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Fans of ABC’s Marvel series Agent Carter are not happy with the network’s decision to not pursue a third season for the show.  One fan went as far as to launch a petition with the aim of getting Agent Carter picked up as a Netflix series.  The petition was only launched a few days ago, but already has over 50,000 signatures under its belt.  Over on Twitter, Bridget Regan (who plays Dottie Underwood on Agent Carter), and G. Willow Wilson (who currently writes Ms. Marvel for Marvel Comics) have seen the petition, and both ladies gave it a re-tweet! (more…)

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Deadpool is just a month away and that means magazine covers! This time Deadpool has taken over the cover of Total Film and we’ve got the cover images below. There’s also a Deadpool petition making the Internet rounds that was generated because of a young boy’s desire to see Deadpool and a mother’s inevitable parenting decision when it comes to “R” rated movies. 8-year-old Matthew wrote his mother a list of reasons why he should be able to go see Deadpool, chief reason being that he liked the trailer so much, the green band trailer that was widely released on television. Let’s discuss it all on the other side. (more…)

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Thinking about giving some awesome Breaking Bad action figures to someone you love for Christmas? Well, don’t go to Toys ‘R’ Us to get them because some Florida killjoy/mom has decided that because she thinks its inappropriate for figures marketed to adult fans and in the adult section of the store to be sold in Toys ‘R’ Us stores. Hey, it’s only the country’s largest retailer, am I right? Whose going to go to Toys ‘R’ Us first to buy action figures? So anyway, Spartacus won, and had the whole kit and kaboodle of figures from Mezco Toys have been pulled from the shelves. But don’t think that this whole thing is going to end quietly, or without the input of a key figure from the Breaking Bad saga. (more…)

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I’ve never played the online role playing game World of Warcraft, but some people are downright obsessed with the it. One such person was the late, great Robin Williams, who once joked that he was darn near addicted to the game. Williams was a big gamer, even naming his daughter Zelda in honor of the long-running RPG series of the same name, and when Williams died quite suddenly last month, the push was on to pay tribute to the man in some form in the WoW universe. Mission: accomplished. Like a genie in a bottle, the Williams tribute in World of Warcraft has now been revealed. (more…)

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It’s too bad that a Paul McGann led Doctor Who wasn’t this popular back in 1996. The Fox Network produced TV Movie Doctor Who, which was the sole appearance of McGann as the Eighth Doctor, has been long treated as canon, but the actor’s appearance in last week’s webisode “The Night of the Doctor” has at least one fan wondering if maybe there shouldn’t be more McGann. (more…)

After the seemingly successful petition for the White House to construct a fully operational Death Star (you read that in his voice didn’t you,) It looks like the other guys want a piece of the action.

Early last year, a website called BuildTheEnterprise.org was launched. The mission? To boldly propose the construction of a full-scale, ion powered, Constitution class starship Enterprise. Now the man with the plan (an engineer simply known as BTE Dan) is working the online angle on We The People, the petition section of the White House website that I am sure President Obama doesn’t regret at all:

Assign NASA to do a feasibility study and conceptual design of the Gen1 USS Enterprise interplanetary spaceship.
We have within our technological reach the ability to build the 1st generation of the USS Enterprise. It ends up that this ship’s inspiring form is quite functional. This will be Earth’s first gigawatt-class interplanetary spaceship with artificial gravity. The ship can serve as a spaceship, space station, and space port all in one. In total, one thousand crew members & visitors can be on board at once. Few things could collectively inspire people on Earth more than seeing the Enterprise being built in space. And the ship could go on amazing missions, like taking the first humans to Mars while taking along a large load of base-building equipment for constructing the first permanent base there. (full petition here)

At the time of this writing the petition is about 21,000 shy of the 25,000 signatures needed by January 21st deadline. What the hell, Trekkies? What is the hold up here? Since we all carefully read online petitions before we decide to sign them or not, I know I don’t have to tell you that he’s not asking Obama to build the damn thing, just to put precious resources from the already financially strapped NASA towards seeing what it would take and if we (they) could build the pride and joy of Star Fleet.

This is a call out to all Star Trek fans everywhere, get out your space pens and start signing! The Star Wars fans hit the magic 25k signatures that will bring their petition to the attention of the Obama Administration and when construction of the moon sized space station begins in 2016 do you really want to be left out? Of course I am also assuming that this will eventually lead to an epic Enterprise vs Death Star space battle that we can all watch from my home built Battlestar Galactica.

(please note: my home built Battlestar Galactica will most likely be a ’78 Chevy Van with Starbuck kissing Starbuck painted on the side)

 

Source: io9 via The Mary Sue

Back in the 1980s, U.S. President Ronald Reagan initiated a missile defense program and called it “Star Wars” because, you know, you doesn’t love Star Wars even if you’re using it as a thinly veiled reference to America’s safeguard against total nuclear war.

Of course, Reagan lived life, including his presidency, like he was starring in a movie; he told the Soviets to “go ahead, make my day,” and he once told Steven Spielberg that he’d be surprised about how accurate the story behind E.T. is. But hey, that was the 80s! We’ve got real problems to solve, so who in their right mind would petition the government to build something like big and pointless from a movie because if they get enough signatures, the government will have to take it seriously.

Well, his name is John D, and he started a petition on the We the People section of the White House’s website. The point of the section is to increase engagement between people and the government by getting President Barack Obama and his staff to pay attention to the issues that are important to them. And what John D thinks is important is building a Death Star.

“By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense,” writes John D on his petition.

While some of that actually makes sense on the surface, isn’t there going to exorbitant costs of manning and maintaining a Death Star over the long term? Didn’t that thing have like 50,000 officers and men stationed there? Actually, that was the  detail I couldn’t find about the Death Star on Wookiepedia.

Anyway, the petition currently has 20,000 signatures. If it gets 25,000 by this Friday, the White House will have to take it under serious consideration. John D’s goal is to “secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.” Maybe if he can’t get Congressional approval he can find some private funding, some guys are trying to get rich folks to pay $1.5 billion a piece for a ticket to the moon.

Source: The Mary Sue

 

With over $700 million in the bank, you’d think that The Avengers was a hit with just about everyone. Not so. One group is not pleased with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for a throwaway gag one its members says in the course of the film.

The group in question is America’s adoptees.

If you seen The Avengers, then you already know where this is going. In one scene, Bruce Banner is talking smack about Loki’s mental capacity, to which Thor remarks that Loki’s still an Asgardian and deserves, at least, a degree of respect. When Black Widow mentions that Loki’s “killed 80 people in two days,” Thor retorts, “He’s adopted.”

The crowd laughs, but not all of them. America’s adopted kids are mad as hell, and they’ve started a  petition to demand an apology from Disney:

“Sooo..according to your scriptwriter, the fact [Loki] was adopted is the reason he is a bad guy!

Being adopted is NOT something to use for the butt of jokes! Marvel, immediately cease using adoption as the butt of jokes AND issue a public apology to the adoption community!”

Really? A petition? Sigh. Of course when something’s really, really successful everyone tries to latch their cause or issue on it. I’m guessing the orphans of America are just trying to make some noise for their orphan agenda…

Source: Blastr