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.

Amusement parks may be fun, but the business and politics of them can be far from it. Whether it be licensing rights, machine malfunctions, cost of maintenance, or even the design of a new ride, the behind the scenes affairs can be nightmarish. While the current situation for Universal doesn’t rise to the level of being a nightmare, it also hasn’t been a walk in the park (or amusement park) for them either. So let’s take a look at the years-long battle between Universal Studios and Dymorides. To fully grasp everything that’s been going on, we have to go back…

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It seems like Netflix can’t stop making the news for various reasons. Maybe it’s the shedding of subscribers, layoffs, or prophecies of gloom and doom in the battle between streaming platforms. This latest shake-up however is less clear cut in terms of what it means for the future of the company. Netflix’s head of adult animation, Mike Moon, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. When one thinks of original Netflix animated series, the first ones that come to mind are “BoJack Horseman” and possibly “Big Mouth.” Netflix had hoped to continue that success by bringing in veteran animator, writer, producer…

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It was 20 years ago when a young author by the name of Christopher Paolini hit it big with his fantasy young adult novel series, The Inheritance Cycle. The first novel “Eragon” was published in 2002 right before the young adult genre hit it apex. While Eragon was later adapted into a movie by the same name in 2006, the world hasn’t seen much of the franchise outside of some additional novels and a collection of short stories. Thanks to Disney+, The Inheritance Cycle is going to begin anew as an exclusive series. “Eragon” – 20th Century Fox Paolini will…

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Well, sometimes we just can’t have nice things. There have been many discontinued products that hit us all in the heart, or digestive system. Ecto Cooler, Waffle Crisp (before it came back), the McDonald’s Arch Deluxe, Butterfinger BB’s. So many memories, so many foods; all those snacks, lost in time. We can add one more victim to that collection- ice cream treat, the Choco Taco. Photo by Famartin, Wikimedia Commons Yes, the Choco Taco, a waffle cone turned horizontal and loaded with ice cream. If you haven’t had one before, it’s not as if you were missing out on anything…

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There’s a heavy temptation to write the following article entirely in a series of sentences that are just, “I am GROOT,” repeated over and over. For the sake of actually conveying information you might be interest in though, we’ll refrain from doing that. Instead we’ll tell you that we are happy to say that there’s a new series of shorts sprouting up on Disney+ next month, featuring everyone’s favorite sentient alien tree, Groot. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney/Marvel Studios So maybe Groot wouldn’t be the first pick you’d have for the star of a new Marvel spin-off…

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series SDCC 2022

During San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), we learned some additional tidbits about the upcoming series, “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.” A few more tasty morsels got served about the upcoming voice cast for the HBO Max series. The biggest dollop of awesomeness though may be the fact that the actor who played Billy, Zach Galligan, will also be returning. Mountain Dew ad Galligan’s return comes with a big caveat- he won’t be playing Billy. “I can’t say too much but because it’s 1920s China, I’m not playing Billy because he wasn’t around,” Galligan said during the panel. Which makes sense. Billy…

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While it may not be with the deeply smooth voice of Keith David, Goliath, leader of the Gargoyles, is coming back. It’s been 25 years since the series ended, longer if you disregard “The Goliath Chronicles,” but we’ll be able to dive back into the surprisingly dark world of mythical monsters in New York on the printed or digital page. We anticipated announcements of various kinds coming out of the San Diego Comic Con, but the continuation of “Gargoyles” was not necessarily one of them we had on our bingo cards. We don’t know a lot of information at the…

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There are some legendary games that have been ported from console to console to console. “Street Fighter II” was in the arcades, the Super Nintendo, the Genesis, the Switch, home computers, the Game Boy, the Game Boy Advance…the list goes on. “The Elder Scrolls: V” shares that distinction having originally appeared on the PC, PlayStation 3, and XBox 360 in 2011. Since then its basically been everywhere. You can’t throw a copy without it hitting some other version in the knee. And now it’s coming to tarot cards. Amazon Well, perhaps it’s more appropriate to say the “Skyrim” theming is…

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Throughout 2022, one of the big stories surrounding the entertainment industry has been the struggles of Netflix. We’ve discussed quite a bit about the streaming platforms troubles this year but never went so far as to count them out of the picture or forecast their doom. Yeah, they’ve been struggling, but they’re not done yet, and today went a long way towards showing that. In a major push towards making original content, it was announced that Netflix would be purchasing the animation studio, Animal Logic, with the deal expected to close later this year. Even if you don’t know Animal…

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One of the things that helped propel the success of the PlayStation 4 was the number of strong, exclusive games that were either elevated by the console’s tech, or were created for it. “God of War” was already a hit series from the previous PlayStation generations, but its reinvention for PS4 brought it to new levels both from a gameplay and narrative perspective. “Horizon: Zero Dawn” marked the burgeoning of a new franchise and “The Last of Us” got itself a remastering and a successful sequel. These properties and more will be making their way into your home in various…

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