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“Wolverine and the X-Men”: An Appreciation

When I was growing up, my two favorite action cartoons by far were Batman: The Animated Series and Fox’s X-Men. While Batman still holds up surprisingly in both the… more

R.I.P. Third Doctor Companion Caroline John

Very sad news this morning: Caroline John, the actress who played Third Doctor Jon Pertwee’s very first companion, passed away on June 5th, BBC America reports. She was 72. Caroline… 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

Five “Alien” Knockoffs for Your Laughing Pleasure

I think most people went to see Prometheus, whether they liked it or disliked it, because of a little film from 1979. The cultural impact of Ridley Scott’s Alien cannot… more

“Wreck-It Ralph” – Perhaps the Nerdiest Movie Of All Time

[youtube] Disney’s new film, “Wreck-It Ralph,” looks tailor-made for the Nerdist set. It concerns the villain from a Donkey… more

First “Django Unchained” Teaser Trailer

This is a movie I’ve been looking forward to since I heard it was going to exist. After Inglourious Basterds, which I felt could not possibly have been a better… more

DVD “Who”sday, 5 June 2012

Well friends, it’s that time of the month again… Doctor Who DVD time, of course. What did you think I meant? For June, North America is playing catch-up, getting… more

Steven Moffat Wins Special BAFTA

Sunday night, Doctor Who and Sherlock writer Steven Moffat was awarded a special BAFTA award for excellence in television. And who better to present the award to him than Sherlock… more

New “Doctor Who” Mini-Sode

Doctor Who has always had a close relationship with the long-running BBC children’s show Blue Peter. Last year, Blue Peter held a contest for children to write a small adventure… more

“Doctor Who” Fans Hack Road Sign

This comes from my home state of Colorado, where some intrepid Doctor Who fans in Boulder seem to have hacked a digital road sign to display that drivers should look… more

“Sherlock” Review: “The Reichenbach Fall” (Some Spoilers)

Since the end of series 1, Jim Moriarty, played by Andrew Scott, has been the ever-present threat to Sherlock Holmes’ life. He had his dirty fingers in the Irene Adler… more

Karen Gillan Wants to Be On “Community!”

From our friends at BBC America, Karen Gillan talks about how much she wants to be on Community in the Inspector Spacetime segment. Whether or not NBC will oblige is… more

Sherlock: “The Hounds of Baskerville” Review (Some Spoilers)

Ever feel like you’re… hounded… by something from your past? Hehe, yeah, I’m the worst. At any rate, everyone’s afraid of something, even the world’s greatest… more

DVD “Who”sday – May 8th

This month, the BBC is releasing three new Classic Doctor Who DVDs for your consuming pleasure. The three stories in question have a reputation as not being particularly great, but… more

“Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia” Review (with SPOILERS)

When last we saw Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, all the way back in 2010, they were just about to get shot by snipers or blow up themselves and supervillain… more

Go to Hell! With Trailers!

I love movie trailers. I think there’s a very real skill and art to them and, though most of them now give away way too much, trailers once were meant… more

The Most Spoilery “Prometheus” Trailer Yet!!

Dude, 20th Century Fox must really be worried about people seeing Prometheus. On top of the two trailers and awesome viral campaign commercials, we now have yet another, longer, and… more

First “Django Unchained” Pictures!

Here’s a thing that has me mondo excited: The first pictures from Quentin Tarantino’s new spaghetti western film, Django Unchained, have been released. The images, from The Hollywood Reporter’s website… more

New “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” Trailer!

This comes courtesy of our friends at Machinima – the brand new theatrical trailer for the second G.I. Joe film, Retaliation. Now, as I said when I dissected the… more

Doctor Who For Newbies: The Companions, Part Four

After 26 seasons from 1963 to 1989, Doctor Who was cancelled. But you can’t keep a good Time Lord down: After seven years off the air, a TV movie… more

Doctor Who For Newbies: The Companions, Part Three

The 1970s had been a banner decade for Doctor Who. Jon Pertwee’s five seasons brought the show increased popularity, and Tom Baker’s six had taken it even further…. more

11 Future Inventions We Want Most (Apparently)

Hi folks! Last week, I was honored to be a guest on Sam Greenspan’s excellent internet show 11 Points Countdown, a show where users vote for the top 11 things… more

Doctor Who for Newbies: The Companions, Part Two

Doctor Who got a severe revamp when it crossed into the 1970s. There was a new lead actor, Jon Pertwee; the show was in color for the first time; and,… more

If Only This Really Existed: A “Doctor Who” RPG

The blokes and blokettes at College Humor have struck again with this hilarious and apt Doctor Who-themed RPG video game cartoon. Just like the Breaking Bad one they made a… more