Nerdversity101 interviews Duke himself, Michael Bell, covering his work on Joe, TF, Star Trek and even Star Wars!

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Nerdversity 101 recently had the privilege of interviewing Michael Bell, whose work spans an astonishing amount of Nerd Culture and beyond.

Join a crew of Nerdversity members: Aaron “SoloJones”, Alex “Jaxs”, Sam, “rev”, Steve “the Cornish gamer”, Hayden Blackhawk, Chris and newcomer Mark.

as they chat with Michael Bell about his Sunbow work, work with DC comics Characters, Rugrats, his live action work including Star Trek, covering the new adaptions of his past work, and finally revealing his Star Wars voice work that isn’t even listed on IMBD! We didn’t even touch all of his roles, if you’ve watched any decent toons you’ve heard his voice, now hear from the man himself. It’s embedded below for your convenience *Note: there were some quality issues that occur occasionally that I simply couldn’t fix and Mr. Bell drops off a bit a few times.

Want to hear more from Micheal Bell?

Check him out on Opus n’ Bill in a Wish for Wings that Work, which can be found on Amazon.

You can also hear his voice working Transformers Rescue Bots on the Hub

and you can find his Directorial work in the Lebrons webisodes HERE.

You can also check out

his daughters work with elephants at Love and Bananas, which Michael enthusiastically recommended.

or see her in the superhero movie Sparks.

A shout to Diana Davis for the image used above as well as the questions, and her enthusiasm.

This episode contains sound fx and music provided by soundjay.com

Update: This is past work of mine (Sam) but this website has changed from nerdversity.com to nerdrahtio.com and I am no longer associated with the current form of nerdversity101. There was drama, but things are civil at the moment. If you want to check them out you can here: http://nerdversity101podcasts.blogspot.co.uk/

or you can continue on this website for more work from me (Sam) and other Nerdrahtio members.

Our Friends at Serpentor’s Lair are interested in a kickstarter and want your input!

Hector_RamirezOur friend’s at Serpentor’s lair have expressed interest in doing a kickstarter project. I’m pretty sure it would be 1:18 scale.  Do you have some ideas you want to share with them? Want to hear whats being talked about?

Check it out here:  (and if you want to tell them the ideas I posted are awesome… I’m cool with that 🙂 ) -Sam

Amazing Heroes: Retro Style Super Hero aciton figure kickstarter.

amazinghereoskickstarterlineFresh Monkey Fiction has been hard at work spreading the word about their kickstarter line and recently added “the Turtle” (the Spectre like guy to the far right) to their line up. They haven’t quite made their goal yet, but you still have a week to pitch in and get some classic hero merch.

check out the kickstarter HERE

Voice Actor Neil Ross discusses his proffession (voice of Shipwreck, Springer, Green Goblin and more)

5by5nVoice actor for many nerd favorites such as G.I.Joe’s Shipwreck and Dusty, Transformers Springer, Pryde of the X-men’s Wolverine and even Green Goblin, shared his thoughts via youtube about his profession.

Check it out below and be sure to check out Rosemary Ward’s youtube channel as a whole. -Sam

Nerdversity interviw with Dan Klingensmith author of 3.75 Joe featuring Gary from WOJM

3.75bookcoverSam (rev) Sears (myself) hosts this interview with Dan Klingensmith author of the upcoming book 3.75 ” Joe that delves into the origins of the 80’s and early 90’s big toyline, from it’s origins, designs, the creators stories, to unused concepts. Sam is joined by hosts Alex “Jaxs”, new comer Nate Blaine, and we were blessed to have What’s on Joe Mind Host Gary Godsoe as a host this episode as well.

You can Listen to it embedded below or on Stitcher  HERE or Itunes key word nerdversity101 (note there were some technical issues that delayed this podcast being up, there is more info below)

We discuss Dan’s interest in the brand and segway to his book. We discuss the Flagg’s Origins, an alternate take on the B.A.T. (Battle Android Trooper) as well as an interesting early spin on Major Bludd and more. We then discuss the current state of the G.I.Joe brand and our hopes for the future.

This episode was plagued with issues. It was recorded prior to the Buzz Dixon interview but the data, after editing, become corrupted and i had to re edit the podcast, and even during the podcast, Nate Blaine lost service, my computer over heated which caused some confusion. We will try have Dan on again the in the future to make up for it but Gary and Alex really kept things going and I really thank them for it!

If you want to hear more from Dan @ his facebook page for his book and this group for his podcast covering behind the scenes of the toyline with the creators themselves. His old page also has a great set of pics as well

 

Paul Fieg to Direct female focused Ghostbusters Reboot (PLEASE NO!)

ghostbusterslogoHollywood Reporter and other places are saying Paul Fieg (known for his direction of “chick flicks”) is being tapped to direct a female Ghostbusters movie. Reports are conflicted as to if this would be a sequel of sorts or a reboot, it appears reboot is the correct answer.

I think it’s safe to say only one thing can be done:

runaway2(How’s that for hard hitting journalism?)

Don’t forget you can listen to our thoughts on Ghostbusters in our podcast, via ITunes or Stitcher or just click play below. -Sam

G.I.Joe 50th Three Packs: Pics of the quality issues and some broad thoughts

joe3pack 012Early Today I received the 50th Anniversary G.I.Joe three packs that I had pre-ordered on BBTS. I was pretty stunned at the amount of paint errors and other issues with the figs, I was prepared for the feel of more “rubbery” plastic and some errors, but I felt it was worth putting up some quick pics.

First up  a preview of things to come, “melted” collar Destro.”

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