November 01, 2012

Nerd News: Community returns, Disney+Lucasfilm, old west superheroes and more

Issue 41, Vol. 3

Happy November, friends! (Can you believe it's already the 11th month of the year? I certainly can't.)

As you've all likely heard, the big (nerd-type) news of the week is that Disney bought Lucasfilm ... and now owns the rights to Star Wars (among other properties). I'll reserve judgement for another day, but for now, here's a post of funny memes that resulted from the news. (Thanks, Rebecca!)

The other big news of the week was—obviously—Hurricane Sandy. I hope all of you who might have been affected are currently safe and with power. Sending a whole lot of love and good thoughts your way.

In movie news:

A few trailers:

A Good Day to Die Hard


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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters


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The Hobbit


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Red Dawn


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In keeping with the week's holiday, Mondo released a series of posters for old-school monster movies.


They're also releasing, at some point today, a neat new Lord of the Rings print in three colorways. (Check the official twitter for the sale announcement.)

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I love these boxy little cat bodies. (And how well they fit into these posters.)

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In TV news:

Here's a promo for Misfits' series 4:


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In book news:

Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine) makes an appearance in this new fan-made Castlevania webseries:


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I don't know how it would work, but I now totally want Tim Burton to do an episode of Doctor Who.

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The title of this cartoon? "Dr. Who Do You Think You're Trying to Impress?" (Ha! Thanks, Colt!)

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In comics news, from TCC:

I love Edward Gorey, and this is an awesome spoof of his style.

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Steampunk, schteampunk. Make it western.

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These guys might be more appropriate for Valentine's Day, but regardless, they're awesome.

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I'm totally needing to recreate this outfit now.

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In game news, from TGG:

In SCIENCE! and tech news, this week thanks to The Mister:

I got a really good laugh at the images in my head I got after seeing this mashup illustration.

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These iPhone wallpaper illustrations are great. I particularly like the Bantha/Tusken Raider combo.

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And finally, this is pretty much the cutest baby+costume combo I've ever seen.

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P.S.—Enjoy your monthly dose o' Man Calendar.

6 comments:

  1. So mine and my husband's skype sessions have now turned solely into Star Wars/Disney conversations. i'm looking forward to hearing your opinions on it... it's going to be interesting however it turns out!

    And, for future reference, everyone always needs a high res version of Wolverine. Always!

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  2. I like the baby Marty costume, but I submit these two photos which you might have seen because Nathan Fillion retweeted them.

    https://twitter.com/yamel115/status/263800570467467264/photo/1

    https://twitter.com/beezball/status/263784827348725760/photo/1

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    1. the mal/serenity costume is magic. but i submit these... because they're mine and fraking adorable :P

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=381386111936119&set=pb.379844088756988.-2207520000.1351831808&type=3&theater

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  3. Love those cat movie posters!!

    My boyfriend is both a HUGE Disney nerd and huge Star Wars fan.. he's excited about the potential that the buyout could have. Really hope they do something good with it.

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  4. Thank goodness for the revised premiere date of Community - I didn't like this being-in-limbo thing. And Felicia Day coming back to Supernatural - she will always be Penny on Dr. Horrible's Sing a long Blog to me ;)

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  5. the wonderwoman/old west design is so fantastic.

    i love the hearts! the link/ganon one makes me super happy.

    on matt smith with eyebrows, how i miss you.

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