March 13, 2014

Nerd News: Internet turns 25, Sin City 2 trailer, Wes Anderson bingo and more

Vol. 5, Issue 9

Hello, and welcome back to another edition of … Nerd News!

Thanks to all of you who voted for Roswell in Round One of Teen TV Madness (because I know all of you did). Round Two is up, and Roswell is now up against The Vampire Diaries. I have no doubt that TVD will win this, but you know there will be at least one vote for alien royalty over eternally hot and angsty vampires coming from this general direction.

But I digress.

In TV news:

Here are some teasers:

24: Live Another Day


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Fargo






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Game of Thrones


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Mad Men


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Orphan Black


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In quasi webseries news: All six seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars are now available to stream on Netflix.

Colt has decided that "Happy" is Frigga's theme song. I'd like to think she'd enjoy this version even more than the original.


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These half blueprint illustrations by Timothy Anderson are very cool. (Thanks, Jacob!)

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In movie news:

Here are a slew of trailers and clips and one little featurette:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2


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The BoxTrolls


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Captain America: The Winter Soldier




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Divergent (There are three more clips at the link below.)


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Noah


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Only Lovers Left Alive


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Party Central (Monsters University short)


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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For


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Mondo commissioned this Godzilla poster for a special showing of the original movie during SXSW.

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This Wes Anderson bingo card might come in handy while watching The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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In gaming news, from TGG:

I also found a few items:

Perry Maple's redesigned Batman characters are definitely unique. I kind of adore Batman's bike shorts.

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Here are some more fan-made posters from the X-Men: Days of Future Past series I first posted last week.

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I've posted some of his art before, but I really dig Liam Brazier's style. (All of these prints are currently on sale on LootCrate, too.)

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In misc. news:

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In SCIENCE!, tech and anthropology news:

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I may or may not have included this simply because that mustache is fabulous.

16 comments:

  1. Thanks, Monique! It was a blast.

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  2. I can not wait for season 2 of Orphan Black.

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  3. Where to begin. I always want to write you novels about the amazingness you post for us - sorry about that! Diving in:
    I will allow myself to be somewhat excited about a Last of Us movie. It was such an incredible game. I'm doing cartwheels about Anne Rice bringing back Lestat - he was always my favorite, and The Vampire Lestat is still one of my favorite books. Tales From The Borderlands sounds sweet - those were great games. I'm going to have to bribe a friend to record BBC's History of Science Fiction. Must. Watch! I'm glad Game of Thrones has been given a solid end date, I just hope they stick with it. Don't get me wrong, I love GoT (books and show) but it needs to have a stopping point. I'm already getting jaded with the books, and I'd hate the show to go down the same road!

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  4. I'm on XKCD literally every weekday morning (even though it doesn't update on Thursdays, but better safe than sorry), so how did I not know he's publishing a book of "What If?" answers? You've scooped me again! This is pretty awesome. I'm a bigger fan of the What If? section than the comics (because the answers are so good, not because the comics are bad) so I'd rather have this than a collection of strips.

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  5. I'm so excited for the new Xmen movie. :)

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  6. Just Bloodlines would be way better. Fans would get the whole spinoff idea pretty easily, me thinks. And I'm not sure a TV channel can get away with cursing in the title (see Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23, which is just a terrible title in general), but we can hope!

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  7. Yes! Such a great show. So many twists and turns and Tatiana is just amazing.

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  8. I like novels! :)

    And I'm worried (for fans of the books/show ... I stopped watching/reading a while ago) that GRRM isn't going to be able to catch up. He needs to finish his books if the show's going to come to a satisfactory end, I'd assume?

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  9. Haha! SCOOPED. ;) Glad you're excited about this.

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  10. Me too! It's probably going to be filled with WTF moments—I mean, with that many actors, and time travel, and the general craziness of the mutant world—but awesome at the same time.

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  11. I actually don't think so. At the current rate, the show is already going to heavily outpace the books, and I know GRRM is directly involved with the show, so I think it's much more likely that since he knows where everything is going, maybe he'll work with the writers to flesh it all out? He publishes a new book about every five or six years. He can't honestly expect to have his books published before the show catches up. :/

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  12. So, do you think the show will end before everything's resolved? Or will the show ruin the books? Or will the show be different from the books? I can't quite picture how this will end well.

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  13. Grant Gustin was absolutely adorable during his 2 episodes on Arrow, so I'll give the show a chance solely on that basis :)

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  14. SO adorable. I look forward to seeing more of him. I also hope that Flash sings at some point, because Grant has a great voice.

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  15. Sorry for this response to be ridiculously late - for some reason my email started sending all things Disqus to my spam folder, despite never having done that in the past. I just discovered a ton in there! But I digress.

    I honestly have no idea what they'll do. I think best scenario is to have GRRM working directly with the writers once the show outpaces the books. At least I'd feel best about that. But really, who knows? I certainly hope they stick with the story he intended.

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  16. Seems smart to me! We'll just have to hope they make the best decisions.

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