Misc. Nerdiness

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And by “better tomorrow”, I mean one that involves being subjugated by an evil, megalomaniac robot. Hooray?

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When Sci-Fi changed its name to SyFy, the channel also made the decision to move away from the genre content that helped it make it so popular in the first place. Now they’re admitting that they’ve fallen behind the curve. In a recent interview in Entertainment Weekly, SyFy president David Howe said:

“We saw an explosion of sci-fi/fantasy content across every cable and broadcast network out there. Perceptions of the genre have shifted dramatically. What that speaks to is an opportunity to re-own the genre and be at the forefront of high-end buzzy, provocative storytelling — and the epiphany of that was Battlestar.”

Their attempt to re-own the genre includes 5 new shows and miniseries that go back to the channel’s original roots. We’ll be getting Twelve Monkeys, Ascension, Childhood’s End, The Expanse, and Hunters all of which SyFy hopes will bring back viewers.

Read more on the shows after the break.

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Yesterday was National Cat Day (yeah, apparently it’s a thing), and Marvel showed their love for felines everywhere by sharing some delightful superheroes-as-cats art. The style of the illustrations by Jenny Parks is similar to the Doctor Mew portraits she did earlier this year. They feature Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Iron Man.

More meowtastic cat superhero art after the break.

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If you’ve seen our BatDad coverage, you know he’s a lot of fun. Heck, BatDad is one of my favorite things on the internet and, I’ll admit, I was starting to worry since he’s been kinda quiet lately. Was BatDad gone for good?

Never fear! BatDad is back with new adventure and multiple sidekicks. It’s fun for the whole family.

Check it out after the break.

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We’ve seen similar TARDIS pumpkins before, but this one definitely takes the concept up a notch.

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Thanks to an expanded deal with Nickelodeon’s parent company Viacom, Hulu will be adding some of your favorite Nickelodeon shows.

Look for Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, and Hey Arnold! among others in the coming weeks and get ready to have a 90’s cartoon binge party.

Thanks to the Viacom/Hulu deal, you’ll also see new shows from Comedy Central, MTV and TV Land.

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Those of you fearing that The Walking Dead would end with Rick simply waking up from a coma to find it was all a bad dream can now rest easy. After being called out by Uproxx in a post titled, “Robert Kirkman Needs To Go On The Record Promising The Walking Dead Won’t End As Rick Grimes’ Coma Dream” the creator of the series granted their wish.

Robert Kirkman took to twitter to confirm that there will be no dream ending for the series. Rick is most definitely awake and the events of the series are really happening to him.

Of course, Kirkman couldn’t just leave it at that. He had to go and put a whole new potential ending idea into our heads. Find out what it is after the break….

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Ever wonder what a sequel to Batman & Robin would be like? No? Of course you didn’t. Odds are you wanted to forget that it ever existed. If that’s the case then we have some terrible and shocking news for you. According to Bleeding Cool, Joel Schumacher will to continue the saga in a 12-issue comic series drawn by Dustin Nguyen that’s based on the script for Batman Triumphant—the third and final installment of a Schumacher Batman trilogy that never happened.

According to the Batman Wiki, the Scarecrow would have been the main villain of the film with Harley Quinn playing the Joker’s daughter who is bent on revenge for her father’s death. The Joker himself would also return as a hallucination caused by Scarecrow’s fear toxin.

So, we’re going to get to see the crazy that would have been a fifth movie? I have to admit—as a series of comics, this could be kind of fun. Of course, nothing is set in stone until an official announcement is made.

On that note, you’ll want to check out the video of Schumacher apologizing for Batman & Robin after the break so that you can complete the healing process before the comics are released.

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Since most of us did not receive a letter telling us that we had been accepted to Hogwarts, the closest we will probably ever come is a Harry Potter-themed hotel like this one. The 163-year old Georgian House Hotel in London has turned several of its rooms into Hogwarts-style student rooms that you can stay in for about $400 a night. There’s also a package for $585 that includes a walking tour of the movie’s London landmarks and a ticket to the “Making of Harry Potter” tour and Warner Bros. studios.

See more pictures after the break.

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This absolutely beautiful video shows what it would be like to hold the power to build an entire universe in the palm of your hands. Ambition is a short film made by Academy Award-nominated director Tomek Baginksi along with the European Space Agency.

It was made in Poland, shot on location in Iceland, and just had its first screening at the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder in London. Although it centers on the Rosetta comet mission, it’s a stirring tribute to space exploration and its importance to the search for our origins as humans.

See the video after the break.

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