On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss the tragic loss of young actor Anton Yelchin, the rather craptastic new fan film guidelines put out for Star Trek by Paramount and CBS, The CW leaving Hulu behind, Tyler Hoechlin’s casting as Superman on Supergirl, the new Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, and how Wizard World finally came to their senses and cancelled their ridiculous cruise.
And yeah, the video on this version is pretty janky thanks to a software upgrade. We swear we’ll fix it for next time.
In what can only be described as a tragedy, actor Anton Yelchin has died. The actor, best known to audiences from from his performance as Chekov in the Abramsverse Star Trek films, was only 27 years old. The actor’s death is best described as a freak accident, having been pinned between his own car and a brick mailbox.
Besides his role in the Star Trek franchise, including the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, he also appeared in Terminator Salvation, Odd Thomas, Alpha Dog, and quite a few more. He had a unique energy onscreen that few could match.
Yelchin was an amazing performer, and he potentially had a long career ahead of him. Words cannot begin to describe how awful the death of anyone that young is, and our hearts go out to the actor’s family.