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The Top 5 Things That Annoy Me About The Walking Dead

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Top 5 Things That Annoy Me About The Walking Dead

I haven’t tried to hide the fact that I’ve been less than enthused with the past couple of seasons of Walking Dead. I’ve called it both “The Walking” and “The Boring Dead.” I hadn’t really put together why, so I thought I’d try to lay it out here. 1. Why haven’t we seen a horse […]

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Kamen Rider Gaim

July 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kamen Rider Gaim

I figured the best way to kick off Gaim week was to give a little review of the show. What’s that? You’ve never seen it on your listings. Well, if you don’t live in Japan you will need to find an alternate method to find it. Which leads to the question, of how I found […]

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Face Off – Do They Listen to the Judges?

March 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Face Off – Do They Listen to the Judges?

I realized I hadn’t written anything about this season’s Face Off yet. I know it’s almost over. I know there are only 4 people left. I know there is one that seems capable of winning it more than the others. But, if you’re reading this, you must have some interest. I can tell you this, […]

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The End of Fringe

January 23, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The End of Fringe

Mrs. Nerd asked me the day after watching the last Fringe episode how I felt about it. We went on to talk about our various thoughts on the series and so forth. It was a quite enjoyable conversation. Thinking about it, the conversation contained none of the usual questions about series finales. We didn’t discuss […]

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Face Off Season 3 Ups The Bar Again

September 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Face Off Season 3 Ups The Bar Again

Each season of Face Off has upped the bar in terms of complexity and skill level of the contestants. The third season has done this again. (You can look back at my thoughts on previous seasons here and here.) Normally, I can tell from the first episode about half the folks who aren’t going to […]

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SCCC Spotlight: Dave Wachter

June 11, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
SCCC Spotlight: Dave Wachter

There were 2 things that caught my eye as I walked into the Summit City Comic Convention, first was a large cardboard standup of Captain America, which unfortunately had a note tacked to it “sold” the other was a intricately detailed sketch of a World War II era Red Skull. As I perused artist alley […]

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Face/Off Season 2: Advice for Reality Show Contestants

February 17, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Face/Off Season 2: Advice for Reality Show Contestants

It’s no secret that Mrs. Nerd and I are reality TV junkies. Last year SyFy captured our interest with their newest reality entry, Face/Off. This spin on the typical “last person standing” show revolves around folks exhibiting their skills with special effects make up. Back for a second season, it’s obvious that SyFy has a monstrous […]

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Essential Captain America Volume 1

September 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Essential Captain America Volume 1

Okay. I’m sorry. I didn’t go see Captain America in theaters. Wanted to, just never made it. Now that I have that out of the way, let’s get on with the show. Before the film came out, I bought Captain America Essentials Volume 1. I wanted to do a little reading up on a hero […]

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Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Nik Havert

August 19, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Nik Havert

I couldn’t pass up a sales pitch like, “Buy a comic, I’ll write you a haiku” could I? And thus I was lured into a Nik Havert’s world. Okay, maybe it wasn’t quite like that, but close. Nik Havert is the “Big Cheese” at Pickle Press. And actually his table had some interesting art on […]

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Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Ben Tiede

July 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Ben Tiede

Readers may recognize Ben Tiede’s name from the Distinguished Comic Book Podcast. Along with Zack Kruse, Ben is one of the hosts. But when he’s not telling us about other people’s comics he’s out making his own art. Let me just say Ben has some crazy art skills. He has a pretty good range of […]

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Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Michael Schwartz

July 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Summit City Comic Con Spotlight – Michael Schwartz

I thought I’d do something a little different this year, and give some of the talented folks a bit of a shout out. To start this series off, I thought I’d spotlight Michael Scwartz. Michael is pretty cool dude and is the creator of Oceanverse. Oceanverse, to quote the website, “chronicles the adventures of Clayton Hemmings […]

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Caaats & Trolls

May 6, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Caaats & Trolls

A spotlight on local Fort Wayne artist Matt Gross and his book “The Troll and The Giant” and his webcomic “Caaats!”

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SyFy’s “Face Off” Makes Me Rethink My Career Choice

March 11, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
SyFy’s “Face Off” Makes Me Rethink My Career Choice

From a very early age I’ve had a fascination with movies and TV shows. Not only the shows themselves but the technical aspects of how they are made. And since I lean towards sci-fi and fantasy genres, these things typically include special effects and make up. Back in my day, there wasn’t an internet to […]

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“The Girl Who Played With Fire” & “…Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” Movie Reviews

February 25, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
“The Girl Who Played With Fire” & “…Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” Movie Reviews

I really intended to write these as two separate reviews. These two films came out fairly close together, and well, I just didn’t get the second one done in time. However, while  “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” stood on it’s own, the second and third parts of the Millennium Trilogy need to be seen […]

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Is NBC’s “The Cape” just “Diet Spawn”?

January 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Is NBC’s “The Cape” just “Diet Spawn”?

There just seemed to be something familiar to me about “The Cape” that I couldn’t put my finger on. Then it hit me, the show was like the “lite” version of Spawn.

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Bust Some Punks – “The Good Guys” Review

October 8, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Bust Some Punks – “The Good Guys” Review

Every week their are two shows that cause some controversy in the Nerd household. The first is on Tuesday and is Glee. Mrs. Nerd loves the show. The plethora of Eighties songs has helped fuel this I suspect. It’s not that I hate the show, but I put up a protest mainly to keep my […]

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“The Amazing Spiderman – The Mark of the Man-Wolf” Book & Record

July 25, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
“The Amazing Spiderman – The Mark of the Man-Wolf” Book & Record

I know some of the kids out there are saying, “Records?” But yes, I’m old enough to have had child hood that involved small spinning discs that were of the non-digital variety. Back in our day, this was about as interactive as entertainment got. This was long before Leap Frog and the kinds of interactive toys that are around today.

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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Film Review

July 3, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Film Review

The film is based on a trilogy of Swedish novels. They were written by Stieg Larsson, who unfortunately, passed away shortly after completing the trilogy. The novels have became world wide bestsellers. As of this writing, the third book was just released in hardcover here in the States.

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Human Target – The Series

May 7, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Human Target – The Series

I wish I had written this a couple weeks ago. The season finale of  “Human Target” was on Fox already, and I just didn’t quite get my thoughts together in time. I will say that “Human Target” surprised me by being my favorite new show of the year. You will notice that this article is […]

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Engineernerd’s Review of Shutter Island

March 5, 2010 | By | Reply More
Engineernerd’s Review of Shutter Island

Mrs. Nerd  and I did a surprising thing last week. We actually went to the theater to see a movie. It’s not that we don’t like going to the theater. It just seems like we always have a full DVR and a stack of DVD’s at home to watch. And watching a movie at home […]

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