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

    Alfred Enoch Discusses the far future of Foundation

    Alfred Enoch Discusses the far future of Foundation

    This week is a theblerdgurl podcast special short episode. My guest today is the lovely actor Alfred Enoch. Best known for portraying Dean Thomas in the blockbuster Harry Potter films and Wes Gibbins on the ABC television series How to Get Away With Murder Alfred is one of the stars of the new Apple TV + epic series FOUNDATION. Apple was nice enough to let me talk to him for a bit about the show, and I can attest to the fact that it is stunning from the screeners that I have seen. 







    For those unfamiliar, Apple TV’s new show Foundation is based on the legendary Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” series. Asimov’s enormously influential science fiction series inspired generations of filmmakers ever since.















    From fantasy to the future: Alfred Enoch plays Raych Foss on the new Apple TV+ show Foundation







    credit: Apple TV +















    Showrunner David Goyer (Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises) adapted the complex story centered around the Empire’s Cleons (played by Lee Pace, Terrance Mann, and Cassian Bilton), a Genetic Dynasty all cloned from the same man for 400 years. Hari Seldon, played by Jared Harris) is the mathematician and prophet who, through something called psychohistory, has predicted the human races’ demise and wants to save it. (Coincidentally, I did get a chance to talk to Goyer and Harris separately, and those interviews will be up soon). His beliefs are, of course, considered heresy by the Empire, and the future lies in his new protegé, Gaal Fornick (Lou Llobel) and a band of scientists already forging a new world on a distant outpost.







    My guest today, Alfred Enoch, plays Raych Foss. Harris’ adopted son and right-hand man, whose romantic entanglement with Gaal has more of a ripple effect than he realizes. Foundation premieres’s this Friday Spt. 22 on Apple TV+.







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    Show Notes







    * Apple TV+ Foundation

    • 14 min
    Tanya DePass is on the front lines fighting for diverse and safe spaces in gaming

    Tanya DePass is on the front lines fighting for diverse and safe spaces in gaming

    Although my conversation with gamer and activist Tanya DePass was initially recorded at the beginning of 2021 on THEBLERDGURL LIVE, our discussion around diversity in gaming and enduring the harassment that goes with it is still ongoing timely.







    DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois, dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. A partnered Twitch variety broadcaster, DePass, (her online persona is cypheroftyr) often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at conventions. DePass was also named part of The Game Awards Future Class 2020 and was one of Kotaku’s Gamers of the Year 2020.















    Tanya DePass was featured on BETHer Presents: The Queen Collective







    Tanya DePassartist: Lethendralis







    Most recently, DePass was featured on BETHer Presents: The Queen Collective talking about her work.















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    * Tanya DePass Twitter* I Need Diverse Games* BET Presents: The Queens Collective* Into the Motherlands* Rivals of WaterDeep*

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Peter Ramsey was in the game long before the Spiderverse

    Peter Ramsey was in the game long before the Spiderverse

    My guest in this episode is Academy-Award Winning director Peter Ramsey. Of course, everyone knows Peter Ramsey is one of the co-directors on Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, which won the team an Oscar. This was a historic moment for Ramsey, who became the first African-American ever to be nominated for or win in the Animated feature category. But he’s actually been in the business a REALLY long time. One of his first gigs out of school was as the storyboard artist and second unit director for John Singleton’s Boyz ‘N the Hood.















    Peter Ramsey was John Singleton’s storyboard artist on Boys ‘N the Hood.







    Peter Ramsey 2018 San Diego comic Con photo credit: Gage Skidmore







    He also boarded Tank Girl and worked on many other projects, including HULK, Batman Forever, and Fight Club. 







    If you follow me on youtube, you might have already heard part of this episode with Peter Ramsey because this is from when Peter visited me on theblerdgurlLIVE over on Twitch. We talk about everything from his humble beginnings growing up in South Central to figuring out where Hollywood was and switching his career to animation. 







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    Show Notes







    Rise of the GuardiansYoutube Interview with Peter







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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Ify Nwadiwe is a professional geek

    Ify Nwadiwe is a professional geek

    Continuing my epic throwback series on the podcast is my interview with Ify Nwadiwe. Ify stopped by TBGL in season 2 to talk about how he balances being a writer, actor, comedian, gamer and how he dopes it all so smoothly. In our discussion he talked about how multi talented stars that are also geeks like Orlando Jones are his inspiration and it’s easy to see why.















    Ify Nwadiwe is







    Ify Nwadiwe(photo: Gregory Adam Wallace)







    You might recognize Ify from the Nerdificent podcast with Dani Fernandez, but he also has a comedy album, founded the Maximum Fu, writes for BlackbirdsRPG and as of this writing he’s got a brand new podcast called My First Kicks. And he even has found time to save a theater in Los Angeles. and don’t get me started on his anime weeb side.So click the link below to listen on your podcatcher of choice !







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    Ify on Twitter D&D LiveSuper PunchIfy on Twitch

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How Xmiramira is unapologetically creating space for Black gamers

    How Xmiramira is unapologetically creating space for Black gamers

    If you are an avid player of The Sims, a life simulation game that let’s players design the lives of simulated characters and watch as they “live” out their scripts, then you know that game has change a lot over the last 20 years. This episode I talk to guest Amira Virgil (aka @Xmiramira) who got tired of seeing the same light or shite characters with the same hairstyles, slothing music and scenarios, decided to create a downloadable ‘Melanin Pack’ mod to give her and friends more diverse characters. Needless to say it was a hit.















    Today Xmiramira is Twitch partner, a member of Queen Gaming, an advisor to EA Sports, the creators of the game and has founded her own  gaming community of Black gamers called The Noir Network. 







    This conversation is from my chat with her on theblerdgurl LIVE on Twitch and was recorded back in March of this year.







    Xmiramira’s mods have changed The Sims game forever







    Amira Virgil (@Xmiramria)







    Comic book series inspired Static Shock, the animated series which ran on the WB Network’s kids block starting in 2000. The show ran for four seasons (also produced and written by McDuffie) influenced an entire generation who grew up with Virgil (voiced by the legendary Phil Lamarr) in their living rooms. The new Milestone, now an imprint within DC Comics finally returned last month with a new story, Static Season One #1.







    (Fun fact: It wasn’t Vita’s idea to update Vigil’s origin story, that came from Milestone partner Reginald Hudlin.)







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    And if you are looking for more Black women to who mod Sims WATCH THIS















    Show Notes







    Xmiramira’s Sims Melanin Pak







    The Noir Network







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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Vita Ayala takes on Milestone's update of superhero Static

    Vita Ayala takes on Milestone's update of superhero Static

    If you are a fan of Milestone’s most famous character Virgil Hawkins, then this is the episode for you. Vita Ayala ((New Mutants, Shuri), is the new writer on the series Static Season 1, and I talked to them about what it was like updating the character and how they got the gig. 







    The debut of Milestone’s original Static #1 was almost 30 years ago. (No he’s not a young Black Lightning). It was created by the co-founders of Milestone, Dwayne McDuffie, Dennis Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle, and drawn by the late John Paul Leon. Now the character of Virgil Ovid Hawkins would go on to be one of the most impactful characters in comics in the ’90s.















    Vita Ayala is updating Virgil Hawkins for a whole new generation







    Vita Ayalaphoto credit: Carla Cain Walther







    Comic book series inspired Static Shock, the animated series which ran on the WB Network’s kids block starting in 2000. The show ran for four seasons (also produced and written by McDuffie) influenced an entire generation who grew up with Virgil (voiced by the legendary Phil Lamarr) in their living rooms. The new Milestone, now an imprint within DC Comics finally returned last month with a new story, Static Season One #1.







    (Fun fact: It wasn’t Vita’s idea to update Vigil’s origin story, that came from Milestone partner Reginald Hudlin.)







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    Show Notes







    * Click here to buy Static Season 1 (Remember to Pre-Order!)







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    • 25 min

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