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Paul Feig Wants to Save ‘Other Space,’ The Best Show You’ve Never Watched

Other Space is probably one of the best science fiction comedies to be produced for American Television, and it’s definitely a strong contender for the best non-animated one. Created by Paul Feig, the show’s cast included Deadpool‘s Karan Soni, AT&T Spokesperson Milana Vayntrub, and MST3K‘s Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu. It ran for one brief season on the short lived Yahoo Screen streaming series, which folded not long after it came out.

And because of that hardly anyone has ever watched it.

According to Splitsider, series creator Paul Feig wants to change that though. While Yahoo Screen may be dead in the water, as Feig’s deal had the rights revert to him, he is free to shop it around to other services. The biggest challenge though is how few people have seen the show.

Yahoo did a terrible job of marketing Other Space, only running ads on Yahoo! itself. Frankly, the only reason I ever heard of it was because I saw promotions for it while watching the sixth season of Community (the only thing anyone ever watched on Yahoo Screen). Also during the initial run the series was geolocked, so pretty much no one outside of the US has seen it.

The good news is that Feig has now had the geolocks removed, and anyone can pull the series up (for free) on the Yahoo Screen app on iOS, Android, or Roku. You can also watch it on your computer too. If you’re on Tumblr, they’ve also set up “Share Other Space” as an easy way to reblog links to episodes (and have access to a nice, simple list of episodes).

If more people watch the show, we might actually have a shot at season two.

Via Splitsider

The International ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer Gives us Some Chris Hemsworth

Last week we got the the first trailer for the upcoming reboot/remake of Ghostbusters. We gave our full opinion on this last weekend’s podcast, but in summary our current mood is “excited for this movie” at Nerd & Tie.

The interesting thing though is that international mega-star Chris Hemsworth (who will play the rebooted Ghostbusters’ secretary) was barely in it. Well, we now have the International trailer for the film, and we finally get a glimpse at the male equivalent to Annie Potts.

And… he’s funny? Yeah, he’s funny. I mean, not as funny as the rest of the cast, but not bad.

Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15, 2016.

Episode 68 – I Ain’t Afraid of No Dudebro

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new Ghostbusters trailer, Pacific Rim 2 has a new director, the Iron Fist has been cast, Nicholas Meyer has joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek show, Wine Country Comic Con is insane, YourMiniCon has cancelled more events, and Nick went to Plattcon.

He had fun.

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The Full ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer is Here!

We’ve been pretty enthusiastic about the forthcoming Paul Feig directed Ghostbusters reboot/remake that’s coming this summer for quite some time. I mean, it has an incredible cast, the props look amazing, and after Feig’s Spy and Other Space I have a lot of faith in the guy. Well, today we finally got the trailer for the film — and as it’s a trailer, it (of course) looks pretty frickin’ awesome.

But, of course, it’s a trailer. There’s a formula to these things, and it’s hard to say if the final film will be as good as I hope it will be. Personally, I’m crossing my fingers.

Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15, 2016.

New ‘Ghostbusters’ Character Shots Released

I know that every time a new image from the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot/remake comes out, we jump all over it. I mean, just look at the tags and you’ll see a trail of shots released by director Paul Feig and others (but mostly Feig). At some point you’d think we’d get sick of this. Well new character shots have been released, and we’re still hyped over this film.

Take that, critics of boundless enthusiasm.

Anyway, these new shots include all four of our heroines (Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy) as well as Chris Hemsworth. Click the thumbnails below for larger versions, and marvel in their greatness.

Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15, 2016.


Via Screenrant

Just Take in This New ‘Ghostbusters’ Image

Look, we’ve seen a ton of set photos from the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, but we finally have the first official official image from the film. Fan page Proton Charging posted the following image to Facebook… and it’s amazing:


Look, I know it’s just Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones standing in front of a green light in fog… but it’s also Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones standing in front of a green light in fog.

Ghostbusters comes out July 15, 2016.

Rick Moranis Turned Down Cameo in ‘Ghostbusters’ Remake

A while back, we commented that the only surviving lead actors from the original Ghostbusters not appearing in cameo roles in Paul Feig’s forthcoming remake would be Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver. Well, at least in Rick Moranis’s case, it turns out it isn’t because he wasn’t asked.

While speaking with THR, Moranis revealed that while he was approached to appear in the remake, he turned the cameo role down. The actor explained:

I wish them well. I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?

While the answer is clearly “Because the fans of the franchise would love to see it,” it’s understandable why Moranis wouldn’t want to have a bit part in a remake of his old movie be his return to the screen. Rick Moranis famously took a break from acting after the death of his wife in the 90s to devote his time to raising his kids. Moranis says he’s not averse to returning to acting, but that he’d only do so if the part was right.

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, which (again) won’t feature Rick Moranis, comes out July 22, 2016.


Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts Will Both Appear in ‘Ghostbusters’

We’re all pretty into the Paul Feig directed reboot of Ghostbusters. The cast looks great, the prop design is spot on, and we’re pretty certain it’s going to capture the spirit that made the original film so great. But while the film may be a complete reboot of the series, it doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing any familiar faces.

We’ve known for a while that original Ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray are making cameos in the film, but they won’t be the only original stars returning. It’s now being reported that both Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts will make appearances in the movie.

This means that the only surviving stars of the original two films not reappearing are Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver.

None of these actors are playing their original characters obviously, but it’s nice to see a sense of spiritual continuity to the the films that started the franchise.

Ghostbusters comes out July 22, 2016.

Via Screenrant

Bill Murray to Appear in New ‘Ghostbusters’ Film

We’re really excited about the Paul Feig directed Ghostbusters reboot here at Nerd & Tie, and one of the reasons why is that we’re giant fans of the 1984 original.

While the film is a hard reboot, it doesn’t mean that we won’t see any familiar faces. It was confirmed a while back that Dan Aykroyd would appear in a small cameo, and now it sounds like he won’t be alone.

THR is now reporting that Bill Murray will also appear in the film. Yep, you read that right, Bill “Ghostbusters 3 Never Happened Because I Kept Saying No” Murray. I never thought I’d see Murray appear in another Ghostbusters movie again.

Okay, maybe that’s not fair (even if it’s true), and it’s a lot less work to commit to a cameo. We have no idea what Murray will be playing in the movie, but we’re just happy to see him again.

Ghostbusters comes out July 22, 2016.


Ivan Reitman Says Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” The Only Ghostbusters Currently in Development

There’s been a lot of buzz around the claims that Drew Pearce has completed a script for the (believed on hold and/or canceled) all-dude Ghostbusters film. Pearce later clarified that he had only completed a “bible” for the film (and that the team in it would be both genders), but the very idea that this film had come back to life was sort of news to the rest of us.

Most of us had been operating on the assumption that Sony wasn’t going to decide what to do until Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters remake actually came out.

Ivan Reitman himself decided to clarify the matter, telling reporters:

Sometimes things happen at the speed they are supposed to happen… The deals were so strong on that second movie that the franchaise became frozen for 25 years. Nothing got done, we all had the power to block whatever we didn’t like, but we finally got together and found a way.

There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise.

So there you have it. The world hasn’t gone mad, we weren’t wrong, and Paul Feig’s reboot is the only movie currently greenlit by Sony.

Everyone calm down.

Via Latino Review, Screenrant