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It’s one of the questions that people love to ask and love to think about the answer to: what if?  Many movies, novels, and TV shows have been created around that simple premise, and things get even more detailed when the question is extended to what if something that actually happened might have happened a different way?  As we approach “Back to the Future Day” – October 21, 2015, the destination date that Doc Brown set the DeLorean to travel into the future (but not the film’s release anniversary date, that’s July 3, FYI) – the love-fest for the film trilogy is reaching an all-time high, and deservedly so.  It also has cast and crew talking about the experience like they never have before; long silent on the topic, director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis has finally decided to share more insight on one of the most famous what if scenarios surrounding Back to the Future: what if Michael J. Fox hadn’t played the role of Marty McFly?



Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Game of Thrones Bunnies cosplay. Brienne of Tarth (Galacticat), Margaery (Lyddi Designs), Cersei (Gogo Incognito), Littlefinger Hef (Dean Newbury), Sansa (Materia Girl), Ygritte (Lara Cupcake), Jon Snow (Crazy Callisto), Melisandre (Mary Anne Butler) Front: Asha Greyjoy (Amanda Kirk), Daenerys (Nicole Grecco), Nymeria Sand (Katherine Kneece). (more…)


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. began life as a meditation on what it’s like for ordinary people to be surrounded by a world where the extraordinary is possible, but the upcoming season seems to want to turn all that on its head. For season three, the question is how can the ordinary cope when they’re suddenly extraordinary? ABC has released a 30-second promo for the upcoming new season of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will explore how Coulson and his ragtag crew of world police men and women will help the emerging Inhuman community as they join a world that will likely fear and hate them. (more…)


Daredevil has already added Elektra and The Punisher to their cast roster for season two, so who’s next?  It seems Stephen Rider is; you may recognize him from his co-starring role in Lee Daniels’ award-winning film The Butler.  He’ll be portraying a role a little less recognizable than the aforementioned characters, but a key recurring role nonetheless!  So who will he be? (more…)


A reboot done right!   Mad Max: Fury Road is no stranger to rave reviews, thanks especially to the electric performances of stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult.  Imaginative landscapes and awe-inspiring world-building no doubt helped it along as well.  Everything about Mad Max: Fury Road was done so right, in fact, that besides swimming in critical acclaim and a massive theatrical run, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) has awarded it the organization’s annual Grand Prix, and selected it as the best film of 2015.



Banksy, the British street artist, film maker, painter and political activist has stepped up his game by creating a bemusement park which he has christened Dismaland. Dismaland recently opened for its five-week run and now we’ve got a look at the park from Banksy’s own trailer. Are you ready for a trip on the dark side of this non-magical kingdom? (more…)

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The Epic Rap Battles in History You Tube channel is known for pairing up icons of popular culture and letting loose some sick burns. Empires collide in their latest video, which sees the father of the Marvel Superhero world Stan Lee take on the puppet master behind Sesame Street and The Muppets, Jim Henson.

Both are responsible for have huge impact on our culture and society… but how do they fair with freestyle raps?  (more…)


He’s an advance-planner, that Bryan Singer is.  In addition to currently cultivating the “greater” X-Men universe by directing the last few X-Films, he’s also leading the charge on the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.  It’s been recently rumored that he would also direct Fantastic Four 2, and now comes word that there is a long-term strategy starting to take shape that would allow him to direct an X-Men/FF crossover film.