How important is nostalgia to pop culture? Does anyone actually care about the movie “The Blob”? All that and more on this weeks…The Surly Nerd!
Do we NEED a Blob remake?
Greetings adventurers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Surly Nerd! After a short prelude we kick it off in the world of comics where DC’s Injustice series is ready to go into year four with a god-like bang. From there, it’s over to IDW where we learn about the newest Miracleman book to spring up and we close out level 1 with new Punisher news and a lengthy discussion about the relevance of The Punisher to modern audiences.
In video game industry news, Nintendo has won the console wars (for the month of February) and we tell you why no one cares. VR has taken center stage once again with tons of news from Sony and Oculus which means we get to jump into theoretical talk about what it will take VR to truly succeed in the marketplace. According to this cool article on VR I read before writing this, over in level 3, the BBC is working on a Grand Theft Auto project of their very own, The Blob is getting a remake and we finally talk about the hot mess that is the Ghostbusters franchise.
Our Epilogue this week is about nostalgia’s place in pop culture and we get way too philosophical about it. As always, we appreciate all our adventurers who listen to our show every week and we look forward to your feedback on what we discuss! (firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Grab a drink and settle on in for this weeks action packed episode of…The Surly Nerd
Episode 130: Pop Culture, Nostalgia, and You
In Comic Industry News – Injustice, Miracleman, The Punisher
In Game Industry News – Nintendo, Virtual Reality
In Entertainment News – Grand Theft Auto, The Blob, Ghostbusters
Epilogue – How important is nostalgia to pop culture and should it be?
We’re ready for another Garth Ennis Punisher title
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All about The Blob here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blob
Learn about The Punisher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher
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This week on The Surly Nerd…
In Game Industry News: Notch making the Times 100 list, Segas newest remake, GTA on Spotify, X-Com on iOS, Slant Six Layoffs, the League of Legends player base numbers and a ton of X-box rumors.
In Entertainment News: Street Fighter – the series, What’s up with the HALO movie, the new Shining Movies, The Leftovers TV series, Billy Dee on episode VII, more S.H.I.E.L.D updates and what’s in store for Doctor Strange.
In Comic Industry News: The new Marvel shirts we don’t like, DC’s newest transgendered character, Apple banning comics left and right on their marketplace, and cosplay being banned in New York.
We wrap it all up with a discussion about being a nerd in the modern age during our Drinks at the Inn segment here on…The Surly Nerd