Category : TV

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Con Man: Alan Tudyk’s Comeback

Dear fellow Firefly and Serenity fans, What if I told you that a former Firefly star (I say “former” with a brimming tear threatening to teeter off my lower eyelid) created a show about a disgruntled ex-television star whose sci-fi…

0 Comments / 29 View / April 13, 2015

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Adventures in the Emerald City

The Emerald City brings to mind a magical world of flying monkeys and ruby slippers, but add Comic Con to the end and you have a whole new view with Stan Lee’s creations, and actors galore.   ECCC, as is it…

0 Comments / 37 View / April 7, 2015

Mars One

100 Finalists Vie for Right to Die on Mars

The first manned mission to Mars, slotted for 2024, is garnering funding by treating the selection process, training, and lives of its astronauts like a reality TV show. Mars One is a privately-owned, not for profit space program, and it…

0 Comments / 32 View / April 4, 2015

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Supernatural VegasCon

Two of your Nerd Hero writers took a five day excursion to Las Vegas to experience a Supernatural convention. It started out with a dozen perfectly sculpted men on stage taking off all their clothes. Actually, that was the Chippendale show…

0 Comments / 147 View / March 18, 2015

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The Darkest Timeline

You aren’t a true 90’s kid unless you watched Power Rangers growing up. Who couldn’t love teenagers morphing into colorful spandex to fight monsters and save the day? Especially when the MegaZord would come out to play. Everyone knows the…

1 Comment / 73 View / February 25, 2015

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The Woes and Wonders of Katsucon 2015

Be forewarned my voracious reader, I am not a vast anime fan, nor am I a regular cosplayer. I am, however, a dorky nerd, which usually gets me by in any geeky situation.  Katsucon, for those who don’t know, is…

2 Comments / 133 View / February 20, 2015

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Agent Carter is Blazing a Path for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

At halfway through the eight-episode first season of Agent Carter I could spend my time reviewing the plot, production value, and even casting, but instead let’s look at Marvel’s first female lead from the cinematic universe.   Originally hailing from Captain…

0 Comments / 75 View / February 20, 2015

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Ghost (of Whitewashing) in the Shell

The long-awaited live-action adaption of the iconic 1995 animated Ghost in the Shell is at last in the works, with a release date set at April 14, 2017. Fans of the beloved anime and manga franchise have long clamored for…

0 Comments / 36 View / February 20, 2015

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Ghostbusters 3: All Women, All Great, All the Misogynists Ever

Though the news is old now, it only took hours for the Internet to implode following the announcement of the female-led Ghostbusters 3. For 25 years, rumors of a third sequel to the much-beloved franchise were variably squashed and nurtured,…

0 Comments / 39 View / February 20, 2015

4 Cartoons Aimed at Kids that are Clearly for Adults Too

4 Shows Aimed at Kids that are Clearly More for Adults

Cartoons are at least nominally the domain of children, disregarding shows like Archer and everything on Adult Swim. But animators and writers are increasingly savvy to their adult audiences, and, are working to ensure grown-ups take genuine enjoyment from shows…

1 Comment / 222 View / February 17, 2015