C4 And The Beauty Of Small Conventions

For the general populace who have never been to a comic or anime convention (never mind the fandoms big enough to warrant their own!), they can seem like impenetrable beasts. A full weekend immersed in all of these once-fringe interests? The mere thought might stir excitement in the extreme for Continue Reading

SEPT 7TH, 2017: Joker Origin Movie, Defenders, Inhumans, Fall & Winter Movie Preview

What happens when the podcast goes on a slight hiatus along with Trevor and Kenneth having the sniffles, and plenty upset at current events? It’s the recipe for some classic rants and ravings from your SOTNU team. Check our latest State of the Nerd Union podcast were we chat about… Continue Reading

In Defense of Hating Discovery’s New Klingon Look

  Okay, I’ve lived on the internet practically my whole life. I understand how exhausting nerd hate is and how terribly misplaced it can be. I can also understand the adage, “Let people enjoy things.” So, at the risk of adding to useless nerd rage, and putting my foot in Continue Reading

“Is Death Note That Bad?” Netflix’s Death Note Review

If you can ignore the anime, Death Note turns out to be a fun, but ultimately forgettable film among the great Netflix movies that have come out over the years. However, as soon as you think about the actual manga and show, you will start banging your head repeatedly on Continue Reading

How to Beat Mewtwo In Pokemon Go

Starting today, Niantic will theoretically be sending the first batch of invites out for their EX raid feature. This battle will currently feature a showdown with the one and only Mewtwo, whom has been teased ever since the first trailer for the game was revealed. To help you prepare, we Continue Reading

Episode 1: Star Trek Discovery Pre-Show

This is the premiere episode of Red Shirt Rejects, Nerd Union’s officially unofficial Star Trek Podcast. This week Kyle and Zach “The Wild Turkey” Nichols discuss what to expect from Star Trek Discovery, incest Klingon babies, what got them into Star Trek, and FDK. . . . Special thanks to Continue Reading

“Serkis and Reeves Shine” War for the Planet of the Apes Review

When Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out back in 2011, we had no idea of the emotionally powerful trilogy that would follow. And yet here we are capping a successful and satisfying end to Caesar’s story. How did Matt Reeves transform a story mid-flight into a series Continue Reading

Apes and Serkis Deserve An Oscar

Recently, Fox Studios announced it would be making a Best Actor / Best Picture push for Andy Serkis / Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes. I rarely agree with any of Fox’s decisions, but I have to admit they are absolutely right on this one. Here’s why…

The Defenders Shows that the MCU Formula Doesn’t Work on TV

  When I first heard that The Defenders was being made, I was pumped. When I heard it was being made and streamed on Netflix, I about had a heart attack I was so happy (and it’s not that difficult to imagine from an overweight nerd either). I’ve always preferred Continue Reading