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Episode 87 – Pop Goes the Bubble

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we mourn the loss of Ron Glass, explain Bryan Fuller’s departure from Star Trek: Discovery, rejoice in Lin Manuel Miranda’s involvement in the screen adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle, talk about Twin Cities Geek’s Holiday toy and book drive, and take a long hard look at whether or not the pop culture convention bubble might finally be bursting.

Yeah, that last one’s a big part of the episode.

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Firefly’s Ron Glass has Passed Away

Ron Glass, best known to a generation of nerds as Shepherd Book on Firefly has sadly passed away on Friday. TV Line confirmed via a spokesman for Glass’s family that the actor died due to respiratory failure.

Besides his work on Firefly, glass was best known to audiences for his role in the series Barney Miller. He also notably made appearances on Star Trek: Voyager and Agents of SHIELD. He was a talented actor, and he will be missed.

Ron Glass was 71 years old.

Via TV Line

Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion Reuniting For ‘Con Man’ Web Series

On Tuesday, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion rolled out an IndieGogo campaign for a new webseries written by Tudyk titled “Con Man.” By Wednesday night, it reached 200% of its goal. And the numbers keep going up.

So this is a thing that is totally happening.

Con Man is a webseries that will follow an actor (played by Tudyk) who had co-starred as the pilot on a science fiction show that was cancelled far too soon. Fillion will play the actor who was the Captain on said series. If this is sounding familiar, it should.

Fillion’s character will have gone on to great fame and success, but Tudyk’s character has been toiling in obscurity, making his living doing convention appearances.

And, as I have long insisted, the people running conventions are probably the most entertaining and weird part of any event.

Here’s the introductory video for the campaign:

You can find the Indigogo campaign here, and the campaign runs until April 10th if you still want to contribute.

Thanks KORfan!

Episode 30 – Prophet of Doom

On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we webcast to a live audience for the first time! We also talked about Supergirl coming to CBS, a Teen Titans TV show on TNT, Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own flick, Deadpool FINALLY getting his own movie, Agent Carter showing up in Agents of SHIELD, Chris Evan’s future as Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy appearing in Avengers 3, and a Firefly film that amazingly doesn’t suck.

Seriously, you should watch it.

It’s pretty awesome.

Also we talk about the “Ender’s Game” movie from a while back at the beginning. Because Trae made the mistake of watching it.