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Episode 97 – Live at No Brand Con 2017!

On this (audio only) episode of Nerd & Tie, your three hosts have gathered in the Wisconsin Dells to do an episode of the show live at No Brand Con 2017! We discuss the first trailer for The Last Jedi, celebrate the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000, contemplate Monica Valentinelli and Tad William’s withdrawal from Odyssey Con, and marvel at the fall of Rocky Mountain Fur Con.

We were tight on time, so there’s not a lot of audience interaction – but we did remember to mock Arcemise.

He deserved it.

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The New Season of MST3K Is an Imperfect But Worthy Revival

Revivals are hard, and it’s easy to get your hopes up only to find the shows you love haven’t aged well. The first new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 in eighteen years hit Netflix last night, and while it has its flaws, overall it’s a worthy successor to the earlier show.

But it’s important to temper your expectations.

As a Kickstarter backer, I actually got to watch the first episode last weekend, and have had access to the season for several days. In preparation for the new show though, I went back and watched a bunch of classic episodes to dispel any rose tinted memories I might have about the series. I mean, I started watching the show when I was ten years old in 1990, and everything feels more awesome than it is when you’re ten. You can do this too since Netflix has a collection of old ones up on the service.

After that, it was on to the new series. Continue reading The New Season of MST3K Is an Imperfect But Worthy Revival

Netflix Gives ‘The Defenders’ a Release Date

The next series in Netflix’s ongoing set of Marvel shows is The Defenders, which will finally see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the Iron Fist join forces against a common enemy. It’s probably the most highly anticipated show of the bunch, and what we’ve been building up to over the last couple of years. While we knew the series was coming later this year, the streaming service had yet to give us a release date.

Well, until now.

The video, embedded above, is just a short clip of our four leads getting onto an elevator. If you look at the time code though, it ends at 08:18:20:17. I don’t think it’s a stretch to read that as 8/18/2017, and it’s probably safe to assume that’s the show’s premiere date. Also in the video you can spot the IP address http://23.253.120.81/. Clicking that link brings you to a viral website for the fictional New York Bulletin, which was prominently featured in Daredevil.

Frankly, I’m excited. Are you excited?

Episode 95 – A Pair of (April) Fools

On this episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast we mourn the passing of Bernie Wrightson, ponder the new Justice League trailer, discuss The Flash‘s villain plans for Season Four, rejoice in the pending return of iZombie, have a good think about the Doctor Who series ten trailer, talk a bit about Iron Fist, continue to monitor the developing MST3K situation, and remind you that New York Comic Con is only offering day passes this year.

We went audio only episode, and do you think we sound different? I’m not so sure…

All the Details About Netflix’s Animated Godzilla Film So Far

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Netflix would be the world wide distributor for a new Godzilla Anime film. Initially details were pretty scarce, but since then new information has trickled out about the film. To help you sort through it, we’ve collected as much as we can and put it all here in one place.

To start with, as we previously reported, Polygon Pictures making the film for Toho. The movie will get a limited Japanese theatrical run, and will be distributed by Netflix globally. Gen Urobuchi is writing the script, with Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno co-directing the film.

As for new information, for starters there’s now an official synopsis of the film (now titled Godzilla: Monster Planet). /Film has an English translation of it: Continue reading All the Details About Netflix’s Animated Godzilla Film So Far

The Live Action American ‘Death Note’ Is Still Happening, Has a Teaser Trailer

We’ve mentioned it a few times before, but unfortunately we have to say it again – there’s still an American live action movie adaptation of Death Note happening over at Netflix. We don’t know why it’s happening, but maybe the god’s have decided that we’ve had it too good all this time.

We’re forced to bring it up again because earlier today the streaming giant tweeted out the first teaser for the film, and it’s pretty much exactly what we expected. So we’re telling you about it. There, job done.

Can’t this all just be over already?

Death Note premieres on Netflix August 25, 2017.

Netflix Has Put Out a Trailer For the MST3K Revival

To say we’re excited about the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 would be an understatement. MST3K was a part of all of our childhoods here at Nerd & Tie, and the thought that we’ll get to see new episodes is sort of amazing. Brought back via a Kickstarter, the revived show’s cast features Jonah Ray, Baran Vaughn, Hampton Yount, Rebecca Hanson, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt. Netflix opted to pick up the series, and now they’ve put out a trailer for it.

We don’t get a lot of jokes in this, but they set up the premise of how Jonah ends up trapped on the station. No idea if they’ll explain why Crow and Servo are back (as they were last seen on Earth with Mike), but I’m betting they’ll just roll past that. I mean, it’s MST3K — the theme song even tells you to “repeat to yourself It’s just a show, I should really just relax.”

The entirety of the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to Netflix on April 14th.

A Godzilla Anime Film Is Coming to Netflix Later This Year

So Godzilla is just all over the place. With literally two Godzilla film franchises happening at the same time, the big guy is seemingly all over the place. I mean Toho’s Shin Godzilla in 2016 was amazing, and the follow up to Legendary’s 2014 revival has two sequels green lit. The king of monsters is pretty much everywhere.

And he’s about to show up in animated form too.

Japanese animation company Polygon Pictures is working on an animated Godzilla film for Toho which will get a limited theatrical run, and will be distributed by Netflix globally. Gen Urobuchi is writing the script, with Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno co-directing the film.

The best part? The film, just titled Godzilla, is expected later this year.

Honestly, I’m pretty excited about this. I mean, yeah — calling it just Godzilla is going to make writing or talking about it complicated, but it’s another Godzilla movie. I think most of us want as many versions of the big guy on our screens as we can get.

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The First Teaser For Netflix’s ‘Bright’ is Here

Netflix is spending $90 million dollars on a fantasy action movie starring Will Smith, and we’ve now gotten to see the first promo for it. The film, Bright, is set in a modern world that just happens to be filled with Orc and Elves. So, it’s kind of like Shadowrun, but different enough where they won’t get sued.

Will Smith plays a cop who is partnered with an Orc, and the two of them have to stop some sort of doomsday thingamajig. I mean, it sounds good, but I’m still a bit skeptical since David Ayer is directing. is From what we can tell, Netflix is looking to start a franchise with this film, so we’ll see how it goes.

Bright comes to Netflix this December.

MST3K Announces the New Performer For ‘Gypsy’

The relaunch season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 may already be entirely in the can and delivered to Netflix, but apparently there’s always still new information to be had. In a message to Kickstarter backers this morning, series creator Joel Hodgson sent out an update revealing a cast member who had otherwise been kept secret thus far — the new performer and voice of Gypsy.

Comedienne Rebecca Hanson has apparently taken over the part, and this is actually the first time Gypsy will actually be voiced by a woman in the show’s history. In the update, Hodgson wrote:

I met Rebecca about four years ago in Chicago, and simply put, I just really liked her. She was so funny, and talented, and a “good hang” too! Adding to all that, on a professional level Rebecca has been performing improv, sketch comedy, and singing and writing in Chicago for over a decade. She has toured all over the US and is a proud alum of The Second City National Touring Company and ComedySportz Chicago too.

And honestly, I think in the back of my mind, I was hoping to give Gypsy a hint of a Midwestern voice. Rebecca can do lots of voices and dialects, but deep underneath all that, she’s an Iowan!

Hanson will also appear in the series as a minion of Felicia Day’s Kinga Forrester, though that character’s name has not been released yet. Besides Day, Hanson joins a cast that also includes Jonah Ray, Baran Vaughn, Hampton Yount, and Patton Oswalt, and I honestly can’t wait to see these new episodes.

The entirety of the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to Netflix on April 14th.