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Nerdist News: JURASSIC WORLD Updates, FLASH GORDON Reboot, and Google Time-Travel!

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Say Goodbye to FUTURAMA in Person!

Update: Holy smokes, you guys! That was fast! We already hit our maximum amount of RSVPs, so for now, we are no longer accepting new names on the list. That… more

The Shelf: PAIN & GAIN, WINNIE THE POOH, THE WALKING DEAD

This week is about as eclectic as Neil Young’s David Byrne tribute band. We’ve got your zombies, we’ve got your criminals, we’ve got cartoon bears stuck in trees; it’s a… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more
 

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 7

When the Second Doctor spun away into oblivion in June of 1969, the faithful viewer was likely left totally in shock. This kind of thing had only ever happened once… more

Review: SHORT TERM 12

It’s always refreshing to see a movie subject that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention. While there’s plenty of fiction about foster kids being placed in… more

Top Ten Space Cartoons

I don’t know what it is about cartoons set in outer space that just sent me into a tizzy of energy between the ages of 8 and, oh, I don’t… more
 

STAR WARS Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor Passes Away

Many outlets, including Deadline, are reporting that legendary cinematographer Gilbert Taylor has passed away at the age of 99. His vast body of work dated all the way back to… more

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
 

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