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4 02, 2010

Mount Rushmore of Nerdom: Stan Lee

By | 2017-03-17T01:00:48+00:00 February 4th, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Well, who didn't see this one coming?I thought about making this write-up a simple "'nuff said" but that didn't seem fair.  Marvel Comics revolutionized the way stories in comics were told.  Taking the approach of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what actually stuck, Stan Lee would go on to co-create some of America's [...]

3 02, 2010

Mount Rushmore of Nerdom: George Lucas

By | 2017-03-17T01:00:48+00:00 February 3rd, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Say what you will about this entry, (I know I'm no huge fan of his) but his creation of Star Wars completely changed Nerdom. Not only were special effects pushed to the limit like never before, but merchandising the property alone had a huge impact. Nerdom became mainstream in a way like never before. With [...]

2 02, 2010

Mount Rushmore of Nerdom: Rod Serling

By | 2017-03-17T01:00:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

His most well-known work is the TV series that began in 1959, The Twilight Zone.  In a time when most science fiction for the screen were campy, hacked out B-movies, Rod Serling put thought into the 92 scripts he wrote for the series.  Modeling intelligent science fiction for the screen, Serling's series was critically successful [...]

1 02, 2010

Mount Rushmore of Nerdom: J.R.R. Tolkien

By | 2017-03-17T01:00:48+00:00 February 1st, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |3 Comments

While Elves, Dwarves, and Trolls have long been a part of mythology and fables, it was Tolkien who took them in 1954 and gave them a place in Middle-Earth that would prove to have a lasting impact on the fantasy genre like no other author could.  His work has permeated into almost all media favored [...]

31 01, 2010

Mount Rushmore of Nerdom

By | 2017-03-17T01:00:48+00:00 January 31st, 2010|Categories: Article|Tags: |1 Comment

Mount Rushmore is really an impressive piece of work. I've never seen it in person, but I think someday I'd like to.  It is a monument to four presidents who represented the first 150 years of American history and were chosen because they preserved or expanded the country in some way.Every so often you hear [...]