Sarah Moran

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Profile: Sarah is a disillusioned college grad who after earning a B.A. in Film Snobbery, took to the interwebz in order to share her passion for all things nerdy. She loves superheroes, science fiction, fairy tales, bike riding, cartoons, and sunny skies. Writing came to her as a way of release for all the stuff in her head as often Sarah finds herself with more useless knowledge than brain to contain it. You can follow her continual dispelling of nonsense on Twitter, @SarahThisIs.

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TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E06 – “The Caretaker”

- 09-30-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Coming off an exhilarating bank heist it’s back to the daily grind of Coal Hill School for Clara and… The Doctor? Yes, this week’s episode sees The Doctor again trying to blend in with humans, going deep undercover in “The Caretaker” from returning writer Gareth Edwards (“The Lodger”, “Closing Time”) and Steven Moffat. What is it that brings The Doctor to Coal Hill? Aliens? Robots? Alien robots? (more…)

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TV Review: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E05 – “Time Heist”

- 09-27-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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[Pardon the tardiness of this review, and instead enjoy an extra helping of Doctor Who critique and discussion this weekend!]

Switching gears – yet again, like only Doctor Who can – Series 8 transitions from a spooky inspection of fear to a bank heist, or in this case, a “Time Heist.” Written by Steven Moffat and Stephen Thompson, it’s a less profound episode than last week’s but that doesn’t it make it any less interesting. (more…)

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TV Review: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E04 – “Listen”

- 09-14-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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What’s always made Doctor Who unique as well as enduring as a television show is its ability to constantly reinvent itself. From season to season, decade to decade, Doctor Who is allowed–no, expected to be something entirely different. Last week was a funny, charming romp in the past with Robin Hood and his Merry Men. This week we’re forced to face one of our oldest fears – what’s that under the bed? (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E03 – “Robot of Sherwood”

- 09-07-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

doctor who robot of sherwood review

So far this season we’ve had a slow opener and a dark examination of The Doctor’s character. Besides last week’s few momentary sparks between Clara and Danny Pink, Series 8 has been a rather serious season. That changes this week with the Mark Gatiss-penned “Robot of Sherwood,”  a silly adventure that manages the right tone and enough genuine laughs to avoid being utterly ridiculous. (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E02 – “Into the Dalek”

- 08-30-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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This season’s Doctor Who premiere was rather hum drum. A fine debut from the newly minted Twelfth Doctor, but otherwise “Deep Breath” was of a bit of a fizzle as premieres go. Series 8’s second offering, “Into the Dalek” is anything but hum drum. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Custom Built ‘Star Wars’ Home Theater, Incredible Iron Giant Cosplay Puppet, Plant a Tree for Groot Challenge & MOAR!

- 08-26-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Oh, crafty! Get yourself a kit to build this adorable Malcolm Reynold papercraft created by Argentine artist Gus Santome – complete with Serenity! – when you buy $25 or more of Firefly merch from QMx. [Nerd Approved] (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E01 – “Deep Breath”

- 08-24-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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After last year’s exhilarating 50th Anniversary Special and then lackluster by comparison Christmas Special, Doctor Who needed a fresh start to recapture its previous momentum. One surefire way of re-energizing your property is to switch out for some new parts, but with only a change in Doctor can Series 8 continue to hold good favor? (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Batzilla, New Batgirl Cosplay, Hiddleston & Barrowman Do the Ice Bucket Challenge, & MOAR!

- 08-19-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Now let’s see who Godzilla really is… what? BATMAN!? Get more action figure hijinks over at gigabeetle.tumblr.com. [Nerd Approved] (more…)

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INTERVIEW: Creators & Cast of ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’

- 08-16-14Comics, Featured, Film, Interviews, Videogames Posted by Sarah Moran

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Earlier this week the latest DC Universe animated feature – Batman: Assault on Arkham – released digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray. This one, however, isn’t tied to The New 52 continuity DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ Animation are building with films like Justice League: War and the upcoming Throne of Atlantis, but is instead linked with the Batman: Arkham video game universe. While at San Diego Comic-Con I participated in roundtable interviews with many of Assault on Arkham‘s creators and cast: director Jay Oliva, producer James Tucker, writer Heath Corson, voice director Andrea Romano, and voice talent Kevin Conroy, Matthew Gray Gubler, and John DiMaggio. Hit the jump for their input on making Batman: Assault on Arkham! (more…)

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INTERVIEW: Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer, Creators of ‘The Venture Bros.’

- 08-12-14Featured, Interviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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In addition to interviewing the creators and a couple cast members from Rick and Morty while at San Deigo Comic-Con, I also had the opportunity to sit down with Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer of The Venture Bros. The always dapper pair were there promoting the upcoming season of their Adult Swim show, which can be succinctly described as Johnny Quest all grown up, but in reality is so, so much more. (more…)

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