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TNO 137: The Lil Mermaid

Rod, Karen, Kriss and D Palm discuss listener feedback, entertainment, the Little Mermaid casting black lead, Venom sequel, Fortnite streamer raises almost a million for charity, Matrix reboot, Attack on Titan season 4, Aladdin box office, Trump delays video game tariffs, Endgame might not catch Avatar, no Hellboy sequels, Bautista vs Fast and Furious, Sandman TV show ordered by Netflix, Hall H at SDCC, Walking Dead tv show, GTA 6 speculation, Ghostbusters 3 news, EA execs give up bonuses, Lord of the Rings TV show news, Rami Malek refuses terrorist typecasting, DC Universe coming to SDCC, Pacific Rim anime, Daisy Ridley interview, Shenmue 3 refunds, MoviePass suspending service, The Lost Boys TV series, Netflix cutting back on smoking in TV series, The Flash gets another new director, Akira anime sequel coming, DDoS attacker gets 2 years, HBO Max, Disney removes creepy scene from Toy Story 2, Cosplayer’s rifle causes sheriff’s warning, Obsidian shying away from politics, Blizzard accused of censorship, Cuphead DLC delayed, Mordau developers scared of race and gender, Robots could take up to 20 million jobs by 2030, roaches becoming immune to bugspray, Urkel on Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo reboot idea and bugs introduce themselves.

3 Comments

  1. The Nerd Off Episode #110 Rod called his shot about Natalie Portman coming back to the Thor films so she could lift that hammer. A year and a half later, Kevin Feige the Gawd makes it happen. After we saw the Chadwick casting you already know this is the most powerful premium show in the game.

    And don’t tell me what my Marvel can’t do! Nigga folks weren’t even sure if they were gonna show up to San Diego until two weeks ago and they stole the whole damn show! They even found a way to time Endgame passing Avatar for the #1 spot on the night of the presentation. These niggas are diabolical man.

  2. Hi yall. Felix here. Finally caught up on premium shows. Just gotta say thanks for always bringing the quality content. Yall dont know how excited I am when I get the notification for a new episode when I’m about to spend a whole day animating. This black british northern lad very much appreciates it. Onto feedback.

    I’m really excited for attack on titan season 4. This season got up to where I dropped off in the manga because the way the story goes after this point, i know I’d enjoy watching it animated more than reading it.

    I laughed so hard at what yall said about Ghostbusters. I never saw the original and still never have but I did like the reboot with leslie Jones. Saw it with my little sister and she played Ghostbusters at home for weeks afterwards. Honestly disappointed they are just pretending it didnt exist like it didnt mean anything to all the folks who saw it. High key hoping its trash so I can see the haters cry about it all over the internet.

    I’m really looking forward to the Pacific rim anime. It’s being done by the same japanese animation studio that worked on a bunch of star wars the clone wars and did some work on star wars resistance. They are probably one of the better studios at getting the 2D look in CG especially when you look at their newer stuff. Its definitely gonna look amazing.

    I feel daisy Ridley on staying away from social media. I wish I could buy the freelance artist life would be near impossible without engaging nowadays. You already read my more detailed thoughts on this on a feedback show so I wont reiterate here but yh. She made the eight decision.

    On the new Akira anime, I am really curious to see if this will be mostly 2D animation. With sunrise involved as the studio I think it most likely will be 2D with all the vehicles being in 3D. I doubt they will be able to top anything from the original animation wise but they have a pretty decent crew of character animators who can pull off the “acting” in 2D, though not to the fidelity of the legends on the original who nowadays you gotta book in advance to get on your project because thosw animators are in such high demand.

    Lastly, I dont know if you guys know but the DC universe app isnt available over in the UK and I’ve been so upset. The only original show we got was Netflix distributing Titans over here but all I wanted was the new season of Young Justice. Now I’m hearing the app might be gone soon and I’m just sat here bewildered and saddened. We never even get physical releases of some DC stuff so I shouldn’t be surprised but man I cant believe we only got titans and the good stuff we just watch you guys talk about longingly. If everything gets folded into HBO Max I will be so heated if they dont release it worldwide or at least let places over here run the damn shows. I have no idea how they expect to last if they cant even be bothered to think about folks overseas. Fun fact, a lot of WB’s black movies dont even come out in theaters here anymore after WB made a deal with Netflix, we get stuff like Shaft a couple weeks after the US release right on Netflix. We get a whole ass big budget movie right on Netflix but they cant be bothered to sprinkle a little young justice our way. Ok I’ll stop being mad now. Love the show as usual Haha. Felix out.

  3. brooklynshoebabe

    07/07/2019 at 1:37 PM

    Dear Nerdoff Crew,
    Loved having Dpalm on the show. Awesome chemistry. Maybe sometimes have him on even when Aaron is there. You all had me laughing. In regards to The Black Little Mermaid, I was in college when the original came out so I didn’t grow up identifying with Ursula but I get how black women and other marginalized folks made her their favorite anti-hero. (Hell, as an asthmatic, Darth Vader was my fav anti-hero. A nigga with breathing issues who could kill with his thoughts. But, I digress.) After seeing Lizzo perform at the BET awards and seeing Queen Latifah made up as Ursula in a Disney ad about 10 years ago, I was convinced they should go that way. They hinted at a Black Captain America so why not race bend Ursula? So, I was a tad salty about the rumors about Melissa McCarthy although I do love her and find her hilarious. (The Boss had me dying because I was a Girl Scout leader selling cookies. It’s a cut throat biz.) But as soon as Hallie Bailey was announced as Ariel, my whole style flipped. LMAO. I’ll admit to being one of those flip-flopping people, but I didn’t do it on Twitter so there’s no proof.

    If they combine The Transformers and the Fast and Furious universes, I’m just going to direct deposit my entire paycheck to the movie theater. The level of ridiculousness would be worth the price of admission.

    Although MoviePass proved not to be a sustainable model, it did prove one thing: people still want to go to the movies especially people like me who are single and got kids old enough to not need babysitters and can stay their asses home without burning it down. MoviePass forced movie theaters to step their games from better rewards systems, reserved seating, special fan nights, to food delivery to your chair. Besides, what fun is there in watching a movie like Ma by yourself at home? You need to be in the theater with the rest of audience screaming back at the screen. lol.

    I blabbed long enough–you can always tell when I’m commenting on my phone or the computer by the length of my messages. LOL. Peace out.

    P.S.: They could reboot any movie and say Michael B. Jordan is in it and I. WILL. BE. THERE.

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