Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci… These are NOT the names you typically associate with a Transformers movie, but they’re the names we know are involved so far. But because secrets don’t stay secret in Hollywood for long, we seemed to have gotten our first confirmation about which robots will be fighting it out for the Earth (and bragging rights) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. (more…)

Whedon Picks the 10 Best ‘Buffy’ Eps

LOGO and Joss Whedon are teaming up to run a marathon of Whedon’s top 10 Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes tomorrow, Saturday May 19th, beginning at 10 AM.

In celebration of the marathon, LOGO has posted 5 episodes on their website that highlight, “studs”. That’s right ladies and gents, we’re not just fixating on sexy cosplay girls this week, we’re helping everybody get their oogle goodies.

As for the episodes on Whedon‘s list, well, they contain few surprises, with The Body, Once More with Feeling, and Hush perpetually included on any list focused on the best of what used to be Whedon’s most well known work. The full list is below, and though I scratch my head a little at Restless and wonder how on earth the somewhat controversial, but brilliant for its ambition, Normal Again failed to make the list, that is the fun of these things — there is no 100% correct list.

Whedon’s Top 10 episodes of Buffy:

Prophecy Girl, Innocence, Becoming Part II, The Wish, Doppelgangland, Hush, Restless, The Body, Once More With Feeling, Conversations with Dead People


Who here remembers when wrestling used to be filled with colorful characters and “supermen?” I know I do and that’s what got me into wrestling during the early 90’s. It was like watching a real life cartoon at the time and the fighting helped make it entertaining (yeah, yeah the “fake fighting” for some of you). Either way, that’s how wrestling was before the whole “Attitude Era” started and we got more “real” characters.

This list is to point out ten of the many silly gimmicks that had a Fantasy/Sci-Fi theme to them. From a Mortal Kombat rip-off to a man from the future, these may be some of the wrestling gimmicks that may have gotten you into wrestling. So jump ahead and check out some of these gimmicks as I’m sure some of you will wondered why they even attempted to create such character.



With the recent news of the upcoming Naruto game having someone from Tekken making a cameo (of course, the dumb asses don’t pick Yoshimitsu to be that character), I started thinking about past games that had awesome cameos. To some of us, it’s a nice treat that gives us a chuckle and to others,  it gives them hope for a possible crossover. While this list may not be a top ten list, it is a list that hopefully makes some of you think “Wow, that’s pretty cool” or say “Awesome!’ Check after the jump to see if any of the cameos listed are the ones you already know about or some that are news to you.



It’s a tale many of us nerds are familiar with from comics, films, tv and video games: the heroic orphan. Some of these kids have no memory of their parents, while some older children watch them get murdered. Some might later find new homes, while others wander the world in isolation.

Orphans in fiction are meant to reflect our own fears and differences from society at large; it’s something to “overcome.” In the cases below, the orphaned children (mostly) overcome the raw deal life has handed them and embark upon a hero’s journey. Below, check out a five fictional orphans who found their mojo and did great things.



When it comes to Dragon Ball, most people would just talk about either Saiyans or any of the three Z main villains and leave the human characters aside. But it wasn’t all like that, especially in Dragon Ball, and thats what this list will be about, to show that the Human race has their warriors that proved that they can stand on their own and put up a good fight. So let’s forget about the Broly’s and Super Buu-Gohan Absorbed and talked about Earth’s own fighters.


Top Video Game Rentals List Released


I’m not a video game renter — when I want something, I just buy it. Maybe it’s because I test out games on friends’ systems before buying them myself, or maybe it’s because I prefer long quest games that are difficult to finish before the rental period is up. But apparently, people still are renting games, and Rentrak has listed the most-rented games of 2009.

Fallout 3 tops the list, with UFC 2009 Undisputed and Call of Duty: World at War taking the second and third spots. The list of top 20 game rentals mostly boasts Xbox 360 titles, but a few Wii games are on there, as well. No Playstation games for any generation are on the list. Check out the full list on Joystiq here.

What about you? Do you rent games, or do you buy them? Why? Does the top 20 list accurately show what you rent and buy?


We’ve already brought you “10+ Folks to Follow for Nerdy Twitter Goodness.” Now, Matt Blum, writer for Wired‘s GeekDad blog, has published a list of 150 “…Twitter feeds of people and organizations associated with media that appeals to geeks.” Click here for the full list.

Blum’s list includes some folks we mentioned in our post — Weird Al Yankovic, Star Wars, MythBusters, among others —  but he also gets deeper into nerdy celebrities and science entities. Now that Blum’s list has brought them top-of-mind, I know I’ll be following Jane Espenson, NASA and more.

Check out our original list, and then fill in the blanks with Blum’s. While you’re at it, follow us on Twitter at @Nerdbastards!