Kirstie Summers

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The first episode of Rick and Morty Season 3 was released in just about the most Rick and Morty way imaginable – on April Fool’s Day, through a peculiar link that no one quite wanted to click because it seemed all too conveniently like a prank. The brave few who did dare click it were treated to the first episode of the long-awaited third season, which was streamed throughout the day. Sadly, the rest of the season did not follow and it was later announced that fans would have to wait until summer to see any more. (more…)

Though it turned out to be a successful addition to the Marvel cinematic universe, grossing $519 million worldwide and generally getting good views from both audiences and critics, for a long time prior to its release, fans were expecting a very different kind of movie from Ant-Man. For a long time the director behind the world famous Cornetto Trilogy, Edgar Wright, was attached to the direct the movie, having been involved since 2006 – two years before the release of Iron Man. His vision combined with the wealth of Ant-Man source material would certainly have made for an interesting film and many fans were eager to see it. (more…)

Spanning science fiction, fantasy, horror, suspense and thriller, the original anthology series The Twilight Zone tapped into a part of the human consciousness that simultaneously sent shivers along spines and kept people coming back for more week after week. The show remains one of television’s most popular series and has had a wealth of spin-offs including revival series, comic books and movies. The stories the show told still make contemporary audiences shudder and even the earliest episodes first broadcast in the late 1950s are a must watch for anyone interested in the myserious and macabre. (more…)

Most people would like assume that you’d have to be a pretty smart cookie to be the creative mind behind some of the biggest, most popular movies of the modern age. It stands to reason that if you can write a deep and gripping story set in a well developed world that spans universes, starring a diverse cast of complex and interesting characters – not just once, but time and time again – you’re probably quite intelligent. Then there are other people who assume that it doesn’t take too much common sense to have the creative output of someone like James Gunn and that it wouldn’t be all that hard to trick them. (more…)

The hearts of nerds around the world were struck a devastating blow this month when Adam West, the original Batman, died after a short struggle with leukemia earlier this month. Friends, family and fans have been laying out tribute and paying their respects in the days since, with people from all over the world noting the impact he has had on the character of Batman, the franchise and the world in general. It was announced yesterday that the iconic Bat Signal, traditionally used to summon the caped crusader to action when a crime had been reported, would be lit above Los Angeles tonight in West’s honour. (more…)

When Spider-Man burst into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, fans reactions were mixed, to put it lightly. While Tom Holland‘s incarnation of the masked webslinger seemed inoffensive enough in the small part he played in his debut Marvel movie, it marked the third reboot of the character in less than twenty years. Although there was a good chance the new series would be of decent quality now that Marvel is really hitting its stride in terms of its cinematic output, some people were cautious about finding room for another Spider-Man into their lives. (more…)

The announcements made at this year’s E3 conference have heralded some enormous news for gaming culture. Games across the board are looking more exciting and engaging and realistic than ever. The new consoles and accessories launched alongside them are creating innovative new ways to experience gaming with every new release. One new trailer that turned every head in the room – and plenty across the globe, too – was for God of War, the new Playstation 4 game from Santa Monica Studios due for release early next year. Although it is the eighth instalment in the God of War series, the new game is entirely unique. (more…)

Adam West Has Died at the Age of 88

An icon of nerd culture and the man behind easily the most distinctive and unique Batman portrayals ever broadcast, Adam West will always have a special place in hearts of people all over the world. As well as being at the core of all the camp and colourful nostalgia of nerd culture, he was famously cheerful and friendly, not to mention pro-active well past the age at which many people retire. Today it was announced by a representative of the West family that, at the age of 88, Adam West has died after “after a short battle with leukemia”. (more…)

The latest addition to the DC extended universe has raised the bar for the company’s cinematic output. Wonder Woman has far surpassed anyone’s expectations. Through the stellar performance by not only Gal Godot as Diana Princess of Themyscira, but from the equally brilliant supporting cast, from Chris Pine as Steve Trevor at Diana’s side to the host of Amazonian warriors to raised her. It has been long established that Diana herself will return to the DCEU, in Justice League, which is due for release later this year, if nothing else. Director Patty Jenkins has already expressed an interest in returning for a sequel, but nothing has been confirmed yet. (more…)

Since she first appeared as the most exciting part of the climactic battle in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal Godot‘s portrayal of DC‘s epic Amazon warrior Wonder Woman, the nerd world has been obsessed with her. Expectations were hardly high for the movie, based on the quality of DC’s extended cinematic universe so far. On top of that, the film had to suffer being banned in Lebanon and boycotted by misogynists who felt left out of a small handful of women-only screenings. But despite all that, the film’s opening weekend was a roaring success, cleaning up at the box office and smashing into the mid-90s on its Rotten Tomatoes rating. (more…)