Director, writer, and producer Mick Garris releases videos
of his interviews with people in the horror and sci-fi entertainment industry at his new website, Mick Garris Interviews
. There is also a YouTube channel
. An introduction can be found at the about page
. According to The Nerdist
, interviews will be released at the rate of one per week. Interviews already uploaded: a four-parter with Director John Carpenter (here's Part 1
YT), and one segment with John Badham
, director of Dracula
(1979) and, incidentally, Saturday Night Fever
Bonding over Bond: Superego
’s Matt Gourley and Matt Mira of The Nerdist Podcast
love James Bond so much they decided to make a podcast about it. Each episode they invite a guest to take a serious — and seriously funny! — deep dive into “the greatest film franchise known to man.” Oh, and it's called James Bonding!
(Of course there are Paul F. Tompkins epsiodes, why do you ask?) [more inside]
With the momentous series finale of Breaking Bad just hours away, fans of the show are hungry for something, anything to wile away the time before the epic conclusion tonight. So why not kick back and chew the fat with your fellow MeFites with the help of a little tool I like to call "The Periodic Table of Breaking Bad." [more inside]
"...back in the day I feel like we could have been doing polka and we still would've gotten compared to Ani DiFranco"
Tegan and Sara Quinn
sit down with The Nerdist's Chris Hardwick and Jonah Ray to discuss consciously trying to expand their fanbase, the challenge of being seen as something other than a "gimmicky" (girl/gay/twin) group, the futility of trying to gauge "authenticity" in music and, of course, Miley Cyrus' VMA performance
That's it. The Internet is done.
Courtesy of The Nerdist
, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) hits up Karaoke Night with a stirring version of "West Coast"
at everyone's favorite hive of Star Wars scum and villainy, the Cantina on Tatooine! Also: Making-of.
To celebrate Doctor Who
's 50 year(!) run, our friends at Nerdist bring you a new animated web series
featuring a stop-motion 11th Doctor investigating a mystery involving his previous selves. It's Doctor Puppet
(I wouldn't have though it was possible for Matt Smith to look even more
like a Rankin/Bass
stop-motion puppet, but these folks proved me wrong...)
All Star Celebrity Bowling
: Over the last two months, Chris Hardwick and the folks over at The Nerdist
have hosted a charity bowling tournament with some of their famous friends. The series has been hugely addictive and very entertaining. [more inside]
"TV is where writers get to tell interesting stories right now, because writers, for the most part, run television." Matthew Weiner of Mad Men, Vince Gilligan of Breaking Bad and David Milch of Deadwood talk to GQ about writing for television
. Also: The New Rules of TV
everything you need to know about the Golden Age of Television. Want to hear even more about the world of writing rooms, showrunners and screenwriting? Check out the Nerdist Writer's Panel Podcast
In the wake of their Webby nominations for their Bohemian Rhapsody video (previously
), Nerdist Podcast interviews The Muppets.
[46m, actual interview starts at 10m40s] Listen on the website, or find download links on the page to take it with you.
Known today mainly for hosting Web Soup
on G4 (and MTV's Singled Out back in the mid '90s), Chris Hardwick also blogs at Nerdist
and has recently started a podcast featuring long-form (hour-plus) interviews with such funny-smart characters as Andy Richter
, MetaFilter's own Adam Savage
, and his Soup
-master/nemesis Joel McHale
. Fresh Air
this ain't. [more inside]