Speak, Nerd, and Enter!

Your new spot to talk about anything going on that hasn’t already been posted about on TheNerdyBird.com!

Yes, the debacle that is the Marvel/Netflix Iron Fist press tour continued this week…

We’ve got our first poster for The Dark Tower

And a blast from the past. When I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed…

So, what did you all think of The Flash/Supergirl musical? I wanted more music numbers! But this week’s Legends of Tomorrow was super nerdy again so that was cool…

35 Responses to “Speak, Nerd, and Enter!”

  1. VindicaSean says:

    ThinkGeek’s April Fool’s Day products are practically custom-made for this site: Ya got your “Where’s Barb,” and your full-body snake temporary tattoo from Westworld (let’s be real, she was probably the best character on the show who wasn’t main cast). http://www.thinkgeek.com/

  2. That Which Dreams says:

    Amber Midthunder for Native American Green Ranger Tommi Oliver.

  3. I was anticipating loving this episode, but it was merely agreeable because it didn’t go far enough with the concept & the villain was lazy writing incarnate (who’s getting a book deal in the near future because “why not?” at this point). Unlike “Mayhem of the Music Meister!,” “Duet” fell flat.

    My brother-in-law said there’s no value in a conversation about whether my cat looks like King Kong:



  4. That Which Dreams says:

    Because Caity Lotz.

  5. Clinton says:

    My mind has been too meta about the musical. I keep wondering whether Music Meister is a fifth dimensional being or a Monitor.

  6. WheelchairNinja says:

    Despite @KrisSmith1066:disqus’s dastardly plot to keep me from meeting Jamie Murray, I had a great time at comic-con. My father, who did the right thing and introduced me to classic Star Trek at a young age, went with and we got a photo with Nichelle Nichols. She was very frail and we only interacted for the few seconds they allow for a photo op, but it was still amazing to get to see one of the first ladies of sci-fi. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc0049a64c86462d5ff0df52d97ccbb23d57050e45f5094d4dbaa28f1ac11669.png

  7. The “Super Friends” song was my whole world for 24 hours or so, but I’m pretty disappointed that most of the songs were covers. And this is really unlike me to comment on, but the “it’s funny, because they’re gay” joke rubbed me the wrong way, so The Flash and I are on the outs…despite that wonderful freaking “Super Friends” song, holy crap, you guys.

    I haven’t seen Supergirl since ep 1, but I instantly got what all the Mon-El drama has been about. The dude is garbage.

    In other news, I ponied up a whole ding dong dollar to see more of Jenny Nicholson’s videos on her Patreon and…people can be creeps. Because there were creeps being creepy and urk, even on Patreon? They pay money to be creeps? I was going to post a screenshot, but I’m thinking that might be a Patron no-no.

    And I’m on episode 7 of Iron Fist. Which I think is OK. But I just reached a spoilery spoiler moment I am UGH, WHY on it, immediately, so…well, juries not out or anything, it’s still better than Luke Cage, but it won’t touch Jessica Jones or Daredevil.

    One good thing to come out of Luke Cage, though, is I finally listened to 36 Chambers. Did you know the Wu-Tang Clan were rappers?

    What else, what else? Um! Oh, the comic started up again! Hitting the ground running with pretty art and I’m so happy. Our hiatus was a nightmare. Here’s a thing: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1918e8af117782f5cbbd20a03dadd13c72f799e21e8af8dcee3c9f4b0651254.png

    • Howard_Bannister says:

      If the spoilery spoiler you ran into is the one that floored me, then they pay it off, and even better than I could have guessed. (but that’s just a wild guess)

      But after that the show kinda fizzles badly. In the end only one character has any kind of real arc? And it’s not the main character? Or any of the ones I would have called secondary? They just end up spinning their wheels.

      • Everything I said has been wiped from the slate. I’m somewhere in the middle of episode 8 and Lewis Tan just stepped onto the scene. In less than ten minutes, he was a better fighter, a deeper actor, and playing an apparently more complex character than Finn Jones. The pictures everyone has been circulating show what I thought was a much more rugged and older person – Instagram filters, maybe? He could absolutely play Iron Fist.

        And I don’t think it’s entire because of Lewis Tan…but in that scene, Danny is *WRONG*. He’s *WRONG* and he’s being lectured by an apparent member of The Hand and then he half-kills him and I don’t know who I’m rooting for here.

        • Howard_Bannister says:

          Yep. And the plot threads about that wrongness, and how it plays out? Just kind of… go nowhere. The plot threads about the Hand? Just kind of go nowhere. They set up some interesting stuff, and it goes nowhere. Some interesting questions about various characters and their motivations… and they go nowhere.

          If confronting that wrongness was part of a larger arc, it could work. But it isn’t, and it doesn’t.

          • As with all of the other shows, I find the villains much more interesting to follow. I didn’t think that would be the case – Ward, for instance, was such a cookie cutter bad guy at first, but at this point he’s this disheveled, distracted, frantic, man child and it’s kind of great. I think he’s a good man* that was born a chronic asshole and is trying to live with his illness.

            *with the exception of episode 1, when he tries to have Danny killed. Which is really out of character now that I look back at it.

          • Howard_Bannister says:

            That one only works in hindsight if the order came down from dad.

            I was listening to the Talk with Superheroes podcast — as one does, they’re pretty insightful — and they pointed something out. Something really small, but really telling.

            The opening titles.

            The opening titles of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage were all well-made, big and splashy, but most important of all, they set the theme of the show right out front and center.

            This show has generic smoke dude doing some stretches and exercises, and then the title.

            There is no coherent theme, no through-line. Once you’re done, all you’re left with is a huge pile of questions.

          • I hadn’t considered that Harold probably ordered it. That works, I guess. I agree with the opening title woes. There’s a lot to be regretted here and it’s almost a shame that most of the conversation began and ended with casting a white guy. That’s not even the tip of the suckberg.

          • Steven Moye says:

            While I agree that Ward’s a more interesting character ‘good man’ is quite a stretch. He tried to have Danny killed twice actually, and had no intention of doing right by him after realizing he was who he said he was.

          • o.o I agree and disagree with my earlier pronouncement. He’s by far my favorite character still.

        • Steven Moye says:

          Just a little after that fight scene started, I was thinking… ‘damn, I’m totally rooting for this guy now, I wish he was the lead’ . I enjoyed the show well enough all around, but Danny was.. not that interesting a character. Nor was he all that impressive in the fights.

          • I’m finished with it, at least, and glad to be done. -.- Let’s move on to The Defenders with open hearts and minds and hopefully Danny spends most of the series on an important mission in a broom closet somewhere.

  8. I ate a candy bar.

    This was a mistake.

  9. That Which Dreams says:

    – I thought that the musical was okay. I liked the how the characters were portrayed, and I’m glad that they used the obvious musical talent of the various actors on the series. However, this felt like a shipper’s fanfic.
    – “Dads?”
    – Songs, in order of how I liked them:
    — Moonriver
    — Superfriends
    — Running Home to You
    — Put a Little Love in Your Heart
    — More I Cannot Wish You
    – I HATE that Kara and Mon-El got back together that quick and easy. With everybody pushing her to get back with Mon-El, it really de-legitimizes her feelings.

    • The Mon-El thing was the woooooorst. I actually wondered whether either show had to shove in a “break up” to either story for this episode or if both were previously planned and so they worked it in to the plot after the fact.