After losing one of their own at Rape Hospital in Atlanta and seeing all hope for the end of the zombie apocalypse go up in smoke, the rag tag survivors of The Walking Dead seem to be falling on some of the worst times they’ve had since their prison home was shut down by The Governor. Of course, things are never easy for Rick Grimes and Co., but for a brief shiny moment in the fourth season there was triumph – escaping from Terminus and re-uniting – and there was hope for a better tomorrow. My, how quickly things change in about six or seven episodes. With just a couple of weeks to go till the midseason premiere, the AMC is giving us another sneak peak at what’s to come. (more…)
With a myriad of zombie projects coming to light as of late, some are worried about the inevitable point of over saturation. Surely there are only so many angles one can take on the flesh-eating genre? We have covered the socio-political mass-consumerist angle (George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead) the red-neck angle, the Australian angle (Blacksheep and the upcoming Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead), the British angle (28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead), and we have even had vampires going to war against the walking dead (The Dead Undead, Blade II). So, where to next? Suppose we should leave that to Robert Kirkman, comic book creator and producer of AMC‘s massive show The Walking Dead.
AMC‘s released the first trailer for the Mid-Season 5 return of The Walking Dead to the Internet and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) has something to tell us all. It all boils down to what really matters in this new world when the dead walk and the living are even more dangerous. (more…)
Australian’s have churned out a couple of great horror movies in the past couple of years, with schlocky outback fare Wolf Creek (2005) & Wolf Creek 2 (2013), the demented masterpiece The Loved Ones (2010), and the critically acclaimed primitive horror The Babadook (2014). The country has been producing everything from low-budget exploitation flicks to some pretty neat high-end productions spanning all the way back to the 70s onwards. The latest export is a junkyard zombie flick titled Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead, and it’s been making the rounds at numerous film festivals garnering a nice reception from critics and fans respectively. Moreover, for those of you who are thinking, “Yawn, not another zombie flick,” keep reading as this looks like it’s going to be a bone-crushingly original, arterial splatter-fest. (more…)
The end of the year means lists, lists and more lists, and here again is the Nerd Bastards list of the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2014. In case you’ve forgotten, what is a “nerdy TV show?” Well, generally it covers the genres that Nerd Bastards reports on, shows that fall into the category of sci-fi, fantasy, animation, horror, and action. In this year’s edition, we have five returning champions, two shows that return to the list after taking last year off, and four all-new entrants. (Yes, the math is right, and that adds up to 11. I cheated by one.)
Just as it was a compelling year for TV generally, with a lot of excellent shows that were up for contention in the Top 10, the following list aims to present a look at the best across a broad range of shows that can be labelled as nerdy and/or obsessional. Amongst the offerings in 2014 is a time travel cop show and a cop show about dueling psychos. An ensemble drama about dueling clans in a fantasy land, and an ensemble drama about people struggling after the end of the world. There’s a comedy about the loveable misfits of a community college, and an animated series about loveable misfits fighting in a rebellion. A group of literary characters team-up in another pick, and superheroes team-up in another. And finally, one show takes us on a real-life trip through science, while another mirrors real-life news about the growing surveillance state.
Submitted for your approval, the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2014! (more…)
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One of the hottest topics in season five of AMC‘s The Walking Dead was the return of Morgan Jones (Leenie James). There’s all kinds of speculation about what he is doing and why. Morgan has been a fan favorite character since the premiere episode and his return in season three was not a happy one. Along comes season five and bam! There’s Morgan, looking like some apocalyptic bad-ass. Did anyone one else get that The Book of Eli feeling when he showed up on-screen? What’s Morgan up to? (more…)
If you haven’t seen mid-season finale of The Walking Dead and somehow missed it when AMC’s Walking Dead Facebook page spoiled the big character death of the episode before it even aired on the West Coast, then I apologize for spoiling it for you now. Seriously though, how the hell did you avoid it? You’d have to be cave diving or living on an Amish farm for the last week to have avoided finding out. A lot of fans aren’t happy with what happened and one took to Change.Org to start a petition to change everything and bring back Beth. No, that is not a joke and it has over 29,000 supporters. (more…)
This time on the show, we’re talking about Star Wars and a bunch of stuff that isn’t Star Wars (but mainly Star Wars,) so buckle in for some talk about Star Wars ’cause we’ve got the teaser trailer, the careful and calm dissection of that trailer, adorabot naming rights, the finer points of DYI light sabery and, disbelief over the John Boyega hate.
Oh, and the other stuff? How about: (more…)
AMC – the network that airs The Walking Dead – issued an apology to fans of the series due to a major miscalculation on their part. The apology was issued due to a spoiler being released shortly after the mid-season finale aired on the East Coast. This kind of thing seems to be happening more frequently nowadays, with news/spoilers spreading like wildfires straight after they have aired on the East Coast. Thusly, all it takes is one person to post the spoiler on their social network feed – create a chain reaction – and ruin it for everyone else. What can one do? Avoid social media altogether? Avoid the internet? It’s difficult to prevent spoilers nowadays, but when it has came about due to a very bad judgement call from the Network that airs the show – that just takes the biscuit. (more…)