The RadioBastard Podcast Celebrates Grand Moff Tarkin’s Giving

- 11-27-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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(It’s a real holiday, look it up.) So gather around the internets poorly guarded exhaust port because Jeremy and Jason are back with another podcast to help usher you into the holiday season. Yes, a solid 60 minutes of nerd news pop-culture type talkin’ things (spoiler, real honest to goodness Star Wars news this week!) So listen, won’t you?

This week on the show: (more…)

Super Power Beat Down – The Ultimate Showdown: Batman vs Darth Vader

- 11-25-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Derek Robertson

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With lines such as “I’ll take my Science over your magic anyday,” and “you do not know the power of the dark side,” the 14th Episode of Super Power Beat Down is an uber treat for nerd enthusiasts the world over. Pitting Batman against Darth Vader in this epic web-series has made it a candidate for the “one” to beat hitherto. The production quality of the Super Power Beat Down’s are always top-notch, but this episode is a tour de force. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast And The Revenge Of The Fart Lords Of The Sith

- 11-19-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome back to the podcast of fun, this time on the show your life model decoy hosts, Jeremy and Jason, have brewed a cup of nerdy pop-culture talky news things and awkward moments. Do you like Star Wars, beard chat, Doctor Who, and scandalous sexy sex sex on the television set? Wow! Then do we have a show for you, clown shoes!

On the unnamed super terrific hour this week: (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Regales You With Tales Of Star Wars, The King of Burgers, And Comic Books Too!

- 11-12-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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We’ve run out of original introductions, but this is the RadioBastard podcast and it is a show about friendship, tacos and Batman. There are also other things that we discuss with the brain fire of a thousand suns. This time, those things include: (more…)

Did You Know Freddy Kreuger Landed Mark Hamill His Dream ‘Star Wars’ Role

- 11-06-14Film, WTF? Posted by Derek Robertson

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Freddy Krueger – a.k.a. Robert Englund – has been tearing up the interview circuit as of late due to the upcoming 30th anniversary (yes… you hear that right, 30 years!!!) of A Nightmare On Elm Street. Some of his anecdotes have been compelling to say the least, but one that sticks out in our minds is the revelation that he helped Mark Hamill secure his Star Wars gig, playing the role of Luke Skywalker. As it turns out, getting drunk and passing out on Krueger’s couch isn’t necessarily a bad thing. (more…)

Marvel Welcomes Back Star Wars with an Uninvited Guest

- 11-05-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The Walt Disney Company‘s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012 covered all levels of the Star Wars machine. Sure, it meant new movies and TV projects, but it also meant that all facets of Star Wars would be brought under the Disney umbrella, and one of those spokes is Marvel Comics. The move meant that the popular, expansive expanded universe created by Dark Horse Comics would come to an end, but it was a good piece of corporate synergy, and not only that, it would be a homecoming for the Star Wars brand, which first took comic form at Marvel in the 70s. Fans have been waiting to see what the House of Mouse and Ideas had in store, and today your imagination is somewhat teased with a press release and some art that suggests a blast from the past. (more…)

Tune In to the ‘Star Wars’ Halloween Special… On ESPN2?

- 10-30-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Some of us have experienced the horror that is the 1978 Star Wars Christmas Special. Steeped in the idea that no one but small children and people with mental disabilities watched Star Wars, Lucas and Co. created a Rifftrax-worthy piece of rubbish that featured everything from new age music to Wookies in aprons making “Christmas” dinner. Suffice to say, it’s painful to watch whether you’re a fan of the franchise or otherwise. Now, we’re getting a Halloween Special. And this one will be… sports themed. (more…)

The Rumor Council Has Declared A 2014 Teaser/Trailer For ‘Star Wars: Episode 7.’

- 10-28-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Did anybody watch ‘Star Wars Rebels’ the other night on ABC, where Darth Vader ordered an Inquisitor to murder children? And how about that Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff that’s been in the news recently? There’s been a whole lot of Star Wars buzz going around, but not much about Episode 7 until today. Thank goodness someone is working on better SW movies to take the bad taste of the recent trilogy out of our mouths. But if the rumors are true, there will definitely be some elements involved that I wholly disapprove of. But I’ll be there right first in line anyway, because I’m a long-time fan. And as far as I’m concerned, the trailer for the first entry in a brand new trilogy can’t come fast enough. (more…)

George Lucas Takes Swipe at Major Studio Thinking Without Irony

- 10-21-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When George Lucas made the original Star Wars in 1976, he had the support of a couple of producers at Twentieth Century Fox, but everyone else thought it was stupid and doomed to failure. One might call Lucas a visionary for knowing where the audience was, and what would appeal, and that was proven again when Lucas went on to create Raiders of the Lost Ark with Steven Spielberg four years later. (Of course, Howard the Duck and The Radioland Murders might be a sign that Lucas’ insight is far from universal. And the less said about Episodes 1, 2, and 3 Well, you know.) But now with the oodles of free time he has from selling his company to a massive multimedia conglomerate, Lucas is striking out anew against the studio systems and its lack of risk-taking. (more…)

Emperor Palpatine’s First Name Has Been Released. And…BWAHAHAHAHAHHA!!

- 10-17-14Books, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Now it all makes sense.

In true ‘Revenge Of The Nerds’ fashion, the meek must work hard to make it in a world full of oppressors. In some cases, if you’re ridiculed or treated like a dork throughout your childhood, bitterness and spite will power your determination to make the usurpers pay. It’s all about change for the better. Maybe change your name? Hit the gym relentlessly. Get plastic surgery. Most people just put their best feet forward and force their futures into financially awesome dream lives. And sadly, too many fall by the wayside and let their shortcomings define them forever. Emperor Palpatine’s rise to ruthless dictatorship must have been as unswerving as the abuse he had to have taken growing up. In short, bullies are to blame for the Dark Side’s undaunted reign. All because the future Sith Lord…had a stupid first name. (more…)