On the longest episode of Nerd & Tie so far, we mourn the passing of John Hurt, Warner Bros wants to make an American live action Attack on Titan, Star Wars Episode VIII finally has a title, the Axanar lawsuit has finally been settled, Jughead apparently isn’t asexual in Riverdale, Comic Excitement Convention flops, Phoenix Comicon has changed its staffing policies a second time, Angry Goat Productions is looking either incompetent or shady, and Evercon has filed for a restraining order against Scott Windorski.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we do our second annual “Year in Review” episode – designed to take you across a magical wonderland of the best and worst that 2014 had to offer. From the wonders of the Flash and Constantine to the horrors of the non-Gundam Sunrise anime series, we cover everything and anything worth covering.
Two of us were pretty sick this episode, so we’re not sure what actually made it in and what wasn’t a fever dream.
In this barely assembled edition of the podcast, we talk about Pacific Rim 2, Heroes of Cosplay’s awfulness, Harmony Gold’s ridiculous Robotech Academy Kickstarter, Community getting a sixth season and the new Sailor Moon series “Sailor Moon Crystal.”
And, y’know, we read your letters.
That may not seem like much, but trust me, it is.
Also, please remember that next fortnight we’re actually doing a “best of” episode instead of a regular one. If there are any parts of this first year of Nerd & Tie you’d like to see featured, tell us (including the episode title and the timecode of the bit you liked) in our contact form!
The new transformation sequence is crisp and clean, unlike the undergarments of every person that is eagerly anticipating the new series after multiple setbacks in the last year. It also features some excellent subtle 3D animation, a detail not missed by millions of now soiled fans.
The new Sailor Moon reboot begins broadcasting on July 5th, 2014
On this fortnight’s installment we talk about the return of Heroes of Cosplay, Ant Man’s director shuffle, Fantasic Four books leaving shelves just as Fox works on the film, a possible Stargate reboot, everyone freaking out about Michael Bay’s Evangelion comments, progress on Pacific Rim 2, and the second season of the (My) Immortal webseries.
That, and we’ve come up with a term for insecure dudes who like Sailor Moon.
On this fortnight’s episode Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is shuffling around some creative staffers, DC’s Carnival of Sadness continues (with David S. Goyer practically spiking the “I hate the fans” football), CHRIS PRATT MIGHT RIDE A DINOSAUR in Jurassic World, the classic Sailor Moon’s rerelease is pretty great, some DC TV shows are getting new trailers, and Gamera is getting (another) reboot for 2015.
On this episode we talk about Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, the current arc on Agents of SHIELD, David S. Goyer’s comments on the (lack of a) DC Cinematic Universe, Battlestar Galactica getting a reboot, Amazon buying Comixology, the upcoming No Brand Con, and we let Nick talk about… Megan Fox?
On this convoluted (yet excellent) episode we talk about the Star Wars canon getting rewritten, Sailor Moon’s new anime, Gotham isn’t the show we hoped it would be, Hank Pym gets cast in Ant Man, Man of Steel 2 is a mess, and CHI FI is cancelled.