The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #67

This week we return to the Halloween theme, so grab your spookiest duds and let’s ring the door bell of a brand new edition of The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week and see what we get!

This week we want you to dig deep down in to your childhood memories, cause we want to know: Growing up, What Were Your Best And Worst Halloween Costumes?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it over to us on the Twitter @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified QotW logo.

Episode 088: Zombie Cucumbers

IMG_20191016_194730.jpgIn this episode, things are gettin’…strange as Doom is in an off mood and asking weird questions of a man who’s just hoping to win the lottery or get a lunch, depending on who you go around askin’.

The fellas are talking Picard and busting up a few flying rumors about the next show, before Fitz regales the dumber and darker one with tales of old people he spotted across a room and the return of grandma walkin’ tacos from his recent con trip.

Doom pats them on the back about that whole Sony/Disney business (that has since been resolved again), a mega star reaches for Fitz’s crank, and some wacky bastard hits 3 cons in one weekend to shill his wacky wares in this…odd episode of The Most Consistent Podcast You’ve Never Heard Of!

URL: Episode 088: Zombie Cucumbers
Direct Download: tnb088.mp3

TNB Commentaries 041: Army Of Darkness

aodPlease turn off your cellphones and jump into the time vortex with us as we look at nothing but sand and somehow definitively decide we’ve been transported to the golden days of yore known as the 13th century!

For our 41st Commentary, we travel back to the wild days of 1992 for this iconic flick starring The Nerd Blitz Commentaries All Star Bruce Campbell, along with Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, and Ted Raimi, with a surprise cameo from Bridget Fonda.

We discuss a porn star and her tangential tie to this movie, the similarly between Stripper names and My Little Pony names, which Darth Sidious is in the movie, our enjoyment of Arthurian Legend, and much more as we document good ol Fitty man’s very first viewing of this classic flick.

URL: TNB Commentaries 041: Army Of Darkness
Direct Download:tnbc-041-army-of-darkness.mp3

This has been a feature of TS-D/JA Productions and JJ2E Media 2019

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #66

Knights Of Nerd Blitz-Dom, the time has come.
Execute Question Sixty-Six!

This week we are taking a slight break from all of the Halloweenie-ness, due to the Final Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker trailer dropping last night (Watch it RIGHT HERE), and we’re simply asking the obvious question: What Are Your Thoughts On The Brand New Ep 9 Trailer?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it over to us on the Twitter @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified QotW logo.

And until next week, May The Force Be With You Always.

TNB Book Club 6.01: Shadows Over Baker Street pt 1

511NAV28TQLWelcome back to The Nerd Blitz Book Club!

In this 1st episode of a 9 episode series, we crack open a book we have wanted to dive into for a long time, the Sherlock Holmes meets H.P. Lovecraft pastiche short story collection, Shadows Over Baker Street.

This week sees us discussing and dissecting the 1st 2 entries in the book, A Study In Emerald & Tiger! Tiger!, by Neil Gaiman & Elizabeth Bear respectively.

So find yourself a copy of this book and read along with us, gang, as the game is afoot when a dark cloud settles over the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and things get spooky at 221B.

Also, a special thank you goes to @gigiamk30 for making this Book Club series possible.

URL: TNB Book Club 6.01: Shadows Over Baker Street pt 1
Direct Download: tnbbc006001.mp3

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #65

The days are getting shorter and the nights are growing colder, the time for monsters and scares is upon us.
Grab your costumes and candy bags, we’re diving deeper into spooky season with a brand new Question Of The Week!

This week we’re trying to take a bit wider view on Horror movies as a whole and uncover some hidden gems by asking: What Do You Think Is The Most Underrated Horror Film Or Franchise Of All Time?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it over to us on the Twitter @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified QotW logo.

Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.: Death Warmed Over Review

I’m not gonna bullshit you here: I’ve been talking up this series since Episode 37 (nooch!) of The Main Show and Ep 88 is on the cusp of dropping in the next fortnight or so.
To put it bluntly, this is a Dan Shamble book, so you know damn well that I love it.
Now if that’s all you came here to find out, that’s all good, man!
Sincerely, I thank you for taking the time and visiting the site.
Take a look around and read some of our other features, reviews, and articles, I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll enjoy.

But if you’re still here, if you want to know exactly why I love this book, let’s dive into it, gang.

As per usual, this right here is your requisite ***SPOILER ALERT***

Still reading?
Okay, groovy.
Now for those keeping score, this is the very first Dan Shamble novel, but this was not the first that I read.
I was curious after reading the third book first if reading them chronologically would make an impact on how the world unfurls and since it’s been a while and I’ll be rereading them all in order I’ll be better able to answer that by the time I write my review for book three.
I’ve also wondered how this origin story plays out in context too, and the answer is pretty damn well.

We meet Dan a month post mortem, he died when some sneaky prick snuck up on him and blasted his brains all over the sky…or at least the alley that he was walking through at the time.
We’re quickly introduced to his world and learn about the string of coincidences that caused all monsters and mythological creatures to come to life (a.k.a. The Big Uneasy) ten years ago, which include a particularly perfect planetary positioning, a copy of the Nerconomicon, and a virgin with a paper cut.
We meet his ghost girlfriend, Sheyenne, and find out she was killed by a poisoned drink not long before Dan himself got popped in that alley, and that they suspect their murders are connected as he was investigating hers when his went down.
His partner in Chambeaux & Deyer Investigations, Robin Deyer, is introduced to us as a lawyer that fights for her clients as if they were her family, never backing down from the struggle of Unnaturals and their still murky rights and privileges.
In short, Kevin J. Anderson sets up the entire world of the Unnatural Quarter efficiently and effectively.

I take the Stan Lee approach when I write these reviews, every review is somebody’s first.
Now I know I have talked about a fuck ton of Mr. Anderson’s work in these reviews, and certain phrases tend to pop up time and time again.
But that doesn’t make them any less true.
The dude is one of the most economical writers I know of.
In every book of his I read I never feel like I’m muddling around in an ocean of words waiting for him to dive in and drag up from the depths some deeply hidden objective like I have with other writers whose work I’ve reviewed.
You can tell he’s having fun, but he’s not wasting pages with some boring story about some random dude that our main characters once passed by and never did, or will, see again.
If he mentions a character or place, you best be damn skippy that off handed mention is gonna mean something or play into the story later.

Unlike a TV detective, Dan & co are always juggling multiple cases at any given time.
For this first go round the Chambeaux & Deyer gang’s caseload includes trying to get a divorce settlement finalized favorably for a monthly werewolf client who happens to be married to a former adversary of Dan’s, a nervous Vampire who keeps receiving threats from an anti-monster hate group and whose neighbors are disappearing, a witch whose sister was transformed into a pig due to a typo laden spell book, a family whose drunken uncle won’t stop bothering them now that he’s died and returned as a ghost, a mummy who doesn’t want to be museum property, trying to track down a giant creature that’s smashing windows all over town, all while trying to solve Dan & Sheyenne’s own murders.
All of that is jam packed into just about three hundred pages.

Look, gang, the bottomline here is that I love a good origin story and this is a damn good one.
After just a few chapters of Dan’s Noir-ish narration, you understand exactly how this world works.
I’ve said many times that this series feels like The Addams Family, The Munsters, and a great detective show like The Rockford Files or Monk were thrown into a blender, and I stand by it.
It’s odd, mysterious, fresh, interesting, quirky, fun, and enthralling every step of the way.
It’s a great pick me up, and it great if you want something that fits the Halloween season that isn’t super heavy, because while it may be a story of death and monsters, it has a solid heart under all of that necrotic flesh.

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Special thanks to @ACFerrell1976 for her editorial assistance.