Psych

Now is the time for all once great TV series to be great again. The fine art of reunited actors as their famous roles in beloved series has been a regular theme in this era of Peak TV, as networks, channels, and outlets of all sorts hope that nostalgia plus niche means eyeballs. The most recent series rescued from the TV graveyard is Psych, the highly popular USA Network series about a not-psychic psychic detective and his much put-upon friend that help the Santa Barbara Police solve crimes. And when you think Santa Barbara, of course you think “Christmas special”! (more…)

Psych,  is an American comedy/drama mystery television series, about a man who works for the Santa Barbra Police Department as their resident psychic. The only hitch is that Shawn Spence (James Roday) isn’t really a psychic, he just relies on his highly tuned sense of observation to solve mysteries. With his best friend Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill) and his father Henry (Corbin Bernson) the series has lasted into it’s 6th season, keen senses and all. It’s one of my favorite shows!  It somehow combines youthful thirty-ish banter between buddies with Monk-ish sleuthing. The witty jokes, sharp dialog and endless obscure 80′s references make it a real delight.

So, I have a nerdy giveaway I would love to share with you, surrounding the premier of Psych Season 6.5 on the USA Network, on Leap Day, 2/29. There will be one grand prize winner of a Psych Arcade (pictured below) and the three runner-ups win signed Season 5 Psych DVDs!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO? 

Step 1.

Play the Flash game Squirell Assasins  (Campaign Mode) from February 26th through 28th. It’s a quick, fun game of lawn catapulting invading Squirrel Assassins.

Step 2.

Twitpic your high score to @Nerdbastards.com and #PsychArcade

Step 3.

Check back on Febuary 29th for the winners

Step 4.

Winners will be contacted for mailing information.

In the meantime, be sure to catch up on the past few seasons on Hulu – it’s a fun, light-hearted show that is a hoot to watch!

I grew up watching Voltron in the 80′s and loved the shit out of it. 5 five space explorers who pilot robotic lions that combine to form Voltron, an invincible guardian sworn to defend the Universe. What’s not to love? Hehe, oh man…I’m getting all nostalgic replaying the theme opener in my head. Anyway, a live-action Voltron flick has been rumored for years. It will eventually happen and it will undoubtedly suck, no 80’s  gold has been served well in the Noughties ( 00’s). However, fan-films are always there to save the day. And here’s a nifty Voltron short film created by YouTube user alexalbrecht00 called Voltron: The End.

Unfortunately, there is no action, nor shots of Voltron in full. It’s just 3 minutes of the dude who plays Detective Lassiter on Psych (Luke FACT: Psych is in my top 5 fav. shows.) regaining consciousness in a Voltron battle lion after an “accident”. He has to decide does he live a few more minutes or try to tell the world what happened… the end is only the beginning. Something like that.

Uh… is it me or did Lassie say “what whores lay ahead?”

There was more drama in this clip than in the last two Transformers films. As someone growing up with Voltron, this was a satisfying cocktease of what could be.

Before I get to talking about Psych, I must apologize to all you fans waiting on Comic-Con coverage from Mrs. Nerd Bastards and I. I’m not one for excuses, but holyshit were we unprepared for today. I was stuck in Ballroom 20 all day listening to every panel in the room. I had to or else I would have to go to the back of the line outside. There was a line of 5000+ waiting to get into the ballroom for anyone of the panels. Only by staying in my seat did I lay claim to the panels of interest, those being Psych, Game of Thrones and Dexter. I had to sit thru Burn Notice: Fall of Sam Axe (which seeing Bruce Campbell is always a pleasure), Covert Affairs (ugh), Ringer (blah), and TV Guide’s Fan Choice (Matt Smith/Doctor Who was on this panel, so at least that was MINT). Being stuck in this room prevented me from reporting  other matters. Like FOX’s presentation of Prometheus with Ridley Scott and the Napoleon Dynamite Animated Series. Or, Mike Judge’s presentation of the premier of Beavis and Butthead. In addition, my lap top died. No computer, no reporting. Only now that I am back in my hotel can I sit back and bring to you a play-by-play of the some of the cons most anticipated panels.

Onto Psych.

Psych,  is an American comedy/drama mystery television series, about a man who works for the Santa Barbra Police Department as their resident psychic. The only hitch is that Shawn Spence (James Roday) isn’t really a psychic, he just relies on his highly tuned sense of observation to solve mysteries. With his best friend Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill) and his father Henry (Corbin Bernson) the series has lasted into it’s fifth season, keen senses and all. It’s one of my favorite shows!  Freshly entertaining. It somehow combines youthful thirty-ish banter between buddies with Monk-ish sleuthing. The witty jokes, sharp dialog and endless obscure 80’s references make it a real delight.

So, Psych comes back to Comic-Con. Their 3rd year. What goes down? Well, stories and laughs from the whole cast and it’s creators (James Roday– Sean Spencer, Dulé Hill– Burton Guster, Timothy Omundson– Detective Lassiter, Maggie Lawson– Juliet, Corbin Bernsen– Henry Spencer, Kirsten Nelson– Cheif Vick, Kurt Fuller– Woody the coroner and Steve Franks– creator and executive producer, Chris Henze– exec. producer and Kelly Kulchak– exec. producer) …and pineapples of course.

CLICK ON THRU for a transcribed, word-for-word account of the 2011 Psych panel. *Note: this panel took place on Thurs 7/21 at 12:30. Sorry for the delay. Also, I think this may may be my last full on transcription. It takes too much time and I dunno if you even care to read it all anyway. Do you like it this way, or would you be cool with just an overview?

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Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.

We may only have one major release to see if it’s worth your time but both the Old is New and TV Show Release is pretty stacked in order to make it up.

So click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!

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Did I ever tell you how much I hate Wonder Woman? She doesn’t have great villains, she doesn’t have any memorable solo story lines and she just isn’t interesting. She’s nothing but a feminist underwear model with super powers. Yawn! Now, change Wonder Woman into a smoking, douche, whore of a woman and then we can talk. What? Someone went an did that? Well fuck me sideways, where? Ahhh, FunnyorDie.com you are a mistress of mayhem. I love you. So, ya our friends at Funny or Die (who haven’t been that funny as of late) have made my nerd dreams come true. In their latest video, referred to as ” A  Date With Diana”,  it depicts a very sleazy, horny, bitchy Wonder Woman with crabs. Fucking Amen *wipes tear from eye*.  It’s highly inappropriate and totally not safe for work (or the sweet innocent ears of children), but all too funny. Oh, and it stars Maggie Lawson from ‘Psych’ (best show ever!). This gives me all the more reason to wanna tongue punch her fart box.

A Date with Diana from Maggie Lawson

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Another Tuesday is here for the month of July and like always, NerdBastards’ DVD Tuesday is here to help ya. We list out what was release this week and recommend if it’s a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We have the Old is New Again section as well as packed TV Show DVD section. After last weeks “epic” LOL Release, it’s taking a break for a week just so we have the Anime Pick of the Week returning this week (and returning for good because I obviously love giving myself more work). Check after the jump to see what came out.

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