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Comics, TV, Movies, Gaming and Tech commentary and interviews. All from a blerd perspective!

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    • TV & Film

Comics, TV, Movies, Gaming and Tech commentary and interviews. All from a blerd perspective!

    Practical pandemic guide for the rest of us

    Practical pandemic guide for the rest of us

    I pre-empted this week’s interview to share with you a special episode of the podcast that deals directly with COVID-19, the realities of the situation and some steps you can take to get through the shutdown. So if you feeling overwhelmed, confused, or can’t take any more Netflix lists of things you should watch, this episode is for you. I think some of the info here is so important, And don’t forget to check the show notes for links to many of the things I’m talking about. Please comment with more resources and options to share. We can all help each other!







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    Show Notes







    * Unemployment Benefit Options* File for Unemployment HERE* What to do if you can’t get onto your State’s Unemplyment Website* Freelancers Union * Emergency Grants* #WhileAtHome* geekgirlstrong* brittnebabe* zeusofqlf* MadFit* MindOverMunch* SavvyBrown* My Dr. Bronner’s 30 Day Challenge* Brainwave 35 Binaural Series* Relax Melodies* CALM app







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    • 31 min
    Simone Missick on All Rise, Altered Carbon and how Luke Cage started it all

    Simone Missick on All Rise, Altered Carbon and how Luke Cage started it all

    My guest this week is actress and producer Simone Missick. Now most of you geeks out there remember Simone from her role as live-action comic book character Misty Knight from Marvel’s Luke Cage, The Defenders and Jessica Jones on Netflix. Her career has really taken off since then and she’s currently starring in All Rise as the lead! As Judge Lola Carmichael. She’s also currently starring as Trepp in Altered Carbon Season 2 as well. This is exactly the episode you need to listen to while you’re sheltering in place.. Stay safe out there and wash your hands!























    Show Notes







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    * All Rise – https://www.cbs.com/shows/all-rise/* Altered Carbon – https://www.netflix.com/title/80002537* Marvel’s Luke Cage – https://www.netflix.com/title/80002537* Simone and Dorian Missick Interview- https://bit.ly/2IWGS2G







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    • 55 min
    How Marc Bernardin went from fan to journalist to Hollywood screenwriter

    How Marc Bernardin went from fan to journalist to Hollywood screenwriter

    Today’s guest is Marc Bernardin. If you are a blerd, you’d better put some respect on this man’s name! Marc has been a professional geek since before many of you were born. With a career that spans a couple of decades, Marc, is both an award-wining journalist and Hollywood scriptwriter. He worked for Entertainment Weekly for over a decade moving all the way up to senior editor. He has written for GQ, Wired, Details, Vulture, Playboy, and Empire. and is the former film editor for the Los Angeles Times and senior editor for The Hollywood Reporter. staff writer for Alphas (SYFY), Castle Rock (hulu), Treadstone (USA), and Carnival Row (Amazon Prime). He has written comic books for Marvel, DC Comics, and Top Cow. (He wrote one of my faves Genius.). In our chat he breaks down what goes on in the writer’s room, how he went from journalism to scriptwriting and back again, and why you should never give up.















    Show Notes







    * Castle Rock – https://hulu.tv/2Tp6kUK* Fatman on Batman – http://bit.ly/2TBY4Q8* Genius (Top Cow) – https://amzn.to/2ImC8mG* ACE Comic-Con NorthEast – https://www.acecomiccon.com/















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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Director Hanelle Culpepper is the first woman to direct a Star Trek pilot EVER

    Director Hanelle Culpepper is the first woman to direct a Star Trek pilot EVER

    Hanelle Culpepper is an accomplished director in her own right. She has directed TV in Hollywood for years. She’s done plenty of action and genre shows like Sleepy Hollow, Supergirl and The Flash. But Hanelle has been thrust into the spotlight over the past month because she directed the pilot episode of Picard, the new series on CBSAllAccess that brought back Patrick Stewart into the role of Jean Luc Picard. Captain of the Enterprise from Star Trek Next Generation. What makes it even more significant, is the fact that she is actually the first woman to ever direct a Star Trek pilot in the history of the franchise. And of course the first Black woman as well. This episode is also a directing/producing masterclass, so if you know anyone who is a director-in-training, please send them this episode!















    Show Notes







    * SYFY Who won the Week Podcast “Blerd History Month” * CBSAll Access – Picard* Marvel Voice #1 – Comic* The Legacy of Isaiah Bradley – Marvel* ACE Comic-Con NorthEast* Blerd History Month Series at SYFYWire







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    • 46 min
    Parisa Fitz-Henley is literally a Magical Black Girl

    Parisa Fitz-Henley is literally a Magical Black Girl

    My guest this week is actress Parisa Fitz-Henley. I first saw Parisa on Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix when she played Luke’s wife Reva. You remember, the one that Jessica Jones killed while being controlled by the Purple Man? (I still feel some kind of way about that. She is best known for playing Fiji the resident witch on Midnight: Texas, a show that was a lot of fun, but sadly, was canceled on NBC. She’s now starring in the 3rd season of The Sinner with Matt Bomer and in the horror remake of Fantasy Island by Blumhouse. In addition to our chat, I’ also share a few things you should be checking out this Black History Month. 







    * SYFYWire BlerdHIstory Month* Marvel’s Voices Comic* The Sinner* Fantasy Island Movie* Follow Parisa on Twitter

    • 47 min
    April Reign spills Oscar TEA!

    April Reign spills Oscar TEA!

    So, the Oscars are this weekend. And this is important because of who my guest is this week. It’s none other than April Reign. The creator of the #Oscarssowhite hashtag, businesswoman, activist, mom and so much more! She joined me a couple of weeks ago for a chat the week the Oscars were announced. So we are clearly going to be talking about movies and entertainment and the state of the industry 6 years after she created this movement. I also got the scoop on how she got to go to the Oscar’s last year. I thought the Oscar’s invited her apparently they did not. (ALL THE TEA.)







    In this episode, I got a chance to learn a little bit about April’s background. For instance, I’ve had no idea that she had a law degree in campaign finance. She even gives us a little primer on it. Plus, her husband took the bar a second time so he could practice law in the state that she got a new job in. that’s love people!And we also go into what we are happy about, like Matthew Cherry’s “Hair Love” nomination. The tea in this episode is piping hot!







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    * April Reign on Twitter* SYFYWire BlerdHIstory Month* Marvel’s Voices Comic

    • 59 min

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