October 25, 2012

Nerd News: Coulson lives (!), Disney dresses, Iron Man 3 and more

Vol. 3, Issue 40

Welcome back to Nerd News, friends. I've got a big issue for you this week—apologies if I leave anything from the past couple of weeks out, but my Internet use while I was away was spotty at best.

The biggest news of the past two weeks, however? COULSON LIVES. At least, on Joss Whedon's new S.H.I.E.L.D. show. (This huge news was announced at NYCC, but I missed it ... big thanks to TCC for alerting me!)

In other TV news:

Here are a couple of promos/clips:

Community (Thanks, Colt and Shaun!)


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Doctor Who (That's rough. Thanks, Rebecca?)


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Mockingbird Lane (which is no longer going to be a full show, but the pilot will be aired as a Halloween special ...)


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Both of these ladies would make awesome companions. (Plus, we all know that there's totally a swimming pool in the TARDIS.)

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Check out these great Doctor Who fan vids:




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In movie news:

Here are a couple of trailers:

Iron Man 3 (SO GOOD! Thanks, Adam!)


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Did you notice the bunny?

Skyfall


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These Loki paper cuts are so pretty.

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I'd like to go on an archeology hunt and find something like this.

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I need this art to go with my finger puppets. (Thanks, TCC.)

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They're so good looking, no matter what medium they're in.

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In SCIENCE! and tech news:

Threadless, on top of their Disney villain series, has released a whole bunch of Nightmare Before Christmas shirts:

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From TGG, in gaming news:

And here are links to a bunch of trailers:

Side note: TGG continued to send me items the entire time I was away. In the essence of load time, I've not used everything he sent, but I wanted to say a special thank you to him for his dedication!

Colt also found this tidbit:
  • World of Warcraft was recently hacked (and the aftermath looks kind of hilarious).

This took some serious skills.

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In book news:

In comic news:
  • A comic book based on the video game Injustice: Gods Among us is in the works. (Thanks, TGG.)

What cute little icon friends. (Thanks, Rebecca.)

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Threepio and R2 would win all the couples' awards.

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Jedi is totally a religion in some parts of the world.

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I can't stop myself, guys.


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I want to go visit Herrod's so badly now! Actual versions of these dress sketches will be featured in their Christmas windows.

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And finally, these Disney prom illustrations are much too cool for school. (Love the rest of the artist's work, too!) (Thanks, Rebecca.)

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16 comments:

  1. That Ghostbusters/Gangnam Style mashup is the best thing to come out of Psy's popularity. Better than the Space Jam one by far.

    I would also like to commend you on your ability to sift through all the links I sent you and put together a good gaming section. I tried to be more selective while you were gone, but you told me to keep sending them so I did. Plus, what else would I do with my morning if I wasn't sending you gaming news?

    And I'm convinced that Coulson is dead. This show clearly takes place before the Avengers Initiative was in place which is why the actual Avengers aren't in it.

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    1. Thanks, TGG! I'm glad I did well. You did well on being selective—I really didn't leave mush out other than things that weren't quite newsworthy any longer.

      And I you know I differ in my Coulson opinion. I totes don't believe he's all the way dead. We shall see ...

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  2. yeah katee sackoff!!!! (i love her)
    the artist that did the cinderella/ ariel as companions came out with a new one today of belle. (who i think would be a pretty baller companion)
    those doctor who videos are fantastic. (especially the music video- cause it's so stupidly accurate). we started season 2 last night- and i do miss david as the doctor... i also miss the old writers. his stuff was funny.

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    1. Nice! I didn't see the Belle one; I'll have to look for it.

      And I actually prefer Moffat to Davies (when we're talking Who showrunners). I like the interconnectedness and darkness of his stories better than the one-shots we got frequently with Davies. But as far as Doctors go, I still prefer 10.

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  3. Dude.

    1) I NEED ALL OF THE NIGHTMARE EVERYTHING EVER.
    2) I love, love, love the Harrod's dresses/sketches. Oh Em Gee.
    3) Iron Man 3 = Super flaily Ang. AUGH.
    4) Everything Doctor Wins.

    I feel like... I don't know, maybe accomplished in my nerdery? that I knew/was familiar with everything in this epic post. WHEEE! :D

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  4. Coulson has been maintaining a pretty big role on the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon as well... up to the point of going out on a date with (a weirdly young and hip) Aunt May in a recent episode and kicking ass in the process.

    If it wasn't for the P.S. video for Dr. Who, I think I would still be pissed at how the story of the Ponds ended.

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    1. Good point there, Bill. And I totally need to watch it for that part, now!

      The video does make it a little ... better?

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  5. hey lady - the [via] link for the rz and 3po costumes is the threadless page!!!

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  6. That Pochahontas sketch for Herrod's is so gorgeous!
    And as much as I heart the pop culture stuff, I found the articles in your science category to be freaking awesome!! Seriously, how cool is Mythbusters? Loved how they drew their conclusion about Jack and Rose. And the beluga? And the wooly mammoth? And the planet? Kudos for excellent articles, M!

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    1. Science is equally nerdy and cool. Glad you enjoyed it all. <3

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  7. You had me at "Coulson Lives!" I hope that Joss Whedon's show works out!

    As for Community, I was counting down the days for October 19. I'm so disappointed at its unknown return :(

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    1. Same here, Elisse! And I know. It's such a bummer. NBC is being super lame.

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  8. Oh I love those Nightmare Before Christmas shirts! Too cool!

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    1. Aren't they? Threadless has the best collections. I just wish they weren't so expensive! (But I appreciate that they have sales, haha!)

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