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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Add this to the list of things that should happen, but probably won’t. There was some talk a few years ago about an animated Firefly that went nowhere. Firefly fan and animator Stephen Bryne put together this teaser on what an animated Firefly series might look like and it looks fantastic. If only Joss Whedon would write a couple of episodes, get the original cast to do some voice work, which shouldn’t be too hard considering how easy it is to do in various locations. The only issue would be scheduling. We can dream, until then, check out this nice little video and get your hopes up because anything can happen out in the black. (more…)


Everything comes to an end and Fallout 4‘s last DLC Nuka-World is hitting later this month on August 30th. There’s a new trailer out today and this last DLC looks like a lot of fun. If it holds up to the Far Harbor DLC then Fallout fans should get one last hurrah before the long wait for Fallout 5, and we all know how long that might take. So get ready, there’s new characters, weapons, power armor, and places to see at Nuka-World, and let’s not forget the rides! (more…)


Fans might not have to wait as long as they initially thought for the return of Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) to Netflix. Bernthal was fantastic as the Punisher in season two of Netflix’s Daredevil. That performance directly led to a spinoff series about the troubled vigilante, but no one expected that new series to get done by 2017. Now thanks to a Reddit posting there is a chance that the Punisher series might make it to Netflix sometime in 2017. (more…)


South Park has always pushed the limits on television so it isn’t surprising that the franchise would also push the limits when it came to their video games. The follow-up to incredible humorous and fun to play South Park: The Stick Of Truth is looking to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality to a brand new, never smelt before level with the introduction of the Nosulus Rift. That’s right, when you play South Park: Fractured But Whole with the Nosulus Rift, you won’t just play the game, you’ll smell the game. (more…)


That is Jason Momoa above in a photo-shopped picture from 2012 that was brought up when The Crow remake was being discussed four years ago. Now it seems that might actually be the case as word is making the Internet rounds that Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman) is in early talks to take on another iconic superhero in The Crow. There’s been so many (Misguided?) attempts to restart this franchise after the tragic accidental death of star Brandon Lee that there’s sure to be some fan backlash, that is the norm these days for anything getting rebooted. Director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is going to give it a shot and it looks like he wants Momoa to take on the role of Eric Draven. (more…)


When all is said and done, it all comes down to money in Hollywood. If a film makes money then someone will want to keep it going. Just look at the Resident Evil franchise, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that would rate that franchise as a critical success, but it rakes in the cash at the box office and manages its production budget so in the end, the films make investors money and we all know, money talks. Now we come to Paul Fieg‘s Ghostbusters, certainly the most controversial movie of the year. THR is reporting that the production will lose up to $70 Million while Sony disputes that figure citing some pretty weak after market income sources. If nothing else, the poor showing puts that promised sequel into a precarious position for Sony executives. (more…)



While we may have to wait until the Thursday broadcast of the 2016 Rio Olympics on NBC to catch a first look at the new full trailer for director Gareth EdwardsRogue One: A Star Wars Story, there is a new teaser out to get those Star Wars juices flowing. So grab a box of Kleenex and take a look at this new teaser. Oh C’mon guys… the Kleenex is to wipe the drool from your mouth, get your minds out of the gutter. (more…)


It feels like just yesterday that we brought you the 16 second teaser for the final chapter in Alice’s story, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and it was. Today the 49 second International teaser hit the Internet with a lot more footage to look at. The Resident Evil franchise is an interesting one. Starting in 2002, the franchise has consistently made money at the box office while never topping a Rotten Tomatoes score of 33 from the critics. Milla Jovovich returns again as Alice, kicking ass and taking names in the post T-Virus world. (more…)


The Netflix series that Marvel are producing continue to fire on all cylinders as we finally get a full trailer for the upcoming, hard-hitting Luke Cage. Joining Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Luke Cage brings back Mike Colter as Luke Cage along with Rosario Dawson as nurse Claire Temple, connecting the dots between Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in a shared superhero universe. Get ready to get pumped up because this trailer is smart, funny, perfectly put together, and ready to deliver a knockout punch, just like Luke Cage. (more…)