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.

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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It is with a heavy heart that we report on the passing of the wonderfully talented actor, Richard Moll. For many, Moll was primarily known for his role on the original “Night Court” as the lovable, dim witted, yet surprisingly intelligent court bailiff, Bull. Kids who grew up in the ’90s might know him from a number of voice roles.Moll was the voice of the Scorpion in Fox Kids’ “Spider-Man,” and Two-Face in “Batman: The Animated Series.” Playing both Harvey Dent and his villainous alter ego, Moll effectively played two characters in one, each with a dynamic personality and VERY…

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The drummer has been the butt of many a music joke for decades. At least when it comes time to shine though, they can take the spotlight like no other member of a band. Then there’s the bass player. If there’s ever anyone who needs a bit more respect on stage, it’s the bassist. One of the greatest to ever grace the instrument is former Rush bassist/vocalist/keyboardist, Geddy Lee. His passion for the instrument is matched only by his skill. Now that passion will be on display in a new way… by uh, joining other bass players in their personal…

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It was back in the winter of 2004 when Konami released one of the most revered video games of all time, “Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.” At the time, “Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty” was not seen as the post-modern classic that it is today. That game took a good decade or so to be reassessed, but “Snake Eater,” that became an instant classic. In some ways it’s hard to believe that was nearly 20 years ago, especially given the game’s intricacies in storytelling and gameplay. But the game industry has advanced significantly in two decades and…

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Ah yes, the Stephen King adaptation. There are few things with so much potential to be brilliant…or awful. For every “The Shining” and “The Shawshank Redemption” success, there’s a “Firestarter” or “The Langoliers.” One director who has broken that trend has been Mike Flanagan. In between doing series like “The Haunting of Hill House” and “Midnight Mass,” he’s delivered very strong film adaptations of King’s “Gerald’s Game” and “Doctor Sleep.” Well, Flanagan is gonna take on “The Life of Chuck,” and has made some pretty strong casting choices. The titular Chuck has his story told in reverse, starting with his…

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For a series called “Mission: Impossible” the characters sure do seem to make things possible. The film franchise starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt has been a consistent box-office winner for almost 30 years now, dating back to the first movie in 1996. The latest installment, “Dead Reckoning – Part 1” dropped in July of this year to critical acclaim but a surprisingly weak box office. That journey was supposed to continue in June of 2024, but those plans just became too impossible for even Ethan Hunt to resolve. This is not the first time, nor will it be the…

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The underwater world is a vast and terrifying one. Well, it’s terrifying if you’re scared of the unknown, the watery depths, pitch darkness, and fish that look like a cross-over between Pokémon and “Resident Evil.” There’s a lot about oceans we don’t know, thanks in large part to the tremendous amount of pressure that water exerts the deeper you dive. So when something from those depths wash ashore, it’s something to take note of. Such is the case of what was found on a California beach on Friday the 13th. The Pacific footballfish is a type of anglerfish, largely recognizable…

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Back in 2021, we put together a list of 10 outside the box songs that you could add to your Halloween playlist. Everyone knows Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash.” Then there’s other standards like the theme from the movie “Halloween” or Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” But we went outside the norm to really mix things up and we’re going to do it for you again this year. So turn down the lights, and brace yourself for some more foreboding melodies! Interpol – “Evil” In 2004 American indie rock band, Interpol released their second album,…

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There have been many elements of what has historically been labeled as nerd culture that have been seeping into the mainstream lately. Dungeons & Dragons has become far more accepted as a social gaming experience compared to 10 or 20 years ago. Similarly, collectible card game Magic: The Gathering has seen its popularity spread more into the mainstream. In fact, it’s reached what could be considered by some to be a critical mass, as it’s about to launch a multiverse crossover with Marvel Comics. Wizards of the Coast revealed a “years in the making” partnership with Marvel. While details are…

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