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.
Last week we learned that comedian Jonah Ray would be taking over hosting duties on the revived MST3K (which has an ongoing Kickstarter). What we didn’t know was who would be the new “Mad,” or who would take over the voices of the ‘bots.
Well, that all changed today.
In an update to the crowdfunding campaign, Joel Hodgson revealed that the new Mad (named “Kinga Forrester”) would be played by none other than Geek & Sundry creator Felicia Day. He also revealed that Tom Servo and Crow would be played by comics Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount.
All are solid choices, and we’re all pretty excited about seeing them in the new episodes. Hodgson also let us know that Kinga Forrester will have an evil henchman (just as her predecessors did), but he’s keeping that last bit of casting information to himself right now.
I don’t know if participants in #Gamergaters understand the concept of “proving their opposition right,” but it seems to be their forte. We’ve avoided talking about #gamergate here at Nerd & Tie, not because we don’t have strong opinions about the hate-movement, but honestly because we were kind of hoping it would have blown over by now.
But it hasn’t.
Zoe Quinn is still getting threatened. As is Anita Sarkeesian. As is Brianna Wu. And it’s not about “ethics in gaming journalism” no matter how you slice it, since that smoke screen was literally created just to confuse the argument. There may be some who joined on for that reason, but that’s not where this started.
And if you have a problem with Nerd & Tie’s opposition to #gamergate, feel free to stop reading or listening to our content – because we don’t want to hear it.
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