It’s the first Nerds Assemble episode of 2015 and it’s a packed one!

The team are all present as they discuss the latest casting developments in DreamWork’s adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell; whether Netflix is more actively blocking VPN users; Channel 4 commissioning a pilot for a series called Space Ark; social media expectations that are being placed on authors by publishers, plus: PlayStation Now subscriptions in the US. The final discussion on this week’s episode centres around Russell Crowe’s recent comments regarding actresses and the suitability of roles depending on the ages of actresses, plus the issue of ageism in film and television generally.

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