All a Nerd Wants for Christmas: The nerdslant Staff Holiday Wishlist

With the holiday shopping season in full-swing, the staff here at nerdslant decided to compile a list of our ideal nerdy Christmas gift, both to dreamily imagine unwrapping them on Christmas morning ourselves, and to let you know about some of the fantastic items available as you’re out there braving the throngs of fellow shoppers, hunting for that one perfect gift for the nerd in your life you adore. We hope this list brightens that light bulb in your brain, and just maybe might... Read More

Comics and Wrestling Are in a Relationship, and It’s No Longer Complicated.

The world of professional wrestling has always been linked to nerd culture, even if the signs were never bashed into your head like a steel chair.  From mafia-eske beginnings in the early 20th century, heroes and villains have captivated our attention and suspended our disbelief in effort to expand an ever-growing universe of drama, death-defying athleticism, and headlocks. When the casual wrestling viewer or an absolute novice observes the state of wrestling in today’s day and age, it can... Read More

Ash vs Evil Dead Episode 5 – “The Host” Review

Warning: This article contains spoilers for this episode ad previous episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead. In this episode we catch a glimpse of the thus far useless duo Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and Amanda Fisher (Jill Marie Jones), using Ashley “Ash” J. Williams’ (Bruce Campbell) hand to point them in his direction. The way Ruby drives you think they would have caught up to them by now. It seems a bit ridiculous, but then again this is a ridiculous show. At The Brujo’s (Hemky Madera)... Read More

This Legend Is REAAAAAL.

Ten long years ago, arguably the biggest tease in gaming history was released by Square-Enix.  Masquerading as a one shot non-playable pet project, a Final Fantasy VII tech demo surfaced and an entire community of JRPG fans began to froth at the mouth.  Rumors began to run rampant, as an impending remaster became an obsession to every fan that fell in love with the characters, world, and battle system of one the most critically acclaimed games in the Final Fantasy series to... Read More

Supergirl S1E6 – “Red Faced” Review

WARNING- SPOILERS ahead for this week’s episode of Supergirl. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a pretty dull episode of Supergirl! While not inherently BAD, it was a lot slower and more family drama-is than a superhero show should be. If it wasn’t for the El family crest on her chest, I would’ve thought I was watching an episode of Gilmore Girls… not that I’ve ever watched that. “Red Faced” starts off well... Read More

DC Tele-verse Mid-Season Recap

In case you have been living under a rock for the last few years, DC has been taking the television world by storm.  The CW success with Arrow and The Flash has spiraled into Fox launching Gotham, CBS soaring to new heights with Supergirl, and NBC prematurely cancelling Constantine.  As we head into the fall finales of all these shows, let’s just recap what we have seen so far this season: Gotham –  This season is subtitled Rise of the Villains and it is living up the name! A lot... Read More

How a Galaxy Far, Far Away Changed My Life

Like many fans of the Star Wars franchise, it’s changed my life in many ways. It’s been a platform for me to bond with my international family, given me confidence when I felt different from my peers, broadened my imagination, and touched my heart with stories of how it has changed the lives of others. I’ll never tire of watching the movies, and I am always excited to share them with those who have never seen them before. Watching the films always brought my family together;... Read More

A Sit-Down With Walking Dead Actor Steve Coulter

I recently sat down with actor Steve Coulter who played Father Gordon in The Conjuring and Carl in Insidious 2, both James Wan films, and recently starred in the fifth season of The Walking Dead as Reg, husband of Alexandria’s leader Deanna, to talk about his career and recent shift into the horror genre. Steve, thank you very much for talking with me today. The first thing that I wanted to ask you: You’re a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, can you tell me... Read More

The Walking Dead “Heads Up” Review: Everything That Rises Must Fall

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from this Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. For weeks fans of AMC’s hit television show have been asking but one question: Is Glenn alive? The sheer number of speculative arguments, forensic memes on par with something you’d see in CSI, and outcries of both rage & sorrow have dominated social media for an entire month. When last we saw Glenn (Steven Yeun) amongst the living, he was standing on top of a dumpster... Read More

Ash vs Evil Dead, Episode 4 – “Brujo” Review

Warning: This article contains spoilers from this episode and previous episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead. This episode begins right where we left off: Fisher handcuffed in the basement of the bookstore with Deadite Lionel just about to pounce. Just as he does she’s saved by Ruby, who says she’s Fisher’s new best friend. Ruby explains when a demonic spirit enters the body it becomes a Deadite, and that’s why she’s after Ash. Thirty years ago he killed her parents and... Read More