‘Fightin’ Words’ Episode Two: Nerdcore Rapper Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo

Super nerd, Guinness World Record holder, and hip-hop extraordinaire Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo sat down with The Nerds of Color blog for another episode of Fightin’ Words and talked gaming, hip-hop, and adjusting to life during the pandemic. The former teacher turned elite nerdcore rapper has had his hands full, juggling live events, his Twitch channel, making music, and of course spending time with family.

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NOC Interview: Chase Stokes Previews Season 2 of ‘Outer Banks’

Chase Stokes stars as John B in the hit Netflix series Outer Banks. The Pogues are back in the highly anticipated second season after that huge season one cliffhanger. The new season will premiere on July 30 and has a total of 10 episodes. All episodes of the first season are now streaming on Netflix. You might have also seen Stokes in Tell Me Your Secrets.

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Fighting Game Legend Justin Wong Talks Gaming, Fatherhood, and More

When I happened upon Street Fighter IV on the Xbox 360 in 2009, it came years after playing Super Street Fighter II on the Super Nintendo and falling victim to the cheap tactics of my cousin’s Dhalsim. I had zero knowledge of fighting game mechanics like footsies, whiff punishing, or zoning, but in 2009 I was consumed by everything Street Fighter. Justin Wong was among some of my earliest impressions of the fighting game community’s most prolific figures, clashing with FGC rivals and icons Daigo Umehara, Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez, and Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi throughout the early 2010s.

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Flightless Studios Talks New Indie Game ‘Doomsday Vault’ on the Nintendo Switch

The New Zealand indie game development studio Flightless has been hard at work expanding their library of thoughtful and rich games that combine a unique experience with an imaginative atmosphere. John O’Reilly, its co-founder and creative director, said that the studio came into the indie development landscape after working on commercial projects the last few years and realized their talents could be applied to making video games as well. O’Reilly and co-founder Greg Harding, who also works as Flightless’s technical director, have made it a point to bring their passion projects to life, with titles like Element and Doomsday Vault.

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Luke Mitchell Talks All Things ‘The Republic of Sarah’

Luke Mitchell portrays Danny Cooper on The CW’s The Republic of Sarah. New episodes of the series air on Mondays at 9:00PM ET. At this year’s virtual SeriesFest: Season 7, which is an international television festival, there was a special screening of the first three episodes of the show as well as a Q&A with the cast.

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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Showrunner Chris Hollier Previews the New Season

Chris Hollier serves as showrunner for The CW’s hit series Roswell, New Mexico. The show first premiered back in 2019 and is now heading into its third season. Season 3 premieres on July 26 and new episodes will continue to air Mondays at 8:00 – 9:00 PM. Roswell, New Mexico was already renewed for a fourth season as well!

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‘Superhero Diaries’ Cast and Creator Talk New YouTube Series

Superhero Diaries had its soft launch in early 2021, with advance episodes produced during the height of the pandemic. It quickly became clear that talent would need to record alone and only work together via green screen and editing and yet they were still able to put together webseries gold. With its official debut, the fantastic satire series is now able to bring actors together on-set, to parody the multiverse galaxies, in ways that could never actually happen but do.

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NOC Interview: Jeanine Mason Discusses ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

Jeanine Mason stars as Liz Ortecho in The CW’s hit series Roswell, New Mexico. Season 3 premieres on July 26 and new episodes will continue to air Mondays from 8:00 – 9:00 PM. The show has already been renewed for a season 4 as well!

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‘Kung Fu’ Co-Showrunner Robert Berens Spills Some Details For Season Two [Part 2]

With the first season of The CW’s Kung Fu now over, many fans have been wondering what’s next for our beloved Shen family. The season finale had Nicky and Zhilan come head-to-head at Pei-Ling’s monastery battling for control of the biàn gé power, with Nicky defeating Zhilan and releasing biàn gé back into nature where it came from.

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NOC Interview: Rosie Dwyer Discusses the New Season of Netflix’s ‘The A List’

Rosie Dwyer brings the character of Alex to life on The A List. The show first premiered in 2018 on BBC and was then picked up by Netflix. The second season just hit the streaming platform on June 25, 2021 and continued the mystery that left fans on the edge of their seat in season 1. The A List is definitely the binge-worthy supernatural teen drama you’ve been craving.

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NOC Interview: Lisa Ambalavanar Talks All Things ‘The A List’

Lisa Ambalavanar stars as Mia in The A List. The show first premiered in 2018 on BBC and was then picked up by Netflix. The second season just hit the streaming platform on June 25, 2021 and continued the mystery that left fans on the edge of their seat in season 1. The A List is definitely the addictive supernatural teen drama you’ve been searching for.

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‘Kung Fu’ Co-Showrunner Robert Berens Understood the Assignment [Part 1]

Robert “Bob” Berens has a really difficult job. 

As co-showrunner of the first drama on a broadcast network centering around a Chinese American family, Berens knew he had a responsibility to get Kung Fu right. The 1971 series of the same name starred David Carradine, a white man playing Chinese, and had a dfew other problematic moments. Along with fellow co-showrunner and executive producer Christina M. Kim, Berens really wanted to do right by the Asian community. 

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Colin O’Donoghue Discusses ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’

Colin O’Donoghue voices the character of Douxie in Netflix’s new Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans. The animated film premieres on July 21 and will serve as the epic finale for the Tales of Arcadia saga. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans will unite the heroes from Trollhunters, 3Below, and Wizards, making it a can’t miss summer event.

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John Wesley Shipp on His Return to ‘The Flash’ and the Season 7 Finale

The Flash is a superhero mantle of legacy, with several speedsters taking up the role. The Flash series on The CW has been successful at incorporating numerous elements of this line of legacy, particularly in its Season 7 finale “The Heart of the Matter, Part 2,” in which Barry must gather speedsters of past and future to defeat the villainous army of Godspeeds. This includes the original Flash of the Arrowverse Multiverse, the one and only Jay Garrick, played by John Wesley Shipp who originated the role Barry Allen in the Flash show of the 1990s.

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‘Never Have I Ever’ Cast Reflects on Hollywood’s Treatment of Women of Color

Never Have I Ever Season 2 is finally out and receiving the love it definitely deserves. The series picks up after the first season with Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) being thrown in a love triangle between Ben (Jaren Lewison) and Paxton (Darren Barnet). Although the trailer focuses on Devi’s love life, the story behind the second season is much deeper than just teenage love and lust. Still dealing with the grief of losing her father, Devi deals with school, her mother’s potential love life, and the idea of the new Indian girl in school taking her spot in the all-white school.

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NOC Interview: Jeremy Ford on ‘Fear Street Part 3: 1666’

Jeremy Ford can be seen in Netflix’s new Fear Street trilogy. Both Fear Street Part 1: 1994 and Fear Street Part 2: 1978 are currently streaming on Netflix and Fear Street Part 3: 1666 premiered on July 16. The films were all shot back-to-back-to-back with the same cast in three different period settings. All of them are connected by an epic narrative, making one horrifying story.

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NOC Interview: ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Stars Eric Bauza and Gabriel Iglesias

As I write this, reports have recently come in that our pal, Gabriel Iglesias, is currently recovering from COVID, so before we get into it, we want to wish him a very rapid recovery and all of our best wishes.

Today also marks the debut of Eric Bauza and Iglesias’ new film, Space Jam: A New Legacy! And to celebrate the return of the Tune Squad, we, at The Nerds of Color, were lucky enough to speak with Bauza and Iglesias about their roles in the new movie. Before we begin, here’s a bit about them.

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NOC Interview: Hubert Point-Du Jour Talks About ‘Dr. Death’

Hubert Point-Du Jour portrays Josh Baker, the O.R. nurse at Dallas Medical Center who is the first to bring Duntsch’s disastrous surgical misadventures to the attention of Henderson and Kirby. Dr. Death is based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title and will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. The new Peacock original began streaming on Thursday, July 15.

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NOC Interview: Showrunner Patrick Macmanus on Peacock’s ‘Dr. Death’

Patrick Macmanus serves as a writer, executive producer, and showrunner on Dr. Death. The new Peacock original is based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title, which has over 50 million listeners to date, and will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. The show began streaming on Thursday, July 15.

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Gillian Jacobs, Ashley Zukerman, and Darrell Britt-Gibson Discuss ‘Fear Street’

Gillian Jacobs, Ashley Zukerman, and Darrell Britt-Gibson star in Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy. Jacobs portrays Christine “Ziggy” Berman, Zukerman takes on the role of Sheriff Nick Goode, and Britt-Gibson plays Martin P. Franklin. Both Fear Street Part 1: 1994 and Fear Street Part 2: 1978 are now streaming on Netflix. Fear Street Part 3: 1666 premieres on July 16.

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NOC Interview: Christian Slater Talks His New Peacock Series ‘Dr. Death’

Christian Slater stars as Randall Kirby in the new series Dr. Death. The Peacock original is based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title, which has over 50 million listeners to date, and will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. The show begins streaming on Thursday, July 15.

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NOC Interview: Joshua Jackson on All Things ‘Dr. Death’

Joshua Jackson takes on the role of Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Peacock’s new original series Dr. Death. Based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title, which has over 50 million listeners to date, the show will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. Dr. Death begins streaming on Thursday, July 15.

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NOC Interview: Olga Kurylenko on ‘Black Widow’

Incredibly excited to share this all with everyone. First of all, it’s the first Marvel Studios interview I’ve conducted in my life! And second, it couldn’t have been with a more wonderful actress — Olga Kurylenko!

Now for those of you who have not seen Black Widow yet, I not only encourage you to do so because 1.) it’s awesome (I really don’t care what the haters say!), and 2.) the below contains pretty heavy spoilers pertaining to the movie.

**WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR BLACK WIDOW**

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