On this episode we mourn the loss of Leonard Nimoy, check out that Walking Dead town that’s for sale, discuss the Power Rangers fan film of the moment, ponder Wonder Woman’s production schedule, and discuss the latest news about CBS’s Supergirl.
Nick also went to PlattCon, and had a good time.
We’re sorry for the audio quality this episode (with the clickings and poppings). There was a software glitch which we didn’t have time to fix.
We now have the first official images of Melissa Benoist in her costume for the upcoming CBS series Supergirl (as the pilot episode is currently in production). There are about a billion different costume variations they could have chosen from, so I’m happy to see they’ve gone with one of the character’s more classic looks (with a tiny nod to the Man of Steel design with the color scheme).
Take a look:
The costume was designed by Coleen Atwood, who also did the costumes for Arrow and The Flash. Personally, I like it.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we visit the DC Carnival of Sadness with news that Supergirl will be a procedural and that Zack Snyder wants a dark, gritty Green Lantern (oh, and there’s some Brainiac stuff in there too). We look forward to Community‘s season 6 premiere date, contemplate the return of The X-Files, and sing for joy at Simon Pegg co-writing the next Star Trek.
Trae also went to Nezumi Con, and talks about his experiences.
So, thanks to THR, we finally know who’s playing our lead in CBS’s forthcoming Supergirl TV series: Melissa Benoist.
Benoist is best known from her work on Glee, but as I’ve never actually watched more than five minutes of Glee, I can’t actually comment on how good or bad of a choice she is.
While DC’s movie universe has been a mess of shaky promises and… well… one mediocre film so far, the TV universe has had bright spots — most notably The CW’s Arrow and The Flash. As Supergirl, even though it’s on another network, shares its producers with those two series, I’m hopeful that this is as well cast as the leads on their other shows.
Because I’m not watching Glee episodes to find out.