Hey, remember the 1980s?
The Futurama gang reunited for a scripted radio drama taking us back to New New York for the first time in over four years. And as exciting as it was to hear Fry, Leela, Bender, and everybody else on their epic space adventures, the whole thing really doesn’t work unless you’re a freakishly major fan of podcasts.
You didn't just think these characters got popular all on their own, did you? No, in this Nerdist video, we meet the people behind Superhero Talent Agency and see the unique challenges that come with representing superheros. Like rehabilitating their image after they smash up a school.
When Thomas and Martha Wayne seemingly return from the dead to visit their adult son Bruce in stately Wayne Manor, the entire family must come to term with certain ugly truths in this Nerdist video. Mainly that all the Waynes are kind of dicks.
Poor Conan Antonio Motti. The guy speaks up at a work meeting, and all of a sudden Lord Vader is trying to put his lights out from across the room. But the worst part isn't the force-strangling or lack of faith. It's having to work alongside the jerk and pretend like nothing ever happened.
The stereotype about role-players is they're overweight, still live with their parents, have no social skills, and take their fantasies far too seriously. So here's the trailer for Zero Charisma, which is about an overweight man who lives with his family, is completely devoid of social skills, and who takes…
The Course of the Force is a charity run that benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation; the relay race begins at the Skywalker Ranch outside San Francisco and ends in San Diego, just in time for Comic Con. Alas, this year, the lightsaber used as the relay's baton has been stolen, but thank the maker Matt Mara, Chris…
What has been Karen Gillan doing since the Doctor Who season 6 finale, you ask? Well, depending on your point of view, she's either been hired as the spokemodel for the new zombie-targeted makeup line from Z'ombéal, or making a guest appearance for BBC's The Nerdist TV show to act in a sketch about spokesmodeling for…
If you're in San Francisco this Friday, you really ought to stop by the Nerdist Writers Panel, where Adventures of Kavalier and Clay author Michael Chabon will be part of a pretty interesting lineup, benefiting the writing education nonprofit 826 Valencia:
From July 7th through the 11th, lightsaber-toting nerds will be running up the coast of southern California, all the way to Comic Con.
There's a great, big, beautiful world of comedy podcasts out there. Too big, maybe, to navigate comfortably on your own. Fortunately, you've got Splitsider's guide to dozens of funny people whose downloads won't do you wrong.
Good buddy and awesome dude Chris Hardwick (Nerdist) invited me, Ryan Block of gdgt (and previously Engadget) and Mark McClusky of Wired on his podcast yesterday to talk iPhone 4.