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The Shelf: “Robot Chicken DC Special,” “Wolverine: Origin,” “The Host”

This week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases consist of aliens, superheroes, hitmen, armed robbers, and college admissions agents. Sounds intriguing, don’t it? Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Robot Chicken, Adult Swim’s… more

Course of the Force: Episode 5

Things have not been going the best for Chris Hardwick and his pals, who’ve been trying really hard to find the Course of the Force lightsaber stolen from Industrial Light &… 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

Matt Bennett Shows Us Some Nerdy Jobs

It was teased at Wondercon and now the Nerdist Channel’s newest show, Nerdy Jobs, is here. In it, host Matt Bennett takes viewers on a tour of some of the… more

Dissecting Trailers: “Escape Plan”

Just when you thought The Expendables had been expended, Sylvester Stallone, who is about to have his 67th birthday, and 65 year old Arnold Schwarzenegger are back with yet another… more

Why Captain America IS America’s Hero

He started as a propaganda device during World War II and has been depicted punching Adolf Hitler in his stupid maw on several occasions, but since his creation in 1941,… more

Doctor Who-Themed Engagement Photos

This is just a big pile of coolness. A photographer named Davey Morgan in Greenville, South Carolina, did a series of engagement photos for the adorable couple Laurie and Justin… more

The Shelf: “The Producers” & “The Kentucky Fried Movie”

This week, we have two of the most groundbreaking and influential comedy films of all time. No beating around the bush, no mincing words; these movies helped shape modern comedic… more

Internet Things Bust Rhymes in “Animeme Rap Battles”

If there’s one thing that’s certain in this world, it’s that people want to know which of any pair of fictional characters would win were the two of them to… more

Batman vs. Deadpool!!

The Merc with a Mouth against the Caped Crusader – It’s the battle you’ve wanted to see since ten seconds after you thought about it. Machinima’s series Super Power Beat… more

Punch It! – The Ten Best Buddy Cop Movies

(Co-written with Whitney Moore) This weekend sees the release of Paul Feig’s cop-comedy, The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. In it, they play a mismatched pair of investigators (… more

Classic Doctor Who Screenings In L.A. Return June 29th

We haven’t had one of these since March, but I’m now very happy to state that this Saturday, June 29th, at 2pm, there will again be a Classic Doctor Who… more

Draw My Life – COPS: Skyrim

You’ve heard of the “Draw My Life” tag on YouTube, right? It involves one of the plethora of internet vloggers doing a sped-up whiteboard dry-erase autobiography. This hasn’t escaped Officer… more

“Hell Baby” Trailer: Curses ‘n’ Rottweilers

Some of screenwriting superduo Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant’s work has been on the dark side. Well, a lot of it has. The Reno! 911 creators/stars have mixed… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Daleks’ Invasion Earth – 2150 A.D.”

Doctor Who is incredibly popular now, as evidenced by all the posts about it I do, but in the 1960s, it was nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. There was… more

Her Universe Unveils Official Course of the Force Apparel

This year’s Course of the Force is approaching at lightspeed (July 9th to the 16th, doncha know?) and we’re very happy to announce that the event has official apparel merchandise… more

The Shelf: “Help!,” “Fat Albert,” “Burt Wonderstone”

This week, it’s musicians, apparitions, magicians, and loads of animations. Boy I’m happy all those words worked out that way. What a coup. I’ve already won. Let’s do the column… more

The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy Explained

What started off as nothing more than a repeated joke in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz has given way to a full-fledged trilogy with the release of the… more

A Farewell Message from Matt Smith

Matt Smith announced two weeks ago that he’d be leaving Doctor Who after the 2013 Christmas special and offered a short blurb for the press release, but nothing on video…. more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Brain Dead”

Certain questions come up time and time again: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of… more

The Shelf: “Jack the Giant Slayer,” “The Howling,” “Lifeforce”

This week here on the ol’ Shelf, we’ve got nasty giants, snarly werewolves, and nude space vampires. That’s most of the major food groups of monsters, right? Also, there’s some… more

Shot-by-Shot Comparisons: Adam Scott Remakes Old TV Title Sequences

Adult Swim has become the best place on television with their strange and irreverent programming featuring some of the funniest people in Hollywood today. They’ve also done two of the… more

New Pacific Rim Action Figures

If you’re at all like us here at Nerdist, you spent your childhood thinking about elaborate scenarios wherein giant robots could battle against enormous monsters. Come on, admit it. This… more

Virgin America Puts You in Course of the Force

We talk a lot about Course of the Force here and how much we’d like you to join in because it’s a lot of fun for a good cause. However,… more