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Glenn Hetrick may seem intimidating while in the judge’s seat of the SyFy hit series Face Off, but this titan of makeup/special effects art and design knows his craft. His work has been featured in iconic geek culture works such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5 , The X-Files, Heroes (just to name a few) and most recently in The Hunger Games and Agents of Shield. But not only is the prolific artist making great strides in his career, but he is also using his new company Alchemy FX Studio to spearhead  the integration of CG and technical special effects application. This interview is one you don’t want to miss.

So check out our conversation below, and be sure to tune in to see Glenn on a new episode of FaceOff, Tuesday on SyFy at 9/8c or Wednesday during his guest-judge appearance for Steampunk’d on GSN at 8/7c!



If there is one thing you can say about Zachary Levi, it’s that the man knows his nerdy stuff!  Serving as the host of the pop-culture gameshow Geeks Who Drink (SyFy, new episodes every Thursday night) as well as starring in the new Heroes Reborn mini-series (premiering tonight, September 24th, on NBC), he’s got to routinely be on his game, and it’s apparent that he has had the love of all things pop-ish from well before his days starring as everyman spy-wannabe Chuck from the mid-2000s NBC show of the same name.

Check out our conversation below, and be sure to check Zachary out in his new shows Geeks Who Drink and Heroes Reborn this Fall!


Orphan Black

Last week, Orphan Black returned with a bang.  After the cliffhanger revelation of Season 2, the series wasted no time in showing just how different the male clones are from the female clones and man, are they different!  The series is known for its many twists and turns throughout the story and if the first episode of Season 3 is any indication, the show will remain true to form.  We had a chance to sit down with some of the cast and crew to pick their brains about the upcoming season and they were more than happy to dish on what fans can expect from the series.  Well, as far as they were allowed to divulge, of course. (more…)


The weekly adventures of Arrow have not only been a success for its network, The CW, it’s also helped spawn a whole series of TV shows including two spin-offs of its own. But credit does not go alone to the bow-wielding hero played by Stephen Amell, but also to the cast of compelling characters built around him, like Arrow’s partner in crime-fighting, John Diggle played by David Ramsey. Making his way as a professional actor since the late 90s, Ramsey has appeared on series like Huff, The West Wing, The Ghost Whisperer and Dexter. During his time on Arrow, Ramsey has also moonlighted in a recurring capacity on CBS’ police drama Blue Bloods where he plays the Mayor of New York City. But really, it’s his important place on Team Arrow that we all want to talk to him about.

Recently, Nerd Bastards got the chance to talk to Ramsey about the Arrow season that’s currently winding down. Big changes are in the offing for Oliver Queen and friends, and while Ramsey didn’t spoil anything, he did tease that there are going to be interesting developments for the cast going forward, and that the effects of this season will reverberate on into Arrow’s already approved fourth season. While taking a break from filming the final episode of season three, Ramsey also talked about wanting more action for Diggle, why is character serves as mentor to the group of young heroes, and the surprising similarities between Diggle and his arch-nemesis. (more…)

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Happy Daredevil Day!  After months of waiting, Marvel’s Daredevil is officially available to stream, exclusively through Netflix.  For the past few days, we have been teasing you with some information we learned at last week’s Daredevil press junket but today, we are going to give you more bang for your buck! Want to know whether or not Daredevil will feel the weight of Civil War?  How about just how Rosario Dawson is able to balance her character’s relationship with Daredevil against Claire Temple‘s career? Do you want to know if Punisher will ever show up in the MCU? We have (some) answers to those questions and more! (more…)


I admit it, Dana Scully of ‘The X-Files’ was a direct influence toward my learning to love brainy women. I wasn’t above chasing hot airheads either, but there was something about those long soliloquies of scientific technobabble in every episode. The X-Files actually made a huge impression on me, beyond star Gillian Anderson’s silver-tongued sexy talk. And while her partner David Duchovny moved on to fornicate in California, Anderson paid homage to her science fiction roots through the written word. She’s co-authored a novel with Jeff Rovin called ‘A Vision Of Fire’ and took to a Reddit Ask Me Anything to promote it. Then she talked just about everything else. (more…)


If you’ve watched any (English language) Anime in the last twenty plus years then there’s an extremely high chance that you’ve heard Vic Mignogna‘s voice. He’s been doing anime voice work for some of the most popular anime shows like Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Bleach, and many, many others. Recently, at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014 I got the chance to sit down with Vic. What first brought him to my attention was his web series Star Trek Continues. Once I started watching and looked him up I realized that I had heard his voice work countless times in a ton of the anime I had watched over the years. I like anime, but I’m really a Star Trek nerd. Star Trek is what started my love of all things sci-fi and nerdy back in the day and Vic and I share that background. You’ll see what I’m talking about in the interview because we ended up talking a lot about Star Trek and Star Trek Continues.



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…)