The Angry Birds ‘Transformers’ Cartoon You Never Knew You Needed

- 09-01-14TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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I’ve steered clear of the Angry Birds franchise as a matter of principal (and because my cell phone is from the late 90s), but even I have to admit that mashing up this group of irate avians with The Transformers is a pretty clever idea. Scroll on to check out the VHS-rip-styled trailer for this upcoming cartoon and see what you think of it. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Fans Celebrate ‘The Walking Dead’ with Five Cast Members

- 09-01-14Comics, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Going into season five, The Walking Dead is more popular than it’s ever been, which is probably why on Sunday the National Fan Expo was barely open for business and Constitution Hall was almost full of fans waiting for a panel with Walking Dead cast members. A little over an hour later, the moderator called out the “five of the amazing people from the show; three of whom are still living on it,” and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), and David Morrissey (The Governor) all gathered on stage to a thunderous applause. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Stephen Amell Has Not Failed His City

- 09-01-14Comics, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Even before Arrow became a franchise-birthing hit on The CW, Arrow star Stephen Amell has been a fixture at Toronto’s National Fan Expo, and why shouldn’t it? This is the actor’s own backyard. “This is my third straight year now and I’ve seen some of the same people for three consecutive years,” said Amell enthusiastically, kicking off his Sunday Q&A. “This is my home! It’s been amazing!” (more…)

FAN EXPO – Ian Somerhalder Still Loves Being a Vampire

- 08-31-14Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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On his 10th green tea of the day, Ian Somerhalder stepped out onto the stage at the National Fan Expo to a deafening chorus of cheers, and as the Q&A began many in the audience were not shy about vocalizing their love for the man that plays the “bad” vampire brother Damon on The Vampire Diaries. “I need it if I’m going to keep up with all these women,” he said of his tea to renewed cheers of the predominately female audience. There were some guys in the audience, but none of them proposed marriage. Or asked him to take his shirt off. Or made any of the myriad of other romantic overtures… (more…)

FAN EXPO – Rory and The Doctor Re-Unite!

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

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There maybe a new man playing The Doctor now every week on Doctor Who, but the fans still have a soft spot in their hearts for the man who just left the role, Matt Smith. At Toronto Fan Expo Saturday night, Smith re-united with one of his companions, Mr. Rory Pond, Arthur Darvill, and took questions from a packed house of people who paid for a special ticket for the privilege. The result was as frantic, and funny, and insightful as any Doctor Who adventure, but it was mostly just funny. (more…)

FAN EXPO – Nathan Fillion Wins the Con Q&A!

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

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The moderator called him “Canada’s favorite son,” but really Nathan Fillion was treated more unto a god at the National Fan Expo in Toronto Saturday. The people offered him tributes, words of praise and thanks, and in return he awarded the lucky few (hundreds) who were able to attend his early morning Q&A with more than several very funny anecdotes about the enduring appeal of Firefly, his veteran hit detective series Castle, and his admiration for one Benedict Cumberbatch. (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…)

‘Greatest American Hero’ Is Heading Back To Television!

- 08-30-14TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Believe it or not, one of the greatest (or worst, depending on who you ask) superhero television series of all time is getting the reboot treatment and if Deadline has it right, two of the most successful and sought after filmmakers in the industry will be leading the way. The reboot part isn’t tough to believe, after all, Hollywood is the king of the recycle and many people often roll their eyes at the mention of the word “reboot”.  In this case however, the property is in the very capable hands of Clone High creators and The Lego Movie writers/directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, which means this is probably the greatest reboot news of all time.  The Greatest American Hero is flying (crashing?) back to the small screen. (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…)

FAN EXPO – A Spoiler-Free, But Glowing Review of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

- 08-29-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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For those hoping that Star Wars: Rebels might serve as a sign that the creative fortunes of the Force franchise are heading for greener pastures – Good news! – all signs point to yes. National Fan Expo in Toronto featured a special presentation of the hour-ling first episode of Rebels to a theater of over 1,000 fans Friday, and if the cheers, laughs and applause are any indication, then that’s over a thousand people who will be tuning into the further adventures of this new, ragtag crew of freedom fighters once the series begins its first season run later this year. (more…)