Episode #258


The nerds discuss and review ”Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and we OFFICIALLY rule out “Die Hard” as a Christmas movie. You are welcome. Merry Christmas, and Happy Life Day, Nerdosphere!

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Episode #237


The nerds discuss their game of the year ‘Emily is Away’, the return of Independence Day, recent board game antics, and the return of counter terrorism expert Chris Ceglia.

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Movie Night #85 – Star Wars The Force Awakens


The nerds discuss and review the most hyped movie ever, Star Wars The Force Awakens. Does it live up to it? Tune in to find out!

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Episode #236


The nerds discuss the hype around opening week of Star Wars, newest entries into the Toy Hall of Fame, mid-season finales of the The Walking Dead, Arrow, and Flash, and the newest blockbuster trailers from Batman V Superman, Civil War, & TMNT Out of the Shadows.

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Episode #234


The nerds discuss the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and celebrate Back to the Future day talking about favorite aspects of the iconic series.

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Episode #229


The nerds discuss all the awesome news from D23, horror movies on the rise, Zorro’s apocalyptic comeback, Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead & (apologies in advance) SummerSlam talk & news.

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The Fantastic 10: Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives

 

Well Nerdopsphere, June is almost over and that means Comic-Con is just around the corner along will all those exclusive goodies we nerds covet so dearly. I am breaking down in no particular order the ten coolest exclusive items that have been announced so far!

 

 

10. SDCC 2013 Gold Mini 10-Doh!
Squid Kids Ink-Booth 5150-Price: $20.00
Admittedly I know very little about Squid Kids Ink, but I think this is the perfect keepsake for the nerd on a budget who wants something on their desk or mantle to represent their trip to Comic-Con.

 

 

 

 

9. Batman #21 SDCC13 exclusive variant cover
DC Entertainment- Booth 2315-Price: $10.00
What would Comic-Con be without comic books? Being totally honest, I am a bit underwhelmed thus far from what DC is offering in terms of exclusives. The best thing making the list is a variant cover for ten bucks for a comic that you could pick up at any local comic shop. That being said, the ability to have this exclusive cover and then get it signed by the people who wrote and drew it is a nifty combo for the avid collector. I can’t get too down on DC either, not after they gave out those Owl masks for free last year.

 

 

 

 

 

8. Pam’s Dolphin Puppet
Factory Entertainment Inc-Booth 3351-Price: $25.00
If you are a non-Archer fan you probably think I am crazy to include this, but to those that are, you realize how awesome this is! This is a fully functional exact replica that is perfect for your next HR meeting. Lord knows the BDNS have been having a lot of those. And here is a link for those of you who need a refresher: http://youtu.be/c7WK2vTn03s

 

 

 

7. Masters of the Universe He-Man with Battle Axe and Shield Mini Bust Paperweight
Action Figures Xpress-Booth 3345-Price: $60.00
This piece is a little pricey, but speaking from experience everything I have gotten from Action Figures Xpress has been very well made. This is a great piece to compliment last year’s Power Sword/Castle Grayskull business card holder combo. This is perfect for any Master of the Universe fan.

 

 

6. Game of Thrones: 7″ Stark Shield Wall Plaque
Dark Horse Comics-Booth 2615-Price: $30.00
Last year Dark Horse had some very choice GoT items like their Hand of the King Brooch. Though I suppose a brooch is a sort of pin, isn’t it? I digress. The brooch was incredibly awesome and well-made and I expect this to be no different. My tip would be to see how many they have in stock and wait it out until the last day when they have their sale.

 

 

5. Game OF Thrones Set of 5 Exclusive Posters
Poster Party-Booth 401-Price: $30.00
As an avid poster collector this is a great deal! You get 4 full sized house posters and one GoT poster with the dragon shadow. Best bargain is for the lot, but you can buy them individually. I mean who really wants to hang up a House Tully poster anyway.

 

 

4. Cheetara 14inch and Snarf Deluxe 2 Pack
Mezco Toys-Booth 3445-Price: $50.00
The Last two ThunderCats exclusives of Mumm-Ra and Lion-O are proudly displayed on my mantle so this is an automatic buy for my collection or any Thundercats fan. I am a bit disappointed that I have to wait another year for them to release Tygra as an exclusive. If they do the Thunder kittens before him I riot.

 

 

3. Resident Evil Undercover S.T.A.R.S. Badge
Hollywood Collectibles Group-Booth 735-Price: $49.95
Simply put this is bad ass! It may be a bit pricey, but it’s an amazingly detailed metal replica from the Resident evil games, and it comes in a leather badge holder. If you are planning on a Resident Evil Cosplay, this will really complete the look.

 

 

2. Dragonball Z Exclusive 3 Piece Scouter Set
Bluefin Distribution-Booth 140-Price: $25.00
IT’S OVER 9000!! We were all thinking it. Out of everything announced so far, this may be my favorite item. For 25 bucks you get a bad ass DBZ scouter only available at the Con! It makes sound effects and comes in red, green or purple variations. This is an absolute must buy!

 

 

 

1. Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Boba Fett Action Figure with Han Solo in Carbonite Accesory
Hasbro-Booth 3329-Price: $44.99
Hasbro consistently produces some of the coolest exclusives year in and year out. Unfortunately the other constant are the lines for their products. This is one of the best and most detailed action figures I have ever seen and it just so happens to be for the Fett man and a hansicle in tow. It’s not cheap, but if you can beat the line this is a great one for any collector.

That does it for this round, but I am sure there are more awesome SDCC 2013 exclusives yet to be revealed!

Diary of a Nerdette: God Bless You, ‘Murica

If you know me at all, you know how much I love to bash on ‘merica. Thanks to our highly respected Yahoo.com, I read an article for once that made the nerd inside me proud.  The name of the article is titled, “11 Ridiculous White House Petitions”.  While “ridiculous” is debateable language, I most definitely approve of thiz message. Anyway, the most exciting petition which made number one on the list is, according to Yahoo:

“Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016
Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.
By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.”
Total signatures: 1,428

To sign this petition yourself, sign here, for the love of all things Star Wars!…and to also mock the government. I get too much joy from this. Anyway….CLICK. GO. NOW.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/secure-resources-and-funding-and-begin-construction-death-star-2016/wlfKzFkN#thank-you=p

Another amazing petition with even more signatures than the Death Star proposition is:
“Build a statue of Master Chief Petty Officer Spartan John-117 on the White House lawn
“He deserves more praise for what he has done.”<—-That’s all the petition says. That’s all that really needs to be said. Good work, citizen.
Total signatures: 4,526

Here is the link to sign this petition. Get to it, nerds!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/build-statue-master-chief-petty-officer-spartan-john-117-lawn-white-house/SlnRCpqH

Continue reading Diary of a Nerdette: God Bless You, ‘Murica

George Lucas Shows His Light Side

Well now don’t I feel really bad…well maybe just a little bad.

By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized. And since George Lucas owns 100 percent of his company – which has little to no debt – all that money goes to him. After that, Lucas plans to quickly put the bulk of the money into a foundation which will primarily focus on educational issues, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR. “George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”
“For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company,” Lucas said in a statement Wednesday. “As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
The spokesperson noted that this “announcement continues a commitment that Lucas made in 2010 to The Giving Pledge where he stated, “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future–and the first step begins with social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children. As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt–as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.’”
- The Hollywood Reporter
All those times we said he was only adding things into the movies to make some extra money, re-releasing the movies Lord Vader only knows how many times, and everything we thought he was doing just for an extra buck may not be entirely true. I mean it still definitely could be, but now he’s putting that money to charity. Lucas improved lives by creating a universe that changed people’s lives and now because of the success of that universe lives will be saved. Touche Mr. Lucas I can almost forgive you.

I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

So by now I am sure all of you in the Nerdosphere have heard the bombshells that dropped today concerning Lucasfilm and specifically Star Wars. Here is a quick recap just in case you have been living in a Krayt Dragon cave in the Jundland wastes. Disney has bought Lucasfilm and the Star Wars Universe along with it for over 4 billion dollars. Lucas is out. The Star Wars legacy now resides in the hands of Disney and one Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm. As if that weren’t enough of an announcement, on the heels of the sale comes the announcement that there will be more Star Wars films. Yes, plural. The early word is that Episode 7 will be the first of a new trilogy due out in 2015, and that they hope to make one Star Wars film every few years. To quote Princess Leia “It’s not over yet.” At this point I have too many mixed emotions and have lost all mastery over the Jedi code for the day. I must meditate or lose myself to the dark side, but HOLY BANTHA S****!! I have spent the past couple of hours trying to organize my thoughts, but I have too much to say and will just save it for this weeks podcast, which will be up either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Please give us your opinion on this news Nerdosphere! I will leave you with a video from Lucas himself as well as one from Disney on the announcement.