Way back in the 90s, a group of Marvel writers and illustrators, growing frustrated with the current business model of comic books created Image Comics. Image would allow them to publish their own work, receive a fair pay, and actually retain the ownership rights to their characters. Now, more than 24 years later, Image is doing pretty good. Responsible for such series as The Walking Dead, Outcast (both of which are now TV shows based on Robert Kirkman’s works), Saga, The Maxx, Youngblood, Shadowhawk, and The Savage Dragon. However, there is one Image Comic property that stands out among the rest, Spawn by Todd McFarlane.
BBC One‘s adaptation of Susanna Clark‘s best seller Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell will be airing across the pond the May. It’s sure to make its way to the States quickly, either through BBC America or the back channels of the Internet. Take a look at the trailer below, you’ll recognize quite a few of the players involved beginning with the two leads Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan. (more…)
After last year’s exhilarating 50th Anniversary Special and then lackluster by comparison Christmas Special, Doctor Who needed a fresh start to recapture its previous momentum. One surefire way of re-energizing your property is to switch out for some new parts, but with only a change in Doctor can Series 8 continue to hold good favor? (more…)
For the geeks that love to learn about the history of the things they love, the BBC has put together a mini-series that will delve deeper into one particular genre – science fiction. Entitled The Real History of Science Fiction, viewers will have the pleasure of seeing many of the most famous names step forward and talk about their experiences in the creative science fiction realm. Now, for those that are interested, you can check out the first trailer for upcoming series below. (more…)
Welcome to another installment of Who News! In where a desperate attempt is made to keep everyone as up to date as possible with all the happenings in Whoniverse ™. Today it’s all about one thing and one thing only: the Doctor Who 50th anniversary! Only two weeks away [KERMIT FLAIL] we’re all eagerly awaiting the official trailer (s?) for “The Day of the Doctor“, expected tomorrow. Below the cut, however, we’ve got an airtime confirmation for the special, a couple promos, some new pictures, and more! (more…)
In only a little over six weeks a world (of Whovians, anyway) will be gathered in front of their televisions, (hopefully) enjoying the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. The BBC has already announced their intention to simulcast the program around the world, enabling hundreds of thousands of fans to all partake in the occasion at the same time. Which is such a lovely thought, really.
But while we continue to count down the days and hours until then, we’re still a little unsure of when the timer ends. As of now, there’s been no official word on an airtime for The Day of the Doctor. Sure, it’ll premiere Saturday evening, but when!? (more…)
Recent NerdBastardsinterviewee Chris Hardwick is well on his way to becoming the most successful celebrity nerd this side of Simon Pegg.
Hardwick started in stand-up comedy before co-hosting MTV‘s Singled Out with Jenny McCarthy. Later, he began what is easily the most well-known nerd podcast in existence: The Nerdist, which is now also a talk show on BBC America. For 2 years he did Web Soup for G4, and on AMC he hosts The Talking Dead, a panel show that focuses exclusively on the popular zombie drama.
This fall Hardwick will begin hosting what Deadlinedescribes as a “comedic panel show that will utilize social media participation” with Funny Or Die and Reno 911! creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant on Comedy Central. The as yet untitled late night show will air 4 nights a week after The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
This looks to be not only a new kind of show for Comedy Central, but a new kind of late night talk show: A genre that has not often been known to cater to nerddom.
We will, naturally, keep you posted on any developments.
In a wonderful bit of cross-promotion, The Nerdist, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Host – The Talking Dead) is having a Walking Dead centric-episode. Former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan has joined the fun star in this hilarious The Walking Dead –Cover Girl spoof. Here’s a picture for comparison:
Keep tuned, there will be a series of Z’Ombéal skin care ads featured on this Saturday’s episode of The Nerdist at 10/9c on BBC AMERICA.
Despite never claiming the crown in a fancy reality TV competition, Chris Hardwick (aka @Nerdist) could rightly be called King of the Nerds. A stand-up comic, Hardwick burst into our consciousness as the guy who stood next to Jenny McCarthy on Singled Out. Later, he would contribute to Attack of the Show, travel the country MCing panels at various Comic Cons and start the Nerdist podcast. Now, Hardwick is working as the host of AMC’s Walking Dead aftershow, The Talking Deadand his new show, The Nerdist, is about to kick off on BBC America as a part of their Supernatural Saturday’s lineup.
Given the chance to talk to Hardwick on a conference call this afternoon, we asked about his late night ambitions, which Doctor he’d like to bring back for the 50th Anniversary, and the chances of a Singled Out Kickstarter. Before we get to that, though, take a look at what Hardwick had to say when a some of the other writers on the call asked about his new show and whether he would choose The Walking Dead or Doctor Who if forced to make a choice.
Can you believe a new season – well, half season, really – of Doctor Who is nearly upon us!? In only two weeks time we’ll have already seen the newest episode, “The Bells of St. John” premiering March 30th at 9pm EST on BBC America, and we’ll have seen The Doctor in action with his newest companion, Clara Oswin Oswald. For real this time, no more of that let’s introduce and kill her in one episode. At least I hope so.
Check out the latest trailer for Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2, or Season 7B, below. It’s full of new footage featuring some excellent looks at both the new Ice Warriors and Cybermen, plus more from Miss Jenna-Louise Coleman.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to this latest trailer we’ve got four new posters for the four first episodes of Series 7B and their synopses. Check ’em out below the cut!