The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #88

So…the world has gone completely batshit crazy, huh?
Good thing for you, The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week is here to make you contemplate all that wonderful crap that makes you forget about the perpetual drain circling that is real life.
With that in mind, let’s dive in!

This week, given all the wack-a-doodle bullshit in the world, we are wondering: What Is Your Favorite Apocalypse Book, Movie, TV Show, Or Video Game?

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 092: 1ACX01, BABY, 1ACX01!

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In this episode, the fellers start by getting super dark and then slap on their deerstalkers and do some investimagationing in the most hardcore and nerdy way you can possibly imagine…like, seriously, they vigorously shake up the can and spray a thick layer of pussy repellent all over themselves!

As we do some intense time traveling, Fitz delivers a basement update that will leave you…mildly disturbed, Doom talks about a dead old lady and teases reading letters that illuminate an old Doom family battle, and then there’s hookers!

A old segment is officially given a title and an intro bump as Doom casts a Dan Shamble TV Show, and then they watch the first trailer for SCOOB! and do the deepest of deep dive investigative reports as they follow up on the production code story from last September’s Scooby-Doo 50th anniversary commentary, and then so much more, so strap in for what may be our nerdiest ep yet!

URL: Episode 092: 1ACX01, BABY, 1ACX01!
Direct Download: tnb092.mp3

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #87

The entire world has come to a sudden and unexpected halt, but, much like John Cena, The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week never backs down and never quits.
So let’s ring the bell and start the match, cause week 87 is about to begin!

This week we’re talking about WWE and the fallout of what’s currently happening in the world.
Adhering to the old adage The Show Must Go On, rather than cancelling their biggest show of the year, WWE has decided to persevere and moved the show to their performance center training facility and will broadcast for the 1st time ever without a live crowd, so we want to know: Do You Think WWE Should Have Just Cancelled WrestleMania Or Are You Interested In This Challenging Experiment?

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.

TNB Book Club 6.06: Shadows Over Baker Street Part 6

511NAV28TQLWelcome back to The Nerd Blitz Book Club!

In this 6th episode of a 9 episode series, we crack open a book we have been wanting 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 next 2 entries in this book, edited by Michael Reaves and John Pelan, The Horror Of The Many Faces & The Adventure Of The Arab’s Manuscript which were written by Tim Lebbon & Michael Reaves respectively.

So find yourself a copy of this gathering of stories and read along with us cause the game is most certainly afoot as the darkest of dark clouds settles in over the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and things get spooky at 221B Baker Street, gang.

Also, a special thank you goes to @gigiamk30
for making this entire 6th series of The Nerd Blitz Book Club possible.

URL: TNB Book Club 6.06: Shadows Over Baker Street pt 6
Direct Download: tnbbc006006.mp3

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #86

Another week means another collection of words put in a specific order in an to attempt to get a strong enough reaction out of you dear readers that you’ll send a carefully contemplated selection of words back.
To get to the point, for the eighty sixth time The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week asks questions and you give answers, gang!

This week we want to know: What Is Your All Time Favorite Sitcom And Why?

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.

Fitz’s Toy Chest #11: R5-D4

Welcome back again guys. It’s time to open up the toy chest and rediscover another vintage treasure!

This week we’re going way back to circa 1979 to take a look at one of the figures released in 1978 as part of the first expansion of the Kenner Star wars line.

The Kenner line started off with just 12 figures but soon expanded to 20 when they began producing figures for “blink and you miss them” background characters like Snaggletooth, Hammerhead, etc.

Our subject this week is one of the more unlikely additions, since their entire on screen performance consisted of rolling forward a few feet and immediately exploding. While this proved to be possibly the most critical turn in the entire Saga, it doesn’t really do much to make for an exciting action figure.

Today we’re going to take a look at none other than the owner of the baddest bad motivator in the galaxy, R5-D4.

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Company: Kenner
Acquisition Year: 1979?
Acquired via: Purchased ???
Years In Possession: 41

When I think back to those early days of Kenner Star Wars collecting, believe it or not the place that I’m reminded of most is Sears.

I can still see the 60s/70s tile on the floor that looked like millions of tiny stones embedded in the floor. The brown metal door frames of the entrance, with the big wide handles, and the snack bar that greeted you just inside the entrance. It had high bar tables and smelled like butter from all the ever present spilled popcorn on the ground.

It was just past this snack bar that the toy section could be found. My palms still get a little sweaty when I think about seeing the old 12 and 20 back figures on the pegs. I can still remember seeing an endcap display containing a pile of landspeeders and cantina playsets.

And it was there that I saw R5-D4 on the pegs for the first time.

Not the most glamorous figure to be sure, but being the only other astromech besides R2 in the original line made him kinda cool. (Even though this figure is 75% the exact same as the R2 figure)

He has the same leg sculp and body as the R2 figure with just a different color scheme (an odd orange color reminiscent of the sauce in Spaghettios)

One thing about the Kenner astromechs is, they weren’t overly concerned with the accuracy of their dome sculpts. Obviously the technology in the 70s didn’t allow for super detailed figures, but these droids only look like their onscreen counterparts in the loosest sense possible. However, that only adds to the charm in my opinion.

R5’s 3 orange “eyes” are just as real in my head canon as R2’s giant blue “eye”. Neither look anything like the film prop, but who cares?

As always thanks for reading, and I’ll be back soon to share some more gems from my personal collection of old ass plastic junk.

Share this post on Twitter with the hashtag #TNBToyChest, and let us know what you think!

Some Scooby Sized Fun

So, yesterday was an interesting day that started off with me dropping some of my normally useless Smallville and Scooby knowledge and snow balled into me having a small part in interviewing a dude that wrote one of my absolute favorite Scooby movies!
Not bad, right?

It started off with ScoobySnax Fun Fact #284.
The lass that runs the ScoobySnax Blog (Doo, as I know her) posts a Scooby fact every single week, a pretty solid idea that I have always dug, and about a month ago she put one up about the school that Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins shot at.
Mystery Begins being one of my favorite Scooby movies (remember that, it’s gonna be important a little later) we were talking about it and I told her I had a few little nuggets she could use and she let me run with it.
I was able to draw on some of my love of Smallville and my obsessive knowledge of that show for two of the three tidbits.
Wanna know what I said?
Well, make sure to read the triple threat 284th ScoobySnax Fun Fact to find out, gang!

So that went up yesterday morning, I got a couple DMs, normal stuff.
And then somebody replied to a tweet and things started moving at a break neck pace.
If you listened to Ep 40 of The Nerd Blitz Commentaries, you got a small taste of how much I love The Mystery Begins, so to be involved in any interaction with the writer of that movie in any way is HUGE!
But what followed was amazing (read it for yourself HERE) and led to two mind blowing revelations!
ScoobyAddict saw that and jumped at the chance, asking for an interview.
The quicker typer won that day, as I was about to ask the same and got beat by the better Twitterer…er.
At that point, I was ready to get the hell out of her way and let her handle it, but amazingly she was gracious enough to offer me the chance to take part in the Interview.
I told her I appreciated it, but I didn’t wanna horn in on her action…but she made it clear that she thought us collaborating would be beneficial to the end result, so I relented and accepted.
And man, I’m glad I did because he revealed a few things in there that really blew my mind including a cameo that was cut, details on the unproduced third movie, and another follow up that was discussed at one point.
So head over and read the interview with Daniel Altiere that ScoobyAddict and I teamed up on to produce HERE.

So to wrap up, I want to thank both @ScoobySnaxCom & @ScoobyAddict for allowing me to take part in both of these and allowing me to contribute to their sites.
I appreciate the honor more than either of you know.
Go give them a follow and let them know I sent you.
They’re both damn cool.

Special thanks to @ACFerrell1976 for her continued editorial assistance.