the stories that make us nerds

NW Nerd is a podcast with feature stories on geeky interests, as well as talk on current and past issues within fandom and pop culture. 

Episode 12 - The Superman project; Jedi(s); Nuclear diamonds; and ECCC 2017

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What happens when someone has avoided a cultural touchstone their entire life, and is suddenly thrown into the phenomenon? This is the story of when Dyer forced his friend Cheri to binge watch all the Superman films. But there's much more to the story than that -- like how Dyer learned about the birds and the bees ... and spaceships. 

(7:20) International posters reveal insights, and pose more questions, for the coming Star Wars: film -- The Last Jedi.
(15:40) What ever happened to Jar Jar Binks. For better or worse, we find out.
(20:00) Diamonds go nuclear and could power our future while cleaning up the environment. Thanks science!

(25:50) Did you know Superman was once, sort of, Jewish? Or that there was drama on the set of "Superman: The Movie?" And what's the deal with the Superman Curse? Cheri has avoided the popular character all her life. This is what happens when she binge watched every film. That and much more.

Emerald City Comicon 2017  
(42:50) Nick and Dyer preview Emerald City Comicon 2017 and provide some tips for making the most of the giant convention in Seattle.