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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Thor Falls. New God Of Thunder Takes Over… And She’s Female

- 07-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


We were teased the other day with mysterious hints that there would be big news from Marvel coming out of The View today. Now we know what it’s all about. It seems that Thor has lost his mojo and his hammer after he becomes unworthy to hold the mighty Uru hammer. Details are sparse, but the big announcement was that a female character will be filling the gap and taking up Thor’s hammer and powers. (more…)

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‘Gotham’ to Tease Possible Future Joker in Every Episode?

- 07-15-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


We, along with the rest of the Internet, have focused a lot of attention on the Gotham character “The Comedian” played by Jon Beavers. He first appeared on our radar when cast and described as a comedic performer at Fish Mooney’s (Jada Pinkett Smith) club. Just about everyone started to speculate, “Would this be the new Joker?” Now we’ve got another sneaking suspicion that might even be better.  (more…)

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Warner Bros. Releases ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Official Synopsis

- 07-15-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The last in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is scheduled to hit theaters screens later this year on December 17th. There hasn’t been a lot of production stills, clips, or even a teaser trailer yet, but Warner Brothers has recently released the official synopsis for the movie. (more…)

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‘Doctor Who’ Roundup: Did This Fan Video Inspires New Season’s Intro? & Rough Cut of First Episode Leaked to Internet

- 07-14-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


The BBC continues to shove its fingers into the Internet dike that is spraying Doctor Who leaks and threatens to flood the whole series. First is was scripts, now it’s a rough cut video of the first episode! What next, we get leaks from the Doctor Who movie? Many of you might be worried about spoilers, but we’re gonna be careful to not reveal anything and won’t be posting the video here. We do have a fan made opening that is said to be part of the inspiration for this season’s opening credits. (more…)

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SyFy Orders Lev Grossman’s ‘The Magicians’ Pilot

- 07-14-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


SyFy continues its run at bringing more sci-fi and fantasy to their programming with the green-lighting for a pilot episode of author Lev Grossman‘s fantasy series The Magicians. What I can’t understand is how this didn’t end up on the CW. Not that I’m complaining, anything that keeps SyFy moving back to its roots of sci-fi and fantasy television is a good thing. Haven’t read The Magicians series yet? Click through to find out what’s what. (more…)

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‘Gotham’ Roundup: 12 Pilot Screen Captures, & Two New ‘Gotham’ Videos

- 07-11-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a lot of new information, pictures, and videos popping up around the Internet for Warner Brothers and ‘DC Comics‘ new FOX television series Gotham. We’ve scoured the Internet, shined the brightest lights into the Internet’s cobwebbed and shadowy corners to bring you them all right here. Seriously, it took me at least ten minutes worth of finger pounding keyboard Goggling. (more…)

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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of ‘Ghostbusters’ at a Local Theater Near You!

- 07-11-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


It’s the 30 year anniversary of one of Nerdom’s cornerstone films, Ghostbusters. There’s a few things going on to celebrate that anniversary including theater screenings, a new LEGO set, and a traveling Ghostbusters art show. We’ve got all the Ghostbusters anniversary information for you here. (more…)

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Will Doomsday Crash the ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Party?

- 07-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Buckle up folks, this Internet Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice roller-coaster of speculation and rumor is just beginning to climb that first big hill. We certainly haven’t gotten to the twistiest turns yet, and just wait until the whole thing turns upside down while doing corkscrew turns. This time around it’s not about what additional hero might show up, it’s all about the biggest, baddest, that Killer-from-Krypton, the one, the only, Doomsday. (more…)

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Second ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Teaser ‘Unity’

- 07-09-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The second teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has hit the Internet. The first had President Snow, (Donald Sutherland) stressing that we’re all Together as One, now this time around we get a glimpse that all is not peaceful in Panem. (more…)

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Sigorney Weaver & Other ‘Alien’ Cast Members to Voice ‘Alien: Isolation’ Expansion

- 07-09-14Film, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter


The Creative Assembly has pulled out all the stops when it came to adding downloadable content to their upcoming Alien: Isolation video game. They’ve managed to pull together the original 1979 Alien cast to recreate their characters voices for the additional missions. (more…)

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