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Episode 90 – A Nerd Hope

On the latest episode of Nerd & Tie we start out by welcoming our newest host Gen Prock! After that we dig into the latest news, including how The CW has renewed all of their DC Comics shows, Constantine is coming back as an animated webseries, Charmed is getting rebooted for some reason, Awesome Games Done Quick has raised two million dollars for charity, Evercon booted artist/crafter Scott Windorski for harassment, Outlaw Comicon has lost its friggin’ mind, and Phoenix Comicon has made a controversial choice with its volunteer policies.

I mean, we definitely talk about Phoenix, AZ more than I’ve ever expected to.

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The CW Gives Early Renewal to All of its DC Shows, Supernatural

The CW announced yesterday that it was renewing seven of their shows, including all of their DC properties (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) as well as the long running Supernatural. None of this is all that surprising, as the DC shows remain some of the highest rated programming on the network, and it makes sense that they would all get another year.

That and it seems to be literally impossible to kill Supernatural, which will be going onto its thirteenth season. I mean, wow — I like the show, but this is going to have to end sometime, right? I mean, it started out as a WB show. Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars both got cancelled and revived in that time period.

Also renewed are Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The only two shows from this last fall’s lineup we haven’t heard about are No Tomorrow or Frequency, but since neither received a season one back order either… let’s just say it doesn’t look good for their prospects. The Vampire Diaries, of course, is officially on its last season.

This whole thing just remains as a reminder that The CW still remains one of the best homes for genre television on broadcast.

Via Deadline

A Promo Just Spoiled the ‘Arrow’ Midseason Cliffhanger

The CW’s Arrow left us with a major cliffhanger in the last five minutes of the midseason finale. I mean, it was kind of a big deal (enough of one where I don’t want to immediately spoil the SETUP of said cliffhanger). But whoever cuts the promos for The CW must not agree with how important it is…

…because their latest promo for the series just spoiled the crap out of it.

Now before we get into it, please know that if you continue to read this, we plan on spoiling the crap out of it too. Consider youself warned. Spoilers ahoy! Continue reading A Promo Just Spoiled the ‘Arrow’ Midseason Cliffhanger

The CW’s Arrowverse Casting: Wild Dog and Citizen Steel

The CW’s Arrowverse shows have been a slow parade of DC Comic’s lesser known characters. They’ve turned otherwise little known superheroes and villains into, well, known ones. I mean, even major characters like the Flash’s rogue’s gallery wasn’t all that well known to non-comics readers before these shows.

Or, y’know, like most of Legends of Tomorrow‘s cast.

Well, this fall will end up being no different. That’s right, we’re going to get to meet a few more “down-list” characters — namely both DC’s Wild Dog and Citizen Steel.

Wild Dog, played by Rick Gonzalez, will be showing up on Arrow. Most people don’t know who Wild Dog (aka ‘Jack Wheeler’) even is — but if you ever felt like mashing up Marvel’s The Punisher with TMNT’s Casey Jones… that’s Wild Dog. I mean, I can’t think of a better explanation. Considering Arrow star Stephen Amell just played Casey Jones, I assume there will be some hockey mask jokes.

Flipping from Wednesday to Thursday nights, Nick Zano has been cast as a series regular on Legends of Tomorrow as Dr. Nate Heywood. Dr. Nate Heywood is better known as his alter-ego Citizen Steel. Citizen Steel is also the grandson of Justice Society member Commander Steel, which seems like it will link in with Hourman’s appearance in the Legends of Tomorrow season finale.

Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow all return to The CW this fall.

Via EW, Deadline

Take a Look at the Live Action Version of ‘Vixen’

Vixen, an animated web series set in the Arrow-verse (along with Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Constantine) premiered online last year on the CW Seed. Starring Megalyn Echikunwoke (also known as Megalyn E.K.) as the titular heroine, it was recently picked up for a second season.

We’ve known for a while that the character would show up on Arrow, still played by Echikunwoke, but we weren’t really sure how they’d adapt the character to live action. Well, we at least know what she’ll look like, as the CW has finally revealed what the actress will look like in costume. They’ve made modifications obviously, but mostly so it can be worn by an actual human being.

Unlike the way she’s drawn in the animated series.

Personally, I’m excited for the additional appearance of the character in the live action universe. Often tie in webseries and online tie-ins get forgotten, disregarded, or excised from canon (I’m looking at you Walking Dead and Doctor Who), so it’s nice to see the producers of the Arrow-verse committing to the character.

Arrow is currently airing on Wednesday nights on the CW.

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Via HitFix

Episode 61 – In Constant Pain

On this episode of Nerd & Tie, Gen Prock is sitting in for Nick Izumi (who is off rehearsing a play). We tackle the full cast announcement of the revived MST3K, Frank Miller’s bizarre desire to make a fourth Dark Knight installment, the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Supergirl getting a full season order, Kevin Bacon shopping around a new Tremors TV show, and what happened when Pher and Gen went to Daisho Con.

It’s super fun.

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Spoilers: A Major Shakeup for Firestorm on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

The Flash introduced Firestorm to the Arrowverse canon this last season, and most people were excited to see the character listed on the roster of the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow series. Firestorm is a unique character though, as he’s the amalgamation of two people.

In The Flash, the character appeared as a fusion of Victor Garber’s Martin Stein and Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond.

There’s an issue though, as Robbie Amell hasn’t shown up in any cast listings for Legends of Tomorrow (though Victor Garber is prominently featured). It’s been a question left hanging in the air for a while… and now we know why. Continue reading Spoilers: A Major Shakeup for Firestorm on ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

First Look at Hawkman and Hawkgirl’s Costumes in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

The CW has put out the first image in-costumes image of Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl and Falk Hentschel as Hawkman:

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The two characters are set to show up on Arrow and The Flash this fall before they appear on Legends of Tomorrow (of which Renee is a regular cast member).

Personally I think they look pretty cool, melding the classic looks of the characters with the sensibilities of the established CW DC Universe.

The Flash returns October 6th, followed by Arrow on October 7th. Legends of Tomorrow is expected in early 2016.

Diggle is Finally Getting a Costume on Arrow

David Ramsey’s John Diggle has been fighting alongside Oliver Queen on Arrow for several seasons, but he’s done so in his civies. He’s pretty much been constantly risking exposing his identity any time he goes out there, so it’s about time he got his own cool superhero suit.

Well, he’s getting this instead:


Okay, so it’s actually not terrible (although it’s a bit Magneto-ish), and like The Flash’s costume will hopefully look better in motion… but man… that’s a thing.

Arrow returns October 7th to the CW.

Episode 54 – Live at Geek.kon 2015!

On this episode we come to you live from Geek.kon 2015 in Madison, WI! We also have a massive announcement — and that’s the Nerd & Tie Expo! It’s kind of a big deal for us.

Don’t worry — we also talk about current geek news too, including the sad news that Yvonne Craig has passed away, Hallmark’s tasteless and poorly timed Spock ornament, Fantastic Four’s production difficulties, a spy drama based off of Mythbusters might be in the works, the Constantine/Arrow crossover being a thing, and Misha Collins’s very bad day in Minneapolis.

Also, Trae shaved off his beard and it looks super weird.

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