The RadioBastard Podcast Busts Star Wars Rumors, Bursts Out From Louis CK’s Chest and, Babbles About Tomato Tossin’ ‘Bots As #FebruMurray Continues

- 02-24-15Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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This time on RadioBastard: Thunder Dream, Jeremy and Jason experience Tuscan cuisine and go for a rain water ass-douches at a premium spa that they found on Groupon back when it was still a thing. They also pose for an erotic calendar that should be available in the show store just as soon as we build a show store — out of brick and mortar. #OldSchool

Do you want to know about the topics that will topple under the thrust of our mind force on this week’s episode? Groovy. (more…)

TOY REVIEW: Star Wars Bomb Squad Clone Trooper: Ordnance Specialist by Sideshow Collectibles

- 02-13-15Cool Stuff, Featured, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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While nerds worldwide eagerly await the initial thrust into a new series of live-action Star Wars films starting with Episode VII The Force Awakens, Disney/Lucasfilm are currently keeping fans amused with the new animated series Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD. Now that’s a fine show with a cast of likable characters and stories which turned out better than most fans ever gave credit it for. Fanboys who haven’t been won over by Rebels are still chewing sour grapes given that Star Wars: The Clone Wars got scrapped in favor of Rebels. Star Wars: The Clone Wars being a show, which, is arguably the best thing to have happened to Star Wars since Carrie Fischer donned that metal bikini.

Some of the best stories to come out of Star Wars: The Clone Wars dealt with Stormtroopers and their adventures during the Clone Wars. Those weren’t your father’s stormtroopers though, they were specialized troopers and very specific skill sets. You certainly didn’t want to get an angry call from one of those guys.

Our friends and Sideshow were kind enough to send Nerd Bastards one of their latest additions to the Storm Trooper infantry – the Bomb Squad Clone Trooper. If I said this review was explosive, I wouldn’t really be lying now would I? So let’s check out this orange armored centurion of the Republic and have a blast! (more…)

Don’t Like The Crossguard Lightsaber? That’s Just the Tip Of The Iceberg

- 02-12-15Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Internet, and a bunch of long time Star Wars fans, blew a gasket when the Crossguard Lightsaber made its debut in J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Grown men wept and threw incredible three-year old style tantrums. I myself stamped my feet for a few minutes and held my breath. After I woke up from passing out mid-tantrum, I reconsidered the whole thing and decided to just go with it. It seems Hasbro has decided to just go with it as well and will be releasing a new line, Star Wars Bladebuilders, of lightsaber accessories that will allow folks to customize their lightsaber experience. (more…)

Will We Be Seeing Lando Calrissian Make Moves On Leia In Episode 8?

- 02-11-15Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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I was looking through some files earlier today and found this bit of news listed under “Awesome.” When the old guard from the first ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was enlisted to return for ‘Episode 7: The Force Awakens,’ nobody mentioned Billy Dee Williams. Principal shooting began; Harrison Ford lost a fight with a door; Mark Hamill rocked a dope Jedi beard; some people saw a black Storm Trooper and called the cops; and talk of a SW theme park drew buzz. 2014 was the year of Star Wars chatter, but there was little to no talk of why BDW hadn’t joined the cast. It makes me wonder why this issue wasn’t addressed earlier. But we’ve the scoop on his hopeful return in Episode 8. (more…)

Meanwhile At The Hall Of Comics… The Best Pulls For 2/11/15

- 02-11-15Comics, Featured, Nerd Culture, reviews Posted by Jake Johnston

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Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers, Jake here from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bag and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the weeks best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out what latest comic titles you should be reading.  (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Double Downs’ on the Ghostbusters and the Fabulous Four

- 01-30-15Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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This time on that podcast… Hey, did you know they are rebooting Ghostbusters? Jeremy has a few plumbing related concerns about this. Meanwhile Paul Feig apparently found Jason’s weak spot – current Saturday Night Live comedy genius Kate McKinnon.

Hey, did you know they are rebooting the Fantastic Four? The guys watch the trailer and give a honest to goodness mature review. Not really, but truth be told, Jason seems truly afraid and curious to see if the film’s seemingly antiseptic view of the FF mythos will start a trend.
Hey, did you know there is also some other reboot and non-reboot news this week? (more…)

Disney CEO Promises Next ‘Star Wars’ is “Worth the Wait”

- 01-30-15Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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We’re less than a year away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the all important big screen relaunch of the franchise under the direction of Walt Disney Studios and new Lucasfilm Ltd. President Kathleen Kennedy. To say that there’s a lot riding on the film is an understatement, although the fact that it’s Star Wars buys an inordinate amount of good will, in other words, it will sell out no matter how bad it theoretically may be. But there’s one audience member whose opinion matters above all others, and his name is Robert Iger. Iger is the CEO of Disney, and in his words, The Force Awakens will be “worth the wait.” (more…)

Rumor Time: Who Wants A Han Solo And Boba Fett Spinoff Film?

- 01-26-15Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Let’s say you’re a mega-studio that owns everything and run by a high-pitched, talking rodent. You just wrapped on a movie than expands the universe of an iconic trilogy, paving the way for new blood to take the reigns and star in future related films. What do you do? Do you accept the fact that your original cast is aging and it’s time for said new blood to run like wild horses? Or do you refuse to let go of the older characters and rehash them into a prequel type spinoff of the aforementioned iconic trilogy? I know what I would do, but I’m not a falsetto rat, and I barely own the clothes on my back. So let’s talk instead about what he might be doing. (more…)

Unboxed: The January 2015 Loot Crate – #Rewind

- 01-24-15Cool Stuff, Featured Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Now that 2015 has fully rung itself in, let’s make with something new in the way of an all new Loot Crate! If you haven’t already heard, subscription box services are quickly becoming a popular ‘thing‘ and Loot Crate is arguably one of the more popular ones available. Once a month, and for less than $20 USD including shipping, the guys and gals at Loot Crate fill up a little black box with geeky nerdy little things just for you! Pretty sweet of them if you ask me. Plus, they promise that each box will be of at least $40 USD in value!

Now, before you grumble about how they clearly sent this to me for free, (and I will obviously say nice fluffy, buttery things about them for doing that) they didn’t. I am paying for this service, so my twenty bucks (well… more like $30 since I am a Canadian, but anyway,) my cash is on the line just like yours. Did January’s Loot Crate satiate my nerdy cravings? Will I find what my geeky heart desires? Let’s open the thing up and see… (more…)

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ News – Hamill on the Falcon, and the Originals in Ads

- 01-19-15Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The centerpiece of the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, at least in some quarters, is the return of the original cast members from the first three Star Wars movies. The role they play, and how big that role is, has been the subject of much rumor and speculation since it was announced that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker would return for The Force Awakens. But now, new reports are saying that for those waiting patiently to get their first look at those returning actors in their old Wars roles will have to wait all the way to opening night to see them. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, is talking about how it felt the first time we climbed on board the Millennium Falcon again. (more…)