The Science Channel has selected Mary Shelley as their first author to be examined in Ridley Scott’s Prophets of Science Fiction. And it is a wonderful choice, for without her masterpiece Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus), one of the first science fiction novels, I can’t see how many of the great modern stories of our […]
Imagine handing some wildly imaginative high-schoolers a bunch of lifelike and notable historical figurines and asking them to recreate European history during the reign of Hitler. Throw in random movie references and low-budget CGI and you would essentially have the experience of watching Jackboots on Whitehall. Set in England in 1940, Jackboots on Whitehall tells […]
Nerd Caliber interviews Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry at the New York Comic Con 2011. We talk about TREK NATION, a documentary about his father’s legacy and his work in Star Trek. It will make its premiere on the Science Channel on November 30, 2011. You can find out more about TREK NATION at […]
At the New York Comic Con 2011, we had a few words with director Joe Cornish concerning his movie, Attack The Block. Attack The Block is a British sci-fi action movie about aliens attacking the poor neighborhoods and its citizens retaliating. Joe Cornish wrote and directed this movie. The DVD and Blu Ray comes out […]
This September, we see the release of Professor Elemental and Jon Clark’s latest album. On their new album, Special School (which is also the group name they chose for themselves), we hear a true union of styles from two rap masters that spit out words with their rapid tommy-gun style. For those familiar with the […]
LeetStreet Boys describe themselves as an “anime otaku band” but they are much more than that. They are avatars of otaku culture. Thrown into the spotlight by their breakthrough hit, “Yuri The Only One,” this band, consisting of elves and dragons, is a mix of fun adventures and entertaining music. In this article we interviewed […]
How is it that Star Trek has been able to endure for decades and still be relevant and popular today? That is the question Rod Roddenberry, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s son, is exploring with TREK NATION. Trek Nation is a documentary appearing on the Science Channel on November 30th that looks into the Star […]
LARS ATTACKS! is a 15-track album released 9/6/2011 by MC Lars. The album is “about faith and karma and how that can play out, positively or negatively,” states Lars’ press kit, and that is something unfamiliar and refreshing – like the album. Each of the tracks on the album concentrates on an intensely emotional journey, […]
MC Frontalot is viewed as not only as a nerdcore rapper but as THE nerdcore rapper. He’s become its icon, its leader and its representative. But with the release of his new album Solved, he’s now become its philosopher. Don’t get me wrong. Solved is an entertaining album, with great beats that balances old school […]
This week’s FMV is from the BBC’s adaption of Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal from the Discworld series. This one is specifically dealing with the character Adora Belle, played by Claire Foy. The song used is Fighter by Christina Aguilera. Going Postal is both a fantastic book and film, and if you haven’t seen it yet, […]
Gothic Synthpop Band PLATFORM ONE talks to Sammy Pipeline about the genesis of their band. Learn how they got involved with steampunk culture and the meanings behind their music. This was filmed at the Steampunk Industrial Revolution in Nashua, New Hampshire on March 2011. After the interview, feel free to purchase or browse their music […]
Ever wanted to know what MC Frontalot thought about anime? About his latest new album and the song about cosplay? About what will be the greatest rapper album of all time? What does he think of his own name and of his legacy? Check out Nerd Caliber’s interview with one of the greatest nerdcore rappers […]
One day is too much for you to wait till Anime Boston starts? While you are packing for this exciting journey, check out these videos that are either in the finals to win best AMV at Anime Boston or came close to entering the final rounds. Every entry here I felt did a great job […]
Nerd Caliber had the privilege to interview the creative minds behind the fantastic web series Mind’s Eye. If you want to see something fun and different, check out this world of pirates, Canadian Ninjas and gun-wielding Western Samurais! This was filmed during their presentation at the New York Comic Con. To give you a better […]
Nerd Caliber interviews Shota Nakama, Creator and Artistic Director Video Game Orchestra (VGO). We interviewed him at Pax East 2011 and the footage recorded was from his concert at the convention. Check out VGO’s performance at the Boston Music Symphony Hall on April 1st, 2011!
Nerd Caliber’s Sammy Pipeline interviews comedy and musical act Paul and Storm at Pax East 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Find out why Dr. Demento and Weird Al think they are the best thing since slice bread!
Nerd Caliber interviews one of the most awesome metal bands on the planet: Metroid Metal! We interviewed them on the day of their performance at PAX EAST 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. You can see more of their content at www.metroidmetal.com.
Nerd Caliber recorded the Females on Female Characters panel at Pax East 2011. This exciting panel dealt with issues concerning female beauty, sexism and character building. A lot of jokes were shared as well as views into popular video games Tombraider, Enslaved, Dead or Alive and Metroid. Listen to why the female characters in Final […]
At PAX EAST 2011, Nerd Caliber had the privilege to interview Red vs. Blue’s Geoff Ramsey, machinima producer and voice actor (Grif). Not only in this interview will you see us explore Red vs. Blue with Geoff but also catch a glimpse of how insane in the membrane PAX East 2011 was!
Thea Stapleton interviews Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle of Man of Action Studios. They are the guys behind the popular Cartoon Network animated series Ben 10 and Generator Rex. Check out what they say about those series as well as their comic book work! This was filmed at the New York Comic Con.
The Band: Planetoid The Album: The Abraxas Tactics: Phase 1 The Kiss of the Magnetar The first time i ever heard of Planetoid, i was working at ConnetiCon for Nerd Caliber, and Producer J came up to me and asked me to get some Photos of the band on the main stage while they were […]
How did you get started in the voice acting business? P: It was a combination of the skills, the means and dumb luck. My mom would take me to plays and musicals at the schools she taught at. I decided to try out—it wasn’t like I wanted to act, it was more of a “Oh, […]
The first movie poster for Captain America has just been released, and Marvel has the image. Tell me this doesn’t look absolutely amazing? Also, if you didn’t have a reason to watch the Superbowl before, you do now–word has it that the teaser trailer for the movie, dubbed “The First Avenger,” will debut during a […]
After a couple of months of “will they, won’t they,” David E. Kelley’s much shopped-around pitch for a Wonder Woman television series has finally been picked up by NBC. The news comes after last week’s announcement that the project was most likely dead after being turned down by many studios. Kelley, at the time, reasoned […]
It was just announced this morning that Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs, The Devil Wears Prada) has been cast as none other than Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan and Warner Bros. have been pretty hush-hush on this third installment of the Batman movie, and along with the news […]
This week’s article starts a section entitled “Interview With a Cosplayer.” The purpose of these interviews is to give insight into how the con-circuit has helped these people change and cope, the kind of positive influences that can be brought upon them in times when the support and care of others is most needed in […]
Nerd Caliber records and edits the best parts of The Walking Dead panel that took place in New York Comic Con 2010. Check out the creators behind the tv hit as well as what the actors had to say about their roles.
The trailer for the Green Lantern movie made its debut last night, and it’s still up on CBR for now. Judging from the poll results they have on their site, fans aren’t sounding very optimistic. I’ll reserve judgment until I see it on the big screen, but the CGI costume–particularly the mask–does look a little […]
Check out our interview with Jeff Shuter, the director of the motion comic version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight! Check out see how the comic book version has now become animated! This was filmed at the NYCC on October 2010.
They are not sweet. They are not ridiculous. they are Sweetdiculous! Watch our interview with this amazing duo and see electro thrash get taken to the next level. The interview and performance was filmed at the AAC Summer Matsuri in New Hampshire. Buy their songs on iTunes!
J-Summit holds monthly events at New York City’s Webster Hall’s “The Studio” It is definitely the place to go to see upcoming artist. On Aug 29th They had an amazing show from artist like pop smear. The Event kicked off on a powerful note when Lulla hit the stage. The energy did not seem to […]
Popular japanese rock band Dir En Grey was performing with bands Evoline and Apocalyptica on August 26, 2010 at the Royale in Boston, MA. There was a line about a quarter mile down the sidewalk before the show started so fans can get the chance to meet and greet Dir En Grey just before their […]
As this is my first blog post for the site, I feel it is only proper to introduce myself and explain how I do things. My name is Sammy Pipeline. I am the Otaku “correspondent” here at Nerd Caliber and on top of that I also throw in my two cents about everything from music […]
_ Watch the video above if you haven’t seen Aaron Schoenke’s Batman: City of Scars. Below is my short review on the 30 minute feature. You saw it? Good, now read below: Spoiler Alert! On the positive side: I enjoyed Kevin Porter’s role as Batman. The camera work, especially with the fight scenes were very […]
Improv Everywhere did a reenactment of the beginning scenes of Star Wars Episode IV at a New York CIty subway station. To find a detailed account of what happened (with pictures) you can find it at Improv Everywhere’s site.
Congratulations to Chaobunny12, winner of the Connecticon 2010 FMV contest. This is her second win in the row for Best in Show. She uses the song I’ll Make A Man Out Of You from the Disney movie Mulan and uses clips from Avatar: The Last Airbender. You can see the winning video below. To see […]
Hi, I’m nerdly. That’s a username, an adjective, and an aspiration all in one. I’m here to talk about the Doctor. Doctor who? The man in the blue box, of course. I first met the Doctor when I was very young, and visiting a friend. We were playing with her Barbies, I think, and a […]
The official trailer to Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows is here! November 19 come quick! What do you think?
Lineplot Productions bring you the animated film SILVER CIRCLE! Producer & Director Pasha Roberts talks to us about what his animated film Silver Circle is about and why this action thriller is worth your money and time!
Red, based on the Red comic book series from DC/Wildstorm and written by Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hammer. It’ll be released October 15th, 2010. This Teaser Trailer stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren as retired CIA agents who have trouble adjusting to civilian life and have to return to […]
This is the new Green Hornet movie starring Seth Rogen and Rain that will come out January 2011. It looks like they are going to make this into an action comedy, and that shouldn’t be a surprise with Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet. What do you think? Will it stink like Jonah Hex?