Stargate Universe

ming-na wen

Despite coming to Fan Expo almost directly from the set of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the day before, Ming-Na Wen was still every bit the exact opposite of her S.H.I.E.L.D. character, super agent Melinda May: bright, funny, and talkative. For eager fans, they had three main areas of concentration in terms of the questions: S.H.I.E.L.D. (obviously), Disney’s Mulan, and Wen being an example of a successful and accomplished female Asian actress in the field where there’s not much competition to being those three things.  (more…)


Stargate Universe – spun from Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis – has its place in fandom. Unfortunately, that very fandom wasn’t strong enough for the show to last beyond its two seasons, with it getting cancelled in 2011. Now 4 years later, and despite the shows lukewarm success,  a passionate fan has taken to Kickstarter in hopes of funding another season. He needs $50 million and 50 days to do it. Talk about a long shot.  (more…)

A First Look at ‘Arrow’s’ Firefly

The CW’s superhero drama Arrow has been making merry sport mining the DC Universe for potential enemies and allies for its young Emerald Archer. Next villain up for bids is Firefly, the pyromaniac with wings who typically plagues Batman, will soon be stopping by Starling City to get something started – like a fire.

In this episode, which is entitled “Burned,” Firefly is recast as a former firefighter who was severely burned on the job and apparently he decides to take out his rage on the issue by setting a few fires of his own. Firefly will be played by Andrew Dunbar, who you’ll recognize from other Vancouver-area shot sci-fi series like Battlestar Galactica and Stargate Universe.

Below is a photo gallery from the episode released by The CW. “Burned” will serve as Arrow’s midseason premiere when the show returns on January 16 at 8 pm ET/PT .

Source: Blastr

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!


Syfy Cancels Stargate Universe!

Sad news my nerd brethren. This is the first autumn since SG-1 premiered in 1997 that there won’t be a new season of Stargate.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Syfy  has announced it won’t renew  Stargate Universe for a third season, putting an end (for now) to the long-running Stargate franchise on the network.

Are we surprised?

*sigh* I don’t know how I feel. ‘Stargate Universe’ was too serious and dark, too much of a drama. It’s like it wanted to be Battlestar Galactica. It forgot that it’s predecessors (Stargate and Stargate: Atlantis) success derived from being a light hearted adventure series. With that said it was so story and character driven. Yes, the first season wasn’t great, but it finally started to pick up, all those nice little threads started to come together. I think it’s a mistake to essentially shutdown the Stargate franchise. It has served SyFy well for many years.

So instead we get to see another BBC rip-off, another Heroes rip-off, and another failure to cash in on BSG.

Syfy has a slate of new scripted projects lined up for 2011, including the series premiere of Being Human on Jan. 17, the recently green-lit one-hour drama series Alphas and the much-anticipated Battlestar prequel pilot movie, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

Stargate Universe will retun to finish its second season in the spring of 2011.


What’s up bastards! Here we are with the first Tuesday for the month of October and it seems business is picking up as we got five movies that we either recommend as a BUY, RENT, or a PASS. Two of the movies are reboots in which one may be worth watching and the other can just burn for its existence (you’ll see what I did there). We also have another movie that may be worth your time, one that is just there, and another that has the concept of ass to mouth.

That’s not it folks as we have what may be the most STACKED list of Old Movies Are New. How stacked you ask? Well it’s a list of 31 releases and I’m sure there is something you wouldn’t mind upgrading the hi-def version of. We also got the TV Show DVD section that consist not only two Syfy shows but a Doctor Who animated feature. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!