Ever since original Mystery Science Theater 3000 co-creator Joel Hodgson announced his Kickstarter campaign to create new episodes of the seminal geeky-late-night, movie-riffing television series, fans everywhere have been giddy with excitement. The Kickstarter has already made enough to do a few episodes, with hopefully more to be unlocked as the campaign’s monetary total grows. In a recent update, Hodgson announced that Felicia Day has been hand-picked to play the new Mad Scientist “token bad guy” in the MST3K reboot.
The Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog gang got together last night at PaleyFest NY 2015 to talk all about how that magical web series happened. It was a fan’s paradise with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Neil Patrick Harris all together on one stage for an hour of manic discussion. Check out the video below. (more…)
Interview With Zachary Levi: “Every Intention” Of Doing More ‘Chuck,’ Kickstarter Hatred, ‘Thor 3,’ New ‘Tangled’ Stuff, And More!
If there is one thing you can say about Zachary Levi, it’s that the man knows his nerdy stuff! Serving as the host of the pop-culture gameshow Geeks Who Drink (SyFy, new episodes every Thursday night) as well as starring in the new Heroes Reborn mini-series (premiering tonight, September 24th, on NBC), he’s got to routinely be on his game, and it’s apparent that he has had the love of all things pop-ish from well before his days starring as everyman spy-wannabe Chuck from the mid-2000s NBC show of the same name.
Check out our conversation below, and be sure to check Zachary out in his new shows Geeks Who Drink and Heroes Reborn this Fall!
They are two best friends, Firefly alum, and probably the only two guys that can get both nerdy boys and girls to drop their underoos with burning man desire. They are Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion. These two well known stars of TV and film have been around the Convention circuit offering their stories, egos, and devilishly handsome looks to elated fans. Now they’re now using their experience with cons to transform the weird and wonderful world of conventions into a web series. It’s called Con Man and will be written, directed and star Tudyk with Fillion co-starring as well as producing.
The series focuses on the actors’ experiences after their show’s cancellation, as they make their way into the convention circuit. As Tudyk explains in the video below, outsiders often think that science fiction fans are the weirdest part about a convention when, in truth, the strangest characters can be found behind the scenes.
Already they have their Firefly cast members Sean Maher and Gina Torres along for the ride as well as James Gunn, Seth Green, Felicia Day and Amy Acker, just to start. (more…)
It’s been going on for months now, the chaotic online struggle known as #gamergate. What began as an angry letter from a boyfriend that felt he’d been wronged has transformed into a movement so large (and utterly confusing) that the hashtag alone cannot encompass everything that’s happening. You have people upset about corruption, you have people upset about misogyny, you have trolls making death threats, you have trolls verbally attacking the suicidally depressed, people screaming nonsense, people taking things out of context, etc. etc. etc. It’s pretty much everything you expect from the Internet, except bigger and louder. One of the main issues about #gamergate is that people on both sides of the argument have, for fear of being doxxed or relentless trolled, been afraid to step forward and make their opinions known. Now, one of the biggest female names associated with gaming and geek culture in general has stepped up to say a few words about how the #gamergate debate has affected her. Scroll on to see how actress and uber-nerd goddess Felicia Day is responding. (more…)
John Layman’s award winning comic Chew is getting the animation treatment by director Jeff Krelitz (Torchwood: Web of Lies, Peter Panzerfaust) and they’ve cast Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) as the voices for detective Tony Chu and his girlfriend Amelia Mintz. (more…)
Those of you die hard True Detective fans have already seen this new trailer for season four of George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones. For the rest of you … what the hell? You better stream and binge watch True Detective at your first opportunity. That is some great TV. This new trailer for Game of Thrones, Secrets, is really scratching my hard to reach GOT itch. Take a look, then check out some pictures from the SXSW GOT exhibit from over the weekend. (more…)
Nerdy Bits: Felicia Day on the Iron Throne, Michonne Barbie, Minion Furniture, Wicked Wonder Woman Cosplay, & MOAR!!!
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. Monday through Friday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (more…)
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog was judged by yours truly to be the nerdiest musical ever made. If you have not seen it, then look it up…NOW. It’s only about 45 minutes long–I’ll be here when you’re finished.
Aren’t you glad I made you do that? Want more? Of course you do. And while it’s old news that a sequel is in the works, there hasn’t been many updates from the filmmakers. Which is understandable, as Joss and Jed Whedon have been ridiculously busy as of late.
Those that subscribe to actress Felicia Day’s feeds know by now that the starlet turned geek-content producer underwent a major life change recently. And by major life change I mean that she cut her hair. Yes, those long red locks have been hacked away and Day is now sporting a pixie cut. Apparently, some of her fans took offence to this, voicing their disapproval with rude remarks. While most of the idiocy has been ignored, Day did feel the need to take to her tumblr page and comment on one particular picture that’s been accompanying said remarks. Scroll down to check out what she had to say. (more…)