Gillian Anderson Promotes Sci-Fi Novel, Wants To Be A Ghostbuster, & Other Stuff!

- 10-14-14Books, Film, Interviews, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…)

Anime Weekend Atlanta Interview: Vic Mignogna, Anime Voice Actor & ‘Star Trek Continues’ Captain Kirk

- 10-08-14Cartoons, Interviews Posted by Mark Poynter

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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.

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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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

INTERVIEW: Randall Lobb on his TMNT History Doc ‘Turtle Power’

- 08-11-14Comics, Featured, Film, Interviews, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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So you set out to make a documentary called Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where do you begin? For director Randall Lobb and a small film crew from rural Ontario, it was a phone call to the CEO of Mirage and a five year journey to get from the idea to make a doc about the history of TMNT to releasing it. Now, in time for both the 30th anniversary of the franchise and the recently released film from producer Michael Bay, Lobb and Co.’s five year odyssey through Ninja Turtles lore is ready to be seen. Recently, Nerd Bastards got the chance to talk with Lobb about how they tracked down all the players, how it all came together, and why even people who aren’t Turtle fans will find something to love in the documentary. (more…)