Catwoman, Disney and, Fucking Michael Bay
The new amazing look of Selina Kyle – Catwoman
It’s an all new episode of The Surly Nerd, ready to get all geeky up in your ear holes. We jump into this week with the prelude (as always). Inside the prelude we talk about what you missed at RTX and wonder why everyone has (finally) joined us on the hating Michael Bay bad-wagon. Witness Tony have a Michael Bay crisis of faith. Things get even crazier as we discuss the possibility of an African-American Captain America. Catwoman finally gets a good female writer taking control of her comics which makes us happy. We are finally happy seeing DC moving in the right direction for many of their non-movie projects! (Now if only Disney could make some intelligent decisions with their IPs)
Eventually our multitude of rants take us to the end where we spend a long time talking about the state of the movie industry any why butts are not firmly planted in theater seats. Is Michael Bay is the only thing driving people to the movies these days? Are we resigning ourselves to a million more shitty Transformer movies? All that, with Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Disney and MORE to come! Get ready to strap yourself in for the week-in-review madness that is our show and don’t forget to send us your summer fun time pictures with your #nerdventure hashtag!
Episode 98: Summary and Time Stamps
(0:12:30) In Comic Industry News – Barnes and Noble has a celebration of pop culture, Catwoman gets a new (female) writer and Harley Quinn goes to Comic-Con.
(0:23:00) In Game Industry News – Gamestop wants to touch game developers, Miyamoto is worried that mobile games will take over Nintendo and the creator of Final Fantasy goes mobile with his newest game.
(0:41:15) In Entertainment News – Disney wants a live-action Dumbo movie because everyone wants what Disney wants apparently, rumors abound that Falcon will don the mantle of Captain America and AMC theaters are trying to come up with a way to get more people to come to their locations in the midst of another year of domestic box office drops and Michael Bay explosions. And Michael Bay being as shitty as only Michael Bay can.
(1:11:25) Epilogue – Listen to James’ heart break on-air.
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of all your Nintendo-filled dreams
Read about the things we love to talk about!
More about HALO at RTX here: https://blogs.halowaypoint.com/en-us/blogs/headlines/posts/halo-at-rtx-2014
Who IS Shigeru Miyamoto ?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Miyamoto
Taco pie is way too delicious!: http://mexican.food.com/recipe/impossible-taco-pie-3357
This week in Comic Industry News (13:00ish) – Warren Ellis makes TREES, Image gives a State of the Union address, IDW has an AMAZING crossover, and DC is back at weekly events
In Game Industry News (43:00ish) – The Ouya wants to be on other things, Valve gives devs more power, Europe cracks down on free-to-play, Nintendo wants you healthy, Halo is COMING, and America wants less violent games
In Entertainment News (1:03:00ish) – Michael Bay gets cock…HITCHCOCK, David Fincher gets Apple, Masters of the Universe talks pick back up, Bryan Singer heads to MI, Jeff Goldblum is all up in Independence Day and Arnold talks Terminator.
(15:00 in) This week in Comic Industry News – Kidrobot opens their TMNT line, Mayor Rob Ford gets his own figure, Spider-man gets a year one, and Cyclops gets his own mini-series.
(31:00 in) In Game Industry News – David Cage is awarded for his greatness, Halo 2 anniversary gets a small controversy , Sons of Anarchy will become a game, L4D talks Valve, and we see what the Vita to PS4 stats are.
(1:00:00 in) In Entertainment News – Back to the Future SHOES!, Joel Silver talks escape from NY, Tim Burton gets on board for Beetlejuice 2, The Simpsons goes LEGO, ILM expands to England, Ron Howard jumps on the Jungle Book and we wrap it up talking about Marvel phase three.
This week in Game Industry News: (16:00ish) A biofeedback horror game called Nevermind, Flappy Bird goes down, Amazon buys Double Helix, Activision changes up Call of Duty and Microsoft teases more HALO.
In Comic Industry News: (1:02:00 ish) Ghostbusters go vinyl, Vincent Price gets his own action figure, Geoff John goes back to Superman with John Romita Jr. and Ellis talks Moon Knight.
In Entertainment News: (1:25:00 ish) Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin joins Preacher, Chris Evans has some ideas for Captain America, The Winter Soldier goes into Ultron AND SHIELD, Clark Gregg is frustrated by SHIELD viewership, Arkham Asylum gets announced as a film, Lex Luthor becomes a skinhead punk and DMZ comes to SyFy
Welcome to the new year Adventurers!
This week in Comic Industry News: Greg Martin has passed, Hulk is getting relaunched, Marvel is taking back Star Wars and Frank Miller does it bigger than ever.
In Game Industry News: Microsoft says nice job to Sony, Gabe Newell goes into what makes Valve awesome, Child’s Play makes that money, PAX separates from Penny Arcade, and Army of Two explains why they suck.
In Entertainment News: James Avery has passed away, Netflix gives us director commentary, Marvel gives us more TV announcements, The Rock may don a new green ring and Boba Fett is in line for a new movie.