On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss how Bill Paxton’s passing, Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s new season getting a release date, the addition of Generation 2 to Pokemon Go, Matt Reeves taking over The Batman, Syfy launching reality series Cosplay Melee, how “Jedi” is plural in The Last Jedi, and how Angry Goat Productions quietly cancelled their Sailor Moon Themed events.
Because who would have guessed that the company that cancels all of their events would cancel another.
Syfy channel has announced their latest reality competition show, and it’s diving into the world of cosplay head first. Called Cosplay Melee, each episode four cosplayers will compete against each other to make the best cosplay they can — the winner taking home a $10,000 prize. The contestants will be judged by costumer Christian Beckman (who did costumes for The Hunger Games), cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp, and actress Yvette Nicole Brown.
Yvette Nicole Brown will also serve as the show’s host.
This isn’t Syfy’s first foray into Cosplay reality shows, but unlike Heroes of Cosplay, this looks like a show we actually want to watch. Frankly, this is the series we’d been hoping for all along. The network has a trailer up on their website, and it looks pretty solid.