Category Archives: The Off Week

“The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.

(This show is on temporary hiatus)

Should George Lucas Direct Star Wars Episode IX?

There’s a petition out there to have George Lucas replace Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars Episode IX. Over 20,000 people have signed it.

This is, frankly, one of the worst ideas ever conceived, and Trae is going to tell you why (unfortunately with too much backlight).

The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.

You’re Using the Term “Mary Sue” Wrong

The term “Mary Sue” gets thrown around a lot when talking about women characters in fiction, but is anyone actually using it right? Where does the term come from? Is it even possible for a character like Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road to be a Mary Sue in the first place?

The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.