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Music Geek Track Of The Week: “New York City”

You know how within seconds of hearing a wonderful new song, you have opened your email, composed a new draft with the subject line “YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS RIGHT… more

Dr. Apocalypse Examines: Massive Comics Legend Brian Wood

  If you like comics, and don’t know the work of Brian Wood, you deserve to be gunned down in the war-torn Manhattan of his DMZ, battle-axed in his Viking… 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

Why He’s My Ex

Let me start by saying THANK YOU (a million times) to Krishna Devine for being INFINITELY patient with this experiment. What experiment, you ask? Good question! Instead of the usual… 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

Revisiting London Below: Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” on DVD

It’s been at least 10 years since I last saw Neverwhere, the six-part BBC series by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry that subsequently became a Gaiman novel and marked… more

Book Review: “Destination Truth” by Joshua Gates

I was going to write a review for our Nerdist Overlord’s new book, The Nerdist Way,  but something occurred to me: you’re reading this post on this site… more

Flash Freezing the iPhone 4

My good pal and former Attack of the Show gadget producer Bruce Greene does a show at Machinima called Wrecknology, on which they review stuff and then destroy it. In… more

5 Tips On What To Expect From A Live Nerdist Podcast!

Illustration by Carolyn Main This past Saturday night the Nerdist! Podcast! Live! Show! came to Portland, Oregon. This is significant for two reasons. One, I live there and two, I… more

13 Required Songs For Your Halloween Party Playlist (and Their Refreshingly Spooky Alternatives)

This post is not an outcome of laziness, I promise you that. This is merely me taking ownership of some musical ignorance. I know nothing about Halloween music. There. Luckily,… more

Sci-Fi Fans: Listen Up!

Britain has a much richer history of radio drama than we have here in the US. Basically, once TV came along, listening to scripted shows on the radio in America… more

The Thing That Came Before The Thing

October means a few things to me: Less light and time to intentionally seek out the sun when it is out in an attempt to stave off those winter blahs;… more

DVD Review: “Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks”

Hidy Who, everybody! Last month, BBC and 2 Entertain released, in my opinion, one of the best Doctor Who DVDs yet: “Day of the Daleks.” The two disc set features… more

Review: PotterMORE? Yes. Yes, That Would Be Nice.

Originally, my headline for this blog was going to be “Hogwarts, We Have A (Bandwidth) Problem,” because for the first week after the welcome letter for Pottermore hit my inbox,… more

The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Light House”

Nestled on the top of my new favorite song blog, I found four minutes reminding me why I love music so damn much. Before I get into the nitty gritty… more

Doctor Who: “The Wedding of River Song” Review (SPOILERS)

Is it possible for something to be at once surprising and yet totally predictable? After watching Doctor Who’s sixth series finale, “The Wedding of River Song,” I was left… more

Catching Up With Colin Stetson

Those who didn’t run (excerpt) – COLIN STETSON by Constellation Records A few months back I interviewed Colin Stetson about his new album, A History of Warfare, Vol. II. Beyond… more

“Doctor Who”: “Closing Time” Review (SPOILERS)

There’s a lot to like about “Closing Time,” the twelfth episode of Series 6 of Doctor Who. There’s the return of Craig Owens (played by James Corden), a… more

“Doctor Who”: “The God Complex” Review (SPOILERS)

I certainly was not expecting this episode to end how it did. From the trailer, I, like most people I think, assumed this would just be another standalone scary-thing episode… more

“Torchwood: Miracle Day”: The Finale Review (SPOILERS GALORE)

So, Torchwood: Miracle Day is over. That happened. How do Russell T. Davies and Jane Espenson explain everyone on the planet not being able to die? With a massive, vacuous… more

“Doctor Who”: “The Girl Who Waited” Review (SPOILERS)

As I’ve said several times, my favorite Series 5 episode is “Amy’s Choice.” My reason for liking it so much is that it tells a relatively simple, straightforward… more

Review: “Undeclared: The Indie Songbook”

Greetings faithful nerds! Looking for a writer you might like? GOOD! I HAVE ONE! His name is Matt Albrecht and I wanted to mention Undeclared: The Indie Songbook to you… more

“Doctor Who”: “Night Terrors” Review (SPOILERS)

Through the eyes of a child, anything can be terrifying. To some children, including me at ages 4-9, everything can be terrifying.  Simple sounds and shadows taken for granted in… more

“Torchwood: Miracle Day” Episodes 8 and 9 Review (SPOILERS)

As I was derelict in my duties as Torchwood: Miracle Day reviewer last week, I’m going to do a double review this week and look at both episode 8, “… more