Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.


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

“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” Is Here

Oh hello, Halo! At long last our dreams of a moviefied Master Chief are coming true – and we don’t even have to pay $20 and watch it through Real-D… more

Figures & Speech: Kings of the Castle

I have owned two different Castle Grayskulls in my life. The first version of the iconic Masters of the Universe playset cost about $40 in the late ’80s, and perhaps… 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

“American Horror Story” DVD Launch Party in a Hollywood Graveyard

To celebrate the release of American Horror Story Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD yesterday, 70 lucky and swift-fingered Facebook fans were invited to an event at the Hollywood Forever… more

Party Like It’s 1987 at Power-Con/ThunderCon

Perhaps the only downside of attending Fantastic Fest this weekend in Austin is that I won’t be able to attend Power-Con/ThunderCon in Torrance, CA this weekend. In a year… more

Figures & Speech: The Dork of the Moon-dane

There’s a quote that pissed me off this week, and you’ve probably seen it linked on a few movie sites. At a recent press conference, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner was… more

Figures & Speech: The Force of Hobbit

For toy collectors, this month began with a most expected announcement: action figures from The Hobbit are coming. Needless (perhaps) to say, nothing in the initial rollout constitutes a “spoiler,”… more

Interview: They Call Him Baba Booey, but We Call Gary Dell’Abate Our Newest Host

To Howard Stern fans and prank callers, “Baba Booey” is an essential part of the vocabulary. But to the Nerdist Channel, he’s about to reveal a whole new side. The… more

Figures & Speech: The Dark Knight Rubberizes

It used to be a debate that raged across various toy-related bulletin boards, and among collectors in general. It was the equivalent of Miller Lite’s “Tastes Great” versus “Less Filling,”… more

Figures & Speech: WWE Entrance Stage and the Lost Art of the Playset

When I was a kid, a toy line wasn’t complete without a super-duper-sized playset to go along with it. I’m not just talking A-listers here, like the Star Wars Millennium… more

Chris Butler and Sam Fell Share Their “ParaNorman” Activities

You don’t normally hear a kids’ animated movie pitched as “John Carpenter meets John Hughes,” but ParaNorman, like its protagonist, is no ordinary brainchild. Like the previous Laika studios feature… more

Figures & Speech: “Prometheus” and the Risks of Spoiler Figures

(Editor’s note: Luke Y. Thompson has been known to review movies and fast food, but in this new column, we’re letting him take a crack at one of his other… more

What’s Cookin’? Win “Breaking Bad” Inspired Swag!

There’s a real meth-head to our madness in this latest giveaway. Vannen Watches’ Breaking Bad tribute “Contaminant” watch is sold out and impossible to get, unless you enter Nerdist News’… more

LYT Review: “ParaNorman” Packs a Potent Punch

“Perfect. Now the geeks are in charge!” Thus (sarcastically) speaks Courtney (Anna Kendrick) during a sticky situation in ParaNorman, during which it appears that arcane and situationally specific knowledge is… more

You Have the Power…To Save He-Man!

At the recent San Diego Comic-Con International, fans packed an upstairs room to get a glimpse at Mattel’s new Masters of the Universe Classics figures that would be made available… more

We Got Your Exclusives: The Best Comic-Con Swag

Celebrities? Movie clips? New comics? Sure, we all love to see those at San Diego Comic-Con International, but the real reason many fans come is the exclusives – stuff you… more

Working “2nd Watch” With Wil Wheaton

When the first season of Falling Skies ended in a pretty shocking cliffhanger, we immediately wanted to talk about it with someone. Sure, we finally caught up to actress Jessy… more

Bring These Heroes Home to Celebrate 50,000 Nerdist Channel Subscribers

To slightly paraphrase Princess Leia as Boushh from Return of the Jedi, our way of saying “Fifty thousand; no less” is “Koto. Koto!” As in Kotobukiya, makers of finely sculpted… more

Fast Brother Is Watching You

If someone wants to find you, they can. And that’s illustrated in a particularly Big-Brotherish manner by this video from DigInfo showing a surveillance system by Hitachi Kokusai Electric that… more

“Battlestar Galactica” Coasters, Because Viper Pilots Never Leave a Ring

We try to cover all things of the nerd variety here, but having the folks at Nerdist News out there hunting down stuff in which you might be interested is… more

N.W. Edmund’s Catalog Of Wonders And Me

Norman Wilson Edmund died Tuesday. He was 95, and he was a hero of mine. Oh, I didn’t know much about him, but there was only one thing I needed… more

They Didn’t Explicitly Promise Dolphin Jetpacks, But Here’s One

Here’s a guy named Franky Zapata using a “dolphin jetpack” called the Flyboard that lets him leap from the water and fly through the air just like, um, a dolphin:… more

A “Doctor Who” Console Game!

Hi friends! This week, BBC Worldwide announced that a full Doctor Who video game, The Eternity Clock, will be released in early 2012, via digital download “initially on PlayStation 3,… more

Review: Tracks HD by SOL Republic

Whenever I open a new i-Whatever, I throw those crappy included headphones into my box of extra electronic junk – subsequently never using them. Music is too important to me… more