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Nerd Culture

Want to gauge just how popular a show is? Don’t worry, the Internet will tell you. And right now, social feeds are still wildly a buzz thanks to  the long-awaited third season premiere of Rick and Morty which aired on April Fool’s Day. However, Rick and Morty is something truly special in that, it is so popular, it has the influential power to bring back a retired 20-year McDonalds dipping sauce.  (more…)

It’s been almost 14 years since Buffy The Vampire Slayer signed off the air. In the end, all that remained was a hole in Sunnydale and a hole in the hearts of all the fans from around the world. Over the years, stars from the show have been in an out of the spotlight and headlines. Some of them even make con appearances every now and then. But it’s been quite some time since all of them have been in the same room. There was Buffy, Xander, Willow, Angel, Cordelia, Spike, Dawn – even Joss Whedon was there. So many people, so many feelings, so many memories. When you’re ready, make the leap and keep on reading.

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Dungeons & Dragons has been a mainstay of nerd culture since it was first published by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). Since 1997, the game was taken over by Wizards of the Coast and has gone through several revisions currently placing it in its 5th Edition. For decades, the game seemed to be associated with little more than young boys throwing dice in their basements while talking about girls and eating pizza (watch Stranger Things, season 1, episode 1 for a great depiction of this), but many of those young boys… and girls, the ladies love some D&D too, have grown up. Some of them have even become celebrities and one such person happens to be Hollywood’s Magic Mike himself, Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike XXL, and One Tree Hill).

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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…)

The 5-star rating system has been around for a long time. For Netflix subscribers, it’s almost synonymous with the streaming service. However, that’s all about to change because in a month’s time, because they’ll be switching from their typical 5-star system to a YouTube-style thumbs-up or thumbs-down. While there’s no debate at Netflix if it’s happening or not, it has caused a bit of a discussion over which is truly better.

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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…)

Aside from a few minor developments in terms of content and scheduling, television has remained largely the same since it was invented many decades ago. Technological advances have changed the number of channels that viewers have available to them and the kind of shows that can be created. But, for the most part, it didn’t really change up until the introduction of streaming technology became mainstream in recent years. When streaming was introduced, television became a completely different beast. Fans no longer had to wait a week – or more – for the next episode of their favourite show. They could watch entire seasons in a single day – a show could come out in the morning and be thoroughly consumed by evening. (more…)

Star Wars Celebration is the place to be for Star Wars fans, a roving annual gather of all things related to a galaxy far, far away including novels, toys, video games, comic books and animated series, as well as, more recently, any and all Star Wars film news. Just not in 2018 though. Yes, even though the 2017 event has yet to begin (that’s next month), the organizers of Celebration have announced that 2018 will be a skip year for the four-day event. So Star Warriors are going to have to party very hardy in Orlando in April to get two years worthy of nerdy goodness. (more…)

The final Hugh Jackman Wolverine movie, Logan hit theaters this past weekend. After more than 17 years Jackman is ready to hang up his claws. Finally getting an R-Rating (proper) Wolverine movie, it was a resounding success. We here at Nerdbastards absolutely loved the movie. After its first weekend, the film is already breaking box office records for the month of March and fans are already comparing it to Chris Nolans’ The Dark Knight in regards to being one of the best, most serious and dramatic superhero movies.

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If there’s one thing Star Wars is known for (other than the movies of course), it’s their robust line of toys and action figures. Back in the late seventies and early eighties, it was the line of toys that really helped to spread the good word of Star Wars (and deepen creator George Lucas’ pockets). Since then, the toy industry has enjoyed a great deal of profit when it comes to licensing figures based on movies, but it doesn’t come without controversy. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched their line of toys, there was one figure who was mostly absent and this caused a real stir. Now, thanks to people like Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley (Scrawl, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Only Yesterday), the action figure industry has changed forever.

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