Carol’s Growth, Daryl’s Sexuality, and Negan’s Ruthlessness: What We Saw at The Walking Dead Panel at NYCC
New York Comic Con (or as I like to call it, Nerd Church) is undoubtedly one of the best places to be for a Walking Dead superfan: just as the long hiatus between seasons is coming to a close, fans are blessed with the panel that always includes the majority of the cast as well as sneak peeks of the season that is yet to come.Read More
James Corden continues to be a total sweetheart in this great Star Wars/Christmas themed duet with Chris Hardwick. They both sang on Corden's Late Late Show, and boy are we glad that this song exists.Read More
Project UROK Founder Jenny Jaffe Talks Minority Access to Mental Health Care; Chris Hardwick Crashes Wil Wheaton’s Video
"Mental health care is seen as a luxury in this country, and it's baffling to me."
We've told you a little about Project UROK and the wonderful work they're doing to try and de-stigmatize public discussion of mental illness, and posted an awesome video from when Wil Wheaton participated in the project. Now, Project UROK has exclusively shared this outtakes video from the Wheaton shoot, which Chris Hardwick crashes, and they are even nerdier than usual. Meanwhile, Jenny Jaffe spoke exclusively to TMS about Project UROK in the interview below!Read More
Spider-Man: Hindsight Is 20-20-99.
So... Now we can let the healing begin?Read More
Loki is the new black.
It's safe to say I'm leaving some extra room in my suitcases. Check out more of the geek chic items Her Universe will be bringing to Comic-Con as well as a new pairing with Nerdist for the "Ultimate Convention Hoodie."Read More
No, not The Wizard. This is a documentary.
Movies have been made about gamers, and movies have been made that are adapted from games, but movies that are actually about games aren't very common. Video Games: The Movie changes that with a documentary look at our nation's pastime—take that, baseball!—and much like video games are different things to different people, so this movie will be.Read More
Congrats on your Walk of Fame star, Giancarlo!
Last night on @Midnight, they talked about the "Do It for Denmark" campaign where travelers can get an "ovulation discount" and had Gus Fring himself, actor Giancarlo Esposito on to talk about how he was conceived in Denmark. It's really weird, funny, and oddly enjoyable.Read More
It's probably harder to find a not-insane Craigslist ad.
Last night, Karen Gillan stopped by @Midnight to read a truly bananas Craigslist ad for a "Haunted Engagement Ring." She was also there to promote her new movie, Oculus, but let's focus on the silly Craigslist ad that's trying to sell a ring "worn by Satan herself."Read More
I'd also just watch him read a phone book.
Last night's @Midnight was great, for not only bringing on Community cast members Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash, but because Neil deGrasse Tyson also stopped by to help a Craigslist poster with some very specific science needs. Who better to help with that than Tyson? Really, who better to help with anything at all?Read More
Do Try This At Home
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.Read More
The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances
Have we mentioned we're into geek news?
Chris Hardwick and his Nerdist YouTube channel are getting into the news game with the launch of Nerdist News, a thrice-weekly show about the news nerds (and geeks) would be interested in. The show will be hosted by G4 Jessica Chobot, and will eventually jump to airing daily.Read More
Bow ties are cool.
It's National Bow Tie Day! Had I realized this morning I would not have worn a T-shirt and felt like an underdressed slob all day. If you forgot your bow tie, there's still plenty of time to don one for the last few hours of the day, and if you need a refresher in tying a bow tie let our friend Bill Nye show you by proxy as he shows Chris Hardwick.Read More
No big deal. Just bowling with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jimmy Fallon, Jonathan Coulton, and Questlove.
Here's a preview of the next season of the Nerdist Channel's All Star Celebrity Bowling! In this shaky Instagram video, host Chris Hardwick shows Neil deGrasse Tyson bowling with Jimmy Fallon, Questlove, A.D. Miles, Jonathan Coulton, and a few more people we can't make out. Can't wait!Read More
Where do we stand on the new Bill & Ted flick? Getting a movie off the ground is complicated you guys.
The epic saga of Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan had two perfect installments in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. There have been rumors of a third film for a while now, but nothing all that solid. Alex Winter appeared on The Nerdist podcast yesterday to promote his film Downloaded, but host Chris Hardwick also asked where things stood with Bill & Ted 3.Read More
May The Force Be With You
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. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Celebrate Geek Pride Day with statistics about geeks and their perception in society. You know that sounds fun.
If you're feeling slightly more proud than usual, dear geeks, it's because today is Geek Pride Day! Get your geek on out in public. Cosplay to work. Order lunch in Klingon, and don't forget your towel. It's also Towel Day. Let's celebrate the best way geeks know how -- with cold hard data. The folks at Modis conducted a survey on the state of geekdom in America. Let's look at the numbers.Read More
Staying up an extra half hour after The Colbert Report is getting a little easier. Comedy Central is adding a nightly show hosted by Chris Hardwick to its late-night lineup. If that's not enough to get your attention, the show is being run by The State alumni and Reno 911! creators Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant, and is being produced by Funny or Die.Read More
Zach Braff's first film, Garden State, has passionate fans, and they've all been wondering what's kept Braff from doing another film. The one-word answer is "Financing." Movies are expensive to make, but after the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, Braff decided to turn to the crowdfunding site to pay for his next film Wish I Was Here with a little help from his friends.Read More