Attendees at New York Comic-Con have been given a look at the trailers for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special and the spin-off Class. Since I am something of an Doctor Who uber-fan, I’m not going to stop with just the videos. I’m also going to dive into the spin-off with a brief rundown of what we already know about the series, and a bit of analysis of the trailer. Aren’t you lucky? [click to continue…]


When DC originally announced Rebirth, fans had little idea of what the event might entail. That all changed this past weekend at WonderCon.

DC: Rebirth is an event series that will last for two years and continue (or completely change) several ongoing titles. But the big reveals came in the form of new characters, returning talent, and brand-new faces to DC’s creative lineup.

Check out the five biggest reveals below.

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book recommendations

Looking for something awesome to read? We’ve compiled a list of some of our recent favorites, along with some nerd-friendly new releases for February 2016.

Check them out below.

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Over the weekend the website for the Radio Times – Britain’s equivalent to the TV Guide – exclusively announced that current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat would be leaving the show after its 10th season, and revealed that his successor would be Broadchurch / Gracepoint creator Chris Chibnall. They also revealed that season 10 would be airing in the Spring of 2017, meaning we’ll be waiting slightly over a year for Peter Capaldi’s third full season to begin – though we are still getting the prerequisite Christmas special beforehand.

There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s start at the beginning.

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The following review is spoiler-free.

Starz gave Nerd Approved access to the first two episodes of Ash Vs. Evil Dead and let me just say right off the bat that I’m not going to get into plot details here. Much of that has already been discussed on the Internet and covered in interviews. Besides, you’ll appreciate going into this ride spoiler-free. But, rest assured Evil Dead fans, these guys are gonna give you want you want and then some.

For the uninitiated, that means B-movie-style slasher horror (the people dealing with the blood on this show must never sleep) that’s tempered with a proportionate dose of comedy. It’s creepy, it’s gory, it’s funny and it’s not politically correct. It’s also pure, mindless fun. I loved pretty much everything about it.

Read more after the break…

rebels press day

With season 2 of Star Wars Rebels coming up on October 14th, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Dave Filoni and Freddie Prinze, Jr. about what’s coming up for Season 2 and to ask a few other questions that have been percolating in my mind.

Not only were both of them were amazing to talk to and incredibly nice, but they shared some really cool tidbits about things like Sabine’s backstory (we’re going to get a deeper look at Mandalore) to Kanan’s strength and weaknesses as a Jedi, to the specific look of Star Wars Rebels and just how it’s connected to the Original Trilogy.

Between Freddie’s ability to connect Kanan Jarrus to Bruce Lee and Dave’s take on just what being a “director” means, there’s a lot here for fans of both Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars to enjoy.

Taker a listen after the break.
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the martian

The Martian is the best nerd movie of 2015. I know, I know, there’s a Star Wars movie coming out two and a half months from now. (Holy crap guys there is a new Star Wars coming out two and a half months from now.) God, Mickey Mouse, and J.J. Abrams willing, it will be worthy of the legacy of the original trilogy… or at least it won’t have any floppy earned, intelligence-insulting racial caricatures designed for the sole purpose of selling toys.

But I’ve hopped into my DeLorean, stopped off at October 21st for some sweet hoverboard action, moved ahead to December, watched The Force Awakens (that Howard the Duck cameo was insane), and returned to the good ol’ present day to tell you: The Martian is nerd supreme.

Read more after the break…

nerdy fall

We’ve collected 10 nerdy things to cozy up your home this fall. I’m guessing you won’t see many of these on HGTV. Check them out after the break…

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Force Friday is here and Star Wars fans all over the world are clamoring for new The Force Awakens merchandise. Midnight kicked off Geek Christmas as more and more online sites went live with all their new wares.

We’re going to keep track of the breakout releases on on Nerd Approved and Fashionably Geek through the weekend, but we’ve also compiled a list of places you can find some of the best collections of new Star Wars products, and they’re available after the break with pictures. We will be updating with new stuff as it becomes available.

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Spoiler alert: Fantastic 4 is a bad movie. I know, I know. You’re shocked. Perhaps the worst thing about it is that its particular variety of suckitude trends towards the bland and boring; Jupiter Ascending may have been a hot mess, but at least it kept one’s interest with royalty-sniffy bees and whatever the hell Eddie Redmayne was doing.

Everyone in Fantastic 4 reads their lines like they’re about to fall asleep, which was quite a coincidence, because that’s exactly how I felt while watching it. I don’t know what possible reason there can be for making a young adult superhero movie (Reed Richards and Ben Grimm are just out of high school in it, and one assumes Sue and Johnny Storm are roughly the same ages) that’s absolutely devoid of fun. Someone at 20th Century Fox needs to have their Christopher Nolan Batman DVDs confiscated.

If you’ve already wasted your money on a Fantastic 4 ticket, there’s nothing I can do to help you. But if you haven’t yet, here are 10 things I recommend that are more worthy of your time:

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