The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for August 29, 2018
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Matt Smith is joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. Smith is best known for playing Doctor Who from 2010-13 and has earned an Emmy nomination for his work on Netflix’s The Crown for his role as Prince Philip. It’s not known who Smith will be playing. The movie will began production this month.
Nickelodeon has dozens of classic series to its name, and fans will be able to watch tons of them online soon. Starting today, NickSplat is available via VRV and will stream several beloved shows from Nickelodeon’s. All That, Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug, CatDog, Kenan & Kel, Real Monsters, Clarissa Explains It All, and The Wild Thornberrys are just a few titles you can check out.
After having time to come to terms with the news, Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik took to YouTube to share an emotional message to all of her followers about the final season. Watch this video above.
Road Runner’s nemesis, the perpetually unlucky Wile E. Coyote is finally getting his time to shine on the big screen is his own feature film. According to Deadline, Jon and Josh Silberman have been hired to write Coyote Vs. Acme, a film that will feature the iconic Looney Toons character. The Silberman Brothers have previously worked on FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, FOX’s Bordertown, and Deadbeat for Hulu. Chris McKay, director of The Lego Batman Movie, will produce.
Rotten Tomatoes has updated its critics’ policy. Freelancers and critics from established publications will be included, and it’s also opening the door to podcasts and digital video reviews. “Over the past few years, our team has added hundreds of new voices to the Tomatometer on top of the thousands we currently have, with the goal of creating a critics pool that closely reflects the global entertainment audience,” said Jenny Jediny, Rotten Tomatoes’ critics relations manager. “We took another key step today by revamping our critics criteria that both shifts our focus to approving critics individually rather than through publications, and introduces updated guidelines for newer media platforms to be a part of the Tomatometer.”
Some new mods, called Project Valkyrie, drastically change the gameplay of Fallout 4: