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Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

New SHERLOCK Series 3 Photos

A mix of promotional images and screengrabs from the upcoming (and very long-awaited) third series of BBC One and PBS’ Sherlock are here for you today. It was recently announced… more


We saw mere seconds of it at the tail end of “The Day of the Doctor,” but this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Time of the Doctor,” and the… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

Schlock & Awe: NAVAJO JOE

Burt Reynolds was one of the coolest guys in the 1970s. From Deliverance to The Longest Yard to Smokey and the Bandit, he solidified his place as the laid-back scoundrel… more

Trailer for French BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Is Pretty and Disney-y

Belle et La Bête If you’re going to lift, lift from the best. The trailer for the new French film La Belle et la Bete (or Beauty and the… more

Watch Steve Carell Audition for ANCHORMAN

One of the many extras you’ll find on the new Anchorman – Rich Mahogany Edition Blu-ray set (out now) is Steve Carell’s audition tape from back in 2003 when casting… more

Ron Burgundy Interviews Peyton Manning

The finest newsman of all time, Ron Burgundy, sure has been making the rounds a lot lately in advance of the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, in cinemas… more


With the countdown to Christmas now actually within the acceptable legal limit, there’s a whole bunch of Blu-rays and DVDs coming out to fill your stockings or whatever it is… more

Teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s THE STRAIN TV Series

It isn’t the most forthcoming of videos, even for viral marketing, but the first teaser for FX’s upcoming The Strain TV series, based on the bestselling horror novel by Guillermo… more

TARDIS In Orbit Episode 4: Mylar Fever

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who done and dusted, it’s close to time for a TARDIS to be sent into orbit. Alex and Robert Doyle, the intrepid Whovians who’ve… more

Holiday Gift Guide: Odds and Ends

There’s all sorts of gifts for the holidays that just don’t fit into any particular category. They can’t be boxed in, these gifts! From ornaments to toys to games to… more

The Shelf: MST3K 25th Anniversary, RED 2, BREAKING BAD

This week’s Shelf has a DVD box set celebrating a milestone in the annals of TV comedy, a box set bidding farewell to one of the darkest shows in TV… more

Holiday Gift Guide: DOCTOR WHO

To keep the joy of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who rolling into the holiday season, we’ve got a guide to the best toys, games, goodies, and multi-media for the… more

In the Not-Too-Distant Past: Joel Hodgson on 25 Years of MST3K

In 1988, a little local access program on Minneapolis’ KTMA in which a guy in a jumpsuit sat around watching bad movies from the station’s archives and making fun of… more

Review: Top 13 Things in THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR

It’s sometimes the most difficult to review a thing you love unconditionally. How can you quantify unmitigated adoration in anything approaching coherent speech? I mused on Twitter following the… more


We’ve been talking a lot about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who lately; God knows I have. In most of it, though many are mentioning the previous Doctors, a lot… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 7

After the longest continued series break since it returned in 2005, Doctor Who finally returned for another split series. Five episodes were broadcast in September 2012, a Christmas special (as… more

ARROW Recap: State v. Queen

Holy crap, did a lot of stuff happen in this week’s episode! There were something like four or five storylines going on, and they were all really compelling. This means… more

Schlock & Awe: THE KEEP

The name Michael Mann is synonymous with gritty urban sprawl, fast-paced action, and films about the criminal underbelly; so of course that’s who you want for your supernatural horror… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Series 6

There’s bound to be a bit of a sophomore slump when you come out of the gate as strong as Steven Moffat did with his very tightly-plotted and inventive… more

Jason Silva Gives Us a Positive Spin on an Existential Bummer

Our pal and incredibly thoughtful fella Jason Silva is back with another of his Shots of Awe, this one regarding the idea of the impermanence of beauty and how things… more

The Doctor Goes Katniss in THE DOCTOR GAMES

In a very funny, and very not-kid-friendly, mixture of The Hunger Games and the Doctor Who 20th Anniversary special, “The Five Doctors,” Brad Hansen gives us The Doctor Games, a… more

David Tennant Introduces THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR

I think most of us are looking forward to seeing the Tenth Doctor return for the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special, “The Day of the Doctor,” and none more so… more


It’s a week full of awesome on Blu-ray and DVD here on Ye Olde Shelfe. Edgar Wright takes us on a pub crawl, John Carpenter puts us in jail, the… more