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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: A Star Wars Destroyer is roughly the size of Manhattan. [Reddit] (more…)

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Hold on to something tight because things will be speeding up for fans of The Flash on The CW.  We know of two speedsters so far in the form of the Flash and Eobard Thawne. Season two will also see  Flashes Wally West and Jay Garrick. Now get ready for a fifth. Fans of the comic book series should be familiar with this character. Repeat after me, “3×2(9yz)4a.” (more…)

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Omaze charity efforts for the Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign,  has afforded fans some great sneak peeks of the forthcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond, including some new aliens, the new Starfleet uniforms, and the cast showing off their best dance moves on the bridge of the Enterprise.

With only one week left to donate,  the possibility of earning the chance to win a walk-on role in the move from director Justin Lin is at your finger tips. Of course with only a few days left, a new charity video has  surfaced that also acts as a Leonard Nimoy tribute, complete with the cast giving Spock’s customary farewell.

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As if the two trailers for Ash vs The Evil Dead weren’t enough for you to break out your rusty chainsaws and read to your young ones from the Necronomicon, Starz has released a behind the scenes featurette from their upcoming series premiering on Halloween night.

The video includes words from star Bruce Campbell, producer Robert Tapert, Lucy Lawless, and composer Joseph LoDuca, among others. Each have a little bit to say about returning to the franchise some 23 years later, the creative direction, and what to expect from this highly anticipated show.  (more…)

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Marvel has released the short origin story prequels of Groot, Star-Lord, and Rocket Raccoon already in preparation of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series, and now the time has come for us to take a closer look at the story of Drax the Destroyer. You’ll remember him as the very literal, revenge-bent force to be reckoned with, albeit with a lesser seen caring and loyal side. Although the videos don’t follow the same timeline as the film, Drax still proves to be very much the same.

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It’s the most unexpected franchise of the 21st century, a prequel series to series of science fiction movies made in the 1960s and 70s. But hey, money is money, and Hollywood will take your money. And if you want to put more money down on more Planet of the Apes movies, they’re cool with that. So let’s talk about the next Apes film, The War of the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the series that charts the fall of man and the rise of apes will begin shooting sometime this fall. They better get some casting done then, right? Well good news War now has a lead [human] actor. (more…)


It seems that first impressions aren’t everything, even in the movies. Sinister mask, red lightsaber, spooky name, we all had this guy pegged as a Sith. But, according Star Wars The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, Kylo Ren’s appearance isn’t all that it’s added up to be. Watch your step, you wouldn’t want to step into any Sith after the jump. (more…)