NerdBastards Interview With ‘Game of Thrones’ Podrick – Daniel Portman

- 09-04-14Books, Featured, Interviews, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Daniel Portman, Podrick from Game of Thrones, will be attending Granite State Comicon on September 13th and 14th and we were lucky enough to talk with him about HBO‘s hit show, his character, and his upcoming convention appearance. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Journeys With A Turkey’s Dream In Space

- 09-04-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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You came back! This time on RadioBastard things get a bit weird, Jeremy and Jason face-off against AJ and Paul (aka Apple Jax and Saul) from the Gobbledygeek Podcast in a test of wits and endurance as they all banter about the prospect of joylessness in the DC Movie Universe, Jimmy Olsen’s legs, the latest Doctor Strange rumors, a Hunger Games theme park and more!
This time on the show: (more…)

INTERVIEW: Heather Langenkamp Reminisces About Being Freddy’s First Final Girl

- 09-01-14Featured, Film, Interviews, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Heather Langenkamp just celebrated her 50th birthday. Think about that for a minute: the final girl from that first Nightmare on Elm Street movie has been around for over five decades now. (Not to insult Ms. Langenkamp, of course, because she looks great.) Of course, three of those decades have been all about the legend of Freddy Krueger and talking about her big break in Wes Craven‘s seminal horror film. And not only has Langenkamp appeared in three of the eight Nightmare movies, she produced the quintessential documentary about the franchise, Never Sleep Again. This past weekend at the National Fan Expo, Langenkamp re-untied with co-stars Robert Englund and John Saxon to celebrate Freddy’s 30th birthday, and Nerd Bastards got a few minutes to pick her brain. You know, in a good way. (more…)

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…)

INTERVIEW: One-on-One With Michael Rooker

- 08-30-14Featured, Film, Interviews, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One thing you’ve got to know about talking to Michael Rooker one-on-one is he’s scary. The aviator sunglasses he wore weren’t helping either. Seriously though, underneath that gruff exterior is funny and charming man who has now found himself at the center of the nerd universe thanks to roles in AMC’s The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In our brief chat at the National Fan Expo Friday, Rooker discussed which franchise is winning the autograph wars, how he’s a nerd with muscles and how a little Yondu does a long way. (more…)

Dragon Con 2014 Interview With Hugo Winning Author Mike Resnick

- 08-28-14Books, Featured, Interviews Posted by Mark Poynter

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One of the biggest perks of this Nerd Bastards gig is attending local conventions and meeting all the guests and talking with fellow fans. Living in Atlanta means that one of the biggest conventions I attend every year is Dragon*Con. That wonderful four-day weekend of endless panels, cosplay, parties, and all the nerdy things one could imagine would fit into just about the entire downtown of Atlanta. While getting ready for this years Dragon Con I was given the opportunity to talk with Mike Resnick, a multiple Hugo award-winning science fiction author and one of my personal favorites when it comes to reading scifi. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast’s Guide to the New Doctor Who

- 08-28-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome to this very special Doctor Who filled edition of the RadioBastard Podcast! This time on the show, Jeremy and Jason are talking about Peter Capaldi‘s full debut as The Doctor in “Deep Breath“, Jenna Louise Coleman‘s possible exit and what John Hurt smells like with Doctor Who expert and Panama hat enthusiast Steven Sautter.

Also on the show (which will be filled with spoilers from “Deep Breath”: (more…)

INTERVIEW: Robert Englund Talks 30 Years of Freddy Krueger

- 08-27-14Featured, Film, Interviews Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Throughout the 70s and 80s, there were a lot of movie monsters, but only one of them really had a consistent face. Robert Englund was the face of Freddy Krueger through eight Nightmare on Elm Street films, a couple of music videos and a TV series called Freddy’s Nightmares, and this year Freddy Krueger turns 30 years old. Freddy’s portrayer, Englund, has worked consistently since his twin breakthroughs in 1984, Nightmare and the TV series V, building up an impressive resume of over 100 different film and TV projects. But with three decades now come and gone, more than ever, Englund is most closely associated with the burnt, disfigured “bastard son of a hundred maniacs.”

In an recent interview with Nerd Bastards, looking forward to Englund’s pending appearance at the National Fan Expo in Downtown Toronto, the actor discussed his enduring appeal as a horror icon, his recent flirtation with putting Freddy’s face on again, and his actually quite impressive knowledge of the geography of Canada’s largest city. (more…)

Whatever: What Killed ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’?

- 08-25-14Comics, Featured, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For made a great big thud at the box office this weekend, earning just $6.5 million off of an estimated $60-$70 million budget. This despite the popularity of the first film (which opened with $29 million in April 2005), the source material and an all-star cast that included Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Jessica Alba. 

Commercials and other promotional efforts for this thing were everywhere, so no one can claim that a lack of exposure did Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in. That’s not necessarily a reference to the rejected Eva Green/sheerly masked breasts poster that made the rounds (if you’ve read this site before, I’m sure you’ve seen it… over and over again), it just seems like it is. (more…)

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…)