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Talk Nerdy to Me for the Week of September 21, 2019

This week we talk about Tom Welling in the Arrowverse, Birds of Prey comic book moving to DC Comics Black Label, New York Comic Con (NYCC) Marvel merchandise, JJ Abrams Spider-man, Boondocks on HBO Max, Robert Downey Jr in Black Widow, Batman Day, Superman reveals his identity, Rambo Last Blood, Battle at Big Rock, Venom Hulk, Star Wars comic book ending, and so much more.

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Vlog: Talk Nerdy to Me for the Week of August 31.

This week we talk about Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge bottles, Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary, Terminator Dark Fate, Marvel 1000, Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan in Disney plus streaming, Ming Na Wen in Mandalorian, Lebowski Thor action figure, Cobra Kai free on Youtube, Blair Witch game, World of Warcraft Classic and so much more.

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Vlog: Talk Nerdy to Me for the Week of August 17, 2019

This week we talk about Batman #77, Sony keeping Spider-man, Matrix 4, Spidey & Black Cat marriage, Keaton Batman suit auction, Hellboy wrestling in Japan, Spawn #300, Krypton cancellation, Superman 14 & Supergirl 33 recall, Marc Maron hating superhero movies, Breaking Bad movie, Bloodshot movie, Star Wars #75, Dark Crystal Age of Resistance, Rambo Last Blood, and so much more.

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TNTM Vlog: Talk Nerdy to Me for the week of July 13, 2019

This week we talk about the Sith Troopers, Rip Torn’s passing, Batman Who Laughs, Flintstones, Axe Body Spray superheroes, Lion King live action movie, and so much more.

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TNTM: Disney Plus streaming service to debut The Mandalorian

Disney’s streaming service, named Disney Plus, is set to go live November 12, 2019.  The streaming service will be the online hub to watch all of Disney’s family-friendly and much of its mass-audience entertainment.

There will be content from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and National Geographic. Disney has already started to pull their existing content away from Netflix to make it only available through Disney Plus.

An added bonus is 30 seasons of The Simpsons thanks to the recent Fox takeover.

Not only will you get to watch all the already released movies and shows, but they are developing brand new series that will be exclusive to Disney Plus.  The series that is grabbing a lot of attention from Star Wars fans is “The Mandalorian“.

The series is set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi.  It will follow a lone Mandalorian beyond the reaches of the New Republic. It is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau.  Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog have all been cast to star in the series.

The first season will be eight episodes.

Mandalorian warriors are recognized by their iconic armor.  They are often characterized as a multi-species warrior people who often work as mercenaries and bounty hunters.

Mandalore is an independent planet  located in the Outer Rim in the sector and system of the same name.  The Mandalorian people are characterized as wary of and reluctant to aid the Empire.  Mandalore is an important planet due to it’s large deposits of beskar, a lightsaber resistant metal.

The term Mandalorian is not uttered once in the movies.  Mandalorians are used extensively in other Star Wars books and series.  They are so popular that a sanctioned costume club, The Mandalorian Mercs, was formed.

The Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club set the standards of Mandalorian costuming based on canon movie references (Boba and Jango Fett) as well as canonical comic-book references, book references, television shows, and computer games.  I figure this is a good time to delve into the history of one of the most popular Mandalorians, Boba Fett.

Boba Fett is universally called a Mandalorian bounty hunter.  Interesting fact, he is not of Mandalorian lineage.  Boba’s father, Jango, was born to a family of farmers on the world of Concord Dawn located in the Mandalore sector.  His parents were killed by the Death Watch during a civil war.

Due to Jango’s displays of bravery, he was taken in and raised by the Mandalorians.   Jango would rise up the ranks and eventually became Mand’alor, leader of the Mandalorians.

Thanks to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones we know Jango was selected as the source material for the cloners on Kamino to reproduce what would would become the first Stormtroopers.  Part of Jango’s payment for this was he received an unaltered clone to raise as his son.

That clone was Boba Fett.

Boba Fett’s first real appearance was September 24, 1978 in the San Anselmo Country Fair parade.  If you’re wondering why Star Wars characters were marching in a parade 20 miles north of San Francisco, well… 52 Park Way just happened to be the epicenter of Lucasfilm at the time.

When he marched in that parade he was still an unknown character to the general public.  An assistant film editor for the Star Wars films named Duwayne Dunham was picked to wear the Boba Fett outfit because he was the right size.

The first appearance of Boba Fett in moving pictures was in the animated section of Star Wars Holiday Special. The story-line is set after the events of the original film.  Chewbacca and Han Solo are trying to get back to the Wookiee home world of Kashyyk to celebrate “Life Day”.

The Empire is searching for members of the Rebel Alliance making it difficult for Han and Chewie to make it back.  Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C3-PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), and James Earl Jones (Darth Vader) all reprised their roles for this special.

It also starred Bea Arthur, Art Carney, Harvey Korman, and the band Jefferson Starship.  (Little trivia for ya Bea Arthur’s character, Ackmena, is one of the first LGBTQ Star Wars characters recognized as canon).

The Holiday Special is widely recognized for it’s extremely negative reception.  It has never been rebroadcast or officially released on home video.  The animated short featuring the appearance of Boba Fett is the only part of this video that is not atrocious.  Boba Fett went on to appear in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983).

Even though he only had a handful of lines in those movies, he achieved cult status.

Hopefully this little bit of backstory will help you appreciate The Mandalorian more when it debuts in a few months.  It’s hard to tell a story about Mandalorians without at least mentioning Jango and Boba.

They are the two names that pop into your mind when someone mentions Mandalorians or Star Wars bounty hunters.  They are by no means the only prominent Mandalrians.  If you read any of the Expanded Universe books or watch the Star Wars cartoons, most notably Clone Wars and Rebels, you will discover so many more interesting Mandalorians.

Disney Plus will be adding to that list with their new series.  Cross your fingers that we see a Boba Fett cameo or reference!

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TNTM: Star Wars unveils new Sith Troopers

Lucasfilm just gave you another reason to get hyped about the upcoming Star Wars movie Rise of Skywalker.  They have unveiled a new character that will be appearing in the film, the Sith Trooper.

These aren’t the same Sith Troopers from the Old Republic times.  These new Sith Troopers are described by the studio as “the next evolution of Imperial/First Order soldiers.” Lucasfilm announced they will be celebrating the history and future of stormtrooper design at San Diego Comic Con 2019.

They will display no less than nine different screen used costumes in the Lucasfilm Pavilion (Booth 2913).  The costumes on display will be Imperial Stormtrooper, TIE pilot, Death Trooper, Shoretrooper, Biker Scout, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order TIE pilot, Captain Phasma, and last but not least… the Sith Trooper.

The original Sith Troopers were foot soldiers of the Sith Empire during the Jedi Civil War. Sith Troopers were the primary infantry units for the Sith Triumvirate during the Dark Wars. Their armor design and their aggressive combat tactics instilled fear in their enemies.

The standard armor of an Old Republic era Sith trooper was either reflective silver/white with black under armor padding. Their helmets completely covered their face and had a one way visor. They did not display indication of rank or division.  Sith Elite Troops and Sith Commandos wore red and/or copper armor for distinction.

The Elite Praetorian Guard was a First Order unit that consisted of eight warriors divided into four pairs.  This unit served as the elite personal bodyguards of Supreme Leader Snoke (Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi).  They were trained to protect the Supreme Leader by meeting any threat with a ferocious response. Their outfit was red armor and robes.

The Praetorian Guards were excellent fighters and specialized in several forms of martial arts.  They also employed various high-tech/saber resistant melee weapons.  A quick body count during the fight on Snoke’s cruiser shows Kylo and Rey killed all eight Praetorian Guards.

These new Sith Troopers look more like an updated version of the First Order Stormtroopers.  There are some minor differences in the armor, but the biggest change is the armor is red.  Lucasfilm is keeping a lot of the details on this new character under wraps.  I predict you will see a lot of Sith Troopers this Halloween.  I’m pretty sure the Star Wars costumers have already started working on making their own set of Sith Trooper armor.  You will probably see a few of them at comic cons real soon.

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We will likely have to wait until Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters before we fully know what these new Sith Troopers are all about.  I will be there opening night because I am a die-hard fanboy and I must have the answers.  We have a Google Voice number where you can call and leave us your thoughts. If they are good, we will use them on the show. The number is (575) 323-1332.

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TNTM Vlog: Talk Nerdy to Me for the week of July 6, 2019

This week we talk about the end of The Walking Dead comic book, DC Comics DCeased, Marvel Zombies, Jumanji: Next Level, The Office, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker, Galaxy’s Edge, Casting for live action Little Mermaid, and so much more.

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TNTM: Target Vader will pit Darth Vader against Bounty Hunters

Target Vader is a six issue series where a group called the Hidden Hand has hired bounty hunters to take out Darth Vader.

They will be reintroducing an old character named Valance. He originally appeared in Marvel Star Wars #16 as a cyborg bounty hunter with a vendetta against Vader.
Valance is a former Stormtrooper that received cybernetic implants as a result of horrible injuries.  Due to his implants he was discharged from the Imperial Army.
Target VaderValance then became a bounty hunter with a strong hatred toward non-humans, including cyborgs like himself.
The Hidden Hand have contracted Valance and his band of bounty hunters to take out Darth Vader.
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Marc Laming (CA) Nic Klein

THE HUNTER! DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE’s rule. But little does he know he’s being hunted by a group of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all.

Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins will stop at nothing to kill the biggest bounty of their lives.

 

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Video: TNTM’s This Week in Nerd for June 14 2019

We are going to a different format with the show. It was decided that a review of the cool nerdy stuff from the week would be more entertaining than talking about shows that not a lot of people are watching.

This is the inaugural episode of This Week in Nerd. Patrick and I will ramble on about what we think is the most interesting pop culture goodness from the week.

This week we focus a lot of E3 because… well because E3 is pretty awesome. One of the big announcements was Cyberpunk 2077 with Keanu Reeves voicing one of the main characters. Keanu is a real hot commodity right now. He has been around for a long time, but the success of John Wick has catapulted him to one of the biggest names in Hollywood right now.

E3 also saw the new Star Wars game teaser. about 14 minutes of game play were shown. From everything we saw it looks like it will be worthy of carrying the Star Wars name.

We also talk a little about the new Galaxy’s Edge area at Disney Land. It looks AMAZING! We are both waiting until the Disney World park opens their own Galaxy’s Edge area before we go.

Let us know what you think about the new format for the show. You can also leave your comments about all the cool E3 announcements.

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Video NerdNews: Star Wars, Bandersnatch, Bird Box, Stranger Things, and more

Talk Nerdy to Me is your weekly Nerd News update.  This week we discuss the following items:

Live Action Aladdin
Netflix Bandersnatch
IG-88 on Mandalorian series
Titans on DC streaming service
Happy season 2
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Punisher season 2 on Netflix
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Video: This Week in NerdNews December 2 2018

This week in Nerd is a look back at the Pop Culture events and Nerdy News from the previous week.  This Week in Nerd is hosted by Troy Stegner of Zia Comics/Talk Nerdy to Me.

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Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Sponge Bob, dies at age 57

Netflix orders live action Cowboy Bebop series

Adult Swim/Crunchyroll develops Bladerunner anime

Tom Hanks to portray Geppetto in live action Pinochio

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina gets second season

There is a petition to save Daryl’s dog on Walking Dead

There will be 3 Rick Grimes TV shows

Walking Dead Typhoon explores zombie apocalypse in China

Nick Nolte cast in Disney’s Mandalorian

Netflix cancels Daredevil

Batman Who Laughs #1 will have at least 14 variant covers

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Video: This Week in Nerd News for November 25, 2018

This week in Nerd is a look back at the Pop Culture events and Nerdy News from the previous week.  This Week in Nerd is hosted by Troy Stegner of Zia Comics/Talk Nerdy to Me.

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Tom Hooper’s musical adaption of Cats

YouTube and MGM partner to bring free movies to YouTube

Lion King live action trailer has second best 24 hour viewership EVER!

2 Spider-man related movies from Sony slated for July & October 2020

Obi-Wan Kenobi movie to be filmed in Northern Ireland?

Dinosaur named after Thanos

Valiant’s Livewire to get black-light glass cover

 

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Video+Info: TNTM – Star Wars Universe Update

There has been a flurry of activity surrounding the Star Wars Universe ever since Disney purchased them.

They have been putting out about one movie per year since they have taken the helm. The Clone Wars, Rebels, and Resistance have been really solid animated series for Star Wars. They are working on a few original series for the Disney streaming service. There will be a Star Wars Land at Disney Land.

There has been a small hiccup in the domination of all media by Star Wars. It has been announced that Boba Fett and all the other filler movies that were scheduled to air between the major Star Wars releases are put on hold indefinitely.

Other than that, things are looking pretty good for Star Wars in the near future. We can’t wait to see the newest movie and we are already booking our trip to visit Star Wars Land when it opens in Fall 2019.

Are you a Star Wars fan? What are you looking forward to from the Star Wars Universe? Let us know in the comments below.

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Video+Info: This Week in NerdNews October 28 2018

This week in Nerd is a look back at the Pop Culture events and Nerdy News from the previous week.  This Week in Nerd is hosted by Troy Stegner of Zia Comics/Talk Nerdy to Me.

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Video: TNTM – Star Wars The Mandalorian by Jon Favreau

Disney is starting their own streaming service. They will be pulling all their old titles under the streaming service eventually when broadcast contracts expire.

Disney will also be developing original content for their streaming service. One of those shows will be “The Mandalorian” directed by Jon Favreau. Disney is throwing a lot of money at this project and Favreau is a proven director, so we have high hopes for this series.

For those not steeped in all things Star Wars, Mandalorians are what Jango & Boba Fett are. They are a legendary race of warriors originating from the planet Mandalore and it’s moon, Concordia.

Jon Favreau’s Mandalorian will be Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars television show. It is set during the years between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order. The Mandalorian should be a good gap filler between the major Star Wars movie releases.

The only negative is it will only be available on the Disney Play streaming service. That will require the purchase of another streaming service membership.

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