Most of us are not nerd celebrities, so we can’t just ask some folks to make us a TARDIS door for our home gym. But we can certainly shove an action figure inside a mason jar with some glitter. That is well within our capabilities.
Last year, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries joined forces (ha!) with Lucasfilm and Comic-Con International in San Diego for a lightsaber relay race to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Guess what? They’re back for Episode II. Although technically, this is episode one…of their webseries to promote the project. Thinking of joining? “The cost of registration is $150, which includes a customized Hasbro lightsaber, exclusive Course of the Force swag bag and the experience of a lifetime.” Keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter and find out more at the official website.
The cast of Star Wars: The Clone Wars have a little downtime on their hands thanks to the Disney/LucasFilm purchase. The show will be wrapping up its tenure on Cartoon Network soon and finding a new comfy spot on Disney XD. In the meantime, a little frivolity is called for. To wit, a bowling competition with Chris Hardwick! Voice of Ahoska and our HerUniverse.com pal, Ashley Eckstein, took part and even got a little advice from some friendly Clone Troopers.
Things have been brewing for a while but cable network G4 has officially announced the cancellation of their long-running shows X-Play and Attack of the Show. Are they replacing it with even better geek shows? No, they’re turning the network into a GQ rip-off.
If you’ve been missing Fraggle Rock, you’re in luck. Not only does Archaia Entertainment publish a Fraggle Rock comic, Ben Folds Five is giving them another spotlight (with a few Hollywood so-and-sos along for the ride). Check out their new music video for the song “Do It Anyway” after the jump!
I had the opportunity of interviewing Doctor Who’s Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and new executive producer Caroline Skinner before watching the epic Season 7 premiere “Asylum of the Daleks” Saturday in New York City. While I’m sworn to secrecy about the episode itself (you’ll be shocked and blown away), I can share with you the fantastic photos I shot during the events. Yes, you heard right – they arrived in DeLoreans…
Bill Nye has been making a name for himself again in the pop-culture realm. The ex-kid’s television host has been giving commencement speeches, helping Neil deGrasse Tyson get a space documentary Kickstarted, and he even has his own informative YouTube videos. But today he’s sharing the screen with The Nerdist, Chris Hardwick, and imparting some serious wisdom. A very important piece of wisdom in fact, that many have let fall into the past. I’m talking about tying a bowtie. And you might even learn a few new words while you watch! There’s just one thing this video is missing – Matt Smith.
Andy Serkis has done a remarkable job portraying Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings universe and has made quite the name for himself in motion-capture roles. There’s even been campaigns to get him nominated for an Academy Award. But while there are countless internet videos and memes making Gollum do or say very un-Gollum-like things, if you really want to get the job done, go directly to the source. At The Hobbit panel at Comic-Con, moderator Chris Hardwick asked the actor, after a very heart-felt speech, if he would say something in the Gollum voice. So he did. And it just happened to include a curse word. THE word. The “F dash, dash, dash” word. Give it a listen yourself (fast-foward to 22:40 if it doesn’t start where it should), and if you’re so inclined, watch the whole video for some great moments with the cast and crew.