From the Other Side — The Why of Comic Book Collecting

Comic book collecting isn’t new. It’s been around for as long as super-heroes have been running around the world in capes and tights, trying to save it. The why of collecting can be different though. For some, it’s about the thrill of the hunt or [...]

From the Other Side – A mother daughter connection like no other

When Rogue One was released almost a month ago, it quickly made headlines and set box office records. As soon as I saw it, I was planning my review. Why? Because the movie is that good. It’s how a prequel should be done. But life [...]

Rest in Peace, Carrie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher who wowed us as Princess Leia and showed us a new kind of female heroine in the Star Wars movies and franchise is gone, and I’m struggling to wrap my head around it. Fisher was on a flight from London to Los Angeles [...]

From the Other Side — Star Trek makes history (again)

This week Star Trek made history (again) when it named Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead for its upcoming show, Star Trek Discovery. Discovery is its first new television show in more than a decade. Why is this history? Because Martin-Green is the first African-American woman to lead a Star Trek show. (Star [...]

From the Other Side — Power of the Daleks

In a year with little to none new Doctor Who, we’ve sure had a lot of it, and I’m not talking about the upcoming Christmas special. I’m talking about the new Power of the Daleks serial, which we’re seeing for the first time in 50 [...]

From the Other Side – New City, New Home, New Comic Book Store

Starting over is one of those things you love or hate. Some people thrive on it and the change that comes with it, and others dread it and attempt to avoid it all cost. I tend to be more like that last one. I do [...]

From the Other Side – New Wonder Woman trailer!

I woke up yesterday morning in kind of a funk. I just started a new job that isn’t my dream one, but it’s paying the bills. I’m trying not feel trapped by it and instead be thankful for it. That coupled with the adjustments I’m [...]

From the Other Side – Psycho, the horror film that started it all

I’m going to make a confession right now. I’m not a huge fan of today’s horror genre in television and movies. They’re a little too bloody for me. Here's an example, my husband is a huge fan of The Walking Dead. When we were first [...]

From the Other Side – It’s Wonder Woman Day!

Today is a big day. Not only is it one day closer to Halloween, but it’s also Wonder Woman Day, a special day enacted by the United Nations to mark her 75th anniversary. She’s also been named an honorary ambassador for the UN. Anyone who [...]

From the Other Side – Claire Temple/Night Nurse much more than a minor recurring character

If you’ve watched any of the Marvel television shows on Netflix, there is no doubt you know who Claire Temple a.k.a. Night Nurse is. After all, she’s made an appearance in all of them (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage). Her role has never been advertised [...]

From The Other Side: Fall is finally here!!!

Fall is finally here!! And it’s not because the calendar says so or because Starbucks is serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes. But rather because the fall television season has finally started. I know you might be thinking this announcement is just a bit late. I mean [...]

From the Other Side – Poison Ivy: Gotham’s evolution of a female villian

Poison Ivy is one of Batman’s enemies who has endured the longest. She’s a notorious eco-terrorist who first appeared in Batman #181 in June 1966. Robert Kanigher created her character and based it on Bettie Page, who was an American model in the 1950s known for [...]

From The Other Side – Book Greats of Geek Culture (Part 1)

Some people would rather do anything than read a book, and others would rather read than do anything else. It's pretty safe to say you either love them or hate them. Yet, even with this dichotomy, books are still a part of life for everyone, [...]

From the Other Side – Geek Culture Classic: Star Trek TNG

The Star Trek franchise has been in the news recently with the newest movie hitting theaters this summer and the recent 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. Here is another somewhat lesser known but just as important fact about the franchise – next [...]

From The Other Side — Why I want to (and don’t want to) be like Princess Leia when I grow up

Everyone -- boy or girl -- wants to be something when they grow up. Whether a fire fighter, police officer, astronaut, alien, space traveler, starship captain, superhero, car salesman or whatever, we’ve all spent time thinking about what we want to do when we reach [...]

From the Other Side — We weigh in on the eighth Harry Potter Story

It's a good time to be in geek culture. We're coming off a spring and summer movie season with numerous movies we'd been looking forward to for awhile -- X-Men Apocalypse, Captain America Civil War, Star Trek Beyond, and Suicide Squad. It's also a summer almost ten [...]

From the Other Side — Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman Team-Up?! Heck Yes!!

Growing up my Saturday morning television show watching revolved around one show – The Bionic Woman. The show was in reruns and aired around 7 a.m. on Saturdays. (To date, it is the only time I was anywhere close to being a morning person). I [...]

From the Other Side – “The Time Tunnel” a Geek Culture Classic

There are certain things that always get nerds or geeks excited – Star Wars, comic books, fantasy games, science fiction, etc. For me, it’s time travel. I don’t know why, but I have always been fascinated by the idea of time travel. Time paradoxes aside, [...]

From the Other Side – Growing Up X-Files

Growing up in the 1990s, I didn’t have as many options for television shows or movies in terms of superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, and all other parts of geek culture. There was the Batman movie with Michael Keaton, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Star Trek: [...]

From the Other Side – DC Universe is starting over again

In the few years, I have been reading comic books, I’ve realized that the comics world never has a problem undoing the universes in which the superheroes live. The authors love to undo and re-do the deaths, fights, romances, and everything else that fills the [...]

From the Other Side – More Star Trek!!!

It’s that time again. What we’ve all been waiting for, time to delve in deeper to Star Trek. Why? Well, you all seemed to enjoy my last column about it, and the franchise recently released some goodies with the new television series and upcoming movie. [...]

From the Other Side – The Other Billion-Dollar Science Fiction Franchise that Begins with “Star”

At Nrdly, we love science fiction and fantasy. They are pretty much pre-requisites for what we do. I know you know we’ve made our love of Star Wars known. But did you know though that there is another super popular and culture changing science fiction [...]

From the Other Side – The Best Saturday of the Year!

There are two main things that get any comic book collector excited – the release of new comics and the discovery of old ones – and the only day of the year where both are available in excess is Free Comic Book Day. For those [...]

From the Other Side – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Supergirl!

Wow! It has been a bit since my last From the Other Side column. I was on vacation (first one in three years), and the internet was spotty as I toured some of the West with my husband. While I was gone the inaugural season of [...]

From the Other Side – Wonder Woman’s rebirth in geek culture

I’ve been a fan of the DC Universe for a long time. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Those were always the big three for me. And of them, Wonder Woman has always been number one. Unlike Superman and Batman and many other stories in that [...]

Doctor Who finds a new streaming home!

When Netflix announced it was no longer going to offer Doctor Who, the cries of sadness were heard all over the world. Fans without cable or personal copies of the show would no longer be able to watch. And those who wanted to start watching [...]

From the Other Side – Women of Power edition

Marvel has made March its Women of Power month. Throughout it, Marvel Comics will feature Women of Power variant covers for some of its comic issues. Coupled with that, Marvel Games is also bringing more than 12 new female characters to many of its games [...]

From the Other Side 4 – Four gum balls and Yoda’s rubber head, i.e., Going to a comic book convention with a group of guys

I’ve always been a tomboy and seemed to be an outsider when it came to things girls are supposed to like. I played with Transformers more than Barbies. I liked to play soccer and baseball and football. I didn’t like ballet. I wasn’t scared to [...]

From the Other Side 3 – More girls have video game consoles than guys? What??!!

Late last year, Pew Research Center released results from a survey it conducted about the devices adults use. These devices include smartphones, laptops, and gaming consoles. Some of the results were pretty mundane like what percentage of adults have a smartphone or a cell phone [...]

From the Other Side 2 – Why the Princess Leia bikini scene is my favorite of the franchise

This year was a big one for geek culture because after 22 years we finally got Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Star Wars is one of the largest parts of geek culture, so it’s natural for any nerd to have a favorite part [...]

From the Other Side – An Introduction

Hello and welcome to the introduction of a new NRDLY column – From the Other Side. It’s a look at geek culture from the other side. In other words, it's from a girl’s perspective. It’s no surprise that geek culture has been geared more towards [...]