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There Will Be (More) Blood: A Full Red Band “Evil Dead” Trailer

There it is, the full red band trailer for the Evil Dead remake coming April 12th. You’ll have to sign in and verify your age to watch it. There is… more

Patrick Labyorteaux on JAG’s Favorite Nerd

Take a moment and remember back to the early nineties, where the only mainstream nerd characters on TV were Steve Urkel, Screech, and Bob Newhart as a comic book writer (… 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

Should You Choose To Accept: “Mission Impossible”‘s Barbara Bain

From 1966-1973 America had a love affair with a spy. Mission: Impossible aired the weekly exploits of a team of espionage agents as they destabilized governments, stole weapons of mass… more

“Welcome to After Earth!” with Will and Jaden Smith

Will Smith’s turn in the post-apocalyptic I Am Legend was damn impressive, and director M. Night Shyamalan still gets the benefit of the doubt since he created The Sixth Sense (… more

The Year In Pop, In One Eight Minute Mashup

It seems like a long time ago that I knew all the songs on the Top 40. Those were the days (WARNING: Nerdstalgia ahead!) when Top 40 meant ALL kinds… more

Beware of Pickpockets: Another “COPS: Skyrim” PSA

Here’s another public service announcement from COPS: Skyrim, this time warning of the scourge of pickpockets. You would be wise to heed their advice. This video is part of the… more

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom: New Show-A-Palooza! Justin Willman, “SketchMelt,” “Comix and Comics”

Welcome to December. Guys are shaving their mustaches, stores are already planning decorations for the 2013 holiday shopping season, and the NerdMelt Showroom is kicking the month off with some… more

Ice on Mercury. Mercury?!?

Ice and organics on another planet! Mars? No–Mercury! In a week when the Internet rumor mill has been churning out increasingly sensational (and, as it turns out, wrong) speculation about… more

Update: “It’s OK To Do Stuff” Now On iTunes

We told you last week about It’s OK To Do Stuff, Conan writer (and Nerdist official apocalyptan) Rob Kutner and the Levinson Brothers’ all-star parody album/homage to the classic… more

Pierce Hawthorne Drops Out: Chevy Chase Leaves “Community”

Well, you can’t say you didn’t see it coming, but Chevy Chase has left Community “by mutual agreement,” as The Hollywood Reporter termed it. Make of that what you will…. more

“It’s OK To Do Stuff”: A “Free To Be… You And Me” For Today

It’s been 40 years since Marlo Thomas — That Girl! — revolutionized children’s books and records by pouring a big helping of sixties touchy-feely into the pot and coming up… more

SNL Recap: Jeremy Renner

Serial badass Jeremy Renner hosted Saturday Night Live this week, with Maroon 5 as the musical act. The sketches ran the gamut from an Avengers spoof to General Petraeus’ affair… more

Revenge of the “NerdTerns”

On the season finale of “NerdTerns” on the Nerdist Channel, the ‘Terns are still under the iron-fisted rule of Ben (Benjamin Dunn), but they’re working on a plan inspired by… more

Beta’d: Explore Guild Wars 2′s Lost Shores with 1,000 Free Trials!

There’s just something about Guild Wars 2 and giving away 1,000 free trials. We teamed up with the folks at ArenaNet/NCSOFT to give away 1,000 beta keys… more

See Chris Hardwick Tape A New TV Pilot in L.A. Thursday

Are you in Los Angeles? What are you doing on Thursday night (November 15th)? Here’s what you should be doing: you should be coming out to the taping of Chris… more

“StarTalk” Plays Games

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr. Tyson and Eugene Mirman tackle the topic of the science of video games, interviewing SimCity/The Sims/Spore… more

Listen!: Chris Hardwick’s On “Comedy Bang Bang”

Our Supreme Commander Chris Hardwick is on Comedy Bang Bang this week, dropping by the Earwolf studio to regale Scott Aukerman with news about Chris’ Saturday night comedy special Mandroid (… more

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom!

Ready to cast your ballot? The ballot for “best comedy lineup,” that is. Because NerdMelt Showroom has a slate of shows that deserve “four more years!” Politics! Friday at 8:… more

See Chris Hardwick in December in Nashville and Chicago

Hey, Nashville… Chicago… you got your tickets yet to see Chris Hardwick at Zanies in December? No? Well, then, it’s time to do that. First, Nashville: Chris will be doing… more

The Shelf: Exclusive “Clone Wars” Concept Art, “Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “I, Robot 3D,” & More

Welcome to The Shelf, Nerdist’s weekly look at Blu-ray and home entertainment. This week we’ve got the goods on Clone Wars’ complete 4th season with an exclusive look at some… more

This Week at NerdMelt Showroom!

We are thrilled that it’s finally starting to feel like Autumn in Los Angeles! (On a related note, “Autumn in Los Angeles” is also the sequel to Richard Gere’s Autumn… more

Getting Meta with the Kids in the Hall

Dave Foley wants a raise. Kevin McDonald wants to get rid of him. That’s the basic setup for this week’s classic Kids in the Hall sketch on the Nerdist Channel…. more

Bully for “NerdTerns”

How did Kyle go from aspiring standup to sound guy at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics? Blame a heckler who destroyed his comedy dreams. Our own Jonah Ray plays… more