Nerds Unite

Reading Rainbow reincarnated in form of “LeVar Burton Reads” podcast

I was a fan of Reading Rainbow from the very beginning — at least, from the time I could remember. The show actually started three years before I was born, but I remember watching Reading Rainbow at the same developmental stage at which I was watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.   […]

Star Trek: Discovery a surprise? Only if I can hold out for another week…

I have been avoiding “Star Trek: Discovery” updates like the plague. Mind you, my avoidance is not because they are creating a new “Star Trek” or that the potential for official canon to be corrupted is multiplied when a “prequel” is introduced. It has more to do with the fact […]

With Manga Art, Crilley presents treasure trove of Japanese-styled pieces

The world of manga (Japanese comics) has captured the imagination of artists, both aspiring and professional alike. Now best-selling artist and art instructor Mark Crilley presents the most complete look yet at the variety of creative options available in the world of manga. Crilley fills each chapter with gorgeous, original […]

Dark Tower has exciting, dangerous potential for source material changes

The works of Stephen King long have been adapted to the big screen, but for the first time, his Dark Tower series will grace theaters across the nation. “The Dark Tower” officially opens Aug. 4, but fans of King’s literature have been waiting for this release date since at least […]

“American Gods” brings classical mythic elements to mature TV audiences

Several unusual television shows have been released the last few years — among them “American Gods.” The plot of this new Starz series reminds me of the complexities one might find in Greek literature such as “The Odyssey.” Scripted as a new form of American mythology, this series is based […]

“John Wick 2” lives up to weight of predecessor, silences Reeves doubters

I was introduced to “John Wick” by my loving husband — a gift, I think, more for him than for me. There is something to be said for the sheer amount of action-packed footage found in the original movie. I always have been captivated by the concept of honor among thieves. […]

Darker side of Jackie Chan on full display in new “The Foreigner” trailer

I grew up watching action films, having been instilled with an appreciation of various martial arts and martial arts movies by my father from a very young age. As much as Disney was a part of my youth, so too were the works of Bruce and Brandon Lee, Jet Li, […]

Rogue One impresses with emotional story, cutting-edge digital effects

As a rule, I try not to add spoilers to my Nerds Unite blog. Spoilers make every movie and television show less fun for those who haven’t seen them. But I’m breaking my own rule this week — so read on at your own risk! No Rogue One left standing […]

Vol. 2 of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Awesome Mixtape premiere May 5

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is set to premiere today — three years after the first movie in the franchise left us all desperately wanting more back in 2014. I think I was hooked from the moment Chris Pratt started dancing on an ancient world to the tune of […]

Season 3 of Rick and Morty finally set to be released after long wait

Season three of “Rick and Morty” finally has started — after fans originally were told the season would be released in late 2016. Adult Swim released the season premiere April 1, which might or might not have been a long term April Fool’s joke. The premiere itself was uploaded to […]