Author: Heath Andrews

Heath Andrews has been a student of pop culture ever since he found himself to be the only student in 3rd grade who regularly watched "Get Smart" on Nick-At-Nite. Ever since then he's been engrossed in way too much media with a growing collection of music, books, comics, TV on DVD box sets, and a video game collection that could rival a brick and mortar store. Prior to writing for Nerdbot he's written for Review You, MyAnimeList, and various advertising companies. Since 2016 he's run his own YouTube channel under the moniker of The Critical Android where he livestreams video games and uploads podcasts about pop culture and Frasier.

In 2024 we’re on the cusp of James Gunn trying to bring Superman back to the big screen. And while we’ve had sequels, revamps, and other iterations in the interim, there’s still something magical about that 1978 classic. Thanks to the direction of the late, great, director Richard Donner, the music of John Williams, and the screen presence of the gone but not forgotten Christopher Reeve, we had reason to believe that a man could fly. So much of that credit has to go to Reeve, as very few people could embody what made Superman and his alter-ego, Clark Kent,…

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As we approach the second half of the 2020s, you may think to yourself, “Gee, there’s a lot less robots than I thought there would be by now.” For children of the 80s and 90s, this is especially glaring given all the films, books, tv shows, and video games that assured us our world would be filled with advanced humanoid robots by now. The closest we’ve become to that promised reality was in the form of Atlas, the acrobatic robot from Boston Dynamics. It’s been roughly a decade since Atlas appeared on the scene, and the little rapscallion is retiring…

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They say that smell is the sense that is linked the closest with memory. Whether that’s true or not, there is no mistaking there are certain smells of summertime that do bring to mind vivid mental images. The aroma of sunscreen, cut grass, chlorine in a swimming pool, and of course, food. Cookouts are a big part of the summer dining experience, and Pepsi is drawing on that to bring some limited-time flavors to you very soon. According to Pepsi, when it comes to summer, it’s the time to grill. That’s why they’re breaking out two special flavors, Pepsi Lime…

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In March, things were finally starting to take shape for a long-rumored project regarding “The Office.” The beloved NBC sitcom has continued to amass a dedicated fanbase since its finale in 2013. Thanks in no small part to its popularity on streaming platforms, so a reboot or spin-off seemed inevitable. Those rumors finally turned into something greater when showrunner and creator of the American version of the program, Greg Daniels, was working on something new in-universe. He recruited “Nathan For You” co-creator Michael Koman to develop whatever this new show would be. While it’s not a reboot or remake, this…

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Over the last ten years, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has managed something of a career renaissance. After a string of terribly received films including “The Last Airbender” in 2010 and “After Earth” in 2013, he slowly started to turn things around. In 2024, Shyamalan is coming off of the one-two punch of the financially successful but critically mixed films of “Old” and “Knock at the Cabin.” Here comes the next shot of horror with the succinctly titled “Trap.” This will be the first original story from Shyamalan since 2019’s “Glass.” The films he’s made in the interim have been adaptations…

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This summer will mark five years since Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was released. Since then, there have been a number of reports about what Tarantino’s next project will be. At one point there was some serious back and forth about him directing a “Star Trek” film, but when the dust settled, the focus seemed to be on a project titled, “The Movie Critic.” Well, if you had your hopes up for that, prepare to have them seriously let down. If there has been one consistent story related to Tarantino’s tenth film, it’s that it will be…

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Ramen noodles are known for many things: being cheap, being full of more salt than a gallon of soy sauce, and being easy to cook and eat. One thing it’s not known for, is breakfast. Outside of college students who have little choice otherwise, you normally don’t see people downing ramen for the “most important meal of the day.” But you always could if you wanted to, and thanks to a bold new flavor from Cup Noodles, you just may have an excuse to microwave yourself some breakfast, ramen style.In today’s entry into “Things That Shouldn’t Exist But Do,” the…

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Normally when you have to say goodbye to a restaurant item, it’s to a signature food. Remember the Arch Deluxe at McDonald’s? Well we do, and it was a darn good sandwich no matter what anyone says. Rarer is the instance where you have to say goodbye to a fast food utensil. Sustainability is becoming increasingly prominent in the quest for businesses to become more environmentally friendly and McDonald’s has found a way to be more sustainable. “How” you ask? By giving the axe to the McFlurry spoon. If you’ve never had a McFlurry, then you may be wondering what…

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Have you ever worked in a full service kitchen? It can be a stressful job; lack of staffing, high demands, and a lot of guests. The same can be said for restaurants in general, as has more recently been detailed on the FX series, “The Bear.” OH! And speaking of bears and kitchens, turns out there’s video of a cranky bear assaulting a security guard in a kitchen! At the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Colorado, there were some reports of not just a bear on the premises, but IN the premises. The resort is currently closed for renovations, but…

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In May of 1991, the “Star Wars” EU novel “Heir to the Empire” was published. While it wasn’t the first book to be published that expanded the galaxy far, far away, it was the first in a new wave of novels that would set the stage for a renewed interest in the property in terms of storytelling. Part of this success came from author Timothy Zahn’s creation of the character Grand Admiral Thrawn. And if your’e a fan of Thrawn, you’ll soon be able to enjoy his presence in collectible form thanks to Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectables. Thrawn is…

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