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  1. The Rogue One AT-ACT Toys Are Making Star Wars History!

    Hasbro is making toy history with their line of vehicles for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Behold: the AT-ACT (aka All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport) as seen in the beach assault in Rogue One‘s trailer… aka a masterpiece of fusing a vehicle, a playset, and remote control features. Here it is in action:

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  2. Samurai Jack on Adult Swim Ventures Into Uncharted Territory: An Interview with Genndy Tartakovsky

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    After 10 years off the air, visionary animator Genndy Tartakovsky is concluding his sci-fi martial arts opus. In 2016 we’ll see Samurai Jack on Adult Swim in 10 episodes making up one epic five hour movie.

    Now that the series is a part of Cartoon Network’s late night, mature audience programming, and after a 50-year time jump for the character, we’re going to see some changes and Jack will notice them too. We spoke with Genndy Tartakovsky at San Diego Comic Con, and he elaborated on the grittier season and how it will effect the character. (more…)

  3. All Aboard the Hype Train! SDCC Reveals First American Gods Trailer

    First the bummer: we weren’t able to make good on our quest to attend San Diego Comic Con’s American Gods panel. (Luck pushed too far, and one sweltering wait in an endless line later, we still didn’t get in.)

    HOWEVER, even those of us who didn’t make it still get to see the most important bit: the first series trailer!

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  4. Remembering Drew: Make Him the First LGBT Star Wars Movie Character

    As an Orlando-based outlet, the massacre at Pulse deeply affected all of us here at Nerdy Show. Now one of our own is staging a campaign of remembrance that’s heartfelt and nerdy in the biggest way possible.

    You may know Drew Leinonen either as a Star Wars-obsessed guest voice on Flame On! our all-gay, all-geek podcast, or, heartbreakingly, the Pulse victim who was buried alongside his husband-to-be Juan Guerrero. If you want to learn more about him, he was recently memorialized on an episode of Flame On! in a very raw, personal recording just a day after the tragedy. Now, Drew’s best friend, and former Flame On! co-host Joshua Yehl aka The Question, has started a campaign to immortalize Drew as the first on-screen LGBT Star Wars movie character.

    As Joshua says, “I know it’s a long shot, but hey – never tell me the odds.”

    Here’s the first steps to ushering Drew’s memory into the Star Wars holocron for all time:
    Sign the Change.org petition, share it everywhere you can, and fill the net with #PutDrewInStarWars

     

    Want to learn more? Watch Joshua’s video above or read his open letter to the heads of Lucasfilm and Disney below. (more…)

  5. Must There Be A Superman? – A Documentary

    It’s one of the inevitable comics discussions. Sooner or later someone is going to make a comment about Superman. Maybe positive, maybe negative, but often divisive. “Superman is boring” is the usual call to action. Love him or hate him, most agree that there’s something not right these days with how The Man of Steel is being handled.

    Enter Consequence of Sound and RIO!B Productions, Sami Jarroush – a lifelong Superman fan – who’s on a quest to discover what makes Kal-El tick and if he’s still relevant in today’s world. In his documentary, Must There Be A Superman?, Jarroush speaks with fans and comics experts alike including comics greats Mark Waid (Kingdom ComeDaredevil) and Neal Adams (Green Lantern/ Green Arrow) as well as comics scholars Glen Weldon (Superman: The Unauthorized Biography), Randall Lotowytz, Asher Elbain, and Nerdy Show‘s own Cap Blackard.

    Whether you see Supes as The Big Blue Boy Scout or a champion of the oppressed; this cross section of one of pop culture’s most iconic characters offers some much needed perspective on his place in the 21st century. Must there be a Superman? And if so, what is it about him that continues to speak to us? (more…)

  6. Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 Might Finally be the Reboot We Always Wanted

    We’re back, Moonies.

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    Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 airs April 4 on TV in Japan, but there’s still no word on whether the show will be simulcast as it was for the Dark Kingdom and Black Moon arcs. There’s no need to harp on how disappointing the first two seasons were, so let’s instead focus on how promising the Infinity Arc is!

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  7. ‘History of Magic in North America’ Comes to Pottermore this Week

    magic-in-north-america-featuredThere are a lot of things for Potterheads to be excited about this year: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will hit London’s West End this summer, the stage play will be made available in book form, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes out in November.

    I’ll admit, I was lukewarm on the movie’s release at first – but now I am riding this hype train all the way to Releaseville! This may or may not be due to the fact that part of the movie’s release includes new content from JK Rowling herself.

    Over the next few days, a new part of the series “History of Magic in North America” will be released on Pottermore. The whole series will consist of four parts, spanning from the fourteenth century up until 1920, right before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to take place. The first part was published today, covering North American wizard history from the fourteenth to seventeenth century.

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  8. A Sci-Fi Whodunnit Must-Watch: ERASED

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    “I’m scared to get to the heart of my own mind.” – Satoru Fujinuma, ERASED.

    Typical anime protagonists are high schoolers. Whether they’re saving the planet, or on the swim team, we rarely see a main character over the age of 17. Whenever an anime breaks this mold, it’s bound to stand out.

    ERASED is a true mold-breaker: 29-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist whose work suffers from his inability express himself. Despite his detached exterior, Satoru consistently acts the hero as a result of “Revivals” – experiences where he’s thrown one to five minutes into the past in order to prevent a disaster from occurring. One day, Satoru’s Revival throws him 18 years into the past to prevent the abduction and murder of a classmate. But as we know, the past isn’t so easy to change…

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  9. Marvel’s Deadpool Movie Absolutely Lives Up To Hype

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    This Valentine’s Day revolved around a certain mercenary who stole my heart one advertisement at a time. Due to some truly genius marketing techniques and a cast completely dedicated to the source material, Marvel’s Deadpool has finally made it on the big screen in an accurate and wonderfully obnoxious way – which is really all we ever wanted.

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