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Alpha is a new platform that brings Geek & Sundry and Nerdist together to create original, interactive programming that you won’t see anywhere else. You’ll get live programming, movies, and early access to our existing series, as well as forums, access to special events, and the chance to win awesome prizes. All times below are in Pacific Standard Time.

Alpha Live Schedule


4:00 PM | INT. Writer’s Room — Behind every great story is a great writer, or a great team of writers. On Int. Writers Room, you’re invited behind the scenes to help ideate and produce a written piece of work. Finish the writing by the end of the episode and we’ll produce it and bring it to life!

6:00 PM | Project Pixel — At the intersection of art classes and livestreaming, welcome to Project Pixel! Each week, our host leads a class of two amateur artists on the path to creating a geek-friendly painting. Luckily, this art class uses Photoshop, which means there’s no mess!

7:00 PM | VAST — Join Jackson Lanzing as he guides two separate crews of players through the VAST universe. Each week, the show alternates casts, viewing the same story and events through the eyes of two very different societies. Each will encounter their own challenges, adventures, and possibly even each other!


4:00 PM | Game Engine — Erika Iishi and Sonja Reed keep you up-to-date on video game, board game and tech news and keep the conversation going with the help of the audience.

7:00 PM | Talks Machina — Brian Wayne Foster dissects the adventures of Vox Machina on this Critical Role after show, which features cast member appearances, fan creations, Q&A sessions, and giveaways.


6:00 PM | Alpha Book Club — Geek & Sundry and Nerdist team up to talk books! Join Rachel Heine, Nerdist’s Editor-in-Chief; Geek & Sundry’s own Hector Navarro; and the absolutely amazing Maude Garret as our intrepid trio (plus special guests) discuss a different book chosen by the Alpha audience each month.

7:00 PM | The Wednesday Club — Join Taliesin Jaffe, Amy Dallen, and Matt Key on The Wednesday Club, your source for everything comics! The three discuss the latest, show off their favorites, chat with various guests, and more! Why Wednesday? That’s when comics are released!

9:30PM | Shield of Tomorrow — The Federation is on the brink of war with the Dominion. In the shadow of this cold war, the crew members of the USS Sally Ride must work together to not only protect the Federation, but protect it’s soul as well. This story is an epic return to the Star Trek universe that you know and love.


5:30 PM | MothershipMothership is a variety show hosted by Jessica Chobot and Hector Navarro that pulls together the personalities, topics and interests across Nerdist and Geek and Sundry into one glorious package! It’s live, interactive and extra awesome because the community is a big part of the show!

7:00 PM | Critical Role – Matt Mercer and the rest of the Critical Role team continue their adventure for fame, glory, and fun. Critical Role on Alpha features enhancements like real-time, dynamic character sheets, damage and heal animations, and numerous other visualizations to help bring you into the world of Tal’Dorei.


4:00 PM | Game the Game — Ivan Van Norman and Becca Scott break out some of the best board games you need to get your hands on, with new guests each week.

7:00 PM | Brick Battles: Tower Defense Join the hosts in this epic LEGO battle as they move their LEGO figures across enemy lines, taking down enemy towers all while under fire from enemy LEGO artillery!


About Alpha

Alpha is the new premium content platform from Legendary Digital Networks that allows fans to interact with feature channels and personalities to form immersive communities around their passions. Alpha’s fully interactive channels include Nerdist Alpha, which features exclusive content from the genre and popular culture experts at Nerdist, as well as Geek & Sundry Alpha, offering specially curated content from the award-winning geek culture and lifestyle authorities at Geek & Sundry. Alpha bridges the gap between the audience and content through special features including original programming, chat, polling, and live fan experiences. 

Offering online and offline perks to its members, including access to special Alpha members-only events, prizes, product discounts, and more, Alpha will provide a highly immersive, interactive experience with its original content. Additionally, members will have access to select episodes of existing fan favorite Nerdist and Geek & Sundry shows including The Dan Cave hosted by Nerdist Senior Editor Dan Casey, Co-Optitude featuring Felicia Day and Ryon Day, Because Science hosted by Nerdist science editor Kyle Hill, and more, 48 hours before the shows are available anywhere else.