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ABOVE: Cosplayer Dayna Baby Lou pulls off a stunningly accurate cosplay of New 52, and Batman: Animated Series Catwoman. [GAS]

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AMC Tries to Calm Fans with Empty Statements

The Walking Dead is a series that has its fair share of problems keeping their talent around.  First we lost Frank Darabont and then came the fall of Glen Mazzara.  The show seems to be in a strange state of limbo, in which the continuity is compromised by a perpetual game of musical chairs.  Some feel that the series will go into a decline that would make the fall of the Mayan civilization look like a walk in the park and those folks can be very vocal about their position.  But AMC is trying to fight the tide and have now released an official statement to put people at ease regarding the future of The Walking Dead.

According to AMC guru Josh Sapan:

We really do believe that people who make great TV shows have a rare capability, and we hold them in extraordinarily high regard. Certainly it would be preferable to have as much continuity as possible. We’ll forge ahead and hope to make great shows and be the best place to work. We’ll do the best we can to be an environment where the best creative people can flourish. We’ll hopefully learn from everything we do.

Hmm… Sorry AMC, but that response is pretty much stock in the world of PR.  Of course you’re going to “forge ahead.”  The question is, are you going to be able to do it properly with your talent coming and going like this?  And what’s more, are you AMC big-wigs responsible for driving these people off in your efforts to take control of the show’s direction?

I guess we’ll just have to wait until the new Walking Dead half-season airs on February 10th to see what happens.  Tune in and let us know what you think, cause you damn well know we’ll let you know what’s on our mind.

 

Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.

After burning through Frank Darabont and ditching Glen Mazzara, AMC’s The Walking Dead is set to promote supervising producer and writer Scott Gimple to the role of showrunner for the 4th season of the show. No word yet on who will replace Gimple for the show’s 5th season.

So, who is Gimple? A lover of dog’s and fine wine, he likes long walks on the beach, and he wrote the script for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, a film that Peter Travers called:

“Horrifying. It felt like I was pissing broken glass. I contemplated lighting myself on fire before the half way point. Oh God, oh God, I’ll find a way to pay Nicholas Cage’s tax bill if he never makes a movie again. This is why kittens get cancer.”

Correction: Apparently, Travers did not say that.

In addition to EXTREME Ghost Rider, Gimple has also written for Flash Forward and he’s penned 5 episodes of The Walking Dead, including this season’s 5th episode and the upcoming 15th episode.

Mazzara’s exit — which won’t be seen until the end of the 3rd season — was presented as “mutual” when news broke on the 21st of December, but numerous reports have indicated that Mazzara clashed with producer and source material creator Robert Kirkman, and that there was a lack of film-able material in the show’s second half.

Despite those reports and assertions that AMC had cause to oust Mazzara, the veteran producer and writer has had his share of defenders, with Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter saying:

AMC is run by small-minded, bottom-line thinkers who have no appreciation or gratitude for the effort of its creative personnel. Time and time again we see events like what happened today with Glen Mazzara. They continue to disrespect writers, sh*t on their audience, and bury their network. Mazzara took the work-in-progress that was Walking Dead and turned it into a viable TV show with a future. Without him, that future is dim. Showrunners are not development executives, we’re not cookiecutter douchebags that you plug into a preexisting model. TWD will suffer. Even Zombies need consistency.

A week later, Sutter continued his word attack on AMC, when he said:

The show has tremendous following, has legs. They’re going to plug somebody else, some poor soul, in there…my sense is they won’t even hire a show-runner. They’ll throw a s—load of executives at it and [elevate] a poor sap on the writing staff…And that poor sap will ultimately be just expediting the notes and the vision of non-creative people, or at least non-creative TV people.

That’ll work for a minute. In Season 4, when this will all happen, the numbers will be big, and people will show up. Will it continue to do well? No. My sense is that without somebody like a Glen Mazzara running that show, eventually it will lose focus and the narratives will run out of steam, and it won’t be able to build off of itself, and it will suffer.

Harsh words, but clearly incorrect. Scott Gimple isn’t some poor sap from the writing staff — he’s a poor sap who was already a producer and someone from the writing staff. I bet Kurt Sutter feels pretty foolish now, huh?

Sources: Coming Soon, Screen Crush, THR, Uproxx

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Latest ‘The Walking Dead’ TV Promo Spot

A new year is here and with it comes the new seasons (or at least the second half of old seasons) of our favorite shows.  The Walking Dead is coming up in just under two months and we have for you here the latest promo spot.  It’s directly recorded from the TV, so sorry about the not-so-great quality.

Yeah, it’s pretty much 90% the same as the last one we saw, but that’s the way they do things over there in Hollywood-land.  Expect something new and improved in weeks to come, however.

 

Thanks to spoilertv for the heads-up.

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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: We do our best to feature the sexiest cosplay the internet has to offer, but even we can be caught off guard by some truly jaw-dropping costumes. Rei-Doll‘s Poison Ivy looks as if she’s stepped right off the page! And yet, she’s all woman. [Fashionably Geek]

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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. 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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Over the morning horizon, beautiful nuclear power plants are producing giant AT-AT steam clouds for the greatness of the empire. [ObviousWinner]

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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. 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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Nebulaluben cosplaying as Lilith From Borderlands 2. Pretty girl and explosions, pretty much my two favorite things. [FashionablyGeek]

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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. 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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE:  Where is the line between being cute/playful and official creeper status? In the case of interacting with sexy female Cosplays, that can difficult to determine. Regardless, there should always be a level of common sense and decency. NYC-based freelance fashion and costume designer and illustrator Mandy Caruso tells us when too far is too far and when guys need to “stop talking”. She attended New York Comic Con last weekend as Black Cat and had, well,  a rather uncomfortable experience with a insensitive interviewer. Read her comments via the link. [GeeksAreSexy]

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