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Nerdist News: Lady Gaga Goes Gaga for Hatsune Miku

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Genre of ’68 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

It may seem like a contradictory idea, but not a whole lot of “drive-in” horror movies of the ‘60s really tried to be that scary. Oh, they wanted to shock… more

ThinkGeek Unveils New Autumn Goodies

Our friends at ThinkGeek, the purveyors of fine (and way above fine) nerd-friendly gadgets and toys, unveiled three super cool new objects of enjoyment at San Diego Comic-Con that will… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more
 

Funny Or Die presents Steve Martin vs. Kermit the Frog!

It was the battle we’ve all been looking forward to since they squared off (to a degree) in 1979′s The Muppet Movie. Banjo superstar and notoriously funny dud, Steve Martin… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: MESSAGE FROM SPACE

There really is no underselling the cultural and financial impact Star Wars had on sci-fi cinema. With lines around the block (busting them, even), movie producers everywhere scrambled to make… more

Boldly Go Further with TREK NATION

If you’re familiar with Star Trek, then you’re familiar with the name Gene Roddenberry. He’s only the man who dreamed up the whole thing, from Starfleet to phasers to Klingons… more
 

J.J. Abrams’ STRANGER Teaser… What Does It Mean?!

In a bit of cryptic chicanery for which J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is known, the company today released a teaser for a project they’re just calling Stranger. The whole… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 6

After five seasons on the air, and already racking up over 200 episodes thanks to the heavy serialization, Doctor Who was approaching the end of the 1960s and another big… more

The Shelf: EPIC, BEING HUMAN, BOARDWALK EMPIRE

This is a super light week as far as Blu-rays and DVDs are concerned, but we’ve still got some goodness that might be of interest to all y’all. I probably… more
 

Rifftrax Skewers STARSHIP TROOPERS

Last Thursday, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of Rifftrax (and formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000 of course) took aim at Paul Verhoeven’s schlocky, violent sci-fi satire Starship… more

A Look Inside CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2

2009′s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was one of the most outright hilarious animated films of the digital age. The highly inventive visuals and unique character design melded with… more

Top Ten Heroes Turned Villains

It’s bound to happen sooner or later; not every good guy can stay good forever. Or, in some cases, even very long at all. Look at Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)… more
 

Sneaky Zebra Shows Us It’s Always Sunny on Tatooine

Our friends Nick and Gary from Sneaky Zebra are very good at making Star Wars parodies. They’ve done a lot of them on their channel, about everything from presidential campaigns… more

The 1st Annual Geekie Awards

This Sunday, August 18th, will be a huge day for nerds everywhere – it’s the date of the 1st Annual Geekie Awards! It’s a live-streamed ceremony that will honor the… more

Review: AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, A Modern Western

There is a list of things necessary in most people’s minds as to what makes a film a “Western.” Horses might be on there, as might the 1880s, Monument… more
 

Genre of ’68 – The Producers

American comedy films in the 1960s tended to be holdover slapstick affairs by the likes of Blake Edwards or big, star-studded epics like It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad… more

Exclusive: CM Punk Lays Down a Grammar Slam

Let it never be said that professional wrestlers aren’t smart, erudite, and great at oratory. WWE Superstar CM Punk is all of these things, and is also a huge grammar… more

Get Your Brain Drunk with “Shots of Awe”

Serial thinker Jason Silva spends a lot of time exploring the excitement of the universe around us and speculating on where we might go next. He’s been giving talks and… more
 

The Job Never Stops in COPS: Skyrim Season Three

Just when you thought it was safe to start marauding again, those diligent and overworked men and women keeping the dirt paths and carriageways of safe for peasants are back… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Forbidden World”

(WARNING: The above is a red-band trailer and is certainly NSFW. It was the only one available.) The impact and importance of Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece Alien on the… more

The Shelf: Doctor Who, The Muppet Movie, Luc Besson’s Newest

This week, it’s high-adventure with a French reporter, a frog, a bear, a pig, and two doses of a Time Lord in the ’70s. The president is also in peril,… more
 

Donald Faison Prescribes Justice in “Kick-Ass 2″

He first came to prominence in the ’90s in movies like Clueless and Remember the Titans before getting his television medical degree by playing Dr. Christopher Turk for nine seasons… more

Doctor Who: A Companion’s Companion – Seasons 3,4,& 5

Doctor Who’s second season would remain its most successful for a decade and cemented the show as a British phenomenon. The seasons that followed, however, showed a sharp and… more

Giant Mech Celebrates Geek Week

As you surely know, last week was YouTube’s Geek Week, in which we and a number of other channels made and released content pertaining specifically to geek culture. It’s possible… more