The season finale of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ had everyone buzzing for a couple of reasons. First, we finally saw the long-awaited appearance of Negan (portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Secondly, and what generated the most chatter, was its cliffhanger where fans were left to wonder just which character met their fate at the hands of this new bad guy, and his barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat Lucille. Time for Robert Kirkman to have some fun! (more…)
I hope everyone that wasn’t watching The Walking Dead last night wasn’t spending their time on Twitter because around 9:47 pm EST the place blew up with a pretty big spoiler. What is this spoiler? Did you not watch the show? Obviously, it won’t be spoiled in this paragraph because we think of the children here at Nerd Bastards, but this article will addresses said spoiler and Dead executive producer Scott M. Gimple‘s somewhat ambiguous response to the matter. So is [SPOILER] [SPOILER], or is he, as some fans have been theorizing, [SPOILER] and well having barely escaped the [SPOILER] of [SPOILER]. Seriously, spoilers ahead. (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.
In the Season 2 Finale of The Walking Dead, we got a glimpse of a cloaked figure brandishing a katana sword, and ‘chaperoned’ by two chained up armless zombies. Fans were left at the edge of their seats hoping to catch a glimpse of the beauty under the hood. ‘Talking Dead’, Robert Kirkman, and AMC have done their best to contain themselves by only revealing the name of the character, Michonne, who is one of the lead characters in the comic book series, takes no prisoners, and is a lethal bombshell. After this week’s sneak peek of Season 3, fans were wondering ,” Where is Michonne?”
Well just in the nick of time, we receive from AMC and Entertainment Weekly, and exclusive first look at the infamous and most talked about character for The Walking Dead Season 3 straight from the set.
While fans are wondering why Kirkman picked an unknown actress to play the part of Michonne he replied:
“We looked at a lot of talented people that were really fantastic, but we were waiting for that one spark, that moment where everyone was completely in agreement and completely excited, and we felt like we had found the essence of this fictional character that just randomly appeared in another person, and that person was Danai Gurira. She kind of came in and really just blew us all away. She’s got incredible presence, and she’s got a theater background, and is very physical, and was just perfect for the role.”
Kirkman also wanted fans to know that Michonne will change between adaptations:
The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics,” says Robert Kirkman (the creator of the comic and executive producer of the TV adaptation). “But like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there. We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.
So her entrance into the TV adaptation seems to fit with the dark and creepy mood mentioned by the cast in the sneak peek, how do you think Michonne’s entrance will shift the dynamic, and storyline for the book? With shooting currently taking place in the prison, word is that making it a zombie-proof playground will not be easy, so place your bets and chart out who will survive this season. Let the Zombie-Games BEGIN!