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The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern in 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corps be any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.

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The thing about the internet is that once you’ve posted something, it’s out there forever. You can delete it but, if it’s really that embarrassing and you’re well enough known that people are paying attention, there’s a chance that someone has saved it and shared it and there’s nothing you can do about it, no matter how stupid you look. Some people will even go one step further and not just share your original dumb post, but add their own creative layers to draw attention to just how bad a mistake you made. (more…)

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If you couldn’t tell by her Disney Princess demeanor in the Star Wars films, Carrie Fisher has always been a very blunt person. When she passed away, the world lost an iconic figure, a role model, and a leading lady. So, it would only make sense that, even after her death, Fisher was still making statements. This time it was in the form of a Prozac pill. And not just any pill – a giant one to hold her ashes in. For more, keep reading after the jump.

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A long time ago, when Costco used to sell comic books in sealed packages ranging from X-Men to Thor to Batman and even Quasar. Who the hell is Quasar? Exactly. Also included in some of those packages were some smaller press comics from a company by the name of Image. Their titles included Youngblood, Brigade, and Bloodstrike. They were part of a universe known as the Extreme Universe and were all created Rob Liefeld. And now Liefeld, along with Akiva Goldsman have just hit a deal with numerous Hollywood executives to bring the Extreme Universe to life and to a theater near you in the not too distant future.

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Growing up as a kid, The Jetsons was one of those shows you wished you lived in. Flying cars, pods that dropped you off where you needed to be, and robot maids. Now, some of this technology has become somewhat of a reality. Artificial intelligence is a thing. Flying cars may have to wait several more years, but at least there are conveyor belts to move people along. But check out what Justin Lin did when he teamed up with futuristic tech company, Arconic, to produce a live-action Jetsons commercial.

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The world was rocked this Christmas when Carrie Fisher tragically passed away after going into cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. What made it all the more shocking was how vibrant, energetic and full of life she seemed on various UK television programmes, on which she had appeared while promoting her new book, The Princess Diarist. Since then, fans have held a light sabre vigil for her in Downtown Disney. Her brother Todd Fisher has began arrangements for a joint funeral for Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died following a stroke not long afterwards. (more…)

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After a tense Christmas for Star Wars fans all over the world, it was announced today that Carrie Fisher died this morning after going into cardiac arrest on a flight between London and LA on Friday 23rd December. Fans and colleagues who have been inspired by the actor throughout her career have been reaching out through social media in search of comfort from the community of people who loved her over the past few days. Since the news of her passing broke, the need for that comfort has multiplied enormously. (more…)

Carrie Fisher Has Died At Age 60

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At the age of fifteen, Carrie Fisher asked her mother if they could refuse an invitation to dinner with President Richard Nixon because she would prefer he be impeached. At the age of nineteen, she became a role model for nerdy young women across the world in her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars. On Friday December 23rd, she went into cardiac arrest while on a flight from London to Los Angeles, where accounts suggest she spent a considerable amount of time unable to breathe. Although she was reportedly in a “stable” condition over Christmas, it has been officially announced that Carrie Fisher died today. (more…)

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No one is safe on the Internet, no matter how big or small. Marvel Entertainment‘s main Twitter account was hacked earlier today, along with Marvel’s Daredevil account, Marvel’s Jessica Jones account, Marvel’s Luke Cage account, the Guardians of the Galaxy account, and The Avengers account. Each account tweeted out a simultaneous message from the OurMine Security Group, a white-hat hacker collective. Check out the message below. (more…)

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There’a new batch of “Holiday” specials every year–every television show that lasted more than one season has a Christmas episode, and celebs and personalities adore putting together hour-long love letters to their own awesomeness and throwing in some X-mas trappings…

Some specials are honestly good–or at least that’s how we REMEMBER them, and no one can tell us different (Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown, Grinch, etc…)

Some suck Santa’s jolly red ass…and others….well, others are just–“special”…

Those are the kind of Holiday specials we’re going to be focusing on today–good or bad isn’t really a consideration, instead, we’re gonna explore specials that being a nerd may not be essential to like, but it’s gonna be a big help. They’re from tv shows or feature characters that are beloved to our community–OR they’re so weird and esoteric that only a nerd would bother finding them, much less watching them.

If you are NOT a nerd (first of all, welcome–nice to see you), please do not be offended if you also like some of these specials–we don’t mean to imply anything.

Noel!
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