in the background, “Moichandising! Moichandising!” Verizon has dipped their telecommunications toes into the Star Wars water more than once and this latest one takes on the evil that is Data Throttling with the help of BB-8 and Chewbacca. (more…)


This might be the new Internet thing. Piecing together the available footage from a movie into what chronological order you think the movie will follow. Mike V. on YouTube did just that with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage that includes trailers, teasers, and TV clips into one huge trailer. Now none of this is official in any way, it’s just a fan having fun and speculating… but I think he may have nailed this one. That’s why I am inserting this !!!!HUGE SPOILER WARNING!!!!! I watched it and think it is brilliant… but you might not want to because of possible spoilers. There’s no “new footage” or anything you haven’t seen before… but the chronological placement might be new spoilers for you. (more…)


Word is racing around the Internet that Jeffery Dean Morgan (Watchmen, Magic City) has been cast in the villainous role of Negan in AMC‘s The Walking Dead. Speculation on who should play Negan on the show has ranged from Madmen‘s Jon Hamm, to Henry Rollins, but I have to say that Jeffery Dean Morgan is a fine choice and he’ll do Lucille proud. “Who’s Lucille,” you ask? (more…)


The second trailer for Netflix‘s Jessica Jones series has hit the Internet and it will only make you want more. Krysten Ritter looks and sounds magnificent as the title character Jessica Jones, and David Tennant shows why the Purple Man is much more dangerous than he appears on the surface. There’s only ten more days until Netflix dumps the entire series onto its platform and thankfully, I have Fallout 4 to distract me, without it, those ten days wouldn’t be pretty. I am Jonesin’ for hard for some Jessica Jones. (more…)