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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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Last Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend was busy for many police departments across the country. Word is making the Internet rounds that Portland police responded to a call at the local Taco Bell to find 18-year-old Alexander Cooksey in a Deadpool onesie. The problem, he was parked and passed out behind the wheel on the Taco Bell’s lawn. It seems he was trying to get into the drive through and didn’t make it. No Chimichangas for you Deadpool fan. Check out the rest of the story and pictures below. (more…)

There’s a new Justice League teaser making the Internet rounds after it’s premiere on the Today Show this morning. The teaser does feature a couple new shots for fans and the promise of a new trailer this Saturday. What is interesting is this teaser seems to focus on Jason Momoa as Aquaman which just pushed back its October 2018 release date to December of the same year. Check out the new teaser below. (more…)

The live action Death Note directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) and starring Nat Wolf (The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner who finds the supernatural Death Note Notebook. Write someone’s name inside and they… die. Turner decides to use the book to kill bad guys while the shinigami Ryuk voiced by William Dafoe watches. Check out the first trailer below. (more…)

New York Comic Con had a huge announcement today in which they eliminated 3 & 4 day tickets. That’s right, it is not a typo, there will only be single day passes available. Considering how hard it was to get passes before with most selling out in minutes online, will anyone be able to attend for the entire weekend? Check out the reasoning behind this drastic move below. (more…)

American Gods makes its way onto the small screen on Starz April 30th, based on Neil Gaiman‘s best-selling book of the same name. This new trailer sets a dark and bloody tone for the series produced by Bryan Fuller and Micheal Green which stars Ricky Whittle (The 100), Ian McShane (Deadwood), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Orlando Jones (Mad TV), Crispen Glover (Back to the Future), and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch). Check out the trailer below. (more…)

A sequel without some sort of appearance of the dapper detective seemed inconceivable, but until TheTRENDTalk sat down with Edward James Olmos recently, he had repeatedly stated that he was not involved with or going to be in Blade Runner 2049. Now he’s let the cat out of the bag and explained why he’s been denying his appearance. Guess what? It’s lawyer stuff. (more…)

The trailer for series ten of the BBC‘s Doctor Who has made its way onto the Internet for your enjoyment. This new season finds Peter Capaldi with a new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in tow as he saves our little corner of the universe. There’s plenty of stuff to see in this packed trailer including the return of more than a few memorable villains… one in particular, Missy. (more…)

Netflix has signed off on a second season for A Series Of Unfortunate Events with the posting of an announcement letter from Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) himself. The first season is a delightfully enjoyable time for fans and those new to the story. Neil Patrick Harris is incredible as Count Olaf, the dubious uncle after the children’s fortune. Check out the letter below. (more…)