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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Martin Freeman In ‘The Office: Middle Earth’ – Best SNL Skit This Season?

- 12-14-14Funny Videos Posted by Mark Poynter


Martin Freeman hosted Saturday Night Live last night and really hit it out of the park with this Lord of the Rings skit, The Office: Middle Earth. If you’ve watched the BBC version of The Office with Ricky Gervais, or even if you’ve only watched the American version with Steven Carell, you’ll immediately notice the incredible attention to detail. This just might be the best skit of the entire SNL season! (more…)

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Check Out the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special ‘Last Christmas’ Trailer

- 12-12-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter


There’s a new trailer for the BBCs Doctor Who Christmas Special: Last Christmas is out and we’ve got a few glimpses into what we can expect to see. There’s Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, and special guest Nick Frost as Santa Claus. (more…)

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Steven Colbert Interviews Smaug The Stupendous

- 12-12-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Mark Poynter


Steven Colbert can get just about anyone he wants on his show The Colbert Report, even Republicans that know Colbert will skewer them with his rapier like wit. Now Colbert has landed the biggest interview of his life, or at least the biggest interviewee, Smaug The Stupendous, The Unassessably Wealthy, that worm that makes Dwarves squirm. This might be the video of the day unless J.J. Abrams drops another Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser. (more…)

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Blair Underwood Joins ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Cast

- 12-11-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Word around the Internet today is that Blair Underwood will join the cast of Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the second half of season two when the series returns to ABC in March 2015. What role will he be playing and how will he fit into the combined Marvel Television/Cinematic Universe? (more…)

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If Abrams Had His Way, No ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser For You!

- 12-11-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


The Internet really did explode when the Disney released a teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Thanksgiving weekend. It quickly rose up the ranks to take the most Internet watched trailer in history. What’s interesting about the whole thing is that apparently, if J.J. Abrams had his way, we wouldn’t have seen it at all. What’s the story behind that claim? (more…)

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‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Red Band Trailer Will Put Butts In Theater Seats Come February

- 12-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

While the hub-bub of that incredible Mad Max Fury Road trailer continues to blow up the Internet, Fox‘s upcoming spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service also released its Red Band Trailer. Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton, Kingsman is a fast paced, hard-hitting, in your face violence action movie that we’ve come to expect from director Matthew Vaughn. (more…)

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‘The Last of Us’ Honest Trailer Treatment Will Push All Your Emotional Buttons

- 12-10-14Funny Videos, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter


Just when you thought all your tears had dried up from the last time you played The Last of Us, Screen Junkies and Smosh Games bring us The Last of Us Honest Trailer. Grab a box of tissues and get those tear ducts primed up because their bringing the feels. ALL THOSE FEELS!! (more…)

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Gets ‘The Family Guy’ Spoofing It Deserves

- 12-09-14Film, Funny Videos, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

Family Guy Star Wars poster Blue Harvest

It looks like today is the day the Internet overloads on movies and teasers getting spoofed with Honest Trailer and Family Guy treatments. This one was too good not to post. If you haven’t seen Seth MacFarlane‘s Family Guy Blue Harvest Star Wars Trilogy spoof then you need to check it out after watching this new bit of Family Guy Star Wars fun. This time they’ve taken J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and made it into comedy gold. (more…)

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Find Out How & Why That Amazing Groot Swing Was Built!

- 12-09-14Film, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


I am Groot. I AM groot. i AM GROOT. I aM Groot. I Am Groot. I AM GROOT. I am GROOT. I AM grooT. I AM Groot. Wait… some of you might not speak Groot fluently yet. I guess I better step in and translate. What Swing Groot is saying is that you’ve probably seen him on the Internet and now you can watch a behind the scenes video of him being created by the folks in the new Internet reality show Super Fan Builds. (more…)

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment… Wait, I Mean ‘Space Avengers’

- 12-09-14Comics, Film, Funny Videos Posted by Mark Poynter


Just when you thought it was safe to go buy a copy of James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy on DVD or Blu-Ray, the folks over at Screen Junkies went and gave it the Honest Trailer treatment. You’re going to love how far they had to reach to get the jokes this time, even they admit that they’re really reaching. (more…)

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